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Entry: 2014-04-14 09:10:26.458294-07 Porn & piracy by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fascinating: Why are porn performers scared to talk about Internet piracy?

Seems like yet another situation where the stigmatization of porn, which leads to making payment processing and hosting and all sorts of other technical issues very difficult, means that the performers can't take control of the economics of their performance.

[ related topics: Net Culture Erotic Theater & Plays Sexual Culture Economics ]



Entry: 2014-03-24 14:03:37.142968-07 orientation and repulsion by Dan Lyke comments 0

Saved off for later reading: Psychology Today: Sex Research Takes a Strange Turn: Sex orientation isn't only about what attracts us; what repels us also matters.

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Entry: 2014-03-13 16:29:39.444085-07 HIV between women by Dan Lyke comments 0

There's been a likely case of HIV spread through sexual contact.

"There were cases where it was suspected, but not all the pieces were there to say it so clearly as this one," says Patrick Sullivan, an epidemiologist at Emory University who wasn't involved in the study.

[ related topics: Erotic Education Health Sexual Culture Law ]



Entry: 2014-03-10 15:55:35.50896-07 Terri Conley on sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

New York Magazine: Meet Terri Conley: The Psychologist With an Alternative Theory of Hookup Culture:

The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. A lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed. Until you can try to get that under control, it’s kind of hard to take seriously all these complaints about not having access to casual sex.

Via Elf Sternberg @ElfSternberg.

A number of good observations in there.

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Entry: 2014-03-06 13:16:08.348552-08 More Canadian by Dan Lyke comments 3

Canadian Regulators: Canadian Porn Isn’t Canadian Enough. Your porn is not Canadian enough, CRTC warns erotica channels.

Seems simple enough to fix: Just dub in "aboot" and end the occasional sentence with "eh?" or "hey?".

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Entry: 2014-03-05 07:53:39.158524-08 Trigger Warning by Dan Lyke comments 0

The New Republic: Trigger warnings have spread from blogs to college classes, and that's bad.

The term only spread with the advent of social media. In 2012, The Awl's Choire Sicha argued that it had "lost all its meaning." Since then, alerts have been applied to topics as diverse as sex, pregnancy, addiction, bullying, suicide, sizeism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, slut shaming, victim-blaming, alcohol, blood, insects, small holes, and animals in wigs. Certain people, from rapper Chris Brown to sex columnist Dan Savage, have been dubbed “triggering.” Some have called for trigger warnings for television shows such as "Scandal" and "Downton Abbey." Even The New Republic has suggested the satirical news site, The Onion, carry trigger warnings.

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Entry: 2014-03-03 18:17:15.543097-08 Project ROSE by Dan Lyke comments 0

In Arizona, Project ROSE is arresting sex workers to save them:

In law enforcement, language goes through the looking glass. Lieutenant James Gallagher, the former head of the Phoenix Vice Department, told me that Project ROSE raids were “programs.” The arrests were “contact.” And the sex workers who told Al Jazeera that they had been kidnapped in those windowless church rooms—they were “lawfully detained.”

The shaming and extrajudicial punishment happening here is horrific.

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Entry: 2014-03-03 15:08:36.426194-08 sex and age by Dan Lyke comments 0

WBUR's Common Health: Some 70-Something Women Having ‘Best Sex Ever’? Really? (Yes.).

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Entry: 2014-02-27 14:31:41.360963-08 Snooping on web cam conversations by Dan Lyke comments 0

UK's GHCQ spied on millions of web cam conversations, many from Yahoo Messenger:

"It would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts of their body to the other person,'' another snippet of an intelligence document published said. It went on to say that an informal study had found that between 3 and 11 percent of all the images carried "undesirable nudity."

So I'm not making any accusations, I'm just asking questions, but I'm wondering where all of those reprehensible "revenge porn" sites get their content from. We've already strongly established that intelligence services are heavily involved in using blackmail and shaming to steer public discourse; I wonder how many of their employees are misogynist louts who want to continue our sexual repressions?

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Entry: 2014-02-26 11:48:09.105967-08 Trafficking and Sochi by Dan Lyke comments 2

I have long discounted people who talk about "trafficking" as anti-prostitution activists who are unwilling to admit that there are social and cultural situations which lead women to be coerced into prostitution in ways that are not charge-able as kidnapping, but in which clamping down on prostitution rather than solving those social and cultural situations in which women are reluctantly engaging in sex for money hurts those women more.

So I find XOJane: Britney Cason: IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Almost Became a Victim of Human Trafficking at the Sochi Olympics fascinating: that anyone would consider kidnapping, across national boundaries, into the former Soviet bloc countries, that the economics in any way support this, completely up-ends my worldview.

Via MeFi (among others), where they're trying to figure out the rest of the picture too.

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Entry: 2014-02-14 17:45:01.691496-08 Kink & Green Happy Valentines Day Flutterby by TC comments 0

Upcycle old bike parts into Kinky fun.

http://grist.org/list/get-your...toys-made-of-upcycled-bike-tires

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Entry: 2014-02-14 14:13:46.719989-08 Duke & porn by Dan Lyke comments 2

Duke student works as a porn actress to pay tuition, discovers that, largely, other Duke students are misogynist assholes:

“If I could do it again, I don’t know if I would’ve done porn. I don’t know if I would’ve gone to Duke,” said Lauren. “After how I’ve been treated, I sometimes find myself wondering…. I had scholarships to other schools where I would’ve had to pay nothing. But I chose Duke because I thought it would be a great place for me—I thought that I belonged here.”

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Entry: 2014-02-14 10:44:45.644099-08 STsea by Dan Lyke comments 0

Whoah: Sexually transmitted food poisoning exists, and it involves seafood.

We don’t know why anyone would want to have sex while experiencing stomach pains and diarrhea, but it seemed like a good idea 25 years ago, when two guys went out for a seafood dinner while tearing it up in the Bahamas. Shortly after their meal, they started experiencing symptoms of food poisoning, symptoms that they passed on to their wives through sexual intercourse. According to an entry in Clinical Toxicology, the men had ingested a toxin called ciguatera, which was passed on to their wives through their sperm.

And now you have your obligatory VD (no, it doesn't stand for "Valentine's Day" post for February 14th).

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Entry: 2014-02-12 14:31:42.394638-08 All your sex are belog to Google by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Kyle Machulis ‏@qDot

"Him" interface for controlling underwear vibrator via Google Voice Recognition by @Vibease http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOxPdnCTTks

...:

Send your moans to google, they process them, then ping your sex toy app to control your vibrator. No problems here. None at all. Nope.

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Entry: 2014-02-05 10:20:17.641372-08 Sex work myths by Dan Lyke comments 0

Q&A: The Woman Debunking Myths About Sex Work:

“Going back to the Berlin World Cup in 2006, we have eight years of data to show that for all these major sporting events, there isn’t a major uptick in trafficking. There is a major uptick in the media about fear of trafficking,” says Melissa Gira Grant, the author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work, which comes out from Verso in March. A former sex worker, activist, and organizer, Grant’s writing takes the media to task for their role in perpetuating harmful misconceptions about sex work. “It’s such a macrocosm of all of the terrible reporting around sex work and all of the fears around trafficking that become focused around sex workers,” she says of recent coverage pegged to the Super Bowl. 

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Entry: 2014-02-02 08:05:10.366403-08 On consent by Dan Lyke comments 1

RT Elf Sternberg ‏@elfsternberg

Every middle school kid in America ought to read this. But America won't let them: http://www.newstatesman.com/vo...-porn-stars-guide-sexual-consent

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Entry: 2014-01-27 15:02:33.952899-08 Unfortunate Modesty by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sam Sykes - Unfortunate Modesty, on writing about sex:

To paraphrase Jessica:

“Rape is just there.  It’s in the story and there’s not a lot of ways to interpret it.  Whereas consensual sex is the beginning of something more, a lot of emotions coming out and making themselves known.  Fear, lust, desire, sometimes even hate.  Things don’t get less complicated after you introduce those.”

And that’s when it hit me.

We had been thinking about sex entirely wrong.  I had been thinking about sex entirely wrong.

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Entry: 2014-01-26 11:02:04.791298-08 Porn mainstream by TC comments 0

So pot has the inertia to become legal and accepted as a mainstream vice. Can this happen for Porn?? Personally I'd like to see more HBO style porn but realize the "Debby Does" variety has it's niche too. So education and normalization here we go.....

http://apac-usa.com/education

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Entry: 2014-01-24 06:39:44.734034-08 Fantasy Sports for policy wonks by Dan Lyke comments 0

Want to get together with your friends and play a game that involves building and trading rosters of people whose contributions to society are questionable and negative impacts on the economy are outrageously large?

The IDEAS fantasy league

... allows you to pretend you are at the helm of an economics department. Your goal is to improve its ranking relative to other departments in the league. You can do this by trading economists and by choosing which ones to activate in your roster.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's any objective ranking, so rather than being able to play based on how hilariously wrong their models are, you're just playing based on the popularity contest among other academics.

But now "fantasy economics" is no longer a truism in merely one meaning.

[ related topics: Games Erotic Economics ]



Entry: 2014-01-21 12:45:07.308564-08 On SF, erotica, and expectations by Dan Lyke comments 2

RT Nobilis Reed ‏@Nobilis:

If reading erotica creates unreasonable expectations of our relationships, then reading SF creates unreasonable expectations of our society.

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Entry: 2014-01-20 07:57:32.081863-08 Sexability by Dan Lyke comments 0

David Steinberg sends around news of a calendar with photos that explore sex and disability: http://www.sexability.org/

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Entry: 2014-01-17 08:45:49.480045-08 Pew milestones 2013 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Pew Research Center: 13 data milestones for 2013. A bunch of obvious, marijuana legalization and same sex marriage have both reached the majority, but some are a little more surprising, like #5:

For the first time, a majority of the public (53%) says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.

And... well... worth a click through.

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Entry: 2013-12-30 10:58:24.502968-08 Don't bogart that fish, man by Dan Lyke comments 0

Dolphins ‘deliberately get high’ on puffer fish nerve toxins by carefully chewing and passing them around. Now you know why dolphins have that smug smile thing goin' on...

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Entry: 2013-12-17 10:50:01.108137-08 Low speed Internet by Dan Lyke comments 0

Surviving The Internet on Low Speed DSL.

I've actually been thinking about this a bit recently. The high speed fiber gambits of various ISPs have seen tremendously low uptake because there just isn't enough to do with it, unless you're interested in self-hosting. And most ISPs take a dim view of self-hosting because they want to charge you extra for "business class" services.

But even more, as I watch the creeping issues with malware and viruses and privacy invasions (are you sure nobody's been watching you through your laptop webcam recently? Really sure?), I wonder if we're going to look back on this network, even with NAT and the firewalling we've got, as we look back on promiscuous unprotected sex in the late '70s and early '80s.

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Entry: 2013-12-17 08:01:13.549457-08 To boldly go by Dan Lyke comments 0

First Sex Doll Launched into Space Reaches New Heights, Then Blows over Nevada

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CNV.com Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of adult products, successfully launched an inflatable doll named Missy into space. The doll launched from Burton Creek State Park, just west of Lake Tahoe using a 4.5-pound balloon filled with about 300 cubic feet of hydrogen. The doll achieved an ascent rate of approximately 1,400 feet per minute, with its flight path taking it directly over Lake Tahoe, Carson City, and then over the deep desert as it climbed to over 100,000 feet above earth.

(Hat tip to http://www.researchbuzz.com/ )

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Entry: 2013-12-16 08:24:45.07962-08 Security links of the morning by Dan Lyke comments 0

Metaphone: The NSA Three Hop. In which a crowd-sourced study of phone metadata reveals that there are some huge nexus phone numbers, and the NSA reassurance that they only browse 3 levels out from people of interests are meaningless because these nexus numbers mean that we are all within three levels of contacts.

Errata Security: How we know the 60 Minutes NSA interview was crap. In which it is pointed out that whatever technobabble was spewed during that interview, in fact we're still very much back to "Trust us".

An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among Geniuses', also corrects some misconceptions about NSA security.

Eros Blog: Sex Toys And Infosec is a bit of an expansion of the widely passed around Charlie Stross: Trust me (I'm a kettle) note that now that everything, including a Russian tea kettle, has a WiFi interface, everything is a virus transmission vector.

Everything.

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Entry: 2013-12-13 16:15:12.700241-08 And a bucket of water perched on the door by Dan Lyke comments 0

We've been plotting out the built-ins for the office for a while now. We know we're going with a cherry look, we got a bunch of cabinet doors off of Craigslist we're going to use, and I'm building a ship model to integrate into the look of the place.

So I saw Wooden Boat Forums: Weird Request: Help Me Design a Boat Themed Study and dug in, to find probably the most practical advice I could:

If you want to make it truly accurate, you should probably allow a thin coat of mildew to grow over everything, build the deck beams 2 inches shorter than the top of your head, and occasionally have someone sneak up behind you and throw you into a bulkhead.

But Wooden Boat Forums: True Beauty Comes from Within does have some boat interior porn with referencing.

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Entry: 2013-11-28 15:56:36.797511-08 Mormon Women Bare by Dan Lyke comments 1

In reading those articles about Charlotte Laws going after Hunter Moore that I linked to I was reminded of how much the problem wasn't Hunter Moore and his revenge porn, but the fact that under the thin veneer of civilization, most people agree with that sort of hatred.

Mormon Women Bare is an attempt to address that misogyny head on. As about the project notes:

A young girl is shamed by her friends for not dressing “modestly” enough. A BYU student is chastised via note from a male student for wearing leggings. A BYU-Idaho student is not allowed to take a test because her jeans are “form fitting”. After hearing these stories and others in 2012, I threw up my hands in exasperation. What on earth is going on in this culture? I don’t remember it being like this when I was a child and teen growing up in the church. Why has the modesty culture of the LDS church gotten so extreme and what can we do about it?

Via Carina Kolodny ‏@carinakolodny:

This is jaw-droppingly beautiful, breathtaking, bold, brash, gutsy just go see. click. now. NOW. http://mormonwomenbare.com

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Entry: 2013-11-27 15:07:18.339792-08 NSA watching porn browsing habits by Dan Lyke comments 4

Hey there fellow radicalizers:

Via /..

Remember when the FBI was attempting to blackmail Martin Luther King, Jr.? Yeah, it sounds a lot like that.

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Entry: 2013-11-26 07:40:58.854532-08 Your pictures are scanned for matches by meuon comments 1

Google finds and turns in child molester/porn collector - While I'm glad this guy got caught, it's an eye opener to what happens to the images on Google servers, and apparently on your phone as well. Again, in some ways, Google and friends are the new "evil", as well as the new "good".

And while I have a technical interest in "darknets" and encryption, as well as a personal interest in them. I also have a fear of associating with socially irresponsible people that they often are used by (child porn, etc..).

[ related topics: Cryptography Erotic Privacy Sexual Culture Gambling ]



Entry: 2013-11-24 20:42:29.646301-08 Charlotte Laws' war on revenge porn by Dan Lyke comments 1

I have seen this tale on two online publications:

Both are about how Charlotte Laws got involved in going after Hunter Moore. Worth a read, but what struck me most was not how horrendously misogynistic an asshole Hunter Moore is, but how he's really just a reflection of a tremendously hateful society. These things wouldn't have nearly the power they did if the masses of people didn't essentially agree with Hunter Moore's view of women.

And that's the real crime.

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Entry: 2013-11-11 13:06:28.946892-08 GHCQ used LinkedIn to deliver malware by Dan Lyke comments 0

Britain's GHCQ targets engineers with fake LinkedIn pages, doing an MiTM attack to deliver malware with altered content.

Simultaneously, I was reading Erotic Scribes.com: Forbes Reports Google’s Illegal Revenue Over $1 Billion which felt a little axe-grindy, but did take on this CNN article that breathlessly talked about how malware via porn sites was a thing, when we all know that church websites are far more likely to be exploit vectors.

But it has gotten me to thinking about man-in-the-middle attacks, and it's made me even more sure that we need to be building personal public key web-of-trust mechanisms to be sure that the packets are actually coming from where we think we're getting them.

[ related topics: virus Currency Erotic Business Sexual Culture Religion ]



Entry: 2013-11-08 22:28:52.78166-08 Stone Nudes by Dan Lyke comments 0

Stone Nudes. Calendars and a book of nude people rock climbing.

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Entry: 2013-11-05 12:34:01.395012-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I've been thinking recently about "Personal Clouds" and social media, and how we're going to get to that future. I attribute a good portion of the growth of the early internet (and, before, that, the early BBS scene) to the ability to have the sorts of conversations we couldn't have in real-life.

To some extent, that meant that technical conversation was no longer geographically limited; I could talk about the minutiae of polygon rasterization on X86 architectures with people who weren't whitewater guides in Chattanooga TN, but another large portion was about the conversations outside of the social mores of that time and place.

For instance, Usenet groups like alt.sex.bondage (and alt.sex) were a huge step forward in how a sub-group of people found each other and started having conversations that in modern times are pretty mainstream, but at the time were totally revolutionary and subversive.

I have been hanging out with some of the "Internet Identity" crowd, and the "Personal Clouds" folks, and was a "social media" pioneer back when "weblogs" were called "micro portals", and there's a lot of talking about how we're going to take the net back from the FaceTwitSpacePlus centralization forces, and privacy, and all of that. But now that porn and sex are mainstream, and we've lost the filtering mechanism of the technological hurdle to connect that made some of those early forums special, there's nothing driving a social change to some new mechanism that will provide some of those privacy protections that people are talking about.

And privacy for its own sake doesn't seem to be much of a social motivator unless there are taboos.

Unfortunately, for the dark net right now, many of the taboos are ones I really don't want to enable. The driving forces behind things like Freenet seem to be child porn, not privacy for everyday projects, and givenhow much our social mores have relaxed over the past couple of decades, privacy isn't enough of a motivator that the participants on Flutterby would welcome or use such a presence.

So I've been thinking that the next technological and media revolution may very well be the first one that's not driven by porn and taboos.

But then this morning, Gloria Brame has been playing "what classic art conflicts with Facebook's standards?", Rouseau's Leda and the Swan, Salon de Paris.

And a few days ago I snarked on Twitter that:

.@Johannes_Ernst I'm just going to switch to MongoDB. All the features of http://devnull-as-a-service.com/ at a much lower price.

and have been inundated with MongoDB (it's "web scale") references and advertisements since.

I'm wondering if, perhaps, that sort of prudery coupled with the injection of ridiculously badly targeted ads into our conversations can help move us back towards less mediated conversations, and in the process we can find the way to build technological solutions that made those conversations more private.

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Entry: 2013-11-04 08:47:16.858413-08 Letter to Governor Christie by Dan Lyke comments 0

Letter to Governor Christie from the New Jersey Teacher He Screamed At. Or, what happens when you have a genuine expression of ideas rather than attempting to communicate in sound bites.

I asked you one simple question yesterday. I wanted to know why you portray NJ Public Schools as failure factories. Apparently that question struck a nerve. When you swung around at me and raised your voice, asking me what I wanted, my first response “I want more money for my students.” Notice, I did not ask for more money for me. I did not ask for my health benefits, my pension, a raise, my tenure, or even my contract that I have not had for nearly three years.

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Entry: 2013-10-24 20:09:19.708127-07 Downhill Mountain Biking Madness by Dan Lyke comments 0

If your testicles are still dangling at the usual level and you haven't had your dose of OMGWTF?!?!!1! yet today, may I suggest a gander at: GoPro: Backflip Over 72ft Canyon - Kelly McGarry Red Bull Rampage 2013 (YouTube).

Via both Shadow and Jeff.

And a question: When did Mountain Dew blink on this stuff?

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Entry: 2013-10-23 05:38:58.813171-07 Cubano Politcs by meuon comments 2

On this trip I ran into "Joe", a proud politically active ex-cuban whom is proudly a little right of center. Spent a couple of solid hours talking with him. Listening mostly. He summed up something I hadn't understood: Why the cuban/latin culture in S. Florida was so Republican. "We've lived under communism, we came here to get away from it".

While I didn't agree with all of Joe's (Jose?) ideas, I was impressed with his concepts of ethics, his passion and breadth of knowledge. It was the most enjoyable 2+ hours I've spent in an airport. He's considered running for local Miami elections, but like many of us had a good time as a young man and fears he would not be electable. I'd vote for him. He also said many interesting/good things about Marco Rubio (Senator from Florida), and I need to do some research. I loved his spiel about how he was much less corrupt that other Miami politicians and then went on a rampage of the things others have been arrested for.

It really made me miss Friday "chia" lunches with Dan and friends, talking politics, religion, sex, technology, life...

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Entry: 2013-10-22 14:02:09.65112-07 Industry of Orgasm by Dan Lyke comments 0

Gawker: My Life With The Thrill-Clit Cult:

This was the first night of OMXperience, a three-day August conference meant to "kick off the industry of orgasm," with speakers including Naomi Wolf, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried, and Robbie Richman, the former "culture strategist" at Zappos. Roughly 1,400 people had paid between $200 and $400 to attend.

"...industry of orgasm"? Really? Because we don't have nearly enough commercialization and commodification of sex, and we need some sort of large social structure with which to institutionalize the economic exploitation of orgasm?

Color me dubious.

Via JWZ.

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Entry: 2013-10-19 12:26:07.31849-07 When did relaxed fit come to mean I by Dan Lyke comments 0

When did "relaxed fit" come to mean "I have testicles"?

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Entry: 2013-10-18 14:53:35.212482-07 Doing Time... by ebradway comments 7

I got side tracked after reading a WAPO article Dan linked to and was reading another article on Yelp reviews of Prisons. Something in the article hit a nerve, completely unrelated to the article. Stephen Whitmore, spokesman for Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, stated:

"You’re doing time for committing a crime."

I suspect that's a common perception held by prison administrators. But people in prison are "doing time" due to a change in legal status. That change in status is not actually due to the commission of a crime. Rather, it's the result of a legal proceeding.

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Entry: 2013-10-18 08:42:51.051125-07 Erotic furniture by Dan Lyke comments 0

Catherine the Great's erotic furniture.

Via.

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Entry: 2013-10-10 07:23:47.998511-07 Giggle of the moment by Dan Lyke comments 0

Tee hee hee:

meladoodle: me after sex: hey how much exp did i just earn

nooktoobomb: not enough but that’s okay we can just keep level grinding

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Entry: 2013-10-07 16:58:00.105185-07 Police officer opens fake substation by Dan Lyke comments 0

If you're a police officer gonna get involved in a sex scandal, the last name "Beavers" is ill-advised: Darrell Beavers, Cincinnati police officer indicted on charges involving nude photos of teen, fake substation

In an interview with 9 On Your Side's Jay Warren, apartment manager Marti Burcham said Beavers approached her earlier this year and asked if she would like a substation.

For Burcham, the thought of extra police security was a no-brainer.

"Two weeks later, he came back and said, 'yes, we were approved’ and we had to furnish an apartment and the electricity," Burcham said.

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Entry: 2013-10-07 13:10:36.780732-07 Police state links OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

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Entry: 2013-10-04 07:56:47.083007-07 Trolling Westboro Baptist by Dan Lyke comments 0

Punk band Get Shot! films porn film on the lawn in front of Westboro Baptist Church:

“ The Phelps family and Westboro Baptist Church are ridiculous and do nothing except spread hate and cause controversy. As a bisexual woman and the bass player of a ridiculous punk band, I wanted to spread my legs and cause controversy.” - Laura Lush, Get Shot!

Video is here: http://www.xvideos.com/video59...32/westboro_baptist_finger_bang_

Via Gawker.

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Entry: 2013-09-27 11:48:38.012528-07 Nina Hartley on condoms in porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Nina Hartley on porn, HIV, condoms in porn, and job safety. Well worth a read.

... The great advantage porn in California enjoys over other forms of sex work in other places is its legality. We can call 911 if we have an accident or an altercation on set (not that these are common occurrences by any means) and not get arrested for doing so. If we are named as contacts in a potential contagion pool, we can be asked to confirm that we were or were not contacts without admitting to violating the law because we didn’t use condoms, and in admitting this, subject our employers to potential legal consequences that would put them out of business.

Alt link.

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Entry: 2013-09-16 08:21:12.043464-07 May be a little late to pile on the by Dan Lyke comments 0

May be a little late to pile on the backlash against Miley Cyrus's attempt to appeal to a now post-tween fan base with sexual imagery in her performances, but... back in my day we didn't have these disgusting pop performers and their oversexualized imagery. For instance, let's go three decades back and look at Grace Jones and her 1981 song "Back Up To My Bumper": The early ྌs were the highlight of automobile culture in America (this was, after all, the era of the Chrysler "K" car) and this song was clearly about introducing teenagers to the challenges of driving. Lyrics like "Back up to my bumper, baby, and slip it in between" are the sort of instruction welcomed by any adolescent learning to park, and "Lubricate, lubricate, lubricate" is certainly good advice for anyone responsible for regular maintenance of a Volvo.

Next time we'll look at the exercise benefits of Elvis's pelvic thrusts, how Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is about Frank Baum's series of classic children's stories, and the Village People's "In The Navy" as a recruiting tool.

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Entry: 2013-09-13 14:02:21.830299-07 FBI behind TOR malware by Dan Lyke comments 0

FBI admits that it was behind the TOR malware attack:

“The attackers spent a reasonable amount of time writing a reliable exploit, and a fairly customized payload, and it doesn’t allow them to download a backdoor or conduct any secondary activity,” said Vlad Tsyrklevich, who reverse-engineered the Magneto code, at the time.

The attack was used to map IP addresses, nominally for a crackdown on child pornography downloaders.

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Entry: 2013-09-12 15:14:50.801602-07 Mirror's Edge IRL by Dan Lyke comments 0

If you haven't had that feeling like your testicles are going to crawl up into your chest (or whatever the biologically female equivalent is) yet today, may I strongly recommend the Mirror's Edge Parkour POV (YouTube). As JWZ said:

... I couldn't decide if it was real -- in which case, it's amazing -- or if it was a motion-captured render and/or composite -- in which case it's amazing.

Edit: MeFi thread.

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Entry: 2013-09-10 10:09:08.495306-07 Circles by Dan Lyke comments 0

Making friends with a paedophile: 'We can't kill him, so we help him not to do it again'.

Circles of Support and Accountability started out as a Mennonite church project in a town in Ontario, Canada, in 1994. Realising that a low‑IQ sex offender called Charlie was about to be released into the community, church volunteers formed a group to support him. The method soon expanded across Canada, where studies demonstrated a 70 per cent reduction in reoffending rates.

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Entry: 2013-08-30 14:20:07.829346-07 ...a little old place where we can... by Dan Lyke comments 0

But... but... I thought that's what those little buildings outside the home improvement stores were for! Duo caught having sex in Home Depot display shed.

(Hat tip to Tara Calishain)

Edit: I'd have thought they'd be more receptive to this sort of thing given the slogan "You can do it, we can help."

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Entry: 2013-08-23 18:21:08.15878-07 Attention Bob Filner by Dan Lyke comments 0

Attention Bob Filner: If you're male and accused of sexual harassment, "hysteria" is probably a term to avoid.

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Entry: 2013-08-13 10:29:44.931355-07 Dear Daughter by Dan Lyke comments 0

Dear Daughter, I Hope You Have Some Fucking Awesome Sex.

There’s a piece of twaddle going around FetLife called 10 Rules For Dating My Daughter, which is packed with “funny” threats like this ...

In which Ferrett Steinmetz takes apart the "boyfriends need to be run off" trope.

(alt link)

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Entry: 2013-08-11 19:28:32.826066-07 Implants by meuon comments 2

A story about Filipino "Do It Yourself" Penile Implants just needed to be on Flutterby. I'd never heard of such things (like these).

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Entry: 2013-08-05 06:51:46.822393-07 Puppycide as a service by Dan Lyke comments 0

FBI posts fake hyperlinks to snare child porn suspects. Oooh, I see a fantastic iframes application...

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Entry: 2013-08-02 17:25:02.667472-07 Porn filter by Dan Lyke comments 0

Tee hee hee: Don't Worry Government, I Got This Porn Filter Sorted.

So i hear the UK government wants to make a porn filter. About bloody time i reckon. I’m fed up of happily browsing the Internet for boobs, only to have non-porn related subject matter thrust down my face hole.

On whipping up a Python+twisted library to build a filter that presents only porn.

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Entry: 2013-07-31 06:54:59.562608-07 Morning sex news by Dan Lyke comments 0

Your morning's shunga fix: Huffington Post: Japanese Erotic Art Goes On View At Sotheby's In 'Beyond The Paper Screen' (NSFW PHOTOS)

Mental Floss: 17 Euphemisms for Sex From the 1800s. (Via).

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Entry: 2013-07-30 13:37:16.434526-07 FBI roundups by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT ErosBlog Bacchus ‏@ErosBlogBacchus:

All those "youth" sex workers the FBI just "rescued" by handcuffing and hauling them away? About 1.38 per city. http://eminism.org/blog/entry/387

In our area, they apparently got 3 between the ages of 15 and 17, who'd either run away from home or left group homes. I'm never a fan of forced sex, but I'd really like to see us work on addressing this from a supply standpoint. It's quite conceivable to me that whatever circumstances they were in were better, to them, than the group homes or family lives that they left.

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Entry: 2013-07-29 09:04:49.396464-07 Louisiana rejecting basic civil liberties and the Supreme Court. by Dan Lyke comments 0

The longer I live in the Bay Area, the more I feel reluctant to travel outside of it to places without the basic protections of law or civil liberties. Today's example: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where sheriff's deputies are cruising and then arresting men who agree to consensual sex in private residences without the exchange of money.

Tommy Damico, a defense lawyer who represents the man arrested this month, said he had been prepared to challenge the attempted crime against nature charge under the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas, which legalized same-sex sexual activity. Moore, however, said he has already decided formal charges will not be brought in the case.

“For the Sheriff’s Office to be setting these kinds of sting operations up is a waste of time because they can’t prosecute these things,” Damico said. “I think the statute itself has incredible problems.”

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Entry: 2013-07-25 15:07:33.659975-07 RIP Virginia Johnson by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sex researcher Virginia Johnson, who collaborated with William H. Masters, dies at 88.

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Entry: 2013-07-24 19:57:00.22407-07 "...must be the cobblestones." by Dan Lyke comments 0

Shadow forwarded along a Daily Mail article about the Happy Seat vibrating bike seat from SexShop365.

Assorted press release rewrites:

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Entry: 2013-07-22 08:21:27.880512-07 The state of anti-abortion discourse by Dan Lyke comments 0

I'm The 14-Year-Old Who Wrote The "Jesus Isn't A Dick So Keep Him Out of My Vagina" Sign In Texas And Was Labeled A "Whore" By Strangers Online:

I'm going to be honest about what it feels like to be called that as a 14-year-old girl who has never had sex and who doesn't plan to have sex anytime soon.

I feel disappointed.

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Entry: 2013-07-22 08:14:31.409529-07 Making it worse by Dan Lyke comments 2

U.K. government strong-arming ISPs on filtering and intercept technologies, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces that internet providers will "block porn" by default. Households will have to ask to actually get an internet connection.

In addition, the prime minister said possessing online pornography depicting rape would become illegal in England and Wales - in line with Scotland.

Which is the context for RT linkshund ‏@linkshund

Weird how we're criminalising consensual sex being portrayed as rape, when actually the major cultural problem is the opposite way round.

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Entry: 2013-07-21 08:12:01.601265-07 Their customs are not like ours by Dan Lyke comments 2

Norwegian woman visits Dubai, reports rape, now faces prison sentence for sex outside of marriage and illegal consumption of alcohol. And frankly, I love y'all who live in flyover country, but I feel like this sort of thing is a threat every time I leave the Bay Area.

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Entry: 2013-07-02 13:37:10.014005-07 A Christian view of amazing sex by Dan Lyke comments 6

Wow... Christians are not called to have amazing sex:

Sexual incompatibility, therefore, is a cross that some couples bear, and Christian communities could lighten this burden if we made an effort to put sex in its rightful place. If sex were viewed as a gift that, like everything else in this world, is marred by sin, it may be easier for couples to accept that bad sex is neither a reason for divorce nor an excuse to stop investing in a marriage. As with other trials, bad sex is an opportunity to rejoice in suffering (1 Peter 4:13) and to be further conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).

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Entry: 2013-07-01 11:58:25.735516-07 Better dead than red (state)? by Dan Lyke comments 0

So first we had Vladimir Putin defending the U.S. on spying programs and crackdowns on domestic dissent (Previously), now we have some U.S. Conservatives praising Russia's crackdowns on gay rights.

Remember when supporters of the Soviet Union were harassed and run out of their professions?

In a sign of Russia's evolving stature among some U.S. social conservatives, the Illinois-based World Congress of Families plans to hold its eighth Advertisement international conference at the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses in Moscow next year. Past conferences in Europe, Mexico and Australia have brought together opponents of abortion and same-sex marriage from dozens of countries.

"The Kremlin used to be a no-no for conservatives," said Larry Jacobs, managing director of the World Congress. "We're going to redeem that building."

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Entry: 2013-06-28 07:59:18.378188-07 Reporting Harassment by Dan Lyke comments 3

A friend of John Scalzi talks about what the process and fallout from reporting sexual harassment at a convention looks like: Reporting Harassment at a Convention: A First-Person How To. Of critical note:

Although their behavior was professional and respectful, I was stunned when I found out that mine was the first formal report filed there as well. From various discussions in person and online, I knew for certain that I was not the only one to have reported inappropriate behavior by this person to his employer. It turned out that the previous reports had been made confidentially and not through HR and Legal. Therefore my report was the first one, because it was the first one that had ever been formally recorded.

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Entry: 2013-06-27 19:53:53.360497-07 The party of small government striking again by Dan Lyke comments 0

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, also GOP candidate for governor, is petitioning the Supreme Court to rehear Lawrence v. Texas so that VA can reinstate its ban on oral and anal sex:

... Cuccinelli claims he will only use the sodomy law to bring cases involving minors or sexual assault, and argues that Virginians need not worry about him prosecuting "consenting adults," because the part of the law that would enable him to do so was defanged by the Supreme Court's Lawrence decision. ...

However, he's fought to keep any such restrictions out of that law.

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Entry: 2013-06-27 09:05:37.600133-07 Blogger & BlogSpot clamp down on adult content by Dan Lyke comments 0

So two things of interest here:

  1. The line on monetization is going to be a very grey one. Affiliate links? Links in to your favorite commercial site where the relationship is less clear?
  2. Does this mean that Google has a way to monetize sex sites now?

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Entry: 2013-06-27 07:31:18.959925-07 Categorization fail by Dan Lyke comments 0

Categorization fail: "Nude body suit large" in Amazon's "Home & Kitchen" section.

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Entry: 2013-06-26 09:51:04.976837-07 anti-porn law history by Dan Lyke comments 0

History Lesson: What happened when Canada enacted a feminist anti-porn law. A good reminder of the ways that Canada's Butler decision was used to harass LGBT bookstores, counter-culture groups, and, yes, feminists.

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Entry: 2013-06-13 11:36:26.761577-07 Slut shaming in mass media by Dan Lyke comments 2

Salon.com: CIA deputy slut-shamed over erotica reading.

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Entry: 2013-06-12 15:15:32.518299-07 Rule 34 as a service by Dan Lyke comments 0

Proving Rule 34 as a service.

(And in case you need a refresher, Rule 34: There is porn of it.)

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Entry: 2013-06-05 17:19:18.080136-07 Porn Stars without makeup by Dan Lyke comments 2

Porn Stars Without Makeup: More Before and After Pictures by Melissa Murphey (SFW), although some of them seem to be wearing lipstick in their "without makeup" shots, so I'm not sure they qualify.

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Entry: 2013-06-05 08:50:44.777117-07 social acceptance and promiscuity by Dan Lyke comments 1

Since you're undoubtedly going to run across commentary based on articles badly rewritten from this press release: Cornell Chronicle: Study: Women reject promiscuous female peers as friends.

For the study, 751 college students provided information about their sexual experience and views on casual sex. They read a near-identical vignette about a male or female peer, the only difference being the character’s number of lifetime sexual partners (two or 20). When asked about the person on a range of friendship factors, female participants – regardless of their own promiscuity – viewed sexually permissive women more negatively on nine of 10 friendship attributes, judging them more favorably only on their outgoingness.

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Entry: 2013-06-03 06:04:00.246769-07 Oral sex and cancer by Dan Lyke comments 1

Dr Jen Gunter: What Michael Douglast neglected to mention about oral sex and cancer. A little bit of musing on HPV, oral sex, and head and neck cancers.

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Entry: 2013-06-02 08:04:37.662366-07 "If you’re not getting porn in your system, it doesn’t work." by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eros Blog: The Pornocalypse Comes For Us All links to Ethan Zuckerman: The Cute Cat Theory Talk At eTech:

Based on my Tripod experience, I’d offer the hypothesis that any sufficiently advanced read/write technology will get used for two purposes: pornography and activism. Porn is a weak test for the success of participatory media – it’s like tapping a mike and asking, “Is it on?” If you’re not getting porn in your system, it doesn’t work. Activism is a stronger test – if activists are using your tools, it’s a pretty good indication that your tools are useful and usable.

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Entry: 2013-06-01 17:30:16.39779-07 Why Young Adult Sex Scenes Matter by Dan Lyke comments 0

Foz Meadows: Why YA Sex Scenes Matter:

But the point, the point, is that whenever I hear someone talking about how it’s wrong to have sex and sexiness in YA novels, what I actually hear is this:

I’m terrified that the first fictional sex a teenage girl encounters might leave her feeling good about herself. I’m terrified that fictional sex might actually make teenage girls think sex can be fun and good, that reading about girls who say no and boys who listen when they say it might give them the confidence to say no, too – or worse still, to realise that boys who don’t listen to ‘no’ aren’t worth it. I’m terrified that YA novels might teach teenage girls the distinction between assault and consensual sex, and give them the courage to speak out about the former while actively seeking the latter. I’m terrified that teenage girls might think seriously about the circumstances under which they might say yes to sex; that they might think about contraception before they need it, and touch themselves in bed at night while fantasising about generous, interesting, beautiful lovers who treat them with consideration and respect. I’m terrified of a generation of teenage girls who aren’t shy or squeamish about asking for cunnilingus when they want it, or about loving more than one person at once, and who don’t feel shame about their arousal. I’m terrified that teenage girls might take control of their sexuality and, in so doing, take that control of them and their bodies away from me.

Via Vaginal Fantasy, by way of Jay's twitter feed.

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Entry: 2013-05-16 12:05:00.075102-07 Sex in Advertising by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Ethical Adman - This is how you do sex in advertising.

Highlighting a series of absurdist commercials from SLO Down Wines.

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Entry: 2013-05-13 16:49:14.99703-07 A Logic Named Joe by Dan Lyke comments 0

In 1946 there was a deep exploration of data mining, network privacy, internet porn, and all sorts of other details. No, I'm not talking about Vannevar Bush's As We May Think, this is A Logic Named Joe

.. She was blonde an' fatal to begin with. She had got blonder and fataler an' had had four husbands and one acquittal for homicide an' had acquired a air of enthusiasm and self-confidence. That's just a sketch of the background. Laurine was not the kinda former girlfriend you like to have turning up in the same town with your wife. ...

Via MeFi, the comment thread suggests that there's an audio version in the X Minus One singles.

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Entry: 2013-05-12 15:35:08.727298-07 Tesk by meuon comments 4

Woodworker porn on the day is a table that becomes a desk with subtle compartments and workings.

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Entry: 2013-05-06 10:05:08.166378-07 Elizabeth Smart on "abstinence only" sex ed by Dan Lyke comments 1

Elizabeth Smart speaks on "abstinence only" sex education:

"I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, I'm that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.' And that's how easy it is to feel like you know longer have worth, you know longer have value," Smart said. "Why would it even be worth screaming out? Why would it even make a difference if you are rescued? Your life still has no value."

Via.

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Entry: 2013-05-03 06:50:28.114736-07 John Williamson dies by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sexual revolution pioneer John Williamson, co-founder of Topanga Canyon's Sandstone Retreat, dead at 80

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Entry: 2013-05-01 08:51:03.559078-07 Hooray, Hooray! by Dan Lyke comments 0

Stop the OTHER War on May Day, Too!

Back in the century which I most often inhabit, May Day was about dancing, drinking, erecting ludicrously phallic May-poles, bedecking every bedamned thing in town with flowers, and sneaking off into the woods to have sex–for the sheer fun of it and for the added delight of really annoying the Puritans who hated the phallic symbolism, the pagan origins, the public intoxication, the illicit sex…and just about everything about May Day.

References Robert Herrick: Corinna's Going A-Maying.

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Entry: 2013-04-27 06:17:37.16067-07 Wooderotica by meuon comments 0

Stop Motion Woodworker Erotica Movie Very well done stop motion and actual project.

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Entry: 2013-04-22 09:05:05.034839-07 Magic Wand by Dan Lyke comments 0

Hitachi is removing its name from the Magic Wand vibrator/massager. Via ErosBlog.

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Entry: 2013-04-19 08:33:03.740912-07 Give that headline writer a raise! by Dan Lyke comments 0

Awesomest headline evarrrrr!. Picture of a page from the Ulster Gazette which says:

OVER £100M!

Is this the rail price?

Is this just fantasy?

Caught up in land buys

No escape from bureacracy

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Entry: 2013-03-28 13:45:57.064995-07 Sex no longer sells by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Telegraph: Hollywood has kissed goodbye to the steamy sex scene:

According to Vincent Bruzzese of Ipsos, a market research company, sex has been all but eradicated from Hollywood scripts over the past 18 months. “Sex scenes used to be written, no matter the plot, to spice up a film trailer,” he said in an interview at the weekend. “But all that does today is get the film an adult-only rating and lose a younger audience.”

Or: Now that the occasional flash of boob doesn't really titillate 'cause every 12 year old has found more porn on the net, it's all about the CG effects.

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Entry: 2013-03-21 10:48:06.183175-07 big dongles and forking repositories by Dan Lyke comments 16

I'm not sure whether I hit "Post Comment" and it got deleted, or whether I wavered back and forth for a while and never posted, but in either case I'm kinda glad that I didn't end up entombed for eternity in the shitstorm that is this MeFi thread on the recent PyCon incident.

"Technology Evangelist" Adria Richards (website currently responding slowly, presumably because it's being DDOSed) took offense at the conversation between two guys at PyCon who were sitting behind her, and snapped a photo, commenting:

Not cool. Jokes about forking repo's in a sexual way and "big" dongles. Right behind me #pycon http://pic.twitter.com/Hv1bkeOsYP

According to her blog entry about the incident, she then asked, on Twitter, "Can someone talk to these guys about their conduct?", and the PyCon organizers did.

A commenter on news.ycombinator.com claims to be one of the men in the photo, and claims that he got fired because of the resulting uproar (Edit: PlayHaven has confirmed that a developer was fired), and of course this has turned into a tremendous shitstorm on all the social medias.

There's disagreement over exactly what was said, the context in which it was said, and we only have Adria Richards' report to understand how it was heard. SendGrid has now publicly announced that they've fired Adria Richards.

So I'm trying to sort out my own feelings on this. On the one hand, I've been at tech conferences where I was deliberately avoiding approaching the one or two women at the mixer because I didn't want to be perceived as the creepy guy hitting on the coder chicks, but I also realize that that is not productive. Women are working on cool projects, there's room for synergy there, we can have technical discussions, and being stand-offish has as many negatives as being stalkerly (albeit in different ways).

I have also been in entirely male large groups of developers, in which the flamboyantly gay guys are saying "that's what she said" far too often, where there's been tremendous eye-rolling over the incredibly sexist behavior of members of the (mixed gender) sales team.

And, a little over-share and self-exposure here: my first reaction to The PyCon code of conduct is "that sounds like a lot of work, I'm gonna go hang with the neckbeards instead".

It should also be noted that Adria Richards had previously Tweeted a dick size joke from an account in which she named SendGrid as her employer.

So I don't know where to move forward from this. I want to create a welcoming environment for everyone who wants to contribute to a community. I want to participate in communities where everyone is welcome. I totally understand that in a room filled with guys with poor social skills that she felt like she had to ask the organizers to step in rather than taking solo action. I hate that we have DDOS attacks and rape and death threats and firings.

I don't understand how we can move forward if we have this tremendously polarized environment in which people seem to be deliberately talking past each other, and in which we seem to be elevating the right to be aggrieved over the pragmatic notion that dwelling in that doesn't move us.

Any help?

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Entry: 2013-03-12 15:17:18.460322-07 Tracy Quan interviews by Dan Lyke comments 0

A Nation of Sex Workers: An Interview with Tracy Quan starts out strong, with a discussion of under-age prostitution:

Teenagers often recoil from things that are intended to be helpful. Being housed by the state in a location you did not choose sounds demoralizing, and it’s often dangerous. We prefer to live with a companion, however temporary, who has no legal authority over us. The boyfriend or customer of a 16-year-old cannot legally prevent that teenager from finding a better deal. In all the options offered by the state, a teenager is dealing with adults who have far more legal power than a customer or a pimp. For some teenagers, that would be reason enough to run away.

And gets better from there. Via MeFi, which also links to Former Call Girl Tracy Quan Explains the 'Half-Hooker' Economy.

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Entry: 2013-03-06 15:56:10.898755-08 Electronics vendor or porn purveyor? by Dan Lyke comments 0

Electronics vendor or porn purveyor?: "Visit our large array of packages"

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Entry: 2013-02-27 08:20:25.178926-08 Trigger warnings used to target Violet Blue by Dan Lyke comments 4

Violet Blue: What happened with my Security BSides talk.

I found out a few hours later that I had been targeted by a feminist organization, The Ada Initiative. I learned that the woman who smiled at me while talking to the BSides SF organizer was Valerie Aurora, from the Ada Initiative.

I also learned that what happened with my talk wasn’t a case where someone who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time as a survivor of sexual trauma or abuse, which is how it was presented to me. Instead, it was an organization that had planned to get my talk removed. I wonder, if I had offered to omit the section about GHB from my talk, which they did not know about, would the talk have been permitted by these people and the threat of problems for the organization lifted?

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Entry: 2013-02-19 10:32:21.740495-08 Taking security seriously? by Dan Lyke comments 0

Nudes check out nudes at Austrian museum.

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Entry: 2013-02-14 13:05:51.726761-08 Maker by meuon comments 1

Some things in the maker movement can make you go Hmmm...Mmmmm..

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Entry: 2013-02-14 09:17:26.801043-08 Valentine's Day by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Emily Nagoski, PhD @enagoski:

Roses are red/ violets are blue/ they're both hermaphroditic sex organs/ and that's perfectly normal. Happy Sex Nerd Valentine!

And when people mention "VD" I think "Venereal Disease", but unlike fellow Petaluman @DrJenGunter who said:

When you tweet "V Day" I think "Vagina Day."

When I hear "V Day", I think "Vulva Day".

But whatever associations you have with it, Charlene and I are coming up on 14 years of hanging out together, and I continue to enjoy her company, and am glad that our continually evolving relationship continues to be fun and fulfilling.

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Entry: 2013-02-14 08:51:02.66522-08 Toledo Blade fail by Dan Lyke comments 0

On BoingBoing, Rob Beschizza looks at the Toledo Blade lashing out against the blog that scooped it and provided the more in-depth story.

The original story was Deadspin: “I’m Down For Drinks, Laughs, Sex”: The Sexual Harassment Claims That Brought Down Toledo’s Running Coach.

And yes, the Toledo Blade has a really strong history of repeating what its sources tell it without doing even the basic sanity checking on stories they're getting told. This is just yet another example of Toledo Blade fail.

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Entry: 2013-02-14 08:36:08.872804-08 World's Oldest Porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Slate: The World’s Oldest Pornography: It’s at least 3,000 years old, and it’s bi-curious.

The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs are bas-relief carvings in a massive red-basalt outcropping in the remote Xinjiang region of northwest China. The artwork includes the earliest—and some of the most graphic—depictions of copulation in the world.

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Entry: 2013-02-10 07:21:51.026773-08 Contra Syncretist by Dan Lyke comments 0

So Charlene and I were digging through the underbelly of the web last night looking for some square dancing stuff, and we discovered a few things. The most interesting of which seems to be that "Gay Square Dancing (Wikipedia)" is a split of square dancing that, within the genre or at least here on the west coast isn't necessarily labeled as such, but in the eastern U.S. is seen as a division of the form that has become distinct enough, and with enough heterosexual participants, that "gay" has just become a label for it, and not necessarily attached to sexual orientation.

It's not just bears and leather and drag. Which explains a lot about the culture we're seeing, and why when I mentioned square dancing previously on Flutterby, Meuon and I saw it so differently.

But we were looking for flourishes and stylings, and stumbled across the Contra Syncretist YouTube feed, a lot of detail work from contra dancing that could be equally applicable to square dance.

Although with a number of these moves I commented "and here's the part where she gets dizzy and pukes on your shoes", because there's an awful lot of spinning there.

Bonus: Meosis Square Dance, an educational video that... well... the uploader notes:

"If you have watched to this point you deserve a f***ing medal or some s**t like that"

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Entry: 2013-02-08 10:31:22.559639-08 Steven Chu and The Onion by Dan Lyke comments 0

[From The Onion article: Steven Chu in bed next to a solar panel]The Onion: Hungover energy secretary wakes up next to solar panel.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu's Facebook update:

I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar.

Via MeFi.

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Entry: 2013-02-01 09:26:14.299898-08 Web site safety, again by Dan Lyke comments 1

Last year I linked to Symantic's Threat Activity Trends which pointed out that church websites were more likely to try to infect you with viruses than porn websites (and that's ignoring infectious memes...).

Now Cisco says that porn, piracy and gambling sites are safer for your web browsing than clicking on online ads.

