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NOW BOOKING for the LIVE broadcast of DrSuzy.Tv | #GoBonobos in 2017!

17 Jul , 2017   Gallery

Be part of the The Dr. Susan Block Show.

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Performers, musicians, authors, educators, kinksters, couples, trouples, artists and exhibitionists, chefs, actors, actresses, comedians, bloggers, and politicians, are encouraged to contact 310.568.0066, and become part of the “Greatest Sexuality Show on Earth.”

imag015 The Dr. Susan Block Show is a live broadcast from the BONOBOVILLE LAX, 15 minutes south of West Hollywood, and broadcasts LIVE LIVE LIVE every Saturday night. Doors open at 9:45pm, and show time runs from 10:30 until midnight Dr. Susan Block is author of the critically acclaimed book The Bonobo Way, and is Los Angeles’ own Mistress of the Airwaves. Some of the things we talk about:

THE BONOBO WAY, SEX, FETISHES, SPANKING, GOLDEN SHOWERS, DONALD J. TRUMP, SEX WORK, SOCIAL JUSTICE, BONOBO CONSERVATION, PEACE THROUGH PLEASURE, SEX TOYS, POLITICS, PORN, LITERATURE, CANNASEXUALITY, PUNK ROCK, SQUIRTING, BDSM, CROSS DRESSING, CASUAL SEX, ROLE PLAY, ECOSEXUALITY, ENVIRONMENTALISM, BONOBOS, FOOD, CONSERVATION, MASTURBATION, SPLOSHING, GOLDEN SHOWERS, POLICE BRUTALITY, ECOLOGY, SEX, CINEMA, FETISHES, RELATIONSHIPS, EVENTS, MUSIC, SEX POSITIONS, MODELS, CANNABIS, SEX POSITIONS, TRANSEXUALS, AUTHORS, EDUCATORS, BOOKS, NEW RELEASES, APHRODISIAC MASTURBATION, LOVE, AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Previous Dr. Susan Block Show guests include the late great Bettie Page, actor Danny Glover, actor/wrestler Dave Bautista, multiple AVN-award winners Bonnie Rotten and Axel Braun, Playboy centerfold Monica Monroe, Penthouse Pet of the Year Layla Sin, TV icon Ed Asner, rapper Too Short, Spearmint Rhino Mogul John Gray, comedian Jason Hadley, "Sushi Girl" star Cortney Palm, Goddess Soma and Fat Mike of NoFX, Sex at Dawn author Christopher Ryan, political commentator Abby Martin, pro-sex feminist Nina Hartley, burlesque star Dita Von Teese, DomCon founder Mistress Cyan, porn legend Ron Jeremy, and many more.

For booking, please contact 310.568.0066 Bonoboville@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioSuzy1.

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Block Book Features: Meditation in Action by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

16 Sep , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Meditation in Action

“This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life…”

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Featured Bonobo: Catherine

31 Aug , 2017   Gallery

cate-imperio-drsuzy-tv_lCatherine aka “The Anal Artist” is a punk rock renaissance woman renown for her innovative performances and professional creations. “I like to create shit” says Catherine, (Owner @electricSEXent ) one half of the @UnlicensedProfessionals duo this comedic vlogger, Lizard Queen is the Artist Manager for @TheDTEASE. Say hello to this Bonoboësque gal.

“‘Wow-wow-wild show!’ I had such a great time rocking out with all of you in the womb room! so much fun and freedom! thank you so much for having us Unlicensed Professionals and the Dtease!!!”

~Catherine Imperio‘s thoughts on Easter Eve DTEASE Res-Erection on DrSuzy-Tv!


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PUNKTENDO | FAT MIKE’S GOLF

31 Aug , 2017  

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V for Vendetta |Alan Moore (Author) & David Lloyd (Illustrator)

5 Nov , 2017  

Block Book Features:

V for Vendetta

“A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet.

In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.”

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (Author) and  David Lloyd  (Illustrator) is a trade paperback edition of the graphic novel that inspired the hit movie!

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Who to know in LA’s queer women scene via Timeout

15 Sep , 2017  

“Tap into six social movers and shakers organizing events for LA’s modern day queer lady

Chances are you or someone you know has found sex, love or friendship online, and so it goes with LA’s queer women social scene. As theme nights and dedicated gay bars for queer women become an increasing rarity, LA ladies are taking the queer social scene into their own hands. Using social media as their platform, DIY event organizers have become the norm for queer women branching out from the West Hollywood scene. From friendly mixers and networking events to riot grrrl shows and raucous parties, here’s a list of organizers and events for LA’s modern day queer lady.”

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Bonoboville Classifieds | Free for Bonoboville members

12 Jun , 2017  

Whether you’re looking for a good time, or a extra hand, you can post on the Bonoboville Classifieds. Free for members, and just one of Bonoboville’s many features. #GoBonobos! ClassifiedsAd

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Impossible Burger, Made of Plants, Snuck Its Product Into Meat-Loving Chicago W+K designs a ‘meateasy’ | Gabriel Beltrone via Adweek

1 Nov , 2017  

“It’s no surprise that a fake-meat burger would feel obligated to sneak into famously carnivorous Chicago. And that’s exactly what Impossible Burger did last night, with a pop-up underground “meateasy,” or speakeasy for faux beef…”

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Hotel Bonobo Front Desk LIVE WEBCAM

31 Aug , 2017  

miller-hotel2Welcome to The Bonobo Way Hotel. You can view our live security cameras that feature different parts of the hotel property. We broadcast them free for your viewing pleasure. The hotel is available to guests of the studio, as well as Bonoboville members. For more information please call 213.670.0066.


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New Album from Gorillaz titled “Humanz” features a Bonobo Remix

11 Apr , 2017  

The Gorillaz have released a new album, and uploaded Andromeda (Bonobo Remix) Feat. D.R.A.M. to their Youtube channel. Give it a listen. album_packshot

Humanz (Explicit)(2CD Limited Deluxe Edition)

“Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D / P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others.”

Want more Gorillaz? Consider: Gorillaz

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The Dr. Susan Block Institute: Phone Sex Therapy

28 Aug , 2017  

“The Dr. Susan Block Institute offers a wide variety of services to its clients including possibly the world’s best phone sex therapy services available,” says Richard Leonard in ChatlineGuide‘s glowing Spotlight: Dr. Susan Block – Phone Sex Therapist. “Dr. Suzy, as she is often playfully called, is one of the world’s most intriguing and popular sex therapists today”…Whether  you need to talk about Bisexuality Transgender IssuesEjaculation ControlTaboo Desires, Relationship ConflictsFantasy Roleplay, Erotic HypnosisCuckolding (in fantasy and/or reality), Submission or something special that you can’t talk about with anyone else, our Therapists without Borders are available 24/7. Call 213-291-9497. Speak with Dr. Susan Block or one of our other therapists. NEW to the Dr. Susan Block Institute “SEX CALLS” archives: Bisexual Problem From Hell.

