NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Watching Hotel Room Porn

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Hotel room porn wasn’t always a thing, writes Brian VanHooker at Mel. In 1971, an Osaka, Japan hotel accidentally transmitted its signal to other buildings in the neighborhood. WhenTime covered the incident, Americans learned about hotel room porn for the first time:

“Among those Americans who read that Time article was a lawyer named Don Leon, who represented a group of motel owners in L.A. Figuring the idea could fly here, he reached out to the hotel group and “convinced [them] to convert an AutoLodge at 930 West Olympic Boulevard… into an ‘adult motel,’ complete with water beds, fur bedspreads, mirrored ceilings and closed-circuit adult films played on Sony U-Matic machines,” Alilunas writes in his book Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video, where he catalogues much of this history.”

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If you want to get comfortable wearing a strap-on, try touching it, masturbating with it, and wearing it just because:

“Even when you’re not going to be using it for sexy playtime, put it on sometimes. Wear it around the house when you are doing chores or doing homework to get used to it. You’ll start to feel how it moves, how it connects to your hips, how the harness feels.

Not all of them are comfortable to put on and wear, I know — but you can figure out a way to wear it without having to move around so much (or put pants on top of it). You could just watch TV.

(Plus, it’s always good to practice putting the harness on and off, since having that be fluid helps with confidence.)”

Want to read more about getting comfortable with your strap-on? Don’t forget this Autostraddle classic advice article that’s also one of our all-time greatest hits.

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People who watch porn are more likely to be bisexual, says this interpretation of a study.

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Trying to make your brain work better? Sex might help:

“In 2017, another study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior looked at the effect of sex on the cognitive abilities of 78 women aged between 18 and 29. Controlled for other factors such as menstrual phase and relationship length, researchers found that women who had sex more often had better recall of abstract words on a memory test. In fact, the bulk of research done on the benefits of sex on the brain revolves around memory. People who are getting some on a regular basis may be less depressed and more emotionally satisfied too, Winter says. This, he adds, could line up with sex being cognitively beneficial and helpful with focus.”

Barbary Rose and Rion Rhodes in Crash Pad Series episode 277

Carolyn Yates is the NSFW Consultant, and was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor, for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She recently moved to Los Angeles from Montreal. Find her on twitter.

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7 Comments

  1. >> “People who are getting some on a regular basis may be less depressed and more emotionally satisfied too, Winter says. This, he adds, could line up with sex being cognitively beneficial and helpful with focus.”

    Or perhaps, people who are less depressed are both having a better memory (a well known fact) and having more sex. I have not read the study, so I can’t be sure but this conclusion appears to conflict causality and correlation.

    • So, I was curious and I looked up the original article:

      It studied 78 young women, who self-report on penile-vaginal intercourse.

      From the introduction: (removed sources)
      “Thirdly, engaging in sex is also associated with decreased stress and symptoms of depression.
      As increased stress is related to increased blunting of neurogenesis, and depression is related to impaired
      memory function and decreased neurogenesis ,alleviation of both factors may result in higher memory performance.”

      From the discussion:

      “Most importantly, the current findings were correlational and do not allow for the establishment of a cause–effect relationship. Also, the results were based on a convenience sample, allowing for naturally occurring variations that might explain the current results without being related to the frequency of PVI. In addition, the assessment of sexual activity was done retrospectively, and via self-assessment, allowing for inaccuracies in the reporting of this information.”

      So, I have not thoroughly read the entire paper, but as far as I read it, the relation between memory and sex is not as clear as “have more sex to improve your memory”. Unfortunately. It is a very interesting read however!

      Find it here: https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s10508-016-0890-4?shared_access_token=2n3RfNslq9qjWnRnSJ7KYfe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY7keq-y1jQGQm75zOWrvJXvM-tPLKgk0uskXNWgR4bK6WRDI2CraPfOgCH113fg4uUe1LduagV6tJ6K5DikaB9V7mPUep9TSAuOE4ve-K9oeMO52dUoUeRHKoS4p2xMoRg=

  2. that article on bisexuality and porn watching contains a slur about the ace community i won’t repeat here, but may also be deeply triggering for those with eating disorders, holy yikes. you may want to change your source link asap and just link to the original study (which also does its best to assert that correlation may not be causation, and that if there’s causation, it may be the mind-opening exposure to non-straight sexualities, not queer-is-an-addiction)…

  3. The article you linked to about hotel room uses BREITBART as a source. It’s extremely concerning to see an article that legitimizes far-right extremism in this link roundup, especially given that normalization is one of the far-right’s most effective tactics.

    • i didn’t read the hotel one, but the porn and bisexuality one also troubled me for a similar reason in linking to the far-right-skewing tabloid NY post. in trying to research about the original study, i also saw that brietbart and other far-right tabloids were among the only news sources reporting on it, which made my skin crawl.

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