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Entry: 2018-06-13 20:15:07.251713+00 most amazing thing about the Petaluma by Dan Lyke comments 0

The most amazing thing about the Petaluma Valedictorian who had her mic cut off isn't that the school administration was trying to hide sexual assault, it's that the event had someone on the sound board paying attention... I've paid for many events where there wasn't.

This valedictorian began to talk about sexual misconduct at her graduation. Then her mic was cut

[ related topics: Children and growing up Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2018-06-04 16:46:18.928107+00 International Whores Day by Dan Lyke comments 0

Hundreds of sex workers rally for International Whores Day.

More sex workers fighting against SESTA and FOSTA.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2018-05-23 21:20:01.579503+00 Porn Star Feminist by Dan Lyke comments 0

Saved for later watching: The Porn Star Feminist: What I Wish I'd Known About Porn

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Movies Space & Astronomy Aviation - Helicopters ]

Entry: 2018-05-23 00:02:20.173846+00 Consent & Real Names by Dan Lyke comments 0

Want to figure out the rules of sexual consent? Ask sex workers.

Related: Reflections on Real Name Policies

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Current Events Gambling ]

Entry: 2018-05-21 15:52:14.99702+00 don't end demand by Dan Lyke comments 1

Twitter thread on why "end demand" or "the Nordic model" hurts sex workers

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2018-05-12 23:02:28.230057+00 No sex during traffic stops by Dan Lyke comments 0

In "I can't believe this needs to be legislated" news: Kansas governor signs bill banning police officers from having sex during traffic stops:

Sexual relations are now outlawed for police “during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained,” The Kansas City Star reported Thursday.

Of course New York closed a similar loophole last month. Gulp.

[ related topics: Politics Erotic Sexual Culture Movies Invention and Design moron Space & Astronomy Current Events Law Enforcement New York Aviation - Helicopters ]

Entry: 2018-05-08 14:33:26.199242+00 Erc Schnederman, NY AG, resigns by Dan Lyke comments 0

Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse:

Eric Schneiderman has raised his profile as a voice against sexual misconduct. Now, after suing Harvey Weinstein, he faces a #MeToo reckoning of his own.

And three hours after publication of this article, Schneiderman has resigned.

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

Entry: 2018-05-07 14:46:16.949127+00 Baldness and Facial Hair by Dan Lyke comments 0

The evolutionary significance and social perception of male pattern baldness and facial hair Frank Muscarella, Michael R.Cunningham.

Abstract Both male facial hair and male pattern baldness are genetically based, suggesting that they contributed to fitness. The multiple fitness model provides an evolutionary interpretation of the social perception of male pattern baldness and beardedness in terms of the multidimensional meaning of physical maturational stages. Male facial beardedness is associated with the sexual maturation stage and is hypothesized to signal aggressive dominance. Male pattern baldness, by contrast, is associated with the next stage of physical maturation, termed senescence. Pattern baldness may signal social maturity, a non-threatening form of dominance associated with wisdom and nurturance. We tested these hypotheses on social perceptions using manipulated male facial stimuli. We presented faces with three levels of cranial hair, including full, receding, and bald, and two levels of facial hair, beard with moustache and clean shaven. Consistent with the model, a decrease in the amount of cranial hair was associated with increased perceptions of social maturity, appeasement, and age, and decreased perceptions of attractiveness and aggressiveness. Targets with facial hair were perceived as more aggressive, less appeasing, less attractive, older, and lower on social maturity than clean shaven faces.


