12/18/13

Intimacy 3.0

Harry S. Truman Library, 15 July, 1945

Harry S. Truman Library, 15 July, 1945

Bored with phone sex? Consider the tech high in the Spike Jonze futuristic film provocation, Her. Sex with an operating system. It may be artificial intelligence but the orgasm is real.

Limping from a disabled marriage, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) signs onto an advanced operating system for a companion. A Zippo-like gizmo that slips into his pocket, Samantha has intuition, empathy, curiosity, and the erection-inducing voice of Scarlett Johansson. One night she skews their beguilingly candid conversation to the erogenous zone and they take off. Oh! Oh! Oh! OS! Read more . . .

12/3/13

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Holiday Porn

Carved altar piece, Victoria and Albert Museum.

Carved altar piece, Victoria and Albert Museum.

“They showed her the riding crop, which was long, black, and delicate, made of thin bamboo, encased in leather, the kind one sees in the windows of better riding equipment shops …” The Story of O, Pauline Reage

Now that the holiday season is upon us – perhaps the most sexless time of the year unless you count being groped by a colleague in a Santa Claus cap at the office Christmas party a turn-on – The Sultanette thought that a musing on sadomasochism, bondage, and submission might add a spin to Santa’s query of who’s naughty or nice. Read more . . .