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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Pornography

All time
# bunny spoiler
The world's most famous nudie magazine is to stop publishing nudes
After 62 years, the magazine’s editor says nudity has become ‘passé’ in the internet age.
# Your Say
Poll: Is it time for Ireland to introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography?
Does more need to be done?
# CTRL ALT DEL
India banned internet porn on Saturday, then unbanned it 48 hours later
“There’s no thinking behind the decision,” said one expert.
# Patience
You can't buy adult eBooks in Germany until after 10pm
It’s been ruled that an old law for adult films applies to eBooks.
# Censored
WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video
“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”
# warning
Images of Irish schoolgirls are being used to advertise online escort services
ChildWatch.ie warn of the dangers of young people posting photographs online.
Voices
Young people will see online porn – shouldn't we help them interpret it?
Rapidly advancing technology means children will be confronted by pornography online at some point. How should we help them to interpret what they see?
# Your Say
Poll: Should porn be shown in the classroom as a part of sex ed?
It has been argued that children need to be educated on how to interpret it.
# Britain
Three judges have been sacked for watching porn in their offices
Not a great idea, to be fair.
# Courts
Naked pictures and images of 'mutilated bodies' on Elaine O'Hara's laptop, court told
There were 16 image files with pornography or BDSM content.
# ...and tell me that you love me
British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law
Some campaigners say the new law violates sexual freedom and is misogynistic.
# Smut
Irish people spend longer watching porn than almost anyone else in Europe
And Dubliners take longer than the national average.
# Sexual Offences
Is your child safe online? New laws on the way to combat grooming
An RTÉ Investigations Unit programme showed the dangers posed to young teens online.
# unaware
Pics of Irish teen girls are ending up on hardcore pornography sites
An RTÉ investigation, aired tonight, will show how the photos were used without the victims’ knowledge.
# Lunch Fix
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# language in the law
Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse
“It’s time to get tough with these people.”
# Tiger
Man cleared of 'extreme porn' charge after 'tiger' revealed to be man in costume
The prosecutors only realised their mistake when they heard the man say “That’s grrrreat”, just like Tony the Tiger.
# Breach of Trust
'Revenge porn' soon to be illegal under new UK law, so should Ireland follow suit?
The punishment for sharing explicit images or videos on the internet in the UK will be a two year jail sentence.
# Sexual Abuse
Author John Grisham says sentences for watching child porn are too harsh
He said that men sometimes stumble onto websites featuring child pornography after ‘pushing the wrong buttons’ while drunk.
# Oh The Humanity
People are actually complaining that the iPhone 6 is 'too big to watch porn discreetly'
:/
# chid abuse
Lostprophets singer jailed for child sex crimes loses appeal bid
The sentencing judge said the offences committed against children were of shocking depravity.
# Exposure
Pornography is no longer the biggest online worry for parents
A new survey has found that three in ten parents don’t monitor their children’s online activities.
# porn no
It's official: Porn may make you stupider*
*Maybe. It at least affects a man’s brain in a bad way.
# New York
Police officers and rabbi among 70 arrested on child pornography charges
Investigators took five weeks to impound nearly 600 computers, laptops, smartphones and thumb drives containing pornographic images.
# morto
Internet provider posts how-to video... and accidentally reveals porn history
Hmm, “All Star Teens” is an odd network name…
Voices
Column: Children don't understand the consequences of sexting
Children as young as 10 have engaged in ‘sexting’ – sending explicit images or texts to another person — but they are distanced from the reality of what they are doing, writes Dr Maureen Griffin.
# Porn
Southside Dubliners watch more porn than anyone else in Ireland*
*Per visit to a porn site.
# State Papers
This underwear ad in the RTÉ Guide caused a bit of a stir in 1978
In the late 70s and early 80s, there were also a number of complaints about about inappropriate content in men’s magazines.
# NSFW
Escort and ‘hook-up’ sites among attempts to access porn at Leinster House
However, this does not include any attempts that might have been made by TDs, Senators or their staff.
# Courts
Man in Clare charged with offences under Child Trafficking and Pornography Act
The 33-year-old will appear in court tomorrow morning over offences contrary to the Child Trafficking & Pornography Act.
# USA
Porn industry faces huge setback in 'condoms in porn' lawsuit
Judge refuses to allow two actors and porn film-makers to hold off on using condoms while suit is being decided.
Voices
Column: We need education about porn, not censorship
While pornography can create dangerous misconceptions about sex, shutting down all such exploration only reinforces the notion that sex is something dirty and shameful, writes Genevieve Shanahan.
Voices
Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn
The UK plans to make online pornography an ‘opt-in’ choice to try and shield children from it – but will that really protect kids from early sexualisation?
Voices
Column: We should follow Britain’s lead and crack down on internet porn
David Cameron is planning an extensive crackdown on widespread access to online pornography – we must recognise the intense harm sexually explicit material has on children and follow suit, writes Ashley Balbirnie.
# no credit
Senator admits 'Playboy' speech was taken from Sunday Times column
Senator Mary Ann O’Brien urged the government to examine proposals to block online pornography yesterday but her speech was largely taken from a column by the Sunday Times columnist Eleanor Mills.
# Pornography
Senator: 'We have to think of Playboy as part of the good old days'
Senator Mary Ann O’Brien has asked Minister Pat Rabbitte to examine the UK’s moves to block online pornography.
# blue news
News programme accidentally shows porn in background
NSFW, obviously.
# Child Pornography
3,000 suspected child pornography reports in Ireland last year
Hotline.ie said that 96 turned out to be illegal child pornography cases, while four were traced to servers here in Ireland.
# well holy god
IP addresses from Vatican linked to internet porn downloads
Data from a torrent monitoring website finds that addresses linked to the Holy See have been downloading explicit material.
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.