Before drafting legislation that seeks to protect sex workers and minors, law-makers should consult with sex workers.
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Why are sex workers routinely excluded from debates on their own legal and human rights?
Raise your hands if you think this year’s Southern Baptist Convention meeting could be feisty.
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A religion data analyst scraped the texts of all Southern Baptist resolutions over the last 150 years. Here’s what he found.
Supporters of sex workers’ rights marched in Las Vegas in 2019.
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More people are getting involved in sex work, especially online – and it can be a lifeline for marginalized people.
A study on the delivery of sexuality education found some teachers were anxious about parental fear, negative media and political hysteria. Sometimes they watered down ‘risky’ content.
Testosterone levels can be affected by range of causes.
A growing online movement believes that giving up masturbation can make us happier and boost our testosterone levels.
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The campaign to stop newspapers publishing topless photos of women relied on a special brand of emotional energy.
The Australian Association of National Advertisers’ new code of ethics improves standards for mainstream advertising but leaves a big loophole in social influencer marketing.
Soldiers used spent shells and casings to make trench art, like this brass bottle opener that was made during World War II.
One scholar spent a decade studying the ways everyday people drew, carved, glued, sewed and baked their own pornography.
Make sure your kids know that if they do see something that upsets them, you won’t be angry at them for telling you about it.
Anaïs Nin’s erotica gets a 2020 update in this new television series.
When it comes to discussing pornography and sexuality with their children, parents have to learn to be quiet and listen.
By 2024 the global sexual wellness market is projected to grow to 39 billion dollars.
The emergence of female-oriented erotica has been portrayed as a sign of women’s liberation, but research indicates that it reinforces cultural scripts of pornography targeting men.
Some experts were concerned about the creation of unrealistic expectations, links with gender-based violence, and the potential for addiction. Others said education might help to offset these harms.
The NZ government’s “Keep it real online” campaign has gone viral, so what was the secret of its success?
Visits to ‘adult’ sites surged in March when coronavirus pandemic restrictions came in. While tastes vary around the country, a disproportionate share of traffic comes from our biggest cities.
Self-isolation can be boring and lonely.
Online pornography is one business that’s booming during the coronavirus pandemic. A psychology researcher explains its pull and whether there are likely to be longer-term effects of this surge in use.
Just because a space is hyper-sexualised doesn’t mean consent doesn’t matter. In fact, it becomes even more important that everyone understands and observes agreed boundaries.
Accessing gambling and pornography sites may well get harder in Australia, if plans for mandatory age-verification go ahead. But there are already technical workarounds for determined web users.
Australian trans performer Marissa Minx on set in Los Angeles, recording exclusive behind-the-scenes footage for her fans.
In today’s economy, adult video stars can’t rely on films alone to make their income. Here’s how they earn all of the rest.
Porn shapes how boys and men see girls and women, and how girls and women see themselves.
We can teach young people to respond more critically to pornography, helping them assess and respond to pornography’s influence.