Sex News: The Stormy Daniels refund, UK age checks delayed, Trump’s pee troubles, social media screws sex workers

  • “The UK government has confirmed that a controversial compulsory age verification check for online porn visitors will no longer be introduced in April as planned. In a statement, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said it would now start “later in the year”. The regulator, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), has yet to explain how the process will work.”
    * Online porn age checks delayed in UK (BBC)
  • “Want to look at adult content? [Rhode Island Democratic state senators Frank Ciccone and Hanna Gallo’s] law would have you submit a request in writing that you be allowed to look at adult content, present identification proving that you are 18 or older, get a written warning about the dangers of being allowed to look at the unfiltered internet (which, as someone with a brain poisoned by too much online content, fair enough), and pay the state $20.”
    * Rhode Island Wants You to Apply, Pay $20 to Look at Porn (New York Magazine)
  • “Silicone Sex World has likely dashed the dreams of many eager job seekers. After releasing a job posting for a sex doll tester last week, the UK love doll supplier said it can no longer accept any new applications.”
    * Job Posting for £35k/year Sex Doll Tester Gets ‘Overwhelming Response’ (Future of Sex)

  • “Facebook has admitted it was a “mistake” to ask users whether paedophiles requesting sexual pictures from children should be allowed on its website.”
    * Facebook asks users: should we allow men to ask children for sexual images? (Guardian)

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  • “A bombshell new report suggests Donald Trump consummated a deal to hold his Miss Universe pageant in Moscow while hobnobbing with Russian oligarchs at a Las Vegas nightclub later shut down over lewd performances involving women and urine.”
    * Trump partied with Russian oligarchs at Vegas nightclub shut down over ‘lewd’ acts involving women and urine: report (Raw Story)
  • “In a statement sent to Ars on Tuesday, Best Buy wrote that it continues to “discover what appears to be child pornography on customers’ computers nearly 100 times a year. Our employees do not search for this material; they inadvertently discover it when attempting to confirm we have recovered lost customer data.””
    * Best Buy defends practice of informing FBI about child porn it finds (Ars Technica)
  • “One morning last May, Melody Kush discovered that someone was using her Twitter photos to catfish people into paying for a Snapchat premium account that didn’t even exist. … She asked the imitator to stop; they refused, and blocked her. So she screenshotted the person’s snapcode and asked her 114,000-person Twitter following to report the account for her. The next day, her Twitter account was permanently deleted.”
    * Social Media Is Reshaping Sex Work—But Also Threatening It (WIRED)
  • “Following a successful sex tech hackathon in New York City last year, Bryony Cole of the Future of Sex Podcast is now bringing one to her native Australia. The weekend-long event will take place in Sydney from March 23 to March 25 at Academy Xi in the central business district. Participants will form teams to develop sex tech projects while receiving mentorship from industry leaders.”
    * Australia’s 1st Sex Tech Hackathon Seeks Women-identified Participants (Future of Sex)

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  • “As Capitol Hill backslides into dysfunction and bickering, the capital city is taking matters into its own hands to get work done: Washington, DC, might soon be the first US city to fully decriminalize sex work.”
    * DC May Soon Be the First US City to Decriminalize Sex Work (The Nation)
  • “In a letter obtained by CBS News, Clifford’s lawyer Michael Avenatti writes to Cohen that the porn star wants to nullify and void the nondisclosure agreement with the returned funds, thus allowing her to “speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with [Trump] and the attempts to silence her.” If the NDA is deemed void, she’ll also be allowed to publish, without fear of legal action, any text messages, photos or videos she has relating Mr. Trump.”
    * Stormy Daniels’ lawyer on potential Trump photos, texts, videos: “No comment” (CBS News)

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Sex News: FOSTA-SESTA, Alamo Drafthouse, sex abuse at ICE, and a scary masturbation story

