Sex News: Robot Sex Workers, Rihanna, 2257, Kink Sues Tube Site, Porn Consulting

by Violet Blue on April 17, 2012

  • Safer Sex for Seniors has launched, in light of recently released data on doubled rates of STIs among older adults, including syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV infections. The resource aims to help older peeps enjoy pleasure-seeking without worry, taking into account all the fun tricks our bodies play on us as we age. (SaferSex4Seniors.org, video via)
  • In their paper “Robots, men and sex tourism,” which appears in the current issue of the journal Futures, Ian Yeoman and Michelle Mars of the University of Wellington’s Victoria Management School explore how robotic prostitutes could provide a solution to many of the problems associated with the sex trade, namely human trafficking and the spread of sexually transmitting infections.
    How would robotic prostitutes change the sex tourism industry? (io9)
  • Police in a staunchly conservative West Texas city are keeping close tabs on a young entrepreneur’s recently opened cleaning service that offers nude maids. Customers pay $100 an hour for one maid or $150 an hour for two maids.
    Nude maid service raising eyebrows in Texas city (FindLaw)
  • A business consulting and management company for would-be pornographers has debuted. Start My Porn Company – including industry names such as Michael Ninn – said it’s offering an investment hedge against “the widely prognosticated financial collapse of mainstream corporations in the next five years.” Along with consultation, the firm is offering an e-book called the “SMPC Porn Primer” that it said includes insight from porn professionals.
    Consulting Company for Would-be Pornographers Debuts (XBIZ)

  • Porn’s 2257 battle still rages in court with a significant development this week – but it’s still going to be quite some time before a final ruling on the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. §2257 and 2257A is made and the appeals process runs its course.
    Analysis: What Today’s 2257 Ruling Means (XBIZ)
  • Kink.com has filed a multimillion-dollar copyright and trademark infringement suit against the operator of DrTuber.com, a porn tube site that is alleged to have made available 75 Kink movies on its site.
    Kink.com Files Suit Against Tube Site DrTuber.com (XBIZ)
  • The NY Times covers Sex Week At Harvard as if it were the first thing of its kind, downplaying the wider context and multi-year legacy of Sex Week At Yale – and not daring to talk about key pieces that incorporate core debates around pornography and gender identity.
    College Students Opening Up Conversations About Sex (NYTimes)

News items broken up by Rihanna’s nip slip in a recent Facebook set the performer uploaded to her Facebook page: more hot images from that set are here.

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1 Elf M. Sternberg April 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Freakonomics last week had an article about aluminum, and how it went from being one of the most expensive precious metals in the world (because it was insanely hard to extract with chemical methods) to being one of the cheapest (the development of efficient electrical generators made liberating aluminium from its ore trivial). Journalist Steven Kotler wrote, “When viewed through the lens of technology, few resources are truly scarce; they are mainly difficult to access.”

I wonder if sex robots, and sex technology in general, does something like that to our need for love, satisfaction, and emotional expression. “When viewed through the lens of technology, sex and love are not truly scarce; they are mainly difficult to access.”

Hmm….

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