Violet Blue's Open Source Sex
Open Source Sex -- sophisticated erotica, smart sex ed, outrageous interviews and more with leading sex educator, award-winning author and celeb columnist Violet Blue ®. Find more of this podcast at OpenSourceSex.org.
A special edition: live from Paris! In this quickie, I read "The View From Paris" from Alison Tyler's collection, "Exposed" -- this afternoon, from the garden next to the Louvre. The image in this post is my view; the Eiffel Tower behind a statue of the Three Graces, in the garden. On a park bench, with an occasional audience, I read the explicit story of a newly-wed couple's torrid, semi-public sex encounter -- on their honeymoon in Paris.

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I'm so excited about Best Women's Erotica 2010 (also: UK) that I just can't resist reading one of my favorite stories from the collection: the Apple Genius Bar tryst. In this episode I read Emerald's story "Shift Change" where a woman goes in for MacBook Pro repair and gets better service than anyone could imagine. It's amazing that those Geniuses can do, indeed.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:24 AM

It's here! Lush, gorgeous, arousing: Best Women's Erotica 2010 (also: UK)! In this episode I give you a taste of each story in my handpicked, heart and soul collection of the best erotica by women, for women that the globe has to offer. It might be the most daring entry in the series yet.

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Here's another favorite from Girls On Top, "A Woman In His Room" by Saskia Walker. This story is so delicious I actually get quite flustered while reading it -- and after as well. If you like my less polished reactions to the material, you;ll like this; and it's a seriously arousing, explicit story by a very gifted British author. In it, a young woman fantasizes about a boarder in her parent's home, only to come home one night to discover she'ts not the object of his affections. What happens next is quite surprising. Enjoy!


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Last week a writer emailed asking me what "Open Source Sex" means. I realized I'd talked about what it means in podcasts before, but haven't ever put forth a concrete definition of what it means in text.

This podcast "Open Source Sex" was created very early in the history of podcasting: I was the first female podcaster, seen in WIRED Magazine. Annalee Newitz wrote the groundbreaking podcasting article for WIRED that featured myself and Adam Curry. This podcast began in early January, 2005 and it was quite a feat of hacking -- when I was figuring it out, there were no real podcasting services and it was hotly debated as to whether it was working.

I wound up hosting my files with a shady company in Florida -- and when "Open Source Sex" took off and became extremely popular, the man who ran the hosting service revealed his anti-sex conservative Christian colors, and hijacked my RSS feed. A lot of people were angry to start getting a podcast about how Jesus had risen. They were happy with other things rising, thank you very much.

I was airlifted with much affection to Libsyn, where the podcast resides today.

When I started "Open Source Sex" I was already versed in blogging and knew I needed to have a manifesto and plan, and to stick to it. I decided to do erotica and sex education. And to never hold it to a schedule. I wanted a long term relationship, so I made the terms desirable but flexible. And I knew what "Open Source Sex" -- the idea, the belief -- meant from the start.

Each person's sexuality is as individual to them as a fingerprint. Human sexuality has long been a "closed source" environment, held back by a variety of forces. It's frigid, it's shameful, it's stereotypical, it's abstinent, it's full of agenda. Like any system, human sexuality must evolve, grow, change and function as part of the user's internal, and integral, ecosystem. There is no "one size fits all" for sex (even though that's what we're told), just as no operating system works for any individual "out of the box."

The tools for making these systems function -- code, seen here as basic sex information -- must be made freely available so we can all use, modify and redistribute it. And I always encourage people to put it together in the way that suits them best (in counseling we call this self-individuated sexuality), and as feels right for them. and when they need an update, as our sexuality ebbs and flows and changes over time, to feel free to reconfigure their system and tell everyone the first version was "beta."

This is open source sex.

Human sexuality, and especially accurate nonjudgmental sex information has commodified, locked down and made virtually inaccessible by interests ranging from politics to exclusivity agreements -- sex ed DRM, if you will. Open source sex doesn't just include the idea of making something like a sex lecture that I typically give at UCSF into a free downloadable MP3 (though I do exactly that when I podcast "Open Source Sex"). It also means presenting sexuality in a warm, welcoming way that doesn't make people feel shamed about pleasure in whatever form that pleasure takes. that includes a neutral approach to discussing topics like sexual fetishes and making no assumptions about whoever might be listening or reading.

A narrow view just doesn't work for, or help, anyone. All too often educators and entertainers talk down to their audience when on the subject of sex, as if the audience is automatically wrong, bad or "broken" for being interested in, laughing at, or liking sex. To me, this way of presenting the material is as outdated as the American "guys in raincoats" stereotype. Open source sex is the new school. This also means that my audience is free to be a variety of genders and orientations, interests and ideas, and levels of sexual experience.

I encourage people to explore, but also to say "ew" or "ick" whenever they need to. It's just as alright to say you dislike something or even laugh at it as it is to be turned on by it. Even if both reactions happen at once. Our experiences and desires will never be like anyone elses' -- they actually can't be -- just as no one system works for everyone and no two people will ever use a computer in the same way. Open source sex gives people tools to figure out what works for them.

And, rather than present it in the unsexiest way possible, sterile and safe from the mouths and pens of matrons or clinical figureheads, I chose to spice up my message with relevant sexiness, honesty, vulnerability, and a clear message about the adult right to sexual pleasure and health info.

I hope you enjoy my point of view. And I hope this finds you happy, adventurous, and well.
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42 AM

Girls On Top is the newest and most recent erotica collection I've edited -- and I haven't even had a chance to tell you about it! So internationally acclaimed sex blogger Remittance Girl's story "Central Registry" is the very best way to give you a taste of my freshest hotness, and the female authors from around the world who make this collection a hardcore, girl-powered stunner. With the devious Londoner in "Central Registry" a pierced party girl decides that enough is enough when it comes to the Jehovah's Witnesses that keep interrupting her Saturday hangovers and she plots to "save" them both -- at the same time.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31 AM

This is "Lost at Sea" by Peony. It is from Best Women's Erotica 2008 and is not typical fare for this podcast (or for the erotica series; it is not explicit).

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Category:itunes -- posted at: 8:17 AM

Tonight it's raining, and I finally got a chance to read you the intense, explicit opening story from Best Women's Erotica 2009: it's "Fly" by Valerie Alexander. Penthouse absolutely loved the book and highly recommends it for couples, I'm getting tons of email praise about it, and Erotica Revealed gave it a glowing review. After listening to "Fly" you'll never look at Peter, Wendy and Tiger Lily the same way again, and I think it's one of the hottest stories I've ever read. At the end I let the music play; it's a bootleg mashup by Bangers and Mash: search for "Work Out My Number" to find it. One of my favorites.

Enjoy.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48 AM

In my book Erotic Role Play: A Guide for Couples (e-book or audiobook MP3), you'll find all kinds of fun ideas, advice, sexy stories and plenty of fantasy fodder to get you adding a little (or a lot) of spice to your sex life. In chapter 1, you'll learn exactly how to ask for what you want, even if you're nervous or aren't used to talking about new sexual ideas. Besides getting you started and giving you lots of ideas, there is a test called "Who, What, Where, How and When" that couples can print out, check off their answers in a fun sex game for two, and then swap answers to see just what your lover feels like doing. It's like a sexual fantasy quiz, where everyone scores!

* Download chapter 1 from Erotic Role Play: A Guide for Couples (.PDF) free!

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