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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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“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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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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Happy National Orgasm Day

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[…]Read more

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The Big Business Of Porn Parodies

Speaking of erotic fan fiction, Buzzfeed has a great profile today of prolific porn director Axel Braun. The ambitious auteur has made some of the most beloved porn parodies including adaptations of Star Trek, Star Wars, The Dark Knight and many more. Braun, a lifelong comic book nerd, has an obsession[…]Read more

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How Common is Throat Cancer from HPV?

Actor Michael Douglas made news over the weekend by revealing that his recent illness from throat cancer was the result of contracting HPV from cunnilingus. (Yesterday, he seemed to walk back that claim.) Whatever the facts in Douglas’ case, the story highlights a growing concern among medical professionals about the[…]Read more

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The Orgasmatron

In Woody Allen’s 1973 comedy Sleeper, “The Orgasmatron” was a futuristic machine that gave instant sexual pleasure to its users. A couple would step inside and emerge moments later, disheveled and satisfied. Dr. Stuart Meloy thinks he may have discovered a real life Orgasmatron. Originally developed as a spinal cord stimulator[…]Read more

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Listening to Music is As Satisfying As Sex

Do you like to be aurally aroused? A new study confirms that listening to new music stimulates the same pleasure response in the brain as having sex. The scientists were studying brain activity in an effort to predict people’s music buying patterns. “What makes music so emotionally powerful is the[…]Read more

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Ohhh Sole Mio!

David Ley, a voice coach at the University of Alberta has found a unique solution for singers suffering from tense and strained throats. SPOILER ALERT: It’s the Lelo Siri.  

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