You’re about to see a whole lot of headlines about how Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda” music video is ‘softcore porn’ — ostensibly by people who don’t watch a lot of softcore porn. While Ms. Minaj isn’t known for her subtlety, it’s definitely better than softcore porn, and I’ll argue it’s nastier too, and it’s a lively celebration of ass. It should piss anyone the fuck off who’s been censored on YouTube lately for mild sexual content.

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  • It has taken New York State almost 20 years in the Legislature, and the last year in the Assembly to finally change New York police officers’ practices of detaining women carrying multiple condoms (4+, usually) on charges of prostitution.
    Carrying Condoms Is No Longer A Crime In NYC (Kinsey Confidential)

  • the 9th episode of True Blood’s final season titled Love is to Die, fans finally got to see the highly anticipated sex scene between Eric and his slave, Ginger. Actress Tara Buck said, “Before I actually saw the script, Alex [Skarsgard] said to me, “Have you read the script? They finally wrote it! We finally do it.” I was like, “We do?” And he was just laughing,” she added.
    True Blood’s Tara Buck on Ginger and Eric Sex Scene: ‘This is a Victory for Team Ginger’ (International Business Times UK, sound alert)
  • Gavin McInnes, the co-founder of Vice magazine and current CCO of Rooster, an ad agency he founded in 2010, has been asked to take an “indefinite leave of absence” from Rooster after publishing an article titled “Transphobia Is Perfectly Natural” on Thought Catalog.
    Gavin McInnes Asked to Take Leave of Absence After Transphobic Article (Gawker)

  • Kenneth Douglas admitted to having sex with the corpses between 1976 and 1992 when he worked as a morgue attendant. The extent of his crimes came to light after families of Douglas’s victims were told they could sue by a federal appeals court on Friday.
    Ohio man admits to having sex with up to 100 dead women (NY Daily News)
  • McAfee, the cyber security firm, released a study earlier this year of “more than 1,500 consumers” and found that more than half (54%) “send or receive intimate content including video, photos, emails and messages.” It found that one in three American adults have filmed sexual content on their mobile devices. Digging deeper, McAfee reported that 70 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds receive sexually suggestive content and that (among those using mobile devices) more males than females do so (61% vs. 48%). It also found that 45 percent of adults stored the sexts they received while 40 percent stored the ones they sent. Among those who sent “intimate or racy content,” three-fourths (77%) sent it to their significant other, while only 1 in 10 sent such content to a total stranger.
    We are all sexters now: America’s favorite amateur porn (Salon)

Photo by Robert Coppa via Fashionising.

  • “The latest panic is that kinky people will lure vanilla children into our sexual hellscape through trendy pop cultural depictions of BDSM, such as Fifty Shades of Grey. This nonsense is annoying, but it’s also nothing new. It does, however, raise a question that is often discussed in sexual subcultures but rarely mentioned in the mainstream: Is kink a sexual orientation?
    Is Kink a Sexual Orientation? (Slate)
  • According to BitTorrent monitoring site Scan Eye (in a report showing only downloads from 178 computers that were all located in Pyngonyang), people in North Korea download Angry Birds, Tiny Troopers, British shows like Top Gear and downloads of “Japanese and American pornography.” One download was even for HBO doc Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden.
    North Koreans Love Downloading Angry Birds, Porn (Betabeat)

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Image via Cats That Look Like Pin-Up Girls.

  • The Economist has analysed 190,000 profiles of female sex workers on websites where customers post reviews. The data cover 84 cities in 12 countries. In 2006 the average cost was around $340. By 2014 it had dropped to about $260.
    Why the price of commercial sex is falling (Economist)
  • In virtually every publication from TIME to TMZ she is introduced by the same four words: “porn star Christy Mack.” You might think “porn star” is her first name and not her profession. Of course Christy Mack’s occupation should not simply be left out of news reports but the way in which her occupation is always in the foreground is troubling.
    Stop Blaming Christy Mack: Porn Stars Don’t Deserve to Be Beaten (Daily Beast)
  • The second victim in the Jon Koppenhaver felony assault case involving adult star Christy Mack has been identified as former reality TV contestant Corey Thomas. Reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter late Tuesday claimed he was closing in on Koppenhaver after making contact with him. A fundraiser for Mack’s medical expenses has been launched at GiveForward.com.
    Corey Thomas Named Second War Machine Assault Victim (XBIZ)

