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Deals! Pleasure Chest SATC2 25% Discount

June 15, 2010 Events No Comments

The Pleasure Chest is celebrating sex in our city by giving 25 percent off on in-store purchases to buyers who come with a Sex and the City 2 ticket stub.

What’s the connection? If you were a fan of the show, surely you recall that episode where Charlotte discovered the pleasures of the Rabbit. That store she got the vibrator was the Pleasure Chest. Of course, that was the store on 156 7th Avenue in New York. But, hey, 7733 Santa Monica Boulevard isn’t too shabby.

Offer ends on the first of July!

Via WeHo Daily.

Pain Therapy

June 15, 2010 Daisy, Diary No Comments

Daisy Tralala Journey of a Submissive

I walked in the dungeon party and saw him sauntering behind a wild-haired girl who was restrained by wrists and ankles to a wood frame. She was lovely, with a curvy figure and a retro pin-up girl look. He studied his target and snapped a leather strap at her back and thighs with well-placed strikes. She yelped, tossed her head around and squirmed around gracefully like a jazz dancer, trying to avoid his blows.

He wore a black jacket with the letters P A I N splashed across the front, and a slouchy leather cap pulled down over his brow.

Sir M was playing with a new play partner, W. Although W has a lower pain tolerance, Sir M seemed to be striking her with hard, stingy snaps. But she smiled as he released her from the restraints and she came down. … Continue Reading

How Players Do It

June 15, 2010 Reviews No Comments

Last month, we did a write-up about a piece on co-ed sex from h-spot, a site that’s actually so in line with our mission and vision here at Sex and the 405, that we’d go as far as to call them a college-aged, sibling blog (our editrix jokes that, much like her kid sister, h-spot is more presentable and business-minded). … Continue Reading

SciFet

June 14, 2010 SciFet, Vitals No Comments

We here at Sex and the 405 make our nerdiness no secret. We love all things nerd and we think it’s about time we really owned it. So we’ve created a new category: SciFet, for the sci-fi fetishists in all of us.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the lulz from Rudy Jahchan, supergeek and other half of the incomparable geek icon of worship Casey McKinnon.

Come on, say it with us: “It’s a… … Continue Reading

The Chemicals Between Us

June 14, 2010 Research No Comments

Ah, we just dated ourselves citing a Bush song from 1999 in the title like that, didn’t we? What the hell, it’s a good song. And we’ve pretty much all had sex to The Science of Things (our editrix probably still does) and there’s no better intro for the sex chemistry 101 lesson we’re about to impart. … Continue Reading

Cyberwoman

June 11, 2010 SciFet No Comments

Warren Ellis didn’t like this, we can’t imagine why.

… Continue Reading

Culture Gear

June 10, 2010 Culture, Fashion No Comments

You all know NSFW — Not Safe For Work. Or, at least you should, seeing how often we use it. Well, here’s something really clever: t-shirts for the naughty, clever, funemployed or just plain ol’ unemployed!

… 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.

Forget the Gold Bikini

June 9, 2010 geek, SciFet No Comments

We don’t know about you, but we can’t masturbate to the same thing forever. While we think Princess Leia’s gold bikini is iconic and part of every geek’s induction into the world of desire and delight, we think it high time we moved on to other things. … Continue Reading

Sexsomnia, The Ultimate Linkbait

June 9, 2010 Research No Comments

Slow news day? We always laugh when we see a story break about — gasp! — sleep sexing! OMG! Did you know people perform sex in their sleep sometimes? It’s a mainstream media favorite when pageviews need a lift. People love sex and it’s totally OK for the media to talk about it in the context of something involuntary.

“You know how, when you’re sleeping, and you get that sexy feeling, you wake up and nudge the other person in your bed for a wee-hour encounter?” the MSN BodyOdd article asks as an opener. “Well, what if you weren’t actually awake?” Nice! … 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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Here you’ll find news about the latest research being conducted to figure out what drives desire, passion, and other sex habits; reviews of sex toys, porn and other sexy things; coverage of the latest sex-related news that have our mainstream media's panties up in a bunch; human interest pieces about sex and desire; interviews with people who love sex, or hate sex, or work in sex, or work to enable you to have better sex; opinion pieces that relate to sex and society; and the sex-related side of celebrity gossip. More...