Exclusive: EXTEMPORE by Steve Diet Goedde – Kickstarter

If I were to tell you that photographer Steve Diet Goedde shaped the way you see fetish, I would not be exaggerating. When I first met Steve back in the late 1990s, I was kind of freaked out to meet someone so famous in the world of sex and fetish. (He was dating my roommate, and it made her seem that much more celebrity and otherworldly to me.) At that time, sex and fetish photographers were already copying his style and subject; high-end, museum-quality art photos of women in latex that evoked risk-taking, sexy fashion photography.

We became friends over the years and I have since watched him quietly, humbly influence the aesthetics of a generation (or two). I still get a little star-struck that I know him, even while he has very generously helped me with the art and design of a couple book covers. In fact, the first cover for Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy was all him — and the book became a success, I believe, in no small part due to his help for this indie writer.

All this is to tell you why I want you to check out, and hopefully support, the Kickstarter for his (hopefully) next book, EXTEMPORE. There are just a few days left — time is running out! If you don’t have the scratch to support it, please share a link to it on social media, or privately to someone you think might enjoy it.

What’s cool and different about EXTEMPORE? It’s all candid outtakes! Models in bespoke latex at incredible locations giggling, adjusting their outfits, being dorky, having a smoke, or getting gritty with the camera. The fun, and in my mind, often sexier moments of erudite erotic fashion photography. It’s very personal, a collection of stolen moments like no other.

We need art and books like this more than ever. I hope you’ll consider supporting this Kickstarter (a company that needs to be shown how much we want to see this kind of content on its website). And thank you Steve, for sending me these photos from the book to share with you. Details on the book: EXTEMPORE will be produced in a large hardcover format:

– Size – 30 x 26cm (11¾ x 10¼ in)
– 160 pages
– First edition of 1,000 copies, plus special numbered clamshell editions of 10, 20 and 30
– Pre-order an exclusive signed copy for just £39.00
– Books will ship in July from centers in the UK and US


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Sex News: Tumblr loses 1 out of 3 visitors, UK porn block data safety woes, London’s love hotels, Epstein docs to be unsealed

  • “Tumblr’s traffic has dropped nearly 30 percent since December [the month it banned adult content] … Tumblr’s global traffic in December clocked in at 521 million, but it had dropped to 370 million by February, web analytics firm SimilarWeb tells The Verge. Statista reports a similar trend in the number of unique visitors. By January 2019, only over 437 million visited Tumblr, compared to a high of 642 million visitors in July 2018.”
    * After the porn ban, Tumblr users have ditched the platform as promised (Verge)
  • “The UK government’s plan to impose a ‘porn block’ by requiring stringent age verification requirements is ploughing ahead, despite no consultation on the way in which peoples’ personal data will be handled … with just a few weeks before the systems are supposed to be put into place, the BBFC is still now at this stage trying to create a privacy standard for AV providers to adhere to, and is doing so entirely without external input from privacy groups and without a public consultation period.”
    * UK ‘porn ban’ to start in just a few weeks, and there’s still no plan to protect personal data (SexTechGuide)
  • “Ela Darling might be the only pornstar with a Ted Talk. She was a real librarian — with a master’s degree — when she went into porn and co-created virtual reality sex camming. She also has the Dewey Decimal number for Harry Potter on her back.”
    * Ela Darling: The Origin Story of a Librarian Pornstar (Sex Dork | Medium)
  • “One of the porn industry’s top agents [Derek Hay, the owner of LA Direct Models in Los Angeles] has been accused by women whom he represents of fraud, sexual abuse and links to an illegal escort business — accusations including coercing performers to pay off “unconscionable” fees and penalties either in cash or by performing sexual acts on him.”
    * Porn Actresses Take On Powerful Industry Agent (NBC)

