Sex News: Jeff Bezos sextortion, NYT’s porn fail, Oculus porn kits, premature female orgasm, sex toy encryption guide

We’re back on track after a WordPress update snafu — the new editor and all the update conflicts are so bad I don’t even want to use WP anymore. What a mess! One of the worst articles I’ve read about porn was published in the NYT this weekend: “They Fixed Pornography” is so poorly researched,…

Sex News: Consensual porn now legal in UK, the Fyre Festival BJ king, Marriott’s war on single women, FetLife’s self-censorship

“Pornography produced by consenting adults engaging in legal acts will no longer be prosecuted under Britain’s historic obscenity laws, the Crown Prosecution Service has said … A CPS spokesperson confirmed the change, which followed a public consultation: “It is not for the CPS to decide what is considered good taste or objectionable. We do not…

Sex News: Condoms that detect STDs, Michael Jackson was a monster, why some parents oppose porn site age checks

“In This One’s for the Ladies, Gene Graham’s documentary on African-American male strippers—specifically, members of Newark, New Jersey’s Nasty Boyz troupe … Magic Mike’s stripteases are downright chaste when compared to the wild action on display throughout this portrait of uninhibited men who undress for money, and the enthusiastic women who adore them.” * Meet…

Sex News: the problem with Kamala Harris, oligarch mistress surrenders, Bryan Singer’s Weinstein legacy, Tumblr fallout worsens

“As the daughter of immigrants, with a record of upholding rights for marginalized communities on several occasions, Kamala Harris should be an ideal progressive candidate. Many sex workers and sex worker rights advocates, however, vehemently disagree … Last year, Harris, the former Attorney General of California, helped champion the Allow States and Victims to Fight…

Sex News: Oleg Deripaska mistress arrested in Moscow, Michael Cohen’s thirsty Twitter, kink and the Geneva Convention, vibrator security advice

“A Belarusian [adult] model [and sex workshop instructor] who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump has been arrested upon her arrival in Moscow following deportation from Thailand … Vashukevich, also known on social media as Nastya Rybka, earlier claimed to have recordings of Russian oligarch…

Sex News: CES sex discrimination, Canada’s sex ed war, AirDrop’s dick pic problem, Green Book director’s Lewis CK legacy

VB note: Tweet or share the team’s open letter to CES to add your voice to their fight for gender equality at CES. “The team at Lora DiCarlo was overjoyed when it received a letter from the Consumer Technology Association saying its Osé “sex positive” micro-robotic sex toy had won a CES Innovation Award, giving…

Sex News: Tumblr exodus overwhelms Pillowfort, Margaret Cho’s Mercy Mistress, R. Kelly is a monster, Grindr harassment case

“If you were one of the Tumblr users impacted by the Tumblr porn ban, then chances are you’ve heard of Pillowfort, an up-and-coming Tumblr alternative … On Dec. 13, just days before Tumblr officially banned NSFW content, the site announced on Twitter that it acquired “over 10,000 users in the last two weeks” … Last…

Elf booty booty booty: Art by Kieran Thompson

While compiling these posts I’m scrolling through the timelines of artists with established followings and communities who found themselves suddenly kicked off Tumblr, and scrambling for a new home. Kieran Thompson is one of those artists, and through them we can see what’s not working … Case in point: Like you probably did, I saw…

Gods, monsters, and sex: Art by Celine Loup

In our ongoing quest to shine a light on artists harmed by Tumblr’s disgraceful, censorious porn ban, it’s a pleasure to discover the erotic works of Celine Loup. Quick links: * Website: Celine Loup (celineloup.com) * Celine Loup on Patreon (patreon.com/Celineloup) * Etsy store: Celine Loup (etsy.com/shop/Celineloup) * Nazgul Queen on Twitter (@celineorelse) * Shop…