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What Happened To The Apocalypse Porn Bunker?

One imagines that a lot of apocalypse bunkers will be selling at a discount in 2013, but bidders for the fabled porn bunker may be disappointed to learn it doesn’t exist, reports Curbed LA:

We never believed in the Mayan apocalypse, but we sure did believe in the apocalypse porn bunker. Oh, we believed in it so hard. Well, just like the Mayan apocalypse: it’s not happening. Last year, Van Nuys porn company Pink Visual announced to the world that they were working on an underground bunker to be finished in fall 2012 in anticipation of today’s end of the world events–they figured that even if the world did not in fact end, “we will still have the coolest bunker on the planet, and we can use it as a location to shoot content in, rent it out to other studios -  maybe even major Hollywood studios – to use, or maybe even open a big underground strip club.” (They insisted: “we really are building a great big underground bunker.”) The place was supposed to have several fully-stocked bars, a production studio, load-bearing stripper poles, and a damn microbrewery.

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This is Your Brain on Porn. Any Questions?

Relationship Advice Blogger and Neuroscientist Gary Wilson explains the Biology of Internet Porn Addiction. I originally found his site while researching the topic of "coitus reservatus" an ancient tantric technique, found in both Eastern and Western traditions, which is the art of sex and orgasm without ejaculation.  I had been reading some books related to Magick, Alchemy, and Eastern Mysticism that referred to this practice.  Some writers had used some pretty psuedo- scientific lingo, saying things like "semen is composed of cerebro-spinal fluid" implying that ejaculating too much literally drains your brain. I knew that couldn't be right. So how many nuts should I bust or not bust to stay healthy?  In my google searches I came to Gary and his wife's site, which also linked to the Porn Addiction site. I found this series of videos fascinating. I think it explains a lot about addiction in general and the more primitive parts of the  human brain. It jibes with a lot of things I had researched earlier about dopamine and ADHD. I hope you will find it as fascinating as I did. I think it might have application to the mechanism of video game addiction as well.
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‘Fifty Shades’ Mommy Porn Leads To Divorce

Somehow one suspected there would be unforeseen consequences of making porn for housewives mainstream: the ubiquitous Fifty Shades of Grey has been cited in an English divorce action.  Via the Daily Mail:

It’s had a major impact on the publishing world – and in quite a few bedrooms. But now Fifty Shades Of Grey is at the centre of an unusual court case.

A man is being divorced by his wife after he refused to spice up their love life by reliving scenes from the erotic bestseller.

The wife, a 41-year-old banker earning more than £400,000 a year, claims her husband’s ‘boring attitude’ to sex is evidence of ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

In her grounds for divorce, filed at the High Court, she refers to the novel, which tells of the sadomasochistic affair between billionaire Christian Grey and naive student Anastasia Steele. The woman in the court case bought the raunchy book almost as soon as it was published last year and hoped it would encourage her husband to be more adventurous in bed.

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No More Ben & Cherry’s

Not so counterculture after all, are they? (Ben and Jerry actually sold out to corporate food producer Unilever years ago). Tiffany Hsu reports for the LA Times:

The pornographic exploits of “Ben & Cherry” in titles such as “Boston Cream Thighs,” “Peanut Butter D-Cups” and “Chocolate Fudge Babes” will temporarily simmer down following a court order won by similarly named ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s.

The Vermont company, known for frozen treats such as Boston Cream Pie, Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Fudge Brownie, sued Caballero Video this week and persuaded a federal judge in Manhattan to block the porn producer from marketing or selling Ben & Jerry-esque titles for now.

This, of course, is the same sweets company that offers flavors such as Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Phish Food and more word and name-play options. And we’d be remiss if we forgot Ben & Jerry’s saucier choices, such as Karamel Sutra and Schweddy Balls.

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Can Porn Be Feminist?

