Oh No, Not The Dripping Nipple!

So, they are at it again.

Keeping us forever safe from the crack, the hole, the staff, any secretion or even an errant wisp of hair, the powers-that-be on Instagram have deemed the drop of milk dripping from the nipple on the poster of Pedro Almodóvar’s new film Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers) too shocking for the public. 

The poster artist though Javier Jaén, took to Instagram once again to sneak another viewing of the image. As he wrote in Spanish with the post of the poster: “As expected @instagram has removed the poster we made for Almodóvar’s latest film #madresparalelas. I will post it again. Thank you for sharing it.”

Sony Pictures Classics’ website printed this as the beginning synopsis of the film: “Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident.” Instagram seeming needs to ignore the obvious and very real consequence of childbirth…lactation.

Set off by the Janet Jackson Superbowl halftime nipple-gate controversy of 2004, I have often considered just what it is culture watchdogs find so offensive when an ass crack or nipple is shown (on the T.V. show Botched, they are forever blurring ass crack and nipple, although you can clearly see both through the blur. If one measures by just the sheer amount of skin exposed, then we all see so much tit and booty in modern-day video already (and Cardi B or Megan Thee Stallion don’t have a monopoly on this, we have seen lots of skin for a lot of years). Those areas denied our spying (where nipple lie or ass crack cuts) is such a small fraction of the great expanse of soft pink areas we do get to enjoy.

What I have always felt it comes down to is that nipple, ass crack, public hair, certainly an erect penis or engorged wet vagina, hint at function. Nipples lactate. A penis and, God forbid, an angry hard one, ejaculate. That hole in that ass crack is the exit for any number of nasty human functions…and on and on. And while we claim to love the human form, God’s temple, and all that, the last thing we ever want to consider is our bodys’ more smelly, juicy, and often loud doings.    

Want more reasoned consideration of culture, sex and life? Hop on by and give our podcast a listen. Here, here or here. In the meantime, keep your stuff well covered, really nobody wants to see it.

Episode #29: Speaking to erotica writer Megan Hussey

In a clear case of you certainly can judge a book by its cover (or in this case the author’s name) Chris and I delve deep into the writing stylings of naughty scribe Megan Hussey on our just posted, episode #29.

It’s certainly fun for erotica writers to speak with other erotica writers, at least if you are the kind of erotica writers that Chris and I are. We love a good jaw about the business, about the process, about the ins-and-outs of speaking of characters doing the old ‘in-out-in-out’ as Alex says. As much as we can commiserate, we usually learn something new about the old writing things we never considered and come to see how somebody else does what we do.

When you are lucky to speak to somebody as open, sweet and smart as Megan (and speak to her we did here and here, to name only but a few places to hear, enjoy and masturbate over LNV) you get taken into the writer’s life, their world, get to look out at the things they experience in the singular manner in which they come to view things. Speaking to Megan as much as reading her work, you certainly get a strong author’s sense of things and a unique vision.

Chris and I got this, and more, in spades talking to the lady.

Charlie Chaplin was fond of saying that if the audience really wanted to know him all they had to do was watch his movies. I think this general rule of getting to know somebody by what they produce, be they a director, writer, musician, someone who sees their artful expression in the tending of their side-of-the-house garden, whatever it might be, is one we should all live by. It’s also how we can come to love someone’s art but not them all that much. But getting to know somebody by a brief talk, as Chris and I do with Megan Hussey on our knew episode, will give you a smidgen more insight into this wonderful writer and what’s on her mind.

Thank you, Megan. You can find her at her Amazon author page and her sexpert.com spot, https://www.sexpert.com/author/megan-hussey/.

Thanks again Megan.

In a clear case of you certainly can judge a book by its cover (or in this case the author’s name) Chris and I delve deep into the writing stylings of naughty scribe Megan Hussy on our just posted, episode #29.

