Sex News: BBC backs Louis Theroux exploiting sex workers, New Zealanders are eating sexy pavement lichen, Dr. Jen Gunter has a new book, and more

  • In 2012 Louis Theroux took his cameras to Porn Valley and created one of the most misogynistic, warped, and utterly misleading video editorials I’d ever seen. Turns out, this was completely on-brand for Theroux, who describes himself as “puritanical” and went on-record supporting Britain’s disastrous internet porn restrictions. Looks like this time he’s gone after young sex workers, outing them and playing fast and loose with their consent, and the BBC is backing him up. (In this op-ed for Guardian, he depicts female porn performers as disease vectors for engaging in sex work.) “The BBC has issued a response after Louis Theroux’s forthcoming documentary Selling Sex came under fire from two of the people who took part in it.”
    * BBC responds to allegations against Louis Theroux’s new documentary (DigitalSpy)


  • “Nars is making headlines for a “sexually-explicit” marketing video, which depicts a lipstick melting into a penis shape. The marketing video, shared yesterday on Nars’ Instagram channel, features the caption: “When the nudes keep you up all night”.”
    * Why beauty brands like Nars and Charlotte Tilbury are going X-rated (UK Style Yahoo)
  • Marriott’s attacks on single female travelers and sex workers makes so much sense when this article reveals Marriott partnered with Polaris Project (Polaris got busted for making things up) to formulate this ICE-like program. “When the hotel behemoth Marriott International announced it was doing its part in the fight against sex trafficking by training more than 700,000 employees to spot the signs of potential trafficking in their guests earlier this year, the reaction wasn’t what the company expected.”
    * Marriott Trained Over 600,000 Employees To Combat Sex Trafficking, Which Sex Workers Say Is Harmful (Refinery29)
  • “Experts have warned New Zealanders not to consume “sexy pavement lichen” because it could be contaminated with toxins. The University of Otago lichenologist Dr Allison Knight dubbed a common species of local lichen “sexy pavement lichen” after discovering it was being promoted as a natural alternative to Viagra in online marketplaces, especially in China.”
    * New Zealanders warned about the consumption of ‘sexy pavement lichen’ (Guardian)

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  • “Bella Thorne, who first rose to prominence as a Disney Channel star, has directed an adult film for Pornhub. “Her and Him” is described as an ethereal “Romeo and Juliet”-themed tale of two lovers wrestling between dominance and submission.”
    * Bella Thorne to Make Directorial Debut for Pornhub With BDSM-Themed ‘Her and Him’ (Indiewire)
  • “Yesterday, ex-porn star Mia Khalifa left millions of her followers speechless when she revealed in an interview with life coach Megan Abbott that during the entirety of her short-lived but incredibly high-profile career, she only made a paltry $12,000.”
    * Mia Khalifa Saying She Made Only $12K Doing Porn Is Entirely Unsurprising (MEL Magazine)
  • “A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court is causing a stir among adult business owners, including performers who have been discriminated against by the global banking system, raising hopes of relief — but misunderstandings may motivate merchants down a legal dead-end.”
    * Calif. Supreme Court Ruling Causes Confusion for Adult Merchants (XBIZ)
  • “Today’s round of judicial nominations by the Trump administration include a Missouri district court seat for Sarah Pitlyk, counsel for religious group the Thomas More Society, a non-profit law firm formed to protect the right of protesters to harass people outside abortion clinics. The Thomas More Society now offers legal support to zealots waging the “War on Porn.””
    * Trump Picks Anti-Porn Activist for Missouri District Court (XBIZ)

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  • “Who is Maitland Ward? She’s one of the show’s season six stars, and what she’s doing now is so far from the wholesome qualities of Boy Meets World that we can feel Mr. Feeney blushing from here.”
    * ‘Boy Meets World’ Actress Maitland Ward Finds New Career In Porn (YourTango)
  • “Pornography producers and sellers account for the lion’s share of copyright-infringement lawsuits in the U.S. — and judges may have seen enough. The courts are cracking down on porn vendors that file thousands of lawsuits against people for downloading and trading racy films on home computers, using tactics a judge called a “high tech shakedown.” In one case, two men were jailed in a scheme that netted $6 million in settlements.”
    * Judges May Be Reaching Limit with Copyright Profiteering by Pornography Sellers (Insurance Journal)
  • “Berlin’s former Tempelhof airport has witnessed some major events in its time — it was a Nazi airfield during World War II, the site of the Berlin airlift during the Cold War, and most recently an emergency shelter for refugees fleeing Syria … The mayor of Berlin’s central Mitte district has proposed installing “Verichtungsboxen” — booths where prostitutes can meet clients — in the airport site, a bid to improve the safety of the city’s sex workers.”
    * Drive-in sex booths proposed at historic airport (Mercury News)
  • If anyone is wondering I LOVE HER. “… the difference between a vulva and a vagina … why women should not put garlic in their vaginas. A challenge on Instagram from a woman who shoots ping pong balls from her vagina. A peer-reviewed scientific article looking at over 5,000 pieces of Chinese art and archaeological collections for vaginal jade eggs…that found none. Besides the word “vagina,” what do all of these viral moments of the past year have in common? Dr. Jen Gunter, MD.”
    * This New Book Answers Every Vagina Question You’re Scared to Google (InStyle)

