Last Friday, the United States National Security Agency (NSA) admitted that it was aware of willful violations of agency protocols on the part of its officers. According to the Wall Street Journal, “National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests.” The practice of using surveillance technology to acquire information relating to a relationship is known in intelligence as “LOVEINT.” Tax dollars hard at work, folks. This is definitely the kind of security we gave up our privacy for!

“Why does having a sexting affair with a married man or even doing porn make someone a ‘bad person’?” Sydney Leathers asks. “I enjoy my sexuality, and it doesn’t make me anything other than what I am.” Leathers says that her involvement with Anthony Weiner was an experiment, within an experiment — with more experiments to come. Earlier this week, the text-mistress of the New York City mayoral candidate came out with a column, a Vivid film and more. The web has been busy trying to assign meaning to it. Why? Not sure.

You can’t go anywhere online without reading something about New York City’s mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner’s refusal to give up sexting even after it cost him his congressional seat. What you don’t see a third as often is that San Diego’s mayor, Bob Filner, is currently being accused — by nine different women — of sexual harassment. I suppose I should be encouraged that people find stories about a guy sexting with apparently consensual playmates more appealing than one about a guy who tells female employees to come to work without wearing panties.

Never in a million years would she have expected that one morning, she would wake to police in full riot gear and with guns drawn surrounding her bed, but that’s exactly what happened last November. Not only did they scare her half to death, they demanded that she get out of bed without a chance to get dressed. And so the former Miss Nevada was paraded before half a dozen male officers, completely naked.

The Houston Press unceremoniously outted Sarah Tressler as a writer, adjunct professor and stripper, suggesting that she’s only doing what she’s doing because she wants a book deal and a movie made about her life. “It’s all pretty much what you’d expect,” he says. “Writing in the style that really, really wants to be described as ‘fearless’ and ‘intelligent’ and ‘funny’ and ‘sexy.'”

During the drawn-out investigation, one of the Madam’s girls disclosed that Edwards had had a one-nighter with her while he was in the Big Apple in 2007 raising money for his presidential campaign. She provided a very detailed account of the tryst and investigators found her claim credible, especially after substantiating that Edwards was in New York at the time the woman claimed to have indulged him.

On Monday, over 100 University of Southern California students marched in protest of the school’s inaction in response to a misogynist e-mail said to have originated among members of the school’s Kappa Sigma fraternity. To date, neither Kappa Sigma national nor USC have done anything. Students, worried about the sexism at their school, protested against this inaction.

Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of the brutally transparent whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, has been taking a lot of flack in the blogs recently for some e-mails he sent in 2004. Gawker called them “creepy” and NakedCity NY thinks they’re tragic imitations of the Mystery Method. We beg to differ.

The Rialto Police Benefit Association’s union building has a sex room, which is more like a nondescript room to which officers have keys and which they use for their liaisons.

South Carolina never disappoints with political sex scandals. This week, conservative blogger and founder of the South Carolina politics blog FITSNews, Will Folks came out about an affair he had with Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, a married mother of two.