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Maximize Your Sex with AVN Award-Winning Accouterments

Toys from the AVNs

By all indications, the Adult Video News (AVN) Awards were a train wreck this year, so thank God you weren’t there. We’d say we braved the madness for you, but that would be a blatant lie. We had an epic weekend and picked up the press release when we got home. Lazy blogging — it’s an art.

In any event, here’s a run down of the award-winning accouterments, because if you’re anything like us, you’re always on the market to take things up a notch. … Continue Reading

Urban Dictionary Announces 2010 Word of the Year

December 17, 2010 Culture, News, Of The Year, web No Comments

WurbanDictionary 2010 Word of the Year

Urban Dictionary, a crowd-sourcing site that provides the web with definitions to commonly and not-so-commonly used slang and expressions, has selected its word of the year. Or, more accurately, its expression of the year. … Continue Reading

Rachael Ray on FHM’s Top 100 Sexiest Women of 2009

December 31, 2009 Culture, News, Noms, Of The Year 1 Comment

In 2003, Rachael Ray did a photo shoot for FHM at the behest of the Food Network.

She was not paid for it, but remarked that she thought it was cool that college guys brought copies of the issue to book signings.

“I thought, I’m a cook, I’m over 35 and these young guys love it,” Ray told the New York Times two years later. “When I’m 80 I’m going to look back and be like, “I represented!’”

Now, Ray is 100 on FHM‘s Top 100 Sexiest Women of 2009–proof positive that the fastest way into a man’s pants is through noms.

Image via The Glamorous Life. Information from Zennie62.

Weirdest Sex News of 2009

December 30, 2009 News, Of The Year, OMGWTFBBQ 6 Comments

In February, Sheyla Hershey of Houston, Texas, proud owner of 38KKK-sized breast implants, announced she will continue to have breast augmentation surgery until she takes the Guinness World Record for biggest implants, which is currently held by 36MMM-sized Maxi Mounds.

And who could forget that April afternoon when news broke that Vince Shlomi–better known as the ShamWow Guy–got his tongue bitten by a sex worker, leading to an altercation that resulted in both parties being arrested?

When the British retailer Marks & Spencer started charging extra for bras sized DD and up, Beckie Williams–who’s a size G–started a series of protests called “Busts 4 Justice.” Her Facebook group, with some 17,000 members, forced Marks & Spencer into a frantic backpedal. In May, the policy was dropped.

In June, a woman having a torrid love affair with her boss accidentally bit off his penis while fellating him when a car rear-ended their vehicle in Shanghai. The 30-year-old managed to cough up the tip of the penis and it was successfully reattached in a hospital.

And in September, Julia Grovenburg and her husband, who’d been trying to conceive for what felt like forever, found that Julia had become pregnant… while pregnant. Superfetation, as the condition is known, is so rare, doctors know of only 10 other cases in recorded history.

And speaking of pregnancy, just this month Chilean weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete gave birth while training–without having a clue that she’d been pregnant.

Then there is Adam Manning who fondled his girlfriend’s nurse while his girlfriend was giving birth to his first-born in October. By the time his baby was born, the nuclear douche was sitting in a Utah county jail.

How about some liberty? In October 29-year-old Erick Williamson was convicted of indecent exposure for being seen by neighbors cutting through his yard while he was sipping his morning coffee in the buff. The judge did not fine or sentence him.

In November, Allison Henry, a 39-year-old school psychologist from Kenmore, Washington, came forth with her story about living through a vaginal prolapse, a condition in which the vagina, uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra and small intestine shift and may “fall out of the body.”

Also in November, a man by the name of Rodell Vereen, who’d to register as a sex offender after being convicted for getting down with a horse in 2007 was caught again–with the same horse! The 50-year-old was sentenced to three years in prison, and the judge has banned him from going near a stable for life.

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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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