It’s certainly fun for erotica writers to speak with other erotica writers, at least if you are the kind of erotica writers that Chris and I are. We love a good jaw about the business, about the process, about the ins-and-outs of speaking of characters doing the old ‘in-out-in-out’ as Alex says. As much as we can commiserate, we usually learn something new about the old writing things we never considered and come to see how somebody else does what we do.

When you are lucky to speak to somebody as open, sweet and smart as Megan (and speak to her we did here and here, to name only but a few places to hear, enjoy and masturbate over LNV) you get taken into the writer’s life, their world, get to look out at the things they experience in the singular manner in which they come to view things. Speaking to Megan as much as reading her work, you certainly get a strong author’s sense of things and a unique vision.

Chris and I got this, and more, in spades talking to the lady.

Charlie Chaplin was fond of saying that if the audience really wanted to know him all they had to do was watch his movies. I think this general rule of getting to know know somebody by what they produce, be they a director, writer, musician, someone who sees their artful expression in the tending of their side-of-the-house garden, whatever it might be, is one we should all live by. It’s also how we can come to love someone’s art but not them all that much. But getting to know somebody by a brief talk, as Chris and I do with Megan Hussy on our knew episode, will give you a smidgen more insight into this wonderful writer and what’s on her mind.

Thank you Megan. You can find her at her Amazon author page.

Oh, that wacky Olympic wardrobe

Falling well into the ‘maybe we have other more important shit to deal with these days’ category, have you seen all the hoopla made over the Norwegian woman beach volleyball teams’ refusal to wear their ‘regulation’ bikini bottoms when playing? Supposedly the team could be fined for the violation of wearing shorts, as they did just recently, but the ladies claim they are more comfortable playing in outfits that cover them more. Although bikinis were the assigned uniform for women’s Olympic beach volleyball players, the dress code was recently changed by the Federation of International Volleyball and the new uniform guidelines allow shorts as an option. I’d say that these women, who have worked damn hard to get the chance to represent their country, as all Olympians do, should wear what they want, if it does not impinge on the play of their opponent.

As much of dyed-in-the-wool self-described (and proud of it) perverts Chris and I are, we aren’t much checking out Olympic team sports for how much skin we might spy on a female volleyball player. We’re too busy realizing how far away from these amazing physical specimens we are…and will always be.

Again, is this what we should be worrying about right now? Not only with COVID-19 having and still putting the games in jeopardy and seeing how it’s anybody’s guess how/why and if Olympic viewing is currently passe?’ See these two drastically different views on this question:

Here and here.

German gymnasts are also changing up their couture, standing up to what they claim is the “sexulization in gymnastics” by wearing a unitard instead of their traditional leotard which will cover their legs and arms. Again, all the more power to them. I did not notice the sexualization, but then again I am not a German gymnast (you do not want to see me in a unitard, or any kind of tard for that matter).

Sure, what I come across most times these days with people having their say about this or that, I usually don’t understand. But as with most things, all of this falls well into the ‘walk a mile in my shoes’ or bikini bottoms, as the case might be. I just figure, if an athlete feels they can do their best wearing this or that, whether it is revealing or not, let them have at it. And if you are of a mind (see: perversion) to peek or salivate over a body in a tight body suit or shorts (and how can you not really, these men and women really do work hard and loom so fantastic!), I say enjoy yourself, just as long as that enjoying is being done in the privacy of your own home.

Episode #28: Diving Deep into the Wild, Wooly, and Oh-So-Wonderful World of Coralyn Jewel

Where does one begin describing, praising, and yes, even panting over the wonderful CORALYN JEWEL? The beguiling ex-professional figure skater, swinging party producer, adult movie performer and director, wedding planner, award-winning author, podcaster, professional speaker, and mom (and this is just the tip of what this amazing woman gets into during any given day) gave Chris and me such a wonderful chin-wang on our Episode #28. 

And it’s up right now! Here and here are just two of the places you can find it.

