Sex News: UK porn block privacy timebomb, HBO steals Kink clips for Euphoria, right-wing panic over Teen Vogue, sex shadowbanning continues

“New age restrictions on pornography that are set to come into effect in the UK next month are a “privacy timebomb”, a new report has warned. “Due to the sensitive nature of age verification data, there needs to be a higher standard of protection than the baseline which is offered by data protection legislation,” said…

Sex News: NYT ignores misogyny in anti-porn feature, Munroe Bergdorf faces off with creeps, that Black Mirror ‘porn’ episode, unpacking the anti-sex business of tech

This is an interesting article, but even I am amazed how NYT managed to omit the key role misogyny and white-right campaigns against sex workers (like censoring ‘brigades’) has in this issue. “Amid the recent surge in hate crimes and shootings, some of the suspects in racist attacks and their supporters have invoked the societal…

Sex News: Reproductive rights fury, politician ads on Pornhub, Navy’s sky penis mystery, UK sex worker shakedowns

Since Trump seized power in the US, the war on sex and women’s bodies has gone nuclear. “These right-wing ghouls — who fulminate idiotically about how women could still be allowed to get abortions before they know they are pregnant (Alabama’s Clyde Chambliss) or try to legislate the medically impossible removal of ectopic pregnancy and…

Sex News: evidence of FOSTA harms, high school journalists triumph, sex workers organize against Facebook and Instagram

“FOSTA has created tremendous real world damage … Lura Chaberlian has now published a deep dive into how FOSTA is a “hostile law” with “a human cost” for Fordham Law School. The quick summary of the paper is that FOSTA hasn’t done anything to help sex trafficking victims, but has created real harms for many…

Sex News: Pornhub may buy Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter ignore performer harassment, Netflix’s Bonding angers pro-dommes, Slixa fights attacks on sex

“Pornhub confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is interested in acquiring Tumblr after news broke [today] that Verizon is looking to sell the blogging platform … Price said that restoring Tumblr’s NSFW edge would be central to their acquisition of it, were it to actually happen. Tumblr owner Verizon is reportedly currently seeking a buyer…

Sex News: FOSTA legal challenge update, Arya’s sex scene, Sony censoring PS4 games, London porn film festival attacked

Right-wing feminists, which the Guardian have uncritically platformed for over a decade, have harassed a trans-positive erotic film fest. “Faced with the prospect of a picket, organisers of the London porn film festival, which describes itself as “celebrating queer, feminist, radical and experimental porn”, pulled screenings from the Horse Hospital, an arts venue in Bloomsbury.…

Sex News: Instagram embraces censorship, VR porn head cameras, Christian feminists target Amsterdam, research on porn’s positive effects

“[Instagram is] stepping onto the slippery slope to censorship, worrying artists, people with disabilities, consensual sex workers, and those who are in various ways body- and sex-positive … the company said this week that its algorithm would demote content that does not violate Instagram’s community standards, but is considered “inappropriate” or “borderline.”” XBIZ calls it…

Sex News: Idaho nudity filters, Brexit culture harms UK sex workers, sextech VC funding, consent condoms, racism in romance

Quick note: I recently had a run-in with Amazon Associates over my 16-year-old account, which was thankfully resolved, and you can read what I discovered about their policies (including nudity and sexual content) here. “A new Idaho state law [requiring filters on] public internet access in libraries and an Iowa court case restricting access to…

What happened with Amazon, and decoding “tasteful”

Just so there’s a public record of my recent experience with Amazon Associates, I’m putting it all on one place below. The short version: Amazon terminated my Associates account with vague language about unsuitable content on one of my websites (this one). After reaching out to tell me it was a mistake, but asking me…