This Week in Sex: National Masturbation Month, Ciltoris Awareness Week, and responsible sex toys

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  • It's about time. Didn't you ever think all of that porn money could be put to good use? Come4.Org is a new porn site that will donate 1 percent of its revenue to charity. It will also work to diversify the type of porn that we see online. Sounds like my kind of porn!
    Paris Agency Introduces Come4.org, a Porn Site Devoted to Charity (Adweek)

  • Have you ever thought about the stuff you stick in your orifices? You probably should. With all this uproar about GMOs and BPA, it's amazing that there hasn't been closer scrutiny on sex toys. Plus, you know it's time to invest in higher quality toys when they melt into a pool of goo.
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  • Academia and porn, together at last. As a dork who has spent too much time thinking about things like this, I'm only sad that this journal wasn't around when I was a budding academic.
    Routledge to Publish Porn Studies Journal (NYT)
    Porn studies is the new discipline for academics (The Guardian)

  • Encrypt. Now. I'm not supporting child pornography, but this is a good reminder of why digital security is such an important issue. You can't be forced to decrypt your own data. Good to know.
    Here’s a Good Reason to Encrypt Your Data (Wired)

  • Anyone who can write the phrase, "The metaphysics of cocksucking" is all right by me. Stoya is a new type of porn star.

    Stoya's contract requires her to show up in Southern California about 46 days out of the year to film X-rated videos like Stoya: Web Whoreand Stoya's Haunted House. The remaining 319 days, she's paid not to have sex on camera anywhere else. That's time for building the Stoya brand: porn-convention appearances, sure, but also composing essays on her Tumblr and for theGuardian and Vice, where she writes a regular column about "the pitfalls of heteronormativity" and the "metaphysics of cocksucking."
    Stoya loves her job, and it shows: She giggles so exuberantly throughout her sex scenes that an early partner, Mick Blue, initially thought she was mocking him. Stoya, Pop Star of Porn (The Voice)