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Entry: 2015-09-03 16:56:45.446019-07 Prosecuted for naked pictures of themselves by Dan Lyke comments 0

Yep, it's happening again: "child porn" charges are being used against the people they're supposed to protect. 2 North Carolina teens hit with child porn charges after consensual sexting:

What’s strange is that of the five charges he faces, four of them are for taking and possessing nude photos of himself on his own phone—the final charge is for possessing one nude photo his girlfriend took for him. There is no evidence of coercion or further distribution of the images anywhere beyond the two teenagers’ phones.

As the article also points out, it is legal in North Carolina for both of them to have sex, just not possess naked pictures of each other.

[ related topics: Photography Erotic Sexual Culture Nudity Law ]



Entry: 2015-09-02 09:35:12.103137-07 What part of sex or free enterprise are you opposed to? by Dan Lyke comments 0

ACLU: Since When Are Consensual Sexual Relationships a Threat to National Security? On the Rentboy.com raids, and the Department of Homeland Security's participation in them.

Relatedly, yesterday I discovered that there are people who un-ironically celebrate J. Edgar Hoover's notion that "justice is incidental to law and order." Shudder

More: Truth Out: Beyond Rentboy: Will the LGBT Movement Really Fight for Sex Worker Rights?

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Weblogs Law Enforcement ]



Entry: 2015-09-01 10:40:31.268084-07 less sex than 40 years ago by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bettina Arndt: The growing male sex drought:

Surveys from across the world are now reporting dropping sexual frequencies, more celibate marriages and an increasing gap between male and female sexual desire with even young women reporting loss of sexual interest.

Arndt links to a PDF of an article that she wrote for The Weekend Australian (that, alas, doesn't seem to be available in a more friendly form) which quotes Osmo Kontula:

"Why was there such a decline in intercourse frequency in the 2000s? There’s been a 10 to 15 per cent drop in people of all ages who say they’ve had sex in the last week. People are now having less sex than in the early 1970s and the greatest decline has been for young people, those aged 25 to 40."

Kontula looks like he's got some fascinating papers. I'm interested in how this might tie into some of the demographic shifts happening in Japan (that will probably make their way over to the U.S. and Europe of those haven't started happening already)...

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Entry: 2015-08-31 16:26:01.726059-07 Intimacy and the Law by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Whore Next Door: Intimacy and the Law. On various different personal services, and their legality.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Work, productivity and environment ]



Entry: 2015-08-27 16:35:13.55036-07 Netflix and chill by Dan Lyke comments 1

I love etymology: ‘Netflix and chill’: the complete history of a viral sex catchphrase. Although I'd probably have used something other than "viral sex" in that headline...

And in 20 years I'm sure we'll be looking back at "Wanna Netflix?" in the same way that we now look back at "Wanna cyber?"

[ related topics: Language Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2015-08-26 10:56:11.035863-07 Rentboy Raid by Dan Lyke comments 0

What The Rentboy Raid Tells Us About The Gendered Rhetoric Of Trafficking:

Reading the press release, I was immediately struck by its use of rhetoric. Unlike official statements around the crackdowns on Backpage and similar services that are known primarily for advertising cis women sex workers, no mention is made of Rentboy aiding the nefarious work of sex traffickers. As well, unlike in most sex work raids, no mention is made of anti-trafficking organizations reaching out to supposed “victims.” It is a loud and curious omission given that police find it impossible to talk about sex work at all these days without discussing trafficking.

Edit: Will the Rentboy.com bust be the Stonewall of sex work?.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Consumerism and advertising Work, productivity and environment Law Enforcement ]



Entry: 2015-08-19 08:50:49.483934-07 Flibanserin & desire by Dan Lyke comments 0

Emily Nagoski talks about flibanserin and desire.

Also: http://www.ohjoysextoy.com/scienceofdesire/

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Entry: 2015-08-17 11:53:00.742507-07 Curves by Dan Lyke comments 1

Woodworking design porn Rimas Navickas Furniture Studio.

