NSFW: Satyromania

This is something I call an unexpected Google search explosion.  They happen once in a while when in a company of Google aware people.  Here’s how it goes.  First, Michael shared this joke on Facebook.

Here is my rough translation, if you don’t read Russian:

– Mom, what’s a nymphomaniac.
– It’s a woman obsessed with sex.
– And how would you call a man obsessed with sex?
– A man.

So, I showed it to a few coworkers and we had a chuckle. Then one of them said that men’s hypersexuality is called satyromania.  Wikipedia, of course.  We had more laughs, as the guy who said that is actually Romanian.  SatyROMANIAN?  And then I suggested that he should buy the domain name.  Which would obviously be already taken.  So we rushed in to check it out.  And that’s how I came across some really good erotic drawings by Mark Blanton.  They are more on the porn side of things, but they are really good.  Here is one of the least pornish ones.  Not safe for work, you’ve been warned.

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The other side of fighting child pornography

Here is a very dramatic, yet fascinating story of how things can go wrong in what seems to be a much required direction – child protection.

To be accused unjustly of any crime is a terrible thing. But to be accused of using your own children for pornographic purposes or sexual exploitation bears a special taint because no matter how highly people think of you, they don’t know you in your most intimate moments, which forever leaves you open to suspicion.

It is surprising how something as trivial as campfire pictures can be so misleading and abused to such a scale.

Quest for men who haven’t seen porn

Slashdot Science reports:

Scientists at the University of Montreal would love to compare the views of men in their 20s who had never been exposed to pornography with regular porn watchers. The problem is, they can’t find a man in that age category who has never seen it. “We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography,” said Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse. “We couldn’t find any.

This is interesting on a number of levels.  First of all, it is, of course, hilarious.

Secondly, if seen as a puzzle or quest, I’d say they should look for men like this in places with the lowest rates of Internet connectivity.  Internet does not equal porn, but it makes it so much simpler to find and watch it.  Pre-Internet porn is harder to distribute, requiring some sort of copying device.

Thirdly, this makes me think back to the argument I had some time ago about who watches the most porn – men or women.  While I am not saying that women don’t watch porn, I think men watch incomparably more of it.

Fourthly, this gives me a reason to use both “porn” and “research” tags on the same post.

Fifth, I worry what contextual ad will pop up in Google AdSense.