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Is Watching Porn Making Your Brain Shrink?

Bad news for “men who watch large amounts of sexually explicit material”: The habit has been linked to less cerebral gray matter. 

Posted on May 31, 2014 READ MORE



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How Porn May Be Changing Your Brain

Internet pornography can turn into a destructive spiral of addiction that becomes all consuming. The dopamine released and the fantasy created have the power to rewire our brains forever.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Larry Flynt

The man who made his fortune selling pictures of naked women demonstrates virtue unmatched by most of his peers by writing against the planned execution of the man who left him paralyzed.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 READ MORE



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HIV Sneaks Into Porn Industry

After the adult film industry lifted a ban on production, an AIDS advocacy group is claiming that the fourth porn actor in a month has contracted HIV.

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 READ MORE



Wendy Davis’ Political Prospects, Weiner’s Sexting Partner Cashes In, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Harry Reid speculates about the likelihood of Congress taking up gun control again and scandal-plagued San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is due to begin therapy.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 READ MORE



Googleland: Coming Soon to a Country Near You

CEO Larry Page wants to found a new nation where the Internet giant would set all the rules; even during consensual sexual acts, extreme pornography may be pushing the limits of morality; meanwhile, what was Harvard thinking when it gave Heritage Foundation former analyst Jason Richwine a Ph.D. for his racist dissertation? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 17, 2013 READ MORE



Krugman on the ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Pat Robertson on Women and Porn, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a CEO who claims he fired employees because of Obama’s victory, and Ted Nugent, who has a meltdown over the election on Twitter.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Porn Industry May Quit L.A. Over Condom Policy

We will do our utmost to report this story without cheesy double entendres. Here goes: Southern California is associated with various people, places and phenomena—Hollywood, spray tans and bottle blondes, beachside homelessness, that stretch of the 101 highway that’s always featured in car commercial, and porn, to name a few.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Research Finds Straight Men Like Looking at Fat Women, Penises

A couple of neuroscientists looked through a billion publicly available Web searches from about a million people and told Salon, “There are almost three times as many searches for fat women as there are for skinny women” and “men search for penises almost as often as they search for vaginas.”

Posted on May 15, 2011 READ MORE


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Porn Industry Drags Its Feet on HIV Probe

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. porn industry attempted to block an investigation into the HIV infection of one of its actors, illustrating the dangers in an increasingly unregulated industry.

Posted on Apr 16, 2011 READ MORE



Uncensored Playboy Is (Not) Coming to the iPad

According to a tweeting Hugh Hefner, Playboy magazine, “both old & new” is coming to the iPad, and it “will be uncensored.” That’s somewhat surprising, considering that Apple CEO Steve Jobs once claimed that the iPad was designed to offer “freedom from porn.” (Update)

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 READ MORE



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Porn, Politics and Soccer

Who says you can’t mix politics and pleasure? The former chairman of Barcelona’s football (soccer) team has created a new Catalonian separatist party. His strategy is to use the Barcelona team’s fame and the support of the area’s most popular porn star to win an upcoming regional election.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 READ MORE



Freedom From Porn Edition

What Obama hasn’t learned about offshore oil drilling, why Steve Jobs and Apple want to offer “freedom from porn,” and how GM bamboozled the country into thinking it repaid its bailout money.

Posted on May 18, 2010 READ MORE


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Posted on May 13, 2010 READ MORE



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SEC’s Dirty Little Secret

One wonders if there is a smutty equivalent to Nero’s fiddling while Rome burns. If there is, it might be applicable to the senior staffers at the SEC who spent hours watching pornography on government computers instead of policing the nation’s financial system.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 READ MORE



U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Wesley Farnsworth

Pentagon Frees Troops to Poke, Tweet and Lip-Sync to Lady Gaga

The Department of Defense didn’t have an official policy on what it calls “new/social media”—until now. Starting immediately, DoD employees (including troops) are free to use most of the non-porn Web, from Facebook to YouTube, without worrying about a court-martial. The usual rules on national security still apply. (continued)

Posted on Mar 1, 2010 READ MORE


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China’s Porn Filter on Hold

After facing loads of criticism at home and abroad, China is delaying a rule on the mandatory installation of anti-porn and anti-violence software on all new computers sold. Many have found problems with the software, claiming it blocks sensitive political sites and opens computers to government surveillance and hackers.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 READ MORE


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Flynt Confirms He’s Investigating Sen. Lott

Sen. Trent Lott’s sudden resignation announcement on Monday sparked speculation, starting on the Web site Big Head DC, that Lott decided to step down in order to avoid an exposé about his personal life by porn baron and political provocateur Larry Flynt, who confirms that an investigation is under way. 

Posted on Nov 27, 2007 READ MORE


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Court Victory for DIY Porn Enthusiasts

There’s been a slight shift in the regulation of pornography in America, thanks to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, that might appeal to those of-age-and-consenting types interested in creating racy footage of themselves without the goal of profiting (monetarily, anyhow).

Posted on Oct 24, 2007 READ MORE


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Hypocritically, RNC Took Money From Gay Porn King

The Republican National Committee is a regular recipient of political contributions from Nick Boyias, above, one of America’s largest gay porn distributors. The hypocrisy: The RNC ran an ad last week accusing Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.) of taking money from pornographic movie producers. (TPM has the scoop.)

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE


Driving with Porn
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Man Arrested for Driving With Porn on TV

Police in South Carolina pulled over a driver who was playing an X-rated DVD on his in-car video system. The driver could face felony charges of disseminating or promoting obscenity, based on the argument that a kid could have been looking through the windows.

  • Good to know South Carolina’s police are working hard to keep the streets safe and clean.
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    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Porn Industry Beats Hollywood to Internet DVDs

    Pornography titan Vivid Entertainment will sell adult films through the Internet that can be burned to DVDs and watched on TVs. “Leave it to the porn industry once again to take the lead on this stuff,” says a think-tank analyst.

    Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


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    Teen Sex Comedies, Seriously

    Literary rock star Dave Eggers’ magazine The Believer does a cover story on how 1980s teenage sex comedies “reflect a larger human and cultural failure to ... integrate sexual desire into regular life.”

    Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Former DHS Child Porn Official a Sex Criminal?

    Frank Figueroa, a Dept. of Homeland Security agent, is scheduled to stand trial today on a charge that he exposed himself to a girl in a mall. Figueroa used to run the department’s “Operation Predator,” a program to fight sex crimes against children.
    This comes on the heels of the arrest of DHS officer Brian J. Doyle, who was picked up for allegedly trying to prey on a child via the Web.
    What the hell is going on at DHS?

    Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


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