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The High Notes - Gamified Sex Ed, Science of Orgasm

Last updated September 5, 2018

The High Notes: Issue #2

Aphrodisiac sorbet; international film; gamified sex ed; courtship; science of orgasm.

STACCATO — short and sharp, quick reads

Searching for the sound of pleasure: you can now upload your orgasm and see it visually represented in colour. Check out the Orgasm library and get involved!

This is one Instagram account you need to see. Artist Stephanie Sarley fondles fruit — and it’s rather erotic. Over 100k people now follow her fruit-fingering films.

Video: We were amazed by this futuristic view of ‘mixed reality’ — when physical and virtual reality meet. Is this what our world will look like?

A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure

Need a naughty film recommendation? Here are 5 international films about sexual awakening that might just hit the spot.

‘Tap That’ is a new app that gamifies sex education — using a video game format to engage teenagers outside of the classroom.

The Wire published a fascinating piece on music and pleasure, explaining the phenomenon of ‘frisson’ or ‘skin orgasm’. Research indicates that those who intellectually immerse themselves in music might experience frisson more often and more intensely than others.

Archivists have discovered a 19th-century recipe for ‘aphrodisiac sorbet’. We’ll let you try this one first.

ADAGIO — longer reads, dive a little deeper

“I Wrote 150 Porno Novels in Five Years”. Robert Silverberg discusses learning his craft and how erotic writing has changed over the years.

Listen: NPR’s podcast with author Peggy Orenstein discusses the importance of talking to young women about pleasure. Empowering.

The New York Post details the fascinating early history of how courtship became what we know today as ‘dating’.

The Independent goes on the set of an indie erotic shoot, and asks: “Can porn be art?”

Why do we orgasm? Charlotte Shane deconstructs bad science around both male and female orgasm. Makes for an interesting read.

Let’s keep elevating the discussion on pleasure. 

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