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August 23, 2012

By CJ This weekend Paradise TV will allow subscribers to participate in various erotic events with AV actresses in the name of charity TOKYO (TR) – In its typically provocative style, adult satellite channel Paradise TV will this weekend feature a masturbation relay race during the tenth incarnation of its two-day AIDS fund drive. The [...]

By Hollie McKay LOS ANGELES – Think family-friendly viewing times mean family-friendly content? Maybe not. The Parents Television Council (PTC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating parents about television content, has released a new study looking at nudity on prime-time broadcast television which reveals a major increase over the 2011-2012 season. The study found that [...]

August 22, 2012

By Chloe Helton-Gallagher J.M. Giordano explores the connection between sex, pop, and sugary confections “I Smell Sex and Candy”—the chorus of the 1997 Marcy Playground song—is likely to infect the mind of anyone (of a certain age) who steps into Gallery CA this month. American Sugar, a solo show by Baltimore native and City Paper [...]

By Mike Ross enue 5 King Edward School Playwrights can get away with murder. They can express any horrible thought they want as long as they get one of their characters to utter it. And that’s how David Mamet can be considered such a nice guy yet be infamous for plays riddled with misogyny, decadence [...]

By Steven Litt The Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College is taking another of its periodic looks at art by women in a new show opening with a reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Entitled “Ms Miss Mrs: 21st Century Expressions of the Second Sex,” the show will examine work by many of the most [...]

by Heath Daniels With his new “homo-sex-art-film” the always intriguing actor teams with director Travis Mathews pay homage to the controversial 1980 thriller. More than three decades have passed since gay activists in New York, fearing the perpetuation of negative stereotypes, united to protest the filming of William Friedkin’s Cruising. The graphic psychological thriller, which [...]

by Michael Orbach A rabbi and a pornographer walk into a coffee shop. Insert your own crude punch line here. That’s essentially the plot of “Your Good Friend,” a feature film/mockumentary directed by Matthew Jacobs. The film, which is still on the festival circuit and looking for a distributor, stars and is co-written by Rabbi [...]

By Sapna Maheshwari Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF)’s soft-porn ads and nightclub vibe once delighted American teenagers and infuriated parents. Today, many aren’t even paying attention. The once-edgy brand has lost a third of its market value in the past year and is grappling with falling store sales in Europe and the U.S. While the [...]

The number of children facing sexual assault charges in Scotland has doubled in the last year prompting critics to call for a crackdown on internet porn. Campaigners say the new figures from the Crown Office point to a concerning increase in sexual aggression among youngsters. They stress that easily accessible online pornography, glamorising rape and [...]

by Suresh Lalwani As per a recent report, after an interim halt in porn industry in 2004 and 2010, a similar shutdown has again been announced by the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) on Friday since five possible cases of syphilis have been into picture over the last week. The FSC, the adult entertainment industry trade [...]

By Lauren Lloyd Just because the porn industry has shut down, doesn’t mean adult film enthusiasts are going to stop watching their favorite flicks. Case in point: A clerk at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s dispatch center is under administrative investigation after over 600 porn DVDs were discovered under his desk. A supervisor discovered [...]

By Sharon Bernstein Syphilis outbreak has caused the industry to stop production and order injections of antibiotics for its performers. An outbreak of syphilis in the adult film business in Los Angeles has become large enough that the industry is requiring all of its actors to take antibiotic injections. The medication, to be administered by [...]

The Osun Osogbo Festival, an event which draws tourists from all over the world, is known for the fertility purposes it serves for the culture to which it belongs since its inception. The festival takes place annually at the Osun Grove, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, reports emerging about this year’s edition of the [...]

August 21, 2012

A Chinese city has broken the world record for the largest ever bikini parade. A total of 1,085 women, aged between four and 70, marched for more than a mile wearing bikinis in Huludao city, Liaoning Province. Some roller-skated, some performed belly dances and the younger participants danced their way through the parade. Officials from [...]

By Maria Murriel Rosemarie Romero is pursuing a masters of fine arts at the University of Florida, but on her own time she reads long-winded texts on gender and the body by feminist philosophers such as Judith Butler. “I guess if I had to read it for a class I wouldn’t enjoy it so much,” [...]

