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My round up of my favourite sex positive news, articles, debates, surveys and blog posts from the last 7 days.
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Issue 8 - April 13th 2013: Jimmyjane Infographics - TOUCH YOURSELF

Issue 8 - April 13th 2013: Jimmyjane Infographics - TOUCH YOURSELF | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The stats and facts you've always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)
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Issue 8 - April 13th 2013: Orgasmology by Annamarie Jagose

Issue 8 - April 13th 2013: Orgasmology by Annamarie Jagose | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
A study of la petite mort focuses on cultural views not sociological explorations, finds Sally R. Munt
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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Record breaking 36 Red Dot Design Awards for debut Sex Toy brand.

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Record breaking 36 Red Dot Design Awards for debut Sex Toy brand. | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

ovo wins 36 red dot design awards

 

The surprise could not be greater. Not just because a brand new company with its entire first product lines could sweep the board with 36 of the most prestigious design awards ever; the surprise is even greater when you see what the new company offers: lifestyle toys for him and her.

 

In the categories of "fashion, lifestyle and accessories" and "outdoor, hobbies and sport", lifestyle toys were able to satisfy the panel and received the coveted award. 34 designs of lifestyle toys received the "honourable mention", which highlights the outstandingly successful aspects of the design work and the excellent detail solutions underlines the honour.

 

ovo is making history.

 

Press-release:www.ovo.de/en/design-awards

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If any other company in any other industry had achieved 36 Red Dot Design awards with it's debut product line it would tech news gold.

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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: What are women's sexual fantasies in 2013? - Telegraph

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: What are women's sexual fantasies in 2013? - Telegraph | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

To mark the 40th anniversary of My Secret Garden, the seminal book which revealed women's sexual fantasies (long before Fifty Shades of Grey), Emily Dubberley is discovering what women dream about today.

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An article with Dr Brooke Magnanti celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Nancy Friday's seminal book My Secret Garden.

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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Sorry, Virginia Attorney General, But 'Sodomy' Is Not A Crime Against Nature Because Nature Loves Sodomy

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Sorry, Virginia Attorney General, But 'Sodomy' Is Not A Crime Against Nature Because Nature Loves Sodomy | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Has it already been 22 days since Virginia overturned its Crimes Against Nature law, allowing consenting adults to have oral and anal sex with impunity?
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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Surfing, Sex and Being a Badass

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Surfing, Sex and Being a Badass | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

Four days after I moved out of the home I shared with my husband I went surfing for the first time in 14 years.

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A great piece on one woman's realisation on being single, dating and casual sex.

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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: 10 Expert Tips for Phone Sex Beginners

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: 10 Expert Tips for Phone Sex Beginners | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The brain is our most powerful sex organ. It's where the magic happens. That's why phone sex remains as popular as ever - and why paid phone sex is still a multimillion-dollar industry. Plus, because an increasing number of ...
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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: Bill Gates wants you to invent the condom of the future

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: Bill Gates wants you to invent the condom of the future | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding a global health initiative to build a better, sexier condom
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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: How I Get Away With Masturbating In Public - Sabotage Times

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: How I Get Away With Masturbating In Public - Sabotage Times | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The eye-watering confessions of a sex fiend. Here's her portfolio of places where she just couldn't help herself, lets pray we can.
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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: Roman erotica lacks a sense of sin

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: Roman erotica lacks a sense of sin | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Jonathan Jones: The British Museum's Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition displays plenty of erotic art, but to modern eyes it misses that essential naughty element
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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Myths About Sex

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Myths About Sex | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Think you know a little something about sex? Unfortunately, a lot of the things we learn about the topic are more fable than fact. This infographic addresses myths about anatomy, relationships, pornography and even ...
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I love a good sex survey....

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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: Book profiles 7 Tohoku women who turned to porn after earthquake

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: Book profiles 7 Tohoku women who turned to porn after earthquake | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

A new book creates a unique narrative for the impact of the disaster

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Issue 5 March 23rd 2013: The Brit Babes come together to create a literary orgy of smut and naughtiness.

