Posts tagged "porn"

PornHub Has “Fifty Shades” To Thank For Increased BDSM Searches

Pornhub has proven definitively that consumption of “Fifty Shades of Grey” translates to real-life curiosity about BDSM, with a new sets of infographics on search terms immediately following the movie’s release last week. Shocker: A lot more people are searching for BDSM and BDSM-related terms than usual.
It’s women, in particular, who are suddenly way

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 20, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Bloomberg that gay marriage is inevitable. (RawStory)
And speak of the devil, check out this woman’s awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoo. (CNN)
A high school teacher talks about how to effectively teach dead white male authors to students who are tired of studying dead white male authors. (The Atlantic)
#TurnUp4TransPeople…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

Virtual Reality Porn Now Exists; See You In A Few Months

OF COURSE virtual reality porn was invented before most people even had the opportunity to try virtual reality technology for anything else. That’s how technology works, right? Like, we use porn for beta testing anything and then refine it for the content that matters?
According to this video from Complex, virtual reality porn look…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic]
Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post]
Read about the women who…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Joanna Angel Talks About The Evolution Of BDSM, Safe Words & Her New Sex Toy Line

Joanna Angel is the queen of alt pornography. With hot pink streaks through her raven hair and a petite frame adorned with colorful tattoos, the Brooklyn native “punk princess” of porn created her production company, Burning Angel, shortly after graduating from Rutgers University with degrees in literature and film. This time of year, Joanna i…

Sophie Saint Thomas / January 23, 2015

The Soapbox: On Sex Addiction, Sex Work & The Wall Street Intern Who Quit Her Job To Pursue Porn

Last week, a Wall Street intern quit her job to pursue porn. Paige Jennings, who goes by Veronica Vain, was working at an Lazard’s alternative-investments marketing group in New York when she “quit [Wall Street] before it fired me” (according to her Twitter page) after it was discovered she was tweeting nude selfie…

Melissa Petro / January 21, 2015

UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC]
New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New York

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

Here’s What To Expect From Porn In 2015

PornHub published its 2014 yearly review this week, and it was full of illuminating statistics about what exactly the world gets off to. PornHub analyzed the most popular search terms, countrywide porn statistics, most popular porn stars, the viewing habits of men vs. women, which world events impacted PornHub’s traffic, and even which countries’ viewer…

Claire Hannum / January 9, 2015

Coming In 2015: “The Interview” Porn Parody

Nothing screams freedom of speech like a good ol’ American parody porn film. Hustler boss Larry Flynt announced that he’s producing a parody version of ‘The Interview’ as a response to the film being pulled from theaters amid threats by hackers linked to North Korea.
Sony’s move was criticized by President Barack Obama, as well a…

Huffington Post Weird News / December 22, 2014

Representation In Porn, Or A Lack Thereof, And Why It Matters

Have you ever wondered what racial representation looks like in porn versus the United States population? Well, I have.
I get tired of conventional porn sometimes, and I want to see porn with women especially, but people in general, who aren’t going “ooohnnnn ooohhhhhnnn ohhhhhnnn” like seals throughout the movie, or who aren’t skinny,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

2014: The Year In Boobs

Holy moley, were there a lot of boob stories in 2014! You’d think that between #BreakTheInternet and “Anaconda,” this year would go to butts, but you’d be wrong. We learned a lot about Dolly Parton’s boobs, Free the Nipple became part of the feminist movement, and Jasmine Tridevil beguiled us all. Click through to see…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 15, 2014

Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
The median net worth of White households in America is THIRTEEN TIMES that of Black households. Are we still denying systemic racism? [New York Times]
Shonda Rhimes wants Sony to admit that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 12, 2014

There’s A “Hunger Games” Porn Parody And It Is Terribly Good

So, there’s a “Hunger Games” porn parody. It’s called “The Humper Games,” and it stars Kantmiss Everyween and Puta Mallarky, with special appearances, of course, from Effyou, who’s described by the President (no punny name, unfortch) as looking like “Mary Poppins just ate out a menstruating unicorn,” and Pleaser Fuckerman (I feel like that wa…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 6, 2014

‘Border Patrol Sex’ Mocks The Real Rape Of Migrant Women

Art has never imitated life so disgustingly.

One of the biggest pornography companies in the world has launched a webseries called Border Patrol Sex that features American border patrol agents catching undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrant women attempting to cross the border, arresting them, handcuffing them, raping them, and then sending them…

Patrick Howell O'Neill / December 5, 2014

The UK’s BDSM Ban In Porn And Cultural Condescension

UK’s Parliament has gone off the deep end with sexual regulation by amending their 2003 Communications Act to ban certain sexual acts in video-on-demand porn produced in the UK. The acts included are:

Spanking
Caning
Aggressive whipping…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]
If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 7, 2014

7 Horrifying Lessons Learned Directing A Porno

We think we have a rough idea of how porn movies work: actors shoot dozens of films a week, everyone’s on drugs all the time, corny music plays constantly, etc. We’ve gone deeper (giggle) into the world of porn with this piece about life as a male porn star. But that man was controlling the…

Cracked / October 19, 2014

John Grisham Cries For All The 60-Something White Men In Prison For Looking At Child Porn [UPDATED]

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child. But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 16, 2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Staffers Allegedly Circulated Pornographic Emails

Last week, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office released a slew of sexually explicit emails, pictures and videos that had been discovered in email exchanges between eight staffers of Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. The imagery was allegedly circulated when Corbett still served as the state’s attorney general, a position he left in January 2011 whe…

Claire Hannum / September 29, 2014

Why Don’t Straight Women Like Straight Porn?

For years, there’s been a lingering stereotype that women just aren’t interested in watching porn. Well, not only do we now know from a number of studies that that stereotype is patently untrue (although frankly, all you’d need to do is look at my browser history to figure that out), we also know exactly what—and…

EJ Dickson / September 24, 2014
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