Porn

Porn stars write-in against mandatory condom bill

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A website and letter-writing campaign against a statewide mandatory condoms-in-porn bill launched on Monday.

The website has no stated backer or "about" page, but an embedded video PSA against the mandatory condoms-in-porn-bill is hosted at a YouTube page of local porn studio Kink.com.Read more »

Doin' it in the dark

Seattle's notorious amateur porn festival comes to SF. Plus: Digital Mystikz, Afrika Bambaataa, Danny Tenaglia, Riot Grr, more nightlife

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SUPER EGO "If people want to accuse me of being a heteronormative queer assimilationist, they can come to my traveling amateur porn film festival and say it to my face!"Read more »

Porn again

SEX + MUSIC ISSUE: The rediscovered skin flick soundtracks of disco legend Patrick Cowley

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Nasty 'Net

Mid-Market tech pioneer GameLink has been a top porn purveyor for 20 years

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX Let us not forget, in the middle of the city's complicated relationship with our tech brethren, that the Mid-Market neighborhood now teeming with Twitter and — presently — the tunes of Spotify, was first primed for Internet takeover by two little companies. eLine and GameLink (www.gamelink.com) moved into office space in an alley just off Sixth Street's most trafficked stretch back in 2000, long before 140 characters was a thing.Read more »

Kink.com beloved in Pope land! Local porn site among top downloaded in Vatican City [UPDATED]

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A local anti-BDSM porn activist emailed me tidings of Flash magazine's Guatanamo-themed Coachella party this morning as proof that "Kink.com' s influence is spreading, albeit interrupted by the sex-negative Philistines of Coachella." Leaving aside the well-worth-it debate over the role art and nightlife have in political parody and the fact that torture in fact, existed well before Kink founder Peter Acworth (it wasn't called the "Kinkquisition," darling), I would say this is about 8,000 times more convincing proof that Kink.com is winning hearts and minds, should you need proof of such a thing.

According to Torrentfreak (and helpfully elaborated on by Fleshbot) the local BDSM site is responsible for two of the 13 most-pirated downloads in Vatican City. No, not top porn downloads, the most-pirated files, period.

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Wiener to star in porn flick

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Supervisor Scott Wiener has signed a contract to star in a new porn film satirizing the city’s ban on nudity.

Variety reports that Wiener accepted a deal “in the mid three figures” to play the fictitious Supervisor Scott Cox in “Cover Up,” a film by the legendary Naked Sword productions.

Wiener replaces porn star Dale Cooper, who has left the film “to pursue other interests.”

The film, shot on location in the Castro, would violate the ban on public nudity that Wiener sponsored – but since the producers obatined permits, Wiener said, wieners are permitted.Read more »

Frankie says feminist pornography

Academics and adult stars come together in print -- plus, this week's best sex events

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX It is hard to imagine an industry as rich, yet as under-examined as that of pornography. We spend billions of dollars on porn in this country, and billions of hours trying to hide that fact, erasing search histories and wedging DVDs under the bed when our parents are coming over.Read more »

Trouble down under: SF indie film banned in Australia

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Cuddle porn, banned in Oz? The Australian Classification Board took exception with auteur Travis Mathews' tender look at life and love among gay men in San Francisco -- which included explicit sex scenes. Film fanatics at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Sydney's Queer Screen, and the Brisbane Queer Film Festival will be missing out on Mathew's work -- I Want Your Love was scheduled to screen at all three this year.

Look, James Franco is sad too. Read more »

More on what consent means for BDSM porn: A performer speaks out

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Having sex for money can change the dimensions of the kinds of acts you're willing to explore. That's a fact in a porno landscape that rewards greater physical punishment with greater paychecks (as it should.) But if BDSM porn performers aren't doing it all purely for their own sexual gratification, how do we define consent? Where does pushing boundaries become abuse? The question seems really important, especially for those who would defend the existence of BDSM porn to dissenters of all stripes

My article in this week's paper that explored the question of the definition of consent for for-profit BDSM porn (although really, the arguments are the same for all kinds of sex work) was too short. Hey, save trees and all that. But performer Maxine Holloway pushed beyond the limited ink I could give to her comments to expand on her thoughts in an essay posted to her blog last night. Read more »

Girl Scouts versus Scott Weiner versus Naked Sword: Here's your week in sexy events

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There are few things that San Franciscans love more than Thin Mints, and local Girl Scouts found out what those were on Sunday when a troop conviniently posted up in front of the deceased Diesel store at Castro and Market. The whippersnappers paid witness not only to another nude-y demonstration against the city's new ban on public nudity, but also to said demonstration's infiltration by dapper members (ahem) of local porn outfit Naked Sword [as Castro Biscuit reported.] They're making a send-up of the nudity ban starring an ambitious politician, surname: Cox. Wink. Read more »