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Entry: 2014-09-18 13:16:47.707207-07 Myth of Trafficking by Dan Lyke comments 0

Marijke Vonk: The Myth of Trafficking:

“It’s as if prostitutes don’t want to be saved,” said a surprised manager of a Rescue Foundation shelter in India. The rescuers had once again made a raid on a brothel, after which the women had been forced into a shelter they weren’t allowed to leave. Again and again women escaped, continually protested their imprisonment in the shelters, and returned to their old workplaces as soon as they were able to make a run for it. It was as if the women were working as prostitutes of their own accord, didn’t view themselves as victims, thought of the rescue missions as threats to their human rights and livelihoods and for the most part felt victimized by the rescue industry.

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Sexual Culture Work, productivity and environment Current Events Erotic Civil Liberties ]



Entry: 2014-09-18 08:46:52.259593-07 Jack Kirby of porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Comics Alliance: Celebrating the happy hunks of Tom of Finland

Via MeFi

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Comics Erotic ]



Entry: 2014-09-16 11:05:58.303036-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Chris Hall in The Atlantic: Is One of the Most-Cited Statistics About Sex Work Wrong? Prostitutes don't in actuality start, on average, at age 13, and insisting that they do misrepresents them.

Via ErosBlog.

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



Entry: 2014-09-16 07:18:41.923898-07 Where's Dildo by Dan Lyke comments 0

For everyone who's ever wondered "huh, did we really leave that in the dish drying rack while company was over?": Forget Where's Waldo -- Let's Play Where's the Dildo? a little article about Subtle Dildo - An installation art project about the place of rubber in our lives.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Sexual Culture Erotic ]



Entry: 2014-09-10 09:18:36.971713-07 Go Fund Me by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT ClinicEscort ‏@ClinicEscort:

Friends, I regret that I will be unable to give to your @GoFundMe fundraisers. Any of them. Ever. http://www.washingtonpost.com/...he-line-at-abortion-and-sorcery/

Washington Post: GoFundMe, the site that has raised money for convicted murderers, will draw the line at abortion and ‘sorcery’

[ related topics: Currency Sexual Culture Current Events ]



Entry: 2014-09-10 06:47:18.251211-07 Poly & privilege by Dan Lyke comments 0

Growing up poor with three parents. Talking about being poly and privilege...

If privilege can be defined as unearned advantage, then for my family polyamory was not the result of privilege. Rather, it was a source of it. I can see now that my parents’ triad provided them with the resources and mutual support they needed to be so conscientious in raising me and my two siblings. It freed them from many of the difficult decisions a poor, working family often has to make: attend the PTA meeting, or put in some overtime? Actively raise the children, or make enough money to feed them? A three parent household has 50% more time, income, and experience than a two-parent household. That counts for a great deal.

[ related topics: Currency Children and growing up Sexual Culture Sociology Work, productivity and environment Interactive Drama ]



Entry: 2014-09-07 18:00:26.508525-07 Catching a rogue cop by Dan Lyke comments 0

How Police Caught Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma City Cop Who Allegedly Sexually Abused 8 Black Women.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Law Enforcement Erotic ]



Entry: 2014-09-02 11:01:02.619896-07 The cloud, victim shaming, and naked pictures by Dan Lyke comments 0

Forbes: Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A 'Scandal.' It's A Sex Crime.

I sincerely hope that absolutely none of the victims involved in this current leak takes any form of “responsibility” or apologizes for anything. The victims involved have committed no crime and committed no sin by creating said photos in the first place or in “allowing” them to be stolen. What occurred yesterday is a theft and a crime, plain and simple. It is a personal violation of a prurient nature, with photos of an explicit nature that were intended for private or personal use now unleashed online for anyone to see, for free no less. ...

Ya know what would be awesome? For some of those truly draconian copyright laws to get used in this case...

Also, RT ‏@dotpeople:

"There is no 'cloud', it's simply a bunch of hard drives you don't own being operated by people you don't know." http://arstechnica.com/securit...-teach-you-about-cloud-security/

[ related topics: Nature and environment Nudity Sexual Culture Copyright/Trademark Government Law History Erotic Photography ]



Entry: 2014-08-18 16:24:39.461221-07 OhMiBod by Dan Lyke comments 2

Nerve: I did it for science: A stranger remotely controlled my vibrator, or: some looks at the Babeland’s OhMiBod blueMotion, and a little thinking about the implications of this, including a few thoughts on teenagers... and, uh, maybe MMORPGs?

