Post-Sex Masturbation

April 20, 2010 Opinion 2 Comments

I really hate booty-calls that end without a sleepover. It usually ends with him in the shower, and me driving home with my legs still shaking as I furiously try to get a good grasp of the wheel.

My phone vibrates between my legs, another ping. Probably from him. I break the law and ping him back saying, “I’m re-playing everything we just did and I can’t help myself.” I drop the phone and softly massage my panties and feel the wetness return.

And then I get a call when I’m all settled in; it’s him again. He sounds frustrated. He says, “So, was I not enough for you? You didn’t even get home yet and you’re already touching yourself in the car. What the fuck.”

I hate this. Is this going to happen to every single man I sleep with? I was trying to be sexy. This was supposed to be a compliment. I liked it so much that I made myself wet again just by thinking about it. Why does that automatically mean that whatever happened before wasn’t enough? If anything it was more than enough — so much so, it’s making me get off all over again.

But of course men aren’t going to see it that way. They think I’m some super crazy feen that can never have enough sex so she has to masturbate before and after it. Well, why can’t I love it that much? I’m not resorting to masturbation because I need to finish myself off, I’m just reminiscing about the pleasures I had down there and am re-fueling my drive.

I can’t help it. It’s like a ritual, always masturbate before and after sex. Especially after. Before can be done with accurate foreplay if we have enough time for that. But post-sex masturbation is like a healing process, no, like a rejuvenation process. Or something like that. Do you feel me?

Amanda Chen is a Toronto-based writer who loves to expose everything sexy and share her lavish lifestyle within the fashion and entertainment industries on Body Noise and other places. Her sexual desire is all-encompassing, from human beings to physical or mental objects. Her passion lies within the aftersex.

Thinking of You: Toss My Salad

April 19, 2010 lolz No Comments

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The Sexy Librarian: Fiction and Non-Fiction

April 19, 2010 News, Research 2 Comments

In 1992, Will Manley issued a sex survey to librarians. Over 5.000 librarians responded, but the Wilson Library Bulletin refused to run the results. On April 11, 2010, the retired librarian released the results to the public on his blog.


20% of the respondents felt that sex without love is by definition bad sex.

78% of the female respondents and indicated that they had been sexually harassed by a library patron.

30% of the male respondents indicated that if there were a nuclear war and Roseanne Barr Arnold was the only woman on earth to survive, they would have sex with her in order to propagate the species.

38% of the female respondents indicated that if there were a nuclear war and Pee Wee Herman was the only man on earth to survive, they would have sex with him in order to propagate the species.

By Genre

38% of the respondents classified their sex life as a romance.
31% as a fantasy.
22% as a comedy.
9% as a tragedy.

Frequency of Sex

21% of the respondents reported having no sex.
50% reported having sex 1 – 2 times per week.
22% reported sex 3 – 4 times per week.
6% reported 5 -7 times per week.
1% have it more than 7 times per week.

Sex Outside the Bed

63% reported having had sex at least once in a car.
57% in a sleazy motel room.
52% sleeping bag.
43% kitchen floor.
32% hot tub.
7% airplane.
8% elevator.
20% library (which explains why 22% of respondents felt that libraries should have condom dispensers in their bathrooms).

Read all the survey results here.

Image by Dumio Momio. Information via FetLife.

Unclog Some Pipes and Then Some

April 16, 2010 Culture, web 1 Comment

For the most part, the casual encounters section of the popular classifieds site Craigslist is an exercise in desperation. But every once in a while, you encounter the sort of thing that makes the endless hours we here at Sex and the 405 spend browsing it (hey, someone’s gotta do it, would you rather be the one?) worth our while.

Presenting… the Handyman! Ladies need a hand? He’ll fix something for you in exchange for a sexy massage — and more if you have chemistry!

Amazing. Let us know if any of you procure his services. Our editrix is dying to know and we’re really scared that if one of you don’t do it, she’s going to make one of us go and find out on our own!

Rising Without A Trace

April 14, 2010 L.A. Odes, Opinion 1 Comment

British graffiti artist Banksy came back to L.A. and left his mark. Greedy as we are, it wasn’t long before someone stole it. Oh, Los Angeles, city where dreams are made, shattered or simply stolen from under our noses!

In a piece for the LA Weekly about his film Exit Through the Gift Shop, the infamously anonymous artist gives an ode to our city worth sharing:

In Los Angeles, you can rise without a trace. There is a moment in the film where you see a dude joining the back of the line at an art show. He says he doesn’t know why he’s there, but he joins it anyway. The first time I saw that, I laughed — it was the emperor’s new clothes, the triumph of hype and hot air.

But now I’ve thought about it. I love that guy — he’s prepared to give anything a shot, to try something new. Cities like New York and London might pride themselves on being more hard-bitten and cynical than Tinseltown, but you have to ask yourself: what’s actually so great about that?

Image and picture from the LA Weekly.

