Saturday, October 22, 2011

AIDS/HIV, STDs, sexually transmitted diseases

ATL gay couples can now detect, prevent HIV ‘together’

Can I get cancer from oral sex?

Can I get Cancer from Oral Sex?

Oral Sex May Cause More Throat Cancer Than Smoking in Men, Researchers Say, By Robert Langreth, Oct 4, 2011, 12:01 AM ET

HIV/AIDS Treatment Breakthrough, Big Think Editors on September 24, 2011

This is a report from a national study conducted by STOP AIDS Project, The California HIV/STD Prevention Training Center and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. It was funded through a grant from amfAR

Banning Queer Blood, Rhetorics of Citizenship, Contagion, and Resistance, by Jeffrey A. Bennett

A Gay Man's Guide to STD and HIV Testing in San Diego

UI professor studies how gay men resist blood-donation ban, 30 years after discovery of AIDS, July 5, 2011

Global Impact of STDs (Infographic) - The scientific evidence for HIV/AIDS

The Health Department issues new HIV campaign, February 8, 2011


"... Several studies have shown that people who are HIV positive do not always disclose their status to partners, which means that people need to be more proactive about getting tested together and sticking around to hear each others’ results. That’s right: Get each others’ permission to sit in the room together and hear each others’ results..."

Read more:

Know your sex partners. Get tested together for HIV and other STDs before you have sex.

Instant STD testing

The Health Department issues new HIV campaign, February 8, 2011

data, facts, charts, graphs, information, knowledge, statistics, visualizations sites, formats, conversion

The Guardian Datablog

Many Eyes: Create Data Visualizations

Graph Design for the Eye and Mind by Stephen M Kosslyn

Perceptual Edge: Visual Business Intelligence; for enlightening analysis and communication

dataists - Fresher than seeing your model doesn't have heteroscedastic errors

Data scientist: The hot new gig in tech; By Michal Lev-Ram, writer September 6, 2011

Google Public Data Explorer

FileFormat.Info: The Digital Rosetta Stone - data formats, conversions, etc

How to make searchable, Web-based Google charts

OECD - Statistics from A to Z - Beta version

The Information Sage Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data. By Joshua Yaffa, May/June 2011

The Complete Joy of Stats video

Revolution Analytics

Infochimps: find the world's data

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.

Data Mining Blog


My thoughts on data mining, machine learning, programming languages, open-source software and general nerdery.

dataists: Fresher than seeing your model doesn't have heteroscedastic errors

Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Flowing Data

Looking At Data

Ben Fry: Visualizing Data

Information is Beautiful

Where do search rankings come from?

The Joy of Stats: world history in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.

red state blue state

Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do

Data Visualization vs. Statistical Graphics

Very Small Array: data graphed in an imaginative way

Dataspora Blog: Big Data, open source analytics, and data visualization

FiveThirtyEight: Nate Silver's Political Calculus (on the New York Times site)

Peter Skomoroch's dataset Bookmarks

Where to Find Open Data on the Web

See, understand & share numbers

OkTrends (OkCupid Data blog)
Tim O'Reilly
SNA Projects Blog (LinkedIn)
Measuring Measures (Bradford Cross)
Info Vegan (Clay Johnson)
Hilary Mason (
Inductio Ex Machina (Mark Reid)
Chris Riccomini (LinkedIn)
Dumbotics (Last.FM)
Geeking With Greg
Juice Analytics
Infochimps Blog
Cloudera Blog
Pete Warden
Cerebral Mastication (J.D. Long)
Dolores Labs Blog
Brendan O'Connor's Blog
Kiwitobes (Toby Segaran)
Information Arbitrage
IA Ventures

Freebase: An entity graph of people, places and things, built by a community that loves open data.

sex, romance, love, sex articles, stories, books, blogs, sexuality, infidelity, cheating, pornography, dating, relationships

The Science of Romance: Why We Love, by Jeffrey Kluger, Jan 17, 2008

There Ain't No Hoochy-Koochy in Texas, Juanita Jean's, October 10, 2011, sex education in texas

Financial Incentives Reduce Female Infidelity, Marina Adshade on October 4, 2011

Study: Almost All of America's Favorite Songs Are About Sex, Oct 4, 2011


Sexual Liberation Leads To Less Cheating, by Amanda Marcotte, September 7, 2011, Slate

