Feck:Art’s 2015 Erotic Art Competition winners

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Thanks to the rise of anti-sex and anti-art platforms and apps, search engine de-indexing and search censorship, and “objectionable content” gates, finding erotic art is incredibly difficult these days. Even just five years ago, one could reliably discover erotic art in all mediums from all over the world just by looking for it. At this time in our brand-saturated, ad industry sanitized internet, a lot of artists have given up sharing their art online (and erotic art blogs have dried up as a result). Now I’m back to being one of the lone tastemaker bloggers (like it was 10 years ago), but I’d rather have more competition, thanks.

So I’m sure you know how important the free expression of art is to me… which is why I’m delighted to discover The 2015 Feck:Art Competition Winners and Opening Night Party. The invitation to submit explained, “Feck, local producers of socially responsible erotica, invite you to submit your visual response to this erotic art competition for your chance to be exhibited as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.” (Feck are the amazing people behind sites I’ve linked to for ages such as I Feel Myself, I Shot Myself and Beautiful Agony.)

Here’s the online virtual exhibition of the winning artworks.

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See also: Photographs from the FECK:ART Erotic Art Competition Exhibition Opening Night. Sept 18, 2015.

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One hot reason to have an Android: MiKandi’s comic store (explicit images)

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I regret switching to an iPhone for a lot of reasons (although security isn’t one of them). I miss a lot of things about the Android OS, and now MiKandi’s comic store has me seriously considering fitting an Android tablet purchase into my budget. I love comics. Especially explicit erotic comics; my apartment is dotted with stacks of them, which have overflowed from my bookcases, piled knee-high in a gloriously NSFW mix with rare erotic art and photography books.

MiKandi’s store has a hell of a selection, the kind of titles my local store would special order for me. (Hint: I like my sex comics well-drawn, imaginative, outrageous, impossible, and filthy.) I’d love to see MiKandi add all the old Eros Comix & Fantagraphics (@eroscomix), as well as Last Gasp’s erotic comics and erotic graphic novels in their store.

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At present, I noticed they have Deimos, comics by Hizzacked (that’s her Binary Gangbang above, here’s Sequoia State), CutePet, and MiKandi just announced it’s adding “Switch” by artist Reinbach (main post image; image below). I especially like MiKiandi’s line, “Experience the best adult comics, hentai manga, and erotic books anytime, anywhere from the app store that treats you like an adult.” Thank you.

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* Researching Hizzacked for this post I discovered that Coinbase doesn’t allow “adult” transactions, and banned her for selling her comics and artwork with bitcoin through the service. WTF, Coinbase?! I’m never recommending Coinbase again.

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Hola y bienvenida a los lectores Chilango!

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If you’re visiting for the first time from Chilango’s Violet Blue: la evangelista del sexo y la tecnología, welcome to TinyNibbles!

Spanish speakers will appreciate my translated sex guides, El Arte Del Sexo Oral/The Art of Oral Sex (La Felación), El Arte Del Sexo Oral II/ the Art of Oral Sex II (El cunnilingus), and Imaginación Sexual: Disfrute del sexo total (Fantasías, juegos, posturas, vestuario y fetiches) – nuevas y exitantes historias de la famosa autora de literatura erótica Alison Tyler.

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In addition, I had many of the sex guides I wrote for Good Vibrations translated en Español when I worked there. You can find a few of them here (“Sexo en Español”).

While you’re here… descubra Erika Lust! She’s the director of my favorite woman-run porn site in Spain, Lust Cinema.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoy the topics on this site, including Accurate Sex Information and my Favorite Sex Websites (Links), articles about women and pornography and porn harms, Erotic Art, Sex News, and much more.

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Don’t give Facebook your ID, and a report showing it as ground zero for abuse

Today is a really happy day in the U.S., and especially here in my hometown San Francisco. People are literally going happy-crazy in the streets — and we expect this to last all weekend long. It’s beyond amazing!

There’s something I want you to read, however, which is LGBT related and is something that I’m trying to raise awareness about. It’s my newest investigative piece for Engadget, Women, LGBT least safe on Facebook, despite ‘real name’ policy.

If you, or anyone you know, has been asked to submit ID to Facebook, please read this. It’s also the first report to show that Facebook is the number one hot spot online for stalking, harassment and abuse — despite its “real names” policy.

For those of us who watched Google evolve during the #Nymwars it’s both terrifying and validating.

The report is from NNEDV, and those at extreme risk (at least 23 million Facebook users) are victims of domestic violence, victims of sexual assault, women, and LGBTQ people.

In it, I interviewed people who have submitted legal ID to Facebook to unlock their accounts after being “flagged” for allegedly using a fake name — and the company used their ID to change their account names without their consent, and locked the account function so they cannot change the name back.

Here’s an excerpt:

Despite Facebook’s insistence that its “real names” policy keeps its users safe, a new report reveals that Facebook is the least safe place for women online. And things are turning more explosive, as stories emerge that Facebook has been changing its users’ names without their consent — and the company isn’t allowing them to remove their real names from their accounts. Meanwhile, a furious LGBT coalition has rallied around the safety threats posed to its communities by the policy. Though, it was unsuccessful in blocking the company from marching in America’s largest gay pride parade.

… The Safety Net Project (at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, NNEDV) recently released a report based on results from victim service providers called A Glimpse From the Field: How Abusers Are Misusing Technology.

The report found that nearly all (99 percent) the responding programs reported that Facebook is the most misused social media platform by abusers.

… When reached for comment about the How Abusers Are Misusing Technology report, a Facebook spokesperson referred us to this Facebook post explaining how the company’s “authentic name” policy “creates a safer community for everyone.”

… However, Facebook didn’t have anything to say to us about reports that the company is changing its users’ names without their consent.

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