Sex News: Sexbot data fears, Oculus underage sex arrest, Marvel’s growing sexphobia, VR porn stats

  • ““Right now my big concern is about data,” Dr Kate Devlin, a computer science professor at Goldsmiths, University of London, said at the Love and Sex With Robots conference this week. “Do we want people to know when we have sex and how we have sex?””
    * Hacked Sex Robots Will Reveal Their Client’s Freakiest Kinks (Inverse)
  • “Of the many out-of-this-world things in the recent Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Doctor Strange,” one of the most bizarre is that Marvel has abandoned the thinnest pretense that its heroes have sexual desires. Stephen Strange and his not-very-romantic interest Christine Palmer are already ex-lovers when the film begins, with no real indication of a wish to reconcile throughout. And when Strange inevitably goes off to pick up the hero’s lonely mantle, the two part ways with a chaste kiss on the cheek. While this is in line with recent Marvel installments, “Doctor Strange” goes one step further and raises two interesting questions: Why have these films dispensed with sexuality entirely? And why don’t we seem to care?”
    * Sex and the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Movie superheroes are being scrubbed of desire (Salon)

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  • “But while consumers and producers are busy experimenting with these new capabilities, both governments and campaigners remain eerily silent. This is odd, given that the British government has increasingly taken a heavy-handed approach to regulating sexual commerce … both laws focus on recordings, rather than live streaming; in effect, they turn a blind eye to webcamming. This creates something of a paradox: performing an explicitly pornographic act via a webcam carries no repercussions, but if the same show is recorded and uploaded, the performer can be liable to a fine of up to £10,000.”
    * Webcamming: The sex work revolution that no one is willing to talk about (Independent UK)
  • “We have a masturbation jar. Each time you get your rocks off, you must stuff a dollar in the jar. God is watching. The jar fills fast. I don’t think they do this at state colleges. A buddy of mine says its alright in God’s eyes to masturbate to inanimate objects, “Just don’t lust after girls.” He’s never kissed one.”
    * Sex in the cornfields: The agony and ecstasy of dating at a strict Christian college (Salon)

vr-preferences

  • “Award-winning VR porn site BaDoinkVR [NSFW] recently released an infographic showcasing stats on the folks who watch their immersive content. And some of the figures might surprise you. For instance, while 94% of its viewers are men, 30% of total users downloaded videos recorded from the female point of view.”
    * Infographic: Virtual Reality Porn Stats and Facts (Future of Sex)
  • “Blizzard later confirmed that Tracer is indeed a lesbian and Emily is indeed her girlfriend whom she lives with. … In several recent games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect you can choose to make your character queer, but here we have the main character of an extremely popular game being confirmed as canonically gay. Women and queer people have a ridiculously tough time getting respect and representation in gaming, and here Overwatch is giving us both.”
    * Blizzard Gives Us the Gayest Gift Of All: A Girlfriend For Overwatch’s Tracer (Autostraddle)

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