The highest concentration of online security targets do not target pornography, pharmaceutical, or gambling sites as much as they affect legitimate sites such as search engines, online retailers, and social media. Users are more 21 times more likely to get hit with malware from online shopping sites and 27 more times likely with a search engine than if they'd gone to a counterfeit software site, according to Cisco.

So much like the social media trend of robots following robots, it makes me wonder what the product of this ecosystem is?

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Entry: 2013-01-28 10:32:56.099118-08 Porn fans evolving by Dan Lyke comments 0

Slate: Reporting from the Adult Entertainment Expo: Porn Fans Aren’t What They Used To Be:

In addition to reaching out to gun owners, the AEE has made strides to corner the young, douchebag market by expanding the convention experience beyond autograph signings and DVD racks. ...

Now that pornography is more socially acceptable, and there's so much porn available for free, performers and producers are struggling to differentiate themselves and create an individual brand in an oversaturated commodity market.

Especially interested because in various online discussions there's been question of "the porn star look", and who finds that particular aesthetic attractive. I think a case can be made that those of us who critique those things aren't the paying audience, and a lot of what we're seeing is an industry tailoring itself to a very specific set of demographics because those are the people who aren't seeing their vision of sexuality in every-day life or their other media options.

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Entry: 2013-01-25 08:14:18.764552-08 burlesque and not by Dan Lyke comments 1

Via Debra Hyde: Flavorwire: Revealing Photos of Burlesque Stars Nude and in Costume [NSFW]

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Entry: 2013-01-24 09:57:49.819055-08 restitution & child porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

New York Times: How much can restitution help victims of child pornography?. Fascinating read. I'm trying to find a pull-quote, but the context of the discussion is important.

Via MeFi.

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Entry: 2013-01-11 14:10:11.080457-08 Pornographer's Daughter by Dan Lyke comments 0

Interesting little interview with Liberty Bradford Mitchell, daughter of Artie Mitchell. Artie, with his brother Jim, was one of the (in)famous Mitchell Brothers, of the porn theater on O'Farrell in San Francisco, the film Behind The Green Door[Wiki], and all sorts more Bay Area and '70s hijinks, and was eventually shot and killed by Jim. Bradford is doing a show called "The Pornographer's Daughter" down in LA, and is looking for a way to bring that up to SF.

I'd be fascinated to go see it.

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Entry: 2013-01-07 16:06:02.802199-08 incarcerated for a crime they haven't yet committed by Dan Lyke comments 0

Rachel Aviv in the New Yorker: The Science of Sex Abuse, on how we incarcerate people for crimes they haven't committed, and then goad them into confessing to crimes they couldn't have committed:

... Another former patient, Sean Francis, testified that, in order to stay in the “safe confines of Butner,” he “fabricated” fifty-four victims and invented and embellished rape fantasies. “Every single human being, if we were to open their head up, has some form or fashion of a deviant sexual fantasy,” he said at his hearing. “I don’t deny that.” But Francis said that he turned himself into a caricature of a sex offender in order to please the “psychological gods that they have working at Butner.” Patients would sit in groups and offer one another tips for sprucing up their criminal histories. ...

Particularly leaped out at me that the prosecution's forensic psychologist in one of these cases, Amy Phenix, suggested "...that John had roughly a 24.7-per-cent chance of reoffending within five years...". Ho. Ly. She. It. We've got a psychologist claiming 3 digits of probability accuracy on future behavior? Why isn't this woman working in advertising? We've pretty much established that sociological predictions are hoohey, but here we have someone claiming predictive behaviors on an individual to a tenth of a percent over five years?

Man, if you ever needed some strong confirmation that the modern mental health industry is full of crap, that's a pretty strong exhibit.

(Via MeFi)

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Entry: 2012-12-18 09:24:44.168031-08 "Sex work isn’t stigmatised because it is dangerous. Sex work is dangerous because it is stigmatised." by Dan Lyke comments 0

New Statesman: Laurie Penny: This strange neo-Victorian desire to save prostitutes and porn actresses:

For a law that claims to be designed to protect women, Proposition 35 looks surprisingly like every other law in the history of sexual and social conservatism crafted to protect the clean-living middle classes from more "corrupt" elements of the community by sending in the police and taking away their livelihoods. The elements of class suspicion at work here shouldn't have to be spelled out.

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Entry: 2012-12-10 13:29:22.199531-08 Where is the new edge? by Dan Lyke comments 3

Paul Palubiki: Expired. On what Wired Magazine has become:

Going through the first issue made me somewhat sad, but not really from any sense of nostalgia. It was a painful reminder of how much the magazine has changed from a weird, dangerous, avant-garde magazine from the future to basically PC Magazine with a goatee and cargo shorts.

Yes. Hell, Boing Boing is now pimping bimboxes. Even "gamification", ie: stealing ideas developed decades ago in contexts like Toastmasters to get you to pay someone else to care for your Tamagotchi, appears to be over. Maybe there's something to the "Maker" movement, but that's largely what our grandparents' generation called "Hobbyists".

I'm seeing a slight resurgence in the home-made sex-positivity areas, but in general it feels like this culture, tech and otherwise, is stuck in this tremendous malaise. Where's the transgression? Where's the "fuck the status quo, let's make some noise and change things"? Have all the punks been assimilated?

Or have we all become so accustomed to the shiny now that we're living in the future that there's no future left to envision?

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Entry: 2012-12-06 11:42:37.768625-08 Sexual attitudes in Iceland vs US by Dan Lyke comments 0

Nerve Magazine: Talking to Strangers: Reykjavik, Iceland. As ‏@genehack said:

The first entry in this Talking To Strangers is fantastic[Wiki] http://bit.ly/TMussi (possibly NSFW link there) "

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Entry: 2012-11-27 08:19:46.465486-08 Porn Actresses by Dan Lyke comments 0

CBS: Study: Porn actresses are more religious and have higher self-esteem than other women.

Journal of Sex Research: Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis

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Entry: 2012-11-26 18:26:17.294053-08 Social interaction is sexual by Dan Lyke comments 0

Social interaction is sexual reproduction for ideas.

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Entry: 2012-11-25 20:17:13.39729-08 Vagina Hacking by meuon comments 0

http://scanlime.org/2012/11/hacking-my-vagina/

The title alone told me this probably should be on Flutterby, that it's hacking microcontrollers and feedback loops and sex toys nails it. The amount of detail, pics and narrative in the build writeup is awesome.

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Entry: 2012-11-21 07:32:41.136466-08 Sex and booze beat religion and kids by Dan Lyke comments 1

From the "investigating the obvious" files: University of Canterbury (New Zealand) postgraduate psychology researcher Carsten Grimm's research project has determined that sex and alcohol make you happier than religion and kids. No duh.

Surprisingly Facebook rated last in meaning while texting came in 26th in happiness. Carsten's research has revealed the complex relationship between happiness and well-being in people’s daily lives.

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Entry: 2012-11-20 16:56:15.992028-08 Airports by Dan Lyke comments 3

Airports: CNN pushing Gaza violence porn, Microsoft booths pushing the Surface and Windows 8. Both celebrating the tragedies of humanity.

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Entry: 2012-11-16 11:08:43.334157-08 17 euphemisms for sex from the 1800s by Dan Lyke comments 0

17 euphemisms for sex from the 1800s

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Entry: 2012-11-03 19:41:21.014488-07 Reading Ross Chapin's Pocket by Dan Lyke comments 1

Reading Ross Chapin's Pocket Neighborhoods. Architecture porn: exciting to look at, but not convinced I could have a long-term relationship.

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Entry: 2012-10-26 15:21:05.587119-07 Porn PR guy bsgpr on my Twitter feed by Dan Lyke comments 0

Porn PR guy (@bsgpr) on my Twitter feed has a 4Square check-in from "Virgin Management". Unsure as to whether this is a R. Branson property.

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Entry: 2012-10-22 14:10:26.36186-07 RTs OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Rebecca Blood @rebeccablood:

"Governor" RT @anildash: I need to find a business-appropriate way to say "this mf right here...". Suggestions?

RT Rory Mo-Ran @roryontour

Why do porn sites have a share to Google+ option? I don't want my friends knowing I use Google+

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Entry: 2012-10-21 17:24:57.804578-07 David C. Roy by Dan Lyke comments 2

Wood porn! David C. Roy - Wood That Works - Kinetic wall sculptures in wood.

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Entry: 2012-10-17 16:04:16.398375-07 Corporate personhood by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Sheeri K. Cabral @sheeri:

If corporations are people, how can I put one on the registry of sex offenders?

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Entry: 2012-10-11 11:44:41.044695-07 on behalf of the student by Dan Lyke comments 1

Metafilter user "Eyebrows McGee" talks about sitting on a school expulsion committee:

But fully half of the expulsions I processed in this batch read, "No one appeared on behalf of the student." Not ONE ADULT in the ENTIRE WORLD was willing to show up for an 11-year-old's expulsion hearing. No parents, no grandparent, no relative, no guardian, no pastor, no social worker, no employer or neighbor or coach. Not one adult for a 15-year-old on track to graduate who was in the first trouble of his career (the principal expelling him (properly, under the rules) asked us to give him a suspended sentence, which lets him stay at school as long as he doesn't screw up again, because he's a good kid).

This is why we have to start with free contraception and comprehensive sex ed. And education.

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Entry: 2012-10-09 07:07:40.138891-07 Sexually aroused women harder to gross out by Dan Lyke comments 2

You've probably already seen this: PLOS ONE: Feelings of Disgust and Disgust-Induced Avoidance Weaken following Induced Sexual Arousal in Women, Charmaine Borg, Peter J. de Jong

Via Scientific American: Sexually Aroused Women Are Harder to Gross Out

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Entry: 2012-10-03 06:42:15.373823-07 Axiom of Choice by Dan Lyke comments 0

I had not listened to Podcastle yet because I thought fantasy fiction meant swords and sorcery, and I wasn't there. I also loathe stories told as "you". So when someone on my Twitter feed said Episode 211: The Axiom of Choice was a good place to start, I had some issues getting into it.

I'm still not sure what the fantasy element of that story was, other than the long riff on the "Choose your own adventure" tales that were so often fantasy, but it was one of those stories that took a whole bunch of elements that I'm normally not fond of, and made them work.

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Entry: 2012-09-26 08:31:26.917715-07 Spyware & laptop cameras by Dan Lyke comments 0

Wired Threat Level: Rent-to-Own Laptops Secretly Photographed Users Having Sex, FTC Says.

Yet another reason to never ever leave the operating system and configuration that came on your computer on your computer. And trusting the hardware these days is kinda suspect too.

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Entry: 2012-09-23 16:45:56.828722-07 Paparazzi culture by Dan Lyke comments 0

Interesting: Kira Cochrane in The Guardian: Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women. Some musings on how photography and slut shaming and (social) media come together in bad ways.

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Entry: 2012-09-14 07:12:00.127486-07 Antitexting campaigns echo abstinence by Dan Lyke comments 0

Anti-texting campaigns echo abstinence only sex-ed, which doesn't work: http://www.itcanwait.org/ "Take the pledge"

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Entry: 2012-09-09 12:59:23.251602-07 Three reasons by Dan Lyke comments 0

Well worth a read: Rick Falkvinge: Three reasons child porn must be re-legalized the coming decade. Talks about some of the absurdities:

In Sweden, ECPAT has pushed through laws that make you a jailable criminal for possessing images of yourself from before your 18th birthday. Can we have a show of hands to see how many think this makes any kind of sense? That this would catch any child molesters?

But also about the fact that the strict liability rules on possession of child pornography means that the right thing to do is to delete evidence of the crime rather than hope that some prosecutor won't pursue you.

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Entry: 2012-08-26 09:13:40.671347-07 50 Shades of outrage by Dan Lyke comments 1

Hat tip to Shadow, another group generating outrage out of fantasy, and further damaging self-images by clearly sending the message that "the things that arouse you are not okay": 50 Shades of Anger – Sunderland domestic violence charity calls for erotic novel to be burned. Normally I'd pass this off as yet another set of extremist wackos caught in the 1950s, but I was amused by:

The books can be dropped off at bins at Wearside Women in Need’s head office in Front Street, Concord.

Almost makes ya wanna buy a couple of copies to donate, hey?

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Entry: 2012-08-23 10:37:13.393308-07 RIP Bill Brent by Dan Lyke comments 0

Thomas Roche at TinyNibbles.com: R.I.P. Bill Brent: Author, Publisher and Sex Activist.

When Black Sheets Magazine first came out, I registered some variant of it as a domain name and put up subscription information with a "This is what their web site should have on it" page, and offered it to Bill Brent at a Perverts Put Out event. Nothing ever really came of it, as far as I remember Black Sheets had a few paper issues and then kind of foundered, but it is clear that Bill Brent's influence was far broader than that small presence would suggest.

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Entry: 2012-08-23 07:09:45.071406-07 PRM Designs by Dan Lyke comments 0

Wood porn of the day: PRM Designs marquetry and woodworks

Edit: See also his pages at LumberJocks,

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Entry: 2012-08-21 04:30:45.857287-07 Chattaporn? by meuon comments 3

[Chattanooga Penetrating Phallic Porn Logo]Maybe my mind is just warped, but I see a very penetrating phallic logo for the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

. What do you see?

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Entry: 2012-08-20 19:59:43.683946-07 Porn & Politics by Dan Lyke comments 0

It's fun being on an adult video business PR person's mailing list, but I only forward things occasionally. However, this time... Gamelink: Porn and Politics infographic, from GameLink Uncovers the Link between Porn and Politics as the Presidential Election Heats Up press release.

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Entry: 2012-08-20 16:27:27.100438-07 Victorian slang by Dan Lyke comments 0

Victorian slang - a guide to sexual Victorian terms (stolen wholesale from MeFi).

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Entry: 2012-08-09 07:24:06.729956-07 extreme porn in the U.K. by Dan Lyke comments 0

politics.co.uk: Comment: Prosecutors, extreme porn and 50 Shades of Grey, or how anti-pornography laws are being used to harass gay men, and how it's possible under those laws to be convicted for possession of images you haven't seen.

A good reminder that it's important to put down strong barriers to keep the anti-porn mob in check.

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Entry: 2012-08-07 09:23:04.710013-07 False Equivalencies, food and sex by Dan Lyke comments 3

The American Conservative: Rod Dreher: Porky Populism is a perfect example of why it's hard to take the modern conservative movement seriously. He writes this long article about the cultural divide on food and class warfare, and then at the very end drops in this false equivalency about sexual freedoms that's just... uh... bizarre.

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Entry: 2012-07-30 19:56:13.030012-07 Special for my erotica writing friends by Dan Lyke comments 0

Special for my erotica writing friends: The Fifty Shades Generator http://www.fiftyshadesgenerator.com/

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Entry: 2012-07-23 13:43:33.925962-07 Same Sex Kiss Day by Dan Lyke comments 17

National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-Fil-A is August 3rd!

Unfortunately, the closest (hmmm... almost typo'd that to closetedest) Chick-Fil-A is in Fairfield, and going to Fairfield has no appeal.

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Entry: 2012-07-23 07:40:25.706732-07 Romney advocates mandatory porn filters by Dan Lyke comments 1

Romney advocates mandatory porn filters (YouTube video):

"I want to make sure that every new computer sold in this country after I'm president has installed on it a filter to block all pornography, and that parents can click that filter and make sure that kids don't see that kind of stuff coming in on their computer."

Examiner.com article on Romney's statements.

I will offer that he's probably smart enough to understand that what he's proposing won't work, in which case this is pandering to idiots.

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Entry: 2012-07-02 12:57:47.479428-07 Why I wince through Hollywood sex scenes by Dan Lyke comments 1

xoJane: Sarah Woolley: Why I wince through Hollywood sex scenes and not porn:

Nor am I thrilled to learn that Naomi Watts “kept on weeping and falling to pieces” during the Mulholland Drive masturbation scene. Or that Marie Schneider was “crying real tears” and “felt a little raped” after Marlon Brando had a bright idea about a packet of butter in Last Tango In Paris - a scene that wasn’t negotiated with Schneider before filming.

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Entry: 2012-06-26 16:24:02.276193-07 Sexual selection study flawed by Dan Lyke comments 4

Science News: Biologists Reveal Potential 'Fatal Flaw' in Iconic Sexual Selection Study.

In 1948, English geneticist Angus John Bateman published a study showing that male fruit flies gain an evolutionary advantage from having multiple mates, while their female counterparts do not. Bateman's conclusions have informed and influenced an entire sub-field of evolutionary biology for decades.

He threw out samples for which he couldn't determine parentage from physical mutations. Turns out that biased the hell out of his samples. Sigh.

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Entry: 2012-06-22 14:56:38.387476-07 Careful with the camera! by Dan Lyke comments 1

Illinois Supreme Court: Sex With 17-Year-Old Was Legal, Pictures Were Not

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Entry: 2012-06-18 10:52:54.619124-07 DNA & the justice system by Dan Lyke comments 0

Virginia DNA data supports innocence of 33 convicted of sex crimes, study concludes:

The institute estimates a wrongful conviction rate in sexual assault cases of between 8 to 15 percent, comparable with the results in sample testing that exonerated two people and prompted then-Gov. Mark R. Warner to order the full Virginia project in 2005.

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Entry: 2012-06-06 12:16:18.885022-07 Kink quote of the day by Dan Lyke comments 0

Kink quote of the day: "50 Shades of Grey is to real bdsm as a gloryhole is to tantric sex." http://www.besplace.com/2012/0...-stereotypes-of-sexual-deviants/

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Entry: 2012-06-04 14:16:00.890455-07 Texas screwing us with abstinence by Dan Lyke comments 0

Gail Collins on Texas’s Abstinence Sex Education Problems:

The state pushes abstinence sex education yet it has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy. So why is the rest of the country paying half a billion dollars a year to support their teen mothers? ...

Nothing new here, just yet another example of social conservatives pushing their externalities out on to the rest of us.

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Entry: 2012-06-04 09:28:50.005552-07 Suppression of ideas by Dan Lyke comments 0

You know that slippery slope where anti-child-pornography becomes suppression of discussion about reasonable ideas? Those Doppler-shifted screams you're hearing are thoughts falling off of it: West Virginia coalfield dweller goes to Washington to testify about pollution, with picture of 5 year old child bathing in dirty water, Republicans on the committee investigate for child pornography.

Although, you know, maybe 5 year olds bathing in polluted water is what gives these guys hard-ons...

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Entry: 2012-05-31 06:52:16.483415-07 Sex ed for all students by Dan Lyke comments 0

ABC News article about a New York City school and sex ed for students with intellectual disabilities.

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Entry: 2012-05-24 15:28:19.503103-07 Brian Banks by Dan Lyke comments 1

Because the MeFi entry was deleted, I'm going to pretty much copy whole damned thing:

Brian Banks was a heavily recruited high school linebacker, in between his Junior and Senior year. On July 8, 2002, Banks was accused of kidnapping and raping a female student and was forced to leave the team. He pleaded "no contest" to the charges and was in prison for 6 years, forced to register as a sex offender.

On February 28, 2011, his accuser “friend requested” Banks on Facebook, and ended up recanting the story. With the help of The Innocence Project, the rape conviction of Brian Banks was overturned.

The PDF of the full legal filing in the Brian Banks case.

I'm linking this here because I still find my experience earlier this year with jury duty unsettling, and I think this has many of the same issues. It sounds as though the young woman who was the accuser got caught up in a lie to explain being late to class and was railroaded through by the adults around her. I can imagine the political pressure the attorney from the DA's office was feeling, even in the face of inconsistent testimony and a lack of physical evidence, the media blowback to dropping a case like this would be huge. I can see the impetus to plead "no contest" vs spending the rest of his life in jail for how a jury might interpret "reasonable doubt".

And I want to figure out how we can work toward a society that fixes this. Part of that is working away from "slut shaming", so that it's harder to railroad a young woman into a lie like this. Part of that is taking to task people like Long Beach Poly High co-principal of the time Shawn Ashley for statements like the one that said Banks "will not be returning to Poly regardless of the outcome of any judicial procedures".

Oddly, one of those things is not coming down on Wanetta Gibson because if we do that then we're providing a strong disincentive for people to later come clean.

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Entry: 2012-05-24 10:51:48.657882-07 Clinton with porn stars by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bill Clinton poses with porn stars. I dunno, Bill, keep that up and you may be vying with Carter for "best ex-president".

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Entry: 2012-05-16 07:20:22.387585-07 GOP Butt Plugs by Dan Lyke comments 0

Designing sex toys for Mitt, Michelle and Rick. It's Wired, so a little more SFW than some resources, but it's about making butt plugs from popularity graphs.

(Typo: First pass at that read "butt pugs". I don't wanna know. I really don't.')

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Entry: 2012-05-14 15:50:23.407435-07 Teen pregnancy and poverty by Dan Lyke comments 0

So there's all the harping on teen pregnancy and how we need to keep kids on the straight and narrow 'til we can get 'em married and employed (and we have idiocy like Tennesee's recently enacted gateway sexual behavior law which addresses hand-holding and kissing), but what if you followed the economic health of young women who miscarry? Apparently it isn't the children who lead to the poverty.

Slate.com: Teen moms: How poverty and inequality cause teens to have babies and not the other way around looks at Teenage Childbearing and Its Life Cycle Consequences: Exploiting a Natural Experiment, Hotz, McElroy and Sanders.

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Entry: 2012-05-11 12:48:00.204985-07 DSM 5 & sex addiction by Dan Lyke comments 0

DSM-5: What's In, What's Out:

O'Brien said the group recognized that, anecdotally, many people meet most of the criteria for addiction to these behaviors. But the DSM-5 emphasis on scientific justification precluded listing them. Said O'Brien, "We looked at sex addiction, but there was no science at all. None."

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Entry: 2012-05-11 09:21:26.645813-07 Those who do not learn from history by Dan Lyke comments 3

When same sex marriage was a Christian rite.

Hat tip to Shawn.

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Entry: 2012-05-04 11:22:12.230853-07 Safety in porn sites by Dan Lyke comments 4

The headlines are screaming that Symantec Internet Security Threat Report Analysis of Website Categories Exploited to Deliver Malicious Code says that religious web sites are far more likely to try to infect your computer than porn sites, but it's worth looking a little bit at what and why and how the infections are spreading...

Interestingly, pornographic Web sites were not exploited much overall, accounting for 2.4% of all infected Web sites; however, infected pornographic Web sites were found to host a greater number of threats than other categories (except for Religion/Ideologies and Hosting/Personal Hosted Sites – see below). Ranked in third position in figure A16, approximately 25 threats were identified on each infected pornographic Web site, with 44% of these threats being identified as Trojans.

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Entry: 2012-04-27 16:21:09.29369-07 Headline by Dan Lyke comments 0

Headline: "Stories of Transformation... Communities Coming Together!" local gardening non-profit, or Circlet Press erotica anthology?

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Entry: 2012-04-18 11:54:52.957639-07 Crazy. Movement, Uprising by meuon comments 4

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/KATU-147866735.html

"A man who said he was fed up with being harassed by airport security stripped to his birthday suit while in an airport screening lane Tuesday evening and was arrested."

I've had that thought run through my mind.. standing there in line. One person doing it is crazy. two might be gay or sexual, 50 and it's a movement or uprising. The trick would be to entice the rest of the line to do it at the same time.

Queue the folk music: http://www.arlo.net/resources/lyrics/alices.shtml

You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.

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Entry: 2012-04-12 19:24:26.971571-07 Savage Wood by Dan Lyke comments 0

Wood porn! Savage Woods of Austin Texas has some absolutely spectacular looking exotic wood.

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Entry: 2012-04-12 08:53:58.492483-07 Gateway sexual activity by Dan Lyke comments 1

Tennessee state senators have approved an update to the state's abstinence-based sex education that defines "holding hands" as a gateway sexual activity.

And just to make sure you need that brain bleach: Juxapose with Google Images search for "George Bush holding hands". You're welcome.

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Entry: 2012-04-11 06:16:29.799684-07 Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar by Dan Lyke comments 0

Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is Here! The calendar is a response to Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahady being charged with "violating morals, inciting indecency and insulting Islam".

Via Bust.com

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Entry: 2012-04-07 09:10:31.874288-07 Classic nudes in modern proportions by Dan Lyke comments 0

Art's great nudes have gone skinny

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has taken some great (and, to be honest, not so great) paintings of nudes from the past and reimagined what they would look like if their bodies conformed to what the 21st-century thinks of as an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing – and quite shocking in what they say about our modern attitudes to women's bodies

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Entry: 2012-04-05 07:49:17.369081-07 The scale of porn by Dan Lyke comments 2

Extreme Tech takes some guesses and does some back-of-the-envelope calculations on the scale of porn web sites.

Then you need to multiply 90 megabytes by the number of monthly visits — which is around 350 million for Xvideos. This comes to around 29 petabytes of data transferred every month, or 50 gigabytes per second.

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Entry: 2012-03-28 13:36:53.46175-07 fair trade porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Erika Christakis: A modest proposal: the case for fair trade porn

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Entry: 2012-03-15 14:09:25.009784-07 Links by Dan Lyke comments 0

Stealing from MeFi:

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Entry: 2012-03-01 16:05:12.215334-08 Where do you get off? by Dan Lyke comments 0

Something to think about when looking at transportation options: (SF) Bay Citizen: Why Transit Riders Don’t Report Unwanted Sexual Behavior: Some passengers believe such incidents are to be expected, Bay Citizen survey finds.

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Entry: 2012-02-28 20:39:05.949165-08 Hawking swings by Dan Lyke comments 0

Boo for the asshole who spewed the confidentiality, but yay for Mr. Hawking: Stephen Hawking has participated at Freedom Acres swinger's club "...more than a handful of times"

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Entry: 2012-02-27 07:16:13.03937-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

There's a whole lot I want to write about this, but it's been sitting in my browser tab for a week now, so I'll just toss it up, with the caveat that I think there are some good points here, but I think it's more complicated than this: Why Sex Is Not Spiritual.

We cannot afford for sex to be sacred. Sacred things sit on altars to be worshiped from afar, not to become part of one's everyday life. They are not to be touched, played with, fondled, mocked, examined, or questioned. They do not come down into the dust and muck that we live in every day. The sacred stays safely behind the veil of mysticism and respect. Keeping sex behind that veil isn't just repressive and boring, it's fatal. ...

Via craschworks

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Entry: 2012-02-27 07:15:11.284591-08 Notes from a Unicorn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Some interesting notes on bisexuality and how we treat sexual preference: Notes from a Unicorn:

The gay rights movement has been so successful because activists like Harvey Milk encouraged people to come out and tell the truth to their families, to their friends, and to their coworkers, to be everything they were, to say “We’re here, we’re queer,” yes, but also, implicitly, to say, “We’re here, it’s complicated, and probably it’d be good if we talked about this over tea.”

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Entry: 2012-02-27 07:04:11.657771-08 Smashwords shoots itself by Dan Lyke comments 6

Last week, Smashwords, an online publisher of ebooks, modified their terms of service to forbid "...erotic fiction that contains bestiality, rape and incest.".

Remittance Girl has an open letter to Smashwords' Mark Coker on the new policy that's well worth reading.

No, sir. Smashwords is requiring the removal of these books to maintain its relationship with Paypal. Please let us be clear on this. I am sure your aspirations regarding the founding of Smashwords were and are very noble. But it is YOU who have decided to let a financial services provider dictate your TOS and therefore impose censorship on the authors who post their works on your site.

Secondly, you, like so many other people seem to have intellectual difficulty in distinguishing between the textual, fictional representation of something and reality. The language you use in your letter is evidence of a conceptual inability to do so. You are not alone in this: forces within our society who wish to ‘protect us’ from ourselves have used this blurring of the fictional with the concrete to great effect, whipping people who also can’t distinguish the fundamental difference up into froths of moral outrage.

No Boundaries Press sees this as an opportunity.

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Entry: 2012-02-23 21:38:45.428976-08 Utah goes bizarre by Dan Lyke comments 0

Utah State Representative Bill Wright, R-Holden, says of HB 363, a bill that prohibits instruction in contraception in sex ed classes says:

"We’ve been culturally watered down to think we have to teach about sex, about having sex and how to get away with it..."

Naw, nobody's going to get away with it. Shaggy and Scooby will reveal that it was the old theme park caretaker in the mask all along.

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Entry: 2012-02-21 08:29:02.558262-08 Podcasts by Dan Lyke comments 4

Time in the shop with headphones on, and a commute, mean I'm consuming podcasts.

Music-wise, I've been listening to:

There are a number that have dropped off my listening.

I don't remember the others off the top of my head.

So, what else should I be listening to?

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Entry: 2012-02-16 08:22:12.112089-08 Those who do not remember the past by Dan Lyke comments 0

A few historical things have struck me hard recently:

In that vein, I wanted to make note of an Ask MeFi question looking for "Anthologies about Abortion and Homosexuality?" in order to better get a handle on historical context, because it's important to remember how far we've come.

Lest we back-slide.

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Entry: 2012-01-21 13:42:04.671994-08 City of Brotherly Love by Dan Lyke comments 3

With the news that porn performers in the City of Los Angeles will now be required to use condoms, Brad Guigar has a modest suggestion for moving porn production to Philadelphia.

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Entry: 2012-01-08 17:24:17.325611-08 GOP & sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

Salon — The GOP's Bizarre War on Sex.

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Entry: 2012-01-07 08:19:03.274041-08 Drug resistant TB by Dan Lyke comments 1

Via Columbine: First cases of totally drug resistant TB in India:

“After thoroughly checking their prescriptions, we found that three of them had received erratic and unsupervised second-line drugs. They were often given in incorrect doses by multiple private practitioners to cure their multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB,” Dr Udwadia said. “The mortality rate of MDR, XDR and TDR-TB is 30%, 60% and 100% respectively.”

Patients with TDR-TB are put on a salvage regime - they are either asked to undergo surgeries or put on experimental drugs and antibiotics such as Linezolid. The antibiotics can have dreadful side effects like neuropathy which damages a single nerve or nerve group that can lead to a loss of sensation of that nerve.

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Entry: 2012-01-05 19:56:31.771443-08 Women's sexual satisfaction may improve with age by Dan Lyke comments 0

Women's sexual satisfaction may improve with age.

The study, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Medicine, looked at such sexual satisfaction-related factors as hormone use, frequency of arousal, lubrication, orgasm and pain during sexual intercourse along with sexual desire and satisfaction among 806 women ages 40 to 100 (median age 67; 63 percent post-menopausal).

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Entry: 2012-01-03 11:49:33.522919-08 Women and Armor by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mad Art Lab — Fantasy Armor and Lady Bits

Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor on Tumblr.

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Entry: 2011-12-06 07:44:21.823607-08 Quantity over quality by Dan Lyke comments 1

Dr Jen Gunter: How many sex partners did you have this year? And does it matter?

Yep, the CDC is, once again, off in the weeds and not playing with evidence.

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Entry: 2011-12-06 07:42:06.897544-08 The problem with Siri by Dan Lyke comments 0

Violet Blue: Why the problem with Siri matters:

The reason Siri got its pro-life association was that the program didn’t just return zero results for abortion clinics when it should have been. In multiple instances Siri directed users to pro-life “pregnancy counseling centers” whose primary motivations are to talk women out of considering certain sex-related healthcare options including abortion, contraception and more.

Yep. "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that" is quite different from "there are none", and "here's one" when it isn't.

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Entry: 2011-12-02 16:10:11.357219-08 TAL parody by Dan Lyke comments 0

Okay, I know some of you are fans: This American Life: the sex tape.

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Entry: 2011-12-01 13:54:28.339789-08 Where's the snooze button? by Dan Lyke comments 0

Little Rooster - the vibrator alarm clock.

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Entry: 2011-11-21 08:11:22.369751-08 Speaking for "the 99%" by Dan Lyke comments 0

And on the other side: Femin: Not all sex workers love Occupy: the creepy dynamic of pretending to speak for "the 99%"

As a sex workers' rights advocate, my life would be so much easier if the sole metric by which I judged an activist "success" was how many members of the general public I could get to hate us. It's easy to turn the public against you, any lazy dipshit can do that. Influencing the public to adopt more progressive and tolerant ideas? That's not as adrenaline-soaked and fun as instigating confrontations with the police, but it leads to actual and long-lasting change, which is precisely the kind of work that needs to be done.

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Entry: 2011-11-21 07:11:57.115755-08 Norm Stamper on the flaws of paramilitary policing by Dan Lyke comments 3

Former Chief of the Seattle Police Department Norm Stamper: Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street:

Much of the problem is rooted in a rigid command-and-control hierarchy based on the military model. American police forces are beholden to archaic internal systems of authority whose rules emphasize bureaucratic regulations over conduct on the streets. An officer’s hair length, the shine on his shoes and the condition of his car are more important than whether he treats a burglary victim or a sex worker with dignity and respect. In the interest of “discipline,” too many police bosses treat their frontline officers as dependent children, which helps explain why many of them behave more like juvenile delinquents than mature, competent professionals. It also helps to explain why persistent, patterned misconduct, including racism, sexism, homophobia, brutality, perjury and corruption, do not go away, no matter how many blue-ribbon panels are commissioned or how much training is provided.

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Entry: 2011-11-07 10:50:59.996949-08 Unless we find an angel by Dan Lyke comments 2

Jay is trying to get some visibility for Roger Ebert's plea to find a sponsor for Ebert Presents At The Movies.

I guess I have two problems. The first is simple donor fatigue. There are a whole lot of worthy causes that impact my life more immediately that want attention and resources. If you're a corporate entity wanting to convince me that you're making my community and my life richer, how about bring me more of COTS or help Friends of the Petaluma River turn the Ghirardelli barn into a center that pulls together the community, or, heck, support Mary Anne Mohanraj's push to fund her new book, or give Columbine a regular gig writing short stories, or...

The second is related: Public television? Yeah, two elections ago I spent an election day evening helping wrangle data to keep KRCB coverage accurate, but talking about returns on election night are exactly the sort of horse-race politics that I think cheapens the process. And I've never actually watched KRCB. I understand that various Children's Television Workshop programs may change the culture for the good in low-income households. However, television is largely irrelevant to my life. Heck, even for the few movies we see (watched Ides of March[Wiki] last night) I look to written prose, recommendations from other webloggers and friends online long before I'd watch a half hour show on whatever movies are released right now.

Ebert's done some powerful writing. I'm sure the critics he has lined up on this show are providing insightful commentary to people for whom movies are a central part of their lives, but it's not mine. Movies, television, mass media, these are all things that I partake of when I'm too braindead to participate in my community. I don't aspire to that state. "Let's go see a movie" is an acknowledgement of defeat.

So, sorry, Roger. I'll link to your post, hope you can find your demographic to support you, but it's not my cause. There are a lot of people out there looking for angels, a lot of people with projects that they believe will make the world better, and the impact of movies and talking about them on television to my life is just about nil.

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Entry: 2011-11-06 07:53:21.406555-08 Child-sex-trafficking stereotypes demolished by Dan Lyke comments 2

Child-sex-trafficking stereotypes demolished by new research. Researchers actually go out and interview underage prostitutes, discover that advocacy organizations and law enforcement are reinforcing popular stereotypes rather than actually looking at the realities of the populations. Go figure.

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Entry: 2011-10-27 10:45:18.601659-07 Illustrating the Joy of Sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

BBC News: How the Joy of Sex was illustrated:

In the summer of 1971, Britain had been gripped by the Oz trial, in which the editors of a satirical magazine were found guilty of obscenity for publishing a sexualised parody of the children's comic character Rupert Bear. (The judge was famously called a "boring old fart" in court by a defence witness, the comedian Marty Feldman.)

Via MeFi.

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Entry: 2011-10-24 11:49:19.345215-07 Watch porn, do science! by Dan Lyke comments 2

Watch porn, help me do science.

I’m planning an experiment on the content of “women friendly/feminist” categories in major mainstream porn sites and directories. I don’t have the time, will or means to watch even 1/200 of it by myself, but I’d sure like some data about it and what, exactly, is included in this category. Here’s where you enter.

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Entry: 2011-10-17 13:00:04.945439-07 Pen15 and Deldo by Dan Lyke comments 0

Slashdong: The Pen15 Arduino Shield:

The Pen15 Board is a relatively simple Arduino shield, built specifically for sex tech and teledildonics research. At its core is a MOSFET, 2 resistors for current regulation, and a jack to hook up vibrators to.

And if you really love Emacs, Deldo - Vibration Control and Teledildonics Mode for Emacs (YouTube) (Can't just listen to the audio, there are a number of language sight gags in that, even if the visuals are SFW).

Via SE.

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Entry: 2011-10-14 10:49:33.120763-07 Tweet OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT @heathercorinna: Calling anarchy chaos is kind of like calling sex babies. Sometimes they happen via sex, sure, sometimes not, but sex ain't babies.

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Entry: 2011-10-12 10:14:52.972683-07 More on porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Anti-news, but it's good to see in the mainstream press: Porn is good for society!

Women's rights are far stronger in societies with liberal attitudes to sex – think of conservative countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen or China, and the place of women there. And yet, anti-porn campaigners neglect such issues entirely. A recent study by the US department of justice compared the four states that had highest broadband access and found there was a 27% decrease in rape and attempted rape, and the four with the lowest had a 53% increase over the same period. With broadband being key to watching porn online, these figures are food for thought for those who believe access to porn is bad news.

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Entry: 2011-10-04 10:13:40.864298-07 Sex to Herpes by meuon comments 0

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2.../programming_skills_java_bubble/

"Java stored procedures went from sex to herpes in about six months, and of course Oracle now owns Java. That would scare me, it should scare you."

I snorted and laughed.

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Entry: 2011-09-22 07:07:49.953558-07 Fallen records by Dan Lyke comments 1

FIA changes rules about running in mixed sex groups, invalidating Paula Radcliffe's 2005 women's marathon record of 2:17:42.

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Entry: 2011-09-12 09:16:32.725935-07 Demi-Monde by Dan Lyke comments 0

If, like me, you are a Mary Anne Mohanraj fan, you might want to check out Mary Anne Mohanraj's Kickstarter for Demi- Monde: an erotic science fiction novel-in-stories.

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Entry: 2011-09-06 13:25:40.259778-07 First Day by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sexy Prime: SEX, LIES, SECRETS, ENDEARMENT TERMS--& DYING, THE END GAME, Part One: The First Day of the End of My Life.

I said No, No and No. In hospitals, they don't know what to do with a woman who says NO to the standard treatment regiment. In fact, they are taken aback by one who questions the process at all.

Hat tip to Eric Wagoner.

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Entry: 2011-08-31 12:05:19.82146-07 Backwards school districts by Dan Lyke comments 0

Substitute teacher fired because of his porn star past. (Via Shawn). I realize this is Florida and all, so we have to kind of expect that they're generally backwards and wrong, but you'd think they'd at least aspire to joining the civilized world.

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Entry: 2011-08-31 07:08:21.720006-07 Porn & STD infection rates by Dan Lyke comments 4

Dr. Jen Gunter: Why Porn Bums Me Out claims that:

In 2008, 14.3% of adult performers in California were positive for chlamydia and 5.1% had gonorrhea (Goldstein et al Sex Transm Dis July 2011). About 25% of adult performers with either gonorrhea or chlamydia are reinfected with one or the other (or both) within 12 months.

This is inconsistent with other data I've found on infection rates within the adult performer community, and I'm going to have to dig further.

The paper is High Chlamydia and gonorrhea incidence and reinfection among performers in the adult film industry. Goldstein BY, Steinberg JK, Aynalem G, Kerndt PR. From the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA..

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Entry: 2011-08-31 06:48:08.46707-07 prostitute tax meters by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bonn, Germany, introduces "sex tax meters" for street-walking prostitutes.

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Entry: 2011-08-30 14:06:55.264315-07 Hurricane Irene destruction by Dan Lyke comments 0

On the one hand, this is disaster porn. On the other hand, some shit went down: BuzzFeed: 25 Frightening Photos Of Hurricane Irene’s Destruction

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Entry: 2011-08-25 16:55:18.26131-07 Why Yoga can be irritating by Dan Lyke comments 2

For Eric: Why Yoga Can Be So Irritating (Although You Should Go Anyway!):

In addition to being somewhat crazy—a shrink once diagnosed me with borderline personality disorder, which I thought was a bit of a stretch until I realized that, like everyone else, he just wanted to have sex with me—I am a yoga teacher. I don’t know what your idea of a yoga teacher is, but should you, recoiling in horror as you read along here, find yourself asking, "But how does someone like this become a yoga teacher?"—the short answer is that I gave a man with a beard and his hot wife $3,200 dollars. ...

Hat tip to Tom.

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Entry: 2011-08-24 14:06:56.156572-07 sexual satisfaction tied to successful aging by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sexual satisfaction tied to overall 'successful aging' as reported by women age 60 to 89.

A study by researchers at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego finds that successful aging and positive quality of life indicators correlate with sexual satisfaction in older women. The report, published online in the August edition of the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, also shows that self-rated successful aging, quality of life and sexual satisfaction appear to be stable even in the face of declines in physical health of women between the ages of 60 and 89.

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Entry: 2011-08-18 15:27:12.210251-07 Hysteria by Dan Lyke comments 1

Oh. My: A trailer for the movie Hysteria. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, and Rupert Everett and the invention of the vibrator.

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Entry: 2011-08-15 07:20:23.897795-07 Nude Races by Dan Lyke comments 2

NudeRaces.com. Nude foot races. So far just two 5ks in Florida, with the last entry (for a race in 2012) last year. I think I've mentioned that I'd love to find a short ultra (50 miles or so) with relaxed time requirements, one that I could run naked would be double-plus awesome...

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Entry: 2011-08-06 09:36:00.065789-07 identity and community by Dan Lyke comments 0

Hanne Blank: Learning to Love the Rain: The Queer Vitality of Sexuality Beyond Identity.

What I am here to do is to ask you to consider this: that having an identity which is constantly the subject of negotiation is a good thing, that not resting, not having a fixed dwelling place, keeps our queerness -- and all queerness -- vital and alive. I am here to ask you to consider that the cultural consolidation of identity limits one's ability to become liberated from a culture whose practice is to only recognize consolidated, group identities. Consider for a moment that there are ways to establish identity and community without sacrificing mobility, flexibility, change, and challenge.

Thanks, Shawn.

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Entry: 2011-08-03 14:30:18.782014-07 Actually, nothing happens in Vegas by Dan Lyke comments 0

Las Vegas one of the kinkiest cities in the country? Not so much:

When I interviewed Las Vegas-based professional dominatrix Rowynn Eire earlier this summer, she had this to say about Vegas’ relationship to sex: “Las Vegas is the most sexually conservative city I’ve ever been to. Sexuality is not celebrated here; it’s only parodied.”

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Entry: 2011-08-02 07:51:00.918748-07 On virgins by Dan Lyke comments 0

and via Shawn's Tumblr, the QOTD comes from Mark Morford: Christian Virgins Are Overrated / Think sex and drugs destroy America? Try naive chastity. Oh, and "Purity Balls":

There is no sacredness in the virgin. There is only the fear, were she to be educated and empowered and really let loose, of what she could become.

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Entry: 2011-07-28 13:49:29.033901-07 Fleshlightning by Dan Lyke comments 2

I assume that this is just a viral ad for the Fleshlight sex toy, but... Fleshlightning (Extended Trailer) points to Fleshlightning.com. I'd see it in theaters.

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Entry: 2011-07-26 12:16:06.894589-07 Observation by Dan Lyke comments 2

Observation: Google+ is like Tumblr with less porn and more SEO and social media "experts".

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Entry: 2011-07-26 10:32:46.120374-07 Viking women warriors by Dan Lyke comments 0

Just in case you didn't see this elsewhere: Warriors and women: the sex ratio of Norse migrants to eastern England up to 900 ad, in which Shane McLeod checks the sex of skeletons at Viking burial grounds by examining their bones rather than applying the cultural filter that if they've got a shield and a sword they must be male, and adjusts history substantially. USA Today article on the topic

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Entry: 2011-07-22 14:15:20.499173-07 Trolling with marriage and sociology by Dan Lyke comments 0

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Entry: 2011-07-22 08:16:16.380737-07 "Abstinence only" doesn't work by Dan Lyke comments 0

Texas's "abstinence only" sex education has led to the highest teen birth rate in the nation

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Entry: 2011-07-22 07:50:37.771847-07 Sex workers' rights by Dan Lyke comments 0

Feminisn't: Fund America's first sex workers' rights billboard, on trying to put a billboard in LA to point out that sex work is different from sex trafficking. Direct donation link.

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Entry: 2011-07-21 09:58:57.89868-07 Random Linkage by Dan Lyke comments 1

University of Chicago Press: The History of Cartography, Volumes 1 and 2, as online PDFs.

BBC News: You're hired: How the apprentice gets ahead in Germany.

an entry stolen wholesale from MeFi:

Letters from Johns. Letters from Working Girls. Letters from Men Who Watch Pornography. Three projects from Susannah Breslin.

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Entry: 2011-07-12 11:15:05.939268-07 Eating sausage by meuon comments 2

Louisiana decriminalizes oral and anal sex - Things get a little easier in the "Big Easy".

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Entry: 2011-07-08 07:27:54.516223-07 How the anti-sex lobby profits by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sexonomics: How the anti-sex lobby profits:

Is there enough money in it to even bother making this criticism? Well, thanks to a little tool that compares the money from funding grants over time, we can make a rough guess of what it's worth. For instance, funding for studying trafficking is enormous - in 2009, it was funded worldwide to the tune of nearly a billion US dollars. This is a total greater than the amount of grant money awarded to study lung cancer, which of course, is also devastating, and affects far more people. And spending on trafficking since 2000 has dwarfed the grant awards on such important international health concerns as malnutrition, malaria, or tuberculosis - conditions that kill millions of people worldwide every year, and affect hundreds of millions more.

Via Feminisn't

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Entry: 2011-07-07 14:17:22.790688-07 Make love not porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Cindy Gallop: Make love not porn (video). Also as a TED talk.

MakeLoveNotPorn.com is down, but her talk has a thrust of "lets educate and create alternatives". Also some good notes on "social media experts".

Via Sociological Images.

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Entry: 2011-07-07 09:37:16.360555-07 QOTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

"When people get together and play good chamber music, it's like watching people fucking onstage." — Albert Fuller

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Entry: 2011-06-29 22:20:41.531354-07 Real Men by Dan Lyke comments 1

Village Voice: Real Men Get Their Facts Straight, on Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, and bullshit "child sex trafficking" numbers. And how a Santa Monica "charity consultant" appears to be raking in big bucks by generating overwrought causes. Via Feminisn't.

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Entry: 2011-06-29 07:27:41.870172-07 Violent sex and PTSD by Dan Lyke comments 1

A bunch of people have been linking to I’m Gonna Need You to Fight Me On This: How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD.

Violet Blue has some commentary that covers both the things that annoyed me and some of the aspects of what I found compelling in it.

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Entry: 2011-06-28 13:49:32.652483-07 random buzzing by Dan Lyke comments 0

Test driving the most annoying sex toy ever. Here's a description of the Arduino based sex toy, in the comments the creator talks about combining this with EEG reading...

Via ErosBlog.

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Entry: 2011-06-28 13:43:53.168945-07 Indeed by Dan Lyke comments 0

ErosBlog: Indeed, Where ARE All The Sex Games? looks a bit at the dearth of popular online erotic games.

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Entry: 2011-06-10 07:31:11.550617-07 Finally saw _Showgirls_ by Dan Lyke comments 0

Finally saw Showgirls[Wiki]. Quite an accomplishment to make that much buff flesh anti-erotic.

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Entry: 2011-05-25 21:58:20.019996-07 10 charts about sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

OK Cupid: 10 Charts About Sex. Fascinating. Note the odds someone enjoys giving oral sex.

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Entry: 2011-05-12 11:06:07.58124-07 Florida banning sex? by Dan Lyke comments 3

Shadow passed along this suggestion that a recent bill outlawing bestiality in Florida may have outlawed sex altogether, referencing Southern Fried Scientist's suggestion that:

So if you’re living in Florida on October 1, 2011 and would like to have sexual intercourse with a consenting adult, please check with your veterinarian or local livestock breeder first to make sure you abide by ”accepted animal husbandry practices, conformation judging practices, or accepted veterinary medical practices.”

Alas, Election Law Blog suggests that the bill makes a deliberate distinction between "persons" and "animals". This being Florida, we do have to wonder where the Michigan snow birds fall in that taxonomy.

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Entry: 2011-04-16 13:58:36.399161-07 Atlas Shrugged: Part I by ebradway comments 4

Took the bus out to Bellevue last night to meet up with some friends to see Atlas Shrugged: Part I. To spare you the details, the movie was precisely what you'd expect from an independently film based on a book with a large, passionate following that features deliberately shallow characters. Oh yeah, there were CG trains.

Details: The film is the first of three parts. So it ends right as things really start getting interesting. I won't say where because that would be a spoiler and really is unnecessary (other than Dagny and Hank do get together).

The casting was exceptionally good. Taylor Schilling as Dagny Taggert, Grant Bowler as Henry Rearden and Graham Beckel as Wyatt Ellis, did a really good job of keeping the movie from being a total cornfest. I think if the screenplay writers had allowed themselves a little more creative freedom, the leading characters could have carried across Ayn Rand's message with a little more depth. Some characters were introduced but are obviously going to be expanded on more in parts two and three. Francisco D'Anconia (Jsu Garcia) and John Galt are both obviously important but not given enough lines to really understand what their role is. If you aren't familiar with Rand's characterization (more Plato than Tolstoy), you'd probably walk out of the movie either completely lost or demanding your money back.

I mean it has better character development than a porn flick, but it's definitely on that end of the spectrum. But like a porn flick, you aren't watching the movie to see if the characters develop. You're just watching the intercourse of two (or more) opposing positions (top/bottom, independence/collectivism, etc.). The obvious roles of the independent-thinking industrialist heroes surrounded by all kinds of collectivist villians... The only non-obvious character is D'Anconia, a fact that you aren't allowed to forget.

