In this week’s Sex in the News, I’m shocked at escort Latana Bleue’s desperate attempt at getting publicity for her new books by saying online porn to blame for “sex drought”. I also look into the published survey by Pornhub which shows what women around the world search for in porn, and much more. 

Latana Bleu escort blames porn for sex draught

What irks me the most about this article is the way it’s so cleverly written to make speculations by Latana Bleu sound like fact.

“Internet pornography is destroying men’s ability to perform with real women and is creating a generation of “totally sexless” couples. That’s the view of a former escort who has travelled the world with her wealthy clients -”

They are not facts and she doesn’t once give evidence to back her claims. In fact, her claims comes from the fact that about 1 in 5 of her clients have told her that they “favoured video stimulation over actual intercourse with the wives”. Considering these clients are also visiting an escort, perhaps there’s more ruining their marital lives than just porn?

The retired escort who lives in the USA also claims that some men maybe turning to escorts to fulfill the “kinky kick” they crave as a result of watching porn. She doesn’t mention the fact escorts and prostitutes have been around long before online pornography was invented.

Overall I’m disappointed that someone in the industry would attack online pornography knowing it’s an easy story to sell, in hopes of getting actual sales for her story. I’m happy to say I will not be looking into purchasing her books ever.

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YouTube Teaches Porn; Will Twitch follow the Trend?

Instead of shunning porn and blaming all of our problems on it, we should be instead following in YouTube’s example of educating people on it. I’m not just talking about what sexual positions are best for stimulating the g-spot sort of education (although that is handy) but things like YouTube’s “Ask a Pornstar” which tackles questions relating from relationships to sex to the stigma of working in the industry.

The problem I find we still face is that even with innocent, non-sexual content, people are still claiming that YouTube are entering dark waters. What dark waters? The dark waters of sex education? It’s not something that should be frowned upon with caution, but instead promoted. The best way to tackle fear is not with ignorance but with knowledge.

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Channel 4’s Sex Box is back

Despite the recent wave of hate towards online pornography, sex still sells and everyone knows that. That’s why Channel 4’s very controversial show “Sex Box” is back for another season. The show is practically porn, with couples having sex in front of a live audience, albeit inside a box.  They then come out, describe what happened and have sexperts give them advice. Channel 4 sex box show about couples having live sex

It’s not the only naughty show Channel 4 will be hosting, as they’ve also got “Naked Attraction” coming out soon, where contestants chose dates based on each other’s naked bodies – in front of a live audience.

It’s interesting how we are both able to hate and stigmatise online pornography, yet will lap up anything sexual that’s wrapped up in a bow of  acceptable “censorship”. I’m glad that Channel 4 do have these shows, because people are interested in them and it’s opening up our minds to be more accepting. Porn is only harming towards hypocrites after all.

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Other notable mentions:

Pornhub reveals porn WOMEN search for around world

THIS IS EXACTLY HOW LONG YOU SHOULD WAIT TO HAVE SEX

N.J. doc has elaborate excuse for how his semen got on patient

  • NeilW

    Porn vs real life – this is a big serious topic and deserves thought, not a glib reply. So I’ll not say anything at the moment. I must have some Big Thoughts first.

    Porn discussions on Youtube – another serious one, based on Youtube supposedly being an all-ages platform (although I suspect the ship has sailed on that one). Education is always a good thing, the main issue here being the age at which kids can/should be exposed to certain issues, and that really ought to be a matter of parental responsibility (but frequently isn’t). I get cross when the responsibility which should be parental is passed on to the platform, but I can understand why it’s sometimes necessary – parental irresponsibility isn’t going to go away.

    Channel 4 sex-based shows – I have no problem with these programmes as long as they are interesting, entertaining, informative, and not gimmicky or salacious. I’m afraid fucking in a box live during the programme sounds like both of the latter to me. But I’ll reserve judgement.

    Pornhub stats – interesting in a general sense, and perhaps more so if you are intending to make porn created for a particular market.

    How long should you wait before sex? – I don’t think I would ever have had a set answer to this, but my opinion has changed in recent times: if there is no reason not to wait, both parties are happy to have sex, and no harm is being done, why wait?

    Mystery semen explanation – may I have a big helping of Pull The Other One with that, please?

  • NeilW

    Porn vs real life – this is a big serious topic and deserves thought, not a glib reply. So I’ll not say anything at the moment. I must have some Big Thoughts first.

