• The giant inflatable ‘Christmas tree’ butt plug appears to have been vandalised overnight on Friday, hours after its creator admitted being partly inspired by a joke about an anal sex toy. Its 80ft high presence immediately drew outcry from some residents, who said Paris had been “humiliated” by the installation. Others dismissed the sculpture as a “provocation” and called for its removal.
    Paris ‘sex toy’ Christmas tree sculpture deflated by vandals (Independent UK)

  • People who post so-called “revenge porn” pictures and videos on the internet could face two years in jail under a new law. The new Criminal Justice and Courts Bill will have an amendment dealing specifically with the practice.
    ‘Revenge porn’ illegal under new law (BBC)

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  • “In an earlier era, a suspicious husband like Jay might have rifled through Ann’s pockets or hired a private investigator. But having stumbled upon Find My iPhone’s utility as a surveillance tool, Jay wondered what other apps might help him keep tabs on his wife.”
    The Adultery Arms Race (The Atlantic)
  • Nica Noelle is a veteran porn director and performer turned ASMRtist, who is pioneering what she calls erotic ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, a subgenre of YouTube videos that feature soft-speaking, tapping, scratching, and people performing menial tasks like folding clothes or putting on makeup in the hopes of triggering “braingasms,” or a pleasurable, tingling sensation in the head and neck.
    The voice of erotic ASMR wants to give porn some love (Daily Dot)

  • The 14 women here are not medical experts able to diagnose abnormal penile conditions, so take their stories as personal experiences, not medical descriptions of micropenis (there are other conditions like “inconspicuous penis” or “buried penis” that can be confused for micropenis).
    14 Women Tell What It’s Like Having Sex With A Micropenis (Buzzfeed, of course)
  • When Stacy Rybchin — founder of a small, New York-based sex-toy startup — tried to sign up for online payment services with Stripe in August, she was turned away. She looked into using Volusion, an online shopping-cart startup, and was again denied. Same with SparkPay.
    It’s Hard Out There for a Sex-Toy Entrepreneur (Re/code)
  • Denmark is planning to ban bestiality after long-running international pressure over animal welfare. Denmark is one of the few European countries which still allows bestiality. Norway, Sweden and Germany have all banned the practice, leading to a rise in the underground animal sex tourism in Denmark.
    Denmark: ‘We have decided that we should ban sex with animals’ (Independent UK)

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  • Edward Smith told UK TV hosts on This Morning that he first became attracted to cars in 1965.
    Smith, whose condition is known as mechanophilia, is sexually attracted to machines – and as well as having sex with cars, has also had a relationship with a helicopter and planes, claiming they are all more arousing to him than women.
    Edward Smith has sex with more than 700 cars, lost virginity to a VW Beetle (News AU)
  • Sex and the upper classes: A lot of people are passing this op-ed around, though I think it fails because it’s hindered by many flawed assumptions about sexual behavior and about ‘poor people’ — not to mention the narrow procreation-normative (I just had to make a new term) framing about sex.
    Is sex only for rich people? (Washington Post)

  • “I don’t know much, but I do know for sure that I lost my virginity to an extraterrestrial woman,” says David Huggins. The 70-year-old from Hoboken, New Jersey has been making paintings of his encounters with aliens for many years.
    Alien Romance Art Documentary David Higgins (Animal NY)
  • HuffPo asked 12 people familiar with the sex industry — including a clinical sexologist, a community advocate for workers’ rights, an attorney in the commercial sex trade, and both current and former sex workers — were asked this question: Is female sex work empowering, “enslaving” … or more complicated than either?
    Is Sex Work Empowering Or Enslaving? 12 Experts Weigh In (HuffPo)

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Venezuelan producer Arca, aka Alejandro Ghersi, has posted the video for “Thievery” – made by the incredibly talented Jesse Kanda. The video features Xen, a digitally-rendered, gender-ambiguous character who Ghersi calls a fictional alter ego, dancing in front of the camera. I found Kanda in this post on Beautiful Decay.

‘Thievery’ is taken from Arca’s forthcoming album ‘Xen’ available November 3rd (4th in US) on Mute. There’s a great interview with Arca in the current issue of Fader, where he talks about his debut album, his own sexuality and working with Kanye West.

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  • My first article for Playboy points out that Jennifer Lawrence is the new face of revenge porn, and that suing Google would be the least productive use of the power, influence and money she could bring to actually changing what revenge porn victims go through.
    Jennifer Lawrence: The New Face of Revenge Porn (Playboy)
  • In a much-criticized post Wednesday on LinkedIn Pulse, business writer Bruce Kasanoff derided Jennifer Lawrence for posing modestly topless in Vanity Fair magazine. Originally titled “Why Jennifer Lawrence’s Breasts Confuse Me” and later changed to “Why Jennifer Lawrence Confuses Me,” Kasanoff’s piece showed an inability to understand consent. Kasanoff deleted the inflammatory article Thursday.
    Jennifer Lawrence’s Breasts Aren’t Sending Mixed Messages (TIME)