The CG was fun - especially since it involved overlaying trains on top of sweeping vistas of Colorado. One of my friends had just moved to the Pacific Northwest from her childhood home of Colorado. She knew exactly where every scene was shot. I knew several, but she had probably walked or rode a horse across every rail line in the movie. We had fun noticing that every scene was fall (you can tell because the aspen have turned) but was shot long enough ago to not feature the widespread browns and reds as the Western Pine Beetle savages most of the trees in Colorado.

The one big disappointment was that the trains never blow up. Isn't that a requirement for CG in movies? They do make up for it in the final scene. But I won't say any more. If you like Ayn Rand, catch it in the theater so we'll get to see parts two and three. If you're not a much of a fan or never have been a fan, wait for the DVD. In fact, wait for all three parts to hit DVD and watch them together.

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Entry: 2011-04-14 21:18:06.907203-07 E-books taking off by Dan Lyke comments 2

BNET: Will Write E-Porn for $1 Million, on author Selena Kitt.

And there's another famous author, who may also be a participant here at Flutterby, Amanda Hocking, who's sold a million young adult novels as e-books (NY Times story on converting that success to a sale to a conventional publisher).

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Entry: 2011-03-24 09:41:19.81446-07 Anti-news by Dan Lyke comments 0

Anti-news: Women's Funding Network sex trafficking study is junk science. More at Feministing, including some great highlights of double-speak from the study's promoters.

via MeFi: I eagerly await the return of Craigslist Adult Services, which is proof once again that when those who'd impose their own moralities on others find a lever, no matter how much they have to lie to provide the fulcrum, it's hard to go back to freedom.

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Entry: 2011-03-19 13:01:11.03378-07 So Apple's rejected how many porn apps by Dan Lyke comments 3

So Apple's rejected how many porn apps, but approved the Exodus International "Gay Cure" app? #noclosedsystemsforme

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Entry: 2011-02-02 15:43:48.169749-08 RedTube legal by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eric Goldman: Free-to-Consumers Ad-Supported Website Isn't Illegally Priced--Cammarata v. Bright Imperial:

Kevin Cammarata ran subscription-based porn sites until he sold his business at an allegedly depressed sales price. The defendant runs an ad-supported porn site, RedTube.com, one of many porn websites with the suffix -tube.com as an homage to YouTube. Nothing about any of the websites implicated by this lawsuit is office-safe. The court, apparently with a straight face, sets the context by saying "the formerly profitable subscription-based websites 'have been brought to their knees' by the tube-based sites." (Once again reinforcing that the Internet is really just a series of tubes...?)

Basically, Cammarata was pursuing the case that free porn sites were distributing content below market cost in order to drive him out of business. Since the free porn sites are basically advertising for pay porn sites, that's a hard (sorry) case to make. Wired's summary of Goldman's article. MeFi thread.

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Entry: 2011-02-02 13:55:30.985579-08 Modern MASH by Dan Lyke comments 3

There's an old Jordan Shelbourne story called Virgin (On The Ridiculous) that has this exchange:

Cliff was sitting there on his bed, propped against his wall, surrounded by three empty mickey bottles of rye. He was staring at a MASH rerun on a little color television. I turned it off. "Hey!" said Cliff.

"You've seen it," I told him. "It's the one where Hawkeye complains about the inhumanity of war."

And it got me to thinking about the modern equivalent to MASH. Is it The Simpsons? Friends? Or are we beyond that?

YouTube
"You've seen it," I told him, "it's the one with the cute kittens."
Wikileaks
... "it's the one where the State Department needs to grow a spine, and the resulting revolution puts an unfriendly government in power because of the U.S. government's lack of principles."
a 4chan channel
... "it's the one where the people trading unspeakably disgusting porn turn out to be decent human beings who pull together for the betterment of humanity."
Facebook
... "you hung out with them in high school, and they've got kids now. And getting back together with her would be a bad idea."
Huffington Post
... "it's the one where they're outraged about Fox news."

Or maybe it's not net based at all. What's your take?

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Entry: 2011-01-22 09:36:43.342731-08 Definition OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mark Petrovic:

News porn (n): fake news; news to lure you into reading something designed to sell corn flakes

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Entry: 2011-01-06 12:36:15.402057-08 status update by Dan Lyke comments 0

Remember: Abstinence is only 100% effective if you use it each and every time you have sex (thanks @Scarleteen http://bit.ly/dHRo7p )

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Entry: 2010-12-20 15:51:49.471008-08 Julian Assange again by Dan Lyke comments 0

Feminisnt: The feminist left versus Julian Assange: how a fanatical belief in every sex crime allegation hurts everyone. Via Eccentric Flower.

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Entry: 2010-12-16 10:42:48.829849-08 Gorgeous toys by Dan Lyke comments 0

Woodworking porn: Wood model of an excavator.

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Entry: 2010-12-13 01:56:53.833832-08 Necronomicox by Dan Lyke comments 0

Necronomicox - "hand painted and body safe horror film inspired dildos"

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Entry: 2010-12-03 07:26:44.356595-08 Fellatio in fruit bats by Dan Lyke comments 2

University College Cork (Ireland) has lifted sanctions against a professor accused of sexual harassment in connection with pointing out a paper about fellatio in fruit bats to a female colleague.

The paper was Fellatio by fruit bats prolongs copulation time, Tan M, Jones G, Zhu G, Ye J, Hong T, Zhou S, Zhang S, Zhang L. (PLoS One. 2009 Oct 28;4(10):e7595.).

But this being Flutterby, I can't just leave it there, so... some video of fruit bat copulation and fellatio!

Initial article and video via Moral Low Ground.

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Entry: 2010-11-29 15:01:09.988437-08 status update by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT @Veronica: Wait, so today isn't Cyber Sex Monday? How... embarrassing.

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Entry: 2010-10-21 10:17:42.118295-07 Teen pregnancy = bad education by Dan Lyke comments 0

CDC Study Shows Teen Pregnancy About Education, Not Race:

What’s this mean? That while black and Latina teens are most likely to get cheated by retrograde sexual education in public schools, it screws over everybody.

Hat tip to Heather.

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Entry: 2010-10-15 10:01:44.963082-07 Yale frat pledges chant about rape by Dan Lyke comments 0

YouTube video from Yale Daily News of fraternity pledges chanting "no means yes, yes means anal".

Salon's Tracy Clark-Flory has some commentary:

Now, DKE President Jordan Forney has been forced to apologize for this blatant sexual intimidation by calling it "a serious lapse in judgment by the fraternity and in very poor taste." But this sort of hateful crap isn't a "lapse in judgment." It doesn't innocently happen that you're guiding male pledges by young women's dorms in the dark of night chanting about anal rape. It isn't a forehead-slapping slip-up, it's a sign that you need major reprogramming as a human being. ...

And just so we're totally clear on where the dichotomy lies here: The half of the electorate that elected a dickhead of the culture from which this misogyny comes to the presidency for the first 8 years of this millenium is, as I mentioned yesterday, the half of the electorate giving a young female Congressional candidate crap for being photographed with her husband-at-the-time playing around with a jokey Christmas party costume.

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Entry: 2010-10-05 09:29:45.995226-07 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new sex survey: National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB)

... It includes the sexual experiences and condom-use behaviors of 5,865 adolescents and adults ages 14 to 94.

Wow, sexual experiences of 5,865 adolescents and adults? Sounds like a mini Burning Man.

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Entry: 2010-09-20 14:20:21.199226-07 Dutch teen sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

Salon: The smart Dutch take on teen sex.

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Entry: 2010-09-01 09:33:34.131226-07 Comment period now open on .XXX by Dan Lyke comments 0

Violet Blue: Comment Period Now Open on .XXX – Make Your Voice Heard. Here's my letter:

I'm writing in opposition to the Proposed Registry Agreement for the .XXX sTLD by ICM Registry. The .XXX sTLD should be rejected.

In light of the above, I object to .XXX and urge ICANN to reject .XXX.

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Entry: 2010-08-31 15:15:19.519226-07 Bubble Baba Challenge by Dan Lyke comments 1

For the most part, I'm okay with no longer being a river guide. There are things that are fine when we're self-destructive twenty somethings that I'm cool with having grown out of, even if it doesn't mean scaring the crap out of the rookies by surfing Grumpy's, or swimming into Double-Suck when most paddlers are happy just to get through it in their boat. "Yeah, that rapid that scares the hell out of you? I body surf it for fun on Sunday mornings."

There are, however, occasions where I get little twinges of "damn, I wish I were back on the Ocoee" (and willing to take the punishment and in good enough shape to swim the thing), as is the case every time I hear about the Bubble Baba Challenge, because running the Ocoee on an inflatable sex toy would be as badass as body surfing Double-Suck.

Violet Blue has a roundup from this year's race with YouTube video from a participant's perspective.

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Entry: 2010-08-26 07:33:53.743226-07 Ken Mehlman comes out by Dan Lyke comments 0

Although I believe he's been outed several times before, Dubya's 2004 campaign chief and former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman has come out of the closet.

Privately, in off-the-record conversations with this reporter over the years, Mehlman voiced support for civil unions and told of how, in private discussions with senior Republican officials, he beat back efforts to attack same-sex marriage. He insisted, too, that President Bush "was no homophobe." He often wondered why gay voters never formed common cause with Republican opponents of Islamic jihad, which he called "the greatest anti-gay force in the world right now."

And frankly, Ken, the rest of us all wondered why the Republicans didn't just outright declare their support for the Islamic jihad, because the Republicans have done more to support those efforts than any other political group, and because their stated goals are pretty well aligned.

As Kattullus says in the MeFi thread:

I guess it counts as progress that a prominent Republican outs himself without having been arrested in a men's bathroom for snorting cocaine out of a male prostitute's rectum.

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Entry: 2010-08-20 14:46:39.131226-07 FSM bondage by Dan Lyke comments 0

Blag Hag: Best Atheist Sex Toy Ever. It's a Flying Spaghetti Monster bondage set!

(Thanks, Shawn!)

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Entry: 2010-08-17 10:32:12.039226-07 Video games empowering women by Dan Lyke comments 0

CarnalNation: Katherine Chen: How Video Games Taught Me About Sex:

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Entry: 2010-08-16 12:55:24.999226-07 Time Enough to Love by petronius comments 5

Interesting notes about a new in-depth biography of the master, Robert Heinlien. Apparently he got into the sex stuff early, with his second wife having an affair with L. Ron Hubbard, and their getting introduced to a Crowleyist sex-majick enthusiast. I guess Valentine Michael Smith had to be inspired by something, as did Nehemiah Scudder.

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Entry: 2010-07-29 09:11:36.263704-07 Woodworking tool porn by Dan Lyke comments 1

Woodworking tool porn: Heinz Tools

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Entry: 2010-07-28 11:56:54.495982-07 Facebook hate by Dan Lyke comments 1

Violet Blue: My letter to Facebook about removing the Our Porn, Ourselves page

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Entry: 2010-07-13 16:16:24.980576-07 Time Creeps in this Petty Pace... by petronius comments 2

When I was in high school back in the 60s, I stumbled on a remarkable publication, the East Village Other, whigh along with the LA Free Press, the SF Oracle, the Berkely Barb etc. opened up my eyes to another, stranger world outside my midwestern environs, where dope, sex and music ruled all. And one personality who was in every issue was Tuli Kupferberg, musician, author, culture hero who has died at age 86. To give you some idea of his mind, I recommend you peruse the last 5 pages of his pamphlet 1001 Ways To Beat The Draft. Way # 1 was "Grope J.Edgar Hoover in the silent halss of Congress." Stay high, Tuli, stay high.

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Entry: 2010-06-24 13:32:14.888512-07 iPhone 4 bugs by Dan Lyke comments 1

You may have seen reports of problems with reception when touching the metal on the iPhone 4. porn producer Pink Visual cuts right to the chase: Does it have an anti-porn viewing feature?

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Late last night, the mobile porn-watching community was in an uproar over Apple’s new iPhone 4 handset losing signal while being held in only the left hand, creating an obvious problem for right handed masturbators.

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Entry: 2010-06-22 16:56:06.069021-07 Burnin Bubba by meuon comments 2

If you had told me, post my )^( experience in 2002, that there would ever be a 'Burn style event in Chattanooga.. even a nano-burn event. I would have laughed. Andrew of Winter Sun Studio (warning: woodworker porn) built this for a party, which several 'burners and 'formers attended. In Chattanooga. Tennessee. Andrew is also very involved in TransFormUs, a regional 'Burn event, and is building the main temple and burn structures for it. yeah.. This was on E. Main in Chattanooga. Blows my mind.

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Entry: 2010-05-09 16:24:03.690043-07 Sandra Torralba: Estranged Sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

Some photographs by Sandra Torralba: Estranged Sex. In her blog she says:

Thinking about it, I definitely want to provoke discomfort and catch the attention of the observer through creating an uneasy and ackward mood, in sticky and ironic pictures that confront us with what we consider shameful and pathetic yet very human and humane. All this for an utter purpose: that of reflecting upon human sexuality and eventually constructing a better, more inclusive and natural one...

Or, as a commenter said on the Sensible Erection thread:

I came for the boobs, I stayed for the art.

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Entry: 2010-04-30 15:09:39.509032-07 Sex links of the day by Dan Lyke comments 0

Extra small condoms marketed to teens in Europe (Via Sensible Erection).

Seattle's Lusty Lady will close in June. When Charlene and I went and checked out the strip clubs along Broadway in SF, the Lusty Lady there was the only one we found erotic and fun, so it doesn't surprise me that people in the MeFi thread report overhearing conversations from employees that talk about burlesque in their off-hours. Flickr pictures of puns on the Seattle Lusty Lady's sign and a blog devoted to them. A history of the Lusty Lady in Seattle context.

The Stranger: The Kinktrepreneurs, on Seattle's sex accessory businesses.

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Entry: 2010-03-22 09:03:26.561736-07 Sally Rand's Nude Ranch by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bison Bill's Weird West looks at Sally Rand's Nude Ranch, a burlesque show from the 1930s. Found by Gloria Brame.

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Entry: 2010-02-19 09:42:40.187244-08 Hard at work by Dan Lyke comments 0

Why anti-porn net filters at the workplace may be a bad idea:

Fantasizing about sex gets more than just your juices flowing—it also boosts your analytical thinking skills. Daydreaming about love, on the other hand, makes you more creative, according to a study published in the November 2009 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

(Aside: I did a "view selection source" and "copy" to grab that paragraph. Why were they using <em> tags rather than <cite>?. I mean, if you're gonna go semantic, go semantic, but if not: stick to <i>)

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Entry: 2010-01-07 21:06:19.040726-08 Motivation by Dan Lyke comments 1

On Erosblog, Faustus compares two paintings by James Montgomery Flagg, one of which is the "Uncle Sam Wants You" illustration, and asks which would be more likely to get you to join the army?

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Entry: 2010-01-05 14:02:47.940159-08 G-spot as historical construction by Dan Lyke comments 1

"Man, I love it when I get a chance to trot out my "the G-Spot as a historical construction" speech."

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Entry: 2010-01-03 22:10:55.134395-08 Looking for a nude profile by Dan Lyke comments 5

After my music note themed speaker shelves I've been thinking about a shelf for the bathroom. Seeing some images from Chris Newhard that were on the wall of Aqus Cafe (May require Facebook login), more of Chris Newhard's work at the Solomon Dubnick gallery, although neither of those have the one that inspired me, made me think that a nude profile would make a great shelf support.

So I'm looking for some images to inspire me on a profile that'd work for this. Male or female is fine. Probably arms overhead, definitely a curved torso. This image from Vintage Pulchritude, or maybe the woman on the left of this one, the second down here, but all of those are going to require some re-imagining to try to see as a shelf bracket, including figuring out what to do with arms that would be out in space, and none of them has as strong a sense of profile as I'd like to find.

Anyone got a suggestion for inspiration?

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Entry: 2009-12-29 07:57:49.446017-08 Dick jokes by Dan Lyke comments 0

Those of you who still giggle like an 8 year old at the word "boner" have probably already discovered the Oglaf online comic. Silly dick jokes without the "eeeew" squick factor of Sexy Losers.

A Sensible Erection post led me to another more serious work by the same person, Platinum Grit, and over at Yuhm an interview with Trudy Cooper, the writer/artist/illustrator behind both.

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Entry: 2009-12-15 16:14:21.484643-08 Same Sex Marriage as Christian Rite by Dan Lyke comments 5

Colfax Record: When Same Sex Marriage was a Christian Rite

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Entry: 2009-12-15 09:00:43.967884-08 Edwardian sex clubs by Dan Lyke comments 3

Tony Perrottet goes off in search of the remnants of the debauchery of the Edwardian Georgian era. Via MeFi.

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Entry: 2009-12-11 04:56:48.34708-08 Frank Petronio photographer by Chris comments 0

the post on the 50's nudes got me thinking, take a look at Frank's work, some interesting images

http://frankpetronio.com/galleries/

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Entry: 2009-12-10 14:18:18.135061-08 50 Nudes by Dan Lyke comments 1

1950s images of nude women, scanned and restored. Of interest to just straight imagery buffs (not just those interested in images in the buff) are some of the before and after shots, with the color correction and cleanup the author is applying obvious.

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Entry: 2009-12-04 06:12:02.418072-08 Danish sex workers not willing to be blamed for global warming, strike back by radix comments 3

Prostitutes Offer Free Climate Summit Sex

Caption really not necessary.

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Entry: 2009-10-20 11:21:00.557072-07 Vulva portrait pendants by Dan Lyke comments 1

Vulva Portrait Pendants on Etsy.

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Entry: 2009-08-20 08:25:18.346749-07 Gender and Race by ebradway comments 2

On the tail of Jamaican Usain Bolt smashing the 100m record, an interesting controversy has come up in women's track. South African, Caster Semenya, after easily winning the 800m event, is having her gender questioned. Interestingly, even if she was born with female genitalia and raised female, if she carries male chromosomes, she would be disqualified. From the Times Online:

There are between 20 and 30 different types of “intersex” conditions, each of them affecting the body in different ways, and it is for the medics to decide whether, if Semenya is found to have one of them, the resulting hormonal balance gives her an unfair advantage.

Granted, I never found this to be much of a problem. But according to the Times, "Gender verification used to be mandatory across Olympic sports but the issue was so delicate and scientifically complicated that it was dropped before the Sydney Olympics."

This could be huge for feminists and homosexuals. First, it creates a class of "natural" or "pure" women, despite the fact that women with "intersex conditions" suffer the same disadvantages (and likely more). If you liken this to Oscar Pistorius' bid to run in the 2008 Olympics, his statement was basically "I don't think anyone is going to cut off their legs to gain an advantage." Similarly, I can't imagine anyone willingly accepting the societal disadvantages of being female just to win races. And no one is questioning Usain Bolt's masculinity.

For homosexuals, it provides more evidence that sexuality and sexual orientation is not cut-and-dry: male or female, opposites attract.

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Entry: 2009-08-14 05:03:30.461189-07 Villian by meuon comments 3

Internet Villian of the Year and a good list of runner-ups. As proof that money influences politics, note that the issues aren't scammers, spammers, child porn, or political/social extremism. It's "copyright" issues.

Modified my life goals: I want to be rich enough to be considered eccentric, poor people are just plain crazy. I now also want to be rich enough to influence politics, in eccentric ways :)

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Entry: 2009-08-02 18:27:35.998012-07 <strike> Mississexxi </strike> by meuon comments 1

Good article about state funded religious centric bad sex education, pro-abstinence, little actual education.

This sums it up nicely:

"Neither Mahan nor any of the speakers offered information on what to do if abstinence fails. Did he talk about proper use of condoms or birth control? No, but he did make the offhand and scientifically unfounded comment that condoms are “pieces of rubber that deteriorate in your back pocket. They only work some of the time.” But the medical community considers an 87 to 98 percent effectiveness rate in preventing sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy as more than “some of the time.”"

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Entry: 2009-07-08 10:45:21.154838-07 iPhone overheating by Dan Lyke comments 0

Snicker. Just got this press release from BSG PR (a porn PR agency): Mobile Adult Film Studio Takes Blame for Overheating iPhone Problem.

Busick cited a specific scene added to the site recently as the most likely source of the scorching heat being reported by iPhone users.

More serious look at iPhone 3GS overheating at Wired.

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Entry: 2009-06-29 13:10:38.51747-07 Jane Tollini on animal sex by Dan Lyke comments 1

Howl: An interview with San Francisco zookeeper Jane Tollini on sex in the animal kingdom, and a hilarious part two.

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Entry: 2009-06-17 19:31:15.818454-07 Seattle Cougars by Dan Lyke comments 0

Elf looks at MILF porn:

I think there needs to be a Seattle-based line of porn films: Seattle Cougars I through XXXVI, all with hot women who both have the maturity to know why they fuck, and bodies that have not been abused by endless hours of UV radiation.

Except that it'd never be commercially viable.

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Entry: 2009-05-17 15:08:30.782391-07 Generation 'Sex' by ziffle comments 4

Maybe this Greater Depression is having some great unintended side effects. Meet 'Generation Sex', the teens leaving former taboos in their wake

But among the sexually active, stories abound of games at the edge, like "lipstick parties", also known as rainbow parties. "The girls all wear a different shade of lipstick," says a high-school teacher at a school where a female student was caught trying to organise one such party.

"Guys have to get as many shades as possible on their dicks. The girls will line up on their knees and the guys will go around the group getting different coloured rings so it looks like a rainbow on their dicks."

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Entry: 2009-05-04 06:11:19.032126-07 Tool porn by Dan Lyke comments 6

I had seen this somewhere else, but Chris pointed to this Guardian article on Susan Fiske of Princeton's findings with MRI brain scanning that men respond to pictures of scantily clad women and tools in similar ways:

Researchers used brain scans to show that when straight men looked at pictures of women in bikinis, areas of the brain that normally light up in anticipation of using tools, like spanners and screwdrivers, were activated.

So when the bluenoses try to block porn on the net, look out, that's just a step down the slippery slope towards banning Bridge City Tools.

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Entry: 2009-04-30 08:20:22.477984-07 Blowjob Balloons. by Dan Lyke comments 1

Copyranter has pictures of an amusing Museum of Sex blowjob balloon promotion, taken from Direct Daily's posting of a full-sized mailer from MoSex.

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Entry: 2009-04-29 09:59:49.756134-07 Karmasheetra by Dan Lyke comments 0

Karmasheetra, like Twister, but more so, and in convenient bed sheet form.

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Entry: 2009-04-22 06:28:38.700037-07 Seven Minutes by Dan Lyke comments 0

This one's for Debra Hyde: The Dirty Secret of a Legendary Rare Book. The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace was published in 1969, a novel about an obscenity trial concerning a fictitious book by a fictitious author. Another publisher got advance notice of this, and published said fictitious book.

Girodias was ordered to destroy all 150,000 copies of the book's print run. In practical terms this was done by tearing off the front covers to provide proof and pulping the now defaced books.

Thus this book, with it's great backstory, has become one of the most rare and desirable books in all of erotic literature.

Via MeFi.

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Entry: 2009-04-14 14:27:35.720043-07 Twitter grows by Dan Lyke comments 0

Aha! Every once in a while being on the porn PR mailing lists gives me a good giggle: Twitter grows by 9¾ Inches

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Entry: 2009-03-09 07:58:30.61868-07 Porn and Freedom of Thought by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eros Blog: Porn and freedom of thought:

I never want to find myself — whether on Earth or in Hades — beginning a lament that starts like this:

“First they came for the pornographers, and I was silent, because I wasn’t much of a pornographer.”

And on that note, we saw Milk[Wiki] on Friday night. I felt a bit let down, it was not quite documentary and not quite drama, but was still a light peek into a bit of history that it's easy to forget.

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Entry: 2009-03-05 06:53:03.837504-08 Sex giggles for the morning by Dan Lyke comments 3

Giggle: "So, are you a practicing heterosexual, or are you just slightly attracted to the opposite sex?" (YouTube video). Via Living Sexuality, which also linked to Social Signal on "recommendations" services

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Entry: 2009-03-03 06:59:46.168898-08 Outdoor Love Map by Dan Lyke comments 1

Outdoor Love Map - The International Guide to Places to Make Love Outdoors. I'm a bit skeptical about their Bay Area locations so far...

[ related topics: Maps and Mapping Nature and environment Bay Area Erotic ]



Entry: 2009-02-18 07:39:46.686492-08 Porn, freedom and safety. by Dan Lyke comments 1

Pornography, Rape and Sex Crimes in Japan [Web version], Milton Diamond and Ayako Uchiyama:

In sum, the concern that countries allowing pornography would show increased sex crime rates due to modeling or that adolescents in particular would be negatively vulnerable to and receptive to such models or the society would be otherwise adversely effected has not been vindicated. It is certainly clear from our data and analysis that a massive increase in available pornography in Japan has been correlated with a dramatic decrease in sexual crimes and most so among youngsters as perpetrators or victims. We have mentioned some possible influential factors.

Via SE. Note that there are some questions about basing their data off of reported rapes.

Meanwhile, Amplify looks at the uproar over the Ohio "Abstinence 'Til Marriage" program website, specifically "it's only a rape if you think she's not a slut" agenda. I meant to link to this a few days ago, but when I went to the source web site I couldn't find the content in question. Looks like Feministe has some stuff mirrored. Also via "tamp" over at SE, be warned that said user is known for... uh... barely coherent ranting.

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Entry: 2009-02-09 12:19:08.125672-08 Draft Stormy! by Dan Lyke comments 1

Draft Stormy Daniels for U.S. Senate. That's the official site, which I got to by this CNN article on the effort to run porn star Stormy Daniels against Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter:

Vitter is famous -- or infamous -- for his link to the "D.C. Madam," the woman who ran a prostitution ring. Elected to the Senate in 2004, he admitted to "a very serious sin in my past" in July 2007 after his phone number turned up in records of an escort service run by the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey, known as the D.C. Madam.

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Entry: 2009-01-20 06:34:57.409285-08 Unicorns and Rainbows by Dan Lyke comments 5

There are things that, once seen, cannot be un-seen. There's also a notion on some online communities of a "unicorn chaser", something with flowers and rainbows and unicorns to offset the horrors of an image that's seared permanently into the neurons. Craftastrophe has combined rainbows and unicorns with such a mentally scarring image. You have been warned.

Once in a great while, we sit on a craft, biding our time and waiting until the perfect opportunity to show it to you. You never know when these things will be released from the Top Secret CraftastaVault, but when they do…they are usually Not Safe For Work/Kids.

This is one of those times. Especially if your work has a no Unicorn Vagina rule.

You have been warned.

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Entry: 2008-12-23 08:00:32.940886-08 Flame broiled love by Dan Lyke comments 1

Brownie Points: Value your sex life? Burger King doesn’t looks at Burger King's "Flame" body scent spray in the context of Dr. Alan Hirsh's look at scent and arousal:

Now, although no odor diminished male arousal, certain odors did diminish female arousal. The scent of cherry decreased women's arousal an average of 18 percent and charcoal barbecue smoke decreased women's arousal an average of 14 percent. Men's colognes decreased women's arousal an average of 1 percent.

The Good & Plenty candy-cucumber combination increased female arousal an average of 13 percent, as did the scent of baby powder. The Good & Plenty-banana nut bread mixture increased female arousal an average of 12 percent. The pumpkin pie-lavender combination increased female arousal an average of 11 percent. ...

Hirsh is the author of What Flavor Is Your Personality?: Discover Who You Are by Looking at What You Eat.

[ related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality Erotic Food ]



Entry: 2008-12-22 13:53:04.47896-08 Rick Warren likes pizza by Dan Lyke comments 1

In an interview with Ann Curry on NBC's Dateline, Rick Warren likens gays to Pizza:

“Just because I like pizza it doesn’t mean I should marry it”

Steve Young goes on to quote:

“Mr. Warren’s relating gays to pedophiles, incest and gay marriage to his incessant craving of sex with women he was not married to caught me a little off guard.,” said Ms Curry, “But after the camera stopped filming he went on to make the comparison of gays to pizza, I must say, I was startled.”

Danger West goes on to point out that he wasn't really equating being gay with pizza, because he was talking about desire for a specific object, "...he equated cock with pizza":

But this also implies that if it’s ok to eat pizza so long as you don’t marry it, it must also be ok to eat a dick.

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Entry: 2008-12-17 08:07:59.981482-08 Romantic Comedies = bad love by Dan Lyke comments 1

BBC News: Romantic comedies will spoil your love life (Via).

The university's Dr Bjarne Holmes said: "Marriage counsellors often see couples who believe that sex should always be perfect, and if someone is meant to be with you then they will know what you want without you needing to communicate it.

"We now have some emerging evidence that suggests popular media play a role in perpetuating these ideas in people's minds.

Tracking down Dr. Bjarne Holmes lead to this PDF: Contradictory messages: A content analysis of Hollywood-produced romantic comedy feature films..

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Entry: 2008-12-15 16:03:20.790298-08 Design by meuon comments 4

While I'm fairly incapable of it myself, I enjoy good design. like this 3 pack of condoms.

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Entry: 2008-12-08 08:44:17.83139-08 Coco at Kink.com by Dan Lyke comments 1

Catalina loves Coco’s First Day at Kink.com, a woman writes about her experience modeling/performing for FuckingMachines.com:

After I got my paycheck, I went to my car and sat there and screamed. Screamed from how fucking cool it is to orgasm for a living. Screamed from doing something I’d never thought I’d have the balls to do. Screamed from being utterly brutalized in front of people I just met. I screamed for nothing and for everything.

(Via ErosBlog)

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Entry: 2008-12-08 07:25:06.543341-08 Child porn conundrums by Dan Lyke comments 4

A few showing some of the idiocy that child porn hysteria is causing. First, in Australia a judge has ruled that a cartoon in which characters from The Simpsons engage in sex acts is child pornography:

But Justice Adams agreed with the magistrate. He found that, while The Simpsons characters had hands with four fingers and their faces were "markedly and deliberately different to those of any possible human being", the mere fact that they were not realistic representations of human beings did not mean that they could not be considered people.

And Cory Silverberg has some interesting commentary on a U.S. Attorney giving quite a deal to a quadriplegic man in New York who was charged with posession of child pornography. The original story is here, I think there are a lot of interesting issues raised by just how much the U.S. Attorney was reading into both the law and the facts of the case.

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Entry: 2008-12-03 13:35:32.6913-08 Grace Before Meat by petronius comments 1

From the Guardian: a portfolio of charmingly lurid paperback covers from a British romance publishing house that was eventually absorbed by the Harlequin group. My favorite is the one about Canadian dope rings which seems to find the most distinctive sight in Toronto is the web of trolley wires.

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Entry: 2008-12-01 19:59:25.976743-08 Ravenous Romance by Dan Lyke comments 0

Debra is singing the praises of Ravenous Romance - "Sensual love stories at sensational prices", looks to be erotic romances with an interesting publishing model.

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Entry: 2008-12-01 09:49:35.752274-08 Monday silly by Dan Lyke comments 0

Jeff fowarded the Mercedes weather-proofing ad around (alt MySpace link), and I got a giggle out of it.

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Entry: 2008-11-24 20:38:29.017953-08 Knot Tying by Dan Lyke comments 8

It always amazes me that people don't know how to tie knots. I remember a particular challenge in Boy Scouts involving a steep slope, holding myself up with one arm hanging on a rope, and tying a bowline around myself with the other, one-handed.

Viviane's Sex Carnival had a link to how to tie a bowline with one hand, if you're a beginner at such things, but YouTube user TyingItAllTogether has a whole bunch of how-to-tie videos, including a lot of the decorative knots that I probably knew at one point, but have mostly forgotten

So whether you need the basics (and whatever reason you need it for, I'm not asking...) or more advanced work, looks like there's some good how-tos there. And the knot tying videos are all safe, even if I found 'em through a site you might not want to look at in school.

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Entry: 2008-11-03 12:32:01.751103-08 Condom use promotion by Dan Lyke comments 0

Condom use promotion ads from the French AIDES group: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7235c_aides-girl_creation and http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6sj6e_aidesboy_creation (Via)

[ related topics: Video Erotic ]



Entry: 2008-11-03 05:47:25.98147-08 Cliente by Dan Lyke comments 0

NY Times looks at the new movie Cliente:

The posters were advertising “Cliente,” a popular movie that revolves around clichés about prostitution and gigolos in France. Judith, the client, who is played by Nathalie Baye, one of France’s highest-paid actresses, is not a pathetic, lifted rich woman of a certain age and nothing to do. Rather, she is a hard-charging, 51-year-old television shopping-channel anchor and director who, after her marriage falls apart, wants good sex without strings and is willing to pay handsomely for it.

Via.

[ related topics: Erotic Movies Sexual Culture Sociology Marriage Consumerism and advertising ]



Entry: 2008-10-28 11:58:20.616497-07 Taking md5 hashes of files ruled the same as opening and reading files by radix comments 1

I'm a legal geek (but not a lawyer). Found this on Volokh: http://www.volokh.com/archives...0_26-2008_11_01.shtml#1225159904

Figured the free speech and technical assessments would be of interest to many here. Note that the gov't missed an opportunity to try to apply precedent from drug-sniffing dogs, so there may be more evolution of caselaw on this particular issue.

Synopsis: Guy is getting evicted, some guy hired by the landlord gets his stuff, including a computer. Finds kiddie porn pic, calls cops. Cops did not get warrant before collecting an image of the hd and extracting MD5 signatures from the drive. Prosecutor claims that 'hashing' files isn't a search. Judge disagrees, bars evidence.

[ related topics: Embedded Devices Cryptography Erotic Robotics Sexual Culture Law Enforcement Dogs Hardware Hackery Archival Privacy Health Law ]



Entry: 2008-10-28 11:57:54.505268-07 (Red Sex, Blue Sex) != Seuss Sex by meuon comments 1

Red Sex, Blue Sex is a New Yorker article about early pregnancies among evangelical christian youth with amazing revelations like: "evangelical Protestant teen-agers are significantly less likely than other groups to use contraception". Duh. Still, interestingly written and thought out article. The descriptions of "Purity Balls" and such are downright scary to me.

[ related topics: Technology and Culture Erotic Sexual Culture Pop Culture Invention and Design Religion ]



Entry: 2008-10-27 16:43:11.280952-07 Naked Sushi by Dan Lyke comments 0

Melanie Berliet writes about being a naked sushi model.

The next moments proved to be intensely erotic, oddly enough, as Koko flittted daintily around the table, decorating me with scarves, bright pink flowers, and the fans that would serve as trays for the sushi, sashimi, and shumai. Never before had I felt like a piece of art. Rather, never before had I been so bent on winning an internal debate: Naked Body Sushi Modeling Equals Art, Not Exploitation. Luckily, Progressive Adventurous Melanie almost always trumps Conscientious Melanie. Fully outfitted with fish and decor, I felt poised, happy to be part of the Nyotaimori process.

Via Kottke, who also linked to the Nyotaimori web site, which I didn't find nearly as compelling as the description of being on the other side.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Erotic Nudity Furniture ]



Entry: 2008-10-22 14:30:01.628257-07 Two observations by Dan Lyke comments 1

Been waiting on a vendor to get back to me with some info, so I've been finishing up the cedar lined closets, which lead to some twitter silliness:

danlyke using pneumatic hammer. Thinking 'brad nailer' sounds too much like porn star name to be a tool... uh... That didn't come out right.

danlyke Additionally confused that I'm in the closet using Brad Nailer.

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Entry: 2008-10-22 08:16:28.175593-07 Adrian's art by Dan Lyke comments 0

I mentioned seeing the "Fantasy Vehicles by Adrian" scooter, yesterday I met Adrian, his web site is at AdrianArt.com

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Entry: 2008-10-15 11:38:38.877447-07 Frauenzimmer by Dan Lyke comments 2

"Frauenzimmer" - Bordelle in Deutschland: Lack, Leder und Lavalampen, pictures from Patric Fouad's new book of images from brothels in Germany. Via.

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Entry: 2008-10-12 08:45:05.225982-07 un-sexy sexy by Dan Lyke comments 0

Paris intellectuals make case for porn: Film festival's X-rated action is 'by and for women' is just the usual fluff piece on, I hate to say it this way but, yet another "women make and like porn too" film festival. However, one of the comments in the Sensible Erection thread that linked to that article is worth a shout-out, the comment by Omegaphobic at 11:08am GMT on 12th Oct is a good rant about why commercial porn is so un-sexy.

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Entry: 2008-10-11 08:44:09.819061-07 Sex news of the moment by Dan Lyke comments 3

Remember all of that hullabaloo over how circumcision prevents HIV? Circumcision HIV impact doubted. Via a Week in sex news roundup over at sexuality.about.com, which also asks:

Did you know that eHarmony claims responsibility for 43,000 marriages each year in the U.S.? Doesn’t that mean, statistically speaking, that they are also responsible for 21,500 divorces each year? Shouldn’t they be stopped?

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Entry: 2008-10-10 13:34:38.237067-07 NSA misdeeds by Dan Lyke comments 0

Why is unfettered NSA wiretapping bad? Report: NSA listened in on personal military calls:

The linguists said National Security Agency interceptors routinely monitored and recorded the private calls of U.S. military personnel, Red Cross and other humanitarian workers; personal discussions that had entertainment value— pillow talk or phone sex— were shared among intercept operators, they said.

If you don't give up your privacy, the terrorists will have won.

[ related topics: Erotic Privacy Sexual Culture Interactive Drama ]



Entry: 2008-10-10 05:52:49.177081-07 When you don't have anything witty to say... by Dan Lyke comments 7

Let someone else say it:

We didn't even get to the continued fractions!

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Entry: 2008-10-09 16:28:58.735987-07 Getting a leg Over by petronius comments 0

Sex Ed comix, with an Irish accent. There is a sound track.

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Entry: 2008-10-09 07:17:28.707643-07 AA filters in-flight porn by Dan Lyke comments 2

American Airlines announces that it will filter porn on in-flight internet services:

American, the nation's largest carrier, said it hasn't gotten reports of passengers viewing "inappropriate content" on the Gogo in-flight service but said filtering was "an appropriate measure to take."

Oooookay. So, you spend your mumbledy-mumbledy bucks on your in-flight internet services, and then you discover that, as EKR over at Educated Guesswork points out, someone has decided that Mother Jones is porn (we already know that Flutterby is), and...? I can't see this working out well for customers or for the airline, but, in light of Violet Blue's "sex doesn't sell" observation, it disturbs me that this sort of stupidity is seen as a good business move.

But then, in this socialized economy, claiming business hardship and sucking off government funds while rewarding the executive team lavishly is the norm, so maybe bad business moves are good business moves in this context. And airlines have a hell of a lot of experience in sucking off the public teat.

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Entry: 2008-10-05 07:43:41.874267-07 A Disney world of wealth produced by debt. by ziffle comments 1

The Last Bubble

That was it. The housing boom. The leveraged buy-outs. The high flying hedge funds. Mega houses. Super cars. Big dreams of endless credit. All gone. All over. Done, once again.

As we face the economic wreckage of the second credit bubble in a century to rebuild, our leaders will promise restoration of the mirage. But our old debt based reality was a fantasy, a dream. We have no more chance to recreate it than we have in the morning after waking from a lovely dream to fall asleep again back into it while the alarm is ringing.

A site I like is itulip.com

The parties over. Now back to work.

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Entry: 2008-10-03 16:10:01.433539-07 Rule 34 - Wetriffs by Dan Lyke comments 0

So y'all remember the XKCD on Rule 34:

which threatened WetRiffs.com in response to Rule 34, "if you can imagine it, there is porn of it"? Yeah, they've got content there now (involves nudity).

(And, yes, XKCD not only encourages redistribution, they encourage hot-linking.)

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Entry: 2008-09-21 17:47:53.1807-07 strain gauge stripper pole by Dan Lyke comments 1

YouTube video of a light system controlled by a strain gauge in a stripper pole (Via). The video's a bit boring, but I like the concept.

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Entry: 2008-09-19 09:11:39.90058-07 explicit physiology education by Dan Lyke comments 0

I once heard Carol Queen assert that much of the "common knowledge" of the physiology of sexual organs in the human female is messed up by the selection bias of cadavers that get dissected: Intact corpses tend to come from old people, and that impacts how we learn about internal physiology.

For a look at some of what's been learned about that, Betty Dodson sketches the internal structures of the clitoris (Via Susie Bright), and, if you're up for something more explicit, this YouPorn video of a masturbating woman's vulva has some amazing opening up and lubrication in quantities that only a few years ago were commonly thought to come from urine.

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Entry: 2008-09-16 05:59:14.628872-07 photo suggestions by Dan Lyke comments 0

How to Take Better Dirty Pictures Or: Mikey’s Guide to Photographing Naked Babes. (or maybe just,"How to photograph nudes")

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Entry: 2008-08-28 10:26:39.981398-07 Bondage Cake by Dan Lyke comments 1

Gloria Brame has a picture of a bondage cake, and I thought "what could be more Flutterby than mixing sex and pastries?"

[ related topics: Food - Cake Erotic ]



Entry: 2008-06-17 08:54:24.077786-07 gender roles by Dan Lyke comments 2

During one of the recent Flutterby discussions on gender roles, a regular here forwarded me How I Became A Mensch, in which the male author praises his return to more traditional gender roles. In the process he both lambastes the Maoist tendencies of some early feminists, and describes how at 50, he finally figured out the issues that led to the sort of relationship that worked for him:

A woman surrenders her power, in trust. This is how a woman expresses her love: by trusting. In this way, women actually empower men. If a man betrays this trust, he loses his power.

In return for her power, a woman gets what she really wants: a man's power expressed as his intense, undivided love.

Except, of course, this isn't just for him, this is his proscription for all men and women. It doesn't take much searching to find pretty strong counter-examples, like the tale of this woman.

This has been sitting in my tab list next to How To Be A Feminist Boyfriend, a similarly proscriptive and stereotypical rant from the other side of the fence, and one which leads me to want to write a "how to be a feminist girlfriend" which includes tasks like "change your own damned oil/lightbulbs/...".

In short, in both cases my response was that though there's a veneer on both that looks like truth, and though I'm the last person to deny people the option of consensual dominant or submissive relationship choices, I believe that both are falling into the trap of the "local minimum". It's easier to buy into the existing cultural stereotypes, and to treat your partner solely as an expression of that stereotype, than to build the sorts of relationships that we'd actually thrive on.

Then, with the snarky tag Next Up, Researches Suggest Water May Run Downhill, Figleaf linked to this New York Times article, "Same Sex Couples Offer Insight Into Gender And Marriage":

"Heterosexual married women live with a lot of anger about having to do the tasks not only in the house but in the relationship," said Esther D. Rothblum, a professor of women's studies at San Diego State University. "That's very different than what same-sex couples and heterosexual men live with."

Other studies show that what couples argue about is far less important than how they argue. The egalitarian nature of same-sex relationships appears to spill over into how those couples resolve conflict.

Which would suggest that people tend to get along much better when they can view each other as... well... people, rather than, say, "a rudderless boat" (that needs a man as a rudder).

Having said that, evidence continues to accumulate that some gender reactions are innate (Via), but that doesn't mean that we have to treat those reactions as inferior or superior, just as potential traits of the individual to whom we are relating.

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Entry: 2008-06-08 10:11:56.000369-07 And the band plays on by meuon comments 1

http://www.vimeo.com/1109226

Is Radiohead's Nude played by a bunch of HD's as speakers, a printer as drum set.. a Sinclair ZX Spectrum as Rhythm and Lead.. and a scanjet as Bass. Let it play past the first 20 seconds. Awesome.

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Entry: 2008-06-03 14:05:49.328025-07 vibrator history by Dan Lyke comments 4

I'm sure there's nothing here that regular Flutterby readers aren't familiar with, but here's a short history of vibrators. (Via)

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Entry: 2008-06-03 11:21:38.193422-07 Why even call it Sex Ed? by meuon comments 3

Salt Lake Tribune Article about a "Sex Ed" teacher that may have answered questions about "homosexual sex, oral sex and masturbation".

The kids admit they were asking the questions.

If they can't ask questions to their teacher, and I'm guessing they can't ask their parents and get a straight answer... that leaves them the internet and experimentation with each other.

The icing on the cake:

Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, opened a bill file this week and said he will introduce legislation in January that would enforce criminal penalties on teachers who deviate from state law governing sex education, which requires that it focus on physical and emotional development of adolescents, healthy relationships and the threat and prevention of diseases. The law prohibits promoting or encouraging sexual behavior. His bill also would create a registry to record the names of teachers who violate the law.

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Entry: 2008-05-15 10:38:23.827564-07 Go California! by Dan Lyke comments 0

California State Supreme Court overturns same sex marriage ban. Woot!

[ related topics: California Culture Erotic Sexual Culture Sociology Marriage ]



Entry: 2008-05-07 07:23:35.248446-07 Clucking by Dan Lyke comments 6

Howl: The Zpittvar's "Clucking":

Clucking is ze combination of course of climbing and fucking but together they become something unique; they combine so perfectly that you move the experience to another level.

And, because this is video and reproducing the accent is part of the charm:

Vee remember always zat vee are climbers who fuck and not fuckers who climb.

Via Sensible Erection (where else?)

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Entry: 2008-03-28 17:50:54.436411-07 Male privilege by Dan Lyke comments 0

My own little Dirty Found, Part One, in which Debra explores an early relationship with pornography:

... We'd been robbed, not in the traditional sense of having something of value stolen from us, but in a way that reminded me that we were girls and not entitled to the things of men.

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Entry: 2008-03-16 08:56:19.758973-07 Playboy Playmates over the years by Dan Lyke comments 0

Playboy Playmates, 1971 to 2008. Note particularly the hair styles, both on the head and elsewhere. One "landing strip" in 1992, but the shaving didn't start in earnest 'til 2k.

[ related topics: Erotic History Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2008-03-13 06:33:35.641356-07 Wet Spots in SF by Dan Lyke comments 0

Violet Blue interviews the Wet Spots, alas, I think we'll be out of town when The Wet Spots play San Francisco[Wiki] on the 21st and the 22nd, but as consolation here's the Labia Limbo video.

[ related topics: California Culture Bay Area Erotic Music ]



Entry: 2008-03-02 06:12:44.085329-08 Debra Hyde publishes by Dan Lyke comments 0

Debra's got another book, and along with Pursed Lips, a website for promoting her printed materials and Thin Air Codex, a web log about ebooks.

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Entry: 2008-02-22 08:46:34.266282-08 Dirty Found by Dan Lyke comments 0

Dirty Found:

We collect DIRTY FOUND stuff: pervy Polaroids, sleazy birthday cards, raunchy to-do lists, nasty poetry on napkins, illustrations--anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's sex life. It's just like our sister, FOUND Magazine, only sleazier.

I love finding things like notes on how to write various words in Japanese, kind of reminds me of the notes I was probably littering all over when I was working trough Mei Wah, but with a different focus...

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Entry: 2008-02-21 11:18:06.999141-08 Mona Kuhn by Dan Lyke comments 3

Also ripped off from this SE post, the Photography of Mona Kuhn, interesting nudes (of both genders). Mirrored at the M+B gallery.

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Entry: 2008-01-31 06:20:23.317821-08 random linkage by Dan Lyke comments 4

I haven't had much time to go exploring, I'm out in Provo and Orem for the rest of this week, doing some interesting stuff that I'm not going to talk about here much yet, but I did get out to Sundance yesterday evening for dinner at the Foundry Grill, and I left my credit card there, so I'm going to have to drive through Provo Canyon in the twilight again. Damn [giggle]. It's absurd to have a salad of field greens and fresh berries in the middle of freakin' winter in Utah, but the pork chop was divine (so was the salad, just absurd).

So, a couple of links from readers:

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Entry: 2008-01-07 12:59:59.795588-08 Fight terror! by Dan Lyke comments 0

Giggle: If you don't have a threesome, the terrorists win!

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Entry: 2007-12-31 15:02:39.162121-08 Pedalphilia by Dan Lyke comments 4

Pedalphilia: Abnormal attraction to cycling. Looks related to Merry Saddles erotic cycling supply.

[ related topics: Bicycling Erotic ]



Entry: 2007-12-10 06:29:19.948781-08 Klimt redone by Dan Lyke comments 0

This one works better than I expected it would: Gustav Klimt paintings re-enacted with live models (Via).

[ related topics: Art & Culture Erotic ]



Entry: 2007-11-30 15:50:35.852003-08 Random linkage by Dan Lyke comments 1

Evil Knievel dead at 67.

Drawings that start out naughty, but aren't (Via).

Keep the cat enclosed Flash game, cute, after three or four games you'll figure it out, so it isn't addictive.

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Entry: 2007-11-30 07:06:42.668722-08 Lust, Caution: caution by Dan Lyke comments 3

I really didn't have much desire to see the film before this, but Chinese authorities warn about the dangers of imitating on-screen acts in Lust, Caution:

The Information Times quoted Yu Zaoze, a gynaecologist with the Guangzhou Modern Hospital. "Most of the sexual manoeuvres in Lust, Caution are abnormal body positions," he said. "Only women with comparatively flexible bodies that have gymastics or yoga experience are able to perform them. For average people to blindly copy them could lead to unnecessary physical harm."

I think I've got my weekend activities all planned now...

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Entry: 2007-11-07 06:43:14.592405-08 Fantasy Cartographies by ebradway comments 1

On the CartoTalk list, someone pointed out these amazing fantasy cartographies. I'm actually surprised Chris Wayan's art hasn't shown up on Flutterby before. The art concepts are all drawn from his dreams. The site seems to go on forever!

[ related topics: Art & Culture Erotic Photography ]



Entry: 2007-10-31 08:54:22.031089-07 UnFriendly Skies by petronius comments 3

Singapore Airlines new A380 SuperJumbo features double-bedded roomettes for First class passengers making the long,long flight to Sydney. I hope they have a good in-flight entertainment system, since the airline has announced a strict no-sex policy.

