Tag Archives: porn

Sex on Sunday: Games, porn, sexism, gender and more games

Pre-Internet sex game in the form of objectification of heads, not bodies. Perhaps this  should be called commercial sexism rather than commercial sex, but I feel the creator was making as much sexist fun of males as females. It is not clear whether one could send in a photo for a custom head that would not talk back. Caveman need to dominate.


Playing With Sex: How Video Games Are Changing Porn

Michael Thomsen, 28 February 2011, IGN

Sex is finding its way into games with or without help from big publishers or studios. Bonetown was made by a small group of college grads who decided that the open world gameplay of Grand Theft Auto could be used for a satiric rip, substituting sex missions for shootouts. We wanted people to play it and laugh at it and not just sit there alone and jerk off.

Other video games involving sex and fantasy without other human beings having to be there. Have sex with a pickup from a gay bar, create a self with ideal sexual attributes, promote safer sex with condoms or watch your own stripper strip.

–Laura Agustín, the Naked Anthropologist

Sex on Sunday: Sex::Tech, Porn Research and a Long Kiss

Sex::Tech 4th Annual Conference on New Media, Youth & Sexual Health, 1-2 April 2011

A two-day annual conference hosted by ISIS, Inc. that brings health and technology professionals together with youth, parents and community leaders to advance the sexual health of youth in the U.S. and abroad. Sex::Tech is the only conference event that showcases high-tech educational content (mobile, social media, Internet) developed by professionals, highlights national and local program successes, and puts youth leadership at the forefront.

Welcome to Pornography Research Online and participate in it

Our project is concerned with the everyday uses of pornography, and how the people who use it feel it fits into their lives. Pornography is of course a highly topical issue, subject to many opposing views and ‘strong opinions’. And we are not saying that there are no moral or political issues.  But we are saying that the voices of users and enjoyers have been swamped.  In fact, there is very little research that engages with the users of pornography, asking how, when and why they turn to it.

The kiss from Notorious, said to be the most erotic kiss in movie history

-Laura Agustín, the Naked Anthropologist

Sex on Sunday: Porn, horror, brutishness, sex and law, damned law

In January 2009 it became an offence in England and Wales to possess images which depict in  an explicit or realistic way acts which threaten a person’s life or acts likely to result in serious injury to anus, genitals or breast. This past week a case was tried testing that legislation. The prosecutor said:

This defendant accepts he viewed and downloaded and saved those images. We know the images were fake, we know it isn’t a knife in someone’s breast. The question is whether it is realistic or portrayed in that way. You have to be satisfied the people in those images are real. Plainly they are. The intentions of the persons within those images, the actors and actresses, are irrelevant. It is what is depicted in those images which is material.

So here is another nearly impossible standard to prove in sex law. And the government lost, thanks in part to testimony from two friends, Clarissa Smith and Feona Attwood (the three of us did a panel in Budapest last year at an event called Good Sex, Bad Sex). On the realism point, the experts compared the downloaded images to Hammer horror films and actresses ‘playing dead’. What larks.

Pornography, Public Acceptance and Sex Related Crime: A Review

Milton Diamond, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 32 (2009) 304-314.

Abstract: A vocal segment of the population has serious concerns about the effect of pornography in society and challenges its public use and acceptance. This manuscript reviews the major issues associated with the availability of sexually explicit material. It has been found everywhere scientifically investigated that as pornography has increased in availability, sex crimes have either decreased or not increased. It is further been found that sexual erotica has not only wide spread personal acceptance and use but general tolerance for its availability to adults. This attitude is seen by both men and women and not only in urban communities but also in reputed conservative ones as well. Further this finding holds nationally in the United States and in widely different countries around the world. Indeed, no country where this matter has been scientifically studied has yet been found to think pornography ought be restricted from adults. The only consistent finding is that adults prefer to have the material restricted from children’s production or use.

