Sex News: the battle for dot-gay, Apple’s female trouble, 3D printer dildo generator

by Violet Blue on June 9, 2014

  • The “Extrusion/Revolution Generator” (AKA the Dildo Generator) is an online 3D experiment by Ikaros Kappler using Javascript and THREE.js, and is about as high-tech and individualized as you’d want a sex-toy design program to be. You can alter the height, width, bezier curves, angle, and even the color of your own dildo — then go print it.
    Dildo Generator (prosthetic knowledge via Geekosystem)
  • Sex workers more than double their earnings by moonlighting as currency traders in Puerto Cabello. They are the foreign exchange counter for sailors in a country where buying and selling dollars in the streets is a crime — and prostitution isn’t.
    Venezuelan Prostitutes Earn More Selling Dollars Than Sex (Blommberg)
  • A video showing a mass sexual assault on a nearly naked woman in the midst of inaugural celebrations for Egypt’s new president is testing his pledge to curb an epidemic of such attacks, with captured scenes of a police officer with a gun in his hand struggling against a crowd of men to extricate the victim. There were many assaults during the event.
    Video of Mass Sexual Assault Taints Egypt Inauguration (NYT)
  • As of right now nothing is decided on .gay — but, just like with .xxx, the battle for identity and community vs. product has been raging behind the scenes of the gTLD application process.
    .gay And The Quiet War for Gay Internet (Autostraddle)

  • Last month, adult entertainment company SugarDVD announced plans to create an adult app for virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. Used with gaming consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the technology will immerse people into the X-rated films of their choosing.
    New Oculus Rift App: A Good Sign for the Future of Virtual Sex? (Future of Sex)
  • Bacchus tells us that more of tech’s #Pornocalypse is nigh: “For details, I’ll turn you over to subject-matter expert Selena Kitt, who reports that Amazon is targeting dark erotic romance and BDSM now…”
    More Amazon #Pornocalypse (Eros Blog)

  • Emily Payton points out that in light of Apple disallowing and banning HappyFunTime (an illustrated and non-graphic app for women to use to learn about healthy sexual self-pleasure), Apple is totally okay with apps like RackStare, aimed at helping men publicly objectify women’s breasts without their knowledge or consent. Herein lies the problem with Apple’s sexual policing…
    Why Apple’s Frightened of Female Sexuality (Twinfinite)


  • The appearance of David Cameron’s nanny in naked pictures posted online should see the issue of “revenge porn” become a greater priority for the Government, a charity has said. The carer for the Prime Minister’s children was shown in “overtly sexual poses” across at least five pictures on three adult websites, according to reports that emerged over the weekend.
    David Cameron nanny sex pictures: Charities issue ‘revenge porn’ warning (Independent UK)
  • Warning: extremely disturbing. A Louisiana trio has been arrested and charged with enslaving and torturing a Minnesota transgender woman for two years. “An assistant town marshal said he found the woman on Saturday night near an intersection in Natchitoches Parish with a logging chain wrapped around her body.” Natchitoches Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. said this was the most “severe and disturbing” human trafficking case he’d ever investigated.
    Transgender Woman Escapes Captivity After Two Horrific Years As A ‘Sex Slave’ In Louisiana (Towleroad)
  • The new Journal of Sex Research just published its Annual Review of Sex Research Special Issue, and there are twelve free (and quite interesting) papers on offer, such as A Systematic Review of Instruments to Measure Sexual Functioning in Patients Using Antipsychotics and a study on heterosexual health.
    The Journal of Sex Research (Volume 51, Issue 4, 2014) (Taylor and Francis Online)

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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