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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

Self-Censorship Isn’t More Honest Than Pseudonymity

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Topsy is an indexing platform primarily developed to enable businesses to understand social trends. As such, their dealings are of primary interest to people in the social marketing space, so when Topsy released their Google+ comment searching tool in October of last year, the reception was limited to people in that niche.

In the past could of days, however, the function has been spreading among regular users of the network, creating something of a frenzy. Usage is simple: all you need is a Google+ user number, which appears in their profile URL. You take that and input it at the end of the Topsy Google+ search URL (http://plus.topsy.com/googleplus/), hit enter and voila! All public comments made across the social network appear before you awaiting your perusal. … Continue Reading

John Edwards Denies One-Nighter with Call Girl, No One Believes Him

Millionaire Madam scandal blows up

At her bail hearing a week ago in New York, Anna Gristina had a resolute look about her. She’d spent the past couple of weeks at Rikers Island weighing her options. She’s facing charges of promoting prostitution after a five-year investigation uncovered the high class escort business she was running out of a Manhattan Upper East Side apartment. … Continue Reading

Like Having Tony Robbins at Your Fingertips

March 22, 2012 Culture No Comments

virtual boyfriend ep

Ladies, if you’re in the market for an imaginary boyfriend who also happens to be a motivational speaker, you need look no further than the iTunes store. There, for only $5.94, your prayers will be answered by Rob Kaye, creator of the Virtual Boyfriend soundbytes. … Continue Reading

John McCain Defects from GOP’s War on Women

March 22, 2012 News, Politics No Comments

John  McCain defects from war on women

Arizona Senator John McCain initially supported the Blunt Amendment, a measure that would have allowed individual employers to choose whether they wanted to allow employee health plans to cover birth control. Recently, however, he seems to have changed his mind regarding controlling women’s reproductive choices. … Continue Reading

“Going Dutch” Takes A New Meaning

The Suitcase Rule

Gender studies professor Hugo Schwyzer has an interesting article out about how we tend to educate future generations about sex, based on Amy Schalet’s book Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex. … Continue Reading

It’s Not About The Babies, It’s About Control

March 21, 2012 Feature, News, Politics 3 Comments

Rick Santorum hates single moms

Having a few foreigners on staff requires us to do a bit of explaining when it comes to American politics. Usually, any questions posed to us are answered rather quickly, and we take great pleasure (and pride) in seeing their faces light up with understanding. However bizarre our way of doing things may appear, one thing is clear: democracy is of the utmost importance in the United States. No matter where they come from, foreigners understand and respect that.

But there is one question we just haven’t been able to answer to our satisfaction — at least not without exposing the absolutely disgusting hypocrisy of people who claim to be interested in preserving the beautiful tradition of freedom and autonomy that this country represents. The question was posed simply enough: “The conservative party’s devotion to preserving the life of the unborn is admirable, but their concern seems to only extend to the unborn. Why are people so devoted to life in the name of God treat the very children they have saved as unnecessary burdens on the state, to be excised like so many malignant tumors?” … Continue Reading

Does That Work For You?

March 20, 2012 Culture No Comments

Sunday kicked off the first day of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, a week-long effort to challenge the acceptance of gender-based street harassment, and to begin work toward possible solutions. Given the popularity of the Shit People Say video meme that has captivated the web’s imagination in recent months, the organization Stop Street Harassment has created a video to illustrate ways that men can play a role in putting an end to street harassment.

… Continue Reading

Meghan McCain Hits Playboy’s April Issue

March 19, 2012 News, Politically Erect 1 Comment

Meghan McCain on Playboy

Meghan McCain, daughter of the Republican Arizona Senator John McCain (and former presidential candidate), is appearing in Playboy next month. Though herself a conservative, the young McCain’s approach to politics is much more liberal and candid than her father’s. In the interview that accompanies the photographs (in which she appears fully clothed), McCain opens up about herself with characteristic candor. … Continue Reading

Review: The Friend Zone

March 16, 2012 porn, Reviews 2 Comments

New Sensations' The Friend Zone

Gina is everything Kevin wants in a woman. She’s funny, sweet, sexy and she doesn’t have qualms about being silly around him. They have more fun together than they do with anyone else, and keep a perfect balance in the pristine little house they share. There’s just one hitch: Gina and Kevin are best friends and roommates, not boyfriend and girlfriend. … 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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