31 Dec 2013
- Dutch prostitutes seek same tax deal as footballers
Lawyer says similarities between the two professions are striking
- This was porn in the year 2013
Pornhub releases end of the year stats just in time for porn's hugest surge of the year.
- America's insane attitude towards sexual pleasure
America is still a puritanical, consumer nation bent on policing sexual expression, while selling smut and sanctimony steeped in shame
- Who won in Canada: Pimps or prostitutes?
Countries like France enacted new laws against prostitution. But Canadian Supreme Court struck down three of its anti-prostitution laws.
- The year in sex: 2013
From gay marriage to Miley Cyrus, these are some of the moments that defined our sexual culture this year
30 Dec 2013
- 11 sex and scandal stories of 2013
From Bieber to Weiner, 2013 hasn't been short of sex scandals. Here Dr Brooke Magnanti rounds up the ones which dominated this year's news agenda and shares her predictions for 2014
- Older men we would bed
What's a living, breathing, attracted-to-men person supposed to do when Patrick Stewart tweets out adorable photos of himself with Ian McKellan on the town
- Everyone I've ever had sex with
A 21-year-old woman from London, lists the people she's had sex with
- 13 Ways guys ask for blowjobs
Today's topic: how men ask for some mouth-on-dick action without actually uttering the word "blowjob". [more]
- The Japanese love industry
The Japanese are putting marriage and families on the back burner and seeking recreational love and affection as a form of cheap escape with no strings attached [video]
29 Dec 2013
- 7 Foods that will make you feel sexier
Modern research has established that many common foods and spices contain substances that trigger powerful mind altering endorphins which can make us feel sexier!
- Blushworthy headlines of 2013
From "More housework, less sex?" to "How hormones influence sex" to "Hookup culture isn't so wild"
- Is it time women had a chat about pubic hair?
Artists and activists are calling for us all to think before we wax and start asking questions about our lady gardens
- A girl's guide to the 10 best celebrity cleavages
From Jennifer Love Hewitt to Halle Berry to Scarlet Johansson [more celebrity skin]
28 Dec 2013
- Nymphomaniac: new clip
Lars von Trier's graphic sex drama "Nymphomaniac" will be told in eight chapters, and we've now seen a clip from each [video]
- Sexual fluidity becoming a male thing
In Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Adèle is sexually fluid, a person who dabbles with either sex but unlike a bisexual, identifies as gay or straight
- Miley Cyrus: I'm playing a character
I went from people just thinking I was, like, a baby to people thinking I'm this, like, sex freak [more]
- The secret to great sex
Lion Goodman explores one of the most important but ignored keys to intimacy
- Singer's album cover censored
Sky Ferreira's image by filmmaker Gaspar Noé has been censored by Apple and many others, of course. [more]
27 Dec 2013
- How to come out to your parents
Dr Petra Boynton offers some advice for coming out over Christmas and New Year
- Happy Hooker happy with top court's prostitution ruling
The famous former call girl and madam, says she was surprised to live long enough to see the normally rigid Supreme Court throw out several prostitution laws.
- Happy Hooker happy with top court's prostitution ruling
Three Penises. Although it looks like every other bottle of liquor, this one contains seal penis, deer penis and Cantonese dog penis
- Coming soon: next-gen sex gizmos
Next-generation sex toys have started to appear in the marketplace, such as the Limon, a sleek lemon-shaped vibrator that could be sold at the gift shop
26 Dec 2013
- The best story on the UK's online porn filters
What the campaign and the campaigners forget of course is that the internet tends to route around censorship
- Sea-slug sex-life
Forget sea-slugs with detachable pensises: the Siphopteron species are fork-penised hermaphrodites, that interpenetrate each other's foreheads
- Three-Penis Liquor
From, What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire, to, Plays Well in Groups: A Journey Through the World of Group Sex
- 'Game Of Thrones' 2013 sex scenes and nudity
The third season of "Game of Thrones" has come to a close, which means it's time for us to continue our highly scientific study of sex and nudity in the acclaimed HBO series.
