My fellow sex blogger Cara Sutra is one of the few people I’m aware of who makes a living by writing her own blog, a sex blog at that. It’s a damn good sex blog, one of a best out there. Over the years, she’s been sought out as a sex toy tester, and many companies seek her out and pay her for her feedback based on her reach and credibility. It’s turned out to be a reliable paying gig for her.
Not a bad way to make a living, eh?
Apparently, I’m not the only one impressed with Cara. So are The Daily Mail, Metro, The Daily Star,The Mirror, Blitz Quotidiano, Powned, News.com.au, Fakt.pl, Sowetan Live, APB Live, Correio, Tienphong and The New York Post. Her story is a topic of discussion in a bunch of online forums and discussion boards, too.
You go, girl!
Myths, Lies and Videotape
Anyone who’s familiar with Dr. Marty Klein, a therapist who writes and lectures (even to other mental health professionals) about sex knows he knows at least a thing or two about sex. So does Dr. David Ley, who is just as well known for debunking myths about sex and sexual addiction.
After Dr. Ley got lambasted by Katie Couric on her shamefest about porn on her show earlier in July, Dr. Klein came to his defense by stating that Couric, “didn’t lie; she’s just isn’t uninterested in facts.”
Dr. Klein further went on to say that beliefs people like Couric have are often based on lies propagated by “activists (often religious zealots) who deliberately manipulate the public through category creep.” Many of those lies include:
Porn causes rape
Abortion leads to depression, breast cancer and infertility
Consumers of porn eventually desire child porn
Condoms aren’t reliable
Strip clubs are centers of crime
I didn’t see the smackdown that went on between Couric and Dr. Ley on the edited video of the video I linked, but I heard about it. It was clear that Couric wasn’t interested in having a fair balanced conversation by including how porn and other forms of communicating about sex were beneficial. She was only interested in pandering to her morning talk show audience. Quite sad.
More Misconceptions About Sex
On a more lighthearted note, Dr. Aaron Carroll hosted a great video for Mental Floss about 20 misconceptions about sex. It’s worth the 11 minutes and 25 seconds it takes to watch.
It Gets Worse
Just when I thought I heard the worst gay-shaming, a friend of mine shared this article on Facebook from Queerty: Pastor Claims Gay People Are Possessed By “Fart Demons” That Can Drive Pigs To Suicide.
Yes, fart demons, folks.
I couldn’t believe this. I just had to look up the original article where Pastor Bert M. Farias wrote about this “raw, naked truth about homosexuality” to make sure that Queerty didn’t exaggerate or sensationalize what this guy said.
It turned Queerty didn’t, and this is only one of the many ridiculous and callous things this “pastor” said about homosexuality:
Here’s the raw, naked truth: Homosexuality is actually a demon spirit. It is such a putrid-smelling demon that other demons don’t even like to hang around it. A genuine prophet of God told me that the Lord allowed him to smell this demon spirit, and he got sick to his stomach. And yet as humans, many embrace this demon. Yes, you heard me right: Being gay is demonic.
I’m not anti-Christian; I’m just repulsed that anyone claiming to be Christian could be so hateful and ignorant.
If anyone needs a come to Jesus moment, it’s this guy.
Sextorion: Cyberstalking’s New Frontier
If revenge porn, or intentionally embarrassing people by outing them with intended private photos and videos, wasn’t bad enough, Daily Life says that sextortion is the latest trend in harassing people with their digital sexual dalliances.
The article states that sextortionists are stealing equipment and hacking into phones and computers looking for salacious materials and using them to extort money from people.
Now might be a good time to purge your phone and hard drives from things you don’t want others to see.