Auditions for the Mighty Corson Art Players’ production of “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.” are scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28 at the Mighty Corson Art Players Theatre. The play, written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, will be presented Oct. 19-21, 26-28 and Nov. 2 and 3. Aaron B. Larson will [...]

by Tankiso Komane One size doesn’t fit all. This could have easily been the theme for this year’s Drama For Life Sex Actually Festival, but interestingly enough it isn’t. But the good thing with the festival this year is that the powers that be are quite clear with what they want to achieve: delivering an [...]

by: Michael James This morning Neil Mitchell blasted Facebook for showing a lack of accountability and responsibility toward pages and images that clearly break their own terms and conditions. His comments sparked a call from Grandmother of 8 Maureen, who explained her disgust at a pornographic image that appeared on her Facebook page claiming to [...]

By Kevin Parrish Two publishers have reported that Tumblr closed their adult blogs for bogus reasons. Although Tumblr doesn’t advertise it, the blogging network has what TechCrunch calls “a seedy undercurrent,” an underground network of NSFW content ranging from boy-on-boy manga to full-blown adult video. Parents and businesses alike should be wary of Tumblr given [...]

By Rev. Mark H. Creech Having been assigned in school to write a story with the word “adult” in it, Little Freddie penned: “Adults don’t have any fun. Adults just sit around and talk. Adults don’t do anything. Nothing is duller than adultery.” Oh contraire, adultery or immorality is anything but dull to folks these [...]

by Nathan Harden Porn stars lecturing on campus, rampant sexism, and Taliban in the classroom, are just a few of the things not so sexy about Yale University today argues recent graduate Nathan Harden. His new book is “Sex and God at Yale.” What do Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, [...]

By Rachel R. White Joanna Angel’s spiel is the same for each guy: “Okay, so I am a porn star. No, really I am. Oh, you are too? Well, you’re lying. Because the industry is small and I’d recognize you! So, actually, I guess I’m here because it has been hard for me to find [...]

by Alexandra Olivia A sweeping, wrap-around counter in the lobby functions both as the lobby’s Terrace Bistro Bar and as the hotel’s front desk. DALLAS — Nestled in the Cedars neighborhood is the new NYLO Dallas South Side, a swanky boutique hotel that is DFW’s third NYLO property and its first pursuing LEED certification. The [...]

By Janette Toral ONE of the most interesting TED Talks I watched last year was Cindy Gallop’s “Make Love Not Porn.” For a lot of people who have past or current sexual relationships, it can’t be denied how much influence pornography has on how people regard sex today. Cindy’s experience in dating younger men made [...]

Sir Elton John has certainly had a ball in St. Tropez this season: He mooned some passersby last week and welcomed A-list power gays Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka and their progeny. John also hosted some particularly tanned, toned and toothsome lads in the South of France, including Bel Ami star Dolph Lambert (far [...]

REGENSBURG, Germany, Aug. 21 (UPI) — A German copyright law firm said it will publish a list of pornography pirates on its Web site at the start of September. The firm, Urmann and Colleagues of Regensburg, said Tuesday it will publish a list of Internet connections used to pirate pornographic materials, starting with connections in [...]

By Sam Grobart Being a brick-and-mortar book retailer is not what it used to be, but it’s not all doom and gloom. There’s always porn. Barnes and Noble (BKS) is crediting sales of the erotic series Fifty Shades of Grey—along with the liquidation of its archrival, Borders—with helping the company narrow losses this quarter, to [...]

A new theory states that maybe cheating on your partner is good for your relationship in the long run! Illustration: Uttam Ghosh An enduring marriage and an extra-marital affair with lots of sex is the perfect formula for happiness, a controversial sociologist has claimed in her new book. According to Catherine Hakim, an “unforgiving, puritan [...]

by Jonathan Jones A crew of nine leading lights from the street art scene are making new works inspired by the great, sensual Austrian – and Mode 2′s response is characteristically provocative Mode 2 is delicately brushing an expanse of green on to a big canvas he has already marked out with a passionate sketch [...]

August 20, 2012

BY PETER J. SAMPSON Four more lawsuits were filed last week by two California-based pornography studios, the latest salvo in a mounting assault on illegal downloading of copyrighted material by users of file-sharing networks in New Jersey. The latest suits target 132 New Jerseyans, including residents of Bergenfield, Haledon, Garfield, Little Falls and North Arlington, [...]

