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Kink On Tap 48: They Call Themselves Gayglers

Posted: July 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Episodes | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Kink On Tap 48: They Call Themselves Gayglers

Muslims can buy Halal sex toys online, men might soon have a birth control pill of their own, gays at Google (“Gayglers”) get a tax-break in the form of higher pay, a syndicated parenting columnist worries that social networking is replacing sex, and last but certainly not least, a 6-story Jesus statue gets destroyed by God’s wrath. Take that, false idol!

In this episode, Emma and I were joined by the jovial creator of FetLife.com, John Baku. And no, we didn’t just ask him on the show because we couldn’t get American guests for our July 4th recording! :P John is, first and foremost, a character, an exceedingly kind and generous one. We asked him about his views of the proposed .xxx Internet top-level domain, and whether or not he’d get one for FetLife.com. We also tangled over differences of opinion in Missouri’s new blue-law. All told, I hope next time Emma and I aren’t the only ones enjoying wine on-air!

It should also be noted that John and his team at FetLife used to produce a similar, BDSM-focused podcast called This Week In Kink, which I was once a guest on. Although I had some criticism of the show, it was part of what gave me a kick in the ass to start Kink On Tap again, for which I’m very grateful to John and the rest of the FetLife employees. As usual, please send us your feedback and comments or help us out with an iTunes review. Thanks!


Governor signs 6 bills with no fanfare | Community News | News | Liberty Tribune

Posted: July 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Briefs | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Governor signs 6 bills with no fanfare | Community News | News | Liberty Tribune

Remember Missouri Senate Bill SB586? Unsurprisingly, it passed, and it's sure to cause upheaval in the state's sexually-oriented economy. According to the Liberty Tribune, "Gov. Jay Nixon signed [the bill] into law Friday, June 25. […] This legislation is intended to prevent deleterious secondary effects arising from sexually oriented businesses. The bill places a number of restrictions on such businesses, including a ban on establishing sexually oriented businesses near schools, day-care centers, churches, homes or other sexually oriented businesses."

It's that last restriction that sent the industry into a frenzy because it means that the overwhelming majority of established businesses will have to move or risk being in violation of the law due to sharing close quarters. But wait, there's more: "Other restrictions include…prohibition of knowingly appearing nude at such businesses." Wait, how do you unknowingly appear nude there?

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Uganda reassures Germany over anti-gay bill to win aid extension | Earth Time News

Posted: May 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Briefs | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Uganda reassures Germany over anti-gay bill to win aid extension | Earth Time News

Germany has pledged 120 million euros in aide to Uganda, to be used to fight poverty, control water wastage, and reduce carbon emissions—with one condition. Uganda may not pass any new anti-homosexuality legislation—such as last year's bill, proposed by legislator David Bahati, which would make homosexual punishable by life in prison, and some homosexual acts by capital punishment.

"Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa sent a written assurance to Hans-Juergen Beerfeltz, state secretary at the German Aid Ministry, saying that the government in Kampala does not support Bahati's legislation."

Excellent news! It's nice to see aide tied to humanitarian, rather than economic or political, concerns.

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