BTW: I didn’t take the hot image of Rachel Weisz, but if you know who did, then you can let me know in the comments section below.
The week is almost up, but not without my mid-week hump links or the mid-week fun I have surfing the web to make Mr Know-It fade from my consciousness, but this mid-week theme was all about learning a few new things:
“the idea of the toilet having the power to help rid people of shitty relationships (get it? Toilet? Shitty? Hi-five!) is based on the Japanese spiritual premise that the gods are present in everything – and that includes the potty. Kawaya no Kami is the toilet deity or the porcelain god the Japanese pray to to heal illnesses and help in childbirth, so I guess this ritual makes sense. The Japanese must give birth to a lot of Aqua Tots. (That’s what those in the biz call babies who are born in the toilet.)” [Toy With Me]
Turns out the act of journalism perpetrated by CNN wasn’t *only* talking about a very old, sensationalistic story that had zero to no newsworthiness and treated viewers like bumpkins who never had internet access. The news item came across as a tidy character assassination on hentai manga, and Japanese sex culture. Then they followed up with an explanation about why the Japanese are scary perverts. The “reporter” is Asian, so CNN is ostensibly safeguarded against the presumption of racial xenophobia. Today a manga creator furiously responded in one of the most reasonable explanations of hentai manga I’ve ever read — most especially about these very sexual extremes which are trafficked in Japanese porn, and make us Americans the most uncomfortable. [Open Source Sex - Violet Blue]
Sex is one of those things. Some days it’s fun and other days, publishers will milk it dry. If you’re one of the many who have tried to complete as many positions in the Kama Sutra as was possible without spraining a limb, bruising a rib or simply yelling, ‘fuck this shit!’, you’ll know that sex is so much more than a few toys and sex positions. So this mid-week collection of links is about exploding the sex myth:
It’s mid-week, time for the mid-week hump. I’m currenlty reorganizing my paperwork and even considering a new laptop – as I’ve owned my current for almost five years. This week’s pleasant distractions include:
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It’s time for mid-week link surfing.
Denouncing the study carried out last year by British researchers as fundamentally flawed, the French scientists insisted the fabled erogenous zone did exist in many women – around 60% according to Sylvain Mimoun, the organiser of the conference.
But, they said, it had fallen victim to an Anglo-Saxon tendency to reduce the mysteries of sexuality to absolutes. This attempt to set clear parameters on something variable and ambiguous, they said, was characteristic of British scientific attitudes to sex.
“The King’s College study … shows a lack of respect for what women say,” said Pierre Foldès, a leading French surgeon. “The conclusions were completely erroneous because they were based solely on genetic observations and it is clear that in female sexuality there is a variability … It cannot be reduced to a ‘yes’ or ‘no’, or an ‘on’ or an ‘off’.”
This mid-week hump begins on a passionate note. The only kind of vaginal surgery I agree to is that which isn’t cosmetic or that which doesn’t conform to some artificial standard. But if you’re interested in the field, yes field, of cosmetogynecology, read on:
Back to the erotic realm (there’s nothing erotic about cosmetic vaginal surgery)…
It’s time for another mid-week look at the erotic web.
First on my list is one titled, ‘On the Ubiquity of Shaving’ in Greta Christina’s Blog. It’s about the social trend of public grooming and encompasses other aspects of modern sexuality, including the fantastical assumption of spontaneous sex and its supposed sexual superiority. I can think of many sexual disasters that I’ve experienced in the heat of spontaneity, but this isn’t the time.
If you, like me, are lazy podcast listeners, then a summarized list is the answer. Susie Bright has listed her favorite Audible interviews.
The AVN expo introduced enthusiasts to sex bots like Roxxxy and media outlets, blogs included, reacted in different ways. This blog post on Tiny Nibbles (Violet Blue) would have to be one of the better blog posts about Roxxxy.
Finally, in the realm of sex accessories…toys, Tenga Eggs (pictured)are the happening thing. Looking at the imagery, I almost mistook them for real eggs. Well the packaging is almost identical to the free range eggs at the market. They may look complicated but have no fear, notcot.com has the answers. Tenga Eggs are distributed by Liberator.
Image: via notcot.com