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August 2013

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United States of Pornography

America has spoken, and it wants creampies. Last week, PornHub, the popular porn video sharing site, posted its top search terms and visit duration per US state. The graphic above illustrates it nicely. Go ahead: take a look at your state. Then, look at the people around you and assume[…]Read more

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Marilyn Chambers, Revisited

In 1972, Marilyn Chambers starred in the iconic porn film Behind the Green Door – scandalizing a public that knew her as the face of Ivory Snow detergent – and secured her status as one of the major porn stars of the day. Now, apparently, she is largely forgotten. (That’s what we’re told,[…]Read more

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Curious About the Clitoris?

Want to know more about your or your partner’s clitoris? Or do you just like winning arguments? (We do.) Either way, Em and Lo, authors of Sex: How to do Everything, have the facts. Did you know that the clitoris is the only organ that exists only for sexual pleasure?[…]Read more

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The Stronic Eins, Explained

Have you been curious about the Stronic, the new toy from Fun Factory that looks like a vibrator but instead pulses and thrusts? Many customers have been! The Stronic comes in two shapes, the original Eins (pictured above) and the butt-friendly Zwei. Our own Sarah Sloane reviewed the Stronic Eins, to[…]Read more

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“Fuck” Through the Decades

We’ve been checking out this collection of charts documenting the popularity of some sex terms over others, in print. We’re not surprised to see that “fuck” didn’t show up much until the 1960s, but we’re curious about the drop in its usage since its peak in 2005. If “hook up”[…]Read more

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3D Cybersex is Here

Sexting is so last year. Soon, you’ll be able to use Chathouse3D, a cybersex program that will allow its users to act out their dirty talk using 3D avatars. It looks a bit like The Sims, with a lot of hardcore sex. Users will be able to interact with each[…]Read more

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The Worst of All Possible Sex Tips

We’ve been cracking up over The Hairpin’s alphabet of terrible sex tips. Among our favorites: I Spy: If your man gets turned on by the thought of being watched, casually leave the laptop open while you’re getting it on. Then, Skype his mom! Just Desserts: Show up at his place in a business-like[…]Read more

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Are You Good in Bed? Ask Your Phone.

The joke that there’s an app for everything is an old one. Well, now there’s an app for tracking your sexual performance. Spreadsheets  measures the duration of your sexual encounter, your thrusts per minute (TPM) and your “decibel peak” – that is, how loud you got. It also keeps a[…]Read more

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Warming Up Your Butt

The butt doesn’t lie. When you’re relaxed and ready to go, anal penetration can be easy and fun. If you’re tense, anxious, or just not that into it, trying for even a finger can feel like an exercise in futility.  Since pleasure is the goal of any anal encounter, and[…]Read more

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“Fucking Trans Women” is Sex Ed, Zine Style

Today, Autostraddle features an interview with Mira Bellwether, author and illustrator of Fucking Trans Women, a zine about – you guessed it – trans women and sex. Bellwether describes Fucking Trans Women as “a how-to guide,” and it covers a wide variety of topics, from advice about approaching a partner, to diagrams of nerves[…]Read more

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