  • This will help sites continue to censor and ban me, as well. “In a 388 to 25 vote Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed legislation that makes websites criminally responsible if they can be seen as facilitating sex work. It still needs to get through the Senate, but with his daughter’s endorsement, Trump is anticipated to sign it. Along with its maddening misconceptions about preventing sex trafficking and helping victims, FOSTA-SESTA incorrectly defines sex work and sex trafficking as one thing.”
    * How ‘sex trafficking’ just opened the censorship floodgates (Engadget)
  • “… it began when Devin Faraci, editor of in-house movie news publication Birth.Movies.Death., resigned after being accused of sexually assaulting and harassing several women. The Alamo was applauded at the time for its swift response; yet in September 2017 (…) the company confirmed he had in fact been rehired as a copywriter only four months after his ignominious exit … Faraci quit again, but [there were] other cases of sexual harassment and misconduct by employees and favored customers. Indiewire published specific accusations by former Drafthouse staff against Ain’t It Cool News founder and publisher Harry Knowles (which he has consistently denied) for serious sexual misconduct at Drafthouse events.”
    * A Broken Trust at the Alamo Drafthouse (Austin Chronicle)
  • “A Brazilian man carrying the two cushion-like implants, which were attached to a pair of swimming trunks, was detained by Portugal’s anti-narcotics agency. It is not yet clear how police discovered the haul.”
    * Men arrested after police discover cocaine haul stashed in fake buttocks (Sky News)
  • “After 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted 71-36 Tuesday against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. But they declared pornography to be public health risk.”
    * Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles — but say porn is dangerous (CNN)

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  • “Anastasia Vashukevich (Nastya Rybka), an escort service worker from Belarus who catapulted to a certain measure of fame after filming a yacht trip with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko, was detained in Thailand over the weekend in a police raid on her “sex training” seminar. While still in custody Tuesday, she published Instagram videos asking U.S. journalists and intelligence agencies to help her.”
    * A self-described sex expert says she will spill information on Trump and Russia to get out of a Thai jail (Washington Post)
  • “A few weeks before a major change to the way in which UK viewers access online pornography, neither the government nor the appointed regulator has been able to provide details to the BBC about how it will work. From April 2018, people accessing porn sites will have to prove they are aged 18 or over.”
    * Porn checks deadline looms amid uncertainty (BBC)
  • “In the webinar, Greenfield and Comella explain how the procedure worked. Greenfield had U.S. Stem Cell isolate stem cells from his body’s fat cells. Then, said Greenfield, those stem cells were injected into the “meat of the tissue” of his penis. (“You don’t feel a thing other than a little bit of pressure,” he said in the webinar.)”
    * This Guy Injected His Dick With Stem Cells to Try to Make It Bigger (Gizmodo)
  • “In a series of posts on 2channel, the anonymous masturbator from Japan told users that he works with anglerfish on a regular basis, and decided to wank with the fish’s stomach out of ‘curiosity’. He described how he had taken precautions, carefully disinfecting the raw fish organ using salt and ethanol before rubbing it against his penis.”
    * Man who used anglerfish stomach to masturbate ends up in hospital (Metro UK)
  • “With the way Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been taking over cyberspace lately, it’s not even shocking that there’s a new crypto-cash in the porn industry called Vice Industry Token, or VIT, that rewards online smut lovers every time they watch porn.”
    * There’s a New Bitcoin-Style Cryptocurrency That Pays You To Watch Porn (Maxim)
  • “A North Carolina man with a felony conviction for indecent liberties with a child was one-half of the poster couple for a new “Trump Dating” website.”
    * Man featured on “Trump Dating” site has child sex conviction (CBS News)