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Post of the week: “Isabel Behncke: What Can Bonobos Teach Us About Play?”

31 Mar , 2017  

Post of the week: “Isabel Behncke: What Can Bonobos Teach Us About Play?”

Primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo says play helps to foster creativity, trust, and cooperation

Primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo says play helps to foster creativity, trust, and cooperation

This post comes to us from Bonoboville User, @Max1943.Line_break

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Why Porn Stars Say Netflix Put Their Safety at Risk

6 Oct , 2017  

Hmmm, maybe it is time to rethink the whole “Netflix and Chill” thing…

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This Year’s Hottest Halloween Costumes, According to Google’s Search Data | John Patrick Pullen via Fortune

24 Oct , 2017  

“Halloween is just a week away, which means it’s crunch time for figuring out a costume. And when it comes to find the funniest, scariest, and best ones, it makes sense that trick or treaters and adults alike turn to Google. People ‘google’ so much that the search giant’s name has become a verb. Embracing this honorary eponym, Google Trends has released a trove of data that not only reveals 2017’s most popular Halloween costume in the U.S. (Wonder Woman), but also breaks ideas down state by state. Tracking the best costumes using with up-to-the-minute search results, the Google Frightgeist tool can display the data in several ways. First, there are the top trending costumes, nationally, which as of this writing are…”

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15 Responses To “Are You Seeing Anyone?” (AKA The Worst Question, Ever) | MARIA DEL RUSSO via Refinery29

24 Oct , 2017  

“There’s a question that plagues many single folk whenever they find themselves at a family gathering, high school reunion, or any other situation in which small talk is involved: “Are you seeing anyone?” It’s such a weird inquiry, if you think about it. Asking someone for a status update on their love life is like asking about their most recent dentist appointment. It’s personal, it’s not always pleasant, and if you haven’t heard anything, things are probably the same….”

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GoBonobos for “Impeach Trump” Badges

25 Sep , 2017  

Tell the Don what you really think of his politics with these pro-peace, anti-Trump badges. Button up today!

“Impeach Trump” badge worn by Dr. Suzy @ Domcon LA 2017

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Block Books Features: Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen J. Sollee

24 Oct , 2017  

Block Books Features:

Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive by Kristen J. Sollee

“Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of “witch feminism” through art, film, music, fashion, literature, technology, religion, pop culture, and politics. Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book addresses and illuminates contemporary conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more. Author Kristen J. Sollee elucidates the ways in which women have been persecuted for their perceived connection with witchcraft, and how they have fought back, harnessing the legacy of the witch for revolutionary means.”

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Block Books Features: Succulent SexCraft: Your Hands-On Guide to Erotic Play and Practice

26 Jul , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Succulent SexCraft: Your Hands-On Guide to Erotic Play and Practice

“Do you dream of having spectacular sex? Can you imagine becoming an erotic virtuoso? Now it’s possible with the help of Sheri Winston’s groundbreaking new book!

Visionary yet practical, Succulent SexCraft offers a detailed road map to supercharging your erotic life and becoming sexually whole and empowered. With its wealth of ideas, practices and games, you’ll be able to access extraordinary pleasure, overcome challenges and learn to play masterfully with your inner ‘sexcraft’ toolkit. It’s your personal guide to developing a healthy, celebratory and ecstatic relationship with your sexuality. We all have everything we need to have amazing sex. It’s right inside us. Few people know how to use these ‘sexcraft’ tools to their best advantage, though. It’s not something we get taught in school, right? Nor is it something we usually learn from our partners. With Succulent SexCraft, you’ll get this specialized knowledge laid out in a clear and entertaining manner, along with lots of suggestions for sexy fun, illuminating ‘playshops’ and super-useful practices. Whatever level your sex life is at, no matter how happy (or unhappy) you are with it, Succulent SexCraft will help you take it higher. Best of all, it’s written for everyone, singles and partners. Whatever your orientation or relationship status—no partner, one partner or lots of them—Succulent SexCraft will enable you to ramp up your sex life to extraordinary levels. This isn’t one of those books ‘for dummies’—this is sex for smarties! Drawing from sacred sexuality traditions, modern sexology, holistic perspectives and a deep understanding of our wondrous anatomy, Succulent SexCraft offers a rich banquet of sexy games, fun activities and invaluable information. Plus, it’s lavishly illustrated with contemporary and vintage erotic art. Succulent SexCraft is a holistic, integral feast that will satisfy every part of you—heart, mind, body and spirit. Here are a few of the many maps and models the book offers:
      • Wholistic Sexuality Paradigm
      • The SexCraft Toolkit for Transformation, using your Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit
      • The Whole Yin Yang Thang
      • The Pussies and Puppies School of Love
      • Your Genitals in a Nutshell
      • Genital Joy for All
A sampling of the many games and practices includes:
      • Guided Anatomy Tours
      • Pelvic Breathing
      • Fire Breath Orgasm
      • Re-writing Your Sexual Stories
      • Energy Sex Skills
      • The Magic Inner Movie
      • Getting In Touch
      • Yin Breath, Yang Breath
      • Ocean Breath
      • Playing with Erotic Energy Pathways
      • and many more.
Sheri’s last book, Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure won the coveted Book of the Year award from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Succulent SexCraft is a worthy successor. It’s the gift that keeps on giving—a lifetime of ecstasy. With Succulent SexCraft, you get everything you need to turn up your turn-on and connect to your sexual power.”

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CENSOR THIS! FIVE ART PROJECTS CHALLENGING SOCIAL MEDIA OBSCENITY RULES | HAILI GRAFF

17 Jul , 2017  

From #FreeTheNipple to #LetsFaceItPeriod, BITCH MEDIA documents the push against social media’s censorship of the female body in this article, CENSOR THIS! FIVE ART PROJECTS CHALLENGING SOCIAL MEDIA OBSCENITY RULES by Haili Graff. What are your thoughts on censorship? Read the full article at:  bitch-media-logo_14

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Italians decry plans to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in L.A. and other areas | Associated Press via Los AN

8 Oct , 2017  

  A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism.  

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The Fetish Coloring Book | Magnus Frederiksen

6 Oct , 2017  

Block Book Features:

The Fetish Coloring Book

“The Fetish Coloring Book” contains equal amounts of both naked women and men. It is a perfect gift for nearly every occasion, from Valentine’s Day, to bachelorette parties. Packed with over 50 images, it is a remarkable way to say “I love you” on Grandma’s birthday, your friend’s birthday, your mother’s birthday, your colleague’s birthday, and so on, and so on.”