    Porn discussions on Youtube – another serious one, based on Youtube supposedly being an all-ages platform (although I suspect the ship has sailed on that one). Education is always a good thing, the main issue here being the age at which kids can/should be exposed to certain issues, and that really ought to be a matter of parental responsibility (but frequently isn’t). I get cross when the responsibility which should be parental is passed on to the platform, but I can understand why it’s sometimes necessary – parental irresponsibility isn’t going to go away.

    Channel 4 sex-based shows – I have no problem with these programmes as long as they are interesting, entertaining, informative, and not gimmicky or salacious. I’m afraid fucking in a box live during the programme sounds like both of the latter to me. But I’ll reserve judgement.

    Pornhub stats – interesting in a general sense, and perhaps more so if you are intending to make porn created for a particular market.

    How long should you wait before sex? – I don’t think I would ever have had a set answer to this, but my opinion has changed in recent times: if there is no reason not to wait, both parties are happy to have sex, and no harm is being done, why wait?

    Mystery semen explanation – may I have a big helping of Pull The Other One with that, please?

  • NeilW

    Let’s put to one side thoughts about the porn industry and consider just this single issue – the interaction of porn with real-life sexual activity. Because although porn has always been around, it has never been around in such quantities or been so easily available, so it is entirely possible that it is changing the dynamic of sexual interaction.

    I think she may have a point, although the issue isn’t one which is black and white no matter how much the disapproving establishment (to whom she is pandering) may portray things. There was a programme on TV a year or two ago which interviewed teenagers about porn, and showed that many of them had highly unrealistic expectations deriving from what they had watched – is that a good or bad thing? I suspect it’s bad. Porn does have a bearing on how its viewers approach real life sexual situations.

    At its worst, she is absolutely right. Porn can be a substitute for reality. It is immediate, impersonal, requires no work, and can deliver an element of illusory intimacy which those darned real people make so difficult, don’t they? At its best, it does exactly that for lonely people who don’t have the luxury of a real person to enjoy intimacy with. So we’re not looking at an absolute, we’re looking at a spectrum.

    It may be that in years to come, you will be the other side of her coin, using your articulacy and intelligence to argue a constructive case for constructive pornography (for, make no mistake, not all of it is ethical or praiseworthy).

    And the ideal solution is in the second item you posted – education. I’m not aware of any resource which offers advice on constructive consumption of porn, especially within the context of interpersonal relationships. Perhaps there should be. Perhaps somebody should start such a thing…

  • NeilW

    Let’s put to one side thoughts about the porn industry and consider just this single issue – the interaction of porn with real-life sexual activity. Because although porn has always been around, it has never been around in such quantities or been so easily available, so it is entirely possible that it is changing the dynamic of sexual interaction.

    I think she may have a point, although the issue isn’t one which is black and white no matter how much the disapproving establishment (to whom she is pandering) may portray things. There was a programme on TV a year or two ago which interviewed teenagers about porn, and showed that many of them had highly unrealistic expectations deriving from what they had watched – is that a good or bad thing? I suspect it’s bad. Porn does have a bearing on how its viewers approach real life sexual situations.

    At its worst, she is absolutely right. Porn can be a substitute for reality. It is immediate, impersonal, requires no work, and can deliver an element of illusory intimacy which those darned real people make so difficult, don’t they? At its best, it does exactly that for lonely people who don’t have the luxury of a real person to enjoy intimacy with. So we’re not looking at an absolute, we’re looking at a spectrum.

    It may be that in years to come, you will be the other side of her coin, using your articulacy and intelligence to argue a constructive case for constructive pornography (for, make no mistake, not all of it is ethical or praiseworthy).

    And the ideal solution is in the second item you posted – education. I’m not aware of any resource which offers advice on constructive consumption of porn, especially within the context of interpersonal relationships. Perhaps there should be. Perhaps somebody should start such a thing…

  • NeilW

    SexBox ep 1 – relatively low on gimmickry and high on helpful information and entertainment: elements of giggly embarrassment there, but not too bad. Still not sure about the final couple – best friends having their first sexual encounter on the show. Is that really a good thing?

  • NeilW

    SexBox ep 1 – relatively low on gimmickry and high on helpful information and entertainment: elements of giggly embarrassment there, but not too bad. Still not sure about the final couple – best friends having their first sexual encounter on the show. Is that really a good thing?