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Entry: 2015-08-13 14:33:46.967194-07 Salem witch trials, but in our time by Dan Lyke comments 0

Sex and Satanic Abuse: A Fad Revisited.

I stayed silent on the sidelines, observing all this foolishness but displaying a cowardly distaste for controversy. As Chair of the DSM IV Task Force, I had a bully pulpit to point out the utter craziness of the fad. Instead, I justified my passivity on the grounds that it was not really my fight and that getting involved might compromise my neutrality as DSM IV Chair. These were lousy excuses considering that innocent people were going to jail and kids were being traumatized by fake therapists who professed to be experts in childhood trauma. My priorities were all screwed up.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Sexual Culture Furniture ]



Entry: 2015-08-12 12:56:11.573657-07 Arse Electronica by Dan Lyke comments 0

This looks like it could have some fascinating tracks: Arse Elektronika 2015: SHOOT YOUR WORKLOAD / Sex, work and tech / Call for submissions.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Work, productivity and environment ]



Entry: 2015-08-04 11:29:46.124921-07 Windows 10 privacy by Dan Lyke comments 0

Windows 10: Tablet view is showing saved porn images:

Loaded up WIN 10 last night and left it on to do its thing. Woke up to wife asking why I set it to rotate all my porn images right on the desk top view. I have no idea how to shut that feature off and that computer is staying shut down until I do.

Don't put pictures you don't want displayed in slideshow mode on your computer in "My Pictures". Or don't run Windows 10.

Via ErosBlog: Windows 10 Surfaces Man’s Porn, Shows It To His Wife

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Entry: 2015-08-02 09:34:48.048736-07 How to protect sex workers by Dan Lyke comments 0

New York Magazine: What’s the Right Way to Protect Sex Workers?

On Amnesty International's call to decriminalize sex work, and the ignorance they're fighting.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Invention and Design Work, productivity and environment New York ]



Entry: 2015-07-27 07:25:16.951667-07 Moorcock by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fascinating interview with Michael Moorcock on the occasion of his turning 75, rambling through "real" genre, sexual culture, gender politics, Tolkien...

“Back then, I was unaware of gender politics,” he confesses. “We simply didn’t have the vocabulary to deal with those inequalities. When I think about it now, I was able to live and write because of someone who later turned out to be a prolific writer, who wrote a couple of bestsellers. But she didn’t write anything apart from the odd short story until after I left. You have to address that and you think, ‘Christ, I was a bastard.’”

Via MeFi

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Entry: 2015-07-13 08:51:26.835074-07 Hummers Galore by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Drift ‏@Inanity101:

returning this item as it is not what i expected and did not have the desired effect on my sex life

[]

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Entry: 2015-07-12 12:50:03.585771-07 Conversation about cataract removal by Dan Lyke comments 0

Conversation about cataract removal being equivalent to wiping Vaseline off the glasses. So Vaseline on the lenses, like a porn movie then?

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Entry: 2015-07-10 09:00:59.852479-07 Porn & computer generated surrealism by Dan Lyke comments 0

Dangerous Minds: What happens when you run pornography through Google DeepDream? Sheer bad trip terror!

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Travel ]



Entry: 2015-07-06 11:30:16.907345-07 who is the product by Dan Lyke comments 0

Yesterday, PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct tweeted:

What is the maximum amount of money your doctor could make in payments from drug companies before you would start feeling uncomfortable?

In this era of advertising paying for everything, I thought that was an interesting question: because, like education, the customer is not the payer, there's a pretty strong externality here....

Anyway, this interesting bit on Flibanserin ("the female Viagra™"™) today reminded me of that:

PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct:

New (and free to read) in JAMA: Evaluation of Flibanserin: Science and Advocacy at the FDA http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2389384

PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder: inventing a disease to sell low libido -- Journal of Medical Ethics http://jme.bmj.com/content/ear...8/medethics-2014-102596.abstract

PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct

A loud handful of sexmed MD proponents of #flibanserin received at least $1.5mil in industry payments combined from 8/2013 to 12/2014.

