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Facebook’s “Real Name” policy is dangerous

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“Facebook has begun vigorous enforcement of its “name policy,” requiring all users of the social network to provide their real names—those “listed on your credit card, driver’s license or student ID.” The policy is not new—Facebook has long asked for users’ “real names” at registration—but it has come under new fire after Facebook disabled the profile of San Francisco LGBT activist and drag queen Sister Roma last week, forcing her to post under her legal name “Michael Williams.” ”

“The social media outrage was almost immediate. An online petition on Change.org demanding Facebook change its policy has already garnered 18,300 signatures. Today, Facebook representatives met with members of the drag and LGBT communities in San Francisco. Regardless of the outcome of today’s meeting at Facebook HQ, (I’m pessimistic considering the protesters only got to meet with Facebook’s “PR and Pride” teams), these people’s lives have already been impacted by Facebook’s enforcement policy.”

To read the entire article: Facebook’s Real Name Policy Is Dangerous

Article: Online Trolls are Sadists?

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If you’ve ever complained that the trolls junking up online comment sections are a bunch of sadistic psychopaths, you might be onto something. An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that Internet trolls are more likely than others to show signs of sadism, psychopathy and “Machiavellianism”: a disregard for morality and tendency to manipulate or exploit others.

“It was sadism, however, that had the most robust associations with trolling of any of the personality measures,” says an article by psychologists from the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and University of British Columbia. “In fact, the associations between sadism and … scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists.” Sadism is a tendency to take pleasure in other people’s pain or discomfort.

Read the full CNN article

New fetish? Flarpy Blunderguff

What is Flarpy Blunderguff?

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A few sexually charged and explicit details have been partially revealed to date, that a new artistic fetish is surfacing, referred to as “Flarpy Blunderguff”.

According to The Black Queen and other sources, the first steps of Flarpy Blunderguff involve obtaining an oil-based paint and charcoal, along with a food that the participant totally loves. However, the specifics of the rest of the procedure have not yet been made available to the vanilla public.

So, what does *your* idea of what Flarpy Blunderguff involve?

Friggatriskaidekaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia is a fear, or phobia, of the combination of Friday and the 13th day of a month. The phobia’s name origins include ‘Frigga’ being the name of the Norse goddess after whom ‘Friday’ is named in English, and ‘triskaidekaphobia’ being a fear of the number 13. It’s roots date back to very ancient myths in Norse, Babylonian, Roman and Christian history.

The Norse myth is about 12 gods having a dinner party at Valhalla, their heaven. In walked the uninvited 13th guest, the mischievous Loki. Once there, Loki arranged for Hoder, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Balder the Beautiful, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow.

Balder died and the whole Earth got dark. The whole Earth mourned. It was a bad, unlucky day,” explained Dossey, a folklore historian and author of “Holiday Folklore, Phobias and Fun”. From that moment on, the number 13 has been considered ominous and foreboding.

Babylon’s ancient Code of Hammurabi purposely omits the number 13 in its list of laws.Meanwhile, in ancient Rome, witches reportedly gathered in groups of 12. The 13th was believed to be the devil.

There is also a biblical reference to the unlucky number 13. Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest to the Last Supper. As for Friday, it is well known among Christians as the day Jesus was crucified. Some biblical scholars believe Eve tempted Adam with the forbidden fruit on Friday. Perhaps most significant is a belief that Abel was slain by Cain on Friday the 13th.

As to the fearful connotations with the number 13; numerologists consider 12 a “complete” number. There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, and 12 apostles of Jesus. As the number 13 is just beyond 12, it is “out of bounds” of the normal.

This fear of the number 13 is not bound by international boundaries; according to experts, more than 80 percent of high-rises lack a 13th floor. Many airports skip the 13th gate. Hospitals and hotels regularly have no room number 13.

On streets in Florence, Italy, the house between number 12 and 14 is addressed as 12 and a half. In France socialites known as the quatorziens (fourteeners) once made themselves available as 14th guests to keep a dinner party from an unlucky fate.

Many triskaidekaphobes, as those who fear the unlucky integer are known, point to the ill-fated mission to the moon, Apollo 13. On April 13th, two days after the start of the mission, an oxygen tank exploded leaving the astronauts fighting for survival.

Then came Jason. In 1980, the popular horror movie “Friday the 13th” was released (tagline: “Fridays will never be the same again”), a slasher flick about a series of murders at a summer camp. Apparently Jason, born on Friday the 13th, chooses that date to take revenge on oversexed campers much like the ones who allowed him to drown in Crystal Lake. Friday the 13th grossed almost $40 million at the box office and inspired a long-running franchise.

Friggatriskaidekaphobia is still very much alive — to this day, the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $700-$800 million dollars are lost every Friday the 13th because of people’s refusal to travel or fly, purchase major items, close a business deal on this date, while others refuse to conduct business or even leave the house.

And how will *you* deal with Friday the 13th?

Wolverine the Masochist

Wow, who knew Wolverine had a hard limit for nipple play? ;-)

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Avengers Line of Sex Toys Spoof

A very creative artist by the name of Sarmai has designed a spoof line of fake Avengers-themed sex toys, based on the characters of Marvel’s “The Avengers”. I’m sure there are some of you out there that can appreciate the humour and artistry in these!

Avengers Sex Toys – The Hulk Dildo

One of my favourites is the Thor Electrical Stimulator:

Avengers Sex Toys: The Thor Electrical Stimulator

The full Avengers range includes a total of 6 pieces of pleasure:

• Captain America – silicon vibrator
• Iron Man – twin motor vibrator
• Thor – electrical stimulator
• Hawkeye – G-spot vibrator
• Black Widow – discreet clitoral stimulator
• Hulk – 12” silicone dildo

Have a peek at the full line of images:
Sarmai: Fake Avengers Sex Toys

Behind the scenes of the first Google Glass porn video

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On set, Deen told me he had first heard about Glass while channel surfing on a plane when a segment on CNN about Google’s attempts to block porn on the device caught his attention. “Immediately after hearing about it, I was like ‘I want to play with it.’”

And play with it he did. Deen donned my charcoal glass, San Dimas wore Dr. Cockles’ blue pair, and the two received training and tips on ways the Glass could theoretically be used during sex from the MiKandi team and myself. At one point Deen managed to toggle my Glass off of “Guest Mode” and would have Tweeted an illicit picture to my account if the WiFi was on. He endearingly feigned technological confusion, but it was obvious he’d seen his share of recording equipment and was soon calling the shots and coordinating the action with San Dimas, cracking Glass jokes in between takes.

Read the full article:
I Watched James Deen Make the First-Ever Google Glass Porn