Sex News: EA Defends Gay Gaming, 10-Year-Old Birth, Gail Dines, Homophibia and Repression, Best of Netflix Porn

by Violet Blue on April 11, 2012

Image: Sheri by Nicolas Guerin for KHUBE Magazine, homage to Araki (gallery)

  • On February 26, a 14-year old boy in Oakland County, Michigan broke down into hysterics. He told his brother that he had spent the week making sexually explicit videos with his computer’s webcam, and that he had done so to appease a blackmailer he had met online. If he wasn’t able to convince a friend to have oral sex with him on camera the next day, he risked exposure by the blackmailer.
    Sextortion: Rural Indiana man accused of making 14-year old boys into “cam slaves” (Ars Technica)
  • YAY EA! Video game developer and distributor Electronic Arts took some fire recently from Christian right groups over the inclusion of gay characters in the popular BioWare games “Mass Effect 3″ and “Star Wars: The Old Republic.” The American Decency Association and Florida Family Association, among others, lambasted EA and BioWare for including same-sex relationship options in their games. The groups also accused EA of “pandering to homosexual extremists” and are calling for product boycotts.
    Electronic Arts Defends LGBT Content in Video Games (XBIZ)
  • A 10-year-old girl in Colombia recently gave birth via caesarian section, placing her among the youngest mothers in the world. Though the girl is now recovering, her case highlights the dangers of pregnancy before maturity, doctors say.
    Why 10-Year-Olds Shouldn’t Give Birth (LiveScience)
  • A new search engine that promises “the best porn on Netflix” has debuted. BateFlix.com allows users to search Netflix’s DVD-rental and streaming video library for all titles that contain sex and nudity.
    Netflix Porn Search Engine Debuts (XBIZ)
  • Previous studies have shown that riding a bicycle regularly can take a serious toll on men’s sexual health, and new research from Yale University in the US suggests the same holds true for women. This week, the New York Times reported on a recent study that had one major finding: the lower the handlebars, the greater the trouble for women.
    How to protect your sexual health when riding (Hindustan Times)
  • YES! Say hi to the new Just a Bit Radical, a magazine with a simple mission: to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) youth and their allies ages 13 to 30 with a publication that discusses ideas and issues that are important to them.
    Just a Bit Radical: A New Magazine for LGBT Youth (HY Scarleteen)
  • The woman that proposed the iTunes of porn st SXSW 2012 talks to Pink Visual’s Quentin Boyer about porn and emergent technology, cloud computing and more. (Disclosure: PV Locker is an advertiser on this site; this editorial content is not associated with PV Locker’s TinyNibbles advertising.)
    Adding Value to Paid Porn with Quentin Boyer (Flip the Media)
  • The creator of HBO’s new show explains why its approach to romance is making guys freak out about rape.
    “Girls” sex scares men (Salon)

  • The case is Flava Works, Inc. v. Gunter, pending before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. It has suddenly become one of the hottest cases on the docket, thanks to a ruling last year by a federal judge, an appeal, and submitted amicus briefs by the MPAA, Google, Facebook and others. In 2010, MyVidster, a social video bookmarking site, was sued by Flava Works, which considers itself to be the best source of gay erotica featuring black and latino men.
    MPAA Lines Up With Porn Studio in Steamy Copyright Dispute (Hollywood Reporter)

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