PhDecay ‏@PhDefunct:

After looking them up in https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/ it is hard to see any of the flibanserdocs as credible on the topic of pharm interventions.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Health Ethics Invention and Design Consumerism and advertising Currency Education ]



Entry: 2015-07-02 14:25:28.066694-07 Affirmative Consent by Dan Lyke comments 1

Very good New York Times article on the difficulties of legislating around affirmative consent.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Invention and Design New York ]



Entry: 2015-06-28 17:35:05.190874-07 Dildo flag by Dan Lyke comments 3

RT Paul Coombs ‏@paulcoombsart

#Dildoflagman it is I.

Hello world. I come in peace & love (& defiant dildos) Thank you all for the support cxx3

which linked to RT @dildoflag

#DILDOFLAG MAN is @paulcoombsart, a dong-obsessed artist from London. Go say thanks! :) #isisdildo #buttplugflag

[]

Yay dildoflags!

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Entry: 2015-06-26 07:10:03.422124-07 I like what the Supreme Court has been by Dan Lyke comments 0

I like what the Supreme Court has been doing on my birthdays: Obergefell v. Hodges opinion makes same sex marriage legal nationwide!

The opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf

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Entry: 2015-06-23 13:44:41.262937-07 Hair matching by Dan Lyke comments 0

The man who was jailed for 22 years – on the fantasy evidence of a single hair:

Kirk Odom spent 31 years in prison and on parole after pseudoscientific analysis that has finally been discredited. Now the FBI admits it was wrong – in Odom’s case, and many thousands like it

Kinda like fingerprints and phrenology, hair matching was yet another fantasy spun up by the FBI to use to bolster false convictions.

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Entry: 2015-06-18 16:39:45.248205-07 QR code use in practice by Dan Lyke comments 0

Heinz forced to apologise after QR code on ketchup bottle linked to hardcore porn site.

Don't let your domain names lapse, kids.

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Entry: 2015-06-15 17:22:24.75739-07 Marriage equality by Dan Lyke comments 0

How the marriage equality movement forgot its pioneers. I had no idea that the first same-sex marriage licenses were issued in the '70s.

[ related topics: Politics Erotic Sexual Culture Political Correctness Sociology Marriage ]



Entry: 2015-06-10 07:40:41.446906-07 Not protecting the children by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eros Blog: When “Protecting The Children” Does The Opposite. On how we hear these assertions about ISIS/ISIL, about young girls being sold off as sex slaves in public markets, but not only is there nothing but hearsay about this, any actual evidence being passed around would be quickly prosecuted under child pornography laws.

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Entry: 2015-06-07 16:25:03.47942-07 Just finished ferretthimself's new by Dan Lyke comments 2

Just finished @ferretthimself's new novel "Flex". Modern fantasy with a lot of the feel of early cyberpunk. I liked it a lot.

[ related topics: Erotic Invention and Design ]



Entry: 2015-06-03 20:24:23.340264-07 Fantasies by Dan Lyke comments 0

How every sexual fantasy would actually go. Or at least how 5 of them would...

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2015-05-18 18:44:31.245152-07 Timber frame by Dan Lyke comments 0

Woodworking porn: Handcutting a timber frame.

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Entry: 2015-05-18 18:05:03.78895-07 Wait by Dan Lyke comments 0

Wait, if sex and gender are fluid, that suggests they're not compressible. I prefer to think of them as a gas.

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Entry: 2015-05-13 12:51:58.483907-07 Sex news OTD by Dan Lyke comments 0

The parents dismissed their suit in February 2014 after the district changed its policies. But Black, in a ruling issued April 28, ordered the district to pay attorneys’ fees to the parents’ lawyers, saying the suit had been the catalyst that led Clovis to bring its ninth-grade courses into compliance with the law.

