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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NudeTube: Top 10 Memorable Nude Scenes in TV & Film (NSFW)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM

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Nudity has always been a staple in arts and entertainment, but it seems we're moving into a time of at least a boob on every tube. We're less prudish and softening to the notion of viewing more pornographic/natural depictions of the human form. Being naked is going mainstream, and one facet of the media that fully embraces nakedness is reality television. TV is disrobing and there's a lengthy schlong of a list that includes programs like Discovery's Naked and Afraid, WE tv's Sex Box, TLC's Buying Naked and last week's premiere of VH1's Dating Naked. So SF Weekly has compiled the following films and television programs showcasing nude scenes that stand firmly erect as important and memorable — compared to other flaccid companions in this genre. Let us know if you agree, or if you feel we left any off the list.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

San Francisco Is a City Full of Virgins, Survey Says

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM

And there are those who have no other choice but to wait
  • And there are those who have no other choice but to wait

SeekingArrangement.com, that pseudo-scientific conductor of sexy and creepy studies is at it again. Previously, the dating company deemed San Francisco the nation's sugar daddy capital. Now, the sex researchers over there have determined that S.F. women aren't that sexually experienced after all. In fact, according to its most recent study, 1 out of every 10 San Francisco women are still virgins.

Seeking Arrangement, a dating service that pairs sugar daddies with sugar babies, surveyed 5,498 of their local female members about their virginity, and learned that compared to the national average, San Francisco women tend to wait longer before having sex.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Human Trafficking Panelist Goes Ballistic, Claims She Hates White People

Posted By on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM

She had to bring race into the debate
  • She had to bring race into the debate
Just when you thought Proposition 35, the controversial state law voters passed which stiffens fines for convicted human traffickers, couldn't trigger the community any more: A local Prop. 35 panelist lost control of herself during a recent forum discussing the pros and cons of the new law, which also forces convicted traffickers to register as sex offenders.

On Tuesday at Golden Gate University, the GGU chapter of the NLG (National Lawyers Guild) organized an event entitled: "Collateral Damage: Sex Workers and the Anti-Trafficking Campaigns." The panel comprised Carol Leigh, a former sex worker and political activist; Cynthia Chandler, an attorney for Social Justice; and Stephanie Anderson, who represented St. James Infirmary, a haven for respectful and compassionate medical care for many Bay Area sex workers.

The panel showed a portion of the impressive documentary, Collateral Damage by Carol Leigh, which traced the history of prostitution and detailed the history of anti-trafficking laws. Afterward, the panelists spoke, with Anderson pointing out that during her 10-year work with St. James she had "only seen two victims of trafficking, and [she does] not personally believe that trafficking is a problem."

Then Chandler chimed in:

Prop 35 will further criminalize and stigmatize people engaging in sex work, whether doing so consensually or not. It is overly broad in its language to the point of absurdity. Through its breadth, the law gives law enforcement and prosecutors wide discretion in its implementation. I find it unlikely that a wealthy person sharing wine or pot after a fancy night out and then having sex will face prosecution. Young people of color in urban settings will be disproportionately vulnerable, however. And as such, I believe that this proposition will have grossly racially disparate impact, while being arbitrary in its implementation. Such racism and arbitrary enforcement does not make for justice in my book.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Miss San Francisco Gets Competitive

Posted By on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Being Crowned Miss San Francisco
  • Being Crowned Miss San Francisco

Adult beauty pageants are something that people seem to have a love/hate relationship with. Are they even relevant anymore? This year, it was announced that the first trans woman, Kylan Arianna Wenzel, was being allowed to compete in the Miss USA Pageant -- with the help of some legal action. But why are people still fighting to be judged on their looks alone? To help answer this question, I spoke to Vivian Wei, our very own Miss San Francisco. 

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Friday, March 1, 2013

This American Life Lawyers Force This American Whore Podcast to Change Its Name

Posted By on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM

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Local sex work activist Siouxsie Q announced today that she has decided to resolve her conflict with Chicago Public Media and Ira Glass by changing the name of her podcast from This American Whore to The Whorecast.

See Also: This American Life Tells Local Podcaster: No Whores Allowed

Ira Glass Responds to SF Weekly 's Post on This American Whore Podcast

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Video of the Day: Legendary Porn Star Nina Hartley's Fan Letters

Posted By on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM

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We at SF Weekly don't shy away from sexual subjects, so we occasionally get "fan mail" of an explicit nature -- propositions, overly personal e-mails, and the rare marriage proposal. We can only imagine what kind of fan mail a porn star might receive. Well, now we don't have to wonder. Porn darling and Bay Area native Nina Hartley offers up the words, art, and gifts her fans have given her throughout her extensive career in the exhibition "Letters to a Porn Star: Nina Hartley Fan Mail."

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Video of the Day: Smut Becomes Art

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM

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Fred Halsted's legend invariably precedes him, for the simple reason that the handful of daring films he made in the 1970s are largely unavailable and rarely shown. One of gay cinema's least polished and most prized pioneers, the SoCal native made personal, experimental, and uncompromising movies laced with hardcore sex scenes that were intended to provoke a reaction above the neck as well as below the waist.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

The Most Common Places for Craigslist Missed Connections (Map)

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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Looking for love in the great United States of Uhmerica? Then maybe you should be spending more time at Wal-Mart. That's according to a recent (and depressing?) Psychology Today map by Dorothy Gambrell that crunched Craigslist "Missed Connections" data to show where denizens were not quite finding love.

See Also: The Best Bay Area Neighborhoods for Singles

So You're Famous and You're Single -- It's Still OK to Date Online

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Best Bay Area Neighborhoods for Singles

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 1:10 PM

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Are you without a "ring on it" this Valentine's Day? If so, it might not be because this city is notoriously difficult to date in or because of your 4chan habits. It might be that you're in the wrong neighborhood.

Real estate company Trulia recently crunched some numbers on the best places to find love in major metropolitan areas, including the Bay Area, and the results may surprise you.

See Also: In Defense of San Francisco Craigslist Ads: We're No More Annoying than You Are

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Fox News Uses a Lesbian Photo in a Traditional Marriage Article

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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In an article about traditional gender roles in marriage, Fox News mistakenly used a picture of two lesbian brides kissing on top of the Empire State Building. SheWired pointed out this amazing faux pas, that has since been changed to a generic bathroom sign image of a man and woman.

See Also: 10 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Lesbians

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