Starbucks announced on Thursday it will do next year what it promised to do two years ago — it will begin blocking pornography and illegal content on its free Wi-Fi networks in stores throughout the U.S.
“We have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our U.S. locations in 2019,” a Starbucks spokeswoman told NPR in an emailed statement.
She added that, “while it rarely occurs, the use of Starbucks public Wi-Fi to view illegal or egregious content is not, nor has it ever been permitted.” However, despite the ban the company has yet to implement technology to enforce the policy in the U.S. (Starbucks does have Internet filters in place in the U.K., CNN reported.)
The spokeswoman declined to offer details about precisely when and how it plans to make pornographic or illegal content inaccessible in the new year.
The move toward making the coffee shops porn-free follows renewed pressure by the Internet-safety advocacy group Enough Is Enough. It has called for Starbucks to follow through on a 2016 promise to apply Wi-Fi filters at its company-owned stores around the globe.
At the time, a Starbucks spokesperson told CNN it would implement a solution “once we determine that our customers can access our free Wi-Fi in a way that also doesn’t involuntarily block unintended content.”
But after more than two years, Enough Is Enough President Donna Rice Hughes decided it was time for the company to act. On Monday, the group launched an online petition that has since gathered nearly 27,000 signatures.
“Starbucks has had a tremendous opportunity to put its best foot forward in protecting its customers from images deemed obscene and illegal under the law, but they haven’t budged, despite their promise two years ago and despite the fact that they voluntarily filter this same content in the UK,” Hughes said in a statement.
According to NBC News, Hughes told the network she will refrain from celebrating Starbucks’ latest pledge. “They won’t get an applause until they’ve actually implemented safe Wi-Fi filtering,” Hughes said. “This time we’re going to wait and see, and we’re going to keep the pressure on.”
Have you been on the receiving end of a bad load of semen? You are not alone. Many people report that the taste of their partners ejaculate is often bad or even unpalatable. Fear not: You are not destined for terrible tasting love liquid. While there are no scientific studies that have looked at improving the taste of semen, there are a lot of tips you can try to better your flavor. Everyone has their own particular taste, and this taste can change due to a number of factors.
Read the original article published on SexwithDrJess.com.
Here are some habits that can contribute to a lousy load:
Sulfur-rich veggies like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus and Brussels sprouts;
Extra spicy/garlicky food;
Try to incorporate these foods for a better blend:
Fresh fruits like pineapple, melon, mango, papaya;
Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges;
Pineapple (the most often recommended trick);
And most importantly, water! (flush out those toxins).
You Really Are What You Eat
Think of this as a real-life application of “You Are What You Eat.” Try out these suggestions and see what, if any, work for you.
Still stuck on the bad taste? Try positioning his penis at the back of your throat when he is climaxing so the ejaculate will avoid most of your taste buds. Is that not an option for you either? Remember that swallowing is NOT a requirement for oral sex. Have your man give you the courtesy tap to let you know that he is about to climax so you can move your mouth away before he ejaculates. This way you can completely avoid tasting his brand, but keep stimulating him with your hand during the duration of his orgasm.
There Are Solutions Other than Diet Change
Still looking to have the tactile experience of ejaculate, but not a fan of the taste? A new product on the market is the Masque Strip. Through years of research, they have developed a strip that dissolves on your tongue and will mask the taste of semen up to 15 minutes. It comes in fun flavors like chocolate, strawberry, watermelon, and mango.
There is no reason that oral sex cannot be enjoyable for both parties.
Happy fellating and remember that when it comes to sex, everything is OK here.
- I’ll have my slice with extra whipped cream.
- I’ve got something for you to gobble.
- You can mash my potatoes any time.
- Want to candy my yams?
- I bet you make a delicious gravy
- I only need 30 seconds to make your meat thermometer pop.
- I love it when you watch me baste my bird.
- I’m saving the juiciest piece for you.
- Would you butter my biscuit?
- Do you have anything you want to put in my cornucopia.
- I hope that turkey’s not the only thing about to get stuffed.
- Did you whip that cream by hand?
- These carrots aren’t the only things that taste better with honey glaze.
- Can you help me out? I need something big for my centerpiece.
- The table’s not the only thing that needs to get laid.
The going consensus is that women in the lifestyle are either bi-curious or bisexual… Even though that may be very true for many, others still don’t wish for things to be labeled as there are only bi-sexual ladies in the lifestyle. After all, the lifestyle thankfully allows for variety in every single way imaginable!
Girls, Girls, Girls
A little research on this topic at travel events reveals that there are also those who can just appreciate a beautiful woman while still being very straight.
