NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Inappropriate Content

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Bambi Belle and Denali Winter and mouse ears

Bambi Belle and Denali Winter in Crash Pad Series episode 280

Instagram will now limit “inappropriate content” that doesn’t violate its community standards while not being clear to users on what that means — although it seems clear that it will involve policing women’s sexuality and bodies, sex workers and disabled folks:

“Katrin Tiidenberg, a researcher and professor at Talinn University in Estonia, noted in an email that the move is part of a broader set of moves by internet companies that observers have called a “deplatforming of sex” or the “internet war on sex.” Tumblr, the social platform known as one of the last bastions of sexual self-expression, particularly for marginalized communities, completely banned porn and other adult content to widespread outcry late last year. Publicly talking about or celebrating sex—particularly when it’s about personal exploration, and not its commodified version, “using boobs to sell random items”—is still culturally taboo, Tiidenberg said. It “automatically, and without much thinking or discussion, qualifies as content that advertisers are fidgety about.” When social media platforms are giant corporations, that’s what they worry about.”

Chocolate Chip and Tastee Treasures about to make out

Chocolate Chip and Tastee Treasures in Crash Pad Series episode 182

“While similarity does indeed play a role in what initially attracts us to someone, similarity in and of itself does not promise a happy relationship“:

“[W]hen considered in isolation, people’s own (and their partner’s) personality traits mattered when it came to how they felt about their relationships and lives more broadly—but what about having similar personalities? Not so much. The effects of similarity were small and inconsistent. It’s also worth noting that they tended to be smaller than the effects of one’s own personality.

These findings echo other research on similarity and satisfaction in relationships. For example, an earlier study found that when predicting relationship and life satisfaction, what matters most are your own personality traits, followed by your partner’s, followed by similarity between you and your partner. Again, the similarity effects were very weak in this study.”

Valentine and Calico, finger sucking

Valentine and Calico in Crash Pad episode 232

In the United Kingdom, sex workers are unionizing.

PornHub is trying to save the bees.

Weed could improve your sex life.

Talk about money with your partners.

Here are some basic answers to common questions about polyamory.

Lindsay Cin and Valentine having strap-on sex partly clothed on a bed

Lindsay Cin and Valentine in Crash Pad Series episode 276

At the Establishment (RIP), Tina Horn writes about privacy, persona, sex work, and how you can never just put on your bike shorts and go home because Twitter is there even when you do:

“The original “Tina Horn” was like a robot. You put a coin in her slot, so to speak, and she powered up to perform a custom dance for you. She was clever, she was naked, and she tied you up. You could spank her and she would squeal with delight. She would totally kiss other robots. She cared about your problems and she had a penetrating gaze that looked deep into your soul. When you left the house satisfied and several pounds lighter, Tina Horn powered down. Which meant that I could eat a sandwich, giggle with the other girls, count my money, do my paperwork, change into my bike shorts, and leave the house.

I animated Tina Horn, but I was not Tina Horn.”

Carolyn Yates is the NSFW Consultant, and was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor, for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She recently moved to Los Angeles from Montreal. Find her on twitter.

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