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More porn can actually make you religious: Study

New York, May 30 (IANS) Call it bizarre, but researchers from the University of Oklahoma have claimed that those who watch porn more than once a week tend to become more religious and it may be because of guilt associated with it. According to lead researcher Samuel Perry, assistant professor of sociology and religious studies, exposure to pornography may inspire guilty feelings, especi...

2 days ago
Mark Salling indicted for possessing child pornography

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Mark Salling, who is known for his role as Noah Puck Puckerman in the comedy television series Glee, has been reportedly indicted for possessing child pornography. Salling was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of child porn after his laptop was seized last year, reports tmz.com. One of the counts involved a memory drive that reported...

11 days ago
Shocker: Over 20 children go missing in Delhi every day

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Over 20 children go missing every day in the national capital and most of them become victims of organised crimes like prostitution, pornography and organ trade, according to a child rights group. Child Rights and You (CRY) said that Delhi Police informed it in reply to a Right to Information query that a whopping 7,928 children went missing in 2015. This...

1 month ago
China cracks down on online porn videos

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) A group of internet video player service providers have been investigated and punished for spreading pornography in a nationwide crackdown, the anti-porn authority said. The anti-porn authority in Beijing has probed several internet video player service providers for spreading lewd videos, including Ingkee, Doshow and Huajiao, according to a statement on Friday, ...

1 month ago
Porn can promote condom use among viewers

New York, April 28 (IANS) Porn can play a positive role in promoting safer sex by encouraging condom use among men, suggests new research. Men who view more sexually explicit pornography where condoms were used were less likely to have anal sex without a condom themselves, the findings showed. The findings, published online in the journal PLOS One, showed no evidence of a public ...

1 month ago
Video game addiction an escape route from depression

London, April 26 (IANS) Young adults are getting hooked to video gaming to escape from medical conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression, new research has revealed. Excessively engaging in gaming may function as an escape mechanism for, or coping with, underlying psychiatric disorders in attempt to alleviate unpleasant f...

1 month ago
Utah governor declares porn a 'public health crisis'

New York, April 21 (IANS) Gary Herbert, Governor of the US state of Utah, has signed a resolution that declares pornography a public health crisis and says it perpetuates a sexually toxic environment, media reported. He signed two measures aimed at pornography this week that actually does not ban pornography but affirm that Utah recognises the need for education and prevention against po...

1 month ago
Addicted to porn? You are likely to feel OK about it

New York, April 10 (IANS) The people who are addicted to pornography are less likely to feel guilty or be uncomfortable with their addiction than those who use it less frequently, finds a new research. The research commissioned by US-based evangelist Josh McDowell found that 89 percent of daily pornography users are comfortable with their use of porn. This is compared to 77 percent of we...

2 months ago
Researchers warn about psychological impact of virtual reality

London, March 6 (IANS) Researchers have warned that immersion in virtual reality (VR) can cause behavioural changes in consumers that may last even after they leave the virtual environment. The technological capacity for generating virtual worlds from home computers will soon be widely available to the general public, as special head-mounted displays are brought to market that create the...

3 months ago
Suggest ways to curb child pornography, SC tells Centre

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the central government to suggest ways and means to curb child pornography in its all forms as it ould not be allowed by invoking constitutional guarantee of liberty and freedom of speech and expression. Suggest ways and means so that these things are curbed. Innocent children can't be made prey to this kind of painful situations...

3 months ago
Terry Crews had therapy for porn addiction

Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) The Expendables actor Terry Crews says he developed an addiction to porn and had to get therapy to beat his problem. In a series of emotional video posts, which he shared on his Facebook account, he said that he was obsessed with watching X-rated clips online, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The 47-year-old now wants to warn others about the dangers of porno...

3 months ago
Porn viewing makes people indifferent towards human slavery: Report

Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Watching porn or visiting strip clubs frequently can affect people's attitude and beliefs towards the ills associated with human trafficking, reveals new research. According to a team from Northeastern University, Colorado College and Texas Christian University, viewing pornography, strip bar attendance and engaging in prostitution all contributed to a more lais...

3 months ago
Gwyneth Paltrow's alleged stalker found not guilty

Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) A man accused of stalking Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been found not guilty. Paltrow appeared in a court here earlier this month where she said a man named Dante Soiu had sent her 66 letters between 2009 and 2015, reports mirror.co.uk. The court heard the letters described Soiu's intention to marry Paltrow and a pair of earrings he sent he...

3 months ago
Facebook to face trial in France over nude painting

Paris, Feb 14 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook would be tried in France for blocking a French teacher's account after he posted an image of a nude painting, a media report said. A Paris appeals court threw out Facebook's appeal after the social media giant argued that only the US courts had jurisdiction to hear cases against it. The court also backed a March 2015 ruling which said Fa...

3 months ago
Gwyneth Paltrow gets emotional while testifying against stalker

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Gwyneth Paltrow faced a man who stalked her for 17 years. The actress testified in a court here against Dante Michael Soiu, 67 and broke down in tears as she told the court that she feared for her safety. I felt very upset by it. It defied logic, and I found it very, very upsetting, the 43-year-old said while struggling to contain her emotion, reports aceshowbi...

3 months ago
Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism-related accounts

San Francisco, Feb 6 (IANS) Twitter said on Friday it has suspended 125,000 accounts primarily related to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) since the middle of 2015. The social media network that has more than 500 million users worldwide, said in a tweet that its policy does not permit the use of Twitter to promote terrorism, Xinhua reported. Twitter, compared with other US-...

3 months ago
China bans over 200 illegal websites

Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) China's internet watchdog said it banned hundreds of websites and thousands of accounts with illegal content including pornography, gambling and terrorism, the media reported on Friday. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on Thursday said it has closed down more than 200 illegal websites and some 6,000 accounts from various social media platforms, the Globa...

4 months ago
'Not recycling' more immoral that watching porn for teenagers: Study

New York, Jan 30 (IANS) Although more teenagers and young adults are watching pornography than ever before but strikingly, most of the youngsters think that neglecting the environment is more immoral than porn viewing, an interesting study has revealed. According to US-based non-profit research organisation Barna Group, younger Americans seem to have morally indifferent attitudes toward ...

4 months ago
Baidu faces punishment over porn, fake adverts

Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Baidu, China's top search engine, is facing punishment over forums containing pornography, libelous posts, and adverts for unlicensed hospitals. The State Internet Information Office summoned Baidu executives for a grilling on Friday and ordered them to immediately remove the content. It also ordered Internet regulators in Beijing, where Baidu is headquartered, to ...

4 months ago
Facebook censors photo of Denmark's iconic statue

London, Jan 5 (IANS) Social networking website Facebook censored Copenhagen's iconic statue of the Little Mermaid for showing too much bare skin or sexual undertones, but reversed its decision following an appeal made by a Danish politician, a media report said. The image was posted recently by Danish politician Mette Gjerskov to advertise a blog post on TV2's website. I cannot a...

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