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On STD Outbreaks in Porn… I’ll Defer to Nina Hartley

September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Trust this woman. (Nina Hartley image from WrestlingForum.com) I’ve been reading up on the recent HIV outbreak in the porn industry and trying to wrap my head around what’s going on in a way that’s helpful. I’ve been drafting blog posts, erasing them, reading more, drafting [...continue...]

HIV Crisis Continuing in Adult Industry

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The HIV crisis in the porn industry continues, with rumors of up to four performers now being infected (these rumors are NOT confirmed), all of whom were active in the Kink.com community. This is scary news. Very scary news. I don’t know if this has anything to do with the fact that condoms [...continue...]

Food for Thought: The Post-Weekend Edition

November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

I had quite a weekend. The Vanilla Party, “A DELICIOUSLY DECADENT FETISH FANTASY SUPER SEXY DUB STEP PARTY, COSTUME PLAY EVENT,” on Friday night was wild (see photo above for reference). Sadly my camera guy wasn’t able to come so I didn’t get the press footage I wanted [...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...]

What to Do When Your Favorite Porn Star Does Something Awful

August 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s what you do when you find out someone you have known personally and really, really liked as a person and a performer for years has done something totally not-ok that has affected thousands of other people: you get really, really conflicted about how to respond to the revelation. [...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...]

DEAR ANTI-PORN ACTIVISTS — Chew on this.

July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about the reasoning and ideology behind anti-porn talking heads (Gail Dines, Naomi Wolf, Shelley Lubben), “activists” (AHF), and legislation (Cal-OSHA). Though I have many arguments against most of this ideology on small levels about the wrong-headedness of shame [...continue...]

Why Anti-Porn Ideology is Totally Wrong-Headed

July 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sighh…. You know, I’ve been thinking a lot about this whole Naomi Wolf anti-porn line of reasoning, and though I have many arguments against it on small levels, it suddenly occurred to me yesterday that there’s a much bigger and glaringly obvious fault with anti-porn ideology. [...continue...]
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