Jan 25

Sex Stories We Love: Kink on the Move, Slut, Yeah!, Ready for Robots? & More!

I like to think of the various stages we move through in our sex lives as a game of Twister. Sometimes folks are able to make transitions easily and without much discomfort. Other movements can be fraught with twists and turns that leave you tied in a knot! And the the thing is, we’re all different and all experience these challenges differently.

This week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly is all about the different things we learn about sex during different times in our lives. But remember, if there’s one aspect of this that rings true—always wear your sexiest clothes (or none!) when you play the game!

Check out stories on Sex to Die For, New Strategies in the Sex Talk, Kink on the Move, Slut, Yeah!, Ready for Robots? and Looking Elsewhere

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Jan 14

You Can Help Sequence the Porn Genome!

Porn is one of those things that many people think about, watch and wonder about. We fantasize about it, we wonder what it is like to create it and some of us even perform in it. So why has there been so little research into the nitty gritty of our sexy fun viewings? There are some aspects of porn that are considered, but what about the basics. The words we use for porn. What we search for. What we desire.

Enter the people of Proctor and Lever (don’t worry, they use lots of lube). They are seizing the opportunity to advance our knowledge of porn by utilizing the methods of Porn for Science in the hope of creating the Porn Genome Project. To learn more, I spoke with Proctor and Lever’s Director of Media Relations, Chet Chutney.

When did you know that Proctor and Lever was the leader in all things sexual (and countless other industries)?
Well, you’ll forgive me if I gush, but the story of Proctor and Lever is a story of unbridled success. The Cocke family founded P&L as an arsenic refinery in 1911, and ever since, it has been a near straight shot to the moon! It’s amazing what a diverse portfolio of brands P&L has managed to bring their unique, personal touch to, in a way that really makes people’s lives better. Obviously our “I Can’t Believe It’s Margarine” product is a heart healthy alternative to the artery clogging butters that the cutting edge scientists of the 60s and 70s knew was a serious threat to our health. And by by making sure our margarines contain absolutely no transgendered fats, you know that you will be saving money long-term on conversion therapy for your gender confused child. That sure makes it easy to “Spread a Little Cis-Shine”! Our Spartan UberThyn ThynSkyn condoms offer our customers a safe way to enjoy life, protecting very reliably against most known STIs and common methods of insemination, while offering almost no protection against pleasure. Spartan Condoms make it as safe as it can be to “Lead the Discharge”.  But as I imagine most of your readers are aware, P&L really became the whetstone that hones the cutting edge of pornosexual science when we acquired Porn for Science Industries from the US government in 1989. As I’m sure the history buffs amongst your readery are aware, PFS Industries was originally founded at the behest of the House Un-American Activities Committee to serve as a bulwark against the rising tide of Homo-Communism in the 1950s. Now, we couldn’t be more proud of our work preventing and treating a whole host of porn-related diseases, including nostrilismus, ​rectal fracking, penile raisenetting, vaginal kelping, somNAMBLAism, and sex lupus.

If you weren’t a P&L champion, how would you spend your days? 
Honestly, I can’t imagine my life without Proctor and Lever. Being part of a company that employs so many people, does so much work in the community, and offers such consistent and robust financial returns to its proud owners is what I’ve always wanted. I think that deep down, that’s what everybody wants. So I guess the answer to your question is, I’d do something else for Proctor and Lever! Maybe I’d work answering telephones in our world class customer service facility in Darra Adam Khel, in beautiful Pakistan. By moving our call centers there, we are helping to raise the standard of living and make life more safe for the residents of Darra Adam Khel by offering them a life outside the black market arms trade. Serendipitously, we chose a great time to partner with an economy which has been promised a particularly warm relationship with our esteemed President Elect Trump, who said that “[Pakistan] is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people…I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems.” Sounds like another smart move by P&L!

Please describe the current state of porn in a haiku.
Porn – A Haiku
Rarely want you want.
Where’s the proper data?
Numbers get us hard.

The Porn Genome Project offers an incredible opportunity to quantify an entire entertainment industry that has rarely been studied in detail. Do you expect any surprises as data is collected?
Well, to be honest Jon, that’s a difficult question. It’s always hard to know what we don’t know. For example, how would you answer if I asked you to name three animals you didn’t know existed? Tough, right? And unfortunately, this is the kind of question that our scientists, and all scientists, are faced with on a daily basis. AND scientific funding often hinges on scientists’ ability to answer this question compellingly for a non-scientific audience. What PFS hopes to do with the Porn Genome Project can’t be answered in a single sentence, because the Porn Genome Project isn’t an answer, it’s a tool to find answers with. This is basic research, meaning we are seeking knowledge about the nature of things without a specific goal. And in the same way that DARPA was just trying to figure out a way to move information from one computer to another when it laid the foundation for the internet several decades ago, we hope that our creation will provide us with a tool to answer countless questions over the coming years.