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  • “How does the adult entertainment industry feel about artificial intelligence (AI) technology that makes it possible to easily doctor porn videos, and exchange the faces of adult film actresses with those of Hollywood stars and other celebrities? The answer, in one word: conflicted.”
    * Porn Producers Offer to Help Hollywood Take Down Deepfake Videos (Variety)
  • “My immediate reaction was repulsion, followed by a kind of morbid curiosity. I’d only encountered this level of male entitlement in other people’s personal essays. Was there something to learn here? When I told him I didn’t think this would be possible, he grew angry and sullen, sent a stream of raging texts. He tried begging. He tried calling.”
    * What Happens When a Married Woman Goes on Tinder? (The Cut)
  • “Women in refugee camps in Syria have been forced to offer sexual favours in return for aid from the United Nations, a report has found … Aid workers would allegedly regularly harass and abuse women and girls trying to access humanitarian assistance in the war-torn country, to the point that some stopped asking. Some victims were allegedly forced to marry locally-hired officials working for the UN and other international charities for “sexual services” in order to receive meals.”
    * Women in Syria ‘forced to exchange sexual favours’ for UN aid (Telegraph)
  • “Monterrosa is a 23-year-old asylum-seeker from El Salvador, who says she was the victim of sexual abuse in her home country. But instead of receiving medical or psychiatric help, she’s being held at the T. Don Hutto detention center, where she says she was sexually abused by a guard and subjected to escalating retaliation from staff for reporting that abuse. Now advocates are deeply concerned about Monterrosa’s physical and mental health, reporting that she has attempted suicide at least once … “It seems the detention center is focused on hiding things from the press and hiding things from elected officials, instead of doing the right thing by letting Laura out,” said Gregorio Casar, a city council member from nearby Austin, in an interview with Salon.”
    * Asylum seeker held by ICE says she was sexually abused, now faces retaliation (Salon)

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Sex News: Biohacker insanity, sex workers omitted from #MeToo, sex abuse and journalism, Tumblr is dead

  • “… several documentary crews were scheduled to shoot at one of the biohacker labs funded by Ascendance. (…) that morning, Traywick locked the webpage manager out of the company website, changed the locks on the Florida lab space, and barricaded himself inside for several hours. Eventually, he piled some of the biohackers’ lab equipment outside in front of the lab. (…) There was even a physical wrestling match over the keys for the lab between Traywick and another biohacker at one point. (“It was like watching a scene from Rushmore,” Gabriel Licina, who runs the Florida lab, said.)”
    * CEO Who Tested DIY Herpes Treatment Locks Himself in Lab as Fellow Biohackers Abandon Him (Gizmodo)
  • “These consensual sex workers say the most public voices in the #MeToo movement could be doing more to support them, noting that Oprah did not mention them in her acclaimed Golden Globes speech and that their particular issues haven’t been raised by the celebrities supporting the Time’s Up movement, unlike the issues facing farmworkers, restaurant workers and domestic workers. (Representatives for Oprah and the Time’s Up movement did not respond to TIME’s requests for comment.) “Not all women are being supported in the #MeToo movement,” said Cris Sardina, the director of sex workers’ rights organization Desiree Alliance and a sex worker. “It’s what type of woman.””
    * ‘They Don’t Want to Include Women Like Me.’ Sex Workers Say They’re Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement (TIME)
  • “In November 2017, a group of students in a Utah State University journalism class were fact-checking articles on sexual assault charges against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. Students universally noted that the only sources in the articles were white men, all of whom seemed to be friends with Moore. The discussion led one student to raise her hand and ask earnestly, “If we can’t use the name of survivors in stories, then how do we get their voices into stories? These stories are obviously biased, but as journalists, how do we fix that bias?””
    * How to Teach Reporting on Sexual Abuse (MediaShift)
  • “Over time, Mistress Velvet said she began “doing a lot of theorizing” about the power dynamics of a black woman holding that kind of supremacy over a white cisgender man. She began introducing black feminist theory into her sessions with clients, who’ve told her their relationship in that space has impacted their behavior outside of it. One client said he noticed he only held the door open for black women. Another, whom Mistress Velvet educated about the systemic oppression of black women, founded a nonprofit to support black mothers on Chicago’s South Side.”
    * Meet The Dominatrix Who Requires The Men Who Hire Her To Read Black Feminist Theory (Huffington Post)