[ related topics: Ziffle Erotic Sexual Culture Sociology ]

Entry: 2018-05-04 18:38:58.271542+00 Polygamous Owls (and other birds) by Dan Lyke comments 0

Huh. It's almost like broad pronouncements about sexuality reflect the culture of those making the judgments rather than accurately reflecting observed behavior or something... 'Unheard of' polygamous owl family consists of two moms, one dad and pair of owlets

As a species known to “mate for life,” birds have really been blowing up their monogamous reputation as of late.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Sociology Current Events California Culture Birds ]

Entry: 2018-05-03 23:05:08.966682+00 Reminder that May is National by Dan Lyke comments 0

Reminder that May is National Masturbation Month, American Stroke Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Health ]

Entry: 2018-04-24 23:15:34.877431+00 Games & Sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Renegade Game Designer Who Aims to Challenge the Industry’s Attitudes Toward Sex. Says Robert Yang:

The game industry’s stance is that sex (and especially sexual violence) is okay as long as your game uses it solely for titillation, and never because it cares about the issue. That’s really fucked up. They specifically ban games like mine that are about consent, intimacy and sexual cultures — unless, of course, I add 40 hours of gun combat to it.

[ related topics: Erotic Games Sexual Culture Guns ]

Entry: 2018-04-24 18:04:31.327886+00 Rope and Penis by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Marnanel Thurman -- #fbpe @marnanel, Replying to @stavvers

I think the problem is there's no emoji for penis, which I find really strange

Marnanel Thurman -- #fbpe @marnanel

Although Unicode *does* contain Egyptian hieroglyphs "D52 phallus" and "D53 liquid issuing from phallus"

But I thought the interesting bit was this commentary on 130b9:

julia hamilton @theacaciahouse

it's a sign contraction (sorry to be a nerd) - combining the sounds represented by the penis sign (mt) & the rope (s).

Sooo that's a common thing in Egyptian hieroglyphs, then?

[ related topics: Photography Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2018-04-19 23:53:58.794204+00 Sex Trafficking myth debunking by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Sex Trafficking panic is based on myths:

Good data is hard to come by in an industry kept largely in the shadows. That’s why, from 2012 to 2014, we spent nine months walking a stretch of road in Las Vegas well known as a gathering point for sex workers and their customers. We were part of a team who tailed along with those sex workers as they plied their trade, ducking into cars and alleyways to sell their services. We handed out condoms and other harm-reduction material, and we had a definite purpose — we were researchers, paid through an Obama-era grant from the US Department of Justice.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Law Enforcement Douglas Adams Gambling ]

Entry: 2018-04-16 16:26:25.669089+00 Erotic Film School by Dan Lyke comments 0

A report from a student at Madison Young's porn school:

I’m also here to explore a budding porn movement that the school represents, one about sexual empowerment and openness for people of all orientations and body types. There are now dozens of film festivals around the world—from Dan Savage’s nationwide HUMP! Film Festival to COVEN in Berlin to New York’s CineKink—that perpetuate this movement, a celebration of human sexuality in all its rich and slightly sticky tapestry. ...

Erotic Film School — A 30 Hour Certification Program for the New Pornographer

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Sexual Culture Invention and Design Software Engineering New York ]

Entry: 2018-04-12 19:32:27.400401+00 Nazis are defensible by Dan Lyke comments 0

Pacific Standard: In the fight for free speech, sex workers have been left behind — With SESTA, Congress gets it backwards: Speaking isn't dangerous for sex workers. Censorship is.

"Adult content used to be the free speech issue. Now it's fucking Nazis," Nix 66, a cam sex worker and domme, tells me by email. "I have no idea why Nazis are defensible, and I'm not."

[ related topics: Cameron Barrett Politics Erotic Sexual Culture Free Speech Law Enforcement California Culture ]

Entry: 2018-04-10 23:15:01.967091+00 listen to the sex workers by Dan Lyke comments 0

Washington Post: No one wants to listen to the sex workers, on the Backpage shutdown.

