Fleshpot: cinema’s sexual myth makers & taboo breakers. “With contributions from experts and cult film personalities worldwide-including Kenneth Anger and George Kuchar-Fleshpot -covers the sex education film, the secret history of American gay cinema, radical Japanese sci-fi porn, the British hardcore underground, and many other steamy subjects.”
Testicles: Balls in Cooking and Culture. “The book opens with a discussion of balls, of pairs, of virility and the general significance thereof; it then delves more deeply into the culinary use of testicles, in history and across cultures; there follows a recipe section that ranges the continents in search of good dishes, from lamb’s fry with mushrooms, to balls with citrus fruit, to the criadillas beloved of bullfighters, and Potatoes Léontine, stuffed with cocks’ stones.”
“They found that the most common precipitating factors of sleepsex are sleep deprivation, stress, alcohol or drug consumption, excessive fatigue, and physical overactivity in the evening. Being male and under the age of 35 is also a major factor.“
“A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Emotion, finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful. “Color affects us in many ways depending on the context,” explains Elliot, whose research also has documented how men and women are unconsciously attracted to the opposite sex when they wear red.” I linked to that earlier research last October.
“A new study … shows that women find happy men much less sexually attractive than those who brood and look proud and powerful, or even moody and ashamed, helping explain the stereotype of the appealing “bad boy.” The study also finds, not surprisingly, that men are just the opposite, finding happy women more sexually attractive.”
“It would make sense that genes that gave rise to asexual reproduction would win out in the evolutionary race. Clearly that hasn’t happened. The world is rife with sex. Animals do it. Plants do it. Even mushrooms do it. So evolutionary biologists have carried out a number of studies to get an answer to the question, “Why sex?”“
“Our ancestors separated from gorilla ancestors further back – some 13m years ago – but geneticists have found that the human pubic louse is related to the gorilla louse and the parasite only adapted to our ancestor’s pubic region 3m years ago. This was a surprising discovery.”
“Researchers have recently discovered that the sperm of blue-footed boobies declines with age. And … the blue feet of the boobies also fade with age, revealing that one reason why female boobies tend to mate with brighter-footed males is to ensure the robustness of the sperm and the health of their offspring.“
“We found that parental smoking correlates with increased attraction to smoking in self-reported hetero- and homosexual males. Maternal smoking was associated with an increase in attraction to smoking both in hetero- and homosexual males, while paternal smoking was associated with an increase in attraction to smoking only in males who prefer male partners.”
“Pillow Talk satisfies the entertainment expectations of a more sophisticated audience than those of the famous Red Light nightclubs. It is a touch of class, celebrating the words of women, and … [making] the audience feel appreciated, empowered and adored. … All is set to the gorgeous backdrop of entertainment including … a special performance by US Puppet Master Greg Ruhe, and an appearance from the infamous Burlesque puppet queen-Mz. Lulu La Rue.”
A review of Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women: “[Leila Rupp] explores the social aspects, and the social implications, of lesbianism in various cultures through the art and literary works, as well as though court records, legal texts, personal memoirs and anthropological documents.“
Wilhelm “Reich was a sexual evangelist who held that satisfactory orgasm made the difference between sickness and health. It was the panacea for all ills, he thought, including the fascism that forced him from Europe.”
Genital Massage & Tantric Sex: “The man has to focus all of his concentration on his genitals – as though … that is where his soul is located, and forgetting about the rest of his body. And when he feels he is on the point of ejaculation, he has to hold his breath, and contract his anal muscles in order to try and prevent it.”
“The Worship of Female Pleasure” via orgasmic meditation: “Before long, Daedone is hunched over and vigorously stroking the woman’s most sensitive “spot” — the “upper left quadrant” of the clitoris — with just her forefinger. The recipient moans wildly as though she is being taken over by a spirit.” And more: “The space also offers yoga classes, lunch hour discussions, happy hours and workshops like “Orgasm Is…Not Just for Younguns!…” and “Behind the Scenes of the 15 minute Orgasm …”"