Pornography

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 28.03.2014 | 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 14.03.2014 | 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 13.03.2014 | 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...

Divorce and the Complicated Division of Assets

Maria Chiorando | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

At the end of most serious relationships, there is usually the question of who goes? And where? It's easier if one of you owns the house, as it becomes a pretty simple answer: you can stay, and your partner can move back in with his parents (ha!) his Evangelical, tee-total parents (double ha!)

Can You Tell The Difference Between Fashion Or Porn?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When NSS Magazine challenged the internet to spot the difference between fashion and porn images, we were quietly confident that we'd nail it (no pun ...

BBC Finds Default Porn Filters Are A Total Shambles

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Government-led attempts to impose porn-blockers on new broadband connections has also blocked sex education websites, advice for people suffering dome...

Page Three: Porn for All the Family

Sophie Blyth-Bristow | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Blyth-Bristow

When I asked my little brother if he thought Page 3 should be removed from The Sun, I was shocked and saddened by his uncompromising response of, "Well no, there are two sides to it; you have to respect that it's what men want". I was shocked that he knew full well the content of Page 3, and I was saddened that this misogynistic attitude was already deeply embedded.

NSFW: Oculus Rift Sex Machine Is Depressing, Inevitable, Potentially Very Profitable

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

In a development as depressing and potentially profitable as it is inevitable, someone has invented a sex simulator for the next-gen virtual reality h...

BBC Uses Porn Actor Mark Sloan For Madeleine McCann Crimewatch Reconstruction

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

The BBC has raised eyebrows after casting a porn actor in a Crimewatch reconstruction of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Mark Sloan, who ha...

Brain Scan 'Can Reveal Porn Addiction'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK

The brains of people who are hooked on pornography behave in a similar way to those of alcoholics or drug addicts, a new study has found. Academics...

HIV Positive Porn Couple Call For Condoms To Be Made Compulsory

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

A porn star couple, who both recently tested positive for HIV, have called for the use of condoms to be made compulsory on all adult film sets. Ca...

Robin Thicke, the Pornogriphication of Pop Culture and the Trials of Student Politics

Andrew Smith | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Smith

It's been quite a summer for Robin Thicke. He's had the second biggest-selling singles of the year, he's helped to 'reinvent' the career of Mylie Cyru...

Oh Yes, Minister!

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Politics

MPs, Lords and parliamentary staff have been trying to access porn websites potentially thousands of times, official figures reveal. Following a F...