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Sex News: Star Wars sex toys, RIP August Ames, Lady Chatterley’s court case, and much more

  • “The company, Geeky Sex Toys, has a history of making… geeky sex toys. Last year, as Mashable noted, it produced a series of Pokémon-inspired sex aids. There are also toys based on Rick and Morty (Dick and Horny), Power Rangers (The Mighty Moaning Anal Rangers), and Guardians of the Galaxy (Orgasms of the Galaxy). But the new “Star Toys” line is on another level and inspires some… questions.”
    * We Have Some Serious Questions About These Star Wars-Themed Sex Toys (io9)
  • “Today, PSVR game Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mashu Kyrielight was released in Japan. It already has a VR porn parody, and the side-by-side comparisons are unexpectedly accurate. Well, save for the sex parts. Those aren’t in the PlayStation VR game.”
    * Just Released PlayStation VR Game Already Has Porn Parody (Kotaku)


  • “A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of a Virginia man who, as a teen, was once ordered by a lower court to be photographed while masturbating in the presence of armed police officers. That warrant was ostensibly part of an ongoing sexting investigation into the then-teen, Trey Sims, who had exchanged explicit messages with his then-15-year-old girlfriend. Her mother reported the incident to the Manassas City Police Department in January 2014.”
    * Forcing kid to masturbate for cops in sexting case was wrong, court finds (Ars Technica)

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  • “In a windowless room at a two-story soundstage in San Francisco’s Mission District, a group of women from different worlds met for the first time. Judd, every bit the movie star in towering heels, leaned in to shake hands with Isabel Pascual, a woman from Mexico who works picking strawberries and asked to use a pseudonym to protect her family. Beside her, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, eight months pregnant, spoke softly with Adama Iwu, a corporate lobbyist in Sacramento. A young hospital worker who had flown in from Texas completed the circle. She too is a victim of sexual harassment but was there anonymously, she said, as an act of solidarity to represent all those who could not speak out.”
    * TIME Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers (TIME)
  • “While homosexual anal sex between consenting men was legalised 50 years ago in the UK, the heterosexual equivalent became legal only at the millennium in England and Wales and was highly illegal in 1960. (The 2001 film Bridget Jones’s Diary celebrated legalisation with a pretty explicit scene between Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant.)”
    * How huge gamble by ‘Lady Chatterley’ lawyers changed obscenity law forever (Independent)


  • “[Terry] Crews said Venit stared at him from a distance and stuck out his tongue in an “overtly sexual” manner before approaching him. “I stick my hand out and he literally takes his hand and puts it, squeezes my genitals,” he recalled. “And I jump back like, ‘Hey, hey!’ … I go, ‘Dude, what are you doing?’” It didn’t stop there.”
    * What About Your Friends? Why Hollywood’s Abandonment Of Terry Crews Is Unacceptable (BET)
  • “On November 22, nominations for the GayVN awards, a prominent gay erotica industry honor, were announced after a seven year hiatus. Hunter was nominated in three major categories, a highlight after another busy year in the competitive world of gay porn. But the next day, Hunter publicly turned down his nominations and denounced the awards show on Twitter, due to the inclusion of a “Best Ethnic Scene” category, made up exclusively of minority performers. ”
    * The Gay Porn Industry is Still Super Racist (VICE)

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  • “Glamour spoke to 15 women who work in different facets of the sex industry—porn performers, dominatrices, and cam models—about their choices to enter the business. Even beyond the financial freedom and the ability to travel that their career paths afford, many of them emphasized how they use their platforms to draw attention to social causes, highlight the contributions of marginalized communities, and help destigmatize sex.”
    * 15 Sex Workers on Why—And How—They Got Into the Business (Glamour)
  • “After dealing with health care providers who assumed she couldn’t have sex and constantly questioned her lifestyle and partner choices, her first goal was was to help able-bodied people understand that folks with disabilities aren’t children and can be trusted to know what their own bodies need and can handle. “We have agency over our own bodies,” she said.”
    * The Sex Educator Teaching BDSM to People With Disabilities (Broadly/VICE)

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Sex News: Pornhub’s Facebook play, Ron Jeremy, massage chain assaults, NYC’s sexy cab drivers

  • Pornhub is determined to be to the world of porn consumers what Facebook is to identity management. “This, though, is not a story about porn. It is about power. It’s about how quickly state and corporate interests can climb into bed together. … But it was [Alec] Muffett who summarised it best in an email to me this week. “I am […] horrified that the government – in pursuit of a laudable goal such as child protection – has simultaneously bankrupted independent producers, created a business environment which could be exploited to dubious ends, taught people bad cybersecurity practices AS WELL AS creating Ashley Madison-like databases of hackable material.””
    * UK Porn Is About to Change in a Way You’re Not Going to Like (Vice)
    See also: Do you trust Pornhub with a database of your sexual preferences? (Pandora Blake)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. “… Yet many performers Rolling Stone spoke with say that [Ron] Jeremy’s behavior is not considered standard in the adult industry at all. Some say they believe Jeremy uses his public persona as a lovable lech as a smokescreen for violating other performers’ consent, particularly in public spaces where such behavior would otherwise be considered morally reprehensible at best and criminal at worst.”
    * Inside Ron Jeremy Sexual Misconduct Allegations (Rolling Stone)
  • “When Bruce (Ryan Bones) decides to hang up his cape and cowl, it’s Barry Allen who tracks him down, breaks into the Batcave, and convinces him that his lack of superpowers isn’t reason enough for him to give up on being a hero. In favor of Cyborg—a character who’s probably a bit too CGI intensive to pull off for this sort of thing—the parody swaps in a Green Lantern (Colby Keller) who’s just come out as the world’s first gay superhero.”
    * The Justice League Gay Porn Parody Has Something the Real Movie Lacks (io9)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. “Across the US, people go to Massage Envy spas in search of a soothing, affordable escape. More than 180 people say what they got instead was sexual assault. But the billion-dollar company says that’s not its problem to solve.”
    * More Than 180 Women Have Reported Sexual Assaults at Massage Envy (BuzzFeed)

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  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. “Harvey and Bob Weinstein are being sued by a woman who claims Harvey sexually assaulted her in Cannes, France, but this case is different because it’s filed under the federal sex trafficking law.”
    * Harvey Weinstein Sued by Actress Under Sex Trafficking Law (TMZ)
  • “Japan expressed strong regret over San Francisco’s decision to give city property status to a statue commemorating Asian women who worked in military brothels for Japanese troops during World War II, with Osaka declaring it will terminate its 60-year sister-city ties. The signing of legislation making the memorial public property “destroyed trust,” Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura said. “We will scrap our sister-city relationship with San Francisco.””
    * Japan protests San Francisco’s ‘sex slave’ statue decision (SF Chronicle)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. “The Pentagon tried to block an independent assessment of child sex abuse crimes committed by Afghan soldiers and police, instead insisting on the creation of its own report offering a far less authoritative review of human rights violations perpetrated by U.S. allies, according to an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).”
    * Pentagon tried to block independent report on child sex among Afghan forces, Senate office says (Washington Post)

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  • “The truth is that content creators in the sex industry — writers, educators, performers, producers, bloggers, podcasters, photographers, etc. — have no supportive social media platforms to turn to any longer. And the platforms we do utilize, like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Patreon, are becoming more hostile every day.”
    * How Social Media is Silencing the Sex Industry (Formidable Femme)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. “What stunned them when they first met for dinner were two things. First, how many of them there were, and how common and continuing this problem seemed to be. Second were the similarities in their experiences: after committing their lives to supporting their husband’s ministry, each had been forced to leave after decades of emotional, financial and sexual abuse which had left them depressed, fearful and, for some, suicidal.”
    * Raped, tracked, humiliated: Clergy wives speak about domestic violence (ABC Australia)

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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: Weinstein denies rape accusations, PornHub malware warning, intersex rights, sex toy security

  • “Film producer Harvey Weinstein has denied raping three women after allegations were made in US magazine The New Yorker. It claims Weinstein forced sex on the women, including actress Asia Argento. In addition, actresses Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette are also among those who say they were sexually harassed by the producer.”
    * Harvey Weinstein denies rape accusations (BBC)
  • “Wow! Jennifer and her team look really professional and ready to take on anything! It’s no wonder their project succeeded and they’re looking to celebrate. Maybe you could trade war stories with them about projects past, or hear some of their stories about what it took to make it this far. One thing’s for sure though, no matter how drunk you get: do not masturbate in front of them.”
    * The Rock Test: A Hack for Men Who Don’t Want To Be Accused of Sexual Harassment (Medium)
  • Pretty sure that in many sentences the author means “gender” where they have written the word “sex.” So frustrating. “I met Adams through InterACT, an advocacy organization for young people who are intersex — meaning they were born with some combination of chromosomes, hormones, gonads or genitals that defy social expectations of sex, including the expectation that sex is dichotomous. “Intersex” is a broad umbrella that is often used to encompass dozens of variations, from unusual karyotypes, such as XXY, to hormone insensitivities that can cause a person with XY chromosomes and internal testes to develop as an externally typical female.”
    * The intersex rights movement is ready for its moment (Washington Post)

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  • “Equality Utah has settled the first-of-its-kind lawsuit brought against the state of Utah a over sex-education law that banned positive discussions of homosexuality in public schools. So-called “no promo homo” law is out and state school board informs schools of anti-discrimination policy for all students.”
    * Equality Utah, state schools settle lawsuit over anti-gay sex-ed policies (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • “The piece — “Domestikator” by the collective Atelier Van Lieshout, whose outline depicts copulation — was to go on view on Oct. 19 in the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens as part of Hors les Murs, a public art program organized by the Fiac contemporary art fair. “This is something that should not happen,” Joep van Lieshout, the collective’s founder, said in a telephone interview [referring to the decision to remove the piece].”
    * Louvre Pulls Sculpture, Saying It Was Sexually Explicit (NYT)
  • SiliconWives.com has announced the expansion of its product line to include a sex robot named “Emma.” According to the company, Emma is the first mass-market intelligent sex robot offering an impressive range of features, including speech recognition, artificial intelligence, touch sensing technology, and body temperature control.”
    * Silicon Wives Debuts Intelligent Sex Robot ‘Emma’ (XBIZ)
  • “If I don’t feel I’m suitable for the client, I’ll let her know in the most polite way possible. There’ll be a million tale-tale signs but it all boils down to your gut instinct. The way they communicate with you, the questions they ask, trying to haggle about the rates and prove how big my d*ck is, which is a clear indicator that they’re not the type of client I’m looking for. Imagine calling up a female escort and asking her off the bat how tight her vagina is.”
    * A Male Escort Answers 21 Questions About Getting Paid to Sleep with Successful Women (redbook)

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  • “Today’s post is in the nature of a policy notice, reminding everyone that Tumblr (under the thumb of Yahoo as sold down the river to Verizon) switched sides in that culture war when they took the explicit porn blogs dark, making them invisible to the open web when they barred them to search robots and made them invisible to everyone but logged-in Tumblr users with non-default settings.”
    * Policy Notice: Treating Adult Tumblr Links As Broken (ErosBlog: The Sex Blog)
  • “(…) as Alex Lomas of Pentest Partners found recently, some of these vulnerable devices are of a very personal nature. Lomas discovered that he could relatively easily search for and hijack BLE-enabled sex toys—a pursuit he named “screwdriving” (after the Wi-Fi network finding practice of “wardriving”).”
    * “NSFW” doesn’t begin to describe Bluetooth security in sex toys (Ars Technica)

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Sex News: Porn stars hate Ted Cruz, something about The Deuce, Seattle mayor resigns, creepily naughty nurses

  • “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday dismissed the reaction to his official Twitter account “liking” a pornographic tweet, saying … “I am saying that consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want in their bedrooms. The media and the left seem obsessed with sex, let people do what they want.”” This runs contrary to Cruz’s 76-page legal brief defending the Texas ban on the sale of sex toys, in which he said the government should be granted “police powers” for the purposes of “discouraging prurient interests in sexual gratification, combating the commercial sale of sex, and protecting minors.” Furthermore, using “obscene devices,” the state argued, was akin to “hiring a willing prostitute or engaging in consensual bigamy.”
    * Cruz on porn tweet: ‘The media and the left seem obsessed with sex’ (The Hill)
    See also: Ted Cruz Doesn’t Believe You Have the Right to Masturbate (Vanity Fair)
    See also: Porn stars hate Ted Cruz (YouTube)

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  • Not sure anyone here knows the difference between sex trafficking and sex work, and that’s disturbing. “Bitcoin is often described as an anonymous way to pay online, but a group of researchers says that data revealed through the cryptocurrency might help track down sex traffickers. In a paper presented last month at the Association for Computing Machinery’s annual conference on knowledge discovery and data mining, researchers analyzed sex-related ads placed on the controversial classified listings site Backpage. ”
    * Researchers Say Bitcoin Data Could Help Spot Sex Traffickers (Fast Company)
  • “Five nurses at Denver Health Medical Center were suspended for three weeks after they inappropriately viewed a deceased patient’s body and talked about it, a hospital spokesman confirmed to Denver7 Investigates Tuesday. A tip to Denver7 said the nurses disciplined admired the size of the deceased patient’s genitals and at one point opened a body bag to view parts of the body.”
    * Denver nurses suspended for opening body bag to admire man’s genitals (Denver Post)
  • “Mario Ambrose Antoine, a Kansas City-area man who posed as an adult producer and talent agent to dupe women into having sex and film them, was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Antoine admitted to federal prosecutors that he defrauded at least 10 victims in a scheme that lasted for five years up until this past October.”
    * Man Who Used ‘Porn Auditions’ to Con Women Sentenced to 10 Years (XBIZ)
  • “The unions, which have a combined membership of over 600,000, are calling for the UK to adopt full decriminalisation, similar to the approach adopted by New Zealand, which since 2003 has provided sex workers with legal protections. As it stands in the UK, it is illegal for people selling sex to share premises or organise work with others.”
    * Major unions are getting behind decriminalisation of sex work in the UK (Left Forward)

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Sex News: Netflix warning, Peter Thiel’s unethical herpes trial, Insecure’s sexplosion, more

  • “This year’s Netflix series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On is a look at young women who enter the adult video industry. … “We have received nearly a dozen reports of adult performers who say they were manipulated, coerced or lied to during the production of Netflix’s Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On,” Siouxsie Q. James, director of policy and industry relations for FSC, said in a statement.”
    * Porn Biz Warns Performers About Netflix’s Hot Girls Wanted (LA Weekly)
  • “… Wait, what?! Hold on. Did the show accidentally travel to 1992? Is this an outtake from that Jamie Foxx movie Booty Call? The fact that Tiffany’s interest in blow jobs is equated to whiteness is hilariously tone deaf. Blow jobs are a very basic component of having sex. The idea that black women are against them seems ripped from bad stereotypes about a previous generation. …”
    * Insecure Recap: Sexplosion (Vulture)

  • “This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a cornerstone of the law, an adult video film permit. The $ 1,671 document will allow producers to make videos for two years. It will also allow county health inspectors to visit sets and make sure condoms are being used.”
    * It Now Costs $ 1,671 for Permission to Film a Porno (LA Weekly)

    “The only real winners since the passage of Measure B have been lawyers and moralists. … Predictably, the measure’s primary effect has been to drive the industry out of the county, which might make those particularly concerned about the moral purity of L.A. County happy, but does absolutely nothing to protect adult film performers overall.”
    * Porn producers should be heard by L.A. County officials (Los Angeles Daily News)

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  • “On Sunday, The Wrap published an explosive article from [Joss Whedon ex-wife] Kai Cole, stating that Whedon cheated on her with “actresses, co-workers, fans and friends” throughout their 16-year marriage. She paints an unsettling picture of a man who allegedly exploited his feminist reputation to behave like a stereotypically creepy Hollywood producer, sleeping with young actresses while lying to his wife.”
    * Joss Whedon’s Alleged Sex Scandals May Destroy His Feminist Image (Daily Dot)
  • “The teenage daughter of a police dispatcher at the center of a Northern California sexual misconduct scandal involving two dozen officers has filed a lawsuit against one of the law enforcement agencies, her attorney announced Friday. … She alleges that she had sexual encounters with four Richmond Police officers in exchange for protection from arrest and tipoffs to prostitution operations. She also alleges a fifth officer fondled her. Several officers face criminal charges.”
    * Teen sues Northern California police over sex scandal (Washington Post)

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Sex News: Racist Dillon out at Gamelink, sex robot ethics report, Senate wants to change Communications Decency Act

  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault. “The repeal of a Jordanian law that allowed a rapist to escape prison by marrying his victim was bittersweet news for a Jordanian woman whose daughter was assaulted when she was just 13 years old.”
    * Jordan activists celebrate repeal of ‘marry the rapist’ law (Washington Post)

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  • If this happens it will usher in an unprecedented era of censorship. “A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that aims to make it easier to sue and criminally prosecute operators of online classified sites like Backpage.com that have been used to advertise sex workers. The proposed bill would amend the Communications Decency Act to eliminate a provision that shields operators of websites from being liable for content posted by third-party users.”
    * Senators: Alter Internet laws to hold Backpage liable for sex trafficking (USA Today)
  • An unfortunately anti-sexwork article with interesting information about the takedown of a Yelp for sex work. “While the men came from different, mostly white-collar backgrounds, prosecutors said a disproportionate number were tech workers from the Eastside, men comfortable using their browsers to shop for what they wanted, men who could afford the $ 300-an-hour rate for sex. One customer, a software-development director for Amazon, even helped construct and maintain prostitution-related websites.”
    * Busted: How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue (Seattle Times)
  • BBC is patting itself on the back over this one. “An MP is calling for landlords who offer accommodation in exchange for sex to be prosecuted after the justice secretary told him such arrangements were already a criminal offence.”
    * ‘Sex-for-rent’ deals are illegal says justice secretary (BBC)

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  • ” For a moment in 2014, the movement to end the censorship of women’s bodies seemed to play a significant role in public discourse. And then, as many conversations on social media do, it just faded away.”
    * The nipple still isn’t free (The Outline)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault. “A millionaire property developer has been cleared of raping a teenager after claiming he accidently tripped and fell on her. … His semen and DNA was found inside the young woman, but he said it was possible he had semen on his hands from having sex with the 24-year-old earlier. … The jury acquitted him in just 30 minutes of deliberations.”
    * Saudi millionaire who ‘accidentally tripped and penetrated teen’ cleared of rape (Independent)
  • “Women and girls aged 15-24 account for a fifth of all new HIV infections globally. Nearly 1,000 are infected every day in sub-Saharan Africa. Infused with microbicides, the ring, which sits on the cervix, has been shown to cut infections by 56%.”
    * HIV-prevention ring trial a success among US teens (BBC)

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Sex News: New porn ID law in Russia, Batman sex party cosplayers shot, Sophie Turner on GoT sex

  • Newsweek reported this last week and they nail the most troubling part. “PornHub is now asking Russians to verify their age by logging in with their social media account on VKontakte — Russia’s answer to Facebook — to avoid being blocked in Russia again.” Independent follows up with a reminder the UK is considering something similar. This indicates a wider trend toward government use of Facebook and its clones as government ID verification.
    * Watching porn anonymously just got harder in Russia (Newsweek)
    * Pornhub users forced to sign in with their passport (Independent)
  • “Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) told press “I’d be doing a read-through and we’d be talking about very graphic stuff,” she said in the new interview. “The first time I ever found out about oral sex was from reading the script. I was like … ‘Wow! People do that? That’s fascinating!’ … I guess that was my sex education. Being on Game of Thrones.””
    * Sophie Turner: ‘Game of Thrones’ Was ‘My Sex Education’ (Entertainment Weekly)

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  • “Tumblr has released account information for close to 300 anonymous users to a revenge porn victim [who was underage in the distributed video] in what [the EFF says] say is a major violation of the First Amendment. Daniel Szalkiewicz, who represents the victim, said “There is no First Amendment protection for child porn.””
    * Tumblr releases info of users who shared revenge porn (New York Post)
  • “As the dramatic split between Rob Kardashian, youngest of the Kardashian clan, and his ex Blac Chyna continues to play out in the gossip pages, it is also on its way to court—and could offer a high-profile test case for a California law targeting “revenge porn.“”
    * California’s Revenge Porn Law Gets a Kardashian-Sized Spotlight (Vanity Fair)
  • “OLB Media today said it will fight an attempt by MindGeek to trademark the term “Men.com” after receiving a copyright infringement claim from the adult entertainment conglomerate. … The word “men” is one of the most commonly used words used in gay adult domains.”
    * StraightMen.com Opposes Attempt to Trademark ‘Men.com’ (XBIZ)
  • “If there’s way to ruin a sultry summer, it’s surely news of a Goliath-strength gonorrhoea strain. Not only has the disease been on the rise since 2014 in the UK, but the World Health Association is now warning of an globally spreading gonorrhoea superbug which is resistant to all antibiotics …”
    * What does super-gonorrhoea mean for oral sex? (Guardian)

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  • Clickbait warning, but I still found the whole thing interesting enough to share. “In our fourth interview, we talk with a male sugar baby, whose sugar mamma pays his rent and gym membership. Ahead, how one 27-year-old man feels about being a sugar baby.”
    * I’m A Sugar Baby—& My Sugar Mama Venmos Me $ 3,300 A Month (Refinery29)
  • “Penthouse has announced the acquisition of fabled science and science fiction magazine OMNI magazine, adding that its upcoming issue is slated for print in late October. According to the company, the deal symbolizes the company’s reinvigoration of a cultural appreciation for science and technological innovation.”
    * Penthouse Acquires OMNI Magazine (XBIZ)

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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: No more porn at the Armory, PornHub’s ID grab, gay slang does ‘Dropbox’

  • “A British law that forces porn site owners to check visitors’ ages could lead to a global database of viewing habits ripe for hacking, say digital rights activists. The Digital Economy Act of 2017, passed into law on April 27, is expected to require websites to check user ages using a regulator-approved verification method starting in May 2018. Privacy advocates are fearful that MindGeek, which has over 100 million daily visitors to its sites that include PornHub and Brazzers, could create a database of adult viewing habits on a scale never seen before.”
    * PornHub’s Owner is About to Card Everybody in the UK (Inverse)
  • “For Feminista Jones, ‘12 Years a Slave’ raises important questions about sexual agency and our community’s history of sexual abuse. … “The opening scene of 12 Years a Slave helped me to think about the orgasm as an act of resistance, sex as an act of reclamation for the enslaved Black body.”
    * From Slavery to Sexual Freedom (Ebony)
  • “Kink.com has released the movie that became the final shoot at San Francisco Armory. “Twin Peaks” parody “Damn Fine Pie!” marked the end of adult film production in the historic San Francisco Armory. … Since “Damn Fine Pie!” was shot in February, Kink.com production has largely moved to Las Vegas.”
    * Kink’s ‘Damn Fine Pie!’ Marks End of Adult Filmmaking at Armory (XBIZ)

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  • “Even if you are lucky enough to have some modicum of control over who knows and who doesn’t, you will still probably be outed. You will be outed again and again. Your naked images will be found and sent to your brother by his friends. They will be emailed around by your classmates. A local news station will do an expose on the studio you work for — they will wait outside to film you as you are leaving at the end of the day, and they will show this footage on the evening news.”
    * Once You Have Made Pornography (The Establishment)
  • “Gia Paige was just one person who appeared in the six-part follow up to 2015 documentary Hot Girls Wanted which looks at women working in the sex trade, appearing in an episode which explored racism within the porn industry. The adult star’s real first and middle names were used in the episode titled ‘Money Shot’ – something Paige claims she didn’t give her consent to.”
    * A porn star featured in Hot Girls Wanted is ‘living in fear’ after Netflix revealed her real name (Independent)

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  • Ethical.Porn has launched, exploring multifaceted aspects of “ethical porn.” Guided by the ethos “Transcend Genre. Emphasize Consent. Start A Conversation,” Ethical.Porn examines adult content as a complex entity that is synergistically interconnected to wider society.”
    * Ethical.Porn Launches With Myriad Industry Voices (XBIZ)
  • “She speaks in a curiously high-pitched Scottish accent and tells me that she loves science fiction and, of course, Matt. Mr McMullen claims that she learns from her users but when I ask Harmony what it feels like to be jealous, she apologises and says that she “needs to improve [her] skills”. The app that powers Harmony is already available to buy, although only directly from the Realbotix website, a spin-off from Abyss. Neither Google’s nor Apple’s official stores will carry it because of the explicit content.”
    * A sex doll that can talk – but is it perfect Harmony? (BBC)

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Sex News: Porn production halted, Republican porn scare, UK sex for rent scandal

  • “The US porn industry’s leading trade body has called for adult film production to be halted amid fears that an actor has HIV. The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) issued the warning to prevent the potential spread of the virus, after a performer on a database used to protect the health of actors underwent an HIV test. … It added that the performer had not worked on a set during the window of transmission and “had not participated in any fluid exchange shoots since their last negative test.””
    * Porn production in the US shut down over HIV fears (Independent UK)
  • Hey look yet another article with no actual news about this (potential?) issue. “The Trump administration has yet to take any concrete action against the adult industry—and probably won’t anytime soon because it has a lot of other things going on.”
    * Republicans Are Coming for Your Porn (Vice)

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  • “Joseph John Schmidt III, a Navy chief special warfare officer who has spent 23 years in the military, has made more than 30 porn films since 2010 under the name “Jay Voom,” most of them with his wife, porn star Jewels Jade, she told The Huffington Post …”
    * Navy SEAL Under Fire For Moonlighting As Porn Actor (Huffington Post)
  • “New research from Brigham Young University (I know right?) examines the role of pornography use, self-perceived “addiction” to pornography, and religion on relationship anxiety. Results were surprising, and confirmed a building school of research which indicates that the effects of pornography vary based on moral and religious beliefs, and that seeing oneself as addicted to porn is actually far more damaging than actually using pornography.”
    * Religious Conflict Makes Porn Bad for Relationships (Psychology Today)
  • “Vulnerable young people are resorting to paying for accommodation through sexual services advertised on classified ads posted online, it is claimed. An investigation by BBC South East Today uncovered numerous adverts offering free rent in exchange for “services” on websites such as Craigslist. ”
    * Sex-for-rent adverts are ‘exploiting’ young homeless people (Independent UK)

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Sex News: Netflix series outs sex worker, GOP and Red Pill, YouTube fixes LGBT censorship, all about nunsploitation

  • “Netflix’s new documentary “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On” is ostensibly a series about the intersection of sex and technology, but its main focus is the treatment and experience of women in the porn industry. Now, at least four sex workers feel the show itself has exploited them — by allegedly featuring them without their consent and, in one case, outing a performer’s real name.”
    * Netflix’s New Doc ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ Is Accused Of Outing Sex Worker (Voactiv)
  • It’s the birthplace of Milo Yiannopoulos and nurturer of mass murderer (of women) Elliot Rodger. “Last November, voters in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region re-elected to the state house of representatives a man who appears to be one of the secret architects of the internet’s misogynistic “Manosphere.””
    * The Republican Lawmaker Who Secretly Created Reddit’s Women-Hating ‘Red Pill’ (Daily Beast)
  • “It took a long time for Odiele, now 28, to come out of hiding, but in January she came out publicly in Vogue, and instantly brought into focus the sixth – and least appreciated – letter in the queer acronym, LGBTQI. “For a lot of people, the first time they hear about it is when they talk to me,” Odiele says. “Most people really have no idea.””
    * Intersex and proud: the model finally celebrating her body (Guardian)

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  • “A hacker has planted both pornographic and intimate images of homosexuality on more than 250 Isis twitter accounts. The hacker, known only as ‘WauchalaGhost’, began targeting accounts 18 months ago on the principle that he had to oppose the terrorist organisation’s hatred. He has been threatened with beheading by the group. He took the decision following the Orlando gay nightclub shooting, replacing hundreds of profiles’ pro-Isis images with Pro-LGBT messages. He frequently tweeted links to gay pornography.”
    * Hacker takes over 200 Isis accounts and fills them with gay porn (Independent/Indy 100)
  • Starts by describing what they’re wearing, unfortunately. “A lot changed for these women when, about a year ago, a law was passed making paying for sex in France illegal. Chloé points to a few younger girls on the other side of the street. “The networks are still there, so nothing changed there. But more than anything, this law has put us in danger.” ”
    * Who Do French Sex Workers Want as Their New President? (Vice)

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  • “Posting nude pictures of service members without consent is now, for all intents and purposes, a crime in the Navy and Marine Corps — a response to the nude photo-sharing scandal that surfaced when a reporter outed a private Facebook group of Marines and sailors that was used at times to swap nudes.”
    * Posting private nude photos is now a crime in the Navy and Marine Corps (Navy Times)
  • “Although nunsploitation peaked in the 1970s, it belongs to a much longer legacy of stories spawned from rumours about the mysterious life of nuns. As early as 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron includes the tale of a handsome young man who pretends to be mute so he can work within the otherwise forbidden walls of a convent. The beautiful cloistered women grow increasingly bold, eventually using the protagonist to explore their carnal curiosity.”
    * When Hard Meets Soft: The Painful Pleasures of Nunsploitation Cinema (cléo)
  • “This was a very enlightened family, and this would have been a very loving gift from a husband to wife. You can see that because the level of detail is incredible, down to the folds of the skin. There’s a heart carved at the base of it, where her finger would have been, and a receptacle in which she could keep a lock of his hair.”
    * Victorian-era ivory vibrator generates excitement at Irish auction (Guardian)
  • This post is GREAT. “The word is often used in a misogynist context and for many women, it’s irredeemable. But I learned to love the word one day in the late 90s with my husband and our friend. On a whim, we decided to say it at every opportunity that day, peppering the conversation with it, deliberately shouting it, relishing the percussive force of the word. … Later, when I’d entered the realms of porn, I came to properly appreciate “cunt” as a feminist, erotic descriptor.”
    * The Impressive History of Cunt (Ms. Naughty)

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Sex News: Anti-porn law stalker, Facebook in hot water, neural lace and orgasm, RealDoll’s sex robot

  • “Conservative lawmakers in over a dozen states are pushing a bill that would force consumers to pay a ransom to access pornography … And the only thing more bizarre than the Human Trafficking Prevention Act itself might be the man behind it … Chris Sevier (aka Mark Sevier, aka Chris Severe) once famously tried to legally marry his computer to protest same-sex marriage, and was charged with stalking and harassing both country star John Rich and a 17-year-old girl … Sevier has a warrant out for his arrest in Tennessee (…)”
    * The Man Who Wants to Tax Porn Thinks His Past Assault Case Is ‘Fake News’ (Daily Beast)
  • “Over the course of a month YouPorn surveyed thousands of women to get a better sense of what makes them tick. … 1 in 4 YouPorn visitors are female. … with this survey we’re going beyond the surface and scratching much deeper to take a closer look at how women in particular interact with porn.”
    * What Women Really Want When it Comes to Porn; a YouPorn Survey (YouPorn)
  • Facebook is quick to ban people like me and anyone posting about human sexuality, but… “Facebook has been accused of refusing to take down child porn and terrorist propaganda posted on the site, despite being made aware of it. Robust allegations made by The Times following an investigation claim the world’s biggest social media site could even be prosecuted in the UK, as some material was identified as illegal by a top barrister.”
    * Facebook ‘refused to remove child porn and terrorist propaganda’ (Metro UK)
  • “The robotic head is far from complete, but when it finally goes on sale (for about $ 10,000), it could be the world’s first commercially viable gynoid. She’s not the first of her kind, but take one look at Harmony’s predecessors, and it becomes clear she that was cut from a different cloth.”
    * RealDoll’s first sex robot took me to the uncanny valley (Engadget)

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  • “Elon Musk, billionaire business magnate and tech mogul, has launched a startup called Neuralink, which aims to connect brains and computers using implantable electrodes. Musk hopes that these “neural laces”—a term borrowed from the science-fiction novels of Iain M. Banks—will allow humans to remain competitive with advanced AI. … The neural laces of Banks’s utopian Culture novels are biomechanical meshes that regulate endogenous chemicals, increase memory storage, and enhance intelligence. They also augment orgasms.”
    * What Elon Musk’s ‘Neural Lace’ Project Could Mean for the Future of Sex (Future of Sex)
  • “Pushing beyond the ripped-Californian-pizza-boy-bangs-tanned-Californian-beach-babe paradigm, [London’s first Porn Film Festival] introduced audiences to a world of queer, feminist erotica with actual relevance to our messy, marginalised sex lives.”
    * Behind the scenes at London’s first queer porn festival (Dazed)
  • “From the start, Stubblefield claimed that “D.J.,” as he’s known in court documents, consented to their affair through what’s called “facilitated communication.” That is to say, he typed out his words on a portable keyboard, with her hand supporting his and pulling back against his frequent muscle spasms. ”
    * Can a Multiple-Choice Quiz Prove a Disabled Man Consented to Sex? (Slate)

