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.
The Guardian’s released the first of “The Vagina Dispatches,” four short documentaries about women’s genitals. This episode is about vulvas, labiaplasty, anatomy, and sex, and is a fascinating 15 minutes. NSFW, if you work somewhere where images of vulvas are frowned upon. (Thanks, Mae!)
The amazing internal anatomy of the clitoris is a mystery that has surfaced and vanished in history, coming into focus in 2005 (!), when Royal Melbourne Hospital urologist Helen O’Connell published her groundbreaking MRI studies.
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