Tragic Foreplay

April 13, 2010 Crime, News No Comments

Creative individuals can incorporate a lot of objects into sex successfully — even those not meant for sex at all. It’s important, however, to remember that some objects do involve an incredibly high degree of risk and it’s vital that they be used with care and never under the influence of a substance.

The following is a cautionary tale coming out of the state of Washington, where recently a 25-year-old was arrested in the shooting death of his 22-year-old girlfriend. According to the Seattle Weekly, the man told police that he and his girlfriend were drunk when they began getting down and that soon, he pulled out his gun to intensify foreplay.

This wasn’t the first time they’d done it, but this time, the gun went off, killing the woman.

The man has been booked on investigation of first-degree manslaughter.

Information from the Seattle Weekly.

Fail Tuesday, SAT405-Style

April 13, 2010 Culture, web No Comments

We all love a little fail when it’s not our own, especially early in the morning. Since we blew so much time tonight procrastinating on FailBlog, we thought we might make a post out of it with out top favorite recent fails. This is what we came up with:

That should start off your morning with a proper lol. You’re welcome.

Images from FailBlog.

Menstrual Tweets — Really?

April 12, 2010 Advertising, Culture No Comments

Not to fall behind Kotex in embracing open discussion of menstruation, Tampax has apparently launched MenstrualTweets, an aggregator collecting the Twittersphere’s 140-character missives about — you guessed it: cramps, PMS, tampons, cycles, and periods.

As with most aggregators, we’re seeing a variety of … interesting things.

No word from Tampax of yet as to this campaign. We’ll keep you posted. And, of course, you can go gawk at @MenstrualTweets on Twitter.

A Really Raunchy “Fuck You” To Hollywood

April 12, 2010 Events 1 Comment

Last night was the ceremony for the second annual Streamy Awards, which, for all of you non-geeks out there, is an award show for web shows. Think about it like an Emmys for the internet (and if you don’t know what the Emmys are, well, geez, we can’t help you). We’re not in web video, but we sent out our editrix (who’s a renown geekarizer and fancies herself a member of Los Angeles’ tech set, the poor thing) to feel out the event and come back with some juicy gossip.

She didn’t. Nevertheless, the L.A. web cognoscenti are on fire in various social networks today in regard to the award show.

Apparently, while our editrix was enjoying a tryst in the ladies’ lavatory — the award show was collapsing into a festival of vulgarity.

Here’s what everyone is upset about:

Lisa Nova and Chris Hardwick were molested onstage by other members of the webvid glitterati:

Streamy-veteran Felicia Day was accosted by David Faustino in nothing but his underwear while retrieving her award. Screengrab below from Web Series Today, via NewTeeVee:

When technical difficulties ensued, two men ran through the crowd naked, stopping only to high-five Kevin Pereira, host of G4′s Attack of the Show. They remain unidentified. Screengrab from @Kiddsock:

According to Garrett Garese, founder of Spytap Industries, the ceremony also involved a fake porn producer receiving “a ‘lifetime achievement award’ and repeatedly uttering variations on the phrase ‘oceans of semen.’”

Mathieas at Web Series Today makes mention of more of the shenanigans, including “numerous masturbation jokes” during the opening as well as a “five minute bit about vaginal reconstruction.”

Many in the industry are issuing apologies to their viewers today, for asking them to tune in to the event on Ustream. We like director Blake Calhoun’s take on the whole thing: “I liken this misstep to Kevin Smith’s early movie career. He made Clerks. Was a big hit. Went out and made Mallrats next. Was a huge flop. But then he made Chasing Amy… Let’s hope next year’s Streamy Awards is our Chasing Amy (without all the dick jokes of course).”

We’re into those dick-jokes, of course, and hope the event won’t be entirely sanitized. But there’s a place and time and proper method of execution for everything, creatures. Don’t ever forget that.

Anyway, here’s Hollywood saying “fuck you” right back: “Technical difficulties plagued the second annual Streamy Awards on Sunday night, somewhat fitting for a ceremony that honors web series.” And so the web’s battle to be taken seriously marches on.

PS: we’re kidding about the tryst. Our editrix was charging her iPhone. Hey, have a laugh, we all survived the Streamys and a little glitch is not going to stop the web’s content creators from doing what they do best: keep on rocking.

Photo of Orpheum Theater in the banner montage by Billy Jensen. Screengrabs and videos are linked to their source within the post.

Thinking of You: Sext Me!

April 12, 2010 lolz No Comments

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Let’s talk about the strippers. Whether they like to be half-naked or not, whether they enjoy turning you on or not, there’s one thing they all have in common: they’re working. Whether you think that taking one’s clothes off for money is a great choice of career is really beside the point (is it a possibility for you to make $500 per hour at your job without a law degree? Just asking). These women are providing fantasy, yes, but that is their job. And as a patron of the establishment where they work, you need to treat them like you would anyone else who provides a service to you.


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