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BDSM in the New York Times

As readers of our blog know, kink is coming out of the closet. With the Fifty Shades series sparking a revolution in American bedrooms,  BDSM is going mainstream. There’s no better evidence of this than a lengthy trend piece in the New York Times this week that claims kinky sex[…]Read more

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There’s a Penis Museum in Iceland

The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik has a collection of 283 penises “and related artifacts.” Science journalist Ferris Jabr took a tour and had the good sense to bring a camera. By the way, that’s an elephant penis you’re looking at.

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Tristan Taormino on Feminist Porn

Last week, we highlighted Sinnamon Love’s contribution to the The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure. Now there’s a great interview on Salon with the book’s editor Tristan Taormino, discussing her experiences in the porn industry and the ongoing debates within feminism about the potential for porn. It’s worth reading. Also, check out this excerpt from[…]Read more

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The Male Birth Control You’ve Never Heard Of

Have you heard of RISUG? It’s a revolutionary birth control method for men. RISUG is an acronym for reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance; it’s a quick, relatively painless procedure developed by Indian scientist Sujoy Guha. In a traditional vasectomy, the vas deferens is severed. In Guha’s procedure, the vas deferens is[…]Read more

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Bethenny Visits the Pleasure Chest

Bethenny Frankel has a new talk show and she recently dropped by The Pleasure Chest. She brought along a couple whose sex life has been stoked by 50 Shades of Grey. Our very own Sarah showed Bethenny and her friends the ropes. Items featured in this clip include the heart[…]Read more

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Time Capsule Videos for LGBTQ Youth

This is cool! You’ve probably seen plenty of It Gets Better videos and many versions of the Shit People Say meme. But today, we came across two viral videos on the web that make a great double bill of inspiration for LGBTQ youth. First up, young members of the Illinois Safe[…]Read more

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The NoseBanger. Turn On or Buzz Off?

Last month, we introduced you to the Heeldo, a strap-on harness for the foot. In total, 113 of you voted and a whopping 83% were fans of footballin’, while just 17% wanted to kick the Heeldo to the curb. It probably helped that Heeldo told its Twitter followers to toe[…]Read more

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Q & A with Liz Canner, Director of Orgasm, Inc.

Starting tonight, Los Angeles and San Francisco audiences will have a chance to see the documentary Orgasm, Inc. The film has been described by ABC News as a “a serious, but sometimes comical look at the medicalization of women’s sexuality.” We were honored to discuss the movie with its director[…]Read more

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Does the N-Spot Exist? Only the Nose Knows.

Chinese scientists claim to have discovered a new erogenous zone– in your nose! Translated from a report today in the Singtao Daily: In a study to be published next week, Yun Zhang,  Professor of Otolaryngology at the Southwest China School of Medicine Sichuan University claims that he and his fellow[…]Read more

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