Porn stars deserve respect, not stigma

It’s imperative we change the attitude that porn stars are inherently “damaged” or “diseased,” as there are many factors, from finances to passion, that lead one to go into the professional sex industry.

Porn stars deserve respect, not stigma

Pornography is pretty much Taco Bell. Minutely satisfying for minutes at most, easy to become “addicted” to and you tell only your closest friends that you genuinely enjoy it. Regardless of personal feelings toward it, the pornography industry [reportedly] brings in billions globally, and gets 450 million visitors per month. But despite being a federally recognized and taxable industry, […]

 

Parts Unknown: The CNN porn scare is how fake news spreads

Parts Unknown: The CNN porn scare is how fake news spreads

Last night, a twitter account by the name of @solikearose tweeted out a surprising image of CNN broadcasting porn instead of Anthony Bourdain’s scheduled show Parts Unknown. And then without really much questioning, a bunch of news sites ran with it, claiming that the network showed the footage for about 30 minutes. Here are some screenshots grabbed by Mediaite. […]

 

Alabama law bans publication of prostitution mugshots

Alabama law bans publication of prostitution mugshots

The motivation behind this law banning the publication of prostitution mugshots is total bullshit (prostitution = trafficking and sex workers are presumptively victims), but the law itself is good for those accused of a victimless crime for which many in society choose to shame them. From The Anniston Star… It’s illegal to publish official post-arrest photographs of […]

 

Dillion Harper Interviewed on ‘Ham Radio’ & ‘Girl Boner’ This Week

Dillion Harper Interviewed on ‘Ham Radio’ & ‘Girl Boner’ This Week

Dillion Harper appears on two podcasts this week, to promote her upcoming feature appearance at Spearmint Rhino in Oxnard, CA. The gorgeous girl-next-door will be interviewed on “Ham Radio” Tuesday, February 16 at 9am PST; on Wednesday, February 17, she will appear on sex educator August McLaughlin’s “Girl Boner” podcast. “It’s been a while since […]

 

Daisy Ducati Profiled in Cosmopolitan’s Sex Work Series

Daisy Ducati Profiled in Cosmopolitan’s Sex Work Series

San Francisco – Fetish fantasy Daisy Ducati, well-known within the industry for her work in all things kink, was featured in a December 22nd piece published by mainstream powerhouse Cosmopolitan as a part of their weekly “Sex Work” series which regularly features women working in sex-related industries.  The article, titled “How I Get Men to […]

 

Gloria Steinem Believes in ‘Bodily Integrity,’ Just Not for Sex Workers

Gloria Steinem Believes in ‘Bodily Integrity,’ Just Not for Sex Workers

From Elizabeth Nolan Brown at Reason.com In a recent interview with Time magazine, feminist icon Gloria Steinem — currently promoting a new travel memoir — says that the biggest threat to reproductive rights today is “patriarchy… the very definition (of which) is that men control women’s bodies in order to control reproduction.” In contrast, Steinem says she believes that […]

 

Why Can’t the Mainstream Media Get Their Facts Straight When Writing About the Sex Trade?

Why Can’t the Mainstream Media Get Their Facts Straight When Writing About the Sex Trade?

When it comes to the coverage of sex work or trafficking, the mainstream media seems to forget a basic journalistic principle — the need to get their facts straight. Here are two recent examples from supposedly top-notch purveyors of journalism. This week, the New Yorker ran a long piece about long-time feminist Gloria Steinem, which […]

 

VENUS LUX’s TransGlobal Magazine Debuts New Podcast And Columns

VENUS LUX’s TransGlobal Magazine Debuts New Podcast And Columns

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) Venus Lux’s TransGlobal Magazine (http://www.transglobalmagazine.com) introduces engaging new features. In an effort to present entertaining and thought provoking elements, TGM has added The Venus Lux Show podcast and “Transparent as a Trans-parent” column to its growing selection of offerings. The Venus Lux Show is an adaption of the popular Venus Rising column where […]

 

Pimps All Around: In Defense of ‘Louisville Madam’ Katina Powell

Pimps All Around: In Defense of ‘Louisville Madam’ Katina Powell

People castigating the woman who supplied sex workers to Louisville basketball groups should be pointing their fingers elsewhere We all write the word “alleged” when it comes to “Louisville Madam” Katina Powell’s assertion that she supplied strippers and sex workers to lure recruits for the local big-time basketball program. But the allegations are easy to […]

 

China — not online porn — is why Playboy is dumping nude photographs

China — not online porn — is why Playboy is dumping nude photographs

Playboy’s recent decision to stop publishing nude photos marks a watershed moment in media, as the porn pioneer buttons up and turns its back on what made it famous. But the company’s core has had little to do with pornography for a long time. Over the course of a decade, Playboy has steadily transformed itself from a […]

 
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