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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female empowerment

The death of a British backpacker, Grace Millane, is a tragedy.  A young woman lost her life, and that is horrible. Her 28-year-old murderer received a sentence of life imprisonment, and I hope he serves as many years of that sentence as the courts allow. The perpetrator strangled his victim, according to CNN. Then he…

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Is Nudity Porn?

According to a recent article in Yahoo Entertainment, it seems that singer and talk show host Marie Osmond is appalled at a stepmother who was walking around topless at home in front of her stepchildren. Ms. Osmond hopes the criminal justice system will charge the woman with a crime because, apparently, Marie finds nudity to…

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Big Beautiful Women Attract the Unhinged Aurora Snow’s Daily Beast piece, “Inside Porn’s Scary Death-Threat Epidemic: ‘You’re Always Looking Over Your Shoulder,’” is psychologically perceptive:  BBW (Big Beautiful Women) attract the unhinged.  There are lots of targets these days for the unhinged, from the Democratic candidates to the local high school.  But why would these marginalized…

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porn video

What Is Good Porn? This CNN piece reeks of smarm.  Does “good porn” even exist? asks the headline.  The assumption is that most porn is “bad,” whatever that means. Good porn turns out to be “sexually explicit internet material” — as apparently the author and his colleagues normally call it — that respects everyone’s rights,…

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male virginity

Japan does stand out sexually in various ways but let’s not confuse oranges and apples.  There’s a difference between having sex and getting married.  The CBS News piece, “The cautionary tale of Japan’s ‘sex recession,’” explores Japan’s high “male virginity” rate.  But the explanations are all about how economically difficult it is to get married.…

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pool

Swimming Topless in Barcelona CNN’s Jack Guy reports that women can now swim topless in Barcelona’s city pools. Most of the European beaches are now topless, so it’s no surprise that Barcelona’s pools have joined their ranks.  This hedonic attitude towards life is one reason Barcelona has become a huge tourist destination — so much…

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