Sex Tech: Porn Site Metrics, Team Brazzers, Adult Friend Finder Images

Summary:Brazzers bids for online game sponsorship, the internet is full of porn, Adult Friend Finder sued for image misuse, erotic hypnosis.

Our weekly roundup of Sex Tech looks at just how big porn is online and where certain Adult Friend Finder images come from.

Online fighting games get Team Brazzers?

Porn megasite Brazzers wants to get into the video game sponsorship sector, and sparked controversy when they specified involvement in the competitive fighting game scene.

Brazzers spokesman Rob Steele confirmed speculation about the corporate porn company's intentions in a livestream with notorious gamer Joe ("LI Joe") Ciaramelli.

Steele's commentary indicated that Brazzers' sponsorship level would be significant, as in, entire teams, tournaments and elaborate after-parties.

Many people are unhappy with this news, from fans on forums to top brass. An anonymous executive told Are Technica that Brazzers' sponsorship would amount to, "A potential death sentence... for the growth of the sport."

Online hypnosis for sex: does it work?

Online hypnosis videos and audio recordings are an internet niche, whose most popular sub-sub genre is the arena of erotic hypnosis: media that purports to hypnotize the subject into states of sexual suggestion.

But if you're even head about this subculture, you're likely wondering if it even works.

Observer's Rachel White did a personal investigation into online erotic hypnosis to see if it's possible to be lulled into arousal, or more, when she conducted her own first-hand experiment with internet sex hypnotism.

While the genre is a fetish unto itself - enjoyed by people that get off role-playing the notion they can be "made" to do things they otherwise would not - her conclusions are intriguing.

Adult Friend Finder held accountable for using images without permission

If like me, you've often wondered where those Adult Friend Finder advertising images with "hot girls" in them comes from, we can both share dismay over this bit of news.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge last week refused to dismiss adult performer Vicky Vette’s claims that her image was illegally used to market AdultFriendFinder in banner ads.

Vette, in a suit filed last month, charged that she first viewed an unauthorized photo of herself in an AdultFriendFinder ad on DumpsterSluts.com.

Imagine finding yourself in an ad for this site without your consent - no matter your profession.

I have to wonder, did AFF think it was okay to misuse this woman's image in a particularly degrading sex website's ads simply because Vette is a porn performer?

A close look at porn's share of internet metrics

Both anti-porn pundits and people trying to sell dot-XXX swampland want you to think that the internet is a porn superhighway.

Turns out they're not right, but content that can be categorized as standard commercial pornography does in fact have a massive footprint online.

The largest porn site on the web with 4.4 billion page views per month, Xvideos is three times the size of CNN or ESPN, and twice the size of Reddit.

LiveJasmin isn’t much smaller. YouPorn, Tube8, and Pornhub — they’re all vast, vast sites that dwarf almost everything except the Googles and Facebooks of the internet.

It's no surprise to me that Google and Facebook are bigger than porn, though I was intrigued to see that Reddit stomps on the likes of CNN and ESPN.

However, this link comes with a warning: there are terrible sex puns in this fascinating article by my pal Sebastian Anthony.

Topics: Google, Social Enterprise

About

Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that inclu... Full Bio

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