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SEX & RELATIONSHIPS 9 Interesting Facts About Sex in the Animal Kingdom

17 Jul , 2017  

“Sex in the animal kingdom can get pretty wild, as you can imagine. Here are 9 bizarre facts about how animals get down” says Carrie Weisman.  Check out this insightful, and wildly entertaining article written by her. Read it online via Alternet and Salon.

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An anti-Trump movement is calling for the boycott of these 33 retailers | Kate Taylor via Business Insider

10 Feb , 2017  

By Kate Taylor via Business Insider

“It’s hard to separate Donald Trump’s businesses from his politics. As a result, some are calling for a boycott of any company that sell Trump products.

Shannon Coulter, a brand and digital strategist, started the #GrabYourWallet hashtag in October following the publication of a leaked tape that showed Trump making lewd comments about women. Coulter used the hashtag to encourage people who were offended by Trump’s language and actions to boycott companies doing business with his family.

In the months since the election, she and other anti-Trump Twitter users have circulated a spreadsheet with retailers that do business with the Trump family. “

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ESPLERP v Gascon, Oral Arguments on California Penal Code 647(b) via Santa Monica Mirror

5 Oct , 2017  

Several organizations are banding together to challenge California’s Prostitution Law. Case number 16-15927,  Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) versus Gascon is scheduled for oral arguments on Thursday October 19th at 9am. The case will be presented in before the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Supporters of the case include the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, the Free Speech Coalition, the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as First Amendment Lawyers Association, Transgender Law Center, and over 30 of LGBTQ and civil rights organizations.


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Block Book Features: Sticky: A (Self) Love Story

4 Oct , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Sticky: A (Self) Love Story

“Everyone does it; few admit it; now there’s a movie about it! “Sticky” talks candidly about what has been referred to throughout history as both a form of self-love and self-abuse. After being shamed as a child by fellow students for admitting that he masturbated, writer/director Nicholas Tana, interviewed over sixty sexologists, authors, religious figures, porn stars, and entertainers to understand what’s so wrong with masturbation.”

This documentary includes interviews with Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hartley, Larry Flynt, Keith Morris, Dr. Joycelyn Elders and more!

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And also watch Dr. Susan Block’s LIVE interview with Writer/ Producer / Director, Nicholas Tana and Co-Producer Denise Acosta in Sticky in Bonoboville: RIP Hef & Masturbation Education.

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At the Museum of Sex, a Bar Where You Can Boogie Oogie Oogie | BRIAN SLOAN via The New York Times

11 Apr , 2017  

“The never-ending fascination with 1970s New York night life takes a more tangible form at Night Fever, a temporary bar and gallery that opened last November at the Museum of Sex. Built around a photo exhibit of Bill Bernstein’s explicit black-and-white photos from infamous clubs like Xenon and Studio 54, the bar allows patrons to view the art while sipping cocktails and dancing to the disco beat…”

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GoBonobos for “Femocracy Now!” Badges

28 Aug , 2017  

Show your Bonoboësque solidarity with these female empowering and pro-peace badges. Button up today!

Femocracy Now! badge worn by Dr. Suzy @ Domcon LA 2017

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5 Ways Yoga Improves Your Love Life | By Jennifer D’Angelo Friedman

27 Feb , 2017  

yoga-journal-logoEveryone benefits from a little more lovin’ in their lives. Here’s how yoga can help you have a better sex life.

1. Yoga gets you more in touch with your body.

Yoga helps you become more acquainted with your body and what makes you tick— and the more intimacy you have with yourself, the better intimacy you can have with someone else, says NYC-based yoga teacher Kristin McGee, who works with celebs like Tina Fey, Bethenny Frankel, and LeAnn Rimes Cibrian. “The more aware you are of sensations and feelings, the more you feel and experience everything going on during intercourse,” she says. Striking a pose can also boost sexual confidence. “Yoga makes you more intimate with all the parts of your body and you cherish your body more, so you don’t have a lot of the insecurities that can hold women back in the bedroom,” McGee explains.


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17 Genius New Ways to Eat Avocado

17 Jul , 2017  

If you’ve only been using avocado for guacamole, you’re missing out on a mouthful of possibilities.

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A Map of the Lands of Human Sexuality

12 Jun , 2017  

Thinking about a little sexploration?

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The Dr. Susan Block Institute: Fantasy Roleplay SexTherapy

13 Sep , 2017  

The Dr. Susan Block Institute:

Fantasy Roleplay Sex Therapy

 

“Let’s face it, fantasy is usually a whole lot more interesting than reality…..”

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The Therapists Without Borders are available to help you cope, rejoice or explore your fantasies. Whether you need serious sex therapy to help you deal with your wild dreams, a confidential conversation (about a secretary, boss, a teacher, a student, a family member) or just need to talk about something that you can’t talk about with anyone else, you can call us for webcam, phone or sext therapy anytime.

Need to talk? Call now: 213.291.9497


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Bononobville Erotic Art Gallery: C’est Une Pipe by Sculptor Bill Pacak

15 Sep , 2017  

“This is from a series that I’m making of functional art pipes that I’ve hand carved in exotic woods from photos that people have sent me. The vulva comes out and the bowl is where the vagina opens. I’ve mounted it on a painted board with the words “C’est une pipe” painted underneath in homage to Magritte’s “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.”. The pipe itself is made of cocobolo wood and the base is maple. It is mounted on a painted wood board and framed. The pipe and base are 6″x4.5″x1.75″. The total framed piece is 16″x14″x2.75″

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American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner, Has Died via Playboy Enterprises, Inc

27 Sep , 2017  

“BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones.  He was 91 years old.”

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Aphrodisiac Foods That Feed Your Sex Drive by Molly Triffin | Cosmopolitan

11 Aug , 2017  

Give your sex life a boost by starting in the kitchen. Molly Triffin lists 10 Aphrodisiac foods. Enjoy. << READ MORE >>

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Featured Bonobo: Gypsy

27 Aug , 2017   Gallery

A thoughtful, exhibitionist, with a warm smile and plenty of tattoos, Gypsy Bonobo can be seen on The Dr. Susan Block Show as Dr. Suzy’s wonderful stage assistant. She is also a therapist with the Dr. Susan Block Institute, available for phone and webcam sessions (by appointment). Say hello to this Bonoboësque gal. safetypins_b

“Every week I love the show more and more! This week’s show was stuffed FULL of flogging,history, spanking and heart shaped hiney’s!! What a way to kick off pre-Lupercalia! Thank you Dr.Suzy for always sifting though the “alternative facts” to get to truth and always directing my attention to the important information every week, and educating me on how to live my life with peace through pleasure. The #bonoboway all day! xox P.S. Dr.Susan’s was ravishing tin the hot red number, and looked even cuter in it flogging away!! Love you!”  ~Gypsy’s thoughts on Pre-Lupercalia Fiber-Optic Flogfest!