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2018-04-09 20:23:29.22624+00 How Backpage saved by Dan Lyke comments 0

In light of SESTA and FOSTA, How Backpage Saved My Life:

OK MY NON-SEX WORK FRIENDS LISTEN UP I’m gonna tell you the story of how Backpage helped keep me safe during one of the scariest most dangerous times of my entire life

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

Entry: 2018-04-09 16:45:33.323457+00 FOSTA by Dan Lyke comments 0

Why FOSTA's restriction on prostitution promotion violates the First Amendment. F

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Weblogs Civil Liberties Archival ]

Entry: 2018-04-09 16:02:55.927438+00 Backpage by Dan Lyke comments 0

A little reading on understanding abusive relationships, "trafficking", and sex work: Sara Fenix: How Backpage saved my life

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

Entry: 2018-03-31 16:17:28.328555+00 Chosen Names & Depression by Dan Lyke comments 0

Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths

Earlier research by Russell found that transgender youths report having suicidal thoughts at nearly twice the rate of their peers, with about 1 out of 3 transgender youths reporting considering suicide. In the new study, having even one context in which a chosen name could be used was associated with a 29 percent decrease in suicidal thoughts. The researchers controlled for personal characteristics and social support.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Health Invention and Design Current Events ]

Entry: 2018-03-28 20:14:36.826862+00 Reversal by Dan Lyke comments 0

How A Free-Speech Advocate Accidentally Became the Face of Censorship in Porn — Paul Cambria was just trying to help the porn industry. Instead, his list of sex acts to avoid became a guide for prosecutors

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Free Speech Douglas Adams ]

Entry: 2018-03-27 23:43:15.128724+00 Russian Furry Spies by Dan Lyke comments 0

Forget Facebook, Russian agents have been pretending to be furries on Tumblr

It’s fun to laugh at the idea of the Russians trying to mimic the syntax and obsessions of Tumblr teens but it’s clear they saw the site as another conduit for disruption and division. To have legitimate campaigns such as Black Lives Matter and LGBT rights efforts undermined is a huge issue.

Related: Life on the Swingset #317: The Polyamorous Furry Community w/ Viro the Science Collie & Metriko Oni had some discussion of policing Nazis out of the furry community...

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Civil Liberties Community Dogs Woodworking ]

Entry: 2018-03-22 18:17:52.15573+00 Desexing Kinsey by Dan Lyke comments 0

Desexing the Kinsey Institute, about the new director and how the organization's mission and focus are changing:

Perhaps tellingly, Carter’s own research on vole monogamy has been cited by pro-abstinence and anti-pornography organizations to justify their positions. Physicians for Life, a pro-life association based in Alabama that also advocates for abstinence, uses Carter’s research to argue that monogamy is natural and built into our biology. They claim that sex out of wedlock will lead to a release of oxytocin that produces an expectation of commitment which is then disappointed, leading to “depression, dissatisfaction, and the disruption of future bonding potential.” Meanwhile, a website called Your Brain On Porn uses Carter’s oxytocin research to argue that strong pair bonds make us less likely to pursue addictive behaviors like porn-watching. Another anti-porn advocate uses Carter’s research to make a diametrically opposed argument: that oxytocin “bonds” men to porn and away from human partners.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Invention and Design Sociology Economics ]

Entry: 2018-03-20 17:25:05.333935+00 Kiddie Porn in the Blockchain by Dan Lyke comments 2

I've been thinking about what the successor to the web might look like, and I'm super excited by the possibilities of distributed filesystems, but I've wondered about the possibilities of denial of service attacks based in inserting illegal content, like child pornography, into such systems: If someone can convince you to browse to a link containing that content, it's then instantiated in your local copy and... issues, even more than ending up with something like that in your browser cache (which can also be done with images that aren't visible in the final web page) follow.

Looks like someone else has been thinking about this too: Child abuse imagery found within bitcoin's blockchain

“Our analysis shows that certain content, eg, illegal pornography, can render the mere possession of a blockchain illegal,” the researchers wrote. “Although court rulings do not yet exist, legislative texts from countries such as Germany, the UK, or the USA suggest that illegal content such as [child abuse imagery] can make the blockchain illegal to possess for all users.”

