Sex News: UK porn IDs set for April, 2018 ruled for sex censorship, postcoital dysphoria study, and more

  • “Rules for how the ban on under-18s will work were quietly passed by the House of Commons on Monday this week – and are expected to be in place by April. From that date, anyone who visits a porn site from a British IP address will be asked for ‘proof’ they are 18, provided either from ID such as driving licences or from age verification cards bought in shops.”
    * Porn sites ‘will require proof of age from April 2019’: here’s how it’ll work (Metro UK)
  • “Pornhub’s big hitters of 2018 included Stormy Daniels and Fortnite, which eclipsed Overwatch as the site’s favorite video game … Pornhub streamed its first awards show in VR, though Kanye West ended up dominating the proceedings.”
    * Pornhub’s year in review defined by ‘Fortnite’ and Stormy Daniels (Engadget)
  • “This year was a mixed bag for sex and sexual expression … Despite the continued mainstreaming of porn and sexual dialogue, 2018 was ultimately a year of sexual censorship.”
    * The 9 Most Important Sex Trends Of 2018 (Forbes)
  • “Central to autism is a difficulty experiencing life in real time. Many autistic people can’t filter out information, which makes it difficult to zone in and focus. But in the private rooms at the club, there were no outside stimuli. The rules were clear, the distractions minimal, so I could focus and interact.”
    * 2018’s Best Writing by Sex Workers (Tits and Sass)

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  • “Sex workers across 33 countries who face repressive policing — identified as arrest, imprisonment, confiscation of needles, syringes, condoms, displacement to new area or physical or sexual violence by officers — have a three times higher chance of experiencing physical or sexual violence, according to a new study.”
    * More violence, sexual infections when sex work is criminalized, study finds (CNN)
  • “Sexual health services are being “cut to the bone”, according to research which has triggered warnings that more sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies will follow.”
    * Sexual health service cuts will increase spread of STIs (Guardian UK)


  • “Tucked in some tiny sections are significant changes, some that go way beyond human trafficking. For instance, a section of S. 1311 would allow state law enforcement to use secret wiretaps on sex workers and their customers.”
    * Congress Ramps Up War on Sex Workers and Their Customers With Secret Votes on Four New ‘Protection’ Laws (Reason)
  • “Allison Mack’s lawyers are contending that she isn’t guilty of inducing forced labour if the Church of Scientology isn’t guilty of the same charge. That’s the latest news in the sordid NXIVM sex cult case …”
    * Smallville star Allison Mack cites Scientology in her sex cult defence case (The Province)

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  • “Many individuals, scientists say, suffer from postcoital dysphoria — that is, a sense of sadness after sex … In the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy paper, PCD is characterized as a “counter-intuitive phenomenon” characterized by “inexplicable feelings of tearfulness, sadness, or irritability following otherwise satisfactory consensual sexual activity.””
    * Many Men Experience the Same Sad Phenomenon as Women After Having Sex (Inverse)
  • “The most significant piece of tech legislation was FOSTA, which had catastrophic effects for both Craigslist and Tumblr while endangering sex workers throughout the country.”
    * The Verge 2018 tech report card: The US government (Verge)

Main post image via Get to know Liz (c-heads.com)

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Sex News: Tumblr bans porn, Starbucks bans porn, California stings sex workers, male contraceptive gel

  • “Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with a few exceptions.”
    * Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th (Verge)
  • “With its massive distribution and strict rules, Apple’s App Store has had a broad homogenizing and sanitizing effect on the internet. Tumblr’s iOS app has been unavailable since November 16 … We don’t know for sure whether Tumblr made this final decision under pressure from Apple, or because the platform felt like it could not competently moderate the platform any longer.”
    * Apple Sucked Tumblr Into Its Walled Garden, Where Sex Is Bad (Motherboard)
  • “It began over the Thanksgiving holiday as [an incel] effort to intimidate sex workers and women who sell access to private pornographic social media accounts by reporting them to the Internal Revenue Service for tax evasion—without evidence of wrongdoing. But it quickly morphed into a battle over who has the right to make money on the internet. The harassers are taking advantage of user reporting tools made available by companies like PayPal, Venmo, and CirclePay, in an attempt to force their targets offline and freeze their finances. The tactic has far-reaching implications beyond adult entertainment.”
    * A Quiet War Rages Over Who Can Make Money Online (Wired)


