QotD: “The portrayal of porn culture as an empowering, feminist win epitomizes the degree to which pop culture feminism has lost its way”

By antiplondon Last Sunday, a number of Pornhub’s most popular Asian performers took to the runway at New York Fashion Week to model the “Herotica” collection from Namilia. The designers behind the label, Nan Li and Emilia Pfohl, described their choice of models as a “feminist statement.” Li explained, “The cosmos of sexual pleasure has […]

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QotD: “Testimony did not seem to bring a revolution”

By antiplondon Crimes have a tendency to become not just stories but genres, once we get too accustomed to them. As more and more stories of sexual assault have been made public in the last two years, the genre of their telling has exploded. One thing we often do with narratives of sexual assault is […]

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Give One For Love
How to Communicate Effectively with Your Spouse

By Richard De La Mora Men and Women Communicate Differently. Let’s face it; men and women communicate differently. Some would even say we speak different languages. Never have I found this statement to be more accurate until marriage. When men communicate, they often talk with the “give them the meat, throw away the bone mentality.” […]

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The Little Things Matter

By Kris Rios The Month of Love is Here February has finally approached us again. Draped on every storefront in our small town of Santa Barbara are heart cut-outs, pictures of cupid, and of course, the signs that read buy him/her the perfect gift this year. As I curiously looked at all the decorative love […]

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QotD: Social media make girls think choking during sex is ‘normal’

By antiplondon Teenagers are being exposed to graphic images on social media that promote life-threatening sexual acts, such as strangulation and erotic asphyxiation, prompting concerns that this is “normal” for a generation. An investigation by this newspaper has uncovered hundreds of images of sexualised choking and strangulation on the virtual scrapbook Pinterest, the photo-sharing platform […]

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QotD: “Rotherham police chief: we ignored sex abuse of children”

By antiplondon A senior police officer admitted that his force ignored the sexual abuse of girls by Pakistani grooming gangs for decades because it was afraid of increasing “racial tensions”, a watchdog has ruled. After a five-year investigation, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) upheld a complaint that the Rotherham officer told a missing […]

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Normalizing Abuse Isnt Normal
QotD: “Prosecute officers, says Greater Manchester abuse whistleblower”

By antiplondon Senior police officers should be prosecuted for mishandling a Greater Manchester sexual abuse scandal that resulted in most offenders getting away with their crimes, a whistleblower has said. Margaret Oliver, a former detective constable who led Greater Manchester police’s investigation into child sexual exploitation, said the force had spent years trying to cover […]

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Why You’re Wrong About Getting Free of Pornography

By Sathiya Sam I Was Wrong Too: Fifteen years later, and I was still drowning in the shame of a terrible porn habit. I figured if I installed a few internet filters, found accountability partners, and made a few high-stakes promises to God, my behavior would change in no time. Each one came up short. […]

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QotD: “only women seem to have this magical ability to reclaim our power and our bodies by giving men the exact thing that they want from us”

By antiplondon Y’all ever notice how only women are given the line that if we allow more men to buy our bodies for sex, we’re actually gaining our power back from men. that line wouldn’t work or make sense with any other type of capitalist exploitation. you’d never hear a leftist say that a retail […]

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QotD: “It’s basically impossible to do ethical porn research in any way that would provide meaningful results”

By antiplondon In undergrad, I was told that it’s basically impossible to get funding on porn research because we know it’s so harmful. You can do correlational studies based on self-report, but you can’t do experimental studies where you expose people to pornography and then study some kind of outcome. The potential harms to participants […]

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eXXXamine Ep. 7 | Meet Ex-Porn Performer, Sayeh

By Brittni De La Mora The Story of a Woman Who Left Porn Sayeh Becker is a young woman who was in the adult film industry for just two weeks. She experienced much darkness in her short time in the industry and ended up in a mental institution where she began reading the Bible and […]

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eXXXamine Ep. 6 | Ex-Porn Star Interviews Ex-Porn Addict

By Brittni De La Mora I am excited to bring you episode 6 of eXXXamine – Real & Raw Conversations About Porn & Purity. In this episode, I interviewed Conroy Smith. Conroy is a man who was exposed to pornography as a child and developed an addiction to it in his early teenage years. Conroy […]

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like X3 Christmas!

By Brittni De La Mora I can hardly believe that it has been almost six months since Richard and I joined the XXXchurch team. We have been busy at work from gathering weekly content and resources to planning and organizing all of the XXXchurch convention and local outreaches of 2020. Along the way, we’ve met […]

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The Harmful Side Effects of Porn

By Levi Lusko There once existed a now-outlawed form of execution in China called Ling Chi, or slow torture. This form of execution was given to the worst of offenders with this idea: None of the wounds were fatal, but they were all-powerful when added together. Sadly, we’ve given our society a different sentence, with […]

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Normalizing Abuse Isnt Normal
QotD: “Michael Shively on Science & Sex Work Policy”

By antiplondon In July 2014, the Lancet, one of the world’s best known medical journals, devoted a special issue to sex work and HIV. The publication was timed to coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. One of the articles, led by researcher Kate Shannon of the University of British Columbia, caught […]

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QotD: “If someone had told me 10 years ago that so-called feminists would be demonstrating outside a lap-dancing club, waving placards in support of stripping for a living, I would have laughed”

By antiplondon I am, according to those who seek to legitimise prostitution, a Swerf — meaning sex-worker-exclusionary radical feminist. This is a fairly new insult brought to you by the nice folks that introduced Terf (trans-exclusionary radical feminist). Swerf means a feminist who considers prostitution to be harmful and abusive, which it most certainly is, […]

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