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Virginia Teen Who Sexted Girlfriend Faces Child Pornography Charges (Updated)

A 17 year old in Virginia who sent a sexually explicit video to his girlfriend is facing child pornography charges.

A 17 year old in Virginia who sent a sexually explicit video to his girlfriend is facing child pornography charges, while his lawyer argues that a plan by prosecutors to have his penis photographed as part of the case constitutes child abuse.

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Porn Pause: Moratorium on Filming Imposed When Adult Actress Tests Positive for HIV

Cameron Bay, above, tested positive for HIV.

Just a few days after a judge ruled Los Angeles’ on-set condom requirement constitutional, the industry had to deal with the news that one of its actresses tested positive for HIV.

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When Do Depictions of Sex Constitute Assault?

This week, one app is blamed for a syphilis outbreak, while another wants you to practice cunnilingus by licking your phone.

A situation in June in which a woman sent unsolicited penis pictures she had received to the sender’s mother, and an ongoing debate in Britain about what, if any, depictions of sex should be banned have raised interesting questions about the limits of privacy and consent.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Porn Not So Influential?; Latinos Support Sex Ed; German Textbook ‘Too Explicit’

A new study out of the Netherlands suggests that porn might only influence young people's sexual behavior a little bit.

A new study suggests that porn might not influence young people’s sexual behavior as much as we thought, and it turns out that even Europeans have limits about how explicit sex education can be, at least when it’s for first-graders.

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Demanding Abuse-Free Porn Is Great—But What About Everything Else We Buy?

chocolates and diamond ring

We have a duty, as consumers, to try and ascertain if the products we buy are made in abusive or coercive situations. That’s true whether we like the products or not.

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Sexual Health Roundup: How to Regulate Porn and Profit From It

This week’s sexual health roundup is all about pornography: city officials in Los Angeles try to figure out how to regulate condom use on porn sets just as filming shuts down because of a syphilis outbreak and business and marketers in many segments jump on Fifty Shades bandwagon. 

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“Does This Dick Make My Ass Look Fat?:” A Theory on Gendered Effects of Insecurity, Or Why Men Tweet Their Penis Pix

Men are more likely to take and send photos of their genitalia than women. The question is why, and so what? Here’s my theory.

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Women CAN Earn More Than Men – But Only In One Industry. Porn.

This month, one of Belgium’s women’s rights organizations, zij-kant, caused quite a stir with their annual “Equal Pay Day” message. Instead of merely high-lighting that women in Belgium, on average, earn 22 percent less than men, the organization launched a video starring porn actress Sasha Grey with the message “Porn is about the only way women can earn more than men—find a better alternative.”

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Why I’m Marching Against Religious Patriarchs and Pornographers, And Why You Should Join Me

On Saturday, our protest is not symbolic. It is a beginning. It is a declaration. From now, until we win the full liberation of women, this war on women will be resisted with conscience, anger, imagination, massive mobilization, and relentless determination to turn the tide.

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New Pornography Regulations In LA: Are They Addressing the Right Problem?

On January 25, the mayor of Los Angeles signed regulation that requires the use of condoms by all performers in adult movies filmed within the city’s borders. Public health advocates have unsurprisingly celebrated the regulation, but there are some reasons why the ordinance may not be as effective as one might hope.

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