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From Boing Boing one of My fav newsletters! http://http://boingboing.net/
Interesting…would like to see the results.
Vaginal Photoplethysmograph and Penile Strain Gauge
By David Pescovitz at 6:30 am Tue, Feb 17, 2015
This Vaginal Photoplethysmograph, used to measure sexual arousal in women, is one of many unusual devices photographed by Sarah Sudhoff at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. Below, a mercury-in-rubber penile strain gauge that measures male erections.
Sudhoff’s photo series is titled Wired and, in fact, you can read more about it at Wired.
Re-Post from http://bitchtopia.com
If you happen to be one of the many women who are concerned about the odor of their vaginas, fear not. Just browse the “feminine care” aisle of your local drug store and you will be bombarded by a variety of solutions. There are wipes, washes, douches and even suppositories that you can insert into your vagina to keep it fresh.
As women, we are told over and over again to take care of our vaginal odor. Somehow, we have been convinced to mess with the beautiful, miraculous, self-cleansing organ that we call our pussies. We’re told to wax it, change our diets and clean it with harmful soaps.
One problem is everything we do to try and maintain a “delicious” vagina is actually harmful to our vaginal health. Of course, you should keep your vulva clean and dry using cool water and a soft towel; but using douches, feminine sprays and scented soaps is actually harmful to the natural PH of your vagina and will cause yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis – and nothing smells worse than a good ole’ case of BV.
Re-Post from Cory Silverberg
How to Talk with Children About Pornography
Question: I opened up my laptop (which doubles as our family computer) yesterday and discovered that my 14-year-old has visited several porn sites. I won’t share the names of the sites, but I can tell you I feel gross and freaked out and I have no idea what to do. Should I confront him about it? I don’t want to shut him down but I also don’t want him looking at porn on my computer. I’m worried about viruses, I’m worried about predators, but mostly I wish I didn’t even know the sites he went to and am dreading talking to him about this. What should I do?
Re-Post- Sadly, this is a definitely a “fantasy” gone wrong/bad. Not discounting the possible fact of mental illness but, this is a tragic situation for these 3 woman. Question: Do the films/videos help support this fantasy that this is something that is acceptable? Evidently, if he used them as prostitutes, someone was buying in to the fact that forcing a person is ok. And, question: Where was he streaming the forced rape videos?
A Florida accountant has been accused of confining three women in his home as sex slaves, prostituting them and posting a video of himself raping at least one of the victims.
Gainesville resident Timothy Deegan, 53, was charged with three counts of human trafficking June 6th, the Gainesville Sun reported last week and could face additional charges.
Deegan owns a tax business and a sizable home sporting a fountain and statues of lions near a large driveway.
But inside the house, investigators said they found traps, running cameras and weapons, which Deegan allegedly used to subjugate the three women.
Another great Re=Post from Boing Boing!!
But this dad wasn’t awesome enough for not caring about the fact that his son really likes wearing “girl” clothes, no: this dad had to go full awesome by wearing a dress himself for a public outing with both kids, at the request of his daughter.
“Ethical porn” starts with porn that you pay for, says Jiz Lee. From Medium:
One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “How can I be sure what I’m watching was ethically produced?” Without getting to sidetracked by topics of fantasy and film, marketing transparency and performer interviews, or going right to the source via social media — all of which help discerning viewers better research their options — the simplest answer is that paying for porn is the most direct way to ensure key ethical production values.
Re-Post I found this article quite interesting on how people choose to remember & perceive a person to fit into their comfort zone. This incredible amazing woman to be honored for all her accomplishments and survivals.
Maya Angelou passed away May 28, 2014
After literary legend Maya Angelou passed away on May 28, she was extolled for her contribution to the world through works like “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” “And Still I Rise” and “Phenomenal Woman.” But have writers focusing only on the highs of Angelou’s long and complex life “reduced her” to “a greeting card”?
That’s the argument of Aya De Leon, a writer and lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, who joined HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski to discuss Angelou’s past as a sex worker — and why no one is discussing it in the wake of her death.