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Congrats Toronto International Porn Fest nominees!

The 2017 Toronto International Porn Festival looks so incredible that I’m already having viewer envy! Because of this, I thought it would be fun to put together a post highlighting what’s so great about their lineup. Think you know what porn looks like? Check out all the nominees here. You can follow the fest here on Twitter.

This is the first year for the festival, which runs from April 20-23. They have an illuminating FAQ here, which illustrates how modern porn is actually the opposite of what today’s anti-porn campaigners think, say, and believe about porn. I hope you enjoy the tease and taste of TIPF’s terrific selections below, which showcase cutting-edge erotic filmmaking, censorship-defying artists, indie pornographers, and innovations in erotic storytelling. Oh, and lots of diverse hotties.

Some highlights from the TIPF list:

XConfessions Vol. 6 (Erika Lust)

XConfessions Vol. 8 (Erika Lust)

Having My Cake, with Bishop Black, Morgana Muses (Permission 4 Pleasure)

Blue Room, with Jiz Lee and Mad Kate (Goodyn Green)

SNAPSHOT (trailer here, at page bottom), with Beretta James, Chocolate Chip, Lyric Seal, Nerine Mechanique, Verta (Pink and White Productions)

Trinity, with Lina Bembe, Parker Marx, Rooster (Bright Desire)

Fetish Fvckdolls, with Alyx Fox, Chelsea Poe, kelli lox, Mistress Kara, ramses rodstein, Stefani Special, suzie spindrift (Chelsea Poe Productions, Foxhouse Films, Trouble Films)

Fifty Shades Of A Tranny (Michelle Austin)

Glitter (& Gold), with April Flores, Chelsea Poe, Cinnamon Maxxine, Courtney Trouble, Isiah Maxwell, Jade Rose, James Darling, JlF, Karla Lane, Moe the Monster (Trouble Films)

BED PARTY, with Jack HammerXL and Nikki Darling (Pink Label TV)

See Me, with Mel Lou (Bright Desire)

Gone: A Story of Love and Courage, with Gee Richards, Madeline Blue (Sssh; film review here)

Breathe, (Goodyn Green)

Hand Jobs, with Amity Adams, Rob Paulson (Bright Desire)

Last Call, with Alliano, EO, Franky, Graf Porno, Grey, H Ohne D, Kinky Twinky, Lestat, Lira Liam, Mark Windsor, Mika Gattino, MJ, Moondancerin, Sadie Lune, Sage, Simon, Spiralena, Surjan, Vittorio (Cum Different)

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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: 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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Eye Candy: Lots of hot new indie porn!

Do you ever wonder how I put these Eye Candy posts together?

I subscribe to a TON of newsletters and creators often email me personally. This lets me see all the new galleries from a very wide variety of production houses and artists. I’m constantly looking for new sites and filmmakers, and I have a really strict screening process. They gotta be indie, as in, none of the “old boys’ school” mass-market porn sites (with rare exceptions for diverse performers/portrayals). In almost every case, I actually know the people behind the sites I’m linking to. I’ve gone out of my way to find out who these people are.

It has to be “fair trade” porn: Everyone must be treated well, they want to be there (and you can tell), and the performers have sex that is safe and clearly consensual. I weight my selections toward diverse people and scenarios; I go out of my way to find a range of body types and sex acts, great chemistry, and I look for all skin colors and genders. I seek out kink-positive porn as well as great vanilla sex. It has to be sex-positive. Above all, the focus has to be on everyone’s pleasure, and I go out of my way to find porn made by women, people of color, and queers. Small studios, arty productions, and porn from all over the world is a plus. I seldom find the diversity that I want to have all in one post, but that varies from week to week.

Then, I comb through everyone’s new stuff and make my selections — and I actually look at what I’m posting to make sure it’s hot, sex-positive, sexually explicit, worth your time, and safe for your browsers. Ultimately I hope you enjoy it in a most personal way, while seeing that the world of online porn isn’t what most people think it is. It’s work, but it amazes me every single week to see the variety, the art, the sexiness, the trends, and the exciting continuum of new creators who constantly change the way I see sex. Thank you for being on this journey with me.