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Sex News: How Hollywood fakes sex scenes, the rise of anxiousexuality, Google’s lesbian search problem, PayPal bans sex abuse prevention site

  • I think this is what’s been going on with me. “I asked Dr. Justin Lehmiller, a Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute, why some people might be more likely to give themselves over to temporary celibacy during times of high anxiety … But anxiousexuality is different than a dry spell. It’s more existential.”
    * Are You Anxiousexual? (GQ)
  • “She explained that costume departments know all about the items in her kit, but she doesn’t like to leave anything to chance. If she’s new on a set, she will bring Shibues in a full range of human skin tones and some silicone guards, too. She waved a lavender package containing one (brand name: Silicone Valley), then continued riffling through her supplies. “Knee pads or elbow pads in case someone’s on a hard floor. Sticky tape, moleskin. Wet Ones, tissues, breath mints. Baby oil so they can take anything that’s adhesive off…”
    * The Endangered Sex Scene (The Atlantic)
  • “The L3 software requires a TSA agent to select the “type” of body being scanned, and there are only two options: male or female. Every time a passenger steps into the machine, a TSA agent must press either a pink button that activates an algorithm designed to analyze female bodies for potential safety threats, or a blue button for male bodies. If an agent isn’t sure, it’s official TSA policy for the agent to make a quick judgment based on the traveler’s gender presentation, and press a button accordingly.”
    * The TSA’s Technology Is Discriminating Against Trans People (PS Mag)
  • “French web searchers who intend to find news and information when they type “lesbienne” into Google’s search engine will now receive informative results instead of adult content, thanks to critical tweaks to the company’s search algorithm … Numerama also found that Google’s Pride Month banner, intended to celebrate all LGBTQ people, would appear when users typed in such terms as “gay,” “homosexual,” “bisexual,” “transgender” and “queer.” But “lesbian” would display the banner alongside links to pornographic content.”
    * Google Tweaks Search Algorithm for ‘Lesbian’ to Display Less Porn (XBIZ)
  • I’ve been saying this, with evidence, for well over a decade, but okay. “Women and men are equally aroused when presented with sexual images, a new study has found. It is widely viewed that men are more likely than women to become aroused by pornographic images.”
    * Women find porn just as arousing as men, study finds (Independent)

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  • “The idea came after the founders realized more and more doll owners were creating amateur videos with their gynoids. The content on the site is unlike anything else you’ll see in traditional adult content: a male actor talks with sex dolls as if they were real humans, kisses, and cuddles them.”
    * Adult Streaming Site ‘Dollbanger’ Shoots Exclusively with Sex Dolls (Future of Sex)
  • “More than 800 men have joined a movement called “Abused in Scouting,” started by a group of lawyers who worried that the Boy Scouts of America were planning to file for bankruptcy, cutting short the timeline for victims to bring sex abuse claims against the organization in court.”
    * A Man Says He Was Abused ‘Hundreds’ of Times in Boy Scouts (TIME)
  • “GOOP has promoted vaginal steaming, the origins of which include the false belief that that a uterus is full of toxins. If the myth weren’t so harmful, it would be laughable. If menstrual blood were filled with deadly toxins, how exactly does an embryo implant and thrive? This lie has been used to exclude menstruating women from school, work, and religious services. Vaginal steaming is a literal tool of the patriarchy. A literal tool of the patriarchy. I wrote that twice on purpose, because it’s a double tool of the patriarchy. You know the origins?”
    * No GOOP, we are most definitely not on the same side (Dr. Jen Gunter)
  • “It is common for PayPal to place such permanent bans on content creators who deal, even tangentially, with the topic of sex—and these restrictions have become even more extensive following FOSTA. These bans have affected sex educators, writers, artists, and YouTubers—especially women and sexual minorities. But this is the first time that these opaque policies have been applied against a child sexual abuse prevention organization.”
    * PayPal fails to shut down Prostasia (Prostasia Foundation)

