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 18

Sex Stories We Love: Bye Bye Backpage, Far Out Fetish, Urine for a Good Time & More!

There are a lot of sex stories in this big, beautiful world—and these are just a few. And to be precise, let’s take a moment to note how many are focused on North America and Europe, particularly when it comes to research. While these stories are great and worthy of sharing, I’d love to expand this reportage. If you ever come across studies, research and news about sex from other parts of the world, please drop a line!

This week we’ve got some awesome stories to consider in this week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly! Check out missives on Stress Relief Shuffle?, Bellies Are Best, Expanding Sex Research, Bye Bye Backpage, Far Out Fetish, Urine For A Good Time.

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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.

Follow Proctor and Lever on Twitter.

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Jan 11

Sex Stories We Love: The Meaning of Sex Positive, Disabled Folks Have Sex Too & Coffee Cock

I am always deeply appreciative when change for the better happens in the sex world. Let’s keep it going! This week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly offers up some perceptions, thoughts and actions that could do with a fresh coat of paint.

Check out stories on Vulva, FFS!, What Does ‘Sex Positive’ Really Mean?, Recognizing Trauma, Disabled Folks Fuck Too, Family Is Key, and Coffee Cock.

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Jan 08

My next Sex City—JANUARY 17! Bed Post! Erotic Arts & Crafts Fair! Sapphic Aquatica!

Tune in, 11pm – midnight on TUESDAY JANUARY 17 to CIUT 89.5FM in the Toronto area or stream live online!

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Jan 04

Sex Stories We Love: Sexy Science, Bound for Play, Pushing Porn & More!

It is that time of year again—are you ready for more lists? Well, remember, if you’re hear then you know those lists have to be about sex!

People are drawn to collections of data and opinion so this week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly is a gathering of sexy facts, figures, thoughts and desires.

Check out features on Challenge to the Sex Industry, Neither Mountain Nor Molehill, Sexy Science, Bound for Play, Pushing Porn and Great Sex Work Writing.

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Dec 28

Sex Stories We Love: New Way to Pay for Porn, Reach Out & Virtually Touch Someone, Complex Sexual Identities & More!

As 2016 draws to a close, we can always hope for change. We can watch it, make it, wish for it and applaud it. Change in the sex world can always happen.

Check out these Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly to discover more about change from this past year and, perhaps, get inspired for 2017.

Take a read about New Way to Pay for Porn?, Bad for the Baculum?, New and…Improved?, Reach Out and Virtually Touch Someone, Complex Sexual Identities and Beyond the Scale.

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Dec 21

Sex Stories We Love: Accepting Advice, Reviewing Reviewers, Dildo Display & More!

Sex toys have become a part of our world. This is still a relatively new development. But given how many awesome products are now available, let’s live it up!

This week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly explores how sex toys can bring us great pleasure while still being confusing to some. Check out stories on A Change for the Better, Accepting Advice, Reviewing Reviewers, Working Hard, Dildo Display and What’s That In Your Utility Belt, Batman?

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Dec 19

Finding the Pulse of Penis Pleasure—My Latest on Future of Sex!

The world of sex toys is expanding—and improving—by the day! Innovation and advances are bringing new types of stimulation that are knocking our socks off. And sometimes, these products have the added body benefits.

If you or someone you love has a penis, you have got to check out Hot Octopuss’ Pulse III. It is a revelation.

Read all about it in Finding the Pulse of Penis Pleasure on Future of Sex!

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Dec 18

My Next Sex City—December 20! HUM! VejuVe! Porn Genome Project!

  • Jonathan Driscoll has a PhD in Physics and is the visionary behind the revolutionary vibrator HUM
  • Neil Maurette saw a need for for better couples’ sexual experiences, so he and his wife came up with the VejuVe Enhancer
  • Have you ever wondered if porn can be broken down to its genetic core? Taylor Kohut of the Porn Genome Project is going to tell us what this could mean for our porn-watching habits.

Tune in, 11pm – midnight on TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 to CIUT 89.5FM in the Toronto area or stream live online!

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Dec 17

For Immediate Release: Toronto International Porn Festival April 2017

For Immediate Release:

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www.goodforher.com
Media Contact: Carlyle Jansen     416-588-0900 xt6     carlyle@goodforher.com
www.TorontoInternationalPornFestival.com

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Toronto, ON, December 16, 2016:  

Good For Her, Toronto’s premiere sexuality store, launches the Toronto International Porn Festival, screening the most creative, expressive, diverse and erotic pornography the industry has to offer. As a response to the growth and popularity of independent and progressive erotic films, the former Feminist Porn Awards have now been rebranded to broaden the conversation about positive porn and reflect the diverse audience it attracts. These films are for people of all genders, sexualities, bodies and pleasures.