[ related topics: Erotic Aviation Sexual Culture Current Events Invention and Design ]



Entry: 2007-10-26 07:08:30.490073-07 Genarlow Wilson freed by Dan Lyke comments 1

The Georgia Supreme Court has released Genarlow Wilson after two years in prison (alternate article). He'd previously had charges downgraded from a 10 year felony to a misdemeanor. Genarlow Wilson was initially convicted and sentenced to ten years in jail for having consensual oral sex with a 15 year old when he was 17, has been used on both sides for political manipulations, and arguably saw a Georgia prosecutor apparently distributing child pornography.

[ related topics: Erotic Archival moron Sexual Culture Politics Woodworking ]



Entry: 2007-10-19 10:48:44.701989-07 sex cakes by Dan Lyke comments 0

A look at the erotic cakes of The Cake Gallery San Francisco: Sex Cakes For You.

[ related topics: Food - Cake California Culture Erotic Sexual Culture Bay Area ]



Entry: 2007-10-07 10:48:29.964953-07 history of vibrators by Dan Lyke comments 0

Slate has a small slide show on the history of vibrators. Probably nothing new here for the regular reader of Flutterby, but some good notes on how medicine, gender relations, and the public notions of erotic have evolved. Source.

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Entry: 2007-10-05 07:07:00.825654-07 States' Rights & Alabama sex toys by Dan Lyke comments 14

Many of you know that this week The Supreme Court left an Alabama sex toy ban intact. This is why I'm extremely skeptical of anyone conflating states' rights and anti-federalism with "libertarian", but as usual others have said what I want to express, only more coherently.

Marty Klein on the Alabama sex toy situation.

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Entry: 2007-09-28 05:52:22.694443-07 Good Vibrations sold by Dan Lyke comments 2

Good Vibrations being sold to Cleveland firm GVA-TWN, which hopes to open stores in other cities. For all that I whine about the trend back towards a repressed culture, perhaps this is an indication that sex toys are really a mainstream trend now.

[ related topics: California Culture Erotic Good Vibrations Sexual Culture Sociology ]



Entry: 2007-09-20 06:36:04.564942-07 Porn, acting, and choice by Dan Lyke comments 0

Pornography as Violence, Pornography as Rape Culture: Anti-Pornography Commentary Only attempts to paint all of pornography by quoting a spam that begins:

Blonde whore forced to suck c*** then f***ed!!

View Movie!!

http://***********

Over at Renegade Revolution there's a response to that ranting screed:

I am that whore. I have a name, a real one even, and it is ethnic as hell...and I am not being raped. And Actually, due to my hair dressers machinations, I am somewhat blonde (and trying to decide if i hate it or not). Yet my voice, and the voice of the women in Natalia's post, and the voice of the women I spoke to working for HIPS tonight, and the voices of those at BnG do not matter.



Our message? Let us be, leave us alone, you don't know. Why don't you fucking listen???

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Entry: 2007-09-20 05:59:40.448661-07 Online reading by Dan Lyke comments 2

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Entry: 2007-09-16 14:37:42.678545-07 partner count and HIV rate by Dan Lyke comments 7

Number of partners doesn't explain gay HIV rate:

In fact, two surveys found that most gay men have a similar rate of sex with unprotected partners compared to straight men or women.

So it's likely unprotected anal sex that's largely the culprit. (via)

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Entry: 2007-09-09 19:26:25.876726-07 KT Coates by Dan Lyke comments 2

This one's for Chris, who occasionally posts videos of feats of strength and muscle control: Being Amber Rhea: Hardcore With A Side of Awesome embeds a YouTube video of pole/vertical dancer KT Coates. (no nudity in the YouTube link, didn't notice any on VerticalDance.com)

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Entry: 2007-08-31 06:29:47.907497-07 Fresh TV by Dan Lyke comments 0

An ad for New Zealand's "Fresh TV", apparently a porn channel. More non-sexual sexual references than I can identify. MonkeyFilter readers are tracking 'em down, via YesButNoButYes.

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Entry: 2007-08-29 06:00:53.874793-07 sex & liberal bloggers by Dan Lyke comments 3

No Sex, Please, We're - Um,... Liberal Bloggers:

Everyone talked about how the government lied to get us into a destructive war 10,000 miles away. No one talked about how the government lies to keep us in a destructive war against a gigantic, demonic, phantom army of alleged sexual predators, porn addicts, and swingers.

Sexuality.About.Com: The (Disappointing) Sexual Politics of Liberal Bloggers

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Entry: 2007-07-31 19:50:15.5155-07 economics of porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

ErosBlog has a fascinating post on the economics of porn web sites: Cookie Cutter Porn Paysites. One of the pastimes over at Sensible Erection is trolling various sites for their sample pages and providing a huge list of them, like this. I've always wondered, given what's available in front of the wall, what the economics of what's behind the wall is. It's even weirder when you look at a URL and see DOMAI or Hegre in the URL and realize that if that sort of image is your kink you could head on over to the source material and get all you wanted for probably less than membership at most of these sites.

I probably just don't understand the economics of porn or the mindset of the porn consumer, but it seems to me that there's definitely some irrational behavior and leverage of incomplete knowledge going on here.

[ related topics: Erotic Consumerism and advertising Sexual Culture Economics ]



Entry: 2007-07-09 13:23:19.991332-07 Sin in the Second City by Dan Lyke comments 0

Joseph Epstein reviews Karen Abbot's Sin in the Second City, a history of brothels in Chicago in the early 1900s.

When a blue-ribbon commission on vice published a report called "The Social Evil in Chicago," which also argued for getting rid of prostitution completely, it was roundly greeted as "a contribution to the cause of morality and decency," according to the local press. But not by the young journalist Walter Lippmann, who noted that those who composed the report were naïve in thinking that "sex must be confined to procreation by a healthy, intelligent and strictly monogamous couple." The commission, Lippmann wrote, ignored "the sexual impulse in discussing a sexual problem . . . yet who that has read the report itself and put himself in any imaginative understanding of conditions can escape seeing that prostitution today is organic to our industrial life, our marriage sanctions, and our social customs?"

[ related topics: Journalism and Media Erotic Health Sexual Culture Sociology Marriage ]



Entry: 2007-06-18 08:21:49.895517-07 Private Sculpture by Dan Lyke comments 0

Private Sculpture - Erotic life cast sculpture studio, plaster, resin or bronze casts of a body, inside and out.

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Entry: 2007-06-11 09:47:43.818855-07 10 years for oral sex on a teenager thrown out by Dan Lyke comments 1

17 year old sentenced to 10 years for oral sex on a 15 year old gets conviction downgraded to misdemeanor:

"If this court or any court cannot recognize the injustice of what has occurred here, then our court system has lost sight of the goal our judicial system has always strived to accomplish ... justice being served in a fair and equal manner," wrote Judge Thomas H. Wilson, no relation to Genarlow Wilson.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Law Enforcement Interactive Drama Law ]



Entry: 2007-06-07 06:56:47.361753-07 Like an Alligator by Dan Lyke comments 2

Over at Real Adult Sex, Figleaf has inquired why, out of all of the animals that copulate that way, we choose canines in naming "doggy style", and is asking for other suggestions.

J.B. Kochanie responds with a poem, "I want you to love me the way the animals do.".

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Entry: 2007-06-07 06:35:49.080866-07 40 years in prison for being infected with Spyware? by ebradway comments 6

I just came across this article about a Connecticut substitute teacher who was CONVICTED of a FELONY charge and facing up to 40 years in prison because the computer she was using in the classroom was infected with spyware and flashed some pornography. I can't begin to count the ways that this is so wrong. Fortunately, the sentencing judge had the wherewithal to redict the conviction.

To start with, she was a substitute teacher. These folks are paid just over minimum wage to be thrown into a room with a bunch of kids they never met. Basically, they are baby sitters. She was also given technology she probably didn't receive training on and definitely was not responsible for maintaining security. But that's just the beginning...

How does flashing some porn in front of seventh grades warrant a felony conviction? I mean I've seen some damn racy stuff on prime-time TV. Stuff that was more racy than what I saw in Playboy and Penthouse when I was in seventh grade!

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Technology and Culture Privacy Television Children and growing up Work, productivity and environment Law Woodworking ]



Entry: 2007-05-16 07:45:49.901541-07 babes with books and photovoltaics by Dan Lyke comments 0

http://babeswithbooks.blogspot.com/ (The entry from which I got this over at crasch's LJ also has lots of stuff on photovoltaics, which is interesting to me right now for reasons which may or may not become apparent at some point...)

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Entry: 2007-05-15 06:33:44.869968-07 100 Divas by Dan Lyke comments 0

100 Divas:

A while back, Edge started the 100 Bloggers[ed note: link redacted 'cause it goes to link spammers now] project. This inspired me to start the 100 Divas project where I would spank 100 Divas.

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Entry: 2007-05-15 06:33:03.763675-07 deviant sex acts by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Aesthetic Apparatus Deviant Sex Act Fabricator

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Entry: 2007-05-15 06:27:45.38284-07 Michele Serchuk by Dan Lyke comments 0

I need to break out the cameras again and start doing more than snapshots of scenery. Michele Serchuk Photography has some interesting portraiture and people shots.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic ]



Entry: 2007-05-11 07:14:20.929696-07 threat to society by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Masturbation Month of May continues: Mastubation, Bonding and The Threat To Society:

Clearly there's context here to show a connection between the fears of individuality and the individual's duty to carry out his contract with his nation and the fabrication of masturbation as threat. Masturbation's threat to individual integrity is larger than the fear of the moral decline of the nation; it's that in pleasing himself the individual will not care for his state.

Fight the power! Stolen from Sensible Erection.

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Entry: 2007-05-11 06:43:41.301119-07 male privilege by Dan Lyke comments 0

Tee hee hee: Over at Real Adult Sex, Figleaf addresses issues of male privilege in the Kathy Sierra, and offers up one more example of male privilege that I haven't seen addressed elsewhere:

The real reason guys don't fucking hijack comment threads every time men venture an opinion (and sometimes even when they don't) the way they do to women is that men can do something women can't. Something the various trolls, gnats, and serial murderers that afflict women just really don't want to deal with. See, the second we want to hear crickets from those kind of guys is we can always post photos of our pee-pees, as I have below the fold.

Hmmm... If we end up with a trolling problem here I may just have to consider that...

If that hasn't convinced you that there's bunches worth reading over there, here's guest poster Kochanie following up on that example of male privilege, and then here's a great post on how language can excuse violence which links to I Blame The Patriarchy on that mob of Yezidi Kurds who killed that 17 year old woman with stones.

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Entry: 2007-05-10 07:50:35.274813-07 Violet Blue at Divas by Dan Lyke comments 0

Giggle: Violet Blue visits a tranny bar called "Divas". It's been awhile since we've been out to hit a drag show, but I could see doin' with an evening of hootin' and hollerin'.

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Entry: 2007-05-09 09:08:12.26754-07 Condom advocacy commercials by Dan Lyke comments 2

Violet Blue says "the cutest safer sex ad evah!" of My Boy Lollipop (alt), but also warns:

One thing -- don't use whipped cream with condoms as depicted in one of the scenes, the oil will pop the latex!

Searching around, this apparently comes from the French organization AIDeS, and it's not the first time they've done cute commercials. Unfortunately, their pages don't have downloadable video, but from their page on "Sugar Baby Love" gives stills which make me think that this and this and this are all the gay version, and this one's a het version to "Baby, Baby" (alt).

[ related topics: Technology and Culture Journalism and Media Erotic Television Movies Sexual Culture Video ]



Entry: 2007-05-03 06:48:24.036883-07 Café uh something by Dan Lyke comments 3

National Masturbation Month continues here at Flutterby: Over on the border between San Rafael and San Anselmo there's a cafe that was a branch of the Dipsea Cafe, which had a great menu that the kitchen could never quite deliver on (kind of the opposite of Marvin's up in Novato), then it became something like "Flying Pig Barbecue" (that, curiously, advertised "same menu, same owners"), and now it's "Café Gratitude", apparently one of several raw food restaurants of that name, the gimmick being that everything on the menu is named such that an order involves saying all sorts of affirmations. As some reviewers have described it:

Yeah, it's vegan, it's raw, it's fucking cheesy that you have to say shit like, "i am eternally blessed with happiness and vibrancy and the richness of my cup overfloweth with bounty." But i say, go with it.

Meh, not necessarily enough to get me in there, but over in Good Vibrations Magazine, Judah Pollack runs with the concept:

For entrees one could order the I Am Waiting, the I Am Touched, or the I Never Thought You'd Ask.

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Entry: 2007-04-06 10:51:46.510778-07 The Objectivist Pimp by ebradway comments 0

I haven't gotten to the part where Ayn Rand is discussed, but this piece over at NY Mag is a must read. My favorite quote so for:

"Jail is terrible, really boring," says Jason. "But it does give you plenty of time to plan your next move."

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Entry: 2007-01-25 14:58:15.091388-08 more woodworking by Dan Lyke comments 5

My router table is almost complete, it plugs into the Festool multi-function table. I haven't built the indexing fence for it yet, just a regular one, and I'm going to do something else before I build the new indexer, because I'm realizing that there are things I need to learn.

However, I did have a moment of "very cool" yesterday when I pulled out the DeWalt biscuit jointer I've got on long-term loan from Phil and discovered that not only does it have a dust collection port which fits our dust collector perfectly, that sucker is amazingly dust free when hooked up to good suction.

On other fronts, Topspin put a link to SexyFurniture.nl, which seems to have some MIME type issues, so he also provided an alternate link to the Sexy Furniture content, in the comments to my "woodworking resources" post...

...aaand...

The Jeff Greef Woodworking Oriental Box of Drawers looks cool, not monstrously difficult, but using some techniques that I haven't used yet and that would be fun to explore. And pinned and wedged construction always makes me perk up.

[ related topics: Fabrication Festool Furniture Woodworking Erotic ]



Entry: 2007-01-24 07:55:12.111926-08 Cashback by Dan Lyke comments 2

Occasionally I run across things which I like on one level, but am not so sure about on another. Thus it was with the short (still 17 minute) version of the film Cashback on YouTube, a tale of an art student working the night shift in a grocery store who imagines that he can stop time for others, and in that stopped time admire the female form. There's a feature length version of the film (in French) that's getting (very) mixed reviews on IMDB.

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Entry: 2007-01-23 09:13:27.228529-08 Shibari instructions by Dan Lyke comments 3

Elf said "Cute. Weird, but cute. Not Safe for Work" of this "how to" tie a rope harness, with an addendum to this larger version. If you're into knots or bondage (or both!), or if you've ever gotten confused while tying someone up, these instructions are worth a gander.

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Entry: 2007-01-22 11:42:19.656581-08 Porn in HD by ebradway comments 0

With a nod to Mike and the Slug Page, porn in HD may not be a good thing.

Ms. Daniels is also a skeptic. “I’m not 100 percent sure why anyone would want to see their porn in HD,” she said.

“The biggest problem is razor burn,” said Stormy Daniels, an actress, writer and director.

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Entry: 2006-12-19 06:00:01.184964-08 What you believe can alter your reality. by meuon comments 3

While the title statement is integral to some personal beliefs of mine, when I read things like: Slashdot talking about the Physics of Buckaroo Banzai (one of my favorite really bad movies) I wonder if that is not "more true": Does Science Fiction create our reality, or is it just an insightful fantasy that gets lucky every once in a while?

Sure, I know the reality, and that good (and sometimes bad) sci-fi authors have a good solid scientific foundation and are often active in real science/scientific work and that this becomes the seed for Sci-Fi. But I want to believe that we can create the future by believing in it, and in believing that.. --laughing. - and now, back to reality, time to go to work.

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Entry: 2006-12-12 22:12:53.903896-08 Century Project by Dan Lyke comments 0

Interesting article about photographer Frank Cordelle and his collection of pictures: The Century Project: Women from birth through 100 years of age. Pictures of nude women in all shapes, sizes and ages, and some of their stories.

For men - who are often uncomfortable looking at pictures of nude women, and who often have a difficult time distinguishing between nudity and sexuality - the impact of seeing this collection of photographs has been largely educational: they see women who are real human beings, as opposed to a series of impersonal toys in a sexual (and frequently violent) environment.

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Entry: 2006-12-05 13:30:26.729807-08 sex shame? by Dan Lyke comments 2

Women masturbating! Okay, now that I have your attention... Say you mention reading materials to someone. Say that someone says "I've got a female friend who's uptight about masturbation, I've gotten her a vibrator and lube, but she's not really able to let go". Say the subjects are early college sorts of age.

Any suggestion for up-to-date reading materials? I'm sure there'll be future discussions, and obviously I'm at least once removed from the specifics (no, my life doesn't have nearly as much discussion of masturbation with 19 year old women as you might surmise), but I'd be a little afraid Betty Dodson[Wiki]'s Sex For One[Wiki] is a bit dated, and I'm not sure what other directions to recommend.

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Entry: 2006-11-30 13:10:57.464305-08 panties & bluetooth by Dan Lyke comments 1

Two nipped from elsewhere:

Over at Pursed Lips, Debra pointed out that in this photocollage of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and what they carry, the only guy smiling is the one with a pair of his wife's panties in a bag. Here's the article that goes with it, and over at Eros Blog's (acknowledged) poach of the link they found a direct link to the photo. However, I think the statement of the picture is much more powerful in the context of the rest of the pictures.

And Violet Blue pointed out a Bluetooth enabled vibrator that responds to SMS messages. Since I like to be in a range where I can actually see and respond to my lover, and since SMS messages are so freakin' expensive and unreliable, I'm not an immediate fan, but if they offer up how to interface to it with another Bluetooth device...

And one I saw this morning that I've been pondering: Violet Blue rants about various things associated with being a "geek girl", and I can't do justice to it in a summary, but in the process she defends Xeni (of BoingBoing fame). I have to admit that while I don't question Violet Blue's hacker cred, though I might push back a little on "geek" 'cause I don't see her slinging much code, I've always seen Xeni as sort of a Jon Katz hanger-on to the scene, and this includes exposure to the "BoingBoing" magazine long before the net presence. Comments? Discussion? Someone willing to set me straight?

[ related topics: Erotic Photography Sexual Culture Community Cool Technology ]



Entry: 2006-11-27 08:16:51.892205-08 I'm baaack by Dan Lyke comments 0

I'm back. Had a great few days unplugged. Played word games 'til we were sick of 'em. Did a bunch of playing in the kitchen, including various kick-ass crackers and textures out of the dehydrator. On the basis of this entry over at Ideas in Food, played with air pressure a little bit, resulting in at least one inadvertent asparagus projectile. Assorted other lazing off.

Back to work and life and such today, so expect entries in a bit. And if you haven't seen the the video of the novel ways that Northern Europe is approaching the problem of speeding motorists (NSFW, unless you work in northern Europe) from Ziffle's comment in this entry, that seems totally in-line with the spirit of Flutterby.

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Entry: 2006-11-02 09:25:52.947996-08 Pornography Awareness by Dan Lyke comments 1

I think normally I'd let those of you interested in this sort of thing find it on your own, but various organizations have declared this "National Pornography Awareness Week", so I figure I should keep the awareness of pornography up for a few days: Violet Blue talks about various user-upload sites for home generated porn. I haven't actually gone to check out the various sites she mentions, I assume they're all pay, in which case we might want to toss in a few others, like Home Clips (I'm not a subscriber, but it's the same folks who run Voyeur Web).

And if your tastes run towards the prose, Be287m has done some interesting character studies that sometimes include sex, and approaches the archetype of the "sex worker" from a direction that's consistent with my observations of those who choose that line of work.

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Entry: 2006-10-25 09:53:58.777622-07 six words by Dan Lyke comments 2

Six word short stories.

Starlet sex scandal. Giant squid involved.

- Margaret Atwood

Although some of them do appear to be just inciting incidents. MetaFilter thread has more.

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Entry: 2006-09-08 08:30:51.094603-07 hotness by Dan Lyke comments 2

Two totally not safe for work bondage hotnesses: Over at her desires, Vikki describes being tied up and teased, and Violet Blue visits a rope factory in seattle with some video of getting tied up.

[ related topics: Seattle Video Technology and Culture Erotic ]



Entry: 2006-09-06 08:36:37.882385-07 magic by Dan Lyke comments 3

I have skipped over this link a number of times, seen it in all sorts of places, and this morning I finally figured I had to watch it: Ursula Martinez does a progressively more difficult "disappearing handkerchief" routine as she keeps removing the clothing that could be used to hide it. Not safe for work.

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Entry: 2006-08-08 10:22:41.391875-07 AOL exposed by ziffle comments 7

Read about AOL giving away the search requests for millions of requests, and downloaded a sample. O boy - 500 MB of compressed searches. Who knew? Is this the end of privacy - I think so.

Upon decompressing a sample, I looked for - drum roll - 'flutterby' and here is what we found buoys and gulls.

The flutterby.com at the end of the line means they clicked on the flutterby link. What suprises me is the muffinmonster and albino deer pics - flutterby does have some weirdos!

Ziffle of Mayberry where the police station closes at night. (raw content moved to comment)

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Entry: 2006-07-30 13:00:40.711081-07 Hot Leather Action! by meuon comments 0

Furniture Porn - Parody site worth a quick visit and laugh. Good reasons geeks should not have digital camera's.

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Entry: 2006-07-28 07:58:20.73909-07 Sex in Zero Gravity - The Next Frontier by ziffle comments 2

Well its got to be addressed - NASA can't be only for the 'Weekly Reader' for ever!

"(Please) tie me to the console and fuck my brains out:" http://www.tinynibbles.com/blo...ves/2006/07/howto_sex_in_sp.html

Nasa denies researching it: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14002908/ but if it did "it's nobody else's business." http://www.jamesoberg.com/sex.html

Apparently men still think about sex all the time in space, while women - well - you know...

The down side is males might see a decrease in penis size - ! due to lower blood pressure - I wonder if they took the blood pressure measurement once the lady was naked and they were in a sleeping bag ? Doubtful.

As for me it would be a lot of fun - I think - do we fall asleep afterwards in the same sleeping bag, dreaming about nothing, hugging like we do here? I think we probably would.

Ziffle in 1.0 gravity this week.

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Entry: 2006-07-27 05:57:01.196929-07 Orkut Obit by meuon comments 5

Dan mentioned it, others did and it seemed pretty interesting. So I signed up for an Orkut account (social networking). It was pretty kewl, I even created a few communities there: Caving, Contra Dancing.. seeded/lead some discussions.. tried to make it work.

Recently I've been getting lots of '..has added a note to your scrapbook' and '...has added you to his friends list'

So I login, and delete the incredible amount of dreck on my account, as well as the some in forums I have admin privs for... Mostly spanish porn spammers from what I see. In Contra Dancers, the last relevent post was 6/2004 in Caving 10/2004. Chattanooga, 8/2005... Burning Man, 8/2005

Maybe because it still gives errors like:

Bad, bad server. No donut for you.

Unfortunately, the orkut.com server has acted out in an unexpected way. Hopefully, it will return to its helpful self if you try again in a few minutes. It's likely that the server will behave this way on occasion during the coming months. We apologize for the inconvenience and for our server's lack of consideration for others.

I hereby declare Orkut DEAD. fdisk that puppy and recycle that hardware.

[ related topics: California Culture Erotic Sexual Culture Typography Graphic Design Interactive Drama Coyote Grits Burning Man Community Work, productivity and environment Chattanooga ]



Entry: 2006-07-24 08:04:40.233671-07 Plushenko sex bomb by Dan Lyke comments 0

Just because we can't be too serious here: Evgeni Plushenko ice skating to Tom Jones's "Sex Bomb". Evgeni Plushenko's official site, apparently he did this routine back in 2001-2002.

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Entry: 2006-07-13 08:17:49.069584-07 Choose a nude by Dan Lyke comments 2

It's the battle of the classic paintings of nudes: Choose a nude: which one would you rather have on your wall?

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Entry: 2006-06-05 10:21:52.105269-07 Movies by Dan Lyke comments 0

Two mindless films we've watched recently. Last weekend we were in the video store, trying to choose between five or so, and ended up with Proof[Wiki], a movie adaptation of a play written by David Auburn[Wiki] with Gwyneth Paltrow[Wiki], Jake Gyllenhaal[Wiki] and Anthony Hopkins[Wiki] in the lead roles. A well acted and directed play that seemed a little week in the screenplay, like many things that use mathematics as a background it sometimes seemed like the conceit ran a little thin. If I was able to drop any complaints about that, however, it was a great look at sanity, family relationships, and how we can become confused about the boundaries between lucidity and hallucination. Especially apropos given some of the struggles that Charlene's been facing.

We enjoyed it, I think Charlene enjoyed it more than I did, but I kind of felt like that had ended up being my choice. So yesterday evening after a hard weekend of felling trees (I wish I'd gotten video, we had one that was leaning over the house and a shed on an eroding bank, and we were concerned that any attempt to drop it was going to take out buildings, but we need to fix the shed anyway, so we emptied the shed just in case, I cut a wedge, and put a fifty or sixty foot tree within inches of where I wanted it) and swinging a hammer (towards making it so we aren't just concerned about the contents of said shed), Charlene suggested Match Point[Wiki].

So we got Match Point[Wiki], an "erotic thriller" directed by Woody Allen[Wiki]. I'm not much on the "erotic thriller" genre, I have trouble finding people sexy when I know that the story demands that one of them kills one of the other of them, but it started strongly enough. Chris Wilton (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers[Wiki] ) is an ex tennis pro turned instructor at an exclusive club, does the usual social climbing thing, and... yet... I'm not wanting to write a full review, and I don't think I can treat it fairly without doing either that or offering spoilers, but I started dozing off after the umpteenth time I watched that character, who has been almost mechanically effective in accomplishing his goals, be completely unconvincing in showing me why he'd exhibit the specific stupidity around which the movie turns. I suppose that any story which posits that much of life revolves around luck is going to have this sort of flaw, that the turn of the tale will be around things that the protagonist allegedly can't control, but it just didn't work for me.

So, Proof[Wiki] was worth a brain-dead evening looking at family insanity and how we can come to question our own because of expectations, Match Point[Wiki] left me dozing off.

And, yes, this means that we didn't see District B13[Wiki] or An Inconvenient Truth[Wiki] this weekend.

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Entry: 2006-05-30 18:32:20.367141-07 you make me feel like a by Dan Lyke comments 4

[Nature Woman] To understand this picture you'll have to view one of the larger versions and look for forms...

This formation is visible from Lake Sonoma, north of Healdsburg.

[Edit: Charlene thinks this version is better, here's the version I had first]

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Entry: 2006-05-26 07:39:12.617052-07 Porn again (again) by Dan Lyke comments 0

Chris Bridges: Help, I'm Turning Into An Anti-Porn Activist. Chris Bridges is the host at Hoot Island, and the version there has some interesting comments. The end result, though, seems to be that those of us who'd like "something better" but aren't sure what it is aren't nearly the market that the current consumers of porn are.

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Entry: 2006-05-24 07:56:48.625253-07 Femme de Maison by Dan Lyke comments 0

The SF Chronicle's Matier and Ross give a little free advertising to Femme de Maison, what's apparently an upscale "gentleman's club" in the Berkeley Hills. And now I've given them some free advertising too.

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Entry: 2006-04-28 21:30:02.820634-07 PT-141 by Dan Lyke comments 0

No, it's not Kennedy's patrol boat, it's a new sex drug. The Observer reports on PT-141, a drug billed as a libido enhancer. But, as with all things biological, it isn't quite that simple:

....Architecturally it was a minor change, but what it did for the females was huge. It let them get away from the males whenever they chose to, and thereby made it entirely their choice whether to have sex. Paredes then observed the rats' behaviour in this altered setting. Here's what he found: the effects of giving a female rat greater personal control over her sex life are essentially the same as those of giving her PT-141. Autonomy, in other words, is as real an aphrodisiac as any substance known to science.

(Again, from Dave's Picks)

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Entry: 2006-04-19 11:30:49.845262-07 Ask the imam: My mom and Dad are married for 32Years now.My dad remarried without telling my mom 10years ago.My mom found out about it recently and is devastated and is in deep sorrow.How to handle this problem. by ziffle comments 1

Upon reading there do not seem to be any really big differences between Christianity and Islam. They both suck. Adam and Eve, the Rib, God, Many Rules; looking from a distance they are the same.

So what is a good Muslim to do in such a fun world? Christianity became 'Christianity Light' and we can assume the same for Islam but it is sooner than we think.

In the mean time they have a lot of issues adjusting to Western Life.

"My mom and Dad are married for 32Years now.My dad remarried without telling my mom 10years ago.My mom found out about it recently and is devastated and is in deep sorrow.How to handle this problem." http://islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=15286 <-- This is one I always worry about - I'm serious ! :)

And its corellary "My husband has got married again. i am finding it very hard to cope with..." http://islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=11227 and a common problem: "I am married, 5 months pregneant,a second wife. can i have my husbands surname, and also change my name, as i am a convert. " http://islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=10877

"I do not want to marry a relative in india. How do i go about this and tell my dad i do not want to???" http://islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=14509 <-- Now I thought that was only an issue in Kentucky.

"How do I tell my wife to stop talking to other men." http://islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=13964 <-- Is that so different from the West?

Here is one I think about as lot: "Can a husband suck her wife's breast?" http://islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=13329

An altogether reasonable request IMO: "I am going to be engaged at the age of 17 and going to get married at 19 would it be acceptable if we started talking and meeting up without the whole marriage thing just to get to know each other?" http://islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=12446

And the classic problem for all religions: "In Islam anal sex and oral sex is allowed by doing this nikah remains valid or break. I am doing anal sex also she dosen't have any problem." http://islam.tc/ask-imam/view.php?q=11873

I think I just realized something; Islam is all about sex. And just as in early Christianity the girls are not that equal, should we say? In the end it will be the girls who force Islam to lighten up, just as they have Christianity, and in that note there is hope that these nut cases will go back to their homes and stop trying to kill or conquer everyone.

Ziffle of Mayberry

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Entry: 2006-03-23 10:06:25.556147-08 Continuous Partial Attention CPA by ziffle comments 10

I saw something recently which had been bugging me but I had not yet been able to identify - This article is about 'Continous Partial Attention' or CPA

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11899893/site/newsweek/

We all think we can multitask and we do, but I wonder if we have not lost something... I remember a story about a programmer who had to answer the phone for the whole floor during lunch time - and I wondered at the bugs inserted into the code as a result. I remember not allowing programmers to have phones because I'knew' it would result in loss of focus and therefor slower and more buggy development.

My partner at the time felt sorry for the programmers and got them phones and I was sure that every bug after that was the result of interruptions and distraction.

All Men will stop thinking of their programming when their main sexual partner calls - every time! And that meant bugs inserted in my opinion.

Recently a law professor banned lap tops for the same reason. A good idea if you ask me. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/n...sor-laptop-ban_x.htm?POE=TECISVA

I think the term Continous Partial Attention or CPA is appropriate!

What do you think?

Ziffle

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Entry: 2006-03-16 09:10:14.099907-08 Six decades of centerfolds by Dan Lyke comments 2

The New Yorker looks at "The Playmate Book: Six Decades of Centerfolds":

In the nineteen-eighties and thereafter, the artificiality only increased, as did that of all American mass media. The most obvious change is in the body, which has now been to the gym. Before, you could often see the Playmates sucking in their stomachs. Now they don’t have to. The waist is nipped, the bottom tidy, and the breasts are a thing of wonder. The first mention of a “boob job” in “The Playmate Book” has to do with Miss April 1965, but, like hair coloring, breast enlargement underwent a change of meaning, and hence of design, in the seventies and eighties.

(Via Daze Reader). The whole thing is worth reading, and in fact the book may be too, as a chronicle of how our cultural views of sex and nudity have changed over the years, and the article has too many paragraphs that I want to quote.

That, in the end, is the most striking thing about Playboy’s centerfolds: how old-fashioned they seem. This whole “bachelor” world, with the brandy snifters and the attractive guest arriving for the night: did it ever exist? Yes, as a fantasy. Now, however, it is the property of homosexuals. (A more modern-looking avatar of the Playmates’ pneumatic breasts is Robert Mapplethorpe’s Mr. 10 ".) Today, if you try to present yourself as a suave middle-aged bachelor, people will assume you’re gay.

Well worth the read.

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Entry: 2006-03-14 18:35:10.400214-08 Dan & HBO by TC comments 13

One of the pleasures of popping back into a blog community after a hiatus is that non sequiturs are allowed…. So why doesn’t Dan have HBO. I figured the Real Sex documentaries would have been enough alone but not a peep. Now with their latest series Big Love I thought certainly there would be chatter on Flutterby….. <crickets> …… is HBO too mainstream to watch?

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Entry: 2006-03-06 09:13:18.407796-08 How old were you when ... by ziffle comments 4

How do you all feel about sex as a youngster - have things become too draconian? Should there be a right to consent to sex? I fear for my children and their friends.

Shall we Consent?

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Entry: 2006-02-16 09:07:49.944424-08 the money shot by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sometime after coining the word Santorum (I'd reiterate the meaning, but I got a bunch of "eeew, I didn't have to read that" last time...), Dan Savage[Wiki] said that there's no more room for naming sex acts after politicians (especially since Robert Anton Wilson[Wiki] did it so effectively that one time). Except that... well... Violet Blue may very well be on to something:

...the meme has begun: "Cheney" is now code for facial comeshot. Usage: "I'm going home with a bottle of champagne to play Cheney with my boyfriend." Hornboy asks, is it specifically an unexpected comeshot? Good question. Either way, when it's a faceful of spray, it's definitely a Cheney.

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Entry: 2006-02-14 09:23:47.755631-08 Do you take it? by Dan Lyke comments 1

In the vein of the day, Daze Reader directs us to a video of The Wet Spots singing "Do You Take It?"

...'cause you're beautiful and curvy but unless you're kinda pervey...

The Wet Spots have been previously mentioned on Flutterby.

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Entry: 2006-02-09 09:05:20.911709-08 LoveChess by Dan Lyke comments 1

Remember that old game "BattleChess"? LoveChess, it's like BattleChess, but with fucking.

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Entry: 2006-02-02 13:49:51.794565-08 FSM erotica by Dan Lyke comments 0

If you're not already a Pastafarian, then this will mean nothing to you: What happens when The Flying Spaghetti Monster meets hentai, part of the amazing collection of culture at DildoArt.com.

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Entry: 2006-01-27 07:41:48.770605-08 Whipped by Dan Lyke comments 6

When Elf posted his results from this quiz, I read the text as "Elf Skin Flogger" and said "whoah, I gotta get me one of those". Alas, further perusal revealed "Elk Skin". Anyway:

You're a rabbit fur flogger! You're so soft and fluffy and cute - but if wielded with sufficient force, you can still make an impact that will be remembered.

You're a rabbit fur flogger! You're so soft and

fluffy and cute - but if wielded with

sufficient force, you can still make an

impact that will be remembered.



What Type of Flogger Are You?

brought to you by Quizilla

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Entry: 2005-12-30 17:54:10.893324-08 Linux sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

Linux Sex Positions - The Open Source Kama Sutra, involves... well... posed penguins, with lesbian and gay versions.

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Entry: 2005-12-30 17:39:35.518776-08 Penis Cake by Dan Lyke comments 0

It's the story (with a picture) of a penis cake. And this inaugurates the Food - Cake topic...

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Entry: 2005-12-30 17:01:56.998299-08 experience by Dan Lyke comments 0

Anti-news: Older women have better sex:

A paper recently published in The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality cites research showing younger single women "were less likely than older single women to report orgasm during sexual activity."

Unfortunately, while this story quotes a lot of sources, it doesn't give any clue as to what that study is. The abstracts of The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality are available from SIECCAN (Sex Information and Education Council of Canada), but I don't find any likely candidates for the study in question in those abstracts.

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Entry: 2005-12-22 13:24:54.265363-08 Talking Head by Dan Lyke comments 2

Talking Head Vibrators:

... are the first of its kind vibrator that delivers audio as well as physical sensation—offering different sound chips for different moods, and with the ability to record a voice yourself with a recordable sound chip, coupled with a state of the art silicon vibrator with “rabbit” feature that brings an extra new dimension to your sensation.

Hey, anyone wanna switch the sound boxes in these with some other talking toys? I'm envisioning "Math is hard"...

And the first person who makes a "hard to speak with your mouth full" line on this topic that doesn't feel entirely forced gets mad props. And the SE thread might get there before we do.

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Entry: 2005-12-22 11:44:25.753361-08 Pursed Lips Podcast by Dan Lyke comments 0

Over at Pursed Lips, Debra has done her first audio edition (I'm shying away from the term "podcast"). Although I haven't listened to it yet, her notes indicate that she talks about Rode Hard, Put Away Wet: Lesbian Cowboy Erotica, which I'm disappointed I didn't know about earlier 'cause I know just the person for whom this would be an awesome Christmas gift. Oh well, it'll have to be unaffiliated with a holiday, 'cause it's just too perfect.

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Entry: 2005-12-13 11:24:47.770431-08 bibelkalender by Dan Lyke comments 1

Mark mentioned Orthodixie which mentioned a BBC article about a German church youth group that did a calendar with racy scenes from the Bible, including a topless Delilah cutting Samson's hair and a fig-leafed Eve standing in a church offering an apple.

Well, what separates bloggers from "real journalists" is that we're willing to do the hard research so that we can point y'all to the original source material: www.bibelkalender.de has a few pictures and a bunch of text, note the "english version" link in the upper left corner:

After a few conversations we all agreed that we would not forcefully take Bible scenes and portray them nude but to take such scenes in which nudity was already present.We found that the "old masterpieces" were of great helpand they were not as sensitive in their antique portrayals.

Frankly I was hoping for illustrations of the bit where Lot's daughters get him drunk and...

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Entry: 2005-11-25 09:23:20.85241-08 Art or Porn by Dan Lyke comments 3

Art or Porn?

You scored 9 out of a possible 10

There are two explanations for how you've done so well. 1: You're a devotee of great cinematic art, and recognise key moments in film history when you see them. 2: You have a huge stash of vintage porn.

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Entry: 2005-11-10 12:30:38.396148-08 Campus Sexpot Redux by petronius comments 0

Many of us have considered writing a novel based on our own adventures. But what would happen is somebody else wrote about your life, and badly? Inside Higher Education, a chatty website for harried college instructors has a charming review of a writer who discovers his high school class was the basis for a notorious 60s era pot-boiler called Campus Sexpot. Its like finding out that you actually lived in Peyton place.

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Entry: 2005-10-27 08:05:10.564508-07 Sex reading by Dan Lyke comments 0

A couple to add to the reading list: Debra is proud to announce that she's got work in two anthologies, "an essay about sex and personal radicalism at midlife" in Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to the Extremes of Human Sexuality (and everything in between)[Wiki] and a story in Stirring Up a Storm: Tales of the Sensual, the Sexual, and the Erotic[Wiki].

Meanwhile, Carly Milne[Wiki] of the late lamented "pornblography", just put out Naked Ambition: Women Pornographers and How They Are Changing the Sex Industry[Wiki].

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Entry: 2005-10-07 07:05:51.301783-07 Mise á nu by Dan Lyke comments 0

Remember ages ago an anonymous correspondent asked us to identify the source of a picture, and Diane tracked it down to a set of photos by Akira Gomi.

Reynald Drouhin has taken those images and built Mise á nu. If you click through to the Flash app, mouseovers change each image from clothed to unclothed. It's a simple little hack, but what I find most striking about this is the subtle change in facial expressions on each of the women pictured.

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Entry: 2005-09-22 11:09:42.719331-07 Texas is fucked by Dan Lyke comments 2

Uhhh... I'm wondering if someone over at NOAA is having some image manipulation fun at our expense. This is the image just snagged from this Hurricate Rita cumulative wind distribution page.

[Wind Track of Hurricane Rita]

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Entry: 2005-09-01 03:31:37.549092-07 Miracle Mice? by meuon comments 3

Borrowed from /.: Miracle Mice that can regrow almost anything but the brain, whole limbs (with joints) and nervous tissue (optic nerve). There are other stories at Science Daily and another: here. as well as quite a few elsewhere. What is unique is they have transfered this ability to other mice and have apparently identified the DNA that makes this happen.

Could make the stem cell / fetal tissue debates old news.

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Entry: 2005-08-24 15:01:00.524983-07 Beautiful Agony by Dan Lyke comments 1

crasch had a link to this video which blends a song from The Sun with clips from Beautiful Agony (full disclosure: that's an affiliate link, if two of you sign up I get access for a month), a web site full of videos of the faces of people masturbating. There are a few free samples, and it's worth looking at because...

I'm on the email lists of a couple of porn PR people (big shout out to Brian down at BSG Public Relations). I get a reasonable number of "what's happening in the industry" emails, some of them with pictures, and while I've got an "I [heart] pornography" bumper sticker and like naked people and sex, most of what I see in those press releases depresses me. It's like there's a sub-fetish, just like leather or latex or what-have-you, of people into a certain look and set of expressions that just leaves me cold.

I've thought about this a bunch, every time there's the "let's make some hot porn, rather than what's available" discussion it ends up being that those involved aren't really willing to pay for porn, they're just especially not willing to pay for the genre that's currently out there. I fall into that camp, but this stuff...

Not worth $100/year for me, but it's pretty cool!

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Entry: 2005-08-23 05:58:43.917258-07 Bad Dir Names by meuon comments 0

I learned something today while looking for some 'bad web design' examples to use in an upcoming presentation: Don't use certain file/directory/script names, because the ad-blockers are blocking them. Nancy's had this issue with one of my sites from work (using Norton), and I did not know why until now: Bad File/Dir Names is useful, but: don't confuse web design with sex is funnier to read.

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Entry: 2005-08-17 12:14:30.694171-07 To do or not to do (nude) by meuon comments 1

A list of: To do nude, or not to do nude. Might be useful for those going to: Burning Man.

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Entry: 2005-08-11 14:31:23.892722-07 Bodies in Motion by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mary Anne Mohanraj makes it into the local papers: Sexing Sri Lanka How a Tamil immigrant girl grew up to become an erotica queen and new voice in South Asian literature. I just started her latest, Bodies In Motion, but, alas, won't be able to make it to the reading tonight.

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Entry: 2005-07-14 09:57:41.441832-07 Wet spots by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Wet Spots:

I'm goin' where the lube is flowin'

the sun don't shine where I'll be glowin'

wherever you're going, I'd like to come.

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Entry: 2005-06-23 07:43:00.760472-07 Precode Hollywood by ziffle comments 1

I remember as a child seeing all the black and white movies on the (three channels only) television. I was entranced by some (Fountainhead) and wowed by others (Tarzan and His Mate) and always wondered how there could be so few really good ones.

In my heart I yearn for real active dialogue and reality or an opinion from those movies. Once in a while I saw one and I liked it.

During the 60's and early 70's they lightened up , showing lots of nudity, drugs, 'share your partner', stuff. I thought how cool we finally reached a point of truth; that of course left out the problem of 'mass mind think' which permeated the scripts and still does. They have gone so far, lately to remove all the scenes of nudity and drugs from many of the movies, so we are 'protected' no doubt.

But I never understood what had happened. Was there ever a really free moment in movie making, free of political correctness, and censorship, and reflected real American optimism and energy?

Turns out there was. The period just after sound came to the movies circa 1929 and before the 'movie 'code was implemented in 1934 was a glorious time.

In 1934 they implemented a code that said that traditional standards (marriage) and mores (one sex partner) and respect for authority (the government and churchs must be respected) and outcomes (a movie must not show immorality positively).

But before this time, now referred to a 'Pre-Code' there was for a brief moment a flowering of ideas and expression. I am reading a great book -- "Complicated Women : Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood" which chronicles all this. Recommended.

I saw one of the movies they talk about - 'Design for Living' where Gary cooper and his friend both love the same girl who loves both of them, and they both sleep with her, and they finally work it out. This, my friend, is known as 'polyamory' today, certainly not seen on our screens lately, eh?

Another movie is where a naked leading lady comes out from behind a giant marijuana leaf - nice touch! I have not seen it yet.

Of course 'Tarzan and His Mate' is Pre-Code and the 'Mate' swims completely naked -- enshrined forever in the hearts of millions of Americans - it was shown all over the country (a few places clipped the nude scenes even then).

All of this without 'political correctness' of course.

In my heart if feels good to know there was moment when life was good and alive and freedom to make the movie you want was possible; looking at alternatives with a free mind is how I see it.

And when I see those movies or read that book I am a child again, and my heart is open and free. Where did our counrty go? Whats with all these do-gooders anyway? Where is the promise of America today?

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Entry: 2005-06-15 05:22:30.195993-07 Amazon Patents E-Commerce by meuon comments 2

Amazon Gets Patent for what is essentially all E-Commerce. The irony? At the bottom of the USPTO page, is [Add to Cart] [View Cart].. the USPTO may be in violation.

Although the patent is for a very complex and complete methodology that is obviously Amazon's (focused on one click ordering upon login). It is also broad enough to be all encompassing. I only hope their hungry lawyers don't go after all the people (like me) doing simple e-commerce.

Maybe we should get a patent on breathing.. or more fun: patent positions/methods of sexual intercourse?

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Entry: 2005-05-16 07:56:46.562428-07 Suggestive advertising by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sensible Erection had a link to a fantastic collection of suggestive (and often downright blatant) advertising. If you're doing illustration, it's well worth the link to get your (creative) juices flowing.

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Entry: 2005-04-21 08:04:30.1023-07 Pope Site by Nancy comments 3

One of your fellow geeks registered the six names he thought were most probably going to include the one chosen by the new Pope. He got it right on his first guess. I was hoping for some catholic porn, but the guy's got different intentions. Benedict XVI

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Entry: 2005-03-25 12:54:21.958576-08 ADD Dan by Dan Lyke comments 0

This "finishing stuff up" is tough on me, I'm coding madly, but going stir crazy in the house. So I'm sitting in San Anselmo Coffee Roasters[Wiki], which happens to be a haunt of lots of cyclists as well. Women adjusting Lycra® as they get back on their bikes is doing nothing for my ability to focus.

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Entry: 2005-03-14 09:29:20.545506-08 pr0n by Dan Lyke comments 0

And, just because we've been way too straight-laced for a while here, how about some classy outdoor nudes from DivineLibertine, all thanks to our friends over at Sensible Erection.

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Entry: 2005-02-28 08:20:58.084324-08 Fêtes de la Nuit by Dan Lyke comments 0

It's hard for me to be critical after spending two hours giggling and leaving smiling, but that's my reaction to F[unknown char]tes de la Nuit[Wiki], which we saw at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre last night. Charles Mee strings together a bunch of sketches, some of which are supposed to be distinctly about Paris, some of which just seem to be there for the gag, into a two hour show that had us laughing, but sometimes because we had that surreal non-sequiter feeling that occurs with something like, say, Bulbous Bouffant.

Had we paid list for our tickets, I think we would have felt quite disappointed. When compared to some of the other funny plays we've seen in the past few years, like Fool Moon or Titillation Theater, it falls far short. But it was a fun two hours.

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Entry: 2005-02-25 08:26:54.160877-08 abstinence again by Dan Lyke comments 3

While the headline says Teen sex increased after abstinence program the findings are really that in Texas, at least, abstinence based sex education had no effect on the subsequent sexual activity of teens. But, as always, what it does have a negative effect on is their use of condoms and birth control. This is anti-news, and really just an excuse for me to link to Mark Morford's comments on the study:

Look. We all know that telling teens to abstain from sex is like telling tequila to abstain from the lime. Telling teens to repress their burgeoning beautiful natural chemical lustful cosmic urges that have been only recently delivered to them on the wings of salacious and well-lubed angels is like telling a fervent piano devotee that Mozart is a hack.

People who advocate such nastiness should be ashamed. Ashamed and humiliated and then flogged with the dead fish of their own tepid and miserable sex lives. Just an opinion.

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Entry: 2005-02-22 12:44:00.355646-08 Linux Virgin by Dan Lyke comments 2

My dad's been struggling with getting a Linux[Wiki] install up and working. I think I'm just going to give him a machine, but I've been looking around at my options and wondered if to send him over to Linux Virgin. Only saw the first episode, but it involved helping a young lady in a Catholic School uniform unpack a Shuttle...:

This amusing series chronicles Karla Grundick, an eager linux groupie schoolgirl, as she is taught how to build a computer by Mistress Koyo, the cyberpunk linux expert.

Also starring Roy, the voyeur, and Dog Big, the masturbating Rottweiller

Okay, maybe not.

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Entry: 2005-02-19 11:07:03.55634-08 Jeff Gannon by Dan Lyke comments 0

In the teaser for an article about "Jeff Gannon" by Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post, SFGate.com says:

Scandal erupts around nude images of a White House journalist that appeared on web sites.

And it's true, the article is shallow and focuses on that. In fact, so much so that it misses the whole point of the "Jeff Gannon" affair: It's not about the nude pictures and the escort work, it's that the Whitehouse bypassed their own stated policies to put a reporter hired by a "news organization" that's owned by GOPUSA in press converences who provided a foil for passing false information and who squeezed out legitimate questions with queries that appear to have been planned as dialog.

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Entry: 2005-01-11 11:42:02.306788-08 Sex Worker's Art Show by Dan Lyke comments 0

Check the schedule and catch the Sex Worker's Art Show.

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Entry: 2004-12-17 10:25:54.742312-08 teen porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

16 year old films sex with his girlfriend, now up on child pornography charges. Somewhat hard to garner sympathy, as he sent it out as revenge for a breakup...

But there exists a bit of a legal grey area when it comes to teenagers filming themselves in sexual acts. While teenagers older than 14 are legally allowed to have consensual sex, it is illegal under child- pornography laws to distribute material showing teens under 18 engaged in sexual acts.

