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U.S. Seizes Backpage.com, a Site Accused of Enabling Prostitution

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

NY Times That protection will be weakened by a bill that Congress passed last month, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, also known as Fosta. It makes it easier for states to prosecute, or for victims to sue, internet companies they accuse of hosting content that facilitated sex trafficking.

Why the Christian right opposes pornography but still supports Trump

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Conversation "Along with other anti-pornography organizations, the fundamentalist Protestant political organization, the Moral Majority*, supported efforts to enforce and increase obscenity laws to regulate and reduce pornography. The Moral Majority’s platform linked pornography with their other concerns, suggesting that pornography, just like homosexuality or abortion, contributed to the moral decline of America." *The Moral Majority has been renamed the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. NCSE was instrumental in getting anti-prostitution language into the anti-trafficking legislation SESTA/FOSTA that recently passed.

Princeton Plays responds to the Sexpert

on Monday, 02 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Daily Princeton

Though BDSM activities can occur on a scene-by-scene basis, the article implies that this is the best — and only — option. This implication ignores the full spectrum of BDSM activities. Sure, these activities can be scene-by-scene, meaning that participants negotiate the activity and dynamic each time with clear start and end points, but they can also be incorporated in day-to-day life. For some of us, this may be through a 24/7 dynamic, where participants set up an ongoing, omnipresent dynamic that incorporates kink. For others, it can be one of a wide range of dynamics.

Couples Speak Honestly About Open Relationships

on Saturday, 31 March 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Atlantic

Making the film was an eye-opening experience for Badia, who came to see non-monogamous relationships as an inspiration, particularly with regard to overcoming jealousy. “I was moved by the couples’ honest rapport with their partners about their individual needs,” she told The Atlantic, “and how they had a very straightforward communication about it. I realized that what's necessary on a non-monogamous relationship to work—mutual respect and communication—is absolutely necessary for a monogamous relationship, too.”

Study: Swingers Have Better Sex

on Friday, 30 March 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Stranger From the survey, researchers found that polyamorous people reported significantly higher rates of sexual satisfaction overall in comparison to monogamous people. More poly people (84 percent) also reported having an orgasm in their last encounter than monogamous people did (72 percent). However, the study found no differences in sexual frequency between poly people and monogamous people. Self-identified swingers, who also reported greater satisfaction with their overall sex lives compared to the monogamous group, reported having more sex than monogamous people.

COUP/3 program looks at polyamory, relationship ideals

on Friday, 30 March 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Windy City Times

"It's all about exploration and it's all about finding your true authentic self and also to recognize that everyone's journey is going to be impacted by stigma," said Johnson. "Stigma's from classism, sexism, genderism, racism, all of these various elements are going to impact how you interact and behave within a relationship and I think that's an important conversation…"

How the Steampunk Community Was Rocked By Its Own #MeToo Scandal

on Thursday, 29 March 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Daily Beast Mach was famous not only because his conventions were some of the biggest and best-attended, but because he had a cult of personality, a well-cultivated brand. He also blogged and spoke publicly about good sexual consent practices, claiming to be a builder of safe spaces. So when Mach was publicly accused of personal and professional abuse, the fall-out was huge.

Walmart is pulling Cosmopolitan from checkout lines in response to #MeToo — but it's an embarrassing perversion of the movement

on Thursday, 29 March 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Business Insider On Tuesday, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, an anti-pornography organization, said Walmart had responded to its campaign to pull Cosmopolitan from the shelves in checkout aisles. The change will affect the roughly 5,000 Walmart locations where Cosmopolitan is stocked. "That's over 5,000 stores where families and individuals will no longer be automatically exposed to Cosmo's hypersexualized and degrading article titles that regularly promote pornography, sexting, BDSM, group sex, anal sex, and more, all while marketing toward young teens with Disney star cover models," the center said in a statement.
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