Sex News: Yahoo sexual harassment, Christopher Walken stripping

by Violet Blue on July 14, 2014

Milo-Moiré, The Script System - Art Basel 2014, EPA/GEORGIOS KEFALAS

  • Swiss performance artist Milo Moiré arrived at Art Basel in Switzerland completely naked, except for her shoes, a pair of glasses and the words “pants,” “bra” and “jacket” written on her body. The result: She wasn’t allowed into the event.
    4 Questions for Nude Artist Milo Moiré (Vocativ)

Milo-Moiré, The Script System - Art Basel 2014

  • Nan Shi was working as a principal software engineer when her supervisor, industry veteran Maria Zhang, forced her to have sex against her will on multiple occasions, promising her “a bright future at Yahoo“. After coercing her to have “oral and digital sex,” Shi says when she finally resisted Zhang’s advances, the executive retaliated by giving her a bad performance review and removing her as a project lead. When she reported the abuse to Yahoo, Shi says, the company did nothing to stop it, and then put her on what eventually became an unpaid leave followed by final termination that took effect Friday.
    Female Yahoo exec sued for sexual harassment (Mercury News)
  • We’ll be seeing the headlines about this study explode with inaccurate reporting all week long. “Dr Valerie Voon, from the University of Cambridge, told the BBC: “This is the first study to look at people suffering from these disorders and look at their brain activity, but I don’t think we understand enough right now to say it is clearly an addiction. We don’t know if some of these effects are predispositions, meaning that if you have greater activity in these areas are you more likely to develop these behaviours or if it is an effect of the pornography itself – it’s very difficult to tell.”"
    Scientists probe ‘sex addict’ brains (BBC)

I hope this clip of Christopher Walken in “Pennies From Heaven” makes your Monday morning a little spicier, smilier :D

  • Meet the researcher struggling to gain approval for his medical device, which was originally designed to relieve back pain, but turned out to be an orgasm inducer in women.
    Accidental Orgasms (The Scientist)
  • Maybe the real reason that transgender issues are tougher to talk about than gay and lesbian ones is that it is almost impossible to separate the idea of gender from what we have between our legs. When my 9-year-old nephew was told that Seb was going to live as a man, he angrily blurted out, “But he doesn’t have a penis, does he?!”
    My Trans Son: Standing Tall (Huffington Post)
  • This centuries long quest for the perfect lube has lead to the development of high tech silicone lubes like Pjur Woman and even new hybrid lubes, like Wet Synergy. But what were people using before these amazing lubes were around?
    The History of Personal Lubricants (Condom Depo)

  • “In the 1980s, Candice (Candida) Royalle helped empower women when the government and anti-smut, pro-censorship feminists were excoriating pornography. Undaunted, Candida started her own company, Femme Productions, to shoot erotica/pornography with a woman’s vision. Since its inception, it has set the standard for feminist porn.” Her documentary is important, and I hope to see it funded.
    A Legend Looks Back (Adult Industry News)
  • Part of the reason that breakups are so insanely painful: Research shows that the discomfort people experience when looking at a picture of their ex shows up in the insular cortex: the same brain area that that’s active when you strike a nerve in your tooth, which scientists say is the most extreme physical pain you can feel.
    This Is Your Brain on a Break Up (Nerve)
  • What would it take to end sex trafficking and forced sexual labor without harming the lives and livelihoods of sex workers? We won’t know until we start listening to sex workers and making their needs part of the strategy. That can’t happen when the loudest voices are coming from people who are pushing for laws that make things worse for sex workers, over and over again.
    End Demand Is Bad For Sex Workers (Charlie Glickman)
  • “Some folks where confused with my mentioning of Visa/Mastercard and what that has to do with the Vampire photo shoots I have planned to do for my website, so I’ve decided to clarify. (…) Menstruation porn is outright banned which I think is sexist and prudish as fuck!”
    Clarification regarding Porn & Credit Card company rules (Naughty Nerdy)

  • The opening credits sequence for Showtime’s Masters of Sex, which returns Sunday for its second season, is one of the most divisive on television. A suggestive, tongue-in-cheek montage of some of the most enduring sex metaphors and symbols, the sequence has made numerous best-of lists and earned a recent Emmy nomination for Outstanding Title Design — but it has also attracted some hate.
    Behind the Unusual Opening Credits to Masters of Sex (TIME)
  • Rachel Kramer Bussel responds to the blogger who blames other women for her husband’s (allegedly) roving eye. “Recently, blogger Lauren of Apples and Band-Aids caused an uproar among bloggers when she wrote a post claiming that racy social media images by sexy female strangers were a threat to her marriage.”
    My Boobs Are Not A Threat To Your Marriage (RoleReboot)

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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1 jerzy kaltenberg July 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Christopher Walken, always entertaining.:) Woody Allen also used ‘ lets misbehave’ -> credits sequence in ‘everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask’. Pennies from heaven is a gem.

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