 

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Ron Jeremy, The Mayor of Bonoboville on The Bonobo Way By Dr. Susan Block

28 Sep , 2017  

The Bonobo Way is a phenomenal book. I learned a lot. I’m glad there’s a creature on this Earth that’s hornier and hairier than me.”

Ron Jeremy, actor, icon and author of Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Show Biz

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#GoBonobos for Street Art

28 Sep , 2017  

Hi Bonoboville, like art? I do! Here are some selected images from around the globe that combine art and sexuality. Enjoy. ~Del Rey  

Call the gardener for a trim?

 

by Deb from Melbourne, Australia

 

by FIN DAC from London, England.

 
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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Brooklyn, New York.

 
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by Zabou, London, England.

 

Free Humanity, Los Angeles

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Fetish Goddess: Dita | Dita Von Teese

28 Sep , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Fetish Goddess: Dita

“Dita is the most popular model of today. Her distinctive style is a unique combination of retro glamor, pin-up and high-art eroticism, and always perfect down to the smallest accessories. She only works with the best photographers – Baker, Czernich, James & James, Weathers – and, combined with her clear vision of how she wants to look, the result is always 100% stunning and 100% Dita….”

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The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age | Myra MacPherson

1 Nov , 2017  

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The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

“A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world…”

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Block Book Features: Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

20 Nov , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

“In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole.

Serano’s well-honed arguments stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this “feminine” weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today’s feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.”

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Block Book Features: The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh! of Homer (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

30 Sep , 2017  

Block Book Features:

The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh! of Homer (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

“This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society — and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. The writers begin with an examination of the characters. Does Homer actually display Aristotle’s virtues of character? In what way does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The book also examines the ethics and themes of the show, and concludes with discussions of how the series reflects the work of Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and other thinkers.”

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Featured Bonobo: Madame Margherite

16 Sep , 2017   Gallery

Madame Margherite is a Fetish Specialist and the Animal Play Monarch. She makes Men & Women her Pets and puts them to work in her Role Play Events where they battle for glory. Do you wish to be her pet?

“I see so many beautiful people ashamed of who they are because of what society says we should be and that to me is a grand tragedy. As people we need to be strong and corageous so that those with a softer voice can be heard.”

~Madame Margherite on Anti-Inaugural Circus on DrSuzy-Tv!


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Dr. Suzy goes on another “Inner Journey” with Greg Friedman on KX 93.5 FM Laguna Beach

16 Sep , 2017  

PROMO 6 This Sunday night, Sept. 17th, international sexologist, director of the Dr. Susan Block Institute for the Erotic Arts & Sciences and Bonobo Way author Dr. Susan Block will be the featured guest on another sure-to-be fascinating Inner Journey on KX 93.5 FM with spiritual guide and veteran talk show host Greg Friedman in beautiful balmy Laguna Beach, California.

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Tune in Sunday evening, September 17th, 7 pm – 9 pm PST (click “LISTEN LIVE” in the green box in the upper right to listen live) and call in: 949-715-5936. PROMO 5 “Greg Friedman is a great radio host,” says Dr. Block. “On this show, I expect that he and I will get into another deep sapiosexual two-hour conversation about sexual healing, The Bonobo Way; “12 Steps to Releasing Your Inner Bonobo; “Peace Through Pleasure” in Bonoboville; sex therapy with the Dr. Susan Block Institute; how to help save the highly endangered real bonobos from #extinction in the wild (donate to Lola ya Bonobo, Bonobo Conservation Initiative and The Bonobo Project, among other ways to help!); myths, facts and feelings about porn and porn stars (in prep for my talk on The Bonobo Way of Great Sex coming to Adultcon next Saturday); effects of sexual abuse on sexuality; kinky erotica on the Dr. Susan Block Show; hoka-hoka among bisexual bonobos and bonobo sapiens; monogamy, polyamory and being monogamish; ethical hedonism, Post-Trump Sex Disorder; war and peace; kegel yoga and the Holy Water of Female Ejaculation & much more! After the show, Capt’n Max and I will go to Mozambique for drinks, food and fun. Come join us if you’re in  Laguna Beach  (for info, call our office anytime at 310-568-0066 & ask for Harry Sapien) or just tune in this Sunday to KX radio.”

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Check out Dr. Block’s blog of last year’s journey. as well as the show archive.

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Make 2017 your Year of the Bonobo and get your copy of The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure.

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Pentagon temporarily allows trans troops to re-enlist in Military via Pink News

16 Sep , 2017  

“The Pentagon has issued new guidance which temporarily allows trans troops to re-enlist in the military until it is determined how the controversial ban will be enforced….”

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Days of Protest: What the Summer of ’68 Has to Teach Us About Organizing on Campus Today | Emily Wilson via Alternet

12 Sep , 2017  

AlterNet-Logo“This past spring, students at San Francisco State University took to the streets to protest severe cutbacks to the renowned College of Ethnic Studies, a first-of-its-kind program of its kind when it was established in 1968. Up to 40 percent of the school’s operating budget was on the chopping block, according to the San Francisco Examiner, and students and faculty were eager to push back against what one department chair described as “a backhanded way of dismantling the college…””

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PUNKS AGAINST THE PATRIARCHY HARDCORE FANS ORGANIZE TO STOP MISOGYNY IN THE MUSIC SCENE | Jenn Chavez via Bitch Media

31 Aug , 2017  

Jenn Chavez via Bitch Media

“Between bands at a sold-out hardcore show at Portland’s Black Water in September, a crew of femmes gathered where the mosh pit had been moments before. Their T-shirts read like a list of demands:

No Sexism.

No Transphobia.

No Patriarchy.

No Creeps.

The feminist punk collective No! to Rape Culture was there to give their community a workshop on sexual consent.  Their mission: to rebuild space for women, femmes and non-binary folks in the hyper-masculine scene from which they’d often been alienated.”

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Top 9 Sex Travel Destinations for Swingers | Sandi Andersen via Simply Sxy

30 Aug , 2017  

simply-sxy“When it comes to talking about the best places to travel to as a swinger, there are many differences in opinions. There are three basic things to consider when choosing your sexual vacation: resort quality, price of the trip, and how erotic you want the experience to be. Each of the following options (in no particular order) will give you a different experience and as such, all are not for everyone. And so … pack up your luggage and here we go…”

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Want to connect with some real swinging bonobo sapiens? Join Bonoboville’s SWINGING BONOBOS group.