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  • “The rally had been called by a new coalition, Decrim NY, formed by current and former sex workers and local organizations that want to get the police and the courts out of their communities. In addition to Senators Ramos and Salazar, it featured a line-up of public defenders, sex workers, and local politicians. Even Manhattan Borough President Linda Rosenthal sent a letter of support.”
    * ‘Whores But Organized’: Sex Workers Rally for Reform (NY Review of Books)
  • “The custom nude business is on the rise, and despite critics and payment platforms discriminating against sex workers, show no signs of slowing down. Like many things done in 2019, all you really need to get started is your phone and an audience. If you can grow a self made business, pay your rent, cover tuition, and gain self confidence, more power to you. At the end of the day, a job is a job. Many people take racy photos – some people just get paid for it.”
    * Inside the world of selling nudes online (Dazed)
  • “Love hotels are surprisingly folksy in Japan – there’s about 37,000 of them across the country and they’re visited by an estimated 2.5 million people a day … London (and other major Western cities) has more of a cloak-and-dagger approach to the fact that some people rent hotel rooms for the purpose of sex, but the love hotel phenomenon can be found here too. ”
    * Under the covers: inside London’s secret ’love hotels’ (Huck Mag)
  • “An open database in China contains the personal information of more than 1.8 million women, including their phone numbers, addresses, and something called “BreedReady” status, according to a researcher.”
    * China database lists ‘breedready’ status of 1.8 million women (Guardian)

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  • “Sealed documents from a lawsuit against a woman accused of running a sex trafficking ring with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may be released to the public in the very near future. The documents could shed light on allegations against Epstein and his former partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, according to the Miami Herald.”
    * Court Moves Towards Unsealing Docs That Could Expose Details of Alleged Epstein Sex Ring (Law and Crime)
  • “Refusing to provide children with medically accurate sex education isn’t ideological — it’s negligent … Only about half of all school districts in the United States require any sex ed at all. Of those that do, most mandate or stress abstinence-only instruction. No birth control. No sexually transmitted infection prevention. No consent.”
    * How to Make Sex More Dangerous (NYT)

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Sex News: Kamala Harris mentions sex work decrim, famous fake sex doctor exposed, porn AR apps, Manafort sex abuse questions

  • “2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris told The Root that she supports decriminalizing sex work … Progressive groups have criticized Harris’ prosecutorial record since she announced her candidacy on Jan. 21, and part of that criticism has included her treatment of the sex worker community.”
    * The Real Significance Of Kamala Harris’ Shift On Sex Work (Huffington Post)
    See also: Sex Workers’ Advocates Respond To Kamala Harris Backing Decriminalization (Bustle)
  • “If you look up Dr. Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler online, you might think he has a MD and a PhD from Harvard Medical School … Based on the information available online, Sendler could be one of the most accomplished 28-year-olds in medicine. But he’s not. Those are all lies … [he] has appeared in numerous media outlets—Vice, Playboy, Savage Lovecast, Huffington Post, Insider, Bustle, Thrive Global, Women’s Health, and Forbes, among others. Many of these platforms have published Sendler’s lies and publicized his bizarre and irresponsible studies on necrophilia, zoophilia, lethal erotic asphyxiation, and sexual assault. And until recently, he was soliciting patients through his website where he offered online psychotherapy and sex therapy.”
    * The Fake Sex Doctor Who Conned the Media Into Publicizing His Bizarre Research on Suicide, Butt-Fisting, and Bestiality (Gizmodo)
  • “State Sens. Julia Salazar, D-Brooklyn and Jessica Ramos, D-Queens, along with Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, D-Manhattan, announced their intention to introduce a comprehensive sex work decriminalization legislation on Monday. The bill has already received support from State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, and assembly members Dan Quart, D-Manhattan and Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan.”
    * New York Democrats announce plans to decriminalize sex work (Salon)
  • “Sex workers across 33 countries who face repressive policing — identified as arrest, imprisonment, confiscation of needles, syringes, condoms, displacement to new area or physical or sexual violence by officers — have a three times higher chance of experiencing physical or sexual violence, according to a new study.”
    * More violence, sexual infections when sex work is criminalized, study finds (CNN)

