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Nearly All Brits Opt Out of Government-Imposed Porn Filters

See, isn't porn fun? (Wikimedia Commons)

UK residents aren’t embarrassed to admit they just want to sit around and watch porn sometimes.

The UK government began implementing filters on Internet porn at the end of 2013, requiring citizens to consciously inform their ISPs if they wanted to be able to view it. Now, it seems nearly 100 percent of Brits are opting into being able to access porn from their Internet plans, a recent Ofcom survey found. Read More

Tech Dirty to Me

Webcam Girls and Their Diehard Fans Flocking to Miami for Largest-Ever Camming Convention

Award-winning cam girl Little Red Bunny has just signed up to attend CammingCon. (Twitter)

At the beginning of August, hundreds of fans will pack Miami’s Eden Roc Hotel to meet models with whom they’ve all been intimate, and yet have never actually met beyond the screens of their webcams.

“[They'll] meet the models [they]’ve been chatting to for four years. People could start fainting,” Clinton Cox, the founder of the first annual CammingCon, told me over the phone. “There’s going to be a huge level of nerves… Who knows what the energy’s going to be like? It’s a giant science experiment.” Read More

Tech Dirty to Me

This Blow Job Machine Went Viral, But Will We Let Men Enjoy it Without Shame?

Mr. Sloan holding the Autoblow 2. (Screengrab: Vimeo)

Before the Ohio kid’s ironic potato salad captured everyone’s attention, the Internet was captivated by another wildly successful crowdfunding campaign: the electronic blow job machine known as the Autoblow 2.

When the sex device first hit Indiegogo in May, its creator, Brian Sloan, hoped to raise $45,000. By the end of the month-long funding period, the Autoblow 2 had raked in $280,247. But that wasn’t the end of the blow job machine’s popularity; when the Autoblow 2 became available for pre-order online, its website had so much traffic from horny consumers, it crashed. On top of it all, Mr. Sloan told Betabeat he was even contacted by someone who wanted to make a reality show about his life and business (he declined).

Now that the Autoblow 2′s first customers are finally getting their coveted blow job machines in the mail, let’s examine how and why the Internet got so turned on (sorry) by this particular product. Read More

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Horny Consumers Crashed Electronic Blow Job Machine Website During Pre-Sale Period

We can't wait to get ours. (Screengrab: Vimeo)

The Fourth of July weekend might be over, but there’s still reason to celebrate: the makers of the Autoblow 2 today started shipping out their highly-anticipated electronic oral sex simulator.

In case you missed it, the Autoblow 2 is an electronic blow job machine that received funding through a wildly successful Indiegogo campaign. Users plug the cylindrical device into the wall, and insert their penises into the sleeve. Beaded rings then slide up and down the sleeve, delivering — or so the company claims — the same sensations as a regular human blow job. Read More

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Study: Boning Someone You Met Through a Sex App May Increase STI Risk

You know what we mean.

Here’s some bad news for anyone who enjoys finding a new sex partner from the comfort of their own couch. A study found that gonorrhea and chlamydia were more common in gay men using apps to meet for sex than in those meeting on clubs or online, the BBC reports.

The researchers polled 7,184 men who were using a sexual health clinic at the LA Gay and Lesbian Centre. From the BBC: Read More

Law and Order

Vine Star Curtis Lepore Seems Confused About the Meaning of Consent

Curtis Lepore (Twitter)

Nothing in this world can be certain except death, taxes and Vine celeb Curtis Lepore being an insufferable jerk about his rape case.

Mr. Lepore was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend and fellow Vine star, Jessi Smiles, last August. We don’t know what exactly happened between Mr. Lepore and Ms. Smiles when the alleged rape occurred, but we do know that Mr. Lepore took a plea deal on Feb. 21, wherein he pled guilty to felony assault charges and effectively cleared himself of the rape charge.

Mr. Lepore then proceeded to act like a total dick as he openly celebrated the plea deal on social media.

Now, in a Rolling Stone piece called “The Six Seconds Between Love and Hate: A Vine Romance Gone Wrong,” Mr. Lepore is at his piggish behavior again — this time perpetuating victim blaming and a pretty screwed-up concept of consent. Read More