Some husbands diddle their secretaries at the office. Other husbands diddle... themselves. Maybe jerking off at home wasn't private enough? On the Details blog, sex writers Em & Lo talked to a husband and wife couple struggling—yes, struggling—with hubby's masturbation. The wife griped:
As the internet grows so does the porn industry which rakes in over $15 billion each year in the US. And all this money is coming out of the pockets of men. 72% of visitors to pornography sites are men. According to an article by SavvyMiss.com, men say that watching porn is so normal for guys that they will even share their favorite DVDs and videos with their buddies. It’s as natural as letting someone borrow a power tool or lawn mower." But the article warns watch out for the guy who has replaced his lady with porn. There is a fine line between use and abuse.
Job dissatisfaction is pretty common. Numbers vary, but between according to Forbes.com in 2005, up to 87% of people were unhappy at work; in 2007 LiveScience put the number at over 50%; and earlier this year MarketWatch reported that only 9% of people liked their job so much they'd marry it. So job dissatisfaction is rampant, even male porn stars are in on the career-hating action! Today we learn, via Debauchette, 7 Reasons Why It Sucks to Be A Male Porn Star. Watch out, that link is NSFW, so we'll bring you the highlights below.
Apparently, a New Mexico woman is being held in police custody for stabbing her BF. What's so special about that? Well, she tried to "shank" him (his words, not ours) because she was sure he was the male actor in the porn that they were watching. On a Wednesday. At 10:30 in the morning.
Also known as 'torture porn,' these movies have been likened to snuff and rape films which depict real crimes. But directors claim that the suffering their characters go through are meant to be scary, not titillating, and that such a categorization is unfair and unwarranted as actors all walk away unharmed. In a genre where the ejaculation of blood is a climactic moment, how true is that really? The actor playing the most sadistic character in Rob Zombie's The Devil's Reject became traumatized with the things he had to do. "Art is not safe," Zombie told him.
The rate of porn consumption is up Down Under, and according to a government study, women are Australia's biggest growth sector. While the average Australian porn connoisseur is a 35-year-old male in a monogamous relationship, hot on his heels are the 17% of female Aussies—up from 10% just over a decade ago—who regularly dabble in the stuff. And that's changing what's on offer. The Australian authors of the new book The Porn Report, a 190-page probe into the use of X-rated materials Down Under, got down to the nitty-gritty: "We looked at 50 of the best-selling DVDS and videos and what was interesting was how many of them—16—were marketed to women or couples," co-author Alan McKee told the Courier Mail in Unveiling the Myths of Porn, adding that two new varieties of porn, in particular, are on the rise.
Because women prefer to watch adult films with their partners, rather than alone, the movies directed toward women are referred to as "couples' porn." And in order to lure the female half of the equation, they must have a plot more complex than the pizza guy ringing a doorbell and bending a silicone-breasted blonde over some diseased plaid couch.With plots, romantic settings, and plenty of foreplay, “couples’ porn” is about female pleasure, too. A guide to the best erotic films, and how to watch them.
Many women go through a postpartum libido drought. This dry spell is caused by natural bodily changes and may be the result of depression or even breast-feeding! Sometimes it can even last for months and can cause a significant strain on your relationships. Are our hormones too out of balance to even think about doing THAT? Or is there something more to it? Elizabeth Uppman gets to bottom of this all-too-common phenomenon in a very personal essay.