Erika Korti, Luna Corazon – Sweating
Cassie Fire, Penelope Cum – Delphian

Nancy A., Martin – Strip Tease
Anie Darling, Charlie Dean – Petite Eighteen

New from Lucie Blush:
Maria Riot, Jesse Stryder – Mirror, Mirror

Molly Dae, Morgana Muses – Breathtaking
Angel, Heidi Cruz – Merger

New from Erika Lust:

Ramon Nomar, Jessie Andrews – Portrait Of A Call Girl (Chapter 3)
Jessie Andrews – Portrait Of A Call Girl (Chapter 4)
(Winner of four AVN Awards for best actress, best director, best feature and the AVN´s first Movie of the Year award.)

Tiffany Doll, Phil Hollyday – Pulsion (Chapter 2)
Emy Russo – Pulsion (Chapter 4)

Veruca James, Reed Jameson – Pet Training
Lorelei Lee, Zane Anders – Lorelei’s Pleasure

Anissa Kate, Juan Lucho – A Night to Remember
Anissa Kate, Amber Nevada, Ena Sweet – Wet and Wild

Summer Day, Anya Olsen, Brad Knight – Love Lessons
Kirra, Nimfa – Toys And Tongues

New sexy amateur site from the women-run team at Art of BlowjobYour VR Porn.

Lucy Heart – Your Slave
Gabi Sombra – Feathers

Eveline Dellai, Nick Vargas – Come Swim With Me
Cayla Lyons, gentleman friend – Encounter By The Lake

April Flores, Milcah Halili – Crash Pad 234
Valentine and Calico – Crash Pad 232

Aislin – Still Life
Kalisy – Thirst Quenching

Daisy Ducati, D. Arclyte – Drown in my Squirt
Ramon, Simone, Chloe – The Upper Floor
Stella Cox, many friends – Public Disgrace

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Moka Mora’s first porn film | Crucible

Moka Mora, starring in a medieval GangBang Fantasy.
Slender, all natural brunette Moka Mora starts her career with a bang, a
Gangang, to be exact. The lewd Latina with dark, hypnotizing eyes,
plays a jeleaous woman trying to curse her cheating lover.  Only to end
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Sex News: UK porn ban worsens, Tinder’s trans protections, a Trump survival guide

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  • This is huge, really bad, and getting very little press attention. It will affect this website directly. “The UK government has drafted legislation that would require internet service providers to block pornographic web sites if they do not verify users’ ages. The intent of the law is to prevent children from seeing adult material on the web. … The proposal would apply to all web sites globally — meaning that sites that do not require age checks would be blocked from view in the UK.”
    * The government wants to ban porn in the UK unless web sites verify users’ ages (Business Insider)
  • “Under a Trump administration many of us are going to hurt, get hurt or struggle, or find our existing struggles are made even more difficult. Many of us will need to protect ourselves; many others will need help, protection and solidarity from others. We’ve created this survival guide [.pdf link] — available as both an online version and a printable packet — to provide information that can help you take some initial steps to protect yourself and others, and to cope with the bad stuff as best anyone can. ”
    * Rebel Well: A Starter Survival Guide To A Trumped America (Scarleteen)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and trauma. “A British tourist has been arrested in Dubai on charges of extramarital sex after telling police she was raped by a group of British nationals while in the United Arab Emirates, according to a UK-based legal advice group called Detained in Dubai.”
    * UK Woman Arrested, Charged With Extramarital Sex After Reporting Rape in Dubai (KTLA)
  • “In June, hundreds of people thronged a small virtual reality event in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, forcing the organizer to cancel it halfway through. What drew such a big crowd so quickly? A VR-based porn demonstration.”
    * Porn makers want sexual fantasies to become virtual realities (Japan Times)
  • Sad news about a game I love. “Watch Dogs 2 is all about grit, but players didn’t expect to see realistic male and female genitalia on NPCs. That’s right—flaccid, full-detail, unabashed genitalia. … You can look, but you can’t repost—at least using the PlayStation Network. A player who uploaded explicit screenshots of Watch Dogs 2 genitalia using PlayStation’s built-in tools was hit with a month-long suspension for breaching the PSN’s “Code of Conduct.” Now, Ubisoft says they’ll patch the game this week so players can share whatever they want, implying that “particularly explicit” nudity will soon be removed.”
    * Watch Dogs 2 Will Patch Out ‘Particularly Explicit’ Genitalia (Kotaku)

