The Hold Steady
is a band that tends to write songs that are stories about drugs and sex and Jesus. There is a wiki
that keeps track of all of their reused characters
, and self references
, among other things.. Because of their songwriting style, the NPR annotated versions of "The Swish
" and "The Cattle and the Creeping Things
" as well as their TVTropes entry
are also worth a look. You can listen to their latest album
on the Guardian website.
Anal Massage Goes Deeper Than You May Have Ever Imagined.
A collection of very awkward sexual self-help videos, gathered by Eliot Glazer (creator of My Parents Were Awesome
Nervous s/he isn't game to watch midget porn and might judge you for your interest in it? Enter Mojo Upgrade
. (contains nsfw text) [more inside]
(NSFW) BUTT magazine
) has undergone a huge redesign this year and asked readers to submit reviews
of their sexual encounters. They don't always go well. [more inside]
"...it can be predicted that male and female astronauts will engage in sexual relations during a mission to Mars." And then there are the babies....Martian babies. Sex On Mars: Pregnancy, Fetal Development, and Sex In Outer Space
This post is a) NSFW or grandmothers, b) Derivative of previous stuff on Metafilter. Having said that, here goes: Canada is a Spanish production company. They do ads, fashion and the best videos I've seen in a very long time. You'd do well to start here
. [more inside]
Localfilter: Today in Tokyo
, legislation passed
that will further restrict manga and animation "glorifying or exaggerating illegal sexual acts." Ten of the biggest comics companies are protesting the Tokyo International Anime Fair
, sponsored by the city, responding that a focus on their mode of expression is unfair. Blogger Dan Kanemitsu reports.
Don't know what to buy your sexy nerd for Christmas? Maybe he/she would enjoy a customizable Cthulhu sex-toy
. Or a "fully interactive" Na'vi experience
. Or a steampunk death-ray
. Or a ride on a silicone Gryphon
. (All links NSFW)
Now in its fourth year, CNN Heroes
highlights and rewards "Everyday People Changing the World." This year's Hero of the Year (chosen by public poll) is Anuradha Koirala
, whose group Maiti Nepal
has rescued more than 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery along the India / Nepal border since 1993
. [more inside]
From the NYT Economix
blog: Are good-looking people more likely to get jobs? That depends whether you’re talking about men or women, according to a new working paper
Job applicants in Europe and in Israel increasingly imbed a headshot of themselves in the top corner of their CVs. We sent 5,312 CVs in pairs to 2,656 advertised job openings. In each pair, one CV was without a picture while the second, otherwise almost identical CV contained a picture of either an attractive male/female or a plain-looking male/female. Employer callbacks to attractive men are significantly higher than to men with no picture and to plain-looking men, nearly doubling the latter group. Strikingly, attractive women do not enjoy the same beauty premium. In fact, women with no picture have a significantly higher rate of callbacks than attractive or plain-looking women. We explore a number of explanations and provide evidence that female jealousy of attractive women in the workplace is a primary reason for the punishment of attractive women.
[Warning: some links NSFW
] Callgirl and blogger Alexa DiCarlo had some questions raised about her authenticity dating back to 2008
, but her website RealPrincessDiaries.com (archive.org cache
) still attracted huge traffic and she was even named the #1 sex blogger of 2010
. A student at SFSU's master's degree program in sexuality studies
, she also volunteered her time providing sex education advice to teenagers online under the name Caitlain or Cathy. And she mentored newbie sex workers via e-mail, giving them pro tips and even sharing with them one of her top clients, Matt, whose identity and safety she vouched for.
But in true Kaycee Nicole
/ JT LeRoy
style, it now turns out there wasn't
any "Alexa", "Caitlain", or "Cathy". Outed by the anonymous blog Expose A Bro
, combined with the anonymous twitter account @ExposingAlexa
, the real story has emerged. Alexa was apparently a married middle-aged guy named Pat, not a student at SFSU, had no formal training from which to be sharing "advice" (or naked photos!) with those teenagers online, and he was the "client"
that "Alexa" had sent to her protégées to sleep with... [more inside]
You think it would be really fun to have sex with me. Because, I think you can tell from my posts, I’ll do anything. But maybe you can also tell from my posts that it’s a little bit weird. Because you know that I’ll say anything, too, but sometimes, I make you cringe.
I think I’m that way in bed, too.What it's like to have sex with someone with Asperger's.
The Joy of Cycling
, "Unfortunately [Transport for London] didn’t go for our take on the classic 70’s illustrated sex manual."
Husband-and-wife team Christopher Ryan and Calcilda Jethá
have written a book, Sex at Dawn
, that challenges what they describe as the "standard narrative" of human sexual and social relationships. In a recent Savage Love podcast
featuring Ryan as a guest, Dan Savage described the book as "...the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948." [more inside]
Professional philosophers have long known that there are far fewer women in philosophy than there are men. (Some quick info.
