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Monday Morning Cheap Thrills

June 21, 2010 geek, web No Comments

We’ve seen it before. Truth is, the one night stand joke never ceases to amuse us, so when we saw this on FailBlog, we just had to share:

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Offer Your Significant Other To An Unruly Mob!

June 16, 2010 Culture, geek, web No Comments

And because we can’t seem to get enough abuse, here’s WiseMuv, a new site that — if it catches — is bound to make everyone just a little more bitter and annoyed than usual. Yay!

No, seriously, this is insane. But what do we know, some of you people love to go Facebook official and some couples even dig fighting in “public” (i.e., on Facebook walls), so maybe you’ll be into this. … Continue Reading

Facebook Gets Sexy

June 9, 2010 geek, web 2 Comments

OK, so the title is a lie. Facebook is still pulling off pics like it’s no big thing, even when they’re friends-only. However, the SF Weekly has reported some really lolsy activity we can’t resist but want to share with you. Get a load of this captcha (for those who don’t know, a “captcha” is a simple test used on a lot of sites to make sure comments or links aren’t being posted by a computer, or bot):

We like it, Zucker!

Via Alexia Tsotsis.

Your Friends’ Secrets Right on Their Facebook Walls

May 26, 2010 Culture, geek, lolz, web 1 Comment

It was a typical day for our editrix of hacking through the contents of her inbox to try to get some sense of what the week would look like. Suddenly, a notification from Facebook — she’d been tagged in a photo! Always the narcissist, or perhaps always aware of the tinge on her conscience, she clicked immediately.

It was one of those square bingo-looking grids, the ones where each square has a descriptor and people tag their friends on them accordingly. Our editrix had been tagged as “has the prettiest eyes.” She was immediately conflicted — this looks fun, but who past the age of 13 does this sort of thing? Clearly, we need a more “adult” version to override the silliness of it all. Feel free to take it and unleash havoc on your own friends’ walls. … Continue Reading

Juicy Confessions from Cheaters!

May 26, 2010 Culture, geek, web No Comments

Cheaters. Love them or hate them, at the end of the day, they’re the ones having the cake and eating it, too, when many of you are still outside the veritable smorgasbord looking for a parking space. While we can’t get you some ass, we can at least provide access to cheaters’ sleazy shenanigans. Introducing CheatConfession.

Not only can you see the naughty tales of cheaters from around the English-speaking webs, you can also check on the stories of woe from people who have been cheated on and read about people thinking about cheating. You can also judge them! Tell cheaters if it was justified, tell those who were wronged how much their sitch sucks, and help potential cheaters decide! … Continue Reading

Google Kicks Cougars Out

Earlier this month, the site CougarLife.com, which connects older women with younger men, got a bit of a nasty shock from Google. The search engine giant, which was receiving $100,000 a month from CougarLife to manage its advertising and place it on content pages, told CougarLife that its ads, which had been appearing since October, would no longer be accepted. The reason? Cougar sites are not “family safe.”

CougarLife suggested placing a different ad: instead of one picturing older women and younger men together, they proposed an image of the company’s president, Claudia Opdenkelder, 39, without a man in the picture. … Continue Reading

Fat Guy, Hot Chicks & Food = NSFW

May 20, 2010 Culture, geek, web No Comments

Typical late night, sniffing around the boards, checking the networks. There’s nothing good on the intertubes. Then, a typical e-stalking session leads us down a strange corridor to a place we never thought we’d have to venture: the Minion’s lair.

He loves food, he loves girls and he’s built a site around being the lump of flesh every girl who wants to make it in porn has to fuck. He’s ThisIsWhyYou’reFat gone Xtube — and it’s neither sexy nor lulz, but still impossible to look away. … Continue Reading

Sex is Hot on Facebook

May 14, 2010 Culture, geek, web 1 Comment

As you know, Facebook and our editrix have a pretty turbulent relationship, mostly relating to Facebook’s strong dislike for her penchant to overshare slutty images of herself.

You can imagine how amused we were then when we saw Dan Zarrella’s data regarding what users are sharing on the social network.

Zarrella applied two linguistic algorithms (the same ones used on the popular site TweetPsych that tell you what your content is mostly about on Twitter) and he found, based on the articles in his dataset, that more articles are shared with sexual references in their titles.

“Additionally,” the award-winning social media and viral marketing scientist notes, “positivity is more shared than negativity.”

