Sex News: Tumblr porn #fail, The Unicorn Army, 2257 ruled constitutional, 50 Shades The Musical

by Violet Blue on July 19, 2013

  • Rather than leave adult content alone Yahoo’s Tumblr has eliminated its Erotica category, disabled all search engine indexing for adult blogs (Google, DuckDuckGo, Ask, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), and removed adult Tumblrs from all internal search. Users are furious and the headlines from this article are spreading, but Tumblr’s response has been nothing short of troubling – and incompetent.
    Adult Tumblr blogs now removed from every form of search possible (Pulp Tech, ZDNet)
  • You might be seeing headlines about an anti-porn crusader who has been doing sessions at colleges purportedly about college sex: this Washington Post article dissects the presentation, finds it full of misleading statements, and decides that porn isn’t the problem.
    Porn is everywhere. But that’s not what’s killing marriage. (Washington Post)
  • This sucks. Not for the record keeping, but for the massive invasion of privacy on the performers (and no safeguards for them) and its vague, confusing-in-non-vanilla-situations definition of pornography. The federal statutes that mandate performer record-keeping for adult entertainment producers are constitutional under the First Amendment, U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ruled Thursday. Baylson also said that the statutes, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2257 and 2257A, are constitutional under the Fourth Amendment, except for in one regard – “the allowance of inspections at the residences of producers, without prior notice, cannot be justified on this record.”
    Federal Judge Rules 2257 Constitutional (XBIZ)


  • This article begins with the writer saying that “No one wants to look at porn in a tweet” which strikes me as a limited (and many will say clueless) worldview, so we’ll take everything else he writes with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, Twitter has added an interstitial warning for NSFW content to its mobile apps.
    Twitter’s Mobile Update Can Keep Your Sensitive Eyes Safe From Sexy Tweets (Allthings)
  • The first man who knocked on the Fauquier County woman’s door told her they had been e-mailing and he was there for sex. Shocked and perplexed because they hadn’t corresponded, the woman sent him away. But the men kept coming.
    Stalkers use online ads as weapon against victims (The Washington Post)


  • “For a porn performer, the difference between what’s porn and what’s not is not a matter of real or imaginary, it’s about the angle of the sex act. I’ve been appearing in porn for five years, in something like 150 scenes (you start to lose track after a while). Here’s what it’s like to be in one (…)”
    You’ve Gotta Make Them Feel It: On Set With Porn Star Conner Habib (Buzzfeed)
  • Here’s an invention that would go well with the Clapper: a bra that unclasps when you clap. Kickstarter, I am disappoint: a fundraiser for the clap-off bra did not meet its goal.
    Clap-Off Bra Deserves a Standing Ovation (Technabob)

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