Tuesday, November 30, 2010
What many assume is that the history of the condom is a rather short one. But quite the opposite is true and the history of condoms is a rich and long one. For example condoms - of sort - have already been used in ancient Egypt. Now, two days ago there was an auction at Austrian Dorotheum for this 110-year old condom set made from fish bladder.
These condoms at that time were meant to be reusable to an estimated amount of ten times. Now there were five 110-year-old condoms left and up for auction in Vienna along with the original cardboard box with the maker’s label. The box's size was a 26 x 6 cm. The price estimate for the item: 300 to 500 Euros.
A long story short: the fish bladder condoms with its case sold for a whopping 2000 Euros on the 09.11.2010, which is two days ago today.
What really makes this piece of condom and its tin remarkable is the state it's in. It almost looks as if it was just produced for use.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Sexy times get personal, sometimes a little too personal, especially if you ask Frisky staffers: “What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever heard in bed?” So sit back, relax, and imagine what it would be like if someone whispered one of these not-so-sweet nothings in your ear.
- “‘I love you.’ (It was a one-night stand.)”
- “I want to lick your armpit.”
- “There was one guy who could not get off without stringing together a bunch of foul words that made no sense as a sentence. For example: ‘F**k whore a**hole bitch f**k c**t p***y s**t!’ So ridiculous.”
- “One guy begged me to slap his erect penis.”
- “You’re the first biological woman I’ve had sex with in a long time ...”
- “My last girlfriend had a bangin’ body.”
- “Your ass tastes like butterscotch.”
- “I’m sorry, I don’t always cry like this.”
- “‘Can I cut you?’ My response, ‘AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!’”
- “Can I stick it in now?”
- “‘I just want to make you come, Jeanine.’ (Not my name.)”
- “Did you see ‘Two girls, one cup’?”
- “Call me daddy.”
- “You’re like a man in bed.”
- “I wanna shave you first.”
- “You’re not pulling my balls hard enough.”
- “Don’t worry, my mom has heard me have sex before.”
- “If we go back to my place, my roommate will totally join in.”
- “I met him on an online dating site. We had only emailed back and forth, but he kept saying, ‘I’m a stranger. You don’t know me, I’m a stranger, you don’t know me. I’m a stranger you don’t know me,’ over and over again.”
- “‘Could you wash this?’ (Handing me a used butt plug.)”
They are young, intelligent women angry about the levels of domestic violence and corruption what's more they are annoyed when the Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin pranced into town last month.
Now 300 young women are demanding attention from the government by protesting almost naked, and it's creating the storm they predicted.
"If sexuality is used to sell cars and cookies, why not use it for social and political projects," said 26 year old Anna Hutsul told the Moscow Times.
She is one of the up and coming leaders of the group who have for years cried foul over issues that affect women, including sentence to death by stoning of 43 year old Iranian, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
It was at a pajama party 2 years ago that the movement began in student dormitories where the most basic items where denied, including enough running water. In protest the bikini clad women drove to a local fountain in protest.
It wasn't long before the young, stunning women realized the power, attention and influence that could be gaining from being proud and in control and to show off your body.
From humble beginnings the women moved on to protest against the treatment of prostitutes and discrimination but soon turned into a broad ranging political movement where the women have set the policy agenda fighting for a strong representative democracy and freedom of speech.
Their actions are not without danger, with the police often arresting the women over public nudity which is outlawed in the Ukraine.
Gaining attention not only at home in Ukraine, but around the world Hutsul has just announced that she intends to create a new political party and run in the next election for parliament.
via Culture Clash
Saturday, November 27, 2010
For all you Trekkers out there, here's a shot of Angelique Pettyjohn, who played Shahna on the classic Star Trek episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion," out of her memorable costume.
Friday, November 26, 2010
We are Looking for
NYC's Sexiest Female Holiday Model
Think it's you or Want to see who we find?
We will award a $300 Cash Prize, Free Bottle of Champagne + Free Photo Shoot on Saturday December 4th, to the Winner. Doors Open 9pm
All submissions for the live contest must must be made via email to NYCWardrobe@Gmail.com no later than Thursday 12/2 10pm with the finalists being notified & competing Live @ Carnival Saturday Night 12/4 at 9pm to walk the runway and compete for the Cash Prize, Champagne Bottle and Photo Shoot.
