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  • A rapper who has worked with the Wu-Tang Clan cut off his own penis before attempting suicide by leaping from a building, police said today. Andre Johnson was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after he jumped from a second-floor balcony at an apartment building in North Hollywood. Mr Johnson was found on the sidewalk critically injured and was taken to hospital along with his severed penis. It is unclear if doctors are attempting to reattach his penis, TMZ reported.
    Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper cuts off his own penis before attempting suicide by jumping from a building (DailyMail)

  • Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. Unlike her peers, though, Sweetie is a computer-generated avatar created by a Dutch non-profit group seeking to unmask sexual predators on the Internet. Some 20,000 people contacted Sweetie during the eight weeks she was online last year, while researchers in an Amsterdam warehouse used keystrokes to turn her head, make her stare attentively or reach to adjust her webcam.
    Pedophiles Lured by Avatar in Tech Industry Porn Fight (Bloomberg)
  • China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications just announced another big campaign against pornography. The “Cleaning the web” initiative is to last until November and target websites, search portals, mobile app stores, and set-top boxes that provide access to porn.
    China’s latest crackdown on porn has little to do with porn (Quartz)
  • “If only they were a little more like . . . earrings,” the Kate Upton said of her 34-D’s. “If I could just take them off like they were clip-ons.”
    Kate Upton hates her breasts (Page Six)

  • “I’ve been performing in feminist porn for several years, and this year I attended the Ninth Annual Good for Her Feminist Porn Awards and Conference in Toronto. (…) The director’s vision was for us to act out a sensual kink scene inspired by the most popular fan-fiction in all the land: 50 Shades of Grey. However, dirty talk and rough sex were frowned upon, as the producers were aiming for something more BDSM-light.” (She’s talking smack about filming this scene for Ms. Naughty.)
    Authentically Yours: Feminist Porn Gets Political (SF Weekly)
  • During its five-year, four-city pilot, the CDC is focusing on preventing dating violence among middle-schoolers in Baltimore, Chicago, Oakland, and Fort Lauderdale. As part of follow-up research to assess the program’s effectiveness, the pilot will compare an eighth-grade-only program in schools with a comprehensive approach spanning three grades and multiple spheres of influence.
    The New Sex Education Focuses on Preventing Violence (The Atlantic)

  • In a new video created by TDA_Boulder for Sir Richards Condom Company, Andrew Kresge, director of operations for Sir Richards, says, “I’m doing my part to help the world. That’s what we do here at Sir Richard’s. For every condom you purchase, we donate one to a developing country. So far, Sir Richard’s has donated over 2.5 million condoms.”
    Half Naked Man Says the More Sex We Have The More Lives We Save (AdRants)
  • An online petition that seeks to oust the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s CEO and president, Michael Weinstein, now has the support of the Free Speech Coalition. Weinstein has been asked to resign from his post for recent comments made about Truvada, the pre-exposure prophylaxis, FDA-approved medication for use by people at high risk for HIV. The drug is intended to help prevent transmission of the virus.
    FSC Supports Change.org Petition Targeting AHF’s Weinstein (XBIZ)
  • The Louisiana House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly — 27–67 — to retain a law banning “crimes against nature,” including oral sex and all forms of same-sex sexual contact. The law has been unenforceable for over ten years, since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that laws criminalizing consensual private sexual behavior are unconstitutional.
    Louisiana Lawmakers Refuse To Repeal State Law Banning Oral Sex (ThinkProgress)

  • I covered the reactive, transparent dress two years ago, but still want one! The INTIMACY 2.0 project (because it can’t truly be INTIMATE unless it’s in ALL CAPS) comes from Studio Roosegaarde, a “social design lab for interactive art, fashion, and architecture” based in China and the Netherlands. According to the project description on its website, the garment is intended to “explore the relationship between intimacy and technology.”
    This dress becomes transparent when it detects you’re turned on (Daily Dot)