As I had advised a few months ago, Coralyn and I had first ‘met’ when I came on her Hankie Pankie Podcast. Chris and I then planned to get the lady on Licking Non-Vanilla and managed to do just that a few weeks ago…and now it’s up.

I have talked and written about this so often, but one of the main points that seem to surface when Chris and I speak to people, and especially surfaced in talking with Coralyn, is how very small the adult business world is. Chris and I have found this often in the smut writing community, where somebody knows somebody else who we know too. And in the adult business, as we discussed with Coralyn, this ‘better-not-burn-a-bridge’ very small world idea plays out as well. I would postulate that this is true for other businesses, but then I’d say this is true for the world in general…especially with social media keeping us ever closer. So, given this, Chris, Coralyn, and I came to the conclusion—being the three extremely evolved, sexy, intelligent, and talented humans that we are—that really we all should be pushing a positive agenda around the work we do and the people we meet, which is something Coralyn certainly does with her work that reaches so many people across so many worlds and approaches.

Yes, just being decent, open, fun gets you far, believe it or not.

So listen to our episode #28, where we speak to the amazing Coralyn Jewel. You can also seek her out on her Hankie Pankie Podcast (here) and read her book When The Ice Melts: The Story of Coralyn Jewel (you can find it here).

Thank you Coralyn.

M. Christian Teaches “Clothespins: The Kinky Wondertoy” for Sadovarius

Have you ever considered clothespins? No, not in the sense of how to use them to hold your laundry on a line, but the way my co-host at Licking Non-Vanilla, super talented naughty writer, kink class teacher, and all-around-greatest friend any man, dog, or marsupial is likely ever to find, M. Christian considers them.
“Chris” is teaching the “Clothespins: The Kinky Wondertoy” virtual class event for SADOVARIUS on August 1st, at 6 pm, UTC. This is a free class, open to donations, and will feature my buddy advising attendees how to select the right clothespin for the job, the safe way applying them, how to modify your clothespins to use them in a whole bunch of nasty ways, the physics and physiology (yes, Chris even knows what these big words mean) of what makes clothespins play so intense, the “sweet intensity” of zippers (and what Chris means by zippers in a kinky setting…and Zowie are they fun!) cautions and concerns and where best to place a clothespin for the most fun.
Chris will also include in his demonstration an assortment of breast play ideas…as well as discussing the cautions and concerns with this kind of play as well.
I know from first-hand experience that Christian knows well of what he speaks, and of that, he speaks (and demonstrates it well). He is also a stickler for safety, and while clothespins are not as dangerous to use as, say, a single-tail whip or a TENS unit, when you attend one of Chris’s classes, either in person or virtually, you get the full gambit of facts and practical application of whatever kinky idea or instrument he is pursuing.
You really are in the very best hands here with M. Christian teaching a kink class.
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Dave Lampert, R.I.P

As we are all so busy with our everyday bullshit, you might have missed the fact that Dave Lampert died. Who is Dave Lampert, you ask? Well, he’s the creator of the Sybian sex machine.
If you have never listened or watched Howard Stern or have yet to scour the net for women experiencing mind-blowing orgasms sitting on Mr. Lampert’s invention, the Sybian is a hands-free masturbatory device, where a lady sits astride a dildo on what looks like a tight little speed-bump of a cushion and simply lets loose. The thing is known for stimulating a woman’s clitoris and vagina in such a unique way that said lady could ride the thing repeatedly for multiple orgasms.
Thank you, Mr. Lampert, I say.
Lampert took the health-sex market by storm introducing the world to his Sybian in 1987. Then, a little over a decade later, he introduced his Venus for Men hands-free masturbator, a machine a man can attach to his penis, whether erect or not, to coax forth an orgasm.
God knows there are a lot of sex aids out there. Tons of people will offer advice, whether you ask for it or not, on how to have betters sex, alone or with a partner. And as we all have realized, each new person we attempt to canoodle with will have their way of getting off or approach you with their style of getting you off. Being a hetero guy, I especially liked how Lampert said we had all been fed the “the greatest hoax played upon the world,” that male stroking (the old “in, out, in-out” as Alex calls fucking in “A Clockwork Orange,”) is as pleasurable to a lady as it is to a man, wherein so many cases a woman cannot orgasm from fucking. Ladies usually need to have to rub themselves this way or create the stimulus to their clitoris beyond just being stuffed, humped, and piston-ed.
Dave Lampert knew this, invented a way to bring women pleasure beyond the hoax, and pretty much created the machine to give women pleasure over and over.
Lamper was 90.

