12 January 2011

Illustration from 'I Modi' ('The Ways') by Pietro Aretino and Giulio Romano, a 16th century work of erotic fiction which according to some helped popularize print and literature

The Fascinating Story of Porn and Technology Adoption

Yes, Cracked.com publishes some fascinating stuff but I generally find it awkward to link to them.

Let’s take a moment to think about Cracked. Most everyone gets that their material and the research behind it doesn’t quite match the quality you find in Wired.

This meta comment on Cracked relates very closely to this story on the new web publishing industry I discussed little over a year ago. How every pun in a Cracked.com article actually is search engine optimization becomes laughably clear in this porn piece. The writer has slipped in just about every FCC safe adult entertainment related expression you could daydream up of in the story.

Improving content distribution with sex and porn is just that powerful. If you have a web site, you could try this yourself: just mention porn in some really obscure way and you’ll probably get at least some traffic through someone’s really fap happy search engine queries. If you mention child porn, you’ll be awarded search traffic so depraved you might feel a bit uncomfortable just storing your search referer data.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

13 August 2010

Sex Offender Paranoia – How We’ve Gone Too Far

[via:Kaj Sotala]

3 December 2009

Necrocard - not quite your regular organ donor card: I request that after my death A - my body be used for any type of sexual activity or B gay only straight only I do not wish my body to be dismembered or disfigured during necrophiliac sex tick as appropriate please let your relatives know your wishes

[via:humble.fool]

7 October 2009

I was handed this clip from a 2005 HBO documentary titled Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She (imdb). This is pure gold: loudmouthed “straight” males are guaranteed to feel stupendously uncomfortable. All of this is based on a study conducted at University of Georgia in 1996. The study showed that 54% of a group of homophobic, self-described heterosexual men were, while denying it, sexually aroused by watching gay porn. Non-homophobic, heterosexual males who participated in the study revealed little signs of arousal.

Watching the whole film is strongly encouraged. It provides a well presented summary of how traditional (western) views on gender and sexuality are hideously alienating and evil, based on examples from all over the world.

At the time of writing, a split-up version of the 54 minute piece is available in fairly decent quality on Youtube.

Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (credits).

[via:Trent]

26 September 2009

Straight Porn Makes You Gay

“Schwartz told the crowd about Jim Johnson, a friend of his who turned an old hotel into a hospice for gay men dying of AIDS. “One of the things he said to me,” said Schwartz, “that I think is an astonishingly insightful remark…he said ‘All pornography is homosexual pornography, because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards.””

23 December 2008

Pope Benedict XVI’s Xmas reminder: defending heterosexuality as important as saving the world’s rainforests from destruction

What an idiot. Saving the world from heterosexuality would definitely save the rainforests in the long run.

See also: BBC

1 August 2008

Top Nine Songs About Self Love

[via:Kottke]

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