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  • “… in front of the Olympic media center and the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there are three very unusual statues. They’re called “Bullet Man” and they were installed in Pyeongchang in 2009. According to local media, they’re meant to symbolize “the human desire for a cool body, wealth, honor with a concrete image.” Well, last week, their unique look caught the attention of Tokyo Sports, which posted a picture of them when the Olympics started.”
    * There Are Three Giant Penises In Front Of The Olympics Media Village And It’s Become A Huge Meme (BuzzFeed)
  • “In a time where social media is king, vloggers are the new celebrities, and reality TV remains a dominant cultural force, Helix is taking all those trends and running with them. From encouraging social media use among models to casting model boyfriends together, they are marketing not just the sex of its scenes, but the men themselves. They are creating, as Kyle called them in an interview, “personality stars.” Rather than create a fantasy, as pornography most often does, Helix is making reality sexy.”
    * Making Life Sexy: How Helix Studios Is Pivoting From Fantasy to Reality (Into)
  • “Chelsea Handler and Judd Apatow pissed off a bunch of porn performers on Sunday when they lumped them into their latest tweets about Trump. This being Twitter, though, the porn community was quick to fire back.”
    * Porn Stars on Celebrities Comparing Them to Child Molesters, Wife Beaters and Russian Hackers (Mel Magazine)
  • Tumblr is dead. “Previously, Safe Mode was an opt-in feature that users could turn on in their settings. Within the next few weeks, Tumblr will transition Safe Mode into the default mode for everyone.”
    * Tumblr Is Turning ‘Safe Mode’ on by Default for Everyone (Motherboard)

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  • “Fifty Shades Freed is worse than just a shitty movie about white people fucking with a limp attempt at incorporating BDSM and a stupid plotline about revenge and redemption. No, it’s insulting to every single relationship on this planet. It’s not just that it’s badly made, badly acted, horrifically written and lazily directed. It’s that it’s actively bad for people. It’s a blight on humanity.”
    * Review: ’50 Shades Freed’ Is an Ignorant, Poisonous Anti-Feminist Hate Anthem (Pajiba)
  • “Laura Lee, who campaigned to change the law on paying for sex in Northern Ireland, has died, aged 39. Ms Lee, who lived in Glasgow, was best known as an advocate for sex workers’ rights and had worked in the sex industry for 24 years. In October 2016 she was given the go-ahead to challenge a new law making it illegal for men to pay for sex in Northern Ireland. Her solicitor Ciaran Moynagh, described her as a “fearless human rights advocate” and said his team were “committed to continuing her work”.”
    * Sex workers’ rights campaigner dies (BBC)
  • “A developer associated with private club and hotel operator Soho House has officially purchased a storied San Francisco building for a whopping $65 million. … The San Francisco Business Times originally reported in November that the upscale social club had been scouting for a place to land in San Francisco and was slated to take over the 200,000-square-foot building at 1800 Mission St., a site which has been used as an S&M porn studio and headquarters for the building’s owner, — an arm of Armory LLC, which bought the building for $14.5 million in 2006.”
    * Exclusive: Developer associated with Soho House closes on S.F. Armory building for $65M (San Francisco Business Times)
  • “Weinstein required executive assistants to arrange his sexual encounters, even directing them to “essentially badger women who refused or expressed reluctance,” according to the lawsuit. One group of these assistants kept copies of a document known as the “Bible” detailing a list of Weinstein’s “friends” and instructions on arranging his “personals,” or sexual encounters. Drivers for Weinstein in New York City and Los Angeles were required to keep condoms and erectile dysfunction injections in the car at all times, according to the lawsuit.”
    * Enabling Harvey Weinstein’s sex life was ‘condition of employment,’ New York attorney general says in lawsuit (Washington Post)

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Sex News: Bondage chicken, condoms at the Olympics, New Orleans strip club raids, hacking wireless sex toys

  • “South Korean condom maker Convenience Co. is donating 100,000 latex condoms and the Korean Association for AIDS Prevention will donate another 10,000 to keep on hand in the athletes’ village during the Winter Games, which open on February 9. While the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio topped that amount with 450,000 condoms, NBC News reports this is the largest number of condoms distributed during a Winter Games.”
    * The 2018 Winter Olympics Will Be Stocked With a Record-Breaking Number of Condoms (Teen Vogue)
  • “CDC officials tried to explain how AIDS transmission worked to Margaret Heckler, a lawyer whom Reagan had appointed to head the Department of Health and Human Services. After being informed that AIDS was likely spread between gay men via anal intercourse, Heckler (who was evidently not a doctor) boggled and exclaimed, “Anal intercourse? You do that?””
    * Today Is Reagan’s Birthday! His Administration Laughed Off Thousands of AIDS Deaths (Hornet)
  • Here’s a transcript of the Defcon presentation on hacking wireless sex toys. “A large num­ber of IoT research firms…yeah, they don’t want to look at this. Because there are stig­mas around sex. We have a very weird thing in North America about sex. We’ll watch all the vio­lence we want on tele­vi­sion but you can’t see two peo­ple have sex. Like, it makes no sense to me.”
    * Hacking the Internet of Dongs (RenderMan | Open Transcripts)
  • Water is wet. “While the process has been one of growth and self-discovery, the San Francisco Bay area artist feels plagued by the precarious nature of Instagram. The erotic artists we spoke to say Instagram has expanded their reach, but the platform’s guidelines leave them never knowing what might lead to a post’s being removed, their account suspended, or worse, their Instagram existence deleted and purged forever.”
    * Erotica artists are reaching huge audiences on Instagram. But they fear getting deleted. (Washington Post)

