Sex News: Foreign Policy’s Sex Issue, IsAnyoneUp FBI investigation, gangbang queen’s memoir

by Violet Blue on May 18, 2012

  • The Voice has learned that the FBI’s Los Angeles Internet Crime division has been actively investigating Hunter Moore and Is Anyone Up for months, according to four people who say they’ve been interviewed by the FBI about his now-shuttered site. The case’s focus, according to those familiar with the investigation, was Moore’s possible connection to a hacker who has repeatedly broken into the inboxes of countless victims, rifled through their attachments, and submitted the accompanying nudes to Is Anyone Up.
    “Gary Jones” Wants Your Nudes (Village Voice)
  • So much to keep us busy – and I’m thrilled to see Foreign Policy’s first-ever Sex Issue! It is “dedicated instead to the consideration of how and why sex – in all the various meanings of the word – matters in shaping the world’s politics.” Example: The Ayatollah Under the Bed(sheets).
    The Sex Issue (Foreign Policy)
  • Interesting: “Thanks to the exhaustive efforts of anthropologists like George Murdock, Douglas White, and dozens of others who contributed to the Standard Cross-Cultural Survey, I can tell you quite emphatically that there is no uniformity of human beliefs about sexual behaviors across cultures and from an early point in time.”
    Taking the Christianity out of Sex (Big Think)
  • A Texas patent holding company has filed seven new lawsuits — including three against the top adult entertainment companies — over image-hosting technology. LFP Internet Group, Vivid Entertainment Group and Playboy are among the adult companies hit with patent infringement claims.
    LFP, Vivid, Playboy Hit With New Patent Infringement Claims (XBIZ)
  • Rachel Rabbit White writes, “Christians hocking vibrators for Jesus have a specific sex philosophy that goes along with the toys, and it’s a warped version of sex positivity. The religious right may be a slut-shaming, anti-birth-control, homophobic bunch, but there are a number of Christians who are doing sex for the Lord. Who, of course, is always watching.”
    There Are Sex Toys, and Then There Are Christian Sex Toys (Jezebel)
  • “Gangbang Queen” Houston has published a memoir documenting the ups-and-downs and ins-and-outs of her life as one of the ’90s most infamous gonzo performers. Written by Houston — as Kim Halsey — with musician/artist Charles Lupula, “Houston: Pretty Enough, The Story of the Gang Bang Queen” is a truthful and un-romantized account of the ‘starlet’s most memorable moments and some of her more private experiences.
    Porn Icon Houston Publishes Autobiography ‘Pretty Enough’ (XBIZ)
  • Turkey is cracking down on the sex trade. This fascinating story follows a woman who has been a legal sex worker for decades as she tries to open her own shop.
    The Brothel Next Door (Foreign Policy)
  • The dancers of Paris’ famous Crazy Horse cabaret have gone on strike for more pay, the club confirmed Wednesday. The dancers, who voted on Monday to strike, told RTL radio their salaries “no longer correspondent to the burden of work demanded”.
    Nude cabaret dancers strike for better pay (Times LIVE)

Image: from the Echo Park set for S Magazine.

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