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Sex News: Uber sued, new federal anti-sex propaganda, Eroshare shuts down

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  • “As part of its PornHub Insights reporting, where the company presents data and viewing trends of its users, a series of infographics reveal that VR porn isn’t just gaining popularity. PornHub also shows when and what type of content people are seeking out in their hunt for virtual reality sex flicks.”
    * VR Porn Booms in Popularity with 500K Views a Day at PornHub (Future of Sex)
  • “A third front is opening in the Trumpian war on other people’s sex lives: The return of abstinence-only education, which many Americans believe had died off after President George W. Bush left office. Well, abstinence-only ed is coming back, but this time around, its proponents hope that voters, especially parents, don’t notice the return to the classroom of religious anti-sex propaganda.”
    * Abstinence only, rebranded: Failed right-wing sex-ed policy returns as “sexual risk avoidance” (Salon)

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  • “After more than 10 years of helping people anonymously share nudes and porn online, Eroshare will shut down at the end of the month. The site launched in 2007 and was something of an alternative to YouTube, which has always banned porn.”
    * Amateur Porn Platform Eroshare Is Shutting Down (Motherboard)

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  • “CamSoda may be a relatively small porn industry player, but it has embraced new technology by offering things like holographic girls and virtual blowjobs. Now, it’s trying to meld two other popular attractions: amateur performers and live webcams with an offering called LifeStream.”
    * CamSoda wants you to broadcast your life, sex optional (Engadget)
  • “This week’s scandal on Bachelor in Paradise, involving allegations of sexual misconduct between cast members DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, demonstrates the risks that both cast members and producers face when they sacrifice safety and self-interest on the altar of reality-TV spectacle.”
    * This Is How Sex Is Orchestrated on Reality Shows Like Bachelor in Paradise (Vulture)
  • “SKYN condoms [has a] new skill for Amazon’s Alexa. It’s called Set the Mood, and it’s got a variety of playlists perfect for your next sexy occasion. … You can then say things like “I’m feeling sexy” or the slightly more awkward “I’m feeling intimate,” and that will start the music flowing. … Besides playing music, you can ask Alexa to find you condoms.”
    * A new Alexa skill will help you set the mood. Oh, and buy condoms. (Mashable)

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Sex News: Federal rights for survivors, Backpage raided, Rentboy guilty plea, https for adult sites

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  • “For the first time, thanks to a bill President Barack Obama signed on Friday, victims of sexual assault now have a specific set of rights under federal law when it comes to the evidence collected from their own bodies. “Beginning today, our nation’s laws stand firmly on the side of survivors of sexual assault,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who sponsored the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act. The bill passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate last month before heading to Obama’s desk.”
    * President Obama just signed a “bill of rights” for survivors of sexual assault (Vox)
  • “On Monday morning, Facebook introduced Marketplace, a new section on its mobile app that allowed its users to buy and sell things with their friends and strangers. By the evening, the social giant was apologizing for an issue with the section, which featured posts that included illegal drugs, dogs, guns, and sexual services.”
    * Facebook Marketplace Goes Wrong: Sex, Guns and Baby Hedgehogs (NYT)

Thanks to our sponsor in Spain, women-run Lust Cinema.

  • “The Free Speech Coalition and the Center for Democracy and Technology, a digital civil liberties group, have agreed to work together to advocate use of the encryption protocol HTTPS for adult sites.”
    * FSC Pushes to Make Adult Sites More Secure (XBIZ)
  • “The chief executive officer of the website Rentboy.com has pleaded guilty in New York to promoting prostitution. Jeffrey Hurant faces up to 21 months in prison following his plea Friday in Brooklyn. The successful site operated for nearly 20 years in an open and racy way, with male escorts paying for ads to attract new — mainly male — customers. That came to an abrupt end last year when law enforcers raided Rentboy’s Manhattan offices.”
    * Rentboy.com CEO pleads guilty to promoting prostitution (AP/Yahoo)
  • “Several sports elites, like Muhammad Ali, have taken temporary vows of celibacy before a fight to preserve aggression and concentration. Now, researchers at the University of Florence in Italy suggest sex before sports could actually help, not hurt, your athletic performance.”
    * Sex Before Running Is Actually Good For You (Medical Daily)
  • “Artists in Idaho claimed a victory against government censorship this week when a federal judge granted a permanent injunction against enforcement of a 40-year old law that prohibits simulated sex acts in performances with “serious literary, artistic, scientific or political value.””
    * Idaho Caves on Enforcing Obscenity Law (Courthouse News)

Main post image via GRACE HARTZEL PHOTOGRAPHED BY ROE ETHRIDGE FOR DOCUMENT JOURNAL NO. 9, A/W 2016 (Portraits of Girls)

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Prop 8 Goes Down

In a landmark decision, Prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional under the 14th Amedment. Basically, after determining that federal law applied, given that marriage is a fundamental right, the trial judge determined that Prop 8 denied gays due process and equal protection. The case sets up appeal to the 9th Circuit, which sets up appeal to the Supreme Court. Welcome Justice Kagan.

Unlike other cases, which are based on State law, this case involved the federal constitution. That’s the document that safeguards us all.

Interestingly, the right wing nut jobs have tried to characterize this as a a ruling against the will of the people. Nothing could be further from the truth. The will of the people is that a super majority is required to overrule the Constitution. Supporters of Prop 8 have no where near that.

In celebration of this landmark decision, I’ve posted my “coming of age” story, “Sweet Stuff.”

It’s a personal favorite.