SAME VALUES. NEW NAME. MORE PORN.

Audience at Awards Gala

The Toronto International Porn Festival (TIPF) will feature a series of events at iconic Toronto venues. Audiences from here at home and around the world will gather to watch and discuss pornography at the historic Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Conversations around porn will occur at the University of Toronto in conjunction with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. The festival will culminate in a star-studded awards ceremony and party at The Great Hall, a gorgeous former church turned into a bold new purpose. Over the course of a weekend in late April 2017, the festival and awards show will celebrate and recognize erotic films that are inclusive and positive, representing a diversity of proclivities and desires in new and interesting ways. See the full criteria.

FUN. FIERCE. FABULOUS FILMS.

What: Toronto International Porn Festival: Festival and awards show celebrating the diverse erotic landscape of porn.
When: April 20-23, 2017

 

Awards Ceremony for Sexiest Short Film at the Feminist Porn Awards

Sexiest Short Award Presentation

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017?

  • More porn. (What people always request!)
  • Multiple screenings over 3 days, including VR (virtual reality) porn. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
  • More discussion about porn by those in the industry: Porn performers themselves speak about their profession, their choices and how consumers can best support positive working conditions with their purchasing dollars. Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto

And of course the notable Awards Gala:
Dress in style to finish off the festival, mingling with your favourite performers and directors as they vie for awards at historic venue, The Great Hall.

We wish to thank all of our previous volunteers, attendees, submitting pornographers and performers, Good For Her staff and Festival Directors, entertainment and presenters, sponsors, advisors and supporters for helping make the events as successful as they have been and encouraging us to grow and evolve. 

Media Contact: Carlyle Jansen     416-588-0900 xt6     carlyle@goodforher.com

ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company

 

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Dec 14

Sex Stories We Love: Conan Gets Caned, Public Display for Attention, Stocking Stuffer & More!

Sometimes we all need to step back, take a think and really put some thought into what we are reading and understanding when it comes to sex. Misconceptions happen! Misunderstandings aren’t unusual. And we all need to get this and be able to talk and move on.

This week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly explores some current confusions and preps us to be ready for more. Check out stories on Conan Gets Canned, Everybody’s Getting Good Vibrations, Public Display for Attention?, Bloody Hot Sex, Brexit Causes Sex Tech Suffering, and Stocking Stuffer.

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Dec 07

Sex Stories We Love: Racism V. Type, For the People, Robo-Love & More!

There are a number of conversational touchstones that can get a little too hot to handle. Politics, religion and, of course, sex! We are so divided in our beliefs and opinions of sex topics that arguments flair up all the time.

This week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly fans the flames by looking at stories that are embers ready to burst. Check out stories on Racism V. Type?, It Is Possible, A Snip Decision?, For The People, Robo-Love, and a Hairy Debate.

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Nov 26

Porn, Photography and Craigslist on my latest Sex City!

I was delighted to welcome special guests to the Sex City studio to discuss porn, photography and Craigslist:

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Nov 23

Sex Stories We Love: Discovering Consent, Waiting or Wanting, Spoonful of Semen & More!

This is the awkward AF edition of Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly. Whether it be sex connection and communication between people, between communities or even on a personal level, sometimes sex is, challenging to negotiate.

Check out stories on Softening on Someone Else, Helping, Hot Hands, Discovering Consent, There Goes the Neighbourhood?, Waiting or Wanting? and Spoonful of Semen.

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Nov 20

My next Sex City November 22! Monica Hamburg! Ricardo Scipio! Dr. David Ley!

Tune in, 11pm – midnight on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22 to CIUT 89.5FM in the Toronto area or stream live online!

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Nov 16

Sex Stories We Love: Paper Cut Porn, RIP Leonard Cohen, Peek-a-boo or Perv? & More!

“What turns us on?”

This might be the most loaded question that sex community ever tries to answer. Who knows what turns anyone on, and can there ever be collective agreement?

This week’s Sex Stories We Love on Kinkly explores the various things that turn us on. Check out stories on Motors Running, Lingerie is Revealing, Paper Cut Porn, Not a Solid Solution, RIP Leonard Cohen, and Peek-A-Boo or Perv?

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