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More Cock Worship: 99% Enthusiasm, 1% Technique

June 8, 2010 Daisy, Diary 12 Comments

Daisy Tralala Journey of a Submissive

A few years back I was reveling in debauchery. Divorced, 40-something, liberated and exploring my sluttiness. I was partying like a rock star with porn stars and beautiful people, but leading a successful double life as a mid-level executive in a conservative industry.

One night of debauchery started innocently, alone in my desert hideaway, scrubbing out a vintage 1970′s redwood Jacuzzi. Even at night it was a scorching 102 degrees outside so I was wearing tiny shorts and a bikini top when the porn posse arrived for a surprise visit. Strong winds whipped through the cacti and made the palms dance in the picture windows.

H was one of my all-time favorite lovers and I considered him my sexual soul mate. He provided a portal to the world of the depraved elite. … Continue Reading

Three Summer Must-Haves for Women

June 8, 2010 Reviews No Comments

Everything we know about looking good, we owe to Meg O’Brien. Meg launched her blog Meg’s Makeup in 2005 without any real training. Her goal? That women wouldn’t wander cosmetic counters alone. Today, she has over 10,000 subscribers to her killer product review mailing list.

Over drinks in WeHo, it occurred to us to ask about some private essentials — and because we’re not greedy, we now bring her knowledge to you. Just in time for summer, here are three products you absolutely cannot do without: … Continue Reading

Culver City Kink

June 7, 2010 Art, Culture No Comments

Culver City Kink

One look at the sign on the door told us that Koplin del Rio was the gallery to hit during Culver City Art Walk over the weekend. … Continue Reading

I’m Not Cheating, I’m At The Club [VIDEO]

June 6, 2010 Culture No Comments

OK, so cheaters exist. We know this better than anyone here at Sex and the 405. But oh, my goodness, there is cheating and then there is shameless cheating. This here is some serious contraband from a liaison.

Via @fcukchuck.

We Need Your Vote!

June 3, 2010 Vitals 3 Comments

Amazing! Our in-house scientist Jason Goldman is up for the 3 Quarks Daily 2010 Science Prize! If you like the science you read here, show your support by accessing their voting page (no sign-up required!) and vote for “The Thoughtful Animal: Does oral sex confer an evolutionary advantage? Evidence from bats.”

It’s nine up from the bottom. Or you can do a search for “bats” to get to it. Your turn to love us as much and as hard as we love you! Come on! Just three clicks people, we don’t ask for much!

PS: you can read our coverage on fruit bats and oral sex here and read Jason’s elaboration (complete with video!) here.

Photo by MDL.hu.

Trendwatch: Crossdressing Cosplay

June 3, 2010 Culture No Comments

Crossdressing — it’s big in Japan. We’re not kidding. Japan, which traditionally embraced cross-dressing is getting back to its roots, with more and more heterosexual men beginning to enjoy dressing as a woman from a fashion viewpoint.

Spearheading this new trend are maid cafes, little eateries where customers are served by men in drag. It started innocently enough: two and a half years ago, the owner of what is now one of the most popular maid cafes used a man as a maid after a female employee quit on him at the last moment. A male employee dressed up as a woman to serve customers, delighting the customers and bringing drag to the service industry. … Continue Reading

Call To Action: Support Porn!

June 3, 2010 Causes 10 Comments

On June 12, 2010, a bunch of people are going to gather in Boston to discuss how pornography exploits women, breeds hatred, turns men into monsters and generally destroys lives and civilizations.

We here at Sex and the 405 think this is outrageous, of course. We are taking a stance for our freedom to look at whatever we want.

Porn valley will not take this one lying down like a pillow queen. And neither will those of us who support our freedom to make porn and watch it, male or female. … Continue Reading

A Lay for DeLay

June 2, 2010 AV, Diary No Comments

“Tom DeLay made me a nymphomaniac.”

There it was: the truth. I am not a unique snowflake, I am the product of my environment. Politics define our country, culture, heritage, and through these things, whether we like it or not, politics define us.

So here I am. At my therapist’s. My new therapist’s I should say, having fired the last one. Probably not the best introduction, but I was deeply preoccupied with this and had no time for pleasantries with Dr. Ortíz y López.

“You refer to DeLay, the former congressman,” O replied, moving carefully over the words, as though he was still digesting my statement.

“Yes!” I said, flinging my over-sized purse down on a chair and ripping off my sunglasses. “It was him and the former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and long before them, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger — all of them, and more, like a domino effect going back decades, culminating in a high-voltage sex Olympics.” … Continue Reading

He Sees Right Through Me

June 1, 2010 Daisy, Diary No Comments

Daisy Tralala Journey of a Submissive

The last time I saw Sir M he asked me how things were going with me. I told him sheepishly that the night before I’d made a mistake. He had put me on abstinence from having any sex or orgasms at all for a week. I’d managed to stick to this for nearly the whole week, but had played with myself the night before, got carried away and had a shuddering orgasm.

He slapped my face because I’d disobeyed him. He was furious.

The few times when I’ve violated a rule when not in his presence, I’ve gone to Sir M immediately with the information. I know the consequence of this action could mean a fierce paddling as punishment, but that doesn’t deter me from being forthcoming. I am under orders to do so. … Continue Reading

Thinking of You: From E-mail to Text

May 31, 2010 lolz No Comments

We here at Sex and the 405 think it’s vital to let people know how much you adore them, so we’ve created a special new section showcasing the best of the web when it comes to showing your love.

This week’s jewel comes to you via someecards, the epitome of cool when it comes to e-cards.

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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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