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Erotic Sexual Culture Graphics Television Artificial Intelligence ]

Entry: 2018-03-13 21:22:35.740373+00 Pathologies by Dan Lyke comments 0

RT Eric Sprankle, PsyD @DrSprankle:

Don’t pathologize a sexual behavior when it’s the sexual behavior’s stigma that’s pathological.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2018-03-02 19:31:27.234297+00 What it's like to date by Dan Lyke comments 0

Andre Shakti: What It's Like to Date When You're a Porn Star

There are a few rules for dating a sex worker: don't compromise their cash flow by driving away their business, never out them to other people without their consent, and don't expect them to eagerly perform activities they normally get paid to do for free. ...

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Entry: 2018-03-01 19:37:07.978188+00 Obscenity Filters by Dan Lyke comments 0

EFF: State Lawmakers Want to Block Pornography at the Expense of Your Free Speech, Privacy, and Hard-Earned Cash:

The gist of the model legislation is this: Device manufacturers would be forced to install "obscenity filters" on cell phones, tablets, computers, and any other Internet- connected devices. Those filters could only be removed if consumers pay a $20 fee. In addition to violating the First Amendment and burdening consumers and businesses, this would allow the government to intrude into consumers’ private lives and restrict their control over their own devices.

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Erotic Privacy Sexual Culture Free Speech moron Consumerism and advertising Civil Liberties Net Culture ]

Entry: 2018-02-27 18:54:09.167431+00 Accidental Child Porn by Dan Lyke comments 0

Fake Porn Makers Are Worried About Accidentally Making Child Porn — Images of celebrities as minors are showing up in datasets used in making AI-generated fake porn.

This collection of images, or faceset, is used to train a machine learning algorithm to make a deepfake: a fake porn video that swaps Watson’s face onto a porn performer’s body, to make it look like she’s having sex on video. If someone uses the faceset that contains images of Watson as a child to make a deepfake, that means that a face of a minor was in part used to create a nonconsensual porn video.

(Leaving aside all of the IP questions inherent in using someone's likeness for an application they didn't license it for, and how protectable that likeness is, and...)

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Artificial Intelligence ]

Entry: 2018-02-27 17:14:17.225598+00 Marriage license vs contract by Dan Lyke comments 0

NPR: Same-Sex-Marriage Flashpoint: Alabama Considers Quitting The Marriage Business.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Sociology Marriage ]

Entry: 2018-02-26 23:02:26.112786+00 Will it Buttplug ep. 1 by Dan Lyke comments 0

Buttpluggin With qDot - Will It Buttplug - Rez Infinite (with Original Rez TranceVibrator!) (YouTube video)

... as we all know, games can only be art if they are erotic.

Hooking up games to sex toy controllers.

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Erotic Games Sexual Culture Movies Art & Culture Video ]

Entry: 2018-02-22 00:47:52.895107+00 Florida attacks porn rather than gun violence by Dan Lyke comments 0

Hey, you know what study after study has suggested is correlated with a reduction of sexual violence? The availability of pornography.

I don't have an answer to the gun violence problem, but it does seem as though we as a society took the relationship violence of the Parkland shooter seriously, there may have been legal mechanisms in place to prevent him from having a firearm.

Instead, we have decided to keep perpetuating the social structures that tacitly accept violence against women and violence in relationships.

Florida House refuses to debate guns, declares porn dangerous

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Law Current Events Guns Gambling Real Estate ]

Entry: 2018-02-20 18:34:42.336384+00 Socially Transitioned Youth by Dan Lyke comments 0

Mental Health and Self-Worth in Socially Transitioned Transgender Youth

These findings are in striking contrast to previous work with gender- nonconforming children who had not socially transitioned, which found very high rates of depression and anxiety. These findings lessen concerns from previous work that parents of socially transitioned children could be systematically underreporting mental health problems.


