Sex News: Wet T-Shirt Jedi Fight, Anna Paquin, John Travolta, Swift Boner Mitt Romney

by Violet Blue on May 10, 2012

  • John Travolta has an eight-inch cockreally? Two masseurs are suing the Hollywood titan for sexual assault as they were attempting to give him massages, and the lawsuit is quite explicit in their charges.
    The Worst Of The John Travolta Lawsuit (Buzzfeed)
  • Earlier this year, Mitt Romney promised Morality in Media, the “leading national organization opposing pornography,” that he would go after porn for them. On Reddit commenters are discussing a plan to “swift-boner” Mitt Romney with ads on porn sites advocating that masturbators do not vote for Romney.
    Reddit thread: “Swift Boner” campaign (Reddit, thanks to everyone who sent me this link!)
    See also: Reddit Plots to Protect Porn From Mitt Romney (Daily Intel; who lamely doesn’t link to Reddit)
  • The UK has lost its collective mind, and is now filtering internet content to consumers by default – based on a moral panic about porn. Campaigners have claimed a victory in their effort to force broadband providers to block pornography websites by default “to protect children” after David Cameron pledged to consult on the issue.
    Campaigners celebrate Cameron’s web porn blocking move (Telegraph)
  • Fantastic post from Down Under: “The ABC’s 7.30 Report last night ran an inflammatory report, ramping up the bogeyman of porn addiction. For reporter Rebecca Baillie, an 800-person survey of self-identified problem porn users can easily be applied to the entire porn-watching population. Worse still, she then went on to suggest that a compulsive use of adult porn led to an inevitable use of child abuse material.”
    Porn On Australian Current Affairs Shows (Ms Naughty’s Porn For Women)

  • Austin Chronicle has an in-depth writeup on the family – yes, it’s a family operation – behind popular men’s masturbaiton toy, the Fleshlight. Includes history, manufacturing and past/current/future marketing schemes.
    Pressing the Flesh (The Austin Chronicle)
  • Be VERY CAREFUL reading current headlines misstating that New York has made child porn legal. This is not true. The court ruled [in a child porn case] that while possession of (and creation of, etc.) illegal images was a crime, simply looking at illegal images online is *not* a crime. Big, BIG difference. Also, this is *only* on New York state, and not on a Federal level.
    Viewing Child Porn Not a State Crime: NY Appeals Court (Reuters)
  • The Lusty Lady Theater, San Francisco and the world’s only strip club cooperatively owned and operated by the women entertainers themselves, stands in danger of coming apart at the seams. As Uptown Almanac reports, the Lusty Lady’s head Madam and all but one member of the club’s worker cooperative board have quit.
    The Lusty Lady Threatened By Worker Disagreements (SFist)
  • It’s hard not to be affected by an article titled “Kids Raped, Sodomized on Facebook Pages,” the first of a four-part WND series about child porn and Facebook. While it’s good that WND is bringing attention to the general problem of online child pornography, it’s unfortunate that it is focusing only on Facebook.
    How Facebook fights child porn (CNET)
  • A judge in northwest England is set to sentence nine men for luring girls as young as 13 years old into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs — a case that has stirred racial tensions and sparked claims that authorities are failing to protect vulnerable children in state care.
    9 convicted in racially sensitive UK sex ring case (ajc.com)
  • Perfect 10 has filed a lawsuit against Tumblr for copyright violations. In a complaint filed in New York, Perfect 10 alleges that Tumblr failed to respond to repeated requests for takedowns and–perhaps, more damningly–that “Tumblr employees have posted infringing content to Tumblr’s servers to help start the business.”
    Perfect 10 Sues Tumblr For Copyright Infringement Over Nude Photos (Betabeat)
  • Anna Paquin is tired of the misconceptions surrounding her sexuality. Admitting that there are some individuals who opt to identify as bisexual because it “feels less scary than making a statement that they’re gay,” Paquin still shoots down the popular notion that bisexuality is a choice.
    Pregnant Anna Paquin: My Bisexuality Is Not “Made Up” (Us Magazine)

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{ 5 comments }

1 Farfetch May 15, 2012 at 9:30 am

I thought I should post on here as literally 2 days later, one of our ISPs (TalkTalk, 4m customers(UK pop is around 65m or so)) offered a filter for all subscribers which is an “opt-out” on adult content.

I thought it would be ironic to link the Daily Mail article discussing this as the Mail is (in)famously hypocritical over porn, they are campaigning for “opt in” only and are generally anti-porn, but not when it comes to getting customers to their website for the advertisers – the irony is their own site would likely be blocked due to their porn content. Their paper is very conservative but the website is full of celeb pictures including naked stuff.

Article:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143684/Internet-provider-TalkTalk-offer-porn-site-opt-4million-families.html

Examples of hypocrisy:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2144145/Madonna-photograph-posing-naked-bed-smoking-cigarette-sells-15-000.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-558809/Nude-photo-Carla-Bruni-sold-mystery-bidder-45-500.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2072297/Lindsay-Lohan-Playboy-leak-Magazine-released-early-says-Hugh-Hefner.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038552/Nude-Israelis-float-Dead-Sea-Spencer-Tunick-photo-shoot.html

I won’t paste any more but you get the idea, it’s an amusing debate, frankly even if I was not a porn user I’d opt in to register my unhappiness at the censorship done in the name of a vocal minority of prudes with no evidence to support their lies and half-truths.

2 Farfetch May 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Our press is fairly up and down and I agree it is a bit misleading.

We also have the same sort of anti-porn types as in the US. The BBC has a bit more about the topic here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17951067. The quotes are amazing – like trying to suggest ISPs are complicit in kids seeing porn even when they’re providing filter software but sure don’t suggest parents could do more or advise on approaches like having a pc in a family room and not leaving kids unsupervised in their rooms or even just talking to them and instead try and force opt-in porn blockers on us!

3 violet blue May 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Farfetch, I’m so glad you chimed in here.

The way it’s being reported does not explain this at all, and is making the decision seem like a done deal. Your press is doing a stellar job of misreporting everything about this :(

4 Farfetch May 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

I think it’s worth pointing out that the UK is not filtering porn by default, the agreement to consult on an opt-in system does not mean anything has happened – the way the UK government works when it “consults” is to have discussion for a minimum of 12 weeks with various people in various roles who would have an “interest” in the outcome. There is a guide to how it works here: http://www.bis.gov.uk/files/file47158.pdf

Basically it’ll be discussed for a few months at some point in the future, they’ll fudge a compromise and we’ll get some silly vague conclusion that will need to be debated in parliament (if it even gets time allocated) and it would then have to be voted on by both tiers of Government if it gets that far before any sort of law came into place.

While the government is not bad at screwing stuff up, whichever party is in power, the agreement to consult is in no way a law change.

5 James May 11, 2012 at 3:03 am

8 in…nice lol

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