  • “Saturday night, a small posse and I drove down to Long Beach, Calif., to catch the “Best of Hump! Tour.” For the uninitiated, Hump is an exhibitionist extravaganza hosted every year by sex columnist-turned-dirty-movie emcee Dan Savage in which ordinary folks become weekend porn stars, shooting sexually explicit short films designed to arouse and entertain a room full of like-minded strangers.”
    Leave Your Hangups at Home: Hump! Amateur Porn Fest Hits the Road (Variety)
  • An auction to sell off the Girls Gone Wild franchise’s assets was called off last week because there were no qualified overbids submitted to the bankruptcy trustee. In February, bankruptcy trustee R. Todd Neilson secured a stalking horse bid for $1.825 million to purchase the brand’s assets, including its trademarks, domain names and litigation rights, as well as its assumed liabilities.
    TTIGirls Gone Wild Auction Called Off; No Competing OverbidsLE (XBIZ)

  • “It’s been a while since we’ve seen shenanigans from American Apparel. But an image currently on their website promoting a new line of miniskirts features a women wearing a pleated miniskirt bent over exposing her underwear. And it caught our attention.”
    Pervy Upskirt Shot Touts American Apparel Miniskirt Line (AdRants)

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  • Vanessa Omoregie’s camgirlsproject project pairs famous paintings of nude muses – Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus (1486), Amedeo Modigliani’s Nudo Sdraiato (1917) and Guerin Pierre Narcisse’s Morpheus and Iris (1811) — with overlaid crops of camgirl-style self-portraits.
    Classic Nude Paintings Remixed With Consenting Camgirls (Animal New York)
  • IMO, this is a serious threat to free expression. The Web as we know it is being replaced, slowly but surely, by mobile apps. Access to those apps is controlled by just two companies: Apple and Google. There are now more people using mobile devices than are using desktop browsers. Do you have an app for your adult site? Not for Apple/IOS devices, you don’t, because Steve Jobs hated porn so badly that Apple still bans anything vaguely sexy from its app store. You probably don’t have an Android app for your adult site, either; Google’s app store has always banned explicit content, and recently tightened the rules to exclude “erotic” content as well.
    Where Your Adult Site Visitors Went (Eros Blog)
  • The Federal Trade Commission’s move this week to formally charge the operators of Jerk.com with alleged deceptive trade practices involving improperly obtained profiles signals the beginning of a new focus for the agency. The FTC said in a federal complaint that Jerk.com misled users when it claimed the content on the site had been created by users. In fact, regulators said, most of the site’s content was harvested from Facebook.
    FTC Complaint Signals Caution for Dating Sites (XBIZ)

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  • Don’t miss this fascinating exploration on Oculus Rift tech and gender, where danah boyd begins with the accusation that it’s a sexist creation and attempts to solve the question as to why women are more prone to be sick in simulators than men.
    Is the Oculus Rift sexist? (Quartz)
  • ABC News’ Nightline will be airing a segment “The Effects of Piracy on Adult Entertainment” tonight at 12:35 a.m. EST. The piece focuses primarily on Tasha Reign, but also includes interviews with Takedown Piracy owner Nate Glass, Wicked Pictures contract performer and director Jessica Drake and many more from the mainstream porn industry.
    ABC’s Nightline to Air Segment on Porn Piracy Tonight (XBIZ)

  • Ever feel like you just don’t have the energy for sex during the work week? Between exhausting jobs, kids and other duties, it’s hard to fit enough time in the day. But it’s not impossible to maintain a good sex life.
    How To Maintain Your Sex Life During The Work Week (LifeHacker AU)
  • The 2014 Feminist Porn Conference was presented by The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto April 5 and 6. It was the culminating event in a week of diverse happenings that included a special film screening of the past year’s best films, a storytelling event, a fisting workshop, a new film festival, and the ninth annual Feminist Porn Awards (2014 winners are here). More than 300 people attended the second annual conference.
    2014 Feminist Porn Conference Reports Spike in Attendance (XBIZ)
  • In a lawsuit by revenge porn victims over the controversial revenge porn website Texxxan.com, a Texas state trial court had ruled that Texxxan’s web host, GoDaddy, was liable for hosting the site. Today, a Texas appellate court fixed the lower court’s obvious legal error and emphatically ruled that GoDaddy qualifies for Section 230′s protection. While this is good news for the judicial system’s accuracy, it’s hardly the last word on revenge porn legal questions.
    Revenge Porn Is Bad, But It’s Not GoDaddy’s Fault (Forbes)
  • It was only a matter of time. If you’ve never heard of bubbling, the ingenious invention of a young, lonely Mormon man that lets your mind turn innocent bikini shots into porn, now’s your chance to get acquainted.
    The Bubble Porn Video: No Nudity, But Extremely NSFW (Gizmodo)