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  • “Peers have rubber-stamped the British Board of Film Classification as the regulator for age checks on porn websites, but voiced concerns over delays in issuing guidance. … “I still argue, and I will continue to argue, that it is not appropriate for the government to give statutory powers to a body that is essentially a private company,” said Labour peer Lord Stevenson.”
    * Peers approve Brit film board as pr0n overlords despite concerns (The Register)
  • “An unholy mix of gentrification and trafficking hysteria created the perfect political climate to allow law enforcement to shutter several New Orleans strip clubs, leaving scores of dancers unemployed. The Bourbon Alliance of Responsible Entertainers rapidly sprung into action; they disrupted the mayor’s press conference and organized the Unemployment March the following night, which drew national attention.”
    * Activist Spotlight: BARE on the Mass Closure of Strip Clubs in New Orleans (Tits and Sass)
  • “British talk show host Piers Morgan got extremely mad online about a certain illustration depicting him and Donald Trump. … Morgan is still tweeting about the ass picture. Assuring people that he’s not mad, but actually just wants to point out double standards in media.”
    * Piers Morgan Tweets Drawing Of Him Eating Donald Trump’s Ass Not Once, Not Twice, But Three Times (Digg)
  • ““Porn is the best thing to have happened to me,” says Jiz Lee, an erotic icon whose other informal titles include “queer porn legend,” “androgynous gender warrior,” and possessor of “a rare sexual je ne sais quois.” One of the most prominent indie porn stars today, Lee is also one of its first openly non-binary stars and an industry advocate, having appeared in over 200 projects.”
    * Queer star Jiz Lee is breaking every porn stereotype to make the industry better (Daily Dot)

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  • “There are dead girls in our industry and this night once meant the same to them, and it shouldn’t have. That’s what I’m thinking about — that none of this should matter. We are the black sheep of entertainment and the drive to do well is laughable from the outside. It is only porn, for Christ’s sake. Porn doesn’t matter, and now these dead girls have done something that doesn’t matter. … We are crying because those dead girls are our friends and lovers and family and they are gone and the media loves the headline but misses the story.”
    * A Firsthand Account of the Oscars of Porn (Monster Children)
  • “Pornographic videos that used new software to replace the original face of an actress with that of a celebrity are being deleted by a service that hosted much of the content. San Francisco-based Gfycat has said it thinks the clips are “objectionable”.”
    * Fake porn videos deleted from internet (BBC)
  • “It’s not as simple as filing a lawsuit against your employer and finding ways to prove the harassment occurred. Rather, there is a winding path that tries to get the accuser to resolve the case with their employer and come to a mutual agreement before even allowing the accuser to litigate the case in court. And when they get to court, the deck is stacked against the accuser to an extreme degree.”
    * The long, twisted path for sexual harassment victims to find legal justice (Vox)
  • Just like Jake. “For over a decade, while James Franco was indulging dubious sexual impulses in his private and artistic lives, he was publicly courting the gay press with teases about his queerness. … James Franco’s persistent entitlement to queer space should have served as a red flag.”
    * How James Franco Exploits Queerness to Cover His Tracks (The Muse)

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Eye Candy: Award-winning, hardcore, and hot new porn by women

The goal of Eye Candy as a resource is to help you find sex-positive, pleasure-focused, and empowering adult entertainment that turns you on. I personally select each website and curate each post. I seek porn for people of all genders, and encourage the thoughtful exploration of sexual inhibitions, boundaries, fantasies, communication and consent, and pleasure. I weight my selections toward female-directed porn and seek out diverse representations. Through the use of the free and open internet, social media, and new models of information sharing, my higher purpose here is to give you the tools to decide for yourself if porn is right for you without the judgments, shame, censorship, vitriol, sexism, distorted reports, and misinformation behind anti-porn agendas.

