e[lust] #21

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Nov 122010
 

Welcome to e[lust] - Your source for sexual intelligence and inspirations of lust from the smartest & sexiest bloggers! Whether you’re looking for hot steamy smut, thought-provoking opinions or expert information, you’re going to find it here. Want to be included in e[lust] #22? Start with the rules, check out the schedule and subscribe to the RSS feed for updates!

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~ Featured Post (Lilly’s Pick) ~

D/s Without the D/s?This is one of those situations in a real time D/s relationship where much of the “fun” aspects of the D/s needs to be stuffed in the closet for a bit. And for us, it’s not a great time to be either a masochist or a sadist. We can deal with that.

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Yes, Jelly Sex Toys Can be DangerousEven if a jelly rubber toy says “phthalate-free”, it still can contain toxic chemicals that can cause skin reactions in some people. These toys are still non-porous and can harbor dirt and bacteria because they cannot be sanitized.

~ This Week’s Top Three Posts ~

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See also: Pleasurists #101 and #100 for all your sex toy review needs.

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 Posted by at 9:29 pm

Pleasurists #103

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Nov 122010
 

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 Posted by at 9:27 pm
Nov 112010
 

Me love Pink long time. Her videos and musical voice have changed a bit over time but she’s always been a musical voice for the underdog. I stumbled upon this video today and I love it. I love the humor and the message. Even better – I hear she’s pregnant. She will be an awesome mom, full of unconditional love and support for her child.


(Fave moment: 2:53)

Pink – Raise Your Glass

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks

 Posted by at 2:43 pm
Nov 092010
 

Hopefully with this 4-day weekend I have coming up I’ll find time to hammer out posts in the tiny chunks I can handle but for now…..I can’t write, I can’t think, I’m exhausted, I’m in pain, and my right arm is functioning at about 20% normal capacity (and yes, I’m right-handed). I had one little brightspot with clothes shopping but now I’m back to the hole.

Soon, I hope.

Until then…..carry on.

 Posted by at 9:58 pm
Nov 032010
 

My husband is a bigger geek than me. He’s played more MMORPG games, more computer games in general and even more console games. He’s much better at building a computer from scratch than me, and at understanding the nuances of the variances in latest technologies. When he picks out a television it’s more than just size, brand and price for him – he factors in things like ratios and refresh rates and resolution.

But when it comes to cell phones I’ve always been ahead. He barely knows how to text. He has never had much more than the standard free phone. I’ve now moved up to an android-based touchscreen and it’s all but replaced my netbook. So his cheap little cellphone is one of those flip styles with the really stupid buttons on the side – one of those buttons is for voice dialing, another is volume. Sometimes we’ll hear the cellphone voice talking from his front pocket because he shifted wrong.

You’ve all heard of the cell-phone sin term “butt dialing“…..my husband manages a new one. Cock dialing.

The other night as I stripped for bed, he was hard of course and it took very little movement for the head of his cock to press the buttons on the cell phone still in his front pocket. It was absolutely hysterical. His cock has skillz.

 Posted by at 8:27 pm
Nov 012010
 

I hesitated in posting this, but then thought about it and decided I will. It’s my blog – these are just my thoughts and my opinions here, I’m not doing investigative journalism. I’m hoping to get the opinions of other reviewers on this topic.

Over the weekend I was poking around the Lelo site because a number of reviewers received one of their brand new vibes from the Insignia line and none of us could figure out how to charge it (the directions were confusing). Then I kept browsing their site and noticed that when viewing a toy there’s a tab for Reviews of that toy. Lelo has a tiny banner for the site, and a tiny blurb, but no link to click on to verify that blurb or read more. Then I clicked on the small “Reviews” tab up at the top of the site, did some looking and was unpleasantly surprised.

I truly do not recall them using our full text (and our photos, and our videos) on their site. And I certainly don’t remember being asked if this was ok with me. I don’t know about all of you, but I have copyright notices on my site. I specifically state that if you want to use something, you need my permission. I DO recall in the past seeing hits from the Lelo site to my blog, and back then I did view that section of the site. What they have at first glance is a screenshot of the blog/site’s review post, and the name (usually accurate) of the site. From what I remember, you clicked on that and it led you to that site’s review. When I looked this weekend I see that Lelo has lifted the entire content of the review (and usually photos if they were included) and for over 70 reviews, there is no link. They are not trying to claim the content as their own, to be clear. But they are using our content on their site without permission or even at the least a link in some cases.

I mentioned it on Twitter, and the Lelo response was to ask which review it was, saying it was probably an oversight (that no link was included, they ignored me saying that full content was used w/o my permission). I don’t think that 70-some constitutes an oversight. I sent an email to the PR address given on the Lelo site but have not heard back yet. I told them that they could use an excerpt but not my photos and my full text and that links must be provided.

So, what do you think? In a number of cases for the older 70-some reviews they now cannot provide a link because the site is gone. I don’t have a problem with someone giving an excerpt of my post and a link to it, but to lift the whole post?? Is this not a copyright violation? Am I the only one who is bothered? In the cases where Lelo provided the toy we reviewed, does this give them the right to use our review text/photos/videos? This isn’t just bloggers, it’s all types of sites. Fleshbot, Handbag.com, Examiner, there’s even a review that’s actually on the EF site, and the linkback is someone’s EF affiliate code. Take a look and see if your own content is there.

ETA: Polly noted below that sometimes it’s NOT full content and that made me think about why, and she mentioned how many of our reviews are done for other retailers. So I went back to look at my Gigi review (the review on my site is here) and I saw that Lelo edited my content – they removed all mention of VibeReview who sponsored my review AND they removed all of my affiliate links. From what I can tell on the instances where there’s a photo or two in the review, if it’s a photo owned by the retailer, Lelo didn’t include it so they know that that was copyright infringement (I am assuming this, judging by what I see, I cannot confirm that their intent is factual) – but yet they don’t care about MY copyright infringement of my photos and my text. Screenshot below of their altered review of mine:

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