  • Despite the daunting challenge of collecting information and artifacts surrounding one of the most unspoken parts of our culture, Vienna’s Museum of Contraception and Abortion has managed to gather an impressive collection of contraceptive curios.
    The Museum of Contraception and Abortion (Atlas Obscura, via Viviane’s Twitter)
  • Mississippi’s sex-ed curriculum is not notable for its progressive nature. But one thing you can’t say about the Magnolia State is that it follows the advice of some conservative parents who want schools to totally ignore homosexuality. In fact, state law mandates that the subject be discussed, at least briefly: Students are to be told that homosexual activity is illegal.
    Mississippi’s Sex-Ed Classes Teach Kids That Homosexuality Is Illegal, Even Though It Isn’t (New Republic)
  • Sex with robots may currently be restricted to fiction, but with advances in technology this could eventually change. Despite how some may react, this is something that should be accepted, maybe even embraced.
    Robots and sex: creepy or cool? (Guardian UK)

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Above: Brooke Candy, more at Fashiontography.

  • When a chronic pain syndrome made sex excruciating, our writer found relief from the most surprising source. “The idea of injecting de-activated botulism into my pelvic floor was not one that thrilled me. Still, if it meant that Eric and I could have the kind of sex we used to have, it was worth a shot.”
    Botox Saved My Sex Life (DAME)
  • Surprise, surprise, the mainstream porn industry is hating on Belle Knox for not being “one of them.” “(…) starting with adult performer Belle Noire’s crusade to “expose” Knox. After tweeting at Knox for weeks, last week she published an essay called “Behind the Scenes: Belle Knox,” alleging that Knox was “completely contradictory, irrelevant, and unknowledgeable of the porn industry.”
    Growing backlash against Duke porn star in adult film industry (Daily Dot)
  • In December, the online travel company surveyed 1,000 air travelers and found that nine per cent of them reported being intimate on a plane at least once. “It happens more often on longer flights, of course. The transatlantic flights are the most popular, but it happens in business class as frequently or even more so than economy class, for instance.”
    Sex acts on airplanes not uncommon, experts say (CBC)

  • After one writer recently revealed that she’s made as much as $30,000 in a single month writing erotic ebooks featuring creatures like Bigfoot, it became clear that monster erotica has quietly become a hugely popular genre. But what attracts readers with sexy stories about mythological beasts?
    Why Is Monster Erotica So Popular Anyway? (io9)

  • “Can sex save Denmark?”, the advert asks. Hotel rooms are one of life’s great aphrodisiacs – at least that’s the theory behind a new campaign from Danish package-holiday specialist Spies Rejser. Its latest TV campaign, Do It For Denmark, aims to encourage Danes to go on holiday in the hope that they might procreate while abroad.
    Sun, sex and a baby: the unusual package holiday for Danes (Guardian)
  • Former porn performer “Melissa Midwest” Harrington is being dropped as the face of a multibillion-dollar Manhattan lawsuit against Match.com, making her the second woman since January to be removed from top billing in the case. Once among the top 10 most-searched names on the Internet, she recently demanded that she be removed from the class-action, trademark-infringement suit.
    Match.com lawsuit loses second lead plaintiff (NY Post)
  • Nuts, the weekly that along with arch-rival Zoo shook up the men’s magazine market a decade ago but attracted criticism for their sexist portrayal of women, is to close.
    Nuts magazine to close (Guardian)

Above: Lauer and Srol, more at Fashionising.