Issue 5 March 23rd 2013: The Brit Babes come together to create a literary orgy of smut and naughtiness. | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

The British Authors Lexie Bay, Victoria Blisse, Lucy Felthouse, Lily Harlem, Kay Jaybee, Tabitha Rayne, KD Grace and Natalie Dae come together to create a supergroup aiming to bring Erotica to the masses once and for all. 

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Issue 8 - April 13th 2013: Rude magazine -The Sulking Room

Issue 8 - April 13th 2013: Rude magazine -The Sulking Room | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The term 'boudoir' comes from French word 'bouder' meaning 'to sulk or pout'. A boudoir was a 'sulking room', a place 18th century aristocratic women could retreat to when they were feeling out of sorts until they were ready to entertain again.
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Such  fantastic piece oozing with sex positivity and some great sex history.

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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Picture Of The Week

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Picture Of The Week | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Lets Talk about Sex Toys!

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Lets Talk about Sex Toys! | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Let’s Talk About Sexy Toys! Hello there, First of all, may I say thank you to lovely Victoria for inviting me onto her blog ~ t’is very exciting for me! My name is Renee and I’m the Senior Store Ma...
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"A large part of what we do is permission-giving (“yes, you should totally own a cool sex toy!”) and empowering women just like we ourselves at some point have been empowered by women comfortable in their own sexuality."

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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: We're Kinky, not crazy.

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: We're Kinky, not crazy. | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

The American Psychiatric Association has decided that people with kinky sexual interests (which—let’s just get this out of the way—includes me) don’t necessarily have mental disorders. That seems like good news, right?

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This story has been replicated and talked about a lot of late but this story from Slate back in March puts it best in my opinion.

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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: 'Paul Raymond made his living off sex. I make my living by being funny,' says Steve Coogan

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: 'Paul Raymond made his living off sex. I make my living by being funny,' says Steve Coogan | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

A joke of the 1970s had it that America owned Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Stevie Wonder, whereas the UK had no cash, no hope and no bloody wonder. And as with the other lively arts, so it was with pornography.

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Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Just Putting It Out There: The Best Butt Plugs for Beginners

Issue 7 - April 6th 2013: Just Putting It Out There: The Best Butt Plugs for Beginners | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Butt play: If we can’t talk about it, who can? For those just getting started in the anal arena, we asked sexologist Jill McDevitt, PhD, for a few tips on how to incorporate this new toy into your routine.
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It's always great when subjects like this are dealth with by the mainstream press in this way..

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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: Picture of the week.

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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: A Brief History of Condoms | Nerve.com

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: A Brief History of Condoms | Nerve.com | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: A Visit to The Sex Academy

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: A Visit to The Sex Academy | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Last week The Vitality Show featured its very first Sex Academy. The Vitality Show usually consists of various stalls and talks focusing on beauty, health and wellbeing.
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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: BDSM 101 - Step 1 Communication! « Sex Ed « Sexual Health

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: BDSM 101 - Step 1 Communication! « Sex Ed « Sexual Health | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
So you have decided you want to try out the big world of BDSM, but where in the world do you start? You start with talking to your partner. It is the fundamental aspect of BDSM and I will tell you why.
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With more and more people experimenting and exploring this driven by bdsm erotica it's good to get some basics down.

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Issue 6 March 30th 2013: In Defense of the Slut  | Em & Lo: Sex. Love. And Everything in Between.

Issue 6 March 30th 2013: In Defense of the Slut  | Em & Lo: Sex. Love. And Everything in Between. | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Providing your daily dose of love & sex-related advice, horoscopes and news. No yoga mat required.
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I do like the word Slut - for many of the reasons people don't - short, sharp, strong word one which you can't shy away from when it leaves your lips so let's take it back for good.

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Issue 5 March 23rd 2013: Picture Of The Week

Issue 5 March 23rd 2013: Picture Of The Week | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
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