- Addicted to sleeping with married women
Why would a young, attractive, single man prefer to sleep with married women?
25 Dec 2013
- 7 Most preposterous sexual positions
From standing up, to the wheelbarrow, to the waterfall.
- Why pillow talk matters
Chatting immediately after sex makes couples feel closer and more secure, claims scientist [more]
- 2013: The Year in Butts
2013 might be the year of the snake, the year of the cronut, and the year of Cara Delevingne, but it is also the year of the butt. [Slideshow]
- In search of perfect porn
Tumblr, long the king of porn, has been overthrown. A new generation of porn sites has arrived, including Pinsex, the "Pinterest for porn"
- 3 Sexy Christmas role play games
Are you naughty or nice? These sexy Christmas role play games are sure to get you on Santa's naughty list, but in a good way! [Video]
24 Dec 2013
- Porn, twerking and feminism
From sex scandals in Westminster, to twerking, to a woman stripping naked for Danish TV only to be analysed by two blokes, our interactive graphic explores the highs and lows for women and girls in 201
- 13 Nude scenes from 2013
2014 will be a big year for silver screen nudity, and the last 12 months have been pretty good too [more celebs nude]
- How to kick start your sex life in 2014!
In response to the findings that 15% of couples no longer have Sex, we talked to relationship and sex expert Jo Hemmings about why this is an how you can kick start your sex life in 2014!
- Sex toy xmas tree ordered to be removed
A provocatively adorned outdoor Christmas tree in central Milan was just too naughty for city officials, who have ordered it denuded of its racy red sex toys.
- I was a Pornhub intern for a day
Two interns at the popular porn website have turned their internships into an internet-famous Twitter account and their own personal brand.
23 Dec 2013
- The lesbian love story that has me thinking
Genuine lesbian love stories are few and far between, but Blue is the Warmest Colour has me thinking about the shades of grey surrounding female sexuality and my own experiences
- Before you have sex with your boss
Although 11% go on to marry their boss, it can also be one of the most damaging types of relationship for group morale and organizational effectivenes
- The top six celeb sex tapes!
From Rob Lowe in 1988, to Pamela Anderson a decade later [More naked celebs]
- Your penis is huge
Intellectually, a man knows that the size of his penis shouldn't be relevant in a relationship. And yet, he can't help believing that it is.
- British Naturism campaigns update
The organisation continues to work at combating the Anti-social Anti-social Behaviour Bill, and with the Culture, Media, Sport select committee consulting on the BBC
22 Dec 2013
- Nymphomaniac, Vols I & II, review
Nymphomaniac is about masturbation, Fibonacci numbers, fly-fishing, bondage, polyphonic harmonies, the Prusik knot, and a pleasuring technique called "the silent duck"
- Does Japanese Shunga turn porn into art?
A British Museum exhibition raises important questions about the juncture between art and free speech, some of which are unique to our digital age
- Betty Dodson's feminist sex wars
I sat down with Betty for nearly three hours one summer afternoon to talk sex, feminism, censorship and power.
- Women having independent orgasms will change the world
In 1970 I read an article titled "The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm" by Anne Koedt. From the title alone, I knew I had to speak to the woman who wrote it.
- Mom charged for topless hot tub photo with her daughter
A mother who was photographed topless in a hot tub with her 14-year-old daughter, who was also topless, has been charged with misdemeanor child endangerment.
21 Dec 2013
- The year's unsexiest moments
Because there's nothing titillating about naked ping pong and licking sledgehammers
- What porn stars do when the industry shuts down
Porn producers reveal how shutdowns impact them financially and what they do to make money if they can't make porn.
- One big naked dream wedding
Gypsy Taub, a "nudity activist" is staging the naked wedding of her dreams this Thursday, in San Francisco to protest against the city's ban on public nudity. [more]
- Twice a week hospital sex accidents
They say love hurts. But we doubt sex injuries involving broken penises or foreign objects lodged in rectums was the kind of pain in mind.
