LessWrong: After Dark, a new side of LessWrong

post by So8res · 2024-04-01T22:44:04.449Z · LW · GW · 5 comments

The LessWrong team has obviously been hard at work putting out their debut album. But another LessWrong feature also seems to have been released today, to less fanfare: LessWrong: After Dark, a branch of the site devoted to explicit discussion of sex and sexuality, where the LessWrong team finally gets to let loose their long-suppressed sexual instincts.

As someone who’s close friends with Aella, I’m thrilled to see this new branch of the site. Sex workers are heavily discriminated against in modern society, with limited access to banking, a heightened risk of physical injury, and an inability to rely on police. The topic of sex is overstigmatized in modern culture, and I’m glad to see that the LessWrong team has decided to accept the sexual aspect of the human experience, and that they now have a place to hornypost to their hearts’ content.

I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of rationalists applying rationality techniques to sex with the same dogged vigor and dubiously-directed determination that we apply to everything else.


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comment by Pierre · 2024-04-02T06:16:43.315Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Click at your own peril.

comment by meedstrom · 2024-04-02T10:53:46.888Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I think it'd be good to flag April Fools posts when it's not April 1 anymore, no?

Not that I don't appreciate the intellectual challenge of figuring out that it's a joke, I'm just concerned about non-LWers misinterpreting it.

comment by watermark (w̵a̵t̸e̶r̴m̷a̸r̷k̷) · 2024-04-03T11:19:41.580Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

So this is the dark arts of rationality...

comment by quila · 2024-04-02T15:54:09.185Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

i feel really bothered that one of the central members of MIRI is using time on things like this

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comment by Neel Nanda (neel-nanda-1) · 2024-04-03T10:05:38.242Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm in favour of people having hobbies and fun projects to do in their downtime! That seems good and valuable for impact over the longterm, rather than thinking that every last moment needs to be productive