Sex News: Porn facial recognition illegalities, lobster porn, PC Gamer’s Sexy Bathtub Geralt

  • “A facial recognition startup called Pornstar.ID, a reverse-image lookup for identifying porn actors, has trained its neural network on upwards of 650,000 images of more than 7,000 female adult performers. … did those performers consent to being identified and listed on the Pornstar.ID site? Did they agree to having their biometrics scanned so as to train a neural network? … As a matter of fact, there are such laws concerning face recognition.”
    * Neural face recognition network tuned with 650,000 pornstar images (Naked Security)
  • “PC Gamer has spent the past few years on a noble quest to annoy homophobic nerds by gratuitously posting “Sexy Bathtub Geralt,” an image of the hero of The Witcher series having a bath with his feet up. Most gaming publications would probably use an image of the hero in armor battling monsters or something, but PC Gamer chooses to show Geralt naked and wet.”
    * ‘PC Gamer’ Is on a Quest to Troll Homophobes with Sexy Bathtub Geralt (Unicorn Booty)
  • “Researchers found that children who received cancer treatments that were toxic to the brain had more trouble achieving certain milestones of psychosexual development, like first intercourse, number of lifetime sex partners, being in a relationship, and having biological children. “We found what we expected, the high-dose (chemotherapy) group was the least likely to be sexually experienced, to be in relationships or to have children,” said lead author Vicky Lehmann, of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University in Columbus.”
    * Childhood cancer treatments tied to sex lives years later (Reuters)
  • “From the Gold Rush-era brothels that made the Barbary Coast infamous to the protests that forced LGBTQ rights and HIV/AIDS awareness to the front of our civic consciousness in the darkest days of the epidemic, a through-line is clear: Sex workers have fought for our right to bodily autonomy. The people who advance that rich legacy are celebrated in We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work, a stellar exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, on view through Feb. 25.”
    * Oft-Maligned Sex Workers Defy Judgment in ‘We’re Still Working’ (KQED)

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  • GREAT ARTICLE. “Even if adult entertainment isn’t really your thing (it’s OK, you don’t have to yell it from the mountaintops if it is), here’s why you ought to be paying close attention to this battle. 1. Anti-porn arguments are dangerously anti-science. … 2. Attacks on porn are often attacks on the LGBTQ community. … 3. The anti-porn movement is often carried out in the name of feminism. Many would argue the opposite is true. …”
    A sex researcher and a former porn star explain why banning porn would be a bad idea. (Upworthy)

  • “A federal judge last week dismissed a $9.6 million porn copyright infringement lawsuit last week targeting the operators of Porn.com and TrafficForce. … AMA Multimedia’s complaint alleged that Porn.com scraped content from other websites, including XVideos and VPorn, and then sold that content on its website while making it look like it was user uploaded.”
    * $9.6M Porn Copyright Suit Tossed; Appeal Filed (XBIZ)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and trauma. VB note: Because it’s not rape if he’s married? “After sentencing a 19-year-old Twin Falls man to a year-long therapeutic prison program on a rape charge last week, a judge added an unusual caveat should the teen successfully complete the program and be placed on probation. “If you’re ever on probation with this court, a condition of that will be you will not have sexual relations with anyone except who you’re married to, if you’re married,” 5th District Judge Randy Stoker said.”
    * Judge: No sex on probation (Magic Valley/Twin Falls Times News)
  • “… Ortega said that after several days in a cramped and unpleasant holding facility, she was taken to a centre in San Diego and asked if she was afraid to be placed with men in the general population. “I said, ‘Of course I am, I don’t want to be there,’” she recalled. “What they said is, ‘You don’t want to say that because you will be placed in solitary confinement.’ That was my choice, being with males or being in solitary confinement.””
    * New detention center’s transgender unit in Texas raises concerns over intentions (Guardian)

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  • “Miranda Kerr and her billionaire fiance Evan Spiegel are abstaining from sex until they are married. The 33-year-old Australian model met Snapchat co-founder Evan, 26, in 2014 … [and] says she and Spiegel have yet to take their relationship to an intimate level as his traditional beliefs mean they are saving themselves until after they become husband and wife.”
    * Model Miranda Kerr swears off sex ahead of marriage to Snapchat billionaire Evan Spiegel (Stuff NZ)

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