  • Someone is trying to make “The Snappening” happen. Whether they’re trying to make it happen as a nude photo dump or as a hoax is unclear. Naturally, Snapchat says it’s their users’ own fault saying, “Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps (…)”
    A Third-Party App May Have Leaked Tens of Thousands of Snapchat P (Gizmodo)

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  • Playboy just spoke with Elijah Wood while he was promoting Open Windows — a thriller that revolves around a computer geek (Wood) gaining voyeuristic access to his favorite actress (Sasha Grey) via increasingly questionable means — and discovered the most disturbing movie Wood has ever seen in a film and which of his Lord of the Rings co-stars smells the best.
    Elijah Wood opens up to Playboy About Sasha Grey, and more (Playboy)
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s press office released details Wednesday of disciplinary action taken against eight state employees for viewing pornography on office computers while working for his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf; Mr. Wolf, who has a big lead in polls over the incumbent Republican, accused Mr. Corbett of allowing a “culture” of porn viewing among his employees while he was state attorney general.
    Pennsylvania porn wars rock governor’s race (Washington Times)

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  • When pressed, an EPA employee recently admitted he’d been cruising NSFW sites for two to six hours every workday since 2010. Similar revelations have emerged recently at the Department of the Treasury, the National Science Foundation, and the Federal Communications Commission, where an employee said he watched porn for up to eight hours a week because he was bored. In 2010, 33 Securities and Exchange Commission employees were found to have viewed pornography repeatedly instead of doing their work.
    Watching Porn at the Office: ‘Extremely Common’ (Businessweek)

  • Escorts make $100 a hand job — but entrepreneurs like me? We make $5,000 a night. Welcome to the new economy of the oldest profession.”
    Sex Is Sex. But Money Is Money. (Medium)
  • In news coverage of campus rape in recent years, scenarios with male sexual assault victims aren’t depicted too frequently. How gendered cultural scripts help conceal and laugh away a serious problem.
    When Women Sexually Assault Men (PS Mag)
  • Digital swinging on Tumblr: Nerve talks to some of the couples and singles who enjoy Tumblr as they would any other kind of sex party.
    Digital Swingers (Nerve)

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  • Trigger warning for violence, gore in a sexual context: Kink, the world’s largest producer of BDSM and fetish entertainment has opened the world’s first erotic haunted house. “Hell in the Armory” runs all this month in the 100-year old San Francisco Armory where the company shoots its adult films. While the erotic haunted house isn’t nearly as explicit as the company’s films, parental guidance is strongly suggested.
    Hell In The Armory (Kink, hellinthearmory.com)

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Eye Candy: Hardcore quickies

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  • A few weeks ago, an image of a pumpkin-spice-flavored condom began spreading on Twitter, bringing with it a cascade of seasonal jokes. It remained a curiosity until a reporter with Quartz decided to reach out to Durex and its PR agency and ask the question: is it real?
    How We Got Screwed By Pumpkin Spice Condoms (Digg)

  • “It is one thing to wish to have a public conversation about passive and active forms of consent, about how to deal with regrettable sex after one has had it, about how to best take care of oneself after being sexually assaulted; it is another to publicly pick apart the details of someone else’s rape.”
    What Counts? Elizabeth Ellen and What Makes A Victim (The Toast)
  • “Every guy reacts differently to the No Sex bomb. Some play it cool while calculating how to coerce me into changing my mind. (This usually involves the showing off of foreplay moves, tales of the extreme pleasures I’ve been missing and/or purring that they don’t mind waiting — unless it’s going to be, like, two years, in which case they’re not so sure.) Some bail immediately.”
    When guys find out I’m a virgin (Salon; see also Meet the gay men who are waiting for marriage to have sex)
  • Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered traumatic injury.
    Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men (Guardian UK)
  • “Today I read this article on digital medium theft and how it’s killing the porn industry. It both upset me and got me thinking. I think the porn industry is trapped in the 90s, holding firm to the DVD mentality and hasn’t caught up to the 2000s.”
    A Quick Opinion Piece on the Porn Industry (Oh Joy Sex Toy)

  • “His AIM handle was FrankZappy, and I believe he claimed to be a married man from Queens. I was Dana, a name I had lifted from a character on my favorite Purple Moon CD-ROM. Dana was 19, an aspiring veterinarian, and everyone told her she looked like Britney Spears. We met in an AOL chatroom in the “Friends” category, bonding over a shared interest in baseball and the inspiration for his screenname; I’d impressed him by referencing the lyrics to Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow.”
    My first time with cybersex (Daily Dot)

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Gloutir has a very fun gallery of Svea Berlie shot by Andrew Kuykendall for Galore Magazine. She’s such a cutie.