Then there are those who like to just kiss another woman without it going into a full-on sex session too. Of course, that could be somewhat of a stretch as at events, limits and boundaries are somewhat flexible. Why is that? Well, because apparently, and this comes from the mouth of the ladies themselves: Women do kiss differently than men!
Many ladies experimented in their younger years with their girlfriends. Word of mouth only goes so far after all!
So, What Gives?
When asked, it was mentioned that there is a significant difference in experience when kissing a woman instead of a man. Kissing a woman is described as: just a bit lovelier, quite softer and deeper with a beautiful layer of delicacy. So now that we know that, do those kissing women then want to get “kissed” to change into a bisexual lady perhaps?
The answer, give or take a few: Oh no, not at all, of course the more the merrier, but it’s also awesome to be able to just kiss a beautiful woman without it having to go any further than that. No other expectations, period.
But do Women Prefer Women over Men?
The next logical question is: Do women prefer a woman’s kiss over the kiss of a man? And the answer again is no, it’s just considered different and more of a nice addition. Well, all in all, the men don’t seem to mind… On the contrary, a look, a flirt, a kiss, a touch and who knows where things will lead.
That very first kiss between women, what makes it so special? At SDC travel events you can witness this magic happen all the time. Threesomes and foursomes and moresomes are not an uncommon result either. Absolutely nothing is wrong with that, so by all means, if and when the urge hits you, kiss away ladies!
When asking around to find out what the ladies think of these “dick pics” as profile pictures; here’s the uncovered scoop…
Women DO like a Nice Penis, but…
First things first, let it be said that when the ladies feel like it, they really love looking at a nice penis. And that’s exactly where it’s at. When they feel like it.
Especially on SDC, it may be worth it to pay closer consideration to what the ultimate goal is: be it yours or that of the profiles you are interested in. Like, really, everyone knows the ultimate goal. It’s not a big secret, nope!
Perhaps you are an exhibitionist and like to share your penis pictures as much as possible for kicks? Then by all means, go for it!
Is it your intention to make new sexy friends and get it on with women and/or couples and your profile picture is your penis? Well, your one-eyed snake picture may need a little makeover!
Mind over Matter?
Before you jump in head first and fully erect, it may be worth it to take your time and do some research about how you can gain the most success in lifestyle circles. Especially when you have newly embraced the lifestyle, perhaps watch and learn first. Before you go ahead and post that picture you just took — yes, THAT one — it may be very smart to rethink that strategy of showing a hard-on together with that short, uninspiring “Hello!” that seems to ruthlessly penetrate so many inboxes.
Unless, of course, your message was really just meant to say, “Hey look, I have a penis…!” More power to you. You have succeeded in communicating exactly that.
However, that doesn’t tell anyone anything about you, your looks, your persona, your intentions, your fantasies or your skills to go with the tool you’ve just thrust into their inbox — just sayin’!
When you understand and master the fine art of seduction, however, you will know that a lot of the lead-up to great sexual encounters happens in the mind. The promise of what can be, what can happen, and what you may experience together. So, it’s perhaps safe to say that you need to think about seducing the mind first.
In the lifestyle world, where mostly women have the upper hand, first impressions do matter. It’s good to know that whether you are big, small, straight, bent, bold or not in the lifestyle, it’s really mostly about the click and not so much the dick.
BY KATHARINE SCHWAB
Halloween is upon us. But what should you be? You could try the age-old route of Googling the best ideas or attempt some actual–if last-minute–creativity. Or, you could ask a neural network.
The computer vision researcher Janelle Shane’s latest experiment, published in the New York Times, can help you come up with something that no one else would think of–unless you’re a neural net. How about a dragon ninja? A Ruth Bader hat guy? Donald McDonald? A vampire chick shark? A sexy banana, or sexy printer, or sexy beet, or sexy marijuana bee, or sexy Minecraft person?
To create these creative and bizarre costume ideas, Shane trained a machine-learning algorithm on a dataset of 7,182 costumes. Then, she worked with illustrator Jessia Ma, who created drawings for the results of each round of training. In the first round, the algorithm began by generating nonsense words like “Ghanedastein.” But eventually, after seven rounds, it began to come up with recognizable but still weird costumes, like “Cyborg baby man.”
Along with providing Halloween costume fodder, Shane’s experiment highlights something else: how scary it is that we don’t understand how machine learning algorithms work. “Even when we can peer inside the neural network’s virtual brain and examine its virtual neurons, the rules it learns for its prediction-making are usually very hard to interpret,” Shane writes. That means that computer scientists can’t trace exactly how the algorithm arrived at “sexy cthulhu” as a Halloween costume. While this is an innocuous example, our lack of understanding of an algorithm’s guts gets a lot more terrifying in the real world, where neural nets are used to make often biased decisions about parole, hiring, and who gets a loan.