  • In this article are 15 very real, totally absurd porn parodies and corresponding sample videos. I was actually surprised to learn a few of these (like a porn version of Evil Dead 2) were actually made.
    15 Porn Parodies That Prove Nothing is Sacred (IFC)
  • User-generated amateur tube site XVideos.com has changed a key policy that affects uploaders. The policy makes uploaders give up all copyright protections. The statement to uploaders is demanding: Users must agree to never remove content, or face having their content channel eliminated.
    New XVideos.com Policy Sparks Concerns Among Content Owners (XBIZ)

  • Considering the shame and stigma surrounding bodies that do not neatly conform as male and female, finding intersex-based resources, arts, and communities can be difficult. In this article, the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health unearths and recommends some quality gems from within the intersex community.
    Q&A: Sex Advice for Intersex People (Safersex.Education)
  • Adam & Eve’s journey is improbable but instructive. Examine the evolution of this North Carolina company – from mail-order condom seller to federal obscenity target to purveyor of upscale sex toys – and you’ll see the vast distance America has traveled, sexually speaking, over the past four decades.
    Adam & Eve survived obscenity charges and protests to become mainstream (Charlotte Observer)

  • “The main reasons given for young people having anal sex were that men wanted to copy what they saw in pornography,” the researchers report. But Marston and Lewis consider that answer somewhat superficial; they point out that “anal sex happens in a context characterized by at least five specific features.”
    The Painful Paradox of Coercive Sexuality (Pacific Standard)
  • “It was not jealousy I felt, not in the least. It was exclusion. Invisibility. Irrelevance. I figured in the morning she’d forget the whole thing, and, should she need a female fix in the future, she would not bring me along, which is all I really wanted.”
    The Incomplete Triangle: Every man’s fantasy gets complicated. (Nerve)
  • Why are researchers only just beginning to recognize the connection between the decriminalization of sex work and HIV? And why is the trend toward criminalizing populations involved in the sex trades increasing in the United States—moving in the opposite direction from other countries?
    The Evidence Is In: Decriminalizing Sex Work Is Critical to Public Health (RH Reality Check)

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Fashion model Moon Lee looks delicious in a new shoot for Bambi Magazine by Jean Francois Gschwindt — but Bambi’s website is so insanely annoying to use in any way, go look at the whole sexy set on Myjestik or Fashionising.

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  • Longread: Pygmalion’s true modern heir might be Davecat, a man who lives in southeastern Michigan with three high-end sex dolls. His first purchase, which he named Sidore Kuroneko, he considers his wife; the other two—named Elena and Muriel—are just intimate friends. (VB note: I consider Sidore and Dave my friends. I profiled Davecat and iDollators in this two-part series in 2007.)
    A (Straight, Male) History of Sex Dolls (The Atlantic)
  • Single elderly men may be the most immature population on the planet. I’ve heard them say the kinds of things that in a football locker room might be considered “going too far.” I’ve been to a strip club with old men. Strippers always think it’s great when a cute old man comes to a strip club. But that’s only until the cute old man begins to flagrantly ignore the club’s “no hands” policy.
    The Twilight Zone: The Sexual Politics of a Retirement Community (Nerve)

  • In Jedediah Johnson’s photo series The Makeout Project, he deconstructs the kiss into the essentials of the act itself — adding, of course, red lipstick, willing participants, and a camera.
    Kissing for Art’s Sake (Hyperallergic)
  • The number of permits issued for X-rated productions in Los Angeles plummeted about 90% to just 40 permits last year compared with 2012, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city and county. Only 20 permits have been issued so far this year. (VB note: Meaning, they’re just filming without permits, which was a troubling predicted outcome from the condom legislation campaign.)
    On Location Porn production plummets in Los Angeles (LA Times)

