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Entry: 2016-05-25 21:17:28.644114+00 Porn vs Erotica by Dan Lyke comments 0

Tina Horn: Why the dichotomy between porn and erotica is false and destructive.

Porn=bad/erotica=good doesn’t train the sexual taste of the rich white Emma Watsons of the world; it dehumanizes the trans people, the people of color, the “not classy” bodies who have chosen to make porn because it’s an option that works for them.

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Entry: 2016-05-13 13:52:48.013065+00 Influential gadgets by Dan Lyke comments 0

Time Magazine names the (Hitachi) Magic Wand the 10th most influential gadget of all time.

Here's the Time list. 3 cell phones, but only one vibrator... Hmmm...

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Entry: 2016-05-10 20:10:40.641533+00 the manna lines are too strong in this subway by Dan Lyke comments 1

Edit: According to this WAMU: Transportation Secretary Says He Almost Ordered Metro Shutdown Last Week, the actual word used was probably "amperage", not "power", and this is just a brain-dead reporter.

ABC news article on DOT Secretary Foxx talking about DC Metro issues:

It is clear to DOT officials who watched a video of one recent incident that there is too much electrical power flowing through the subway system, he said."

"Electrical power"? There are actual words which mean something in this context, we don't need to treat it like magic. When the authorities are talking like a bad urban fantasy novel, I worry.

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Entry: 2016-04-29 20:59:07.98791+00 Zootopia & sexual culture by Dan Lyke comments 1

Whore Next Door: The Zoo Story.

I've heard that Zootopia is amazing and I should go see it, but Charlene and I saw the trailer with the DMV scene, and it left us totally flat. I've read a few other things on how it tackles racial issues that make it sound slightly more interesting, but Siouxsie's take on it makes me more intrigued.

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Entry: 2016-04-29 14:23:45.979041+00 New economy and sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

I think I linked this in the past few weeks, but if I haven't, you should read Eric Weinstein, director of Thiel Capital: Anthropic Capitalism And The New Gimmick Economy.

The anthropic viewpoint on such heuristics, more common in physics than economics, would lead us to ask “Is society now focused on market capitalism because it is a fundamental theory, or because we have just lived through the era in which it was possible due to remarkable coincidences?”

Jumping off from this, Wherefor the sexual economy? - Elf M. Sternberg :

So, sex. There's a reason we talk about bars as "meat markets," and when we discuss the questions of marriage and family we use the phrase "the sexual economy." The question is, does Weinstein's observation have any impact on getting laid?

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Entry: 2016-04-26 14:25:13.360953+00 Nothing But Light by Dan Lyke comments 0

Nothing But Light. Photographer Anastasia Kuba says:

“Nothing But Light” explores concepts of boundaries,vulnerability, and consent. We all experience the world through our bodies. The body is the easiest target for disrespect, worship, objectification, shame, neglect, control, and attachment. The violation of a person’s dignity often begins with disrespect of their body, and restoration of control begins with the acknowledgment that a person’s body matters and inherently deserves respect. We crave to be seen and accepted, but opening up, we lose control over the consequences.

Very interesting set of nudes.

Via This NSFW Photo Series Is Allowing People to Love Their Bodies Again

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Entry: 2016-04-25 23:50:40.887646+00 Competence Porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Charlie Jane Anders: The Moment When Science Fiction Split off From Competence Porn:

But at some point, including scientists as heroes became a bit of a taboo in science fiction, with the notable exception of Walter Bishop in Fringe. (And in the U.K., Doctor Who is a holdout.) We're only allowed to explore new science or strange ideas if our hero is an "everyman" who has no clue what's going on.

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Entry: 2016-04-18 21:15:33.544773+00 Military misled Congress on sexual assault by Dan Lyke comments 0

Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases:

There also is nothing in the records that supports the primary reason the Pentagon told Congress about the cases in the first place: To cast top military brass as hard-nosed crime fighters who insisted on taking the cases to trial after civilian law enforcement said no.

PRESS RELEASE: Protect Our Defenders Report & AP Investigation Show the Pentagon Misled Congress:

Washington, D.C. – Today, Protect Our Defenders (POD) released a report, “Debunked: Fact-Checking the Pentagon’s Claims Regarding Military Justice,” on the heels of an Associated Press investigation that shows the Pentagon misled Congress in order to preserve commanders’ control over sexual assault cases and block critically needed reform that was within a handful of votes of passing.

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Entry: 2016-04-13 14:56:27.976255+00 Ted Cruz & Dildos by Dan Lyke comments 0

Saved for the general election race: The Time Ted Cruz Defended a Ban on Dildos: His legal team argued there was no right "to stimulate one's genitals."