What do you think will be the top 3 noted porn categories and the bottom three categories?
Jon, categories are a problem. They create an illusion of choice. And by telling us what kind of things we might be interested in, porn companies today are forcing us to explore within the constraints of the vocabulary they provide. And simply put, this is no longer acceptable to the consumer of today. Would Spotify or Pandora be where they are today if they said, “Click here if you want to listen to rock, pop, or opera. Maybe your tastes are a little more sophisticated or specialized? We have bluegrass and death metal too! Or maybe you’re in to something particularly freaky and want to listen to a little Tibetan throat singing? Well, here’s every Tibetan throat singing song we’ve been able to compile, sorted by how recently we uploaded it!” No, of course not! I want to hear a song that’s an EDM influenced blend of Cyndi Lauper style 80s bubble gum pop and Ugandan hiphop beats, with a dubstep level drop in the middle, sung by a 19 year old Japanese girl raised in Britain who grew up listening exclusively to K-pop. Seriously, I would like that song.

But without dense math and reams of data in an expansive database, I’d be stuck listening to Youtube videos of Japanese men singing karaoke versions of “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. This is what the Porn Genome Project aims to do, at its most ambitious. We came to this world not to abolish categories, but to fulfill them. To achieve the promise that every website tacitly offers, exactly what you want to see.

Have you approached porn performers and producers to participate? 
We have, but as with many visionary ideas before us, we have been met largely with a tepid response. We reached out to a number of connections in the porn industry, many of whom were known to our team through years of experience working in the pornosexual sciences, and the response was most commonly, unfortunately, radio silence. It seems that the road to a data-driven dirty deep dive runs not through the porn industry. Which is really a shame, given the history the porn industry has of influencing technological adoption, from tipping the scales in favour of VHS vs Beta in the early 80s, to leading efforts to develop more robust video streaming technology in the late 90s.

How can people help the Porn Genome Project?
Though nobody likes to beg for money, at this point, the answer is money. Time is running out for us to collect funds through our Indiegogo campaign. And though we usually rely on the superb investing instincts of our beloved captains of industry, the Cocke Brothers, to lead the distribution of funds within the corporation, our R&D budget for the year has been torpedoed by a number of on-going lawsuits against our Pumpers Diaper, Axehole Body Spray, Spartan Condoms, and Pop and Lock Home Protection products, and so we’ve had to avail ourselves of the global collective of perverts and pornography connoisseurs (a community which just so happens to dovetail with the target audience of this blog). With the amount of money we’ve raised so far, we will attempt to construct a functional prototype of the database we need in order to proceed, but the future of the project remains uncertain.

However, if the crowdfunding campaign doesn’t work out, we may be able to create new revenue streams by spinning off an adult diaper division from our Pumpers Diaper line. Our corporate spies in Russia have gathered preliminary evidence that the market for watersports in the United States might be about to get a boost from our dear leader and President Elect Trump.

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Oct 20

Buck Off: The First Mass-produced Sex Toy for Trans Men

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It was my pleasure to learn about the world’s first mass-produced sex toy for trans men from the man who made this little dream machine come true—Buck Angel! And because he is the man behind this revolutionary sex product, it makes perfect sense for it to be called the Buck Off!

Learn more about this exciting development is sex tech in my latest on Future of Sex—
Buck Off: The First Mass-produced Sex Toy for Trans Men

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Sep 28

Sex Stories We Love: Watching and Wondering, Racial Equality in Porn, Creative Condoms & More!

I really wanted to make the intro to this week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly something along the lines of “Opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one.” But, that seemed a wee bit crass.

To understand why, check out stories on: Watching and Wondering, Racial Equality in Porn, Breast Play 101, Creative Condoms, Porn Pay Fallacy and Game On.

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Jun 12

Sex News! I love it! June 12, 2016

Sex Stories We Love: Plentiful Positions, Determined Dreaming, & Pervy Profiles

Feminist porn director Pandora Blake wins right to reinstate fetish website in landmark ruling

School Board Trustee Won’t Run for Re-Election Because Trans Students Want Respect

Sex robots to become a reality

The Stanford Rapist’s Father Offers An Impossibly Offensive Defense Of His Son

Denmark’s bizarre series of sex campaigns lead to baby boom

‘You took away my worth’: A sexual assault victim’s powerful message to her Stanford attacker

‘A steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action’: Dad defends Stanford sex offender

Everything You Need to Know About How to Go Down on a Woman

For The BEST Sex of Your Life Use This MAGICAL Substance

One tonne bondage castle goes on display at Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia

What It’s Like to Attend a Sexual Wellness Retreat

This is How You Please a Woman.

Brock Turner’s Childhood Friend Blames His Rape Conviction on Political Correctness

I quit my job to breastfeed my boyfriend every two hours

​Canada’s Ridiculous Ruling That Oral Sex with Animals Is Legal Shows Need for New Bestiality Laws

Why We Love the Porn of Our Youth

Apple rejects vagina-fingering game from its App Store, which is a shame. It looks fun.