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The art of Audrey Kawasaki

5 October 2014
Audrey Kawasaki's bio tells us she's influenced by manga and Art Nouveau, and that's easy to see in her gorgeous, beautifully erotic work. There's more to see on her blog, and she's also on Twitter and Tumblr. I just discovered her paintings, and now I'm a huge fan! There's so […]
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BondCon 2014, my Bondage Ball photos

4 October 2014
Last weekend's Bondage Ball was an elaborate, exclusive party for the finale of Kink.com's conference, BondCon. Erotic performances happened in many sets, which were open for partygoers to wander in and out of. I was lucky to attend and take photos as press; unfortunately my camera stopped functioning so I […]
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Sex News: Sex and Gone Girl, Titcoin’s coyote, clergy masturbation, the revenge porn selfies law

4 October 2014
Above: Emily Ratajkowski, who plays Ben Affleck's mistress in Gone Girl, from this hot GQ gallery. In the past, Gone Girl's cunnilingus scene would have earned the film a big, ugly NC-17 rating from the relentless prudes at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a shadowy trade organization that’s long […]
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Eye Candy: Hardcore quickies

3 October 2014
Yozi, Kabra - Epic Love (above image via) Cayla, Mindy - Friends With Benefits Maryjane Johnson, Natalie Monroe, gentleman friend - Maryjane Casts Natalie Halle Von, Van Wilde - Training To Please Lena Love - Coming for You Meli Deluxe, Kessie, Xania Wet - Busty Brunette Orgy Sina, her boyfriend - Kinky Amateur Fuckers (image below […]
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Nicole Kidman’s rough sex fashion photo editorial

28 September 2014
Thought this might be of interest, in case you missed it: Nicole Kidman was photographed by Steven Klein for Interview magazine, in a very intense and erotically supercharged fashion editorial that is all about rough sex and consent edgeplay. Afterward, Kidman commented about her experience during the photo session in […]
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Sex News: Male virgins over 30, third breast Halloween costume, the butthole zeitgeist

28 September 2014
Miss Georgia by Keith P. Rein, via Sex in Art. Experiencing 100 orgasms a day may sound like the gift that keeps on giving, but a heartbroken man from Wisconsin can assure you — it’s much more of a curse. The living hell of a man who orgasms 100 times a day […]
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Sex News: Condom cookbook, Hustler IPO, actual prison sex, invisible bi men

26 September 2014
Condom Meals I Want to Make for You is a genuine cookery e-book co-created by Kyosuke Kagami. This novel cookbook contains eleven easy to make recipes, including such tempting delights as “Condom Push Sushi,” “Condom Meat Stuffing,” “Condom Escargot Cooked with Butter” and “Condom Cookies.” The Condom Cookbook: For those intimate […]
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Eye Candy: Hardcore Quickies

25 September 2014
Mindy, Jason X - Loving Touch (image above via) Riley Reid, gentleman friend - Forget Me Not Sima, gentleman friend - Cute Ass Fuck Adreena Winters, Marc Rose - Portrait Of A Couple Samantha Bentley, gentleman friend - Sex in Venice ("Intense Anal") Mira, two gentleman friends - Sex in Venice ("Intense DP") Ryan Ryder, Satine […]
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Photos from last night’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ dinner

20 September 2014
Last night's dinner at Kink's Upper Floor wasn't actually called 'Eyes Wide Shut' -- it was the BondCon 2014 awards dinner -- but it felt like an Eyes Wide Shut dinner, so I'm calling it that. The evening was amazing, and I had the very sexy privilege of sitting at […]
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Eye Candy: New Hardcore

19 September 2014
Katy Rose and Lusila - Fucking Hot Veronica Rodriquez, Bruce - Bed Of Roses (above image) For porn of a different stripe, read this kinky, explicit erotic short story by an author I love to work with, K.D. Grace: The Pet Shop. Nataly and Ryan - Put your Dime in my Jukebox Clover, Sicilia […]
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Sex News: Unwanted nurse sex, Iggy Azalea, bloodhounds, sperm donor death

18 September 2014
Thanks BULL Magazine/University of Sydney for the mention. :) @AndreShakti @tinahornsass http://t.co/hPirG947hl pic.twitter.com/CapyhPwb0D— Crash Pad Series (@CrashPadSeries) September 17, 2014 Slate asks, "So I have a question: If it’s “somewhat pedophilic” when my adult husband consensually spanks me in a simulated “punishment,” what should we call it when parents do the […]
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Starting Thursday: A weekend of kinky sex-ed classes at The Armory for BondCon

16 September 2014
On September 18, Kink.com opens its doors for BondCon -- a really one-of-a-kind open house with workshops, near-constant very adult Folsom-flavored tours of The Armory, parties and the Bondage Awards. The events and classes start this Thursday, and continue through the weekend. If you're in town, definitely check *something* out […]
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Sex News: Jihadism porn, Oculus Rift grope sim, Alaska: rape capital

14 September 2014
The new Oculus Rift program includes a pair of realistic feeling breasts supposed to interact with the virtual world of the headset. Upon squeezing the breasts – which are actually foam from a novelty mouse pad, the girl squeals with shock, covers her chest with her arms, and turns her […]
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Eye Candy: Quickie

11 September 2014
I was clicking through my porn feeds and this new video stopped me in my tracks. Holy chemistry Batfriends, this is hot. They are both hot. Phew. Mindy, Jason X - As We Lay
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