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Erotic ]



Entry: 2014-08-14 11:40:49.283797-07 Friendship by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Nice Hippo ‏@Bagyants

I understand guys who go to strip clubs together. When I'm with my friends I'm like "This is ok but what if we all had erections"

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Entry: 2014-08-12 13:11:26.116754-07 Two tiers of justice by Dan Lyke comments 0

Peter Acworth: A Strike For Justice:

A year ago, I was charged for possession of a gram of cocaine, which was found when police responded to reports of alleged gun use at the San Francisco Armory, home of the adult production studio, Kink.com.

I had a great lawyer and the charges were eventually dropped. But how would I have fared if I had not had the money, or a different skin color? Unfortunately, I think I know the answer because I witnessed it.

Other story: Kink.com CEO Peter Acworth Admits He Skirted Cocaine Charge Because He's Rich and White.

Via Violet Blue's sex news, which also had some notes about how the condom legislation in L.A. is driving porn production out.

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Entry: 2014-08-11 11:42:57.269167-07 Degrees & Sex Work by Dan Lyke comments 1

One thing that college degree is good for? Earning more as a sex worker: The Economist: Prostitution and the internet: More bang for your buck: How new technology is shaking up the oldest business (because apparently they couldn't avoid the "bang" attempt at a pun. Sigh.)

... A study by Scott Cunningham of Baylor University and Todd Kendall of Compass Lexecon, a consultancy, shows that among prostitutes who worked during a given week, graduates earned on average 31% more than non-graduates. More lucrative working patterns rather than higher hourly rates explained the difference ...

Via.

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Entry: 2014-07-18 16:09:15.720386-07 Legalized prostitution means less rape by Dan Lyke comments 2

Study: Rhode Island accidentally decriminalized prostitution, and good things happened:

More surprising was the finding that forcible rape offenses fell by 31 percent in Rhode Island from 2004 to 2009, as decriminalized indoor sex work scaled up in the state. This translates to 824 fewer reported rapes. The majority of the reduction in rapes came from Providence, where the state's sex work is concentrated.

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



Entry: 2014-07-18 13:52:06.04028-07 Bubinga slab by Dan Lyke comments 0

Shadow forwarded along: I bought an 8ft long, 4ft wide, 12/4 thick slab of Bubinga... this IS that story.

Yeah, it's basically just wood porn, a love story to a 4x8 foot slab. I drooled.

[ related topics: Woodworking Sexual Culture Erotic ]



Entry: 2014-07-16 15:44:35.517141-07 by Dan Lyke comments 0

I hate Elon Musk for PayPal and the whole Hyperloop thing, but it's hard not to like the guy for Tesla: Musk on why the new Tesla will be the "3" and not the "E":

“We had the model S for sedan and X for crossover SUV, then a friend asked what we were going to call the third car,” Musk told us. “So I said we had the model S and X, we might as well have the E.

“We were going to call it model E for a while and then Ford sued us saying it wanted to use the Model E – I thought this is crazy, Ford’s trying to kill sex! So we’ll have to think of another name.”

(Which was quoting from Auto Express: Tesla Model 3 to challenge BMW 3 Series - World Exclusive

[ related topics: Weblogs Sexual Culture Invention and Design Humor Automobiles Erotic ]



Entry: 2014-07-15 09:51:08.429051-07 Abused children and the courts by Dan Lyke comments 0

Rogers Cadenhead: M.C. Moewe and the Story That Got Away is an intro to a series of stories over at Daily Kos about mandatory reporters who've faced retaliation for coming forward with reports of sex abuse, and situations where children's reports of abuse are not taken seriously.

My reading so far is mixed. The Most Powerful Person in a Child Custody Case Isn't the Judge points out that the judges are often making decisions based solely on the decision of a single custody evaluator, and offers as an example:

The Seattle forensic psychologist Stuart A. Greenberg helped build the multimillion-dollar court expert industry of today.

In 2007, Greenberg committed suicide after being arrested for secretly filming people in his office bathroom. If his staff had not become suspicious of an air purifier, Greenberg would probably still be commanding $450 an hour to determine what's best for children in custody cases. He was a well-respected past president of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, helped develop a national certification exam for his field and taught training classes to other experts.

To a large extent this feels like some of the stories I read about foster families. I both know adults who have been through foster homes who campaign against the abuses of that system, and many of those abuses are particularly egregious, and then I also know foster parents who have dropped everything to go pick up a toddler from horrific circumstances because the kid needs a roof.