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  • “Fox Rothschild partner Lincoln Bandlow, who has led a nationwide copyright infringement litigation campaign on behalf of a pornography producer, was sanctioned $750 by a federal magistrate judge in California … Bandlow … has filed more than 2,500 copyright infringement claims on behalf of Strike 3, helping to make last year hit a record for the most copyright claims brought across U.S. federal courts in at least a decade. The company’s cases accuse Internet IP addresses of stealing the pornography Strike 3 produces under brands such as “Vixen,” “Blacked” and “Tushy.” The cases typically settle before the defendants are named in court.”
    * Judge Sanctions Fox Rothschild Partner in Porn Copyright Cases (Law.com)
  • “In Osaka, Japan, in early 1971, a hotel accidentally began transmitting its closed-circuit TV signal to adjacent buildings, thanks to the signal being carried by the steel railing on the hotel’s roof. Thanks to this incident, a few things happened …”
    * A Cultural History of Porn in the Hotel Room (MEL)
  • “Comparing augmented reality with virtual reality, it’s unfortunate the latter has received the lion’s share of attention over the last few years, especially since AR has the potential to completely change the adult entertainment landscape … After reviewing the site’s recommendations, we decided to share what it deems the best X-rated AR apps out there.”
    * The Best Adult Augmented Reality Apps of 2019 (Future of Sex)
  • “I came to Las Vegas to find out what it’s like to be a male porn star today. A lot of the coverage of the industry concerns male viewers of pornography, especially boys—whether they’re addicted, if porn is ruining their intimate lives, teaching them the wrong things about sex, or giving them erectile dysfunction. But I was curious about male performers: what their lives are like, whether they find their work fulfilling, how they structure their personal relationships and families, how making porn impacts their mental health. ”
    * What It’s Like to Be a Male Porn Star in 2019 (GQ)

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  • “Gia Isabella is a self-identified love witch, who brings elements of sex magic into her sessions. “I’m a surreal-ator, and I work in surreal-estate,” she says with a playful wink and a smile. I have been providing professional sexual services for the past decade, but this was my first time seeing a fellow sex worker.”
    * There’s a Sex Worker Mixing Witchcraft into Her Bag of Tricks (Broke-Ass Stuart)
  • “Consensual adult sex work and sex trafficking will likely always operate in overlapping spaces—whether online or offline. And just as the crackdown on Backpage has changed the landscape for sex workers, it’s also pushed more sex trafficking onto the streets, where there’s no telling who a client is before getting into a car. The internet certainly made it easier for everyone to sell sex, but it made it safer for a lot of people, too.”
    * Sex Workers Say They Feel Less Safe Without Backpage. Nothing Online Has Replaced It. (Slate)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and trauma. “In 2016 or early 2017, Paul Manafort’s 32-year-old daughter Andrea’s cell phone was hacked … Yet one cluster of texts never entered public discourse in the same way … [they describe] a decade of coercive and manipulative sexual behavior, in which Manafort allegedly forced his wife, vulnerable from having sustained brain damage after a near-death horseback riding accident years before, to engage in “gang bangs” with black men while he watched.”
    * Kompromat: Or, Revelations from the Unpublished Portions of Andrea Manafort’s Hacked Texts (Los Angeles Review of Books)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and trauma. “He was big on sex. Inside and outside the church, George Pell built his career preaching the sex rules of his faith. Intransigence made Pell a celebrity. Standing up to the zeitgeist, demanding obedience, listing sins and condemning sinners kept him in the news.”
    * Brutal and dogmatic, George Pell waged war on sex – even as he abused children (Guardian)

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Sex News: Sex worker safety threat from Google, Bangladesh blocks 20K sites, monogamy vs. female libido

