Sex News: Intersex sex ed, commercial sex prices, threesome realities

by Violet Blue on August 14, 2014

Image via Cats That Look Like Pin-Up Girls.

  • The Economist has analysed 190,000 profiles of female sex workers on websites where customers post reviews. The data cover 84 cities in 12 countries. In 2006 the average cost was around $340. By 2014 it had dropped to about $260.
    Why the price of commercial sex is falling (Economist)
  • In virtually every publication from TIME to TMZ she is introduced by the same four words: “porn star Christy Mack.” You might think “porn star” is her first name and not her profession. Of course Christy Mack’s occupation should not simply be left out of news reports but the way in which her occupation is always in the foreground is troubling.
    Stop Blaming Christy Mack: Porn Stars Don’t Deserve to Be Beaten (Daily Beast)
  • The second victim in the Jon Koppenhaver felony assault case involving adult star Christy Mack has been identified as former reality TV contestant Corey Thomas. Reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter late Tuesday claimed he was closing in on Koppenhaver after making contact with him. A fundraiser for Mack’s medical expenses has been launched at GiveForward.com.
    Corey Thomas Named Second War Machine Assault Victim (XBIZ)

  • In this article are 15 very real, totally absurd porn parodies and corresponding sample videos. I was actually surprised to learn a few of these (like a porn version of Evil Dead 2) were actually made.
    15 Porn Parodies That Prove Nothing is Sacred (IFC)
  • User-generated amateur tube site XVideos.com has changed a key policy that affects uploaders. The policy makes uploaders give up all copyright protections. The statement to uploaders is demanding: Users must agree to never remove content, or face having their content channel eliminated.
    New XVideos.com Policy Sparks Concerns Among Content Owners (XBIZ)

  • Considering the shame and stigma surrounding bodies that do not neatly conform as male and female, finding intersex-based resources, arts, and communities can be difficult. In this article, the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health unearths and recommends some quality gems from within the intersex community.
    Q&A: Sex Advice for Intersex People (Safersex.Education)
  • Adam & Eve’s journey is improbable but instructive. Examine the evolution of this North Carolina company – from mail-order condom seller to federal obscenity target to purveyor of upscale sex toys – and you’ll see the vast distance America has traveled, sexually speaking, over the past four decades.
    Adam & Eve survived obscenity charges and protests to become mainstream (Charlotte Observer)

  • “The main reasons given for young people having anal sex were that men wanted to copy what they saw in pornography,” the researchers report. But Marston and Lewis consider that answer somewhat superficial; they point out that “anal sex happens in a context characterized by at least five specific features.”
    The Painful Paradox of Coercive Sexuality (Pacific Standard)
  • “It was not jealousy I felt, not in the least. It was exclusion. Invisibility. Irrelevance. I figured in the morning she’d forget the whole thing, and, should she need a female fix in the future, she would not bring me along, which is all I really wanted.”
    The Incomplete Triangle: Every man’s fantasy gets complicated. (Nerve)
  • Why are researchers only just beginning to recognize the connection between the decriminalization of sex work and HIV? And why is the trend toward criminalizing populations involved in the sex trades increasing in the United States—moving in the opposite direction from other countries?
    The Evidence Is In: Decriminalizing Sex Work Is Critical to Public Health (RH Reality Check)

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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 zinn August 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

Am I the only one that noticed that you stated “Christy Mack’s occupation should not simply be left out of news reports but the way in which her occupation is always in the foreground is troubling’ and then in the very next bullet point introduce her as “adult star Christy Mack”, doing essentially the same thing?

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