Sex News: That “teen” oral sex headline, Axe Japan’s upskirt cam site, sex trafficking

  • Dr. Silverberg breaks it down: “The headline reads: More teens have oral sex earlier than vaginal intercourse. (…) there is news here. Only it doesn’t have anything to do with the new statistics. The article is about a report released today by the CDC based on data from the National Survey of Family Growth, which included questions for 15-24 year-olds about their first experience of oral sex, vaginal intercourse, and the timing of the two.”
    The Need to Always Make More of Oral Sex (About: Sexuality)
  • Eating around two handfuls of walnuts a day improves sperm health in young men, a study in the journal Biology of Reproduction suggests.
    Walnuts ‘improve sperm health’ (BBC News)
  • danah boyd writes what should be considered the essential starting point for any and all discussions and efforts around sex slavery, sex work and sex trafficking. It’s a blog post that should be hammer-stapled into Ashton Kutcher’s forehead. “Folks in the anti-trafficking worlds need to recognize how valuable sex workers can be as allies. Regardless of how any anti-trafficking group may feel about sex workers, one thing is clear: sex workers often have more access into the worlds in which the majority of commercial sexual exploitation takes place.”
    What Anti-Trafficking Advocates Can Learn from Sex Workers: The Dynamics of Choice, Circumstance, and Coercion (danah boyd; article is also published on HuffPo but studies have shown that linking to HuffPo causes rectal bleeding)
  • Great op-ed on Australian sex and censorship in cinema: “On any typical train carriage, you’ll find at least one reader unabashedly engrossed in Ana Steele’s romps with Mr Grey and his Red Room of Pain. Yet a film with the same content – that is, a movie combining real sex with bondage – must, by law, be refused classification. How does that make sense?
    Fifty shades of ambiguity make porn laws a perverse joke (Sydney Morning Herald)

Main post image from Every Day I Love (Nicole Trunfio photographed by Guy Aroch for S Magazine #10).

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  • None

    I’ll not beat the politics with a stick — that heading image is really great. The others in that shoot have a certain feel… and it’s one I quite like. Almost dark, but also unmistakeably sexy.

  • Charlie

    What kills me about the Akin thing is seeing all of the GOP try pathetically to distance themselves from him, when they’ve shown again and again that a majority of them agree with him (in particular Ryan). Apart from Akin’s ridiculous choice of words and general ignorance, the fundamental problem is still the same ‘forcible/legitimate’ vs ‘other’ kinds of rape, that we saw back in H.R. 3, which Ryan co-sponsored. He in particular deserves a lot more pressure on this issue.

  • Justin

    It was only at a very recent time that an incredibly conservative state attorney general stepped down, it is a group of those state-level positions that decide classification laws. We’ve only just gotten an 18+ rating for computer games, it will probably be some time before any more significant changes can be made considering the leftist ruling party is a Minority Government and has a very tenuous grip on power (and would lose an election called tomorrow). Baby steps. They’re being made, but for right now, we’re limited to baby steps.