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India's porn ban collapses in less than 48 hours


Politicians learn the hard way that you can't get between the voters and their preferred recreational activity.

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David Cameron will publish the financial details and viewing habits of all UK porn-watchers

That's not what he says—all porn sites will have to gather and retain proof of customer identity. But everything leaks, so it's what he meant.Read the rest

Dollhouse dungeon of BDSM miniatures

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Jenny Nightfall handcrafts BDSM dollhouse furniture and other macabre and goth decor miniatures, all available in her Etsy shop.

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Darth Vibrader: a Vader mannequin made from sex toys

Adult film star Kayla-Jane Danger, SFX guy Todd Devlin and porn producer Seth Beard skinned a mannequin with sex toys, hooker boots and other stuff from a sex shop to create the 7' tall Darth Vibrader, which will adorn the offices of Wood Rocket, an LA-based porn studio.

iSperm: sperm analyzer for iPad

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Taiwanese med-tech firm Admits hopes to get FDA approval to bring its iPad-based livestock sperm analyzer to the US for at-home human fertility testing.

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Read The Joy of Cybersex, an online sex guide circa 1993

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"What is cybersex, and how do I get some? If that's what you're asking yourself, you've come to the right place." So begins the 1993 book The Joy of Cybersex, an early guide to the online world of sexual content, right as it was emerging into mainstream consciousness.

Back in 1993, the internet was something of an adolescent, just starting to experiment with its digital sexuality. People heard there was sex out there in "cyberspace"—the online equivalent of porn hidden somewhere in the woods—but they weren't always quite sure how to find it.

Naturally, a "user's guide" emerged; The Joy of Cybersex promised "a peek into the future of cybersex and teledildonics" in a book that came packaged with the games Strip Poker 3 and Jigsaw Pinups while also quoting Winston Churchill in its forward. ("The empires of the future will be empires of the mind.")

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Two years before Angelina Jolie and Johnny Lee Miller made dial-up seem sexy by cavorting through a luminescent virtual city in Hackers, this online manual promised a world of similarly vivid digital eroticism:

"Just imagine yourself in the near future getting decked out in your cybersensual suit for a hot night on the nets. You plug your jack into your cybernetic interface device, which then enables you to receive and transmit realistic tactile sensations. Suddenly, you are in a strange new world where you can run your hands through virtual hair, touch virtual silk, unzip virtual clothing and caress virtual flesh."

Ooooh.

The Joy of Cybersex is very much an artifact of its time; it begins by explaining to readers what a CD-ROM is, before delving into the world of "erotic disks" and sexy computer games, and extensively profiles the individual adult bulletin boards you could dial into with your 9600 baud modem. (As Anthropy notes, this survey is filtered through the perspective of a female author, and "paints a really familiar portrait of what it's like to exist as a woman online.")

It's a fascinating glimpse of the lost, floating cities of digital sexuality, and the early, sometimes awkward forays into online sexual connection that would one day evolve into Tinder, sexting, and well, the entire internet porn industry. It even explores the sexual applications of virtual reality headsets, more than twenty years before the Oculus Rift.

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The book—which as you might guess is often sexually explicit—was recently scanned and made available for download by game developer Anna Anthropy. She's been preserving and archiving early internet documents, particularly around video games, for nearly two years now; her "Annarchive, which is supported via Patreon, features scans of everything from manuals for the interactive fiction classic Zork to design documents for the 1986 adventure game adaptation of The Black Cauldron.

While some of the documents are PDFs, others like The Joy of Cybersex are in CBZ format. Anthropy recommends using a free CBZ reader like Cdisplay, "or you can rename the file from .cbz to .zip and open it as a zip archive to extract the images."

Scientific study: real vampires don't want to be stereotyped

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People who claim to be real vampires and must drink others' blood for energy are hesitant to talk to psychological counselors and other helping professionals about their lives because they fear being "judged as being wicked or evil or viewed as being psychotic, delusional or having a psychological problem," according to a new scientific study.

