“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…””
“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 Issues, Ejaculation Control, Taboo Desires, Relationship Conflicts, Fantasy Roleplay, Erotic Hypnosis, Cuckolding (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.
“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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“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.”
The high holiday of love is a capitalist’s fairy tale, concocted by Hallmark’s 19th century forebearers to increase greeting card
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.”
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.
As part of my commitment to #GoBonobos in 2017, I thought I’d revisit The Bonobo Way 12 Steps from Dr. Block’s book, The Bonobo Way. The first step, “see the bonobos.” Enjoy this playlist of bonobos being bonobos:
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—Dr. Patti Britton, American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Past President
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Hey kids! Buy this sugary junk food and this shiny, shoddily made toy, and eat at McDonalds!
Give us your parent’s money and grow into groomed consumers of products you don’t need and food that isn’t good for you.
High Fructose Corn Syrup!! Awesome!!! Trans Fat! Yeah!! Let’s become obese!!!
And whatever you do, don’t watch Netflix! Those evil, commercial free content providers don’t let you see our ads! How are you going to know what you want for Christmas if you don’t watch 230 hours of commercials per year? We tell you what you want. You would be lost without us. You don’t want Netflix. You want cable. You want commercials. You want what we want.
Here’s a funny and twisted sketch from Saturday Night Live about a game show where contestants meet their future second wives. If you’ve got a few minutes and are looking for some laughs it’s worth a watch.
“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.”
Catherine 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!
“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″
By now it’s clear to most people (except for those with their heads buried in the sand) that Donald Trump lies–a lot. From campaign promises–drain the swamp?–to ego boosting, a large amount of what Trump says is flat out untrue. Every aspect of his behavior screams sociopath, and these infographs from The New York Times clearly show how regularly he blatantly lies (regular bald faced lying is one of the major signs of a sociopath).
The role of President of the United States requires immense amounts of interaction, but how can anyone be expected to collaborate with someone whose word has zero value? It’s easy to understand our allies distancing themselves from us while this egomaniac runs the country. So who is left standing at his side? Big corporations, corrupt politicians, and spineless yes-men. The sooner Trump and his people are out of office the better, and the sooner our society learns to recognize the signs of sociapathy and avoid giving power to those who will undoubtedly abuse it, the better. Let those with warmth and love in their hearts lead us, not toxic power addicts.
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!
“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…”
“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(Illustrator) is a trade paperback edition of the graphic novel that inspired the hit movie!
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.”
“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…”
This post comes to us from Bonoboville User, @Max1943.
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.
“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.”
Hmmm, maybe it is time to rethink the whole “Netflix and Chill” thing…
“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…”
“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.”
“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:
A sampling of the many games and practices includes:
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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.
“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. “
“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!
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.
“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…”
“Let’s face it, fantasy is usually a whole lot more interesting than reality…..”
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.
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“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.”
“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….”
“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…”
“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 observationsboth pre- and post-transitionto 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 femininityin all of its wondrous forms.”
“”What Do You Do with a Chocolate Jesus?” is the funny and skeptical, yet genuine exploration of the Christian history they don’t teach in Sunday school. It finds humor, irony, and occasional insight amid the inconsistencies, absurdities, hypocrisies, and flat out weirdness that too often passes for eternal truth. Like a history of religion as done by The Daily Show, it humorously explores the facts, the history, and the big ideas in an engaging and entertaining story. Pitting actual Scripture against pious propaganda, Thomas Quinn treks through chapter and verse of the New Testament, explores the sordid saga of medieval beliefs (including End-of-the-World panics and fights about what kind of stuff Jesus was made of), and reveals some of the shocking attitudes of America’s founders toward religion. It isn’t always pretty, but it’s usually good for a laugh. If war is too important to leave to the generals, religion is too important to leave to the preachers. Skeptics need evangelists, too.”
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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
Make 2017 your Year of the Bonobo and get your copy of The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure.
“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….”
Because sometimes you need a little musical inspiration.
Sex 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.
“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:
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.”
“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…”
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
“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…”
While the conversation about the education versus entertainment aspects of porn continue, Harriet Williamson’s interview with Erika Lust is something to consider. Erika lust astutely comments, “There’s no reason sex on film has to be presented as cheap or dirty. I think it’s worthy of artistic framing as any other grand human experiences.” This conversation highlights the intersections between feminists and pornographers….Read Now…
“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.”
Eva Giunto: Slut. Swinger. Sister. Mother. Daughter. Wife. Friend. Writer of sexy stuff. Follow me and maybe I’ll write about you.
“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…”
“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.”
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.
HOT 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.
Want more Oral Pleasures? Watch: Oral Pleasures with Layla Sin | Bonoboville Cut
HOT 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
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.
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 >>
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.
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.
“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…”
“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…”
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…”
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.
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Here are a few things that make me happy:
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.
For 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’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.
“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.”
“Zhana 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?”
Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer for newyorker.com, where she writes regularly on psychology and science.
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…
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.
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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…”
“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….”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get a reply.
Originally published on © March 19, 2015.
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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,
“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