The brief insisted that Texas in order to protect "public morals" had "police-power interests" in "discouraging prurient interests in sexual gratification, combating the commercial sale of sex, and protecting minors." There was a "government" interest, it maintained, in "discouraging...autonomous sex." The brief compared the use of sex toys with "hiring a willing prostitute or engaging in consensual bigamy," and it equated advertising these products with the commercial promotion of prostitution. In perhaps the most noticeable line of the brief, Cruz's office declared, "There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one's genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship." That is, the pursuit of such happiness had no constitutional standing. And the brief argued there was no "right to promote dildos, vibrators, and other obscene devices." The plaintiffs, it noted, were "free to engage in unfettered noncommercial speech touting the uses of obscene devices" but not speech designed to generate the sale of these items.

RT Craig Mazin @clmazin

Ted Cruz thinks people don't have a right to "stimulate their genitals." I was his college roommate. This would be a new belief of his.

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Entry: 2016-04-05 01:20:10.259008+00 Some good thoughts on identity and by Dan Lyke comments 0

Some good thoughts on identity and tear-jerking ones on family in these excerpts from Coming Out Like A Porn Star http://www.voiceamerica.com/ep...o-on-coming-out-like-a-porn-star

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Entry: 2016-03-29 15:55:18.065778+00 Coworking hostel by Dan Lyke comments 0

Speaking of your dystopian cyberpunk future: In Pod-Based Community Living, Rent Is Cheap, But Sex Is Banned. The hostel meets coworking space.

At least in China, company dorms have some minor notion of job security...

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Entry: 2016-03-27 01:22:18.835068+00 12 movies by Dan Lyke comments 0

Copied from a Facebook meme response:

Terrence Masson and Jimbo Hillin are doing tIhe "12 favorite movies" meme, and I got tagged. I'm not sure I can get to 12 (there's a reason I left the film biz, and movies have gotten less important to me since then), but I'll try:

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight - leading the list, I'll take all 3 as one film. "Before Sunrise" is the best twenty something romance ever put to film, "Before Sunset" the best thirty something film, and "Before Midnight" has uncomfortable laughs and maybe hits too close to home on some things but takes those characters into their forties in a believable insightful way.

Top Secret! - every top movies list needs at least one Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker film. I actually prefer this one to Airplane.

Real Genius - because sometimes ya need a good geek fantasy.

Boyhood - going back serious again, this was two hours of watching kids I knew grow up, in ways that hit me right in the feels in so many ways.

Star Wars (A New Hope) - if you can see it at 9 years old, and not get caught up into deconstructing Campbell's myth structure and comparing that to other theorists. I think that "The Force Awakens" managed to capture some of that same thrilling ride, only at this point we've become used to the special effects, and I'm old enough to start asking questions about the economy of the empire and... it all goes to hell.

Blazing Saddles - Mel Brooks at his prime is a genius, this one's eminently quotable, and it's got some really insightful cultural critique going on.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - okay, yeah, I've got 3 Val Kilmer movies on here. So be it.

Toy Story - I didn't work on it, my Pixar credits are the next two. Because I worked on the tie-in games, including watching clips over and over again while tuning codecs, I have experienced some of the characters to death (Hamm, particularly). However, this was a huge cusp in film, and a great movie. Both an *important* film because of the inflection point in technology, and a fun one.

Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoki) - I have loved various animated films, this one was visually amazing, but also disturbing (in a good way) in a deep visceral sense. It's one of those films where I still have a direct reaction to hearing snippets of the soundtrack, and it has conflicting characters, but not necessarily villains.

The Incredibles - you can take any set of Bond films, any set of superhero films, and this just gets them all.

Princess Bride - yes.

Casablanca - I don't think it's a great film, but it is a decent film from a day when films were slapped out super quickly, and is so useful for examining both the visual and story structure of film.

There's 12. I'm not one for social obligation, so feel free to self-tag.

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Entry: 2016-03-25 15:33:07.9784+00 4chan AI by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Rob N ★ ‏@robn:

IBM: Chess AI

Google: Go AI

Microsoft: 4chan AI

(This is about Microsoft deletes 'teen girl' AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours. Chatbots are dangerous technology...)

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Entry: 2016-03-25 15:30:12.449087+00 North Carolina by Dan Lyke comments 0

Separate bathrooms for Senators is a move I could get behind: RT Stephanie Skora ‏@Stephanie_Skora:

Time to remind folks that there have been more US Senators arrested for sexual misconduct in bathrooms than trans people #NorthCarolina

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Entry: 2016-03-21 20:44:04.137399+00 Comedians Sitting On Vibrators Getting Coffee by Dan Lyke comments 0

If you're like me, you've probably watched the opening to some episode or another of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, and then said "yeah, I don't have time to watch this right now", and then it's fallen by the wayside...