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  • “Under the guise of “anti-trafficking” efforts, police practices in northern California and a new federal law have broadly affected adult sex workers both online and in the streets. The result, activists say, is a risk of increased violence and suffering for the very women whom lawmakers [claim] they are rescuing.”
    * Abused then arrested: inside California’s crackdown on sex work (Guardian)
  • “Starbucks said to The Verge, “While it rarely occurs, the use of Starbucks public Wi-Fi to view illegal or egregious content is not, nor has it ever been permitted…We have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our US locations in 2019.””
    * Starbucks says it’ll block porn on its public Wi-Fi next year (Verge)
  • “The Vice headline is lurid. Just a few days ago, on November 28, it screams at us: Millennials in China Are Using Nudes to Secure Loans. The article is breathless and couched in very current terms … It turns out that Vice was just clickbait-remilling (which is to say, ripping off) this more detailed Australian news story, which offers much more clarity about what’s going on — supposedly a sort of extortion-collection ring — and its Chinese sourcing.”
    * Vice Turns Stale Chinese Propaganda Into Nude Clickbait (ErosBlog: The Sex Blog)
  • “The movement has taken hold, says community organizer Lola Balcon, in part as a result of long-term de-stigmatization efforts from human rights groups including Amnesty International, which recommended the decriminalization of sex work in 2016. But it wasn’t until the passage of the so-called Online Trafficking bill SESTA-FOSTA last spring that many workers began to organize locally, forming grassroots coalitions not just to oppose the bill but also to support sex work decriminalization efforts more broadly.”
    * Are Sex Workers Becoming a Viable Political Bloc? (Rolling Stone)
  • “Unicron contends that this brothel, if it ever opens, will be different. That’s partly because of the decor, which Unicron says will feature lots of plexiglass, colored lighting, shiny surfaces and “spaceship vibes” designed by a local artist. It’s also because the brothel will serve as an arm of the cult. “The goal of Eve’s as an aspect of Unicult is to spread matriarchal change through AI and robots,” Unicron, who works as a copywriter, told The Daily Beast.”
    * California Cult Leader Plans Sex-Robot Brothel—With a Twist (Daily Beast)

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  • “The first clinical trial is underway to test a new male contraceptive that could be a game changer for preventing pregnancy … If proven effective, it would be the first hormonal birth control for men. The gel is applied to the back and shoulders.”
    * New Male Contraceptive Gel Enters Clinical Trials (CBS NY)
  • “After he implanted a small magnet inside Aneta, it was suddenly possible for her to get an erotic jolt from the vibrations triggered by the energy of a basic house fan. Starting a car motor also felt good, and the notion of “feeling the music” in a club took on new meaning, as, according to Samppa, large speakers produced enough of an electromagnetic field to give Aneta sexual pleasure. “As far as I know I was the first who had a clitoris magnetic implant,” she says.”
    * Meet the people hacking their bodies for better sex (CNET)

Main post image: Rachael Lange by Ashley Olah MQ Photo Shoot (itr2010.org)

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Eye Candy: Happy #PornSunday

The repressive state of our internet is unhealthy. Take a break from conservative social media sites to enjoy real pleasure, empowered performers of all genders, all kinds of bodies, and award-winning porn. Sex content that’s ethical. Artistic. Smart. Has high production values and features performers having fun. Real bisexuality. No sexist bullshit. Zero censorship.

These galleries and videos are free, but if you buy anything through these links you’ll support ethical porn made by people who love what they do — and most of these are from female filmmakers. Find even more hotness you can feel good about enjoying in Eye Candy. Enjoy!

