Sex News: Climb Grope Mountain, Pornhub tries sex ed, a cockring FitBit, porn’s CalOSHA meeting

  • “Design company Bompas & Parr have just unveiled a climbing wall with penises, vulvae, faces, boobs, and bums for grips. … The wall is called Grope Mountain, and it’ll be on display in London and Liverpool on 14 February, for all your Valentine’s Day related needs.*”
    * You’ll soon be able to climb a wall of genitals (Metro UK)
  • “[The sewing machine] sits there, before a multi-coloured display case filled with high- heeled shoes, plastic models of fruit, a penis-shaped ashtray and small figurines of couples copulating in various positions, as a symbol of the vast and misunderstood world that sex workers inhabit. … Called This Is Us, the museum on the third floor of Empower’s office in Nonthaburi province hopes to give some context to all of that.”
    * Thai museum tackles stigma surrounding sex workers (Straits Times)
  • “A new website has launched looking for candidates to apply for the job of government porn censor. The New Government Jobs website offers the chance to get paid all day to look at porn. We know what you’re thinking: This is your dream job, right? Well, umm, unfortunately it’s a parody created by the Open Rights Group to raise awareness of how wildly implausible and stupid the government’s plans are for the forthcoming the Digital Economy Bill.”
    * Apply Now to be the Government’s Official Porn Censor (Gizmodo UK)

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  • “On Wednesday, [Pornhub] launched its new Sexual Wellness Center, an online sex-ed hub run by Dr. Laurie Betito, a clinical psychologist and author of “The Sex Bible for People Over 50.” It has information about everything from the female reproductive system to sexually transmitted infections to testicular cancer. Betito will answer reader questions about love and romance, and she is already offering tips on things like “achieving enduring love and intimacy.””
    * Pornhub Launches Sex-Ed Site (Voactiv)
  • “Tuesday’s Cal/OSHA meeting discussing bloodborne pathogen exposure standards in the adult film industry offered more contentious dialogue between adult entertainment stakeholders — including members of the industry trade groups Free Speech Coalition and the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee — and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. … The 6½-hour advisory meeting at the Elihu Harris Office Building in Oakland was informational, as well as confrontational, in nature, but no vote was scheduled in regards to two competing petitions proposed by both the FSC and AHF.”
    * Cal/OSHA to Review Oakland Transcript to Plan Next Steps (XBIZ)
  • “A sixth-grade teacher at an all-girls school in Texas is out of a job and fighting to get her position back after district officials learned she worked in porn more than a decade ago.”
    * Teacher fired because she used to work in porn (NY Post)
  • “In a White House memo detailing the duo’s Oval Office meeting and joint press conference on Friday, staffers from the Office of the Press Secretary repeatedly spelled her name wrong. Instead of writing “Theresa” with an “h,” they wrote “Teresa.” In doing so, they confused May with the former British adult actress and model Teresa May of (almost) the same name.”
    * Trump’s Press Office Confuses Britain’s PM With Porn Star (Huffington Post)

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  • “”…the editors found that at that time, thousands of personal images that members had uploaded in order to join Skirt Club were accessible to non-members – photos of users partially or fully naked, often recognisable, sometimes even with their names mentioned in the image.”
    * How a sex site left member data open to anyone (MetaFilter; thanks Viviane!)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. “A Baylor University graduate who says she was raped by football players in 2013 sued the university Friday. Her lawsuit includes an allegation that 31 Baylor football players committed at least 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014 — an estimate that far exceeds the number previously provided by school officials.”
    * New Baylor lawsuit alleges 52 rapes by football players in 4 years, ‘show ’em a good time’ culture (Dallas News)

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