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Google Axes ‘Fanfiction’ Tab That Suggested Grinch and Minions Porn

Earlier this year, Google revamped its search engine on mobile devices, adding tabs for “the most common and relevant subtopics” to the top of results. Search for, say, The Grinch, on your phone, and you might see a suggested tab listing upcoming showtimes. Or, until Wednesday, one called “fanfiction” that surfaced stories like “How the Grinch Stole My Virginity.” Read More >>

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Apparently Everything Needs AI These Days, Even the Vibrators

AI is the new big thing in the tech industry, so naturally it has to be included in just about everything. Speakers, cameras, photo galleries, and... vibrators? That's what Vibease wants to do, because it's launched a Kickstarter page for a new lip-stick shaped vibrator that has some AI integration built in. No I'm really not making this up. Read More >>

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Sainsbury’s Begins Stocking Vibrating Pink Things for Sex Reasons

We've been trying to write about this in a gender-neutral way for the last 20 minutes, but it's quite tough. The new Sainsbury's range of sex toys is probably aimed entirely at women, but we must point out that men could also use them too. Perhaps to better stir their porridge, mix the paint for the hallway, or to make martinis that are best shaken instead of stirred, as they are fully waterproof. Read More >>

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Would a BDSM Sex Robot Violate Asimov’s First Law of Robotics?

The sex robot community—the people who make the sex robots, and the people who want to have sex with the sex robots—suffered a blow this past week, when the US city of Houston voted to preemptively ban what would have been the first sex robot “brothel” in the US. But even those council members must know that their gesture was futile. Soon the stigma will fade, and Currys will sell these things in sixty different flavours. Which of course means that, sometime in the future, you’ll almost certainly be able to buy a BDSM robot. Read More >>

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A Sex Doll ‘Brothel’ Is Opening Up In Canada Next Month

Soon, interested patrons will be able to fuck around with a sex doll in a Toronto, Canada shopping centre. As (female) sex dolls become increasingly lifelike, it’s no surprise that companies want to recreate the brothel, replacing the job of human sex workers with the ultra-realistic silicone replicas. Read More >>

technology
Teledildonics Startups Are Pumped This Patent Is Dead

“Our sex lives are about to get very interesting!” Maxine Lynn, an intellectual property attorney in the sex-tech space, tells me. The reason for her enthusiasm? A patent—or, rather, the absence of a patent, one that many say has stifled innovation in the sex toy industry for two decades. Read More >>

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We Need to Study the Effects of Revenge Porn on Mental Health

Leah Juliett was 14 when nude photos of her were circulated throughout her school without her consent. She had sent the photos privately to a boy, who then shared them with fellow students. Read More >>

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American Man Sues Pornhub for Ad Using His Money-Flashing Selfie

Pornhub has taken a strong stance against deepfakes, because the porn site understands that the machine-learning-generated videos that swap out performers’ faces with someone else’s are non-consensual. But a recent lawsuit accuses the company of running a person’s face in an advertisement without their consent. Read More >>

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Han Solo and Luke Skywalker Should Totally Kiss

Solo: A Star Wars Story has gotten some shippers psyched about “Hando,” or the pairing between Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Read More >>

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Friendship Fuels This Erotic Photographer’s Collection of 90’s Toys

Fwee Carter believes nerds can be sexy too, and he’s got an entire book, and website, devoted to images he’s taken of nerdy guys with their nerdy cosplay or collection looking totally sexy. But what drives Carter, besides the need to level the playing field and giving us great examples of what it really means to see a man sexually objectified, is his affection for a very particular type of 90s nostalgia. Read More >>

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Study: Tinder Users Aren’t Having More Casual Sex Than the Average Horny Person

If you’ve been holding off on joining Tinder because it carries the stigma of being an app for hookups, have no fear: a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found no one on Tinder is actually having sex. Read More >>

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Exciting News: Toys ‘R’ Us is Selling Sex-Toys-R-Us.com

As part of a fire sale to repay its debt, beloved and bankrupt toy store Toys “R” Us is offering up its intellectual property — which not only includes its name and trademarked mascot, but also all the inactive domain names it bought up to avoid potential embarrassment. Read More >>

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Avengers Sex Toys, Assemble!

Late last year Australian sex toy maker Geeky Sex Toys gave us serious pause. At the time it was producing sex toys based off Star Wars, including a seriously optimistic rendition of Yoda’s verdant dong, and there was no clear reason why the company wasn’t saddled with so many cease and desists from Disney as to leave a dildo-shaped crater in the Australian landscape. Now it’s getting naughty with Disney’s stable of Marvel superheroes, too. Read More >>

science
Super Gonorrhoea Is Spreading, With Two New Cases Found in Australia

Last month, UK health officials reported the world’s first documented case of highly drug-resistant gonorrhoea. Now there are two more cases of this so-called super gonorrhoea in Australia. Read More >>

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YouTube Displayed Some Pretty Obvious Ads for Pornographic Webcams on Trending Videos

YouTube has been serving up an ad that, with one click, leads to hardcore porn, Motherboard reported on Tuesday. Read More >>