Feminist PornMaura Kelly, reporting on the Feminist Porn awards, from the Daily Beast:

To kick off the annual Feminist Porn Awards on Wednesday night, adult filmmaker Buck Angel screened his documentary Sexing the Transman XXX to a cheering crowd at a University of Toronto lecture hall. In the movie, Angel talks to female-to-male transsexuals, like himself, about their sex-change experiences. Then he films them masturbating, with and without dildos.

Welcome to feminist pornography, a genre of sex films designed to appeal to people who feel put off by mainstream porn. In the world of feminist porn, women come in all shapes, sizes, and sexual orientations. The actresses don’t necessarily conform to the typical big-boobed, tiny-waisted ideal; some sport armpit hair. They look more like the average woman walking down the street or standing in line at Whole Foods than “porn stars.”

Angel’s documentary is one of 41 films from eight countries being celebrated at the annual awards event, which features several days of screenings and presentations, including an awards ceremony, held last night.

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Al Qaeda Attack Plots Discovered in Porn

Flash Memory CardReports Nic Robertson, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister on CNN:

On May 16 last year, a 22-year-old Austrian named Maqsood Lodin was being questioned by police in Berlin. He had recently returned from Pakistan via Budapest, Hungary, and then traveled overland to Germany. His interrogators were surprised to find that hidden in his underpants were a digital storage device and memory cards.

Buried inside them was a pornographic video called “Kick Ass” — and a file marked “Sexy Tanja.”

Several weeks later, after laborious efforts to crack a password and software to make the file almost invisible, German investigators discovered encoded inside the actual video a treasure trove of intelligence — more than 100 al Qaeda documents that included an inside track on some of the terror group’s most audacious plots and a road map for future operations. Future plots include the idea of seizing cruise ships and carrying out attacks in Europe similar to the gun attacks by Pakistani militants that paralyzed the Indian city of Mumbai in November 2008.

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Porn Can ‘Shut Down’ Part of Your Brain

Dead BulbPorn, children, it's just a click away / It's just a click away ... As Stephanie Pappas writes on LiveScience:
Watching pornography would seem to be a vision-intensive task. But new research finds that looking at erotic movies can actually quiet the part of the brain that processes visual stimuli. Most of the time, watching movies or conducting any other visual task sends extra blood flow to this brain region. Not so when the movies are explicit, the researchers found. Instead, the brain seems to shunt blood — and therefore energy — elsewhere, perhaps to regions of the brain responsible for sexual arousal. Turns out, the brain may not need to take in all the visual details of a sex scene, said study researcher Gert Holstege, a uroneurologist at the University of Groningen Medical Center in the Netherlands.
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Priest Accidentally Plays Gay Porn Slideshow to Congregation

Martin McVeighReports Clodagh Sheehy in the Ulster Herald:
A priest has denied knowing how gay porn images appeared on a screen during a presentation he was giving to parents of children preparing for First Communion. Fr Martin McVeigh was setting up the PowerPoint display when the explicit sex scenes flashed up on the screen. He was about to give a talk to the parents of First Communicants but abandoned the presentation after the pornographic images appeared. One of those present said the pictures appeared on the screen after the priest put a USB memory stick into the computer at St Mary's School in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone. "There were plenty of shocked faces. There's a lot of parents very angry about it."
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Minnesota School Board Interferes With Senior’s Porn Star Prom Date

Mike StoneWhat a little genius. USA Today says:
A Minnesota school district has quashed a high school's senior plan to bring a porn star to his senior prom. Mike Stone, 18, had tweeted hundreds of porn actresses with an invitation to the Tartan High School prom May 12 until adult film star Megan Piper accepted his proposal. Piper tells KSTP-TV's Mark Saxenmeyer that she missed her own prom and couldn't turn down Stone's invitation. "It was a sweet gesture. It was so cute. I couldn't say no," she tells the Twin Cities TV station. The adult film star adds that she had no intention of turning the evening into a sordid spectacle: "I don't plan to show up butt naked or anything. I'm going to wear a pretty prom dress."
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