Sunday Sex Reads: Best of the Week

“Michelle is just one of dozens of women who use Patreon to sell nude photos, videos, and other prizes to willing — and paying — fans. As a full-time Patreon creator, she’s on the more successful end of erotic content makers. Some of her contemporaries see Patreon as a side-hustle on the way to more lucrative gigs; others want to go full time, but haven’t quite figured out how. There’s no set career path here, but for these women, those paths all converge on Patreon.”
* The women who sell nudes on Patreon (Verge)

“First of all there are no studies. Yes, I looked. As far as medical products go “beta-testing” appears to be snake oil Parseltongue for send-us-your-cash-we-have-done-absofuckinlutely-no work-on-this-what-so-ever-but-it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-3 a.m. Ethical researchers do not release “beta” products they complete Phase 1 studies and then recruit for Phase 2 studies. … I may just be a rural OB/GYN but I am pretty sure the words ejaculation, penis, and barotrauma are not reassuring when used together.”
* Guys don’t tape your penis shut instead of using a condom (drjengunter.wordpress.com)

“Among other things, Stephens-Davidowitz’s data suggests that there are more gay men in the closet than we think; that many men prefer overweight women to skinny women but are afraid to act on it; that married women are disproportionately worried their husband is gay; that a lot of straight women watch lesbian porn; and that porn featuring violence against women is more popular among women than men.”
* Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires (Vox)

“PornHub’s success helped Manwin build a near-monopoly, as it gobbled up rivals such as RedTube and YouPorn. It also ruined the livelihoods of the actors and filmmakers who found their work had been stolen, and that inequality rankled with Ronson. “A porn performer finds it really hard to even to get a current account at the bank, because they’re deemed disreputable,” he says. “Whereas Fabian – who wanted to build an empire based in part on the handling of those people’s stolen porn – because he wasn’t a porn performer but a male tech entrepreneur, he got a $362 million loan.””
* Jon Ronson interview: ‘There’s this really sweet and adorable world of bespoke porn’ (Telegraph)

“The Free Speech Coalition today released a new video in which adult star Anikka Albrite explains how the Netflix docuseries “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On” compromised performer safety and privacy.”
* Video: Anikka Albrite Explains Concerns With {Netflix’s] ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ (XBIZ)

“New technologies are cropping up in the field of contraception, including hormone-releasing microchips, revamped condom designs, and low-cost, long-lasting male birth control injections … The good news is that increasing choice for all women appears to be at the center of many of those innovations.”
* 5 Contraceptives Scientists Are Developing Right Now, & These Upgrades Are Way Overdue (Romper)

“People often jump to the conclusion that passionate, rougher sex in porn is inherently violent, or that certain activities are portrayed in dirty videos only because men like to watch them. For many of these acts, it’s assumed that no real woman actually enjoys them, and that any woman who says she does is probably just posturing to show how down she is—again, for the benefit of men. Unfortunately, this puts women who genuinely do enjoy certain moves in a bit of an awkward situation.”
* No, You’re Not a Bad Feminist for Liking ‘Porny’ Sex Acts (Glamour)

SF-based porn studio Naked Sword has picked up an indie film that has received over two dozen awards at film festivals around the world. “The short centers around a middle-aged disabled gay man named Billy who suffers from arthrogryposis multiplex congenita which makes everyday tasks impossible without the help of a caregiver. Because of his disability Billy feels alone in the world and yearns for intimacy and a sexual connection in a world that would rather ignore him.”
* NSFW Indie Short ‘HOLE’ Gives Voice to Disabled, Tackles Sexual Issues (XBIZ)

Main post image via the fascinating gallery at Under the Covers at Taiwan’s Tacky ‘Love Motels’ (Topic)

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