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  1. The Signs and Symptoms of Porn Addiction

    The Signs and Symptoms of Porn Addiction

    In a recent article on the Men's Health UK website, writer Annie Hayes lays out the warning signs, consequences and therapy steps for porn addiction.

    Men's Health Porn Addiction

    She writes:

    "In the same way a dependence on alcohol or drugs unleashes a tidal wave of physical, psychological and social difficulties, so too does an obsession with X-rated screen time. While ‘porn addiction’ isn’t actually a recognised disorder, the men (and women) who feel they have no control over their browser history would no doubt say otherwise.

    "“There are definition issues with it,” says Anand Patel, GP and sexual health specialist. “Some people define it as more of a compulsion; ritualistic behaviour. An itch you have to scratch and there’s no rational reason why, like people who have to wash their hands three times otherwise the plane’s going to crash. It can be a self-soothing thing for anxiety..."

    Read the full story on www.menshealth.com

    You might also like our post about the fascinating book, "The Paradox of Porn: Notes on Gay Male Culture," which delves into the pros and cons of porn for gay men.

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  2. VIDEO: Fetish Flashback - Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur"

    VIDEO: Fetish Flashback - Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur"

    Easing into the new year with a little video flashback. Sexy, cool, and jaw-droppingly chic, Duran Duran's 1980 video for "The Chauffeur" from their "Rio" album is the definition of "erotic."

    Heavily influenced by the fahion photography of Helmut Newton, the video features a topless Perri Lister, who some may know as the former girlfriend (with whom she had a son) of Billly Idol. (That's her in his "White Wedding" video, among others.)

    From Wikipedia:

    "Directed by Ian Emes, a British animator and film director from Birmingham known for his work with Pink Floyd, The Chauffeur is one of two non-single tracks on Rio to have its own music video. None of the band appear in the video. It is a moody black-and-white piece inspired in part by Liliana Cavani's 1974 film, The Night Porter, and the photography of Helmut Newton. A woman in an erotic costume is driven in an Austin Princess limousine by a uniformed chauffeur. Elsewhere, another woman dresses herself carefully in lingerie and walks through the streets of London towards a rendezvous in an abandoned multi-storey car park. The chauffeur, (Perri Lister), then removes her chauffeur uniform to reveal a topless blonde in an open-bust corset and performs a sensuous dance to the accompaniment of the instrumental coda of the song — clearly a homage to Charlotte Rampling's topless "Dance of the Seven Veils" in The Night Porter."

    Below a couple more fetish-tinged Perri Lister videos, "White Wedding" and, testing your 80s' pop trivia knowledge, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by her short-lived pop grop Boomerang, which featured two former Kid Creole & the Coconuts dancers.

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  3. 10 Great Intimate Gifts to Start the New Year with a Bang!

    10 Great Intimate Gifts to Start the New Year with a Bang!

    Spare yourself the last minute gift shopping insanity and pick up something for your honey or your hottie right here via the Perfect Fit Brand online store.

    To help you out, below we've listed–in no particular order of preference–10 of our favorite toys. Something for everyone. Truly. So point, click, order and relax. You're going to make someone, perhaps yourself, very happy.

    Thanks for shopping at Perfect Fit Brand. We truly appreciate your business. We've got loads of great stuff lined up for 2019, including partnerships with gay porn legend Rocco Steele and sex-positive educator Nina Hartley. Follow us on social media for the latest news @perfectfitbrand.

    And if you've got a great photo of your gift or the gleeful unwrapping of it, please post with #perfectfitbrand and we'll share it on our Instagram @perfectfitbrand.

    Have a great holiday!

    Perfect Fit Brand Male Masturbator

    1 The Perfect Fit Male Masturbator

    One of our newest toys, the Perfect Fit Masturbator is one classy-looking, yet very effective stroker. Made of super flexible SilaSkin™. Comes with or without handles. More about the Masturbator and photos in our blog post, "The Art of Stroking." Get yours here.