Main post image: Trinity: A Bisexual MMF Threesome (Winner, Sexiest Short, Toronto International Porn Festival)

Jiz Lee and Bishop Black

Summer Knight and Dean

Chanel Preston, Kira Noir – The Anal Babysitter (video)
Adriana Chechik, Penny Pax – It’s Stuck Again (video)

Barbie Qu, Skye Blue, and Nina Presley – Central Park Salad
Lola Arburg – Lola Greases The Sheets
Mercedes Llano – Mercedes: Escape From Hollywood

Captive: Amber Nevada, Owen Gray
Devour: Parker Marx, Lemon

Amia Miley, Ryan D. – Before the Party
Alex Legend, Shay Evans – Busty Latina

Mickey Mod, Vex Ashley – My Moaning Neighbor – Directed by multi-award-winner Erika Lust
Angel, Heidi Cruz – Merger
Molly Dae, Morgana Muses – Breathtaking

Angela White, Small Hands – Metal Massage (video)

Madison Mia, Lance Hart, Wolf Hudson – Bi-Sexually Active (video)
Kristy Black, Max Born, Peter – It’s Better Bi (video)

Bambino and Eva Lovia – Little Black Dress
Lexi Layo, Raul Costa and Shona River – Take A Turn
Charlie Dean and Jimena Lago – Your Move

The horny art student (video)
Daddy’s little (bad) girl (video)

Ruckus, Aubrey Kate – The Boss’s Wife (video link; Transsensual)
Lance Hart, Marissa Minx (Yes, that Marissa Minx) – Hot Wife Marissa (video link; Transsensual)

Sade Rose, Cale – Author (more at SexArt)
Jureka Del Mar – Foreign Exchange (VR)

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Sex News: Tumblr bans sex harassment, HBO quits porn, religiosity predicts ‘porn addiction’

  • “Tumblr is to ban content that results in the “unwanted sexualisation or sexual harassment of others.” The social network says this includes non-consensual “creepshots” – sexually suggestive photos of clothed victims. In addition, it said it covers “deepfake” pornography, in which computer-generated images of a subject’s face are transplanted onto explicit photos or videos of someone else’s body without permission. The rule-change is due on 10 September.”
    * Tumblr bans creepshots and deepfake porn (BBC)
  • “Dennis Hof, the brothel owner and GOP candidate, can reopen his “Love Ranch South” brothel in Nevada pending the results of a lawsuit against Nye County … County commissioners voted earlier this month not to renew his permits for the Love Ranch South. This means 18 employees lost their work cards.”
    * ‘Bunny Ranch’ Owner Turned Republican Candidate Can Open His Brothel Again (Law and Crime)
  • “It’s the end of an era. HBO, which once offered soft-core pornography to the masses of people who didn’t want their spouses to know exactly what they were watching on premium cable, has quietly stepped out of the adult-content game.”
    * Internet Porn Has Officially Killed HBO’s Adult-Entertainment Business (Vanity Fair)

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  • “According to fresh data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Sexually transmitted disease rates hit a record high for the fourth year in a row. Some 2.3 million cases of Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in 2017 — 200,000 more cases than in the previous year.”
    * America has the highest rate of STDs in the industrialized world now (LGBTQ Nation)
  • “The proposed changes — from the federal Department of Education led by Michigan’s Betsy DeVos — would limit colleges to investigating only those sex assaults that happen on campus. Assaults that occur just off campus, in places like fraternity houses or off-campus housing, wouldn’t be investigated by the institutions.”
    * Why sex assault survivors are fuming over DeVos proposal (Detroit Free Press)
  • “Though porn addiction is not diagnosable, and never has been, there is a large self-help industry surrounding the concept … These four researchers, all of whom have history of neutrality, if not outright support of the concepts of porn addiction, have conducted a meta-analysis of research on pornography and concluded that porn use does not predict problems with porn, but religiosity does.”
    * Science Stopped Believing in Porn Addiction, You Should Too (Psychology Today)
  • “The porn industry may seem like a glorified virtual boys’ club—and that’s because, well, for a long time it has been. But for Black women like Houston — whose 13-year-old Pink and White Productions houses the CrashPadSeries and has produced around 15 films since its inception … Armed with social media, increasingly available technology, and the reach of the world wide web, women of color are putting themselves at the helm. They’re making space and they’re taking names.”
    * Porn of a different color: How Black women are changing the adult film industry (Daily Dot)