- Uncut Nymphomaniac to debut
The five and a half hour uncut version of Lars Von Trier's film will be screened at the Berlin film festival [more]
20 Dec 2013
- Screw magazine publisher Al Goldstein dies
Al Goldstein, the publisher of Screw magazine who helped break down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians, organised religion and anything that even suggested good taste, died Thursday, according to a friend. He was 77. [more]
- A royal sex scandal?
The sexual exploits of George V's four sons - David, Bertie, Harry and George - in the Twenties make the behaviour of modern royals very tame
- When porn was fun
Before the internet, men had to run the gauntlet of sneaking a jazz mag upstairs and then hiding it from Mum's prying eyes. Those were the days!
- On Playboy's 60th Anniversary Issue
Playboy magazine's 60th anniversary issue features Kate Moss on the cover,(more) and is new and improved, depending on who you ask, either secretly feminist or trying to be. [more]
- The 12 Days of Kinkmas
In honor of the special holiday sale price of our book, 150 Shades of Play: A Beginner's Guide to Kink, we're presenting own special sexy sacrilegious spin on a Xmas classic.
19 Dec 2013
- Porn filters block sex education websites
Pornography filters used by major UK internet service providers are blocking websites offering sex education and advice on sexual health and porn addiction, the BBC has learned.
- The Sexualization Report
The term 'sexualization' was virtually non-existent in news headlines in 2005. Our aim is to set out clearly what current good research tells us about these issues, and make clear what is known and what is not known or is unclear.
- Reading Fifty Shades
A special issue of the journal Sexualities looks at the "Fifty Shades Phenomenon". It's also free to access until March 2014
- Are titles a gay rights (or feminist) issue?
Ahead of the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales, Reader in Law Daniel Monk says it's time to remove the gender bias in titles, meaning Sir Elton's John's civil partner, David Furnish, would be eligible for an honorary title
- Tokyo music teacher in porn roles
Japanese police arrested a part-time Tokyo music teacher for appearing in an adult video (AV) uploaded to an overseas Internet site, and charged her with assisting in the creation of obscene electromagnetic media for the purpose distribution.
18 Dec 2013
- Erotic frescoes of the Vatican
Perhaps the most intriguing secret of the Vatican is, surprisingly, a bathroom -- decorated in erotic frescoes -- in the papal apartments
- America's 'virgin births'?
One in two hundred US women claim to have given birth without ever having had sexual intercourse. 46% had signed a chastity pledge. [more]
- The weirdest sex laws in the United States
Many bizarre sex laws are just urban legends. But verified laws include, adultery being illegal in New York, to kisses being no more than fives minutes in Iowa.
- My husband hates having sex with me
Advice is given to a woman who married a man ten years her senior, who says he loves her more than anyone, but just isn't very physical
- What should we do about pornography?
The long-term effects of sexually explicit material on young people are unclear, but there are still steps we can and should take, say a forensic psychologist and a public health lecturer
17 Dec 2013
- Miley Cyrus' Free the Nipple tweet
Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker and her film, Free the Nipple [more]
- Why do we use sex to sell clothes?
It is a question loaded with controversy, in a world where young people are increasingly exposed to images and content that make us consider the moral framework of our society.
- Nymphomaniac: first look review
Lars Von Trier's sex epic is a four-hour cold shower, yet it ravishes the brain and leaves you begging for more
- The Year In Bad Sex
Good sex is great, but it's never as hilarious as bad sex. Luckily, 2013 provided no shortage of bad sex to entertain, confuse and horrify us.
- Sodomy laws still exist?!
When the Indian Supreme Court this week reinstated a law banning gay sex, I recall that some U.S. States still has laws against sodomy in several states, and two States also outlaw homesexuality
16 Dec 2013
- German porn viewers outed
A lot of German porn enthusiasts have had their porn browsing history laid bare to the public, thanks to a German court's mistake
- The return of the female condom?