    Zoro Strap-On by Perfect Fit Brand

    2 Zoro and Armour Knight Molded One Piece Strap-Ons

    Innovative, practical, and sleek, the Zoro and Armour Knight one-piece strap-on dildos are a great gender-free gift. Both lines are ergonomically designed to so that the pelvis—vs the genitals—absorb the thrusts of penetrative sex, while an opening below the dildo allows for stimulation of the genitals during penetration. And, the Zoro is a perfect solution for couples for whom erectile dysfunction has been a hindrance to penetrative sex. Read the very first Erotic Intent blog post, "Dildos, Strap-Ons, and Pegging: An Anal History." Shop the Zoro and Armour Knight here.

    Buck Off FTM Stroker by Perfect Fit Brand

    3 The Buck-Off™ - the Official Buck Angel® Stroker

    The now legendary Buck-Off stroker, designed by sex-positive activist and educator Buck Angel in collaboration with Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow, is the first product designed specifically for transmen who are have started transition, are on HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), and have some clitoral growth. As Buck says, "Loving your new body is what it’s all about.” Watch "Funny Men Buck and Steve & New Toys From The Buck Angel® FTM Line." Shop the full Buck Angel® FTM Line here.

    Kiss-X by Perfect Fit Brand

    4 The Kiss-X

    For transmen who’ve not yet begun transition, but want to stroke, the Buck-Off’s little brother, the Kiss-X, is for you. Shop the full Buck Angel® FTM Line here.

    The Bumper with Donut by Perfect Fit Brand

    5 The Bumper

    Providing more “cushion for the pushin’,” literally, The Bumper™ is a system of two parts: The Bumper™ Thrust Buffer™ and the Donut Buffer. Either one can be used independently or together to create a thick and protective cushion during penetrative sex when thrusts get too deep. Made of ultra-soft SilaSkin material, the Bumper™ is also irresistibly soft and comfortable. The Bumper™ also acts as a sexual health aid to lessen the chances of a bruised cervix. Shop The Bumper™ here.

    Play Zone Kit with Xact-Fit Cock Ring System

    6 Play Zone Kit

    One of our greatest hits, the Play Zone kit is a collection of nine incrementally sized Xact-Fit™ black soft-touch silicone cock rings, jauntily stacked on a 4” bright orange traffic cone. You’re sure to find your perfect fit cock ring—or rings! A total of 14 sizes are now available in separate 3 ring sets. Read "7 Myths About Cock Rings That Actually Aren't True" in Men's Health featuring The Play Zone Kit here. Shop the Play Zone Kit here.

    Ergofló Enemas

    6 Ergoflo Enemas

    The first product release by Perfect Fit Brand, the Ergoflo Enemas are the most innovative, efficient, and thorough anal douche kits on the market. From the Ergoflo Pro shower mounted system to the Ergoflo Impulse travel douche, Ergoflo products are designed to setup and be ready to use in seconds. Shop the full Ergoflo line here.

    Fat Boy Sport by Perfect Fit Brand

    7 Fat Boy Extenders

    A Perfect Fit Brand classic line, the Fat Boy Extenders are made of our proprietary silicone/TPR blend, making them super soft and stretchy so as to give both partners pleasure. For the receiving partner, the Fat Boy adds girth, while for the wearer, it also acts as a stroker.

    About the Fat Boy Sport, UK-based sex & relationship coach Rachael McCoy said, “We both actually loved it! Even though it was a bit naughty that my man’s cock was so massive, it felt really, really good!” Check out her video at "Rachael McCoy Of Inspiring Sexuality Gleefully Reviews The Fat Boy Sport." Get yours here.

    Bull Bag by Perfect Fit Brand

    8 The Bull Bag & Bull Bag Buzz

    If you look at photos from our pop-up shop within Mr. S. Leather during the 2018 Folsom Street Fair, you’ll notice lots of photos of happy customers holding a Bull Bag. For good reason. This fun, slightly kinky toy not only provides unique cupping and stimulation to a man’s scrotum, but also makes for an intriguing packaged under street clothes. For extra stimulation, try the Bull Bag Buzz, which vibrates thanks to a bullet contained in the toy. Read "Finally, the Vibrating Ball Sack You’ve Been Waiting For" on Vice.com. See what the buzz is all about here.