  • I compartmentalized my disability and my sexuality like it was my job until after college. Then I realized I wanted to actually have sex instead of just picking it apart in sociology class. So, like any self-respecting queer lady, I turned to the internet — and met Alex.”
    Know Me Where It Hurts: Sex, Kink, and Cerebral Palsy (Autostraddle)

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  • In the past two weeks, hundreds of Internet users have spent hours investigating every career detail of felonious, law-evading porn performer Jake Steed. This isn’t due to a new porn film or his emergence from hiding. Instead, it’s a cryptic reference in Grand Theft Auto V – and some are convinced it contains the answer to one of the game’s biggest mysteries.
    Could a ’90s porn star unlock the biggest mystery in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’? (Daily Dot)
  • For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly — a trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission.
    Your porn is not Canadian enough, CRTC warns erotica channels (National Post, thanks John!)

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Image: January Jones for Violet Grey (no relation).

  • Imagine a study of the alcohol industry which interviewed not a single brewer, wine expert, liquor store owner or drinker, but instead relied solely on the statements of ATF agents, dry-county politicians and members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. But change the topic to sex work, and such methods are not only the norm, they’re accepted uncritically by the media and the majority of those who the resulting studies.
    Lies, damned lies and sex work statistics (Washington Post)


  • This article’s copyeditor appears to have been faking it, but the piece is worth a read. “Yes, women fake it to boost their partner’s ego, out of insecurity and to just get the darn experience over with. But a new study suggests women also fake it ’til they make it.”
    Women May Fake Orgasms to Have an Actual Orgasm, Study Says (TIME)
  • I hope this story gets the attention it deserves. An American research grant from the National Institutes of Health comes with a stipulation to block pornography from a campus’s network – shades of the UK porn filter (disaster and censorship) coming home to roost.
    Get Grant, Block Porn? (Inside Higher Education)
  • “The first issue of Porn Studies, an academic journal exploring “pornography, and sexual representations more generally,” has debuted. The mere fact of its existence, which became public in mid-2013, was occasion for a media event. But the journal’s articles are serious articulations of the intersection between the concerns of media studies and those of pornography. Porn Studies is not a joke, though it seems to provide everyone with some relief to treat it as one.” (Disclosure: I’m on the Editorial Board for this journal.)
    Why It’s Time for the Journal of Porn Studies (The Atlantic)
  • “Like that bad-for-you ex from whom you just can’t seem to make a clean break, the reoccurring “news” story about how the federal government funds questionable sex studies has come back a-knockin’ at the door. We’re supposed to be totally horrified that our tax dollars are going to fund studies that find out what turns people on and what makes people loose.”
    Why Sex Research Is Worth Funding With Public Money (Pacific Standard)

Image from Olivia Munn’s sexy June/July Esquire shoot via In The Raw.

  • Bisexuals have historically been imagined as sexually predatory, “greedy,” “slutty,” or as necessarily requiring simultaneous sexual activity with people of different genders — essentially, bisexuality has been defined by mainstream culture as an inherently sexual and sexualized category, sometimes little more than a genre of porn.”
    The Journalistic Quest to Write An Accurate Story About Bisexuality (Autostraddle)
  • Judd Apatow has revealed that HBO refused to allow Lena Dunham to film controversial sex scenes for her hit show “Girls,” which he says may have included a male erection.
    HBO cut hardcore sex scene from ‘Girls’ (NY Post)
  • If your body isn’t ‘perfect’ it’s easy to feel like a failure. What I’ve learned is that humans are capable of desiring every type of body under the sun, and if you publish DIY porn online you’ll find your audience — whatever you look like. I don’t care what flaws you think you have, I guarantee those exact quirks are what make you someone’s fetish.”
    How To Empower Yourself Through DIY Porn (The Frisky)
  • This history of sex blogging is great! I have so much to add, so many stories (and backstories) to fill in the blanks… plus a huge part of the beginning of sex blogging was gay (male) sex blogging, so important to add. Anyway – enjoy!
    A Brief History of Sex Blogging (Dangerous Lilly)
  • So glad to see this article. I’ll add it to the page I’ve had on unsafe sex toys that is actually almost ten years old :P “There’s no government regulation for sex toys and their safety, so do your homework on which materials are safe, and which are not. For example, safety concerns have emerged over phthalates – chemicals found in sex toys and other products to soften plastic and increase flexibility.”
    A Guide to Sex Toy Safety (US News & World Report)

