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Utah Takes On Newest 'Health Hazard': Porn

Governor to sign 2 measures, including bill mandating computer techs report child porn

(Newser) - In an effort to fight today's "sexually toxic environment," the governor of Utah is expected on Tuesday to sign both a state resolution and a bill that declare pornography a "health hazard," CNN reports. Gov. Gary Herbert's resolution, more general statement than punishable mandate,... More »

Adult Actor Who Accused James Deen Dead at 31

Colleagues are mourning Amber Rayne

(Newser) - Amber Rayne, one of the adult actors who accused James Deen of assault , is dead at age 31, Adult Video News reports. A cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy, but sources says she died in her sleep, peacefully, at home over the weekend. Rayne, who worked in the... More »

I Left Porn So People Would Like Me. I Regret It

Bree Olson writes of trying to have a real life

(Newser) - Bree Olson worked in the porn industry from age 19 to 25, then left to pursue more mainstream pursuits. It's been a painful bust. "People look at me as if I am the same as a sex offender," she writes at the Daily Dot . "They... More »

James Deen in More Trouble, Now Over Condom Use

Porn star's production company hit with citations, fines

(Newser) - James Deen, already under fire for alleged sexual assault , is now under more fire. California OSHA officials say the porn star's production company didn't use condoms and then didn't offer vaccines or follow-up medical exams to employees who may have been exposed to hepatitis B, the Guardian... More »

Emma Watson: I Pay to Learn About Sexual Pleasure

'Harry Potter' star recommends OMGYES.com

(Newser) - Emma Watson is learning about things you won't find in the Hogwarts school library. The 25-year-old Harry Potter star—who says she's taking a break from acting to educate herself about feminism—is learning about women's sexual pleasure from a website called OMGYES.com , reports People . "... More »

Mayor's Facebook Post Reveals His Porn Browsing

Besides, the Internet connection was too slow to actually watch any of it

(Newser) - It was only research. So says a German mayor who, via a post on his town's official Facebook page, inadvertently busted himself for checking out online porn. Thomas Koppl of Quickborn, in the course of a political debate, posted a screenshot of the German constitution to Facebook. He neglected... More »

Actor Says Porn Addiction Nearly Ruined His Life

Terry Crews says he now wants to help others

(Newser) - Terry Crews has revealed a "dirty little secret" in a series of Facebook videos : For decades, the NFL player turned Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor and Old Spice guy was addicted to porn. "It really, really messed up my life in a lot of ways," the actor says, per... More »

10 Awful Things We'd Do for Money

Murder, sex, assault, treason, pornography, and so much more

(Newser) - Judging by the skyrocketing Powerball jackpot , Americans are willing to turn a blind eye to statistics in the pursuit of easy money. But it turns out that's not the worst thing we'd do for a payday. "Many Americans admit they would be willing to go to incredible,... More »

Porn Site's Scholarship Goes to Middle-Aged Mom

Her boss is accused of trying to have her killed

(Newser) - MaryAnn Uribe has had a rough few years. In 2014, for instance, her former employer allegedly tried to have her killed. But, thanks to a purveyor of Internet pornography, things are looking up for the 48-year-old mother of two in San Antonio, Texas. Uribe has been announced as the recipient... More »

Unique Porn Startup Battles 'Silicon Valley Prudes'

'Make Love Not Porn' is barred from usual tools of business because of content

(Newser) - It's a story about a pornography startup trying to make a go of it, but this one has a few unique twists. As a profile in Priceonomics explains, entrepreneur Cindy Gallop has a message behind her Make Love Not Porn video platform: She's worried about "the creeping... More »

New James Deen Accusers Detail On-Set Attacks

2 more women come forward, say porn star raped them while filming

(Newser) - Two more porn stars have come forward with accusations of assault against James Deen , and they're extremely disturbing. Both allegedly took place on porn sets, while filming, and the Daily Beast has the details:
  • Amber Rayne says that, while filming her first scene with Deen, she called him a
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Porn Stars Accuse James Deen of Rape, Assault

A firestorm is brewing around the adult-film star

(Newser) - Adult film star (and Lindsay Lohan co-star ) James Deen has been hailed as a feminist and as porn's "boy next door," but over the past few days a much more troubling persona has emerged. As Vice reports, a number of porn stars have accused Deen of... More »

Lawsuit: Airbnb User Unwittingly Hosted Porn Shoot

Woman says California mansion was littered with evidence of it when she returned

(Newser) - Built on the tail end of the Roaring Twenties, the Acacia Mansion in Ojai, Calif., likely has been the scene of many a Gatsby-esque party. But, after allegedly serving as the set for a five-day fetish porno shoot last August, it’s safe to say that the bar for wild... More »

No More Porn at Hyatt

No more on-demand movies in hotels

(Newser) - Hyatt Hotels will no longer offer on-demand pornographic movies in its rooms across 618 properties in 51 countries. "This content will not be introduced to any new Hyatt hotels, and it will be discontinued or phased out at all hotels," the company said Wednesday. Hyatt is just the... More »

Online Porn Isn't Behind Playboy's Troubles

It's more about an outdated fantasy lifestyle, writes essayist

(Newser) - In announcing that it would no longer run nude photos in print or online, Playboy explained that the pervasiveness of online porn forced its hand. But at the New Republic , Jeet Heer makes the case that more is at play here regarding that remarkable decision—perhaps the end of an... More »

New Report Reveals LA High School Let Porn Film There

Officials say they were 'misled' by makers of Revenge of the Petites

(Newser) - The Los Angeles school district temporarily banned production companies from filming on its properties after an investigative report from NBC Los Angeles on Thursday revealed that a pornographic movie had been shot at one of its high schools a few years ago. Revenge of the Petites was filmed at Alexander... More »

Porn App Snaps User's Photo, Demands Ransom

Welcome to so-called 'ransomware'

(Newser) - If you've used Adult Player, sorry to hear it: It's an Android porn app that takes a photo of you with the phone's front-facing camera, immobilizes the device, and demands a $500 payment via a locked ransom screen to fix the phone and delete the photo. This... More »

This Porn Site Wants to Help Pay Your College Tuition

Pornhub is feeling generous, offering a $25K scholarship

(Newser) - If you're 18 or older, have a 3.2 GPA or higher, and are heading back to college this fall, there's a new scholarship opportunity you should know about, provided you don't mind taking money from a porn site that boasts of 79 billion online video views... More »

Cops Bust Drone Delivery of Porn DVDs, Drugs to Prison

2 men face charges; charges also expected against an inmate

(Newser) - Someone inside Maryland's Western Correctional Institution will be waiting a long time for his porn delivery. Officials say two men have become the first in the state to be charged with attempting to deliver contraband items to a prison via drone after they were found with a Yuneec Typhoon... More »

India Does U-Turn on Porn Ban

Hundreds of websites unblocked

(Newser) - The Indian Express describes banning online pornography in a country of 1.25 billion people as a "herculean task," and it is one the Indian government has decided to abandon. A pornography ban introduced this week caused outrage, with some likening the government to the Taliban, and access... More »

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