Well, one you will watch all the way through: Comedians Sitting On Vibrators Getting Coffee.

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Entry: 2016-03-18 10:36:03.575112+00 Evolving Beauty 2016 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eric Boutilier-Brown's photography at http://www.evolvingbeauty.com/ was once of regular note on Flutterby. He recently emailed around Kickstarter: Evolving Beauty 2016 Ingrid Portfolio

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Entry: 2016-03-17 16:40:28.057459+00 Modesty by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Mona Eltahawy ‏@monaeltahawy:

"the whole concept of “modesty” doesn’t just fail to protect women—it’s actively harmful" http://www.theestablishment.co...ne-freaks-out-over-nude-selfies/ via @ESTBLSHMNT

The Real Reason Everyone Freaked Out Over Kim Kardashian’s Nude Selfie

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Entry: 2016-03-17 16:40:18.002721+00 Modesty by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Mona Eltahawy ‏@monaeltahawy:

"the whole concept of “modesty” doesn’t just fail to protect women—it’s actively harmful" http://www.theestablishment.co...ne-freaks-out-over-nude-selfies/ … via @ESTBLSHMNT

The Real Reason Everyone Freaked Out Over Kim Kardashian’s Nude Selfie

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Entry: 2016-02-26 16:35:50.842244+00 Whorecast: Mia Li by Dan Lyke comments 0

Whoa, that's an interesting new direction for The Whorecast: kind of an "in her own words" stream of consciousness by/about Mia Li. Great little "humanizing the sex worker" piece.

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Entry: 2016-02-22 15:12:02.645117+00 Heartburn drugs & Alzheimers by Dan Lyke comments 2

Heartburn Drugs Tied to Dementia Risk. "Proton Pump Inhibitors" like Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium

After controlling for age, sex, depression, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and the use of other medicines, they found that regular use of P.P.I.s increased the risk for dementia in men by 52 percent and in women by 42 percent, compared with nonusers.

The study is JAMA Neurology: Association of Proton Pump Inhibitors With Risk of Dementia: A Pharmacoepidemiological Claims Data Analysis

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Entry: 2016-02-11 00:21:42.328615+00 Mission Control 2.0 by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Second Coming of Mission Control:

For 15 years, Mission Control peddled a particularly cozy breed of kink. If your fantasy was to, say, fondle a stranger inside a cage while dozens of faceless voyeurs watched, this particular sex club was not for you (the Power Exchange encourages that kind of thing). But for open-minded sensualists seeking sex with a side of theatricality, creativity, and, yeah, conversation, 2519 Mission Street was the place to be. "It was kind of a family," says blogger and porn performer Kitty Stryker.

One of my pupusa lunch regular friends is a part of this community and described painting and fixing the place up. It's good to see them getting some positive press.

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Entry: 2016-02-05 21:38:55.267698+00 Sex toy differences by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Kyle Machulis ‏@qDot:

Interesting sex toy packaging differences (via @subgirl):
- women: lots of information
- men: vaporwave album cover

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Entry: 2016-02-04 03:55:07.647797+00 Good takedown of the Super Bowl by Dan Lyke comments 0

Good takedown of the Super Bowl "trafficking" myth, and why it hurts women and distracts from actual problems: http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/sex-fumble/Content?oid=2937150

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Entry: 2016-02-04 00:04:27.443553+00 Orthodox Judaism and sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

Orthodox Sexpert: An interview with Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, the Orthodox sex guru.:

Our youngest patients are about 17 or 18. One of my favorite patients recently was 84. I gave her her first vibrator. It was really sweet. She was a bird-watcher. She was so cute. A lovely Westchester lady who was in a marriage for a long time and was feeling really sad because she and her husband used to have a good sex life, and now they weren't. She was having a hard time orgasming, so we did some medical stuff, and I introduced her to vibrators, and it changed her life.

Via the UnSlut Project.

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Entry: 2016-02-01 01:56:15.6835+00 No X in this Y by Dan Lyke comments 1

So Len L ‏@DammujedGuds tweeted:

"I don't have a horse in this race." "I don't have a dog in that fight." I want to make more "I don't have a [animal] in this [sport event]"

to which I responded:

I don't have a lion in this coliseum. I don't have a bear in this dumpster. No raccoon in this trash can...

And this led to Peg ‏@ethnobot:

@danlyke @rivenhomewood I don't have a squirrel, or even a rat, in this wall.