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  • “Over a span of two decades, the Christian right has reached across the aisle and found ready partners among liberal feminists in a common goal: abolishing all forms of prostitution, as an ostensible necessity to battling sex trafficking. Early stages of this fight focused in on the language of laws against human trafficking, specifically the phrase “forced prostitution.””
    * Stormy Daniels isn’t the only sex worker who matters (Daily Kos)
  • “Hansmeier’s plea agreement stated that he and Steele [as Prenda Law] began representing holders of porn movie copyrights in 2010, filing suits against IP addresses they had observed downloading adult films. The duo would then ask federal judges for early discovery to seek internet subscribers’ names and contact information so they could send demand letters asking, often times, for a $3,000 settlement, according to court records. In 2011, the pair uploaded [their own porn] movies to the BitTorrent website Pirate Bay.”
    * Prenda ‘Porn Troll’ Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges (The American Lawyer)
  • “Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane to Reeve’s Superman, once said, “They put poor Christopher in this various assortment of sizes of codpiece under the suit in the red underpants, and some days Christopher would come out and he’d be out to here. Which would make me go ‘ding ding ding ding’” — she simulated the act of flicking her co-star’s codpiece — “‘cause they were all made of metal. He’d go, ‘Kidder! Stop it!’””
    * Battle of the Bulge: Why We’re So Fascinated by Superhero Codpieces (MEL)
  • “A memorandum by then-associate-counsel Brett Kavanaugh written during the height of the Bill Clinton sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky was released … Among the questions, in Kavanaugh’s own words: “If Monica Lewinsky says that you masturbated into a trashcan in your secretary’s office, would she by [sic] lying?””
    * The Questions Brett Kavanaugh Came Up with During Bill Clinton Investigation Were Released, and They Are GRAPHIC (Law and Crime)

Main post art: Fisto T-Shirt by Scott Sherwood.

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Sex News: Bigfoot porn, Les Moonves, murder over porn, Fortnite porn parody, another Nxivm arrest

  • “A Democratic candidate in a hotly contested U.S. House race in Virginia has accused her opponent of supporting white supremacists — oh, and also of liking Bigfoot porn … “My ‘buddies’ thought this pic was fitting for my birthday next week,” read a caption, “and to celebrate my new book release in about a month or 2… ‘Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him.’””
    * Bigfoot Porn Has Become A Major Controversy In A U.S. House Race. Seriously. (Huffington Post)
  • “CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves will remain at the helm of the media company as the board of directors launches an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted several women over decades. The decision was made after an hours-long board meeting on Monday, just three days after The New Yorker published a detailed report that included the accounts of six women who claim Moonves thwarted their acting careers after rejecting his verbal or physical advances. Some of the alleged assaults date back to the 1980s through the 2000s.”
    * Les Moonves Remains At Helm As CBS Investigates Sexual Misconduct Allegations (NPR)
  • “Patricia Hill is the first to admit it: she killed her husband after he purchased porn. Now, Hill, 69, has been arrested and charged with capital murder after her husband, 65-year-old Frank Hill, was found dead.”
    * Wife admits to killing her husband after he purchased porn (KATV)
  • “It’s no surprise that Fortnite is, by far, the most popular game in the world right now. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that it’s been immortalized with a truly NSFW porn parody that pulls out all the stops to make a sleazy production feel equal parts hilarious and smutty (that is, if you think anything Fortnite-related is sexy).”
    * This ‘Fortnut’ porn parody of Fortnite is equal parts sexy and hilarious (Daily Dot)

