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Evangelicals, Catholic Leaders Ramp Up Attack on Adult Content

A noticeable ramping up of anti-porn rhetoric among religious groups involved in the War on Porn is coinciding with the lengthy 2020 presidential campaign in the U.S.

Porn Can 'Absolutely Be Empowering for Women,' Scholar Tells CBS News

CBS News aired a segment this weekend interviewing porn studies scholar Madita Oeming as part of their “Speaking Frankly: Porn” series.

Ohio: Anti-Porn Legislator Targets Those Receiving Money from Sex Workers

Last week, a group of Ohio lawmakers, including vocal War on Porn crusader Jena Powell, presented separate pieces of legislation they will introduce with an aim to, in their words, “shame” people who pay sex workers, or those “knowingly receiving financial proceeds for sex acts committed” by sex workers.

Op-Ed: '#NoNutNovember' and the Prudish Cult of Semen Retention

Halloween is behind us and we’re moving into the cornucopian glory of November, the month renowned for Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and, among a small-but-vocal internet cult with utterly unscientific notions of the relationship between semen retention and personal success, #NoNutNovember.

'Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity' Journal to Pick New, 'Theory-Neutral' Name

The prestigious academic journal in the field of sexual health known until this year as “Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity” has announced that it will “undergo a name change to reflect a theory[-]neutral examination (i.e., no bias on a journal level) of problematic sexual behavior and associated sexual health considerations.”

Facebook, Instagram Target Sex Workers With Updated 'Community Standards'

This past summer, without much fanfare, Facebook updated their Community Standards statement concerning sexual expression on the companies’ platforms, including Instagram.

War on Porn: Top Conservative Mag Praises SWERF Icon Andrea Dworkin

Top conservative magazine National Review published a column on Friday praising the work of the late Sex Worker Exclusionary Feminist (SWERF) icon Andrea Dworkin, and endorsing the view that porn should be seen “as decadent and exploitative,” and something that “enslaves men and women to their basest appetites.”

Meet the Religious Crusader Behind Ohio's Bizarre Anti-Porn Bill

An Ohio state representative has just introduced a version of religiously inspired legislation in an attempt to push her state legislature to declare pornography "a public health hazard with statewide and national public health impacts leading to a broad spectrum of individual and societal harms.”

Spectator USA Magazine Debuts With Screed by Anti-Porn Activist Julie Bindel

The inaugural issue of Spectator USA, a recently launched spinoff of ancient UK right-wing publication The Spectator, has published an essay by British anti-porn crusader (and serial outrage-monger) Julie Bindel entitled “The Horror of Big Porn.”

Pornhub, Redtube Reincarnate in India as .org, .net Sites After Censorship

Popular tubesites Pornhub and Redtube have reentered the Indian market as “Pornhub.org” and “Redtube.net, after being banned by the country’s restrictive censorship laws.

Trump's 9th Circuit Nominee Has Links to Religious 'War on Porn'

Donald Trump today announced his latest nominees for judicial positions, which includes elevating Judge Danielle J. Hunsaker to a federal seat in the traditionally progressive 9th Circuit.

Apple Launches 'Enhanced Privacy' Apple Card, Adult Industry Should Beware

The Apple Card was introduced yesterday as a credit industry disruptor and tech status symbol. However, the adult industry and sex workers might want to look at the fine print.

Trump Picks Anti-Porn Activist for Missouri District Court

Today’s round of judicial nominations by the Trump administration include a Missouri district court seat for Sarah Pitlyk, currently counsel for religious group the Thomas More Society.

Instagram and the 'War on Porn': An XBIZ Explainer

For the past six weeks, XBIZ has been conducting an extensive investigation into the deletion of an unusually large number of Instagram accounts of adult performers since the beginning of this year.

Idaho, Iowa Politicians Ramp Up 'War on Porn'

A new Idaho state law limiting free internet access in libraries and an Iowa court case restricting access to media in prisons are the latest examples of an ongoing campaign by some local politicians to eliminate free speech protections of depictions of nudity and sex in order to fight what they are calling “the public health crisis of pornography.”

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Law of Sex: ‘The War on Porn’ Is Rebranded

On October 8, 2014, ThinkProgress.com declared the end to the War on Porn. The censors had lost and erotic media would live on. One sign that the war had been lost was the fact that annual contributions to the well-known anti-erotica group, Morality in Media, had dwindled from over $1 million in 2001 to just over $20,000 in 2005.

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Tanya Tate Speaks Out Against U.K.’s War on Porn

Adult star Tanya Tate recently spoke out against new regulations in the U.K. voicing her disdain for the new laws which she perceives as puzzling as well as sexist.

XBIZ EU to Host 'The War on Porn' Panel

XBIZ is pleased to announce the addition of "State of the Industry: The War on Porn" to the lineup of XBIZ EU, the international digital media conference to be held Sept. 22-24 in London.

China Steps Up War on Porn

Stepping up its crackdown on adult material, China is launching yet another new war on porn distribution.