Long-distance Loving Could Feel Real with Skinterface Touch Technology

The Man Who Wants to Change the Way Men Get Off

The Conversation You Must Have With Your Sons

OPEN RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOW THE MOST COMMON FORM OF PARTNERSHIP IN GAY AND BI MEN

Where are all the bisexual men?

Perverts are everywhere, but women needn’t tolerate them: DiManno

Porn Site xHamster Is Shaming Users For “Rape” Searches

Here’s What Happened When I Grew Out My Armpit Hair for Porn

5 Porn Stars Debunk The Myth Of The Perfect “Porn Pussy”

What does Brock Turner’s mom have to say?

Adult Performers Testify Against Ballot Initiative’s Privacy Violations

Politics & love: Can TrumpSingles make dating great again?

Thailand Ends Mother-To-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission: UN

Someone opened an ‘adult nursery’ in Illinois. And yes, it’s kind of a sex thing.

Robots, VR and the future of male masturbators


Texas Says It’s OK to Shoot an Escort If She Won’t Have Sex With You

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Jun 01

Sex Stories We Love: #AdultSexEdMonth—40+ and Frisky, No Butts About It, & STI 411

June has become a very exciting time for people who love exploring sex, taking about sex, considering sex in new ways and teaching about sex. A few years back, the initiative #AdultSexEdMonth was started by the incomparable Bobbie Morgan to explore the ways we can take sex and sex education for adults further. Unfortunately, we lost Bobbie last autumn, but a number of sex bloggers, including Kinkly Cara Sutra, want her legacy to live on in this important endeavour. So bring it on!

June’s selections in Sex Stories We Love will be collections of writings, articles and posts that encompass the ideals of #AdultSexEdMonth. Bobbie and I shared this column for over year and I can’t think of a better way to remember her.

Check out this month’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly including stories on Some Folks Learn…Some Folks Don’t, 40+ Frisky, No Butts About It, STI 411, Kink Doesn’t Bite, Favourited/Liked/Shared, and And Finally…

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May 18

Sex Stories We Love: #MasturbationMonth Marathon! Recognizing Magic, Own Your Own, Masturbation Menage & More!

Can you tell yet that I love Masturbation Month? I’m so happy to share as many stories and stats and articles as I can get my hand on. And this week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly focuses on the different devices we use for digital delight.

Check out stories on Recognizing Magic, Necessity is the…, Own your Own, Sex or Stroke? and Masturbation Menage.

 

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May 08

Sex News! I love it! May 8, 2016

Sex Stories We Love: Highway to Hell, Solo for Science, & Self Service

Your Hands-On Guide to Solo Sex

7 ways to bring your sex life into the 21st century, from digital sex toys to VR porn

SHIBARI AND CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

Why 69 Is the Most Garbage Sex Position Ever

Victorian Vibrators The doctor will please you now.

Frozen 2: People are campaigning to make Elsa the first LGBT princess in Disney’s history

Why Laws That Criminalize Buyers of Sex Only Make Sex Work More Dangerous

Identity 2016: What’s it like to date someone who’s asexual?

We Tend To Select Romantic Partners Who Look Like Our Parents

Apparently Game Of Thrones Is So Popular It Has An Effect On Porn Consumption

Two-thirds of Canadians believe most sex-assault claims are true

Legendary Photographer Charles Gatewood 1942-2016

The Trouble With Threesomes

This Nerd Is Rewriting ’50 Shades Of Grey’ And It’s Better Than The Original

27 ALTERNATIVES TO ASKING “IS THIS OKAY?”

these graphs tell a shocking story about the rampant college hookup culture

My First Time: At a Sex Club

5 OUTRAGEOUS Things We Bet You Never Knew About Masturbation

Masturbation Month 2016: Everything you need to know about orgasms

A New Survey Reveals How Women Are Really Masturbating

Dating Sites for People with Herpes Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Some dating apps lead to STD outbreak

What’s Dollifcation And Why Does It GUARANTEE The Best Orgasms EVER?

7 Ways to Sell Your Erotica (or Erotic Short Stories)

This New Penis Coloring Book Helps You Reduce Stress With Dick Art

Arsonist attempted to set fire to Canada’s only clinic providing sex reassignment surgeries

Solo Sex is Real Sex

Infographic: How A Man’s Body Image Affects His Sex Life

Down in the Mouth: Tips for Enjoying Oral Sex

SEX ADDICTION, PORN, AND THE BRAIN

‘I Wished I Was The Ladybug:’ Inside The World Of Size Fetishes

I Did Sex Work To Support Myself Through Law School

Ken Popert to step down as executive director of Pink Triangle Press

A Sex-Themed Amusement Park is Coming to Brazil

Indonesia police confiscate sex toy mistaken for ‘angel’How Circumcised Vs. Uncircumcised Penises Affect Sex, From A Woman Who’s Known Many Uncut Men

My Top 3 Sex Problems as a Woman. {Adult}

Should Prostitution Be a Crime?

Masturbation as Medicine

Submitting to a Mistress

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