Sex News: Facial recognition in porn, skeleton sex crime, Hong Kong sex, designer vaginas

by Violet Blue on November 20, 2012

  • The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday called family planning an “essential human right” and urged the world’s nations to help meet the needs of 222 million women in developing countries.
    UN calls family planning an ‘essential human right’ (The Hill’s Global Affairs)

  • Dr. Marty Klein finishing up a week in Hong Kong, training psychologists and sex education teachers (I just got back from Hong Kong; I was visiting hackers and hackerspaces). His post on sex in Hong Kong is extremely interesting.
    Sex in Hong Kong (Sexual Intelligence)
  • I wish all men could read this post. “If you are not familiar with the “act-like-a-man box,” it’s a description of the narrow range in which masculinity is defined and the social pressure that men face to conform to it. As men, many of us find that we willingly stepped inside of that box, learning to perform masculinity to avoid the shame or fear of being labeled as less of a man, a homosexual, or a woman”
    What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Real’ Man? (GetLusty)
  • The Feminist Porn Conference will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the University of Toronto as part of the 2013 Feminist Porn Awards. The call for speaker presentations is now open!
    The Feminist Porn Conference: Call for Papers (The Feminist Porn Book)
  • A woman in western Sweden who was arrested after police found skeletons in her apartment has now been charged for using the bones as sex toys, a hobby she claimed was motivated by an interest in history.
    Woman charged for sex with human skeleton (The Local)
  • Great articke by Kelly Shibari: “Couples make up a large portion of my fanbase, and I can understand why. Much like how I didn’t realize chubby girls did adult films, many couples where one or both partners are larger find that my porn is “acceptable” entertainment. Girls don’t feel like they’re inadequate when their guy is watching a porn film where the girl on screen is built like them and having sexy fun instead of being made fun of.”
    I’m a Fat Porn Star (And a Role Model) (xoJane)
  • In 50 Shades of Grey, Christian (a dom or dominant) wants Ana to be his sub. Lots of the stuff that they did in 50 Shades of Grey would not be recommended by people who take part in BDSM: for example (…)
    Archive 50 Shades of Sex Ed (Bish Training)
  • Great post by Dr. Glickman: “As far as how we can change things, one piece that I think we need to look at is what makes someone a creep. I’ve heard lots of women say things like, “I just know it when I see it,” which doesn’t offer much to work with. Unless we can pin down some of the things that prompt that reaction, it’s not likely to change.”
    Five Things Men Can Do To Not Be Creepy (Charlie Glickman)
  • The story about General David Petraeus made huge headlines, but I didn’t realize that pretty much everyone piled on his mistress and not in a good way – you’ll be surprised to see just how much she was blamed for being somehow responsible for his actions because she is… female and had sex [with him].
    The Internet Gets Its Slut-Shaming Kicks Over Paula Broadwell (Mother Jones)

Main post image: Julia Almendra in ‘Back Stage Diaries’

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