After becoming a single parent about eight years ago, Nova started performing on the livestreaming site MyFreeCams. There, Nova said he felt creatively stifled by the lack of trans-affirming content and “cookie cutter” performances. “For a long time, I just didn’t really see anybody that looks like me in porn, and I remember feeling that I’m not a sexual being for myself. I felt like my image and my body are not for me, sex was not for me. This is something that’s just for other people,” said Nova. “Being able to see people who are my size and my color, my ethnic background in these things, it makes you feel like you and your desires are valid, and your image is valid.” … [Read more...] about Can one site change what a porn star is supposed to look like?
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Take what you can gather from coincidence, but better to savour the ingenuity and imagination of the scriptwriters, whom we must suspect are no wiser than we are as to what it all means. In this respect the best moment came when Sayid encountered a giant statue of a four-toed foot. 'Dismaying' was the word he used to describe the sight. Clearly they didn't screen Monty Python in his native Iraq, otherwise he would have recognised that foot. It was the same one that Terry Gilliam used to bring down with a loud fart to end a scene when there was nowhere else to go. At the end of last week's thrilling two-parter, the islanders were deafened by a piercing emission. But if you listened carefully it was possible to discern the distant echo of a full-blown raspberry. … [Read more...] about Reader, I had not intended to love it …
How does a face mask help? By using a tight face covering, you're helping to stop the spread of coronavirus every time you go outside. As you likely know by now, you can transmit the virus to others through a sneeze, cough, or a breath even if you're not showing any symptoms of having it yourself. And while your body may be able to handle the virus just fine, many in your community aren't as lucky. The most vital ways to stay healthy during this time include thorough handwashing and social distancing, though wearing a face covering helps to stop the spread of the virus to others who could be more suceptible to illness. … [Read more...] about How to make your own face mask with items you already have at home
2:33 p.m. SF officials change course, will send homeless to hotel rooms instead of shelters: In a change of plans, San Francisco officials said they will no longer move homeless residents into the recently-opened Moscone West shelter, but instead into hotel rooms. That means the city will need an expected 4,500 hotel rooms instead of the originally-projected 3,500. Moscone West opened last week as a temporary shelter with nearly 400 beds to help “thin out” the city’s homeless shelters. “We are now shifting gears at Moscone West,” said Trent Rhorer, director of the Human Services Agency. He called the space a “relief valve on the back end of our system” where people who complete their quarantine period or test negative can go to free up space in hotels. Moscone West will hold 200 people in partitioned spaces. The city now plans to reduce the population of homeless people on the street or living in shelters by moving the most vulnerable — … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: U.S. poised to surpass 11,000 deaths
6:46 p.m. Acting Navy Secretary apologizes for comments about dismissed captain: Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly apologized Monday night for comments he made in a speech to crew of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt about Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native and the ship’s former commander. Modly had said in his speech that Crozier was “too naïve or too stupid” to command after writing a letter that brought public attention to an outbreak of the coronavirus on the ship. Modly apologized in a statement Monday night: “Let me be clear, I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naïve or stupid. I think, and always believed him to be the opposite. We pick our carrier commanding officers with great care. Captain Crozier is smart and passionate. I believe, precisely because he is not naïve and stupid, that he sent his alarming email with the intention of getting it into the public domain in an effort to draw public attention to the … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California expected to hit peak COVID-19 resource use in a week
Fleets of experts, working from home, already are examining the question from as many perspectives as a university has departments. The quants -- who have studied "the toilet paper problem" for years, asking why some people in public restrooms take from the larger, fuller roll while others, known as "little choosers," use the roll that's closer to empty -- are focused on why the supply chain has broken down. Psychologists are curious why TP - not exactly essential to sustaining human life - ranks right up there with milk and bread in our panic-buying behaviors. Social historians look at why people came to view toilet tissue as vital when it didn't even become a household staple until the 1940s. … [Read more...] about Theories abound about the true cause of the global toilet paper shortage amid coronavirus pandemic