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Sex News: Twitter’s porn stance, Ron Jeremy and Kevin Spacey, sex toy heist, Rick Perry on preventing sexual assault

  • Buzzfeed started a censorship panic Friday about Twitter’s adult content guidelines by mistaking Twitter’s ad policy for its general policy. “Several outlets are reporting on this update as if it’s a sweeping “ban” on porn (Buzzfeed updated its article on the guidelines but didn’t remove the incorrect tweet). But Twitter isn’t banning porn — rather, it says it’s making its policies more robust around revenge porn and sending images of non-consensual nudity (dick pics in your DMs), with specific examples of what is and isn’t considered “sensitive” material.”
    * Porn Is Still Allowed On Twitter (Motherboard)
  • “Free Speech Coalition, the national trade association for the adult entertainment industry, is officially rescinding an award granted by the organization to Ron Jeremy in 2009. … “We have now heard multiple accounts, both publicly and in confidence, from upset, angry performers about encounters with Ron Jeremy that ranged from groping to assault,” said Eric Paul Leue. “In an interview following the allegations, Jeremy dismissed the accounts or made excuses. We can not honor someone who refuses to take his colleagues’ right to consent seriously.””
    * FSC Rescinds 2009 Award Granted to Ron Jeremy (Free Speech Coalition)
  • “Since 2011, a replica of [porn star Asa] Akira’s labia and vaginal canal has been available from Fleshlight, but now an exact replica of her entire body can be purchased from Abyss Creations. Though the company has lofty plans for dolls that speak and learn — dolls the company’s CEO says will cost around $ 15,000 — their Wicked RealDolls are currently their most expensive product. All the Wicked RealDolls are based on porn performers, and Akira’s doll gets top billing on the site.”
    * This Company Makes Perfect Porn Star Replicas into Pricey Sex Dolls (Inverse)
  • “When deployed among strangers, the teabag is obnoxious at best and sexual harassment at worst. In those moments, the teabag feels like a sexual humiliation ritual. The fact that it’s forced upon corpses adds a new level of grisliness. Teabagging among pro players could be seen as a teabag among friends, but the audience’s presence adds pressure to be cool with a form of taunting that’s actually pretty weird.”
    * The Ups And Downs Of Teabagging In Pro Gaming (Kotaku)

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  • “The recent attempt by Conservative MPs to label porn a public health crisis in Canada is part of a web of attacks against gender and sexual minorities — and a diversion from necessary policy debates on ending sexual violence. Luckily, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health didn’t go for it.”
    * Porn not to blame for public health issues (The Conversation)

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  • “Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University. The study analyzed data on 28,000 female and 23,000 male participants in the National Survey of Family Growth, a nationally representative CDC survey of Americans age 15 to 49. It found that women who smoked marijuana daily had sex with a male partner an average of 7.1 times per month, compared to 6 times per month for nonsmoking women.”
    * Marijuana users have more sex, researchers find (Washington Post)
  • “Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggested on Thursday that increasing fossil fuel use to spread electricity across Africa would help prevent sexual assaults there. … “When the lights are on, when you have light that shines — the righteousness, if you will — on those types of acts,” he told an Axios event.”
    * Perry: Fossil fuels help prevent sexual assault in Africa (Politico)

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Sex News: Dick and Morty, Twitter’s new rules, Nintendo Switch for adults, Trump assault subpoena

Image from the Heart Throbs and Hounds 2018 calendar, via Hornet.

  • “Despite the fact that she’d only given Facebook information from her vanilla identity, the company had somehow discerned her real-world connection to these people—and, even more horrifyingly, her account was potentially being presented to them as a friend suggestion too, outing her regular identity to them. Because Facebook insists on concealing the methods and data it uses to link one user to another, Leila is not able to find out how the network exposed her or take steps to prevent it from happening again.”
    * How Facebook Outs Sex Workers (Gizmodo)
  • “A Maryland man arrested after authorities said they found child pornography on his cellphone worked for Trump’s voter fraud commission, according to a senior administration official. … Trump launched the commission after making unfounded claims that millions of fraudulently cast ballots cost him the popular vote in last year’s election against Democrat Hillary Clinton. The commission is chaired by Vice President Pence ”
    * Trump voter fraud commission researcher arrested on child pornography charges (Washington Post)
  • “Our definition of “non-consensual nudity” is expanding to more broadly include content like upskirt imagery, “creep shots,” and hidden camera content. Given that people appearing in this content often do not know the material exists, we will not require a report from a target in order to remove it.”
    * Here Are Twitter’s Latest Rules for Fighting Hate and Abuse (Wired)
  • “[the WSJ] reports Nintendo is explicitly encouraging game makers to release more risqué content on the Switch. “I thought it wouldn’t be possible to release such a game for the Switch, but surprisingly, Nintendo gave me positive feedback,” said Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu (Gal Gun 2). Another unnamed developer said Nintendo’s stance toward more violent and sexual content in games on its console “was passive until now, but that is no longer the right word to describe its stance today.””
    * Why aren’t there more “Mature” games for Nintendo Switch? (Ars technica)

