Sex News: it’s a 3D vulva dammit, Kink in Vegas, Fox News spanked, US LGBT health survey

by Violet Blue on July 16, 2014

  • Japanese police have arrested a Japanese artist for sending computer data intended to reproduce her genitals with a 3D printer. This fact would violate national law prohibiting the distribution of “indecent” material. Someone please tell everyone writing headlines about this that the vagina is the INSIDE part, and the vulva is what the artist is reproducing. FFS.
    Japanese woman arrested for sending 3D printer files of her genitals (Printing 3D Today)
  • After clients pay us in cash, many of us declare the payment, filing taxes as freelance entertainers. Some strip clubs give us W-9 forms, and some porn companies send us 1099s. If we are shut out of banks, we must go to check cashing middlemen who charge exorbitant fees. We can’t book plane tickets or sign leases, putting that money back into the economy.”
    How the financial sector is making life miserable for sex workers (VICE)

  • The FOX News segment was accompanied with the chyron “Bathroom Boondoggle: Are New Gender Signs Just Too Confusing?” They sent Steve Doocy out with the sign and, little does he know, he is about to get spanked by a 12-year-old boy and a few adults. They didn’t chide the sign, ridicule the artwork, or even snicker at the thought of an “all-gender” bathroom. Instead, reality sets in and FOX News was forced to squirm and televise the entire thing.
    #PRFail: Watch America Teach FOX News About ‘Gender-Neutral’ Restrooms (Mediabistro)
  • It might not come as a huge surprise that bisexual men are more likely to get tested for HIV than those who identify as straight or heterosexual, but what about the fact that they’re also much less likely to have a primary care physician? The findings are among several new insights the Department of Health and Human Services published on Tuesday, compiled in the first federal study of sexual orientation and health practices that evaluates differences across groups.
    Lesbians are more likely to get vaccinated, but also to drink excessively (Salon)
  • Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale (self-reporting) government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. An additional 1.1 percent declined to answer, responded “I don’t know the answer” or said they were “something else.”
    Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population (Washington Post)

  • Charlie Jane Anders writes, “As usual with these writing “how to” articles, I’m not really an expert — but this is a topic that I’ve struggled with a lot, and I’ve come up with some ideas about. So here are 11 tips and ideas on how to make your science-fictional or fantastic sex more interesting. And yes, more diverse — not because “quota,” but because “not being boring.”
    How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring (io9)

  • These sex work set dollhouse miniatures (above) are really cool. But they’d be something worth sharing widely if the artist Leanne Eisen and writer Leslie Tane didn’t think sex work was evil, coercion, and anything other than the uneducated stereotypes perpetuate. They’re neat to look at, but let’s not endorse the biased negative fantasy. Letting us have our own feels and judgments would have been more interesting.
    Dollhouse Scale Rooms By Leanne Eisen Miniaturize Sex Trade Spaces (Beautiful Decay)
  • Hundreds of customers per day placed orders for the Autoblow 2 during its pre-sale period. Mr. Sloan said he’s shipped out thousands this week alone. Clearly there’s a demand for men’s masturbation toys, but at the same time, they’re still a pretty taboo topic — certainly more so than toys geared at women. Vibrators, after all, are mainstream enough that Barbara Walters has talked about hers on The View, but you rarely hear a celeb — let alone a regular Joe — talk about the magical time he had last night with his Fleshlight.
    This Blow Job Machine Went Viral, But Will We Let Men Enjoy it Without Shame? (Betabeat)
  • “Know about sex toy material safety and proper care and cleaning. Familiarize yourself with truth vs myth. We’ve dispelled a lot of myths in recent years – like we know now that pure silicone sex toys can be all up in each other’s business with no ill effects. There shall be no melting, no deformities. (…)”
    5 Things Every Sex Toy Reviewer Should Know (Dangerous Lilly)

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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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{ 3 comments }

1 tejanojim July 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Kids, look! Its a woman in a little boat!

2 Farfetch July 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

I don’t mind the all gender / family restrooms but please enough with hipster signs for toilets which turn it into a guessing game as to which one is male and which is female when there is a choice of 2 – why risk embarrassing people walking into the wrong one and just make it clear which is which!

3 Hug July 16, 2014 at 11:00 am

Let’s also educate journalists about the difference between perverts and paedophiles.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/13/one-in-50-priests-is-a-pervert-says-pope-4797058/

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