Pornography and related topics

Pornography—in one form or another—has been around since, well, forever. From the graphic depictions of sex in ancient Indian, Japanese and Roman art, to the novels of John Cleland and Marquis de Sade, to the first nude photographs (which appeared just a few short years after the invention of photography), to early moving pictures and all the way up to the modern pinnacle of porn—the porn parody—the arch of human history is little more than a trail of porno. But while we have always loved our pornography, we have also always been somewhat ashamed of it. When the erotic carvings of ancient Rome we’re discovered in Pompeii, the Victorian scholars of the day opted to keep them a secret, so as not to corrupt the sensibilities of the public. John Cleland and Marquis de Sade were both prosecuted for their “lewd” novels, Fanny Hill, and Juliette. And distributors of early erotic photographs had to work in the shadows. Today, pornography is more graphic, more prolific, and more readily available than ever. Yet, the stigma is not completely gone. With everything from restrictive content laws to vigorous debates about the ethics and politics of the porn industry, it seems that as long as porn is around (forever and ever), it will always be controversial. Here’s a selection of some of our favorite porn coverage (Sorry, no actual porn here. Just stuff ABOUT porn. Though we do have some naked people here if you like.)
Books
We’re Obsessed With This Hilarious (and Sexy) Parody of Trashy ’70s Gay Porn Mags

“I’ve always loved gay porn from the ’70s because it was a lot more down to earth than the porn we see today,” says Greg Scarnici, a New York-based comedian who recently released Hot Rods, a new book parodying a beloved format of adult entertainment from times gone by, the vintage[…]

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Sex
‘I Masturbate to Online Porn Multiple Times Per Day. Am I Addicted?’

Masturbating to online porn multiple times per day is standard sexuality for many people, and there’s no such thing as online porn addiction

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Drag
Get Ready to Root for Your Favorite Queen at the 2020 Miss Pineapple Pageant

Hold onto your wigs, guys and queens, because Falcon | NakedSword (yes, the gay porn studios) just announced the 2020 Miss Pineapple Pageant is going live Sunday, July 5 at 6 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. PDT. You can watch the pageant, which is fundraising for Pineapple Support, via NakedSword.com/weekends[…]

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Editors' Picks
Two Previously Unavailable Gay Erotic Cinema Classics Are Being Restored and Re-Released

Next up as part the ongoing project to restore and re-release the work of Bressan are two gay adult films, ‘Passing Strangers’ and ‘Forbidden Letters.’

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