Sin In The Second City, by Karen Abbot

FEMALE ORGASM: AN EVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY, Daniel Honan on September 10, 2011, 12:00 AM

Mystery of Female Orgasm Continues to Baffle Evolutionary Science

Sex with Animals


: QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Overheard Secrets

Like a geeky Echelon triggering on "pregnant" and "not the father" rather than "bomb", it seems you've heard it all:

* DINNER AND A SHOW - "Sitting in a pub having a quiet schnitzel and chips with the missus when a couple walked in and took a table around the corner from us. The shape of the restaurant area meant they clearly didn't think anyone was near them and we'd not said anything as we were eating. "Look before we order, I want to tell you something," she said. "I was pregnant, but I'm not anymore. As of this last week." And so it began. Girl had been pregnant, guy outraged he'd not been told. Girl counters with they'd
been broken up for the past month and she didn't know if they were ever getting back together, Guy consoles with how horrible for you to go through that alone. Girl reveals abortion, Guy returns to outraged. Girl reveals Guy not the father, Guy advances to apoplectic, Girl only slept with someone else because she'd found out about Guy and Girl's best friend. Guy ashamed. Girl admits Girl only with Guy now to hurt him, Guy only with Girl now to win her back. Girl didn't love Guy at all, Guy only loved Girl. Girl cried and said Girl really loved him too, Guy said, "Ha!" I lied. I don't really love you." Girl uses bad word, Guy dashes down cutlery... and a woman walked up to say, "Hi there, just wondering if you'd like to take part in the trivia contest later? Here's a pen and... oh, have I come at a bad time?" Trivia lady left, Guy stormed off and Girl, with a defiant snort, got up to leave as well... and saw us sitting there, slack-jawed, with a fork still halfway to our mouths from when they'd started five minutes before." (difficultchild)

* CLOSETTY - "I was drinking in a fairly nice pub in Manchester. Getting a round in, I ended up stood at the bar next to two horrible-looking blokes - you know the type: would probably list their job as "security consultant", steroid pumped muscles, too much jewellery, all that... Successful drug-dealers, basically. I was trying to shuffle away from them a little, lest I be accused of looking at their pint, when: #1 "I think Dave might be gay" #2 "Dave who? Our Dave? No way?" "Yeah, our Dave. I really think he is."
"What the fuck makes you say that?" "Well, we were out on the lash the other night and we pulled some student bird. We took her back to my place and we were splitting her, like. I was giving her a good piping when Dave suddenly stuck his cock up my arse!" "Fucking hell!" "Yeah..." "What did you do then?" "Well, I kinda liked it..." (ScousersPet)



Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out, Linda Geddes, New Scientist, August 5, 2011

Icerya Purchasi, Cottony Cushion Scales, 'Could Eliminate The Need For Males', James Gerken, July 29, 2011

Sex and asymmetry: How the camel got its penis, 21 June 2011 by Menno Schilthuizen, New Scientist, asymmetric genitalia Myths About Human Trafficking, Ronald Weitzer, August 24, 2011

Naughty by Nature: What should we think of people whose addled brains are driving them to nymphomania? By Jesse Bering, Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 7:39 AM ET

Signs a Female Is Attracted to a Male, By Bridgett Michele Lawrence, eHow Contributor updated July 29, 2010

Read more: Signs a Female Is Attracted to a Male |

The Sexual Fluidity of Women, Monday, January 26, 2009, 12:18 AM, By Meghan O'Rourke

pornography movies

The Truth About Sex Addiction, by John Cloud/Malibu, Monday, Feb 28, 2011

Porn Laws Around the World [Daily Infographic], January 24, 2011


Sunday, November 28, 2010, Hey, Alaska! How's that "Abstainey Sexy" stuff workin' for ya?:

Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex: Nina Hartley with I S Levine

David Rosen is the author of “Sex Scandals America: Politics & the Ritual of Public Shaming” (Key, 2009); he can be reached at

Blogs and Links:

* YYY —> Momentum Conference: Making Waves in Sexuality, Feminism and Relationships Through New Media
* Kristen Chase’s Mominatrix, at Imperfect Parent
* Twanna Hines’s Funky Brown Chick
* Sex and the 405 (“what your newspaper would look like if it had a sex section”)
* Tess’s Urban Gypsy
* Debauched Domestic Diva
* Lady’s Ticklish Male Celebrities
* Self-Serve (Albuquerque sex shop)
* Amanda Hess’s TheSexist Blog
* Emily Nagoski :: sex nerd
* Lindsay Beyerstein’s political blog Focal Point at Big Think
* Echidne of the Snakes
* Harriet Jacob’s Fugitivus
* Go Back to Bed Shop (“Woman owned, mother approved”)
* GoBacktoBed’s Blog
* Kelly Diels’ Cleavage
* Kelly Diels’ Cleavage
* Back Up Your Birth Control
* Naomi Mc’s Vagina Dentata
* Christian Nymphos
* Lillie Yifu’s 2nd Sex
* K’s Feminists with FDS
* Em & Lo
* Jill’s Savage Death Island (a.k.a. Twisty Faster’s I Blame the Patriarchy
* Holly’s The Pervocracy
* Partners: Veronica of Another Suburban Mom
and Hubman of Hubman’s Hangout
* Intersex Society of North America
* Below the Belt: Deconstructing Gender
* Violence Unsilenced
* Amanda Marcotte & Co’s Pandagon
* Camera Play for Couples
* Blue Gal
* Feministe
* Beyond the Birds and the Bees
* Alas, A Blog
* St. James Infirmary (Bay Area Clinic)
* Whole DC sex-positive community center
* Annajcook’s Future Feminist Librarian-Activist
* Susie Bright’s Journal
* Sungold’s Kittywampus
* Hugo Schwyzer
* Adolescent Sexuality by Dr. Karen Rayne
* xkcd
* Britni Danielle’s Oh My God, That Britni’s Shameless
* Crawford, Bartow et al.‘s Feminist Law Professors
* Dr. Kate’s Gynotalk
* 13 Messages
* Yes Means Yes
* Susannah Breslin’s The Reverse Cowgirl
* Freethinker’s Notes of a Freethinker
* Sociological Images
* Male Submission Art
* Erotica Cover Watch
* The Butterfly Temptress
* Laura Agustín’s Border Thinking on Migration, Culture, Economy and Sex
* Sarah Haskin’s of Target Women
* Rori’s Top 100 Sex Bloggers of 2008
* National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
* Amanda Brooks’ After Hours
* The Frisky
* Hot Blogger Calendar
* Pepomint’s Freaksexual
* Sex Geek
* On Top of the Sheet With the Light On and Your Mom Watching
* RH Reality Check
* Kink In Exile
* Michelle Obama Watch from What About Our Daughters
* The F-Word Blog
* lumpesse
* Goose and Gander
* Feminist Mormon Housewives
* Bitchy Jones’s Diary
* Catherine Morgan’s 274 (and counting) Women Blogging On Politics
* Real Live Lesbian
* Dacia’s The Naked City
* Full-Frontal Friday (should be self-explanatory)
* Kathy G’s The G-Spot
* The Sex Workers Project
* The Sensual Vegan
* Suzanne Reisman’s Campaign for Un-Shaved Snatch
* Z’s The Naked Truth
* M.Yu’s The Jade Gate
* Marianne’s Indescretion
* Prom Queen Subdued
* Elizaveta Mora’s Vespertine Erotica
* Tara Tainton
* Bunny’s Rabbit Gone Wrong
* Connecticut Man1 (why not?)
* R. Hayes’ Fors Clavigera
* Duke Orsineo’s Illyrical Despatches
* Cyrao Q’s Aiming to Arouse
* SnowdropExplodes
* Sugar Mag’s Random Thoughts
* Mayy May’s May Be Maimed But Never Harmed
* ClueChick
* Ell’s Wilful Damage
* Calico’s Dominatrix Next Door
* BadInfluenceGirl
* Ily’s Asexy Beast
* Bitch Ph.D
* Whatsername’s The Jaded Hippie
* Roy’s No Cookies For Me
* Peppermint’s Freaksexual
* Deaf Bunny
* 2007 Blogger Boobie-thon
* Collegecallgirl’s Confessions of a College Callgirl
* Mr. Devereux’s Gentleman Gigilo
* Feel your boobies
* Marcelle Manhattan’s Segesis
* Hotties of Harm Reduction (calendar project)
* Female-led Relationships
* Taken in Hand
* Mike and Eva’s Eva’s Cute Feet
* Vixen’s Secrets of a Blue Eyed Vixen
* Andrea Zanin’s Sex Geek
* Hathor’s Hathor-Sikhmet
* (progressive personals site)
* Infra’s Skin::filter()
* Heather Corrina’s Pure as the driven slush
* Melissa Gira’s Sexerati
* Cassandra Says
* Cheri’s Secret lover’s lane
* Dirty filty princess
* Elizabeth Anne Wood’s Sex in the public square
* Shay’s The S-Spot
* Smart Girls Who Do It
* Toys in Babeland Blog
* The Beautiful Kind
* A’s A changing life
* Jefferson’s One Life Take Two
* Girlspoke
* Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?
* Lena Chen’s Sex and the ivy
* Hardley Surton’s Babes with books
* Scarleteen
* Justin & Carrie’s Sex in Art


