- Vote like right NOW on the SXSW PanelPicker for a hell of a lineup: Dr. Carol Queen, Lisa Vandever (CineKink), Mike Stabile (Gay Porn Blog, my husband) and more want to converge on South by Southwest and present a panel on sex and tech. Register for the SXSW Panel Picker website and vote; I hope this one makes it.
Voting ends tonight at 11:59pm.Voting has now been extended through September 4 – yay! Go!
SXSW Interactive Panelpicker: Old Tech, New Tech, Same Old Sex? (SXSW)
- This looks incredible, revolutionary, awesome: Jiz Lee has put up a call for submissions seeking coming out stories from people that have worked in, and with, porn. You know it’s going to be sex-positive, queer, it will tickle the gender binary until it goes ~squee, and most of all it will change a fuckton of conversations that needed to be changed like yesterday.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: How to Come Out Like a Pornstar, the Book! (Jiz Lee)
- In this Sex Tech installment, a cyberlocker sued by Big Porn disappears, a twist in virtual girlfriending gets Slate’s panties in a bunch, Chinese citizens defy governmental online sex prohibition, and much more.
Sex Tech: virtual girlfriend evolution, FileSonic down, China’s social media sex life (Pulp Tech, ZDNet)
- “Look, you sent your kid off to college, and once they are out of your prying eyes, chances are they are going to experiment. They’re going to drink alcohol, they might experiment with recreational drugs, and they are also going to … Have sex.”
6 late back to school gifts for your new college freshman (Tech Broiler, ZDNet)
- Funny thing is, I have it on good authority that Vivid’s Steven Hirsch would officially respond ‘as the porn industry‘ to the opening of a bag of chips.
Porn Industry Responds to GOP’s Anti-Porn Platform (DCist)
- An exhibition has opened in Silkeborg, Denmark, that shows real people having sex in the gallery. Called Devoid of Shame, it aims to start a conversation about intercourse and sexuality.
Danish exhibition shows couples having sex as art (BBC News; evil SHAMELESS BBC video autoplay warning)
- Le France does le sex: “On Saturday nights, Europe 1 focused on desire. In “Chaude Est la Nuit” (“Hot Is the Night”), famous actors with voices of velour read erotic literary texts about female pleasure. RTL, a competitor, took a more clinical approach. In a daily two-hour series throughout July, sexologists, psychiatrists and gynecologists explored such subjects as “the trouble with the erection,” “sex for seniors” and “perversions.””
Sex and Savoir-Faire (NYTimes)
- NPR looks at nonconsensual, criminal sexual voyeurism – reminding us of the fantasy vs. reality conversation everyone should be having about sex. Songwriter Nikki Lynette talks about how being a victim has changed her life, and clinical social worker David Prescott explains what motivates voyeurs.
Peeping Toms’ Voyeurism Scars Victims’ Psyches (NPR)
Main post image via Daniel Sannwald with Herieth Paul & Jeneil Williams, POP F/W 2012.