Need to talk about group sex or have questions about swinging? Call 213.291.9497 anytime.

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Block Book Features: Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

23 Aug , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman

Emily Witt is single and in her thirties. Up until a few years ago, she still envisioned her sexual experience “eventually reaching a terminus, like a monorail gliding to a stop at Epcot Center.” Like many people, she imagined herself disembarking, finding herself face-to-face with another human being, “and there we would remain in our permanent station in life: the future.” But, as many of us have found, things are more complicated than that. Love is rare and frequently unreciprocated. Sexual experience doesn’t necessarily lead to a future of traditional monogamy―and why should it? Have we given up too quickly on the alternatives? In Future Sex, Witt explores Internet dating, Internet pornography, polyamory, and avant-garde sexual subcultures as sites of possibility. She observes these scenes from within, capturing them in all their strangeness, ridiculousness, and beauty. The result is an open-minded, honest account of the contemporary pursuit of connection and pleasure.”

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Song of the Week: I Touch Myself

28 Sep , 2017   Video

Originally sung by the Divinyls, an australian rock band, the song “I Touch Myself” is a self-pleasure anthem that has been covered by musicians across multiple genres. P!NK,  Blondie, as well as the Genitorturers have all released their own covers of this erotic song. Additionally, it has also been used to promote breast cancer awareness, and has featured in popular film and television. Enjoy.  

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Block Book Features: “When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends”

15 Aug , 2017  

Block Book Features:

When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends

“When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them—one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz. Mary McAuliffe traces a decade that saw seismic change on almost every front, from art and architecture to music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and, most notably, behavior. The epicenter of all this creativity, as well as of the era’s good times, was Montparnasse, where impoverished artists and writers found colleagues and cafés, and tourists discovered the Paris of their dreams. Major figures on the Paris scene—such as Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky, Diaghilev, and Proust—continued to hold sway, while others now came to prominence—including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Cole Porter, and Josephine Baker, as well as André Citroën, Le Corbusier, Man Ray, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, and the irrepressible Kiki of Montparnasse. Paris of the 1920s unquestionably sizzled. Yet rather than being a decade of unmitigated bliss, les Années folles also saw an undercurrent of despair as well as the rise of ruthless organizations of the extreme right, aimed at annihilating whatever threatened tradition and order—a struggle that would escalate in the years ahead. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this vibrant era to life.”

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Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo

11 Aug , 2017   Gallery

Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a self-portrait painter of Mexican and German descent . She was married to Diego Rivera and during her lifetime traveled throughout Latin America and the USA. In the years since her death she has a well established legacy as one of the great female painters of the modern era.
 

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From Mae to Madonna: Women Entertainers in Twentieth-Century America

9 Aug , 2017  

Block Book Features:

From Mae to Madonna: Women Entertainers in Twentieth-Century America

“Entertainers were the first group of successful women to capture the public eye, taking to the stage in vaudeville and film and redefining their place in society. June Sochen introduces the white, African American, and Latina women who danced on Broadway, fell on bananas in silent films, and wisecracked in smoky clubs, as well as the modern icons of today’s movies and popular music…”

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Can Porn Be Feminist? | Harriet Williamson via Alternet

7 Aug , 2017  

Feminist porn is sex on film showing women and men as sexual equals.

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I Planned an Orgy With My Best Friend and It Was the Most Liberating Experience of My Life | Eva Giunto via Cosmopolitan

4 Aug , 2017  

cosmo-logo“I’ve been to swinger clubs. I’ve had threesomes. I’ve met people at clubs, bars, bookstores, professional networking events, concerts, and sports events, and had sex with them minutes later. I’ve had masters and Doms to serve sexually. It’s fair to say I’ve dabbled in almost everything. Until I met Mara, the one thing that was missing from my sex life was a true kindred spirit. I never had a female friend with whom I could, without hesitation, divulge all of my sexual exploits and in turn hear stories that matched mine. She and I met at a swinger party, and we’ve been friends ever since.”

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Eva Giunto: Slut. Swinger. Sister. Mother. Daughter. Wife. Friend. Writer of sexy stuff. Follow me and maybe I’ll write about you.

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Block Book Features: If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission

2 Aug , 2017  

Block Book Features:

If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission

“In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes,” writes Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times. “And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns…”

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36 Songs to Have Sex To | Eliza Thompson via Cosmopolitan

28 Jul , 2017  

Because sometimes you need a little musical inspiration.

cosmo-logoSex soundtracks are tricky. If the songs are too cheesy (see: Barry White), all involved parties will erupt into giggle fits, promptly ruining the mood. If they’re too fast, you risk jackrabbit sex. So here’s a list of 36 songs to do it to, with a nice mix of downtempo jams for a slow, sensual bone and upbeat bangers for, you know, banging. Now go forth and get it on tonight, like Montell Jordan said.

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Headphones: Personalize your listening experience!

22 Jul , 2017  

headphonesGet the most out of Bonoboville Radio with RIF6 Digital Wireless Over-Ear Headphones. Not only are they wireless but also rechargeable. Additional specs: UHF technology, compatible with iPods,Smartphones Devices, and laptops. Earphones are padded for comfort, and have a 20 hour battery life. Frequency Response of 30HZ – 20kHZ, and a Harmonic Distortion of 0.5%, as well as a Signal to Noise Ratio of 70db. Create your own auditory experience with these headphones. Rechargeable base included. The KIT comes with a charging doc for the headset which also serves as a transmitter. Hear the peace through pleasure broadcasting from Bonoboville, wireless and hands free.

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Cosmo’s 20 Favorite Sex Tips Ever | Cosmopolitan

21 Jul , 2017  

Sex life in the slumps? Cosmo lists their 20 favorite sex tips to touch, tantalize, flirt, and give your sex life a little boost. This could be just the prescription that the doctor ordered. Read More

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Block Book Features: Penthouse Variations on Quickies

19 Jul , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Penthouse Variations on Quickies

“Penthouse Variations on Quickies showcases the intense pleasures of quick sexual encounters. From five-minute frolics and almost fully-clothed romps to the passionate necessity of fast love to avoid unseemly situations, these stories of quick (but not lacking) sex from the salacious minds of Penthouse Variations magazine will leave you panting and ready for a quick tryst of your own.”

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How to Make Farmers Markets Accessible to the Poor

1 Jul , 2017  

An insightful article about the politics of food justice and accessibility of Farmer’s Markets for people living in “food deserts” written by Anna Rohleder in Alternet.

