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2 days ago
Google decision comes under fire from internet users

Madrid, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) The Internet Users Associations has condemned Google's decision to forbid users of its Blogger platform to share images and videos of explicitly sexual content as an attack on freedom of expression. Starting March 23, users of the Blogger platform cannot share images and videos of explicitly sexual content, although Google will allow naked pictures if these are ...

5 days ago
'Fifty Shades of Grey' may drive women to porn: Study

Toronto, Feb 23 (IANS) A small yet significant study has revealed that some women turned to watching pornography for the first time after reading the best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey. Several women [we interviewed] were hopping in for the first time to pornography or sexually explicit material that were written by women for women, researcher Diana Parry from University of Waterloo in On...

7 days ago
Talk to your kids and make them shun porn

New York, Feb 21 (IANS) An open talk with your growing kids when it comes to pornography can lower the risk of them being addicted to porn as they reach adulthood, a significant study has found. It also revealed that early conversation makes kids stronger and insulates them against lowered self-esteem if their romantic partners view porn. Talking to kids about the negative effect...

8 days ago
Thailand declares commercial surrogacy illegal for foreign couples

Bangkok, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) Thailand's interim parliament has passed a set of laws to regulate commercial surrogacy and prohibit foreign couples from accessing this service, media reported Friday. The law was passed with 160 members of parliament voting in favour and two against, while four members abstained. It stipulates a prison term of up to 10 years and a fine of around $6,00...

13 days ago
'Unhealthy, excessive tech use affecting kids' development'

Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Pestered by his parents to go out and play, 10-year-old Ashwin refused to budge from his gaming console. It was only after his harried parents promised more gaming time that he ventured out - that too for a bit. Instances of conflicts between parents and their tech-obsessed wards, poor social interaction and worsening of basic skills are some of the consequences of...

16 days ago
40 percent teenage girls coerced into sex acts: European survey

London, Feb 12 (IANS) More than 40 percent girls between ages 13-17 in England have been coerced into sexual acts, one of the largest European surveys has revealed. The survey by the Universities of Bristol and Central Lancashire and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) also found that many teenage boys regularly viewed pornography and one in five had ex...

17 days ago
Miley Cyrus's video to screen at NYC Porn film fest

Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus, who is no stranger to showing off her skin in public, has reportedly submitted her short video titled Tongue Tied to the New York City Porn Film Festival that opens later this month. The video was directed by mixed-media artist and filmmaker Quentin Jones and was played during Cyrus's Bangerz shows, reports aceshowbiz.com. However, ...

22 days ago
Singapore man convicted for organising sex tour

Singapore, Feb 6 (IANS) A Singapore man was Friday convicted of organising a commercial sex tour overseas and distributing information intended to promote paid sex with a minor outside the city. Chan Chun Hong pleaded guilty to seven counts of transmitting obscene material by electronic means, one count of making travel plans, three counts of distributing information to promote commerci...

23 days ago
China bans pseudonyms like Obama, Putin on internet

Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Pseudonyms such as Obama and Putin will no longer be available to Chinese citizens who wish to hide their identity on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, following new internet restrictions implemented by the country's authorities, the official newspaper China Daily reported Thursday. Internet accounts that use names impersonating known personalities, allude ...

29 days ago
Porn addicts at unsafe sexual behaviour risk

Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) In a study involving college students, Australian researchers have linked porn addiction with increased sexual risk such as unsafe practices and more sexual partners. In an article titled Association Between Pornography Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adult Consumers: A Systematic Review, the team from University of Sydney and Curtin University discussed the potent...

2 months ago
Over 30,000 arrested in Chinese campaign against gambling, porn

Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) More than 30,000 people have been arrested in a major two-month-long campaign against pornography and gambling in the southern Chinese province of Guangzhou, the country's state-run media reported Monday. The police campaign came shortly after two earlier efforts, one against prostitution in the same province which led to the arrest of more than 3,000 people, a...

2 months ago
Porn addiction linked to low marriage rates in US

Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Porn addiction may be one of the reasons why most Americans are not tying the knot, says a study. Using data from the General Social Survey (GSS) to analyse how 18 to 35-year-old men used the internet between 2000 and 2004, the team from the University of West Chester in the US measured the correlation between pornography use and marriage rates among 1,500 parti...

2 months ago
Porn addiction hampers male sexual performance

New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Porn addiction forces men to deliberately conjure images of pornography during sex to maintain arousal and have concerns over their own sexual performance and body image, a study has found. The findings showed that the more pornography a man watches, the more likely he was to use it during sex and request particular pornographic sex acts of his partner. Fo...

2 months ago
Porn addiction driving teenagers towards 'sexting'

London, Dec 4 (IANS) Heavy porn addiction may be driving more teenagers to share more explicit text messages, pictures or videos via smartphones, email or social networking sites, new research reveals. A team from University of Antwerp, Belgium has found a statistically significant link between pornography and sexting for both boys and girls. For the study, authors Joris Van Ouyt...

2 months ago
China punishes internet firms for spreading porn

Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) China's ministry of culture Tuesday announced a list of internet firms, including Tencent and Baidu, which are suspected of spreading pornography and gambling. Mobile game platforms run by the two firms and nine other internet companies were alleged to be involved in pornography, gambling and violence, Xinhua reported citing a ministry statement. The stateme...

3 months ago
'Only international co-operation can nail globe-trotting paedophiles'

Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) Only co-operation and information-sharing between enforcement and non-government agencies can help nail globe-trotting paedophiles who often follow the international tourism trail looking for under-aged victims, a leading Britain-based campaigner said Tuesday. Christine Beddoe has been campaigning in Britain for the deportation of Raymond Varley, 66, a British teach...

3 months ago
Germany toughens child pornography laws

Berlin, Nov 15 (IANS) Germany Friday toughened its sexual criminal regulations for better protection against child pornography, a media report said. The amended law was passed by the Bundestag, the lower house of German parliament, and outlines a clearer definition of child pornography and stricter punishment for related crimes, Xinhua quoted German television ARD as saying. Anyo...

3 months ago
Australians daring in bed but sex frequency sees a drop

Sydney, Nov 7 (IANS) Australians have become more adventurous in their sex life, says a new study, but adding that the couples are having sex less compared to 10 years ago. Couples are having sex around 1.4 times a week, compared with 1.8 times 10 years ago, said researchers from University of New South Wales (UNSW), La Trobe University and University of Sydney. It is often the m...

4 months ago
51 arrested for child pornography in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) At least 51 suspected paedophiles were arrested in Brazil for child pornography, a media report said. Some 500 police officers Wednesday took part in the operation called Darknet, which led to arrests in 18 states, Xinhua reported citing Brazilian news portal G1 news. According to police, those arrested are from different sections of the society. ...

4 months ago
Yale researchers lay down strategies to reduce porn use

New York, Oct 14 (IANS) A study out from the Yale University may help curb pornography use, say the study's authors. The study used an online questionnaire to garner information from 1,298 male pornography users. The goal was to see what happens when pornography is treated in the same way as an officially designated disorder. For some people, pornography can be destructive and ma...

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