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Entry: 2004-11-19 08:29:15.257716-08 porn addiction again by Dan Lyke comments 0

Here's a couple o' real winners: A bunch of pseudo-scientists are looking to get their pet projects funded again: Addiction to porn destroying lives, Senate told:

Mary Anne Layden, co-director of a sexual trauma program at the University of Pennsylvania, said pornography's effect on the brain mirrors addiction to heroin or crack cocaine. She told of one patient, a business executive, who arrived at his office at 9 a.m. each day, logged onto Internet porn sites, and didn't log off until 5 p.m.

Layden called for billboards and bus ads warning people to avoid pornography, strip clubs and prostitutes.

If three uptight bluenoses can get Fox fined $1.2 million, maybe a letter to your favorite (or at least representative) senator could help shut down these shysters.

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Entry: 2004-10-24 13:15:13.95011-07 LED porn by Dan Lyke comments 2

LED porn

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Entry: 2004-10-18 14:02:07.829127-07 Maple Story by TC comments 0

Going through my own crisis of needing change right now and the only technology industry that still looks interesting is entertainment. Signed up for Everquest, Final Fantasy Etc Etc to see the current state of the industry (more on that later) but came across this little gem which reminded me of some ideas Dan and I had going back and forth for Mercator Insula. Dam! chalk another one up for it should of been me.....

http://www.mapleglobal.com/index.aspx

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Entry: 2004-09-03 12:21:28.31345-07 Votergasm by petronius comments 0

At last: The answer to the nagging problem of declining voter participation in the American experiment. Solution? a working incentive program.

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Entry: 2004-08-06 15:31:15.04046-07 New XXXenophile material by Shawn comments 0

Studio Foglio has had new XXXenophile material on the back burner for some time, but they've just released an Ashcan Edition called Quick & Dirty to help raise some much needed cash. If you like Girl Genius and/or Buck Godot, and enjoy your erotica humorously irreverent, XXXenophile is a must read. Besides, Phil and Kaja are Good People ;-)

(If you're not familar with the Foglio style, examples are available in various areas of the web site. Girl Genius is generally considered to have the closest visual style to XXXenophile.)

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Entry: 2004-07-14 21:22:27.727721-07 Genres by Dan Lyke comments 1

One of the discussions which came up last night and again today was the notion of breaking genres; how sometimes we see obvious flaws in genre media say "we'd like that so much more if...", but in fixing it forget that the reason that "flaw" was there in the first place is that it's essential to the primary market.

Romance novels, computer games, action movies... the list goes on and on, and includes porn. Over on the SHS mailing list, Shawn and Ron inform us that Millerswork[Wiki] is shutting down the website tomorrow and ceasing business at the end of this month.

When I read Pornblography or Fleshbot I'm often struck with that "I like the commentary, but who likes this sort of porn?" feeling. Obviously it's people willing to pay for their porn. While I'd surmise that the Millerswork[Wiki] videos were probably pretty hot, frankly I think I'd probably end up re-watching Before Sunrise[Wiki] before I'd slap on a porn video.

Yet another reminder that genres evolve because there's a market for 'em.

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Entry: 2004-07-06 08:20:32.173425-07 Love & Lust by Dan Lyke comments 0

When I read David Steinberg's look at Donna Ferrato's Love & Lust I thought my bookshelf didn't have room for yet another book of fine art black and white sex photography. But it was a Nerve excerpt and look at the book that convinced me that it was at least worth browsing Love & Lust next time I was in Good Vibrations.

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Entry: 2004-06-25 11:38:19.104686-07 Today, Everything's a Multimedia Experience... by petronius comments 1

The latest in dual use technology: the first combination vibrator and periscope. It gives new meaning to the phrase, "Take her down!"

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Entry: 2004-06-17 08:47:33.602235-07 Tipping the Velvet Miniseries by Dan Lyke comments 2

I can't believe that I don't seem to have any reviews of Sarah Waters' books on Flutterby, I remember thinking that Fingersmith[Wiki] was pretty good, although the pacing and changes were almost too contrived.

Anyway, Clean Sheets has a review of the BBC miniseries for Tipping The Velvet that makes me wanna rent it.

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Entry: 2004-06-13 20:12:30.980484-07 Power Tool Drag Races by Dan Lyke comments 0

Today was "Sunday, Sunday, Sunday...", so Zack and I went down into the city to see some "Action, Action, Action..." at the Power Tool Drag Races[Wiki].

There are some pictures from yesterday's action, alas Zack was dog tired from an all-weekend LAN party so we didn't hang around and see the dildo in one of the small classes which allegedly hit 70MPH, but we saw Nitro Powered Funny Saws, at least one vehicle which lit the track on fire (no, literally...).

John Hell, Chicken John, and Dr. Hal performed the announcement tasks, Chicken, as usual, talked too loud and too much, but, as someone in the crowd said "about one thing in six they say is funny", and that every sixth thing was pretty good.



Crews often had uniforms appropriate to their vehicles.



And I was going to try to get a better shot of some of the cheerleaders, so I held the camera up over the crowd, aimed it roughly so I thought I'd get her face and breasts, and... well... I don't think I could've gotten a more appropriate camera angle on purpose.



This competitor was 9 years old, the wheels on the vehicle were made from serving trays, the beast wobbled, and yet when they pushed the "start" buttons and the vehicles started down the track the other one started quickly, then derailed and crashed, leaving the slow and steady to win the race.



Of course there were flame throwing vehicles.



Cute decorations.



Cute decorations.



Some teams in the rider classes had different ideas about safety, despite the precarious posture of the rider, this guy had an amazing amount of safety gear on. Probably because of the precarious posture of the rider...



Kiki and Sparky were there, we didn't stay there until Sparky's run, but Kiki said she was kinda sad that she had to run again today, 'cause she didn't expect her vehicle to win. It didn't, but we all had fun.

And although sawblades were generally not a good wheel system, as they cut into the track, this guy ran fairly well.

All in all, it was a grand day out. Too bad Zack had to call it early, 'cause I now totally understand the appeal of standing around in the hot sun drinking bad beer and eating animal byproducts, I just need something more interesting than football or baseball while I do it. Recommended.

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Entry: 2004-06-03 14:38:17.703799-07 Next Gen Sex Toys by Dan Lyke comments 0

Just brainstorming on some ideas for Next Generation Sex Toys. Feedback either as comments to this entry or as updates to the Wiki[Wiki] appreciated (and this might prompt me to fix some of the known bugs in the Wiki[Wiki] system).

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Entry: 2004-06-01 16:25:29.293451-07 rumble packs++ by Dan Lyke comments 3

Finally, a reason to buy a PlayStation 2[Wiki]. Actually, it turns it from a "yeah, whatever" into a "hey, that sounds like a really good idea". Apparently the PlayStation 2 Rez "Special Package" comes with something called a "trance vibrator":

After many of my langorous gasps and moans, we stopped playing, and tried to analyze the gameplay experience. "I don't know exactly what the game designers intended with that trance vibrator thing - but it had to be this, right?"

"It's a total stoner game," said Justin.

"But don't you think this trance vibrator extension is so your girlfriend can get off while you're playing the game? Or so a girl gamer can get off while she's playing the game?"

"It was a bit odd," said Justin, "my fingers were working the controls, but they were also kind of working you."

It is definitely time to see what sort of pickups I can build for that collaborative vibrator idea...

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Entry: 2004-05-17 06:34:45.091099-07 Generic Art Film Plot #5 by petronius comments 0

According to the Guardian, the highly explicit British film Nine Songs is premiering at Cannes this week. It concerns an Englishman reminiscing about a torrid love affair while flying over the desolate glaciers of Antarctica, its sex scenes interspersed with performances by new-wave bands. I now realize that a new insta-plot has been added to the other freeze-dried scenarios used by the Sundance crowd, such as the sensitive coming-of-age film set in American suburbia; or the incisive unnarrated documentary about people from Texas and their trucks.

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Entry: 2004-05-05 14:53:50.73923-07 Fuck for Forest by Dan Lyke comments 1

My anonymous correspondent has once again pulled out a cute one: http://www.fuckforforest.com/

Each year, huge areas of rainforest are systematically being cut down. Invaluable animal and plant life is being decimated to make way for commercial interests.. . For too many humans, development has become more important than the balance of nature. Is humanitys cynical behave more powerful than idealism..

?Fuck for forest? are concerned youngsters, fighting to preserve the environment. We believe it is possible to use people?s need for sexuality as a way to raise money for nature. And create interest for preserving our forests. It is time to pay respect, and give something back. Fuck for forest, and give the profit to the earths threatened nature...

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Entry: 2004-04-13 06:06:19.070761-07 Vibe Rider by meuon comments 1

Link stolen from a friend's website: VibeRider.com - I always thought the purpose of a Harley was it was a large, kick start, vibrator. I guess the smooth running rice burning clones, and even the newer Harley's need a little help. Hence the high tech, motor RPM synchronized Vibe Rider, with "special effects" and a 'full power override'.

Can you control a cycle at 70mph with a woman having an orgasm on the back seat? Not the woman in my life.. Explain that one to the paramedics, if you (and her) survive.

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Entry: 2004-04-09 07:18:07.109376-07 Arty porn by Dan Lyke comments 3

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous forwarded along this French art-y porn site. I'm still looking through it trying to figure out what I think of it, it interests me more in an intellectual sense than anything else because in playing with tight and unusual camera angles it gets me thinking about various ways to visualize, but I'm not finding that those angles are terribly effective.

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Entry: 2004-03-18 12:24:58.295407-08 Danxia Mountain by Dan Lyke comments 0

I like Hong Kong. Daze Reader had a link (with pictures) to this article on a sexuality museum opening in Danxia Mountain in Shaoguan City of south China's Guangdong Province that meshes museum faire with interesting rock formations that look phallic and vulvic. An associated article on Danxia Mountain makes that region look incredibly beautiful, here's the official park page with more pictures. I think that next time Cathay Pacific has a special Charlene and I need to scrounge our lunch money and spend some time.

(Oh crap, Best Travel Store has round trip SFO<->HKG Cathay Pacific flights for $605.)

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Entry: 2004-03-15 14:07:23.236469-08 Erotic Museums in Japan by TC comments 1

Trying to get Flutterby into my regular rhythm so here's a link of a visit to an Erotic museum in Japan. While semi on the subject, we were chatting about Dan's party panties at Scotchnight and their possible use in clubs and all the parlor tricks you could pull (send a wave of pleasure through the crowd or various synchronizations with music and lights. My initial thought is this would be a lot fun to hack. See that girl that looks bored over there? Watch this.....

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Entry: 2004-03-11 11:57:48.060754-08 Khajuraho by Dan Lyke comments 7

For me it's a relatively slow day today. I've built up a new test machine, offered some suggestions for some training materials, but mostly I'm on eggshells waiting for stuff to break so I can dive in and fix it. All of which is my excuse for...

Well, okay, that's not strictly true. Todd also forwarded me a job opening for an IS manager over at Good Vibrations, and after some hemming and hawing back and forth encouraged me to apply. I think I'm quite a longshot for the position, information systems management would be a bit of a stretch for me, but it could also be really fun and rewarding. So last night I wrote the "this will either show them that I'm the perfect fit, or get my resume roundfiled posthaste" intro letter, and today I was reminded to go poke around the site for a bit, see what they're up to online. All of which takes me further from:

Someday I'll formalize my thoughts enough and protect the privacy of those involved in such a way that I can write up an explanation of why I'm no longer interested in exploring the spiritual aspects of sex with the neo-Tantra movement. And yes, Eric, it has a little to do with your "care bear" comment, but not nearly as much as you'd think.

At any rate, over at Good Vibrations Magazine (this is the noughties, baby, what is with those funky-ass URLs?) Arlo Tolesco takes on "sacred sexuality" in the context of a visit to The Erotic Temples of Khajuraho. Every other travelogue I've read about India makes me not want to go there, this one makes me ready to endure every downside I've heard of.

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Entry: 2004-03-10 11:37:31.503443-08 More gay marriage by Dan Lyke comments 1

Okay, I feel like I'm just passing on links this morning and not offering anything substantive, but this one warmed my heart: Son of the man who wrote the California proposition which banned same sex marriage just got married in SF.

Atop the grand staircase of City Hall's rotunda, [David] Knight and Joe Lazzaro of Baltimore exchanged rings and were pronounced spouses for life one month after Sen. William "Pete" Knight, R-Palmdale, proclaimed San Francisco's same- sex marriages "nothing more than a sideshow."

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Entry: 2004-02-27 08:42:35.788263-08 Sex toys meet technology? by Dan Lyke comments 21

Idea of dubious value of the moment: Most of you out there in Flutterby land have, at one point or another, probably played with something akin to remote controlled vibrating panties. Some of you have probably gone out for the evening wearing other devices strategically placed or inserted.

I got to thinking "what about smarter vibrating panties", thinking about controls with sliders driving mechanisms which could stroke rather than just wiggle, and then realized that what'd be cooler is if the remote interface weren't a simple on-off switch, but were something wired into someone else's sexual response. Moisture and movement sensors reading from someone else's strategically placed devices, with the communication being two-way.

Now this could be a point-to-point technology, something for two people to share surreptitiously at an evening out at the movies or a show or somesuch, where you know that you're wearing something, but all of a sudden you discover what really turns your partner on (warning, to be mixed with today's other mention only with people about whom you really want to know). Or could be something with a limited range to be experienced at a club feeding off the signals of those dancing around you, kind of a surreptitious low-grade safe-sex orgy sort of thing.

I'm seeing something like a shared packet network, maybe wireless CAN bus on 433MHz, talking to a controller with maybe a few circuits that can switch an amp or so at 5v for vibrators (no need for an H-bridge 'cause reverse doesn't matter, PWM for speed control), have a servo controller or three for things with other motion, then have a bunch of analog inputs for strain gauges and moisture sensors. There'd need to be an interface of some sort for mapping responses to actions, but I think this has prospects.

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Entry: 2004-02-23 10:27:26.311416-08 3d-sexgames.com by Dan Lyke comments 2

The topic of /. thread on virtual worlds nominally revolved around There, with lots of mention of Second Life as an extremely customizeable world, but there was a reference to http://www.3d-sexgames.com/ which looked interesting because the screen shots look like these folks are actually doing stuff with avatar to NPC[Wiki] interaction that isn't (solely) combat. I'll have to install their demo plug-in to see where they're taking the technology, but since new tech is driven by porn this might be the beginning of the tipping point on virtual worlds.

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Entry: 2004-02-11 19:50:45.110279-08 Life is strange by meuon comments 1

Reality is stranger than fantasy: I took a married friend to an adult store today after work.. she did not want to go alone, and was not going to take her husband for various reasons. She bought a small vibrator.. in the parking lot she realized she needed batteries. Being a geek/caver I have plenty in my truck (aa,aaa,c,d) and gave her some. I say goodbye.. she heads home, I head home, and 10 minutes down the road my cell phone rings. She is giggling and giddy. Yep, she could not wait to get home, she even pulled over on the side of the road to finish.. and called me to say "Thank You" for the batteries. Life is strange, but wonderful.

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Entry: 2004-02-06 15:38:09.383971-08 Movie Review - Lord of the Rings - The Return Of the King by ziffle comments 8

We went to the movie - I had not seen the previous Lord of the Rings, but my friend wanted to see just why this movie won all those awards.

The Story: I am not sure - there are multiple stories going on here. Its hard to say why anyone does anything, actually.

The Script: Awful - partially because the audio was so bad; I wondered if the audio was so bad intentionally to mask the lack of a script - I suspect the audio was just bad - AND the script was awful.

The Audio: What did they say? Under their breath - what?

The Photography. (What do you call it when its all digitized?) At any rate the entire movie was out of focus. Could this be just our theater - dunno - I do know the graphics seemed uneven and basically awful. Too many close shots to mask the lack of content (like the script) and the long shots seemed ok until you realized the detail was missing. Long shots that don't look real, close up shots that blur the story... There were moments of focus where a specific scene would appear 'great' but unattached to anything, and created it appeared just for the movie trailers needed to market the thing.

The Continuity: Well, there is none. This poor excuse for a movie had scene after scene basically disconnected to the others - except that long drawn out journeys for god knows what reason, intermingled with heavy action scenes inserted gratuitously. All the time we had new, unknown monsters and characters appear out of nowhere to attack for 'some reason' not known to anyone at all.

What they were saying: Who knows? What was the purpose of the movie? Blank Out - there is no purpose - no values, no reality, no moral, no redeeming story line, nothing. It ended it seemed, over ten times - two hours of a dark malevalent universe stumbling forward to another hour and 20 minutes of a variety of endings all shot it appeared to test movie endings in front of test crowds, but then ALL attached to the end just to lengthen this monstrosity of a joke.

Several times I saw people get up and walk out of the theater - how I envied them! Escape from the tortuous hell we endured.

This movie is in the truest sense 'pornography' - in that it has no redeeming value. I enjoy topical pornography which is misnamed in my opinion. Nudity and sex are values and part of life. But this worthless scrap of digitized joke has to be the the worst movie I have ever seen[Wiki]. (Worse than Planet of the Apes, worse even than The Cosby Show) -- The Blob and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes have this one beat in script, foreshadowing, and plot, and that's the shame of it.

So what can we say about the response to it? How could such a thing garner an award? Only because the culture allows it. It reminds me of the spoof the physicists (http://www.physics.nyu.edu/fac..._franca_v4/lingua_franca_v4.html) pulled a while back where they fed nonsense into the academic journals and nary a peep was heard from the 'professionals' since nonsense is the order of the day.

So maybe there is a purpose to this movie after all. Its a test of the culture - and the movie's creators are sitting back and smoking their weed and wondering how it could be that such trash could pass for greatness.

Ziffle of Mayberry

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Entry: 2004-01-28 20:20:20.200664-08 Fashion studies? by Dan Lyke comments 8

A correspondent and Flutterby reader who wishes to remain anonymous has sent me email asking if I know anything about a series of pictures like this one. Each picture is a series of 7 images of the same woman, one fully clothed from the front, then four shots unclothed, front, left side, back, right side, and two closer of the back and front. In some the hair drape has changed slightly. between the clothed and nude shots. The closer shots appear to be different than the front and back of the full body shots. Each woman is wearing a different outfit, clothing looks to be all '90s or contemporary, these are relatively recent figure studies.

I'm fascinated because these look like a derivative of some sort of body shape or fit study, and I'd love to get my hands on the raw data. But I'd also just love to know context. I believe said correspondent got them from a Usenet[Wiki] binaries group, but I don't know anything about header information or any way to track data backwards from that.

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Entry: 2004-01-24 09:39:29.978183-08 More shameless commercialism! by Dan Lyke comments 1

Just a random plug for two people doing Passion Parties[Wiki]: We've already mentioned The Goody Lady over in the Washington D.C. area, now my sister Sara is doing parties in the Toledo Ohio area at Fun Parties for Ladies.

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Entry: 2004-01-16 22:25:47.96442-08 Peter Pan by Dan Lyke comments 7

For some reason, we wanted a movie tonight. Any movie, out. We looked at Big Fish, but assorted reviews made it out to be quite treacly in a Wet What Dreams May Come sort of way. Charlene couldn't get excited about John Walker Lindh goes to Japan Dances with Samurai, there were a bunch of what looked to be really lame romantic comedies, and I couldn't quite convince her that the highly reviewed but surreal and nearly dialog-free Triplets of Belleville was worth a look. So down the line we said "no, no, no" until we came to this review of the latest adaptation of Peter Pan:

If you like your filmic adaptations of legendary children's lit red-hot steamy than jump on-board this imaginative treat. The closest we'll ever get to a faithfully XXX Peter Pan, this very-storybook retelling is certainly uh, adventuresome.

Like Tom Lehrer[Wiki], we were able to adopt the mindset that "when correctly viewed / everything is lewd" and quite enjoyed it. Not a great film, but entertaining, and the state of animation and visual effects has certainly advanced a hell of a lot over the past few years, the seamless shifts between live action and animation worked fairly well.

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Entry: 2003-12-15 19:09:50.648513-08 Delightfully Cherished by Dan Lyke comments 7

Yes! We're celebrating two successes tonight:

After lots of work and struggle, Delightfully Cherished, Charlene's business, is now open. If you're into the elegantly erotic, these products might be a good place to start.

And Charlene was also offered the job she wants, working with developmentally challenged kids in a local school. She's accepted the position.

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Entry: 2003-11-25 15:43:57.082445-08 Seditious pornography by Dan Lyke comments 0

Remember that Navy Chaplain who was allegedly sneaking plans of the base to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and doing all sorts of other seditious things? They just charged him. With adultery and storing pornography on a government computer. I'm not sure what all's going on, but it sure sounds to me like you've gotta have that "posession of pornography" thingie in the military rules in case the higher-ups make a mistake and feel the need to bust ya for something.

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Entry: 2003-11-05 11:42:56.270502-08 hot boys by Dan Lyke comments 4

Wow, we've been doing a great job at being not too nerdly here at Flutterby for the past few days, although we are still mostly (Hi Bunni!) keeping that "boy's club" attitude (Sorry, Lyn).

So, in the pretending I'm more super hip and connected than I really am department, the grapevine just delivered a request for male models for erotic art photography:

Want hot boys! Ripped would be good, but like all body types. Can give them a copy of what I use. There is not pay involved. I can also do vanity shots for their purposes as well.

I don't think I've met the photographer, a friend who knows him sent the note along to me. And part of the urgency is that the location for the shoot is going away soon. In the Bay Area and a bit of an exhibitionist? Here's an opportunity.

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Entry: 2003-10-24 06:49:03.556354-07 Orgasmatron by petronius comments 1

The future is now. According to Wired, a Texas company has introduced the Slightest Touch(c), a device that allegedly brings women to a "pre-orgasmic" state through tiny electrical pulses sent through the ankles. No information on what happens if you place the electrodes closer to home plate.

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Entry: 2003-10-20 08:25:08.17812-07 Six on Sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

Went down to the "Six on Sex" exhibit at the studios of Mark I. Chester[Wiki] yesterday. Six photographers, Mark I. Chester[Wiki], Michael Rosen[Wiki], Charles Gatewood[Wiki], Phyllis Christopher[Wiki], David Steinberg[Wiki] and Michael Blue[Wiki], displaying work ranging from skin suspension to rope bondage to couples looking into each other's eyes.

There's a certain style in erotic imagery that I first became aware of in the work of David Steinberg[Wiki]. I'm not quite sure how to describe it, but the effect is that of unselfconscious interaction of the participants in the sex act, with the camera. It's not posed, and yet it's not a messy photojournalistic kind of candid. Michael Rosen's Lust and Romance[Wiki] manages to capture it as well.

Anyway, we came away with a few intellectual "oh, that's a good picture" experiences, but no "wow, that was really hot".

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Entry: 2003-10-08 07:29:46.412659-07 Instruments of Torture by petronius comments 0

Australian brothels are stocking up on whips and karaoke machines in anticipation of a boom in business generated by this month's Rugby World Cup, a sex industry spokesman revealed.

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Entry: 2003-09-30 13:41:42.221374-07 Glowstick dress by Dan Lyke comments 1

Just because I need a little levity The Primary Main Objective had a link to a glowstick dress. It's like Burning Man all year round.

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Entry: 2003-09-28 18:53:07.191341-07 Folsom Street Fair by Dan Lyke comments 4

Went to the Folsom Street Fairsm (wins props for the "best use of service mark symbol ever") today to scope it out as a venue for Charlene's business. Met up with Mike with whom I went to Burning Man three years ago, and got hugs from Angel, whom I know from the same crowd, at the Fantasy Makers booth. Fun scene if you're a little more leathery than we are, it's amazing how many vendors of floggers the community apparently supports, but we're fairly sure it's not the scene for our product. And I like my punk with a little more talent than the bands I heard on the stages.

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Entry: 2003-09-27 11:47:01.397245-07 pearls before swine by Dan Lyke comments 1

Went to Pearls Before Swine[Wiki] down at Club Galia[Wiki] last night. We were lured there with a promise of a Kitten on the Keys performance, got there at the appointed nine o'clock, and the place was empty. Luckily Kitten and Ward (her honey, and, among other roles of note, part of Polkacide) were there, wondering why the club wanted them there at 6 to set up (they'd actually arrived at quarter after 8, and were still wondering what to do with all the time), so we sat and chatted with them for a while.

Dr. Abacus opened, good enough that we got their CD, and then, interspersed with various other things, Kitten did a few bits. There was, however, a serious lack of vibe going down. There was some DJ spinning the usual boring 2/2 up in the front of the club, allegedly a play-space upstairs (we didn't go up to check), and the various other performers were doing bump-n-grind sorts of things that weren't really playing off the audience.

Part of what makes burlesque so much fun is that there is the audience there to play off of. You don't holler, the scarf doesn't come off. Even in drag shows, where nothing's coming off, it's all about the give and take with the crowd. When the performers start off mostly naked, and when they have that bored 20 year old ennui that I find completely off-putting, there's no audience participation. Yes, there is a certain aesthetic to Suicide Girls posing in the clothing from various places I forget the links to, but it's not something that demands that live interaction. Ho, hum.

The theme for the evening was fetish, drag, pearls and piggies (whence the pearls before swine), I went in silk, Charlene in velvet (our respective fetishes), and there were a few drag newbies and lots of skimpy vinyl and a little bit of leather, but rather than being cool in its eclecticism the crowd just felt cracked and unconnected. Not a bad evening out, but probably not one we'll be chasing down again.

[ related topics: Music Fashion Theater & Plays Clothing Sexual Culture Erotic Burlesque ]



Entry: 2003-09-24 11:10:49.09267-07 Sex in SF by Dan Lyke comments 0

How to have sex in San Francisco: A beginner's guide.

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Entry: 2003-09-21 14:24:11.469547-07 Tease-O-Rama or Bust! by Dan Lyke comments 0

Went to Tease-O-Rama or Bust last night at Broadway Studios. Damn good show. Plenty of both tease and bust. If you're down the LA way, I'm betting Tease-O-Rama will be a lot of fun.

Broadway Studios is at that intersection of Broadway and Columbus in San Francisco where all the strip clubs are, so it was fun to see the line of the dressed up folks going to the burlesque amidst the frat-boys frequenting the strip clubs. Saw a bunch of cops dealing with a guy who obviously got unruly and was ejected by the bouncer from one of the nude places.

Kitten on the Keys did great work as MC, Burlesque Costumes was a sponsor, great show, sorry you missed it (if you did), be sure to catch the next one.

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Entry: 2003-08-16 19:13:53.931355-07 Fat Fest 2003 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Last night we both needed a break, so we skimmed down Squidlist looking for cool stuff, saw "burlesque", noted that it was Big Burlesque, a show titled "Fat Fest 2003", so were a little unsure about what to expect, but we headed down to the Theatre Rhinocerous to see. After dinner in The Mission we got there about 45 minutes early, being used to bars rather than theaters as venues, and ran into a huge line of trim fit men. We got in the box office line and the vibe got even weirder, one or two women, but we wondered just what we were in for. I was just about to turn to Charlene and say "wanna go see what's happening at The Odeon?" when we discovered that these folks were all waiting for Making Porn. So after that crowd dispersed we went into the smaller downstairs theater.

"Nothing says performance artist like a naked fat dyke in a Spandextm sack."

--- Beth Smulyan (quoted from memory, I think I got it close)

Elizabeth Gumbel MC'd, and she was great (and has a killer voice). A few other performers had it together, the additional flesh gave at least one tassel twirl an amazing amount of action, and André the Urban Hermitt(sic)'s readings were good enough that we bought the book on the way out, the Phat Fly Girls had some pretty cool moves, but we both left a little perplexed.

Today Charlene and I talked about it a little. I still haven't come to any conclusions, but I guess that I came away from the performance feeling a little like an enabler. I also feel uncomfortable because rather than accepting all these women for their size some of the performances were about celebrating their size, and in that we get away from the performance and into objectifying the person. And the objectification bothered me.

It was also interesting to have a slightly older largely dyke audience rather than the usual well dressed women and their dates and drunk guys in jeans in the back; the music was quieter, which I thought I'd appreciate for being easy on my ears, but it made the audience have to work harder. Some of the hootin' and hollerin' had to be forced a bit. As I mentioned, the MC managed to bring out the crowd well, really work us right, but in the end it turned into a much more cerebral evening than we were looking for.

No conclusions yet, except that that feeling of objectification and enabling left us both looking for answers. But in between that there were some fun performances, a few that need a bunch of polish, and at least we'll be talking about it for a while.

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Entry: 2003-07-29 09:14:39.758882-07 Sharky's Den by Dan Lyke comments 0

To do Thursday: Catch Sharky's Den of Sunken Pleasure.

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Entry: 2003-07-25 08:54:01.219587-07 Burlesque by Dan Lyke comments 0

Went down to The Make Out Room last night to see San Francisco's Famous Burlesque, with The Cantankerous Lollies[Wiki], Kitten on the Keys, Duck's Breath Mystery Theater, an "everything shaking in ways I didn't know it could" performance by special guest Isis, Gorilla-X, gorilla to the stars, Rocky (who's "stripping on a pogo stick routine" has gone from amusing to impressive) and a few other folks whose names (and stage names) I would only do injustice to. Oh yeah, and Mad Dog as MC, who needs to work on his schtick, it's great to be bad to drag attention away from weaknesses in performances, but he was uneven and a little old last night.

I'd love to see a slightly better venue, The Make Out Room has tables and space near the stage, but out by the entrance narrows out by the bar so that people further back aren't as engaged. It also means that the patrons who arrive early aren't the ones getting drunk, it's the louts who stumble in late. So somewhere towards the end of the first act things get pretty loud back in the audience.

The Cantankerous Lollies[Wiki] were down to two last night, pairing up several times with Kitten on the Keys, who is getting away from the cutesiness of songs like "Grandma Sells My Panties on eBay" (excerpts of her older style) and into some real belting-it-out stage tunes. Different style, very entertaining.

Anyway, a good fun night, although I should remember earplugs because although the sound was clean it did take a while for my head to get back to normal.

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Entry: 2003-07-21 08:50:07.664601-07 Lucía y el sexo by Dan Lyke comments 2

Watched Lucía y el sexo[Wiki] last night. Hmmmm. First movie in a long time I've wanted to see again, and I'm wondering if Y Tu Mamá También[Wiki] got so much positive press, how come I wasn't aware of this one in the theaters?

It starts out as very enjoyable soft-porn, yet somewhere in there switches over to a good strong romantic tear-jerker, one that (contrary to some of the comments on IMDB) came together in a fantastic and yet completely justified way. Photography and direction seemed a little uneven, but again, I want to go back and see it again because I saw some story being told in the use of the camera, and I think there are a couple of threads here wanting to be teased apart.

Something else to note: Despite visible genitals and some pretty hot suggestion, these are actors with mainstream careers in other countries. We need to do everything we can to break the hold the MPAA has on movie taste in this country.

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Entry: 2003-07-19 09:51:18.367456-07 Burlesque on thursday by Dan Lyke comments 0

San Francisco's Famous Burlesque Review at the Make Out Room on Thursday. We'll be there.

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Entry: 2003-07-19 09:10:05.761693-07 Twirlygirl by Dan Lyke comments 2

TwirlyGirl.net: "Extraordinary pasties for discriminating nipples".

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Entry: 2003-07-17 09:24:44.291259-07 Extraordinary Gentlemen by Dan Lyke comments 4

Phil said that The League of Extraordinary Gentleman[Wiki] sucked so bad he walked out of the theater. But on the way home yesterday I had a few extra minutes as I walked by Stacey's so I went in and browsed, and came out with the compendium of the first 6 (which is now "volume #1". Comics are so confusing). I understand why the movie sucked.

Okay, the comic isn't bad, but it's a mood piece, not a real story. There's little setup and payoff, not much to make the characters likeable, the motivations are unclear. Sure, there are the cute references to The Pearl[Wiki], but neither that nor the other literature references are witty or subtle enough to carry it. And movies definitely don't take well to those sorts of gags. I don't recommend the comic, and given that and what I've heard elsewhere I'll definitely be skipping the movie.

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Entry: 2003-07-14 16:24:27.606809-07 Good Old Naughty Days by Dan Lyke comments 3

Dang, somehow I glossed over this email: Playing at Red Vic Movie House tonight and tomorrow: The Good Old Naughty Days is:

a collection of 12 silent hardcore pornographic shorts from the early 1900's. Beautifully restored by the National Cinematheque in France, these films were originally created to "entertain" brothel patrons as they awaited their turn.

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Entry: 2003-07-09 10:21:37.09749-07 Things to do with $10k by Dan Lyke comments 3

Adam Curry offers $10k to be split among weblog syndicator writers who eschew the new "Echo" spec. Wow. You've gotta be really committed to a religion to want to suppress alternate views that strongly. I've got a better idea. an entry over at ErosBlog alerted me to Violet Blue's 6/10 entry where she says of the Real Doll, particularly the male version:

I would absolutely love the opportunity to violate this doll ten ways until Sunday, and see just what silicone boy was really made of. Okay, I guess that would be silicone.

But still, if it weren't for the hugenormous price tag, I'd love to roll around with both a male and female Realdoll for a weekend, even with an added real live person, and if anyone wants to sponsor me doing the deed and writing an article about this scenario (and will ship screener dolls), I'm up for the challenge.

I think we've got the perfect match.

Speaking of which, the guy who helped develop that aforementioned male version got a blue woman for his troubles (thanks to a link at the herdesires).

So, on a business oriented note, anyone know where I could see one of these things "in the silicone"? I have an application for a certain level of flexibility in the mannequin, there are a couple of solutions, but it'd be cool to share tech with these guys if they've actually come up with workable ways to get around some of the problems we've seen with silicone and skeletons.

[ related topics: Machinery Weblogs Religion Dan's Life Sexual Culture Erotic Fashion ]



Entry: 2003-07-03 05:38:45.285615-07 Independance Day Blues by meuon comments 22

As in previous years, I posted "Americans Who Risked Everything" text on our main website. Wherever it comes from, it hits me every year when I read it. This year, although I posted it anyway, I seem to be a little less proud of being an American. Our actions abroad, led by Bush Inc. and the Media Moguls seem to be of questionable motives and methods. It is one thing to walk softly and carry a big stick.. it is another to whine and whack at everything, and miss. Still, it is Independance Day (tomorrow), and I am proud to be an American. Dispite our shortcomings, this is an incredible nation to be a part of, to contribute to, and in very small ways, to help mold. The Freedom's we enjoy as Citizens of the USA are unique and without peer in the world, ranging from BurningMan to the simple ability to have sex in our homes, exercise Free Speech and worship (or not).

In this spirit, I implore fellow Flutterbarians to continue the revolution, one small step at a time, in socially responsible ways: vote. get involved, speak out, and do the right thing. Set an example for our fellow citizens. Next year, we could be even more proud of being an American and celebrating our independance and sovereignity.

[ related topics: Chattanooga Burning Man Journalism and Media Erotic Civil Liberties Privacy Politics Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2003-06-17 07:58:49.478841-07 Top 10 Sex scenes by petronius comments 5

The Guardian offers two competing lists of the best sex scenes in the Cinema, produced by Premiere and Playboy. I have seen most of these, but I have some quibbles. The famous scene with Veruska from Blow-Up is great, but I prefer the purple paper scene with the two teeny-boppers from the same film. I haven't seen the Bardot version of And God Created Woman, but I have seem Roger Vadim's 1988 remake with Rebecca De Mornay and Vincent Spano, which has a zipless fuck scene that untied my gym shoes. Any other entries?

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Entry: 2003-05-22 11:14:49.160004-07 Sex Worker's Film Festival by Dan Lyke comments 0

A few years ago Charlene and I enjoyed a few films at the Sex Worker's Film Festival[Wiki](mention here), it's happening again this weekend: The Guardian has a quick preview of this year's.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Erotic Sexual Culture Bay Area ]



Entry: 2003-05-22 04:18:28.688989-07 Playboy = killer ap by meuon comments 0

The true reason for all of those color hi-res cell phone displays is that porn is the killer ap for cell phones. I just stopped using anyone elses phone... ugh..

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Entry: 2003-05-16 08:37:22.691347-07 Bay Area nude by Dan Lyke comments 0

Hey Bay Area folks, The Guardian's 29th annual nude beach guide is out.

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Entry: 2003-05-14 08:54:16.227265-07 Art stuff by Dan Lyke comments 0

Saved here for future reference: Just found out that Douglas and Sturgess is just down the street from us at 730 Bryant, and that they've got platinum cure silicones, which should be mucus membrane safe. I'll have to double-check with them, but that could mean some interesting devices created to provide new and interesting sensations on mucus membranes.

[ related topics: Bay Area Invention and Design Erotic Dan's Life ]



Entry: 2003-05-13 13:28:17.322219-07 San Francisco: Sex and the City by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bay Area folks, set your VCRs: KRON (4) shows San Francisco: Sex and the City at 10 on Wednesday

[ related topics: Bay Area Erotic California Culture Sexual Culture Television ]



Entry: 2003-05-02 09:17:31.034187-07 Brits like sex outdoors by Dan Lyke comments 9

After my own heart dept: Yahoo reports that a survey from the folks at SafeOutdoorSex.com:

...found that 94 percent of respondents thought outdoor sex was a good way to maintain an exciting relationship, with two-thirds admitting to having had sex in a car and nearly half saying they had frolicked in a field.

SafeOutdoorSex.com is brought to you by Mates Condoms, who also bring you I Shagged Here, where:

...you can create your own Mates plaque to print out, cut out and mount at the scene of your most unforgettable sexual encounter.

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Automobiles Sexual Culture Nature and environment ]



Entry: 2003-05-02 06:48:18.421609-07 Evolving Beauty by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eric Boutilier-Brown informs me that there have been updates to Evolving Beauty, with new entries in the Photo Diaries, and a project called Portfolio XV, fifteen of his favorite images from previous work.

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Entry: 2003-04-29 15:39:02.079012-07 Masturbate-a-thon by Dan Lyke comments 2

You probably don't need reminding that May is National Masturbation Month, and I just saw on the Squidlist that The Center For Sex And Culture is sponsoring a Masturbate-a-thon on May 2nd! Masturbate-a-thon.org also has dates for other cities, if you're not blessed with a Bay Area address.

[ related topics: Bay Area Erotic Sociology Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2003-04-11 16:08:51.139245-07 Jaybird by Dan Lyke comments 1

I've pretty much dropped any references to Salon. I'm fine with supporting lost causes, but I so rarely find anything of value there that I've just stopped looking. But...

An interview with Dian Hanson, editor of Taschen's new "best of" Jaybird magazine. Jaybird was a "nudist" magazine that crossed heavily over into sex mag as a way to break down some of the barriers of the Comstock Act[Wiki], and apparently was successful. There's the Taschen page on the Jaybird collection, this one looks like I'll have to keep my eyes out for it.

[ related topics: Erotic Books Salon magazine Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2003-04-10 18:54:07.344342-07 Hentai debate by Shawn comments 0

This month(?)'s Ask John feature over at Anime Nation has a good editorial response to the question "why does hentai exist?", which was followed by an even better discussion in their forums.

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Entry: 2003-04-09 21:47:08.410467-07 QOTD by Shawn comments 4

If nothing else, I just have to be tickled that the war (and CBS) has brought us this quote:

"History... is a lot like pornography"

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Entry: 2003-04-08 12:18:36.790164-07 Erotic fonts by Shawn comments 4

This page on Font World has me really wishing I could read German. Apparently, I have to be registered to download the fonts. (Snagged from Daze Reader.)

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Entry: 2003-03-21 11:47:39.351374-08 SF update by Dan Lyke comments 0

Had a great time at San Francisco's Famous Burlesque at The Make Out Room last night, with the Cantankerous Lollies, one of the performers from Hot Pink Feathers, and Gorilla-X strippin' down to the pasties. We'd dropped down to the Thai place right next to the Odeon, and ate in the Odeon[Wiki] 'cause there was this great band doing a sort of middle-eastern flavoured metal/electric-blues thing, ended up back at The Make Out Room a little late to get a seat, but still had fun.

Apropos of the current situation, burlesque provides a lot of gags. "This is Gigi, she's Freedom." Snicker.

[ related topics: Bay Area Erotic War Humor Burlesque ]



Entry: 2003-03-04 12:51:18.404721-08 Tampopo by TC comments 3

It's totally out of left field and completely hilarious. If you enjoy asian films of any kind you will like this. There are several sub stories that interleave at a level you almost never see anymore. It has something for everyone whether it be using live shrimp as a sexual prop or cooking the perfect ramen. Tampopo is a 10 out of 10 on the flutterby wetness scale. It's all good.

[ related topics: Food Erotic Theater & Plays Sexual Culture Movies ]



Entry: 2003-02-25 15:32:50.369805-08 This weekend by Dan Lyke comments 0

Woot! Today's announcement for Titillation Theater on the Squidlist quotes my short review! With the reorganization of The Examiner, Flutterby is poised to fill the space for a second daily news outlet for San Francisco.

But all of this is a way of squeezing in a mention that you've got a chance to experience a subset of Titillation Theater[Wiki] at Aloft this weekend, if you're not going to the grand opening of the Sacred Profanities gallery on Saturday evening.

[ related topics: Current Events Bay Area Quotes Theater & Plays Sexual Culture Erotic Dan's Life ]



Entry: 2003-02-21 10:35:55-08 Earth Erotica redux by Dan Lyke comments 1

Borklog pointed to Heather Firth's Earth Erotica saying: "I figure the Flutterby crew would enjoy them.". Baby, we gotcha covered, like back in November, even. But yep, we enjoyed 'em, and there's no harm in enjoying them again. 'cause she's got some really cool pictures there. Just don't do it too often or you'll get hair on your palms and go blind.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic ]



Entry: 2003-02-19 11:55:44-08 Book Buying week by Dan Lyke comments 0

It's been a book buying week. I picked up Mary Anne Mohanraj's Wet and Sarah Waters' Fingersmith[Wiki] on Sunday. Bill talked about a New York Times review of Max Barry's Jennifer Government, so I ordered that, and I've got a few more that aren't coming to mind right now still on order. Now two more look interesting: The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses by Chandler Burr, from a Washington Post review, and Danyel Smith's More Like Wrestling, a little local color set in the '80s drug boom in Oakland and profiled in the Chronicle today.

[ related topics: moron Bay Area Erotic Books ]



Entry: 2003-02-12 07:00:24-08 virtual porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Daze Reader, in which we recently saw such gems as:

OK, Wai Wai is clearly starting to just make shit up for titillation value. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

And:

(Just for the record, Daze Reader will happily link to nude pro-war demonstrations if someone comes across one.)

pointed us to the Four Seasons Condom Company guide to positions, rendered with virtual humans. Which is good, because some of these look damned painful. But it is yet another step towards that virtual porn film.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Animation Graphics ]



Entry: 2003-02-08 10:09:17-08 Chicago by Dan Lyke comments 5

Went to see Chicago yesterday evening. Mostly watchable, but the second act really drags, the music has no soul, and Renée Zellweger's lip synching was intrusive at times. It really sounded like the band and the conductor were going through the motions, phoning in their performances.

But the dancing and the costumes got us in the mood for some cabaret, so we dropped into the city. Soup and salad at Rock Soup[Wiki](I love food prices in The Mission), where the band for the evening showed us good timing, then over to the Odeon to see Kitten on the Keys and Mr. Tinkler open for the Devil-ettes doing interpretive dance to the music of Harvey Sid Fisher. Kitten and Mr. Tinkler did mostly the old favorites that we'd seen before (some samples here), with a new ode to the Hello Kitty Vibrator[Wiki] that was... unrehearsed, and I mean that in a good way. Unfortunately, Harvey Sid Fisher[Wiki] and the Devil-ettes[Wiki] ended up on the lower stage, and we didn't find the music compelling enough to watch on the overhead TVs from our table, so we bailed towards home.

Oh, and since most of my drinking has been up in the financial district recently, I'd forgotten what a real bartender can do with a Manhattan.

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Entry: 2003-02-07 11:43:30-08 Debra does MoSex by Dan Lyke comments 0

Debra looks at the Museum of Sex

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Entry: 2003-02-06 08:27:40-08 Hunt the Peach by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Daze Reader, a cute little online game: Hunt the Peach.

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Entry: 2003-02-04 08:12:59-08 Erotic Performance by Dan Lyke comments 0

Yesterday at lunch I saw that the cover story of the East Bay Express was a profile of Frank Moore. I recognized the name from a Squidlist posting for Exploring the Possibilities of Passion[Wiki] that had little more description than "performance art series" that looked interesting. I actually think I've participated in such a performance with Frank Moore before, but I hadn't made all the connections. I haven't explored his web site, EroPlay thoroughly yet, but I did run across EroArt Not Porn, which is one of the better manifestos for erotic performance and "changing porn" I've read:

What we are interested in is art that creates in people the desire to go out and play with other people, and to enjoy life. This is eroart. Historically, one of the tools of this art has been the sex act. But sex has only been a tool, not the goal. And it is just one of many tools

I've been trying to work up along rant about porn, incorporating some of the observations that the guy who writes Jewish Cheerleaders made (both consciously and not so) in his first set of journal entries (which are no longer linked there, but his second set still have some revelations), the "Punk Porn" thing that's getting some press, several of the new-wave porn blogs that are popping up, and some of my New York experiences, but haven't managed to pull it together into anything cogent yet. And before I really go off I need to see some of the Millerswork productions, and maybe some of the Good Vibrations favorites so that I don't unfairly lump "all commercial porn" into the same dustbin. This'll have to do for the moment.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Bay Area Theater & Plays Good Vibrations Erotic California Culture Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2003-01-29 15:06:24-08 Stryker does Country by Dan Lyke comments 0

Just in case you haven't yet seen it elsewhere: Jeff Stryker. Porn Star. Country Singer. From that wonderfully subtle love song, "Pop You In The Pooper" (no, really):

Hey buddy you say you're straight that's great

but you oughta try something new

'cause you got a spot in a place that's hot

and it likes to be tickled too

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Entry: 2003-01-17 15:40:52-08 Do you know where your towel is? by TC comments 0

Douglas Adams predicted that towels would be the essential travel accessory and perhaps he was right. nude tourisum looks profitable.

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Entry: 2003-01-12 06:16:19-08 Internet Religion by meuon comments 3

Back in the day..('94) Dan, tom, and I joked about starting Chattanooga Online as a religion rather than a legit service company. Right here in River City, headquarters for the Adventists, Church of God, Assembly of God and a few offshoots of each is the Internet Temple Cafe. Alt.Binaries.Pictures.Erotica just became a sacrement, and e-mails from God must show up every day.

Their main web page is unfortunately worthy of being one of Todd's punishment links.

[ related topics: Spam Chattanooga Todd Gemmell Religion Current Events Coyote Grits Net Culture Photography moron Erotic ]



Entry: 2003-01-11 14:47:02-08 In NYC by Dan Lyke comments 3

In The Big Apple, staying in The Pennsylvania[Wiki] across from Madison Square Garden, Charlene said "I hate to say this, but I've stayed in Motel 6s that have been better appointed". After an experience in a bar last night, I can sum up much of New York City as "black tie drinking white zin". Yesterday hit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, today spent most of it at the Museum of Sex, we'll probably go back to finish out the exhibit. It was fascinating.

I'm sitting in the Morebucks at the south-west corner of Central Park. Tonight it's off to the Vavavoom Room at Fez under Time Cafe, probably stopping in Greenwich Village or Little Italy for dinner. Tomorrow hopefully off to Long Island to visit my grandfather. Everything's going by way too fast, but it's good to catch up on a lot of the things I never got to when I lived in this area. Next time I need to do a better job of catching up with folks I know in this area, but having the freedom right now is nice, it lets us wander the city without schedules or pressures.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Travel Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Dan's Life Dan & Charlene's January 2003 New York Trip New York ]



Entry: 2003-01-06 14:24:32-08 How It Started by Dan Lyke comments 1

Just because I was techie this morning, we'll toss in a link to Mary Anne Mohanraj's story How It Started, which, as she notes in her online diary, appears in Wet and the latest Best Lesbian Erotica[Wiki].

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Entry: 2003-01-06 12:56:27-08 Cynthia P Caster by Dan Lyke comments 0

Just got back from a lunchtime trek over to Art Rock to see the work of Cynthia P. Caster that Diane mentioned here earlier. Very worthwhile trek, there's a huge difference between, say, walking through Good Vibrations and seeing a sample of erect phalluses selected because of the musical abilities and aspirations of the affiliated human. And some of her drawings ain't bad either. I was also reminded of how much cool stuff is done in few color screenprinting, lots of really cool artwork on the posters that's the bread and butter of Art Rock[Wiki].

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Entry: 2003-01-04 16:04:16-08 Y Tu Mamá También by Dan Lyke comments 5

Finally saw Y Tu Mamá También last night. Charlene and I both thought it didn't live up to the hype. Good cinematography, use of handheld camera angles and the camera as a character in ways that worked very well, the acting was good, but there were too many stories going on, and it was told in a way that the primary story didn't seem to be the most interesting one. Also, watching the out-takes, I'm not sure the editing was as good as it should have been, one line that got dropped should have been in there, and a bunch of others could have been dropped. I think Threesome did much of the primary story better, I wish Y Tu Mamá También had a story that strong because the storytelling skills were certainly there.

If, however, you're one of those gazillion folks interested in ways of telling sexy stories differently, this is a must-see, because he has some very erotic long shots. I don't think there were more visible genitals than, say, Henry & June[Wiki], but in Henry & June[Wiki] I was conscious of the director constantly saying "no, really, this is art", here the sex was part of the story and expository about the characters.

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Entry: 2003-01-02 13:36:43-08 Salon reviews Sex Toys by Dan Lyke comments 0

Salon reviews various sex toys, including the Hello Kitty[Wiki] vibrator mentioned earlier (but have not tried out yet). The conclusions are the obvious ones that you'd expect. I've got some ideas for a few toys, but I haven't yet found the right materials to build it with, so implementation hasn't happened yet.

[ related topics: Erotic Salon magazine ]



Entry: 2002-12-26 10:03:40-08 Christmas Gifts by Dan Lyke comments 3

"Red eye reduction" sucks, because you end up with your eyes closed, looking like a dork. But a Hello Kitty[Wiki] vibrator's enough to put a serious smile on anyone's face.