    Cruiser Ring by Perfect Fit Brand

    10 The Cruiser Ring

    Another toy that’s fun under street clothes is our Cruiser Cock Ring. Super stretchy and extremely comfortable, the Cruiser Ring provides a gentle, but firm restrictive grip to your cock during sex. Under clothes, its beefy design is not only comfortable and stimulating, but package-enhancing. Check out our selection of cock rings here.

    Thanks again for shopping at Perfect Fit Brand. Be sure to explore the various categories. Maybe you'll find a new toy with which to ring in the new year.

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  4. FKIN (A)rt FRIDAY

    FKIN (A)rt FRIDAY

    For Berlin's Pornceptual, Pornography is a Kinky Cabaret

    A few weeks ago FKIN (A)rt Friday hipped you to the smart, erotic and exotic art/sex/culture magazine, PHILE. This week we invite you to check out Pornceptual, a magazine, website and party based in Berlin, which, if you liked PHILE, will be right up your dark back alley. Way up.

    Pornceptual Magazine

    Don’t let the subtle tagline–“A visual study of unusual pornography”–fool you, Pornceptual feels fresh, edgy and free. For a quick taste, check out—and follow!–their gorgeously kinky Instagram page.

    Pornceptual Instagram

    Pornceptual Instagram

    Pornceptual Instagram

    “Pornceptual presents pornography as queer, diverse and inclusive,” states the website. “We aim to prove that pornography can be respectful, intimate and artistic, while questioning usual pornographic labels. ‘Can art succeed where porn fails – to actually turn us on?'"

    Uniform porn by PORNCEPTUAL

    One would have to answer with a resounding “Yes!” The projects, art, videos and parties are joyfully sex-positive, mixed and not only inclusive, but inviting. Going to Berlin? Plan that trip to include–or around–the next Pornceptual party.

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  5. Sex & Body Postive "Shape of Beauty" Series Launches

    Sex & Body Postive "Shape of Beauty" Series Launches

    Just in from AVN News, comes the announcment of a new erotic series titled "Shape of Beauty." Devoted to showcasing and mirroring sex positive imagery and fanstasies of its fans and viewers.

    AVN Shape of Beauty

    From writer Robert Neuwave:

    Adult Time, the new web destination created by Bree Mills and Gamma Films, has announced the release of a new online erotica series, "Shape of Beauty," featuring stories that celebrate the well-rounded plus-size talents of adult’s most alluring BBW stars. 

    The first episode, which launches today exclusively at shapeofbeauty.com and is free to watch for all Gamma Films members, treats fans to the considerable charms of curvy goddess Karla Lane as she lights up a hot boy/girl scene with partner Alex Duca. The full site is slated to launch in the spring of 2019. 

    "It was truly an honor to perform in the first scene for this amazing new project… I’ve been performing for 13 years, but I definitely felt the pressure to do a great job and represent plus-size performers to a company that’s new to the genre,” said Lane. “I’m excited to see the overwhelming outpouring of support from fans and models even before the official launch date.” 

    Shape of Beauty

    Series producer Bree Mills brought "Shape of Beauty" to life with two cross-continental crews: one in Montreal, directed by François and Freddy Licious and led by a team that includes mainstream fashion videographers and BBW enthusiasts; the other in LA, comprised of Mills and members of her core Gamma Films crew members. 

    "Some of the most beautiful women on earth are plus-size models, and they have been marginalized for far too long within our industry,” said Mills. “I was extremely moved after directing last year's 'The Weight of Infidelity' featurette with Karla, not only because of her beauty, sexual performance, and acting skills, but because of the outpouring of support and interest from other curvy performers and their fans.

    Read the full article here.

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  6. When Sex Is More Than Just Sex

    When Sex Is More Than Just Sex

    Psychology Today examines why humans make sex so complicated

    A fascinating read from Psychology Today. In "When Sex is More than Just Sex," writer Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. says, "For most people, sex is much more than just sex. Sex becomes complex because we make it so to distance it from its animalistic and deadly connotations. The association of sex with relationships adds to this complexity because relationships are complicated for so many people."