I wanted to see what was going on right now in new indie porn — and what I found is outstanding. This is a small selection, and I have more posts on the way. Enjoy!

Ana Foxxx, Elsa Jean, Sean Michaels – Sun-Lit (Congrats, award-winner!)

Kayden Kross, Manuel Ferrara, Jillian Janson – Sacrosanct (Congrats, award-winner!)

Karlee Grey, Manuel Ferrara – Sun-Lit (Congrats, award-winner!)

Vex Ashley, Mickey Mod – XConfessions, My Moaning Neighbor (Erika Lust, award-winner!)
CrashPad 246: Cosmic and Miss Yum (Congrats award winners!)

Note: Pink Label has 80 different indie porn studios — a Netflix for indies with a focus on queer porn — and half of them are female directors. That’s 40 adult female directors from around the world!

Lexi and Jason – Bad girls squirt
Arwen and Charlie – I love his kisses and his cock

Dana DeArmond, Tommy Pistol – French Maid’s Revenge (Burning Angel)

Stasy Rivera, Maxmilian – Gift for Him (more at SexArt)
Noel Alejandro, gentleman friend – Call me a ghost

Louiesianna Poke and Florian – The Kissing Whip (Morgana Muses)
Lexington Steele, Kenzie Taylor – Keep the Romance Going

Sienna Day – Game Of Moans A XXX VR Parody
Cherry Kiss – Blackmailed By Cherry (VR)

Dan and Paula – Closer to Me
Damon Dice and Gina Valentina – Take Me

Gina and Kristof – I need your hot cock
Phoenix Marie, Lance Hart, Aubrey Kate – TS Stunner Aubrey Kate’s Cishet Threesome (Evil Angel)
Mandy Muse, Will Havoc – Curvy Goth Massage (Burning Angel)

Lucy Heart, Raul Costa and Suzy Rainbow – Sweet Release
Bambino and Katya Rodriguez – Latin Lover

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Sex News: The sex-negative resistance, blockchain bluster, porn deaths, fake orgasm stats, excitement for Altered Carbon

  • “The right consumes our products and services, then attacks us publicly — Trump himself signed an anti-porn pledge during the campaign … The left wields sex workers as weapons to discredit the right for their supposed hypocrisy, disregarding our humanity by reducing us to rhetorical arguments … Sexual assault is easily boiled down to “he said, she said”; sex with a porn star is mostly meant to be mocked. It doesn’t matter what else might be taken from the story, like Trump’s susceptability to blackmail or the similarity of Daniels’ account to the women who’ve accused him of sexual assault.”
    * The resistance is full of prudes (The Outline)
  • “… Consider Leah Callon-Butler of, who are hoping to end-run around the payment processing problem by building their own blockchain solution for sex tech. A perfectly reasonable business model, you’d think: but once again, anything sex-related triggers shame and embarrassment in others. “I’ve had people refuse to have their picture taken with me at conferences for fear it might get out,” Callon-Butler observed wryly at the World Crypto Economic Forum’s “Vice Panel” earlier this week”
    * Sex, the final frontier: Cindy Gallop raises $2M from mysterious investor for social sex tech (TechCrunch)
    See also: Jizzcoins Launches Adult ICO (XBIZ), PronCoin ICO Offers New Cryptocurrency (XBIZ)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual abuse. “Olympic gold medalist gymnast Aly Raisman delivered a 13-minute victim impact statement today in front of Ingham County Circuit Judge Judge Rosemarie Aquilina and Larry Nassar himself, in which she excoriated not just Nassar for his sexual abuses against herself and nearly 150 other athletes, but also USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee for what she sees as a systematic enabling of his crimes and an inadequate response to the devastating scandal on their doorstep.”
    * Aly Raisman Is Ready To Burn It All Down (Deadspin)
  • “Adult actress Olivia Lua was found dead at a California rehab facility, making her the fifth porn star to pass away within the last three months. … The 23-year-old porn actress, also known as Olivia Voltaire, … hadn’t been doing much work since early October due to “some personal challenges that had landed her in residential rehab.””
    * Fifth porn star found dead in three-month time span (NY Daily News)

