Sex News: ‘Lovelace’ sued, NSA sex harassment, Boob Jam for coders, Database pr0n, sex and apps

by Violet Blue on August 9, 2013

Image via Vitruvian Man in Socks (Design You Trust)

  • Great takedown by Rachel Kramer Bussel on the myth of better sex with apps. “There’s a new iPhone app called Spreadsheets that, by measuring your movement and noise level in bed, will give you a readout of your sexual activity by the numbers (…)”
    I Don’t Want or Need an App to Measure My Sex Life (Medium; Editor’s Picks)
  • Arrow Productions, the go-to studio for vintage and classic porn — and owners of the copyright to the legendary 1972 “Deep Throat” title — is suing the producers of the new “Lovelace” biopic.
    TMZ: Arrow Productions Sues ‘Lovelace’ Creators (XBIZ)

  • This sucks – Driven By Boredom was robo-ejected from Instagram without notice or ability to retrieve their photos. So glad I never used Instagram; they don’t give a shit about their users. “If you follow me on any of my social networks you probably have noticed that I got banned from Instagram. I am very upset to lose my most popular social network (8,500 followers) and a ton of photos.”
    Banned By Instagram (Driven By Boredom)
  • Tumblr had silently blacklisted linking to Extra Lunch Money and harshly penalized some Tumblr users for linking to it. When this came to Tumblr’s public attention, they fixed it, saying it was a glitch. Another misstep, but another course correction. Instagram, are you watching?
    Tumblr Censoring Select Adult Links (ErosBlog: The Sex Blog)

  • Three months before Russia’s parliament unanimously passed a federal law banning the propaganda of “non-traditional relationships” — that is, same-sex ones — the bill’s sponsor went on the country’s most respected interview show to explain her reasoning.
    Why Russia Turned Against The Gays (Buzzfeed)
  • “Something I noticed on the internet over the past six months disturbs me and pisses me off: It’s difficult to find porn or adult entertainment in the usual ways online.”
    Where Did All the Sex on the Internet Go? (YNOT)

  • (VB note: I disagree with the idea that people who depict and enjoy impossibly large breasts don’t regard actual women as human.) Boob Jam is a 48-hour coding event that will take place in the US in September where designers will create video games that show the “unsexy reality” of having breasts (e.g. having a mammogram). The idea behind Boob Jam is to “change the aesthetic away from women being nothing but boobs and sexual objects to thinking of them as active subjects.”
    Boob Jam: A Coding Marathon to De-sexy-fy Breasts in Video Games (Animal NY)
    Also: Animal talked to Boob Jam creator Jenn Frank about the Boob Jam project, errors in her BBC profile, why video games are fun and the “male gaze” argument is boring in Why Video Games Are Ready for Different Boobs (Animal NY)
  • Noam Ash of the web series My Gay Roommate is home from college for the summer and posts this special webisode dedicated to the fine art (and hazards, in a house of doors with no locks) of manscaping.
    The Art of Manscaping: VIDEO (Towleroad)
  • WARNING: Database pr0n alert! ToGo interviewed Eric Pickup, IT Lead at the Manwin group (the company behind sites like YouPorn and Pornhub), about their transition to using Redis, why they made the switch, and how well it’s working.
    How YouPorn Uses Redis: SFW Edition (ToGo)
  • A porn performer writes about finding out he chose a person’s real name (as his stage name), and how he sought to remedy the situation: “The email was from another Conner Habib, one who wasn’t in porn. ‘My grandmother searched for me on Google and nearly had a heart attack,’ he wrote. ‘So… Is Conner Habib your real name?’” (I am tempted to write the other side of this, describing when the woman using my name and likeness to make porn – including sex ed porn – emailed me saying I could have my name back when she was done with it, and I finally contacted a lawyer.)
    Text Archive What’s In A (Porn) Name? (Buzzfeed)

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1 Paul August 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Did you really just refer to Marina Abramović as “trendy”? Trending, maybe.

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