Here’s an excellent argument on the suffering we’re enduring at the hands of anti-porn Apple, by Gizmodo‘s John Herrman: Apple has a ratings system in the App Store. It has a 17+ rating, for apps with violent, crude or sexual content—or app that have a browser function, which could be used to access objectionable content.…continue reading.

Sex doesn’t sell–we’re too jaded. That’s what a recent study titled “Sex Doesn’t Sell — nor Impress! Content, Box Office, Critics, and Awards in Mainstream Cinema” is saying, after analyzing the box office success of movies containing explicit sex scenes between 2001 and 2005. “Sex did not sell, whether in the domestic or international box…continue reading.

JFK may have never been president. They might have known better. Look at this photo: This is what TMZ said about it: We believe the photo was taken in the mid-1950s. It shows two naked women jumping off the boat and two more naked women sunning on the top deck. Just below the top deck…continue reading.

In the 70s, Georgina Spelvin starred in a flick that has become iconic in the porn genre: The Devil in Miss Jones. Directed by Gerard Damiano, who had worked on Deep Throat a year prior, The Devil in Miss Jones is a perverse tale of abandon and despair that perfectly encapsulates my greatest fear: a…continue reading.

Some may say that Carl’s Jr. has pioneered the art of making real-life food porn with pop culture-relevant sexpots. I say they have pioneered the commercials with so many different messages that you’re not entirely sure what is being sold until the end. Remember the 2005 Carl’s Jr. commercial with Paris Hilton? You weren’t sure…continue reading.

Avatar is a PG-13 flick, so I wasn’t expecting to see anyone hooking up. Nevertheless, there were the two main characters, getting down under a magical wish tree in what has to be the ultimate eye-candy flick of the decade. There being a such a strong theme of connection, uploading and downloading self and history,…continue reading.

Last week, I received a curious e-mail from a man named Chris Mitchell who told me he had secrets about the Magic Kingdom–dark, stormy secrets, the kind we here at Sex and the 405 are all about. Mitchell had worked at the Orlando theme park for a year as an official photog. Now, he’s coming…continue reading.

We’ve seen the Sex and the City 2 trailer and there seems to be no sex in that movie at all. I’m sure Kim Cattrall will rise to the occasion in a scene or two, as her character requires, but for the most part it seems sex is staying in this franchise’s back-burner. Movie Trailers…continue reading.

This is the billboard erected this holiday season by St. Matthew’s, a progressive New Zealand church. The St. Matthew’s blog explains: To make the news at Christmas it seems a priest just needs to question the literalness of a virgin giving birth. Many in society mistakenly think that to challenge literalism is to challenge the…continue reading.

“I grew up in Palo Alto and when I discovered this L.A. tech world I couldn’t believe how different it was than the area where I grew up,” Julia Angwin, author of Stealing MySpace, told the LA Weekly at South by Southwest: Interactive in March of this year. “In Palo Alto everyone is smart; they…continue reading.