“It can be a scary thing to trust a decision that we don’t understand–and it should be scary,” Shane says–even when it comes to Halloween costumes.
What’s the sexiest time of year? To me, it’s no contest: It’s definitely Halloween, when we all get to lean into the spooky and primal, and dress up in costumes that let us pretend to be someone else. We let down our inhibitions and get into the holiday spirit, and you know what that means: It’s time to do some tricks and get some treats… of the adult variety. Plus, since it’s a holiday, it makes for the perfect excuse to introduce some new sex positions to try on Halloween.
Trust me, if you give these a shot, you won’t have any trouble getting someone back in your sack.
1. THE BONE DADDY
Is your sexual sweet tooth craving deep penetration? Then satisfy it with the The Bone Daddy (aka X Marks the Spot). To achieve this position, the receiving partner lays on their back on the edge of the bed (or whatever flat surface on which the festivities are about to take place) and the penetrating partner stands in front of them. The receiving partner can then rest their legs on the penetrating partner’s shoulders, who, once they enter their partner, then takes the ankles and crosses them and begins thrusting. This position creates a tighter fight and is great for G-spot stimulation.
2. THE PUMPKIN SNATCH
Want to celebrate All Hallows Eve with some serious clitoral stimulation? Then I recommend The Pumpkin Snatch (aka Open Legged Spoon). No doubt you’re already familiar with the spoon position, in which both partners lay on their sides, with the penetrating partner entering the receiving partner from the back. It’s great for slow, easy love making, but it’s not exactly an orgasm machine if you need clitoral stimulation. So, treat yourself this Halloween to the modified version, in which the receiving partner, opens her leg and drapes it back over their partner’s thigh, allowing both partners easy axis to the clitoris. It’s a holiday miracle.
3. THE SKULL AND BONER
Why is this position called The Skull and Boner (aka The Melody Maker)? Because it’s a real head rush. To assume this position, you will need a chair or some kind of furniture, like a foot stool, that the receiving partner can easily drape themselves over — while their partner penetrates them. This position is incredible because it allows for deep penetration and G-spot stimulation, as well as easy clitoral access, but also because, with your head back and lowered, it gives you an incredible head rush. Hot stuff.
4. BOBBING FOR APPLES (AKA MODIFIED 69)
If you’re looking for something of the oral variety, then Bobbing For Apples (aka The Modified 69) is exactly the treat you’re after. To participate in this very adult version of the holiday tradition, both partners assume the usual 69 position, except instead of being stacked on top of one another, both are laying on their sides. Trust me, this will have you bobbing for apples all year long.
Is it just me, or did we just start four new holiday traditions? Talk about a celebration! Bonus points for any of these done in your Halloween costume.
A British swingers’ club is kiboshing clowns attending its annual Halloween orgy.
Paradise Spa in London is advertising the group sex extravaganza instructing lusty couples to wear their sexy costumes, the Daily Mirror reports.
But there is one exception — no jaunty jesters. Clown costumes are forbidden.
“Join the Staff and regulars for this years Halloween Party, fancy dress with a prize for the best! PLEASE NOTE, CLOWN COSTUMES ARE NOT PERMITTED AND WILL BE TURNED AWAY.”
The sin bin claims it has a fully stocked bar, a big screen that shows porn non-stop, hot tubs and sex rooms. It offers free pizza on weekends.
Meanwhile, porn site xHamster says that people prowling for sex-rated clown action is on the rise.
The website reports that searches for clown porn has climbed by a whopping 50%. There are orgies featuring clowns, BDSM with clowns and every other kind of hardcore you can think of — all starring clowns.
And the Daily Star is reporting that prostitutes have seen a spike in johns requesting kinky clown related services. But the escorts themselves are wary.
“I’ve had guys asking for girls to dress as clowns and guys asking if they can be dressed as clowns during meetings,” a madam told the tabloid.
For most people, if someone told them that they were in a non-monogamous relationship, their mind would likely wander to something extreme. Many may picture sex parties full of people swapping partners with wild abandon, or raunchy threesomes like those depicted in porn.
But in reality, most non-monogamous relationships are fairly similar to monogamous relationships; they just involve more people.
The concept of non-monogamy is greatly over exaggerated and hyper-sexualized by mainstream media because then it’s easy to marginalize the people who participate in such relationships. But it’s 2018–we need to start acknowledging that there are many ways for people to be in relationships.
The cisgender, heteronormative way of thinking about relationships is not only boring, it’s dangerous. Our society was built on a puritanical Christian way of thinking that doesn’t leave much room for alternative lifestyles, even though they have always existed.
