Porn

Bad Sex Doesn't Sell Porn -- Or Fashion (NSFW)

Erika Lust | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada
Erika Lust

Abercrombie & Fitch has been peddling billboards of apparently-naked men for decades and it seemed to work okay. American Apparel shocked and titillated with its early campaigns: using sex appeal to sell such sundry basics as t-shirts and socks. My theory? BAD sex doesn't sell. And this is one similarity between the porn and fashion industries.

Free Internet Porn Is 'Like Taking Heroin': Author

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Living

He claims to have saved hundreds of thousands of marriages. But John Gray, author of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," is worried by where re...

What Happens To Men's Brains When They Watch Porn

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers found less gray matter in the brains of men who watched large amounts of sexually explicit material, according to a new study. The rese...

Number Of Teenage Boys Watching Porn Online 'Concerning'

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A survey of thousands of young Canadian students across the country found a "concerning pattern" of teenaged boys seeking out pornography re...

Dear Daughter, Let's Talk About Porn - Love, Mom

Erika Lust | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

This is the porn talk. By now you know what sex is (and what fun THAT talk was!), and in all likelihood you know more about porn than I imagine. Sex is a universal human experience, and a private one, which means I wanted you to hear about it from the people closest to you. But over the decades, porn has increasingly become part of the sexual experience, and I don't want to ignore it. Even of it's of no interest to you, you should hear me out, if only to indulge dear old mom.

When Porn Comes Up Against Puritans

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

In an xoJane article titled "I'm Finally Revealing My Name and Face As the Duke Porn Star," the 18-year-old college freshman Miriam Weeks details why she's comfortable with her line of work. She strikes me as thoughtful and deliberative while the campaign against her smells like old-fashioned Puritanism.

Did Facebook Censor Me For Being Pro-Choice?

Erika Lust | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

"Page unpublished ... flagged for self harm ... What?" Don't get me wrong, as a director of adult film, I've been temporarily suspended from Facebook a few times. But my community manager pointed out that the pro-choice banner I had published a month ago was nowhere to be found. In English it reads "My pussy, my rules: free and accessible abortion." This image alone generated 1,200 comments -- 17,500 likes -- and was shared 29,000 times. That is, until enough members found the image offensive to their beliefs and flagged it, and Facebook subsequently dubbed it "self harm."

Canadians' Porn Habits, Um, Revealed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Western Canadians like their “teen” porn, the prairies are into MILFs and central Canada is all about lesbian sex. Those are some of the sordid...

A Porno Stole My Song

Wes Marskell | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

To preface this story, I have to admit that my relationship with porn has always been a dishonest one. If I was to watch it on the Internet, I streamed it. I have never bought a DVD or subscribed to a website nor financially contributed to the industry in anyway, only stolen from it. Then, one day, porn got me back. Someone on Twitter sent me a link to a porno that used our song. Art-rock is a tricky thing. It's precious. People talk about it like fine art or good wine. It's pretentious, it's serious and not for porn. So the implication was that I should be immediately up in arms. My art was stolen and slapped over some smut film. How dare they defile something I labored over?

Your Brain On Porn

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living

A new British study finds that addiction to pornography leads to similar brain activity patterns found in alcohol and drug addicts. Researchers fro...

Banning Child Porn Won't Hide it From Pedophiles

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Graham Templeton

Try to find some child pornography. Go on. Head to Google, or Bing, or even a porn-specific search engine, and try to devise a search string capable of returning pedophilic images or video. I'll wait. Once you're done, we'll meet back up in the next paragraph. In reacting to the story of murdering pedophile Mark Bridger, who was an avid viewer of child pornography, Cameron leapt to abandon his conservative ideals and swing the hammer of censorship without stopping to ask the single most pertinent question: How did Mark Bridger find this child pornography in the first place?

My 8-Year-Old Saw Pornography, Now What?

Jeff Hay | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jeff Hay

Last Thursday, my almost-eight-year-old son's innocence was forever tainted when he discovered, through a Google search, bare-naked ladies (not the talented Canadian singing ones), on his iPod touch. We had a 'situation' here and I needed to deal with it. I didn't want my son to think he was that bad or a deviant.