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  • “DF Productions’ Dogfart Network specializes in “interracial” porn, which, by industry definition, specifically entails sex between a Black man and a white woman—and which often deliberately portrays Black men as racial stereotypes. In the lawsuit, McKnight characterizes DF Productions as a company that “targets racist viewers and entices them into paying DFI money in exchange for the right to view racist adult films.””
    * What ‘Interracial’ Cuckold Porn Reveals About White Male Insecurity (Broadly/Vice)
  • “There is an entire genre of “frum” (meaning Orthodox) erotica online and in print, which blends elements of sex, God, and kink while keeping it kosher. “Just because Orthodox Jews live what appear to be more culturally conforming existences, doesn’t mean that there isn’t passion and play in their intimate lives,” said Shosha Pearl, a frum erotica novelist.”
    * “I Saw Kink In God”: Dominatrixes And Their Orthodox Jewish Clients (BuzzFeed)
  • “Eighth Grade is a highly-acclaimed coming-of-age movie about a 13-year-old American girl enduring the trials and tribulations of modern adolescence. But while teenagers in the US might well relate to the movie’s heroine, they won’t be able to see the movie in theaters—unless they’re at least 17 or accompanied by a parent or guardian.”
    * The vast gap between how the US and Europe think about teens and sex (Quartz)
  • “A liquor heiress is facing charges of funding a suspected US sex cult whose recruits were allegedly branded with the initials of its founder. Seagram scion Clare Bronfman, 39, is accused of using her fortune to help finance Nxivm’s operations … Six people have now been charged as part of the inquiry, including 35-year-old Smallville actress Allison Mack.”
    * Heiress among four arrested in ‘sex cult’ (BBC)
  • “My microwave beeps three times to indicate that a tube sock filled with uncooked rice is sufficiently heated. I enter the kitchen apprehensively, first making sure my roommate has left for the day. Then I nudge the sock a couple times to check the temperature before draping it over my semi-erect penis for three to five minutes.”
    * What I Learned From Hiring a Coach to Grow My Dick Bigger (MEL Magazine)

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  • “A topiarist says he is having to make regular repairs to his hedge due to drunk people pretending to have sex with it. Keith Tyssen has maintained his “privet lady” at his Sheffield home since 2000, but is often woken up in the night by distracted passers-by … Mr Tyssen has considered putting up a sign or an alarm to curb the behaviour.”
    * Topiarist ‘disgusted by drunk hedge sex’ (BBC)
  • “Uganda regulators today ordered all of the country’s ISPs to block all foreign and domestic porn sites, according to a report. The Uganda Communication Commission said that already 27 porn sites have been singled out, Journal du Cameroun.com reported. Those sites were not identified at post time.”
    * Uganda Regulators Order Blocking of Porn Sites (XBIZ)

Main post photo: Melodie Vaxelaire posing for Paul Morel and Slimi Magazine, via Portraits of Girls.

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Kink Your Kindle: Hot new books to educate, arouse, inspire #PrimeDay

Lucky 7 by Sommer Marsden

Use code PRIMEBOOKS18 to get $5 off any $20 or more book purchase for Amazon’s Prime Day.

Criteria for my Kink Your Kindle selections: All fiction must contain explicit, realistic sex within rich storylines framed by excellent writing, with complex and compelling characters. All nonfiction must be accurate, nonjudgemental, and sex-positive, with preference for an all-gender, all-orientation approaches. Must be new or very recent.

I love these books! Enjoy my top picks:

  • Lucky 7 ($1.99 – Prime day promo!) Sommer Marsden
    “When I heard that Sommer Marsden was releasing a collection of short stories I was so excited I may have shouted yes and fist pumped. I know my guy gave me a questioning look and I just quickly explained new book by one of my favourite authors and he just nodded knowingly. I am a big fan of this author. I have yet to read anything by her that I do not enjoy and this collection did not disappoint. Seven short stories that are sexy, hot, steamy, sweet and loving. Sommer Marsden knows how to write the perfect sexy short story.”
  • Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy ($9.99 | $13.56) Jiz Lee, editor
    “This revealing, moving, and often surprising collection lets you go deep inside the lives of generations of porn stars and explicit performers. It’s an absolute must-read for anyone interested in sex industry politics, sex-positive culture, and porn studies––and for anyone whose friend, lover, or family member has taken their pants off in front of a camera. One after the other, these memoirs add up to a powerful, if ironic, conclusion: Porn stigma is the biggest problem many adult performers face, and it is at least as likely to come from our feminist moms as from prudish conservatives. Once you’ve heard the clear, articulate voices of these porn stars, you’ll never look at a sex movie, or the people who make it happen, the same way again.” (Carol Queen)
  • Building Open Relationships: Your hands-on guide to swinging, polyamory, and beyond! ($14.95 | $24.95) Dr. Liz Powell
    “Have you read “that book” on non-monogamy and still wondered “But how do you actually DO this?” Join Dr. Liz Powell, psychologist, speaker, and coach, as she draws from her education, research, and life experience to bring you Building Open Relationships. This new book is an all-inclusive guide to beginning and maintaining your non-monogamous life, no matter where you fall under the non-monogamous umbrella.”

  • Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood (Pre-order: $14.99 | $29.99) Karina Longworth
    “From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, [Howard] Hughes—perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era—commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes’s grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches.”
  • Candy Lovers ($4.99 – Prime Day promo!) Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor
    “The stories contained in Candy Lovers are sure to satisfy the sweetest taste buds…I particularly enjoyed the broad mix of candy/treats and how they were integrated into each story. In some cases, they were a central focus, and in others, a backdrop to spring off of into something a little deeper. There is also a solid blend of refined, more literary pieces alongside more playful ones—a perfect candy store of options for every treat craving! (And no, I’m not talking about just sugar here.) Fun theme, plus sexy stories from R. Gay, Shanna Germain, Salome Wilde, Tenille Brown, and many more! Loved this delicious anthology.”

  • The Perfect Submissive (3 Book Series) ($2.99 each) Kay Jaybee
    “In book one, Jess Sanders is introduced into sexual submission and becomes more than part of the hotel management staff. She’s now also a sexual submissive as part of the entertainment floor. Just as she feels comfortable, Mrs. Peters changes it up on her by sending both Jess and Miss Sarah to another sexual retreat. From the very beginning of this story, both the characters and the readers are wary. This adult retreat is being run by someone they don’t trust nor do they like. Still, these are professionals and both Jess and Miss Sarah will not bring shame to Mrs. Peters. Hands down, the kinky sex in this story is five star. The perversion of fairy tales with even gender bending costume changes is fabulous. The constant tension with Jess not knowing what is going on and if she will return to Fables is a great mind-fuck …”
    See also: The Voyeur ($3.99)
  • Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry ($9.99 | $13.99) Lola Davina
    “This book sets a new standard of understanding for people both inside and outside the sex working industries.
    Wonderfully written with an open, inviting, and deeply caring voice that guides the readers through an intricate world of considerations about an ever important field of work – Sex Work – whose time to shine in our modern American society has finally arrived … Part compassionate psychology and part level-headed planning, this book and the advice that it shares is going to mean the world to our currently existing and expanding force of Sex Workers as well as those who care for and love them.”
  • Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape (Pre-order, $11.99 | $13.12) Jessica Valenti, editor
    “Of all the arguments out there that propose how to end rape, embracing women’s sexual pleasure may not sound like a likely solution. But Yes Means Yes argues otherwise. By investigating the myriad ways the sexual choices of women can take shape, this anthology argues, not only should women know what they don’t want, but they also should seize their freedom to explore what they do want. By challenging blanket claims, like that all males are sexual aggressors, and taking the shame away from females who are bona fide sexual submissives, Yes Means Yes says the conscious decisions we make about sex in its many forms are the best medicine for the illness that is rape culture.”

  • Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life ($13.99 | $20.45) Justin J. Lehmiller
    “Clearly, I need a little more education and acceptance to master with sex, because, while reading Tell Me What You Want, I frequently exclaimed, “Damn!” or “Eww!” while reading the findings and results of the author’s own report from a survey of 350 questions taken by a pool of 4,000+ people. Among all of the jaw-dropping personal testimonials, the mixture of shame and empowerment involved in revealing one’s fantasy, determining the ideal sexual partner compared to the ‘average,’ what I enjoyed most was the idea of living out one’s fantasies as being cathartic and a learning process, but beset with its own risks, rewards, and way of looking at relationships.”
  • The White Devil: A Novel ($7.49 | $8.50) Justin Evans
    Note: this is not an erotica book, but a horror novel I read and loved that happened to be all about sex … “Joe Hill’s Horns meets Donna Tartt’sThe Secret History in this bold new thriller from Justin Evans, author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child. When seventeen-year-old Andrew Taylor is transplanted from his American high school to a British boarding school—a high-profile academy for the sons of England’s finest—his father hopes that the boy’s dark past will not follow him from across the Atlantic. But blood, suspense, and intrigue quickly surround Andrew once again as he finds himself struggling with a deadly mystery left unsolved by a student from Harrow School’s past—the enigmatic poet Lord Byron.”
  • Watch Point ($4.99 | $16.99 – Prime Day promo!) Cecilia Tan
    “Watch Point by Cecilia Tan is a kinky m/m romantic thriller. Eric Sakai-Johnson is messed up. He was honorably discharged from the Navy (before don’t ask, don’t tell), fired from his bodyguard job even after he took a bullet for the guy because the guy found out that he was gay. The firing also ended the medical support his employer was giving Eric’s mother leaving Eric with millions in debt. He is pissed off. His plans to kidnap his former employers son in exchange for the money doesn’t go exactly to plan but it does clue him into the fact that he isn’t the only one his former employer has hurt. Watching Chase blossom while kidnapped was delightful.”

