Ashley Madison “John Does” Must Use Real Names to Sue Dating Site
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Ashley Madison “John Does” Must Use Real Names to Sue Dating Site

If there’s one thing that the companionship-seeking users of Ashley Madison prized most of all, it was discretion. Dating, with the potential for relationships, was not the main reason that users created accounts and cruised the site. The men who used the dating website – and it was mostly men – were searching for casual …

Elections Get Dirty as Adult Filmmakers Set Up a Political Action Committee
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Elections Get Dirty as Porn Filmmakers Set Up a Political Action Committee

By Sharon Bernstein

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California politics got a bit more racy on Wednesday, as producers and actors in the adult film business said they had formed a political action committee, or PAC, to fight a ballot initiative to require the use of condoms when shooting explicit sex scenes.

The move by an industry association …

U.S. Teens Getting Less Formal Sex Education Since 2006
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U.S. Teens Getting Less Formal Sex Education Since 2006

By Kathryn Doyle

(Reuters Health) – Formal instruction about birth control and other aspects of sexual health in the U.S. is on the decline, according to an analysis of survey data from 2006 to 2013.

“The declines in formal sex education we observed since 2006 are distressing, but unfortunately are part of a longer term retreat from …

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Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Show to Protest Same-Sex Law

By Suzannah Gonzales and Colleen Jenkins

(Reuters) – Canadian singer Bryan Adams has canceled a show in Mississippi to protest a new state law that will let people with religious objections deny services to same-sex couples, the second major concert scrapped in the U.S. South over discrimination concerns.

On Friday, rock star Bruce Springsteen called off a …

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Paypal Pulls North Carolina Plan After Transgender Bathroom Law

CHICAGO (Reuters) – PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) said on Tuesday it canceled plans to open a global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina after the state passed a controversial law targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens.

Last month, North Carolina became the first state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms or …

Virginia Governor Vetoes 'Religious Liberty' Bill
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Virginia Governor Vetoes ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill

(Reuters) – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed ministers and others refuse to marry gay couples because of their religious beliefs.

McAuliffe, a Democrat, said the measure approved by the Republican-controlled legislature was unconstitutional and would drive business away from the state.

“Although couched as a ‘religious freedom’ bill, this …

Missouri AG finds no Evidence Planned Parenthood Mishandled Fetal Tissue
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Missouri AG finds no Evidence Planned Parenthood Mishandled Fetal Tissue

(Reuters) – An investigation in Missouri found no evidence that Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis clinic mishandled fetal tissue or engaged in unlawful activity, Attorney General Chris Koster’s office said on Monday.

Koster, a Democrat, launched the investigation after an anti-abortion group released videos over the summer alleging that Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue in other …

News of Wes Craven's Death Reveals Director's Porn Beginnings
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News of Wes Craven's Death Reveals Director's Porn Beginnings

Wes Craven is best known for the mark he made in horror films, directing a number of horror thrillers now considered classics. But news of Craven’s death turned up new information about his career, including surprising details that the famed director’s Hollywood beginnings included work on adult movies, as well as horror work that starred budding adult-film …

News of Wes Craven's Death Reveals Director's Porn Beginnings
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News of Wes Craven’s Death Reveals Director’s Porn Beginnings

Wes Craven is best known for the mark he made in horror films, directing a number of horror thrillers now considered classics. But news of Craven’s death turned up new information about his career, including surprising details that the famed director’s Hollywood beginnings included work on adult movies, as well as horror work that starred budding adult-film …

CVS to Drop Viagra Drug Coverage
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CVS to Drop Viagra Drug Coverage

For the last 15 years or so, men of a certain age have been able to look to their health insurance to support their sex lives and relationships at a time in life when the loss of function in the former can contribute to the deterioration of the latter. Health insurance companies have covered Viagra, the first …

New York Magazine's Ballsy Article Targeted by Hackers
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New York Magazine Article Targeted by Hackers

New York Magazine released the stunningly brave story of thirty-five women who came forward to discuss their unwanted sexual contact with comedian, Bill Cosby. A stark black and white cover presented audiences with the faces of the accusers and victims of a man once beloved and revered as a family icon.

New York Magazine Article Targeted

Shortly after …

Goggles - The New Piece Of Sexual Equipment On Porn Sets
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Goggles – The New Piece Of Sexual Equipment On Porn Sets

When people think of equipment commonly used by porn stars, sex toys are probably the first things that come to mind. But a new proposed regulation could require adult talent to employ a different kind of equipment for sexual health – goggles. California regulators are weighing proposed changes to guidelines guarding against the transmission of sexually transmitted …

Sex Toys For Sale... By Vending Machine
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Sex Toys For Sale… By Vending Machine

We live in an age of convenience. Food can be ordered for home delivery. Clothing and books can be purchased over the Internet. And while the video store business is all but extinct, movie rentals are still alive and well in ubiquitous Redbox machines placed at locations frequented by consumers. Perhaps that widespread consumer availability …

Is The Revenge Porn Issue Being Taken Seriously?
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Is The Revenge Porn Issue Being Taken Seriously?

The adult film industry is constantly selling us a fantasy, and in order to enjoy it we typically suspend our disbelief. We don’t question how old an actress really is if she’s portraying a schoolgirl, or a step mom. We don’t ask why a plumber has six-pack abs. And if something lists itself as “amateur” …