This has been a bit of a rollicking week in the world of sex. And by that, I mean it has been a bit weird. I don’t know how, but some weeks seem to develop a theme...and this week’s theme is sexy weirdness.

Making Mean Tweets Fun

If you’re familiar with Celebrities Read Mean Tweets from Jimmy Kimmel Live, then you have to love this take on the idea, Porn Stars Read Mean Tweets About Themselves. In this case, we’ve got some of the biggest names in gay porn relaying some downright nasty (and sometimes hilarious) offerings from their "fans" on Twitter. All of the fellas take the comments in good stride, laugh a lot and also offer some pretty clear 'f-you’s’ to these observations. The whole thing is light-hearted and you can tell they're having a good time. But it must take pretty thick skin to read these types of negative comments. I wonder...could the top sex bloggers put together a video like this?

A Unique Fundraiser

Nine Japanese porn stars partnered with the Japanese Foundation for AIDS Prevention on a rather unique fundraising event. 'Boob Aid’—a 24-hour marathon of money-raising titty touching where fans had the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite porn star. The event was broadcast live on television. I like the idea of using sexuality in public realms for good causes but... Would this type of event ever happen anywhere else?Are these performers being objectified? Would anyone even conceive of a similar event where it is men who are being groped—or are women the only ones likely to be in that position?

Never Too Late

Building on some themes in last week’s edition of Sex Stories We Love by my sexy colleague Bobbie Morgan, we are definitely in an era when age is no barrier to expressing sexuality. A new author Georgia Gorringe, 86, is ready to steam up the world of erotica with her debut novel No Good-Bye. Big props to her for writing a novel and getting her sexy story out there. Surely there are many more hot tales to be told!

The Misunderstood Sex Doll

Oh, the ubiquitous sex doll. A staple of sex-shaming humour, but as Cara Sutra notes, also a staple of sex shops all over. However, being the intrepid sex explorer that she is, Cara wondered whether there is a stigma surrounding the "ticky-tacky-plastic-macky inflatable sex dolls" we’re most accustomed to seeing as gag gifts at bachelor parties. Sure, I’ve stood in sex shops and wondered. I’ve looked at the very attractive boxes and wondered if the product was at all like the beautiful person depicted to lure me into buying. But my rational cock says "no, it really isn’t going to be attractive to you and that plastic is not going to feel good, move along." But that’s just me. Some people look at a Fleshlight and think the same thing. Some people look at dildos in that light as well. So why are sex dolls portrayed so negatively?

No Simple Solution

It isn't about the nail polish or any other products for women when it comes to preventing rape. Elizabeth Plank rightly points out that it is laudable that four men came up with the nail polish that changes colour when exposed to GHB (the date-rape drug) in a drink. Plank and others have noted that putting the onus on women to determine that their drinks have been spiked is yet another way to remove blame from where it should lie: with men who commit rapes. Recognizing that responsibility is just one of 11 solutions Plank offers to end the ongoing violence toward women. Attitudes have to change. Legal practices have to change. Education has to change. Men have to change.

Making Hitachi Disappear

Anyone I know that has a Hitachi Magic Wand still refers to is as 'Hitachi’ despite the fact that moniker was dropped by the company a year ago. Has it really been that long since those who noticed gave a collective head scratch of "huh?" It really was odd to learn that the Hitachi company had suddenly come to realize that their product was a hugely popular sex toy and not just a personal massager. I didn’t know just how bizarre that rebranding was until I learned the trusty device has been on the market for almost 50 years! Why the change of heart? Why almost drop this hugely popular and successful product? How can the same culture produce a breast-fondling fundraiser and suddenly become ashamed of a pleasure product?