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  • “Dating app Tinder is rolling out an update on Tuesday that will give match seekers a lot more freedom to describe their gender. The online service is also adding new protections to prevent transgender users from being harassed or unfairly banned.”
    * Tinder follows through with new options for transgender daters (Recode)
  • “A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday rejected comedian Bill Cosby’s latest bid seeking the dismissal of criminal charges that he sexually assaulted a woman at his home in 2004. Cosby, once one of the most-beloved U.S. entertainers, who built a long career with a family-friendly style, has seen his reputation hit hard by allegations by about 60 women that he sexually assaulted them in incidents dating back decades.”
    * Cosby loses latest effort to have sex assault case dismissed (Reuters)
  • “A California judge said Wednesday that he will decline to dismiss the pimping and other charges that California’s attorney general levied against the Backpage.com CEO and two of its former owners. He has asked both sides for further briefing, according to The Recorder. … California’s attorney general and US Senator-elect, Kamala Harris, alleged that advertisements amounted to solicitation of prostitution.”
    * Judge doesn’t dismiss pimping charges against Backpage executives (Ars Technica)

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  • Trust me when I tell you that a trademark is a difficult and exacting legal process. “The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month terminated a trademark application made by U.K.-based CMG Leisure Ltd. over its “Skittles” line of sex toys. The USPTO cancelled the pleasure products maker’s application after it was challenged by candy giant William Wrigley Jr. Co., which said its Skittles candy brand that has its own trademark faced “dilution by tarnishment.””
    * Sex Toy Maker Can’t Trademark ‘Skittles’ Line (XBIZ)
  • Too bad it’s not fatal. “Psychologists have found that sexism is bad for men, too. Take a second to recover from this shocking news: Views and beliefs that oppress more than half of the population can be harmful to the people who hold them. … The three norms that researchers found to have the most consistent negative effects on men’s mental health were self-reliance, pursuit of sexual promiscuity, and power over women. ”
    * Sexism may be bad for men’s mental health (Popular Science)
  • “The Kinsey Institute and the World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) present “Protected Beauty,” an examination of controversial ideas about masculine beauty and sexuality in art, on view at WEAM in Miami Beach, Florida from November 28th, 2016 through March 1st, 2017. There will be an opening reception on November 28 at 8 p.m.”
    * The Kinsey Institute and the World Erotic Art Museum Present PROTECTED BEAUTY, 11/28 (Broadway World)

Main post image by dicklatte via There’s An Instagram Account Dedicated To Dick-Themed Latte Art. NSFW, Obvs (The Debrief)

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Eye Candy: Hot New Porn (and a little D&D)

Eye Candy: New Indie Porn

Sex News: Pamela Anderson is an antiporn nutjob, Ask First is back, porn blocking against EU regs, Ruffalo and transface

The internet’s only sex news roundup; includes science, health, opinion, politics, erotic entertainment and adult culture.

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  • “The momentum is building and our community wants consent to be visible. This year we plan to DOUBLE our presence at the Folsom Street Fair by passing out 20,000 stickers to the 400,000 attendees. In order to do this we need a bigger booth and a dedicated crew of 40 volunteers. So we need your help! Your contribution will go directly to printing the Ask First stickers, which are the heart and soul of this project. We are committed to celebrating and promoting consent in public spaces, and look forward to your support.”
    * The Ask First Campaign (The Ask First Campaign, generosity.com)

