Halloween flotsam and jetsam

by Violet Blue on November 1, 2014

Image above via: The Sexy Halloween Costumes We Want to see This Year (playboy.com, where else?).

  • “Every year on Halloween, my friend and me sat on her bedroom floor as we basked in our simultaneous boners for Tim Curry in leather, fishnets, and stilettos. I can say this because I’m gay, but it was really, really gay, and I’m super gay for Tim Curry. My perma-boner for Curry as Frank-N-Furter thoroughly fucked up my conception of gender in the Curry-est of ways.”
    Sex, Candy, and Androgyny: My Lifelong Obsession With ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ (Salon)
  • I pitched a feature on Kink’s haunted house to Playboy, but decided it wouldn’t work when Playboy told me they can only run SFW photos. I was just as confused as you are. Nevertheless, VICE did it (and it sounds like it was quite unerotic, fwiw). ““The safe word is Red.” That’s not the sort of thing you’d expect to hear before entering a haunted house. But this is no ordinary horror show: This is Hell in the Armory, in the basement of the world’s largest porn mansion, and I was there to experience it in all it’s disturbing, naked glory.”
    This is what the inside of an erotic haunted house looks like (VICE)
  • The sexy costume is now as much a part of Halloween as candy corn and Tootsie Rolls, both of which, incidentally, are available in sexy-costume form. But how did we get to this point?
    Slutty Halloween Costumes: A Cultural History (Fastco Design)

Image above via: 8 Utterly Bewitching Halloween Sex Positions (cosmopolitan.com, where else?).

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Image above via: 8 Utterly Bewitching Halloween Sex Positions (cosmopolitan.com, where else?).

  • A Google employee was arrested by federal agents for threatening to distribute nude photos of a college student if she did not comply with his requests to email him additional ones. Nicholas Rotundo, a 23-year-old man who is part of the Google’s Internal Technology program, was taken into custody earlier this month after victimizing the University of Texas at Dallas student with posting nude images of her on revenge porn websites.
    Google employee arrested over revenge porn sextortion (SC Magazine)
  • Just this month, James Deen, one of the most visible contemporary male porn stars, was rejected by from donating to a slew of major breast cancer organizations. Instead, he’ll donate 50 percent of all profits from his website during the month of October to smaller organizations like The Rose and Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
    Charities Won’t Take Porn Money Unless They Can Keep It a Dirty Secret (Observer, thanks Viviane!)

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  • 28 Days Later and Sunshine writer Alex Garland is back with a new science fiction thriller, this one about the line between human and AI. In Ex Machina, a programmer is tasked with evaluating the consciousness of a female-bodied AI, and things quickly take a turn for the very weird.
    A Sexually Charged Turing Test Gets Creepy In Trailer For Ex Machina (io9)

Image above via: The Sexy Halloween Costumes We Want to see This Year (playboy.com, where else?).

  • In a rare glimpse into Cuban organized crime, Miami-based news organization CubaNet published a feature story looking at gangs in Cuba’s capital, reporting that the biggest gang in Havana, which operates largely in male prostitution districts, charges male prostitutes a fee in exchange for operating in their territory.
    Cuban Gang Profits From Sex Trade (In Sight Crime)

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  • If you’re an anal-retentive type who enjoys quantifying every aspect of your life, there’s no shortage of sex-tracking apps for you on the market. But pretty soon you might be able to use huMOVE, a wearable tracking system that analyzes how long you last in bed.
    A wearable wants to measure sexual performance for science (Daily Dot)

  • The investigator who led the Department of Homeland Security’s internal review of the Secret Service’s 2012 prostitution scandal quietly resigned in August after he was implicated in his own incident involving a prostitute, according to current and former department officials.
    Investigator in Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Resigns (NYT)
  • Bacchus at Eros Blog writes, “Vampire porn is so profitable (bringing in porn surfers from Google, showing them free pirated porn, selling ads to advertisers desperate for that huge mass of horny eyeballs) that MindGeek has bought up a big chunk of the porn industry with the profits.”
    The Curse Of The Vampire Tubes (ErosBlog: The Sex Blog)

  • A park official in southern Thailand has cleared a local shrine of the sex paraphernalia that visitors were leaving in place of garlands and other traditional offerings.
    Krabi Cave Cleared of Sex Toys (Khaosod English, via The Grugq)

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  • Tinder has essentially exported Los Angeles-style dating across the globe. In L.A., where looks reign supreme, there’s an endless smorgasbord of single people, and anything can happen on any night. The same goes for Tinder.
    Inside Tinder’s Hookup Factory (Rolling Stone)
  • Warning for sexual trauma and assault survivors: One in six female undergraduate students who responded to the survey say they’ve experienced sexual assault on MIT’s Cambridge, Mass. campus, although fewer than 5 percent reported the experience to authorities or to the school.
    1 in 6 female undergrads sexually assaulted on MIT campus, survey finds (PBS NewsHour)

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I don’t know how I missed this glorious photo set: Sheri Chiu and Fred Zara in ‘The Hand’ was for Bambi Magazine earlier this month. Make sure you click through and see the rest of the set, it’s incredible. And hot.