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Entry: 2002-12-22 13:09:26-08 Christmas Barbie for Guys? by meuon comments 0

Dear Santa,

Please add one, or both of the new Barbie's to my Christmas list. My GI Joe's (forget wimpy Ken) need a visit from "Lingerie Barbie". --meuon--

I wonder what their target demographic is.. forget 'Business Barbie' or the talking faux paux from years ago that said 'math is hard'. This one cuts right to the core.. sex. Washington Post Story

[ related topics: Marketing Invention and Design Sexual Culture Toys Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-12-20 14:59:44-08 Romanian Gymnasts nude by Dan Lyke comments 7

Romanian Gymnasts banned for performing nude. Ummm... This seems like it might warrant further research. Anyone out there read enough Japanese to order the DVDs from K-Netwk? ("he asked, with only a hint of a leer")

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Sports ]



Entry: 2002-12-20 08:54:41-08 Shopping for lingerie by Dan Lyke comments 0

Salon also has a holiday guide to shopping for lingerie, including the very reasonable advice to "Avoid Victoria's Secret like the devil himself will swallow your soul if you so much as set foot in the place." No great revelations, but a few good lines:

In less than ten minutes, we were approached by four different saleswomen, all with the inevitable, intrusive "Do you need any help?" After the last one, I told my wife that the next person who asked me that question was going to be greeted with the sight of me holding two panties aloft and asking, "Which one of these will get me harder?" Being a sensible girl, she got me the hell out of there.

[ related topics: Erotic Salon magazine Sexual Culture Humor ]



Entry: 2002-12-17 11:46:32-08 Bodyscapes by Dan Lyke comments 0

I've seen some of the Bodyscapes images on various blogs, but haven't had the chance to browse yet. But I had to link to Debra's account of discovering this work.

[ related topics: Erotic Photography ]



Entry: 2002-12-16 14:47:15-08 Mary Anne Mohanraj CDs by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mary Anne Mohanraj is selling some CDs of spoken word that might appeal to some of you.

[ related topics: Erotic Writing ]



Entry: 2002-12-12 09:24:22-08 Sex work for couples by Dan Lyke comments 0

David Steinberg on Sex Work for Couples: Three is Not Always a Crowd.

[ related topics: Coyote Grits Erotic Work, productivity and environment Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-11-21 14:48:36-08 Male Brain by Dan Lyke comments 0

When these anonymous forwards come around I really wish I had sources so I could credit the original, but, alas, Ruby just knows that this came from a friend who got it from a friend. Anyway, without further ado, an image of the male brain.

[ related topics: Erotic Humor ]



Entry: 2002-11-16 15:38:34-08 Earth Erotica by Dan Lyke comments 4

Over at Weird Ass Shit, the right reverend Hasty pointed to Heather Firth's Earth Erotica. If you're into figure photography, this is that done in color photographs of rocks. I'll forgo the obvious puns because others have beat me to it.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-11-06 08:20:27-08 Puppetry of the Penis by Dan Lyke comments 0

Had dinner at Millenium last night, awesome as usual, although we should've asked for a faster pace, because we missed the first half of the warm-up act at Puppetry of the Penis. On the other hand, the warm-up act was kind of lame, I don't remember her name, but her jokes felt a bit tired; how old is the "hippie bumming a ride in an SUV" schtick, anyway? Puppetry of the Penis[Wiki], on the other hand, was a lot of fun. Not everybody laughed, the guy beside us was stone-faced the whole show, but his date was rolling on the floor. It was, exactly as advertised, two guys folding their penis, testicles and scrotum into all sorts of bizarre and unexpected shapes. Not great theatre, but very well done vaudeville.

[ related topics: Humor Erotic Theater & Plays Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-11-04 12:30:06-08 Secretary by ebradway comments 0

Asha and I caught Secretary Saturday night. Asha commented on how she hadn't seen an S&M oriented movie that made it look positive. Great movie, even if you aren't into 'deviant sex'. Fortunately for us, the theater was empty so we didn't distract anyone with our own show...

[ related topics: Movies Erotic Interactive Drama Theater & Plays Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-11-03 15:06:54-08 Evolving Beauty by Dan Lyke comments 1

Wow! Eric Boutillier-Brown just did a huge update over at Evolving Beauty, lots of new photo diary entries, and a new video talking about his working style. I haven't even had a change to scratch the surface of this yet, but I do like his figure photography.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-11-01 07:46:08-08 Kink of the Day by TC comments 0

Ever wander by a Macwarehouse and when nobody was looking, stop and look in the glass pane and wonder what it would be like with a a Mac? Well there is a Mac Porn Site to take care of all those needs. To finish my story I got as far as touching the keyboard but when I reached for the right click button and there wasn't one! I broke into a cold sweat and bolted from the store...

[ related topics: Fabrication Erotic Macintosh Sexual Culture Humor Todd Gemmell ]



Entry: 2002-10-30 02:06:13-08 Tech: Touch Transmitted Trans TCP by meuon comments 0

The UK story about an MIT and London student exploring the sense of 'touch' over the net. "and perhaps a remarkable new spice could be added to internet sex."

[ related topics: Current Events Net Culture Erotic Sexual Culture Invention and Design ]



Entry: 2002-10-16 14:59:52-07 Titillation Theater back by Dan Lyke comments 0

Well, Blackhole may be gone, but Titillation Theater is back, and I strongly recommend it if you're in the Bay Area. Unzip reality. Fondle your mind.

Titillation Theatre 9:00 pm October 23rd & 30th and more to come. Reservations only. Call 415-208-0431.

[ related topics: Theater & Plays Erotic Bay Area ]



Entry: 2002-10-08 14:52:45-07 Shamelessly seeking imaginary friends by Diane Reese comments 7

Not that I don't like you as real-life friends... but seriously, folks, I'm trying to immerse myself in people's stories of imaginary friends. (Full disclosure: imaginary friends will be a major part of the novel I hope to write in November. You may stop laughing now.) So. Did you have imaginary friends as a child? (Or still?) Did your siblings, or parents, or friends, or children have them? What can you tell me about them? What were they like, what did you call them, when did they appear, what were some of their defining characteristics, how did you interact with them, when did they go away? Even if you'd like to make some up, I'll be happy for the inspiration. And we'll all be amused by your admissions. (PS: This does not have to be PG-13. I fully expect some of their hijinx to be X-rated, hence my question to Dan last week about what he thinks makes a good sustained erotic plotline...)



((Addendum: see below. No need to air imaginary friends in public, sending me email would be a welcome alternative.))

[ related topics: Coyote Grits Children and growing up Erotic Interactive Drama ]



Entry: 2002-10-03 10:16:25-07 Lofting by Dan Lyke comments 2

Finished Alma Marceau's Lofting[Wiki] on the subway this morning. The book starts out extremely strong, as a set of chat room transcripts, but once it started getting into the sex I lost the strong sense of characterization that it opened with. As the story progressed it certainly had some hot writing, but I felt that the sex overshadowed the stories and the characters, so that by the end I was simply being presented with a series of events, rather than a sequence of further revelations.

[ related topics: Erotic Books ]



Entry: 2002-10-01 11:05:00-07 erotic typography by Dan Lyke comments 0

Jerry Kindall had a link to the erotics of type. I'm trying to figure out if it's a review of Sex Appeal: The art of allure in graphic and advertising design, as it starts with a citation to it but makes no further mention, and the Amazon reviews of Sex Appeal don't make it sound like an overview of typography.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Graphic Design Consumerism and advertising Erotic Books Typography Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-09-26 09:00:35-07 SFBG sex issue by Dan Lyke comments 13

It took Debra linking to it to remind me, but the SF Bay Guardian Sex issue is out. A Bay Area sex poll reveals just how similar to the rest of the country we are, except that we'll talk about it. Bunch of other good stuff.

Speaking of which, I've had some discussions about sex spaces at Burning Man, and how they relate to similar events in the city, and what's wrong and right with various sexy subcultures in the area, and how those subcultures map onto communities, and maybe some of this will be the impetus to pull Flutterby out of the techie doldrums. Just a little titillation about titillation to tell y'all that I still am interested in sex and drugs, not just the technology.

[ related topics: Burning Man Erotic Community Drugs Sexual Culture Dan's Life ]



Entry: 2002-09-21 16:56:53-07 toy making products by Charlene Marie comments 3

Dan and I are looking into developing products for personal pleasure. Today the guys at Tap plastics recommended BJB Enterprises for specialty silicones with great stretchiness and durability.

[ related topics: Dan's Life Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-09-20 09:24:46-07 Naked Woman house by Dan Lyke comments 1

I wanna live there: Daze Reader linked to an article about Armando Munoz Garcia who's built a 3 story house in the shape of a woman in Rosarito, Mexico.

[ related topics: Burning Man Art & Culture Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-09-17 12:23:35-07 new Mind Caviar by Dan Lyke comments 0

We've been shy on the sex recently, at least here on Flutterby, so: There's a new Mind Caviar issue out.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-09-04 22:10:53-07 Death to skin mods? by Shawn comments 10

Code Junkies is reporting that Temco has successfully sued a small Japanese company for selling a Playstation 2 CD that allowed players to download nude models for some of the female characters in Dead Or Alive 2. I wonder if Maxis will be on the warpath next?

[ related topics: Erotic Games Sexual Culture Copyright/Trademark Intellectual Property Nudity ]



Entry: 2002-08-18 07:09:25-07 Fakir Musafar by Dan Lyke comments 3

Went into the city yesterday to chat with Diane (the reason for the ferry ride mentioned below), she and Charlie were going to meet Fakir Musafar at a book signing at Stormy Leather. Had a great chat with Diane and Charlie. Need to hang out with them more. Fakir Musafar[Wiki] was marvelously understated, fun to chat with, and despite the fact that some of his stuff is on the edge of squickyniss for me I bought his book and had it signed.

[ related topics: Books Dan's Life Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-08-14 10:54:46-07 Burlesque by Dan Lyke comments 0

Went to see the Cantankerous Lollies[Wiki] last night at the Make-Out Room. We had to leave a little early, about 11:00, but damn that was a good show. Fisherman and his band(s) did wonderful jazz and jams, I forget the name of the stripping singer, but she had a good set of pipes and an incredible stage presence.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Bay Area Erotic Burlesque ]



Entry: 2002-08-11 15:17:52-07 EROShambo by Dan Lyke comments 0

Charlene and I went to see OmniCircus put on EROShambo, "a surreal, erotic robotic cabaret." I felt very much like I did exploring computer graphics in the early '90s, some cool technology, some great artistic talent, no narrative. So rather than tying together in some way that made me feel like it was a complete work, I came away glad I'd gone, but in no hurry to run back. This might change after I listen to the CD that came with paying the higher end of the "pay what you will" scale, maybe the lyrics will make more sense on the second listening.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Music Erotic Graphics Robotics ]



Entry: 2002-08-05 16:18:26-07 Ban Dracula! by ebradway comments 1

It's old news, but I'm sure there's more... Vampire Boy Guilty Of Murder. This relates to the child-porn discussion. Also, why are people so surprised that the Vatican didn't move faster in dealing with pedophile priests? After all, this is the organization that took almost 500 years to recognize Galileo was right - the Earth does revolve around the Sun. I'm sure priests have been chasing altar boys much longer than people thought the Sun was at the center of the Solar System.

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Language Books Community Religion Sexual Culture Astronomy ]



Entry: 2002-08-02 10:56:26-07 Punishment Link by TC comments 1

Ok due to their somewhat effectiveness to get people to post and because I'm annoyed at the current porn thread here is your punishment link. Watch it for 52 seconds while chanting OOOOMMM and consider yourself duly punished.

[ related topics: Movies Bay Area Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-07-25 09:45:09-07 Confession for child porn by Dan Lyke comments 36

You non-Californians probably aren't up on this, but a guy named Cary Stayner is currently on trial for some grizly murders near Yosemite. Yesterday, an article came out saying that Stayner offered a confession to the FBI in exchange for access to child pornography. The article quotes Stayner as saying:

"In the free world, I was always terrified to go looking for this stuff. If I had the balls to go to San Francisco to the Tenderloin district and ask for this stuff, maybe this would not have happened."

I have mixed feelings about talking about this, it seems to me that Stayner is obviously a few tacos shy of a combo platter, and anecdotes from someone who knows he's screwed up aren't data, and there are all sorts of other ethical issues to be resolved here given that this is specifically about child pornography, but people have noted before the possible connections between repression and violent killers.

[ related topics: Current Events Bay Area Erotic Ethics Law Enforcement Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-07-22 11:03:05-07 True Porn Clerk Stories by TC comments 2

Dan's been busy this morning. (Flutterby Meta)Mondays tends to be busy on Flutterby, I think it's from repressed posting on the weekend or work avoidance being really strong at the begining of the week. Anyhow here's some really funny post from True Porn Clerk Stories

[ related topics: Erotic Work, productivity and environment Sexual Culture Humor ]



Entry: 2002-07-14 08:02:11-07 Cantankerous Lollies by Dan Lyke comments 0

Went down to the Hotel Utah Saloon to see the Cantankerous Lollies Review last night. Lots of fun. Classic burlesque, some of it reasonably hot, interspersed with routines that had us laughing a lot. Kitten on the Keys provided musical accompaniment and a few pieces of her own, like "I Wanna Be Your Pony Girl". The wonderfully disturbing Mr. Tinkler performed old classics. The Ramblers[Wiki] did a serious interlude for intermission. And Scott's Bachelor Party up in the balcony threw just the right amount of stuff at the MC. All recommended.

[ related topics: Erotic Music Burlesque ]



Entry: 2002-07-03 15:08:00-07 Burning Man sues Voyeur Video by Shawn comments 0

Burning Man is suing a company that is selling video footage of naked women at the event. The lawsuit charges "breach of contract, trademark infringement, invasion of privacy and trespass".

[ related topics: Burning Man Privacy Intellectual Property Nudity Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-06-24 10:58:01-07 Betting on the Bomber by TC comments 0

A new low in BLOOD SPORT. You can now bet on the location of the next terrorist attack with odds depending on location. Gambling and Porn have got to be the most robust industries known as they seem to be able to take root anywhere. BTW does this war seem like it's becoming a star trek episode. Perhaps we could convince them to clean up the war with those disintigration booths??

[ related topics: Star Trek Erotic History Space & Astronomy Sexual Culture Invention and Design ]



Entry: 2002-06-21 09:10:40-07 Titillation Theater by Dan Lyke comments 1

Last night Charlene and I went to Titillation Theater[Wiki] at Blackhole[Wiki]. The Squid List announcement described it as:

Titillation Theater is a series of 12 vignettes with an erotic theme performed by a cast of 4 women and 1 man. Written and directed by Jennifer Hotchner. From serious to downright hilarious, touching on many aspects of sexuality from youth through adulthood. These provocative skits will have you taking a new look at just what "titillation" means to you.

I've sent off our request for reservations for Wednesday, so I guess I'm safe in recommending it. Highly recommending it. From a little boy's nightmares to the Yoga instructure who speaks the subtext, the performance had us laughing, kept us interested and, yes, was titillating. And it managed a high level of eroticism without going into territory that'd keep me from recommending it to even my more conservative friends. Jennifer Hotchner is going places, and the cast she's assembled pulls off her work very well.

Wednesdays and Thursdays, the email I got specified June 26th and 27th, but it might be ongoing. Email me if you'd like contact info, because of the nature of the venue I don't want to drop all that stuff on the wide-open web in the archives.

[ related topics: Bay Area Theater & Plays Erotic Dan's Life ]



Entry: 2002-06-10 10:45:42-07 Raymond on Porn by Dan Lyke comments 4

Daze Reader points to an Eric Raymond rant on good porn versus bad porn.

There is no evidence of massive market-rigging, and good porn is no more expensive to produce than bad porn -- in fact, it may be less expensive (the same models can be used for good and bad, and the good stuff needs less in the way of elaborate props). Therefore, if most porn is bad, it's because most porn consumers want it to be bad.

[ related topics: Consumerism and advertising Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-06-07 06:42:29-07 Síle na Géige by Dan Lyke comments 0

In the current Scarlet Letters, Heather Corinna has a dramatic visual take on Síle na Géige.

[ related topics: Erotic Mythology ]



Entry: 2002-06-05 15:32:37-07 Appeals of D&S by Dan Lyke comments 6

I've tried dabbling a little bit, then realized that it's not my kink, but part of what's intrigued me about BDSM(nlop) has been that sense of implicit communication, an amazing level of the top understanding the needs of the bottom in ways that I would love to be able to communicate with my partner. Debra's latest diary entry touches on some of that.

[ related topics: Erotic Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality Dan's Life ]



Entry: 2002-05-30 15:56:27-07 MOSEX by TC comments 0

MOSEX Museum of Sex will be opening soon. I don't make it to New York very often but if I go there this looks like a cool touristy type thing to do.

note:lot's of javascript from adobe golive but it looks cool in exploder

[ related topics: Art & Culture Erotic Interactive Drama Sexual Culture Invention and Design ]



Entry: 2002-05-30 09:58:16-07 Virtual porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Since it looks like virtual mannequins might be in my future, in yesterday's Clean Sheets there was a display of work by Reed VanQuel.

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Entry: 2002-05-25 15:43:59-07 News Thats True by ziffle comments 0

A very interesting (depending upon your view) listing of goings on...

Now Endorses Polygamy -- Ten Thousand Gods Cast Votes in India -- Multiple-Personality Disorder Brings Multiple Bills (psychotherapist billed her insurance company for "group" therapy) --- Thinking Technique Increases Breast Size -- Disposable Circumcision Device Approved -- Rabbi, Dressed As Cowboy, Spotted At Nude Bar --- Bigamist Pleads Not Guilty ("I'm Mexican. I never knew you could go to jail for marrying two women, or I never would have done it.") --- 'Family Values' Leader Owes $20k Child Support -- Surprise! Mormon's 'Wife' Was Really a Man --- Preacher Jailed For Having Ten Wives ( only six allowed - 4 of the wives were jailed for allowing the extras)

and even Inmate Sues Self: Violated His Own Religious Beliefs

See it all -- http://www.positiveatheism.org/tocapox4.htm#10-96

[ related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality Erotic Sociology Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-05-23 15:01:22-07 Class Porn by TC comments 1

Doh! Ok folks if your going to surf for porn while your students are taking exams, PLEASE make sure you system is not still hooked up to the LCD projector Doh! Doh! DOH!

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Monty Python Education Sexual Culture moron ]



Entry: 2002-05-22 10:22:37-07 kids.us by TC comments 15

h'ok. One of things I like about Flutterby is that discussion is usually at a pretty high level and people tell you that you are wrong in the most elegant ways so here's a topic that should have people on both sides of the fence. I think I am in the minority thinking this IS a GOOD idea. I have been against relagating sites of a specific group to a certain designated domain (i.e. porn to a .prn or .xxx)because this quickly becomes censorship.....but if a certain group wanted form their own community and standards fine, more power to them.

[ related topics: Free Speech Community Children and growing up Current Events Net Culture Interactive Drama Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-05-13 14:45:27-07 COPA kicked back by Shawn comments 0

In what could have a chilling effect on free speech (an aspect that nobody except the ACLU seems to be talking much about), the Supreme Court has opinined that it is not unconstitutional to restrict internet speech to the lowest common denominator (conservative communities).

The Supremes ruled that the federal appeals court's decision that COPA's [Child Online Protection Act] "community standards" bar was too vague, and had the effect of imposing the most restrictive community's standards to the whole Internet, did not meet the requirement of being unconstitutional. Although they did imply that the law might be found unconstitutional for other reasons, and so sent it back for review.

ZDNet has a different version of the same story (as opposed to everyone else, who just slap the AP article up wholesale).

[ related topics: Current Events Politics Erotic Free Speech Law Sexual Culture Technology and Culture ]



Entry: 2002-05-09 07:58:08-07 MWI review by Dan Lyke comments 1

Shawn has contacts in the Millerswork group, so he probably won't post this, but I thought Hanne Blank reviewing some of the Millerswork videos in Scarlet Letters was worth a read.

[ related topics: Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-05-08 19:09:35-07 The Future of Online Entertainment by TC comments 2

What will the future of online entertainment look like? Perhaps we can look at the online porn industry for some answers. A well written short article, talking about how online porn is the group that has been blazing the trail. I'm not sure I agree with the prediction of user class stratification but most of what is said seems plausible.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Games ]



Entry: 2002-05-08 15:39:47-07 The Sex Project by Shawn comments 1

Speaking of photography contests: Via Daze Reader, the Sex Project. In addition to some creative shots, it's interesting to see what other people consider "sexy".

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Art & Culture ]



Entry: 2002-05-07 11:13:44-07 Can't work in the nude -Sue! by ziffle comments 9

Lawsuits against employers are getting out of hand. Here are the 10 craziest from last year

"A company who fired an employee for working in the nude at the office on Thanksgiving Day could be sued for religious discrimination. A security guard turned in the employee for "violating the company's dress code." The employee is suing for failure to provide reasonable accommodation for his religion: shamanism"

"A female employee in a Minneapolis sex-toy shop sued for sexual harassment because of all the lewd talk she had to listen to during her shift"

Its the legal system , and underlying that, the culture, and underlying that, the subjective, social construction of reality folks at our universities who are the culprits, if you ask me.

He who pays the piper (should) call the tune...

[ related topics: Machinery Education Religion Law Fabrication moron Erotic Sociology Interactive Drama Work, productivity and environment California Culture Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-05-07 09:34:52-07 Not Kournikova by Dan Lyke comments 0

This is why Penthouse is crumbling: Nude Pictures aren't of Kournikova, they're actually of Judith Soltesz-Benetton.

[ related topics: Current Events Photography Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-05-07 07:29:34-07 On God and Sex by ziffle comments 6

A discussion of Jews and a belief in god

"It is the Atheist rather than the Agnostic, the denier rather than the doubter who creates the problem for Traditional Judaism." ... "The Torah talks about loving God and knowing God , but nowhere talks about proving the existence of God."

and its corollary, Can Sex and Religion go together?

"The Biblical laws of marriage require, as we have mentioned, a man to provide for his wife sexually."

Can Sex and Religion Go Together

Fascinating!

[ related topics: moron Erotic Sociology Community Religion Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-05-04 07:34:11-07 Time Enough for Sex by ziffle comments 6

"the average guy has sex once a week if he's single; twice a week if he's married and three times a week if he's living in sin. "

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/....cgi?f=/n/a/2002/04/24/MNsex.DTL

hhhmmm - I should get married, it seems....

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Entry: 2002-05-02 14:23:31-07 Stem Cell Banking by ziffle comments 0

Robert Heinlein wrote http://www.luna-city.com/sf/rah.htm about Lazarus Long ("Time Enough for Love" http://www.ozcraft.com/scifidu/bk_time_enough.html) going back to earth for a 6 week regeneration - what once seemed fantasy may be reality as stem cell research advances. (From slashdot) http://www.stemsource.com/products.htm -- these guys are actually storing us for the future. Does that mean I can eat junk food now and fix it up my clogged veins later?

Cool!

[ related topics: Heinlein Food Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-05-02 10:57:38-07 Run headlong into wall, rinse, repeat by Shawn comments 2

Our favorite moral bully, John Ashcroft, is at it again. Pouting about the spanking he recently got from the Supreme Court, he's introducing yet another piece of legislation to ban fake images.

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Ethics Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-05-01 08:13:31-07 National Masturbation Month by Dan Lyke comments 2

May is National Masturbation Month! If you're a fundraising sort of person, you might want to participate in the Masturbate-A-Thon. Over at Clean Sheets they're celebrating, one article asks about "the first time you ever masturbated?"

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-04-30 09:20:49-07 Home-made porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Daze Reader, over at Hoot Island a step-by-step guide to making your own home porn videos, including ways to coax a reluctant lover into being filmed:

Offer her points (but on net, not gross; no reason to be stupid about this).

Let her do the audio commentary.

Do not, however, offer to let her best friend stand in for the close-up penetration shots.

[ related topics: Humor Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-04-27 09:44:43-07 Signs of Drug Use by TC comments 3

Do you suspect your little ones are smoking Lucifer's tobaco? Are they idolizing other drug users like Geroge W. Bush & PrinceWilliam Harry? Here are the warning signs of drug use. It seems to be pretty informative except I suspect the author has some latent fantasies involving fire hoses and children.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Health Politics Drugs ]



Entry: 2002-04-25 08:26:02-07 Lusty Laughter by Dan Lyke comments 0

A review of Sex and Humor: Selections from the Kinsey Institute sounds like that book would make a good alternative to traveling to Bloomington Indiana to see the exhibit from the Kinsey Institute at the Indiana University School of Fine Arts gallery.

[ related topics: Humor Erotic Books Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-04-23 08:44:56-07 Kegelmaster 2000 by TC comments 4

Roar! looks like Suzanne Somers has a stealth product line for girls that really want to buff up. Ok so the above is fiction. Dan and I were having lunch yesterday one of the conversation tangents was about the variety of porn spam that shows up these days. What kinda spam makes you giggle?

[ related topics: Coyote Grits Spam Erotic Monty Python Sexual Culture Television ]



Entry: 2002-04-23 06:36:05-07 Christie Kerr by Dan Lyke comments 6

Oh. My. Via RC3 and Genehack, umm... Well... Christie Kerr... oh, just follow the damned link.

[ related topics: Current Events John S Jacobs-Anderson Sports Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-04-19 09:37:41-07 Diane sees Annie Sprinkle by Dan Lyke comments 3

I'm jealous: Diane went to see Annie Sprinkle. I saw a quick presentation by Annie at the Sex Worker's Film Festival a while ago, and keep wavering between "she's brilliant" and "she's a ditz with an annoying voice".

[ related topics: Movies Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-04-15 07:57:46-07 Help Scarleteen! by Dan Lyke comments 0

One of the frustrations of this year's taxes was realizing how little of what I gave to worthy causes was deductible. Scarleteen, that wonderful sex information site for teens affiliated with Scarlet Letters needs some money so that it can become a non-profit so that our money can go much further when we help support it. Go. Now. Help Scarleteen.

[ related topics: Currency Erotic Politics Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-04-11 07:45:38-07 Foot Fetish by Dan Lyke comments 0

David Steinberg visits Hank Wolny's Foot Fetish, which shares space with the very cool Felicity's Fetiche (which I'm sure I've mentioned before, but can't find right now).

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Entry: 2002-04-10 09:52:39-07 Subs by TC comments 0

Do you ever fantasize about having your own sub. No! not that kind. I'm talking about the kind that you can ride.... and direct... in an adventure of exploration and go deep into places you have never gone before... Subs like this ...oh yeah baby.

[ related topics: Boats California Culture Cool Science Erotic Humor Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-04-05 08:22:22-08 Gummi Bears by Dan Lyke comments 0

More than you wanted to know about Gummi Bears (most of the interesting bits are in German). No, really, too much information about the private fantasies of Gummi Bears.

[ related topics: Erotic Humor ]



Entry: 2002-04-04 10:03:21-08 Geek The Girl by TC comments 0

Via CamWorld an erotic story called Geek the Girl. I'm pretty sure it wasn't written by Cam under a pen name (too many spelling mistakes) and I suspect some plagiarism as Allison becomes Sarah for a pargraph<shrug> but it's got a variety kinks that might be interessting to Flutterbiters. The main site has a pretty huge library of stories to explore (warning looks like a major time sink)

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Entry: 2002-04-03 12:32:08-08 <i>Harmful to Minors</i> by Shawn comments 2

What appears to be a wonderful new book, Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex is sparking an angry firestorm among conservative and religous groups, who have denounced it as "evil". They have also been calling for the firing of the individuals at University of Minnesota Press who agreed to publish the book - after it had been turned down time and time again by other publishing houses.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Books Sexual Culture Child-Freedom Political Correctness ]



Entry: 2002-03-31 08:40:29-08 happy easter by Dan Lyke comments 0

Happy Easter!

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Entry: 2002-03-27 10:35:53-08 Pony vs Porn by TC comments 5

Can you tell the difference between a Porn Star and a My Little Pony by their name? I got a dismal 3 out of 12. try it for your self. It seemed like everyone enjoyed the guess the beer game we linked earlier and this one is way more fun.

[ related topics: Beer Erotic Games Space & Astronomy Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-03-17 15:21:59-08 spankings = smarter by Dan Lyke comments 1

On the SHS mailing list, Lydia passed along the news that spanking makes you smarter. Unfortunately, it's a Weekly World News story, I can't find any evidence of the "Lucerne Institute of Psychological Research" or "Dr. Crispin Heinz" existing outside of this story, and I can't imagine any credible reporter using "professional fanny smacker" in a sentence. Which sucks, 'cause... well... Oh, never mind. Your imaginations are better than mine anyway.

[ related topics: Current Events Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality Humor Erotic ]



Entry: 2002-03-07 16:27:59-08 Student Porn Bust by Shawn comments 0

The article is light on details, but it sounds like everyone involved is being prosecuted and/or punished for creating the porn video - with at least two of [what appears to be] the oldest now in FBI custody for child pornography.

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Sexual Culture Law Enforcement ]



Entry: 2002-03-07 07:40:31-08 Michael Rosen by Dan Lyke comments 0

Clean Sheets has an interview with Michael Rosen, and an an interview with a couple who modeled for Rosen. Worth a read and a look at his pictures.

I don't do "erotic" photography. I do sex photography: I take pictures of people having sex who are genuinely hot for each other, and I try to capture the full energy of their exchange.

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Entry: 2002-02-18 08:47:49-08 Shameless (self) promotion by Shawn comments 14

Millerswork, Inc. (bias alert: Of which I am the webmaster) has just completed an extensive facelift and UI redesign. Our mission is no less than the redefinition of porn as a responsible, respectable business.

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Entry: 2002-02-15 18:03:35-08 Powell Supports Condom Use by TC comments 0

Colin Powell clearly stated his mind in favor of condom use during an MTV program. I know it's a "yeah duh" for the flutterby crowd but I gotta respect Powell for his stand in direct oposition to the Bush "just say no" to sex horse pucky.

[ related topics: Current Events Software Engineering Erotic Politics Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-02-15 10:00:57-08 American PORN by TC comments 0

I was too swamped earlier this week to post but did anyone see the Frontline report American Porn last monday night?? I thought they did dam fine job giving a snap shot of the industry. I especially liked how they showed the conflict between the established dons like Larry Flint and the new guys trying to make a name for themselves. If you follow the link they have the program on streaming video without all the *bleeps* you get on TV.

[ related topics: Heinlein Software Engineering Invention and Design Interactive Drama Erotic Technology and Culture Television Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-02-14 06:46:12-08 Nude Bungee by Dan Lyke comments 0

I haven't linked to Clean Sheets in a while, but they've got an article on nude bungee jumping. I've never done bungee jumping, but if I had the opportunity to do it nude I might try.

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Entry: 2002-02-13 08:16:49-08 Nina Hartley in the Synagogue by Dan Lyke comments 0

Before Shawn gets to it: On the SHS mailing list, Ron forwarded this report that Nina Hartley will talk about sex at Temple Beth Ami. That might be a way to drag me back into the synagogue.

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Sexual Culture Religion ]



Entry: 2002-02-08 10:22:04-08 History of The Spectator by Dan Lyke comments 0

Interesting history of The Spectator, the Bay Area's sex weekly, in Layne Winklebleck's letter about stepping down as editor. It amazes me that people I find interesting, like David Steinberg[Wiki], and articles I find interesting, appear amongst ads that are completely uninteresting to me.

[ related topics: Erotic California Culture Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-02-05 08:40:30-08 Sexy Losers gone? by Shawn comments 12

The [adult] webcomic Sexy Losers has been taken down. The artist says something about Row going down and that he's not likely to put it [Sexy Losers] back up without Row. Does anyone know what he's talking about?

His other adult comic, Little White Lie appears to be down entirely as well (no DNS), but his collaboration work - Sunday Morning Coffee - is still up.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Comics Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-01-27 12:24:28-08 Bellocq's Nudes by Dan Lyke comments 2

There's a Salon article on E.J. Bellocq's pictures of New Orleans prostitutes that's really pretty unremarkable, except for this piece of amazing cluelessness:

Another mystery concerning Bellocq's photos are the defaced women. Roughly a dozen negatives have the models' faces rubbed off in a black swirl. The resulting prints look as if Jackson Pollock has doodled over the naked women's faces. "Why are some of the faces scratched out?" Lee Friedlander asks rhetorically. "Nobody knows. I think Bellocq did it himself, but there is no way to know. Some people think his brother, the Jesuit priest, did it, but I think that's silly. I don't really know."

One has only to go to, say, Voyeurweb, to see that the digital library of the future will have lots of images with defaced women and men, exhibitionists who'd rather remain anonymous. Are the critics and commentators so caught up in their subject that they've forgotten that these things happen within a culture? Yeesh.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sociology Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-01-22 11:35:39-08 Sex & Chocolate Sales Soar by TC comments 0

Proof that we are in a global recession. I think the brits have the right idea about how to cope <giggle>

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Monty Python Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-01-14 13:58:09-08 MPornT2K by Dan Lyke comments 3

So that suggestion for a "Mystery Science Theater 3k" style porn night has piqued some interest. One of my problems is that I'm not that familiar with film and video porn. Most of the recent stuff I've seen is far enough over the top to defy parody. Over on Mouthorgan there's a link to a brief history of Vivid Video which spawned some interesting discussion on the history of porn. So it seems like '70s porn is what could be interesting enough to be good, but cheesey enough to make fun of. Anyone got suggestions for movies suitable for real-time parody? Particularly egregious bits of Behind The Green Door[Wiki] or Deep Throat[Wiki] itching to be lampooned?

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Entry: 2002-01-10 10:29:17-08 Porn Intros by TC comments 4

Most of my experience with watching porn has been at batchelor parties and one of the coolest games (if yer drunk enough) is to play MST3K while the porn flick is showing. Well this is kinda like that.

[ related topics: Erotic Macintosh Interactive Drama Games Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2002-01-07 10:37:11-08 Gnome Man by TC comments 0

Hey gals! can you believe this guy isn't married. Although he did state he prefers the company of gnomes over women.

[ related topics: Current Events Sociology Erotic Humor ]



Entry: 2002-01-06 21:50:18-08 Get Orgasmic! by Dan Lyke comments 0

I've run into Rayner Garner on the Society for Human Sexuality mailing list over the years. Missed him the few times he's been down to the Bay Area (he lives an hour or two north), but we've talked via email a couple of times. Then Charlene independently ran into Gavin, and showed me GetOrgasmic.com, which Gavin and Rayner run. Looks like it'd be worth some exploration. Except that it sounds so silly and is kinda hard to do since I haven't played the trumpet in a decade and a half, "the buzz" seems like a neat way to take toning to the next level.

[ related topics: California Culture Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-12-24 09:22:33-08 Aussie Christmas Bonus by TC comments 0

It's becoming more popular in Austrailia to give a Sex Romp as a christmas bonus instead of cash. It even has tax advantages.

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Monty Python California Culture Politics Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-12-13 12:14:41-08 Pasties Protest In Mormon Land by TC comments 0

Unlike ballet dancers, erotic dancers must register with the city and get work cards. The dual standard story

[ related topics: Erotic Civil Liberties Work, productivity and environment Law ]



Entry: 2001-12-13 09:35:19-08 Dance-along Nutcracker by Dan Lyke comments 0

When I was a kid my grandparents used to take us down to Saratoga to see The Nutcracker[Wiki]. It was cute spectacle, but since then I've always seen performances of it as a bit too gimmicky, too much "let's break out everyone in the troupe", to be real art. But this might make me interested in seeing it again: a Dance-Along Nutcracker:

As Louie writes in the program, "For two hours at least, we create a world where gender, age, ethnicity, politics, sexual identity, physical appearance --

and even talent -- fail to divide us."

[ related topics: Art & Culture Software Engineering Erotic Politics Sexual Culture Nostalgia ]



Entry: 2001-12-09 18:04:07-08 Apropos of nothing by Dylan comments 16

Can anyone recommend a good web hosting company that provides the following?

  1. CHEAP
  2. Large storage allowance
  3. Decent, but not necessarily stellar, bandwidth.

The reason I ask is that my mother's sort of actually making a go of making a living as an artist, and she feels she wants to have an internet presence to expand her market outside her local (college town in Iowa) area. I'm going to do the site for her, but need someplace to put it.

Essentially it'll be a lot of images in some kind of thumbnail script, along with a small database of some kind for processing orders. (I really haven't decided on this yet...in any case, it'll be a challenge...I'm totally new to database development). I'm going to set her up with PayPal for the payment section of the fun unless someone here decries PayPal for some reason.

Oh, also...I've never really tried to "market" a site before, if anyone has any tips for getting the site into the search engines, without resorting to putting "horny asian fisting monkey cheerleader barely legal horse sex fuck" into the meta tags, I'd appreciate it.

Anyway, if anybody knows of some good hosts that would be able to provide the kind of service a *small* business needs, let me know.

[ related topics: Art & Culture broadband Erotic Interactive Drama Sexual Culture Invention and Design Law ]



Entry: 2001-11-30 17:03:44-08 Woman Entrepreneur by TC comments 0

a Great Idea for a woman owned business. This short film shows the basic idea.

[ related topics: Bioinformatics Erotic Humor ]



Entry: 2001-11-18 17:28:16-08 Sex in European film by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mick LaSalle uses Intimacy to talk about sex in European film. The reviews have been so-so thus far, but on the basis of this I'd like to see Intimacy for its treatment of the subject.

[ related topics: Movies Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-11-15 07:14:37-08 Dream sand sculpture by Dan Lyke comments 0

Whoah! Via Daze Reader, a spectacular adaptation of Picasso's "The Dream" as a sand sculpture.

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Entry: 2001-11-13 08:06:44-08 U Toronto porn collection illegal by Dan Lyke comments 0

Stolen from Debra who got it from Jamie Joy Gatto, the really interesting bit about the recent donation of a huge porn archive to the University of Toronto by CBC radio producer Max Allen is that much of the collection is illegal in Canada. That entry below about culture in Chattanooga versus the Bay Area? Ditto for Canada versus the United States.

Carolyn Tuohy, vice-president of policy development and deputy provost, denies there was undue delay. "We get individual books and artworks all the time, but to have a full collection donated is not all that common," she says. "My role has been to make sure we do our due diligence, consider what costs it might impose, where it fits into the university, the complexities on the legal side. We had to seek advice on privacy issues and on whether the university could incur civil and criminal liabilities, since the collection contains material it's illegal to possess under the Criminal Code." Access protocols are being developed, Tuohy says, to ensure only genuine researchers can see the collection.

Something else that I get shivery feelings about is this idea of "genuine researchers". What distinguishes an archeologist from a grave-robber? Largely who they work for. The idea that we've passed knowledge over to be the domain of a set of monopolistic institutions scares me.

[ related topics: Law Current Events Coyote Grits Sociology Work, productivity and environment Books Erotic Privacy California Culture Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-11-12 11:25:53-08 World's Longest Tongue by Dan Lyke comments 4

Just because we are[Wiki] "that" kind of publication: Via Scripting News: The pictures that accompany "I've got the world's longest tongue." are well worth a look. If this young woman grows up straight, lesbians across the globe will lament.

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic ]



Entry: 2001-10-26 07:15:33-07 Nude Skates by Dan Lyke comments 6

Yet another reason to love San Francisco: Nude inline skating.

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Entry: 2001-10-24 06:50:37-07 Context is everything by Dan Lyke comments 0

Do not[Wiki] go to CNN after surfing porn sites, otherwise you might be tempted to read otherwise content-free articles, such as US pounds Taliban front.

[ related topics: WTC/Pentagon attacks Erotic ]



Entry: 2001-10-22 07:44:36-07 Exotic Erotic Ball by Dan Lyke comments 2

Diane has a paragraph on the Exotic-Erotic ball, which I've never been to.

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Entry: 2001-10-21 11:24:32-07 Random nude photography by Dan Lyke comments 0

I was looking for further information on Harvey Drouillard, whose work of nude people in everyday situations seems a little more subversive than, say, Spencer Tunick's mass nude gathering shots (flashback to my very first entry), and ran across Glen Johnson's photography. His family portraits and his nudes are interesting work.

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Entry: 2001-10-21 10:46:11-07 Furniture Porn 2 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Mouthorgan: Given that I've largely moved all my own computing to Linux, and that Linux[Wiki] doesn't have the funky new QuickTime codecs that people are futzing with, I'd stopped hitting AdCritic, which I'd especially enjoyed for their spec ads. But this Old World spec ad might get me to fire up the old Winders box more often. Now if the account info worked right on the AdCritic[Wiki] site or I could slip 'em a few bucks to get more than 9K/sec download speeds, I'd be even happier. Might wanna take the discussion over to the Mouthorgan entry.

[ related topics: Free Software Web development Erotic Interactive Drama Apple Computer Open Source Sexual Culture Invention and Design ]



Entry: 2001-10-10 09:41:30-07 Patriotic Purchases by TC comments 6

on Oct. 20, a 14-inch, red-white-and-blue "Star Spangled Rammer" dildo will go on sale at sex shops across the nation, with proceeds benefiting relief efforts.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Humor Good Vibrations ]



Entry: 2001-10-01 10:27:32-07 David Steinberg at Good Vibrations by Dan Lyke comments 0

David Steinberg's photos are on display at the San Francisco Good Vibrations through December.

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Bay Area Photography Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-09-10 11:58:05-07 The rare rational politician by Shawn comments 0

My gawd! Watch the skies for those fluttering pigs, and pack the skis if you're headed for hell. That mythical beast; the Rational Politician has actually been spotted - and in numbers: The Sunday Times (UK) reports that Liberal Democrats in that country are calling for even more relaxed restrictions on pornography and a lowering of the viewing/purchasing age to 16. And that the policy is likely to be adopted. Will wonders never cease?

[ related topics: Current Events Erotic Politics Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-09-10 09:42:48-07 Torn Shapes of Desire may go out of print by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mary Anne reports that her first book, Torn Shapes of Desire[Wiki], has been optioned by Venus Book Club, possibly depleting the original print run. Time to pack that autographed first edition in a nitrogen filled plastic bag...

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Entry: 2001-09-09 15:18:18-07 Sex better than drugs by Shawn comments 0

Reports - based on years of practice - out of Denmark nursing homes state that "pornography is healthier, cheaper and easier to use than medicine" for easing pains and tension in the elderly. Residents are also allowed regular visits by sex-workers. Just more evidence of our sexual backwardness here in the States...<sigh>

Story at: New York Times (registration required), and Ananova

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Entry: 2001-08-20 13:47:32-07 New Contributor! by Dan Lyke comments 1

I'm sure it will do nothing to dispel the "all-male clubhouse" feel to Flutterby, but I've been stealing enough links from Shawn off of the SHS mailing list that I told him I'd happily add him as a contributor. So I have. He's also webmaster over at Millerswork, purveyors of fine erotic content, and promises that they'll have a 'blog up soon. Hopefully there'll be enough crossover content to keep us all happy.

[ related topics: Erotic Weblogs Flutterby Meta Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-08-15 06:39:22-07 Bernard Leduc by Dan Lyke comments 0

I haven't linked to anything from Clean Sheets for a while. The current exhibit by Bernard Leduc is all over the place stylistically, but a few of them came across like what might've happened if Georgia O'Keefe had done explicit images.

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Entry: 2001-08-14 09:42:47-07 Mary Anne Mohanraj looking at film! by Dan Lyke comments 0

In Mary Anne Mohanraj's current diary entry (which should have an august 12th archive entry) she muses about film adaptations of some of her stories. The "what if we could make 'good' porn" idea pops up occasionally on several mailing lists I'm on, it always falls apart because 'good' is subjective, but Mary Anne has the writing chops to make a universally workable story even if it isn't everyone's turn-on.

[ related topics: Erotic Writing Movies ]



Entry: 2001-08-11 11:15:13-07 House Music causes impotence by Dan Lyke comments 0

As much as I like aspects of Burning Man, I don't get into the raver side of things. Now scientists are beginning to understand why. Italian researchers have found that house music causes impotence.

"Music heard in the clubs causes an alternate state of consciousness, which distracts the brain from taking care of its vital functions", researcher Chiara Simonelli said.

[ related topics: Music Burning Man Erotic ]



Entry: 2001-07-30 08:40:21-07 Photographing Sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

David Steinberg on photographing sex, along with some examples of his recent work.

[ related topics: Coyote Grits Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-07-29 10:53:33-07 Live Nude Cats by TC comments 0

Pervets Put Out ...humph, for really good pussy go to Live Nude Cats although you must be over 18 to enter the site.

[ related topics: Erotic Theater & Plays Sexual Culture Humor ]



Entry: 2001-07-29 07:44:30-07 Perverts Put Out! by Dan Lyke comments 1

Perverts Put Out last night was fun, although it was also quite interesting going with someone who isn't familiar with either the scene or a lot of erotica, getting her reactions to especially some of the rougher and non-consensual stuff. But a lot of stuff for all tastes, far more people than last time, and Mary Anne Mohanraj's "they don't have this in Salt Lake City" reaction reminded me why, despite all of the down-sides of the Bay Area, I'm loathe to move.

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Entry: 2001-07-25 06:37:40-07 European sexual survival tips by Dan Lyke comments 1

Good Vibrations Magazine has a bunch of European language sexual survival tips in case you travel abroad... Funny, they only list a "fellatio" translation for the romance languages; wonder what that says about the Germans?

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Erotic ]



Entry: 2001-07-24 09:55:46-07 Perverts Put Out! by Dan Lyke comments 0

I'm going to try to go, so hopefully this won't sell out before I make my reservations, but the last Perverts Put Out! was a lot of fun. A reading by a lot of talented authors, Mary Anne Mohanraj and Darklady are on the calendar for this next one. Saturday the 28th, details on the Black Books events page.

[ related topics: Erotic Books Bay Area ]



Entry: 2001-07-20 08:05:07-07 David Steinberg on photographing sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

David Steinberg's latest Comes Naturally column talks about his further adventures photographing sex. Has some neat pictures, too.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Photography ]



Entry: 2001-07-18 20:19:44-07 Robotica by TC comments 1

I'm always looking to contibute to the sex side of Flutterby and I came across this video and found it to be erotic, althought I can't totally say why. Latent mechanical fetish? Bjork thing? idunno..watch the video and maybe give feedback. Is this erotic?

[ related topics: Movies Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-07-07 10:02:11-07 Farewell, water bed by Dan Lyke comments 6

Man cleaning up this mess is a pain, but it was worth it... Full-wave water bed to be replaced today. Bottle of Canola oil. Fun.

This entry was as just the above paragraph, but I thought about it a bit more and I think to make this an actually useful entry, I should provide some lessons from the experience:

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Entry: 2001-07-02 10:39:13-07 High-seas harlots by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Robot Wisdom comes a review of Heroines and Harlots: Women at Sea in the Great Age of Sail:

Well into the Victorian era, ritualised mass sex was a regular routine in Her Majesty's forces: the larger ships could accommodate 500 copulating couples in one space, each in hammocks 16 inches apart. The imagination boggles.

[ related topics: Web development Jorn Barger Erotic Robotics Space & Astronomy Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-06-22 09:59:14-07 National Orgasm Day by Dan Lyke comments 0

Okay, so it's a British holiday, but we should celebrate anyway: Citing a recent study that said 80 percent of women faked their climax during intercourse, the Ann Summers chain of sex shops declared July 31 National Orgasm Day.

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Entry: 2001-06-22 08:55:29-07 (Anti-)porn sells by Dan Lyke comments 1

Interesting note on how Harry Reichenbach manipulated Comstock into promoting September Morn:

The painting, by Paul Chabas, went from being "rejected as a brewer's calendar," to being, for a time, a celebrated icon on par with the Mona Lisa.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-06-18 07:10:59-07 Tony Ryan by Dan Lyke comments 0

Charlene and I went to The Discord Aggregate Intersection yesterday evening to hear Tony Ryan talk. He does some interesting black and white nudes, drawing heavily from late 19th century paintings. Some good insights into the processes he uses to come up with his images. The venue was also neat, the Discord Aggregate is a collection of folks in a house over in Berkeley, so this was around 10 people in a living room, which made it possible to have the presentation as much dialogue as lecture. I'm not sure which all he'll be speaking at, but his work will be up at ATA in San Francisco, and over at Passion Flower[Wiki], Ardency Gallery[Wiki] and !Hey! Gallery in Oakland.

[ related topics: Bay Area Erotic ]



Entry: 2001-06-14 06:40:48-07 Albert Arthur Allen by Dan Lyke comments 0

A look at Albert Arthur Allen, a nude photographer of the '20s.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-06-03 08:56:49-07 Films on sexual communication by Dan Lyke comments 2

I finally[Wiki] got around to seeing Eyes Wide Shut last week, and yesterday evening rewatched Sirens. I mention them together because they both seem to be saying the same thing in remarkably different ways, and despite the canonization of Stanley Kubrick, I think Sirens[Wiki] does a better job. The difference is that watching Eyes Wide Shut[Wiki] is a tedious task, it's only in the memory and the analysis that it gets better, and there it sometimes feels like that's because I'm reading more into much of the visual language that Kubrick uses than was actually there.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Movies ]



Entry: 2001-05-30 10:05:58-07 Sex ed good by Dan Lyke comments 0

Study says sex education doesn't increase sexual activity:

"The overwhelming weight of evidence shows that sex education that discusses contraception does not increase sexual activity," concludes the report

[ related topics: Children and growing up Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-05-29 10:46:10-07 Phenomenon of Channel One by Dan Lyke comments 0

An awesome article over on Kuro5hin that doesn't quite go far enough: The Phenomenon of Channel One delves into advertising in the classrooms and the perversion of news. I was having the filtering argument with Jeanne, she asked Alec "can you get to porn from school computers?", I trumped the conversation with "can you get to Disney?". Which do you think is more damaging to children?