There's room for improvement, obviously, and we need more exposure and examination of the processes.

[ related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality History Weblogs Sexual Culture Current Events Children and growing up Law Erotic Currency Seattle Interactive Drama ]



Entry: 2014-07-09 19:22:36.823514-07 Ancient graffiti by Dan Lyke comments 0

2,500-year-old erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island: Racy inscriptions and phalluses carved into Astypalaia's rocky peninsula shed light on very private lives of ancient Greece.

Gay porn has been around for two and a half millenia.

Via.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Bay Area ]



Entry: 2014-07-09 11:48:46.27251-07 25 pictures by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bwahahahaha! 25 pictures of lesbian sex according to stock photography.

[ related topics: Economics Erotic Sexual Culture Photography ]



Entry: 2014-07-08 10:26:05.853461-07 NSA abuse of the day by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Atlantic: Conor Friedersdorf: The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders:

But their narrative now contradicts itself. The Washington Post's latest article drawing on Snowden's leaked cache of documents includes files "described as useless by the analysts but nonetheless retained" that "tell stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes. The daily lives of more than 10,000 account holders who were not targeted are catalogued and recorded nevertheless."

[ related topics: Religion Health Sexual Culture moron Erotic Politics ]



Entry: 2014-07-08 06:39:41.721049-07 kGoal by Dan Lyke comments 0

Meet the kGoal: A FitBit for your vagina.

the kGoal kickstarter.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2014-07-04 18:05:04.90329-07 And by Dan Lyke comments 1

And, appropriate to hanging out in Salt Lake City with a bunch of... uhhh... http://slightlywarped.com/crap...curiosities/2010/mormon_porn.htm

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Erotic ]



Entry: 2014-06-28 07:53:44.983367-07 *Redbook* by Dan Lyke comments 1

Shadow forwarded along this Reddit thread on the FBI seizing MyRedbook.com and SFRedbook.com. I was actually vaguely aware of this because it's causing Bay Area sex workers to have to scramble to rebuild trust and accountability networks.

It should also be noted that although phrases like "trafficking" and "children" are getting tossed around, those seem to be unrelated to this bust.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Children and growing up Law Enforcement Erotic Politics California Culture ]



Entry: 2014-06-26 13:12:46.564784-07 ...they'll play with it by Dan Lyke comments 0

Evolve - Playthings (YouTube). Promoting gun safety around children ... with dildos!

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



Entry: 2014-06-24 07:10:06.062154-07 Live edge bookcase by Dan Lyke comments 1

Woodworking porn: Shadow passed along this set of pictures of making a live edge oak set of bookshelves, with a fairly simple support system. I think I'd have toned down the gloss a bit, but it's still pretty cool!

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Entry: 2014-06-13 14:32:55.223314-07 Another trafficking story falls apart by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mediaite: No Time to Fact Check, the NY Times Has Moral Panic to Cover.

And now we have another deluded trafficking “victim” — this one named Chong Kim. She was the “true story” behind Eden, a tale of “underage women conscripted into sexual slavery by a criminal enterprise from which there is seemingly no escape,” as described by the New York Times book review.

More on the exposing the Chong Kim fraud.

You may have also heard about Somaly Mam, who made a career and two Pulitzer Prizes out of making up stories of sex slavery in Cambodia.

As so many people have pointed out, if you want to address slavery, go after domestic and agricultural work, and if you want to go after prostitution then empower women (and men) and provide them with economic opportunities.

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Entry: 2014-06-03 10:34:04.617246-07 Beautiful Agony interview by Dan Lyke comments 0

Vice interviews the founders of Beautiful Agony

Previously on Flutterby.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Archival Erotic Photography ]



Entry: 2014-06-03 09:29:29.913663-07 Oh! You Kid! by Dan Lyke comments 0

Slate Sex and Pop: Oh! You Kid! How a sexed-up viral hit from the summer of ’09—1909—changed American pop music forever.

Via MeFi.

[ related topics: Erotic Music Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2014-05-29 15:10:57.84807-07 Maya Angelou's sex work history by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History.

Via Eros Blog

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



Entry: 2014-05-27 15:12:06.051558-07 On trafficking by Dan Lyke comments 0

I’m Katha Pollitt’s “Highly Educated” Leftist—And A Sex Trafficking Victim

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2014-05-14 12:39:13.691636-07 sex trafficking by Dan Lyke comments 0

Well worth reading: As a sex trafficking survivor, I support full decriminalization of sex work.

