Porn For Women Retrospective 2014

2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Ms Naughty Porn for Women Blog and the ninth anniversary of this retrospective. And you know, I’m not sure the retrospective is needed anymore, especially since the topics have expanded beyond the old idea of “porn for women” and now include feminist porn, queer porn and censorship. Still, habits are hard to break and there has actually been a lot to report on Read More …

Porn Panel At Reality Bites Literary Fest

Yesterday I attended the “Money Shot” porn panel at the Reality Bites Literary festival. I wanted to hear what author Jeff Sparrow had to say about porn and censorship. He has written a book called The Money Shot, which looks at the dysfunctional censorship system here in Australia. This review does a good summary of the book. Also on the panel were erotica and fiction writer Krissy Kneen and journalist Read More …

UK Goes Mad With New Opt-In To Porn Policy

The conservative government in the UK has announced that all households in the UK will have to officially opt-in to allowing porn by notifying their ISPs of their intention. The Guardian reports: In the most dramatic step by the government to crack down on the “corroding” influence of pornography on childhood, the prime minister will say that all internet users will be contacted by their service providers and given an Read More …

Tumblr Reverses Its Pornocalypse – For Now

Over the last few days the internet as been mightily stirred up thanks to Valleywag “breaking the news” that Tumblr had effectively hidden all 2 million-plus porn blogs. It had removed the “erotic” tag along with numerous other porny tags and inserted a robots.txt file that hid any blogs marked “NSFW” or “adult” from all search engines. I say “breaking the news” because Bacchus from Eros Blog had actually discovered Read More …

Clitblocked By Google

This is not going to be a very coherent post, I suspect. More of an angry “I need to vent” kind of rant. Hot on the heels of being censored by Vimeo came the news that Blogger (owned by Google) was giving users 4 days to remove any adult advertising from their sites. The email sent out to those who had voluntarily labelled their blogs NSFW didn’t bother to define Read More …