* Amber’s Being Amber Rhea
* AAG’s AlwaysArousedGirl
* Aughra’s Bad News Blonde
* Aliza’s Beautiful Creature


* Bacchus and Aphrodite’s ErosBlog
* Bliss’s The Strait of Messia
* Blue Gal
* Bonnie’s My Bottom Smarts
* Cat’s Never judge a book by its cover
* Chelsea Girl’s pretty dumb things
* Cherry Bomb’s Queen of Cream
* Confessions of a libertine


* Dacia’s Waking Vixen
* Debra Haffner’s Sexuality and Religion
* Darkneuro’s House of Musings
* Debbie’s Dirty Little Diary
* Desire X
* DH’s DH Blog Spicy
* Dirty Girl’s Dirty Little Mind
* DTG’s Pussy Talk
* EA’s Easily Aroused
* Ema’s The well-timed period
* Emma’s Mommy has a headache
* Evilicious Blonde


* Fay Flam’s Carnal Knowledge Columns
* Flea’s One Good Thing
* Fleshbot Sex Roundup
* FTN’s Fade to Numb
* Hannah’s Down the Rabbit Hole
* Hedonistic Pleasureseeker
* Holly’s Self-portrait as…


* Jennifer’s Activist on a mission to initiate change…
* Joey Madison’s Secrets on Madison Avenue
* Juno’s The erotic journal of Juno Henry
* Just a Girl’s Hit The JaG Spot!
* Ken and Ariel’s KenAndAriel
* Kim’s Mercurial Girl


* Laurie Toby Edison’s Body impolitic
* Laura’s 1000 Words
* Linny’s Spinster War Diaries
* Literate Perversions
* LushlyMe’s LushlyAlive
* Lynn Gazis-Sax’s Noli Irritare Leones -(sexuality category)


* Madeline in the Mirror
* Mighty69’s Everyday nakedness
* Minerva’s A Woman of Many Parts
* Minx’s Emerging on the other side
* Miss Syl’s Sexeteria
* Mister Nice Guy
* Mistress Matisse’s Journal
* Mohja Kahf’s Sex and the Umma
* Monk’s …and the strangest things seem, suddenly routine
* Monmouth’s Rentboy Diaries


* Nicole’s By what shall we call her?
* Obasso’s HNT
* O’s Eros, Logos
* Pandora’s Box
* Patty’s Creative Spanko Wench
* Phllip’s
* Plum’s Plum, a ripening
* Queen of Ass
* Rachelkb’s Lusty Lady
* Red Frique’s Getting my frique on
* Red Velvet’s Inside the Velvet Rope
* Red’s The Red Sneaker Diaries
* Regina Lynn’s SexRev 2.0
* Richard’s Down On My Knees
* Richard Evans Lee’s Sexy pop culture
* Rollertrain’s Small Adult World
* Rupert’s Muffboxfilms