Skopje. A judge (woman) with the Skopje court has shot an amateur pornographic video, Macedonian online news edition A1on reported, citing the Fokus daily newspaper. According Fokus, the video is being distributed in the country on the cell phones and is a hit among the judges. It is still unknown whether the video is available [...]

By Alexander Nazaryan Someone on the set has been stealing books from Kayden Kross. She suspects her makeup artist. But whoever it is has caused a great inconvenience, because shooting adult films is mostly a boring affair. Kross needs her books. “I have tons of time” between sex scenes, Kross says, and she spends spare [...]

by Richard Kastelein More than 20 UK porn video services have been investigated in recent months by The Authority for Television On Demand – co-regulator of editorial content in UK video on demand services. ATVOD’s detailing of its record quickly followed Ofcom’s recent decision to confirm the existing regulatory framework for VOD services until 2020 [...]

The owner of a Belfast restaurant has hit back over a complaint about ‘porn’ having been used in the decor of the bathrooms, after receiving a letter written by a DUP MLA on behalf of a constituent. Made In Belfast, which has a branch near City Hall and one in the Cathedral Quarter, is known [...]

By Dennis Romero A reported outbreak of syphilis among adult video performers has prompted industry leaders to call for a temporary production shutdown. Adult Production Health & Safety Services, the industry’s STD testing arm, has called for a “temporary moratorium” on film shoots after it says at least one performer tested positive for syphilis. This, [...]

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Will County judge admits to using his courthouse computer to view internet porn during office hours. WBBM Newsradio’s Brandis Friedman reports, Judge Joseph Polito said he frequently used his county computer to access various porn websites, usually after his afternoon court call, but sometimes in the mornings before he took the [...]

ROME: Nicole Minetti, a former showgirl-turned-politician, who is on trial for allegedly procuring prostitutes for former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s erotic parties, is starting a new career – porn acting. Minetti will start filming an adult movie in September, starring a lawyer whose most famous client was the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, [...]

by Douglas Stanglin An Arizona man has been jailed for three months for creating a fake profile on a pornographic website to get back at an elementary school assistant principal he thought had confiscated his son’s iPod, The Arizona Republic reports. Robert Esparza, 34, of Gilbert, was sentenced last week for computer fraud and identity [...]

By Anna Edwards A study has shown that male weightlifters can lift heavier objects after watching erotic videos. Scientists showed different types of video clips to male athletes and then studied their workout performances afterwards. They discovered changes in salivary testosterone samples and subsequent squat performance after the weightlifters watched the pornographic clips, Discover Magazine [...]

Reading Erotica Our Erotica Book Club continues with Erica Jong’s groundbreaking Fear of Flying. This funny and sad novel was first published in 1973. Would it be considered shocking today? Are there any insights that still hold true? Have women grown with it or have we moved beyond it? Join us for what promises to [...]

August 19, 2012

WHEN the organisers of a feminist Fringe show decided to ban male visitors they expected it would generate controversy. However, the female-only exhibition in Edinburgh has been met with an unexpected backlash from women. The curator of the Only Women Women Only event (OWWO) had braced herself for an irate reaction from males. But, contrary [...]

By Zoe Christodoulides While many areas remain taboo in Cyprus, organisers of the second annual Erotica festival hope to bring things into the mainstream Zoe Christodoulides is told. WHILE pole dancers and erotica shows in Cyprus tend to be associated with seedy backstreet joints and cabarets, one local is adamant to bring about change as [...]

More than a third of Britons would support the Government to force internet service providers to block online pornography, according to a new report. Thirty-seven per cent of UK adults would lend their support to the controversial plan for ISPs to actively block adult websites, forcing people to opt-in to access such sites, says a [...]

By Anthony James I’d only met Xiao Tian recently through friends, but he was about to indulge in an eating and drinking session with an unexpected turn. “I was deeply shamed last week by my girlfriend,” he confessed during a late summer meal on Saturday. “I caught her watching porn,” he continued in a low [...]

If you are looking to attract a man with your fluffy false lashes and your flowing fake mane, it is time to take a different approach. We scouted the truth and discovered the things women do that make men turn the other way. All in all, men love to see the woman underneath the makeup, [...]

by Owen Good Apparently when GoDaddy was hawking .co domain registrations with Danica Patrick and bodypaint, some Colombian outfit snapped up and redirected gamers who forgot to type that last “M” to a porn site. Considering the overall popularity of, this was a shrewd bit of cybersquatting. Well, now their cynical pornmongering has [...]

by Genevieve Roberts Around 1 per cent of the world’s population is reckoned to feel no sexual attraction at all From playground chatter to high-street billboards; from magazines, newspapers and television to the subject of junk emails in our inboxes, sex is common currency. But a small, often misunderstood, sometimes disbelieved minority of the population [...]

August 18, 2012

By Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen Former tech executive predicts annual sales of $100 million for We-Vibe manufacturer OTTAWA — Sales at an Ottawa adult toy maker are humming thanks to industry buzz and a renewed sexual “revolution.” Privately owned Standard Innovation Corp., makers of the massively popular We-Vibe line of products, said sales will hit [...]

by Alexey Eremenko, RIA Novosti A Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia by the Culture Ministry, prompting allegations of censorship. The film, Clip, was banned over indecent language and scenes of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as “pornographic” depictions of sex between minors, [...]

August 17, 2012

A New York man known for his unusually large penis was patted down by airport security at San Francisco International last week after they questioned him about the bulge in his pants, he said. Jonah Falcon, 41, who has been featured in several documentaries about the world’s biggest penises, was returning from a trip in [...]

By Victoria Bekiempis Most Americans ages 15-24 — some 66 percent — have had oral sex, the Centers for Disease Control reports. But that’s actually less than in the past. A reason young people have oral sex is because they don’t want a kid, the CDC notes. However, a lot of young people also don’t [...]

By Christine Gaylican The Catholic Church is again in another controversy. This time the ownership of a billion-dollar German media company that has been reported selling some pornographic materials, which is against its philosophy and teachings. A report from online news provider has revealed that the German company Weltbild, the largest media firm selling [...]

Ginza festival paying tribute to this highly influential low-budget, erotic film form TOKYO (TR) – At its peak of popularity roughly four decades ago, the form of soft-core pornography known as pinku eiga (pink films) utilized more than 1,000 theaters to screen short, low-budget, erotic films churned out mainly by independent studios. “Around each station [...]

A new book has claimed that having an affair could be a blessing for a marriage. According to a controversial new book by academic Catherine Hakim, an affair can actually be good for a marriage, The Sun reported. A “successful affair” can make “both parties happier than they would otherwise be”, says “The New Rules: [...]

by Pamela Madsen Someone who really knows me quite well recently said to me, “Pamela, you are a hot number. You are sexy and alive, and I don’t think you feel seen that way.” This statement took my breath away, as this man had stumbled onto what I call my “Core Erotic Wound,” the part [...]

by Caitlin Donohue Too $hort luvs porn stars. In fact, sometimes he needs them. The Oakland rapper performed with a passel of them onstage at this year’s AVN Awards, and if you need more proof, this: he’s headlining next month’s Cow Palace pervfest (handily stepping in to replace the now-defunct Exotic Erotic Ball), the XO [...]

by Daryna Shevchenko, Elena Pashkovskaya Many people associate erotic dancing and twirling around a pole with strippers. Yet practitioners argue that the burgeoning sport of pole dancing – not to be confused with pole dancing at strip bars – is a pathway to fitness, fun and fantasy. It may not be an Olympic sport, yet [...]

August 16, 2012

by Kate Kennedy Even if you have plans on Friday night, you’re going to want to pencil one more thing in–that’s to set your DVR to a documentary called Inocente that’ll be premiering on MTV. Why? I saw the trailer and thought her story was insanely inspiring–but after I got to talk to her…well, come [...]

by Reyhan Harmanci Madame Katorga* became a full-time dominatrix in the San Francisco area after cashing out as a dot-com executive at a startup during the first tech boom in the late ‘90s. A “high end” bondage practitioner, Kartorga’s clients at her East Bay dungeon come heavily from the tech world — older, “investor” types. [...]

Toronto’s last adult entertainment theatre will soon reach back to its roots as an independent cinema, as two entrepreneurs try to give the Metro Theatre a new lease on life. “I hope this will become the independent art house cinema in the west of Toronto,” said Jonathan Hlibka, who along with business partner Nadia Sandhu [...]



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