“Sex Sent Me to the ER” sent me over the edge


So, it was a cold February evening in New England, and Mrs. Edge and I were snuggled up watching the tube, after having spent the day running around doing errands and such.

I was browsing something online, and she was flipping through the channels, when the show “Sex Sent Me To The ER” came on. I noted that this episode was the one that was to feature a male chastity device, so I stopped her, because this show either (rarely) makes me laugh or (much more often) makes me gnash my teeth in frustration.

Sadly, this was not one of the more humorous episodes.

Look, here’s my beef with SSMTTER: I understand that “reality” TV shows like this have to jump you all over storyboard while they intersperse two or three stories. This is to keep your interest, and also to allow ten minutes of filming to take up 20 minutes of air time. No, what bothers me is that every episode that I’ve seen which involves kink, invariably the hospital staff is shown to act all weirded out, if not actually disgusted with whatever it happened to be. Handcuffs that need to be cut off? “Wow, that’s so weird; I’ve never seen anything like that.”

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Google backpedals on its Blogger porn ban just 3 days later


This headline from Mashable would seem to tell the story:

Google backpedals on its Blogger porn ban just 3 days later.

Days after announcing that it would begin cracking down on sexually explicit content on its Blogger platform, Google has reversed its decision.

 

Here is the statement from the Blogger team:

This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.

Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.

Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs.

Thank you for your continued feedback.

The Blogger Team

Obviously, what anyone using Blogger as a platform should be thinking “Yeah, until the next time.”

Look, I’m not going to diss Google. I love most of their products, and while over the years I’ve been a little frustrated that some of them have been removed or have lost development work (Buzz? Bookmarks? Desktop Search?), I also remember that those products — like Blogger — have been absolutely free for me to use.

Most of us who have used the Blogger platform don’t actually pay Google anything to use it, just like we don’t pay WordPress, Tumblr, MySpace, LiveJournal, Friendster, or Xanga. So while I’m disappointed that Google has become anti-porn, I understand that they make decisions based on what they think will make their brand more valuable.

That said, the fact that these are free-to-use platforms should make us remember that the owners of those platforms can change the rules at any time. This means that posting content to the online services follows the same caveats as any other computer media: create regular backups so you can protect your content, and to move it elsewhere should that be the case.

 


So, while we’re still ticked off at Google, let’s have some help in lightening the mood.

A curvy London Andrews always seems to settle my nerves.

The Fetpire Strikes Back!


The ramifications concerning Google’s decision to shut down or hide all of the adult blogs are still unknown, but already some bloggers in the kink community are taking matters into their own ha… er, have whipped up a… I mean, are being proactive about this.

Some bloggers are moving their content over to other platforms, notably WordPress (which has an importing tool), while others are moving their writing and pictures over to Tumblr. People should note, however, that just a couple of years ago, WordPress cracked down on some of the adult-content blogs — mainly the ones that had a lot of pictures. Hot, graphic pictures. And Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo, upon which they made the adult content almost impossible to search for.

Some people will probably keep their text up on Blogger, and simply move the graphical content over to Tumblr. Last year, I started backing up some of my own graphic content to an Imgur account, not that I have much. But it’s an alternative.

Some friends of mine have decided that they won’t be beaten into submi… umm, wanted to take a different route, and have picked up server space to create a community for people who would prefer to have their stuff privately hosted. Fetblogger, as it’s now called, offers a free (as of this writing) blogging space, (although donations for keeping the server space rented will be welcomed).

Anyway, they are still getting it up and running, but be sure to drop by Fetblogger as they start adding new content.


In the meantime, I’m sure that a lot of people would like to have a word with the Google…

Your sex life will ‘rebound’ … in 50 years


So. we finally figured out what kills older people:

Researchers looking at 1,656 married adults ranging in age from 57 to 85 have found there is eventually an uptick in the frequency with which couples have sex.

From the Newser article:

Married Couples’ Sex Lives ‘Rebound’—After 50 Years

Well, I’m certainly glad to hear that. Mrs Edge and I are creeping up on the 25 year mark, and things are going pretty well at the moment.

The down side?

[…] the researchers did point out that the 50-year second wind was a slight one, and that relatively few couples make it to 50 years to begin with […]

We’ll be pushing 80 around then, so I’d better start taking vitamins now.


By the way, search terms like “Femdom Granny” don’t bring up the kinds of things you’d imagine.

Google Blogocalypse


Paltego (Edit: stupid autocorrect) over at Femdom Resource has a post about Google’s decision to shut down adult blogs. http://www.femdom-resource.com/2015/02/24/blogocalypse/ Go read something over there, instead of just looking at the pictures.


In the meantime, maybe Lady Sonia can talk some sense into somebody over there. tumblr_mr0mj12e5s1qi23p7o1_400