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  • “Many people, particularly from a younger generation, are coming to the issue from a different perspective than earlier generations. It’s no longer a moral judgment about sex; it’s a justice issue based on intersectional identities. Those who now support it “inherently understand that the decrim conversation is about economic justice, it is about racial justice, it is about gender justice, it is about trans justice,” Tasaki said.”
    * The Fight for Decriminalizing Sex Work Is About Justice (Rewire News)
  • “A head sewn onto a mismatched body, a bucket of limbs and a cooler filled with penises are among items found by FBI agents during a raid on a Phoenix body-donation business.”
    * ‘Cooler filled with male genitalia’ found in raid of Phoenix body-donation company (AZ Central)
  • “In this way, pedophile conspiracies act as a sort of propaganda of the counterrevolution, a fun-house reflection of the real threats to the social order. This is what connects QAnon and Pizzagate to McMartin to the witch hunts of the Middle Ages to the dawn of major religions. The demons may take different forms, but the conspiracy is basically the same: Our house is under attack.”
    * Epstein is a real pedophile. Why are QAnon and Pizzagate so focused on fake ones? (Mother Jones)
  • “The Consumer Electronics Show will allow sex toys to win awards and be presented on the show floor next year, a year after the convention was mired in controversy when an award was revoked from a largely woman-run and woman-focused sex toy company.”
    * CES will allow sex toys at next year’s show (Verge)

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Sex News: Sanders and sex work, Mnuchin wife sex thriller (sorry), Twitter backs off a bit, history of the trans internet, Epstein roundup

  • The sex work vs. trafficking issue is a clear signifier of understanding around pro-choice. If they can’t demonstrate they understand the difference between adult women having consensual sex and girls being raped on the “Lolita Express” (Epstein) then they can’t be trusted with lawmaking around female bodily autonomy. Our bodies, our choices. We do not become children when we have sex on our own terms, nor is it vice-versa. The upside of this news item? Regular people get it now, and are asking lawmakers real questions. “In two separate exchanges during a town hall in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked how he would distinguish between sex work and sex trafficking, an issue of particular relevance to people here. But the Vermont senator could not give a clear answer.”
    * Bernie Sanders didn’t give a definitive answer on sex work vs. sex trafficking (CNN)
  • Oh god. Oh no. No no no no [DENIAL INTENSIFIES]… “Louise Linton, Instagram-disgraced wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, is filming a “sex thriller” with Ed Westwick (better known as Chuck Bass) … Linton wrote, directed, and stars in the film, Me, You, Madness, which is about a thief who robs a Malibu mansion, only to discover that it belongs to a serial killer, played by Linton [who] plays a “bisexual psychopath killer” who is “uninhibited” and “very carnal and confident in her sexuality.””
    * Did You Know Louise Linton Is Filming a ‘Sex Thriller’ With Chuck Bass? (The Cut)
  • “[RealDoll/Realbotix] upped their game with RealDoll X, a new Android app that allows users to create their own digital girlfriend. Similar to the beta version of the app released in 2017, the upgraded app enables users to design her personality, and then upload it into one of those sophisticated sexbot heads for an added boost of realism.”
    * RealDollX App Gets X-Rated Upgrade with Foreplay and Sex Modes (Future of Sex)
  • The upside is that now we have big outlets like Out asking these questions. “In the wake of Tumblr banning porn and the increasing censorship of pornography as well as suggestive material online, many began to flock to Twitter as an outlet to share and consume pornographic content. But this week, a report from XBIZ pointed out that the service’s newly updated Terms of Service could put an end to communities that include porn stars, other sex workers and “alt accounts.” The social media platform, however, has no plans to restrict such content.”
    * Your Alt Account (and Favorite Porn Star) Have a Home on Twitter (Out)

