While the religious right's attempts to ban porn in America may be stalled for the moment, the fight to ban pornography recently made inroads across the pond.
There is ample reason to be interested in The Canyons, the latest Lindsay Lohan film that seems to be on everyone's lips and laptop screens. It's undoubtedly provoking, though often times not for a good reason.
In this age where sexting is considered foreplay, is there anyone who hasn't snapped a scandalous selfie and sent it out into the Internet ether? Seems to me that the only difference between those people and your boo is that he was smart enough to get paid for it!
The fact that porn has become such a punchline in our culture -- something that is joked about in mainstream humor as a signifier for all that is horny, male and, often, lower-class -- is hard to believe, from the perspective of the social history captured in Lovelace.
This summer, I am delivering the same message to our teens that I am delivering to Anthony Weiner: Think before you act.
For nearly 20 years we've had almost unlimited access to sexual speech on the Internet -- and a blossoming of communities related to sex and sexuality. Now, in an echo of the anti-obscenity fight that followed the last sexual revolution, safe spaces for discussing sex are in danger of disappearing.
Let me preface this piece by saying that I love the digital era. I think technology is wonderful and I am in constant awe of how far we have come even...
Someone who can fit sixty-eight wieners in his mouth must be confident in his sexuality, however, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, in a July 4th burst, irrevocab...
4. "Who's the guy in your relationship?" Ouch. Some aspects of the patriarchy simply don't apply in same-sex relationships, and someone having to be "the guy" in a lesbian relationship is one of them.
Google on Saturday said that it's building a "cross industry database" of encrypted "fingerprints" of child sexual abuse images to "enable companies, ...
One of the biggest obstacles to society's acceptance of porn as an "art form" is the belief that to perform it requires little talent, skill or training. Granted, would be impossible to argue against this point if it were true -- but I'm here to tell you it isn't.
That a large number of Americans appears to face particular anguish related to the proliferation of pornography merits dialogue and understanding, not ridicule.
At the risk of beating a dead horse, I'd like to tackle a recurrent question in the art world: Is it art or is it porn?
Does too much sex kill? Well, not directly, but the rash of deaths within the gay porn world seems to suggest otherwise. Recently, writer and friend Brett Edward Stout asked me, "Johnny, how did you survive?" I was speechless. I had no answer. Why am I still here when my friends are not?
Until Facebook and Google are willing to do far more to stop the slave traders nothing can be done on a big scale to end the traffic in human beings.
The sexualization of lesbians verges on being a cultural phenomenon. Perhaps it is society's glorification of the penis and masculinity in sex that causes people, both heterosexual and within the queer community, to marvel over what two women can possibly do in the bedroom.