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-05-25 18:46:37-07 Family Support by Dan Lyke comments 0

A Chronicle article on the recent sex-worker's film festival focuses on the family values aspects.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-05-24 06:42:59-07 SF Sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

A Walking Tour of the Barbary Coast is an interesting quick history of the red light district in San Francisco, from the current annual SF Bay Guardian annual Sex issue. Their 10 sexiest people in the Bay Area is also an interesting list worth reading.

[ related topics: Bay Area Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-05-24 06:38:36-07 Adrian Welch by Dan Lyke comments 0

I don't usually go for the goth thing, but Adrien Welch's work in this week's Clean Sheets has some interesting images and some very nicely done retouching.

[ related topics: Coyote Grits Erotic ]



Entry: 2001-05-20 08:02:08-07 Perverts Put Out! by Dan Lyke comments 0

I went to Perverts Put Out! last night. Even though it took me an hour-twenty to get there (If you're a touron going into the city and miss all the "left lanes are FasTrak only" signs that start on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge, do not try to back up out of the freakin' toll lane! Pull through, then go inside the building and talk to the nice people!) and parking sucked so I got there 20 minutes after it started, I had great fun! Lots of laughter, some poignant moments, some erotic, some biographical. From Kirk Read's "I moved in faster than a stereotypical lesbian joke" to Carol Queen's tale to Charles Anders being his usual self, it was really fun. Next one is apparently July 28th, I'll fight you for reservations.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-05-10 07:23:01-07 Erotic Picasso by Dan Lyke comments 0

In that essay on Yahoo porn that I linked to, David Steinberg mentioned the Erotic Picasso[Wiki] exhibit. Salon has an interview with Gérard Régnier, curator of the Erotic Picasso exhibit on, among other things, why this show will never run in the U.S.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-05-07 11:02:06-07 David Steinberg on Erotic Photography by Dan Lyke comments 0

If you're in Seattle, you have no excuses. On Saturday, June 2nd, David Steinberg will be giving a talk at The Wet Spot titled Real Sex In Front of a Camera[Wiki], on his experiences in making the transition from editor of erotic photography to photographer himself. I don't know how much of the contact info they want generally posted, so if you're not on one of the mailing lists drop me email and I'll send you a phone number. And we need to encourage him to give the talk in the Bay Area too!

I was fascinated by the dynamics inherent to sexual photography. How does a third party, with a camera in his hand, encourage a couple to feel unselfconscious enough to share with the camera and the outside world the subtleties of their most intimate and private connection?

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-05-02 13:01:25-07 Marci McDonald by Dan Lyke comments 0

So I dropped over to Clean Sheets, was... ahem... thumbing... through their masturbation celebration gallery, and came (sorry) across the work of Marci McDonald. Some really neat blending of the female form with flower motifs.

[ related topics: Erotic ]



Entry: 2001-05-01 18:50:12-07 National Masturbation Month by Dan Lyke comments 0

Our friends over at Good Vibrations have proclaimed that May is National Masturbation Month! Participate in the Masturbate-athon and come for a cause! May's edition of the Good Vibrations Magazine doesn't limit itself to just that topic, however.

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-04-19 08:59:46-07 Fuking(sic) machines by Dan Lyke comments 7

Apparently they're serious, but I laughed: Fuking Machines has images of... well... fucking machines. Both commercial and home-made. If you wanna skip all the nekkid women and just get on to the Tim Taylor style hardware, you can go directly to meet the machines.

[ related topics: Humor Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-04-02 12:18:17-07 PAW foundation by Dan Lyke comments 4

The Fucked Company porn lead to Little Gray Guy, the cat with the porn website, which lead to the Protecting Adult Welfare (PAW) foundation.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture New Economy ]



Entry: 2001-03-23 16:47:04-08 The Naked News by TC comments 0

I know it's old news but I finally watched The Naked News and I'd have to say I was a little giggly watching a nude vixen try to read cue cards. For some reason the anchors seemed way more relaxed once they got naked. The striptease portion felt very stiff(hmm pun slipped in there) but seriously I could picture the cue cards. "And today Mir crashed in the pacific ocean (slide bra strap off shoulder) and thus ended an era in the russian space program (pull panties lower) and here's bunny with todays's weather

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Entry: 2001-03-19 17:08:38-08 Igor on Voyeurweb by Dan Lyke comments 2

Interesting letter from Igor of Voyeurweb, some notes on the economics and social issues of running a 'net porn site with a half-million buck monthly bandwidth charge.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2001-03-15 08:35:28-08 Clean Sheets Limericks by Dan Lyke comments 0

For Topspin, the Clean Sheets Limerick competition results.

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Entry: 2001-03-14 14:35:43-08 Brad Wallis nudes by Dan Lyke comments 0

Some neat Brad Wallis erotic photographs in the current issue of Clean Sheets.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic ]



Entry: 2001-03-07 10:36:55-08 Erotica vs Porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets has a fun article on the difference between erotica and pornography.

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Entry: 2001-02-27 09:26:34-08 Bondage by Dan Lyke comments 11

At the behest of a friend I've been reading Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook, an interesting intro to some possibilities of rope. My grandfather was into macramé to help his arthritis and my parents sailed; so the knots in this book are all old hat, but the applications are mostly new. Anyway, via Pursed Lips, Nawa Shibari looks like some people into fairly advanced rope work. Warning: Part of the difficulty of mixing ropes and human restraints is not hurting anyone. As anyone who's ever used a swiss seat climbing harness can tell you, holding a human off the ground without doing bad things to circulation is pretty tough. Don't go look at some of the suspension work in Nawa Shibari[Wiki] and try to duplicate it without a really good background in the basics.

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Entry: 2001-02-18 09:41:22-08 William H. Masters dead by Dan Lyke comments 0

William H. Masters dead at 85. He was a sexuality researcher, and co-author, with Virginia Johnson, of the 1966 book Human Sexual Response[Wiki].

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Entry: 2001-02-16 08:57:29-08 DARE changing by Dan Lyke comments 0

After years of studies showing that DARE (don't actually follow that link, it makes sleazy porn sites seem user friendly...) is ineffective at best, and in many cases is actually linked to increased drug use among children who participate, DARE is changing to the political whims of the moment, it's hard to tell from this article but it sounds like they're going to attack the violence straw man instead.

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Entry: 2001-02-15 13:44:21-08 Cell phone in rectum by Dan Lyke comments 1

Via F2 (which you should go to because it's really good!), Woman has Nokia 8850 surgically removed from bottom. "Doctors at Taipei Medical University hospital said she had been playing sex games with her boyfriend", but maybe she just made that up to keep from admitting something really embarassing, like she answered the phone in a restaurant and the other patrons responded appropriately...

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Entry: 2001-02-15 11:14:14-08 Tintin in Thailand by Dan Lyke comments 0

Want: Belgian police are seizing an unauthorized Tintin in Thailand book:

Belgian police said Wednesday they had seized more than 600 copies of an unauthorized book titled "Tintin in Thailand" that depicted the cartoon character and his friends in homosexual bars in a country known for its sex tourism.

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Entry: 2001-02-13 10:12:02-08 Strange Bedfellows by Dan Lyke comments 0

So after waiting forever for XLibris to ship a copy to my local bookstore, I found Strange Bedfellows at Good Vibrations. Debra, ya done good. As befits a bunch of short stories on sex and politics, most of them are about power dynamics, several of them are about hypocritical politicians, all of them are quite entertaining and well written and edited, and a few are quite hot (It's that personal taste thing, I'm sure that what I find quite hot y'all 'd find tame, and verse-vicea). Strange Bedfellows[Wiki] is a very fun romp through erotic politics. Recommended.

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Entry: 2001-02-09 07:17:39-08 posing naked at 61 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fluffy description of a woman overcoming her fears and having nude photos taken at 61. Good emphasis on how this helped her self image.

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Entry: 2001-02-09 07:12:21-08 adult bookstore clerking by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fun account of clerking an adult bookstore, and no this doesn't seem one of those nicely lit non-cruising places like Good Vibrations.

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Entry: 2001-02-07 07:21:04-08 Prying bluenoses by Dan Lyke comments 0

Backwater Florida county imposes morals on couple. The settlement drops obsenity charges against a couple, in exchange: the Robinsons will not take part in any "sexually connected" businesses in Polk, Highlands or Hardee counties for the next four years and will pay the sheriff's office $2,000

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Entry: 2001-01-31 18:39:37-08 Lego Porn by TC comments 1

Lego Porn shamelessly stolen from the prolific Todd Belton at Mouth Organ

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Entry: 2001-01-30 22:32:26-08 Handheld Porn by Dan Lyke comments 1

Handheld porn big in Singapore.

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Entry: 2001-01-29 14:21:28-08 Tallulah Bankhead by Dan Lyke comments 0

Unfortunately, this review of Sandra Ryan Heyward's new one-woman play "Tallulah" doesn't tell me if the play's worth seeing. I'm putting it on my "worth checking times and doing if it's convenient" list. "Going down on a woman gives me a stiff neck, going down on a man gives me lockjaw and conventional sex gives me claustrophobia."

--- Talullah Bankhead, who died the year I was born

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Entry: 2001-01-25 13:57:19-08 Pariah by TC comments 2

I was wandering the web trying to think of an edgy name and came across a cool porn...errr erotic photography site

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Entry: 2001-01-19 09:47:55-08 Bush League sex by Dan Lyke comments 1

I'm almost sure I linked to this earlier, but the dates don't work out for that to be possible, so David Steinberg on Bush League Sex, or what we're gonna face in terms of sexual freedoms in the next 4 years.

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Entry: 2001-01-16 13:45:08-08 Asian pride porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

So bandwidth is kinda disappointing. Low latency for ssh sessions is good, but he higher speed bits of the 'net are a lot like cable TV. There are bright spots of high bandwidth content: Asian Pride Porn, for instance.

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Entry: 2001-01-08 07:14:51-08 Fake prostitutes by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fake prostitutes posing as undercover cops fleece potential clients in Toronto.

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Entry: 2001-01-07 13:50:21-08 Technical Virgin by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Gary: Tired of abstinence only education? The folks at Technical Virgin have a solution: ...the safest way for teens to avoid unwanted pregnancy while satisfying their carnal needs is to limit themselves to homoerotic encounters until they are ready for procreation. But many boys and girls are uncomfortable with the idea of same-sex encounters. Anal sex, however, can be fun for both sexes, and thanks to modern improvements in strap-on sex tools, girls can enjoy being in control of their own anal encounters.

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Entry: 2001-01-01 12:08:37-08 Bush league sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

There's a new Comes Naturally: Bush League Sex, looks at the nomination of John Ashcroft for attorney general. Bill Humphries also wants to stop the appointment of Ashcroft.

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Entry: 2000-12-28 06:28:31-08 Web payments by Dan Lyke comments 2

Via pretty much everywhere, Evan Williams on paying for web content. Micropayments seem pretty much dead. Per use pricing died with DiVX, even if ASPs are having trouble catching up with the consumer market. Explorations of Eric's recent link to Voyeurweb lead me to Redclouds, an amateur porn site which charges $20/year, non-recurring. If the net is truly going to revolutionise publishing, and I think it is actually cheaper to put up a web page than to try to print a paper 'zine, then prices which reflect that reality are a necessity. And, yes, this means you English majors who thought the .com world was going to mean you could make $150k/year are having to look at similar job prospects to those you went into school with. Deal.

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Entry: 2000-12-20 20:22:19-08 sex parties, then and now by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Pursed Lips (speaking of which, I owe y'all a review of some sort of Debra's Resurrection: An S/M Love Story), Susie Bright on swingers versus S/M parties: "You mean, they're just swingers in black leather clothing?" "Well, not quite," I said, "because they're too young. They think swinging is something you do when you're over 50 and live in a randy subdivision. No, these people are looking for erotic thrills without a lot of head games, and it just so happens that the kinky scene is the only place that supports it. There's no other place in the adult American dating scene where you can be a bit of a show-off, or have two lovers, or fool around watching other people, or try a whole bag of sex toys."

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Entry: 2000-12-18 08:02:44-08 more nude tutorials by Dan Lyke comments 0

If Eric's gonna post that nude photo tutorial, then I'll follow suit. I've used DCC Photo a couple of times when the subjects in the photograph didn't feel comfortable using a local lab. Jack Cutler's taste in women and how to photograph them is often a little too glossy and overproduced for my sensibilities, but his descriptions of technique and shooting sessions are useful. He's got some suggestions for shooting model photos in midday sun that get some reasonable images out of light that I've often given up for hopeless.

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Entry: 2000-12-16 18:06:24-08 Exceptional Nude by ebradway comments 0

Voyeurweb usually is loaded with pictures of chubbies who make you thankful their faces are blurred out but occasionally someone gets it right. The commentary is always fun to read and there is very good tutorial on shooting nudes.

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Entry: 2000-12-14 09:57:19-08 erotic magazines by Dan Lyke comments 1

Heather Corinna, of Scarlet Letters fame, saw my plea for good erotic magazines and recommended Cupido. There are no english links off the main page, but a random Cupido photo page shows promise.And David Steinberg[Wiki] is one of their photo editors.

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Entry: 2000-12-09 23:08:31-08 SMS PORN by TC comments 5

SMS (Short Message Service) is one of the things Dan & I are looking into right now and it might save us from WAP...whew. So in my research I found SMS PORN

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Entry: 2000-12-07 09:23:50-08 sex in the workplace by Dan Lyke comments 1

Those Brits again: a new study on sex in the workplace shows that: "Twenty-eight percent of British working women say they have had sex in the office and 65 percent of them don't regret it, according to a survey published on Thursday."

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Entry: 2000-12-07 09:16:08-08 Marquis de Sade by Dan Lyke comments 0

Salon has a quick biography of the Marquis de Sade. Nothing terribly revealing.

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Entry: 2000-12-06 15:57:26-08 sexy magazines by Dan Lyke comments 0

I found a copy of the paper version of Nerve. Boy, was that disappointing. Reminded me of a particularly bad version of GQ. So, suggestions for good sexy magazines? Anything That Moves is further into the activism than my tastes run (and, as much as I'd like to be trendy, I'm pretty het), the issue of Black Sheets I've got looks good, a bit dark, Libido has its moments but production tends to be shoddy (sometimes missing pages). Of the online sites, Clean Sheets tends to be my favorite, Scarlet Letters has some good editorials but is hard to navigate. I know Eric has posted some suggestions here, and Debra has mentioned a few, what's your favorite? I'd like something that tends towards the tastes David Steinberg[Wiki] showed in Erotic by Nature[Wiki].

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Entry: 2000-12-02 12:39:25-08 abstinence by Dan Lyke comments 0

Clean Sheets asks What's abstinence got to do with it?

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Entry: 2000-12-01 13:31:26-08 death by pornography by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Shadow[Wiki] passes along Death by Pornography: I find this the most tragic part he died to see the wrong naked woman, whom he never even got to see (the minor-repellent shrink wrap was intact when an Emergency Medical Team pulled the magazine from his tightly clamped hands).

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Entry: 2000-11-29 07:52:12-08 born to greatness by Dan Lyke comments 4

I think I've mentioned Strange Horizons here before, the online SF magazine that Mary Anne Mohanraj is a part of. I've been wondering at the decline of the heroic myth in American culture for a while. Horatio Alger stories are out of fashion, replaced by tales of people trapped by circumstance, too weak to make a stand, ala the wretched but well acclaimed American Beauty[Wiki]. Brains vs. Brawn: The Birthright Trend in Current Science Fiction Television Programming explores this trend: It's all very well if delivered tongue-in-cheek, but the message that some people are born to greatness, while the rest, no matter what their abilities, are meant to support them, smacks of a feudal sensibility. It's possible that this is nothing more than a bit of high fantasy sneaking into science fiction (Star Wars, with its knights and princesses, is the classic example of that), but it could also be a reflection of a societal inclination in America to trust the mystical over the rational. Strange as it may seem, the growing popularity of science fiction on television springs from the declining faith in education in American society. Like a priest's vocation, heroism is a calling, instead of a choice.

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Entry: 2000-11-20 11:43:51-08 obscene interiors by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Bifurcated Rivets, Obscene Interiors is a couple of interior designers critiquing the backdrops in amateur porn photos.

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Entry: 2000-11-16 09:24:28-08 more courtesans by Dan Lyke comments 0

That Salon courtesan article I linked to yesterday continues with the modern courtesan, taking a look at Clare Boothe Luce, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman, and Arianna Huffington. This one's better written, but still pretty shallow, for instance in covering the 20th century it somehow manages to miss Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel, perhaps not the same class as Harriman but certainly worth a mention.

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Entry: 2000-11-15 14:56:02-08 surreal porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via randomonium, a 'blog which caught my attention by the lapels and got in my face in a good way, Surreal Porn Pop Erotica. Well, okay, surreal porn in a heavily image filtered way, not in an X Rated Cartoons sort of way.

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Entry: 2000-11-15 11:05:25-08 courtesans by Dan Lyke comments 0

On the other side of the prostitution issue, Salon has the first in a series on courtesans, which seemed a little fluff heavy and info sparse...

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Entry: 2000-11-08 15:16:59-08 what First Amendment? by Dan Lyke comments 0

My take is that the "crusaders against child porn" aren't necessarily interested in preventing harm to the children, but in imposing a morality. Especially given the various studies that have shown that pornography provides a non-violent release (I think I remember that Nadine Strossen's Defending Pornography[Wiki] is a good source for those studies). Anyway, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a law expanding the definition of child pornography to include material made with adults that appears to be of children. I'd sure like to see the proof that "depictions that are represented to be minors are harmful in the same way as any child pornography, except that there is no minor involved in their production." This might be worth tracking down the decision because there are some really boneheaded quotes in the article, I'd like to see how they're backed up.

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Entry: 2000-11-08 10:43:30-08 Mitchell Brothers by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets has a review of Rated X, the Emilio Estevez movie about the Mitchell Brothers.

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Entry: 2000-11-04 09:20:51-08 Tech Sex by Dan Lyke comments 3

Via Yet Another Web Log. I have regular discussions with my friends in Chattanooga, and for a while the subject was often "why don't you come back?" One of my answers was that when I got an enterprise funded and running, I'd have trouble attracting qualified people to work with, despite the tremendous natural beauty and recreational opportunities that the Chattanooga[Wiki] area affords. I remember a long rant complaining about the lack of strip-clubs and regular police harassment of adult book stores, which, when shown to some of the people trying to build business incubators, was completely misunderstood. Anyway, apparently I was closer than I thought, there's a huge correlation between high tech innovation and gay populations. Richard Florida, (apparently formerly) of the Center for Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon, wondered why high tech firms like Lycos started at Carnegie Mellon[Wiki] all left the area. They discovered from 1990 census data that the highest correlation of any factor with high tech vitality was with the population of unmarried same-sex partners. Sorry, Chattanooga[Wiki], unless a lot of repressed rednecks start coming out you're stuck doing tourism and light manufacturing...

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Entry: 2000-11-03 06:25:15-08 George Lucas exposed by Dan Lyke comments 0

QOTD: Via Metascene, from Born to be Wadd, Bill Margold on John Holmes: There is an orgy scene in Disco Dolls where I'm being blown by Leslie Bovee and John's being worked on by four people next to me -- and all of a sudden his dick popped out over my head, and I looked up at it and it was like the opening shot of Star Wars.

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Entry: 2000-10-31 19:43:49-08 the lolita controversy by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Lolita controversy addresses the rise of synthetic jailbait, faux child themes in popular porn. I see this as a direct reaction to the restrictions that COPA imposed, say "no" and it's guaranteed to become a fetish, but the article also raised the spectre of some of the bad bits of the Meese era and is making me rethink my vote for Browne rather than against Bush. It's easy to think of the Reagan years in terms of the trumped up falsehoods (like the "he closed all the asylums and created the homeless problem", ignoring the tightening of the standards for involuntary incarceration in the late '70s which was more likely the cause) and forget about the real horrors. For whatever her faults and roles in the Branch Davidian fiascos and numerous other bad Justice Department decisions, Janet Reno ain't nothin' on Ed Meese.

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Entry: 2000-10-29 14:43:15-08 nudity deemed legal by Dan Lyke comments 0

How many times must we fight these battles? Nudism magazines deemed not obscene: The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unanimously reversed December's decision by a federal judge in New Jersey, who concluded the magazines Jeunes et Naturels and Jung und Frei violated federal law against importing obscene materials. Now I agree that sometimes nudist publications are an attempt to give a veneer of respectability to the super-uptight, but doesn't that pretty much automagically make them artistic expression?

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Entry: 2000-10-27 14:57:17-07 QOTD by TC comments 0

QOTD:Erotic is just one feather... KINKY is the whole chicken

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Entry: 2000-10-26 07:28:43-07 superstition or tradition by Dan Lyke comments 0

Reading Savaging the Civilized[Wiki] gave me a glimpse of some of the incredible diversity of culture that was destroyed as a result of Ghandi's nationalism. Of course I'm taking this completely out of cultural context, but it continues: The Telangana district departments of Information and Public Relations campaign against nude worship.

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Entry: 2000-10-19 15:47:36-07 Chapter and Perverse by Dan Lyke comments 0

In Clean Sheets, a Chris Bridges article titled Chapter and Perverse. Oh, never mind. Just go read it, it's funny.

Cats and small dogs are oddly attracted to thrashing humans and always always always pick the precise wrong time to suddenly lick your face. Also, as a rule: dogs are fantastically interested in sudden new smells while cats are drawn to play with dangly things. Be warned.

Also in Clean Sheets[Wiki], Lube the World, I Wanna Get Off provides a little inspiration, even 'though evidence so far suggests that I'm a slightly more private person than that and more likely to try it with one person first...

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Entry: 2000-10-17 10:29:23-07 nude features by Dan Lyke comments 0

Well, I'm hacking on Eric's DSL line while everyone in 'nooga is working this afternoon. So Flutterby[Wiki] user name details now show all the entries that a user has commented on.

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Entry: 2000-10-17 10:03:27-07 live nude girls unite by Dan Lyke comments 2

David Steinberg reviews Live Nude Girls Unite

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Entry: 2000-10-16 14:18:24-07 sex toy ban back by Dan Lyke comments 0

The mouth-breathers are winning: Alabama sex toy ban reinstated.

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Entry: 2000-10-10 13:55:37-07 posing by Dan Lyke comments 3

About the death of primary sources, Salon has this article about figure modeling at the University of Idaho which references a story that's on the web, but completely ignores the story! Anyway, the original story is called the naked truth, the only thing recommending it is that it's got a few quotes that show yet again that getting naked is good for mental health and well-being.

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Entry: 2000-10-10 09:50:07-07 help you look younger too by Dan Lyke comments 2

Anti-news: Have sex, stay young.

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Entry: 2000-10-10 06:23:43-07 purloined porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Another Salon piece with an interesting topic that doesn't dig deep enough: Purloined Porn talks about writers who put stuff up on alt.sex.stories.* and later find their work being sold, sometimes intact, sometimes the same story edited to change genders of participants.

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Entry: 2000-09-29 08:42:07-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Need To Know: nobscan.com exists to show scanned pictures of male genitalia in flaccid and humorous states. It is not a pornography site. Under current law, erect members cannot be shown in UK media (which includes web servers) - so we will not be featuring any pictures of pointy projectiles.

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Entry: 2000-09-28 15:20:11-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets has some interesting photographs by Mark Odley, none of which come off as particularly erotic to me, but a few of them made me laugh in the right ways. Also a well written review of red-head porn sites, the discussion of full-time fetishes is well worth a read.

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Entry: 2000-09-27 09:07:29-07 Parenting and Porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Some of you have heard me talk about the trials of my friend who was a total San Francisco militant 70s feminist coming to grips with the adolescence of her teenage sons. Although she made a fairly convincing case that she was the first customer of Good Vibrations she's also pretty squeemish about a lot of things, and is trying to reconcile the reactionary 70s attitudes against reality. Susannah Indigo, who has taken over the job of managing editor of Clean Sheets from Mary Anne Mohanraj, writes about taking the other tack and letting her son borrow from her porn stash in a Salon article titled Erotic Mama.

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Entry: 2000-09-22 16:14:14-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In the latest Comes Naturally, David Steinberg[Wiki] talks about bad pornography.

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Entry: 2000-09-22 16:14:14-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Layne Winebeck responds to David Steinberg's attempt to divide porn into good and bad.

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Entry: 2000-09-22 16:14:14-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mary Anne Mohanraj, one of the driving forces behind Clean Sheets has started a science fiction magazine called Strange Horizons, and will also be teaching an online class on writing and publishing sex stories through Freelance Success. The latter might get me off my butt and give a sympathetic critique group for some of the fiction I want to play with.

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Entry: 2000-09-22 16:14:14-07 East-West by ebradway comments 0

Caught the latest installment of the Independent Film Festival in Chattanooga: Est-Ouest. Of course, like everything in Chattanooga, the film festival is far enough behind the times that the movie is available in the video stores. The movie features a young doctor returning to his home country, Russia, post-WWII, with his young French wife and child. The struggle begins before they even leave the ship - seeing a young man shot down while trying to reach his aging father. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, so I won't go into details. The net result is a powerful film that is best viewed with a companion of the prefered sex...

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Entry: 2000-08-29 06:44:16-07 Sex threatens communism by Larry Burton comments 0

This bizarre tale of a Chinese bureaucrat attempting to cover her past may be telling of the real reason for the break up of communism around the world. It may be that the spread of capitalism is taking more of the credit than it is due.

China is carrying out an extended drive against endemic corruption, which President Jiang Zemin said has threatens the rule of the Communist Party.



In a speech published in April, Jiang specifically cited the exchange of power for sex by top cadres as one example of behavior that would incur harsh punishments.

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Entry: 2000-08-26 17:13:49-07 Aqua Erotica by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mary Anne Mohanraj, editor of the new book Aqua Erotica[Wiki], has been obsessing over it (scroll down to the 22nd) in her diary. I ordered it from my local bookstore (because I'm a good citizen of my community), and haven't had a chance to read much, but what I've read thus far has been pretty predictable, I like Thomas S. Roche and Carol Queen, but Poppy Z. Brite just leaves me limp, mainly because I don't think death is erotic. There may be something more, though, I find that writing like Debra Hyde's diary entries manage to communicate the effect of the "kinks" on her, whereas a lot of the current wave of erotica seems to expect that description of the kinks alone suffices. The writers I most connect with manage the former. Anyway, unlike others, I haven't found the waterproofness or the small type off-putting, and I've enjoyed a few of the stories, but I'm still seeking that editor who manages to collect the stories that really match my kinks.

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Entry: 2000-08-12 09:28:47-07 infections, OO Perl and Verrier Elwin by Dan Lyke comments 3

I got this nasty infection that makes it difficult to sit, and I'm taking some monster horse-pill antibiotics and told to soak the affected area 4-5 times per day in water as hot as I can possibly stand. So I've spent a bit o' time in the bathtub and laying on my stomach. Since typing is pretty much impossible, after I finished Damian Conway's excellent Object Oriented Perl I decided that if I was gonna be sick, I may as well catch up on some long past due pleasure reading. So I picked up Savaging the Civilized: Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, & India[Wiki] by Ramachandra Guha. I'd gotten this book because I'd heard of Elwin in the context of his "philanthropology" (some wag has also called it "philanderanthropology") amongst various tribes in India outside the Hindu mainstream, where he discovered variations on polyamory, promiscuity, and sexual norms unfetterd by the Christian and Hindu restrictions. The book did not live up to my prurient motivations, it covered Elwin's life and left the coverage of those customs to his books, but I got a good overview of India through the first half of the 20th century. From going to India as a Christian missionary, finding common common work within Ghandi's cause, and then finding that Ghandi's intolerance was as distasteful as that of the church he'd left, it's a remarkable story of a man trying to find a home and instead discovering causes. Longer review coming, but if you're into scholarly autobiographies it's an interesting read.

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Entry: 2000-08-10 23:10:23-07 Porn by TC comments 0

Free speech wins one! Silly Porn Law overturned.

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Entry: 2000-07-31 18:11:25-07 Mini Outlaws by TC comments 2

Swaziland's government is going to ban miniskirts to curb the spread of aids??? I know things are pretty desperate over there but couldn't the government do something more pragmatic? like say... outlawing the color PINK

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Entry: 2000-07-27 03:57:26-07 webcam tanning by Dan Lyke comments 0

Free tanning sessions. Well, kinda. Free if you're cool with having your image web cammed.

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Entry: 2000-07-13 09:31:29-07 Porn for dollars by TC comments 4

Help! Is there someone out there that understands the business models of adult sites?? Especially the "soft" sites like Bikini.COM genre. I'm all for doing interesting projects but I can't seem to make the numbers work. Everyone tells me Porn makes money, somebody enlighten me please...

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Entry: 2000-07-10 11:00:42-07 welcome back Debra by Dan Lyke comments 0

On the topic of sex, Debra of Pursed Lips is back from vacation.

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Entry: 2000-07-10 10:59:17-07 sex and disability by Dan Lyke comments 0

Okay, KQED gets a membership renewal from me. Driving to a client site this morning, Forum had a particularly good session on sex and disability, enough that when I got on site, I dropped a CD on a desk, then went back down to the car to listen to the show while I waited for the rest of the team. Links reproduced from their web site that I haven't had a chance to check out:

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Entry: 2000-07-03 08:15:07-07 Wireless Porn by TC comments 1

Why Didn't I think of this? Wireless Porn

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Entry: 2000-06-29 09:56:28-07 by Dan Lyke comments 2

Bluenoses to the rescue, New York cops bust "a Nesconset club purporting to be a juice bar... filled with couples dancing and having sex." "This place was Sodom and Gomorrah," said Williams, describing a non-alcoholic bar filled with about 140 patrons, ranging in age from their mid-20s to early 70s. Juice was readily available.

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Entry: 2000-06-29 07:37:55-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

SexNews Daily is a newsletter of sex news. $10 a year, but they've got a free trial period, and some back issues: http://www.sexnewsdaily.com/issue/b47-062600.html http://www.sexnewsdaily.com/issue/b46-062300.html http://www.sexnewsdaily.com/issue/b45-062100.html

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Entry: 2000-06-18 11:13:18-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

QOTD: I Although it goes against the current Freudian thought we seem to be stuck with in this century, I don't believe that anything is about sex, but that sex is about something. It is, if you like, a metaphor, for how we are as human beings in this social world.

--- Jenny Diski, in the author's notes for Leaper collected in Slow Hand

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Entry: 2000-05-17 09:05:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 1

The new Clean Sheets has a roundtable on polyamory, a mouthorgan article on human smell, and new fiction and review.

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Entry: 2000-05-17 07:42:26-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eric Boutilier-Brown has some new work in his Photo Diary, and along with the images in Scarlet Letters he's also got some images in Artifacts.

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Entry: 2000-05-16 13:29:21-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Dan Hartung thought this "American Beauty"esque nude with roses and body paint was better suited to Flutterby than his 'blog. He was right, an interesting idea, although I think if I try to do it I'd light the model's face a little brighter, her eyes tend to get lost. On that topic, Mary Anne, who moved her web page recently, was bemoaning the lack of a camera in her diary, I offered to loan parts of my kit and she declined for the moment based on lack of time this summer, but to anyone else out there interested in photography and wanting to share equipment or expertise, I'm looking to learn more about people photography (not just nudes) and am interested in learning about portraiture, lighting techniques for faces, and working with models.

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Entry: 2000-05-15 13:11:12-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sex was the topic for a while, now it's ragging on software: BUGTRAQ vulnerability database stats. Wonder how many of the Linux aggregate issues are the same problem duplicated for different distributions?

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Entry: 2000-05-10 09:18:47-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I've raved about the photography of Eric Boutilier-Brown before, and, of course, recent discussion has mentioned Scarlet Letters. So what could be better than Eric Boutilier-Brown's photography in Scarlet Letters?

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Entry: 2000-05-10 08:58:29-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets is up, with a review of Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex, a sampling of Richard Meade's photography (which, to me, comes off as technically clean but not speaking to my soul), new fiction, and Chris Bridges on group marriage.

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Entry: 2000-05-09 10:59:09-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Todd tells me I need some nerdliness to balance out today's distinctly sex bias, and suggests the NASA snake robots. Hello, anyone got a 10 foot pole I can not touch this with? Seriously, though, the snake as a model for propulsion gives a vehicle that can work through 3 dimensional environments and with less dependence on gravity for traction.

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Entry: 2000-05-09 09:54:41-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

in Scarlet Letters, some wonderful musings on virginity and rites of passage: "I reject the notion of virginity utterly. I reject the idea that I may only come to a given act as an innocent once, and that anyone besides myself may give a finite weight to the importance of any aspect of my life. I refuse to have but one rite of passage, as I refuse to be stifled from growing, changing and becoming who I am at any given year, day or in every moment."

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Entry: 2000-05-09 09:54:01-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Spectator Magazine has two reviews, one positive on Sex: The Annabel Chong Story, the other negative on Sex: The Annabel Chong Story. After my <link url="/archives/1999_Mar/04_AnnabelChongmeetstheOlympics.html">musings on Annabel Chong</link> last year I really do need to see this movie.

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Entry: 2000-05-03 07:36:52-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Just to make it look like I'm completely sucking up to Debra Hyde, if you hadn't gone and read her 'blog when I told you to, her essay on the Scarleteen situation is on this week's Clean Sheets.

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Entry: 2000-05-02 09:10:18-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

QOTD: "There are two types of people who oppose pornography - people who don't know what they're talking about and those who don't know what they're missing."

--- Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, quoted in Nerve.com This Week In Sex

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Entry: 2000-05-01 10:57:36-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I've wanted to get over to Europe sometime soon anyway: sex on the beach legal in Spain, or at least they're gonna turn off the lights and suspend patrols from 1 A.M. to 2 A.M. on a few beaches.

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Entry: 2000-04-22 18:44:07-07 by Dan Lyke comments 1

Interesting look at the movie "The Lifestyle" and swinging. Schisgall's research revealed that every state but North Dakota has a group sex club. Robert McGinley, president of the Lifestyles organization and one of the film's subjects, estimates that North America has at least 3 million swingers: "So it's enough," he says in the film, speaking from his office in Anaheim, "that if they all thought alike and all voted together, hey, we would elect a president." Considering how many of them live in Orange County, they already have. though they also may have helped to keep a Democrat in office. As Schisgall later tells me, "I showed the film to Pat Cadell [former Carter pollster and advisor, and a backer of the short-lived Warren Beatty presidential bandwagon] and afterward he said to me, 'This explains why Bill Clinton didn't get impeached.'"

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Entry: 2000-04-22 09:47:05-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Feds organizing anti-filtering forces to support anti-porn laws. Which brings me to: Wait a minute, aren't these folks supposed to be serving us rather than trying to push stupid rules over on us?

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Entry: 2000-04-14 14:05:09-07 National Masturbation Month by Dan Lyke comments 3

A reminder! May is National Masturbation Month, and Good Vibrations is holding their second annual Masturbate-A-Thon, raise money for women's sexual health organizations, get an "I Came for a Cause" bumper sticker, and have fun doing it!

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Entry: 2000-04-13 13:39:33-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

More evidence that deodorants may be detrimental to your sex life.

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Entry: 2000-04-13 09:19:44-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Pursed Lips, an article with pictures about that Roman erotica collection.

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Entry: 2000-04-11 16:50:59-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Erotic fruit and veggies. You'll never see eggplant in the same way... I'd love to find the original source for these images if anyone knows.

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Entry: 2000-04-05 09:20:13-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eric Boutillier Brown's December photo diary has some nudes worth a look.

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Entry: 2000-04-04 13:53:10-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Kathleen Turner goes nude for stage production of The Graduate.

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Entry: 2000-04-04 13:50:53-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I'm reluctant to link to this one except that it does show the sort of a bubble I live in: The Erotica USA trade show may be too tame for San Francisco. Sounds like a trek to Good Vibrations would give me all the content with the crap filtered out...

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Entry: 2000-04-03 19:45:40-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

David Steinberg talks about the difficulty of drawing sexual versus non-sexual lines.

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Entry: 2000-04-03 12:12:30-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sex Toy OTD: The Amazing Chi Machine. You lay on your back and put your ankles on the notches on the machine. It travels about 5 inches back and forth, about two and a half cycles per second. Nominally a device for better health, the brochure has all sorts of gobbledygook about how fish don't get sick and this is because the waving motion of their swimming and all that, but the practical upshot is that this sets up a wave through the body with nodal points at the shoulders and midway between the bellybutton and groin. With a friend... er... helping to stimulate the other senses, tensing all those muscles that normally precede orgasm becomes pretty impossible, and combined with the regular motion things get... well... intense. Not something I'd wanna do all the time, but...

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Entry: 2000-03-31 23:28:54-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Safe Sex.

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Entry: 2000-03-31 10:23:13-08 by Dan Lyke comments 1

A friend of mine's going to Italy this year, I envy her, 'cause she'll be able to see this exhibit of ancient Roman erotica that's been suppressed on and off over the years. It's Roman as in the empire, not the city, as most of it probably came from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and those other southern spots (although, if Dangerous Beauty[Wiki] is to be believed Venice once had its share).

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Entry: 2000-03-30 12:58:46-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

QOTD: By their nature, pornographies cannot be said to proselytize, since they are written for the already hooked. The worst that can be said of pornography is that it leads not to "antisocial" sexual acts but to the reading of more pornography. As for corruption, the only immediate victim is English prose.

--- Gore Vidal, Pornography, collected in Gore Vidal: Sexually Speaking.

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Entry: 2000-03-23 21:07:03-08 by Dan Lyke comments 11

A month or so back there was an exchange between Lindsay and Peter about the relevance of the web. I've been puzzling about this for a while, because it seems to me that despite the huge growth of the web it's become a less useful and interesting place for me in general. I don't know if it's because the novelty has worn off, but I suspect not, most of the discussion forums that I used to find indispensable are now flooded with FAQs (perpetual September), and most of the web sites that I thought were so cool back in the early days are gone because their authors couldn't keep up with the load of the growing user base. One such site which has reappeared is Jourdan Shelbourne's Ivory Gates, assorted erotic stories and ramblings. Note particularly such stories as Virgin (On the Ridiculous) and Unwrap Party.

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Entry: 2000-03-15 22:18:45-08 Naked Pictures by Dan Lyke comments 2

This Ottowa exhibit of aboriginal Canadian erotic art looks pretty cool.

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Entry: 2000-03-15 20:17:48-08 Sex News Watch by Dan Lyke comments 0

I rarely post resources on the basis of regular updates before I have a chance to track 'em for a while to see if they really are, but the proprietor of Sex News Watch has been around for a while on one of the mailing lists I frequent. It looks like an overview of much of the mainstream stuff that I usually don't bother to pass along, and it doesn't have some of the fringe sources of Pursed Lips, but it might be up your alley, I'll track it for a bit.

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Entry: 2000-03-15 08:19:23-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Clean Sheets includes an interview with Robin Schone, yet another author trying to bridge that gap between romance and erotica.

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Entry: 2000-03-09 08:27:55-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new RISKS digest has notes on the problems with the Arizona internet voting, a note that an affiliate of Aleph, formerly Aum Shinri Kyo of the subway nerve gas attacks, is a Japanese Defense contractor, and an amusing anecdote about a contract delivered in Microsoft Word format, the perils of fixed length fields and ordering flowers over the 'net, and what "highlight changes" showed about the lawyerly process and the thinking of the other side of the negotiations... giggle. Yet another reason to demand open standards from your software vendors.

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Entry: 2000-03-08 09:09:08-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The latest Clean Sheets has new poetry and fiction, and A Sneak Peek at Next Year's Sex Toys.

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Entry: 2000-03-06 08:56:57-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

One of my frustrations is that I get the David Steinberg essays via e-mail, but I still have to wait for 'em to show up on the SHS web site to put 'em here. Anyway, the latest Comes Naturally explores the controversy over ads with mastectomy scars in SF, some issues with nubile young nudes versus less conventionally attractive nudes in Santa Cruz, and George Washington's watch fob.

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Entry: 2000-03-03 07:42:37-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Who says Brits are uptight? Lots of 'em posed for a book of nude portraits called Naked London.

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Entry: 2000-03-01 03:03:39-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets has some neat art by Mark Henson

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Entry: 2000-02-29 08:55:26-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Unclear on the concept: Poland tries to ban porn, but even opponents of the ban, like Edward Wende, are saying things like: "The distribution of pornography has nothing to do with freedom of speech, Democracy gives you the right of free speech, but you cannot violate someone else's freedom. You cannot insult or offend other people." Luckily, it seems that the people themselves do get it, a shopkeeper says: "Prices will be higher, but everything will still be available. It will be just like under the Communists in the past, only now it's the church that is pushing us around."

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Entry: 2000-02-26 16:59:24-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

QOTD: Ever noticed how they who wail about all the babies never born thanks to snippage, oral sex, birth control, gays and lesbians, abortion, etc. rarely (if ever) shed a tear for all the births prevented by virginity?

--- Omixochitl in alt.support.childfree

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Entry: 2000-02-25 14:07:10-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In the current Scarlet Letters, a great article about early sexuality and kindergarten

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Entry: 2000-02-23 09:44:14-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Keith Knight offers teens alternatives to sex.

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Entry: 2000-02-23 08:11:38-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Big update at Clean Sheets[Wiki] today.

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Entry: 2000-02-21 06:58:49-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Gray areas of the law I've always wondered about get tested: "A Canadian court this week began considering whether live images of <link url="http://www.apbnews.com:80/newscenter/breakingnews/2000/02/16/netsex0216_01.html">erotic acts relayed over the Internet in exchange for money constitute prostitution</link>." The reason for the hullabaloo in the first place appears to be the lack of age restrictions that, say, a strip club can impose. I'm not a lawyer, but that doesn't sound like it's a legal basis for differentiating between performance and prostitution, that sounds like a bad excuse.

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Entry: 2000-02-16 06:57:02-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Clean Sheets includes some poetry and photos and a Mouthorgan column, nothing which leaped out at me.

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Entry: 2000-02-14 09:01:50-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Rafe Colburn passes along this note about Virginia legislators trying make oral sex just a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Great, now if the other 17 states can just catch up...

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Entry: 2000-02-13 10:23:03-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

National Research Council looking for pornography experts to "protect" kids from pornography and "other inappropriate internet content". Objective #1 is a "when did you stop beating your wife" sort of question: "(1) an objective description of the risks and benefits of various tools and strategies for addressing pornography that might be used to protect children from inappropriate material on the Internet"

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Entry: 2000-02-09 17:37:01-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets includes a tongue-in-cheek Brief History of Condoms: It is hard to ascertain whether a condom is capable of the emotions you and I regard as a part of sentient life. Does a condom experience depression, or fear death? Does it have a soul? If so, then we must examine carefully our treatment of this useful creature. Should it, for example, be so quickly relegated to the floor beside the bed, or the trash in the bathroom, or the weeds of the vacant lot?

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Entry: 2000-02-08 13:39:39-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Quick, before it goes away, Debra Hyde explores the history of the condom in the time capsule in the weekly edition of Scarlet Letters.

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Entry: 2000-02-07 12:59:53-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Interesting profile of Eleanor "Ranger" Hamilton, currently 90, a long-time sex educator and advocate.

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Entry: 2000-02-04 20:50:07-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I didn't realize that Scarlet Letters started around the same time that Flutterby did! Happy 2nd Birthday to both of us!

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Entry: 2000-02-03 09:36:54-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Woman loses court battle over split condom, she sued Durex in London's High Court for approx $198,200, but lost. "The judge said the split had occurred after an "unremarkable" four minute Saturday afternoon sex session in May 1995."

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Entry: 2000-02-02 10:20:09-08 Clean Sheets update by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Clean Sheets is up.

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Entry: 2000-01-28 10:32:04-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Fri Jan 28 10:32:01 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Fri, 28 Jan 2000 10:32:01 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Fri, 28 Jan 2000 09:09:45 -0800 Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 09:09:45 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001280906020.17344-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII A couple of reasons to wank to a porn film rather than watch the State of the Union address:

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Entry: 2000-01-26 12:08:11-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Wed Jan 26 12:08:08 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Wed, 26 Jan 2000 12:08:08 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Wed, 26 Jan 2000 10:46:29 -0800 Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 10:46:29 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001261046190.17061-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII A new Clean Sheets[Wiki]

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Entry: 2000-01-21 10:49:47-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Fri Jan 21 10:49:44 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Fri, 21 Jan 2000 10:49:44 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Fri, 21 Jan 2000 09:29:41 -0800 Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 09:29:41 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001210926170.29749-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Thought: There are two types of web publishing, the dribblers and the chunkers. The dribblers update as they have material, the chunkers queue up a bunch of stuff and put it out regularly. The two that came to mind were Nerve[Wiki] and Scarlet Letters[Wiki], respectively. Actually, both of these have direct analogs in print, and it's because one is a pull medium and one is a push. Monthly magazines are push, once you subscribe, you keep getting it. Newspapers are pull, some people subscribe, but many buy on the street or in the coffee shops, so there has to be something new with the frequency that they're looking for it otherwise the customers will forget that it's there, or lose the brand loyalty. We should not forget that the web is a pull medium.

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Entry: 2000-01-20 14:00:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Thu Jan 20 14:00:32 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Thu, 20 Jan 2000 14:00:32 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Thu, 20 Jan 2000 12:40:46 -0800 Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 12:40:46 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001201240000.29749-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII From a couple days ago in Nerve, an interesting side to Charles Gatewood's photograph.

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Entry: 2000-01-20 12:06:17-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Thu Jan 20 12:06:14 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Thu, 20 Jan 2000 12:06:14 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Thu, 20 Jan 2000 10:46:30 -0800 Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 10:46:29 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001201045210.29727-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII A new Topping the News, snippets of sex news from around the world. Also in the Spectator, a slightly interesting interview of Albert Ellis by Anthony Petkovich: Can you give me an example of one of your shame-attacking exercises? Sure -- read Screw magazine in the subway, that's a good shame -- attacking exercise.

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Entry: 2000-01-19 08:51:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Clean Sheets[Wiki] includes some things you can do to prepare your kids for sex. Train your daughter until she is able to swiftly roll a pre-lubricated condom onto a 4 inch firehose under full pressure. She will thus be well prepared to handle most anything else she is likely to encounter.

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Entry: 2000-01-15 11:55:32-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Sat Jan 15 11:55:29 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Sat, 15 Jan 2000 11:55:29 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Sat, 15 Jan 2000 10:37:21 -0800 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 10:37:21 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001151036400.10307-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII What we have here is a failure to communicate: man calls phone sex line, ends up talking to wife.

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Entry: 2000-01-12 10:40:09-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Wed Jan 12 10:40:06 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:40:06 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:22:57 -0800 Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:22:57 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001120919260.26135-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Keith Knight reveals the secrest of the magician's assistant, and there's a new Clean Sheets[Wiki].

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Entry: 2000-01-08 20:45:02-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Sat Jan 8 20:45:00 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Sat, 8 Jan 2000 20:44:59 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Sat, 8 Jan 2000 19:29:00 -0800 Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 19:29:00 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dbl-quickies@flutterby.com Subject: New Site Posted - Evolving Beauty 6.0 is now online (fwd) Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001081927310.9943-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Haven't checked it out yet, but Eric Boutilier-Brown[Wiki] promises lots of updates to his Evolving Beauty[Wiki] publication. Nude and nature photography that I've found compelling and interesting.

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Entry: 2000-01-05 18:18:25-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Wed Jan 5 18:18:17 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 18:18:16 -0800 Received: from mail.chattanooga.net by toohey.flutterby.com (fetchmail-4.3.9 POP3) for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com> (multi-drop); Wed, 05 Jan 2000 18:18:16 PST Received: from pixar.com (pixar.pixar.com [138.72.10.20]) by s20.highertech.net (8.8.6/8.8.6) with ESMTP id SAA08784 for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com>; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 18:23:53 -0500 Received: from buzzcut.pixar.com (buzzcut.pixar.com [138.72.30.70]) by pixar.com (8.8.6/8.8.6) with SMTP id PAA18778 for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com>; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:24:09 -0800 (PST) Received: from flutterby.com by buzzcut.pixar.com with smtp (Smail3.1.29.1 #2) id m125zmW-01ogLgC; Wed, 5 Jan 100 15:23 PST Sender: danlyke@pixar.com Message-ID: <3873D28C.6A15F989@flutterby.com> Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 15:23:56 -0800 From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.61 [en] (X11; U; IRIX64 6.5 IP30) X-Accept-Language: en MIME-Version: 1.0 To: dbl-quickies@flutterby.com Subject: (no subject) Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-UIDL: 204f77628ad0533414e602386e223a2f Status: U Aaaaand, a new Clean Sheets[Wiki]

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Entry: 2000-01-05 15:19:52-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Wed Jan 5 15:19:38 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:19:38 -0800 Received: from mail.chattanooga.net by toohey.flutterby.com (fetchmail-4.3.9 POP3) for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com> (multi-drop); Wed, 05 Jan 2000 15:19:38 PST Received: from pixar.com (pixar.pixar.com [138.72.10.20]) by s20.highertech.net (8.8.6/8.8.6) with ESMTP id PAA32736 for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com>; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:48:39 -0500 Received: from buzzcut.pixar.com (buzzcut.pixar.com [138.72.30.70]) by pixar.com (8.8.6/8.8.6) with SMTP id MAA11601 for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com>; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 12:48:50 -0800 (PST) Received: from flutterby.com by buzzcut.pixar.com with smtp (Smail3.1.29.1 #2) id m125xMH-01ogLgC; Wed, 5 Jan 100 12:48 PST Sender: danlyke@pixar.com Message-ID: <3873AE29.CE675D6D@flutterby.com> Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 12:48:41 -0800 From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.61 [en] (X11; U; IRIX64 6.5 IP30) X-Accept-Language: en MIME-Version: 1.0 To: dbl-quickies@flutterby.com Subject: (no subject) Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-UIDL: 66ff9e24fa903751df81a0b5ebaf35c4 Status: U According to Salon[Wiki], the promise of teledildonics has not yet been fulfilled. Who would have thought that the future of sex was a tacky little piece of plastic suction-cupped to your computer monitor?