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  • “Driven by a need to find community and speak freely about our lives, trans folks were able to find each other online. The trans internet grew out of the activism of the previous decades, when trans women like Anne Ogborn fought and put themselves in harm’s way to make sure that later chat forums and meet-ups could exist, online and IRL.”
    * An Oral History of the Early Trans Internet (Gizmodo)
  • When life gives you lemons? “Harris matched with over 600 men. She started all of her conversations with a simple blunt request: “Dick pic?” In addition, her Tinder bio notified users that she was on a dick-pic hunt for a project … She says the flood of photos was almost too much for her phone to handle. “I had to turn [off] my notifications as it kept crashing my phone,” she said.”
    * 140 Dicks From Tinder (2019), Oil on Canvas (The Cut)
  • It’s the least that should’ve been done. “Federal judge Joan Ericksen has sentenced Prenda Law’s John Steele today to 60 months in prison for fraud.”
    * Prenda Law’s John Steele Sentenced to 60 Months for Fraud (XBIZ)
  • “According to former Badoo employees, Bumble has a misogyny problem within its own parent company, and her founding partner, with whom she says she speaks between two and five times every day, is right in the middle of it.”
    * Exclusive Investigation: Sex, Drugs, Misogyny And Sleaze At The HQ Of Bumble’s Owner (Forbes)
  • “French, who had never dabbled in sex work—and didn’t even watch porn—was aghast at the idea … Two weeks later, with her financial situation stretched to the breaking point, she created a profile on a cam site. To her surprise, she loved it. “I realized that I was so wrong to think all the things I thought about camgirls before I became one, because it was not at all the reality of what it is to become a camgirl or a sex worker.””
    * The Former Cam Girl Shaking Up the Porn World (Daily Beast)

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  • Some people like to play with different senses withheld. Other people live there 24-7. “When I bring my hearing loss explicitly and intentionally into sex by turning it into play, it makes me feel understood and appreciated in a way that very little else does … I like to play with my partners’ sense of hearing (those who have normal hearing, that is) because it evens the playing field a little and gives them a brief glimpse into what sex is like for me.”
    * Having Great Sex With Hearing Loss Takes Practice (Vice)
  • “Talent agencies in the adult industry have begun complying with new California Labor Commission requirements requiring them to “provide educational materials on sexual harassment prevention and eating disorders to performers who work with them.” This requirement, also known as California Assembly Bill AB-2338, applies to all talent agencies operating in California, both mainstream and adult.”
    * Adult Agencies Begin Complying With New Sexual Harassment, Eating Disorders Rule (XBIZ)
  • “On Saturday, billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for the alleged sex trafficking of dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005.”
    * Everything We Know About the Sex Crimes Case Against Jeffrey Epstein (New York Magazine)

    See also:

    * Alex Acosta strongly defends handling of Jeffrey Epstein sex-trafficking case (Telegraph)
    * Everything We Know About Jeffrey Epstein’s Private ‘Pedophile Island’ (Intelligencer)
    * Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s New York mansion: ‘Vast trove’ of lewd photos, a life-size doll and other oddities (USA Today)
    * Southern District of New York memo Re: United States v. Jeffrey Epstein (Scribd)


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Sex News: Deepfake porn study, Midsommar sex madness, hard facts about porn and erectile dysfunction, ongoing evil by Girls Do Porn

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  • ““Deepfake” porn perpetrators are being given a free hand to “shatter lives” because the law is unfit for purpose, a study has found. Clare McGlynn, professor of law at Durham University and one of the report’s authors, said: “Due to the serious legal and policy failings identified in this report, we are effectively gambling with people’s lives.”
    * ‘Deepfake’ porn perpetrators are being given a free hand because the law is unfit for purpose, study finds (Telegraph)
  • “Without context, [viewers of Midsommar] only see a girl becoming smitten, bright red hearts in her eyes. They don’t know they’ll soon be privy to a deliciously fucked-up courtship—or that it’ll climax in one of the most transcendently insane sex scenes in recent memory, as hypnotic and unsettling as it is just straight-up funny.”
    * Inside the Craziest Movie Sex Scene of the Year (Daily Beast)
  • “Hawaii is the first state in the U.S. to remove a requirement that a person be a victim of sex trafficking to have a prostitution conviction erased.”
    * New Hawaii prostitution law is 1st in the nation (AP)
  • “The creator of DeepNude, an app that used a machine learning algorithm to “undress” images of clothed women announced Thursday that he’s killing the software, after viral backlash for the way it objectifies women.”
    * Creator of DeepNude, App That Undresses Photos of Women, Takes It Offline (Vice)

