Sex in the News Recap, Week of April 22nd, 2016

Oddo Hopes to Provide Cotton Underwear And Sex Ed to Its Customers by Teen
Vogue:
It’s awesome to hear that someone – especially a new company – is taking strides to encourage sexual health and wellness! Read more about Oddo here: http://www.teenvogue.com/story/oddo-underwear-sex-ed-manual-self-care

Balancing Act: Juicebox app picks up where sex ed classes leave off by Chicago Tribune:
I love this! So many people, old and young alike learn about sex through avenues other than sex ed, including porn. This app gives great info, along with shared experiences from its users. Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-sex-ed-app-teens-juicebox-balancing-0411-20160411-column.html

Let’s Talk: What women really want — female sex myths busted by Indian Express:
Here’s an interesting article featuring scientific research suggesting that some commonly held beliefs may not be as true as you think. Hint: it’s NEVER a good idea to assume someone is one way just because of their gender. Read more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/feelings/lets-talk-what-women-really-want-female-sex-myths-busted/

James Franco Opens Up About His Sexuality: ‘I’m a Little Gay’ By ETOnline:
So is he or isn’t he? Perhaps we shouldn’t be overthinking it. Read what James said here: http://www.etonline.com/news/186937_james_franco_opens_up

Sex in the News Recap, Week of March 11th, 2016

New Research Reveals European Women’s Attitudes Towards Sexual Behaviors by News-Medical.net:
An interesting look at European sexual behavior. The article highlights women’s ability to make choices when it comes to reproductive health. Just remember, whatever your “normal” happens to be is okay. Everyone is different! Read more here:
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160308/New-research-reveals-European-womens-attitudes-towards-sexual-behaviours-emergency-contraceptive-pill.aspx

How to Have Casual Sex with Friends and Not Regret It:
This article highlights how communication and honesty are important in a friends with benefits type of relationship, at all phases. Read more at:
http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/health/how-to-have-casual-sex-with-friends-and-not-regret-it-20160308

Federal Court Rules You Have No Constitutional Right to Engage in 100% Consensual Rough Sex By The Free Thought Project:
While consent is very important, and you should stop right away if your partner uses their “safe word,” the federal court went too far in saying BDSM isn’t consensual. It absolutely can be, if you communicate the rules and boundaries beforehand. Read more here:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/federal-court-rules-constitutional-engage-100-consensual-rough-sex/

Sex in the News Recap, Week of March 3rd, 2016

Public Schools Will See New Sex Education Courses from Rocky Mountain Telegram:
I  love how macomb county is using sex education courses to combat high rates of STDs and Teen Pregnancy: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2016/03/03/Public-Schools-will-see-new-sex-education-courses.html

The Best Time of Day to Have Sex from Salon:
As the article points out, when isn’t a good time to have sex? All kidding aside, hormones fluctuate throughout the day, so check out this article for more information:
http://www.salon.com/2016/03/02/whats_the_best_time_of_day_to_have_sex_partner/

China Bans Sex, Drugs, Witchcraft by The Mirror:
It’s unfortunate to see the Chinese government banning content which could give people pleasure, but it makes me feel fortunate to live in America. Read more at:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/china-bans-sex-drugs-witchcraft-7493007

Sex in the News Recap, Week of Feb. 26, 2016

How Sex is Good For Your Psychological Health by Psychology Today: As if you needed another reason to have sex, here’s a few more ways sex affects your psychological health in a positive way, according to research:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mating-game/201602/how-sex-is-good-your-psychological-health

Couples Who Have More Sex Do These Things by SheKnows.com: Sex is more than a physical act, especially if you’re in a relationship. Doing certain activities can bring the two people closer together and strengthen the relationship, which in turn will make it much easier to have a satisfying sex life for both partners. This article highlights nine things you can do to achieve a better sex life, outside of the bedroom:
http://www.sheknows.com/love-and-sex/articles/1112343/couples-who-have-more-sex-do-these-things

Sex Drive Startup Gets Swedes Excited by TheLocal.se: There’s nothing wrong with getting some help if you have erectile dysfunction, but unfortunately some guys don’t get the help they need to have a great sex life. De-stigmatizing the problem is a great way to go about it, and you can read about how one company is working to solve the issue here:http://www.thelocal.se/20160224/sex-drive-startup-gets-swedes-excited

