Sex News: Porn star murder, asexuality, polyamory, bionic strap-on

by Violet Blue on June 20, 2014

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  • Non-monogamists have remained largely underground to avoid social disapproval, but increasing national acceptance of Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) relationships have encouraged some polyamory supporters to go public about their growing communities.
    Polyamorists Come Out of the Closet (National Review, via Mistress Matisse)
  • “Dating website SingleProfessional.co.uk has compiled a shortlist of the UK’s ten most influential sex blogs for 2014. Comprising of names which will no doubt be familiar with many of my readers, why don’t you take a look and see if you agree?”
    The UK’s Top 10 Best and Most Influential Sex Bloggers 2014 (Cara Sutra)

  • Dov Charney, founder of American Apparel, wes ousted as CEO on Wednesday. The accusations of sexual harassment, suggestive emails, nude photos, etc. are well known. “The company has grown a lot bigger than just one person and the liabilities Dov brought to the situation began to far outweigh his strengths,” said Allan Mayer, the board’s new co-chairman.
    For Dov Charney of American Apparel, an Abrupt Fall From Grace (NYT)

  • OMG FINALLY! Tumblr that critiques dick pics: I love you! A lot. Maybe too much. And to think, way back in the early 2000′s I used to just send the ones I got to the guys at Rotten…
    critiquing your dick pics with love (critiquemydickpic.tumblr.com)
  • “I have a weird identity problem that nobody I know seems to share. I have lots of LGBTQ friends, and it seems like lately it’s a bad thing to be straight. I identify as mostly hetero, at least for now, but my friend group almost looks down on straight relationships, the way that many bigoted communities view LGBTQ people.”
    “I Feel Bad for Being Straight” (Scarleteen)
  • Back in January, Gawker gawked at the saga of Kristy Althaus, a young college student and runner-up in the Trump-owned Miss Colorado Teen USA beauty pageant. She had been stripped of her title for appearing in an online porn video. She now appears to be making porn a career.
    Miss Colorado Contestant Stripped of Her Title Is Now Making More Porn (Gawker)

  • “Imagine that a world existed where it was easy to access sexy, diverse and inspiring erotica that wasn’t solely focused on the pleasure of men. What would it feel like, exploring sexuality through adult movies that shuck the mainstream formulae and deliver creative sex?”
    Sexy, diverse and inspiring: welcome to the world of feminist porn (LipMag)
  • The repercussions of a population in the dark about the bedroom are vast. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the ascent and China has particularly high rates of syphilis, while sexual transmission now accounts for 81.7% of all new HIV infections.
    Do Chinese classrooms need to talk about sex? (CNN)
  • Warning: topic is abuse. In May of last year, Chen Zaipeng, then the principal of Wanning No. 2 Primary School, Hainan Province [China], together with a government official, took six pupils between 11 and 14 years old to a hotel and sexually abused them.
    Sex Abuse and China’s Children (NYT)

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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