Want sexual enlightenment, but only have time for a quickie? Every week, we recap the most interesting sex headlines from around the world.
1. Patreon, a website where erotic content creators can create personalized porn for subscribers, is now suspending adult content creators. A Patreon spokesperson claims the company is ramping up its review of content due to requirements from the company’s payment partners. Major banks and payment processors like PayPal have a history of refusing to serve sex workers.
2. A Wisconsin man was injured after an “upskirting” camera installed in his shoe exploded, local police say. The 32-year-old man had installed the device to take pictures of women under their skirts.
3. Supreme Court backs fake abortion clinics, also known as “crisis pregnancy centers.” In a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled that the State of California cannot require the anti-abortion centers to fully disclose that they are not actually reproductive health clinics, and cannot require the centers to supply women with information about how to end their pregnancies.
4. Walgreens pharmacist in Arizona refuses to give a woman her miscarriage medication because it goes against his ethics. Nicole Arteaga was nine weeks pregnant when the fetus’s heart stopped beating. The doctor gave her two options: a surgical procedure or a prescription medication, misoprostol. She chose the second option, but her pharmacist refused to fill her prescription. Arizona is one of six states that allows pharmacists to legally decline to sell emergency contraceptives.
5. A New Jersey nonprofit is fighting to outlaw child marriage in the 48 states where it’s still legal. In May, Delaware became the first state to outlaw marriage under 18 without exceptions. This week, New Jersey became the second.
6. FOSTA/SESTA faces its first constitutional challenge. The first lawsuit against “anti-trafficking” bill FOSTA/SESTA was filed this week, by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Internet Archive, and humans rights groups, arguing that the law’s broad scope violates the First Amendment.
7. A lawsuit against a porn producer is forcing the adult industry to come to terms with its racism. Adult performer Maurice McKnight is suing DF Productions Inc. and his former director, James Camp, for persuading a white co-star to call him the n-word during filming, against his wishes.
8. The retirement of Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy is setting the stage for a historical battle over abortion rights. President Donald Trump will choose his successor — undoubtedly an extremely conservative justice that will cause a drastic ideological shift in the court. Experts say this raises a real possibility of overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling upholding abortion rights.