The newspaper headlines around this one are funny: "House passes bill too gross to talk about
," cringes the Oregonian
. Bottom line seems to be that they've outlawed bukkake. Here's a pretty straightforward wikipedia entry
about the act, popularized first in Japanese pornography, then made famous through American titles.
Today's Oregon ruling was sparked by a really awful non-consensual crime that involved a single perp and a single intended victim. Not funny, and I'm all for the maximum possible penalties there. But the language of the bill appears to cover the consensual but equally icky Porn Valley phenom, which typically involves lots of multiple participants, some of whom are paid as performers:
The proposed new law nobody wants to talk about would make it a second degree sex abuse crime to propel "a dangerous substance at another person." That substance being semen or other bodily fluid flung out of sexual desire.
(via Susannah Breslin)
Yep. Apparently such behavior is part of a gang initiation rituals.
The proposed law follows an incident last June when a man threw his semen on a mother in a Portland area Target store. Her little girl saw it first.
When Zoe Stavri woke up with a yeast infection, she had a strange and intriguing idea: what about adding some of her vaginal candida to sourdough starter?
Craig Thompson’s second graphic novel, the 582-page mammoth Blankets, swept the field’s awards, taking three Harveys, two Eisners, and two Ignatzes. More than a decade later, and buoyed by his later successes (such as 2011’s seminal Habibi), Drawn and Quarterly has produced a beautiful new edition.
Yasuomi Hirai, 28, allegedly hid in a drain under a Kobe, Japan sidewalk grate to peep up the skirts of women as they stepped over.
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