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Recommended Reading: Penthouse Variations of Oral

26 Jun , 2017  

penthouse-variations-on-oralHOT SUMMER READS: Penthouse Variations on Oral. This collection of stories is available in paperback, and is sure to get you tingling with delight. Enjoy these tales about going down, and give this pleasure read to someone you love– even if that someone is you.

Penthouse Variations on Oral | Publisher: Cleis Press.


Want more Oral Pleasures? Watch: Oral Pleasures with Layla Sin | Bonoboville Cut

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Recommended Reading: Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

18 Jun , 2017  

Sex at DawnHOT SUMMER READS: Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships authored by Drs. Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha is a captivating narrative that outlines the history of our sexuality. Newsweek calls it ““Funny, witty, and light” and Dan Savages says it is “the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.” What are you reading this summer?

Sex at Dawn | Publisher: Harper Perennial

Want more Sex At Dawn? Check out Sex at Dawn IV on Dr. Suzy.TV

 

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Our Musical Ode to the Clitoris | Dorian Electra

12 Jun , 2017  

A history of the clitoris via Dorian Electra, it’s deeper than you think. Watch now. #clitoris | #cliteracy |#clitopia ~Del Rey

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Open Content Program | The Getty

12 Jun , 2017  

Here’s some food for thought, the Getty has an open content program. What’s that you ask? Well it means that the digital images that they hold the rights to available for use free of charge. To learn more about the fair use, public domain and rights as well as the press release for their open content click here.

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Remembering Stonewall|Weekend All Things Considered.

4 Jun , 2017  

This day in history: Back in 1969 a riot broke out in New York, the incident shaped gay culture well after the noise subsided. Moreover, the riot was a signal that the gay community had reached its boiling point and would no longer tolerate the routine raids from the New York Police Department’s Vice Squad. Thus, on Friday June 27th, 1969, the Stonewall Inn became the battleground for gay men, drag queens and the NYPD. << MORE >>

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11 Things You Should Definitely Put On Your Sex Bucket List by Anna Davies | Prevention

4 Jun , 2017  

Get your butt out of a rut with these 11 Things You Should Definitely Put On Your Sex Bucket List by Anna Davies. From “Just Because” Sex  to Have “The Couch/Coffee Table/Washing Machine Will Never Be The Same” Sex, this list Davies’ list could be just the boost you need. Want more? Try reading What Your Sex Dreams Really Mean.

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“Anal Tips” with Tony and Vivian | Dr. Susan Block Institute

4 Jun , 2017  

A conversation with Dr. Susan Block from the broadcast archives of The Dr. Susan Block Show. For current shows and other events, visit us athttp://drsusanblock.com. For more information, call us at 310-568-0066. This is NOT a call with an actual therapy client; those are absolutely private and confidential. This is a caller on Dr. Block’s Saturday night live show. Have questions about these topics? Need to talk privately? Call the Dr. Susan Block Institute at 213-291-9497. We’re available 24/7. Visit us:http://drsusanblockinstitute.

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Sizzle In The Kitchen & Wear Nothing But An Apron! | Mimi Basseri via Sexpert.

4 Jun , 2017  

Aprons-sexy-sexpertMimi Basseri via Sexpert.

“Why do men think aprons are so sexy on women?

A few years back I had a lingerie and accessories shop on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, and one day a nice lady came in and asked if I would make some aprons for a photoshoot that she was doing with Paris Hilton’s new show on E! Television Network.

She wanted one or two that looked ‘retro,’ to be worn with ruffled dish washing gloves.

We made some aprons for her that were inspired by the aprons that I remembered seeing on “I love Lucy.” We did them in gingham check and polka dotted fabric with cute heart pockets and ruffles…”

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Block Book Features: Cosmo’s Kinky Sex Games: Erotic Adventures That’ll Take You Both to New Levels of Ecstasy

3 Jun , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Cosmo’s Kinky Sex Games: Erotic Adventures That’ll Take You Both to New Levels of Ecstasy

“Fifty shades of . . . COSMO! No one knows fun, fearless sex like Cosmo-and these kinky games will show the world what “hot” really means. Open the deck of cards, and you’ll find 10 very, very naughty activities to spice up your lovemaking, including the “Sex Ninja Game”; “Master & Servant”; “Talk Dirty to Me”; “Sex for Dessert” (don’t forget the black licorice whips); and the “Cosmo S&M Challenge…”

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THE DRAG AESTHETIC OF LANGSTON HUGHES | Erin Blakemore via JSTOR

23 May , 2017  

Langston Hughes photographed in 1936 by Carl Van Vechten via Wikimedia Commons/LOC

Langston Hughes photographed in 1936 by Carl Van Vechten via Wikimedia Commons/LOC

How would you describe Langston Hughes? He’s been referred to as the Harlem Renaissance’s greatest poet, a creative powerhouse who was, at one point in his career, “critically, the most abused poet in America.” But for Sam See, Hughes was something more than a jazz poet—he was a drag poet, too. See tracks the ways in which Hughes documented and responded to Harlem’s teeming drag culture in the 1920s. As a gay man, Hughes took part in Harlem’s spectacular drag balls, places where all races, genders, and social classes mixed in “the safest and most visible space in which queers could…[convene and cross].” Hughes saw Harlem culture itself as an extended show with “poems that perform in drag…”Read more    

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Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence | Nick Hopkins via The Guardian

22 May , 2017  

The GuardianLeaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant’s ethics

Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the global debate about the role and ethics of the social media giant.

The Guardian has seen more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that give unprecedented insight into the blueprints Facebook has used to moderate issues such as violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism and self-harm.


 

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Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility | Rob Stein via NPR

22 May , 2017  

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“The list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries. Scientists have used a 3-D printer to create a mouse ovary capable of producing healthy offspring. And researchers hope to create replacement human ovaries the same way someday. “It’s really the holy grail of bioengineering for regenerative medicine,” says Teresa Woodruff, who led the new research published this week in the journal Nature Communications.”

 

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Here’s How to Finger a Girl | Nottywriter via Slutty Girl Problems

15 May , 2017  

“So how do you actually finger someone right once you’re up there? Well, you’ve got to move slowly. Before an errant digit ventures inside, she needs to be properly wet and ready for you… and that means build-up.” READ MORE

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Make Art Not War: Frida Kahlo on Silver Gelatin

8 May , 2017  

Do it for the arts! RARE Frida Kahlo on Silver Gelatin by the late photographer Leo Matiz.


