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VB note: My sweetie is running the SF Marathon this Sunday to raise money for The Trevor Project, an LGBT youth suicide prevention organization. Help us meet (or beat!) our goal!

  • While American generals have been criticized for their handling of an epidemic of sexual assaults, Australia’s army chief, David Morrison, is getting rave reviews for a blistering video he released this week demanding, through clenched teeth, that sexists in his country’s military mend their ways or find another place to work.
    WATCH: Australia’s army chief demonstrates how you address sex abuse (The Week, thank you, Eric!)
  • At a luxury sex camp in the English countryside for women, hedonism and hard work go hand in hand. The brainchild of London-based best friends Lucy Arrowsmith and Vikki Van Someren, the four- to seven-day retreat aims to combat stress, exhaustion, trauma, and the loss of female identity and sexual energy.
    More Sex, Please (W Magazine)

Above: A teaser from the August 1 release of a new Penelope Cruz and Agent Provocateur collaboration.

  • Men write most of the commentary about the disastrous effects of romance novels on women and the public despite the fact that women from all regions and educational backgrounds compose the vast majority of the genre’s writers and readers.
    Why Do Men Dislike Erotica for Women So Much? (Pacific Standard)
  • Ye Haiyan, who goes by the online alias Hooligan Sparrow, is known for her outspoken, pioneering outreach work on sex work and HIV/AIDS. She was denied permission to attend the AIDS Conference in Melbourne when the Chinese government blacklisted her from traveling abroad, continuing a growing pattern of suppressing dissidents.
    China Bars Sex Worker Rights Activist From Traveling to International AIDS Conference (The Nation)

Above: Fun banned ad for fitness tracker TomTom Runner Cardio (via AdRants).

  • A prestigious group of HIV researchers made a loud and scientifically supported plea for the decriminalization of sex work at the 20th Annual International AIDS Conference yesterday, during a presentation of a series of seven studies published in The Lancet.
    Scientists call for the decriminalization of sex work (Verge)
  • Pleasure products giant Lovehoney takes center stage in the new reality series, “Frisky Business,” now available to U.S. viewers on Netflix. The six-part series offers insight into all aspects of the company – from the customer care team fielding intimate questions from shoppers to the returns department dealing with unwanted sex dolls.
    Lovehoney Documentary Streaming on Netflix (XBIZ)

  • A new study looks at the evolutionary psychology behind our ideas of sexual morality, that is, why we slut-shame and moralize about things like promiscuity. The connection between sexual behavior and morality, the researches say, may have come about as a way of keeping a gender-based social order intact.
    Why We Care About Other People’s Sex Lives (The Atlantic)

Above: Great new ad campaign by “underwear subscription” startup, MeUndies.

  • Terri Conley, a professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan who studies polyamory, has analyzed a sample of 1,700 monogamous individuals, 150 swingers, 170 people in open relationships, and 300 polyamorous individuals for a forthcoming study. The Atlantic says, “polyamorous people don’t seem to be plagued by monogamous-style romantic envy.”
    Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy (The Atlantic)
  • This year’s Comic Con is holding the first ever trans specific panel, Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture, marks a positive step forward in comics, film, TV, and pop culture.
    Comic Con to Hold First-Ever Trans Panel This Year (SheWired)

  • Dita Von Teese launched her signature lingerie collection this week, and to the surprise of many, and in contrast to Agent Provocateur, Dita’s lingerie is available in “full figure” sizes.
    Dita Von Teese Lingerie Collection (Bare Necessities, above image via)

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  • In a dramatic reversal from hardline policy created three years ago, Google — the most powerful controller of information and identity in human history — will now allow users to use any name they want across Google services. It only came after years of putting at-risk citizens of the world through hell. A better version of history’s conclusion would go like this.
    Google reverses ‘real names’ policy, apologizes (ZDNet)

  • A Reddit thread asked married people how often they have sex. HuffPo separated the answers into three categories, based on how long the couples have been married. Some of the answers may surprise you.
    This Is How Often Married People Are Having Sex (Huffington Post)

  • A Japanese artist who made figures of a kayak modeled on her vulva vowed a court fight against her obscenity charges. Speaking from jail on Wednesday, Megumi Igarashi said she was challenging a culture of “discrimination” against discussion of the vagina in Japanese society.
    Japanese vagina selfie artist vows legal battle against obscenity charges (Guardian UK)

  • Russia’s new obscenity law has created a problem in the movie industry. The law forbidding four swear words stipulates that films using these words will not receive a distribution certificate. This means every single public screening in Russia can only show films with a distribution certificate certifying they do not contain the four banned words.
    Russia’s Obscenity Law Will Crush Independent Film (Moscow Times)
  • Anyone concerned with freedom of information and expression should consider this: “(…) The company recently made waves for prohibiting adult material on its advertising network, AdWords. Now, it seems, Google has expanded its censorial policies and many are wondering just where the company will stop.”
    Censored by google: what’s next? (lawofsex.wordpress.com)

  • Tina Horn‘s great new sex podcast Why Are People Into That!? talks about all manner of sexual fetishes and practices, honestly interviewing actual practitioners.
    Why Are People Into That? (whyarepeopleintothat.com)
  • A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday found former Girls Gone Wild mogul Joe Francis in civil contempt, imposing reimbursement of more than $40,000 in attorneys fees to a trustee and ordering $5,000-per-day sanctions for not returning two company vehicles.
    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Finds Joe Francis in Contempt (XBIZ)

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Cosplay Deviants

by Violet Blue on July 17, 2014

Cosplay and amateur nudity, what’s not to love? Cosplay Deviants is a truly delightful discovery.

