EL James-Fifty Shades of Grey-Film Rights-Author Dominatric Role

Will the stereotypical notions that women prefer text  and men don’t do love stories be supported when Fifty Shades of Grey is finally released as a film ?

E.L. James Making Unprecedented Demands for Film Rights to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Bids from studios and producers due Friday; HBO turned down early offer.

By Kim Masters, Jay A. Fernandez

E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey novels may be looking for a studio master, but in a shocking twist, the author is demanding to remain in the dominatrix role….

One industry veteran expresses skepticism that women have the same desire to see the racier material as they do to read it, while another looks to the challenging violence in The Hunger Games as a template. “You have to go with [the sex],” this person says. “Hunger Games is all about kids killing kids, and you have to show that.”…

One of the bidders says James’ trilogy certainly has movie potential but that all three books have to be read and considered for that to be clear, and possibly condensed to just two movies. “It’s a love story,” the bidder says. “It’s definitely female-oriented.”

The entire article can be read at this link:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/risky-business/el-james-making-unprecedented-demands-303811

NBC10 Philadelphia, 4D Sex and Zen, Female Exercise Induced Orgasm, Sex Talk With Dr.

Monday,, March 26, 11PM, my 2 minute talk on 50 Shades of Grey – NBC10 Philadelphia TV.

Get Ready for “4D Sex and Zen” with Vibrating Seats Stephen Shiu, the producer behind the steamy 2011 blockbuster 3D Sex and Zen, told the Daily Chilli newspaper that he intends on using a vibrating seat technology in Hong Kong theaters for the film’s sequel, 4D Sex and Zen: Slayer of a Thousand from the Mysterious East. Link to article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/3d-sex-zen-sequel-4D-vibrating-seats-296448

Perhaps when the 50 Shades of Grey movie is produced the cinemas will distribute floggers, so you can participate while watching.

Research looks into ‘exercise-induced orgasm’ phenomenon

In the countless hours I have spent in the gym and on the yoga mat, doing crunches and curls to work those important “core” muscles, this has never happened to me. But apparently a fair number of other women are having orgasms while they exercise.

In research published online Tuesday in the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Debby Herbenick, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, and her colleague J. Dennis Fortenberry, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University, set out to document the as-yet-mostly-anecdotal phenomenon of exercise-induced orgasm (EIO) and the related exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP).Link to article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/research-looks-into-exercise-induced-orgasm-phenomenon/2010/12/20/gIQA54BRSS_blog.html

Sex Talk Still Stigmatized in the Doctor’s Office

By Jeanna Bryner

Gynecologists and other doctors are not talking enough with their female patients about sexual problems and sexuality in general, leaving many women to suffer in silence, a new study concludes.

Based on a survey of obstetrician-gynecologists across the United States, the researchers found that less than half of them routinely ask their female patients about sexual problems. At the same time, the researchers noted from past studies that about a third of young and middle-age women have some sort of issue related to sexual intercourse, such as pain, low desire or lack of pleasure.

Such sexual dysfunction not only can lead to worry, shame, guilt and feelings of isolation for a woman, but can put a real strain on relationships, the researchers said.

“Patients are often reluctant to bring up sexual difficulties because of fear the physician will be embarrassed or will dismiss their concerns,” lead study author Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau said in a statement. “Doctors should be taking the lead.” Link to entire  article: http://www.livescience.com/19230-sex-talk-doctor-office.html

There have been earlier studies that have noted when women complain of vaginal pain, they visit approximately 7 different gynecologists prior to finding one that believes their symptoms are physically induced and not fabricated. Unfortunately even when Drs. do ask questions, often they have not been trained to be non-judgmental. Their remarks can often be hurtful and lead to shame, hard to tell what is worse – disclosure or remaining silent?

