Sex News: Orgasm Wars, jailbait sexbots, latex allergies, rapist twins, Pinsex

by Violet Blue on November 17, 2013

  • Meet today’s two contestants: Ryou Sawai, a heterosexual Japanese porn star with a 90s boy band haircut, and Takuya, a gay man who owns a bar called Cholesterol. The challenge: Can Takuya bring Sawai to orgasm against his will within 40 minutes? If you thought Deal or No Deal was high stakes, welcome to Japan’s Orgasm Wars.
    What Orgasm Wars reveals about Japan’s sexual culture (The Week)

  • A new sex-positive social network and dating site, NautiNinja.com, recently launched its online community. According to the company, the purpose is so “sexually open-minded people can make social connections through the freedom of expressing interest in sex culture, adult lifestyles and exploring kinky relationships as a healthy aspect of internet dating in modern society.”
    Sex-Positive Dating, Social Network Launches (XBIZ)
  • Realistic animated 10-year-old girls are being used to catch sexual predators in the act, and creating moral, legal, and human rights quandaries in the process.
    Why Are We Building Jailbait Sexbots? (Fastco Labs)
  • A nonprofit intern counts down the hours until she can shed her office attire in a Times Square gentlemen’s club.
    Stripping on the Side (Narratively)

  • Five short years after swearing she’d never do porn again, Jenna Jameson is back getting naked on camera for money – Jenna recently made her return to the adult industry as a webcam model – stripping and doing sex acts online in exchange for tips – and tells TMZ it’s all for the sake of her kids.
    Jenna Jameson — I’m Doing Porn Again … To Feed My Kids (TMZ)
  • The NYT is obsessed with moralizing against young women enjoying hookup culture, and continue to produce a steady stream of articles promoting the worldview that casual sex “hurts” women. It’s really quite offensive. So, it’s been four months (almost to the day!) since The New York Times published a trend piece about young women’s sex lives. Thank goodness Natalie Kitroeff was willing to delve into the topic again, this time focusing on orgasms (or lack thereof)…
    The New York Times Wants to Talk About College Girls Having Sex Again (The Atlantic Wire)

  • Helmed by CEO Christian Thorn, who launched the site a little less than a year ago, Pinsex touts itself as one of the few social porn sites on the market to successfully merge adult content and social media. Thorn says it gets 120 to 150,000 unique visits a day, and the company hopes to break a million by next year.
    Is the future of porn social? (Daily Dot)

  • TinyNibbles friend Cora writes, “I ran across a tweet from Elisabeth Dale referencing a press release on AR Wear, a new company using Indiegogo to help finance a line of “rape prevention” underwear. …I was treated to some amazingly blasé myths about rape, which were not only flat-out wrong, but which can also help to perpetuate the kind of misinformation that makes it harder to be a sexual assault survivor.
    AR Wear: Should Lingerie Companies Profit from Spreading Rape Misinformation? (The Lingerie Addict)
  • Singapore’s government has blocked access to Ashley Madison amid a public outcry ahead of the company’s planned launch of a portal for the city-state; it blocked access to the Canada-based website because it is in “flagrant disregard of our family values and public morality.”
    Singapore bans adultery website Ashley Madison (USA Today)
  • Walking around topless in New York City is perfectly legal for males and females, but one woman, dubbed the “topless paparazzo” was illegally arrested several times and has won a $40,000 settlement against the city and its police department.
    ‘Topless paparazzo’ wins $40,000 from NYC over illegal arrests (Washington Times)

  • Cosmo interviewed Tristan Taormino about what constitutes feminist porn, and if it can still be considered feminist if the fantasies appear degrading toward women. The magazine received flack from “family” organizations for running this (great, sex-positive) piece.
    So, What IS Feminist Porn? Find Out From a Woman Who Makes It. (Cosmopolitan)
  • New brain studies explain how pleasure really works – and the amazing science behind amazing pleasure. “For example, pain can topple into pleasure. Women have higher thresholds for pain when sexually aroused. These thresholds increase on average by 40% with vaginal stimulation and by 100% near and during orgasm. Despite these changes in what counts as pain, the sensation itself is not dulled and is no less arousing. Rather, the same intense sensation is not experienced as pain.”
    Orgasm for dummies: Neuroscience explains why sex feels good (Salon; reprinted from new book The Aesthetic Brain)

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 Cora Harrington November 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Thank you for sharing my post on ARWear!

2 Elf M. Sternberg November 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

Is it just me, or was Taormino’s whole interview just the worst example of walking-the-Cosmo-minefield public-relations speak I’ve seen in a long time? She was SO “respectful” and SO careful. After editing, Cosmo successfully took one of the best and brightest contributors to porn we have and somehow managed to create yet another cautionary article. It really does come across as “Don’t worry ladies, not even Tristan Taormino would dare change The Rules of The Game.”

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