PayPal Strong-Arms Indie Ebook Publishers Over... →
This is so fucking lame and just a reminder that it’s 2012 and there are still motherfuckers who want to act like this is the goddamn 1800s: PayPal’s new aggressive campaign wants to stop independent e-book publishers that use its service from including certain kinds of erotic content in their catalogs. On Saturday February 18, PayPal began threatening indie book publishers and...
One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about before is...– Rick Santorum
American Ecstasy - A Chat About Porn with Barbara... →
Really fascinating interview: Barbara Nitke began her career as a photographer taking stills on the sets of porn films. This was the 1980s, however Nitke’s photos didn’t aim to further the extravagant facade of the big budget shoots of the day. Her behind-the-scenes images showed a more raw, intimate side of the industry, catching a porn hunk yawning between takes, or a starlet taking a...
No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your...– President Barack Obama (via dutdutgoose)
Catholic Hospitals Expand, Religious Strings... →
A look at the clash between government and Catholic-run healthcare programs: As Roman Catholic leaders and government officials clash over the proper role of religion and reproductive health, shifts in health care economics are magnifying the tension. Financially stronger Catholic-sponsored medical centers are increasingly joining with smaller secular hospitals, in some cases limiting access...
kateordie: This morning, I put out a call for Sex Ed horror stories from former and current teens, after reading about Utah’s decision to adopt an abstinence-only policy when it comes to teaching about sexual health. Of course, that’s ridiculous - but not as crazy as some of these testimonials. Read on, it’s fascinating. On Periods & Other Ovarian Mysteries “Our sex ed in biology class was...
If you bring forth that which is within you, Then that which is within you...– the Gnostic Gospels
The 10 Most Seductive Drugs -- And Their... →
This is ‘Drugs 101’ but still a well put together history of the ten most commonly used drugs throughout history: 7) Cocaine: Austria Once Coca was synthesized into cocaine and introduced to the world at large in the late 1800s, it found an unlikely proponent in the world’s most famous psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud. Even after attempting to cure a friend’s morphine habit by...
Piercing the Romantic Illusion →
Something worth considering: It soon became obvious to me that what I was experiencing with such intensity had more to do with my own romantic and sexual compulsion, fueled my own youthful imagination, and less to do with the objects of my affection, as genuinely attractive as they may have been. What was making me laugh was how utterly convinced I had been of the truth of what I had been...
When you have 40 percent of kids being born out of wedlock, and among certain...– Mitt Romney, at CNN’s debate in Arizona. (via cognitivedissonance)
Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Frequents Sex... →
Best. Thing. Ever. Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is somewhat of a regular at a Devore, California sex club, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. According to a source who has been a member of Freedom Acres swingers club for nearly half a decade, Hawking, 70, shows up to the club with a bevy of nurses and assistants and has naked woman grind on him.
Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a...– Alan Watts (via peaceloveandecstasy)
Slut” is how we vilify a woman for exercising her right to say “yes”....– (via camgirl98)
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The Increase in Single Moms Is Actually a Good... →
Thrilled to come across several excellent articles recently. Hugo Schwyzer argues that the increase in single mothers isn’t about men becoming hapless (a predominant cultural narrative in recent years) but simply a matter of women having more of a choice in choosing when they want to marry… if they decide to marry at all: For the first time in American history, more than half of new...
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Debunking the right’s contraception myths →
An excellent piece by Irin Carmon about the Right’s continued assault on contraceptives and sex: First, a crucial note about how we talk about limiting abortions. Perhaps it is a sign of rhetorical defeat when the strongest final flourish Douthat can come up with in a column opposing contraceptive access is that abortion “isn’t a pretty sight” (very few medical procedures are) or that...
10 Things the American Media Really Need to Learn... →
Great piece: Of all the national conversations suffering for lack of rigorous debate and actual facts, the sexual conversation is one most likely to turn otherwise professional journalists and pundits into alarmists and preachers. When editors and writers aren’t just playing to America’s persistent sexual ignorance, they’re deepening it: pegging stories to stereotypes, ...
Upon turning sixty-five, I recognize that casual sex has often been as intimate...– Stanley Siegel (In Defense of Casual Sex | Psychology Today)
What seems more difficult to discern is a clear path to how to allow the kids a...– Sex Ed 202: Raising a sex positive kid Part 2 | Good Vibrations Magazine A village in Cambodia has a good idea of how to combat this. See this article I wrote a while ago about the Kreung tribe in Cambodia (warning, their practice, as far as my understanding, is largely heteronormative which you...
I know Marilyn Manson hasn’t been ‘relevant’ in ages but he still remains one of my favorite artists for numerous personal reasons. This is a short film for his upcoming album ‘Born Villain’ and is largely inspired by one of his favorite artists Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Open Marriage’s New 15 Minutes →
After one of Newt Gingrich’s ex-wives publicly claims he wanted to have an open marriage (so he could continue banging his now third wife), the New York Times (somewhat) attempts to unpack the idea of non-monogamy: As practiced today, open-marriage arrangements can take many forms. Some fall under the rubric of polyamory, which involves a couple sharing emotional and romantic attachment,...
There's a Blog for That.: Sex and Self-Respect →
lets-blog-about-sex-baby: There seems to be this misconception among certain individuals and groups of people that when someone has sex outside of a certain set of perimeters (usually the after marriage to make babies perimeters) that that person has no self respect. This is, apparently, especially true if you have lots of sex, or have sex with multiple people and you’re not committed to...
38 years of self-love... →
Salon interview with the author and pioneer, Betty Dodson, 38 years after her seminal work ‘Sex For One’ cracked open Pandora’s Box on masturbation: Without Betty Dodson, America would be a lot less good at masturbating. Almost four decades ago, the sex educator, artist and feminist activist self-published her book “Sex for One” under the name “Liberating Masturbation” and...