  • “Ugly Mugs, a commonly used safety app for sex workers in Ireland and the UK, is facing removal from the Android Play Store following changes to Google’s permissions policy. Ugly Mugs allows sex workers to screen incoming calls and text messages from clients, using an alert system to flag potentially dangerous clients based on reports from other sex workers.”
    * Sex worker safety app ‘Ugly Mugs’ may be removed from Android Play Store under new permissions policy (NSWP)
  • “The Manatomy Awards themselves really do span the gamut. Not only are tried-and-true categories like “Best Butt,” “Best Full-Frontal” and “Best Gay Scene” represented, but Mr. Man also got … creative, and not in a safe-for-work way. From “Best Celebrity Taint” and “Cleanest Butthole” to “Best Ass in the Grass,” some of these awards for on-screen nudity are downright shocking!”
    * The Naked Celebrity Experts at Mr. Man Have Awards for All Their Favorite On-Screen Nudity (Hornet)

Shameless plug for my friend Steve Diet Goedde’s new fetish photography book Kickstarter, EXTEMPORE.

  • “Bangladeshi authorities have blocked almost 20,000 websites as part of “war against pornography”. Popular social media apps such as TikTok and Bigo – which authorities believe are misused – have also been blocked in the South Asian nation, Jabbar said. Apps including Instagram and Facebook are also being monitored as part of the crackdown. Most of the blocked sites are foreign, but a few local websites and social media platforms have also faced action under the crackdown, he added.”
    * Country bans internet pornography as part of ‘war’ on indecency (Yahoo News UK)
  • “Writing for The Topeka Capital-Journal, Tim Carpenter reported on a pair of bills introduced in the Kansas House last week that ostensibly seek to fund human trafficking initiatives by mandating default content blocking features on all new internet-capable devices sold in the state; and by imposing a sin tax on customers visiting adult-oriented businesses.”
    * Kansas Lawmakers Want Porn Money (Again) (XBIZ)

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  • “Singapore’s parliament may make the practice of “stealthing” – the act of non-consensually removing a condom during sex – illegal, in a landmark bill that also addresses revenge porn and upskirting … People convicted of stealthing could be imprisoned for up to 10 years, according to the bill’s current text. Those found guilty could also be caned.”
    * ‘Stealthing’: Singapore set to jail or cane men who remove condom during sex without consent (Independent)
  • “It’s not uncommon for women to let their straight partners play in a “monogamy gray zone,” to give guys access to tensional outlets that allow them to cheat without really cheating. “Happy ending” massages, oral sex at bachelor parties, lap dances, escorts at conferences … influenced by ubiquitous pop-cultural cues, many people believe that men need these opportunities for recreational “sorta sex” because “it’s how men are.” It’s how women are, too, it seems.”
    * The Bored Sex (The Atlantic)
  • “In rejecting a San Francisco resident’s request for a vanity license plate that would have been shorthand for “leather daddy,” the DMV noted the phrase’s “sexual connotation” and how it can be read “as a term of lust or depravity” in the letter it sent to Robert Haynes in January explaining its decision.”
    * CA DMV rejects leather vanity plate (Bay Area Reporter)
  • “A recent example of porn’s robotic trend was highlighted in a recent article in the U.K.’s “Mirror,” which looked at web sci-fi series “Future Darkly,” an Adult Time production featuring the Aura Doll in a product placement deal alongside human co-stars Whitney Wright and Tommy Pistol. The series will run in six episodes between February and July 2019.”
    * Sex Robots: Porn’s Next Frontier? (XBIZ)

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  • “A team of medieval historians working in the archives at the University of York has found evidence that a nun in the 14th century faked her own death and crafted a dummy “in the likeness of her body” in order to escape her convent and pursue – in the words of the archbishop of the time – “the way of carnal lust”.”
    * Archive shows medieval nun faked her own death to escape convent (Guardian)
  • “Costing about $10,000, the RealDoll X robotic system makes lifelike facial movements and connects onto the bodies of the RealDoll silicone love doll line. However, the RealDoll X app can also be used on its own if you aren’t ready to fork out thousands for the animatronic head.”
    * RealDoll Upgrades AI App, Considers Expanding Sexbot Factory Due to High Demand (Future of Sex)

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Sex News: Jeff Bezos sextortion, NYT’s porn fail, Oculus porn kits, premature female orgasm, sex toy encryption guide

We’re back on track after a WordPress update snafu — the new editor and all the update conflicts are so bad I don’t even want to use WP anymore. What a mess!

