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February 21, 2019

More about Sex: New takes on ancient artistry

In a world of ejaculating dildos and vaginal selfie-sticks, are we forgetting some of sex’s more time-honoured techniques?... These news flashes and more in this week’s Sex in the Press.



With an estimated 41 million people visiting it every day, Pornhub figured it might be time to channel all that furious fapping into something more useful than brief, boredom-relieving ecstasy,” according to Pornhub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet’ (Independent, February 27, 2015). This ‘wankband’ channels wrist motion to power your smartphone or computer.

When Stephanie Berman and her wife decided they wanted to start a family, they had two options: spend thousands of dollars at a doctor’s office for artificial insemination, or try a do-it-yourself method at home. They opted for the latter,” according to ‘Ejaculating dildo allows lesbian couples to conceive at home’ (Alternet, March 5, 2015).

One can only wonder if the couple also used another recent innovation to make sure the donor sperm shot up far enough: ‘This “sex selfie stick” lets you FaceTime with your vagina (NSFW)’ (Huffpost UK, March 3, 2015).



Why is mass media so obsessed with cutting-edge sex tech when there’s so much old-fashioned expertise to be rediscovered?

Hailed as the ultimate sexercise, pompoir allows women to drive the sexual experience without thrusting or rocking,” according to ‘The ancient (and largely forgotten) secret to super-orgasms’ (Salon, March 9, 2015).

The art of pompoir involves extensive training and control of the vaginal and pubococcygeus (PC) muscles. It’s known as ‘kabazza’ in the Arabic language, and is also referred to as the ‘Singapore Kiss’. The practice is unique in the way it allows females to drive the sexual experience and stations men in an entirely passive position.”

Pompoir is said to date back more than 3,000 years to India, before being exported and embraced by the likes of Greek courtesans and Japanese geishas.

It takes a lot of time and effort to master pompoir’s many tricks: “the pull ability”, “the lock ability”, “the gripping ability”, “the pulse ability”, “the squeeze ability”, “the twist ability” and, finally,  “the extrude ability”.

Perhaps someone can up with an app to help speed up the learning process.

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