The female condom flopped when it was launched some 20 years ago. Now a number of companies are entering the fray with new products.
- Why I hate spontaneous sex
When I first decided to give spontaneous sex a try, I wish Whoopi Goldberg had been there to warn me
- The Hottentot Venus
Saartjie Baartman was a woman of color who found herself in Europe performing as the "Hottentot Venus" in the early 1800's. [more]
- Brazil Xposed
The biggest scam in Rio de Janeiro is that the sexy topless prostitutes shaking their boobs and butts at you on the street corners are actually men. Or were men. Now she-men
15 Dec 2013
- The Most sexually depraved Roman Emperors
From marrying their neices, to having sex with sisters and mothers
- The 5 lesbian films that get queer love right
Forget the soft porn of "Blue is the Warmest Color." These movies offer a realistic depiction of lesbian sex
- Nude Carla Bruni pics dupe Euro diplomats
Chinese hackers broke into the computers of several European diplomats during a G20 meeting in Paris, using the promise of naked pictures of then French First Lady Carla Bruni
- Celebrities Bare all for Vogue
Mikael Jansson is a leading fashion photographer whose uber sensual photographs, often featuring the world's most influential actors, musicians, models, and designers
14 Dec 2013
- The hidden cost of porn filters
The deep irony is that porn filters are designed to protect children, but they may be keeping them from the sex education sites that actually protect them
- The problem with Masters of Sex
There are several moments that have made Dr. Masters the least sympathetic of TV's abundant crop of antiheroes. That's quite a feat.
- Anita Steckel's Wild, phallic paintings
Anita Steckel, who died last year, saw New York City as a backdrop for sexual exploration and expression, and every building a possible platform from which to dangle a phallus
- The best 'tongue in cheek' porn titles of 2013
LA's x-rated "silicone valley" produces an orgy of absurdly perverse titles each year, from Cirque du Hole-A, to Tongue in Cheek
- 5 urban sex legends investigated
We investigate 5 sex urban legends, and reveal the facts
13 Dec 2013
- 20 Sex, penis And vagina facts
Read on for extracts from the new book Sex: 369 Facts To Blow You Away by Sadie Cayman.
- I'm addicted to masturbation
I worked my way through all 4 years of college Webcamming, but I still have to masturbate before and after work, at bedtime, and afew times in the office during lunch
- Lady Gaga full frontal magazine cover
The singer has appear nude on the cover of Candy magazine
- Why I made a film called Free the Nipple
Director Lina Esco explains the motivation for the movie, focusing on the hypocritical contradictions in our media
- Top 10 Skirt Lifters
Mr Skin lists the top 10 actresses who have shown they are nude beneath their skirt
12 Dec 2013
- Learn about swinging couples
A lot of people think that swinging couples come from the ugly side of the society. However, this is untrue
- How do I become a male porn star
After I wrote about the adult film industry, I got emails from men all over the globe with one common request
- Why women wear red lipstick
Scientists at Manchester University have used eye-tracking software to prove that men are hopelessly drawn to a bright red mouth
- Where to hide your sex toys
If your children, roommates and pets find your sex toys, here are a list of possible places to hide them
- Nude models: sexy and unsexy poses
Using the exact same lighting and angle, Gracie Hagen had models pose in one "attractive" stance, followed by one arguably less attractive pose [more]
11 Dec 2013
- Can women get sex whenever they like?
Girl on the Net ponders the supposed inequality of sexual opportunity
- Women's sexism towards men needs to end
It is unacceptable that women rate men on Lulu, based on their looks and sexual performance
- How do gay people have sex
A handful of gay vloggers explain once and for all what gay dudes really do when they have sex with each other. And lesbians explain 'How Two Girls Have Sex'
- Female promiscuity is natural
New anthropological research on human behavior has found that when it comes to sexual selection, females aren't merely passive objects of male competition
- Sexy spanking tips for two
If you keep safety in mind before and during your consensual spanking sessions, you will be free to fully enjoy all the many facets of spanking and kinky discipline.
