Year: 2019

Sex News: Tumblr loses 1 out of 3 visitors, UK porn block data safety woes, London’s love hotels, Epstein docs to be unsealed

“Tumblr’s traffic has dropped nearly 30 percent since December [the month it banned adult content] … Tumblr’s global traffic in December clocked in at 521 million, but it had dropped to 370 million by February, web analytics firm SimilarWeb tells The Verge. Statista reports a similar trend in the number of unique visitors. By January…

Sex News: Kamala Harris mentions sex work decrim, famous fake sex doctor exposed, porn AR apps, Manafort sex abuse questions

“2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris told The Root that she supports decriminalizing sex work … Progressive groups have criticized Harris’ prosecutorial record since she announced her candidacy on Jan. 21, and part of that criticism has included her treatment of the sex worker community.” * The Real Significance Of Kamala Harris’ Shift On Sex Work…

Sex News: Sex worker safety threat from Google, Bangladesh blocks 20K sites, monogamy vs. female libido

“Ugly Mugs, a commonly used safety app for sex workers in Ireland and the UK, is facing removal from the Android Play Store following changes to Google’s permissions policy. Ugly Mugs allows sex workers to screen incoming calls and text messages from clients, using an alert system to flag potentially dangerous clients based on reports…

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…