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Entry: 2000-01-05 11:17:52-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@pixar.com Wed Jan 5 11:17:44 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 11:17:43 -0800 Received: from mail.chattanooga.net by toohey.flutterby.com (fetchmail-4.3.9 POP3) for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com> (multi-drop); Wed, 05 Jan 2000 11:17:44 PST Received: from pixar.com (pixar.pixar.com [138.72.10.20]) by s20.highertech.net (8.8.6/8.8.6) with ESMTP id MAA21451 for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com>; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 12:20:06 -0500 Received: from buzzcut.pixar.com (buzzcut.pixar.com [138.72.30.70]) by pixar.com (8.8.6/8.8.6) with SMTP id JAA29975 for <dbl-quickies@flutterby.com>; Wed, 5 Jan 2000 09:20:13 -0800 (PST) Received: from localhost by buzzcut.pixar.com with smtp (Smail3.1.29.1 #2) id m125ttL-01ogLoC; Wed, 5 Jan 100 09:06 PST Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 09:06:35 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@pixar.com> X-Sender: danlyke@buzzcut To: dbl-quickies@flutterby.com Subject: bad, bad Pikachu! (fwd) Message-ID: <pine.SGI.3.96.1000105090619.1371802L-100000@buzzcut> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII X-UIDL: 4b5f450999d4de6e597c583e1866f676 Foul mouthed Pikachu. "However, Jim, a Livingston County assistant medical examiner, discovered that by touching the two circuits at a more rapid rate, the Pokemon turns the word Pikachu into an obscene phrase with the "F" word."

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Entry: 2000-01-04 05:47:16-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Tue Jan 4 05:47:14 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Tue, 4 Jan 2000 05:47:14 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Tue, 4 Jan 2000 04:32:44 -0800 Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 04:32:44 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dbl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001040430150.2794-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Via FactoVision[Wiki], an Village Voice article about making dildoes from potatoes and the site of the artist, Hot Potato Sex.

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Entry: 2000-01-03 18:23:38-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From danlyke@flutterby.com Mon Jan 3 18:23:35 2000 Received: by toohey.flutterby.com; Mon, 3 Jan 2000 18:23:35 -0800 Received: by francon.flutterby.com; Mon, 3 Jan 2000 17:09:14 -0800 Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 17:09:14 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Lyke <danlyke@flutterby.com> To: dbl-quickies@flutterby.com Message-ID: <pine.LNX.4.10.10001031708560.546-100000@francon.flutterby.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII I missed a Clean Sheets[Wiki] update!

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Entry: 1999-12-28 18:44:39-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Can anyone out there tell me how to get those assholes at CNET to stop sending me mail? I used a special address when I signed up for some deal or another there, and clicked "send me no mail" at the time, and have repeatedly followed their "take me off the list" instructions, to no avail. Luckily it's a separate address that I can procmail easily, but those morons are worse than any MLM or sleezy porn merchant. I guess integrity in business really is dead.

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Entry: 1999-12-22 10:23:55-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets has fiction, poetry, the usual (for this time of year) "best of" list, and more.

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Entry: 1999-12-22 10:21:54-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Amusing story in Salon about a Windows user reprimanded for looking at porn sites , the guy randomly ran executables he got, and it finally caught up with him when someone attached a BackOrifice installer to one of 'em. Giggle.

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Entry: 1999-12-20 13:42:57-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Normally I'm not much on lingerie and "sexy" clothing. It always seems to me one more layer in the way, and often comes off as a little cheesey. But I wandering down 4th street in San Rafael yesterday with Charlene (looking for Cafe Mañana, which we never found) and we passed Pleasures of the Heart (Don't bother following the link, there's naught there yet). Wow. Part Good Vibrations , part gallery, some neat clothing. Worth a wander by if you're a local.

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Entry: 1999-12-15 20:57:02-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Clean Sheets .

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Entry: 1999-12-12 14:49:21-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

More work from Eric Boutilier-Brown , he says:

http://www.newtonsbaby.com/gravity/ displays 12 images from the Alberta project, previously unavailable outside my Photo Diaries,

and

http://www.xtremecamera.com/fe...uman/nudes/Brownnude_gallery.htm displays 10 images, some from Alberta, and some from Nova Scotia.

My new website is nearing conclusion, and is still expected to be launched in January 2000. It will have all new scans, previously unpublished images, and a more coherent design and layout.

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Entry: 1999-12-09 11:18:42-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Bradlands Dispatch: A Nightingale Sang ... Brad reinforces the notion that he can write teasers:

I met Jason in the same way I've met so many of the most interesting people in my life, by which I mean that I paid him to have sex with me.

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Entry: 1999-12-08 10:11:27-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Things that leap out from that Clean Sheets update: David Steinberg's review of Boys Don't Cry convinces me that I must go see this movie, and Marci McDonald's illustrations are interesting. The latter seem to lack a deep complexity, but they're interesting explorations in that direction.

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Entry: 1999-12-08 09:57:45-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Clean Sheets must have updated late last time, because it's got two weeks worth of updates this week.

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Entry: 1999-12-04 19:20:33-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Some people whose writing and attitudes I admire have started a company to do erotic movies and pornography (I hate the term "adult movies", can we just call a spade a shovel?) that they claim is a cut above the usual wam-bam and/or Andrew Blake style blowing chiffon, real people and real emotion, allegedly. MWI

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Entry: 1999-12-03 09:18:41-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Maybe I've just been hanging out with the Aussies too much, but I'm not sure if the owner of this license plate is a Un*x junkie or a sex fiend .

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Entry: 1999-12-02 15:18:01-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Regional Spanish government gives youth hostel discounts for sex .

[Extremadura region head of youth affairs [sic] Antonio] Fernandez suggested such measures would allow young people to have sex more safely and responsibly, newspaper Diario 16 said. "It would prevent young people from doing it in a rush in the car, in the park or in the doorway," he said.

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Entry: 1999-12-01 09:00:14-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Clean Sheets

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Entry: 1999-12-01 08:51:38-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

You should be seeing this message first on December 1st, 1999, commemorated by some as World AIDS Day, a Day Without Art and A Day Without Weblogs .

But as I wrote back in October, I don't get into those sorts of memorials , mainly because they lose track of what we've really lost. In a quick search for artists dead of AIDS I saw a bunch of Day Without Art links celebrating the institutions that participate in it or the well known personalities who'd be reading names of the dead, but little information about the actual artists that it's supposed to celebrate.

So today's entries have two purposes. To celebrate a few artists who died of AIDS, and to educate people on the risks of sex, since that seems to be the transmission method for HIV, the cause of AIDS, about which people are still ignorant.

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality is targeted towards teenagers, but has a lot of helpful advice for anyone interested in safe sex. The Sex Education Web Circle hosted by the Society for Human Sexuality is also a good resource.

But the first steps are actually pretty easy: Get people to use additional lube with condoms. That one simple instruction removes most of the problems and issues people have with latex in general and condoms specifically.

It was amazingly difficult to come up with a list of memorials, but here's a short number of celebrations of artists:

Visual AIDS Web Gallery provides exhibits of artists either living with or dead of AIDS.

Rob Farber , visual artist.

Lawrence Steger , performance artist, dead at 37

Debbi passed along a memorial to Steve Abbot by his daugther.

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Entry: 1999-11-24 15:53:53-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I've been finding less and less in Salon recently, but Susie Bright's exchange with an ex-bellhop about boffing the hotel staff is hilarious.

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Entry: 1999-11-24 12:52:09-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via FactoVision comes this hard to believe note: Phone sex operator gets workers comp for RSI from masturbating. The unbelievable part is, of course, that she wasn't just doing the ironing.

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Entry: 1999-11-17 10:19:13-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

There was a time when I questioned the belief that to meet attractive members of the appropriate sex one just had to do what one loved doing, then I came across a half naked European blonde in the middle of the woods in rural Northern California while hiking one day. But at the American Singles gathering in Silicon Valley it was shown that Silicon Valley men aren't terribly interested in desperate women. Or something. Apparently a gazillion women showed up and very few men, despite the fact that Santa Clara County has the largest concentration of unattached men of any metropolitan region in the country. Perhaps if they'd chosen a weekend other than the start of COMDEX?

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Entry: 1999-11-17 08:18:43-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Clean Sheets has new erotic fiction and poetry.

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Entry: 1999-11-15 13:19:08-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

On Saturday, Susie Bright tackled Polyamory.

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Entry: 1999-11-11 08:09:03-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I haven't had a chance to explore http://lauranet.com/ but it looks interesting in a lots of animated GIFs and nude Latvian bungee jumpers sort of way...

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Entry: 1999-11-08 18:46:42-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Salon chronicles the rise of cheap porn, how John Stagliano brought handheld video and faltering pick-up lines to the mainstream.

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Entry: 1999-11-03 08:08:45-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Clean Sheets

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Entry: 1999-11-01 18:18:27-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Scarlet Letters does sex with a futuristic bent.

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Entry: 1999-11-01 09:18:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Pursed Lips come some startling revelations about why men get married. Hint: It's not for sex.

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Entry: 1999-11-01 09:18:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

It occurs to me: If you want to institute a web content rating system, how about one that's rewarding rather than punitive? The default is that all web pages contain hardcore porn involving small mammals, and the filtering system only allows through pages which claim otherwise.

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Entry: 1999-11-01 09:18:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Pursed Lips pointed to this note about how teens lack information about sex. Particularly worth noting is that the ignorance is higher among the sexually active!

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Entry: 1999-11-01 09:18:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright wonders why she can't get media coverage.

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Entry: 1999-11-01 09:18:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Haven't had a chance to look at them yet, but photographer Eric Boutilier-Brown informs me that he's updated and changed the Evolving Beauty section of his web site, overhauled the Aquis folio, added a three graces folio, and added the images from his first portfolio offering, the Alberta portfolio.

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Entry: 1999-11-01 09:18:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

El Capitan, YosemiteGratuitous picture OTD: More tacky eco-porn: El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Some disagreement over whether I should have included the dead limbs in the foreground, I think the image would be too sterile without.

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Entry: 1999-11-01 09:18:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Pursed Lips: There was an incident a few years ago in Chattanooga where someone got maced by a cop for posession of a Frisbee. Well, it wasn't quite that simple on the surface, but when you dug a little deeper that's what it was. Anyway, the difference between Chattanooga and forward thinking towns is that Cedar Rapids encourages Frisbee playing to cut down on anonymous sex.

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Entry: 1999-11-01 09:18:35-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Federal health officials hope they can eradicate syphilis. Due to the consciousness of safe sex brought on by AIDS, syphilis rates are down to 2.6 cases per 100,000, and most of them are "concentrated in 28 of the nation's 3,100 counties".

"...for reasons scientists cannot quite explain, the disease runs in cycles of seven to 10 years; the cycle is now at its low ebb. The goal is to keep it from ever rising again."

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Entry: 1999-10-27 08:41:17-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets starts out with the Fat Broad on revenge sex.

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Entry: 1999-10-26 18:19:34-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

David Steinberg's Comes Naturally #89 has made it to the archive, about sexual photography coming of age.

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Entry: 1999-10-26 08:44:46-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Saw Orgazmo last night while waiting for some disks to fsck (oddly appropriate). Was actually kind of enjoyable. Relative to some movies I've seen I've no idea why the reviews were so bad. Not a great movie by any means, but in the "Mormon boy goes to LA, turns to acting in porn films, and becomes a superhero" genre I thought it comported itself fairly well:

Chota Boy: Stop, he's never gonna want to have an orgasm again!

Orgasmo: One more for Jesus.

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Entry: 1999-10-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Point Bonita LighthouseTourist snapshot: Point Bonita Lighthouse, on the north side of the Golden Gate where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific. This is a good exercise, it's interesting to see how my photography has changed, what I consider a good shot now versus when I had my first PhotoCD scan made, and how I approach photography differently. Obviously the way to make these landscapes more interesting is more nudes!.

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Entry: 1999-10-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I missed my chance to be in the Spencer Tunick photo shoot at Burning Man, but Spencer has a photo in Nerve that's probably indicative.

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Entry: 1999-10-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Knowing that I'd missed a Susie Bright Salon article, I searched for it yesterday and missed it. Well, Jorn found it. So here's Susie's guide to old style adult bookstores. Interestingly, this subject just came up on the SHS mailing list, and I remembered how lucky I am to have Good Vibrations nearby, with a helpful approachable staff, and an atmosphere that's friendly and inviting and not "cruisy" in the least.

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Entry: 1999-10-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Nerve has a review of that allegedly boundary pushing sexy new art-house film Romance:

The graphic scenes include a couple of unconvincing blow jobs, some tentative stroking of Paolo's condom-shrouded penis, one come shot (part of a Madonna/whore allegorical dream sequence), close-ups of Marie's pubes, one damp digit, an overpopulated gynecological exam and a full-on stretched-to-the-max birthing scene. These scenes might push the scandal envelope of the art-house circuit, but erotic they are not. There is little human about the sexuality portrayed, even less dignity

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Entry: 1999-10-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

QOTD, on the "sex is 90% mental" subject:

"You can rub my head until I turn 180 years old and I'm not going to have an orgasm."

--- Betty Dodson quoted in Andrea Nemerson's alt.sex column

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Entry: 1999-10-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In keeping with the image of the day theme (that isn't quite as popular as writing about sex), here's a sunrise over the Golden Gate bridge that I captured last December. I know, cheesey gratuitous glamour shot with no artistic value, but it is pretty.

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Entry: 1999-10-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright talks about getting laid on the road. I'll be at Cody's in Berkeley on Tuesday at 7:30 for her new book talk.

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Entry: 1999-09-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Reuters reports Museum of Sex has been planned for New York City.

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Entry: 1999-09-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

>From News.com: Gene Carter of the U.S. District in Portland, Maine has overturned the portion of the 1996 act which made simulated child pornography illegal. I'll be hoisting a beer for that this evening, telling us what we can and can't simulate is dangerously close to the Thought Police.

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Entry: 1999-09-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

As soon as I get a chance to breath, I'll be checking up on Mouthorgan, Clean Sheets, My Word's Worth, and Need To Know.

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Entry: 1999-09-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Burning Man is way too big to not miss a lot of stuff. The Erotic Science Reading Room is one of the things I wish I hadn't missed, they had a class on erotic massage that I'd have liked to have attended.

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Entry: 1999-09-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Good Vibrations has a new Pat Califia column, updates on last month's sex news.

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Entry: 1999-09-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright has a new column in Salon Magazine, more musings about teaching sex in college.

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Entry: 1999-09-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A California court has ruled that minors don't have a constitutional right to sex. I believe that motion detectors are soon to be installed on beds to ferret out those unconstitutional masturbators.

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Entry: 1999-08-18 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Topping the News updated while I was gone last week, as did the Up and Coming calendar of Bay Area sex events. Unfortunately I rarely find anything that looks too interesting in the latter since it mainly covers the stripping and swinging scenes, but it does incorporate the Good Vibrations schedules.

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Entry: 1999-08-18 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Well, I got a few e-mails about my "crush video" skepticism. Peter said Kibo had mentioned them in some of his Usenet postings, so I went to DejaNews and found the usual Kibo postings, which only made me more skeptical (although Kibo is rather entertaining in a bizarre sort of way). Then Jesse James Garrett passed along these URLs, apparently he's using a better search engine than I am, and I suppose I'm willing to admit that there are some videos and pictures of women's feet crushing bugs, slugs, small rodents, and food and GI Joe dolls.

"Vanessa's Frog Stomp. It's either a dance craze or a disease. (The best are both, like St. Vitus's.)"

--- Kibo

So you may have noticed the media furor over something called "crush videos", allegedly movies of women in high heels killing insects and small rodents by stepping on them. Since this is supposed to be an Internet phenomenon, and you can put in almost anything else related to sex into a search engine and get lots of pages that have faked keywords to draw you there. So I went to a couple of search engines and tried looking for "crush videos". Funny that the only thing I found was the news stories on the topic, huh? Seems to me that there's a media spoofer out there preying on the feeble-minded (ie: journalists and politicians).

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Entry: 1999-08-18 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Haven't (and won't) have a chance to check this prior to Burning Man, but Eric Boutilier-Brown tells me he's got a major new photo diary update.

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Entry: 1999-08-05 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

QOTD from a Rolling Stone article about porn stars and rockers via DebWeb LogJam:

"The idea of life is a simple one, either you're going to enjoy it or you're not. Life is better with porn stars. It's as simple as that."

--- Gene Simmons of Kiss

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From the URL you might think it's a swinger's site, but http://www.sex4couples.com/ is more of a Yahoo style index of articles on the web that might be interesting to couples looking at spicing up their relationship. Links to sex information all across the web, pretty comprehensive.

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Mary Anne's Diary the new issue of Scarlet Letters. I mentioned before that the themes there don't always click with me, this issue is "bisexuality and polyamory". I've been in a very vanilla mood recently (actually, somewhat depressed and disinterested), so we'll see if any of it works. Relatedly, Mary Anne also says that Best American Erotica 1999 is out, time to catch Susie Bright on the reading tour.

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In Nerve, Laura Resnick writes about The Purple Rose of Romance. Unfortunately, while she makes a good point about porn, I think it goes on a little long and I don't think she really does get to the essence of romance.

HEROINE: I was expressing uncontrollable passion.

EDITOR: Actually, I think you were expressing mundane lust.

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Clean Sheets is up, although only Are you a good girl or a bad girl leaped out at me from the title page.

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I'm pretty much a "my kink is not your kink and I'm okay with that", but the recent exploits of Annabel Chong in setting the dubious record of having sex with 251 men on camera in a 10 hour period. Via CNN, a Turner Entertainment Report quotes her as saying ""What I hoped to accomplish firstly, was to explore my own personal sexuality, my boundaries, and I think I accomplished that. To see how far I could go off the beaten track of the passive female who likes to be romantically seduced." I'm not sure what it is about the whole thing that disturbs me like it does, and I haven't seen the documentary film, but it seems that she was pretty darned cavalier about the STD issues given that after 10 hours there's gotta be some damaged tissues, but more so that also that this "more faster" attitude seems to be a reflection of the worst part of American culture. If ever there was an activity that needed to emphasize the subjective elements of the experience and leave behind the numbers for their own sake attitudes, sex is it.

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Whoopsie! AP reports that in Parkside Pennsylvania the police aren't smart enough to cover their tracks when browsing child porn on the department's computer. It's long been asserted that the vast majority of child pornography traffic is via law enforcement, although most people assume that that's because they're using it for sting attempts. Apparently that isn't the case in this situation.

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In Nerve, Joana Cagan explores the bodice-ripper part of the romance genre from the perspective of an editor looking back. Touched on a lot of the things that disturb me about romance and about being in the entertainment industry in general. Good reading:

I'm increasingly convinced that romances are so popular because they work not so much as sexual fantasies, but rather as potent cultural ones.

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

No guarantees this is truly the original attribution, but it's one of the better written versions of the old gag:

California, n.:

From Latin "calor", meaning "heat" (as in English "calorie" or Spanish "caliente"); and "fornia'" for "sexual intercourse" or "fornication." Hence: Tierra de California, "the land of hot sex."

-- Ed Moran

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Entry: 1999-08-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Debra Hyde keeps a diary which is one of the few pieces of DS/SM/NLOP writing that makes me understand why someone would be interested in that lifestyle. Well, now she's got the DebWeb LogJam, a web log covering sex. She claims she's going to leave the fringes to me, but she's way further out there than I am.

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Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From Salon, an interview with Coming Soon director Colette Berson on how a movie with no nudity can get an NC-17 rating by suggesting that women can find sex pleasurable. Well, it's a little deeper than that. Referring to the Adam Sandler "Big Daddy" publicity posters:

I thought, can you ever see the publicity for a movie of two women squatting? Nobody would think that was funny. They would think it was gross and weird. In my movie, the double standard is that girls are actively seeking out an orgasm and empowering themselves by it.

And:

Almost any time a girl orgasmed, the board wanted me to cut the scene by 75 percent, even though she was 18. I was told specifically that the board has a problem with young girls' orgasms.

Well shoot, no wonder nobody's making porn in which women are enjoying themselves, all the porn consumers are raised on MPAA approved tripe. The interview is well worth the read.

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Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I love the platform of The Reform Silly Party of Florida. Their stance on the prohibition of teen smoking gives a hint:

"Absolutely not! If we prohibit teenagers from smoking, what will they do after they have sex?"

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Interactive Drama Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

On Alice (Yes, I do listen to teenybopper radio sometimes) this morning there was a report that the sex scene between Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham-Carter in Fight Club will be shot "with white dots all over their bodies" and "the computer will put in stuff later", which sounds to me like they're doing motion capture. Who wants to be the first to do furry porno?

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Well, Eyes Wide Shut looks like a bomb. Well, okay, it's got two sexy Scientologists naked, and that counts for something, but the reviews are all trying too hard to not damage the memory of Kubrick. The Nerve review refers to it as a "spank movie", while the Salon review calls it determinedly anti-erotic, and Tom Shales on NPR this morning was doing his best not to pan it. It sounds like if you want moralizing you can get it elsewhere better, and if you want a stroke movie you can get it elsewhere better.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Interactive Drama ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Well, I'm the new maintainer of the San Francisco Society for Human Sexuality web pages, and I need ideas. I'm wondering about a general "upcoming events" page that captures a more participatory flavor than the calendar in Spectator Magazine, and I think Reka's going to continue to maintain her sex studies list independently, I'll probably just link to that, but if anyone has suggestions or contributions, please tell me!

[ related topics: Erotic Interactive Drama Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I've used Discreet and Confidential Color for printing photos that the subjects felt were better not processed at a local lab and gotten good enough results that were I not printing digitally I'd be sending my landscape print jobs to them as well. The guy who runs it does a monthly article on photography with nude or scantily clad models which I generally don't keep up with because his technique is a little too "glamour" for my tastes. However, this month's article has a few neat ideas for nude images which don't reveal the model's identity.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Robot Wisdom, another example of the MPAA double standard on male/female sex scenes, this time in the movie But I'm a Cheerleader.

[ related topics: Jorn Barger Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Andrew Einhorn makes pictures of smiling naked women in Nerve Magazine.

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Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Interesting Salon article about gay porn acting as a sideline. I don't know what it portends, but apparently the influx of those who want to act in porn for kicks is driving down the price paid for performers.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Some interesting self portraits by Andreas Rentsch in Nerve Magazine. Long exposures painted with a flashlight. My laptop screen sucks for viewing images, I hope they have as much promise as they show from here. Speaking of which, unfortunately I know a little bit too much to write this (ie: I'd run afoul of intellectual property issues), but the web needs a good image viewing system. At the very least something that offered gamma control, white point probably isn't all that important, especially on an emmissive display, but a little color balance and matching would be good.

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Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In Salon, David Steinberg rhapsodizes on the joys of transporting sex toys through airport security.

"I watch her [the security guard's] face as she digs through the cuffs, the latex straps, the blindfold, the zip-lock bag with condoms, rubber gloves and lube, the zip-lock bag with cock rings, the zip-lock bag with miscellaneous tit clamps, butt plug and so forth, Mark Chester's wonderful Spandex full-body bondage bag, the elegant soft leather scratch gloves with the sharp metal points scattered all over the palm and fingers. Her face stays 100 percent deadpan throughout, an impressive show of professionalism."

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture Personal Lubricant ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright offers 11 ways for men to not get laid.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

And last Saturday I missed Susie Bright's latest article, about a visit to LA:

This is the city where I lost my virginity -- a strange phrase because I really felt like I'd found something that I'd wanted very badly.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-23 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

As a little counter to yesterday's link about the control of sex being the key to a thriving society, in Salon, an article about a contraceptive that made the Cyrenean's rich.

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Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Debra rants about Phantom Menace merchandising. I may have to make my own run over to Good Vibrations in the near future:

I'm tempted to stage a silent protest over this one item. I'm thinking I'll buy one of the Jar Jar masks, stuff it, then run to a nearby bondage shop and get a blindfold and ball gag for it.

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Erotic Star Wars Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In the new Comes Naturally David Steinberg looks at the new erotic photography collection Naked Libido, and has some interesting comments on photography critique as well.

[ related topics: Web development Photography Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Dairy whip can be tax deductible in New Zealand, at least if your business is sex. Similarly condoms, lubricants, lingerie and such. New Zealand laws are strict enough to allow disclosure of such things to the tax authorities without getting into trouble with the "vice" folks.

[ related topics: Erotic Interactive Drama Politics Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Oh the places we 'bloggers toil for the rest of you... Occasionally someone will post some really fantastic work to alt.sex.stories. That this happens on Usenet is a miracle, that it happens in the spam laden alt.sex heierarchy doubly so. But a guy named Al Steiner is writing a tale of a 30 year old who ends up a teenager again, kicked back to high school in the '80s with a chance to make a different set of choices. Good read, not just for the prurient parts but because he's also telling an interesting tale.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via FactoVision (and /., and everyone else by now), to go along with that comment about MoCap sex, comes computer models of women.

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Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A while back Mouthorgan mentioned a book called Lip Service that advertised itself as an intelligent erotic romance novel. Well, I got it, and I disagree. It's mildly erotic, but lacks a really motivated plot and has shallow characterization. If anyone wants my copy, drop me an e-mail. But it was self-published by a in an attempt to break open a new genre. Anyway, it's been picked up by a mainstream publisher.

[ related topics: Erotic Books Interactive Drama Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via JJG, an article on how easy it is to implant memories, even to the point that one in four will falsely remember an incident as having happened to them one week after reading a one page story about that incident.

"And, surprisingly, the effect was stronger when people read stories about children of the opposite sex. Sanders said she had been expecting more false memories when women read stories about girls, and men read about boys, but the opposite was true. So far, she says, she has no theories as to why that happened."

[ related topics: Children and growing up Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Clean Sheets includes Hanne Blank on multiple male orgasm, some fiction from David Steinberg, and some new poetry.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Just in case you needed a little nudge to read the Nerve interview with Grace Quek/Annabel Chong, a pull quote:

All my life I've wanted to get out of Singapore and to be not a Singaporean. It's the idea of how far I can run away from home. [snip] And that segues into control, the idea of taking control, because running away from home is very much a form, no matter how misguided, of taking back control of the things that maybe felt out of control in the past.

Following up to my link to my Annabel Chong comments and Nerve's article, Nerve today has an Amy Goodman interview of Annabel Chong. Interesting perspective, my original essay was written from the CNN and similar reports, this interview talks about issues like condoms and disease transmission and such. Once again a sharp reminder that my perception of an event is shaped by those who report it.

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Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright on Marylin Chambers (Thanks, Jorn of Robot Wisdom, I tried searching Salon today for the article I knew must be there, and didn't find it).

[ related topics: Web development Jorn Barger Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright on how to ruin your sex life.

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Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Clean Sheets this week tackles sex and aging.

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Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The web is one sick, twisted, perverse place. Kiki passes along nude carrots and furniture porn.

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Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Salon reports that vegetarians may have lower sex drives due to a lack of zinc in their diets. Although the "nutrtionist" quoted running the study seems to have some biases. I say there's only one way to find out, and it involves a statistically valid sample from both populations...

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-07-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

All Gore in 2000. To go along with GW Bush in 2000. I suppose making a sex and violence connection between Bush and Gore would be a little too tacky? I thought so.

[ related topics: Erotic Politics Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Thomas Karsten has some environmental portraits in Nerve. Figure photographers should recognize that there is a person behind those curves.

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Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I was disappointed in Best American Erotica 1999. Some interesting stories, but some of the control and death issues just totally squick me, and I don't like those issues in conjunction with sex. In Clean Sheets this week there's a review of Lonnie Barbach's latest editing endeavour, Seductions: Tales of Erotic Persuasion, which looks worth a read.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Carl passes on "time porn": All those TV shows with pretty people who hang around doing essentially nothing that let you live their hours of vicarious free time in 22 minutes + commercials.

[ related topics: Erotic Technology and Culture Carl Coryell-Martin Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Update on the use of "porn" in non-sexual contexts: Mark Hughes writes:

One of the primary sources for it is Pat Cadigan's novel Synners (1991) - her characters use the phrase constantly for any kind of self-indulgent, overobsessed media or social construct.

This also has the mantras "change for the machines" (where change is a verb) and "if it don't dance and you can't fuck it, eat it or throw it away", which have spread in various forms.

Time to hit the bookstore, I've missed Cadigan completely.

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Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via RobotWisdom a link that I'm almost afraid to pass on. It's an article in the Washington times about a study on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. Things always get touchy when talking about these issues, but as usual the loons like "Dr. Laura" have used it as knee-jerk fodder. The Rind-Tromovitch-Bauserman study is controversial because it suggests that the negative effects may have been overstated:

The study based such remarks on findings that indicated up to 37 percent of the boys who were abused and 11 percent of the girls reported "positive" childhood sexual experiences with an adult.

I await, hunkered in a corner, on the incoming barrage, for just bringing up the topic.

[ related topics: Web development Jorn Barger Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Yay! According to the AP Alabama's ban on sex toys has been thrown out!

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Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Frank passed along this note on Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christanity) Rejected Homosexuality. The viewpoint that it's written with is frightening, not surprising given that the article is hosted at the Catholic Educator's Resource Center, but it does give some pointers to places to do more research, I'd actually been under the impression that many of the things they believe still existed to the middle of this century went out of style a few centuries ago, and the article sins by omission, husbands and priestesses as well...:

"In India until this century, certain Hindu cults have required intercourse between monks and nuns, and wives would have intercourse with priests who represent the god. Until it was made illegal in 1948, when India gained independence, Hindu temples in many parts of India had both women and boy prostitutes."

[ related topics: Erotic Ziffle Religion Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Don't know how I missed this the first time around, an article about women dressed as men in Istanbul, and how that changed not only others reactions to them, but their own reactions to themselves.

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Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright in Salon: Lesbians on Y2K. "You mean the day when all our vibrators fail?"

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright on the new JAMA sex survey, in Salon.

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Entry: 1999-06-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

So has anyone else noticed the non-sex related meanings for "porn" that have been creeping into the language? Wildlife photographers talk about "eco-porn", around my office "porn" was used to describe the overabundance of pretty architecture shots unrelated to the articles in an issue of Electronic House magazine.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-28 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Interesting Salon article about Joseph Kramer, founder of the Body Electric massage school which does a lot of work with erotic massage.

"The short version of it is, the core of my Christian background is to be of service to others, to look at what my gifts are and see how I can best use those in the world."

[ related topics: Children and growing up Web development Erotic Religion ]



Entry: 1999-05-19 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Interesting AP/CNN article on the decline of "professional" full length pornography. Nominally it's about the low-rent section of the Cannes festival, but Ricardo Billi, Italian president of Gold Films, is quoted as saying "There's no more market for professional pornography. The market is being saturated with poorly made amateur videos -- no story, no decor, just pure sex". We couldn't have gotten clearer indication that professional porno films generally have no real sex. If I had inclinations towards that business and heard someone saying things like that I'd be renting some high end gear and tracking down people who were feeling exhibitionist and making well made amateur videos. If you're saying "We're not making films the market is buying, but we know what they are buying" it's hard to find pity...

[ related topics: Erotic Interactive Drama Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-19 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In celebration of National Masturbation month, Good Vibrations presents the Masturbation Hall of Fame.

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-19 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The AP reports that pornography on the computer of Harvard Divinity School's dean forced him to resign. Some free clues: If you've created a "Center for the Study of Values in Public Life" predicated on the belief that sex is sinful, learn how to copy your own damned files. And get a bloody ZIP drive. Sheesh. It's time to start a campaign to bring back evolution.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Web development Erotic Interactive Drama Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-19 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Other Phantom Menace notes: Some woman was walking around the line to get into the theatre with one of those Darth Maul two headed lightsaber thingies. I kept thinking it was something I was way more likely to find at Good Vibrations.

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Erotic Star Wars Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-19 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

There are a bunch of articles about Canada's Supreme court declaring heterosexual definition of spouse unconstitutional, in effect legalizing same sex marriage.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Marriage ]



Entry: 1999-05-18 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Key escrow really for espionage, says EU. Sure 'nuff, whenever you hear "child pornography", "domestic terrorism", or "for the chillllldrunnn", the facts don't add up:

The U.S. government misled states in the EU and [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] about the true intention of its policy," the report adds.

"Between 1993 and 1997 police representatives were not involved in the NSA [National Security Agency]-led policy-making process for key recovery. Despite this, during the same period the U.S. government repeatedly presented its policy as being motivated by the stated needs of law-enforcement agencies."

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Entry: 1999-05-18 00:00:00-07 Beate Uhse IPO by Dan Lyke comments 0

According to CNN, German sex firm Beate Uhse AG launched a share flotation on Wednesday.

Europe's largest purveyor of erotica, formed in 1946 by one of Germany's first female pilots, said it will raise up to 60.3 million euros ($64.11 million) to fund purchases and dominate the world market.

Update 2001-07-20 (see entry on Beate Uhse's death on that date): Above link is dead, here's a TheStreet.com article about the Beate Uhse AG IPO.

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Entry: 1999-05-15 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Susie Bright column in Salon, on how the pornography crusaders have have figured out that absent any indications that porn harms women (in fact, in the face of overwhelming evidence that it doesn't) and have brought up harm to children as their next straw man. Meanwhile, the vast right-wing conspiracy hasn't lost its distaste for tales of pornographic downfall and redemption like Gene McConnell's. But as a marketing strategy, it's replaced Linda Lovelace with Tinky Winky. I guess these days you just can't raise enough money for the cause of saving grown-up women from unspeakable depravities, because frankly, the big girls have already spoken for themselves.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-12 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Wesleyan University is reconsidering a course titled Pornography: Writing of Prostitutes. Despite positive reviews from students and faculty, the university president is bowing to outside perceptions.

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Entry: 1999-05-12 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Keith Knight on the 8 morning signs that you're gonna have a bad day. Also in Salon, a look at a Mount Holyoke erotic dance class ( http://www.salonmagazine.com/b...999/05/12/strip_class/index.html), something of a fluff piece, but still interesting.

[ related topics: Humor Web development Erotic Books ]



Entry: 1999-05-05 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new issue of Clean Sheets is up.

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Entry: 1999-05-04 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

After mentioning Eric Boutillier-Brown yesterday, he added the latest update to his photo diary. His latest photo diary entry has a few neat images, the studies of the nude figure in the latticework of the bridge are neat, but the image of the woman languidly draped over the rock above the surf on the right just passed midway down has wonderful composition and a remarkable tension which is extremely effective.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

On the shunga theme, an interesting essay on sex in manga. An essay on shunga, images cropped to leave out the naughty bits, but some background and a reprint book for sale. I ran across "Shunga" today. being a typical westerner, pretty much ignorant of all but the history of the conquering culture, I did a net search. Shunga is a woodcut style of erotic art that came from Japan from the mid 1600s to the mid 1800s, what I think of as typical Japanese art except that the genitals are enlarged and clearly drawn, heterosexual and homosexual content. After looking at a few of these it's clear where the pornographic manga comes from, and it's interesting to see how the restrictions on how sexuality in the latter half of the 20th century have changed the depictions. Unfortunately few images came up in a web search. The R. M. Degener gallery for Japanese woodblock prints in Germany has a bunch of shunga prints for sale. And Timeless Treasures has a number of prints too, along with Chinese and Indian erotic art. I prefer to help living artists with my higher end art buys, but it seems like at least some coffee table books are in order.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Books Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

It's fun to follow the work of Eric Boutilier-Brown, the last image in the latest entry in Eric's photo diary speaks to me, I'd like to see a print of that at a real size.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic ]



Entry: 1999-05-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright finishes her acting in porn column series in Salon.

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The current featured artist at the Society for Human Sexuality is Glen Johnson, who has some nice environmental nudes in outdoor settings.

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Entry: 1999-05-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

New at the Society for Human Sexuality, an illustrated article on Ithyphallic Imagery and Sex in Ancient Athens and The Original Whore with the Heart of Gold, or How the Sacred Prostitute Fell from Grace, and How She May Return.

How did the sale of sex go from paying to enter paradise to paying for something vile? If we can make ourselves one with the gods by intake of food and drink - an idea that far predates Christian communion - how much more so through sex, in its full regalia of joy, pleasure and emotional healing. And what exactly is wrong with money changing hands for it? We pay even for sacred food and drink, for ritual wine and bread have to come from somewhere. Why did the archetype of the sacred whore fall from grace?

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Interactive Drama Religion Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-05-01 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A page from Black Moon Japanese Culture is one of my links further down, but they've also got some notes on Japanese food that look worth a read.

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Entry: 1999-04-28 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Marylaine's Fox News column weighs in on the Littleton shootings, another quiet voice saying "look at the social conditions" in the hurricane of sounds crying out for blood and against video games, pornography, homosexuality, or any other sacrificial lamb du jour.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Marylaine Block Games Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-20 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Jack Murighan on Sex in the Bible in Nerve Magazine.

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Entry: 1999-04-20 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Meta: Advertising on the web. My ad in Clean Sheets apparently started running on Friday, last weekend was my first weekend over 100 distinct visitors (95/88 for the weekend before, 126/122 this weekend), first two days over 200 viewers (weekdays are normally 145-160, Friday the 16th was 200, Monday 179, Tuesday 210, today at 171 and climbing), out of about 5870 impressions so far. I don't have referrer info in my logs, so I can't pinpoint where the extras are coming from, but I haven't said anything profound or gotten any other press (which usually accounts for booms in readership). I expect the next week to be interesting 'cause they update on Wednesday, so today should be a big boost.

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Entry: 1999-04-20 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The new Mouthorgan has no sex, instead it talks about the Columbine High School killings. It's amazing how much this incident has affected me. Anyway, some good notes, and some good comments.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-20 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

May 7th is National Masturbation Day:

Here's how you can participate: The Masturbate-a-thon is like a Walk-a-thon, but it's more fun--you don't need to leave your house and you won't get blisters on your feet! Between now and National Masturbation Day (May 7th), ask people you know if they will sponsor you for every minute that you masturbate on May 7th. All the proceeds you collect will be split between four great community HIV- and AIDS-prevention organizations across the country (masturbation is safe sex, after all). After you have masturbated for the cause, tell your friends how much money they have helped raise.

I want that "I Came For A Cause!" bumper sticker.

[ related topics: Good Vibrations Web development Erotic Interactive Drama Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-14 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Regular sex will make you less susceptible to colds and flu.

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Entry: 1999-04-14 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Jourdan Shelbourne takes on chat rooms in the latest issue of Clean Sheets, along with a bunch of other updated stuff.

[ related topics: Humor Web development Erotic ]



Entry: 1999-04-11 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Hey, how come we don't have nude magicians out here in the bay area, huh?

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-08 00:00:00-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Ouch: Sex in the back seat can get you 3 years in Italy according to a Reuters report. A recent court decision has upped the penalty from a 300,000 lire fine "indecent public act" to an "obscene act".

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Peter Meerholz mirrors 0sil8's Simply Porn parody of 3Com's Simply Palm advertising campaign. Unfortunately the parody isn't all that far out given what I've seen of the 3Com campaign. All those entrendres involving "Palm Pilot" are nothing compared to what the ad agency cooked up.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

http://www.remotecontrolsextoys.com/ --- I was going to just leave it at that, but then I ran across "Here you'll find sex toys with a twist--Remote Control Sex Toys you and your partner can control over the Internet." Who says technology isn't being used for anything useful?

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In order to verify the address before ragging on Memepool in today's rant, I had to check the address. And I did find something useful: Assorted obscene origami

[ related topics: Web development Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I don't normally feel self conscious about the number of sex links on Flutterby, so I don't know if my reluctance to had this to the list comes from the fact that I was chatting up the site with a lot of people and making it sound more diverse than it probably is right now, or if I really have been focused on one side of things for too long. Anyway, I mentioned Remote Control Sex Toys yesterday, SafeSexPlus seems to be more involved with building an online community around users of this hardware, they've also got a cyberdildonics resources and links page which might be interesting if you want to explore the topics discussed in yesterday's mouthorgan a little more. Remember, from VCRs to the web, porn drives the technology. This could be your chance to get in on the ground floor.

[ related topics: Erotic Interactive Drama Technology and Culture Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-04-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

http://www.erotica-newyork.com

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Entry: 1999-03-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via Cameron comes the Dictionary of Unusual Sexual Terms, a part of the World Sexual Records site.

[ related topics: Web development Cameron Barrett Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Via CNN, Reuters reports that NPC is cutting back on the sex in their sitcoms:

"Sometimes we use sex to get an easy laugh," Sassa said. "We could use a few more words between, 'Hello' and 'Will you sleep with me?"'

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Maybe that I don't find "will you sleep with me?" particularly funny explains why sitcoms have been falling completely flat for me. The other line:

NBC's new entertainment president Scott Sassa Thursday outlined his vision for the network, including "more traditional families," "less emphasis on sex," "more diversity" and series set somewhere other than New York City because "other places can be cool, too."

Oh. Wonderful. Hate to break this to him, but people with no lives in LA are just as pathetic as people with no lives in New York. And people with lives are likely to inspire would-be consumers to get off their butts rather than sitting there watching commercials, so that's a lose-lose situation as well.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

CNN reports that Princeton is considering banning the tradition of running naked through the semester's first snowfall because drunken fratboys are urinating out of windows and groping the nude runners... Somehow it seems like they're targeting the wrong offenders, but maybe that's just me.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

New in Clean Sheets today: The Advantages and Disadvantages of having a threesome

12. Calling out the wrong name during climax isn't as much of a problem; the "wrong name" is probably the one on your left.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

So undoubtedly all of you spent last night single-framing The Rescuers to find that objectionable frame, right?

When Berdard And Bianca are going over the edge on the back of the bird... the Bernard is scared, the Bianca looks happy... they are falling down the side of the building with all the windows in the background zooming by when a photo of a nude woman is taped to the background over a window.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Susie Bright looks back at the year in sex in Salon Magazine this morning. Viagra, cigars, and more...

In any case, if there was a wonder pill for women's sexual arousal, I wonder who would be the famous female political figure to endorse it. In this context, you can see how far the girls are lagging behind the boys. Dianne Feinstein? Libby Dole?

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In Nerve Magazine, Véronique Vial photographs people as they wake up:

What difference does it make photographing people when they first wake up?

Everybody is more soulful. You catch them off guard and real, not as they pretend to be or as they are made to look. We are so used to seeing famous people as they are presented to us; here is a chance to see what they really look like.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Deb Margolin eroticizes type in Nerve

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new Susie Bright column in Salon, a rambling piece about sex, chess, and the 7 year old.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Need To Know is up. Among other things they point out that the recent European "child porn" scare is apparently based on taking Rimm's infamous survey and thinking that somehow the numbers of images involving naked adults count as "child pornography". How much you wanna bet the subjects... err... citizens... fall for it.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In Mary Anne Mohanraj's January 20th diary entry she talks about somber commuters and friends who used to dress up as clowns to practice random acts of sillyness:

The point of all that was that as I was sitting on the subway this morning, I was really wishing I had some juggling balls or a musical instrument, and the nerve to be goofy.

So consider this your daily prod to be a little more surreal. On that note, Catherine and I are building a kinetic sculpture, a human-powered around-town and occasional commutte vehicle. If anyone has old bicycles or brazing skills they'd like to donate or sell cheaply to the cause, drop the webmaster a line.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Clean Sheets has a new David Steinberg article, about family secrets. Unfortunately it's laid out in some gross table based thing that makes a very small part of my browser useable, maybe if one of the Clean Sheets people reads this they can tell me why they're so intent on using such a horrible layout (and frames).

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Nothing new: The Semitic Museum of Harvard University presents Nuzi and the Hurrians: Fragments From a Forgotten Past, running through April 2001. Among other things, it presents the cuneiform record of alleged misdeeds of the town's mayor:

He is also charged with sexual misconduct. Two of the mayor's underlings are supposed to have helped him arrange an illicit liaison with a young woman named Humerelli. Kushshiharbe flatly denied every charge and no documents recording the outcome of the trial have ever been found.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Scarlet Letters is a little bit dark and goth for my usual tastes in erotica, but they've taken an innovative response to the "If you're under 18 go away" problem. They've started Pink Slip, sexual information on relationships, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, crises and such for women between 14 and 17.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Frank pointed me to a couple of articles on Sam Sloan's Home Page. I pass them on with a little hesitation, the guy seems lucid, but some of his writings come off as a little disconnected and paranoid, certainly not quite as coherent a set of arguments as I'd usually want from my reading material. However, covering the fringe is what Flutterby's about, so... Why Do Women Feel the Irrepressible Urge to Pose Nude on the Internet? is a piece that doesn't match my experience of the matter and seems quite naive, actually, and History of the Sexual Freedom League is an account of swinging in the 60s.

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Entry: 1999-02-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eric Boutilier-Brown's pages have moved to http://www.ebb.ns.ca I've talked favorably in the past about his treatment of nude environmental portraits and photography in general.

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Entry: 1998-12-24 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From Celestial Reviews 297 posted to alt.sex.stories.moderated. #1 is lame, but I like the other ones:

Third note: Top Ten Things Men SHOULDN'T Say Out Loud in Victoria's
Secret:
10.   Does this come in children's sizes?
9.    No thanks.  Just sniffing.
8.    I'll be in the fitting room going blind.
7.    Mom will love this.
6.    Oh, the size won't matter.  She's inflatable.
5.    No need to wrap it up.  I'll eat it here.
4.    Will you model this for me?
3.    The Miracle what?  This is better than world peace!
2.    45 bucks??  You're just gonna end up NAKED anyway!!
And the NUMBER ONE thing that a man should never say out loud in
Victoria's Secret:
1.        Oh Honey, you'll never squeeze your fat ass into that.

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Entry: 1998-12-02 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

At Clean Sheets is a review of I Am My Lover: Women Pleasure Themselves which is well worth reading, and which I'm going to have to browse next time I'm in Good Vibrations If you haven't checked back in at Clean Sheets recently, it might be worth a look. A few more book reviews, erotic stories, and another exhibit of photographs. Along those lines, on Good Vibrations Pat Califia has written a new Quickies.

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Entry: 1998-12-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Emily Jenkins interviews Lisa Palac in Nerve Magazine about Lisa's new book The Edge of the Bed: How Dirty Pictures Changed My Life. For some reason I'm not jumping up to read it, but the interview is okay.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A site on sex work that I haven't had time to check out yet but comes well recommended: http://www.sexwork.com

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From the SHS come a few URLs: Cleis Press, publishers of The New Good Vibrations Guide to Sex, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, etc. now has a web site: http://www.cleispress.com/ Down There Press also has a web site, which is part of the Good Vibrations site: http://www.goodvibes.com/dtp/dtp.html And two other smut publishers:

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

It's Deppity Bob's Illicit Penguin Lust page, shocking displays of that most sexual of seabirds.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

In the "well, duh!" department: CNN reports that "Teen-agers are much more likely to use condoms if their mothers talk to them about safe sex while they're still virgins, according to a new federal study." While studies like this are just screaming for questions about kids whose familial relationships were such that they could talk about sex with their parents, the conclusions seem like a no brainer.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

If you had any doubts about Naomi Wolf, author of a book called Promiscuities_, you might want to read the roundtable in _Nerve about politicizing puberty.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Well, after this article in Salon about the Flycast advertising network dropping advertising for offensive content, I'm going to have to start reading Tabloid.net. Salon also has a writeup of the first world pornography conference, but it's written with a horribly judgemental tone that turned me off.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bert Archer pans Moore's The Soul of Sex. I didn't pick it up because I've heard second hand reports of Moore personally and as a teacher. Or maybe that was Gillette or whoever his coauthor for King, Warrior, Magician, Lover was, but we know people by the company they keep. As a sometime fiction author I've lamented that most books are "non-fiction" (yeah, right), but this brings new resolve that for every non-fiction book I buy I'm going to buy something literary; we need to bring the debate and exploration of life altering issues back into the novel and away from the cheesey flock of self-help authors who will regurgitate the latest claptrap to reiterate the corrupt morals of our society.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

A new mouthorgan this morning, summarizing the results of their earlier sex survey. One of the quotes to come from that is this:

I think the last group that will out themselves are vanilla, monogamous heterosexuals; unfortunately, they are the group that needs it most.

Which ties back in to an e-mail conversation I'm having, where my correspondent mentioned that I have a lot of energy around sex. I'm working on a longer response, but I think we all do, it's just that so many of us are ashamed of it. I mentioned yesterday the "hot talk" workshop at Good Vibrations; people aren't comfortable with the "7" (or quite a bit more than that), we use sexual terms for violence ("fuck you"), in some cases words that were once loving have been perverted ("cunt"). As a child hearing mythology I was told that if you know something's secret name you have power over it. That's true, which means that it's also true that if you don't have a secret name then you don't put the "shame" handle out there for others to manipulate. Something to consider next time some authority starts preaching the "sex is sinful" line. Which is why I (Dan) often tag myself with "vanilla het monogamous pervert."

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Went to a workshop last night at Good Vibrations hosted by Carol Queen and Robert Morgan. As usual, lead to some good discussion afterwards, although the topic was "hot talk" and I don't find myself responding to the same sorts of maps they've developed. But the presentation style was great, they work well together and managed a just right response level from the audience. If they're doing a presentation on the national budget in your home town go see 'em just for that, but their topics are likely to be far more interesting.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Salon has an article on the world of online porn sites that is, alas, muddled. The first half reads like it was taken from someone's press-release, the second half seems a little closer to what I hear from other people, but the article as a whole seems to go nowhere.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

You heard it here first: Orgazmo coming to theatres October 23rd. What happens when a bright eyed mormon in LA stumbles into the porn business? Plugging "Orgazmo" into your favorite search engine also yields interesting results.

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Entry: 1998-11-01 00:00:00-08 by Dan Lyke comments 0

From Nerve:

"Man is in the wrong in being ashamed to exhibit it . . . when he ought to adorn and disp