Submissions must include at least 4 pictures clearly showing entrants sexiness and physical attributes. (Try to keep it clean).
Finalist will be notified via email that they will be appearing at the live event and the winner will be chosen by 2 judges and crowd response so make sure you come to cheer on your favorites!
Finalist will be posted on the event page as well.
You must mention the Sexy Holiday Contest at the Door in order to get in for free and enter before Midnight.
via Sexiest Female
PETA girls want to spread the vegan love with Tofurky
You can usually find a few protestors on the streets of Washington, D.C., but it's not every day that you'll see scandalous Pilgrim girls handing out Tofurky.
Oh, PETA, what will you think of next...If you're curious about what exactly a Tofurky roast is, it's a faux turkey made from wheat protein and organic tofu. Inside the "turkey" you'll find a stuffing of mushrooms, herbs and wild rice.
Still, doesn't sound sexy to me....Look, but don't touch, eh?
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
M. Christian is a writer who doesn’t let the reader off easy. I don’t mean that his books aren’t easy to read (he has a fine way with words and a unique, recognizable voice). The thing about his stories is that even at their filthiest, they also make you think.
As a reader, there often seem to be two ways to read erotic science fiction (as a writer, I doubt it's so cut-and-dried, but bear with me). Either the fantasy is so completely the focus of the story that the setting is constructed to suit it, or the author presents us with a fully-realized setting and then allows us to peek in on sexy activity happening there. Neither approach is inherently superior, but M. Christian's work is firmly in the latter category.
Take "Everything But the Smell of Lilies," one of his finest and most twisted moments. Our heroine is Justine Moor, a sex worker heavily modified by high-tech medical science so that her johns can kill her, have sex with her corpse, and then pay her when she starts breathing again. In the hands of another writer, our protagonist would be enough - an excuse to spin an edgy tale of erotic death where the victim is smiling at the end. While Justine may wear a satisfied smile at the end of this story, the readers' thoughts are likely to be far more complex because the author shows us not a typical transaction, but the moment when the script goes wrong.
This awareness of the fallibility inherent in life and technology is an undercurrent throughout his work. From the titular "Bachelor Machine" to the incompatible wiring of "Technophile," one almost gets the impression that there is more story to be found, and perhaps more eroticism as well, in moments of failure than in moments of perfection. Then again, doesn't every good pervert have a fond, albeit sometimes wry memory of the time the rope broke or the batteries ran out? I know I do.
Whether delightfully pushing the definitions of gender beyond all meaning (such as in "Fully Accessorized, Baby") or exploring the boundaries of consent (as in "Hackwork," another favorite), M. Christian is tweaking his readers' minds as well as their hormones.The implications of "Guernica" disturb me, and after several reads I still don't know if I agree and that probably means I should read it again.
In the years since I first read The Bachelor Machine, I've shared these thought-provoking tales with many friends. The stories have never failed to provoke both reaction and discussion. Long after arousal is gone, there are stories here that haunt me. I'm glad that now you can share that too.
- Kit O'Connell
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I’m going to tell you a secret. There are only two people in the world I envy. One is the late Roger Zelazny, whose talent for an almost jazz improvisational way of writing I could never match.The other is M. Christian, for writing exactly what I’d write if only I could get off my ass. Which is to say, raunchy hallucinatory sexfuture dreams that never fail to arouse me and kick me in the gut at the same time. Good stuff.
I’ve always said that if there was someone out there who would write exactly what it was I wanted to read, I wouldn’t have to do it myself. Honestly, when I discovered M. Christian, I had that half-formed thought: gee, maybe I can quit... (of course, I didn’t).
