Sex News: ICANN, Kickstarter, LAPD Tasers Porn Star to Death, Gay Cure Study Retracted

by Violet Blue on April 13, 2012

VB note: hey, great news – I now write for CNET! They seem okay with the fact I may give all their editors gray hair and that any conservative readership aneurysms. My first article has certainly kicked a hornet’s nest: Say ‘hello’ to CISPA, it will remind you of SOPA.

  • EA is under fire for same-sex content in it games, ICANN is set to make more adult TLDs and a scary sextortion crime. Many saw ICANN’s granting of dot-XXX as a move in the direction of meaningless TLDs and rewarding greedy domain barons. With the news that ICANN is looking at approving dot-sex, dot-porn and dot-adult – and handing it to the owners of dot-XXX – these criticisms will hold more weight.
    Sex Tech: ICANN and Dot-Sex, EA’s LGBT Content, Kickstarter Censorship (ZDNet)
  • Sensuality is critical in erotic fiction. For most readers, when it comes to erotica, it means touch. It’s also the most difficult to write about – and Thomas Roche talks exactly about the process of writing about sensual touch.
    Writing About Touch (The Senses, Part 5) (Write Sex)
  • In trouble for showing the most boring sex tape, ever… And yes, it’s on tape. A controversy is breaking out after an anonymous student at Fresno State University complained that a public health professor showed a hardcore porn film to her class. The movie on sexual techniques and positions from the “Better Sex Series, Volume 1” produced by the Sinclair Institute, reportedly shows 12 couples exploring their sexuality.
    Fresno State Professor Shows Porn Film in Class (XBIZ)
  • Adult/porn performer Sledge Hammer (whose legal name was Marland Anderson) died early this morning at the age of 39. He had been in a coma since Monday morning after an altercation with police on Sunday night resulted in him being shot by multiple officers repeatedly with a Taser gun until he went into cardiac arrest. The tasering incident was described as “excessive.”
    Adult Performer Sledge Hammer Passes Away (XBIZ)
  • From Buzzfeed: This one if for all the ladies with big boobs out there. Busty Girl Comics is a spot-on comic drawn by Paige Halsey Warren that details the trials and tribulations of being a woman with an enormous chest. From her work, here are 12 “Busty Girl Problems.”
    12 Problems That Only Busty Girls Have (Buzzfeed)
  • The psychiatrist behind a prominent 2001 study declaring people can go from gay to straight has retracted his original claims. Although the research is still cited by anti-gay organizations as proof that so-called ex-gay therapy works to change someone’s sexual orientation, the study has endured scientific criticism for years. Now, Robert Spitzer, who led the research, told American Prospect that he wants to publish a retraction. Dear Mr. Spitzer – for ruining the lives of so many poeple: FFFUUUUUU.
    Psychiatrist retracts infamous study claiming gay people can turn straight through therapy (NY Daily News)
  • It reads more like Penthouse Letters, so you’ve been warned – or enticed. In pretending to find out who gives better fellatio – straight girls or gay men – VICE Magazine got a gay man and a straight man to get blowjobs from a gay man and a straight woman. They blindfolded both of our suckees and built a glory hole.
    Gays or Girls? (VICE)
  • VICE writes, “OK, straight guys, just because you’re in a gay bar does not mean you like to take a cock in the ass. That means you can stop clutching your girlfriend like she’s some sort of heterosexual life preserver to keep you from drowning in a sea of receptive anal intercourse. You don’t need to hold her hand and make out with her and go out of your way to announce your orientation. We already know you’re straight. Those shoes you wore on your way in told us, you don’t need to keep repeating yourself.”
    An Etiquette Guide for Straight People in Gay Bars (VICE)

Main post image: Love #7 2012 – DAISY LOWE BY TOBY MCFARLAND POND

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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