NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Gets Inside Your Head

D.J. Cotrona and Olivia Wilde ca. 2003

+ Scientists have used brain scans to create a movie of the female brain before, during, and after orgasm, in order to discover what happens in the brains of people who can’t. According to the Guardian:

“As the animation plays, activity first builds up in the genital area of the sensory cortex, a response to being touched in that region. Activity then spreads to the limbic system, a collection of brain structures involved in emotions and long-term memory.

As the orgasm arrives, activity shoots up in two parts of the brain called the cerebellum and the frontal cortex, perhaps because of greater muscle tension. During orgasm, activity reaches a peak in the hypothalamus, which releases a chemical called oxytocin that causes pleasurable sensations and stimulates the uterus to contract. Activity also peaks in the nucleus accumbens, an area linked to reward and pleasure.”

In the animation, the scale goes from red to white, with yellow and white linked to the highest brain activity:

Kayt Sukel, who was part of the study, also wrote about her experience in the Guardian.

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+ Speaking of The Guardian, the UK newspaper has been accused of anti-porn reporting by several sources. According to Violet Blue:

“Many of you have watched me go from regularly linking to Guardian UK based on reputation and quality, to reluctantly linking to them at all anymore. And when I do, I have to contextualize why you should be taking their reporting on all topics into consideration in light of their willingness to support and express viewpoints that are intolerant about sexual diversity (unless it’s an LGBT topic they’d catch hell for bias over). Worse though, that when it comes to sexuality around explicit sexual imagery, Guardian UK does not fact check or source check. This is a problem. Imagine if, instead of routinely practicing irresponsible journalism around human sexuality (including sex education), their editorial reluctance to report without bias was around Egyptian politics, government budgetary issues, or British soldiers in Afghanistan. Unthinkable, isn’t it?”

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+ The GLBT Museum opened recently in San Francisco and includes porn, pubic hair, sex toys, and unpublished letters from lesbian poet Elsa Gidlow, among other things.

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+ Lots of people have sex in cars (besides that straight couple who had oral in the back of a cop car): according to PRNewswire, 80% of respondents have had sex in parked cars. Only 22% reported sex in public bathrooms, which I guess means that the L Word was a lie. 2% report sex in taxis.

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+ Another thing to do in a taxi –> explain lesbian sex to the driver, who is playing symbolic cluelessness:

“‘Oh, my God,’ he says, truly shocked, ‘I never seen lesbian like you before.’

He pauses, and takes a moment to continue to examine me, trying to decipher if I am, indeed, a lesbian, or if I’m just pulling his leg.

‘You married… so, which one is the man, and which one is the woman?’ he asks (of course).

‘It doesn’t really work like that,’ I respond, realizing that most sane people would tell him to shut the hell up and concentrate on driving. Lucky for Mr. Curiousity, I am cuckoo enough to continue the conversation.

‘So, how it works, then? Somebody husband and somebody wife?’ he asks, clearly very interested.”

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    I dunno about the Guardian thing. If Violet Blue wanted to write a piece for them (she could submit one to CiF easily), the Guardian would be far more likely to publish an article that’s pro-porn (her idea of porn anyway) than most other mainstream news outlets. Guardian feminisim is definitely anti-porn feminism I’d agree (Julie Bindell, etc), but trying to engage with the Guardian journo’s would be more productive than pitching a fit because they’re not a perfect ideological map to Violet Blue in every respect.

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    I think I’ve had that exact conversation with a taxi driver before. When I’m a little drunk and the guy isn’t being outright offensive I find it entertaining to educate. ha.

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