Sex News: Coldplay, Silicon Valley Sperm, Penis Injection Death, Shame’s Casual Sex

by Violet Blue on December 14, 2011

  • In the new film “Shame,” an examination of the extremes of human sexuality, Brandon Sullivan, a successful, handsome New York executive afraid of intimacy, has frequent, random sex with prostitutes and strangers. But “Shame” draws an inaccurate comparison between casual sex–an experience typically outside the context of a romantic relationship–and reckless sex. In Defense of Casual Sex (Psychology Today)
  • Since 2006, the 36-year-old Silicon Valley computer security specialist has been running a one-man sperm bank out of his Fremont home. Arsenault gives couples his sperm for free. They pick up the samples and use them to artificially inseminate one of the partners. Unfortunately, for Arsenault, his gift of himself has landed him in the crosshairs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Fremont sperm donor in feds cross hairs (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Following a cascade of negative comments by online readers of a piece about pre-marital sex titled “How Do I Even Begin To Explain This?” the student council elected to withdraw its funding from the newspaper and several editors resigned. Meanwhile, stories about the clash between freedom of expression and fealty to Orthodox Judaism’s emphasis on modesty appeared in news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Shh! Don’t talk about sex at Yeshiva University (JTA – Jewish & Israel News)
  • Coldplay’s flashing wristbands were created by a sex toy inventor. Frontman Chris Martin has now revealed the person who invented the gadget, Jason Regler, who runs RB Concepts, previously made erotic aids that could be used with cell phones. Coldplay’s ‘Xylobands’ created by sex toy inventor (The Times of India)
  • “I consider “dark erotica” to be fiction where the “dark” element exists in service of the erotic element, and “SF/F/H erotica” to be a broader category where the unusual or unreal element is not necessarily dark or scary — just paranormal. “Erotic horror,” on the other hand, puts the erotic element in the service of fear — in a sense, just the opposite.” The Line Between Dark Erotica and Erotic Horror (Write Sex)

Image: Camilla Hansen + Yasmin Brunet by Aram Bedrossian for Lovecat Magazine #3

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1 violet blue December 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Glynnis – I agree. The black backgrounds are too much for me. I spend all day reading and writing, and when I see the black backgrounds I know my eyes will be re-adjusting for about half an hour afterward. I’ve taken to putting them into Readability to spare myself the eye stress!

2 Glynnis December 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

I love Thomas’ writing, but I just can’t handle the white-on-black “edgy” look. It hurts my eyes! This is a big reason why I don’t read a lot of BDSM blogs in general.

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