) Recently, this issue has taken center-stage in the philosophy blogosphere. First, a new study
suggests that gender plays a role in what intuitions one has to philosophical thought experiments, such as the Gettier cases
about knowledge, and The Trolley Problem
related to ethics (via
). Second, a new blog, What is it like to be a woman in philosophy?
, has exploded
as it shows the good
, the bad
, and the downright ugly
involved in being a woman in the profession. [more inside]
When a Duke graduate documented her sexual hookups with a series of University baseball and lacrosse players during her time there, she thought only her close friends would see it. But the list, a PowerPoint presentation which includes names, pictures, and extremely detailed ratings of the men she had sex with, spread beyond that circle of friends and has since gone viral. A few days ago, it was posted to Jezebel
, both part of the Gawker Media. Deadspin initially failed to redact the names or pictures of those named within to protect their privacy, prompting an angry response
and leading others to speculate if this "privacy landmine
" will eventually lead to lawsuits
A major new survey of sexual practices in the US reveals that the kids
are staying safe, but boomers
overwhelmingly refusing to wear condoms. [more inside]
Can men and women really be just friends
Jillian Lauren recently wrote
about her experiences as a harem girl in Brunei
. LA Weekly also went in-depth
into her story
.> [more inside]
This is CTRL+W33D
it is a gay weirdness tumblr blog. It is NSFW.
Three hokey lingerie shots on my bed
would take all of five minutes to shoot and upload to Erotic Services, and whenever I had enough business, I could take the ad down. It would be like I—or “Sarah,” the kinky temp who loved to blow off work early and meet men for anonymous “encounters”—had never existed. (NSFW)
Choice of Broadsides
is a choose-your-own-adventure game set in an alternate 19th Century world that is much like our own, where Albion and Gaul fight for naval supremacy. You can choose to be a gentleman in a standard patriarchal society, or a gentlewoman in a matriarchal one. Later on in the game you can choose your sexual orientation. Originally there were no options for a same-sex relationship, but after demands from players, it was added in
. Spoilers below the cut. [more inside]
Why does Team Jacob always have to lose? Because Eclipse is a movie about rejecting adulthood, not just as a person but also as a culture. It's about rejecting adult relationships between men and women, but also between people of different races and between people from the city (like Victoria's army) and people from Forks. It's about never crossing boundaries, never leaving home.
One reason why humans are special and unique: We masturbate. A lot
What counts as sex?
A group of researchers at the University of Kentucky-Lexington, thinks that Bill Clinton’s famous assertion
that he “did not have sexual relations” with Monica Lewinsky may be the reason so many young people today don’t consider oral sex to count as doing the deed.
The study "Sex Redefined: The Reclassification Of Oral-Genital Contact"PDF
which was conducted in 2007 and published this month in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, surveyed 477 students enrolled in a human sexuality course at a large state university about their views on sex. What they found was that only 20 percent of those students considered oral-genital contact to be sex, compared with nearly 40 percent of a similar group of students surveyed in 1991.
Not Safe For Work writings by Chelesa G. Summers
are below the fold. [more inside]
The End of Men
, in The Atlantic. An article about the rise of women (now over 50% of the U.S. workforce), and implications of the attendant changes for both women and men. [more inside]
The A-Team film is filled with sex and violence. Mr T pities the fools.
"Indiana Republican Rep. Mark Souder acknowledged an affair
with a staffer Tuesday and unexpectedly announced his resignation, giving Democrats a chance at capturing what many had thought was a safe Republican seat." He had previously recorded a pro-abstinence video, with the woman he had the affair with.
In the tiny lifeboat, she and the alien fuck endlessly, relentlessly.
- Kij Johnson's Spar
, the winning short story of this years Nebula award
. Audio version
. More stories by Kij Johnson
. Kitty chaser: The Cat Who Walked A Thousand Miles
Sex, Lies, and Splitting Up.
"The function of the wakaresase-ya is the direct opposite of a dating agency: with great ingenuity, and the right fee, they will prise apart human relationships." How? Through sex and entrapment, apparently. [more inside]
We are two women from different worlds with very different experiences. I, Annie, have performed in, directed and produced pornography for twenty five years. Mae Tyme has been anti-pornography for equally as long. We met at a lesbian video night several years ago. You might think that we'd be enemies, because we have such different viewpoints. Could we come together to record a conversation
, share our ideas, and show that women of desparate [sic] backgrounds and beliefs can communicate and collaborate?
"There's no such thing as the Car or the Shoe or the Laundry Soap. But everyone knows the Pill,
whose FDA approval 50 years ago rearranged the furniture of human relations in ways that we've argued about ever since." Time Magazine's cover article this month chronicles fifty years of reliable oral contraceptives. [more inside]
Perhaps it's not surprising, given their intrinsic connection: sex and parenthood come together in Moms in Babeland
, a blog run by the eponymous sex toy boutique (NSFW, obvs)
. [more inside]