Sunday sex reads: Best of the week

Olivia Rose tinynibbles

Above: Olivia Rose by Jonathan Leder, via In The Raw.

President Reagan’s first speech on the subject wasn’t until May 31, 1987. By then, more than twenty-five thousand people, the majority of them gay men, had died in the United States. His Administration ridiculed people with AIDS—his spokesman, Larry Speakes, made jokes about them at press conferences … Mrs. Reagan refused to act in any way in 1985 to help her friend Rock Hudson when he was in Paris dying of AIDS. (Last year, Buzzfeed published documents that make this clear.)”
Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and AIDS (The New Yorker)

(Parody) “An already strained relationship found itself in dire straits this past Thursday when local boyfriend and FBI investigator, Andrew Forrest, pleaded his case for backdoor access, just once.”
Boyfriend in FBI Wants to Try Backdoor, Just Once (The Hard Times)

“For the past decade, Olivia Troy has become a career BDSM expert, consulting for TV shows, film sets, and Broadway plays to help actors and writers get it right when it comes to portraying kink on screen or stage. Her resume includes advising Paul Giamatti about the sub he plays on Showtime’s Billions and training actors on the Broadway play Trust, and she’s currently working on the forthcoming movie The Books.”
This BDSM Consultant Teaches Famous Actors How to Use Whips (Vice)

Refugees who have questions about condoms, sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy now have an additional place on the internet to turn to for answers. Germany’s Federal Center for Health Education recently launched Zanzu, an online portal available in 13 languages that offers information about sexual health, to educate the thousands of people flooding Europe as they flee dangerous conditions in countries like Syria.”
EU Refugee Crisis: Germany’s Sex Education Website For Asylum-Seekers Sparks Criticism Online (IB Times)

Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted “If there were ever a species for whom sex hurt, it surely went extinct a long time ago.” Twitter reacted with science, but it’s difficult not to read this and want to cross my legs in horrified sympathy for the man’s sex partners.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is super wrong about how sex works (Washington Post)

“A palpable sense of shock rippled through a courtroom on Wednesday morning when the former editor in chief of was shown in a videotaped deposition suggesting that when it comes to the newsworthiness of celebrities’ sex videos, children more than 4 years old are fair game.”
Gawker Editor’s Testimony Stuns Courtroom in Hulk Hogan Trial (NYT)

“In 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court decided, by a vote of 8 to 1, to uphold a state’s right to forcibly sterilize a person considered unfit to procreate. … All told, as many as 70,000 Americans were forcibly sterilized during the 20th century. The victims of state-mandated sterilization included people like Carrie Buck who had been labeled “mentally deficient,” as well as those who who were deaf, blind and diseased. Minorities, poor people and “promiscuous” women were often targeted.”
The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations (NPR)

“If a naked photo of you winds up online without your permission, it can be very, very difficult to get it taken down. … A new guide from the legal advocacy group Without My Consent lays out exactly what to do, walking victims through the process of getting their images offline step-by-step.”
Finally! A Very Clear Guide for What to Do if Your Naked Photo Winds Up on the Internet (Fusion)

“I’m interested knowing what, in your opinion, do sex workers need? What kind of system, law, or facility should be in place to better protect and help sex workers? Is it possible to help and rescue trafficked victims, whilst not interfering with willing sex workers? What would actually help rescuers identify and free trafficked victims in the sex trade?”
Nobody Asked (Maggie McNeill)

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