  • Superlative Speculative Erotica: The Best of Circlet Press ($9.99 | $19.95) Cecilia Tan, Bethany Zaiatz, editors
    “Superlative Speculative Erotica features stories voted on by the Kickstarter and Patreon supporters and reflects many of the genres published by Circlet Press: a little cyberpunk, a little high fantasy, a touch of horror, some superheroes, a bit of space opera, some paranormal… What unites these stories is their quality. … Twenty of our best stories of the last five years.”
  • HARD DRIVE: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica of M.Christian ($2.99 | $14.99) M. Christian
    “Hard Drive demonstrates M.Christian isn’t just one of our finest erotica writers. He isn’t just a leading thinker on the ever-changing interplay of sexuality, society, and science. He’s the best at showing how our sexuality, whatever the time or place or technology, makes us human.”
  • Love Code ($6.99) Alison Tyler
    “The setting: Beyond where we are now, but before where we’re going to be. Welcome to a possible future. When there’s a bot in every bedroom, will humans become obsolete? This pulp, science-fiction erotic cougar story with a noir-twist aims to find out. It’s an ero-tech-a adventure, as well as an adventure in erotica, brought to you by your favorite trollop with a laptop, Alison Tyler.”

A COUPLE BOOKS BY ME

  • Filthy Housewives: Explicit Erotica ($3.89 | $8.89) Violet Blue, editor
    “Let’s begin with the cover art, which the first impression a book – whether electronic or print – gives a reader. If done right, it clues you in to what to expect within the pages. This cover art is spectacular. It’s simple, yet refined, and a stark contrast to the word Filthy. It brings to mind a simpler time, when being a housewife was, indeed, a job. And then it makes you start to wonder, as you slowly peel back the cover, what secrets will you discover as you read. Needless to say – I LOVE the cover. And then, before I barely took a breath, I was hooked. Beginning with one of my favourite authors, Alison Tyler’s Out of Luck, I dove headfirst into seven sizzling stories that don’t, in any way, resemble any housewives I’ve ever known. These women are sexy, forthright, and some have bigger balls then their husbands. Most of all, they revel in their own sexuality. They know what they want, and how to get it. Not only will these stories make you hot, and wanting, they will inspire your own bedroom adventures.”
  • Wetware: Cyberpunk Erotica ($3.89 | $8.89) Violet Blue, editor
    “Wetware is a short story collection that deserves and needs to be savoured slowly, one precious tale at a time. Each story presents a different version of the future; universes where technology and discovery are seamlessly coupled (pun intended) with unabashed sexuality. The sex is raw, often rough; the characters are needy, hungry, vibrant…real. The collection offers variety in voices, settings, and couplings, all the while maintaining the uniform sterling quality of writing. I would have a hard time picking a favourite story: I enjoyed the flawless integration of the world building in Sixty Five Night, the twist in Never Say No, and the insight of Synthetic Skin. The prologue, an essay on cyberpunk and sexuality by Violet Blue herself, is not to be missed.”

