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Some (more) thoughts on human sexuality

A little while ago, I posted the first go-round of a map of the human sexual condition. The purpose of this map is to try to set out a rough approximation of the scope and breadth of human sexual expression--which is, even for a dedicated kinkster, quite a mammoth undertaking.

That post has attracted rather a lot of attention. I was flooded with feedback and comments--in LiveJournal, in email (boy, did I get a lot of email!), even in IM. And it's amazing how many things I left off the first version of the sexuality map.

So I've been spending a lot of time working on an update to the map. The new version of the sex map has rather a lot of new stuff listed, and a whole new range of islands. Some parts were rearranged, many new 'countries' have been added, some parts have been clarified, and I've even added few embellishments. And so here, finally, is the new version! (Clicky the map for a much, much, MUCH bigger picture)

I've received a lot of emails requesting that I think about making a poster version of the Map. I'm probably also going to make a floor-to-ceiling giclee print of the Map for myself, though I doubt too many folks will be interested in those; it'll probably cost me around a hundred bucks or so to print. (But still, damn! What a neat wall hanging for the bedroom.)

Anyway, I definitely appreciate all the feedback from the first version, and I'm interested in hearing what you all have to say about this version.

Eventually, I'll put an interactive version of this map on my Web site, as soon as I can find some PHP code somewhere that'll let me register mouse clicks and draw images of a stick pin at the click coordinates. The code I've found so far redraws the entire graphic, which isn't realistic as the GIF image weighs in at damn near one and a half megabytes.



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Oct. 14th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Psh~ for a single copy, I'll do it for free. It won't be laminated however. Just a ink-jet print on high-quality color paper. Any standard format should work, Tif/PDF probaby would be best.
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I'd love to have a wall version to add pins to!
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
You might want to register at www.fetlife.com. It's a MySpace type site for kinksters. They have an interactive fetish matrix, when you join you can pick from the existing fetishes and add your own. If you add your own, it gets added to the selections page. The more people who register a particular kink, the larger and bolder the text appears on the main fetish page. There're some fascinating things there. I never knew "You, shutting the fuck up" was a fetish before.

I was happy to see that one of my personal peccadilloes, ass to mouth, is so popular and bemused by the existence of "forced cheezburger."

You might find some new things there. :-)
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
I'm on FetLife, dude! :) My nickname there is "tacit."
(no subject) - james_the_evil1 - Oct. 14th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Somewhere, I don't care where but I can think of a few good spots, but SOMEWHERE on that map it has to have a "Here there be dragons".

and a duck of course, lol
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
I remembered seeing something once before that was interesting but I don't have large images to print out so I moved on and forgot about it. Your comment about having the map as a wall hanging reminded me of it.


Maybe that will help with the whole idea of having it on your wall. ;)
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Zero-G sex is not imaginary, and I have a scar to prove it.
It would fall (lol) under "Locations".

Even those of us who haven't (yet) been into space can still have Zero-G sex. Fly a parabola in a cargo plane and you can give the freaks in the back short runs of Zero-G. It's not enough for serious marathon sexing, but if you're quick, ready, and know the rules it can be done.

And it's DAMN fun, provided you're pumped to the gills with Dramamine (or in my case, Dramamine and Compazine).

Edited at 2008-10-14 09:56 pm (UTC)
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
Ok, this is cool. I like seeing which lands I have visited, where I have skirted around, and "where there be monsters."
Oct. 14th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Somewhere on the border of "Bodytype Fetishes" and "Automobile Fetishes" (perhaps close to "Crash fetish") should be "amputee".
Oct. 14th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
This is even better! This is such a wonderful map. In that impossible quest to make it perfect, I'm thinking role enactment needs to be next to furry. I'm thinking smell fetish and the role enactment might simply be swapped.
Oct. 14th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
I know you're getting lots of suggestions - but I was wondering if the "Island of Non-Consent" would make more sense closer to the "Impassable Reaches"? It seems to me that "Child Sex Tourism" (and everything else on that island) is *definitely* on the borders of Reaver Territory.
Oct. 14th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
I love your map--both versions of it! If I'd been drinking something, I would have had a spit-take when I saw the City of Harry Potterville. ^_^
Oct. 15th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
That just rocks!
Nothing more.
Oct. 15th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Thought about ajaxing it, google maps style? That could have some very interesting uses. :D
Oct. 15th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm one of the people who posted a copy of the map on my blog. I think it'd make a great poster.
Oct. 15th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
You win The Internets.
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