Sex News: Morality in Media and Saudia Arabia vs ICANN, True Blood, Supergonorrhea, penis crime

by Violet Blue on August 15, 2012

  • This post has been heavily shared and endorsed by many online sex-positive, progressive sex-ed, and pro-porn people: definitely read it. Brilliant: “Sure, we may play with, embody and embrace hyper-femininity, but we are no less ‘authentic’, or political, or real, because our lip gloss is hot pink instead of ‘nude’. We don’t need to ‘tone-it-down’ to be any more queer, radical or ‘real’. Our bodies may look ‘unrealistic’ to you, but the labour of preparing for work gives erotic performers a sentient, working knowledge of gender performativity.”
    What is ‘fake’ and ‘real’ in the sex industry? (The Scavenger)
  • At post time, about 13 percent (776 of 6,151) of the comments on the ICANN Application Comments forum are directed at the three proposed gTLDs. ICANN started up the forum in early July and could green light some gTLDs as early as June 2013. Each of the 776 comments over one or more of the three extensions offers blunt criticism. Headlines such as “Porn domain not needed or wanted,” “Please don’t make the world worse” and “No more indecency” are atypical, as are some of the contributors — one repeat poster is Morality in Media President Patrick Trueman. And just today, Saudi Arabia‘s Communications and Information Technology Commission, the country’s communications regulatory czar, has come out against the three gTLD proposals, as well as others, asking for ICANN to refuse the applications.
    ICANN Comments Pour In for Porn-Related gTLD Proposals (XBIZ Newswire)

  • “I just got out of a telebriefing with the CDC. The atmosphere was not a jovial one. The words “gonorrhea epidemic” were thrown around in ominous tones. No one was up for hanging out after. Oover the past decades, gonorrhea has been mowing down our antibiotics. (…)”
    Here It Comes: Super Gonorrhea (The Atlantic)
  • A MAN is recovering in hospital after four men broke into his flat and cut off his penis. Police are hunting the masked intruders, who are thought to have acted over accusations that their victim was engaged in affairs with local women.
    Man has penis stolen by masked intruders after alleged affairs (Daily Star)
  • James Deen, who stars alongside Lindsay Lohan in controversial writer Bret Easton Ellis’ upcoming film The Canyons, has teamed up with Brazzers, an adult entertainment production company, to warn people of the risks that come from having unprotected sex.
    Lindsay Lohan’s Porn Star Costars Safe Sex Psa Watch Now (E! Online)
  • This week’s installment of sex and tech includes a recent ruling in the UK that private texts can be “obscenity,” Photobucket’s “private” photo security problem, a post about geek sexual fallacies that rings true, and audio of the SXSW 2012 panel on dating and privacy.
    Sex Tech: gaming iTunes, PM’s obscene in UK, OkCupid privacy, geek sex (Pulp Tech)
  • People who sleep on their stomachs are more likely to have erotic dreams than those who snooze in different positions, a Hong Kong university study has found. The link was discovered by researchers through interviews with 670 students about the reoccurring themes in their dreams.
    Erotic dreamers sleep on stomach (Fraser Coast Chronicle)

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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1 A Big Butt and a Smile August 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

So..um..it’s perfectly okay that I find that True Blood totally disturbing right? Cause..yeah…

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