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3 days ago
Law must keep pace with technology to check pornography websites: SC

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday noted that technology always moves at a pace faster than the law yet there has to be a co-ordination between law and governance to match the pace of technological changes to check pornography websites. A bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman made the observation as Additional Solicitor ...

7 days ago
Gangsters luxuriate in Bihar jail

Patna, Aug 25 (IANS) Gangsters lodged in a jail in Bihar were found to be enjoying a lavish lifestyle, with mobile phones, liquor, air-conditioners in cells that had floor tiles found in rich homes. A gangster was even allowed to build a temple inside Sitamarhi jail. This was revealed in a joint report by the Sitamarhi district magistrate and superintendent of police after a violent clas...

11 days ago
Early porn obsession damaging teenagers' brains: Study

London, Aug 21 (IANS) An early exposure to porn and explicit material online can damage teenagers' cognitive abilities, clarity about relationships and studies later in life. According to a recent study by the Institute of Public Policy Research, a British think tank, watching pornography was common by the time teenagers reach their mid-teens. The internet was ranked higher than ...

14 days ago
Men battle sexual temptations even after marriage

New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Even after they tie the knot and pledge not to cheat and observe sexual abstinence outside marriage, men, it turns out, often struggle with sexual temptations. According to a study, newly-wedded men expressed surprise that sexual temptations continued to haunt them. They found it satanic, and beastly. They reported feelings like they could not discuss sex ...

25 days ago
Indian diplomat's convicted paedophile son appeals against sentence

Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) The paedophile son of an Indian diplomat, who was jailed for a decade in Australia last year, has appealed the sentence as too harsh, media reported Thursday. In September last year, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Supreme Court sentenced Navin Edwin, 34, to 10 years and eight months in prison with a non-parole period of six-and-a-half years for a series of offenc...

26 days ago
Porn viewing puts women at cybersex addiction risk

London, Aug 6 (IANS) Women who regularly visit pornography sites on internet are at a greater risk of developing cybersex addiction, says a significant study. Researchers compared the tendency toward cybersex addiction among heterosexual women who do or do not use internet pornography and factors predictive of developing cybersex addiction. The authors found that cybersex addicti...

1 month ago
40 percent Goa college, school boys watch rape porn

Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Forty percent of college and higher secondary school boys in Goa watch rape porn and statistically end up watching 86,000 rape videos per day, according to a survey. The survey was conducted by Rescue, a Karnataka-based organisation promoting cyber-ethics. Abhishek Clifford, CEO of Rescue, said Thursday 47 percent degree and under-graduate students watch ch...

1 month ago
China to clean up porn on phone apps

Beijing, July 23 (IANS) China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications. The ministry of industry and information technology will step up supervision over telecommunication service providers, application creators and online app stores in the course of the campaign that was launched Tuesday, Xinhua reported. It will set up a syste...

1 month ago
Porn addiction affects brain-like drug addiction: Study

London, July 13 (IANS) Porn addiction triggers same brain activity in people as if they are on drugs, significant research reveals. People with compulsive sexual behaviour -- an obsession with sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviour which they are unable to control -- behave in the same way as patients with drug addictions, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge in Britain...

1 month ago
Even minutes without smartphone can fuel anxiety

Washington, July 11 (IANS) Can't live without your smartphone even for 10 minutes? Join the club of addicts who cannot go without their phone before suffering from anxiety. According to a recent study by Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, most people cannot last for 10 minutes without getting highly anxious if their smartphone is taken away. To rea...

1 month ago
This dog can sniff out porn material

New York, July 10 (IANS) A golden Labrador with the Rhode Island internet crimes against children task force in the US has a perfect nose for computer hardware that can help against rising cases of child pornography. Named Thoreau, the dog has already helped cops arrest a suspect who had stashed a thumb drive filled with child porn deep within a metal filing cabinet. If it has a memo...

1 month ago
Porn addiction may turn women into hypersexuals: Study

London, July 8 (IANS) Not just fantasies, but heavy porn viewing may make some women hypersexual - to have sex so frequently that it may cause them problems, a fascinating study reveals. To get a better idea of what hypersexual women actually do, the researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 women in Germany and asked them how frequently they watched porn and how many sexual partners they have had....

2 months ago
Watching porn a narcissist's first love

New York, July 2 (IANS) Watching porn is what narcissists love to do the most, a new study has found, adding that the more internet porn people watch, the more narcissistic they tend to be. Earlier research shows that the more control narcissists have over sex, the more gratifying the experience tends to be. The use of internet pornography offers this control, researchers wrote. <...

2 months ago
Harsh Vardhan clarifies on sex education, slams UPA's 'crudity'

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Seeking to end an unseemly controversy kicked up by his views on sex education, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday denied that he proposes a ban on sex education in schools, saying he supports pedagogy that is scientific and culturally acceptable. In a statement, the health minister said that an unseemly controversy is sought to be generated in the media ov...

2 months ago
China vows crackdown on terrorist publications

Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China will crack down on illegal publications whose content involves Tibet independence as well as terrorism, separatism and extremism, government agencies said Monday. At a meeting held Monday, Jiang Jianguo, vice head of the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, stressed that the country's campaign against illegal publicati...

2 months ago
China shuts down 1,222 porn websites

Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China has shut down 1,222 websites as part of moves to rid the country of online pornography, the State Internet Information Office said Friday. The websites, including some on medical treatment and health, were closed for providing videos or photographs of a pornographic nature, or linked to porn websites abroad, Xinhua cited the office as saying in a statement. ...

2 months ago
Canadian police combat child porn

Ottawa, June 20 (IANS) More than 150 people have been were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in an attempt to combat child pornography. Operation Snapshot III targeted online predators exploiting children by possessing, sharing and distributing images of sexual abuse, Xinhua reported. Hundreds of computers, hard disk drives and nearly 2 million images along with ...

2 months ago
Most minors unaware of legal upshot of 'sexting'

New York, June 19 (IANS) More minors in the US are now involved in sexting - exchanging sexually explicit text messages, a new study says, adding that they are not even aware of the legal ramifications of underage sexting. In fact, most undergraduate participants were unaware that many jurisdictions consider sexting among minors to be child pornography, a prosecutable offence. More t...

2 months ago
Japan bans child porn possession but excludes comics

Tokyo, June 18 (IANS/EFE) The Japanese parliament Wednesday passed a law prohibiting the possession of photos and videos pertaining to child pornography although it excludes comics, animated films or computer graphics. The law, that could come into effect next month, is an amendment of the 1998 law which banned the circulation and production of pornographic photos and videos with minors for...

2 months ago
EU to combat sexual violence against minors during World Cup

Brussels, June 12 (IANS) A campaign to raise awareness against sexual exploitation of minors in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup was launched Thursday by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. The 'Don't Look Away' international campaign, organised by the EU delegation in Brazil, is being run in more than 15 countries with the ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and ...

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