Sex News: Porn production halted, Republican porn scare, UK sex for rent scandal

“The US porn industry’s leading trade body has called for adult film production to be halted amid fears that an actor has HIV. The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) issued the warning to prevent the potential spread of the virus, after a performer on a database used to protect the health of actors underwent an HIV…

Sex News: Anti-porn law stalker, Facebook in hot water, neural lace and orgasm, RealDoll’s sex robot

“Conservative lawmakers in over a dozen states are pushing a bill that would force consumers to pay a ransom to access pornography … And the only thing more bizarre than the Human Trafficking Prevention Act itself might be the man behind it … Chris Sevier (aka Mark Sevier, aka Chris Severe) once famously tried to…

Sex News: Radley Metzger RIP, Geek Squad paid by FBI, Cupertino hates sex ed

Celebrated erotic filmmaker Radley Metzger died this weekend. He influenced me more than I can express. Our friends at Pink Label have a great writeup: “In the 1970s, using the name Henry Paris, Metzger directed some of the most famous and technically accomplished films of the so-called ‘porno chic’ genre, such as The Private Afternoons…

Sex News: Porn and HTTPS, sex worker DNA collection, CineKink winners, Vimeo slaps antigays

“A new law in Ireland which makes it illegal to purchase sex but not to sell it came into force Monday. [Ireland is the latest country to adopt the so-called Swedish model, whereby the purchasers of sex are prosecuted while the sellers are not.] The law has divided opinion, with some groups claiming it will…

Sex News: UK banks spy for sex, Mass Effect sex choices, War Machine guilty, Brexit affects sex toy sector

“A British bank is helping to identify women trafficked here to work as prostitutes by monitoring customers’ accounts for daily purchases of contraceptives, a new report has revealed.” * A British bank is helping to identify trafficked sex workers (London Evening Standard) Warning for survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and trauma. ” A jury has…

Sunday Sex Reads: Best of the Week

“At the time our Constitution was adopted, there were no laws in the United States against obscenity. Sexually explicit expression was widely available. It was only in the nineteenth century that religious moralists, such as Anthony Comstock, instituted laws prohibiting the distribution of “obscene” materials.” * The Constitution’s Complex Relationship With Sex & Obscenity (TIME)…

Sex News: Trump campaign chair pedo, sex toy data collection, sex in space

Remember this story that came out of last year’s DEF CON? They were really nice hackers, too :) “Customers complained that the bluetooth-enabled We-Vibe devices sent private data to the manufacturer through a companion app. The company, Standard Innovation, has settled a class-action suit.” * Maker of ‘Smart’ Vibrators Settles Data Collection Lawsuit for $3.75…