[ related topics: Children and growing up Sexual Culture Health Work, productivity and environment ]

Entry: 2018-02-16 18:59:36.37658+00 consent and detention by Dan Lyke comments 0

Cuomo plans to ban police officers from having sexual contact with detainees

[ related topics: Politics Erotic Sexual Culture Current Events Law Enforcement ]

Entry: 2018-02-12 17:19:46.195714+00 Cycling in SLO by Dan Lyke comments 0

Former Mayor of San Luis Obispo California writes letter to city council decrying new bikeway:

Tonight, you (San Luis Obispo City Council) have before you a request for permission to assault that tranquility in order to create a gigantic urban rape. Yes, rape! No other word would be proper. The rape will not be performed by a male penis, but by thousands of inanimate bicycles guided by individuals who will have absolutely no understanding of that precious tranquility they will be destroying in their mindless focus of getting from point “A” to point “B” with the least possible inconvenience to themselves.

Via Streetsblog

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Invention and Design California Culture Bicycling ]

Entry: 2018-02-09 16:08:59.282665+00 Economic impacts of abortion by Dan Lyke comments 0

The Economic Impact of Denying Abortion Care May Be Bigger Than You Think

ANSIR: Turnaway Study

The Turnaway Study is ANSIRH’s prospective longitudinal study examining the effects of unintended pregnancy on women’s lives. The major aim of the study is to describe the mental health, physical health, and socioeconomic consequences of receiving an abortion compared to carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term. From 2008 to 2010, we recruited from 30 abortion facilities around the country—from Maine to Washington, Texas to Minnesota—to recruit about 1,000 women who sought abortions, some who received abortions because they presented for care under the gestational limit of the clinic and some who were “turned away” and carried to term because they were past the gestational limit.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Health History Current Events Economics ]

Entry: 2018-02-09 00:14:51.795471+00 The Shape Of by Dan Lyke comments 0

A Dildo Maker Has Finally Determined What The Shape of Water's Fish Dick Looks Like

Thanks, Tara

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture ]

Entry: 2018-02-02 21:29:56.641489+00 secrets for sex by Dan Lyke comments 0

Leaks, feasts and sex parties: How ‘Fat Leonard’ infiltrated the Navy’s floating headquarters in Asia:

A master recruiter, Francis methodically assembled a network of informants to feed him the secret itineraries, court documents show. Wielding remarkable influence for a foreigner, he then prodded his moles on the Blue Ridge to reroute aircraft carriers and other vessels to ports controlled by his firm so he could more easily overcharge the Navy for fuel, other supplies and services.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture broadband Aviation Boats ]

Entry: 2018-02-01 23:20:11.508223+00 Revelation by Dan Lyke comments 0

Revelation: When porn+masturbation is seen as an alternative to partnered sex, pornography is targeted towards people who can't find partners. Which explains so much of mass market porn.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Economics ]

Entry: 2018-02-01 00:38:55.049531+00 Abortion Reversal by Dan Lyke comments 0

We have reached the "medical experiments on the undesirables" stage of civilization: Scott Lloyd, currently in charge of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, wanted to try to reverse the abortion of an undocumented teen</a:

In the past few years, opponents of abortion have championed the idea of halting a medication abortion midway by using the hormone progesterone. Anti-abortion activists have pushed governors in four states to sign laws requiring healthcare providers to tell patients about this so-called “abortion reversal” method. But there is no credible medical evidence that such a procedure works, and the mainstream medical community worries that using it amounts to experimentation on women.

Nevertheless, Lloyd said in the deposition that he and his staff discussed the possibility of abortion reversal. Emails obtained by VICE News, including one sent last March to the clinic handling the abortion of a teenager in ORR’s custody, also mention progesterone explicitly and show that officials had questions about the feasibility of using it “for the purpose of aborting a chemical abortion process.”

[ related topics: Children and growing up Sexual Culture Health History Current Events Pop Culture Community Government ]

Entry: 2018-01-29 17:25:26.143896+00 Spitzer's escort tells all by Dan Lyke comments 0

The man who aggressively went after sex workers brought low: Judge allows Elliot Spitzer’s Russian escort to dish on dirty details

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Law ]

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