New York is considering a new deepfakes law that would prohibit people from making fake celebrity porn videos — so why is Disney opposing it?
APAG, a union for porn actors and actresses, says PrEP has “become a party drug” and diminishes it as a vital tool in reducing HIV transmission
Most Americans know it as the “goblin emoji,” but those with knowledge of Japanese history and art know it has a much more interesting backstory
A porn payment service called Spankchain has asked sex workers to expose any Senatorial clients of theirs who voted for FOSTA, an anti-sex work bill
Two years after launching we examine the effects of OnlyFans on the gay porn industry, and on a population of users now able to capitalize on their bodies
A newly instated Indonesia Tumblr ban has completely blocked the popular microblogging and social media platform from the Asian nation because of its porn
Masturbating to online porn multiple times per day is standard sexuality for many people, and there’s no such thing as online porn addiction
Though the Pentagon has been investigating the military nudes scandal for the past year, the harassment, cyber bullying and revenge porn continues anyway
If you’re not having the best Valentine’s Day, it’s about to get a whole lot better — you can get free Pornhub Premium for 24 hours — who needs love anyway?
The 4chan spinoff site MaleGeneral has been posting nudes of men without their consent since 2008, calling those who complain ‘turds’
Gay porn star Topher DiMaggio has denied rape allegations made by fellow adult film actor Tegan Zayne through plagiarism and misrepresenting Zayne’s tweets
It’s becoming increasingly easy for web users to create fake porn using artificial intelligence software, and its potential for abuse is truly frightening
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.)