One of the worst articles I’ve read about porn was published in the NYT this weekend: “They Fixed Pornography” is so poorly researched, sex-work negative, and its headline is so arrogant, it’s got a lot of people deeply annoyed — including me. There’s no excuse for this kind of “just arrived” journalism on porn issues anymore. Anyway, here is a way, way better article on the topic NYT attempted to cover — and I believe it’s what the NYT’s article tried and failed to accomplish:

  • “2018 was a year of massive change and growth for ManyVids, a premier adult video clip site with a fast-growing community focused on success through sex-positivity and fair treatment for adult performers … The company tackled numerous topics of concern to performers, ranging from bullying to consent to mental health, on-set abuse and more, issuing public statements in support of performers including Honey Gold, Nikki Benz and all adult entertainers who speak out against harassment, hate speech, abusive conduct and more. In addition to protecting the interests of performers, ManyVids also takes the protection of children online seriously …”
    * Bella French: Masterful CEO and Champion of Sex Workers (XBIZ)
  • “As the CEO of feminist porn company Pink & White Productions, Houston has pushed the boundaries of this overwhelmingly straight male arena by creating porn with casts diverse in terms of sexual orientation, gender expression, and ethnic background … Now, exploring new ways of funding is a part of any independent filmmaker’s toolbox (including independent porn makers), and Shine Louise Houston is ahead of the curve.”
    * How A Feminist Porn Company is Reshaping the Rules of Crowdfunding (Mediashift)
  • In which National Enquirer are sextortionists: “In the AMI letters I’m making public, you will see the precise details of their extortionate proposal: They will publish the personal photos unless Gavin de Becker and I make the specific false public statement to the press that we “have no knowledge or basis for suggesting that AMI’s coverage was politically motivated or influenced by political forces.” If we do not agree to affirmatively publicize that specific lie, they say they’ll publish the photos …”
    * No thank you, Mr. Pecker (Jeff Bezos – Medium)
    See also: Mistress’ Brother Leaked Bezos’ Racy Texts to Enquirer, Sources Say (Daily Beast)
    More: Actor Terry Crews says National Enquirer publisher tried to ‘silence’ him (Business Insider)
  • “Adult publisher Badoink has started to sell Oculus Go VR headsets pre-loaded with adult content with a program it calls Porn in a Box … The X-rated Oculus Go headsets sell for $300, which is $100 more than what the base Oculus Go model costs at retail. For that surcharge, buyers get access to dozens of clips from the company’s BadoinkVR, BabeVR, VRCosplayX, and 18VR franchises.”
    * You Can Now Buy an Oculus Go VR Headset Pre-Loaded With Porn (Variety)

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  • “… It’s this shame that photographer Laura Dodsworth is aiming to overcome with her latest project, Womanhood. In a book and accompanying film for Channel 4, she tells the stories of 100 women and gender non-conforming people through portraits of their vulvas. ”
    * Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all (Guardian)
  • “As the Internet of Things expands, the most intimate devices are coming online. Sex toys and beds now connect to the internet. These devices collect, store, and often share our personal data … So today, Mozilla is releasing a Valentine’s Day supplement to *Privacy Not Included, our annual holiday shopping guide.”
    * Does Your Sex Toy Use Encryption? (The Mozilla Blog)
  • “Full finished walk-out basement w/bilco doors, includes a gym or 5th bedroom and also is a private adult sexual oasis. It can be converted back to a typical suburban basement. Home currently is being offered as an Air B & B rental … $750 a night on weekdays & $2000 a night on the weekends for private parties or entertainment.”
    * ’50 Shades Of Maple Glen’: Pennsylvania Home For Sale Comes Complete With ‘Private Adult Sexual Oasis’ (Geekologie)
  • Here we go again with the people who deny climate change claiming that evangelical propaganda is science. “Politicians in Arizona are calling for pornography to be declared a public health crisis – saying porn “perpetuates a sexually toxic environment” … Democrat Pamela Powers Hannley, who is sponsoring a different bill which focuses on medically accurate sex education, said: “If we really want to look at this, we should start with education.””
    * Arizona considering declaring porn a ‘public health crisis’ (Independent)
  • “… the University of Chicago’s 2005 National Health and Social Life Survey found that 10 percent of women reported orgasming too quickly. Another 2016 study in the Journal of Adolescent Health reported that 3.9 percent of women ages 16–21 had struggled with premature orgasm over the past year.”
    * Not So Fast: Women Who Have Premature Orgasms Explain How They Deal (Vice)

