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Generation S.L.U.T. by Marty Beckerman review

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I first ordered Generation S.L.U.T. because of its purposefully provocative title. I was more than ready to tear down a book I thought was an attack on the “sexually liberated urban teens” of today. After reading, I was surprised to find a poignant, purposed and surprisingly well-voiced book.

The one word I would use to describe S.L.U.T. it would be depressing. The story plays out much like American Beauty, or any other spiral into insanity teen drama. I’ll be honest, the story is not exactly where its strengths lay. It’s very mellow dramatic the characters are as dimensional as a piece of printer paper and as interesting as a used condom. I wonder if having dynamic characters would have improved the story, but I think the overall message would not have been as effective. However, I find that the topic and the way author Marty Beckerman handles it to be a much more impressive and considerable factor.

While reading Generation S.L.U.T. I got the sense that this was two different books, which could not survive on their own. The first is a novelization of the UK television show Skins (think Laguna Beach with average people) based in North Boring As Fuck, Alaska, USA with a bit of Daria level high school cynicism thrown in for good measure. The second is a parent baiting, fear mongering, fact misappropriating, piece if Bolshevik. If I were to have read them separately and only gotten half of the message I would have dismissed it as either stunningly mediocre or railed on it for being a parent baiting, fear mongering, fact misappropriating, piece if Bolshevik. Together they make a well-rounded experience, that is definitely stronger than it’s singular parts.  

If for no other reason, Generation S.L.U.T. is a great book because it is the first of the type to accurately portray the feelings that are all too real for many high school and college kids. I know far too many people like Ashley, Brant and Max. All of them messed up kids who are trying their best to fuck the pain away. It’s so hard for people, especially those who are in the thick of it, to rise above and make a statement. Luckily for them, Marty Beckerman accomplishes this beautifully.

I know that at the time his motives for writing Generation S.L.U.T. were limited to, “making some money, getting the hell out of Alaska, and maybe fucking a bitch or two.” No matter the reason, Marty Beckerman wrote a novel that needed to have been written.

Just so we’re clear, this novel is a work of fiction. There are many well-sourced facts sprinkled in between chapters but you should not be looking to Generation S.L.U.T. as an encyclopedia nor an exposé on modern sex. However, for what it is, this book does its job effectively.

To sum it up, buy it. Spend the $10 bucks read a scandalous story filled with interesting facts. You may come to hate the writer (There is an addendum at the end of the book that makes me want to choke him) or you may come to love him for his honesty. Either way you’ll have a book that you can put on your bookshelf, or more likely for my readers a pile on the floor, that your friends will see and think of how interesting you are. Isn’t that really what you read a book like this for?

Tomorrow we will have a Q&A with the author.

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Grrr... Evil Steve Jobs Is Evil: Exploring The Battle Between Sex And Technology

I've started writing this post three times. Initially it was a rant on Apple’s new text message filtering patent. I was angered, and rightfully so, about the 1984 reality that Apple is heading towards. Each time I would get 500-600 words in and I would stop because I ran out of steam. I started out so angry, “grrr… evil Steve Jobs is evil” and would eventually dissolve into a tired, pathetic anti-Apple/pro-open source rant. I couldn’t figure out why.  So I stepped away for a while, in an attempt to gather my thoughts. What I realized, through deep contemplation (and by deep contemplation I mean drinking more beer and pounding on my keyboard furiously) is that I am not angry with Apple, I’m angry with the state of technological sexuality.

Sex and tech are inextricably linked. The more technology we get the more we will adapt it to get us off. Porn has always been on the forefront of media distribution and is still identified as the reason DVD & VHS both took off. I don’t know one vibrator manufacturer that wouldn’t kill for a solar or hybrid power source small and efficient enough for a vibrator. Nor do I know one prostitute that did not love having Craig’s List as a marketplace for selling their services. This being true, I wonder what is the cause of sex and technology’s chaffing, un-lubricated relationship.

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How to make your relationship less annoying on Facebook

How to make your relationship less annoying on Facebook

Hey, how are you? That’s good. Come on in, I think we need to have a talk.

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brainwashed! Our entire society is lying to us and we're right to be pissed

I’m annoyed.

I have been searching for months, years really, trying to find a website that has pictures of folks our age in the buff. It would seem like simple task but alas I find myself empty handed. Oh sure I’ve found many images of people 18-30 in various states of undress, but they were either shot in 1940 or they were straight up porn, even then, I could only find images of white people.

Could it be that in the world of limitless information at our fingertips that we have no record of body development to which we can compare our ever-changing bodies? A metric that is current, that also happens to be all-inclusive. Sadly, It seems so.

One of the biggest goals for most people our age is to feel “normal.” We find our cliques, and socialize each other in an attempt to make ourselves more “normal.” The problem is that normal is relative and without a directory of normalcies we create our own. The ones we create are often vastly different from reality and are often informed by media. Media, as we know, is morbidly disproportionate in terms if representing normal people, both physically and mentally. Media is highly prejudiced for race, age, economic level, religion, social norms, sexual orientation, gender and for everything else to which one can be prejudiced.

The result of this is that we now have three generations of people who have no idea what it is that their body is supposed to be. These people have no idea of how they compare to one another, just how they compare to Victoria’s Secret models and Porn Stars. They have no sense of reality and no assurance that who they are is acceptable.

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Digital whores guide to sexier, more anonymous nude selfie and sex tapes

Now that every iPhone/Android/Palm/Blakberry is rocking a 3+ megapixel camera, and almost every smartphone on the planet is shooting in at least 720p, it makes sense that “sexting” (I hate that word) has taken off. I know I for one am inundated with all types of crazy requests; just 20 minutes ago, I got texted, “Send me a picture of your giant ass covered in baby oil”. . .  I declined. This may seem like an odd request, but to me it’s par for the course. I’m sure there are quite a few of you who have been in similar situations at some point. So today we are going to step your digital sex game up a few notches with some tips and tricks.

 

I love when people send me nude pictures, it’s one of the highlights of my days, but I absolutely hate when they look like this.

 

Sure, this chick is hot and if she sent me pictures, or video or her phone number I wouldn’t mind, but the grainy bathroom cell phone camera MySpace pic should have died off, along with Tom, years ago. Also, people, understand that duck lips are not as cute as you think they are. You look like someone just dropped a deuce that no one is acknowledging.

 

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