Channel 4 is trailing Swingers , a frank and enlightening observational-documentary looks to lift the lid on the swinging scene.
Filmed before the outbreak of Covid-19, Swingers explores the world of the everyday people who choose to do
something different in their free time.
Meeting committed couples who claim swinging is the cherry on top of their already great relationship and single men and women who believe swinging is a safe and respectful way to satisfy their sexual
desires without commitment; the single women being known as unicorns for their rarity on the circuit.
The one off documentary will air later this year in
an hour-long slot on Channel 4.
More than £30,000 will be refunded to sex shops in Nottingham after it was revealed that shops were being overcharged for their licenses.
It comes after the council was challenged on the price it charges for sex shops to renew their licences.
Previously, uncontested applications for licence renewals had to be heard by a full committee, and the costs involved were passed on to the applicant.
However, since 2017, decisions have actually been taken by an officer, at a lower cost, but the
applicants were still being charged the costs for the committee.
As a result, Nottingham City Council has decided to refund the additional costs, backdated to 2016 when the challenge was lodged. It means in total £30,876 will be paid back to three
sex shops in the city.
Sex workers in Germany are appealing to politicians to ease coronavirus restrictions that have prevented them from working during the pandemic. Sex workers have taken their complaints to the streets, in demonstrations in Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and
There are growing reports of sex workers being subjected to violence, underpayment and being forced to compromise their health because of clients' demands during meetings in non-formal settings.
This week, Berlin's government appeared
to give way to their demands after announcing a graduated return to sexual services without intercourse. From 1 September, intercourse will be allowed to take place between sex workers and their clients in the German capital, but only under strict
hygiene regulations. Sex workers operating in Germany's 15 other states hope the governments there will soon follow suit.
The Federal Association of Erotic and Sex Services has accused lawmakers of failing to address the concerns of sex workers
because of the stigma attached to the industry, while giving hairdressers, tattoo parlours, massage and beauty salons, fitness studios, saunas and swinger clubs the green light to reopen weeks ago. They point out that in neighbouring Switzerland,
the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and the Czech Republic, brothels are being allowed to operate again.
Pornography and Sexual Aggression: Can Meta-Analysis Find a Link?
Christopher J. Ferguson, Department of Psychology, Stetson University
Richard D. Hartley, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio
Whether pornography contributes to sexual aggression in real life has been the subject of dozens of studies over multiple decades. Nevertheless, scholars have not come to a consensus about whether effects are
The current meta-analysis examined experimental, correlational, and population studies of the pornography/sexual aggression link dating back from the 1970s to the current time.
weaknesses were very common in this field of research. Nonetheless, evidence did not suggest that nonviolent pornography was associated with sexual aggression. Evidence was particularly weak for longitudinal studies, suggesting an absence of long-term
effects. Violent pornography was weakly correlated with sexual aggression, although the current evidence was unable to distinguish between a selection effect as compared to a socialization effect.
Studies that employed more best
practices tended to provide less evidence for relationships whereas studies with citation bias, an indication of researcher expectancy effects, tended to have higher effect sizes. Population studies suggested that increased availability of pornography is
associated with reduced sexual aggression at the population level.
A group of lap-dancers who were filmed without their consent at a strip club have dropped their privacy case.
Feminists commissioned the covert filming which showed dancers sexually touching customers and each other at Spearmint Rhino in Sheffield.
Lap dancers, supported by the club, took legal action against the filming, saying their human rights had been breached.
However, the case has been discontinued with Spearmint Rhino agreeing to pay almost £50,000 in costs.
feminist group Not Buying It said it hoped the outcome would embolden others to come forward.
It is understood that the club felt it could have won the case but decided not to pursue it because of added financial limitations due to the coronavirus
crisis. All lap-dancing clubs remain closed as part of measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Not Buying it is understood to have commissioned private investigators to visit the strip club, as well as another in London, wearing glasses containing
A group of nine workers from the club then went to court claiming publication of the footage would infringe their human right to respect for private life .
Spearmint Rhino in Sheffield had its licence renewed last year,
however campaigners are challenging this with a judicial review expected to be heard later this year.
A Blackpool lap dancing club has been allowed to keep its licence after councillors dismissed unsubstantiated allegations against the operator.
The licensee appeared before a meeting of the council's public protection sub-committee after an objection
was received to his application to renew the sexual entertainment venue licence at Sinless on Central Promenade.
The meeting heard allegations had been made against Mr Newton that he had acted inappropriately towards female performers, encouraged
drug taking and allowed under-age drinking and performing.
The authority found no evidence to back up the claims.
Porn superstar Mia Khalifa has changed her mind about wanting to be a porn star and is campaigning to get her videos taken down seemingly claiming some sort of retrospective withdrawal of consent. Of course all the videos were properly licensed for
distribution and the licence holders are not keen on losing a significant revenue stream.
Porn company BangBros are most effected and so are contesting claims that Khalifa had only a short 11 film porn career. Now BangBros have responded with a list
of 28 films that feature Khalifa.
Khalifa porn collector's may be interested in knowing the films required for the complete collecton. Based on BangBros' list, Khalifa made seven videos for Scoreland, two for John Stone XXX, one for TR Productions
and 18 for Bangbros for a total of 28 videos. The total count has 17 more videos than what Khalifa claimed.
Khalifa also said she only made $12,000 from her short stint. However, in BangBros' responded that the company paid her $178,000. The adult
site also debunked her claim that she was only a part of the porn industry for three months because she allegedly started in mid-2014 and only left in July 2017.
Canada's province of British Columbia have issued guidelines recommending the use of glory holes as a method of COVID-safe sex.
Previously New York guidelines suggested the use of barriers to avoid risky, face-to-face contact during sex, B.C. health
officials have specifically recommended glory holes to allow for sexual contact but prevent close face-to-face contact.
The B.C. health officials say that sexual partners should wear facial masks during their activities specifically because heavy
breathing during sex can create more droplets that may transmit COVID-19.