Porn Is Too Serious For Kids of Any Age

Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick

Why is porn not being policed on the net? Regardless of your opinion on the existence of porn in the world at large, children of any age SHOULD NOT have access to it. This is serious stuff. It deserves our undivided attention. Especially because kids, by and large, learn much by modelling behaviour they see.

Why Young Adults Need Porn Literacy

Dr. Marty Klein | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Marty Klein

Porn shows lots of penises, vulvas, and orgasms, but it doesn't show -- it can't show -- the things about sex that most people value: talking, laughing, kissing, whispering, negotiating, appreciating, cuddling. Feeling special, feeling desired, feeling graceful.

Jacqueline Delange

Gen Y's Complicated Relationship With Online Porn

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Living

Vanessa* was 16 when she first sought out pornography on the web. Apart from a brief brush with adult material before the age of 10 (she searched for ...

With More Women in Film, Has Anything Changed?

Erika Lust | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

A few weeks ago, my newsfeed was filled with stories from this year's Sundance Film Festival: "Record Number of Female Directors!" However, what little information I could find about the films centering around women with sexual storylines led to utter disappointment -- did they all just happen to be really dark, or is the female perspective on sex an utter failure?

Want New Boobies? A Handful of Advice

Tetsuro Shigematsu | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Tetsuro Shigematsu

Dear A-Cup Asian, As a man who doesn't have breasts, I should point out that I have zero expertise on this matter. But given how that has never stopped any man in the history of the world from weighing in on topics he knows nothing about, here goes!

Fifty Shades of Male Fantasy? No Thanks

Erika Lust | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

As a fellow creator in the world of sex and erotica, I'm glad when other women in the industry garner great success for their work. But imagine how dismayed I was then after finding out that Fifty Shades of Grey, this wildly popular series not only represented a relationship devoid of the components integral to healthy BDSM, but also some of the most male-driven fantasies and sexual stereotypes!

The Kind of Porn You SHOULD be Watching

Erika Lust | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

Porn is out there, it's accessible, and it's here to stay. Sex and porn are so inextricably linked that it's as impossible to imagine the world without the one as it is without the other. The problem with most porn is that it reflects a weird world of hairlessness, bleaching athleticism and diminutive speech. It's not real, and this can lead to some serious social problems for teens.

How I Will Tell My Daughters I Work in Porn

Erika Lust | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

When people around me learn of my profession in pornography, they immediately start asking morbid questions. I'm used to this: Society has always tried to control our sexuality. But I'm not so much concerned with society. I'm more concerned with what I'll say when my daughters ask: "Mommy, what is your job?"

Has Bill Maher Been Sucked In by PETA's Naked Celebrities?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgBill Maher is pretty much the last person you'd expect to get sucked in by PETA, Ingrid Newkirk's cult of euthanasia. For Maher to uncritically cheerlead for one of the ugliest cults in America is truly disheartening. And, unlike most of the celebrity cults, PETA does real damage, on a gruesome scale.

Universities Snatching .XXX Domains Before Porn Industry Does

CP | Patrick Condon, The Associated Press | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Business

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Cyber Sex Can Be Relationship-Friendly

Trina Read | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Living
Trina Read

I believe it's the secrecy of your partner engaging in virtual sex that causes the majority of the difficulty -- if not devastation -- to a relationship. I appreciate that it's difficult to bring up that you want to dabble in cyber sex, but it's even more difficult to try and resolve an issue of mistrust.

Is Sex Addiction Real?

Trina Read | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Living
Trina Read

I think the trick to defining sex addiction is to determine 'normal' sexual pursuits. This is an exercise in subjectivity as every person has their own comfort level and preference: some people want sex three times a day (or more), some have exotic tastes, and others favour vanilla sex.

Addicted to Porn

Josey Vogels | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Living
Josey Vogels

Like any other "addiction," I think a porn or sex addiction has more to do with our own abilities to cope and achieve healthy, interpersonal sexual and emotional relationships.