Sex News: Scissoring, Brits shun porn filters, sex geckos in space, online sex games (review)

by Violet Blue on July 27, 2014

  • In an episode from season two of Orange is the New Black, a scene opens with two characters performing a stereotypical lesbian sex act – scissoring. Sitting up and facing one another on a bed, legs intertwined, they grind and moan. Every so often, they adjust; “No, wait, like that…” After a few moments, they collapse in laughter.
    Busting Sex Myths: Is Scissoring Really a Thing? (Nerve)


  • Researchers at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, presented a new paper in which they studied HIV among female sex workers in Canada, India and Kenya. They found that infections could be reduced by 33 to 46 percent in those countries if prostitution were made legal.
    Legalizing Prostitution Could Reduce HIV Infections Nearly In Half (Huffington Post)
  • When superstar erotica writer Sommer Marsden‘s husband was diagnosed with cancer, top erotic writers from around the world came together to create Summer Loving ($0.69), a collection of 20 hot stories. All profits go to Sommer Marsden and her family. The table of contents is here.
    Get Ready for Summer Loving! (Alison Tyler: Trollop With A Laptop)


  • A new report from communications regulator Ofcom reveals that just one in every seven customers are letting the big four UK ISPs guard them from porn and other online nasties. While tiny minorities of users at Virgin Media (four percent), BT (five percent) and Sky (eight percent) opted to keep the filter, TalkTalk ranked as a significant outlier: it reports that 36 percent of customers enabled the government-mandated filters on their home router.
    The majority of Brits are disabling government-backed porn filters (Engadget)
  • Russia’s space agency says it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments, including one designed to see how geckos have sex and reproduce in zero gravity. The geckos are apparently okay.
    Russia Regains Control of Gecko Zero-G Sex Satellite (NBC News)
  • Sexapalooza is something worth knowing about. The upscale adult expo, consumer show and shopping experience is now seven years old. “Enjoy fantastic stage shows and learn new “how-to” sex tips at our seminars given by professionals in the adult industry. The show team has created an environment and show that is supportive and inclusive regardless of your sexual practice or preference. We work hard to assemble a diverse collection of exhibitors, entertainment, educators and non-profit community groups that represent each city’s sexual community.”
    Sexapalooza (sexapalooza.ca)


  • Last week a lot of lukewarm headlines revolved around an alleged (no)-sex spreadsheet some guy made to passive-aggressively embarrass his wife about sex. So turnabout is fair play: A wife’s ruthless sex diary documenting her failed attempts to get laid has emerged. The detailed record spans 30 days – most of them sexless – and contributes to pop culture’s love for stereotypical animosity in heterosexual relationships.
    Wife’s sex diary is better than husband’s spreadsheet (Metro UK)

  • Hearing, touching, and feeling aren’t just for face-to-face encounters. Interactive sex can happen in virtual spaces, and with many partners. Future of Sex reviews the best massively multiplayer online sex games now available.
    Review: The Best Massively Multiplayer Online Sex Games (Future of Sex)
  • One of the most highly anticipated online forums on the issue of women in the porn industry — Sssh.com’s “Women in Porn: Shattering the Myths,” broadcast on Mindbrowse.com on July 22, came to a close with more than 600 people viewing the event.
    Q&A: Angie Rowntree on the ‘Women in Porn’ Debate Aftermath (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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