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Past articles by Ana:

Patreon pulls detailed rendering of Boswer’s penis over possible Nintendo complaints

After Nintendo supposedly filed a copyright claim against a 3D Bowser penis, Twitter users suspect it may be Bowser's canon junk. → Read More

It’s easy to see the role ‘NoFap’ played in yesterday’s violence against Asian women

NoFap and "sex addiction" models are gateways into whorephobic, misogynistic, and racist violence, Ana Valens writes. → Read More

Anti-porn organization takes aim at Twitter for NSFW ban, sex workers warn

An anti-porn organization's lawsuit could lead to a crackdown on sex workers and adult content on Twitter, adult industry experts warn. → Read More

OnlyFans dominated 2020. What does that mean for sex workers?

OnlyFans took off in 2020. But OnlyFans' popularity doesn't inherently help sex workers, like the ones who run virtual club Sanctuary. → Read More

Cyberpunk 2077 is coming. Remember to listen to trans people about its problems

When discussing Cyberpunk 2077's transphobia, trans people should always be centered, writer Ana Valens argues. → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett highlights the rise of fascist, ex-liberal women

Amy Coney Barrett's support from transphobic lesbian YouTuber Arielle Scarcella raises larger questions about TERFdom and the far-right. → Read More

Overwatch fans are thirsty for these giantess Mercy memes

Blizzard's new Overwatch update adds support for scaling characters, including making Mercy a giantess, as one thirsty meme demonstrates. → Read More

Is social media silencing Black Lives Matter? Sex worker collective seeks answers

Sex worker collective Hacking//Hustling is seeking participants for a survey on hostile content censorship during the Black Lives Matter protests. → Read More

Why MAGA men are obsessed with antifa being into pegging

President Donald Trump's fanbase are scared of two things: antifa, and "pegging." Why? The MAGA fanbase appears to have enormous sexual hangups. → Read More

AVN Stars, a popular OnlyFans alternative, has banned hypnosis porn

AVN Stars, an OnlyFans alternative run by AVN Media Network, has silently banned hypnosis porn. The move is part of a larger pattern against hypno kink. → Read More

Supreme Court issues landmark LGBTQ rights ruling

After the Supreme Court ruled Title VII protects LGBTQ Americans from being fired for being queer or transgender, the SCOTUS ruling's URL crashed. → Read More

Furry site uses machine learning to generate your new fursona

This Fursona Does Not Exist is a fursona maker that uses a machine learning AI to generate new furries. It's a glimpse into the furry fandom's future. → Read More

Automation 'error' shuts down Women of Sex Tech conference on YouTube

Women of Sex Tech's virtual conference pulled from YouTube due to a reporting error, costing the organization several hundred dollars for a backup. → Read More

This hentai game combines Castlevania with kinky sex scenes

American publisher Critical Bliss is bringing Castle in the Clouds to Steam. The hentai game is inspired heavily by Castlevania and features pixel porn. → Read More

Why using estrogen to fight coronavirus raises alarms for trans women

Exposing a cisgender man to estrogen and progestogen to fight the coronavirus could lead to some unintended side effects, like gender dysphoria. → Read More

Christian author says watching porn during coronavirus is the most destructive act in human history

Christian pastor Josh McDowell claims porn use during the coronavirus pandemic will simultaneously destroy more lives than any event in human history. → Read More

This therapist has advice for dealing with social distancing: Play video games

As social distancing continues, therapist Alexander Kriss suggests video games might help people cope. Here's a look at his new book, The Gaming Mind. → Read More

Social distancing is making everyone hornier—sort of

As Americans continue social distancing, 'quarantine horniness' has emerged. Why is everyone sexting? Well, it depends on who you talk to. → Read More

What Is Futanari Porn, and Why Is It So Popular in the U.S.?

Futanari hentai is the most popular anime porn genre on Fakku in the U.S. What does futa tell us about trans porn and its fans in America? A lot, actually. → Read More

Why sex workers are sounding the alarm on the EARN IT Act

Sex workers warn that the EARN IT Act will water down privacy laws and destroy end-to-end encryption online. Hacking//Hustling explains why. → Read More