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Gwynnie gets to the naked truth

Damon and Erika work on their “erotic blueprints” in Sex, Love & Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix series, Sex, Love & Goop, might be the only “truly valuable thing Goop has ever done”, says Lucy Mangan in The Guardian. The six episodes focus on female pleasure, with five sexual health experts on hand to help dissatisfied couples. There’s “remarkably little woo-woo” compared to The Goop Lab, Paltrow’s previous Netflix show, and she has assembled a team of people who “really know their anatomy”. Their job titles may be baffling, but they can diagnose a couple’s problems a mile away and get them back on track.

One couple, Damon and Erika, worry that they’re sexually incompatible: he wants sex all the time, she doesn’t. The mystery isn’t that hard to solve – he never bothers with foreplay and she only has an orgasm with her vibrator. But Jaiya, a “somatic sexologist”, comes in to “do the job properly”. She explains that they have different “erotic blueprints” – Erika is “energetic and kinky”, meaning she’s turned on by anticipation, while Damon is purely “sexual”. And she teaches them that orgasms can be stimulated “anywhere” on the body: Damon is encouraged to touch Erika “right behind the knees”; while Erika learns to gives him an orgasm just by caressing his chest, body and legs.

Teaching maths has made me a porn star

Changshu uploads his calculus videos to an adult website

A Taiwanese maths teacher has found an unconventional online teaching platform, says Ian Lecklitner in Mel magazine – the adult website Pornhub. Changhsu, as he’s known, doesn’t do anything pornographic. The bespectacled 34-year-old simply stands, fully dressed, in front of a blackboard, speaking in a steady stream of Mandarin as he unpicks the complexities of calculus. A banner above his Pornhub page reads: “Play hard, study hard.”

“Very few people teach math on adult video platforms,” says Changhsu. “And since there are so many people who watch videos on them, I thought that if I uploaded my videos there, a lot of people would see them.” He was right. Since he started uploading his videos to Pornhub last year, Changhsu has gained 1.6 million views and 5,500 subscribers. And, crucially, he has seen some users sign up for his online maths courses – which bring in more than $250,000 a year.