Sex News: Undercover police-activist sex, autoerotic death, poly couple etiquette, Verizon, German bestiality

by Violet Blue on November 29, 2012

  • As Guardian reported previously, “eight of the nine undercover officers identified over the past 21 months are believed to have had intimate sexual relationships with protesters they were spying on.” Now Scotland Yard commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe’s claim that it is “almost inevitable” that undercover officers will form sexual relationships with activists has been condemned.
    Commissioner claim over undercover sexual relationships (Guardian UK, via Eva!)
  • An exciting new addition to our existing holdings of Spilsbury papers helps clarify the working methods and interests of a famous (or notorious) forensic pathologist. Texts of lectures given by Spilsbury include one on death during autoerotic bondage which includes some correspondence on similar cases.
    Strangulation, sex and death (Wellcome Library)
  • Aggie from Solopoly has a great new post directed at polyamorous couples on treating their non-primary partners well that begins, “Recently a poly friend observed, ‘There are no secondary people. Be careful how you treat everyone in relationships.’ …Fine, but how do you actually pull that off? Where’s the list of what to do?”
    Non-primary partners tell: How to treat us well (SoloPoly, via Charlie Glickman)
  • Adult crowdfunding website Offbeatr.com announced today that it is has raised more than $60,000 for its project creators. The operators said the site’s unique voting phase has allowed projects to enjoy an 80 percent success rate compared to 40 percent on other popular crowdfunding sites.
    Offbeatr.com Crowdfunding Site Raises $60,000 for Projects (XBIZ)
  • Verizon is now the third ISP to find itself being attacked in court directly by porn copyright trolls. Patrick Collins Inc., Third Degree Films, and Malibu Media have sued Verizon directly, asking a judge to throw out the many objections filed and to force Verizon to hand over subscriber contact information with intent to shame them into settling with the porn company. Verizon has objected over customers’ privacy and First Amendment rights.
    Porn copyright troll sues Verizon, angry it won’t cough up user names (Ars Technica)
  • A Google Rater has to decide what a porn searcher’s intention is when they rate or flag websites. The example of “spanking” is cited: information on parents spanking children from the University of Maine is regarded as “relevant”, a page about spanking fetish is “Slightly Relevant” and triggers the Porn flag. Porn is still deemed relevant – just not so much.
    Revealed: Google’s manual for its unseen humans who rate the web (The Register)

  • This reveals that the character in “The Sessions” used to be a SFSI switchboard volunteer, and decided to become a sex surrogate while working with us. In the ’70s, Cheryl Cohen Greene got into surrogate partner therapy to help others. One of her patients wrote about it, and now Helen Hunt is playing the therapist in a new film.
    Her sex ‘Sessions’ became a movie (LA Times)
  • Germany is about to ban sex with animals, including the ‘pimping’ of farm animals for sex. Bestiality was legalised in Germany in 1969, the same year that gay sex was also removed from the criminal code. After that, sex with animals was only punishable if the animal was severely injured.
    Germany to ban sex with animals: report (Daily Telegraph)
  • Scientists have decided to investigate the claims made by websites offering plastic surgery for female genitals. They looked at the top five U.K.-based websites that came up, and the top five U.S. ones. Here’s a sampling of “designer vagina” claims they found…
    The 9 Worst Claims Made By “Designer Vagina” Websites (Buzzfeed)

Main post image via Sexy Fawkes – side image via Zoltan Tombor Lenses the Sensual Beauty of Laura O’Neall for Nero Homme

{ 2 comments }

1 Tarun November 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Hello Violet,

Just found that the right side bar has a book ‘Smart Girl’s guide’…., the kindle link to this book is taking to ‘Seal It with a Kiss’… book on amazon, which I think is not intended by you.

Just thought to inform you.

Thanks
Tarun

2 violet blue November 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

fixing it now, thank you for catching that!

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