  • (Disclaimer: I love Spy!!!!) Artist Spy Emerson conceived of a unique way to explore the rise in popularity of geo-social dating/hookup apps like Grindr and Tinder with her Hook-up Truck. The truck is her latest art exhibit and is described as “a car service, like a mobile hotel room, available for short term rentals accommodating intimate relations.” In essence, she’s providing a safe and private place for strangers to have a safe sex adventure.
    The Hook-up Truck, a mobile art exhibit that facilitates sexual trysts for strangers (BlazenFluff)
  • You might expect an ex-judge and a sex worker to be on opposite sides of the law. But former High Court judge Michael Kirby has become patron of advocacy group Touching Base, which links sex workers with people with disabilities. And in his new role, Mr Kirby has spoken out against hypocrisy in laws that can inhibit sexual expression for some people.
    High Court judge turns patron for sex workers (Women’s Weekly, via Ms. Naughty)

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  • “The takeaway here is that the content you’re producing can be perfectly legal, not obscene by any jury’s definition, and if you can’t find a way to publish it you can still be censored as effectively as by the government or police. Everything we sell online is controlled by unregulated, international corporate entities that are not subject to any particular legal jurisdiction. Online marketplaces have democratised publishing, but that ease of access is the very thing that permits them to censor our work.”
    Spanked, Not Silenced (Pandora Blake)
  • This article has been one of the most shared articles within sex communities all week, and is getting *tons* of praise from sex workers, sex educators and sex-positive pundits of all kinds.
    What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars (The Stranger)
  • A federal district court judge in Ohio has ordered Eric Chason and Kevin Bollaert, the founders of the “revenge porn” site You Got Posted, to pay a woman $385,000 for posting sexually explicit images of her on their website.
    “Revenge porn” site creators hit with $385,000 judgment (Ars Technica)
  • Belle Knox writes, “The overwhelming criticism I have received for my participation in this rough blowjob scene is incredibly revealing to me about the condemnation-happy state of “gotcha feminism.” I’ve been called a hypocrite and mocked for daring to talk about empowerment if I have also not kept adequately hidden away my enjoyment of rough and dirty, nasty and filthy, saliva-dripping and name-calling-filled sex.”
    In Defense of Kink: My First Role as the Duke Porn Star Was on a Rough Sex Set (XOJane)

  • Join me in disbelief that the date of this article is actually 2014! Forbes thinks teledildonics and haptic technology might be the next big thing in sex and tech… Totally missing the rest of the blogosphere covering each of these things in detail ten years ago. Linked for the astonishingly dated lulz.
    The Future Of Virtual Sex, Part One: 5 New Technologies (Forbes)
  • MPs on a cross-party panel are calling on the UK government to use a 55-year-old law to better police the publishing of adult material online. GREAT IDEA GUYS. The Obscene Publications Act 1959 was the law famously used to try to prevent the publication of DH Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which contains graphic descriptions of a married aristocrat’s affair with her gamekeeper. In his opening address, prosecuting barrister Mervyn Griffith-Jones famously uttered the phrase “Is it a book that you would even wish your wife or your servants to read?”
    MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies (NAME)
  • Lindsay Lohan is “leaking” a list of dozens of celebrity dudes she claims to have fucked, and most of them are the sidewalk sale fare you’d expect out in front of the Marmont on a weeknight lineup of dollar-store Hollywood dick. The list is a no-surprise who’s-who of will-bang-anything stank dick, like Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake, though props for we-know-he’s-a-perv Benicio del Toro.
    WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Lindsay Lohan’s Conquest List: More A-List Lovers (InTouch)

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  • It’s really hard to find an article about this protest that is objective and not some weird first-person “me and porn” post. Basically, anti-porn feminist Gail Dines and all-around maker-upper of porn hysteria is teaming up with Guardian UK’s prize anti-porn mouthpiece to get as much attention as possible and hop on the coattails of David Cameron’s epic embarrassment-cum-distraction of an thinly-veiled internet censorship campaign. Some porn stars are protesting. No one will report this accurately, but there will be copious stock photography. And the band played on.
    Porn Stars Square Up To Feminists Ahead Of Stop Porn Culture Conference In London (HuffPo UK)
  • A woman in Texas likely infected her female partner with HIV through sexual contact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The case offers the strongest evidence to date that HIV transmission between women, although rare, is possible. (Overstated headline alert.)
    HIV Can Spread Through Sexual Contact Between Women (NPR)