So if you want your stuff shared on Facebook, he suggests: try to write positively about sex!

Graph from Dan Zarrella, via Marsha Collier.

Craigslist + YouTube = Win

May 14, 2010 Culture, geek, web 1 Comment

Why surf Craigslist’s text ads when you can be amused by a mini web series? Introducing your favorite new productivity killer: Craigslist TV, a new series that follows Craigslist users as they use the site to make things happen.

Any Los Angeles user that has checked out the classifieds site in the past couple of months has noticed the opt-in box at the bottom of the ad-submit form:

The first time our editrix saw it, we overheard her moan, “God, that’s so L.A. You can’t even try to arrange a nooner without an eight man film crew…” Ain’t that the truth?

To our knowledge, she has not participated in any episodes.

This first season has 14 episodes, released weekly via YouTube. Each webisode is filmed and directed by Drew Brown of Brownstone Entertainment, of Project Runway, This American Life and Top Chef fame. Watch! It’s super lolsy.

Hey, your agent hasn’t called you in weeks. Go get them, star!

Slutty Fortunes For You

May 5, 2010 Culture, geek, Noms, web No Comments

You don’t have to add “in bed” to the end of the fortune in the cookie any longer.

Introducing Spam Fortune Cookies — and no, they’re not made out of SPAM. Allow them to explain themselves for your benefit:

A wise man once said: ‘The best advice you can get is the advice you don’t want to hear.’ If that’s true, then the more unwanted it is, the better it must be — right? So, logically, unsolicited bulk email messages must contain the greatest advice of all time. Combine this flawless reasoning with a delicious after-dinner cookie and you have a source advice unmatched by anything else in the world.

Every $9.00 package contains 20 cookies, each with some insane spammy message the likes of which you haven’t seen since you upgraded your spam filters.

You will be amused.

Image from the xkcd Store. Via Breadpig.

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That Steam allows the objectification and sexualization of female characters in a variety of its games but refuses to accept a game about actually engaging with women in a more interactive fashion is astonishingly backward.

FetLife Is Not Safe for Users

That the site doesn’t take measures to protect user content and has shown incompetence or negligence in regard to user privacy, all the while prohibiting victims from warning others about predatory behavior creates an environment where it is nearly impossible for members of the community to take care of themselves and one another. By enabling FetLife to continue espousing a code of silence, allowing the spinning self-created security issues as “attacks,” and not pointing out how disingenuous FetLife statements about safety are, we are allowing our community to become a breeding ground for exploitation.

Why You Should Vote No On Prop 35

Should people who benefit (parents, siblings, children, roommates!) from the earnings of “commercial sex acts” (any sexual conduct connected to the giving or receiving of something of value) be charged with human trafficking? Should someone who creates obscene material that is deemed “deviant” be charged as with human trafficking? Should someone who profits from obscene materials be charged with human trafficking? Should people transporting obscene materials be charged with human trafficking? Should a person who engages in sex with someone claiming to be above the age of consent or furnishing a fake ID to this effect be charged with human trafficking? What if I told you the sentences for that kind of conviction were eight, 14 or 20 years in prison, a fine not to exceed $500,000, and life as a registered sex offender?

Pretty and Calls Herself a Geek? Attention Whore!

If you are a woman, you might be given a chance to prove yourself in this community. Since there is no standard definition of what a “geek” is and it will vary from one judge to the next anyway, chances of failing are high (cake and grief counseling will be available after the conclusion of the test!). If you somehow manage to succeed, you’ll be tested again and again by anyone who encounters you until you manage to establish yourself like, say, Felicia Day. But even then, you’ll be questioned. As a woman, your whole existence within the geek community will be nothing but a series of tests — if you’re lucky. If you aren’t lucky, you’ll be harassed and threatened and those within the culture will tacitly agree that you deserve it.

Cuddle Chemical? Moral Molecule? Not So Fast

Zak’s original field, it turns out, is economics, a far cry from the hearts and teddy bears we imagine when we consider his nickname. But after performing experiments on generosity, Zak stumbled on the importance of trust in interactions, which led him, rather inevitably, to research about oxytocin. Oxytocin, you might remember, is a hormone that has been linked previously to bonding — between mothers and children primarily, but also between partners. What Zak has done is take the research a step further, arguing in his recent book, The Moral Molecule, that oxytocin plays a role in determining whether we are good or evil.

How to Avoid Pissing off a Stripper

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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