This is the weekly Lust News Roundup: breaking porn and Lust-related news all in one place. Here I will include news about sex-tech, sex-politics, feminism, and other important developments in the industry.
Monday 17 December – Sunday 23 December
Incase you missed it, Monday 17 December was the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. If you want to get involved take a look at these 6 ways to support sex workers, according to sex workers [Bustle]
The internet is revolutionising how porn is made by analysing the stream of data left behind by online viewers. Welcome to the age of data-driven porn; My Stepdad’s Huge Dataset [Logic]
With Tumblr’s newfound aversion to adult content, age verification systems being put into place, and porn filters on WiFi networks, it seems that Porn is Becoming Taboo Again [Medium]
This year saw highs and massive lows for sexual freedom and expression, take a look back at The 9 Most Important Sex Trends of 2018 for a recap [Forbes]
And, now we look into the future of sex work, outsourcing sex and the conversation around whether robots will ever replace sex workers in Love Removal Machine [Bitch Media]
I wish this article was compulsory reading for everyone. Say it loud and clear, Your Vagina is Terrific (and Everyone Else’s Opinions Still Are Not) [New York Times]
Podcast of the Week:
If you haven’t yet listened to Esther Perel’s podcast Where Should We Begin then you need to use your free time this holiday season to sit down with that big box of chocolate and start listening! In each episode Esther invites us into her private therapy sessions and each week it’s a new couple with a new problem. I’m continually amazed by her, she always finds a way to reframe their problem and pave a way forward for them. [Esther Perel]
Tweet of the Week:
Look at this thread for more on why criminalisation of sex work endangers sex workers…
Yesterday, a peer-reviewed journal published a review that analyzed nearly 150 studies from 1990 – 2018 about sex work from across the globe.
It confirmed that the criminalization of sex work endangers people in the sex trade.
— Jordan N. DeLoach (@jndeloach) December 12, 2018
This Week’s Lust News:
Role Model: Erika Lust [Killer and a Sweet Thang]
New Release: Näkki – Spellbound by Luna Kuu on XConfessions [Erika Lust Films]
Enjoy the holidays Lusties, see you next week!