  • Feminist- and queer-owned sex shop Babeland regularly hosts themed workshops in its Seattle and New York stores. I decided to stop by the SoHo location to see what I could learn.
    9 Discoveries I Made At My First Sex Workshop (Buzzfeed)
  • Stoya writes, “The strangers who call me Jessica at publicity appearances lean in far too close. They hiss it as if they have top-secret information. All they’re doing is letting me know that they had 30 seconds to spend on Google and no sense of propriety — which may sound funny coming from a woman who flagrantly disregards it herself. They’re often the same people who refer to my orifices as “that” instead of “your” (…)”
    Can We Learn About Privacy From Porn Stars? (NYT)
  • The robots of the future will be smart and highly adaptable, with the miraculous ability to imitate how the human mind learns new information. So what, pray tell, does humankind do with such wondrous, advanced technology? We build robotic strippers.
    This 40000 Stripper Robot is Totally SFW (Fast Company)

  • This op-ed in Telegraph UK intends to incite anger that sex ed including porn isn’t an anti-porn PSA, but he actually – unintentionally – makes a great case for sane sex ed that includes normalized discussion of porn, namely that of the incredibly awesome Bish Training.
    Sex education: is ‘Planet Porn’ really appropriate? (Telegraph UK)
  • A street prostitute in Dallas may make as little as $5 per sex act. But pimps can take in $33,000 a week in Atlanta, where the sex business brings in an estimated $290 million per year. Those are some of the findings of a landmark government-sponsored report on the size and structure of the sex economy, including massage parlors, brothels and expensive escort services.
    In-Depth Report Details Economics of Sex Trade (NYT)

  • Molly Ren’s article is a great read, and covers five great sex blogs I miss as well. She didn’t ask me about the weird accusation of “blacklisting” Erotic Cover watch, which was something the blog made up after saying the cover of the book I put her in perpetuated sexism. I have no idea what blacklist could have possibly existed. There actually is no dark and secret, punitive cabal of [sexist] erotica editors.
    The 5 Best Sex Blogs That No Longer Exist (The Frisky)
  • Porn site Pornhub has launched its Creative Director Challenge, a competition soliciting high-quality, “safe-for-work” designs for an upcoming multimedia advertising campaign. The winner of the challenge will be rewarded with a one-year paid employment contract as the official Creative Director of Pornhub. Interested parties should check out the challenge site. I put my favorites (so far) throughout this post.
    Pornhub Launches Competition to Seek Creative Director (AdRants)

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Sex News: Ads beat porn for malware, Duke co-ed’s porn disclosed, detention in Iran

6 March 2014
Ask a Porn Star: Jiz Lee (OhJoySexToy, excerpt above via) Web ads directing users to malicious sites have surpassed porn as the leading source of mobile malware, according to a new report from security and networking solutions provider Blue Coat Systems. Today, one in every five times a mobile user encounters […]
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Sex News: BOOBTHULU, bad dating science, ‘Economics of Sex’ debunked

3 March 2014
Whoa, BOOBTHULU. The Zomboobies are coming to Kickstarter, they've got a brand new (and much extended) trailer, and they want your money! Yes, kids, the cult hit mock-trailer that hit the interwebs back in 2012 is looking to make the jump to a proper, full length feature film and its […]
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Sex News: A ‘Grindr’ for threesomes, unpixelating Japanese porn, extreme phone sex cop

26 February 2014
Above: Miley Cyrus in Vogue Germany, March 2014, by Mario Testino. The Daily Beast profiles a feminist porn director seldom included in the usual lineup: Self-identified "left-leaning feminist" Managing Director of Penthouse Entertainment, Kelly Holland. Porn's Behind-the-Camera Feminists (Daily Beast) "Threesomes made easy" is the tagline for what is poised to be a […]
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Sex News: Revenge Porn case ends terribly, Jimmyjane acquired, quantified sex

