Ever wondered what they called anal sex in the 16th century, or cunnilingus during World War II?
Ever wonder what sex was called in the 1600s, how you might ask for a blowjob during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, or how your great-grandfather might have asked for anal sex?
Following up on his research which gave us 2,600 words for genitalia throughout the ages, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green has given us three amazing new resources, describing what sexual intercourse, oral and anal, and sexual secretions and contraceptives have been called at various points over the last 700 years.
Megumi Igarashi loves pussy.
More precisely, the 42-year-old designer loves her own pussy. Constructed from molds of Igarashi’s genitalia, the artist’s body of work includes a vagina lampshade, a vagina kayak, vagina smartphone cases, vagina dioramas, vagina toys, and more. But the Tokyo police don’t share Igarashi’s predilections, at least, not in an official capacity.
On the limestone cliffs of the remote Greek island of Astypalaia, Dr.Andreas Vlachopoulos, an archaeologist, made a fascinating discovery: dick carvings.
“A friend asked me at a party, ‘What are you going to call the third-generation car?’ Well, we got the S and the X—we might as well make it an E.”
“Every obstacle that a tech startup encounters — if it has to do with sex, you triple that struggle for us.”
"I’ve been on sex toy sites where you have porn ads flashing boobs at you while you’re trying buy a vibrator. That, to me, is very uncomfortable."
Launching today AHAnoir, a beautifully curated marketplace for upscale sex toys. Shopping for sex toys can make you feel dirty, and not in a good way. With AHAnoir, it’s more like visiting an art gallery.
Condoms that actually feel good. Cardboard furniture. Micro apartments. No wait—pico apartments. Here is the best we saw in design for social good this year.
A new study finds that your average woman is not enticed by sexually charged ads—unless they’re promoting an expensive product. Ew.
20-year-old British bartender who wants to take the condom where no man has gone before (no, not space).
FAST COMPANY: So this all began with a series of bad dates…
RICHARD PESSALL: I went out with a couple of friends and I met these two twins, who were absolutely gorgeous. One of them really hit it off with me, and the next week we went out to a club. I used to breakdance with my friends back in high school. So I go down on the floor, I go to a handstand, and my heel connects to her face, and I knock her onto the floor. I’ve never felt so bad in my life. Her twin comes over and takes her to the bathroom, and while she’s in the bathroom I go to the bar, and this girl says, “I saw that, are you alright?” I end up getting her number as well. We ended up going on a date, and things were going really well. But then she got a phone call. She said, “Richard, I’m so sorry, but I’ve got to go.” This girl was 19, and she’d already had a child. She had to go back and pay the babysitter. I thought, “This is a joke, this can’t be happening.”