If you want to send your condolences to the family and company, you can write them here: condolences@abco@sybian.com.

Episode #27: Chris and Ralph ‘swing’ with Christian from Eden After Dark

Episode #27, Chris and I have a good old chinwag with Christian (yes, it was a little hard keeping the ‘Chris’s’ straight, at first, for my pea-brain!) from the group Eden After Dark. What we found out from the Las Vegas-based swing/lifestyle event producer, was that he runs his Eden group with an eye on people getting together for sex-positive meet-ups, paying special attention to LGTQ and bi-men (bi men, a group that is particularly marginalized in Christian’s experience.) As much discussing some mutual friends (one of which you will meet in our episode #28) and the “it’s a small word” axiom we all live, Chris and I learned a lot about how Christian has been helping people to find one another over the past crazy year (and well before) and how he assures us that the folks he encounters are ripe and ready and so empowered to get out and about and experience all that life has to offer
Which truly makes one feel so hopeful about the future for all of us horny little monkeys!

I’m pretty much willing to write 2020 off, if you are. I don’t see much, if anything at all good, coming from the pandemic. But if Christian’s Eden After Dark group is any indication, and if what he positively postulates is indeed going to play out, people are taking precautions, but not submerging their natural urges, vices and kinks. Maybe what we all have learned in the past year is that life is way to precious to waste (if we have, well, there is one good thing I will take from COVID-19, but I’m not allowing much more), so we all need to get out, get going and get humping, whipping and teasing, tickling and tasting one another (again, as safely as we can).

The time is now, my little droogs! Let Eden After Dark embrace you.

Please listen to our new Eden After Dark episode here, or find us here (just a few spots to find LVN). Check-out Christian’s organization on Twitter@ EdenAfterDark or again at their webpage. And be sure to allow yourself a better view of the world and those around you. If really has been too long for us when it comes to thinking positively about our naughty needs and it’s about time we get those needs met.

What’s In A Name…Ringo?

Not that Sir Ringo Starr is not famous enough (and if you don’t know Ringo was the drummer for the Beatles as well as he is a solo hit songwriter/singer/musician, I can’t much help you with much of anything really) the 80-year-old world-famous musician, just dropped his legal case against a company that makes the “Ring O,” cock ring. Ringo was challenging the Ring O trademark, saying it was too similar to his name and could cause “confusion” and possible impingement on his reputation.

But Ringo reached an agreement with the Ring O makers just recently. Now, according to the settlement, Pacific Holdings and Momentum Management have agreed to “avoid any activity likely to lead to confusion” between their product and the musician. Pacific Holdings and Momentum Management have also agreed only to use the Ringo O name for adult sex aids and desensitizing sprays. When writing the Ring O name, they must also leave a space between the “Ring” and the “O.” Furthermore; the companies have pledged not to “degrade, tarnish or deprecate or disparage” the great drummer’s name or image. They also said they wouldn’t make any “reference or innuendo associating the product with Starr.” Nor will they furthermore (if they ever did actually) give the impression that the original Ringo is associated with their products.

The Ring O is part of the Screaming O collection, which, according to Momentum, has sold 25 million products globally (it seems lots of men or their partners need their little Ringo’s—sorry Ringo, don’t sue me ok?—to stay hard or by contrast, be desensitized).

