Sex News: Google exec murder update, GoPro vibrator, Tor sued, Kinsey’s US fetish map

by Violet Blue on July 10, 2014

  • A sex worker injected lethal doses of heroin into Google executive 51-year-old Forrest Hayes before stepping over his body, downing a final swig of wine and then leaving him to die about his yacht. Contrary to headlines, she was not a “high-end escort” nor was he an upstanding family man. The married exec met her on a “sugar daddy” hookup website, continuing a relationship with her for some time, and police say she is under investigation in another state for a similar case. While police initially booked Alix Tichleman on second-degree murder, Santa Cruz County Superior Court confirms that prosecutors have charged her with eight counts including felony manslaughter, destruction of evidence, and transporting and providing narcotics. Hayes was an executive with Google X, the tech giant’s experimental lab, according to USA Today and Forbes. Google X focused on the company’s “moonshot” projects such as Google Glass and driverless cars.
    Call Girl Charged With Manslaughter In Google Exec’s Death On Yacht [Updated] (SFist)
  • A judge in Maryland granted a warrant for police to take a picture of a 17-year-old’s erect penis — an extreme adult reaction to teenage sexuality, one which would manufacture child pornography. His crime? He was sexting with his (also underage) girlfriend. In a sick twist of irony, the poor kid is being charged with possession and manufacturing of child pornography.
    Hysteria Over Sexting Reaches Peak Absurdity (The Atlantic)

  • Someone found a copy of graphic, erotic woman-on-beast romance novel “Bear” by Marian Engel, and it’s a real thing. It won a Canadian literary award, causing me to wonder what Canada actually is.
    WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, CANADA? (imgur.com)
  • Late last month, India’s health minister Harsh Vardhan defended a call on his website to ban sex education. Dr. Vardhan, who is a surgeon by profession, is now on the defensive after he questioned the focus on condom use in the fight against the spread of H.I.V.
    India’s Sex-Ed Controversy (NYT)

  • Businessweek has decided to lavish a cover and profile on the clothing industry’s own Joe Francis. Among the charges in his termination letter: American Apparel’s Dov Charney used company money for personal plane tickets, he “misused company money in other ways”, and violated the company’s sexual-harassment policy. The board “recently learned that you presented significant severance packages to numerous former employees to ensure that your misconduct vis-à-vis these employees would not subject you to personal liability.”
    Dov Charney’s Sleazy Struggle for Control of American Apparel (Businessweek)
  • If beige is your signature color, please turn to the person on your right and wake her up, because I guarantee you have put that bitch to sleep.”
    50 Shades Of Motherfucking Beige (Lurid Digs)

  • The Svakom Gaga is a new sex toy from the China-based adult company Svakom. It’s a sex toy with a built-in camera lens at the tip, allowing you to get an up close and personal (perhaps too up close and personal) glimpse at your lady parts while you’re getting up close and personal with yourself.
    A Chinese sex toy company has come out with a GoPro vibrator (Daily Dot)
  • BaDoink Magazine CEO Todd Glider penned an open letter to Google questioning and criticizing its decision to strongly enforce its policy to bar adult companies from advertising via AdWords. In particular, Glider considers anti-porn group Morality In Media’s (MIM) public announcement of personal victory, citing a meeting between Google and the so-called “family values” group where the latter asked the California-based company to eliminate sexually explicits ads and any linkage to pornographic material, “no matter how benign their advertising.”
    BaDoink CEO Pens Open Letter to Google (XBIZ)


  • For years, sex workers have been the entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley that no one talks about. But with money flowing from the technology industry, the sex trade is booming. “I continue to see an increase in the amount of technology clients I see here in the Bay Area,” said Siouxsie Q, a 28-year-old sex worker.
    Sex worker trade booming in Silicon Valley (USA Today)

  • If you really want to know if someone is into you, never mind what they say. It’s all in how they say it. A team of researchers has discovered that certain “paralingual” features of the human voice, particularly changes to pitch and modulation, can betray the speaker’s hidden sexual attraction to their listener.
    Voices Carry (Signals of Your Sexual Intent and Reproductive Value) (Scientific American)


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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 ObjetsDePlaisir July 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I reviewed the Svakom Gaga, and tried its do-it-yourself-endoscopy mode on myself.
Well, although the concept is a good idea, I was rather disappointed with the video I managed to capture. It’s very, very, very blurry… Much too blurry to learn anything about one’s anatomy.

2 Falbert July 11, 2014 at 6:11 am

Bear: Yes, it does contain bestiality between a woman and a bear. But much more than that, it’s a thoughtful work of literature about a woman who is lost – in relationships, in life, in the wilderness of Canada. While some people have pointed to its flaws ( and nearly everyone has pointed to the bestiality ‘ewww!’ factor ) , there are good reasons why it won one of the most prestigious Canadian awards in 1976. Recommended reading, and short at about 200 pages in paperback.

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