  • PlayStation VR is going to launch with support for the girl-ogling simulator Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in Japan, and a video showing off some of the groping mechanics in that game has gone viral. … But while many of us recoil at what is happening in that video, a significant part of the VR community is chipping away at improving a broad spectrum of virtual sex experiences. And no matter how uncomfortable it makes us to see a man grabbing a Dead or Alive character’s private parts, it is going to keep happening as more people begin adopting VR and AR technology.”
    * Dead or Alive’s VR groping is uncomfortable, but virtual sex is only going to get messier (VentureBeat)
  • “Internet service providers that restrict online access to pornography or block ads could be breaking EU guidelines on net neutrality even if customers opt in. EU regulations only allow providers to block content for three reasons: to comply with a member state’s laws, to manage levels of traffic across a network, or for security. Guidance on the interpretation of guidelines issued by EU body Berec says that even if a person indicates they want certain content to be blocked, it should be done on their device, rather than at a network level.”
    * ISPs that restrict porn or block ads could be breaking EU guidelines (Guardian)

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  • “Ah, Utah — home of abstinence-based education, banning teachers for using the word “condom,” and skyrocketing gonorrhea rates. That last piece is according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (and, you might say, basic common sense).”
    * Gonorrhea Rates Skyrocketing In Sex-Ed Unfriendly Utah (Voactiv)
  • “On Monday, Mark Ruffalo said he was excited to be the executive producer of a “daring project”: the upcoming movie “Anything,” about a transgender woman sex worker living in Los Angeles, played by actor Matt Bomer. … But many in the trans community didn’t agree, and took to social media to argue that the film, based on the play by Tim McNeil, was just another example of “transface” — casting a cisgender actor in a trans role.”
    * Mark Ruffalo responds to criticism over his newest movie, which stars Matt Bomer as a trans woman (Washington Post)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and trauma. “Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner will be released on Friday after serving three months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a fraternity party, a sentence that has ignited fierce debate over the way California defines and punishes rape. Turner’s sentence to months in county jail instead of years in state prison stoked international outrage, leading California lawmakers to call for mandatory prison time for sex assaults involving unconscious victims, and expanding the state’s definition of rape.”
    * Stanford sex assault case spurs get-tough rape proposals (Yahoo)

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  • Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effective, use of contraceptives. From 2007 to 2013, births to teens age 15 to 19 dropped by 36 percent; pregnancies fell by 25 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to federal data. But that wasn’t because teens were shunning sex. The amount of sex being had by teenagers during that time period was largely unchanged, says the study, which was published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health. And it wasn’t because they were having more abortions. Abortion has been declining among all age groups, and particularly among teenagers.”
    * Drop In Teen Pregnancies Is Due To More Contraceptives, Not Less Sex (NPR)
  • Melania Trump is suing a British newspaper and a US blogger for $ 150m (£114m) over allegations she was a sex worker in the 1990s, her lawyer says. The Daily Mail suggested Mrs Trump may have worked as a part-time escort in New York, and met husband Donald Trump, who is now running for the White House, earlier than previously reported.”
    * Melania Trump sues Daily Mail and US blogger for $ 150m over sex worker claims (BBC)
  • “Fear not lazy 21st century human, for Amazon has found a solution to a problem that – for most of us – doesn’t exist. The almighty US retailer has imported the Dash button to the UK, Germany and Austria: a Wi-Fi connected plastic device that allows consumers to order a specific household product at the touch of a… you’ve got it. There are around 40 buttons at launch including one for Ariel, Nerf, Olay, Playdoh, Kleenex and Durex.”
    * Got to dash out for some rubber johnnies? Amazon has a button for that (The Register)

Main post image: Illustration by Eric Stanton, via Dangerous Minds.

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Sex News: Rentboy plea deal, revenge porn legislation, Uber rapist, internet killed the pimp

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  • California is changing the way sexual assault is prosecuted. In the wake of the allegations that Bill Cosby drugged and raped dozens of women, the state assembly passed a bill on Thursday to end the time limit for prosecuting rape and felony sex crimes. The bill passed the assembly unanimously.”
    * California Votes to Remove Time Limit on Prosecuting Rape Cases (New York Magazine)
  • Warning for survivors of assault and trauma. “Police in Florida have arrested a man who worked as an Uber driver and accused him of sexually assaulting three women this year.” Police believe there are other victims. “An email to Uber was not immediately returned, but a spokesman told the Palm Beach Post that Mtsitsha began driving for the company in February, a month after the first assault is alleged to have occurred. The spokesman also confirmed that he has been banned from the app.”
    * Uber driver ‘terrorized’ women, tried to exchange rides for sex, police say (Washington Post)
  • Sex workers are at greater risk of violence and ill health due to substantial cuts to specialist NHS health and support services across the UK, according to experts, service providers and rights groups. An editorial in the British Medical Journal, published this week, warned of “avoidable harms and disastrous long-term costs” of ongoing funding cuts to services available to sex workers.”
    * Cuts to NHS services for sex workers ‘disastrous’ say experts (Guardian UK)
  • “The federal government is sitting on a ton of data about sexual violence in the United States, but most of the statistics cannot be compared to each other because of wide variations in how they’re measured, a new review from the Government Accountability Office concludes.”
    * Federal Research On Sexual Violence Is A Mess (Huffington Post)

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  • This is a really well balanced and interesting article, which has left me with many questions. “A new study purports to show that married people who start watching, as the authors put it, “X-rated movies,” have an increased chance of divorce. But some outside researchers and couples therapists who reviewed the study raised questions about its methodology and suggested the findings contradict what they see with clients.”
    * Study Links Watching Porn To Divorce (Voactiv)
  • “Ten of the programs had at least one lesson on gender and power, and 80 percent of them saw significant decreases in pregnancy or STIs compared with a control group. Of the 12 programs that did not address these issues, 17 percent led to those positive outcomes. Teaching about power and gender roles was a consistent predictor of better health outcomes, even when Haberland accounted for other variables like sample size and whether the studies were longitudinal.”
    * When Sex Ed Discusses Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer (Atlantic)
  • “Jeffrey Hurant, the former owner of Rentboy.com, is finalizing a plea agreement with federal prosecutors after his indictment for promoting prostitution, his attorney told the court this week. … The site, which opened for business in 1997, carried disclaimers saying its advertisements for escorts were for companionship and not sexual services.”
    * Former Rentboy.com CEO Finalizing Plea Deal (XBIZ)
  • “Stings and busts are not deterring so-called “pimps” from using the internet to facilitate the sale of sex, according to a new study. … Sex work advocates, however, are skeptical of the paper’s findings and its focus on “pimps,” whom they say are increasingly less common, thanks in large part to how the internet has democratized the sex trade.”
    * Study: “Pimps” Are Doing Business Online, Despite Stings (Voactiv)
  • “With this continued boom in Hong Kong’s digital age, compensated daters are enjoying certain benefits of being their own bosses—namely, they’re no longer subjected to the sexual and physical abuse from gangster agents. Also, they don’t have to give away money for an agent fee, which means they’re making more. Forums and chat apps, for the most part, are putting the power back in the hands of the sex workers.”
    * Hong Kong’s Sex Workers Are Ditching Their Pimps for iPhones (Motherboard)

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  • “In July 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended to its nationwide membership, that they must educate children and teens about sex. They joined countless other groups of experts, physicians, and educators, all of whom oppose abstinence-based education.”
    * Repairing the Damage of Abstinence-Based Sex Education (Psychology Today)
  • “Jay Franzone is on a mission to bring attention to the U.S. ban on blood donated from men who have sex with men. As part of that mission, he is remaining celibate for a year in order to meet the requirement set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which prohibits men from donating blood if they have had sex with another man in the past year.”
    * This man is abstaining from sex for a year so he can donate blood (PBS)
  • “Officers put him in the back of a police car and spoke with the woman who called police. She told them she saw the man standing near a parked van at 805 St. Nicholas Street. She went on to explain she saw Henson pull his shorts down and place his genitals in the front grill of the van that was parked on the street.”
    * Ohio man arrested after trying to have sex with a van (NBC4i)
  • “Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation that would patch the holes in the federal system governing nonconsensual pornography, also known as revenge porn. … Speech advocates say the bill is too broad and could sweep pornography that should be permissible into the category of the illegal. They also worry about a chilling effect on those who wish to post or re-post content that is clearly allowed, from snapshots of family and friends on topless beaches to photos in adult magazines.”
    * We need national legislation to combat revenge porn (Washington Post)