“Access to medically and socially appropriate sexual education is an important public right,” Black said.

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Entry: 2015-05-13 11:59:38.253602-07 Custom Blade by meuon comments 0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=156&v=S074ke-EJ6U

Interesting blade and technique for making drawers and other things. Woodworking porn.

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Entry: 2015-05-08 13:56:39.688697-07 Cherry Waltz by Dan Lyke comments 2

Wood porn! Cherry Waltz II by ImrikDragon, a spectacular curved carved spiralling table.

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Entry: 2015-05-05 10:15:38.097747-07 Anti-prostitution weasels screwing sex workers by Dan Lyke comments 0

Anti-news: Sex Workers Say A&E Show Lied To Them About Providing Resources And Protecting Their Privacy.

“This show, these people, it’s a disaster in my life,” said Kamylla, who spent weeks waiting for the promised assistance, quickly running out of money to support herself, her husband, and her children. They gave her a $200 fee and then did not follow through on promises of medical, dental, housing, and employment assistance, she told BuzzFeed News. “I kept on calling them, and nothing happened.”

Yep: "Anti-trafficking" organization exploited women and then abandoned them. This is a pattern. And now that they've outed her, she can't do sex work any more because she'll be immediately busted. And was.

via MeFi.

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Entry: 2015-05-04 08:00:57.428882-07 Rocks Off by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Tabatha Southey @TabathaSouthey

Please let it be called "Rocks Off." Toronto's last porn theatre to become rock climbing gym http://on.thestar.com/1zzOosR via @torontostar

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Entry: 2015-04-28 09:47:14.773194-07 On riots by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT LZ Granderson ‏@Locs_n_Laughs:

With Baltimore and same-sex marriage arguments in the news today, it should not be lost that "Stonewall" was a riot.

[]

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Entry: 2015-04-23 14:30:24.770157-07 Not Medieval by Dan Lyke comments 0

Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Medievalist Schools Dan on Medieval Attitudes Toward Sex.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2015-04-21 17:09:07.997776-07 Hookers 4 Hillary by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bunny Ranch sex workers endorse Hillary Clinton with "Hookers 4 Hillary" initiative.

ObTypo: Typed "Cliton" first time around.

[ related topics: Politics Erotic Sexual Culture Current Events ]



Entry: 2015-04-21 09:55:20.594572-07 Dog Food Lid by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Cates Holderness ‏@catesish:

FYI: "dog food lid" backwards is "dildo of god"

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Entry: 2015-04-16 13:47:37.362203-07 sex ed commentary by Dan Lyke comments 3

Edit: Among other things, here's her article at The Stranger

This is awesome. Alice Dreger sat in on her son's abstinence based sex ed class, and live-tweeted it.

Other excerpts:

Her book, Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science, looks pretty good, and her Twitter stream says she's got an essay about the experience coming soon to The Stranger, will link when that happens.

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Entry: 2015-04-15 12:11:25.551013-07 ...in a Barbie world by Dan Lyke comments 0

A month ago I noted Deborah de Robertis recreation of Gustave Courbet's L'Origine du monde at the Musée d'Orsay (YouTube video). It's easy to critique spread pussy porn, but...

Syreeta McFadden: The lack of female genitals on statues seems thoughtless until you see it repeated, a look at how classical sculpture has penises everywhere, but naught a vulva.

Via MeFi.

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Entry: 2015-04-08 16:59:31.225122-07 Time traveling heroine by Dan Lyke comments 0

The calendar of a woman who travels back in time and doesn't have sex with anyone.

keythah in the comments:

I've definitely thought about birth control with regard to sex after time travel. That may or may not be part of why I got a copper IUD. 10+ years reliable BC I don't have to mess with. I'm ready for anything(, baby).

(Other comments are worthy of a read too...)

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