    Read the full article here.

    Teaser image: Franz Von Stuck "Adam and Eve" 1920. Wikimedia Commons

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  7. Perfect Fit Brand Partners with Gay Porn Superstar Rocco Steele

    Perfect Fit Brand Partners with Gay Porn Superstar Rocco Steele

    “ROCCO” line of sex toys to launch early 2019

    Perfect Fit Brand is proud to announce the January 2019 launch of their newest sex toy line, ROCCO, in partnership with gay porn superstar Rocco Steele. 

    A passionate advocate, Rocco frequently uses his platform as a porn star and personality to educate his followers on the importance of HIV awareness, and a fulfilling sex life for all men in the gay community.  

    Rocco Steele by Men.comRocco Steele by Men.com

    "I am very excited about my partnership with Perfect Fit, " says Rocco. "I believe that the combined reach that we both have could make an impact and help guide men, young and old, to embrace their many diverse sexual interests.”

    “We, too, are very excited about our collaboration with Rocco,” adds Perfect Fit Brand CEO, Steve Callow. “We admire his likeminded commitment to keeping man-to-man sex hot, smart and fun, and frisky, regardless of age.” 

    Perfect Fit Brand will announce the partnership with Rocco Steele at the ANME 2019 sex toy and adult novelty trade show in Los Angeles, January 13 - 14. Attendees visiting the Perfect Fit Brand booth can meet Rocco and get the first look at products from the Rocco line.  

    ANME attendees, fans and friends are invited to join Rocco and Perfect Fit Brand on the evening of Monday, January 14 to celebrate the launch of the ROCCO line at a special party at Micky’s West Hollywood (8857 Santa Monica Blvd).  

    Perfect Fit Brand hits include the ergofló enema system, Hump Gear fuckable butt plug, Fat Boy extenders, Bull Bag Buzz and Play Zone Kit of Xact-Fit cock rings kit and the Perfect Male Masturbator. •

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  8. Hunky Husbands vs. Heteronormative Haters

    Hunky Husbands vs. Heteronormative Haters

    Big ol' hunks of burnin' love, Rick and Griff, are married, happy, and a voyeur's candy box, but get beyond the snapbacks and muscles and these babes in broland have something to say.

    Billing their Instagram page as "The misadventures and comedic stylings of two (often nude) husbands from Atlanta." The duo, who have and audience of over 270,000 Instagram followers, usually keep it cute and flirty. However, they recently reposted a photo from a year ago, along with a clear-eyed comeback to a hateful comment. Thanks to Queerty's Instagram feed for the tip.

    Rick and Griff

    Here's the full photo. Sweet, ain't it? View more of Rick and Griff @ick_and_the_griffopotamus

    Here's the post:

    A year ago when we posted this pic, someone made the presumptive comment “Wow! They’re in a monogamous relationship. Strange for gay men.” The commenter himself was gay.

    • We politely pointed out to him that the only facts about our relationship anyone can gather from this one picture is that we’re in the same room, we celebrate holidays, and are kissing. Whether we’re monogamous, monogam-ish, open, polyamorous, celibate or even asexual is not discernible, nor is it his business. We told him his comment not only insults gay men, but anyone out there who chooses a form of non-monogamy for their relationship. His response? “that’s why gay men can’t have real relationships, because they’re all sluts and can’t commit to one person.”

    • His comments illustrate a problem within gay culture: the need some gays have to adhere to heteronormative ideals and shun those who don’t. We’re all socialized to believe certain things about love, relationships and sex. We’re told that some relationships are “good,” “normal,” and “acceptable,” while others are deviant and unnatural. Heteronormativity goes further and assumes that queer people want to be just like straight people. It also rewards the gays who ‘mimic’ heteronormative standards. And why is this a “goal” to live up to? Are heterosexual, ‘monogamous’ relationships the gold standard of success?