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  • “MindGeek’s Nutaku.net is celebrating Pride Month with a multi-million dollar initiative for developing queer adult games, signaling demand for a more inclusive adult games industry.”
    * Adult games storefront Nutaku launches $5 million investment fund for erotic LGBTQ games (Game Daily)
  • “Perhaps nowhere is this mismatch between experience and physiology more in the news than reports of erectile dysfunction attributed to pornography. Seven independent labs have been unable to find an association between time spent viewing sex films and experiencing more erectile difficulties with a partner.”
    * Porn Didn’t Break Your Penis (Daily Beast)
  • “Miley Cyrus has debuted the video for the latest single from her recent EP She Is Coming. And it’s a doozy: a latex-heavy deconstruction of sex and gender and the human body, and one that acts as a stirring distillation of Cyrus’s rebellious artistry and increasingly political output.”
    * Miley Cyrus is a sex-positive Joan of Arc in new video for Mother’s Daughter (Independent)
  • “A newly unsealed complaint shows how Google paid Android creator Andy Rubin $90 million in severance after he left the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct.”
    * This Former Google Executive Was Accused Of Running A “Sex Ring” (Buzzfeed)

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  • “Twenty-two women are suing the adult video production company Girls Do Porn for fraud, coercion, and misrepresentation, after the company spread and sold the videos online—even after it promised the films would likely never reach a wide audience … Not only did Girls Do Porn post the videos to its website, the videos were ripped off and spread on free clip sites like Pornhub and YouPorn, where friends and family apparently noticed them in some cases. Girls Do Porn also has an official channel on Pornhub, where it posts clips from the videos. Those videos have gained 672 million views …”
    * ‘Girls Do Porn’ Goes to Trial Over Allegations Women Were Tricked Into Videos (Vice)
  • “So I fired up The Sims 4 and opened up a Cum Café. Listen, I can’t explain it to you any better than that—it’s a café that exclusively serves semen and semen-related products. I’m sorry. I thought it would make a good Kotaku feature, but instead I’m just deeply ashamed of myself and my actions.”
    * Life Got You Down? Load Up The Sims 4 And Open A Semen Café (Kotaku)

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Sex News: UK porn block privacy timebomb, HBO steals Kink clips for Euphoria, right-wing panic over Teen Vogue, sex shadowbanning continues

  • “New age restrictions on pornography that are set to come into effect in the UK next month are a “privacy timebomb”, a new report has warned. “Due to the sensitive nature of age verification data, there needs to be a higher standard of protection than the baseline which is offered by data protection legislation,” said Open Rights Group executive director Jim Killock.”
    * UK porn block is ‘privacy timebomb’ (Independent)
  • “Adult performer Violet Monroe was watching the new HBO Teen Drama “Euphoria” when she heard a familiar voice on the screen say “Oh, thank you. Aaaaaaahhhhh.” … We contacted Kink.com’s Mike Stabile, who was as surprised as Monroe about HBO’s use of audio from their content. “Kink had no idea this was happening,” Stabile told us.”
    * Violet Monroe Surprised by Kink.com Audio Cameo in HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ (XBIZ)
  • “If you glance around a New York City subway car on any given day, you might spot a few advertisements for erectile dysfunction, male libido, and condoms. What you won’t see are ads for Dame, a sex toy company for women and non-binary people—because the Metropolitan Transit Authority banned it last year.”
    * A Sex Toy Company Is Suing the NYC Subway for Censorship (Vice)
  • “On Sunday, Teen Vogue tweeted an article titled, “Why Sex Work Is Real Work,” and many clutched their pearls at the audacity of talking to teens about sex work. Conservative talking heads quickly posted their disdain: “Why is a teen magazine promoting prostitution to their 13-year-old readers?” Others falsely equated sex work with sex trafficking, such as Lila Rose, the founder of the pro-life organization Live Action.”
    * Teen Vogue Defends Sex Work Because Teenage Girls Can Handle Politics (Popdust)

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  • “Federal judge Joan Ericksen has sentenced Paul Hansmeier today to 14 years in prison for fraud … “Paul Hansmeier was the driving force behind this massive scheme,” the government stated with repetitive, harsh rhetoric. “It was Hansmeier who came up with the idea to construct a copyright settlement mill focused on pornographic films. It was Hansmeier who directed his brother to upload clients’ movies onto file-sharing websites to lure downloaders. It was Hansmeier who drafted nearly all of the legal pleadings used to deceive judges. It was Hansmeier who invented phantom hacking allegations…””
    * Prenda Law’s Paul Hansmeier Sentenced to 14 Years for Fraud (XBIZ)
  • “For a while, Lacey and Larkin’s strategy had worked: They’d won case after case, with the support of Big Tech and civil libertarians alike. But by the time the Feds descended on Paradise Valley that morning in the spring of 2018, the tide had turned. Many of their friends and allies had fled, spooked in part by too much bad press. The tech industry, which faced withering scrutiny over its role in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, had thrown them under the bus.”
    * Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds (Wired)

