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Mar 19 2014

Conner Habib on Porn & Hatred

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by thepleasurechest

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In an article on The Stranger today, gay porn star Conner Habib takes on the arguments that people who are anti-porn use to attack porn performers. You know the ones: disease, objectification, what about the children?, etc. He uses the essay, called, “What I Want to Know is Why You Hate Porn Stars,” to break each of these arguments down to its emotional components, dismissing bad science and addressing people’s feelings instead. Between each argument, he tells a short anecdote about his time with an ex boyfriend who loved him but hated that he worked in porn. The article is, frankly, gorgeous. We wish that we could send it to everyone who has ever said anything hateful about a porn performer, but we’re going to have to settle for quoting it here:

I’ll talk on your terms.

Here are your terms: Men are too enthusiastic about sex. They like it more than women do. They don’t know how to control it. They’re like stupid babies about it. And when they get that way, all horny, they turn other people into objects.

Objects. See, it’s hard for me to hear from you that we’re responsible for objectification—that we objectify each other and help our audiences objectify us. It’s hard to hear because aren’t you the same person who won’t listen to us when we tell you we enjoy it?

Aren’t you turning us into objects that support your ideas?

Okay, let’s just skip that part, I already went over it, and I don’t want to tire you out by repeating myself.

How about this: Aren’t we part object? Isn’t there a part of us made out of stuff? What’s so wrong with appreciating that aspect of ourselves? Why is that “dehumanizing”? I’m not sure why you think bodies are such an unimportant part of being alive.

Read the whole piece here. Please.

Mar 07 2014

No, The Governor is Da Ho!
(Sorry.)

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by thepleasurechest

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Idaho governor Butch Otter -

[wild facial contortions as we hold in laughter]

Okay. Idaho governor [deep breath] Butch Otter -

[snrk]

- was in a Western-style softcore porn movie. [I MEAN COME ON.]

To be totally fair, he was cast – for his “authentic Idaho looks” – in the small part of a corrupt sheriff, a character who never gets anywhere near the [ahem] action. To be even more fair, it was originally released as an R-rated movie, with the bewildering title, A Time to Revenge. Its release as a porno didn’t happen until ten years later, in 2007.

This is not, however, a moment for fairness. This is a moment for unadulterated glee at jokes that write themselves.

h/t The Daily Caller

Sep 13 2013

A Less Awful Sex Ed

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by thepleasurechest

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Did you get sex ed in school? If so, you’re very lucky if was better than the usual scripts:

Fourth or fifth grade:

“Soon, you will start to grow hair in places. Your body will change in some ways. Do not be afraid. Here are some artfully-depicted naked grown-ups with no genitals. Also, here is some deodorant and/or enormous pads. Never, ever show them to anyone.”

Sixth or seventh grade:

“Here are some diagrams of fetal development.”

High School:

“This is a condom. You should use one if you have sex, except you should not be having sex. If you have sex, you will get lots of deadly infections. Here are some close-up photographs of all of the terrible, horrible, confusing things that will definitely happen to your genitals. Also, do you really think you’re ready to be a parent? Think of your future.

If you’re cringing with the memory of your own sex ed horror story, we suggest washing it down with The Frisky’s list of “10 Things Everyone Should Learn in Sex Ed.” We would love if schools implemented safer sex curricula that focused on empowering students to make informed choices about barriers, partners, and what they actually want to do. Still, even if your main source of sex ed was that one friend who told you that the hymen grows back every time, it’s never too late to learn.

How about you? What do you wish you’d learned? What would you add to a sex ed curriculum?

Sep 11 2013

Porn Without Porn

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by thepleasurechest

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In response to British prime minister David Cameron’s crackdown on internet pornography, freelance ad writers Henrik Düfke and Felipe Montt created Cameron Porn, a collection of “free sex videos: fully adapted to the U.K. porn ban.” (“Porn ban” is not entirely accurate, but these videos are meant to be compatible with the proposed internet content filters.) What this actually entails is an assortment of clips from particularly silly XXX movies, with any sex or nudity ham-handedly edited out. As far as political protests go, it makes for some fun viewing.

Please enjoy “A Handy Electrician” at work, in your living room, at a coffee shop, in a library, or anywhere else where actual porn would be inappropriate.


h/t Digiday

 

Aug 13 2013

Victory for Transgender Students in California

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by thepleasurechest

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Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will require schools to allow transgender students access to the gender-segregated programs, activities and facilities that are appropriate to their gender identities. In other words, students’ eligibility for joining clubs and sports teams, their access to locker rooms and restrooms, and their state-mandated physical education classes will be determined by their stated gender identities, not by the sex listed on their birth certificates.

California is the first state in the nation to pass such a law, and we hope to see more states follow. It’s a big step in the right direction. You can read more about it here.

h/t Autostraddle

Jul 31 2013

Happy National Orgasm Day

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by thepleasurechest


It’s National Orgasm Day. (What are we supposed to do on the other 364 days of the year?) The Daily Beast is honoring this important day with a countdown of the top 10 orgasms in movies. In the clip above, Katherine Heigl discovers the joys of the Berman Astrea Vibrating Panties.

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The folks at Huffington Post have compiled 15 politicians’ orgasm faces. The O face up above belongs to British lawmaker Ed Balls. Yes, that’s the man’s name.

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Over at The Frisky, you can read about the 45 year old man who orgasms whenever he hears brass instruments, especially the James Bond theme.

If you’d like to celebrate National Orgasm Day, it’s the perfect time to drop by our stores. Today is the last day to take advantage of our Buy One, Get One Half Off deal on any two vibes in the store. This offer does not apply to web orders. 

Not near a store? Place an order online before midnight and get free ground shipping within the contiguous US. Both offers are over when July is over. So, get your orgasm on today!