Arrest of Adult film star Ron Jeremy

The only question about porn actor/filmmaker/comedian Ron Jeremy’s being charged with rape is: Why did it take so long? Only Some of the “Thousands of Women” Were Paid Professionals Jeremy boasted over the years of having had sex with “thousands” of women. He had most of this activity, of course, on camera, as the adult…

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#ladygraham

Who Is #LadyGraham? The sex lives of politicians are of infinite interest, mainly because we have an inborn fondness for scandal.   But let’s grant that U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is gay.  Nothing new here.  The political spectrum is dotted with figures who are either out of the closet or presumed gay, to say…

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Donald Trump and Porn

Lynn Comella’s analysis in a recent Washington Post article is excellent.  Of the current porn scholars, Comella is arguably the most knowledgeable and articulate. Free Speech Coalition Protects Adult Entertainment Industry The adult entertainment industry can get along without government help. As Comelia says, “The adult community, led by the industry’s main trade association, the…

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masturbation

A recent sex advice column in Slate raises questions about a preoccupation with masturbation. Specifically, how much is too much during a pandemic? A woman seeking advice thinks her boyfriend’s masturbation is excessive, and she reports that his behaviour is driving her “insane.” Fair enough. Absurd Advice About Masturbation The advice seeker sounds reasonable to…

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Adult Entertainment in Japan

CNN Tells Only Part of the Story CNN’s, Will Ripley, recently reported about the fact that the sex industry has collapsed in Japan. He is partly correct, anyway. Sex work has changed everywhere. Japan is just one country of many where streetworkers have fallen on hard times. And despite the primly moralizing tone of this…

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webcamming

Respectfully Justin The story of Justin LaBoy’s “Respectfully Justin” shows what a toll the quarantine is taking on the male tolerance for boredom.  You have been able for years to watch young women webcamming as they dance, or take it all off, or whatever.  This is a normal part of the adult scene. But these…

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boredom during a pandemic

According to Pornhub, on March 6,  2020, its worldwide traffic was up 11.6 percent; in the U.S., it increased 6.4 percent and, in Italy — which, at the time, was hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic — it was up 57 percent. In the porn world, if there’s a crisis beyond the pandemic and the…

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fingerprint

According to a recent NBC News story, a “California bill to force porn actors to get fingerprinted outrages the adult industry.” Proposed Legislation Is a Terrible Idea It seems to me that the proposed legislation is a terrible idea, for several reasons:  It conflates prostitution and porn starring. In Europe, prostitution is legal and regulated,…

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Stormy's World: Inside Porn

According to various news sources,  Mikaela Spielberg — daughter of famed film director Steven Spielberg — has chosen a career in the adult entertainment industry. This may not have been exactly the career Steven Spielberg had hoped his daughter would pursue. But, as Mikaela points out, the decision was hers alone to make. She may…

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