Pan having sex with a goat, statue from Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum, 1752.
The vast discrepancy between abhorrence of bestiality and acceptance of slaughtering on animals suggests that thinking imaginatively about animal orgasm may help us to be more compassionate toward animals.
Stormy Daniels, an adult star, at a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans.
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The Christian right's response to pornography in recent history is complicated. The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers.
Recent deaths within the pornography industry in the US have reignited debates on labour conditions and mental health.
Most parents are unaware just how easily available ‘hardcore’ porn has become.
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While parents are growing more concerned about their children's easy access to porn, they often don't realize just how 'hardcore' and violent it has become and how early their kids are seeing it.
Some 81m people visit the world's most popular porn site every day. Here's everything they need to know about the law.
The royal commission’s work, and the testimony of survivors, has brought to light an issue that has been denied for far too long.
For many children and young people, engaging with explicit material is not uncommon.
For many children and young people, engaging with explicit material is not uncommon – and not necessarily harmful.
The unpleasant influence of the adult entertainment industry.
Ovidie is a French feminist who published a book about the ignorance of pornography. Her documentary Pornocracy is an exploration of porn’s multinational corporations and their exploitation of performers.
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Both the U.S. and the U.K. have blamed porn for a wide range of medical and social ailments. But a recent Canadian report suggests there's no credible evidence of this co-relation.
He changed how we see women, sex, and politicians.
“Gritty,” “authentic” are words of praise often used for TV director David Simon: No less so with The Deuce, his new series about the rise of the porn industry in New York City in the 1970s.
Sex education in progressive countries like The Netherlands and Switzerland emphasizes intimacy, adventure and connection. Lower rates of teen pregnancy and sexual dysfunction ensue.
Popular claims about media harm don’t always stack up against the evidence.
The rise in student-on-student sexual assaults at school has been linked to the sexualisation of kids, and their easy access to online pornography.
Blocking porn for under-18s will only make things worse for young people left without adequate sex education.
More women than men avoid sex, but the reasons for both genders vary.
Sex is an important part of life, but many people avoid it. Fear, former abuse and religion are common reasons, but you may be surprised to know how your overall health also leads to avoidance.
The author in London in 1986, aged 69.
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In his lifetime Anthony Burgess was a strong advocate of free expression. A forthcoming book promises to bring his political writing back into focus.
A new study asked people to imagine how virtual reality could change pornography, with some occasionally bizarre results.
The bunny brand.
The pornographic publication is getting back to basics in a battle for survival.
The original scroll on which the Marquis de Sade wrote the draft of ‘The 120 Days of Sodom.’
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Arguably the most obscene and offensive work of fiction ever written is going to be sold in America as a mainstream classic for the first time.
Governments and campaigners are keeping schtum when it comes to webcamming. It's time to break the silence.