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  • “A robot sex expert and former far-right candidate who was awarded a Queen’s Birthday honour for “significant service to international education” says he is setting up a graduate school with Fraser Anning which will teach classes on “Trumpism” and “Bannonism”.”
    * Robot sex expert on honours list plans college with Fraser Anning to teach ‘Trumpism’ (Guardian)
  • “This year, one thing stood out at the various parties and meetups: none of the people in attendance, from well-known porn stars to newly minted cam girls, could find each other on social media platforms. So we—your very much alive and visible authors—decided to search for one another. Sure enough, even typing our exact handles into Twitter’s search bar yielded “no results.””
    * Shadowbans: Secret Policies Depriving Sex Workers of Income and Community (Titsandsass)
  • “A nurse assumed every health problem related to being part of the sex trade — including my sexual assault, which in reality had no connection. She failed to consider how part of my mental health issues were related to events from my adolescence, like my suicide attempts, car crash, and abusive relationship. This nurse put together a false narrative, which made me simultaneously angry, frustrated, and hopeless.”
    * No, Nurse, My Health Issues Aren’t All Rooted In My Sex Work (Bright Magazine)
  • “In conversation with Vulture this month, the filmmakers and showrunners behind these projects expressed in no small terms that the process of getting queer sex onscreen hasn’t gotten any easier. But as more and more queer creators are being empowered to tell their own stories, onscreen depictions of LGBTQ intimacy have grown richer. Below, we ask Akhavan, Vida’s Tanya Saracho, Special’s Ryan O’Connell, Pose’s Steven Canals, Port Authority’s Danielle Lessovitz, and Wild Nights with Emily’s Madeleine Olnek to break down their best sex scenes and explain what makes each work.”
    * How Do You Choreograph a Good Queer Sex Scene? 6 TV and Film Creators Explain. (Vulture)

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Sex News: NYT ignores misogyny in anti-porn feature, Munroe Bergdorf faces off with creeps, that Black Mirror ‘porn’ episode, unpacking the anti-sex business of tech

  • This is an interesting article, but even I am amazed how NYT managed to omit the key role misogyny and white-right campaigns against sex workers (like censoring ‘brigades’) has in this issue. “Amid the recent surge in hate crimes and shootings, some of the suspects in racist attacks and their supporters have invoked the societal ills caused by pornography in manifestos or online forums. White nationalists, misogynistic clubs and online forums have also drawn a connection between pornography and anti-Semitism. Many of the adherents appear to be young men who blame the prevalence of pornography online for their own struggles and what they perceive as society’s decline.”
    * Among Some Hate Groups, Porn Is Viewed as a Conspiracy (NYT)
  • This link is straightforward coverage, but the context is important. Ms. Bergdorf is an out trans woman who is handling this situation with an outstanding amount of grace and sex-positivity. And the issue is now wrenching open a long-needed public discussion about the negative sexualization of LGBTQ people. “Childline has cut ties with Munroe Bergdorf three days after the transgender activist announced she had been appointed as the charity’s first LGBT+ campaigner. A representative for Bergdorf has accused the organisation of “bowing down to pressure from a transphobic lobby running a hate campaign”, pointing to Twitter users who described the appointment as “inappropriate” and referred to her as a “porn model”.”
    * Trans activist Munroe Bergdorf says NSPCC bowed to hate campaign in dropping her (Independent)
  • Spoiler: the harassment epidemic (being ignored by platforms) is coming from anti-porn incel-style right wingers. “Porn performers have long been harassed on the web, but recently this targeting has spiraled into an industry crisis. In May, the Adult Performers Actors Guild—the adult industry’s union—sent a letter to Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, alleging that nearly 200 performers have had their accounts “terminated without explanation,” over the course of several months. The accounts didn’t bear any particularly scandalous content: In many instances, the letter alleges, there “was no nudity shown” on the shuttered accounts and “it appears that [individuals’ accounts] were terminated merely because of their status as an adult performer.””
    * Instagram’s ‘Solicitation’ Policies Are Exposing Porn Performers to Harassment (Daily Beast)
  • I have very mixed feelings about Booker capitalizing on gender sex-exploration and the ‘porn ruins you for real life’ myths. “… the first of its three episodes, titled “Striking Vipers,” boldly goes where no Black Mirror episode has gone before: the world of porn … Rather than Gamergate or the homoeroticism of fighting games, Black Mirror co-creator Annabel Jones maintains that “Striking Vipers” was more about porn and how the brave new world of VR porn could affect people’s offline relationships.”
    * Inside ‘Black Mirror’s’ First Porn Episode: ‘It’s a Sexual Playground’ (Daily Beast)