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  • “Barre’s creator, Lotte Berk, a free-love revolutionary who began teaching the regimen in 1959, specifically wanted to advance what she called “the state of sex” by encouraging women to pursue sex for their own pleasure. And in the post–sexual revolution 1970s, women’s magazines pitched the workout as a way for women to do just that — or as Cosmopolitan put it, to “build sexual confidence and competence.” What today has become a mass commercial fitness trend — a straitlaced subculture in which butts are called “seats” — was once a radical, decidedly erotic practice.”
    * The Secret Sexual History of the Barre Workout (The Cut)
  • Warning for graphic descriptions. “I’m standing in the operating room of a plastic surgery center across from the Flynt Publishing Building in Beverly Hills, wincing beneath my protective mask. The lower half of a middle-aged man is splayed upon the table before me, his unimposing three-inch flaccid penis framed in crotchless surgical scrubs like a gag gift at a bachelorette party.”
    * This Is What It Looks Like When a Guy Gets a ‘Dick Job’ (MEL)
  • “… When materials for a financial campaign quietly removed our dedication to “sex positivity” so as not to scare off potential donors. When my “Be nice to sex workers” shirt was laughed at. When the very concept of queer porn having historical value was scoffed at as we absorbed a local LGBTQ+ library. Every moment when I wondered if I would lose my job if this blog was discovered.”
    * I Quit My Dream Job as a Sex Educator (EROcentric)
  • “When it comes down to the numbers, at least based on one study from Dr. Ed, an online medical service, there’s not that huge of a difference between the percentages of gay women and straight women who reportedly fake it. In the survey of 2000 people, 59% of gay women said that they have faked an orgasm, as compared to 68% of straight women.”
    * Yes, Lesbians Fake Orgasms, Too (Refinery 29)

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  • “The guidelines, ratified by unanimous vote of the PGA [Producers Guild of America] board of directors last week, are the initial recommendations from the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force … Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, previously confirmed that [Brett] Ratner, whose company helped finance 2017’s Wonder Woman, won’t be involved in the sequel.”
    * Wonder Woman 2 will be the first production to adopt new anti-sexual harassment guidelines (Verge)
  • “Then there is the sex. Pending how much the acting talent is willing to show on screen a delightful and impressive amount of nudity in the show including a moment of full frontal nudity, which resulted in one audible exasperation from this reviewer. I say good day to you, sir (you’ll see). I’m not. But if I were. When you see… it. Jeepers.”
    * ALTERED CARBON Review: Near Faithful Adaptation of Cyberpunk Novel Entertains With Violence And Sex (Screen Anarchy)
  • “The payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to buy silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump may have been an illegal campaign contribution to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, according to a complaint filed Monday by a government watchdog group. … Because the payment reportedly was made about a month before voters headed to the polls, it could be seen as a campaign “expenditure” that affected the election’s outcome in Trump’s favor, according to the complaint.”
    * The $130,000 Stormy Daniels payment was a Trump campaign contribution, according to a complaint (Newsweek)
  • “Dresses ruffle and hands clamor beneath hemlines. Bridget winds up in her employer’s lap. She thumbs down Lizzie’s lower lip so precisely that she reveals no teeth but a tongue, silver and ready to pounce. Because the women remain fully dressed throughout the scene, the camerawork is lax and indulgent, pulling back and revealing the totality of bodies and setting … The love scene, when contrasted with the ensuing murder sequence, becomes reminiscent of a Highsmith novel that weighs sex and murder in even palms. (The women conduct their slayings in the nude.)”
    * “Lizzie” Review: Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny Have Hot Barn Sex, Axe-Murder a Man Together (Autostraddle)

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Sex News: Facebook fails revenge porn victims, Elon Musk on sex parties, good porn in Black Mirror

