NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Misses You A Whole Lot

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Feature image of Pauline via Model Mayhem.


 

+ Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, who makes 3D-printed art based on her vagina including a functional kayak, iPhone covers, action figures and more, has been accused of distributing obscene materials:

“To date, the 42-year old artist, who goes by the pseudonym rokudenashi-ko (‘good-for-nothing kid’) was most well known for a crowd-funded project to create a kayak based on 3D modeling data of her own vagina. In an interview last year Igarashi explained that the project was in response to her own self doubt. In a country where the female anatomy is ‘overly hidden,’ she ‘did not know what a pussy should look like.'”

+ People who sleep naked are happier with their relationships than those who don’t, according to a recent survey.

+ The earliest lube was olive oil (used with leather dildos) circa 350 BC, and people also used vegetable oils, mashed yams, Vaseline and more before modern lube became common.

+ Which lube is the best lube? Start with something that does not contain chlorhexidine gluconate:

“‘There are certain things that you should never let touch your vagina,’ says Barnard. Her list of ‘Do Not Use or Else’ ingredients, as she calls it, consists only of chlorhexidine, the ingredient in K-Y Jelly noted above. But, she cautions, there are ‘other things I put very close to that list are anything that cause a warming or cooling sensation because they irritate the skin. That would include menthol, peppermint, cinnamon, capsaicin… If you use it repeatedly, it can lead to terrible skin reactions. And I’ve had a lot of women come in with really profound long-lasting skin irritations.’

Then there are other ingredients used in lubes that some people can be sensitive to. ‘I don’t put these on my do not use list,’ notes Barnard. ‘I put them on my ‘if you are sensitive, do not put them on your genitals first’ list.’ To test a product before using it, place a little bit on the skin inside of your elbow. Then wait a few hours to see if you have a negative reaction. If your skin gets red or itchy, do not use the product.”

+ At Oh Joy Sex Toy, Erika Moen profiled She Bop.

+ About 8% of respondents check email immediately after sex.

+ If you’ve stopped enjoying sex, you can enjoy it again if you want to.

+ Sluts do not exist, argues Melissa Gira Grant:

“Sluts take up more space in our imagination than in anyone’s bed. Like its cousin ‘whore,’ a slut is never about what you did there and with whom you did it but rather what is said about you. ‘Whore’ is an older term, but the conceit is the same: A woman’s sexual value is thought to be interchangeable with her social value, power and influence. Armstrong and Hamilton tease these apart helpfully and reveal that slut stigma cannot be challenged by a rejection of the label. That denial is already built in. It gives the label its power. That is, there’s no sense in insisting you aren’t a slut; you’re supposed to do so. No matter what you call that woman — slut, whore, skank, tramp, ho — it’s simply a way of drawing a line.”

+ Looking at photos of your ex post-breakup triggers the same place in your brain as striking a nerve in your tooth:

“Research shows that the discomfort people experience when looking at a picture of their ex shows up in the insular cortex: the same brain area that that’s active when you strike a nerve in your tooth, which scientists say is the most extreme physical pain you can feel.

‘You obviously don’t have a dentist drilling in your tooth, you’re not feeling some point in the body that’s painful,’ she says. ‘But you are feeling the distress that’s associated with psychological pain in the same way that you feel distress associated with physical pain.'”


 

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    “But you are feeling the distress that’s associated with psychological pain in the same way that you feel distress associated with physical pain.”…. sometimes when you’re going through something really trying and you might as well be walking around with broken legs, the pain is the same.thats ok its just that my mind blown that’s all

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      I’ve been commenting everywhere I see articles about her with that same thing. C’mon, people, this is Sex Ed 101 and if you’re old enough to be writing about vulva kayaks, you’re old enough to just fuckin’ Google it.

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    It would be a huge step for transgender people for AS to present photos sometime of those who have chosen not to transition physically, both FTM and MTF, in sexual presentation of their gender, but in acceptable and appropriate taste. I believe such images that are emotionally engaging on a gender basis and not the body parts would be a wonderful educational step forward in understanding the reality , and difficulty, of being transgender. Thanks.

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