Sex News: JFK Intern Sex Revelations, Penis Insurance, Megaupload, Condom Recall

by Violet Blue on February 7, 2012

  • When commissioned to outfit the iconic tunnel-like staircase at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Irish artist Bryan McCormack took on a wholly different base material as his launching point: condoms. Paris Adorns an Iconic Building In Condoms (The Atlantic Cities, image above)
  • Dozens of condoms, vaginal films, jellies, foams and sponges containing the Nonoxynol-9 spermicide are available online or at local pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription. Though N-9 was once thought to protect against HIV, public health officials now know that it can actually increase a person’s HIV risk. Even so, people who use these products may not be fully informed. What Spermicide Users Should Know, But Often Don’t (WBUR & NPR)
  • From the upcoming tell-all by former White House intern Mimi Alford, “Once Upon a Secret: My Affair With President John F. Kennedy and its Aftermath,” an early copy of which was obtained by The New York Post. President Kennedy was, shall we say, a complicated man. 20 Creepy And/Or Cute Revelations About JFK’s Affair With An Intern (Buzzfeed)
  • With rare exceptions, all known human cultures have policed the sexual behavior of girls and women, and America, circa 1959, was no different. Before women obtained the power to control their fertility, they had compelling reasons to comply with whatever arbitrary double standard their society imposed. How the Sexual Revolution Changed America Forever (Alternet))
  • Breastfeeding women are protesting Facebook policies for removing their images and blocking their accounts. Their method? They are breastfeeding outside of Facebook’s offices around the world. Breastfeeding women protest outside Facebook offices (Friending Facebook)

  • [SSEX BBOX] is an ambitious documentary project: Their goal is to explore sex-positive communities in San Francisco, São Paolo, Berlin, & Barcelona and explore the different ways that people in these locations are examining and discussing sexuality. [SSEX BBOX] Episode 1 Is Out! (Dr. Charlie Glickman)
  • The health department in Free State province (South Africa) is recalling 1.35 million condoms that may not be up to snuff. TAC’s testing with water-filled ["Choice"] condoms found “they were leaking like sieves.” More Than A Million Condoms Recalled In South Africa (NPR)
  • New website Pass the Herpes is an ongoing collection of stories, personal anecdotes and all kinds of information about herpes. Taylor herself was diagnosed at 18 and has been dealing with the stigma that surrounds it for a long time. Pass the Herpes (Xtra)
  • The Guardian reports that Sony Pictures has cancelled the scheduled February 10 release of Dragon Tattoo after India’s Central Board of Film Certification insisted that 5 scenes be pulled from Fincher’s cut. Both the director and the studio refused to make the adjustments, opting to abandon the open altogether. Sex scares: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ will not be released in India (HitFix)
  • Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn had just one thing in common – apart from being movie superstars. They both used a handsome young gas station attendant for sex – in Tracy’s case personally, and in Hepburn’s case to procure her lesbian lovers, up to 150 of them over a lifetime. Sex fixer to the stars lifts lid on scandal in Hollywood’s golden age (Guardian UK)

  • More than $50,000 in sex toys were taken by HPD in the raid on Adult Video Megaplex; now, according to the Houston Chronicle, police say all the stuff is missing. HPD Loses $50,000 Worth Of Sex Toys (Houston News)
  • Jada Fire, the woman who portrayed the former Secretary of State “Condoleezaa Wright” in the unforgettable film “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?” has officially announced that she is quitting the film industry for good.Porn Star Jada Fire Announces Retirement (News One)

Violet Blue

The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.

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