Sex News: FBI sex crime, post-porn life, kids and the porn talk, sexy is boring, biking and sex

by Violet Blue on May 16, 2012

  • They’ve made sexy boring. Best article of the week! “The only difference between the girls – always ‘girls’ – of FHM and the women I meet in real life, is that real life is a lot more diverse (…) When it comes to what people find sexy, there’s a truth in porn considerably purer than the sterile, manufactured consent of glossy magazines.”
    Sexual correctness gone mad (Guardian UK)
  • About parents, kids and the porn talk: Parents have learned to expect, and often dread, two sex talks with their children: the early lesson about the “birds and the bees” and the more delicate discussion of how to navigate a healthy sexual life as a young adult. But now they are wrestling with a third: the pornography talk.
    When Children See Internet Pornography (NYTimes, via Jiz Lee)
  • After Porn Ends is a documentary that examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry – Mary Carey, Houston, Asia Carrera, Shelly Lubben, John Leslie, Nina Hartley, Luke Ford, etc.) and what happens after they leave the porn business. Uncensored trailer here.
    After Porn Ends Documentary (After Porn Ends)
  • Consumers may soon be able to test themselves for HIV and quickly learn the results in the privacy of their own homes following a unanimous approval recommendation from a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday.
    FDA panel recommends approving home HIV test (CNN)
  • A former supervisory FBI agent is arrested and jailed on child pornography charges. He had been an FBI special agent from 1983 to 2008, serving as a bomb technician. He worked on the Oklahoma City bombing and Unabomber investigations, according to his university biography.
    Former top FBI agent charged with child porn distribution (CNN)

  • From the UK: As would be expected when dealing with pornography, for which there is no absolute definition, there are problems with sites being blocked that should not be. But, in some cases, taking even the broadest view of adult material – including Tor.
    U.K. Cellphone Porn Filters ‘Too Blunt’ (WSJ)
  • Glad to see Jimmyjane finally get the press they’re been pitching for years, and their toys are actually worth it: “Sex toys have transformed into sophisticated and well-designed gadgets that take their inspiration from Apple not Hustler. But one company has a bigger hope: that a better machine could mean better sex for a repressed nation.”
    Can a Better Vibrator Inspire an Age of Great American Sex? (The Atlantic)
  • Of men and prostibots: “Robot sex slaves are coming whether we like it or not. The sex industry is too lucrative, and research into robotics and AI shows shows no sign of slowing down. First there will be a robotic sex doll, with servos and “realistic” sound output, and then when human-level machine intelligence rolls around (~2030-2050), sentient, conversational prostibots will emerge.”
    Do humans dream of android prostitutes? (ExtremeTech)
  • In the hours, days and weeks that follow a sexual disaster, chances are you obsess about the situation, mulling over what could have, should have and, ultimately, what did happen – or didn’t, as the case may be. So how to get past this?
    Let’s Talk About Bad Sex… (Glamour UK)
  • The fabulous Cunning Minx gets real about being on Facebook and being polyamorous in response to this question: “Is it OK to list my relationship status as “open” on Facebook if my girlfriend isn’t out publicly?”
    Facebook and poly privacy (Polyamory Weekly)
  • Wexler says she made “Hysteria” with ‘more than an ending with a kiss and marriage’ in this NYT piece, but as you may glean from my Hysteria film review, that’s actually exactly how her movie about vibrator history ends…
    Sexuality and Other Female (Film) Troubles (NYTimes)

Main post image: model Milan Dixon by Connor Stewart for TAPE Magazine May/June 2012 via Touchpuppet.

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1 Stuart McConaghy May 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thanks for the credit for the photo used for this article. Can I just point out that the photographer is Connor Stewart, Milan Dixon is the model.

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