  • Incredible post. Peter Acworth writes, “A year ago, I was charged for possession of a gram of cocaine, which was found when police responded to reports of alleged gun use at the San Francisco Armory, home of the adult production studio, Kink.com. I had a great lawyer and the charges were eventually dropped. But how would I have fared if I had not had the money, or a different skin color? Unfortunately, I think I know the answer because I witnessed it.”
    A Strike for Justice (Peter Acworth, also: Kink.com CEO Peter Acworth Admits He Skirted Cocaine Charge Because He’s Rich and White)
  • VICE op-ed: “While I have no special love for the LA economy, the troubling manner of Measure B’s passage and impact is something I hope to not see repeated. The public’s misguided concerns about safety won the day, while the performers’ own expressed concerns were ignored.”
    Mandating Condom Use in Porn Is Wrongheaded and Stupid (VICE)

  • Sex worker Lily tells The Economist why criminalising prostitution is bad for her and her industry.
    A job like any other (Economist)
  • Beginning as a scientific discipline in the classical Greek period, there are currently over 20 schools and institutes that provide higher education for those wishing to start a career doing clinical, survey, observational, or experimental sex research. (VB note: wait — people make money doing this now?!)
    Meet the Modern-Day Masters of Sex (Nerve)
  • Now specialist websites and apps are allowing information to flow between buyer and seller, making it easier to strike mutually satisfactory deals. The sex trade is becoming easier to enter and safer to work in.
    More bang for your buck (Economist)

  • When a 3D printer begins making an object, it does so layer by layer. Over time, the layers build up to make the proper form of whatever it is you’re printing. But 3D-printed sex toys are particularly dangerous for two reasons: The surface is too rough for immediate use, and microscopic gaps in the toy that are almost impossible to disinfect can store bodily fluid and bacteria.
    Your 3D-Printed Sex Toy Is Growing Bacteria (Mashable)
  • Three months ago, they left the Everglades and their extended family because they have a 10-year-old daughter who was born a boy. And they were convinced that Portland was the best place to raise her.
    Transgender At 10 (Willamette Week)
  • Wannabe male adult stars can get a crash course on breaking into the business thanks to a new course being offered by a Canadian porn production company. For $149, would-be studs can enroll in Pegas Productions’ intensive one-day training course that’s being billed as the first of its kind in the industry.
    Canadian Studio Offering Course for Wannabe Porn Studs (XBIZ)
  • A health textbook that talks about masturbation, foreplay and erotic touch, among other sexual education topics, will stay even though some parents are objecting to it on the grounds it’s inappropriate for their ninth grade children.
    Too much sex in sex education book, Fremont parents say (San Jose Mercury News, thanks everyone who sent this in!)
  • For those who think that trans-hurting jerks who use “family values” to discount transgender children only exist in the US… A recent New Zealand study revealed trans kid statistics and offered positive advice for schools, only to be met by repulsive articles (filed under ‘national news’) such as this.
    Transgender changes in schools would increase confusion – Family First
    (TVNZ)

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  • It is my understanding that the perpetrator is still at large with a reward on his head. Christy Mack, model, pornstar and sweetheart, loved by many, was viciously and brutally attacked and beaten by ex-boyfriend Jon Koppenhaver (aka MMA fighter “War Machine”) in Las Vegas on Friday August 8. It’s a miracle she was able to escape with her life.
    Christy Mack’s Medical Expense Fund (Give Forward)
  • “Before we can hope to understand the curious connection between the hellish expunging of our intestinal contents and the type of person that we’re in turn most likely to marry—or simply to screw—it’s necessary to first step back to look at the wider framework in which the study’s main hypothesis was based.”
    This Queasy Love: How Having Frequent Diarrhea as a Child Shapes Your Adult Mate Choice (Scientific American)

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Eye Candy: Adventurous Couples

7 August 2014
Carol Vega, Alexa Tomas and Joel Tomas - We Know You're Watching (image above via) Misha Cross and Geri Del Bello Dude Looks Like A Lady (image below via) Brooklyn Daniels, Gianna Nicole, Tyler Nixon - Share and Swallow Jessa Rhodes, Tyler Nixon - Give Her More (image above via) Kacy Lane, gentleman friend […]
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One day left! Win The Ultimate Guide to Sexual Fantasy on Lovehoney UK:

