In the mainstream sphere, porn tends to get blamed for a wide variety of social ills. Some of these are legitimate criticisms: porn is certainly responsible for the rise of the Brazilian wax, and—in combination with America’s appalling lack of sex education—can give people skewed ideas about the way sex
Sex educator extraordinaire Tristan Taormino has given more than 75 lectures at universities and colleges around the country. Next month, she was scheduled to give the keynote at Oregon State University’s Modern Sex conference. Then she was uninvited. Why, you ask? Apparently because of her “resume and website”—or, for those
Think you’re going to get porn apps on your Windows Phone 7? Think again.
Microsoft recently announced that adult content will not be allowed in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace—which means 2 of the dominant players in the smartphone market have come out against porn. Do you care? There’s no question that the move is a slap in the face to the adult industry
A few weeks ago, Steve Jobs infamously told the world that he wanted to give his customers freedom from porn. Shockingly, there’s a whole swath of people who don’t want said freedom—and they’re taking to the streets. Now, we’d offer that people who don’t like Apple’s ideas about adult content
Given the rash of legal troubles heaped on the shoulder’s of the Australian amateur porn site, we can’t say we’re all that surprised to learn that Abby Winters is setting sail for the more liberal shores of Amsterdam. And though we do have some worries about how the move will
Bad news for sexual freedom: like Girl with a One Track Mind before her, sex blogger The Beautiful Kind found herself out of a job when her employer learned about her blog. So much for freedom of expression. (blogs.riverfronttimes.com)
Hackers have attacked Australia’s much besieged porn filer. For justice!
Has Australia banned small breasts and female ejaculation in porn? Details as we get them.
Months after having his offices raided, AbbyWinters founder Garion Hall now confronts 54 charges of making objectionable films, plus accusations of exploitation from two of his former employees. The Herald Sun reports, among other things, multiple cases of cold-heartedness recorded by two former models, “Blaire” and “Melita.” It seems like
Last week, we reported that Jennifer Lyon Bell‘s “Matinee” had been banned from the Melbourne Underground Film Festival due to sexual content. This week, we’re happy to report that, in spite of the ban, “Matinee” still took home an award. Though the film was unseen by festivalgoers—the organizers deemed a
Today’s the first day of Burning Man, which would normally mean that early next week, we’d be unable to escape the deluge of photos of the scantily clad residents of Black Rock City. But this year’s going to be different. Concerned for their festival participants’ privacy, the organizers of Burning
It was just over two years ago that we first said hello to Savita Bhabhi, India’s first ever pornstar (albeit, one who existed in illustrated form only). Now, alas, her fans must say goodbye to the desperate Indian housewife. What was it that felled the buxom, bored housewife? Nothing more
As part of a “clean hotels” initiative, a Minnesota county public health department is asking local government in Rochester to put a stop to pay-per-view porn in hotels. Good thing we always bring our own. (xbiz.com, thumbnail)
The seemingly endless Extreme Associates legal battle is, at last, at an end. After pleading guilty in March, Rob Black and Lizzy Borden were sentenced yesterday to one year and one day in prison. (xbiz.com)
Yesterday, we wrote that the Abby Winters offices had been raided, and founder Garion Hall arrested. Well, we were half right: Garion Hall has released a statement confirming the raid, but stating that no charges were pressed. We will, of course, keep you informed as further updates surface. · Abby
On Monday, the Abby Winters offices were raided by the cops, and company founder Garion Hall arrested for making (apparently illegal) porn. See? The Australian government really does hate naked people. (news.com.au)
Kink.com is a responsible, tax-paying corporation that works to better the Bay Area community, employing many Bay Area residents. But because they also happen to produce porn, they’ve been banned from a state-funded training program. Specifically, the California Employment Training Panel, which provides subsidies for training to make in-state corporations
We’ve been enjoying the photos some of our favorite pornstars have been posting to TwitPic—but apparently TwitPic isn’t as enamored as we are. Recent reports indicate that several stars have had their TwitPic accounts suspended. Oddly, many of the stars who were suspended (including @AvaRoseXXX, @NikkiBenz , @TheJessicaDrake, @DanaDeArmond, and
This image appears on a promotional postcard for “Look,” a film about the pervasiveness of surveillance cameras (and the shocking deeds they record). Or it was supposed to, until the Post Office vetoed it. We’ve seen more “obscene” images on public billboards—who knew postal workers had such sensitive sensibilities? ·