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Cory Silverberg

Favorite Sex Blogs 2006

By December 24, 2006

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In addition to pouring over the pages of the Journal of Sex Research, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (not to mention Adult Video News) each month, I keep up with the pop culture and popular imagination takes on sex by subscribing to the feeds of dozens of blogs, some of which write about sex occasionally, and others write about nothing else.

Like the internet itself, the signal to noise ratio on sex blogs is exceedingly high, with arguably the vast majority of sex blogs being poorly written first person accounts of sexual exploits which after a while all sound the same, and all bring to mind the pages of Penthouse Forum circa 1978 (only with more cybersex). Add to this the generally low quality of sex writing period, and you've got a lot of digging for a small amount of gold.

Luckily I dig for you. Covering everything from sexual science to the inside of the porn industry, here are the sex blogs I kept going back to in 2006...

Xeni Jardin @ BoingBoing
If you know about blogs, you know about BoingBoing. And you probably also know about Xeni Jardin, the multi-lingual journalist, tech writer, who Susannah Breslin describes as “part Fritz Lang's Maria in ‘Metropolis,’ part Marilyn Monroe on a cellphone” Xeni is also the BoingBoing editor most likely to post items about sexuality, which she does with interest, humor, and most uniquely, a complete lack of cynical editorial commentary (even when blogging about unicorns).

Reproductive Rights Blog
There are precious few blogs that focus on sexual health and reproductive rights, so I cling to the Reproductive Rights blog like it's a favorite blanket. I am especially grateful for this blog which tends not to suffer from the same gender police mindset of the more trendy feminist blogs that cover similar territory.

Reverse Cowgirl
The only complaint one can levy against Susannah Breslin, the odd and complicated mind behind the Reverse Cowgirl blog, is that she doesn’t post often enough. I wait impatiently for her roundups and am even more impatient for her book on porn valley to be published (well first written, and then published).

Petra Boynton
Thoughtful commentary on social sexual issues, and sex in the media, and more from sex researcher, lecturer, and evidence-based advice columnist Dr. Petra Boynton.

Porn Valley Observed
Be forewarned that this blog has sexually explicit content and is definitely not safe for work. It is also the smartest and funniest coverage of the adult industry you will read, I promise. Written entirely by porn journalist Gram Ponante, Porn Valley Observed is as full of juicy details about the porn world as it is with vague references to 70s power ballads, German existentialist thinkers, and major American sports legends. If you read only one cynical sex columnist this year, make it Gram.

Tiny Nibbles
Home base for author, editor, podcaster, newly hired SF Chronicle sex columnist, and online sextress extrodinaire, Violet Blue. Reading Violet can be addictive.

Fleshbot
Another site that is definitely not work safe or made for prime time, but Fleshbot is probably the most widely read sex blog on the web. Serving up daily celebrity sex gossip, porn site reviews, sex news, and a hipster/slacker attitude fitting for a group of people who likely make a living in their pajamas sitting in front of a computer, Fleshbot is the virtual water cooler for perverts.

Sex Drive Daily
Wired’s sex columnist Regina Lynn blogs here (among other places) and her blog is one stop shopping for sex items about technology, pop culture, health and much more.

Lusty Lady
The blog from self-described “writer, editor, sex columnist, reading series host, cupcake lover, comedy fan, smutmonger, total dork” Rachel Kramer Bussel. I love Bussel’s blog because I usually meet new people, and Bussel manages to constantly convey the fun, fascinating, and frenetic life devoted to thinking, talking, and writing about sex. It doesn't hurt that her other great love is cupcakes.

Sex and Blogs
Another not safe for work blog, which despite its title, is really about sex art. Light on commentary, heavy on content Sex and Blogs offers an amazing array of erotic and sexual art from around the world.

Jamye Waxman
I was only recently introduced to sex educator and sex writer Jamye Waxman's blog, but I've fallen in love with her personal, earnest and inquisitive sex positive style. People who end up making a living by writing about sex often create an elaborate on line personae that, when read over time, can wear thin. Whether it's really her or not, reading Jamye's blog feels like having a conversation with a real person, only the subject matter is always sex.

Comments
December 24, 2006 at 5:57 am
(1) Carole l. says:

Hi Cory,

big thanks for mentioning sexblo.gs and for making us discover other great sources of sex goodness. best wishes!

December 28, 2006 at 12:24 am
(2) Gram Ponante says:

…and after what I’ve done to your fisheries, it is truly humbling to have been validated by Canada this way. Those are very kind words, thank you.

Living on the lighted stage approaches the unreal for those who think and feel.

January 3, 2007 at 1:24 pm
(3) Joan Price says:

Very useful list, thank you, Cory. I hope your readers will also visit my blog where we’re talking about aging and sexuality at http://www.betterthanieverexpected.blogspot.com.

Joan Price

Author of Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty (Seal Press, 2006, http://www.joanprice.com/BetterThanExpected.htm )

February 24, 2008 at 6:25 pm
(4) Elockounk says:

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September 7, 2009 at 6:19 pm
(5) PickMeUp Girl says:

Definitely good blogs. Visited them all. Unfortunately ReverseCowgirl isn’t posting anymore :(

Thought you might like to check out my site too, it’s about men trying to pick up women and all the funny stories that follow! http://sites.google.com/site/pickmeupgirl/

September 18, 2009 at 5:40 am
(6) hallucinatingsapience says:

big thanks for mentioning sexblo.gs and for making us discover other great sources of sex goodness. best wishes!
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October 21, 2009 at 10:05 am
(7) StephanJade says:

Interesting post as for me. I’d like to read a bit more about this theme.

December 5, 2009 at 6:11 am
(8) Croaker says:

Hello all,

Please check out my blog. Who knows, you may even like it.

Warning: not work safe. You know what that means.

January 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm
(9) greyhounds says:

crazy idea i know but how do u think credit cruch affected porn?

February 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm
(10) Tiny says:

thanks for this list. i have been looking for some good sex blogs, hopefully these are not too outdated.

August 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm
(11) ISMA says:

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