Now, as we fight for equal rights based on things like race and sexuality, the right to not have to define your relationship through the narrow lens of monogamy is just as important. A lot of the time, consensual non-monogamous (CNM) relationships are portrayed as subversive to others and shame the people who choose to engage in them and paint them as weird sexual deviants. And that othering can do a lot of damage to their reputations if not handled with care.
Here’s another perhaps mind blowing thing about CNM relationships; not all of them are based on sex. So often, the images we’re presented with when it comes to CNM relationships are completely sexual. We are shown relationships that are strictly based on sex: friends with benefits, open relationships, swingers, threesomes. And while those are obviously components of some CNM relationships, it goes so much deeper than that.
By focusing on the sexual side of CNM relationships, it’s easier for naysayers to portray these types of relationships as perverse, but acknowledging the romantic side can make them seem more mainstream. Just as sexuality and gender exist on a spectrum, consensual non-monogamous relationships run the gamut in terms of what is the “norm.” As a result, it’s important to understand what those relationships could look like.
Non-monogamous relationships aren’t just excuses to cheat on one’s spouse either. The people involved in the relationships set rules and boundaries for how the relationship will operate before they enter any additional relationships. These boundaries may evolve over time, but there is always an understanding of how they will best serve everyone involved. That is why it’s called consensual non-monogamy; everyone involved has explicitly expressed their desire to be involved in the relationship.
Most often, when we’re talking about consensual non-monogamous relationships that aren’t entirely sexual, we’re talking about polyamory. There are plenty of ways to have a polyamorous relationship; sometimes couples may have two partners who they are equally committed to, kind of an extended monogamy type situation. Some may have a primary partner and multiple secondary partners; some of those partners may be exclusively sexual, while others may be exclusively romantic, or a mix of both.
Some people who are in a polyamorous relationship may be cisgender and heterosexual, but just as many are queer or gender non-conforming people are in poly relationships. There are no rules about who participates in poly relationships, and every polycule operates the way that best serves them.
For some people, monogamy is too confining, and that’s okay. But as we all know, monogamy is the law of the land. This means, if three people in a CNM relationship wanted to be legally married, they can’t be, because in the eyes of the law, marriage can only happen between two people. If it’s a completely equal relationship, there are no protections for the person who isn’t legally married in the event that something terrible happens.
If a poly family has children and they all parent them, only two are actually considered to be the parents legally, which means that they would have to put something in writing for the family to stay together in the event of tragedy.
There are many reasons people in CNM relationships choose to keep it quiet. Some people just like being private, which is fine. What one person does in their bedroom is only the business of the people in the bedroom. But it would be wrong to not talk about the very real stigmas attached to those who choose to enter CNM relationships. Even if their relationships aren’t sexual, because of the way mainstream society has portrayed non-monogamous relationships, they will be painted with the same broad strokes. They could be branded as sexual deviants or sex fiends who are trying to recruit others for their sex group.
Poly families can run the risk of having social services called on them, even if they’ve created a totally loving home for their children. In reality, people who are non-monogamous or polyamorous are just keeping their hearts and lives open to all of the people they can love instead of stuffing themselves into a life with only one person. They aren’t being held against their will to be a plaything for many, these relationships, and how people move through them are always a choice.
Ashley Sweet, who is in a polyamorous family, spoke exclusively with Scary Mommy and offered some insight into what life is like for her family.
“The biggest misconception we face as a poly family is that we are ‘hurting’ or ‘damaging’ our children by exposing them to an unconventional relationship style. Ethical non-monogamy isn’t widely popular, which means we’ve had to expand on what our children know about relationships. We frame the conversation around consent, that your relationship style, just like relationship dynamics (i.e., physical contact, language, etc.) depends on the consent of all involved,” she explained.
She and her family have an Instagram account that they use to document their poly lifestyle.
“We have quickly learned that there is no road map for our relationship,” she said. “Monogamy is modeled in our media, and most of what we know about being a partner pertains to being a partner of one. Though we knew being out about our nontraditional family would incur some push back, we felt that we owed it to the non-monogamous community to share our journey and what we learn, to start to build that road map.”
Just as many of us have chosen to commit to only one person, those who are poly or in CNM relationships have committed to multiple people for the same reasons we have. They feel a deep connection to that person and want to be with them, whether it be strictly emotional, strictly physical, or somewhere in between. The only difference is that they feel that deep connection with more than one person at a time. This doesn’t make them anything other than human.
People who choose to engage in consensual non-monogamous relationships aren’t any different than those who choose to engage in monogamous relationships. In our heart of hearts, we’re all just people who want to love and be loved.