Dave Polaschek ‏@DavePolaschek

.@DammujedGuds @danlyke Don’t have a donkey in this porno. Don’t have a monkey in this poo flinging. Don’t have a cat in this drowning.

and:

.@DammujedGuds @danlyke Don’t have a cock in this fight. Don’t have a bull in this pit. Don’t have a cuckoo in this clock.

or:

.@DammujedGuds @danlyke Don’t have a flea in this circus…

MrCompletely ‏@Mr_Completely:

.@danlyke @DammujedGuds I don't have a piranha in this carcass

J. Eric Smith ‏@justericsmith:

@Mr_Completely @danlyke @DammujedGuds I don't have a tapeworm in this colon.

@Mr_Completely

.@justericsmith @danlyke @DammujedGuds I don't have a dildo in this orgy

Thoughts on the Dead ‏@ThoughtsOnGD

@justericsmith @Mr_Completely @danlyke @DammujedGuds I don't have an oyster in these pants.

MrCompletely ‏@Mr_Completely

.@justericsmith @danlyke @DammujedGuds I don't have a candidate in this election

Hey wait

and:

@justericsmith @danlyke @DammujedGuds I don't have an unstable derivative in this financial catastrophe

or:

.@justericsmith @danlyke @DammujedGuds I don't have a rubidium atom trapped in this Bose-Einstein condensate

And what I thought was the crowning achievement, J. Eric Smith ‏@justericsmith:

@Mr_Completely @danlyke @DammujedGuds I don't have a flute solo in this Tull song.

Dave P again:

@justericsmith @Mr_Completely @danlyke @DammujedGuds Ain't got no hound dog in this pickup truck.

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Entry: 2016-01-29 20:52:51.394399+00 Dearly beloved by Dan Lyke comments 0

If I have any preferences around any memorials held for me, they largely involve a gathering at a pub or similar, but this could sway me back to funeral parlors: Grieving family's horror as hardcore pornography played at funeral for father and baby son.

“It took them nearly four minutes to turn it off, people couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

“To the priest’s credit he handled it extremely well. He apologised on behalf of Cardiff Council and said that in 30 years of doing the job, he had never seen such filth.”

Yeah. Please remember me that way.

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Entry: 2016-01-09 00:26:37.756854+00 OkCupid goes poly by Dan Lyke comments 0

Very interesting social shift: OkCupid Adds a Feature for the Polyamorous:

The move comes in response to a rapid uptick in the number of OkCupid users interested in non-monogamous relationships. According to the company’s data, 24 percent of its users are “seriously interested” in group sex. Forty-two percent would consider dating someone already involved in an open or polyamorous relationship. Both numbers represent increases of 8 percentage points from five years ago. The number of people who say they are solely committed to monogamy, meanwhile, has fallen to a minority of all users, 44 percent, down from 56 percent in 2010.

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Entry: 2015-12-31 19:46:04.32498+00 queer for a vanilla het monogamous butch guy by Dan Lyke comments 2

Just copied over for safe-keeping from a Facebook thread, in which I observed that "I'm pretty queer for a vanilla het monogamous butch guy...", and I've been working on clarifying that statement in a couple of contexts, so a few comments down I wrote:

When I square dance call, especially for gay clubs, I will often wear my "Gay Caller's Association" badge, and have gotten into several conversations of "so... you're clearly straight, why is that your chosen affiliation?", and that's led to a bunch of thinking and discussion on why sexuality and gender identity matter and why they don't.

And I guess I'm kind of coming to something along the lines of "unless we're going to get naked and intimate together, none of those things really *should* matter, and my sexuality involves a level of closeness that I really don't have the bandwidth to maintain with more than one person at a time. So if sex is off the table, then it's kind of my responsibility as an ally to muck with people's expectations around sexuality and gender."

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Entry: 2015-12-18 18:43:41.624363+00 Arkham model railroad by Dan Lyke comments 0

Welcome to Arkham: The (HO) Model City. Model railroading meets H.P. Lovecraft.

There's still a squid auction at the Obed Marsh warehouse every Thursday, and occasionally one can still see a big squid like in the old days, like this prize 27-foot Architeuthis just hauled up from Innsmouth. After the auction, it will be cut up and rendered in the trypots for squid oil.

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Entry: 2015-12-15 19:09:55.866334+00 from a crotch shot by Dan Lyke comments 0

Gloria Brame: 3 things I learned from a crotch shot. Two distilled observations:

... Prudes have all the social power. ...

and

... Post an erotic photo and you're banned from social media. Advocate for killing the families of terrorists and you're a presidential candidate ...

