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The High Notes — Sex Toys, Life Satisfaction, Futuristic Sex

Last updated September 5, 2018

The High Notes: Issue #13

Sex toy exhibition; futuristic sex; Black Mirror; life satisfaction; Prop 60; sex ed.


STACCATO — short and sharp, quick reads

– An artist has placed sex toys in ordinary domestic situations, in an exhibition aimed at demonstrating how normal they’re becoming in our day to day lives. If you want to see the whole exhibition go soon — it closes November 2nd.

– Someone made an illustrated novel of the future of sex & sextech, and it’s incredible.

– It’s no secret that cunnilingus is underrepresented in media & film, so Alexandra Rubinstein has painted a series of oil portraits that imagines celebrities going down on you. Hey girl.

The Story of Sex

A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure

– I’m obsessed with Black Mirror. To mark the release of Series 3, Girl on the Net has looked at some of the futuristic technology the show explores and how it could be applied to sex. (Warning: spoilers!)

– Screwing with science — this article takes a look at the future of sextech. Does personal pleasure make for better health?

– A new scientific study shows how having more sex is linked to higher satisfaction in life more broadly. Fantastic news.

Broadly

ADAGIO — longer reads, dive a little deeper

– What is Prop 60 and why is it so controversial? Rolling Stone looks at the proposals from the perspective of porn performers. (This is worth doing some reading around as it could have a huge effect on the future of pornography.)

– Is sex education in schools now obsolete? What alternatives do we have?


END NOTE

Happy Halloween!

Next week I’m in Hamburg at YOTX festival, speaking about how tech is changing the way we think about sex & pleasure. I’m in Miami for Summit at Sea the week after — do let me know if you’re based in either location and want to meet up!

Finally — I was very lucky to meet the awesome Bryony Cole and chat with her for a new podcast on the future of sex. Highly recommend subscribing — and I’ll let you know when my episode comes out!

Let’s keep elevating the discussion on pleasure.

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