These Are Your Responses to Coining a Replacement for ‘Sex Toys’Which new term might help give the sex tech industry the respect it deserves? A short time ago we asked you, dear readers, if you had any suggestions for a better term to replace â€œsex toys.â€? We were prompted to do so after receiving a thought-provoking tweet from sex tech entrepreneur and MakeLoveNotPorn [NSFW] founder Cindy Gallop earlier this year.
Unbound’s Polly Rodriguez talks feminism and why it pays to put women’s pleasure first. 2017 is the year of “Vagina-nomics”—a time when new markets and platforms are emerging that place women’s sexual fulfillment and health at the forefront. The evocative term was coined in the recent JWT Intelligence trends report. But you need only to look at the rise of female-led sex tech startups and their unapologetic online messaging to realize a disruptive cultural shift is underway.
From virtual fantasies to human augmentation, the Future of Sex looks into the five major fields driving the next innovations in intimacy. For people faced with physical, emotional, and geographic challenges, they'll offer opportunities for sexual fulfillment that might not otherwise exist.
I really enjoyed listening to this CBC radio piece with @andrewgurza and @KaleighTrace talking about making sex ed inclusive to students with disabilities. Sex isn't just for able-bodied folks! The conversation also pokes holes in the heteronormative idea that sex=penetration. https://t.co/bcE7tngvhG
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".