Japanese Vagina Artist Arrested (Again)

Megumi Igarashi

Megumi Igarashi Photograph: Rokude Nashiko and Marie Akatani/AFP/Getty Images

Megumi Igarashi, a Japanese artist keen on exploring taboo images of the human body’s many marvelous forms and functions, has been arrested in Tokyo for the second time after authorities suspected her of sending a url “that shows her plan to create a boat using three-dimensional obscene data to a large number of people”. Igarashi, who works under the name Rokudenashi-ko (“Good-for-nothing Girl”), was arrested on similar charges in July, charges relating to her efforts to raise funds for the production of a 3D-printed kayak made in tribute to her own genitalia.

“I don’t believe my vagina is anything obscene,” Igarashi told the press in July. “I was determined I would never yield to police power.” Her most recent arrest could see Igarashi charged with ‘distributing or holding obscene materials for the purpose of selling’ and facing a 2.5M Yen or USD $21,000 fine and/or up to two years in jail. And all for showing a replica of her genitals to art patrons and audiences who, odds are, either have similar physical makeups or have seen such body parts up close and personal many times before.

Article 175 of Japan’s Criminal Code, written in 1907 and remaining virtually unchanged in its present form, classifies depictions of pubic hair and genitalia as obscenity – hence the ridiculous pixelation of genitals in most Japanese porn – and could prove the undoing of controversial artist Igarashi, who is still being held even after the release of a women’s sex shop proprietor also arrested in connection with the enormously controversial work. Denying her visits from anyone aside from her legal team, Tokyo police appear to be relentless in their pursuit of a conviction, but not necessarily because of any alleged danger the artist’s work might pose to the public. Igarashi’s attorney, Takeshi Sumi admitted that “Since the arrest last time, [Igarashi] has been very vocal in her cartoons and speeches criticizing police. They seem to have arrested her again [her third without being yet indicted] again to safeguard their integrity.” Well, while it sure makes our local police issues seem like the fucking apocalypse in comparison, Megumi Igarashi’s story is one we should treat with the utmost seriousness.

First they came for the 3D-printed vagina kayaks…

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MOFOs Launches Porn Drones

drone hunter They call themselves “The motherfuckers of porn,” but, really, they’re more like the surveillance state of porn nowadays. MOFOs, the network home of sites like I Know That Girl and Let’s Try Anal launched a brand-new site this week called Drone Hunter and it takes a highly original and unusual view of sexual encounters, taking to the skies via a camera-equipped FlyPro X600 remote control drone unit and peering down on rutting couples as only birds and super-heroes previously could.

Drone Hunter’s unique porno perspective comes courtesy of two discreet recording devices: the aforementioned drone equipped with a GoPro Hero3+ HD video camera and a pair of “spy glasses” that, while looking like regular horn-rimmed specs, contains a tiny HD CMOS sensor capable of capturing 720p video from the wearer’s perspective. The resulting hardcore shoots are based on the premise that one dude is traveling the country with this equipment and a few helpers in tow. He meets and seduces hot girls, throws on his specs and captures POV sex tape footage while sending orders to his bros to do the same with the flying drone-carried camera. The girls, for their parts, play innocent and naive pretty well, appearing shocked and scrambling for a towel when they spot something lingering outside their 8th floor window.

Currently holding only five scenes – Gianna Nicole and Kaci Lynn in a lesbian tryst; Jennifer White, Alison Tyler, Mercedes Carrera, and Riley Rey in hetero hardcore romps – Drone Hunter is still finding its feet and could very well change its approach after just a few months online, perhaps aiming for a premise that doesn’t involve deceit, coercion, and stolen surveillance. Call me a momma’s boy if you want, but I like my pornstars to be obviously into what they’re doing, not shouting “Fuck you, you’re filming me, you asshole!” and running out of frame. But, hey, neat concept MOFOs. Keep flyin’.

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UK Outlaws Fetish Porn

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Lawmakers in the United Kingdom have passed The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014, effectively placing an outright ban on UK-produced Video-On-Demand media depicting certain sexual acts (both fetishistic and fairly mundane) also banned from sale in brick-and-mortar adult stores. The British Board of Film Classification is notoriously rigid and restrictive when it comes to sexual content, barring uncut releases of non-pornographic films made by Ken Russell, Walerian Borowczyk, and Radley Metzger. This time, however, the BBFC isn’t just attacking extreme, dangerous or even abusive adult entertainment, it’s also unempowering to women.