 

 

 

“Sexual Selection” – Photo Book – Natacha Merritt

Internationally renowned photographer Natacha Merritt, author of the ground-breaking Digital Diaries (Taschen, 2000) returns with her latest collection of genre-defying photographs in Sexual Selection in 2012. At 21, Merritt redefined the boundaries of artistic photography with the best seller Digital Diaries, the first digital photography book ever published. Merritt’s new book Sexual is in many ways even more explicit, comparing and contrasting the sexual intricacies of plants and insects with human sexuality.

I was just sent this press release and brief description of new photo book this morning. Shall definitely pre-order  (see below).

PRESS RELEASE:

NATACHA MERRITT RETURNS WITH NEW PHOTO BOOK SEXUAL SELECTION due May 2012

“Her eerily intimate depictions of fucking and sucking transcend smut. Even literate smut.” Rolling Stone (about Digital-Diaries, 2000)

“The juxtapositions are exceptional… Of course I like the real people having sex, and to put them next to these other biological forms is really original and leads one’s imagination to places it hasn’t been…”  Richard Prince (about Sexual Selection, 12/2011)

Sex. Art. Insects?

In 2000, Natacha Merritt released Digital-Diaries (Taschen), the first ever book to feature exclusively digital photography. What was the 21 year old San Francisco native photographing? Her sex life with her friends, masturbating with and without accessories, in bed, in the shower, in hotel rooms, from every imaginable angle and with the camera usually at arm’s length. Digital-Diaries allowed the reader a no-holds-barred insight into Merritt’s fantasies, desires, exploits and realities. Her controversial work was soon featured in diverse publications across the world from Rolling Stone to The Observer, from Playboy and Der Spiegel to Dazed and Confused. The book went on to become an L. A. Times and Amazon bestseller, moving over 300,000 copies.

Merritt’s new book Sexual Selection is in many ways even more captivating. She applied her distinctive vision to a subtle and complex art, creating astonishing and surprisingly lyrical images as she compares and contrasts the sexual intricacies of plants and insects with her own elaborate sexuality. She returned to higher education to study evolutionary biology, noting “The leap makes sense when you are passionate about sex. All roads lead to evolutionary biology, speciation and genetics.” It wasn’t long before she became transfixed with arachnid genitalia, peering down a microscope for hours on end in order to capture the perfect images of a spider’s erect penis, one of the photos featured in her new book Sexual Selection, published in May 2012 by cult Berlin arthouse Bongoût.

Each image is unmistakably a work of art that transcends easy categorisation. Lush and eerily intimate photographs capture the fleeting moments of arousal and grant us a rare insight into our universal sexuality. With the questions she asks as a scientist, she answers as an artist with photography and writing; why are some sexual practices and organs so detailed, complex and downright bizarre when this gets in the way of basic survival? As Natacha explains, “Sexual selection is the sensual side of evolution. It explains the ornate, the creative and the beautiful, it can explain arousal. It’s what gets us laid.”

By exposing the often over-looked sensual and sexual behaviour of other species as well as our own, Sexual Selection is guaranteed to broaden the readers’ sense of beauty and arousal regardless of their vantage point.

Pre-order your copy here: http://shop.bongout.org/p-1450-pre-order-sexual-selection-natacha-merritt.aspx

www.natacha-merritt.com & www.bongout.org/natacha_merritt.html

Madonna – Girl Gone Wild, Flight of the Conchords – Business Time, The Mormon Church

So you ask, why mention the Mormon Church? Go to youtube videos that clearly have a huge following of young people and on the right side are listed other videos similar to the ones they are viewing. At the top is a Mormon video link, teeny words ad in the lower right corner. At the linked site it reads: About Mormon Channel, Mormon Channel is the media channel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I watched some of the videos, incredible propaganda, rather scarey.

Madonna pushing the envelope, wish she had left out the cigarette and gun. If you are not into visuals, listen to her erotic words. http://www.billboard.com/news/madonna-channels-erotica-days-in-girl-gone-1006524552.story#/news/madonna-channels-erotica-days-in-girl-gone-1006524552.story

Recently turned on to the Conchords, fabulous group, wonderful lyrics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGOohBytKTU