A new study has shown that the relationship between pornography and intimate partner experiences among heterosexual women is indirect and complex, in contrast to the more direct link among heterosexual men. Thoughts of pornographic material during intimate partner experiences, rather than simply having viewed pornographic material previously, was associated with high rates of appearance insecurity and reduced enjoyment of intimate acts during sex, according to the study published in Journal of Women’s Health.Read More
For so many in our society, porn is the new norm. For the average consumer, it’s the go-to entertainment when boredom hits, the default for sex education when there are questions or curiosities, or the quick fix for when feelings of loneliness strike.
But what if we told you something so accepted and so normalized in our digitally-driven society is also driving the acceptance and normalization of harmful behaviors, like rape and violence?Read More
At ten, I don’t think I knew about sex, never mind porn. My parents did sit my older sister and me down when I was about 11 and explained the machinations of sex, but I had no idea what they were talking about. I started to learn about sex for myself only a few years later, in my teens, by reading Jackie Collins and Jilly Cooper novels.
As for porn, when it did float into my consciousness sometime after that, it was as something grubby sold on the top shelf at newsagents — no one had access to it, apart from the older brothers of friends who would stuff dirty magazines under their beds.Read More
A bill to change Wisconsin’s child pornography law is making its way through the state legislature.
Wisconsin police who work to protect children online say the law needs to change to help them investigate and prosecute certain cases.
Current child pornography laws only apply to images of a child engaged in a sex act. But investigators say they’re finding provocative images of children suggestively posed or nearly naked clearly intended to be pornographic but not considered illegal under current statutes.
“We’ve had a few cases where we’ve had up to a half a million images that we could not charge, based upon current law… That should be chargeable, and I think many parents would agree to that,” said Lt. Jim Valley from the Brown County Sheriff’s office.
Over the last several months, Lieutenant Valley and his team worked with lawmakers to change the law. The Senate passed the bill with bipartisan support on Wednesday, now it’s heading to the Assembly.Read More
For Snapchat, the LGBTQ might also include pedophiles. In the campaign for “Love Has No Labels” held by Snapchat, one of the options was a “Love Has No Age” filter. While this filter appears to be defunct as of June 3, conservatives on Twitter pointed out the option over the weekend of June 1–2. Twitter user Ashley St. Clair posted a video of herself with the “Love Has No Age” filter.Read More
Christiane C. didn’t think anything of it when her 10-year-old daughter and a friend uploaded a video of themselves playing in a backyard pool.
“I saw the video again and I got scared by the number of views,” Christiane said.
She had reason to be.
Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her struggles with pornography addiction in a new episode of “Red Table Talk.”Read More
Whatever device you’re reading this article on, porn is literally a single click away. But porn wasn’t always this accessible, and it wasn’t always free.Read More
The bill “prohibits a person from knowingly having in his or her possession, custody, or control an obscene, childlike sex doll.” Lawmakers unanimously approved the measure. Violation of the law is a first-degree misdemeanor. Violations thereafter will result in a second-degree felony.Read More
A teenage girl texted her friends a graphic video of herself. A court said she’d shared child pornography.
The three teenagers regularly shared silly videos, trying to one-up each other and trusting that the group text messages would remain private.
But one especially sensitive text did not stay among them — landing the teen who first sent it at the center of a novel court case over a sexually explicit video she made and shared of herself.
Maryland’s highest court will soon decide whether state laws intended to stop child pornography apply when the child is both the subject and the sender of the graphic material.Read More
Remember when you couldn’t scroll through social media without hearing the news that Tumblr had new policies that mandated the removal of all adult-related and explicit content from its platform?
Well, it’s been about six months since then, but it looks like that ban could be completely reversed with a surprising Pornhub twist.
But first, a little background information: if you didn’t already know, Tumblr is a social networking and microblogging website owned by Verizon Media. It’s a platform that makes it easy for users to connect with their friends, favorite artists, brands, and causes by posting images, GIFs, videos, music, text, links, and more.Read More
For Arizona politicians, the real menace isn’t opioid abuse or measles. On Monday, the Grand Canyon State’s legislators passed a resolution declaring pornography as a public health crisis.Read More