Tempted to post a compromising photo of an ex-lover who spurned you? A bill signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday promises up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for people "convicted of illegally distributing private images with the intent to harass or annoy." Sponsored by Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), Senate Bill 255 goes into effect immediately and makes posting "revenge porn" a misdemeanor. Such private photos are posted online, sometimes at multiple sites, without the subject's knowledge or consent. Some sites that specialize in revenge porn photos charge the victim hefty fees to remove them.
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In an alternate universe, the stamps used to mail your rent check or a holiday card to relatives feature scenes of erotic domination rather than the national flag or first president. That alternate universe is called Kyrgyzstan. Vintage Sleaze was pleased to note stamps issued by the former Soviet republic featuring the work of mid-20th-century S&M-themed adult comics artist Eric Stanton:
Talk about the nanny state! From the Telegraph:
The Prime Minister is to announce that in future, every internet user in the country will be asked whether they want to have access to pornography.
A joint British and American “task force” will be created to tackle obscene websites, while Google and other search engine providers will be required to draw up a “blacklist” of the most depraved and illegal search terms, Mr Cameron will announce.
The initiatives will also include new measures to stop children accidentally stumbling across explicit but legal pornographic images in public places, according to well-placed sources. The six biggest companies providing access to wireless internet in cafés and railway stations have all signed a deal to block legal pornography where children could view it. The roll-out of “family friendly Wi-Fi” is expected to begin from the end of August.
The moves follow concern that hardcore and violent images are damaging children’s lives while access to illegal child pornography has been linked to high profile crimes…
Perversion for Profit is a 1965 propaganda film financed by Charles Keating and narrated by news reporter George Putnam. A vehement diatribe against pornography, the film argues that sexually explicit materials corrupt young viewers and readers, leading to acts of violence and “perverted” attitudes regarding sex – including inclination toward homosexuality. Pornography is also painted as part of the Communist conspiracy and the motor behind the decline of Western civilization:
via Sick Chirpse!
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Do you like porn? Do you like music? Then you’ll love this album from Hometape.
My housemate spent the best part of his second year at University watching hours-upon-hours of porn. You may be thinking that’s pretty standard for a dude at Uni, but he’s actually produced a pretty sick album out of it. He’s taken hundreds of samples from porn videos found on Redtube and has come up with ‘The Redtube Album’.
If I’m going to be honest I was pretty creeped out when I found out about this, thinking there had only been a mere wall dividing us when I so naively assumed he was, as a philosophy student, contemplating the meaning of life, or just getting high – or both. However, having given the album a listen I’m really impressed by it. It’s been dubbed by Wonderland magazine as ‘blissed-out and slightly creepy electronic’ which I totally agree with.
Friend of the site and DisinfoCast veteran Conner Habib (episode 20 here) is returning to the podcast tonight to discuss sex, porn and why Western (particularly, American) society is so damned hung up about all of it. Conner, as you probably recall, is an adult film star and writer and was recently the subject of controversy following a school’s decision to un-invite him from a planned presentation.
I’ll be recording the episode tonight at around 6:30 PM CST, and it will go live Thursday morning. If you’ve got any questions for Conner then I’d love to ask them if I have time. Just leave them in the comment section below. If you’re uncomfortable doing so publicly, you may also email me directly at matt AT disinfo Dot com.
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Following the cancellation of a contract to speak at a high school, gay pornographic film star, writer, intellectual and friend Conner Habib wrote a very thoughtful piece about sexuality and pornography for buzzfeed.com. I think it’s well worth a read:
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Corning, New York. Find it on the map: it hovers just above the Pennsylvania border, a long ways away from the two closest places you’ve heard of, Syracuse and Rochester. Like the small town I grew up in, it’s all alone.
Two months ago, I was approached by a curious and thoughtful group of students from Corning Community College. The students, including members of the school’s LGBT organization, invited me to speak at the school as part of their upcoming sex-positive community event, Sex Week. Other events during Sex Week include a Q&A about sex toys, and a discussion about pleasure and communication by members of Planned Parenthood and the Rape Crisis center.
Conner Habib writes at the Good Men Project:
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Whenever a porn star — especially a gay porn star — commits suicide, theories show up, and people act very, very certain about them. Arpad Miklos, who was as much as a porn “star” as anyone can be in a time when we are hyper-saturated with porn, killed himself on February 3rd, 2013, at the age of 45. As usual, many people felt sure they knew why he committed suicide, without much evidence. It was drugs, it was studios not treating him well, it was the feeling of dehumanization, it was the vague but all encompassing “porn industry” that did it, it was the feeling of being hollow, it was it was his loss of validation after being a star for so long.
I can’t claim any special knowledge about his death, I didn’t know him very well.
Olivia Davis writes at the Good Men Project:
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[Good Men Project] Editor’s note: This is a hard article to read. It’s long and explicit and deals very frankly with the filming of one of the most extreme and disturbing forms of pornography that exists, the faux-snuff films in which a model pretends to be killed. It will be upsetting, triggering, frightening for many readers, and we have been debating for some time whether to run it. We have chosen to run it for one very important reason: because it is from the model’s perspective. The “victim” in the porn movie is telling her side, describing her own experience, her own motivations and memories. The overwhelming majority of discussion of pornography, especially such esoteric and specialized pornography, is from an outside perspective. We at the Good Men Project believe in providing a platform for perspectives that might not otherwise be heard, and we believe that Ms.