    • This way of thinking also discriminates against folks in the sex industry, or who are into BDSM, have premarital or extramarital sex or sex for non-reproductive purposes, cross-generational partners, people who use sex toys… basically, everyone who has a sex life that heteronormative society considers “weird” or abnormal. It says only one way is “right,” and illegitimizes all others.

    • Bottom line: no relationship is the same or perfect, but all are valid as long as it works for the ones in them. The rules that work for one do not automatically work for another...but one sure way to fail at ANY type of relationship is to enter into it with rigid rules and bad communication and expect it not to crumble under pressure. Love is love, and everyone is free to find it on their own terms.

    Check the Instagram post to read the comments.

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  9. VICE Predicts New Direction for Porn With Audio-Only Version

    VICE Predicts New Direction for Porn With Audio-Only Version

    Social Media Sites Such as Tumblr, Reddit Now Feature Wealth of Audio Erotica 

    AVN News editor MIchael French shares the highlights from a recent post on Vice.com on Audio Erotica.

    AVN cover

    Via AVN.com:

    Social media sites that permit erotic content, such as Tumblr and Reddit, have become treasure troves of a newly popular genre of porn—audio-only porn, according to a report this week by the site VICE.com, which describes the form as a “guilt-free route to orgasm that doesn’t come with a monthly subscription,” for people who still experience reservations or inhibitions about consuming porn in the more traditional way, visually. 

    “If you swoon over a good phone voice and like a bit of dirty talk, then audio porn is just the ticket,” writes journalist Megan Wallace, in the VICE article. “From audio clips of couples getting nasty, to longer erotic narratives, to ASMR, audio porn has no singular definition—as long as it’s sound-only.” 

    Wallace goes to reccommend her own favorite audio porn sources. 

    “It’s not necessarily a recent invention (I mean, let’s not forget that sex chatlines are a thing) but the way that its spread across pockets of the internet feels fresh, exciting and full of promise,” Wallace writes. “Springing up a couple of years ago across platforms like Tumblr and Reddit, audio-only porn has fostered a vibrant online community.” 

    She goes on to point readers to the Tumblr page Audible Porn, as well as the Reddit forums Pillow Talk Audio,  and Gone Wild Audio.  

    Among the descriptions of audio erotica files in the latter forum: Cosplay Cutie Hidden Slut, Humiliation for Pleasure, A Little Pressure [prostate massage], and Hey Babe, Wanna Fuck my Mom?  

    “Working on a submissions basis, these pages are fed X-rated sound bytes by followers who generously share their own intimate moments, as well as listening to others’,” Wallace explains. “It’s a community-driven genre where there’s currently no money at stake: just genuine sexual enthusiasm.” 

    Though Wallace and er interview subjects praises audio porn for “the way it democratizes porn-making, “ she also predicts that it won’t be long before the for-profit adult industry catches to what remains currently an internet underground phenomenon. 

    “There’s little doubt that the big boys of porn will soon find some way to get in on the action, we can only hope that these tight-knit communities will find a way to weather the storm and keep audio porn’s indie spirit alive,” Wallace writes.

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  10. PrEP and U=U: Two Sides of the Same Bed

    PrEP and U=U: Two Sides of the Same Bed

    This great post titled "Two Sides of the Same Bed," from smart UK blog Mainly Male, looks at how HIV prevention is handled with PREP in an HIV+/HIV- relationship.

    Jason and Hans frank and honest conversation is both frank and informative.

    “I sometimes lied about my status when a hook-up asked, because I feared rejection. I told them that I was ‘negative’ but wanted to use a condom.” – Hans

    “Once negative people are on PrEP they may not think about their partner’s status at all. After I started daily PrEP in 2015 I saw no need to talk about HIV with partners, unless they wanted to.” – Jason

    For guys--or anyone, honestly--who are in or worry about how the dynamic of a relatshionship could change in a similar situation, the short post is well worth taking the the time to read.

    Interview posted by Jason Domino. Photos by Matt Spike.

    Two Sides of the Same Bed - Mainly Male

    Read the full post on MainlyMale.com

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