Indiana University released their national sex survey - we had to review their findings. It seems that the clitoris still reigns supreme.
I just love this piece. Who knew that women get erections just like men:
I really needed to watch this video to believe in humanity again.
This Wednesday New Zealand's parliament passed its Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill in a 77-44 vote expanding the country's 2005 civil union regime into full-blown marriage equality...I don't know if it was planned but Parliament broke into song:
One of my few guilty pleasures (as in I actually feel pretty guilty about it) is celebrity gossip on the Internet. This is not a plug for this site, because I think it's disgusting* but I frequently read a blog called The Superficial. This blog is just about the rudest, most misogynistic piece of crap... and kind of funny sometimes. I just got addicted to it when I started desk jockeying and still can't stop myself from looking at it on an almost daily business, even now that I don't have a "real job."
Another whistle blowing brave woman. I've been railing against the pharmaceutical industry for years online and when dealing with clients. Nearly all of the women I see who are struggling to have orgasms are on an anti-depressant. In clinical trails it has been proven that they are no more effective than a placebo or sugar pills.
I was talking to my girlfriend about the end of the world. She’s visiting family across the country and I’m in LA. She said, if the Mayan’s really were right, that we would each start driving across the country and meet in the middle and kiss just before the world ends...
And then it hit me.
We have it all wrong, this whole anti-sex, Armageddon thing. If the world was really going to end (it’s not- it’s a metawhore) then we would race across the country, meet in the middle, and have hot, passionate, wild, screaming, (the world is ending peeps, c’mon) sex with total abandon. And as the world was ending, we would be cumming.
There are a couple of amazing propositions that passed in California this Tuesday.
The first proposition requires condom use by adult film stars. Theoretically, it’s an awesome idea, and I’m all for it!
It offers the promise of more safety in the industry for performers, and more importantly, from a greater perspective, there is a potential for the porn industry to actually sexualize condom use. Over time sexualizing condoms would insure greater use of condoms in the public at large. Obviously, It would also be good to help adult performers protect themselves from STI’s and pregnancies.
My long term friend Steveanne Auerbach also known as Dr.Toy, sent this article about the new Breast Milk Baby Doll. The doll includes a halter top for little girls to wear while playing with their doll - it has sensors sewn into it so when they hold the doll to their chest suckling sounds are prompted.
Of course we might expect in sexually repressed America that a doll encouraging breast feeding would cause an uproar:
"I just want the kids to be kids," Bill O'Reilly said on his Fox News show when he learned of the Breast Milk Baby. "And this kind of stuff. We don't need this."
This is the full page ad taken out by Larry Flynt in the Indianapolis Star addressed to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Mourdock is famous for his "even-when-life-begins-with-rape-it's-something-God-intended" anti-abortion statement.
I f*ckign love Larry Flynt. It feels like he's the only crusader for women right now. He's offering $1M for:
"...any verifiable transcript of your personal conversations with God; letters, email, text messages or videos from God, or messages addressed to you from God transmitted by any third party, including the Republican National Committee or the Romney/Ryan campaign."
Brilliant. And here is Mourdock's exact words on video:
“If people in America do not turn their hearts back to God there will be more fires, flood, tornadoes, drought, hail and winds than the year before.”
The above comment is in response to a report issued last week by a United Nations commission on HIV and the law. Extensively researched, the report suggests that laws can play a powerful role in people living with HIV and those vulnerable to acquiring HIV worldwide.
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps has broken the all-time Olympics record for most medals ever, with 20 (I think Phelps has two more events to go at the summer games in London).
But many members of the media failed to point out exactly whose record Phelps had broken: it belonged to Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina, who won 18 medals between 1956 and 1964.
She was in attendance during Phelps’s record-smashing performance on Tuesday. Latynina joked in recent weeks that it was time for a man "to be able to do what a woman had done long ago". And that it was too bad Phelps was not Russian.
(Photo: AP via the Times)
"Pornography is inherently exploitative and damaging to women," she said, wide-eyed and earnest.
It was all I could do not to roll my eyes at this friend-of-a-friend. With as much diplomacy as I could muster, I began talking with her about pornography, feminism, and the intersection of the two.
"Oh, no, I completely disagree that all porn is exploitative and damaging," I said. "Are you aware of feminist porn?" She was not.
This is my favorite Ernest Borgnine moment. RIP. How smart he was to whisper the word "masturbation" to the guy sitting next to him just loud enough for us to hear. The real kicker was watching the others on the panel fall apart laughing with embarrassment.
They looked a bunch of born again teens who just got caught in a circle jerk. Pathetic I'd say. Thanks Marty Klein from Sexual Intelligence for the link.
The first story we learn about our creation is that Eve tempted Adam with the apple....and the misogyny continues.
Unknown photograph from the BBC archive 1960's.
The Gothamist covered Eric's GQ article and had this to say:
"Just try not to dwell on the fact that Amaranth might very well make more money than you giving hand job instructions. And to be fair, maybe he's even making the world a better place.
After all, one of his pupils supposedly had such bad coordination, that when she tried to, uh, manually service a gentleman, "she couldn't even do the up-down, up-down motion." Basically, hiring Amaranth is like paying a blog commenter to join you in the bedroom and point out your typos! We're just gonna go find a cash machine..."