NSFW Sunday Is Hysterical About History

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Lynsie Lee by Daniel Jacob Harbold

Lynsie Lee by Daniel Jacob Harbold

+ This week right here on Autostraddle, Ali wrote an epic You Need Help about where to find kickass feminist porn. She got expert opinions from Courtney Trouble, Hayley Fingersmith, Jiz Lee, J-Bird, Maggie Mayhem and Pink & White Productions and it’s therefore one of our awesomest NSFW posts EVER.

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via dykepoint.tumblr.com

+ Queer porn star Dylan Ryan (The Crash Pad) writes about how she became a feminist porn star, in an excerpt from The Feminist Porn Book:

“My engagement with porn was not one challenged by shame. I respected the women who I saw in the films and had little to no preconceived judgments about them, but I would find myself critiquing them as performers and considering what I would do differently and better. I had experienced sex in my personal life as a mostly positive, enjoyable, and liberating experience. I wanted to see that experience in the porn I was consuming. Like many female viewers, I had difficulty relating to the women in these films and their sexual presentations. Their bodies looked different from mine, and they seemed to embody a sexuality that was foreign to me, one of extreme femininity: vulnerable but hypersexual, passive but sexually desiring, ready for any sex act but without the impetus to make it happen. It seemed as if sex was happening “to” these women rather than with them or because of their choices or motivations. I didn’t imagine that the actresses hated having sex, but rather that they were performing in a venue that discouraged their personal expression. I wanted to know what they looked like when they had sex in their real lives, and I wanted to see that onscreen.”

+ Last week was Fat Sex Week at Queer Fat Femme, with places to buy plus-size lingerie, movie reviews, how to be an ally to your plus-sized lover and more.

coral aorta and siren wolf via crashpadseries

coral aorta and siren wolf via crashpadseries

+ Scarleteen, the best young adult sex-ed website ever, now has live sex advice.

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via darkgirlswirl.tumblr.com

+ The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act was reintroduced Thursday and, if passed, would “expand comprehensive sex education programs in schools and ensure that federal funds are spent on effective, age-appropriate, medically accurate programs.”

via the nu project

via the nu project

+ The visual history of the vibrator is always interesting:

“In the nineteenth century, however, vibrators were only used by physicians, and served the sole medical purpose of curing hysteria–that umbrella diagnosis pushed upon difficult (read: sexually frustrated) or ailing women. At the turn of the twentieth century when these gadgets first hit the market for personal use, they weren’t advertised as having any sexual benefits. Instead, manufacturers politely and euphemistically referred to the healing qualities of personal massagers, like circulation stimulation and healthier, glowing skin.

As the decades passed by and talk around female sexuality became more lax, vibrators stopped looking so much like common household appliances and started resembling what they truly are: tools to make us come. The evolving shape of vibrators reflects not only our tech advancements but our social and sexual progress.”

Related: Carol Queen writes about why it’s important to collect sex-related items:

“There’s less knowledge about sex informing our history than of many other significant elements of life in different times and places. This knowledge is as ephemeral as the materials that would serve as a window to the sexual attitudes and mores of people who came before us — and this is all the more true of ordinary people, poor people, marginalized people. Their knowledge and lives just aren’t collected with the single-mindedness of the cultural artifacts of the powerful and wealthy.”

via twirlmart.tumblr.com

via twirlmart.tumblr.com

+ The best works on sexology include The Ethical Slut, Evolution’s Rainbow, The Science of Orgasm and My Secret Garden.

+ Anonymous Sex Toy Reviews! This week, we tried out JimmyJane’s HelloTouch and the Stronic Eins.

via disabledpeoplearesexy.tumblr.com

via disabledpeoplearesexy.tumblr.com

+ How to have an orgasm, Betty Dodson style.

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      The movie opened to limit release in the U.S. in the spring of 2012 almost half-a year after in premiered in Toronto and faded pretty quickly. The reviews were mixed with the general view being that is was sweat, but timid in trying to wink around it’s sensitive subject matter.

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