Sex News: George Clooney, racism in porn, OkCupid bug, fired science teacher

by Violet Blue on January 17, 2013

  • The fears of major health organizations have come true: Gonorrhea that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic has been detected in at least nine North American patients, meaning the era of “incurable” gonorrhea could be close.
    First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America (US News and World Report)
  • Just… wow. CNBC should be embarrassed for running a wholly inaccurate piece with no research or fact checking whatsoever. I don’t link to false reporting on sex, but I want to expose CNBC for this one.
    Porn’s New Market: Women (CNBC)
  • When I worked at Good Vibrations, the company had long been repackaging adult manufacturer’s toys into tasteful wrappers because the ugly, garish, sexist, sometimes racist and often gender-insulting adult industry packaging harmed sales and damaged our customer relationships. I hope the industry attitude about branding decisions has evolved.
    AVN session on promoting brand features porn stars, sex-toy manufacturer (Las Vegas Review Journal)

  • An interesting post that includes La Grand Bouffe, The Cook, the Thief, his wife and her Lover, Tampopo and more. It explores “a couple of films combining two of the best things in life. Sometimes in distorted, vulgar and troublesome ways.”
    Sex and Food (S Magazine)
  • This is just wrong and awful: An eighth-grade science teacher, fired after her porn past was exposed, may see her pay and benefits revoked at a board of trustees meeting today, according to officials from the Oxnard School District.
    California Science Teacher Fired for Porn Past May Lose Pay (ABC News; asshole video autoplay warning)
  • Congrats! Pink Visual President Allison Viva’s new book, “Making Peace with Porn: Adult Entertainment and Your Guy” is now available for pre-order. Among the issues that Vivas addresses is the stereotypical presentation of the adult entertainment business as “an industry filled with powerful men and victimized women.” To counter that notion, Vivas cites the stories and careers of noteworthy and empowered performers, ex-performers, producers and businesswomen such as Nina Hartley, Stormy Daniels, Lexi Belle, Alexis Texas, Shy Love, T.J. Hart, Sasha Grey, Tristan Taormino and more.
    Pink Visual’s Allison Viva’s New Book Now Available for Pre-Order (XBIZ)
  • Because Robin Leech wrote this piece about the porn convention it’s impossible for me to *not* have his voice reading his bombastic writing in my head. He’s really into those porn chicks. But, it’s important to note that this is the first year the expo isn’t at the same time as CES, so we’ll see how this goes.
    2013 AVN/AEE: Porn stars plan 96-hour marathon of L.V. events (Las Vegas Sun News)
  • OKCupid’s new blind date app came out, to some fanfare and probably a little more mockery. But it’s hit a snag: Apparently, it was coughing up users’ emails and birth dates for anyone who bothered to dig for them.
    OkCupid App Bug Exposed Email Addresses and Birth Dates (Gizmodo)
  • Jade Blue (no relation) writes, “The adult industry is the last acceptable arena for racism.”
    Racism In Porn (InfoBarrel)
  • Many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they’re writing the rules as they go. One online trend 16-year-old Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is something she calls “slut-shaming,” or using photos and videos to turn a girl’s private life inside out.
    Radio Rookies: Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A (WNYC)

Violet Blue

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 Nobody January 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm

If you put a rel=”nofollow” on the cnbc link, google won’t count it towards their seo and link count etc

:)

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