This is the weekly Lust news roundup: catch up on the week’s sex-tech, sex-politics, feminism, porn for women and industry news here every week.
Sexual Attraction Is the Oldest Story on Earth - Read about the history of sexual attraction and how sex has always been complex with greater variation than just two categories. “Once you stand back and see the full diversity of ways that organisms reproduce, it makes you realize that the stereotypical view of sex we have involving males and females is just one slice of the pie…” [The Atlantic]
Betty Dodson, Women’s Guru of Self-Pleasure, Dies at 91 - I’m saddened to discover that Betty Dodson passed away a few weeks ago. She was a pioneer for self-pleasure for women and I am so grateful that I got the chance to speak with her about her work on the Lust Zine last year. [The New York Times]
‘Why lingerie is still a feminist issue’ - The CEO of a UK lingerie company talks feminism and lingerie and gives advice to bra shoppers to make the experience an empowering one for the consumer. [Marie Claire]
Ava DuVernay Talks Storytelling, Tech, & The Future Of Filmmaking - Ava DuVernay talks about the power of storytelling and her new project that gives 10 women from around the world the technology to tell their own stories about how they are benefiting their communities. “But there’s a joy in watching young women capitalize on a version of filmmaking she could never have imagined for herself.” [Refinery29]
The Fucking Playlist Takeover: Sara Elise - Each week creatives from all around the world will be making playlists of their favourite songs for, you got that right, fucking. [Lust Zine]
Sexual Health 101: Premature Ejaculation - For the second installment of Sexual Health 101, Avril discusses symptoms, causes & treatments for premature ejaculation. [Lust Zine]
New Release: Come Hither! New XConfessions Release in the Renaissance – Travel to the 16th century with director Montiel for a sexual tale that defies past gender roles and includes a forest floor romp that is instant gratification. [Lust Zine]