Sex News: John Waters, Vulvanomics, Max Hardcore, EFF vs FCC, Evil at Penn State

by Violet Blue on November 14, 2011

  • Video – cutest condom ad, ever: Big Richard is Australia’s newest and cheekiest brand of condoms. Big Richard’s Condoms (Big Richard)
  • Beloved sex blogger Bacchus is in a state about a recent interview with Max Hardcore/Paul Little – and it’s well worth reading. “Narcissistic fucker spent two hours with our society’s current designated archetypal Beast/Pornographer (a position formerly held by Larry Flynt in a more innocent age) and this is the best he came up with?” Guilt And Porn (ErosBlog: The Sex Blog)
  • Vulvanomics is working to raise awareness of genital cosmetic surgery, the practice of altering external female genitalia for aesthetic purposes only. This practice isn’t nearly as common as the surgeons who advertise it would like you to believe; it is cutting and stitching, creating new scar tissue and often reducing sensation. Vulvanomics: Pleasure Not Profit (About: Sexuality)
  • Trans Pulse, a grassroots research organization in Ontario, has found nearly three-quarters of transgender, two-spirited and gender-queer people in the province have seriously considered suicide, and 43 per cent have made a suicide attempt; those under the age of 24 were almost three times as likely to have attempted suicide in the past year than those 25 and older. Queering sex-ed can save lives (The Dominion, via Scarleteen)

  • (At least a year in the making, now premiering in Dutch art festival STRP.) The “Intimacy 2.0″ dress is made from e-foils. “Social interaction determines the garment’s level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure,” say Studio Roosegaarde designers. If the wearer’s heart starts racing, the dress will show more skin (when the dress goes transparent, it is quite see through). Also available in black. Intimacy 2.0 dress becomes transparent as you flirt (AHN – see also Gizmodo)

  • Law student Sexgenderbody writes, “I really, really hate to do this. But let’s think about what grad student has described regarding Jerry Sandusky. This filthy, amoral bastard was sodomizing a young boy with such vigor that grad student could hear “rhythmic slapping sounds.” Did that boy see the grad student? (VB note – this is Mike McQueary, now an assistant coach with Penn State.) Did [the child] hope he was about to be saved? What did he think when this adult walked away and left him to the continued assault?” The Boys Are Not All Right – Cain, Paterno, and the Pedophile Next Door (Sexgenderbody, via Mayhem’s Scratchpad)
  • Yale banned Sex Week – file under behind the times. Slate’s headline’s question doesn’t really get answered, but it’s a good piece. I’d say no: it shouldn’t disqualify one, as long as one is trained and qualified to educate accurately on the topic they’re slated to present. Like, don’t tell me doing 300 videos means that spit is great lube for anal sex, and we’re cool. Glad to see Sex Week is fighting back. Yale Bans Sex Week: Does Being a Porn Star Disqualify One from Sex Education? (Slate, Yale Daily News)
  • Sexual health charities Brook and FPA have launched the first ever UK Sexual Health Awards, showcasing the best creative and innovative work in sexual health. The Awards ceremony in March 2012 will be hosted by one of Britain’s notorious TV presenter (Big Brother, etc.) Davina McCall. Brook and FPA launch UK Sexual Health Awards (FPA)
  • Director (and hottie) Michael Stabile writes in a must-read of salaciousness about San Francisco’s Castro district dirty history, “Director John Waters once told me that San Francisco was much gayer in the late 1960s than it is today.” Love this article! Out of the Closet (The Bold Italic)
  • The truth not only hurts, IT BURNS. True for dating startup founders, I swear. “If you ask them to pay for dinner, they will instead give you advice on how to pay for dinner yourself.” 10 Reasons Not to Date a Tech Investor (The Next Web)
  • Florida man Jorge Daniel Silva, 22, orchestrated a fantasy that some men only dream of: a threesome with his wife and another woman. The sexual rendezvous hit a snag. No, it wasn’t because his wife or the other woman backed out at the last minute. Instead, it was because Silva apparently forgot about something very important – his all-encompassing jealousy. Man Throws 2 TVs at Wife for Kissing Woman He Brought Home for Threesome (Legally Weird)
  • Hunter Moore publishes nonconsensual photos – he has drawn the ire of the music industry, young people from all over, of privacy defenders—and, well, of many, many other people who happen to come across his website, Is Anyone Up?, and find it appalling. The death threats have not fazed him. Nor has the spectre of lawsuits. The Man Who Makes Money Publishing Your Nude Pics (The Awl)

{ 1 comment }

1 Dallas November 15, 2011 at 6:21 am

Thank you for linking to vulvanomics!!

If people are interested in participating and want more information, they should e-mail vulvanomicsactivism at gmail dot com

Thanks!

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