Spanking, Caning
Aggressive whipping
Strangulation
Penetration by any object “associated with violence”
Fisting
Physical or verbal abuse (regardless of if consensual)
Urolagnia (known as “water sports”)
Role-playing as non-adults
Physical restraint
Humiliation
Female ejaculation
Facesitting

As you’ll note above, the list of now-banned acts is as baffling as the law is unwelcome. Sure, taking a tough stance on anything involving non-adults (even role-play) makes sense, but banning spanking, whipping, physical restraint, humiliation, fisting, and watersports will most certainly drive UK-based pornographers onto mainland Europe. Most infuriating, though, is the apparent assumption that women cannot (or should not) ejaculate – what other reason for its banning could there be besides “Well, it’s just urine, innit?” – and that “Facesitting” is not only being outlawed, but is listed along with strangulation and fisting as “life-endangering” activities. Sorry, BBFC, but you be fuckin’ crazy! Why, just last week a woman straddled my face and received oral pleasure not once, not twice, but three times and I’m still here to tell my tale, aren’t I? Fuck, James Deen made an entire movie about being smothered by big-ass beauties and he’s not only living, he’s rich!

“There appear to be no rational explanations for most of the R18 rules, anti-censorship campaigner Jerry Barnett told Vice. “They’re simply a set or moral judgments designed by people who have struggled endlessly to stop British people watching pornography.” From a woman’s perspective, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia, a British dominatrix, also registered her bafflement and outrage with Vice. “Why ban facesitting? What’s so dangerous about it? It’s a harmless activity that most femdom performers, myself included, do fully dressed anyway. Its power is symbolic; woman on top, unattainable.”

Yeah, unattainable, just like your sexual freedoms, female Britons. Fight the power!

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Goodbye to Indonesia’s Sex Mountain

Mount Kemukus

Mount Kemukus

Way back in the 16th Century, a young Indonesian prince named Pangeran Samodro carried on a carnal affair with his step-mother, the two of them choosing nearby mountain Gunung Kemukus to host their secret tryst. Disaster struck, however, when they were caught in the act and killed, buried on the mountain. The story doesn’t end there, however, as Indonesians flock to the Central Java mountain to engage in sex with strangers in order to receive blessings for completing the congress started hundreds of years ago.

While conservative Muslim groups have attempted to prohibit access to the controversial site, the ritual – bathe at a sacred spring then find a stranger who’ll agree to have sex with you on seven consecutive Jumat Pon (when the Gregorian Friday lands on a traditional Javanese celebratory day) – promises to bring good fortune and prosperity to the thousands who visit the mountain every year. But, thanks to a television report by Australian journalist Patrick Abboud has increased the already wide exposure of this ritual in the Western World, resulting in a ban on all sexual activity taking place there.

Ganjar Pranowo, Governor of Central Java, announced the ban earlier this week at his office in Semarang, calling it “a shame,” and calling on pilgrims to continue visiting the tomb and shrine, but imploring them not to engage in the controversial intercourse that has long been the focus of visits. The increasing presence of sex workers and allegedly high rates of STD transmission are among the reasons for the ban, but it’s largely religiously based. Although the ritual is distinctly Javanese, combining Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist characteristics, Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population, whose beliefs staunchly oppose adultery. Whether or not this will curtail mountainside trysts remains to be seen but in a way it’s somewhat fitting to cut-off hundreds of fucking pilgrims mid-ritual, just as Prince Samodro and his step-mom Nyai Ontrowulan were once similarly interrupted mid-coitus.

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Crowning the Throated Queen

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Throated, one of the leading deepthroat-heavy blowjob sites, has decided to round out 2014 with a competition that’ll see ten of porn’s most skilled and daring cocksuckers put their talents to the test in the hopes of landing a $5000 grand prize. Pumping out stellar gag-inducing fellatio since 2005, Throated has long been a shining light in the often timid and, ugh, “romantic” world of blowjob porn. Running mascara trails, saliva strings galore, and the sounds of choking can routinely be seen and heard from the teary-eyed cock-gobblers Throated stars, and those ladies competing for the gonad-draining glory include some all-time great head-jobbers: Bonnie Rotten, Sarah Vandella, Dana DeArmond, Chanel Preston, and Sara Jay have put in long hours and devoted training sessions galore to developing their tonsil-smashing blowjob skills, but these veterans are facing stiff competition from relative newcomers Riley Reid, Karmen Karma, Adriana Chechik, Dahlia Sky, and Maddy O’Reilly, all of whom have something to prove.

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Throated has shot brand new scenes complete with introductions (pleas, really), giving these women a chance to directly address their constituents before the votes are tallied and the queen is crowned. Throated is offering both members and non-members access to the qualifying deepthroat scenes without asking for passwords or payments; the scenes are free to stream and anyone can vote. (And it’s a good thing for the contestants that Charley Chase has apparently taken a porno sabbatical, or else they’d crumble miserably in the presence of, in my opinion, porn’s greatest living cocksucker!)

Stop on by Throated and vote for the woman whose gagging tickles your fancy, whose eyes sparkle as they tear up, and who’s more likely than any other to have you erupting at home as you take your voting very, very seriously. Voting runs until January 21st, but if you’re having trouble making your decision, check back here in the lead-up to final voting and you’ll receive the advice and guidance of Mr. Pink as I make my selection and cast my vote accordingly. Which incredible cocksucker will it be…?

 

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