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  • Radiation shield boxers: While harm from cell-phone rays has so far been lacking sufficient scientific proof, a US firm wants men to take no chances with radiation. Boxer shorts made with the use of thin silver textile “absorb radiation” will help “protect men’s reproductive organs and maintain fertility health,” according to their producer, Manhattan-based Belly Armor company.
    Radiation-proof, sperm-friendly boxers launched (RT; also ABC)

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  • News outlets were quick to cover the launch of Titcoin, because it’s good fun and good click-bait to put porn and tech trends together. But what, then, has Titcoin done to be adult-industry friendly, other than insert ‘Tit’ into its name?
    Why Is Wall Street Taking ‘Titcoin’ Seriously? (Playboy; please note that the editor is responsible for the title of my article)
  • Porn tube sites now run the adult industry. Founded in 2007 by Canadians Stephane Manos and Ouissam Youssef, MindGeek (formerly known as Manwin and Mansef) has over 100 million daily visitors and is one of the top 10 consumers of bandwidth; some reports have them in the top three. They operate nearly a hundred websites that in total consume more bandwidth than Twitter, Amazon, or Facebook.
    Mindgeek porn monopoly: Its dominance is a cautionary tale for other industries. (Slate)

  • A Taiwanese company is taking social networks and teledildonics all the way (finally!) with the beta launch of its tasteful new social network, LovePalz Club. Intended to be paired with the LovePalz Twist (a sex toy with male and female versions that retail for $89 and $79 respectively), it makes use of Bluetooth to connect devices through a cloud server. Once coupled with another Twist, you can control the speed, pattern, and pressure of the vibrations felt by your partner.
    Adult Social Network Connects Strangers via Sex Toys (Future of Sex)

  • Miami-Dade (Florida) County’s sex offender residency law and housing restrictions are some of the tightest in the country. The ACLU is now challenging that law, and the way it’s been enforced in Miami, with a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the sex offenders.
    ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders (NPR)

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  • The absolutism of the fight against vanilla sex (it’s never just like “have fun with it!”) suggests a total lack of awareness re: the actualities of the kink community.
    Vanilla Sex: A Perfectly Fine Way to Fuck (Gawker)

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  • Ebola and sex: it is transmitted through bodily fluids, but only after a patient begins showing symptoms, experts say. Even though sex involves a high level of bodily fluid exchange — including semen, saliva and sweat — most experts say it isn’t risky if a person is not showing initial flu-like symptoms of the virus such as a high fever, body aches and vomiting or diarrhea.
    Sex and Ebola: How risky? (CBS News)

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Eye Candy: Quickies

by Violet Blue on October 20, 2014

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  • 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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[Video] Arca – Thievery by Jesse Kanda

14 October 2014
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' […]
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Sex News: Jennifer Lawrence, Elijah Wood on Sasha Grey, Pornhub in Times Square, women who rape

10 October 2014
New York's Times Square has always been an eyegasm of advertising, so the adult website Pornhub's enormous Times Square billboard featuring the winner of its contest seeking a great non-pornographic ad fit right in. Sadly, the ad was quickly removed. Pornhub Erects Huge Billboard in Times Square After Long Search for […]
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Eye Candy: Hardcore quickies

10 October 2014
Kacy Lane, Bruce Venture - Sexual Tension Sierra, gentleman friend - Fucking Love Emma, Staci Carr - Between Friends (image above via)
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Sex News: Pumpkin spice condoms, lab-grown penises, AirBnB sex offender app, the Scroguard

7 October 2014
Mixxxer matches people up for one thing: sex. Hot, sweaty, smartphone-lubricated sex. Lest anyone be confused, the site clearly states: ‘This is not a dating app.’ Swipe Right For Sex: Mixxxer Is Tinder for the Porn Star Set (Daily Beast) The ShareBetter coalition launched a website today that will help you know […]
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Svea Berlie in Galore Magazine

6 October 2014
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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