Judith Glover Talks Sex and Design by Core77.com: There’s no doubt sex toys can enhance your sex life. Get an inside look at a designer who is looking to improve the sex toy industry here:
http://www.core77.com/posts/46761/Judith-Glover-Talks-Sex-and-Design?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+core77%2Fblog+%28Core77.com%29

 

 

Interview With the Las Vegas Sun on Condom Law

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I was interviewed for the following article for lasvegassun.com. It originally posted on Thursday, February 18th:

“Top XXX actress Jessica Drake led today’s 100-strong contingent of porn stars and filmmakers at the California Occupational Safety & Health hearings in Oakland that seek to expand statewide regulations so that condoms, dental dams and goggles become mandatory during L.A. adult filming.Many of the porn stars at last month’s AVN and Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel said adult-entertainment studios would move to Las Vegas if the rules were implemented.”

Sex in the News Recap, Week of Feb. 19, 2016

Here’s the sex in news from this past week:

University Survey Finds Drop In Condom Use Among Students:
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/education/article/University-survey-finds-drop-in-condom-use-among-6833715.php

Obama Kills Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education:
http://www.teenvogue.com/story/obama-cuts-abstinence-only-sex-education-2017-budget

These Are the Most Common Sex Related Injuries:
http://www.refinery29.com/most-common-sex-injuries?utm_source=shape&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=pubexchange_article

California Workplace Safety Board Rejects Mandatory Condoms for Porn Actors:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/02/19/california-workplace-safety-board-rejects-mandatory-condoms-for-porn-actors.html

Sex in the News Recap, Week of Feb. 8, 2016

There is quite a lot going on this week!

Sex As You Age from the Washington Post:
Sexual health is so important to your health, even as you age. Sex is tied to overall health through releasing hormones in the brain, which help cognitive function: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/heres-why-sex-is-good-for-you-as-you-age-especially-if-youre-a-man/2016/02/08/c2b54718-cabc-11e5-a7b2-5a2f824b02c9_story.html

Michigan Passes Anal Sex Ban from NewNowNext.com:
It’s disappointing, but it looks like Michigan is going to pass a bill banning anal sex. It’s unconstitutional, and everyone has a right to what they like sexually. The fight for equality is still ongoing: http://www.newnownext.com/michigan-senate-passes-bill-making-anal-sex-punishable-by-15-years-in-prison/02/2016/

Sex Toy in the Oscars Gift Bag from The Guardian:
I love this. Sex toys are a great way to have fun: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/feb/08/oscars-gift-bag-nominees-200k-breast-lift-sex-toy-japan-holiday

Sexual Assault at Cornell from ABC News:
This story is about a sexual assault at Cornell involving a fraternity president, highlighting the “culture of drinking” as a leading cause to this big problem on college campuses. It’s always important to be safe and leave a situation if you don’t feel comfortable. Going out with friends who will watch out for you and watching your drink is a good idea: http://abcnews.go.com/US/da-cornell-sex-assault-case-condemns-underage-drinking/story?id=36787642

Sex with Robots?

With a growing presence in pop culture, the question on whether humans should have sex with robots has risen yet again.

Experts at the Web Summit technology conference in Dublin recently warned about the dangers of humans getting intimate with robots.

A researcher who launched a “campaign against sex robots” commented that “we are losing our sense of humanity.”

To read more about humanity’s possible sexual future with robots, visit http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/04/should-you-have-sex-with-robots-experts-weigh-in.html

Margaret Cho Talks About Sex Work

When you think of grandma and grampa, you probably don’t think about them getting it on- but they are. Ever-changing technology affects our sexual health, even as we age. EVERYONE needs Sex Ed.

Last month, comedian Margaret Cho released a tweet that raised eyes eyebrows across the Twittersphere.

“Sex work is simply work. For me it was honest work. I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There’s no shame in it.”

Cho first worked as a phone sex operator, then as a dominatrix, before becoming a comedienne and is hoping to champion to change current sex worker laws.

To read more visit, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/fashion/margaret-cho-sex-work.html?_r=1

California Sex Education Approach

While California just passed a bill mandating Sex Ed in schools, the rest of the U.S. needs help too. The CDC has done more research on teens and sex, with some good news but more bad news.

For the most part, school sex education laws vary significantly across the United States. In light the recent uproar at the Clark County School District, where parents got upset over closed door meetings on sex-ed held by school officials, a new report has been released by the Guttmacher Institute comparing how Clark Country’s curriculum compares against five other districts.

Read the report compiled by The Las Vegas Sun to find out more: http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/nov/04/sex-ed-see-how-ccsds-approach-compares-those-other/