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Surveillance, Privacy, and Erotica...

Somebody's watching...what are they seeing?

Yesterday, while reading the New York Times online a headline caught my eye. It read: " N.S.A. Often Broke Rules on Privacy, Audit Shows."

The N.S.A. (National Security Agency) administers the massive electronic surveillance operation revealed by (now fugitive) whistleblower Edward Snowden. Americans have been assured that the data mining adheres to strict standards designed to protect innocent individuals, but we now learn (not surprisingly) that those standards are regularly ignored.

The U.S. government spies on its citizens in America and overseas. The surveillance extends to phone calls, e-mails, Internet search histories, text and instant messages — every modern mode of human communication.

Defenders of the gargantuan and unprecedented spy apparatus insist that it's an effective and necessary tool in the global war on terror®. Further, some surveillance advocates declare: "If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear."

And yet, this U.S. government administered program exists in near total secrecy, with virtually no public, judicial, or legislative oversight. It is also in clear violation of the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which reads, in part: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated."

So, what does this have to do with SexArt?

At the moment, absolutely nothing! But it's all too easy to imagine a time or circumstance when a giant, super-secret, unregulated surveillance program could be used to track, record, censor, or even completely eliminate your access to erotic art and entertainment.

Today, in this country, there is a small but vocal group of anti-erotica zealots. Whether due to their political or religious beliefs, they see access by adults to sexually explicit materials as a threat — to their moral values, to the nuclear family, to civilization itself. These people are extremists, they are far outside the mainstream, and their arguments are unfounded and fallacious.

But what if someone who held these crackpot views managed to gain real political power or high elected office? Do you think they would hesitate to harass, persecute, or even prosecute producers and consumers of erotica?

No? Well, they've done it before. The so-called "Meese Report," produced by then U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese on then President Ronald Reagan's order, was a big — fortunately unsuccessful — step towards suppressing the adult entertainment industry. But the censors, the "social conservatives," and the morality police are still out there. Waiting.

It's also worth noting that in a complex, chaotic, and dangerous world, where real concerns are many — war, civil strife, unemployment, poverty, and environmental disaster, to name but a few — it can become politically expedient to have something to divert and distract public attention. A war on poverty? Too difficult! Too expensive! But a war on porn? Cheap and easy!

High tech surveillance is very much a product of the 21st century, but this admonition from Benjamin Franklin is even more important today than when he wrote it over two hundred years ago: "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."


The Orgasmic Meditation Experience 2013: 3 Days in August that will change the way you orgasm forever!

The male orgasm is well understood. Apply stimulation to the penis until it is erect. Continue applying stimulation until orgasm is achieved. To make things even easier to understand, the male orgasm results in the discharge of semen — a receipt, if you will, physical proof positive that the orgasm occurred. The male orgasm? It's not rocket surgery.

The female orgasm, on the other hand (pun intended), is far more complicated. Not simply in physical terms, but culturally, psychologically, emotionally, and socially.

A man who achieves many orgasms, ideally with a partner or partners, is often considered a "stud" or "stallion," a pillar of potency and virility.

A woman who achieves the same feat is, however, often branded a "slut," or a "whore," hardly flattering labels.

But human society is forever evolving, and social norms, mores, standards, and knowledge continue to change and develop. This is certainly true of the female orgasm, and as the global culture becomes more open in its discussions and attitudes about female sexuality in general, the orgasm is more openly discussed, studied...and sought after.

And that brings us to OMOrgasmic Meditation. OM is a movement dedicated to the study, appreciation, enjoyment, and proliferation of the female orgasm. OM is also far more than that — it's a practice, a way of cultivating the orgasm to prolong it, enhance it, and reap the practically boundless physical, emotional, and mental benefits of orgasm. OM helps women and their partners get in touch with their bodies to achieve and enhance the orgasm in wonderful new ways.

The Orgasmic Meditation Experience 2013, is being held at the Regency Center in San Francisco from August 9 through 11. Medical doctors, authors, experts, and noted authorities in the field of female sexuality will gather to lecture, educate, discuss, deliver presentations, share cutting edge research and information, as well as host hands-on workshops about the theory, practice, and benefits of OM.

For any woman interested in the practice of OM and the pursuit of dramatically enhanced orgasm, sexuality, and overall health and wellness should consider attending this ground-breaking event. And so should her partner! To make this opportunity even more irresistible the event organizers are extending a special half-off discount to MetArt and SexArt members!

Visit for further details, and be sure to use the MetArt/SexArt Special Discount Code — ESH — to save half-off your registration!


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Latest Comments


    Shere Khan 3 hours ago

    Excellent article and a sad indication of the present state of America.

    If possible, I'd like to see a lot more like this on SexArt and VT.

    on The American Crusade Against Porn

    beetle 9 hours ago

    Cute naughty sexy girl. Adorable.

    on Vena

    VogonPoet 22 hours ago

    Where do I rate this as a perfect 10! It had the atmosphere of watching a committed couple pleasuring each other and caring for each other. In short, it didn't look like they were acting. Very very well done!

    on My Story

    Witchit 1 day ago

    My partner (like many men something of a connoisseur of pornography) says that this makes him think of Dominica in an entirely new light. It is certainly beautifully shot, but from my point of view the fact that they don't strip naked in the first ten seconds makes a huge contribution to the eroticism. The sequence from 1745 until she comes about a minute later is wonderful, and I love the way she caresses him and pulls him onto her, because that is exactly what I would do--it looks real, it feels real, and although the camera could linger on the afterplay for longer that is just about my only regret. I would love to see them again in another set-what about sneaking off for illicit sex during a dinner party with the threat of being discovered at any moment. And Dominica is radiant at the end.

    on My Story

    beetle 1 day ago

    PErfect harmonious couple. Absolutely sexy.

    on My Story

    Rose 1 day ago

    Dominica talking to camera really makes this scene, especially in the closing credits where she talks about how hot it was. Great energy and chemistry, Dominica is a sexy girl and Michael is very well equipped to please her :-)

    on My Story

    Witchit 2 days ago

    Just found this--that was highly erotic, and as someone else pointed out, deliciously filthy. The cross-dressing was an unexpected turn-on and I really liked the idea of exploring that, but the peeing must be another specialized taste that doesn't do anything for me, having spent all my life trying not to do it at the wrong moment. I once caught a boyfriend trying on my undies and I extracted a memorable deal from him after I got used to the idea. But nothing quite as smokily sexy as this. There might be something in exploring the whole transvestism thing that this movie introduces--I definitely have never seen anything like it and the pair just drown in a syrup of eroticism. The production of these ever so slightly voyeuristic scenes is something that SexArt does really well, and I love the idea of exploring these taboo areas like cross-dressing. I see there is one movie elsewhere on the site where one of the girls crossdresses and although it doesn't quite make a pair with this, it is almost as smoky.

    on Whore - The Day After

    HYPERART 2 days ago

    Only run of the mill. Nothing much to see here. Move along.

    on Chateau Episode 1

    beetle 2 days ago

    Lisa is really a little naughty girl. She offers her sexy naked body in a perfect provocative way. Everything is to see, and I mean ERVERYTING. Perfect poses and really good view of pussy, Anus and nipples. Just gorgeous.

    on Frona

    Rose 2 days ago

    Lisa Dawn looks sexy in that yellow dress, even better naked :-)

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