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Flatworms inject sperm into their heads to self-fertilize

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When alone, a hermaphroditic flatworm is known to stab itself with its needle-tipped penis and inject sperm to self-impregnate. It's called "hypodermic insemination."

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Hulk Hogan allowed "one plain bandana" in Gawker sex tape trial

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According to The Tampa Bay Times, Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell said on Monday that she will permit Hulk Hogan one "plain bandana" during his trial against Gawker for posting excerpts from a secretly-taped sex video. "This is not going to be a carnival," she said several times.

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70s porn faces

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Over at Dangerous Minds, Tara McGinley shared photos of 70s "blowjob faces."

Given the era's dietary standards, they could also pass for 70s poo faces. face1sdfsdfsdfsdfsdf blowjog2sdfsdfsdfsdfsdf face5knknknlnlnlnk

Diary by erotica editor who sells her services on Fiverr

Over at On-Demand, journalist and arts critic Kaite Welsh writes about how she uses Fiverr to supplement her income by editing amateur erotica, and shares her most common editorial notes, starting with "That's not where the clitoris is."

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Story behind the birth control pill "calendar" dispenser

In 1961, new parents David and Doris Wagner had a baby and Doris went on the birth control pill, just approved by the FDA the year before. Quickly though, Doris and David realized that it was too easy to forget a day and not realize it, so they invented a calendar dispenser that was the basis for the compact-shaped dial packs still common today.

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Crowdfunding a porno movie in space

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Eva Lovia and Johnny Sins launched an Indiegogo campaign to make the first porno movie in space. Lovia, Sins, adult site Pornhub, and studio Digital Playground claim they can get it done for $3.4 million. Best of luck to 'em! What should they call the film though? Share your best titles in our forum thread. From the Indiegogo page:

Pornhub is teaming up with top ranking adult studio Digital Playground in joining the ranks of Armstrong and Gagarin by pioneering a one of a kind mission to defy gravity, make history, and push the boundaries of intergalactic "Sexploration" by filming the first ever sextape in space. In doing so, we will not only be changing the face of the adult industry, we will also be chronicling how a core component of human life operates while in orbit.

With some help from our generous fan base and extended community, we can all make this happen. Our work is definitely cut out for us. We need to train and outfit our crew, consult with a dedicated team of specialists, purchase custom modified film equipment, and completely fund the use of the shuttle that’ll take us on our journey to space.

"Pornhub Space Program - SEXPLORATION"

Pornhub Presents: Sexploration from Pornhub TV on Vimeo.

Interview with the guy who stole moon rocks from NASA so he could have sex with his girlfriend on them

In 2002 a 25-year-old NASA intern named Thad Roberts stole 17 pounds of moon rocks so he could have sex on the moon with his girlfriend. After he was caught selling the used rocks on the Internet, he spent 100 months in prison. Live Science interviewed Roberts in 2011.

What was it like to possess those moon rocks? Was the experience worth the consequences?
Time is the most valuable asset of the human experience. I, like many others, am filled with awe when I reflect upon how those rocks demonstrate humanity's limitless potential, or when I ponder the romantic expression that they poetically embody. But that awe does not live within those rocks. It belongs to all of us. From experience I can say that there are more appropriate, and more productive, ways to come face-to-face with our magnificent insignificance than stealing a piece of the moon. You can ponder the vast reaches of space and time as you peer through a telescope at Orion's Great Nebula, or you can simply breathe in the experience of being in love. Whatever you do, don't repeat my mistakes.

Good news for high-frequency masturbators


"After controlling for potential confounders, higher monthly ejaculation frequency was associated with a statistically significant decreased risk of total prostate cancer compared to the reference group at every time period."

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Skinjob suit for living Ken dolls


The $919 lean muscle suit (comes in 15 colors including bright yellow!) makes you look like a reasonably priced, smooth-crotched anatomical drawing.

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