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  • “Continuing to work through a pregnancy doesn’t usually need to be defended, but Holloway is a sex worker. She understood that the very fact of doing her job while gestating a human would expose her to criticism, judgment, and condemnation … I visited Holloway at her home in Oakland, California to talk about pregnancy fetishes, mommy role-play, and the stigma of doing sex work while pregnant.”
    * The Stigma of Doing Sex Work While Pregnant (Jezebel)
  • “…This is the landscape that discussions on why sex work is, in fact, work are set in. They are clouded by people’s own experiences of sex and how it should be had. It is dominated by women, whose labour is often overlooked and undervalued. And considering sex workers’ rights means examining the intersection of various stigmas that shine a bright light on many nasty biases and injustices present in modern society.”
    * The Work in Sex Work (Kit Bauer – Medium)
  • “As someone who has covered sexuality and sexual health quite a bit down the years, the news this week regarding the new emoji list struck a chord …”
    * ‘Men like me with small penises suffer from low self-esteem – so why is there now an emoji to bully us?’ (Telegraph)

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Sex News: Consensual porn now legal in UK, the Fyre Festival BJ king, Marriott’s war on single women, FetLife’s self-censorship

  • “Pornography produced by consenting adults engaging in legal acts will no longer be prosecuted under Britain’s historic obscenity laws, the Crown Prosecution Service has said … A CPS spokesperson confirmed the change, which followed a public consultation: “It is not for the CPS to decide what is considered good taste or objectionable. We do not propose to bring charges based on material that depicts consensual and legal activity between adults, where no serious harm is caused and the likely audience is over the age of 18.”
    * Pornography of adult consensual sex no longer taboo, says CPS (Guardian)
  • “In a landmark victory for adult entertainment, the Crown Prosecution Service today revised its obscenity laws in the U.K. Fisting, watersports, BDSM and squirting porn are now effectively legal to distribute in the country. The move by the CPS comes after years of work by campaigners, such as “Obscenity Lawyer” Myles Jackman, who fought for the draconian rules to be abolished. Jackman told XBIZ today that the concept of “freely exercised consent” is now embedded in English criminal law.”
    * U.K. Revises Obscenity Laws to Allow Fisting, Squirting (XBIZ)
  • “The ignorance behind the war on sex raged by the Facebooks, the Apples, the Googles, the advertisers, the algorithms, is not only dated, but dangerous. As women fight for control of our reproductive organs, as trans people fight for the right to use a bathroom, the trolls have convinced the gatekeepers that sex must be silent, and 4chan — acting on the urges of right-wing populists — deserves a voice.”
    * How sex censorship killed the internet we love (Engadget)
  • “[Andy] King shot to fame for his interview in the Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened. In the film, which recounts the disastrous Fyre Festival, King reveals that at one point Fyre CEO Billy McFarland ordered him to perform oral sex on the Bahamian Minister of Customs in exchange for shipments of Evian water. The more shocking confession: King was actually willing to do it.
    * Fyre Fest organizer doesn’t want to be known as “The Blowjob King” (Queerty)
  • “Over the weekend, a tweet describing a new policy being implemented by Marriott hotels went viral due to its discriminatory undertones that targeted single women staying at their properties … And according to an official press release, about half-a-million employees thus far have undergone training … This only seems to be the tip of the iceberg in terms of restaurants, hotels, and other businesses recently shutting out single, female patrons for fear that they are potential sex workers.”
    * When Anti-Sex Trafficking Policies Like the Marriott’s Do More Harm Than Good (Paper)