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Sex News: FTC after Ashley Madison, harassment at Fox, UK porn penalties, new condom technology

emilie payet

  • “The U.K. government today published its Digital Economy Bill, which includes a section that would create an age-verification regulator and impose financial penalties for noncomplying adult entertainment sites that stream content into the nation, as well as their payment service providers and advertisers. The bill goes well past the borders of the nation and particularly targets the flood of foreign adult tube sites that don’t have age verification systems in place to guard against access to those under the age of 18. Those sites typically solely rely on advertising and not memberships to capture revenue streams. The proposal also creates a federal age-verification regulator that could divvy out fines of up to £250,000, or 5 percent of a company’s revenue, when appropriate, to offending adult sites.”
    * U.K. Seeks £250K Fines for Noncomplying Porn Sites (XBIZ)
    * See also: Get ready for mandatory porn site age checks, Brits. You read that right (The Register)

Thanks to our sponsor, women-run Erotic Films.

  • “A regulatory system that’s supposed to punish doctors who sexually abuse patients often shields them from public shame, a national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found. Secret penalties levied by state medical boards, vague language in their public orders and diversion programs through which offenders avoid punishment all make determining the scope of physician sexual misconduct impossible, the Journal-Constitution found. But the newspaper’s review of more than 100,000 medical board orders and other documents shows a broad phenomenon of doctors in every state preying on vulnerable patients.”
    * Doctors & Sex Abuse: Investigation shows how cases are concealed (kiro7.com)
  • “[Chronic Fatigue Syndrome] impacts my masturbation as well. I have my go-to fantasies, the things that never let me down, but there are days where nothing quite gels. I want to come but my body won’t do it, and that’s when it gets super frustrating. I never had that experience before CFS; it’s very much related to my health.”
    * Balancing BDSM With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ELLE)
  • “Charles Powell, inventor of the Galactic Cap condom prototype, is among the many people whose grant applications were rejected. The inspiration for his design came from the treatment he receives due to suffering from the nerve disease multifocal motor neuropathy.”
    * I Tried the Latest in Condom Technology and It Went Shockingly Well (Vice)
  • “In case you’re interested, June Korea – a 34-year-old South Korean photographer living in New York City – is the young man in each of these scenes. As reported by RocketNews24, Korea was struck by immense loneliness after realizing everyone he knows will eventually pass away. He then became fascinated by the idea of love dolls – especially their artificiality, and thus practical immortality.”
    * Dolly Dearest: Photographer Captures Human Desire in the Artificial (Future of Sex)
  • In a way, this makes sites like this one more valuable than ever. “The viral = good formula is especially effed when you think about queer folks, or any niche community not necessarily of interest to a social network that contains your entire family and everybody you’ve ever known in your entire life. Furthermore, wealthy publishers will retain the option to pay for boosted content or work with Facebook Instant — ensuring their stories will show up in your feed. Buzzfeed is estimated to spend over ten million dollars on Facebook boosting a year.”
    * Business of Art Fix: Facebook’s News Feed “Tweaks” Could Hurt Indie Niche Publications Most Of All (Autostraddle)

Much gratitude to our filthy sponsor in France, Explicite Art.

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Sex News: Pornhub bug bounty, labiaplasty ads banned, LA porn permits flatline, Tinder’s India ads panned

dylan-schwarz

  • What surprised you about working in porn?
    There are probably a million things. One of the most obvious things is that I never, ever saw a girl have an orgasm—it’s all obviously really, really good acting. And if you ever see a cum shot in a still, then it’s probably a mixture of soap and lube.”
    * NSFW Photos from the Four Years I Spent on a Porn Set (Vice UK, image above via)
  • PornHub has launched a bug bounty program for security researchers and bug hunters who can find and report security vulnerabilities in its website. Partnered with HackerOne, PornHub is offering to pay independent security researchers and bug hunters between $ 50 and $ 25,000, depending upon the impact of vulnerabilities they find.”
    * Pornhub Launches Bug Bounty Program; Offering Reward up to $ 25,000 (The Hacker News)
  • “There were only 26 permits issued in 2015 for Los Angeles-area adult entertainment filming, according to FilmL.A., the local authority that processes film production permits. …Permits issued for porn productions have declined stunningly since November 2012, when Los Angeles county voters approved Measure B, which requires performers to wear condoms during sex scenes. … In 2012, adult filmmakers filed 480 permits, according to a FilmL.A. estimate.”
    * L.A.-Area Adult Film Permits Dip to 26 in 2015 (XBIZ)

