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Catalyzing Sexual Communication, Activism and Acceptance

September 4, 2012 Events, Local No Comments

CatalystCon Long Beach 2012

The co-founder of the East Coast-based Momentum sex conference is bringing the party west! On September 14, Catalyst will kick off at the Hilton Long Beach for the weekend, bringing attendees a plethora of sex educators and speakers to energize, motivate and catalyze sexual communication, activism and acceptance. … Continue Reading

Sexual State of the Union Summit

August 17, 2012 Events No Comments

Good Vibes 2012 Sex Summit San Francisco

The San Francisco-based sex toy and education emporium Good Vibrations is holding a forum in San Francisco this fall to discuss the sexual state of the union. Their panelists and keynote speakers (which read like a Who’s Who of sex education, research, journalism and commentary) will examine the awkward relationship between sex and mainstream media, pop culture and national politics on October 27. Day-long intellectual intercourse will be followed by a cocktail party, and, well, who knows where that will lead? We can be sure a fair share of attendees will conceive a book or two during the proceedings. … Continue Reading

Who Has Porn Valley’s Vote This Election?

Jenna Jameson supports Mitt Romney Jessica Drake backs Barack Obama

Last week, porn empress Jenna Jameson made headlines with an off-hand comment she made to a reporter from a CBS affiliate in support of American presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. “When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office,” … Continue Reading

Rock Has Had Its Share of Sex Icons. Here Come More?

Charlie Sheen's goddess Bree Olson represents band of porn mucisians

Remember Charlie Sheen’s “goddess” Bree Olson? Looks like the former Penthouse Pet and adult film actress is adding band manager to her resume after signing to represent Tight, a band made up entirely of porn stars. … Continue Reading

Angelenos and Our Abstract Pods

June 27, 2012 L.A. Odes, Local No Comments

L.A. versus NYC getting around

We love us some comparisons of L.A. to New York. Here is one about getting around and road rage by Eric Spiegelman … Continue Reading

WINNING: Charlie Sheen’s Goddess Wants to Take You to Vegas

March 26, 2012 Local, Porn Valley No Comments

Bree Olson

CumOnLive has come ahead of free tube sites by offering their users the ability to cam with their favorite adult stars, but it wasn’t until they took a page from the web space and began developing meatworld events that they started to pull ahead of other cam sites. Their monthly “Party With An Adult Star” events offer all members a chance to get away to Las Vegas for some heavy partying — flight, hotel, limo and entertainment included at no cost to the fans. … Continue Reading

A $5 Ticket to the 1940s

February 25, 2012 Events, Local No Comments

Pinups for Vets

The non-profit Pinups for Vets is celebrating the 1940s tonight at the Colony, at 1743 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, complete with pin-ups, swing and burlesque. … Continue Reading

Terry Richardson Comes to L.A.

February 22, 2012 Art, Culture, Events, Local No Comments

Terrywood

Terry Richardson. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s a famous photographer. A famous photographer who a year ago was dubbed by the press as a complete and utter creep. Of course, there are creeps and then there are creeps. Those artsy types, they can be pretty damn creepy and stay harmless. … Continue Reading

USC is Apparently Sluttier than UCLA

February 21, 2012 Culture, Local No Comments

USC -- Undisputed Sex Champions

Take this with a grain of salt, since the LA Weekly didn’t really bother telling us anything about their methodology. Here’s what we know. Last year, they asked an undefined number of UCLA students a bunch of questions which may or may not hold any significance. A year later, they asked USC students the same questions. Not the best methods by a long shot, but you can send them your angry letter about it later. Here’s what they concluded: “It’s a good thing that USC picked a world-famous condom magnate as its school mascot.” … Continue Reading

A Tour into the Tortured Heart of the Hollywood Dream Factory

February 17, 2012 Events, Local No Comments

Los Angeles Romance Ride

What has two wheels and an encyclopedic knowledge of Hollywood facts and filming locations? The folks at The Pleasure Chest. This Sunday, they’re arranging a bike ride around Hollywood to visit on the landmarks of real and fictional Tinsel Town romance. … Continue Reading

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Gamers Won’t Be Seduced, Will Stare At Random Cleav Instead

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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