Sex News: Facebook Breakups, Breast Ironing, Match.com’s Algorithm, Dr. Phil, Comic-Con

Winona holding her breasts for Errotica

  • Breast ironing instead of sex education? Every morning before school, nine-year-old Terisia Techu would undergo a painful procedure. Her mother would take a burning hot pestle straight out of a fire and use it to press her breasts. Breast ironing tradition targeted in Cameroon (CNN)
  • Codenamed “Synapse” the Match algorithm uses a variety of factors to suggest possible mates. While taking into account a user’s stated ­preferences, such as desired age range, hair colour and body type, it also learns from their actions on the site. Inside Match.com (Financial Times)
  • Time Warner Cable said yesterday that its video-on-demand business dropped significantly in the last quarter. Asked to explain where the drop came from, CEO Glenn Britt explained that instead of renting porn in HD for $9.98, his customers are getting their porn on the Web for free. Time Warner Cable Says Free Web Porn Cutting Into Sales (AllThingsD)
  • There is a new radio ad for the Oprah Winfrey Network’s new show Ask Oprah’s All Stars in which Dr. Phil proclaims “60% of you are not having sex!” But, is this statistic true? Sorry Dr. Phil, We Are Having Sex–And Lots of It! (Dollars and Sex | Big Think)
  • With Seth Green in the front row, Bonnie Burton and Adrianne Curry mused that women who were critical of sexy geek culture in any way were just jealous, had no confidence, and were projecting their issues with self-esteem onto the women who felt empowered by walking the Comic-Con floor in a Slave Leia costume. Comic-Con Recap: Oh, You Sexy Geek! (Feminist Fatale)
  • What defines community online in porn prosecutions? Kimberly Kupps, indicted on local obscenity charges for content distributed over the web, has asked a Florida judge through her attorney to determine the geographic scope of the “community” as applied to her charges. Kupps: What Is ‘Community’ in Web Obscenity Case? (XBIZ Newswire)
  • At the recent Women’s World 2011 Conference held in Ottawa, sex workers and their allies found themselves silenced and outnumbered by anti-sex-work groups and a controversial art exhibit entitled Flesh Mapping: Prostitution in a Globalized World. Hostile clashes dominate women’s conference (xtra.ca)

Photo of gorgeous model Winona as seen in this gallery.

 

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