* Samantha Wolov’s Nekkid with a camera
* Sasha’s Sex – Dark Side of the Moon
* Satin Kitty
* SD’s Salacious Desires
* Sex is Funny
* Sex SIG’s Sex and Games
* Sex with Rex and Roxy
* Shake’s Great shakes
* SingleAgain’s My version of a single womans life
* Slow Learner
* So Gone’s He Doesn’t Want Me
* Spoon’s Chez Spoon
* Stefanie’s Ex-millennial girl
* StripGoddess’s Sensual Exhibitionist
* SugarBank
* Sunney’s Just me and my thoughts


* Tell Your Sex Story
* ThatGirl’s That Girl’s life
* The 30-year-old virgin
* The Feminarian’s Feminary
* The Hot Librarian
* TheGirl’s Girl with a one-track mind
* Theresa and Lu’s 2 hot chiks
* Tony Comstock’s TC’s Blog
* Trix’s Bated breath
* Tweed’s Knit Porn
* Violet Blue’s Tiny Nibbles
* Viviane’s Sex Carnival
* Vixen’s Bad girl’s guide
* Vixen’s Radical Vixen
* VS’s Dilemmas of a Virgin Slut
* W.S. Cross’s Beyond you and me
* Whirlbrain’s Pureedthought
* Wombat and Aspen’s Kiss and Blog



* Pepper Schwartz’s “Prime”
* Esther Perel’s “Mating in Captivity”
* Murray S. Davis’s “Smut: Everyday Reality – Obscene Ideology”
* Ladas, Whipple & Perry’s “The G-Spot”
* Shulamith Firestone’s “The Dialectics of Sex”
* Elizabeth Abbott’s “A History of Celibacy”
* Stephanie Coontz: Marriage, a History
* Joan Sewell’s “I’d Rather Eat Chocolate”
* Ehrenreich & English’s “For Her Own Good”
* Heather Corrina’s “S.E.X.”


* ProKanDo (pro-choice folks out of Kansas)
* Fatale Media
* Abstience Clearinghouse
* Literotica
* APA’s Pregnancy loss (miscarriage/stillbirth) resource page
* Snopes: The “all intercourse is rape” myth
* Planned Parenthood Birth-control page
* Something awful’s Horrors of porn
* Fatale Media
* (Comparative) Erection Photos
* A Woman’s Touch Sexuality Resource Center – Madison, Wisconsin
* Abby Winter’s
* Adult DVD Talk
* Adult Sexuality Web
* Aphrodite: Women’s Health Discussion Forums
* ASO Community
* AVEN: Asexual Visibility & Education Network
* BDSM: A Guide for Nice Guys
* Betty Dodson’s Masturbation
* Blog Safer: The Anoniblogging Wiki
* Clitical Sex Related Articles: Familiarizing Yourself with the Female Form
* The Ultimate Female Masturbation And Sexuality Information Site.
* Cunt: A Cultural History
* Dr Gonzales’s Celebrated Reality Sex Guide: Penetrate the Tao of Porn
* Erotic podcasts for your MP3 player at Digital Podcast
* Ezine at Ms Naughty Porn for Women
* Female Masturbation – On Camera
* Feminist Perspectives on Sex Markets
* GirlPower: Glamour photo retouches
* Google Tutor & Advisor
* Guttmacher Institute
* the Practical Professional Advice on Relationships
* hellyeah v.2::sex
* Hippie Goddess
* Holistic Wisdom, Inc.
* Homemade Sex Toys for Women: Blanket Pull
* Human Rights Campaign | Home Page
* Jane Duvall’s JanesGuide
* JoseyVogels
* Kirsten Anderberg’s Online Vulva Museum
* Belladona’s The lipstick lesbian page
* Matthew Hunt’s Cunt: A Cultural History.
* Ms. Kitka’s Red Chronicle
* Muslim WakeUp! Sex & the Umma
* Paul & Lori’s The Marriage Bed – Sex and Intimacy for Married Christians
* Sexual Advice – Sex Education and Expert Sex Advice at MyPleasure
* Sexual Intelligence by Marty Klein, Ph.D.
* tacit: More on the Green-Eyed Monster, or Fixing the Refrigerator for Love and Profit
* The Alan Guttmacher Institute: Home Page
* The Anal Conspiracy — from Craig’s List
* The Sinclair Intimacy Institute’s Better Sex
* Tony Comstock’s Comstock Films
* village voice: Erotic etiquette
* Working girls : prostitutes, their life and social control [Australian studies in law, crime and justice]