Category: Slideshow

CatalystCon East 2013 – CSC – Center for Sex and Culture

My attention has been focused on CatalystCon East 2013 since last Friday. A few highlights from conference – attended a pre-conference seminar lead by Tristan Taormino – sex educator boot camp, Carol Queen & Robert Lawrence’s fireside chat (Founders of Center for Sex & Culture), also I read excerpts from, “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013” at Rachel Kramer Bussel’s, ‘In the Flesh’ presentation along with all the other folks in this pix, minus Cunning Minx who had to depart early.

Joan PriceRegie CabicoReid MihalkoRachel Kramer BusselCarol QueenMo BeasleyRobin SampsonSusana MayerCameryn MooreEmily McCay and Elle LadyCheeky Chase

 

 

Video – Disabled woman Sparks Sexual Revolution – Mystic Union with the Devine

“Ecstasy of a Cripple: The Resurrection of Passion,” geared to shatter societal perceptions on disability and sexuality.”

The experiences of Jocelyn Woods would probably be dismissed if it were not for the fact that she is a disabled women. I wonder how many other women have had similar occurrences but fear being given a negative label. I commend Jocelyn for coming out publicly and exposing her thoughts and her body to the lens of  Thomas Dodd, photographer/artist extraordinaire. Perhaps other women will step forward and share their outer/inner body experiences.

Excerpt from press release:

Jocelyn Woods, 27, born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), has launched a global fundraising campaign (indiegogo.com/ecstasyofacripple) and will pose nude and semi-nude before the lens of Atlanta-based photographer/artist Thomas Dodd to document orgasmic raptures experienced in what she describes as “erotic union with the flaming core of the Divine.”

Woods, unable to stand or walk and requiring attendant care for daily living, is receiving global support and acknowledgement for declaring an unprecedented sexual revolution. Carl Barbarotto, author from Washington D.C., remarks “[Ecstasy of a Cripple] is mystic truth with those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.”

Read more: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10074062.htm

The Price of Marriage in China

The state of marriage affairs in China; not certain it is that different in the U.S., just not as blatantly obvious.

The Price of Marriage in China

By BROOK LARMER

Excerpts:

…In Joy City, Ms. Yang gave instructions to her eight-scout team, one of six squads the company was deploying in three cities for one Shanghai millionaire. This client had provided a list of requirements for his future wife, including her age (22 to 26), skin color (“white as porcelain”) and sexual history (yes, a virgin).

“These millionaires are very picky, you know?” Ms. Yang said. “Nobody can ever be perfect enough.” Still, the potential reward for Ms. Yang is huge: The love hunter who finds the client’s eventual choice will receive a bonus of more than $30,000, around five times the average annual salary in this line of work….

Three miles away, in a Beijing park near the Temple of Heaven, a woman named Yu Jia jostled for space under a grove of elms. A widowed 67-year-old pensioner, she was clearing a spot on the ground for a sign she had scrawled for her son. “Seeking Marriage,” read the wrinkled sheet of paper, which Ms. Yu held in place with a few fragments of brick and stone. “Male. Single. Born 1972. Height 172 cm. High school education. Job in Beijing….”

The lack of chemistry didn’t seem to bother the woman, who told him about her profitable photo business and the three Beijing apartments she owned. Mr. Zhao didn’t find her unattractive, but how was he supposed to respond? Then, even before broaching the possibility of a second date, he said, the woman made a proposition: if they married, he wouldn’t have to work again.

“She said she made enough money for the two of us,” he said. “I could have anything I want.”

The marriage proposal stunned him. He had never heard a woman talk in such blunt, pragmatic terms. A life of wealth and leisure sounded tempting. Still, in the end, he couldn’t imagine being subordinate to a woman. “If I accepted that situation,” he asked me, “what kind of man would I be?”

It took Mr. Zhao several days before he worked up the nerve to tell his mother he had rejected the offer. He knew how hard she had worked, how much she had been counting on this. The news frustrated Ms. Yu. “Kids these days are way too picky,” she said….

Mr. Big had an excruciatingly specific requirement for his second wife. The ideal woman, he said, would look like a younger replica of Zhou Tao, a famous Chinese television host: slim with pure white skin, slightly pointed chin, perfect teeth, double eyelids and long silken hair. To ensure her good character and fortune, he insisted that her wuguan — a feng shui-like reading of the sense organs on the face — show perfect harmony.

“When clients start out, all they want is beauty — how tall, how white, how thin,” Ms. Yang said. “Sometimes the person they’re looking for doesn’t exist in nature. Even if we find her, these clients often have no idea whether that would make their hearts feel settled. It’s our job to try to move them from fantasy toward reality….”

 

 

Youtube Video – Erotic Sounds – Justin Bieber of Classical Piano – Valentina Lisitsa

What does erotic have to do with sound? When you listen to this music, close your eyes at 1:35 minutes on video, and you might be transported to a sensual landscape as I was. Open them, and you will witness a musician making love to her instrument.

Excerpts from Wall Street Journal article:

The YouTube channel of Ukrainian-born classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa has more than 55 million video views and 77,000 subscribers. She has played at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, made a sellout London debut last June at the Royal Albert Hall and ridden her YouTube fame to a deal with a mainstream record label….

The YouTube channel of Ukrainian-born classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa has more than 55 million video views and 77,000 subscribers. She has played at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, made a sellout London debut last June at the Royal Albert Hall and ridden her YouTube fame to a deal with a mainstream record label….

Read entire article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324128504578344500782412998.html#printMode