21 February 2014
Armenian pornographer Milt Abdjourian’s bold, single-minded dedication to fabric, attire, and hyper-specialized contextual perversion lives on in dozens of colorful titles and still-provocative covers. Milt Abdjourian’s Vanished Empire of Clothing and Fashion Pornography (VICE) This sucks, this sucks so badly: A Manhattan judge ruled this week that a man who shared naked […]
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Sex News: UK porn filter grows, Girls Gone Wild auction has issues

17 February 2014
Morgana Maye (the amazing Mistress Morgana) goes on Masocast to talk about BDSM as therapy, how kink is perceived in the medical community, guilt and shame, how to play with someone on a deeper level, the DSM and much more. Morgana Maye on Masocast (Masocast) Chinese police have detained 501 suspects in […]
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Sex News: Kink challenges Cal-OSHA, anti-sex work outlet points Congressional probe at Twitter

31 January 2014
This is evil. The Street decided to find as many sex workers and sex work orgs that it could, and then reported them to conservative members of congress (such as Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) as violations of San Francisco law (where Twitter is located). Addressing Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca of […]
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Sex News: Teledildonics is back, Brony butt plugs, Jess Franco, Downton Abbey porn

23 January 2014
Image via Grandma Gets Dildo For Birthday...And Other Awkward Gifts, AdRants. Hunter Moore, who has been called “the most hated man on the Internet” for his operation and defense of revenge porn website "IsAnyoneUp" was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury. Moore and an alleged accomplice Charles “Gary” Evens were […]
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Sex News: Facebook removes Erika Lust, deadly breasts, more cryptozoological erotica

16 January 2014
This is shitty and stupid and maddeningly rewarding to trolls. Facebook has removed Erika Lust's account for posting "content that contained self-harm" after pro-lifers abused Facebook's 'report abuse' policy regarding an image Lust posted (in Spanish, above) that translates to "My pussy, my rules: free and accessible abortion." She wisely […]
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Sex News: Vibrating panties at CES, the Buckingham Phallus, free speech and harassment

15 January 2014
Amanda Marcotte strikes a cord for any woman who has been publicly harassed by a troll and then had the troll claim that harassing you in public is his right under the First Amendment. Does Free Speech Mean That Women Are Obliged To Endure Harassment? (The Raw Story) UK adult retailer Ann […]
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Sex News: CES, what Beyoncé bought at Babeland, the man with two penises

7 January 2014
OhMiBod celebrates its fourth year at CES with the unveiling of blueMotion, a wearable massager that uses Bluetooth technology. Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, the blueMotion massager will hit the market in March 2014 and retail for $129. I once likened the sound of an OhMiBod toy to "a […]
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Sex News: Beyoncé, Jiz Lee, Quora, minotaur porn, dominatrix woes

25 December 2013
Ricky Saiz, who directed Beyoncé's clip on a hot summer day in Brooklyn, said recently that he based the concept on George Michael's "Freedom! '90" video. He also discussed Beyoncé's nipple-emphasizing bodysuit. "Our stylist Karen Langley was incredible," he said. "When she brought out that Tom Ford for YSL molded […]
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Sex News: Lady pimp, a feminist programming language, sex accidents, the year in sex

20 December 2013
“How would you touch me?” Scarlett Johansson asks in her unmistakable charred rasp. The question is an invitation, the first turning point in the film’s three-act structure. Johansson is Her: the latest technology, an artificially intelligent operating system brought into being by Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a modern day man-child […]
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Sex News: Africa’s porn industry, nanobot sperm, Mile High Club “etiquette”

16 December 2013
Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have created "the first sperm-based biobots" - a cybernetic microorganism made of metal and a bull's sperm cell that can be remote controlled and used to impregnate an egg or deliver a drug to a target anywhere inside your body. Scientists […]
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Sex News: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, antidepressants and sex, the small penis, pragmatic promiscuity

9 December 2013
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: The British Fashion Awards in London (HQ Candids) The innocuous elegance of the sex toy box, which could easily double as the jewelry box on a fashionable nightstand, is partly what enabled MUA to become the first adult company to get by Kickstarter’s puritanical standards. The First Ever Adult […]
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