Brutish Male Sexuality, by the Sexacademic

The tired trope of aggressive male sexuality is a pervasive one. The story goes like this: because men are full of testosterone and sperm as well as unhindered by the consequence of pregnancy, their sexuality is naturally brutish and promiscuous. Testosterone fuels aggression, billions of sperm want hundreds of outlets and nature failed to offset these desires with physical dangers associated with reproduction. The compliment to this heterocentric sex story is that women, with their limited eggs, lack of testosterone and pregnancy burden are naturally chaste and self protective. Any sexual adventurousness or licentiousness is only done to please men and keep them around so they will help with the child rearing. A simple and neatly packaged explanation of human sexuality. But it’s wrong. Let’s do some debunking.

Sex on Sunday: Erotic fiction, NIMBY feminism, porn and Old West madams

I wish I could show what’s inside Madams of the Old West but alas, we will just have to imagine it.

Remittance Girl Erotic Fiction

3 selected points from her Manifesto

1. I think there is a WORLD of difference between what people fantasize about and what they actually do.
2. If you have a difficult time understanding this difference, you should not be reading my work.
8. If you read something in my work that you find offensive, please be responsible enough to stop reading. The appeal of my work is not universal nor is it intended to be.

Rejecting the ‘not in my back yard’ approach to feminism by Elly at LiberalConspiracy

Rather than considering the complex issues surrounding lap-dancing and stripping as forms of employment, they focus on their own distaste at the sex industry, and their sense of threat from it.

The UK Sexual Underground 3 Minute Wonder video by James O’Flynn

The UK Sexual Underground is a pitch for a series of 25 minute documentaries which explore (not exploit) the UK adult industry.

If you don’t want the porn work, you don’t answer the advert: another aspect of the Rescue Industry

You go to a job centre to look for work, maybe just reading the offers, maybe talking with an employee. Are you unable to ignore or turn down jobs on offer? Do centre employees say ‘If you don’t take a job soon we won’t talk with you anymore, you’ll lose your right to seek a job here?’ That’s the question. Because if not, then anyone who feels offended by the thought of doing any job on offfer can pass on it. The presence of adverts for legal jobs – whether some find them disgusting or not – does not turn the government into a ‘recruiting agency for the sex industry’. The reporter here says women are being ‘encouraged’ to apply – perhaps when jobseekers’ preferred choices are not available? Someone should do a little ethnographic work in these places to see how the application forms are offered, what is said.

This type of Rescue recurs regularly. A year ago I published a list of JobCentre jobs that included sex-industry related jobs like adult party planner, adult retail staff, bar staff, dancers, adult chatline operators, models, warehouse workers, escorts, masseuses, topless TV actors, webcam workers, semi-nude butler, nude cleaner, kissogram deliverer. A UK government consultation ended by allowing the job adverts so why does it continue to be such a ‘scandalous’ issue?

British job centres offering porn work for unemployed women

Laura Trowbridge, 13 May 2010, Digital Journal

Government-run Jobcentre Plus offices in the United Kingdom are encouraging unemployed women to apply for work on X-rated websites. This policy is sparking a great deal of outrage and demands for the job adverts to be removed. Women seeking clerical jobs were given applications for online sex jobs after they visited Jobcentre Plus offices in Birmingham, Warwickshire and Shropshire, England.

The unemployed women are told they can earn up to £700 a week if they strip naked on webcams, engaged in sexually explicit conversations with customers, and perform sex acts. The adult agency Faceclick recruiting for the work tells applicants to perform “activities that you feel comfortable with” while naked in front of the webcam.

One 19-year-old woman, requesting to remain anonymous, said she was shocked a taxpayer-funded government agency was recruiting for the sex industry. She said: “My job in a call center is a fixed-term contract that’s coming to an end and I’ve just taken out a car loan so I’m desperate for work. But I’m not so desperate that I’m prepared to perform disgusting acts on an internet sex line.”

Sky News contacted the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). A spokeswoman for the DWP said: “We are aware of public concern about advertising these vacancies. We have undertaken a public consultation on this issue and we are reviewing existing policy in light of the responses received.” She added that before 2003, the Jobcentre Plus’s policy was to refuse all job vacancies from the adult entertainment industry. But the policy was challenged in the High Court by Ann Summers, the sex toy and lingerie business, which argued it should be allowed to advertise in Jobcentres. They won their case.