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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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  • OkCupid’s ten-year history has been the epitome of the old saying: two steps forward, one total fiasco. A while ago, we had the genius idea of an app that set up blind dates; we spent a year and a half on it, and it was gone from the app store in six months.”
    We Experiment On Human Beings! (OkCupid)
  • Alexandra Brodsky and Dana Bolger — the founders and current co-directors of Know Your IX, a sexual assault survivor-led group working to address campus violence — want to reform the law that forms the foundation of their group’s name. They want the colleges that fall short of Title IX to be slapped with a fine.
    One Simple Solution To Make Sure Colleges Start Taking Rape Seriously (ThinkProgress)
  • When Masters of Sex works, the show is riveting, weird and funny. But lately it’s suffering from “Bill is the heroic sex doctor who never existed” syndrome. And last night’s incredibly distorted story of how intersex surgeries happened just took that way, way too far.
    An Awkward and Uncomfortable Masters of Sex Gets Everything Wrong (io9)

  • Standing at 3’10” with a rare type of dwarfism called Kniest, Dr. Marylou Naccarato has become something of a pioneer in the Little People of America community. At a recent conference, she broke conservative boundaries to talk the ins and outs of sex, intimacy, and lovemaking with the various limitations that may come with life as a person of short stature.
    The Challenges of Having Sex as a Little Person (The Atlantic)

  • “Yes, you read that title correct, $260,000 PLUS PER YEAR! Well, that is apparently how much the sex traffickers make in profits per year, per individual victim, and remember there are many (page 2, column A, para. 1). So that means that the traffickers are making MILLIONS! Per year, as per the “many” victims. But where exactly did this figure, the profits of the human traffickers, originate from?”
    $260,000 PLUS PER YEAR! (Kwe Today)

  • Organizers of the recent online debate, “Women in Porn: Shattering the Myths,” declared the event successful and announced that a second discussion featuring the same panelists is already in the planning stages. The goal for MindBrowse.com, according to Rowntree, is to develop into a “TED-like platform for discussion of serious, weighty issues surrounding the adult industry”.
    ‘Women in Porn’ Debate Sequel in the Works (XBIZ)

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  • In an episode from season two of Orange is the New Black, a scene opens with two characters performing a stereotypical lesbian sex act – scissoring. Sitting up and facing one another on a bed, legs intertwined, they grind and moan. Every so often, they adjust; “No, wait, like that…” After a few moments, they collapse in laughter.
    Busting Sex Myths: Is Scissoring Really a Thing? (Nerve)

  • Researchers at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, presented a new paper in which they studied HIV among female sex workers in Canada, India and Kenya. They found that infections could be reduced by 33 to 46 percent in those countries if prostitution were made legal.
    Legalizing Prostitution Could Reduce HIV Infections Nearly In Half (Huffington Post)
  • When superstar erotica writer Sommer Marsden‘s husband was diagnosed with cancer, top erotic writers from around the world came together to create Summer Loving ($0.69), a collection of 20 hot stories. All profits go to Sommer Marsden and her family. The table of contents is here.
    Get Ready for Summer Loving! (Alison Tyler: Trollop With A Laptop)

  • A new report from communications regulator Ofcom reveals that just one in every seven customers are letting the big four UK ISPs guard them from porn and other online nasties. While tiny minorities of users at Virgin Media (four percent), BT (five percent) and Sky (eight percent) opted to keep the filter, TalkTalk ranked as a significant outlier: it reports that 36 percent of customers enabled the government-mandated filters on their home router.
    The majority of Brits are disabling government-backed porn filters (Engadget)
  • Russia’s space agency says it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments, including one designed to see how geckos have sex and reproduce in zero gravity. The geckos are apparently okay.
    Russia Regains Control of Gecko Zero-G Sex Satellite (NBC News)
  • Sexapalooza is something worth knowing about. The upscale adult expo, consumer show and shopping experience is now seven years old. “Enjoy fantastic stage shows and learn new “how-to” sex tips at our seminars given by professionals in the adult industry. The show team has created an environment and show that is supportive and inclusive regardless of your sexual practice or preference. We work hard to assemble a diverse collection of exhibitors, entertainment, educators and non-profit community groups that represent each city’s sexual community.”
    Sexapalooza (sexapalooza.ca)

  • Last week a lot of lukewarm headlines revolved around an alleged (no)-sex spreadsheet some guy made to passive-aggressively embarrass his wife about sex. So turnabout is fair play: A wife’s ruthless sex diary documenting her failed attempts to get laid has emerged. The detailed record spans 30 days – most of them sexless – and contributes to pop culture’s love for stereotypical animosity in heterosexual relationships.
    Wife’s sex diary is better than husband’s spreadsheet (Metro UK)

  • Hearing, touching, and feeling aren’t just for face-to-face encounters. Interactive sex can happen in virtual spaces, and with many partners. Future of Sex reviews the best massively multiplayer online sex games now available.
    Review: The Best Massively Multiplayer Online Sex Games (Future of Sex)
  • One of the most highly anticipated online forums on the issue of women in the porn industry — Sssh.com’s “Women in Porn: Shattering the Myths,” broadcast on Mindbrowse.com on July 22, came to a close with more than 600 people viewing the event.
    Q&A: Angie Rowntree on the ‘Women in Porn’ Debate Aftermath (XBIZ)

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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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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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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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