Sexy, fun, faithful to details, all genders, all body types, and a range from serious to tongue-in-cheek makes this community paysite a treasure. If you just feel like lurking for free, you can find Cosplay Deviants on Twitter, on their Tumblr, and other social sharing sites.

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  • Japanese police have arrested a Japanese artist for sending computer data intended to reproduce her genitals with a 3D printer. This fact would violate national law prohibiting the distribution of “indecent” material. Someone please tell everyone writing headlines about this that the vagina is the INSIDE part, and the vulva is what the artist is reproducing. FFS.
    Japanese woman arrested for sending 3D printer files of her genitals (Printing 3D Today)
  • After clients pay us in cash, many of us declare the payment, filing taxes as freelance entertainers. Some strip clubs give us W-9 forms, and some porn companies send us 1099s. If we are shut out of banks, we must go to check cashing middlemen who charge exorbitant fees. We can’t book plane tickets or sign leases, putting that money back into the economy.”
    How the financial sector is making life miserable for sex workers (VICE)

  • The FOX News segment was accompanied with the chyron “Bathroom Boondoggle: Are New Gender Signs Just Too Confusing?” They sent Steve Doocy out with the sign and, little does he know, he is about to get spanked by a 12-year-old boy and a few adults. They didn’t chide the sign, ridicule the artwork, or even snicker at the thought of an “all-gender” bathroom. Instead, reality sets in and FOX News was forced to squirm and televise the entire thing.
    #PRFail: Watch America Teach FOX News About ‘Gender-Neutral’ Restrooms (Mediabistro)
  • It might not come as a huge surprise that bisexual men are more likely to get tested for HIV than those who identify as straight or heterosexual, but what about the fact that they’re also much less likely to have a primary care physician? The findings are among several new insights the Department of Health and Human Services published on Tuesday, compiled in the first federal study of sexual orientation and health practices that evaluates differences across groups.
    Lesbians are more likely to get vaccinated, but also to drink excessively (Salon)
  • Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale (self-reporting) government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. An additional 1.1 percent declined to answer, responded “I don’t know the answer” or said they were “something else.”
    Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population (Washington Post)

  • Charlie Jane Anders writes, “As usual with these writing “how to” articles, I’m not really an expert — but this is a topic that I’ve struggled with a lot, and I’ve come up with some ideas about. So here are 11 tips and ideas on how to make your science-fictional or fantastic sex more interesting. And yes, more diverse — not because “quota,” but because “not being boring.”
    How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring (io9)

  • These sex work set dollhouse miniatures (above) are really cool. But they’d be something worth sharing widely if the artist Leanne Eisen and writer Leslie Tane didn’t think sex work was evil, coercion, and anything other than the uneducated stereotypes perpetuate. They’re neat to look at, but let’s not endorse the biased negative fantasy. Letting us have our own feels and judgments would have been more interesting.
    Dollhouse Scale Rooms By Leanne Eisen Miniaturize Sex Trade Spaces (Beautiful Decay)
  • Hundreds of customers per day placed orders for the Autoblow 2 during its pre-sale period. Mr. Sloan said he’s shipped out thousands this week alone. Clearly there’s a demand for men’s masturbation toys, but at the same time, they’re still a pretty taboo topic — certainly more so than toys geared at women. Vibrators, after all, are mainstream enough that Barbara Walters has talked about hers on The View, but you rarely hear a celeb — let alone a regular Joe — talk about the magical time he had last night with his Fleshlight.
    This Blow Job Machine Went Viral, But Will We Let Men Enjoy it Without Shame? (Betabeat)
  • “Know about sex toy material safety and proper care and cleaning. Familiarize yourself with truth vs myth. We’ve dispelled a lot of myths in recent years – like we know now that pure silicone sex toys can be all up in each other’s business with no ill effects. There shall be no melting, no deformities. (…)”
    5 Things Every Sex Toy Reviewer Should Know (Dangerous Lilly)

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Eye Candy: Girl-Girl Scenes

15 July 2014
Ennu A., Tofana A. - Soft Comfort (image above via) Clover, Sandy Ambrosia - Just Us Two Cherry and Tina - Gushing Pussies Cayla and Holly - Sweet Interlude Miette and Ferrera - Girls Sex Candy S., Coco - Artist Loft Clair Brooks, Meg. M. - Young Desire Coco, Silvia L. - Black and White Betty Saint, Jennifer […]
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Sex News: Yahoo sexual harassment, Christopher Walken stripping