The name “Ringo” is registered as a trademark by a bunch of companies based in England (Ringo’s birth country). Ringo was knighted under his real name Richard Starkey three years ago.

‘By any other name,’ and all that.

If you want to ‘keep up’ on our podcast (sure to keep you up) got to here or here or find us on Twitter@LickingNonV.

Listen To Me on Coralyn Jewel’s “Hankie Pankie Podcast”

Well, I can proudly declare that my appearance on Coralyn Jewel’s Hankie Pankie Podcast is now ‘up.’ You can access it by going here. And as Chris and I just had the supreme pleasure of interviewing Coralyn for our podcast (and yes, I will let you know when that episode goes ‘up’) I guess today we are crushing (as the kids say) on all things Coralyn Jewel.

As Chris and I have said on now too many occasions to name, our show is made all that much better when we get a guest on who truly gives good podcast; and Coralyn did just that for us. I only hope I did that for her. I won’t give too much away of our near hour talk with the lady (nor what I talked about in her show), but we discussed professional figure skating (Coralyn was a professional figure skater), her work in the adult field, her organizing swinger’s parties and weddings, and so so much more. Most importantly, we all shared in our feelings of sexual freedom and how now more than ever, it is so vital that we all feel safe and happy just being us.

The good (if you happen to be like Coralyn, Chris, and I and like so many people we have encountered in ‘the biz) or bad (if you happen just to be a stone-cold meanie) is that the adult business world is such a small one (not only Walt Disney had the franchise on that). As Coralyn agreed, and Chris and I have always been vigilant in conveying, we ‘workers in adult’ need to be mindful that one person we may come in contact with might very well know another we knew from way back. Then maybe that person knows…well, you get the picture. The ‘never burn a bridge,’ ‘ if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all’ axioms so ring true in this regard, and was something the three of us reiterated. But I dare say, this idea, of more or less treating people nice, conducting yourself with a smidgen of empathy, can be applied to all aspects of life, not just when working in the adult industry.

So we thank Coralyn Jewel as much for coming on our show as for having me on hers (again, you can find her Hankie Pankie podcast here) as for reminding us all to…BE NICE!

eBay Is Coming For Your Porn

Did you know that as of yesterday, massive upscale garage sale site eBay removed their “Adult Only” category? Under new policy, sellers aren’t allowed to list “items containing nudity and displays of sexual activitys” on eBay. Exceptions here include more mainstream titles, like PlayboyMayfair, and Penthouse, and BUTT, just as long as what’s listed contains no nude image (I’m guessing that means no nude image in the eBay advert). This new policy could effectively wipe porn and erotica (and for now, let’s not debate which is which, ok?) from one of the world’s most profitable virtual storefronts.

Profitable for both eBay and porn/erotica sellers and creators.

eBay is simply following similar changes made on Tumblr three years ago (it was a sad day indeed when Tumblr restricted its adult content), Patreon, and plenty of other websites. If you read my interview with David Epstein of Hastag Open and listen to our episode #24 where Chris and I speak to his partner Amanda Wilson you will learn how Facebook imparts its specific, and hard to define, restrictions on adult material. And #open is NOT even a creator of porn. And from direct personal experience, I know that PayPal has no problem shutting down accounts over a user traipsing across what they call their ”sexually oriented goods” policy.

As we can all easily postulate, restrictions on eBay or any other place primarily come from money concerns…as most everything we encounter in the modern world. Although eBay is staying mute, so far, to the reason behind the recent change, most likely, they are responding to some concern from advertisers, payment processors, and credit card companies…in other words, their revenue sources. But as well also well know, lots of these groups are influenced by organizations like Exodus Cry and other anti-porn, certainly anti-alternate lifestyle crusaders.

Whatever the reason, this new eBay ban hits collectors of vintage erotica, creators of new straight and queer naughty stuff, and just the casual fan who might be looking for a Hustler from the mid ’70s.  

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