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Industry Responds to Google's Move Against 'Aggressive' Ads

For many in the ecommerce world, Tuesday, Feb. 15, was a day like no other — a day of anticipation and trepidation, which some advertisers and …

Make Love Not Porn: Cindy Gallop’s Sexual Revolution

Make Love Not Porn:<p>Cindy Gallop’s Sexual Revolution<p><i>Cover Photo Courtesy of Newsweek</i><p>Someone’s gotta do it. And according to Cindy Gallop, she might as …

The Founders Bringing Sex Tech to the Masses

Vibrators were once the products of feminist lore. Meet the entrepreneurs bringing sex toys to the mainstream. .<p>Ariel Martinez gets paid to watch people have sex.<p>As assistant curator with Make Love Not Porn, a New York social network that publishes racy videos online, Martinez analyzes hundreds of …

Spotlive CEO Talks Sex Tech Startup Hurdles and the Need for Millennial Entrepreneurs

<i>Jacob Michalak on launching his adult cam platform.</i> <i><br>Photo by Tomasz Sagan</i>If you’re familiar with the sex tech and adult entertainment industries, …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

The Squishy Ethics of Sex With Robots

Sarah Jamie Lewis was thinking about an internet-connected cock ring.<p>As a computer scientist, she could understand the nominal use case. It was …

How Much Data Are You Giving To Porn Websites?

Porn Tabs Are Not Magic<p>If the title of this piece had simply been 'how much data are you giving away?' we bet most of you wouldn't have clicked. The …

Privacy

Adult Industry in the eyes of Maxine Lynn

Maxine Lynn is intellectual property attorney and owner of Unzipped Media(link is external) has launched blog SexTechLaw.com(link is external) and …

This Feminist Pornographer Is Bringing Sex-Positivity To Glossy Print

MacKenzie Peck wanted to shoot feminist porn that gets you hot and makes you think. So two years ago she launched <i>Math</i>, a glossy quarterly erotica …

8 Mindblowing Sex Trends We'll See In 2018

From smart dildos to sex robots capable of orgasm (yup, you heard that right), here are our expert predictions for how sex tech will change in the New Year<p>2017 was stressful, to say the least. There is, however, some good news on the horizon: 2018 promises to offer some exciting technological …

Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon

Best case: You take a gamble and get a good toy for a decent price. Worst case? You get something that's poorly made, poorly designed and possible …

eCommerce

Online robots are creating porn – with disturbing results

There’s a woman on a bed being asked to look inside a box by a man holding the camera. Dipping her hand inside, she pulls out what looks like a …

How Feminist Porn Is Traversing the Mainstream

Pornography and erotic film is a $25 billion industry that accounts for 30 percent of internet traffic. Because of its popularity, porn plays a vital …

Interview with Bryony Cole, Founder of Future of Sex

Despite being inherently natural, the topic of sex, especially that of female sexuality, still manages to draw somewhat uncomfortable reactions. With …

Dezeen's top 10 designer sex toys for Valentine's Day

Whether you're spending Valentine's Day alone or with company, take a peep at a selection of designer sex toys from the Dezeen archives to put you in …

It's a sex robot, but not as you know it: exploring the frontiers of erotic technology

In an old church somewhere in South London, senior computing lecturer Dr Kate Devlin lies down on top of a sleeping bag and submits to a hug from a robot. But it doesn’t look how you’d imagine a robot to look: it has no face, no hands, and none of the porny characteristics common to sex robots we …

Sex Toy Industry Statistics

For the First Family of Pleasure Products, Toys Are Us

LOS ANGELES — Back in 1976, when Chad Braverman’s father, Ron, invested a small grubstake in a manufacturing start-up, consumers bought his products at the back of seedy bookstores and scurried out with their purchases concealed in brown paper bags.<p>The younger Mr. Braverman, who was not yet born, …

Broad City

Can Cryptocurrency save Porn?

Massive impact that Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin could have on adult industry.<p>Free porn has been an issue since forever. Many people agree that it …

Here’s How TV Has Portrayed Sex Workers Over The Years

Sunday night, Starz premiered the second season of <i>The Girlfriend Experience</i>. The series follows two different sex workers offering clients the …

Female sex tech pioneers are turning pleasure into empowerment

The percentage of female leaders working in technology is notoriously low and the sex tech industry fares no better. But there has been a surge in the number of sex tech businesses founded by women in recent years – so much so that 2017 has been hailed the year of the ‘vagina-nomics’ by the …

The Porn Business Isn't Anything Like You Think It Is

Midway through the second season of <i>Silicon Valley</i>, the HBO series that so skillfully spoofs the Bay Area tech scene, the plot turns to porn.<p>Inside …

When It Comes To Adopting New Technology, The Porn Industry Leads The Way & Here's Your Proof

Akshay Bhalla MensXP Staff Writer<p>When it comes to porn we all have that one thought on our minds: “It's fapping time!”. Though that might be true for …

How American Porn Came to Rule the Industry

The first in a new series, ‘Porn Around the World’<p>“American as apple pie” is a phrase I’ve heard used to describe baseball, rodeos and — most …

U.S. Supreme Court

“For every new innovation in our lives, there will be someone thinking about adapting it into a sex toy”

Toys are available in all shapes, colours, and sizes. Still, there are lots of design options that have not been tapped. New technologies, new …

Product Design

What you should read first when you’re running the porn site

When we were creating our reinvented sex chat website, we felt so powerful that we were convinced that we were able to create not only the porn …

„They never look at porn the same way again“

At the moment, few technologies elicit as much enthusiasm as the latest generation of virtual reality headsets. Ever since Facebook shelled out two …

Virtual Reality

Women of Sex Tech, Unite

For Janet Lieberman, making sex toys started as a bit of a joke. In 2013, she was living in Brooklyn and getting ready to leave MakerBot, where she worked as an engineer. When people asked her what she planned to do next, she’d say she wanted to start a sex toy company.<p>But she noticed that women …

Entrepreneurship

How the Internet Changed Porn

Years ago, the author and filmmaker Jon Ronson reported on Parisian orgies: elaborate high-society fuckfests with beautiful people packed into …

George Clooney