Sex News: Porn music, OkCupid’s experiments, Masters of Sex on intersex, sex trafficking economics

by Violet Blue on July 29, 2014

  • OkCupid’s ten-year history has been the epitome of the old saying: two steps forward, one total fiasco. A while ago, we had the genius idea of an app that set up blind dates; we spent a year and a half on it, and it was gone from the app store in six months.”
    We Experiment On Human Beings! (OkCupid)
  • Alexandra Brodsky and Dana Bolger — the founders and current co-directors of Know Your IX, a sexual assault survivor-led group working to address campus violence — want to reform the law that forms the foundation of their group’s name. They want the colleges that fall short of Title IX to be slapped with a fine.
    One Simple Solution To Make Sure Colleges Start Taking Rape Seriously (ThinkProgress)
  • When Masters of Sex works, the show is riveting, weird and funny. But lately it’s suffering from “Bill is the heroic sex doctor who never existed” syndrome. And last night’s incredibly distorted story of how intersex surgeries happened just took that way, way too far.
    An Awkward and Uncomfortable Masters of Sex Gets Everything Wrong (io9)

  • Standing at 3’10” with a rare type of dwarfism called Kniest, Dr. Marylou Naccarato has become something of a pioneer in the Little People of America community. At a recent conference, she broke conservative boundaries to talk the ins and outs of sex, intimacy, and lovemaking with the various limitations that may come with life as a person of short stature.
    The Challenges of Having Sex as a Little Person (The Atlantic)


  • “Yes, you read that title correct, $260,000 PLUS PER YEAR! Well, that is apparently how much the sex traffickers make in profits per year, per individual victim, and remember there are many (page 2, column A, para. 1). So that means that the traffickers are making MILLIONS! Per year, as per the “many” victims. But where exactly did this figure, the profits of the human traffickers, originate from?”
    $260,000 PLUS PER YEAR! (Kwe Today)


  • Organizers of the recent online debate, “Women in Porn: Shattering the Myths,” declared the event successful and announced that a second discussion featuring the same panelists is already in the planning stages. The goal for MindBrowse.com, according to Rowntree, is to develop into a “TED-like platform for discussion of serious, weighty issues surrounding the adult industry”.
    ‘Women in Porn’ Debate Sequel in the Works (XBIZ)

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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