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  • “On the final day during which citizens could share comments with the Department of Education about its proposed changes to Title IX protections for sexual assault victims, the government website went down. Starting at 10 am ET, comment submissions sections on regulations.gov and federalregister.gov were inoperable for “a few hours” Wednesday morning, and have been “finicky” since, according to organizers.”
    * Government website outages prevent comments on sexual assault Title IX rule changes (Mashable)
  • “All four panels touched on diversity and representation, the shared responsibility of adult entertainment producers for the welfare of their performers, and how to operate a successful business, one that grows and evolves, under the rubric of producing “porn with a purpose.””
    * XBIZ 2019: The LGBT Adult Biz and ‘Porn With a Purpose’ (XBIZ)
  • “To protect the community, Fetlife decided to remove any content that the credit card companies could deem obscene. “We’ve been one of the most liberal, if not the most liberal, adult site on the web which makes us the perfect target,” Baku wrote, especially in the increasingly hostile political climate. The site’s newly updated guidelines weren’t intended “to be a negative comment against your kink or your fantasies,” Baku wrote. But Fetlife’s decisions could no longer revolve around the needs of just its members—it was about protecting the survival of the site itself. Fetlife was funded by ad sales (which weren’t enough to cover the cost of the site’s servers) and paid memberships. Without card payments for the latter, the site’s revenue dropped overnight. When Baku first got the news, he said, “I felt like my world just fell apart.””
    * The Internet’s Largest Kink Community Isn’t Going To Moderate Itself (Digg)
  • “The historic nonprofit that served as a central meeting space for the sex-positive community in San Francisco no longer has a physical home, as rising rents have forced the center to shutter, according to its co-founder … Throughout the last 20 years, the Center for Sex and Culture took many forms. It was, at once, a gallery, an archive, a library, and an event space … The center was paying almost $10,000 per month. In two years, it was projected to jump to $14,000, [Dr. Carol] Queen said.”
    * SF kink community grieves loss of Center for Sex and Culture: ‘We’ve lost something enormous’ (SF Gate)

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  • “Sleeping With Strangers wisely does not claim to offer an exhaustive or chronological survey of sex in film … [it includes] the existence of a thriving gay subculture within the Hollywood social scene as early as the 1930s; the complicity of gossip columnists and talent agents, many of them also gay, in concocting offscreen heterosexual romances for less-than-straight movie stars. Devoting himself to the proposition that “if our culture is to survive, or deserve survival, then ‘straight’ people need to accommodate and learn from gay experience,” Thomson attempts to tease out an alternative history of sexual identity—a freer, fuller understanding of the varieties of desire—embedded in the film industry’s officially straight story.”
    * Hollywood’s Secret History of Sexuality (Atlantic)
  • “A Texas woman unencumbered by pants was arrested yesterday for indecent exposure after she was spotted, vibrator in hand, masturbating in public … A hotel manager recounted seeing Nickels with “her legs straight up in the air, spread open” while she repeatedly penetrated her vagina with a “silver object.” … The Marriott manager–who estimated that Nickels masturbated for seven or eight minutes–added that she “yelled at him to stay back” when he attempted to approach her.”
    * Texas Woman’s Public Pleasure Sessions (The Smoking Gun)
  • “When I saw that duct-taped bar, I was like, damn, there are some survivors in here.”
    * Seedy strip club meets boutique hotel (CNN)

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Sex News: Condoms that detect STDs, Michael Jackson was a monster, why some parents oppose porn site age checks