14 July 2014
Swiss performance artist Milo Moiré arrived at Art Basel in Switzerland completely naked, except for her shoes, a pair of glasses and the words “pants,” “bra” and “jacket” written on her body. The result: She wasn’t allowed into the event. 4 Questions for Nude Artist Milo Moiré (Vocativ) Nan Shi was working […]
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Kink Your Kindle: Filthy chefs, slow surrenders, and debauched fairy tales

12 July 2014
Great news: I've been doing Kink Your Kindle sex book roundups for so long, and the collection of posts is so long, that I've added a dedicated page! Now, click on the top tab (above!) Kink Your Kindle page to access sex book lists anytime, or send your friends the […]
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Sex News: Google exec murder update, GoPro vibrator, Tor sued, Kinsey’s US fetish map

10 July 2014
A sex worker injected lethal doses of heroin into Google executive 51-year-old Forrest Hayes before stepping over his body, downing a final swig of wine and then leaving him to die about his yacht. Contrary to headlines, she was not a "high-end escort" nor was he an upstanding family man. […]
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Eye Candy: Hot New Pretty Porn

10 July 2014
Leyla Peachbloom, Denis Reed - Dirty Thoughts Jassie Gold, Ben - Natural Beauty Olivia Devine, - gentleman friend Loving Touch (above image via) Dakota Skye, gentleman friend - Ate It Up Kiera W., Nick - House for Sale Nick and Lucy - Taken by Surprise Daniel and Paula - Through the Back Mia and James - Hot […]
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Sex News: Dick pics on wiped eBay phones, X-Art scummery, all the Bill Gates birth control, Brazil

9 July 2014
Prince Fielder shows off (and defends) his naked body in this year's ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. Here are the pics: http://t.co/CCcU9SORk1— Mike Oz (@mikeoz) July 8, 2014 Since the decline of Prenda Law, the most litigious copyright holder in the US is Malibu Media, a porn company that runs the […]
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Torkil Gudnason: Body Vase

9 July 2014
This is a sexy late night find: a blog post on Treats! Magazine with gorgeous selections from Torkil Gudnason's book, Body Vase (Amazon). PS: I did a *very* amateur self-shot set a couple years ago with similar feels here.
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Eye Candy: Best of Babes

8 July 2014
Valerie - Pop Star (image above via) Emily - Masturbation Vanea H. - Touching Myself Adelia B. - Don't stop me now Kamilla J. - Premiere Connie Carter - Snapshot (image above via) Lila - Secluded pool Sabrisse - Roller skating Petra - Hot Anal Play Sicillia - Crystal Clear Gloria - Sweetness (image above via) Valery - Contrast Harmony Eritсa - […]
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Sex News: TextGirlie chatbots, UK Parliament sex abuse, gays win and women lose

7 July 2014
Although sex-ed films are a major part of our sexual and educational culture, there has been little critical analysis of their content or creation. These films are constantly scrutinized by people engaged in political debates about the validity of sex education, but they are not often analyzed as an important […]
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Eye Candy: Two Girls and a Guy – Sunday Threesomes

6 July 2014
Brooklyn Daniels, Skylar Green, gentleman friend - Skylar Green Casting Brooklyn Daniels (image above via) Brandi Love, Kiera Winters, Seth - Caught With Your Pants Down Victoria, Ivy, Tyler - Three's Company Jessa Rhodes, Scarlet Red, Tylor Nixon - More the Merrier Cassidy Klein, Maryjane Johnson, Van Wylde - Want To Be Fucked Skylar Green, […]
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We love Lucie Blush and ‘Lucie Makes Porn’

5 July 2014
Photo from Up All Night, with Joel and Alexa Tomas; the 'making of' is here. I'm so happy to find a hot new European female porn filmmaker whose work is arousing, pretty, creative and just as filthy as it is romantic. Barcelona-based Lucie Blush has actually been making gorgeous pornography for […]
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Sex News: Bodies in suitcases, Tinder, polyamory, Kink statement on arrests

4 July 2014
Above: Amber Heard by Steven Klein | W Magazine Look up the code F66.0 in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the world's most widely used diagnostic reference, and you’ll find sexual maturation disorder. That seemingly official psychological condition occurs when uncertainty about sexual orientation makes a person depressed or anxious, […]
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The art of Sarah Joncas

3 July 2014
Spend some time ogling the lovely paintings of Toronto based Sarah Joncas and you won't be disappointed. No explicit sex, just dreamy-sexy pinups.
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Sex News: Cosplay porn costumes, The Porn Flâneur, EFF on FBI’s sex work raids, Tinder’s rotten core

2 July 2014
Adult movie company ZIZ Entertainment recently auctioned off several costumes featured in its cosplay-themed porn videos Taimanin Asagi and Taimanin Yukikaze, which is based on the adult computer games by the same name. And people are willing to pay top dollar, er, yen, for the used outfits. Cosplay Porn Outfits Fetching […]
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