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Sex News: The Stormy Daniels arrest, FOSTA lawsuit update, porn filter study findings, challenge to ‘gay panic’ murder defenses

  • “Columbus, Ohio, police on Thursday morning arrested Stormy Daniels, the stripper and porn actress allegedly paid to keep quiet about her 2006 affair with President Donald Trump, for violating Ohio’s Community Defense Act. She reportedly let patrons of the Sirens nightclub, who turned out to be undercover officers, touch her during her performance … A judge dismissed the misdemeanor charges on Thursday afternoon … Ohio’s Community Defense Act was passed in 2007 and had not been cited a single time in Franklin County before the arrest of Daniels.”
    * Why Stormy Daniels’ Arrest Matters (Huffington Post)
    See also: Stormy Daniels’ Trumped Up Prosecution (Free Speech Coalition)

  • “Justice Department attorneys on Thursday said that the Woodhull Freedom Foundation along with other plaintiffs seeking to challenge the legal merits of FOSTA lack standing in their case and that the case should be dismissed. The Justice Department today filed its opposition to the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction and its motion to dismiss the complaint in its entirety (…)”
    * Justice Department Seeks Dismissal of FOSTA Lawsuit (XBIZ)
  • “In a paper entitled Internet Filtering and Adolescent Exposure to Online Sexual Material, Oxford Internet Institute researchers Victoria Nash and Andrew Przybylski found that Internet filters rarely work to keep adolescents away from online porn.”
    * Researchers find that filters don’t prevent porn (TechCrunch)
  • “Patricia Schiller, a Washington sex and marriage therapist who became a leading authority on how doctors, nurses, teachers and members of the clergy could talk about sex in ways that were neither prudish nor judgmental, died June 29 at her home in Palm Beach, Fla. She was 104.” (She was the founder of AASECT.)
    * Patricia Schiller, prominent sex therapist, dies at 104 (Washington Post)

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  • “Derek Hay, a leading agent in the adult film industry, has been accused by four female porn performers of sexual abuse, according to a formal complaint filed with California’s Labor Commissioner … They also accuse Hay of bilking his clients into improper “exclusive multi-year agreements” which include “unconscionable fees” for minor infractions, like shoot cancellations, which Hay then “coerces performers to either pay in cash, or ‘work-off’ by performing sexual acts on him.””
    * Four Porn Performers Accuse Top Agent Derek Hay of Sex Abuse, Trafficking (Rolling Stone)
  • “Within each generation, a rising class of heroes arrives to champion the queer community. Fredy Alanis, a 19-year-old legend who hails from the Chicago suburbs, is one such hero — or he has become one, at least, to thousands of people on social media, who have eagerly spread his tale of how a fated interaction with a ten-inch penis landed him in the hospital.”
    * He Sucked a 10-Inch-Penis, Then Ended Up in the ER. His Story (them)
  • “Our government decided to make the internet worse, endanger the lives of sex workers, and make it harder for law enforcement to hunt down sex traffickers … It will be worse in the UK where a challenge along civil liberties lines is more likely to fail. UK speech laws are a mess and it’s unlikely opponents of the proposed law will find judicial relief from UK FOSTA knockoff.”
    * A FOSTA Of One’s Own: UK Parliament Members Looking To Punish Websites, Push Traffickers Underground (TechDirt)
    See also: Our Sex Trafficking Witch Hunt (illustrated; The Nib)
  • “When someone murders an LGBTQ-identified person, the murderer can use the unofficial gay panic defense in court, basically saying that they flew into murderous insanity after a queer person hit on them.”
    * Two Congressional Democrats Just Submitted a Bill to Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Murder Defenses Nationwide (Hornet)

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  • “The aim of linking the human mind directly to computers has always been a mainstay of cyberpunk. Most visions of doing so have been, for lack of a better word, messy, with users depicted with big holes drilled into their heads so they can jack into cyberspace. Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Adesnik Lab, however, have working on a much less invasive solution—using light … the sexual possibilities are practically limitless.”
    * Sex on the Mind: Could Brain Holograms Lead to Direct Neural Interfaces? (Future of Sex)
  • “Saying realistic sex dolls are the future of our sex culture, SexySexDoll.com has announced the availability of its services as an authorized reseller of quality sex doll brands.”
    * SexySexDoll Explores ‘Future of Sex Culture’ (XBIZ)

Main post image of Anya Ivy via the PornHub Nation Art Installation feature in XBIZ; the exhibit is open Wednesday-Sunday 6pm-Midnight, July 14th – August 11th, 2018 at 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Also, definitely click on pornhubnation.com and hit “View Source.”

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