The High Notes — AI, Periods, TortureLast 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.
A PIACERE — enjoy at your pleasure
- Well, I certainly didn’t see this one coming. Dominatrixes & porn sites have both reported a huge rise in customers since Trump became president. I guess we all need a distraction?
- “The Kiss” 15 years on. Meet the creators and read about the story behind this iconic image.
- I loved this article on period sex, and as the author notes: “just like sex throughout the rest of the month, period sex can be amazing, awkward, unremarkable, or just plain bad. (Again, it’s just sex.)”
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.
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Stephanie Alys x