It was the summer of 1994, if I remember correctly. I had founded Circlet Press three years before, to fill a void in the literary world. At the time, there was nowhere to publish erotic science fiction, or futuristic erotica, or whatever label you want to put on the wild, genre-bending stuff I and Lauren and others were writing. So I became a publisher, starting with chapbooks and slim little volumes of under one hundred pages. As news of the press spread to other speculative sex writers, manuscripts had begun to pour in for our anthologies. I decided I needed help getting through the growing slush pile and cajoled Lauren and some of my other authors to sit in my one-bedroom apartment one afternoon and read, read, read. We ordered Chinese take- out and delved into the manuscripts, pausing from time to time to eat a crab rangoon or read a “clunker” aloud.There were a lot of clunkers that day, and we were a pretty raucous group.
Then everything got quiet. I looked up from the story I was reading, and two of my readers were looking at each other. They then traded manuscripts: “Here, now you read this one, I want that one!” They’d found not one, but two, really good somethings. Lauren then brought the manuscript in her hand to me and strongly suggested I read it that instant, not later. “Just read the first sentence.”
I saw the words “I almost lost my virginity at fifteen, but his batteries ran low” and was hooked.
The manuscript was “Technophile” by M. Christian. Lauren had written on the comment form she handed me with it: YES YES YES. I agreed. It wasn’t just the best story we’d read all day, it was one of the best stories we’d read in the genre, ever.
The other story we received that day was “State,” a story I liked so much, I’ve published it twice. These two began a slew of stories Circlet published from Chris. At slush-readings in the future, people would go HUNTING for his name on envelopes, hoping to be the first to read something new. I’d like to say I had to break up a fistfight when “Fully Accessorized, Baby” was discovered, but that would be the fiction writer in me trying to sensationalize. (We just took turns.)
When the story “Heartbreaker” came in, my then assistant Susan Groppi read it without knowing who it was from. “A very very very good story,” she wrote in her comment form. “I often find I can’t describe what it is I like, just that it’s good.” Her editorial instincts were right on when a story just kicks ass, your initial reaction isn’t a critical one, it’s simply “woo hoo!”
One of the reasons I bought so many stories from Chris over the years is not only that the stories are consistently great, but that he has been able to write for any sexuality, from any point of view, man, woman, alien, third gender, robot, robot-wannabe... and of course sexualities and identities yet to be invented. For me, the whole purpose of combining two often formula-bound genres, erotica and science fiction, was to break out of the expected molds, to create something exciting, arousing, and provocative in all senses of the word. Chris has done that better than most who have tried their hand at it. He has a gift. And through that ability to see the world as it is not, to envision things wholly beyond our real boundaries of gender, technology, and identity, he is able to create characters that grab me. Characters I believe in. I empathize with Kusa, the rebuilt cybernetic woman-cop in “Heartbreaker.” I want to fuck Fields “the perfect love doll” in “State” and see if I can crack her facade.
Even better, Chris is one of the few writers who has been able to sell me stories where everything is not happy and rosy. I’ve always insisted on a sex-positive outlook for Circlet Press no rape, no dismemberment, no homophobia, you get the idea but the result is a lot of happy stories, where sexy people have good sex and both they and the reader enjoy it. The problem here, from a literary standpoint, is that without conflict, there’s not much of a story. Chris is one of the best at creating the kind of conflict that works best in an erotic story: inner conflict. The kind of conflict that many a writer has shied away from because it is the most difficult kind to portray believably and intriguingly. The kind of conflict that in science fiction is all too often replaced by external action, a fight, a battle, an explosion.This is why an M. Christian story is not just some of the most excellent, cutting-edge erotica around, but also great science fiction.
This is also why Chris’s stories quickly found homes outside of the specialized niche of Circlet Press. I started seeing his name in anthologies like Best American Erotica and The Mammoth Book of New Erotica. Since then, I find it hard to name an erotica market or anthology that he is NOT in.The secret is out I don’t think Chris’s manuscripts even go to anyone’s slush pile anymore. (These days they don’t even go to my office; I take them directly into the bedroom.)
There’s one more person I envy, and that’s the reader who is picking up this book for the first time. Prepare yourself to discover the intense pleasure within.
- Cecilia Tan
Cecilia Tan is the founder of Circlet Press and author of many works of erotic fiction, including Edge Plays, Royal Treatment, Mind Games, Magic University, The Hot Streak, Black Feathers,White Flames, and Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords.
via Suicide Blonde
Saturday, November 20, 2010
"Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill."
- H.L. Mencken