  • This is just odd, considering how good and fast Facebook is at taking down sex-related content and nudity that should fall under free speech protections. “The child’s legal team took on the case after her photo appeared several times between November 2014 and January 2016. She alleged misuse of private information, negligence and breaching the Data Protection Act.”
    * Facebook warned it faces legal action from ‘revenge porn’ victims (Guardian)
    See also: FTC Takes Down Another Revenge Porn Site (TechDirt)
    See also: Top U.S. Government Computers Linked to Revenge-Porn Site (Daily Beast)
  • “Elon Musk responded Thursday to rumors that he attended a sex party hosted by a venture capital firm where attendees were allegedly taking an enhanced version of ecstasy and “stroking one another.” Musk disputes the description of the event, saying he didn’t see any inappropriate or illegal activities and thought he was attending a costume party.”
    * Elon Musk Calls Sex Party Description ‘Salacious Nonsense’ (Daily Dot)
  • “Fans of female-produced porn did a double-take when they saw Erika Lust’s XConfessions make a cameo in Season 4 of Netflix’s popular dark sci-fi show BLACK MIRROR. … While there’s been a lot of commotion and congratulations directed towards Erika and her company, we want to be sure that performers also get the credit they’re owed. After all, you can’t make porn without the porn performers!”
    * Erika Lust’s XConfessions Cameo on BLACK MIRROR Season 4 “Crocodile” (
  • “After demoing Harmony’s admittedly corny stand-up abilities, McMullen removed her wig exposing a mess of circuits, motors and wires. He then peeled back the silicone surface of her face to reveal a foam skeleton peppered with an array of small, round magnets. Those magnets will allow users to replace damaged faces or swap them out for different visages altogether. Within moments Harmony was someone completely different. She had a brand-new mug and a different voice to match. Just like that Harmony was Solana and that eerie feeling crept back in.”
    * There’s a new sex robot in town: Say hello to Solana (Engadget)
    See also: Turn Your Orgasm into a Work of Art at CES (Future of Sex)

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  • “Culver City, Calif.-based Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), which specializes in TV and film documentaries, has been tapped to produce the business-of-sex series. IPC was best known for the docuseries, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” which investigated the Church of Scientology.”
    * CNBC Is Developing a Business-of-Sex Docuseries (XBIZ)
  • “San Francisco sex workers who come forward to say they’ve been assaulted, raped, robbed or extorted — or that they’ve witnessed such crimes — cannot then be arrested for prostitution or petty drug crimes under policies adopted by city police and prosecutors.”
    * New SF policies bar arrest of sex workers who come forward to report violence (SF Gate)
  • “Members of Overwatch‘s cast of heroes—D.Va, Mercy, and Tracer—snagged the first, second, and third place, respectively. These top three lady characters had over 8 million searches combined on Pornhub. Misty from Pokémon (2.6 million searches) beat out Tomb Raider’s Lara Craft( 2.2 million searches) for a fourth place spot and Zelda grabbed number six.”
    * Pornhub Reveals the Most Popular Gaming Characters in Porn (Daily Dot)
  • “A porn website stole a French karate teacher’s identity, founded a cryptocurrency for porn, then vanished. Fantasy Market billed itself as a cryptocurrency-powered live sex site and offered users “Fantasy Market Tokens” to request sex acts from performers on camera. Fantasy Market’s CEO “Jonathan Lucas” claimed to have raised nearly $5 million in FMT sales, the New York Post reported. But Fantasy Market was just that: fantasy. ”
    * Porn Site Stole French Karate Teacher’s Identity in Cryptocurrency Hustle (Daily Beast)

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  • Someone please examine this alongside a certain kind of Silicon Valley white techbros’ exact same fetish. “The right-wing agitator Mike Cernovich, the writer John Derbyshire and an alt-right figure named Kyle Chapman (so notorious for swinging a lead-filled stick at Trump opponents at a protest in Berkeley, Calif., that he is now a meme) are all married to women of Asian descent. As a commenter wrote on an alt-right forum, “exclusively” dating Asian women is practically a “white-nationalist rite of passage.””
    * The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish (NYT)
  • “According to common internet lore, most fake cum is methyl cellulose, a goopy gel used in old school K-Y Jelly lube, some cosmetics, and countless sci-fi and horror films as slime or spit. But just about every adult performer I’ve asked tells me they use the face cleanser Cetaphil.”
    * Porn Stars Reveal the Secret to Massive Cum Shots (Vice)

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