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Ex-Googlers Help Build ‘Boodigo,’ a New Search Engine Just for Porn

A Wikipedia entry isn't always what you want when you Google "blow job." (Photo via Mislav Marohnić)

A couple of years ago, porn producer and director Colin Rowntree started feeling that mainstream search engines, like Google and Bing, where “trying to ghettoize the adult entertainment industry,” as he puts it. Google “blow job,” and you generally have to click through three pages of totally un-sexy content — you know, like a Wikipedia entry on the phrase’s etymology — before you actually arrive at the porn sites you were looking for in the first place. Read More

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A Birth Control Injection for Men Might Soon Be Here

Vasalgel could be on the market within three years. (Facebook)

With the exception of condoms and straight up abstinence, todays’ contraceptive options — birth control pills, diaphrams, IUDs, you name it — are generally made for women. But a nonprofit medical organization says that within three years, a contraceptive injection for men might be on the market.

The injectable drug, called Vasalgel, would be injected into the man’s vas deferens and block his sperm from making its way to his penis, the Daily Mail reports. To reverse the effects of the drugs, users would ideally inject another gel that would flush the Vasalgel away. Read More

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Yes, There Are Cam Boys: Man Makes Bank Doing Naked Webcam Workouts

Men, amiright? (IMDb)

This column has explored a lot about cam girls — most recently, for instance, I learned that some of them are making around a million bucks a year. But with all this talk about female webcam performers, a number of people have asked me: Are there also webcam boys?

They’re certainly not as numerous as their female counterparts, but yes, male webcam performers exist. After a couple weeks of searching, I managed to track one down. He goes by the name Mike Hard, and he’s a performer on camming site Streamate. He agreed to chat with me about what it’s like to be a cam boy. Read More

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Does Anyone Actually Want This ‘Revolutionary’ Female Masturbation Glove?

Scary, tbh. (Indiegogo)

Perhaps in an attempt to cash in on the viral success of the Autoblow 2, a new purportedly “revolutionary” sex toy for women launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last week.

It’s called the Glov  — a silicon rubber glove that “provides [users] with a superior way to masturbate,” according to the campaign page. The Glov features a port on the underside of the fingers where users can attach a rabbit vibrator or dildo, and thereby manipulate the toys with just their fingers, as opposed to their full arms. Once the attachment is fastened to the port, its vibrations can be controlled by buttons on the back of the Glov. Read More

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This Bluetooth-Enabled Vibrator Might Bring Us Closer to Computer-Engineered Orgasms

Suki and Brian Dunham show off OhMiBod's new product, blueMotion, at their Babeland launch party. (Photo by Jordyn Taylor)

“Come over here and fuck me,” Brian Dunham said into the iPhone he was holding. A few seconds later, the vibrator in my hand pulsated to the rhythm of the sentence he’d just spoken.

We were stationed in Babeland‘s Soho boutique last Thursday, where Mr. Dunham and his wife, Suki, were launching the latest addition to OhMiBod, the line of sex toys they founded together in 2006. Their new invention—which I was demo-ing with Mr. Dunham—was blueMotion, a $129 Bluetooth-enabled wearable vibrator that the wearer or their partner can control through an app. Read More

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Nearly All Brits Opt Out of Government-Imposed Porn Filters

See, isn't porn fun? (Wikimedia Commons)

UK residents aren’t embarrassed to admit they just want to sit around and watch porn sometimes.

The UK government began implementing filters on Internet porn at the end of 2013, requiring citizens to consciously inform their ISPs if they wanted to be able to view it. Now, it seems nearly 100 percent of Brits are opting into being able to access porn from their Internet plans, a recent Ofcom survey found. Read More

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This Blow Job Machine Went Viral, But Will We Let Men Enjoy it Without Shame?

Mr. Sloan holding the Autoblow 2. (Screengrab: Vimeo)

Before the Ohio kid’s ironic potato salad captured everyone’s attention, the Internet was captivated by another wildly successful crowdfunding campaign: the electronic blow job machine known as the Autoblow 2.

When the sex device first hit Indiegogo in May, its creator, Brian Sloan, hoped to raise $45,000. By the end of the month-long funding period, the Autoblow 2 had raked in $280,247. But that wasn’t the end of the blow job machine’s popularity; when the Autoblow 2 became available for pre-order online, its website had so much traffic from horny consumers, it crashed. On top of it all, Mr. Sloan told Betabeat he was even contacted by someone who wanted to make a reality show about his life and business (he declined).

Now that the Autoblow 2’s first customers are finally getting their coveted blow job machines in the mail, let’s examine how and why the Internet got so turned on (sorry) by this particular product. Read More