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Theresa "Darklady" Reed is Editor at YNOT.com, a member of the Free Speech Coalition board of directors, adult industry liaison for the Woodhull Freedom Foundation and has nearly two decades of experience covering adult entertainment, internet technology, and alternative sexuality beats online, in print, and via traditional and web radio. Learn more at www.Darklady.com.
Monday, May 11, 2009(8 comments)
Kenyan Man Sues over Sex Boycott 'Suffering'
Cry me a river, boys. Pity the poor men of Kenya, denied sex by their women including professional sex providers for an entire week, all because they can't put their sometimes violent political differences aside and work together like adults. So horrific was the week without sex that at least one man believes his brush with celibacy was a torment worthy of a lawsuit.
Monday, April 13, 2009 Amazon.com anti-GLBT "Glitch" Infuriates Web 2.0 Denizens
While possible investors and developers puzzle over what can be done with the powerful social networking possibilities inherent in Twitter.com, online retail and resale giant Amazon.com has (hopefully) learned a few things about the tech toy's ability to spread the word. In the case of Amazon.com, the word from sex-positive netizens during Easter Sunday was decidedly "FAIL."
Sunday, March 8, 2009(8 comments)
Religio-Conservative Red States Secretly Love Their Blue Movies
Other than those of us with our eyes, ears and minds open who could have guessed that conservative Americans would be frantically shrieking about the immorality of David Ogden's Deputy Attorney General nomination out of one corner of their mouths while madly salivating over internet pornography out of the other?
Wednesday, March 4, 2009(3 comments)
Porn Shy "Octomom" Still Sought by Vivid Entertainment
After birthing eight babies, otherwise unemployed 33-year-old Nadya Suleman can be forgiven for being a bit body conscious. After all, based on photos of the attractive, if wildly eccentric, poster child for IVF excess did expand her waistline considerably in order to accommodate all those bundles of joy. But Vivid Entertainment, no stranger to identifying financially promising celebrity sex fodder, isn't discouraged.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009(1 comments)
Vivid Offers "Octomom" Cool Million for Single Porn Feature
When Nadya Suleman received more than $165,000 in disability payments for an on-the-job injury, she did the only sensible thing: she got a divorce and started having babies via IVF. Now, the unemployed but college educated "Octomom" of 14 is being offered a sweet way to feather her copiously populated nest thanks to a $1 million offer from Vivid Entertainment.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009(1 comments)
COPA Dies a Rightful Death
After struggling to thrive for 13 agonizing years, the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) was allowed to die quietly today when the U.S. Supreme Court declined without comment the opportunity to reconsider Mukasey v. ACLU.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008(1 comments)
Court Rules that Naked People are Not Stripped of Rights
Love it or hate it; nudity tends to include at least a passing sense of vulnerability. Thanks to a Wisconsin state court of appeals, that vulnerability doesn't have to extend into the realm of legal rights.
Friday, December 12, 2008(5 comments)
Bettie Page: Iconic Beauty Dies but Erotic Heritage Lives On
When 10-year-old Betty Mae Page began caring for her younger siblings in an orphanage after their molesting father's incarceration and parents' divorce, she had no idea that one day she would be loved and mourned -- by an entire planet of people who had never met her in person.
Monday, December 8, 2008 Obama Victory Inspires Christie Hefner to Embrace Change
Throughout 20 years of both ups and downs in the fate of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., company heir apparent Christie Hefner has accepted and symbolized change. Now that she's chosen to step down as chairman and CEO she's decided to embrace change.
Sunday, November 2, 2008(7 comments)
Focus On the Family Foresees Unrestricted Porn with Obama Presidency
The few adult industry professionals still wondering who to vote for in Tuesday's presidential election might take a tip from anti-porn evangelical bully boy Focus on the Family, which assures an anxious electorate that an Obama presidency could well bring about a host of liberal evils, including the fact that "porn will be available practically everywhere with no restrictions."
Friday, October 31, 2008(1 comments)
Halloween "Hell Houses" Act Out Depraved Christian Wet Dreams
Looking for something to really scare the pants off of your kids and other loved ones as the Halloween season draws to a close? Drop by your local fundamentalist Christian "Hell House" and find out what torments await you once you've died and gone to hell.
Monday, October 27, 2008(1 comments)
It's Time for a Mature Adult Industry
Being an "adult" within the world of adult entertainment sometimes seems
like an oxymoron. But just because I'm an "outlaw" from hypocrisy, doesn't mean I am so outside of the law that I have neither a right nor an obligation to interact with or contribute to the world that likes to depict itself as unrelated to sexuality.
Friday, October 24, 2008 Paul Little Asks for Mercy as Morality in Media Demands More Prosecutions
While the Stock Market stumbles, a McCain volunteer accuses a fictional Obama supporter of assault and robbery, and the world recoils from the news that Terrence Howard won't be playing War Machine in Iron Man 2, adult video director Paul Little asked to be spared prison until after his conviction has been appealed in court.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008(2 comments)
Sarah Palin's Celebration of Hubris
One female voter repelled by the Palin candidacy examines and explains her reaction to find that a little humility goes a long way, but Palin doesn't appear to have even that much.