“An up-close portrait of Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist. One of the most prolific female artists of the twentieth century, Kahlo was lauded for her celebration of indigenous Mexican culture and the female form. The photographer, Leo Matiz (1917-1998), was known as an eclectic artist, born in Colombia and best known for taking portraits of famous Latin American artists. Blindstamp Leo Matiz, Leo Matiz ink stamp verso. Originally taken in 1945, this gelatin silver print was printed in 1991 and is signed in pencil by Matiz. Edition: 19/37. It is offered unframed.”

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Donald Trump piñatas deliver smashing sales | OLIVIA NILAND via Mashable

8 May , 2017  

“Many vendors and customers in the Piñata District are Latino, and some political pundits, including University of Southern California professor of political science and public policy Christian Grose, view the piñatas as a means of expressing the demographic’s feelings toward Trump.”

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Eat You Way to The Best Sex of Your Life by Adam Bible, Photography by Jonathon Kambouris

8 May , 2017  

Eat You Way to The Best Sex of Your Life by Adam Bible, Photography by Jonathon Kambouris | “If you’re a young guy, getting that rock-hard erection of your dreams—and maintaining it for a long period of time—really shouldn’t be a problem. Only it is becoming a problem. In some cases, a big one. A recent study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that the age that guys are being diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED) continues to fall…”

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Macy Gray: “B.O.B.” | Song of the Week

1 May , 2017  

Throughout the month of May we’re celebrating songs that are about self-pleasure. This week we’re featuring Macy Gray’s B.O.B. which we can only imagine stands for Battery Operated Boyfriend. Turn up the audio and feel the vibe. Want more Macy Gray? Block Books also has music too!

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Macy Gray: The Very Best Of Macy Gray | On How Life Is | The Way | The Trouble With Being Myself | Talking Book | Live in Las Vegas | Original Album Classics | Order now.


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Casual Intimacy | Alison Barber via Sexpert

25 Feb , 2017  

Here are a few things that make me happy:
  • Sunshine
  • Chocolate
  • Cold Beer
  • Good Sex
  • The Golden Girls
Because I enjoy happiness, I spend a lot of time outside. I eat a small piece of chocolate every night after my kids go to bed. There’s always beer in my fridge, and I own every episode of The Golden Girls. Also because I enjoy happiness, I pursue good sex. Because the best sex involves another person, attaining it can be more complicated than a trip to the grocery store or stepping into my backyard. Read-More-Button-149x49-Blue-Transparent-GIFFor me, the search for good sex extends beyond pleasurable genitalia, impressive stamina, and even a pretty face. Beauty and technique matter, but not as much as a person’s ability to inspire me or make me smile. Sex toys have come a long way–if a firm, sizable cock was all I required, I’d have run off with Alan long ago.
Alison-Barber-pic-thumbnailAlison Barber’s dream to become a writer was born when she won her first Young Author’s Contest. Her desire to masturbate professionally came later, and intensified after a switch from a focus on English to a major in Fashion Merchandising led to the opening of Taboo in 2002. Sexpert_Logo_300x95

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Block Books: Sex by Design: The Betty Dodson Story

1 May , 2017  

Block Book Features:

Sex by Design: The Betty Dodson Story

“Penthouse Variations on Quickies showcases the intense pleasures of quick sexual encounters. From five-minute frolics and almost fully-clothed romps to the passionate necessity of fast love to avoid unseemly situations, these stories of quick (but not lacking) sex from the salacious minds of Penthouse Variations magazine will leave you panting and ready for a quick tryst of your own.”

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22 Sexy Songs That Give Female Masturbation The Love It Deserves by Caroline Bologna | Huffington Post

30 Apr , 2017  

Caroline Bologna via The Huffington Post

“In August, Hailee Steinfeld released her debut single and music video — an upbeat song called “Love Myself.” With lyrics like “know how to satisfy, keeping that tempo right without you” and “I’m gonna touch the pain away, I know how to scream my own name,” the song has earned praise from many female listeners who consider it a bonafide “masturbation anthem.”
Admittedly, the lyrics are ambiguous enough to assume that “Love Myself” is just a fun pop song about feeling empowered, but when Steinfeld appears in the music video wearing a leotard with the words “self service,” any doubts about the song’s “menage à moi” meaning are quelled.”
 
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CASUAL SEX: EVERYONE IS DOING IT | Maria Konnikova via The New Yorker

28 Apr , 2017  

the New YorkerZhana Vrangalova had hit a problem. On a blustery day in early spring, sitting in a small coffee shop near the campus of New York University, where she is an adjunct professor of psychology, she was unable to load onto her laptop the Web site that we had met to discuss. This was not a technical malfunction on her end; rather, the site had been blocked. Vrangalova, who is thirty-four, with a dynamic face framed by thick-rimmed glasses, has spent the past decade researching human sexuality, and, in particular, the kinds of sexual encounters that occur outside the norms of committed relationships. The Web site she started in 2014, casualsexproject.com, began as a small endeavor fuelled by personal referrals, but has since grown to approximately five thousand visitors a day, most of whom arrive at the site through organic Internet searches or referrals through articles and social media. To date, there have been some twenty-two hundred submissions, about evenly split between genders, each detailing the kinds of habits that, when spelled out, can occasionally alert Internet security filters. The Web site was designed to open up the discussion of one-night stands and other less-than-traditional sexual behaviors. What makes us engage in casual sex? Do we enjoy it? Does it benefit us in any way—or, perhaps, might it harm us? And who, exactly, is “us,” anyway?”Read more

 
Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer for newyorker.com, where she writes regularly on psychology and science.

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Donald Trump Appointed an Extreme Anti-Choice Activist to the Department of Health and Human Services |AP via Cosmopolitan

28 Apr , 2017  

Donald Trump appointed the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, a move that pro-choice groups are calling “dangerous” and “extreme.” Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From…

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The Bonobo Way at DomCon LA: A Talk by Dr. Susan Block

14 Apr , 2017  

Susan M. Block, Ph.D. delivers The Bonobo Way of FemDom Power at DomCon LA 2016, introducing her kinky audience to the FemDoms of the Wild, the female-empowered “make love not war” bonobos. For The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure, go to http://amzn.to/1zimlbP. To help save the bonobos from extinction, go to http://blockbonobofoundation.org/inde… For Bonobo Liberation Therapy, go to https://drsusanblockinstitute.com/bon… or, call the Therapists Without Borders of the Dr. Susan Block Institute at 213-291.9497.  