10 Dec 2013
- I tried Cosmo's sex tips so you don't have to
Donut on the penis? Check. Snorting pepper? Check. How the most baffling Cosmo sex tips play out in real life.
- Using vibrators as a couple
Using a vibrator during foreplay and intercourse can bring new and exciting sensations to your love-making
- Living in a Romanian sexcam studio
Webcam modeling is so widespread in Romania that it's actually quite hard for a new studio to find models.
- Top 10 nudecomers of 2013
Mr Skin lists the top 10 actresses who made their nude debut in 2013
- The rise of girl-on-girl
Four times as many women report having had a same-sex experience than they did two decades ago. Why?
9 Dec 2013
- Victorians, vibrators and thirst for sexual pleasure
In the Next Room, (or the Vibrator Play) is currently entertaining audiences in London, but why did its US author, Sarah Ruhl, want to tackle the subject of Victorian sexual repression in the first place? [more]
- My sexual regrets
Linda and her partner Ron share their sexual journeys
- Women hate sexy ads, unless...
Women are turned off by sexually explicit images in advertisements. Unless, that is, the item being advertised is very precious. And valuable. And rare.
- The 7-minute limit on blowjobs
The Frisky decrees that blowjobs should last no longer than seven minutes. Here's why
- My mother thinks sex is shameful
How can I make my mother understand that my sexuality isn't something shameful, secret or silly?
8 Dec 2013
- Masters Of Sex is the new Mad Men
"Masters of Sex" tells the true story of William Masters and Victoria Johnson, who pioneered the research of human sexuality. Here's why it works
- China: Sex for the disabled
According to Xie Yan, a disabled people's rights campaigner, sex for the disabled has long been a taboo subject in China.
- Circumcision doesn't affect sexual pleasure
Australian scientists analysed nearly 40 studies and concluded that the procedure had 'no effect on sensitivity or satisfaction'
- Do naked images always lead to objectification?
A lot of the commentary about the new film Blue Is the Warmest Color, in particular, its steamy lesbian sex scenes, has focused on the issue of objectification.
- The gorgeous photo series: Body Loud
Ryan McGinley is no stranger to nude photographs, but his latest series Body Loud is a stunning look into youth, rebellion, and shameless freedom
7 Dec 2013
- Vaginas don't need steaming
We've moved on from stripping our most sensitive regions of their natural hair, and have apparently started paying for vagina beauty treatments.
- World's oldest erotic novelist dies
Ida Pollock sold millions of books over 90 years, used ten different pseudonyms, including White Heat and Interlude for Love
- Japanese newspapers have too much sex
Two of Japan's leading newspapers modified advertisements that included somewhat graphic and vulgar phrasing.
- Sexology covers from the 60s
We know all about the legendary Rolling Stone covers of the 60s and 70s, but this Sexology collection shows the questions that were being asked as attitudes changed
- Nude Games name change
More than 450 nudists are expected at the Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games in January, after months of controversy over changing its name from the Maslin Beach Nudo Lympics [more]
6 Dec 2013
- Should my friend have an affair?
My friend has been married for 17 years to a man who is neglectful and unfaithful. Shall I tell her that her husband is a cheat?
- Vaginal knitting the latest feminist performance art
Meet Casey Jenkins, the feminist performance artist, taking the internet by storm with her latest work, where she spends 28 days knitting from her vagina.
- Checklist: how strong is your marriage?
Dr. Gunsaullus gives readers 9 things to check in their marriage so their spouses won't check-out
- Inside the Quickies
The Good Vibrations Quickies Erotic Shorts Competition final is tonight, Fri 6 Dec. The company interviews some of the film maker contestants.
- Sexuality is not black & white
Tom Daley and Maria Bello haven't come out as 'gay', they've just said they're in love with someone of the same sex.