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  • “If you’ve been on your social medias you will probably have seen a lot of people saying #MeToo lately. They are probably women or another marginalised gender. As you can read here it started over 10 years ago but is now trending because of Harvey Weinstein. You might be wondering what you can do to be useful right now. Here are some ideas.”
    * #MeToo – What Men Can Do To Be Useful (Bish Training)
  • “In a tweet to the Rick and Morty account last night (October 13), Pornhub shared the link to new parody ‘Dick and Morty’ along with the caption, “I’m really really really sorry”. The Rick and Morty account, run by the show’s writers and creators, joked: “Not sure if this is canon” … They added: “NSFW/NSFC-137,” – ‘Not Safe For Work’ or ‘Not Safe For C-137’ – referring to the C-137 dimension in which first season of Rick & Morty begins.”
    * Rick and Morty porn parody: how the show’s creators reacted (NME)
  • “A high-stakes legal showdown is brewing for Donald Trump, as a woman who said he groped her has subpoenaed all documents from his campaign pertaining to “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.” The subpoena — whose contents have not been previously reported — was issued in March but entered into the court file last month. The White House did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Trump’s attorney.”
    * Subpoena Orders Trump To Turn Over Documents From Assault Allegations (BuzzFeed)

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  • “Larry Flynt’s ad in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post is hard to miss. For one, it takes up a full page. And there are no pictures — just bold, all-caps text dominating the top third of the page: “$ 10 MILLION FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF DONALD J. TRUMP.””
    * Have dirt that could impeach Trump? Larry Flynt will pay you $ 10 million. (Washington Post)
  • “Pornhub announced that it is using machine learning and facial recognition to detect over 10,000 porn stars across the site in a bid to make searching for your favorite star or fetish more efficient. So far, it’s scanned 50,000 videos in the last month of beta testing, and Pornhub plans to scan all five million videos currently hosted on the site by early next year.”
    * Facial Recognition for Porn Stars Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen (Motherboard)

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Sex News: Westworld’s orgy, Prop 60, internet filtered in Israel, FBI on in-flight assault

westworld-orgy

  • About that Westworld orgy scene: “We hired what they called “special extras,” “special background players,” who were willing to participate. We also had a sex stylist who made sure things looked properly choreographed in that regard. It was all hands on deck, to say the silly pun. We were trying to make things feel elegant and graceful and beautiful and strange.”
    * Inside ‘Westworld’s’ “Epic” Orgy Scene (Hollywood Reorter)
  • “The battle over California’s Proposition 60 is the best example possible of why the first step in making laws about sex work is to ask sex workers what they want.”
    * Shut Up And Listen to the Porn Stars (Medium)
  • Warning for survivors. “This year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened 58 investigations into in-flight sexual assault allegations on commercial aircraft. But these investigations still don’t address the problematic reality that no centralized system exists for reporting sexual assaults on flights, or even collecting and publishing data tied to these events.”
    * What Happens After You’re Sexually Assaulted on a Plane? Not Much. (Fusion)
  • “Legislators have approved a bill that would block all porn in Israel unless people ask to view it. Under the terms of the bill, anyone wanting to access pornography online would have to tell their internet service provider, either by writing to them, ringing them or getting in touch their website.”
    * All porn sites to be banned in Israel. And it’s worse than it sounds (Independent UK)

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  • “Actress Tippi Hedren’s new memoir, Tippi, contains her account of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of director Alfred Hitchcock, the New York Post reports. Hedren, now 86, who starred in Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie, writes in her memoir about his unhealthy obsession with her.”
    * Tippi Hedren Writes About Sexual Assault By Alfred Hitchcock in New Memoir (Slate)
  • “While it’s easy to laugh now at the long list of potential side effects listed at the end of every pharmaceutical commercial, it was those who fought for transparency over the birth control pill that gave the people the right to know the risks with each drug we put in our bodies. Additionally, the ethically reprehensible and deeply racist Puerto Rican clinical trials led directly to the informed consent procedures that all medical studies must adhere to today.”
    * The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret (Broadly/Vice)
  • “Australia’s Red Cross has admitted to a significant data breach that saw haveibeenpwned.com sent a file containing records on 550,000 blood donors. ITnews.com.au reports that the data dump included details of donors’ names, email addresses and sometimes even whether they had indulged in risky (for blood donors) sexual activity.”
    * Blood donors’ privacy anaemic after Red Cross data breach (Register)
  • “Vine will not be left to shrivel up and die on itself, not if Pornhub has anything to say about it. Twitter announced it was ending Vine’s short run, and the adult site was quick to come to the rescue…maybe. In a letter from Pornhub VP Corey Price to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that was shared with CNET, Price lays out the rationale …”
    * Pornhub offers to buy Vine: ‘Six seconds is more than enough’ (CNET)

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  • “Convicted Stanford sexual assailant Brock Turner’s returned to his home state of Ohio to apparently trim bushes and lay down mulch, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get a chance to see his smiling face. California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, CA is now using his visage in posters warning students of the dangers of sexual predators.”
    * Brock Turner Is Now The Literal Poster Child For Sexual Assault (SFist)
  • “A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $ 70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about the health ramifications of extended talcum powder use. The jury ruling ended the trial that began Sept. 26 in the case brought by Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, California. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. The suit accused Johnson & Johnson of “negligent conduct” in making and marketing its baby powder.”
    * Johnson & Johnson loses baby powder cancer case, California woman awarded $ 70M (Global News CA)
  • David Levy wrote this for Daily Mail (let that sink in for a minute), but I doubt he wrote the headline… “Synthetic skin embedded with electronic sensors will enable the robots to react with (artificial) pleasure as they are caressed by their owner-lovers, for example. And as Artificial Intelligence researchers improve the quality of computer-generated conversation, robots will develop the skills needed for seduction and the whispering of sweet nothings during love-making. Hanson Robotics, based in Hong Kong, has been at the forefront of ultra-lifelike robots for some years, as has Japan’s leading humanoid robotics designer Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro in Osaka.”
    * Westworld’s disturbing future of tourists romancing robots (Daily Mail)

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