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‘Art is my weapon’: meet the Turkish artist taking on Erdoğan | Nosheen Iqbal via The Guardian

12 Apr , 2017  

“Ekin Onat’s project for the Venice Biennale sensationally exposes police brutality and political revolt in Turkey. As the country prepares for a historic referendum, Onat explains why she faces exile

It started, somewhat innocuously, with a tree. Ekin Onat waves a hand across Gezi Park in central Istanbul, on a bright but quiet Saturday morning, pinpointing the recent history of protest that galvanised all but two of Turkey’s 81 provinces in the spring of 2013. “A tree! Green space!” Nothing more radical than the environment, she says, walking me through the greenery hitched to the concrete slabs of Taksim Square. Peaceful demonstrations against government plans to bulldoze the park to build a shopping mall spiralled; mass revolt led to brutal police violence which left at least four people dead and more than 8,000 injured. The momentum of Occupy Gezi swept Turkey – and flipped Onat’s life for ever…”

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Staying Nude Is Key To New ‘Penthouse’ Owner’s Plan To Stay In The Black |Dana Feldman via Forbes

26 Mar , 2017  

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“Tract homes and strip-malls pepper the urban sprawl of the family-friendly San Fernando Valley, also known as the hub of Southern California’s adult entertainment industry. This is where Kelly Holland, Owner/CEO of Penthouse Global Media, and her team, work tirelessly out of the company’s headquarters in the Los Angeles suburb of Chatsworth to ensure that the iconic magazine remains a viable, profitable, well-oiled machine. Holland purchased the 51-year-old magazine, originally founded by Bob Guccione in 1965, for an undisclosed amount in a deal finalized earlier this year. Though she won’t say the exact figure, she does admit that she paid the full asking price. “The only sin in my family was paying retail,” she says, quoting Woody Allen. “I’m a sinner,” she adds, smiling….”

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🌸 Penthouse Pets Layla Sin & Christiana Cinn SPRING onto DrSuzy.Tv this Saturday, Multiamory as Erotic Resistance + Sex Therapy for Spring Fever 24/7 🌸

23 Mar , 2017  

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The Bonobo Spring Revolution by Dr. Susan Block via Counterpunch

19 Mar , 2017  

counterpunch-logo-squareSpring has sprung. The grass has riz. Do you know where the party is? Bonoboville!

Having declared 2015 the first “Year of the Bonobo” in the heady, hung-over days of early January, it’s time to spring forward into the quintessential season to go bonobos. Spring! The word itself leaps for joy, strips off sweaters and dives headlong into a spring fling, releasing that “inner bonobo” that’s been hibernating all winter long. Spring is mating time, dating time, time to catch bonobo spring fever, flirt and fly with the birds and bees through the flowers and trees, all buzzing, tweeting (yes, before Twitter, birds did the tweeting), blooming and dripping with lustful, ecosexual fecundity and revolutionary possibilities.Read-More-Button-149x49-Blue-Transparent-GIF


Susan Block, Ph.D., a.k.a. “Dr. Suzy,” is an internationally renowned LA sex therapist and author, occasionally seen on HBO and other channels. Her newest book is The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure. Visit her at http://DrSusanBlock.com. For speaking engagements, call 310-568-0066. Email your comments to her at liberties@blockbooks.com and you will get a reply.

Originally published on © March 19, 2015.

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Happy Pi Day

14 Mar , 2017  

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The Bonobo Way 12 Steps | Step 2: See the Bonobos.

28 Feb , 2017  

Greetings Bonoboville,

As I continue my commitment to #GoBonobos in 2017, I’m revisiting The Bonobo Way 12 Steps from Dr. Block’s book, The Bonobo Way.  The second step in this different kind of 12 step program is “Be a Bonobo.” Dr. Block has this to say, “like neotantric yoga, Tai Chi or belly dancing, many of these steps to releasing your inner bonobo begin with releasing your breath.” Step two focuses on the physical, mental and emotional elements of bonoboness; it is an inclusive process that weaves together hypnosis, Bonobo Liberation Therapy, the erotic theater of the mind, and medibation. Still not sure how to “Be a Bonobo?” Here are Three Ways to Live Like a Bonobo.

Wishing you lots of #PeaceThroughPleasure, Del Rey



Block Book Presents:

The Bonobo Way by Dr. Susan Block.

“Bravo to Dr. Block for paving the way for a hopefully more bonobo future. The Bonobo Way is a playful but insightful glimpse into our own sexuality and what we can learn from our closest, perhaps superior, relatives.” —Vanessa Woods, best-selling author of Bonobo Handshake

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BODY SHAME & Other Body Image Issues | Dr. Susan Block Institute for the Erotic Arts & Sciences

27 Feb , 2017  

dsb-instituteA vital part of good sex involves feeling… well, sexy.  While some of that feeling is purely mental or spiritual, a large part of it is physical. That includes feeling attracted to your partner’s body, if you have a partner. And it means feeling good about your own body, whether you have a partner or not.

Do you feel good about your body? Do you feel sexy in your skin? Or do you have “body image” issues that interfere with your ability to relax and enjoy yourself during sex?

Anxious About Your Body… or Body Parts?

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Instead of Valentine’s Day, Celebrate Lupercalia. | Dr. Susan Block via Elephant Journal

14 Feb , 2017  

spanking-womenInstead of Valentine’s Day, Celebrate Lupercalia By Dr. Susan Block via Elephant Journal Intro: “Saint Valentine” was a farce…it all began with a she-wolf.

In a world of fake news and “alternative facts,” it’s no surprise that we’ve been sold a Valentine’s Day fallacy, too.

The high holiday of love is a capitalist’s fairy tale, concocted by Hallmark’s 19th century forebearers to increase greeting card sales.

It stars Saint Valentine, a Christian martyr who was arrested and condemned to death for unlawfully marrying young couples in pagan Rome. While imprisoned, Valentine healed his jailer’s blind daughter, who fell in love with the chaste priest. Before being executed on February 14th, he left the girl a farewell note (which she could now see, thanks to his saintly ophthalmology skills), signed, “Your Valentine.”

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10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts | Paul Glader via Forbes

10 Feb , 2017  

By Paul Glader via Forbes

“Where do we most often find real truth, real facts in a new era of Internet hoaxes, fake news stories and new political administrations that tout their own “alternative facts”?

Many citizens appear confused and worried. News stories from the BBC and the New York Times and Money magazine are reporting (with proof) that dystopian novels such as 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley are seeing a noticeable boost in sales. After Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump and pro-journalism speech at the Golden Globe awards in January, donations picked up to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Subscriptions to the New York Times and other newspapers have picked up dramatically since Donald Trump was elected president according to the Columbia Journalism Review and other sources. Meanwhile, I’ve been hearing from several well-educated friends, who are wondering if their own reading habits are leading them toward facts or fiction. “Hey man. Got a question for you on this ‘fake news’ thing,” wrote one friend from my high school years. “What’s your advice and do you have an opinion on where to find some form of truth in our media today?”

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