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Want To Know Why Tumblr Is Cracking Down On Sex? Look To FOSTA/SESTA

on Wednesday, 02 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Medium

So how does this affect you, the presumably non sex worker? The Tumblr and Facebook bans are just the start. As SESTA/FOSTA becomes more entrenched and more tech companies fall in line, I predict we will see other platforms begin to clamp down on any content related to sex for fear of being sued. It’s easier for them to ban all sex-related content than to try to screen for trafficking accurately. So do you watch porn? Do you like to discuss sex on the internet? Do you use the internet to get laid? Those days are short lived unless we fight to repeal this. And because most companies have operations in the USA, this will affect people all over the world. I live in the UK and this has already affected me, and this is without the version of the bill that the UK government wants to pass.

(Video) ‘Smart dress’ reveals 3 women touched 157 times without consent in 4 hours

on Tuesday, 01 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Sun Daily

Swiss beverage company Schweppes recently teamed up with advertising agency Ogilvy Brasil to work on their new campaign called “Dress For Respect” to shed light on the sexual harassment of women in Brazil. “Dress for Respect” is a smart dress, designed with powerful sensors that are triggered when the wearer is touched.

This 12-Step Group Meets in the Basement of a Fetish Shop

on Sunday, 30 December 2018. Posted in NCSF in the News!, Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Narrative

For kinksters, there are real risks involved with publicly outing oneself. One study conducted by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom found that 37.5 percent of BDSM practitioners had experienced some form of harassment or violence due to the social stigma attached to their sexual behavior. Parents risk losing custody of their children, others put their jobs on the line.

“Everyone shares about their wives and family members in A.A. meetings,” Brother Wolf continues. “I can’t talk about my two partners. I love A.A., but I also need fellowship with people who understand what being a part of an alternative lifestyle is about.”

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Abused then arrested: inside California's crackdown on sex work

on Friday, 28 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Guardian

But Alix Lutnick, a researcher with RTI International and expert on trafficking, said that there is growing recognition that john stings don’t actually help victims – and can instead lead to their arrest. “What we hear from people who are selling sex is that these type of ‘end demand’ initiatives end up resulting in more harms for the very people we are purportedly trying to protect.”

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Polyamorous sex is the most quietly revolutionary political weapon in the United States

on Wednesday, 26 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Quartz

Rios says polyamorists today are far less politically zealous than in his younger years. “When I started off, anyone who was polyamorous was making a radical social statement,” he says. “These days, you get a lot of people who are in it because they want a more open sexuality. These people are not necessarily liberal, or feminist, or anything.” Many do, however, care about diversity.

That controversial ‘sex-positive’ club in Tacony never closed and neighbors no longer care

on Thursday, 20 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Inquirer Philly.com

“I think one of the biggest concerns was the shock factor, that this was going to be like a swingers club," said Pete Smith, who inherited the dispute when he became president of the civic association in May. “There were some misinterpretations, myself included. But look, they haven’t been a problem. ... No one’s complained, so their business is not affecting anybody, and when I came in as president, I took a look at it and thought, why can’t we just work together?”

Here's what Tumblr's adult content ban means for its loyal users

on Monday, 17 December 2018. Posted in NCSF in the News!, Front Page Headline, Media Updates

NY Daily News

Susan Wright, spokesperson for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), noted the impact Tumblr’s ban may have. “They are really missing the goal of being able to being able to talk about responsible sexuality, which is being to be able to talk about yourself... to get peer support and talk about what you want to do.”

Wright said initiatives like Tumblr’s go beyond finding community and exploring sexuality — they can create discrimination and cause problems like with child custody issues in the LGBTQ communities.

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

on Sunday, 16 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Orion

Finding the type of kinky sex you want to give a try is a really important step. Going into a situation and saying you are open to anything is rarely true. Often times people have a limit but they are afraid to tell it to a partner. Disappointing your partner should never be a concern when you uncomfortable with an act.

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