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



Entry: 2014-05-06 07:03:40.658197-07 Betty Dodson resurgence by Dan Lyke comments 0

Your "aging gracefully" read of the morning: The Guardian: Masturbation: the secret to a long life?

Betty Dodson says self-love keeps her young. Now the 85-year-old has a new audience of fourth-wave feminists enrolling in workshops she first ran in the 1970s

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Invention and Design ]



Entry: 2014-05-02 10:28:57.492828-07 government up our ass by Dan Lyke comments 0

As I see it, the right wing cries "we don't want government up our ass," even as they write legislation that forces government up our vaginas. ‪#‎rightwinghypocrites‬

Gloria Brame, on Facebook

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Entry: 2014-04-29 16:53:51.394007-07 Goodbye separation of powers by Dan Lyke comments 2

Is the DOJ Forcing Banks to Terminate the Accounts of Porn Stars? It may be the US DOJ:

It’s called Operation Choke Point, and it has nothing to do with deep-throating.

Instead, it’s a targeted effort to shut down as many as 30 separate industries by making it impossible for them to access banking services.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Thursday, American Bankers Association CEO Frank Keating wrote that the Justice Department is “telling bankers to behave like policemen and judges.”

Extrajudicial punishment. What could possibly go wrong? Via Reason.

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Entry: 2014-04-28 12:46:54.176837-07 Driver had it coming by Dan Lyke comments 0

Bike vs Car in the Mill Valley bicycle road rage arrest: The rest of the story:

According to those who were there, Smock was indeed hit by the mirror on the pickup truck. The two drunk occupants of the truck then stopped, got out of the truck, and began swinging at Smock.

In other words, the unnamed drunk belligerents allegedly started it, and Smock finished it in this cowardly two-against-one attack. The drunk driver was tested during his brief 45 minute hospital visit and found to be over the limit for DUI.

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Entry: 2014-04-17 08:58:17.479708-07 Sex and art by Dan Lyke comments 1

"The LOVE IS ART KIT - LUVTONE edition includes all of the materials you need to safely create a abstract painting while being intimate with the one you love."

Jackson Pollock without the cigarette ash and disdain for the audience.

[ related topics: Art & Culture Sexual Culture ]



Entry: 2014-04-14 10:37:54.161315-07 Tom of Finland gets a stamp by Dan Lyke comments 0

Whoah! Check Out Finland’s New Graphic Gay Bondage Stamps. New Finnish stamps feature homoerotic themes.

Finland is releasing a new line of stamps based on the work of Touko Laaksonen, aka "Tom of Finland".

If the USPS wanted to revive interest in paper letters...

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Current Events Invention and Design Interactive Drama Work, productivity and environment ]



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: 2014-04-08 15:09:33.054059-07 Who gets to be the man by Dan Lyke comments 1

Metafilter: And sometimes the blonde likes to wear... is someone looking for a routine by Mae Martin answering the question "For a lesbian couple who gets to be the man of the relationship?", and says that in this video it starts around 7 minutes

[ related topics: Movies Sexual Culture Video ]



Entry: 2014-03-28 16:22:07.549353-07 Gay rights vs evangelical Christians by Dan Lyke comments 0

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research: Survey Charts Dramatic Change Toward Marriage Equality:

On Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign and Americans for Marriage Equality released the results of a bipartisan study of likely 2016 voters conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and TargetPoint Consulting. The study revealed that as support for marriage equality continues to grow, voters’ attitudes toward the LGBT community and the implications of marriage equality have also shifted. ...

But the big kicker is summarized as: Americans View Gay People More Favorably Than Evangelical Christians: Poll.

So, you know, as churches are talking about what's driving young people away and how to better lure back the 20-somethings who've left and all... well...

[ related topics: Political Correctness Sexual Culture Sociology Marriage Civil Liberties Community Current Events Invention and Design ]



Entry: 2014-03-28 06:39:22.610866-07 Cupcakes by Dan Lyke comments 1

RT Jennifer Gunter ‏@DrJenGunter

Rather limp -> @mpf2011: “@gnuman1979: I do not want!! http://pic.twitter.com/DxnPsyLtBH / Is it Nat'l Penis Day? #NotOnMyCalendar”

[Penis Cupcakes]

RT john. ┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ) ‏@genehack:

@DrJenGunter I hate to be the one to break it to you doc, but that's how they spend most of their time. 8^)

RT Jennifer Gunter ‏@DrJenGunter:

@genehack but they are prettier erect so if the cupcakes want to be pretty...

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