Sex News: CES, what Beyoncé bought at Babeland, the man with two penises

by Violet Blue on January 7, 2014

  • OhMiBod celebrates its fourth year at CES with the unveiling of blueMotion, a wearable massager that uses Bluetooth technology. Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, the blueMotion massager will hit the market in March 2014 and retail for $129. I once likened the sound of an OhMiBod toy to “a hive of angry bees” in a MacLife review, but I’d definitely give their new vibe a spin.
    OhMiBod Unveils blueMotion Wearable Massager (XBIZ)
  • We’re only a week into 2014 and already a viable candidate for Most Fascinating Person of 2014 is The Guy With Two Penises, who has become a Reddit – and Internet – sensation. It helps that he’s incredibly cool, sexually articulate and totally comfortable with his sexuality.
    10 Fascinating Facts From the Man With Two Penises AMA (Rolling Stone)
  • The Department of Work and Pensions, headed by Iain Duncan Smith, has extended subsidized wage subsidies to porn industry employers willing to take on Britain’s jobless youth. But there is a caveat — the subsidies only apply to production-oriented jobs. Employers will receive no such financial breaks for hiring young performers.
    U.K. Encourages Porn Companies to Hire Unemployed Youth (XBIZ)

  • Go Team CoCo!!! Retired porn star Coco Brown has a new role: Come 2015, she may very well be the next Space Expedition Corp. trainee, with a $100,000 check that will send her to space. Ms. Brown is paying the money to train for a March 2015 flight. “It’s just the pilot and me,” said Ms. Brown, in The New York Post. “I’m the co-pilot. We take off from Curacao and land an hour and a half later.”
    Porn star Coco Brown preps for 2015 space travel (Washington Times)
  • A train traveler who had devoured a cocktail of legal highs and alcohol was arrested after trying to have sex with a drinks trolley. Andrew Davidson was seen humping the trolley while shouting ‘I want to kiss you, I want to fuck you’. Before he foisted himself upon it, he had placed his hands on a female passenger and attempted to kiss a member of staff.
    Off his trolley: Man sentenced after trying to have sex with a buffet cart (Metro UK)
  • Intense manscaping, hour-long erections, only one erogenous zone and injections of Caverject are just a few of the ways male porn stars are carefully crafted to be more like circus performers than sex partners.
    10 ways porn perpetuates myths about men and sex (Salon)

  • She created the most awful female dating profile ever on OkCupid, and recorded the results. “As a child of the Internet and confirmed weirdo, imagine my relief when they finally took that last bastion of in-person awkwardness — dating — to my laptop.”
    4 Things I Learned from the Worst Online Dating Profile Ever (Cracked)
  • From hard drugs to air guns and fresh breast milk, illegal and grey-market goods are easy to find on mainland China’s most popular online shopping sites. The trade flourishes in part because of a legal vacuum – the mainland does not have a law specifically governing e-commerce. Instead, a collection of guidelines loosely govern online transactions. But revisions are under way, according to one legal expert helping with the changes, and should stifle much of the internet’s black market.
    Guns, drugs and breast milk: China’s web shoppers exploit vacuum to buy illegal goods (scmp.com)

  • Of all these type of articles we’re seeing this time of year, this one is recommended. As the New Year gets under way, Dr. Petra Boynton asks a few sexuality experts for their top tips on staying sexually happy and healthy in 2014, whether in a relationship or single.
    Want a happy and healthy relationship in 2014? Here’s how (Telegraph UK)
  • 2013 marks female pornographer Ms. Naughty’s 13th year in porn, and this is her 8th (fabulous, must-read) yearly retrospective about porn for women.
    Porn For Women Retrospective 2013 (Ms. Naughty)

  • Mother Jones’ Molly Redden wrote about a recent Human Rights Watch report, “In Harm’s Way,” which argues that aggressive policing in New Orleans is contributing to the city’s soaring HIV/AIDS rates. One tactic that Human Rights Watch found to be particularly problematic: the police harassment of suspected sex workers for possessing condoms.
    When having condoms gets you arrested (Mother Jones)
  • Our favorite erotica siren Alison Tyler deliciously describes how to get hot on these cold winter nights with erotica – how to use it, very specifically.
    Passing Chemistry (gasm.org)

  • The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent in 2013, an increase that defense officials say may suggest that victims are becoming more willing to come forward after a tumultuous year of scandals that shined a spotlight on the crimes and put pressure on the military to take aggressive action.
    Reports of sexual assault in the military jumped 50 percent in 2013 (PBS)
  • Paul-Julien Robert grew up on a country estate with dozens of adults; but he had no idea which one was his father. In the European free-love commune, where he was born in the late 1970s, pretty much all of the men had slept with his mother, any of them could be his dad.
    Surviving Life in a ‘70s Sex Commune (Daily Beast)
  • This is yet another article about having better sex in 2014, but it’s one that very smartly recommends that queer sex is better sex… and I agree :)
    How to Have Better Sex in 2014 (VICE)

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 skink January 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

than Jane Selter’s got an arse like an onion: it makes me want to cry.

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