Sex News: Straight men and gay porn, revenge porn ‘right to be forgotten’, Amnesty expels anti-sex work member, DOOM sex

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  • “A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour, which examined the porn-viewing habits of 821 gay, straight, and bisexual men from around the country, found a number of unexpected results. Among them: that 55 percent of gay men watch straight porn, and 21 percent of straight men watch gay porn.”
    * One in Five Straight Men Watches Gay Sex (Advocate)
  • “A New York college student who’s suing Google and other search engines over an ex-boyfriend’s “revenge porn” spoke out for the first time Wednesday, telling The Post she wants federal lawmakers to stop shielding the Internet giants over the obscene material.”
    * Revenge porn victim wants US to adopt ‘right to be forgotten’ law (NY Post)
  • “There is, of course, no evidence of a “pornography epidemic” with any measurable toll on society. … That hasn’t slowed down Utah’s anti-porn obsessives, though. Now, leading anti-porn legislator and state senator Todd Weiler has introduced legislation which, as Reason’s Elizabeth Nolan Brown puts it, “would allow Utah residents who imagine themselves addicted to porn to sue the websites where they watch it.””
    * Utah’s Anti-Porn Crusade Has Entered a Crazy New Phase (NY Mag)
  • “The coordinator of the city’s Amnesty International chapter has been expelled, after nearly 40 years of service, for publicly disagreeing with the group’s stance on decriminalizing sex work. … Lieberman, and most of the members of the 10-person chapter she coordinated, disagreed with this, she said. They felt the research into the policy was scant and that it would embolden “pimps and johns” who were exploiting “mostly young women and girls. We believe there should be help for people in sex work,” Lieberman explained in an interview. “But we did not believe it should be legal for customers to buy sex.””
    * Amnesty International expels Providence coordinator over views on sex work (Providence Journal)

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  • “A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that sex may very well be good our brains … What they found was that women who had more frequent sexual intercourse evidenced better recall of abstract words; however, there was no link between intercourse frequency and recall of faces.”
    * Scientists Find More Evidence That Sex Might Be Good For Your Brain (Sex & Psychology)
  • “Player-created Doom WADs have kept a decades-old series from becoming obsolete, using the openness of the platform to experiment with level design and theme for more than 20 years before finally settling on HDoom’s ultimate conclusion: anime, comedy, and sex. Don’t ask me how I found it (it was Twitter), but the first I ever saw of HDoom, which I presume stands for Hentai Doom, was a gif. It features Doomguy grappling to the back of Cyberdemon, somehow managing to achieve penetration despite being a quarter of the size of the monster, who stands immobile and flushed with a sincere sexual passion. It’s one of the greatest moving images I’ve ever seen.”
    * A new Doom WAD finally lets you have sex with the demons (PC Gamer)
  • “It’s a thing we’ve all heard and also a thing that’s not really true. In fact, it’s fairly difficult to market sex, especially when there’s a glut of competition. Erika Icon of The Rub knows how to do it though, which is why she’s one of the top PR folks in the adult industry.”
    * Sex Does NOT Sell Itself (Sex With Timaree, podcast)
  • “OhMiBod is looking to change that by offering coders the opportunity to build their own applications for its blueMotion vibrators. OhMiBod’s Suki Dunham believes that the announcement is an “exciting achievement for sexual health technology.” She envisions folks adding gamification features … Alternatively, the devices could be integrated with dating platforms like Tinder or Grindr to enable people to introduce themselves to each other in a more interactive way. ”
    * Wanna develop an app for your sex toy? (Engadget)

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  • “Recently, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), founded in 1967, released a historic statement (link is external) about sex addiction asserting that it: 1) Does not find sufficient empirical evidence to support the classification of sex addiction or porn addiction as a mental health disorder …”
    * The Misleading “Sexual Addiction” Label (Psychology Today)
  • “An Indian minister has come under fire for suggesting the “Western” way women dress was the cause of a series of alleged sex assaults on the streets of Bangalore on New Year’s Eve. … One journalist narrated her experience in a Facebook post that has been circulated widely. The police have claimed that they did not receive a single case of molestation or harassment.”
    * India minister blames ‘Western dress’ for sex assaults (Al Jazeera)
  • “Del. Robert Marshall wants the General Assembly to take a stand against porn. He has drafted a resolution declaring pornography a public health hazard and advocating a “policy change . . . to address the pornography epidemic.” … Marshall compares pornography to cigarettes: “Before smoking was identified as a problem, at least the recognition that it led to certain pathologies was a starting point to put restrictions on it.””
    * Virginia Bob Marshall’s Progressive War on Porn (Reason)

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