January 21st, 2008

Now that Click Me gets published at the beginning of the week, it seems Mondays at Heroine Sheik have become Shameless Self-Promotion Day. Wednesday is Gripe Day, and Friday is Cool Links Day–but only on Mondays can you see me doing a funny little dance in an attempt to tell you about my latest articles and projects without sounding like a selfish blogging bunny. Actually, I don’t know what bunnies have to do with anything; random references to furry animals is part of the funny little dance.

Anyways, to kick off Shameless Self-Promotion Day, we’ve got this week’s Click Me, “The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should be Having Cybersex.” I received an email the other day from a reader asking if there were any benefits to cybersex. Well, yeah! Thus was born a veritable list of what makes cybersex hot, handy, and just plain awesome. The next time your friends look at you like you’re surely the next “perv” on To Catch a Predator just because you get it on online, send them this link. Turn them to the dark side. It’s sexier over here.

Shameless Self-Promotion Day continues with Babeland’s Sex Positive Journalism Awards (aka the “Sexies”). It’s the first time Babeland will be handing out these awards, and the idea behind them is really inspiring. “There‚Äôs a lot of bad journalism out there,” says the Babeland blog, which includes “sensationalized and false information about sexual issues… These articles cause harm by encouraging discrimination and persecution of adults who engage in consensual sexual expression.” Amen to that!

“Sometimes, the best way to change things,” the blog continues, “is to thank those who are doing things right.” That’s why Babeland, along with the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, is looking for nominations of articles published in 2007 that are markedly sex-positive. They should “be written for a general audience,” cover sexual topics that are “normally swept under the rug,” and “celebrate sexuality as a positive force in human lives.”

If you happen to know anyone who writes anything like that–I’d say “hint hint, nudge nudge,” but that’s pretty obvious, isn’t it?–support sex-positive journalism by submitting their stuff (deadline March 23rd). Should you be in a grand, submitting-type mood, also check out the nominations for The Best of Tech Writing 2008, which will be edited this year by Clive Thompson (deadline January 31st). Tech culture, sexy gadgets: as long as it was written in 2007, it’s all fair game. Both nominations forms take a whopping thirty seconds to fill out–and, in return, I promise to love you a whole lot longer than that. Told you I was shameless…

Update: that Click Me is finally up. Check it out!

Tags: cybersex, my articles

4 Responses to “The Top 10 Reasons You (Yes, You!) Should be Having Cybersex”

  1. Alfonso Crawford Says:

    I’m having trouble finding the “Click Me”-article…

  2. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Ah, you know what, it’s possible that since it’s Martin Luther King day back home no one was in the Voice office to update. Sorry about that; I’m sure the piece will be up soon, and when it is I’ll surely link to it. I keep forgetting about these diversity-positive holidays, since we definitely lack them in France :).

  3. John Hummel Says:

    Well, let us know when the link to the article is ready – I can’t wait to tell my lovely wife why I should be having cyber sex.

    Um, we’ll see.

  4. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Still not there. Hmm. I blame Martin Luther King :).

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