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 protect sex workers and others worried about the consequences of criminalization.”
    * Ireland makes paying for sex illegal (Politico)
  • “On April 4, both Pornhub and its sister site, YouPorn, will turn on HTTPS by default across the entirety of both sites. By doing so, they’ll make not just adult online entertainment more secure, but a sizable chunk of the internet itself.”
    * The World’s Biggest Porn Site Goes All-In on Encryption (Wired)

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  • “Utah has become the first state to allow civil lawsuits against distributors of adult content for mental and physical damages incurred by minors accessing such material. … [it follows] a resolution last year that declared the distribution of porn to be a “public health crisis.”
    * New Utah Law Opens Adult Sites to Lawsuits (XBIZ)
  • “The [Kansas] House has advanced a resolution condemning pornography – warning that it treats women as objects, lowers the desire to marry and can lead to erectile dysfunction.”
    * Kansas House votes to condemn porn (The Wichita Eagle)

  • Misleading headline: Chrome displays a winky emoticon if you open more than 100 tabs in Incognito Mode. “Instead of the normal tab counter in the top right-hand corner, users will see the cheeky face. A winky face -;) -appears on Android devices. Open 100 tabs on your iOS device, and you’ll be greeted with a less knowing, more innocent smiley.”
    * Google pokes at you if you watch too much porn using Chrome Incognito Mode (TechWorm)
  • “Following multiple days of screenings and parties culminating in its 14th annual awards show, CineKink has announced the winners of its 2017 adult film festival. … Audience Choice Awards for CineKink 2017 were given to “Snapshot” (Shine Louis Houston) for “Best Narrative Feature” … The CineKink Tribute, recognizing extraordinary depictions of kink and sex-positivity in mainstream film and television, was presented to the feature film “Deadpool”.”
    * CineKink Announces 2017 Award Winners (XBIZ)

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  • “My biggest regret was leaving the industry. Leaving all of that money and trying to get the world to like me. They still don’t, and they never will. I should have just put in another five years at least so that in more my smart financial years as I was older, I could have saved enough to live comfortably for the rest of my life.”
    * Former porn star Bree Olson breaks her silence (Daily Dot)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. “Though there has been no official statement on the service’s blog or Twitter account, a number of recent posts on Reddit’s r/discordapp have appeared in the past 24 hours relating to “CP [child porn] botnets,” “porn image spamming,” and server admins mass-alerting their communities to the presence of these nefarious users via copied-and-pasted messages such as this one …”
    * Discord Has a Child Porn Problem (Gizmodo)

  • “That disturbing and creepy Marines United naked pictures scandal — which exposed bad behavior on the part of thousands of officers and has garnered international attention — just hit close to home here in San Francisco.”
    * Nude Marine Photo Scandal Hits San Francisco (SF Weekly)
  • “The terrifying carnivore, which stood 20 feet tall and had jaws bristling with serrated teeth up to nine inches long, had a snout as sensitive to touch as human fingertips, say scientists. … The US researchers wrote in the journal Scientific Reports: “In courtship, tyrannosaurids might have rubbed their sensitive faces together as a vital part of pre-copulatory play.””
    * Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, new dinosaur discovery suggests (Guardian UK)

Main post image via ‘Grindhouse Girls’ of the 50s and 60s: An eye-popping set of sexy black & white trading cards (Dangerous Minds)

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