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The High Notes — AI, Periods, Torture

Last updated September 5, 2018

The High Notes – Issue #23

Erotic art. Flirting wearable. Adult AI. The Amorist. The Kiss. Period sex. Conjugal visits. Torture. Math Magazine.

STACCATO — short and sharp, quick reads

  • On Saturday, a bookshop in Soho hosted an event called Dark Summer, an erotic art exhibition exploring sexuality. This edit focused on the female gaze — and Dazed talks us through 5 of its favourite images.
  • Quartz shared a cool new piece of tech called Ripple — a wearable device that detects mutual attraction and helps you flirt with people around you. Cheeky!
  • This neural network helps to identify adult actor’s faces. Is this a good or potentially bad use of AI?
  • Recommended: a new erotic magazine called The Amorist will be hitting shops soon, and it looks incredible! UK residents can subscribe for discounted price of £6 for 6 issues.
Image: Lina Sheynius

A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure

Image: Tanya Chalkin

ADAGIO — longer reads, dive a little deeper

  • I absolutely recommend this fascinating piece about why adult entertainment PR is rarely actually about the sex — and how you make the ‘uncoverable’ stories palatable for mainstream media.
  • Would behaviour in prisons change if they had more conjugal visits? This month, Vice spoke to prisoners across the UK & found some conflicting views on the topic.
  • Warning — NOT for the faint hearted reader: Vice interviewed a cock and ball torture expert, who discusses the pain & pleasure involved in this activity.
  • Finishing on a high — I loved this interview with MacKenzie Peck — the woman behind a feminist adult entertainment magazine called Math.


Can’t quite believe it’s almost April!

Last week we published a piece that caused a bit of a stir — asking why are so many robotic assistants female? I also published my first blog on Huffington Post about sex education (or the lack of).

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Let’s keep elevating the discussion on pleasure.


Stephanie Alys x

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