5 Dec 2013
- Inside the Quickies
Few people want to think about their parents, or even grandparents, having sex. Now, research suggests that if you don't want to be shocked, you shouldn't ask.
- Sex isn't 'Blue' film's only problem
The Palme d'Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Color, is challenging the Academy's squeamishness. NC-17-rated film has received an Oscar nomination in a major category.
- A brief history of watching sex
Children used to be encouraged to gaze on couples in flagrante as a "method of instruction"
- Which US State has the largest penises?
Condomania.com, recently compiled a state-by-state ranking of penis size. North Dakota won. Followed by Rhode Island then back the other Dakota to the south.
4 Dec 2013
- Author wins Bad sex award
Manil Suri, the author of The City of Devi wins Literary Review prize thanks to threesome set in nuclear-threatened Mumbai
- Five things you can do to revitalize your sex life
With a new year approaching, it's the perfect time to revitalize your love life with these five, simple, transforming tips.
- Porn for women news roundup
From how many women are watching porn, to the best erotica of 2014
- The 2014 AVN Award Nominees
The best pornos & porn stars of 2013
- 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Orgasms
Big O doesn't just bring on a flood of feel-good hormones; it also comes with a host of surprising health benefits. Here are 10 of our favorites
- Free the Nipple!
Appalled by the American media's glorification of violence and repression of nudity, passionate women have launched a revolution to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize the female body. [more]
3 Dec 2013
- Coming out isn't just for teenagers
Two celebs hit the headlines this weekend for being in relationships with women. But how does coming out later in life affect your family?
- Erotic Roman frescoes get a modern makeover
Artists have superimposed nude images of themselves on pictures of ancient erotic Roman paintings [more]
- Confessions of a porn site boss 2
As the internet porn world exploded, some people believed in the mantra: The more hardcore, the more cash [Part 1]
- Why is Hollywood so afraid of oral sex?
Evan Rachel Wood is mad at the MPAA for demanding an oral sex scene be removed from the final edit of her forthcoming film, Charlie Countryman
- Pornography blogs: For academic purposes only
Long gone are the days when men, as the vast majority of consumers, used to hide their pornography collections (magazines and VHS tapes) around the house in odd places here and there
2 Dec 2013
- Why you should masturbate when you divorce
Divorce can make you feel alone. Masturbating allows for an instant overall relaxation of my body and mind.
- Talking tantric sex
Tantric sex uses breath, sounds and movements to activate sexual energy
- The Internet didn't change sex
Sallie Tisdale, author of "Talk Dirty to Me," says much is the same 20 years after the book's release
- Can you start having sex with you best friend
Something I get commonly asked as an agony aunt is: can I be with my best friend?
- Mr Skin Cyber Monday special
The Celebrity nude website is offering a one-time Cyber Monday subscription offer today only $$$
- The Naked Rambler petition
Stephen Gough has spent over 6 years in prison at tax-payers expense, for nothing more than walking around in the nude. No one has ever been harmed by nudity. Petition the UK Government to release him
1 Dec 2013
- Confessions of a porn site boss
Within a few months, barely old enough to legally view the porn I was purveying, I had a website set up. It was easy money, though the setup wasn't cheap.
- Ireland: top nudist beach vacation destinations
The Emerald Isle, not known for public nudity, has now joined Spain, France, Italy and Croatia in the top ranks of nudist beaches
- Altering the age of consent will change little
Recently the debate about the age of consent has flared up in the United Kingdom again. Is 16 the right age or does it do harm to children and adults alike?
- The real nude vs. the posed nude
We all know that the majority of images we see in magazines have been treated to a heavy dosage of Photoshop, but to what extent do we alter our own selfies?
- The G Spot: fifty years of disappointment?
First documented in 1950 in a controversial report by German gynaecologist Ernest Grafenberg (apparently, with the help of his wife and some of his patients), this area inside the female vagina could apparently induce both orgasm and female ejaculation