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Playboy May End Its Print Magazine

It’s been a rough couple of years for Playboy Magazine. First, in 2015, the famous publication decided to stop using nude pictorials. Then, less than a year after reviving nudity in its signature photo spreads, the magazine lost its founder, Hugh Hefner, in September 2017. Now Playboy’s print magazine may become a relic of porn […]

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2017 in porn and sex

A Look Back at 2017 in Porn & Sex

2017: another amazing year for porn and sex! Check out how it unfolded, all through the lens of the Adult Empire Blog. January 1/5: Remy LaCroix officially retires from porn after a memorable five-year career. 1/12: The Preacher’s Daughter wins Feature Movie of the Year at XBIZ. 1/13: Brett Rossi makes her stand-up comedy debut. 1/17: Suicide Squad […]

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What Is Internet Porn’s Environmental Impact?

When people talk about porn’s impact on the world, they’re usually referring to things like its effect on attitudes towards sex, or its role in shaping internet technology. Have you ever considered porn’s impact on the environment? (And no, we’re not thinking of boxes of spent tissues or discarded condoms!) The Atlantic contemplated that very […]

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Fight for Net Neutrality

Hey, you love the internet, right? That probably seems like a ridiculous question. We love the internet in the same way we “love” the air we breathe — that is to say, we take it for granted. The FCC’s pending December 14 repeal of net neutrality is going to take all of the oxygen out […]

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Manuel Ferrara Hits Back On French President’s Criticism of Porn

Mais non! France is home to Marc Dorcel, one of porn’s most prestigious studios, but that doesn’t mean the adult industry gets a free pass from the French president, Emmanuel Macron. He recently condemned pornography for its supposed violence, yet he is facing pushback for his comments from France’s signature male star, Manuel Ferrara. In a […]

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