Sex News: Porn’s Condom Problem, Plus Size Models, Prison Sex, XBIZ Porn Awards

by Violet Blue on January 12, 2012

  • It has been revealed that Mother Teresa, the Nobel Prize-winning nun — now on the fast track to sainthood from the Vatican — defended a Bay Area priest accused and convicted of sexual molestation back in the 1993. An act that, in addition to reinstating the criminal man of God, resulted in more horrifying sexual abuse. Mother Teresa, Rape Apologist (SFist)
  • Porn studio Pink Visual opted to introduce the “geek universe” to its performers in a “tech forward” event late Tuesday, a few steps away from CES, after its bid to exhibit at the consumer gizmo extravaganza was rebuffed. “We want to break down the stigma,” Pink president Allison Vivas told AFP. “There is no reason that adult entertainment can’t be a mainstream event and be represented professionally to adult consumers.” Nearby, Lexi Belle wore an iPad like a pendant necklace and challenged guests to pick her breasts from an array of options. CES gadget fair ‘geeks’ get peek at sex tech (Yahoo! News)
  • Hosted by Femina Potens, A Conversation About Sex Work & Consent is live talk show with several well-known sex work personalities that will discuss sex work, gender, consent, rape culture and much more. See it in person in San Francisco (tickets are $10) or watch it live on UStream January 26th at 8PM PST. A Conversation About Sex Work & Consent (press release)
  • Moral Lust writes, “We all know a guy with a thing for Asian women. I suspect most people have a type, some particular sort of person to whom they find themselves automatically drawn. Put them in a giant room full of eligible people, and they will gravitate towards members of this class over and over. (…)” Is it immoral to have a type? (Moral Lust)

  • The saucy new breast-powered advert for Soul Calibur V (at right) hit Japanese newspapers this week but has been deemed to racy for British tabloids. Banned Soul Calibur V advert (Nuts)
  • Some experts on prison sex contend that anti-masturbation and anti-porn policies in prisons are counterproductive because they effectively drive inmates to engage in risky sexual behavior. According to this theory, increased access to pornography might be just what correctional facilities need to stem prison rape. Should prison inmates have the right to masturbate? (Slate Magazine)
  • RealTouch wants to bring teledildonics to Afghanistan. Company manager Scott Rinaldo, appearing at a CES party sponsored by porn firm Pink Visual, said he’s working on distributing “a thousand dildos for the military wives”—in this case, Internet-connected sex toys that can let families thousands of miles apart get intimate. A Thousand Dildos For The Military Wives (PCMag)

{ 2 comments }

1 tejanojim January 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm

“No one can stop you for from feeling more, or less, attracted to a particular type. But we might think you have a moral obligation to try to overcome that preference. You could examine where this particular preference comes from, and you could make a special effort to date other types.”

White guy who prefers Asian women here. Yes, I’m a stereotype. Too damn bad. The above statement strikes me as no more plausible than telling a gay man he has “a moral obligation to try to overcome that preference.” People lust after who we lust after. Marriage is hard enough without being strongly, physically attracted to your partner. Should I have dated white women because it in some marginal way makes the world better? I do my best to be a loving and dedicated husband to my Filipina wife. She’s not the easiest to live with, but neither am I. Our first child is due in a couple of weeks. Does anyone want to tell me what I’ve done wrong?

2 epynephrin January 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

It’s bugged me, for a long time, that completely normal-looking women in modeling are referred to as “plus size.” By “bugged,” I mean “pissed me off.” That sets a ridiculously high standard, mostly because “plus size” clothing typically won’t fit on “plus size” models.

Also, it would be nice to be able to buy three pairs of pants at the same dimensions, and have them all fit roughly the same way…

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