Adult Performers Advocacy Committee’s ‘Consent Checklist’ (APAC)

Adult Performers Advocacy Committee’s ‘Consent Checklist’ (APAC)

APAC, the free of charge advocacy group run by active performers tweeted a consent checklist.. The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee advocates to maintain and improve safety and working conditions in the adult film industry by giving adult performers education and organized representation in matters that affect our health, safety, and community. The mission of APAC […]

 

The coming war between sex-positive feminism and affirmative consent

The coming war between sex-positive feminism and affirmative consent

Back in the early 1980s, the feminist movement was divided by what became known as the “feminist sex wars.” On one side were women who claimed pornography was a tool of patriarchal oppression that promoted male dominance and should be censored; on the other side, feminists identifying as “sex-positive” who didn’t want to censor sexual […]

 

Jill Soloway Teams Up with Nina Hartley to Discuss Consent

Jill Soloway Teams Up with Nina Hartley to Discuss Consent

What exactly is consent? Adult film star Nina Hartley helps one young couple establish and respect each other’s sexual boundaries in this short video co-directed by “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway. Is visiting a sex dungeon really the best way to understand this idea? “The kink community is actually very centered on honesty, consent, and openness,” […]

 

No action over Skyn Condoms ad during TV movie about high-profile rape trial

No action over Skyn Condoms ad during TV movie about high-profile rape trial

No action will be taken against TVNZ for airing a condom advertisement during a television movie about one of New Zealand’s most high-profile rape trials. Complaints were received by the Advertising Standards Authority about the Skyn Condoms advertisement, which showed a woman in her underwear talking about how much she loved sex, a report by […]

 

Iowa State Rep. Henry Rayhons Arrested for Sex with Incapacitated Wife

Iowa State Rep. Henry Rayhons Arrested for Sex with Incapacitated Wife

Iowa State Rep. Henry Rayhons (R-Garner) was recently arrested and charged with third-degree sexual abuse, a felony. Rayhons allegedly had sex with his wife Donna at the Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa, on May 23, reports the Iowa City Press-Citizen. According to the police report, Rayhons was informed on May 15 that his wife couldn’t […]

 

Affirmative Consent and California’s Absurd Intervention Over Dorm Room Sex

Affirmative Consent and California’s Absurd Intervention Over Dorm Room Sex

Legislators and activists just don’t trust adults to navigate issues of consent without them. With all the other drama in the news, the likely passage of a California law ostensibly targeting sexual assault on college campuses—approved by the state Senate on May 29 and by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on June 18—has gone largely unnoticed. […]

 

Strange argument: Ruling on gay sex ban leaves Alabamians ‘less protected from nonconsensual sex’

Strange argument: Ruling on gay sex ban leaves Alabamians ‘less protected from nonconsensual sex’

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange today argued the state should challenge the recent ruling striking down Alabama’s gay sex ban. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals held that the state’s sexual misconduct law is unconstitutional as it criminalizes private consensual acts. Strange wants the appeals court to leave the law, code section 13A-6-65, in place to deal with nonconsensual […]

 

Canadian government should stay out of the prostitution business

Canadian government should stay out of the prostitution business

Op/Ed BY ERIC DUHAIME in the Toronto Sun — The Conservatives tabled their bill last week to criminalize prostitution, especially targeting the clients who pay for such services. As we recall, last December the Supreme Court of Canada struck down our current prostitution laws since it put the safety and lives of prostitutes at risk. Our Parliament had a […]