Sex News: Semen tweets, red cards, IP trolls, voodoo pimps, Oculus Rift

by Violet Blue on January 5, 2013

  • Charlie Jane Anders, as usual, knocks it out of the park with this post: “Here are the greatest science fiction porn films of all time, from 1961 to 1991. It’s NSFW! Note: There are a number of exploitation films on this list, but no horror, since that’s a very different category. Likewise, no fantasy. Also, if we missed your favorite, please chime in in the comments! With such a huge and sweeping topic, I’m sure we missed some stuff. We’ll be covering 1992 to the present very soon.”
    The Greatest Science Fiction Porn Movies of All Time: 1961-1991 (io9, main post image is Galxina)

  • Before I weigh in on it… In short: a young woman went to a hacker conference last year (not a hacker nor was she a speaker; she accompanied her then-partner) and brought with her a set of cards she gave to women for them to hand to men when they felt male conference-goers behaved inappropriately. I do not know why she did this. The cards were colored by degree of offense, and intended for public use. No constructive solution or cue for positive interaction or resolution was provided; the cards’ simple function shamed and humiliated individuals who received them. In short, she trolled hacker culture like a champ. At a recent hacker conference, a bi girl made a nude torso out of them, and her gay male friend made a big green penis out of them for lulz. Some people who did not attend the conference wrote about the images, depicting the act of making the pixel-pr0n as statement acts of sexual violent intent. The woman who made the lulzy female image just wrote a blog post about it, but I think that because it is a reasonable post it is not getting as much attention as it should. Check it out.
    Oh teh drama – or why I stickered a naked headless female on the wall (This is my blog, my blog is amazing, mirromaru.tumblr.com)
  • “Sex workers are discriminated against and their human rights unrecognised around the world, even where sex work isn’t illegal,” says Nadia van der Linde, co-ordinator of the Red Umbrella Fund, the first global grant-making mechanism set up to give sex workers more control of projects that directly concern them. “Even when they stand up for themselves, it’s very hard for them to find support.”
    ‘Nothing for us without us’: sex workers the decision-makers in new fund (Guardian UK)
  • 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. Feminists have been debating, studying, and creating pornography for decades, and the transformation of feminism, sexual politics, porn, and popular culture over the last decade has broadened the dialogue on this provocative topic.
    The Feminist Porn Book | The Feminist Porn Conference: Call for Papers (thefeministpornbook.com)

  • Japanese porn star Uta Kohaku is using social networking for semen. The performer used her pesonal Twitter account to solicit more than 100 bottles of semen for her new movie “Semen Collection 2″ that began shooting last week. Adult studio Radix asked Kohaku to get the jism for the follow-up to the inaugural film “Semen Collection.”
    Japanese Porn Star Tweets for 100 Bottles of Semen (XBIZ)
  • Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested 17 people on suspicion of smuggling Nigerian women into Spain and forcing them into prostitution using threats including claims they would cast Voodoo spells on them if they didn’t comply.
    Voodoo pimps: Spanish police arrest 17 in sex-trafficking ring (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Australia’s mining boom has led to an increase in the number of prostitutes heading to remote mining towns, with a marked rise in female sex workers flying in from Asia to cash in on the country’s high wages, the Australian Crime Commission said.
    Mining boom fuels Australia’s thriving sex industry (France 24)
  • In China, some physicians are using surgery to destroy parts of the brain’s “pleasure centers” in heroin addicts and alcoholics, by which the neurosurgeons hope to stop drug cravings. But damaging the brain region involved in addictive desires risks permanently ending the entire spectrum of natural longings and emotions, including the ability to feel joy.
    Controversial Surgery for Addiction Burns Away Brain’s Pleasure Center (TIME)
  • Laws regulating sex work are written, in most cases, by people who have never done sex work and who have no sustained contact with those who do. The most well-meaning legislation, designed to prevent the trafficking of vulnerable women and girls (vulnerable men and boys are expected to fend for themselves), often backfires, pushing the sex trade further underground and giving the police licence to punish and victimise women walking the streets or working together for safety.
    This strange neo-Victorian desire to save prostitutes and porn actresses (New Statesman)
  • A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.”
    U.S. Olympian’s Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (The Smoking Gun)

  • Recent statics published by adult search engine PornWatchers.com revealed that Internet porn viewers have watched an astounding 1.2 million years worth of porn on two sites alone. The search engine calculated that since their inception, the two sites — YouPorn and xHamster — have amassed 1.2 million years of viewing time. YouPorn launched in August 2006, and xHamster was registered in April 2007.
    Report: 1.2 million years of porn watched on two sites (The Daily Caller)
  • The Instagram account started when a user put out a call for tips on “sluts” in the area, and promised to keep tipsters anonymous. The account eventually collected over 200 pictures of kids between 13 and 14 years old, many of them with names and alleged sexual activities attached, according to The Local. When the Instagram account was shut down, the teens involved took to a Facebook page to point fingers and verbally assault each other.
    Sext Instagram account incites riot (Ars Technica)
  • The problem with penises, as Richard Rudgley, a British anthropologist, admitted on a television programme some years ago, is that once you start noticing them, you “tend to see willies pretty much everywhere”.
    The penis: Cross to bare (The Economist)
  • The virtual reality headset Oculus Rift made quite an impression with its Kickstarter campaign this year, but a small startup called Sinful Robot recently formed to create “highly-immersive, adult virtual reality experiences” might be what pushes virtual reality onto the masses. Sinful Robot states, “We [will] develop virtual reality adult encounters for the Oculus Rift VR headset and other similar technologies,” states the company’s website, adorned by the saucy logo and a busty spokesmodel.
    Here Comes the Virtual Reality Porn for the Oculus Rift (The Escapist)

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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 Justin January 6, 2013 at 5:45 am

I wasn’t able to answer this question by Googling (perhaps I wasn’t looking at the right sites), but What on Earth is the plot of Semen Collection 1, much less 2? I know snowballing is (apparently) more common in Japanese films, but does she drink them? Pour them on her body? Hold each one up and tell the camera a naughty story about the contributor? I (and the commentors on many news sites covering this story) are wildly confused.

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