If your local sex shoppe put internet kiosks in for customer use, what would you use it for? To look up a nice place to have dinner after you’ve shopped? To search Amazon for the toy you wanted, so you can show the clerk what to bring you? To read porn reviews before you pick [...]
Entries from August 2008
August 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment
August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Confession of weakness …
Can you believe that I’ve not seen Lars and the Real Girl, and have no plans to see Vicky Christina or whatever that poly/threesome/swinger/group movies is?
I should, of course. Especially the real girl movie, which looks poignant, real, and funny. Not to mention directly related to my beat.
But I have no [...]
August 27th, 2008 · Comments Off
I’ve resisted Facebook since it launched, despite personal and professional (including day job, gasp) reasons to sign up. But I think I have to, now, ’cause LoveHoney introduced the “world’s first personalised Facebook sex toy!” about an hour ago. Richard Longhurst, the gentleman who keeps me apprised of LoveHoney’s doings, says:
The Love Bunnies [Facebook] app [...]
August 27th, 2008 · Comments Off
I suppose maybe my hiatus is over? Oh no! The pressure!
Cory Silverberg notes that several sex-related panels have been pitched for South by Southwest next year. I won’t be attending (but am totally flattered at the invitations to be on panels, thank you!) but if YOU are, and you want to explore sex-tech, you [...]
August 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment
… I’d put more thought into my plan than just showing up with duct tape, handcuffs and a stun gun. Although honestly I have no interest in bullying someone to be with me.
Not that duct tape and handcuffs aren’t fun in the right context.
AP: woman charged in ’second life’ kidnapping plot
CLAYMONT, Del. (AP) — A [...]
August 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments
After our Sex in the News segment, during the one break the Afternoon Advice host Tiffany Granath gets (it’s two minutes — just long enough to pee!), we talked about the differences between live radio and writing for the web.
One is that writing is archived forever — and it isn’t instant. So when I [...]
August 26th, 2008 · Comments Off
I’m still technically on break but since I’m doing radio today, I decided it was okay to blog, because this story has me steamed despite its happy ending. (Irony: Since going on hiatus, I’ve come up with five intense ideas, all deeply personal and chock-full of insight and epiphany. Yes, indeed. Sheer brilliance, I tell [...]
Playboy Radio: Public sex consequences, unhappy singles, and Swedish unclear on a concept. And Playgirl.
August 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Kind of an oddball week for Sex in the News (playboy radio, afternoon advice with tiffany granath, 11am pacific, sirius channel 198), with several international stories bringing laughter and puzzlement to the fishbowl.
First, though, I have to clear up a misunderstanding: While I did squeal with delight at the chance to flash my ass at [...]
August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments
From an IM conversation this morning:
Love isn’t a plane. It’s a bus.
It’s a bus that you get on, intending to go from city A to city B. And six out of ten times, it dumps you off someplace different.
Sometimes you get off in a different city, because you want to.
Sometimes you [...]
August 5th, 2008 · Comments Off
Our Afternoon Advice host Tiffany Granath (MySpace, website) cracked me up this morning with the story of why her car — a beautiful white Jaguar coupe – is in the shop. You see, its built-in Bluetooth isn’t working. Which is a job hazard, because she has to shout, and she makes a living from her [...]
August 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Cory posted some good thoughts on a recent morning show on which Kevin Alderman (aka Stroker Serpentine) and his wife Debra talked sensibly about their views of online relationships, sexuality, and love despite the network hosts’ confusion and the obligatory fear-based, simplistic approach to the question.
Of course cybersex can be cheating. So can a lot [...]
August 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments
By now you probably know that I have left Wired.com to pursue other equally fabulous things.
I’m humbled by the emails and the well wishes, thank you so much — I will reply to you individually. I confess that I have barely been at the computer from the time the column went live Thursday night until, [...]