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# Porn

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# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK's lead in blocking online porn?
Internet providers in the UK will have to automatically block access to porn to protect children.
# hot slats
This IKEA parody of a porn site is perfect
Suitable for work. (Especially if your work involves flat-pack furniture.)
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added exaggerated porn statistics
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# over sharing
Facebook to remove ads from pages with sex and violence after complaints
Advertisers including Marks and Spencer and BSkyB pulled ads from Facebook after they appeared alongside pages showing pictures of teenage boys.
# blue news
News programme accidentally shows porn in background
NSFW, obviously.
# Scarlet
Embarrassed politician accidentally tweets porn link
Morto for Rob Wilson, UK Conservative MP.
Voices
Column: Embarrassed to talk about sex and porn? Ireland, this is your wake-up call
Today’s young women and men are being educated about sex by watching hardcore porn online for years before they ever have their own first romantic or sexual experience. For their sake, it’s time to open up about real sex, writes Cindy Gallop.
Voices
Column: Easy access to pornographic images is adversely affecting young people
Early exposure to online pornography – much of which is violent or degrading – is desensitising young people and contributing to the normalisation of rape and domestic violence, writes Joanna Fortune.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Face stealing, mind reading and some papal photography
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Oops
Twitter’s new video app accidentally puts porn as its ‘Editor’s Pick’
Vine users were surprised to see six seconds of smut as an editorial choice – which Twitter has blamed as ‘human error’.
# vine
We're trying out Vine, and have already seen a naked man
Vine is Twitter’s new video-sharing app, but why should you be a little afraid of it?
Voices
Column: Internet porn needs a warning – ‘may hurt your relationship’
When internet porn becomes a feature in a relationship it can bring catastrophic consequences, writes Eithne Bacuzzi.
# sex shops
Emer Costello calls for regulation of adult stores and lap-dancing clubs
The Dublin MEP said the industry can often be linked to criminality and prostitution.
# sfw
The 7 most crushingly mundane ‘XXX’ website addresses
These sites are absolutely suitable for work.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# Sex please
Ireland is the '6th highest' sign-up to Make Love Not Porn website
Cindy Gallop founded the real-life sex video website to counter the myths of the porn industry – and revealed this morning that Irish people have been signing up in droves.
# Web Summit
Web summit hears: Sex please, you're Irish
Cindy Gallop, founder of Make Love Not Porn, wants Irish people to share their real-life sex videos to counter the myths of online porn (and to make some money while they’re at it).
# Oireachtas rules
No porn and no games: Computer usage rules for TDs and Senators
No social networking for some people working at Leinster House in addition to the installation of picture scanning software which looks for ‘inappropriate content’ usually indicated by ‘certain flesh tones’.
# Breastfeeding
Mother sues after breastfeeding footage used in porn film
Maryann Sahoury is suing a production company after breastfeeding instructional video was used by a third party to make porn.
# the scarlet letter
Nearly 3,000 O2 customers in the UK to receive letters for downloading porn
Details of alleged offenders are being handed over by Telefónica UK, having been ordered to do so by the High Court.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography?
A child protection expert has argued that parents should be given a choice over explicit content online. So what do you think?
# Kids Online
One in five children exposed to dangerous content on Internet
Children have unknowingly come across information which promotes anorexia and suicide techniques.
# Condoms
Voters in LA to decide on use of condoms in porn
Adult film actors in LA city are already required to wear condoms, but campaigners want this extended county-wide.
# Explainer
Censored: The 274 books and magazines still banned in Ireland today
How To Drive Your Man Wild in Bed is still banned in Ireland. Here’s why.
# Like the Clappers
Irish pornstars protest for safe sex
Outside the Dáil yesterday afternoon, Mark Williamson was joined by another performer to call for stricter regulations in the Irish adult film industry.
# Law
Egypt orders pornographic websites banned
A court ordered the government to ban porn sites in order to protect Egyptian society and its values.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…
# Data Breach
Personal info of YouPorn chat service users compromised, says company
It is not clear how many people were potentially affected by the breach of the chat service affiliated to the popular pornography website.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In tonight’s Fix: A move towards mortgage relief; the deadliest place on Earth for girls; and should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?
# Porn
LA porn stars must wear condoms as new law introduced
The legislation was signed into law yesterday but producers have warned they may just move out of the jurisdiction.
# California
US teacher put on leave over porn site allegations
Special education teacher and former girls soccer coach Heidi Kaeslin faces allegations that she maintained a pornographic website from her school-issued laptop computer.
# Facebook
Facebook falls victim to hardcore pornography 'spam attack'
Thousands of users report seeing their timelines clog up with hardcore porn – the potential work of the Anonymous group.
# ISPs
UK: Four internet service providers to block access to porn sites
As part of a government bid to tackle the sexualisation of children, some the UK’s main ISPs will automatically block access to sites showing sexually explicit imagery – unless customers specifically request to be able to view pornography.
# Peta porn
PETA to launch pornography website
The animal rights group is to launch a pornography website – saying it will mix adult content with graphic images of animal abuse in a bid to raise awareness about animal rights.
# Teacher
UK schoolteacher defends out-of-hours porn career
Benedict Garrett, a teacher with a soft porn website and stripping career, faces being struck off the register.
# Adult Film
HIV scare shuts down LA's adult film industry
A porn star has tested HIV positive in Los Angeles, leading to a temporary closure of all adult film productions.