Pornography

Facebook Censors Women's Voices

Mia Hansson | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mia Hansson

Are we not to think that breasts are natural and beautiful even when they are not being used by others? Are pictures of two-millimetre breasts "malicious" and "unsafe", as the automatised messages say? Or is it simply that reality is judged as unsafe by people habituated to porn?

Naked as the Day One Was Porn

Ash Halliburton | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ash Halliburton

Yet, all these generations had something in common, a porn magazine was shared amongst friends, it was fun, exciting, nerve racking. Now accessibility is so extensive it's become the norm, and girls expect it, as they feel it is the norm too.

Two Convicted After Being Sent 'WhatsApp Porn' They Didn't Even WATCH

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

Two men have been convicted for "storing" extreme porn on their smartphones -- despite the fact they were sent it by a third party, and in one case di...

Revenge Porn Could Soon Be A Crime In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Revenge porn could become illegal in the UK to protect women from ex-partners who publish explicit pictures of them on the internet, ministers have sa...

Why Are One In Five Women Considering Designer Vagina Surgery?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 2014 plastic surgery isn't all that unusual, but would you consider going under the knife to change the appearance of your genitals? Almost one...

Cameron's Former Adviser Charged With Possessing Indecent Images Of Children

PA | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

A former adviser to David Cameron has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children. Patrick Rock, 63, was arrested at his home ...

Is Erotica Bad for the Brain?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Frequent brain activation caused by pornography exposure could lead to structural 'wearing' and reduced activity of the underlying brain regions. This in turn results in a higher need for external stimulation of this reward system. This then produces a tendency to search for novel and more extreme sexual material.

Creative Approaches to Video Marketing - Puppies and Porn

Jonathan Heath | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

The easier you can make it for people the better, if they can do it by just watching the content and your content is good then the battle is already won. In the past few weeks two online campaigns have executed this perfectly by utilizing two of the most popular things on the Internet: puppies & pornography.

Help Save The Environment By Watching Porn (Yes Really)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

An online porn site is giving America wood in the most literal sense of the word. Free adult entertainment site Pornhub this week announced it wil...

Revenge Porn Has Become Too Profitable to Go Away

The Conversation UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

For commercial pornography websites there is no "off" switch: the process of creating new categories will continue as long as there are still advertisers and subscribers willing to support their latest creations.

EU Helps You Watch Porn Abroad Says Conservative Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament. Joseph ...

Revenge Porn 'Becoming An Epidemic Amongst Young People'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Revenge porn is becoming an epidemic amongst young people, with charities reporting that they are seeing a sharp rise in complaints, according to the ...

We Must Realise That Pornography Doesn't Exist in a Vacuum

Helen Reeves | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Reeves

I've been listening to current debates about pornography - most recently about young children watching it - and it got me thinking. For feminists, pornography is one of those particularly contentious issues, along with prostitution and the other sexual industries. Really, anything with a sexual element is quite a contested terrain.

Jessica Elgot

Feminists Must Put Porn Blocks 'Back On The Table', Says Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

Feminists in the UK have dropped the ball over extreme porn legislation, a London conference has heard, with activists urged to put David Cameron's mu...

Respect the Choices of Women Who Go Into the Porn Industry

Isabel López Ruiz | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel López Ruiz

For me, being a feminist is about respecting women's choices, whatever they may be. If a woman over the legal age requirement wants to voluntarily participate in the porn industry, that's fine. If she doesn't, that's fine as well. Young women like 'Lauren A', Duke University's freshman porn actress, are being publicly shamed for exposing their bodies on camera. It seems like the idea that a woman could have full control over her body is still shocking to some. When people accuse her of taking part in an industry that 'degrades' women, they don't realise their comments are degrading in themselves, as they refuse to acknowledge her individual voice and bodily autonomy.

Pornstars to Stage Protest in London

Jerry Barnett | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
Jerry Barnett

Female pornstars can't win: they are labelled victims, and if they try to defend what they do for a living, this is taken as proof of just how 'oppressed' they are. According to SPC and Object, their voices are not worth hearing. This is why we are protesting outside the SPC conference from 3pm on Saturday 15 March.

Boy Who Raped Sister Walks Free From Court

PA | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

A 12-year-old schoolboy who raped his seven-year-old sister after he watched hardcore porn on the internet has walked free from court. Social worke...

Ex-Tory 'Porn' Councillor Is Now Ukip MP Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

A former Conservative councillor who was sacked after he used his work laptop to watch porn films, has been selected as a prospective Ukip MP for the ...

Twice Convicted Murderer 'Foxy Knoxy' Offered £12,000 To Star In Porno

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Twice convicted murderer Amanda Knox has been approached by an adult film company to appear in a porno. The 26-year-old, along with former lover R...

'Woman-Friendly' Porn Is Pretty Hard to Come Across

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Having spent most of my formative years getting riled up over the fact that my ovaries reduce my pay packet in comparison to my male peers, it's hard to get turned on watching something which is grounded in the idea that women exist for the sexual gratification of men. However, as much as I'd like to claim that I selflessly stopped watching porn because I'm a committed feminist, that's not strictly true.

Disney Princesses Turn Porn Stars (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Disney Princesses aren't exactly the kind of role models any right-thinking parent would want their daughter looking up to - helplessly waiting for Pr...

Theatre Review: Blurred Lines, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The title of the play gives it away. Blurred Lines at The Shed is a sharp, punchy look at gender politics in Britain today. It's a bright, exciting production that combines spoken word and music, but its claim to "dissect what it means to be a woman today" is highly questionable.

The Great British Porn Off

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

I suppose I fit the criteria for a typical 'user' - I'm a single 20-something male, with no long-term relationships to my name, and I spend most nights alone in my room with my flatmate hurling abuse through my bedroom door that I'm 'using all the bandwidth', but I assure you that is because I'm writing and editing my sketches and radio-interviews, and not wasting the odd three hours perusing the darker side of the internet's super-highway. Honestly.

Porn Star Fears Supersize Breast Implants Could Kill Her

Barcroft | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Top-heavy Elizabeth Starr fears her banned boob job will kill her after her breasts ballooned to a whopping O cup. The adult film star had now-ill...

Brogan Driscoll

Adult Movie Maker On How He Creates 'Empowering' Female Porn

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The life of Justin Ribeiro dos Santos, owner of adult film company Joybear, is less rock n' roll and covered in sleaze than any right-thinking feminis...