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  • “MindGeek’s PornHub once again was made available in Russia, according to reports. The Roskomnadzor, which is Russia’s communications regulator, blocked the adult tube site property in September after it issued a ruling that said the site could be harmful to users. Roskomnadzor spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky stated in media reports that access to the site was opened on April 7 “by court order,” and that the PornHub case was sent for a new review.”
    * PornHub Gets Unbanned in Russia (XBIZ)
  • “Yet somehow, in assuming that there must be a TV show, or a book, or a secret art project, I forgot the number one driving force behind nearly all Instagram trends. Why have you created a puppet? Why does your puppet have genitals made out of felt?”
    * Inside the sex, money, and scandal of Instagram’s puppet community (New Statesman)
  • “Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta of design label Eckhaus Latta recently ignited controversy with images from their new spring 2017 campaign. The designers got real people (not professional models) to actually have sex for the ads, where pixelated sections leave little to the imagination.”
    * Real People Had Real Sex In These NSFW Fashion Ads (Huffington Post, main post image via)

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Sex News: Porn and HTTPS, sex worker DNA collection, CineKink winners, Vimeo slaps antigays

  • “A new law in Ireland which makes it illegal to purchase sex but not to sell it came into force Monday. [Ireland is the latest country to adopt the so-called Swedish model, whereby the purchasers of sex are prosecuted while the sellers are not.] The law has divided opinion, with some groups claiming it will protect sex workers and others worried about the consequences of criminalization.”
    * Ireland makes paying for sex illegal (Politico)
  • “On April 4, both Pornhub and its sister site, YouPorn, will turn on HTTPS by default across the entirety of both sites. By doing so, they’ll make not just adult online entertainment more secure, but a sizable chunk of the internet itself.”
    * The World’s Biggest Porn Site Goes All-In on Encryption (Wired)

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  • “Utah has become the first state to allow civil lawsuits against distributors of adult content for mental and physical damages incurred by minors accessing such material. … [it follows] a resolution last year that declared the distribution of porn to be a “public health crisis.”
    * New Utah Law Opens Adult Sites to Lawsuits (XBIZ)
  • “The [Kansas] House has advanced a resolution condemning pornography – warning that it treats women as objects, lowers the desire to marry and can lead to erectile dysfunction.”
    * Kansas House votes to condemn porn (The Wichita Eagle)

  • Misleading headline: Chrome displays a winky emoticon if you open more than 100 tabs in Incognito Mode. “Instead of the normal tab counter in the top right-hand corner, users will see the cheeky face. A winky face -;) -appears on Android devices. Open 100 tabs on your iOS device, and you’ll be greeted with a less knowing, more innocent smiley.”
    * Google pokes at you if you watch too much porn using Chrome Incognito Mode (TechWorm)
  • “Following multiple days of screenings and parties culminating in its 14th annual awards show, CineKink has announced the winners of its 2017 adult film festival. … Audience Choice Awards for CineKink 2017 were given to “Snapshot” (Shine Louis Houston) for “Best Narrative Feature” … The CineKink Tribute, recognizing extraordinary depictions of kink and sex-positivity in mainstream film and television, was presented to the feature film “Deadpool”.”
    * CineKink Announces 2017 Award Winners (XBIZ)

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  • “My biggest regret was leaving the industry. Leaving all of that money and trying to get the world to like me. They still don’t, and they never will. I should have just put in another five years at least so that in more my smart financial years as I was older, I could have saved enough to live comfortably for the rest of my life.”
    * Former porn star Bree Olson breaks her silence (Daily Dot)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. “Though there has been no official statement on the service’s blog or Twitter account, a number of recent posts on Reddit’s r/discordapp have appeared in the past 24 hours relating to “CP [child porn] botnets,” “porn image spamming,” and server admins mass-alerting their communities to the presence of these nefarious users via copied-and-pasted messages such as this one …”
    * Discord Has a Child Porn Problem (Gizmodo)

  • “That disturbing and creepy Marines United naked pictures scandal — which exposed bad behavior on the part of thousands of officers and has garnered international attention — just hit close to home here in San Francisco.”
    * Nude Marine Photo Scandal Hits San Francisco (SF Weekly)
  • “The terrifying carnivore, which stood 20 feet tall and had jaws bristling with serrated teeth up to nine inches long, had a snout as sensitive to touch as human fingertips, say scientists. … The US researchers wrote in the journal Scientific Reports: “In courtship, tyrannosaurids might have rubbed their sensitive faces together as a vital part of pre-copulatory play.””
    * Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, new dinosaur discovery suggests (Guardian UK)

Main post image via ‘Grindhouse Girls’ of the 50s and 60s: An eye-popping set of sexy black & white trading cards (Dangerous Minds)

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