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Entry: 2015-12-07 21:58:50.976546+00 Rape, abuse and porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

How Stoya Took on James Deen and Broke the Porn Industry's Silence:

She was in San Francisco when it happened, Stoya said. She and Deen were not at work. I asked her what words she would use to describe it now. "If you hold someone down and fuck them while they say 'no' and 'stop' and use their fucking safeword, that is rape. But when it first happened, I felt numb. And I went to work the next day. And I went to work the day after that. And I did a scene with him two days after, maybe three days after, I'm not sure. Then I felt like I'd been violated by someone I trusted." She said this was relationship violence. She said she would try to bring it up with him: what happened, what had he been thinking? He would tell her, she said, that her tears were "abusive".

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Entry: 2015-11-20 02:50:08.822555+00 Fogle is also claiming that the Subway by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fogle is also claiming that the Subway diet upped his sex drive. That spokesperson thing dies hard! https://twitter.com/hipsterocracy/status/667488647751471104

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Entry: 2015-11-12 17:34:16.152523+00 terrified of sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Atlantic: People Are Terrified of Sex. A look at why people reverse the relative dangers of HIV from an unprotected sexual encounter vs driving 300 miles (20x more likely to die in the car than to dying from HIV), and why when looking at how risky behavior might cause disease transmission that:

The results were surprising. Participants who read the story about someone unknowingly transmitting chlamydia —with a "mild" outcome—judged that person more harshly than participants who read about the swine-flu case where the other person actually died!

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Entry: 2015-11-11 17:59:42.837842+00 Universities & law enforcement by Dan Lyke comments 0

Court Docs Show a University Helped FBI Bust Silk Road 2, Child Porn Suspects:

Then in July, a much anticipated talk at the Black Hat hacking conference was abruptly canceled. Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord, academics from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), promised to reveal how a $3,000 piece of kit could unmask the IP addresses of Tor hidden services as well as their users.

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Entry: 2015-10-30 13:51:47.041732+00 Nudes in Playboy by Dan Lyke comments 0

Eros Blog: Social Media #Pornocalypse Is Why We Can’t Have Nudes In Playboy. Or it's not really lots of available porn, it's that porn is not a differentiator in the face of Google prudishness.

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Entry: 2015-10-18 16:25:07.287762+00 Looks like there been innovation since by Dan Lyke comments 2

Looks like there been innovation since this, but Bastiaan Bruijs wind-up vibrators: https://www.designacademy.nl/E...on15/Project.aspx?ProjectId=1082

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Entry: 2015-09-30 19:00:04.414441+00 Hey by Dan Lyke comments 0

Hey, my friend Debra Hyde was doing some sort of tweet storm about now, so I'm helping her sell lesbian erotica! http://www.debrahyde.com/history-mystery-and-sapphic-passion-in/

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Entry: 2015-09-28 03:25:03.006398+00 Kung fu movies and musicals are really by Dan Lyke comments 0

"Kung fu movies and musicals are really good analogies for porn" - Shine Louise Houston

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Entry: 2015-09-13 15:13:06.935246+00 Myles Jackman by Dan Lyke comments 0

Guardian profile of Myles Jackman, Britain's leading obscenity lawyer

He paused in order to welcome the beef and then he was back to the staging of his argument: “Think about the 1980s – the VCR comes into the home and what happens? The state loses control.” His scorn flattened into sarcasm. “This is the fear of ‘the great unwashed’. What will we do if they get pornography? The good little worker should not be distracted or allowed such self-indulgence. But the intelligentsia or the elite or the establishment or the art crowd or the rugby clubs or whatever you want to call them, they are perfectly prepared to engage hypocritically in activities that they would never countenance publicly.”

the MeFi thread

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Entry: 2015-09-11 15:41:04.692212+00 Pulling out by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fascinating: Pulling Out Is as Effective as Using Condoms:

"Withdrawal...is about as effective as condoms at preventing pregnancy" begins a 2014 study published by Contraception, an international journal on reproduction. When practiced perfectly—in other words, when the male partner pulls out before ejaculation during every incidence of vaginal intercourse— only 4 percent of couples who use the pullout method will get pregnant within a year. Imperfect, or typical, use bumps that to 18 percent. (Male condoms failure rates are 2 percent for perfect use and 17 percent for typical.) This is a minor discrepancy, yet pulling out has a reputation for being dangerously cavalier, while condoms are the gold standard of sexual responsibility. Several of the medical professionals I reached out to for this piece were sympathetic to withdrawal use but afraid to say so publicly.

Given rates like this, I think there's probably some digging in for more information on disease transmission that could be done...

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