5 August 2014
While America's two most famous 'women owned and operated' sex toy retailers got bought out by the dudes from Olde Tyme Big Porn, the incredible crew at Lovehoney (UK) grew an indie empire based on the values that once made Good Vibes and Babeland a revolutionary threat to the "adult […]
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Sex News: Facebook privacy suit, Gay Men Draw Vaginas, ManServants, panty fruit

3 August 2014
Mandy Morbid describes what it's been like making the cult-hit YouTube show I Hit It With My Axe (a Dungeons and Dragons group comprised of porn performers), and the absolutely astonishing amount of abuse they've received from the gaming communities for being mostly female, and being in porn. It makes […]
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Laserguns and CongoDrums: The photography of Spencer Charles

1 August 2014
The gorgeous photography - and subjects - of Spencer Charles are not to be missed. The photos selected here are a tasty example of the page after page collection of this guy's terrific work. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram, and models can find his red-hot Model Mayhem […]
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Eye Candy: Quickies – Natalie Lust in Red Hot Orgasm

31 July 2014
Natalie Lust - Red Hot Orgasm Jessie Volt, gentleman friend - Juste Toi Et Moi
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Karmen Pedaru photographed by Mark Segal for Lui Magazine

29 July 2014
I love the above photo in this editorial (and I'm testing an admin tool with this post). The whole set is Karmen Pedaru photographed by Mark Segal for Lui Magazine, June & July 2014 on NOWEAR LAND.
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Sex News: Porn music, OkCupid’s experiments, Masters of Sex on intersex, sex trafficking economics

29 July 2014
Porn has always come with a soundtrack. And that soundtrack has become part of our collective erotic imagination. From "Deep Throat" to "Cafe Flesh," the stories behind the sultry tunes that define our famous sex scenes. How sex got its soundtrack: The X-rated history of “boom-chicka-wa (Salon) "OkCupid’s ten-year history has been […]
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Sex News: Scissoring, Brits shun porn filters, sex geckos in space, online sex games (review)

27 July 2014
Having Beyoncé rework her gigantic hit "Crazy in Love" for the 50 Shades trailer is a stroke of genius all the more impressive because "genius" is adamantly not a word that one would normally associate with E.L. James's original series. It makes the chemistry-free setup between the actors almost interesting. 50 […]
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Eye Candy – Best of Busty Babes

24 July 2014
Bella O. - Pink Caprice - Just Watch Vanea H. - Touching Myself Vanea H., Vanessa O. - Just That Good (image above via) Liza Del Sierra, gentleman friends - House of Sin (image above via) Kerry, Louise, Ebony Goddexxx - Oral power play Anissa Kate - Lip Service (image below via) Lucy - Magic Massage Megan Coxxx, […]
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Sex News: Men who hate women’s erotica, Comic Con trans panel, polyamory study

22 July 2014
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, […]
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Eye Candy: Pretty Porn Sunday

20 July 2014
Candy S., Coco - Artist Loft Coco, Sylvia - Black and White (bondage) Bailey Bradshaw, India Summer, gentleman friend - Study session turns sexual Brandi Love, Kiera Winters, Seth - Caught With Your Pants Down Samia Duarte, others - Crossfit orgy ("Sadistic Trainer"), X-Confessions Katy, Denis and Medina - Two good reasons Lutro and Medina - […]
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Sex News: Airbnb’s dirty logo, TSA groper, Google and Russia censorship fallout

19 July 2014
Airbnb unveiled its new logo, which you can see above, and the consensus on Twitter is that it looks like a vagina. I wonder if they'll run into problems on Google AdWords, Facebook or Instagram. There's already a Tumblr dedicated to illustrating the new Airbnb logo in compromising positions. Everyone […]
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Cosplay Deviants

17 July 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 […]
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Sex News: it’s a 3D vulva dammit, Kink in Vegas, Fox News spanked, US LGBT health survey

16 July 2014
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 […]
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