Sex News: SXSW 2013, Jiz Lee wants you to come out, criminal voyeurism, sex and tech roundup

by Violet Blue on August 31, 2012

  • 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)
  • “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)
  • 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.

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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 violet blue September 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Hi Lisa. thank you for leaving this comment. It’s both great to hear from you, and I’m glad I can tell people about the extended voting, yay!

I’m not sure what I’m doing for SXSW yet. I didn’t propose anything, nor do I have leads on a juicy panel to jump on, and that’s partly because i’ve been on the fence about 2013. If someone makes a compelling case, I’ll definitely go. I think I have places to stay, and my friends might even be able to convince me to stay for music, which I’ve never done. I just need a nudge.

2 Lisa Vandever September 1, 2012 at 6:03 am

Thanks so much for the shout-out on our SXSW panel proposal!

A heads-up that SXSW has extended the deadline for voting to end of Tuesday, September 4th, so there’s still time for folks to give input.

Hope to see you in Austin :)

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