Sunday Nibbles: Social Media Aphrodisia, UK Porn Doc, Iran Porn Deaths, More…

by Violet Blue on January 30, 2011

Jasmine Arabia

* When I see headlines like this I immediately wonder what the website was (is?) followed by remembering that I am banned in Libya: Iran condemns two to death over porn sites (google.com/AFP)

* Why Porn Stars Hate Facebook is a great response to the old “porn stars on Twitter” linkbaits that surface now and again. I must add that women are not even allowed to talk about porn on Facebook. (gawker.com)

* I think there are many, many different kinds of love, but does my lizard brain agree? Love: it’s all the same to the brain (physorg.com)

* I think what they meant to write was Does social media get us laid faster, or what? Does social media speed up romances? (The Globe and Mail)

* Yeah, this is going to end well for sex-positivity in the UK and unbiased opinion on pornography in British media – not. I’m thinking “documentary” should be in quotes… Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to cash in on blue movies on expenses row by presenting documentary on porn (dailymail.co.uk)

* The war on abortion and women’s control over their own bodies here in the US has begun and is already horrifyingly ugly: The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape (Mother Jones – note: news source known for anti-porn propaganda)

* This will get its own elaboration in another post – anti-abortion crusaders tie abortion with porn and women having anal sex: Wingnut Wants Wants You To Speak Out Against Anal Sex (jezebel.com)

Photo: my current fave French porn model, Jasmine Arabia from this gallery.

{ 2 comments }

1 violet January 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Oh, Ms. Smith! I just can’t help but wonder what the films were. Still, I do have quite a lot of angst about how sex-negative British media is about porn – you have things like the BBC (while we suffer with embarrassing cable news outlets) and yet your porn reporting is almost 100% unverified hysteria. I hate that you have no balance about the topic, because I want you to so very badly.

I ramble. But I do hope Steve gets a twinge, or ten. He made us into savvier porn consumers after all, by challenging us to “think different.” I like to think that the more tightly Lord Darth Jobs squeezes his fist to make Apple a Disneyfied walled garden of ideology, the more planets slip through his grasp. A lot of very reasonable and cool people still work there, after all…

2 Alan Ralph January 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Ah yes, Jacqui Smith, our beloved (not) former Home Secretary. Her ‘expertise’ in porn comes from the fact that her former husband (they are now separated) rented two pay-per-view porn movies on their TV service, which she subsequently claimed as a parliamentary expense (in other words, the taxpayers pay for it). Unfortunately for her, the Daily Telegraph published the details for hers and others’ expenses claims in 2008, leading to much hilarity, rage, several criminal investigations and several resignations from government posts. I guess that her bid to be a governor on the BBC Trust is taking some time, and she needs to make some extra money to pay the mortgage.

I didn’t read the comments on the Daily Fail article you linked to, but doubtless there will be much frothing at the mouth. :)

[On an unrelated note, I am typing this on my iPad. Do you think Steve Jobs gets a twinge every time it autocorrects my mistyping the word 'porn'? Of course, now that I try it again, it won't cooperate - maybe the Steve is monitoring for abuse of his offspring..]

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