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It’s Scary to Write About Some Things…

December 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

Photo via Bitch Media, by SPDP …but I wrote about them anyway, scary as they are. **Trigger warnings all up in this biz.** In the wake of the many allegations of rape, assault, and misconduct leveled against James Deen in recent weeks (as of my last count, there are now eleven women who say [...continue...]

Yellowface is a Problem, But It’s Not THE Problem

February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Background: for those of you who haven’t heard yet, porn company Burning Angel recently made a porn parody of The Walking Dead. Burning Angel specializes in parodying horror movies (see: Fuckenstein), so the zombie show is right up their alley. They tried to get all the people they cast in [...continue...]

5 Reasons to Vote No on Measure B Tomorrow

November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

For those who don’t know: Measure B will appear on Los Angeles County ballots in tomorrow’s election, and if passed would require adult performers to use condoms, gloves, and/or dental dams in all porn shoots filmed in LA County. It would also require the funding and deployment of LA [...continue...]

Let’s Talk About How to Talk to Kids Who Find Porn Online

October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Because things can never be easy, I have fallen sick with some kind of stomach bug and sinus problems the day before my move. I’m going to leave work early to go home and rest/drink broth/pack. I really want to talk about this article on Salon about how to deal with finding your kid’s [...continue...]

Health Care for Adult Stars and Sex Workers

July 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sure, the words “porn” and “health care” may conjure up images like the one above for most of us, but let’s get serious here, shall we? Since Hollie Stevens, award-winning adult performer and truly beautiful human being, tragically and passed away far too young a week [...continue...]

The HIV Scare is Over, But Probably Not the Hysteria

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Patient Alpha, who tested positive for HIV at the end of August, has re-tested negative! Yippie! The results of a second test were announced on Saturday, after the porn industry had been shut down for almost a week, and the unnamed, un-gender-identified, un-age-specific patient doesn’t have [...continue...]

Thinking About Consent Again: What’s the Best Model for Porn?

April 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Newsweek article I read today about male-male rape in the military (seriously, only click on that link if you’re in a pleasant frame of mind; if you start out unhappy, you’ll end it wanting to go out and hurt someone) got me thinking about issues of sexual consent, and human ugliness, [...continue...]

Shameless: Yes

January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last night at a friend’s house I watched the first episode of the new William H. Macy Showtime drama, “Shameless.” (Between Macy’s new vehicle and Steve Buscemi’s “Boardwalk Empire” on HBO, this seems to be the year of the weird-looking-dude on major cable [...continue...]
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