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  • “Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have partnered with a single organization to fight sex trafficking — one that maintains a data collection pipeline, is partnered with Palantir, and helps law enforcement profile and track sex workers without their consent. Major websites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and others are working with a nonprofit called Thorn (“digital defenders of children”) and, perhaps predictably, its methods are dubious.”
    * Sex, lies, and surveillance: Something’s wrong with the war on sex trafficking (Engadget)
    See also: Behind the writing: Sex trafficking orgs, lies, and profit (Patreon | Violet Blue)
  • “For the past six weeks, XBIZ has been conducting an extensive investigation into the deletion of an unusually large number of Instagram accounts of adult performers since the beginning of this year … Infantilism and secrecy, coupled with tech-bro culture, makes Silicon Valley the second element of this Perfect Storm against sex workers”
    * Instagram and the ‘War on Porn’: An XBIZ Explainer (XBIZ)
  • “… while OhMiBod’s vibrators have enhanced the level of interaction between cam models and their viewers, these devices are not directly activated by tips. Rather the sex toys respond to the sound alerts models receive each time they get new tips. For this reason, I feel they are missing that exciting edge that that rival company Lovense has. Albeit with the slightly questionable and heteronormative tagline, ‘”Let him control you,” Lovense’s line of remote sex toys have revolutionized the sex technology industry. In particular, the Lush vibrator is especially popular among cam models.”
    * Cam Models Are Using Tip-controlled Sex Toys to Boost Income (and Intimacy) (Future of Sex)
  • “Jennifer Tilly: This scene where I take her finger — I just thought, “Oh, [I’ll] put it in my mouth!” I improvised that. She’s like, “Oh, where’s this finger going? Oh, it’s not going south, it’s going north. Ok, now it’s going south.””
    * Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon revisit their lesbian neo-noir ‘Bound’ (Entertainment Weekly)
  • “Riley Reyes, through her work with the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee (APAC) — like Lain and the FSC, Alana Evans through her advocacy with Adult Performers Actors Guild (APAG), and others — has seen the effects of untreated, unacknowledged suffering … “The biggest threat sex workers face to our mental health is stigma. Most problems performers face lead back to that. Working in a stigmatized profession can lead to loss of housing, banking and even the support of our own families,” she said. “The judgment and shame heaped on us by society can be an incredibly isolating force. It’s easy to forget that, while many fans idolize us, many other people demonize us. And neither is accurate.””
    * “Listen to Us!” Performers, Advocates Speak Out on Mental Health, Self-Care (XBIZ)

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  • “About 100 people stripped naked in front of Facebook’s New York headquarters on Sunday, as part of a protest against what they view as censorship regarding Facebook and Instagram’s policies around artistic nudity. As dawn rose over the city, the demonstrators lay naked on the road, each with large images of male nipples covering their genitalia.”
    * Demonstrators bare nipples outside Facebook HQ in censorship protest (CNN)
  • “Mexico City lawmakers have given the green light to decriminalize sex work in the capital, hoping it will be a first step to a crackdown on sex trafficking that traps thousands of Mexican women and children.”
    * Mexico City will decriminalize sex work in move against trafficking (Guardian)

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Sex News: Reproductive rights fury, politician ads on Pornhub, Navy’s sky penis mystery, UK sex worker shakedowns

