Sex News: Kate Bornstein, Dong Draper, Incautious Porn, OkCupid datafarming

by Violet Blue on March 21, 2013

  • Rainey Reitman, activism director at the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, explains that advertisers often consult social networks to find their potential audience, and dating sites like Match.com or OkCupid provide more information than most. OkCupid’s latest social experiment, launched in Beta in January, takes its previous data-farming efforts to another level.
    Mysterious Suitors: OkCupid’s Latest Venture Might be a Ruse (SF Weekly, thanks Eve!)
  • I’m not alone when I say that Kate Bornstein is one of my lifelong personal heroes – I know that lives have been saved and people made sane (and whole again) by reading Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws, My Gender Workbook and Gender Outlaw. Kate Bornstein has cancer – it’s curable (PHEW), but funds are needed.
    Help Kate Bornstein Stay Alive by Laura Vogel (GoFundMe)
  • Thanks to people who think college students are children and should be protected from modern sex ed, the majority of the funding has been withdrawn from the University of Tennessee’s Sex Week. Education, you’re doing it wrong.
    U of Tennessee Sex Week Loses Funding (Charlie Glickman)
  • This is real, and he’s… amazing. OG sex blogger (and longtime friend, and longtime co-commiserator about unattributed porn) Bacchus is offering a new service for fun, saying “I Will Track Down The Source Of Your Favorite Adult Photo Or Art And Research It For $5.” People have already paid for his services and had good results. Who knew?
    Porn Research And Attribution Service (ErosBlog: The Sex Blog)
  • Mainstream adult ‘novelty’ makers CalExotics have announced the creation of a team of “Expert Sexperts” on Club CalExotics 2.0. The Love Birds, Jaiya, and Sunny Megatron join the new and improved online community as a team of sexual wellness and intimacy educators. I’m not sure who they are, but it’s great to see they’re not using ‘porn star’ as the only qualification for their educators.
    CalExotics Introduces ‘Expert Sexperts’ (XBIZ)
  • From the SFSI wires – a really cool Tumblr. No porn, just real sex educators – no fucking fake fakety fake Carrie Bradshaw bullshit, thankyouverymuch.
    Make Sex Normal (makesexnormal.tumblr.com)
  • Jon Hamm plays Don Draper in the TV series Mad Men – and his penis is so visibly large that once it was spotted in a photo through his pants, it promptly was assigned its own agent. Anyway, my boyfriend is out of town and apparently the next season of Mad Men has tight pants.
    FREE THE HAMMACONDA! (Dlisted)

Photo: Tony Kelly Photography.

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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