  • “In This One’s for the Ladies, Gene Graham’s documentary on African-American male strippers—specifically, members of Newark, New Jersey’s Nasty Boyz troupe … Magic Mike’s stripteases are downright chaste when compared to the wild action on display throughout this portrait of uninhibited men who undress for money, and the enthusiastic women who adore them.”
    * Meet the Black Male Strippers Putting ‘Magic Mike’ to Shame (Daily Beast)
  • “Three British teens—two 14-year-olds and one 13-year-old—have proposed an idea for a new type of condom that could detect sexually transmitted diseases amongst intimate partners … The proposal won the trio the top prize in the U.K.’s TeenTech Awards, and they have already reportedly been approached by condom companies.”
    * Condoms That Change Color In Contact with STD Win Tech Award (TIME)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual abuse and trauma (both links contain clear and terrible descriptions). “It only takes about two minutes into the four-hour documentary Leaving Neverland to realise that Michael Jackson’s legacy is never going to be the same again … Their accounts contain many similarities: they were both younger than 10 when they got to know Jackson, they both possessed a keen interest in performing and they were both allegedly groomed then abused for an extended period of time.”
    * ‘Secrets will eat you up’ – inside the shocking Michael Jackson documentary (Guardian)
    See also: Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein Were the Perfect Monsters (MEL Magazine)
  • “Tumblr was revolutionary for so many women like me and others who felt disconnected to mainstream porn and found self discovery, affirmation, and connection within its platform. It’s an end of an era, but it’s also a clarion call to those who value freedom of speech and expression to speak up and fight for that right. So, where can women like me go from here?”
    * If You Loved Tumblr, Here Are 13 Other Places You Can Go to Explore Your Sexuality (Cosmopolitan)

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  • “A Belarusian model who claimed to have information on Moscow’s attempts to interfere in US elections told CNN she had been ordered by Russian security agents to keep silent about her dealings with a Russian billionaire linked to the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign.”
    * Belarusian ‘sex coach’ says she was warned to keep quiet about oligarch (CNN)
  • “He was a go-go boy at the Gaiety on 46th Street. I was a peep show girl at Peepland on 42nd. Those were dangerous days. Between crack, AIDS, heroin, and that old stand-by, booze, if you weren’t leveled, you were blessed, watched over by some dark angel. We believed we were among the lucky ones.”
    * Elegy in Times Square (Longreads)

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  • “Almost one in five parents (17%) oppose plans to introduce an age limit on porn. The government plans to use age-verification in order to prevent under 18s accessing pornography sites online, but only 83% of parents support the initiative, according to research by Internet Matters. Out of those who oppose the government scheme, 30% said it is because they would not trust age-verification companies with their data.”
    * A shocking amount of parents think porn sites should have no age limit (Yahoo UK)
  • “SESTA/FOSTA changed this, and last year, prominent sex-work marketplaces either shut down voluntarily, like Craigslist’s Casual Encounters section, or, like Backpage, were seized and shut down by the Feds. This is exactly what [Kamala] Harris intended.”
    * The Women Running for President Have Made Life Harder for Women (The Stranger)


  • “A while ago I wrote about Twitter shadowbans. While it’s no laughing matter, I did make a joke about how no one knows exactly how it works, how many levels there are… This became abundantly apparent to me recently when I discovered something new. New — and hideous.”
    * Twitter Shadowbanning AKA The Circles Of Hell (Phone Sex Secrets)
  • “On the red carpet Saturday night, the alt-Hillary argued for many positions the real Hillary would take umbrage with. She’s brazenly pro-union. She supports Medicare for All. She’s also a vocal skeptic of Kamala Harris and the presidential hopeful’s prosecutorial past. “I’m not for Kamala Harris, because she’s very anti-sex work,” Hartley said. “She’s a prosecutor. She supported SESTA/FOSTA, the anti-sex-trafficking bill.””
    * The Hillary Clinton of Porn Is a Hardcore Socialist (Daily Beast)

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