  • Since Trump seized power in the US, the war on sex and women’s bodies has gone nuclear. “These right-wing ghouls — who fulminate idiotically about how women could still be allowed to get abortions before they know they are pregnant (Alabama’s Clyde Chambliss) or try to legislate the medically impossible removal of ectopic pregnancy and reimplantation into the uterus (Ohio’s John Becker) — are the stuff of unimaginably gothic horror. Ever since Roe was decided in 1973, conservatives have been laboring to roll back abortion access, with absolutely zero knowlege of or interest in how reproduction works. And all the while, those who have been trying to sound the alarm have been shooed off as silly hysterics.”
    * Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As Hysterical (The Cut)
  • “Both Armslist and Grindr presented tough facts and came amid an undercurrent of hostility toward Section 230 immunity. Fortunately, both courts affirmed the vitality of the immunity and embraced the prevailing view of an overwhelming majority of courts that so long as a website is merely permitting content to be posted, plaintiffs may not plead around Section 230 by framing their claims as targeting a site’s alleged defects, failure to take safety precautions, or the like.”
    * Grindr and Armslist Cases Reaffirm Core Protections for User-Generated Content (JD Supra)
  • “Crimes against women are notoriously underreported in the United Kingdom and around the world—particularly when they’re of a sexual nature. Now, one police unit in England is trying to address this problem, and it’s a surprisingly bureaucratic response to a very violent problem: The unit is changing how the complaints are classified as they come in, and early research indicates it may be having effective results.”
    * Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime (Foreign Policy)
  • “One of the most exciting selections in this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight is Finnish filmmaker Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää’s tale of catharsis and bondage, Dogs Don’t Wear Pants. [It] tells the story of a man who loses his wife in a tragic accident and finds a strange kind of solace when he accidentally stumbles across a local dominatrix and strikes up an unusual relationship.”
    * Cannes 2019: DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS First Poster & NSFW Clips For This S&M Drama (Screen Anarchy)

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  • “Recalling one particularly harrowing example in Soho, which was justified as an anti-sex trafficking operation, Niki tells me: “250 police officers, armed with dogs and riot gear, broke down sex workers’ doors and handcuffed them on the floor.” Women were paraded in front of press cameras wearing only their underwear; others were cruelly “outed” as sex workers to their families.”
    * Sex Workers Are Having Their Earnings Confiscated in Trafficking Stings (Vice)
  • “A Danish MP has admitted he placed an advert for his re-election on one of the biggest porn websites in the world. Joachim B Olsen admitted that he had indeed placed the ad on Pornhub in an attempt to reach new voters.”
    * ‘You have to be where your voters are’: Danish MP places advert for reelection on Pornhub (Yahoo News UK)
  • “There are shot glasses commemorating the event and it birthed memes ahead of the annual Army-Navy game. But the inside story of how an EA-18G Growler jet crew drew a penis across the clear blue skies of Washington state in 2017 has never been told. Until now.”
    * The Navy’s probe into sky penis (Navy Times)
  • “Berlin is a rare, welcoming place for radical perspectives in porn, which is often dominated by a starchy, commercial aesthetic. Films here often come from queer and/or feminist perspectives, and political discussions about labor, capitalism, and privilege are important to its participants. Over the years, this community has built a scene that values a radical, punk ethos, one that frequently has more in common with experimental film than with the more straightforward goals of mainstream porn films.”
    * Berlin’s Porn Scene Is Open, Experimental, and Endlessly Fun (Vice)

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  • “A Miami federal judge ruled last week that IP addresses alone cannot be considered as concrete evidence that a particular individual infringed on a plaintiff’s copyright, as attorneys representing Strike 3 Holdings [Vixen, Tushy, Blacked, Blacked Raw and Tushy Raw] claimed.”
    * Florida Judge: IP Address Not Enough for Porn Copyright Cases (XBIZ)
  • “The law is designed to prevent children from accessing adult content … Yet ignoring the fact that teenagers will pretty easily circumnavigate said restrictions, there’s more at stake here. For self-employed workers in the sex industry, the measures could pose a tangible threat to their income and safety. And the magnitude of this threat won’t be fully realised until the law comes into force.”
    * How The New UK Porn Block Could Put Independent Sex Workers At Risk (Elle)
  • Note: research paper perspective believes all porn is harmful. “This paper purposes an image amino acid-based method to identify a pornographic image. The proposed method works by converting an image into biological amino acid form and then extracting a signature from the image (which is represented in amino acid form) using biological tools. Using this method, a number of signatures are obtained from a set of few known pornographic images.”
    * Using Amino Acids to Identify Pornographic Images (Improbable Research)
  • “Facebook does not know how many under-13s or sex offenders in the UK use its platforms, a senior executive has said at the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse. Answering a question about safety checks carried out on new accounts, Julie de Bailliencourt said the company had no way of verifying the age or criminal history of people signing up.”
    * No way to screen out under-13s or sex offenders on Facebook, inquiry told (Guardian)

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