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  • VB note: they neglected to mention that malachite is also breakable, and can crack with razor-sharp edges. I know because I dropped a sculpted malachite obelisk once, and it broke. “An apparent geologist on Tumblr posted a beautiful malachite stalactite that bears an unfortunate(?) resemblance to, well, a phallic object used for penetrative sexual play, commonly known as a dildo. But as soon as Tumblr noted the stalactite’s possible utility as a sex toy, other users were quick to point out that malachite is a poisonous, water-soluble mineral.”
    * Please don’t use this stalactite as a dildo, even though it totally looks like one (Daily Dot, via Ariel Waldman)
  • “Some 43 million users worldwide have a presence in a virtual world, a number that is expected to quadruple in the next few years. Platforms such as Active Worlds, Blue Mars and Second Life are among the most popular. Players immerse themselves in video game-like environments where you control everything from dance moves to sex positions. On Red Light Center you can join a wild orgy party happening in real time with strangers all over the world. Or do it Kama Sutra-style in, say, a glittering castle on the moon.”
    * How Virtual Hookups are Leading to Real Sex (Playboy)
  • “AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the state’s leading public health and advocacy organizations, has announced its opposition to a pending ballot measure pertaining to adult film production in California. The controversial “Safer Sex in Adult Film Production Act” is awaiting approval to appear on November’s ballot.”
    * AIDS Project Los Angeles Formally Opposes Adult Film Ballot Initiative (XBIZ)
  • “Jason Galanis, a man who in 2004 was [once] called “Porn’s New King,” was arrested by FBI agents at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday and charged with taking part in a $ 60 million scam that ripped off impoverished South Dakota Sioux and others. It was the third time in nine years that Galanis had been accused of engineering a financial fraud.”
    * ‘Porn’s New King’ busted for ripping off tribe in $ 60M scam (NY Post)

Much gratitude to our thoughtful sponsor, Nubile Films.

  • “London Bridge Plastic Surgery clinic advertised its services for labia reshaping in the Metro newspaper. The clinic promised women they could “achieve a more natural appearance” and “relieve the discomfort caused by enlarged labia.” … However, five readers complained about the ad to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on the grounds it was socially irresponsible to encourage women to consider unnecessary cosmetic surgery. The ASA agreed and banned the advert.”
    * ‘Designer vagina’ surgery ad banned for promoting negative body image (RT)
  • The Nova already looks realistic, albeit more doll-like than human-like (which is likely the goal). It will be very interesting to see improvements once an actual prototype is revealed. Abyss Creations plans to be in the prototype stage in early 2017 and begin taking preorders later that same year.”
    * The Early Makings of a Talking Sex Robot (Future of Sex)
  • “I recently came across a list on eBaum’s World of intellectually-gifted porn stars. It’s an impressive catalog, but it’s comprised mostly of straight actors. Inspired by the eBaum list, I am proud to present but a few of their queer counterparts… who are also (at least) as smart as you are.”
    * Seven Queer Porn Stars Who Are Probably Smarter Than You (Huffington Post)
  • Panned for not being straightforward about sex, interestingly.Tinder’s new ad in India has been swiped left — rather decisively — on social media. The ad, released on May 7 on Facebook, shows a young Indian woman preening in her bedroom mirror. Her mother enters the room and asks about her plans. The daughter is reluctant to admit that she is going on a romantic date—but the cool mom not only knows what Tinder is, she is also quite happy to have her daughter use it.”
    * Tinder’s new ad stars an Indian mom who’s cool with casual sex—and kids are freaking out (Quartz)

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