Sex Tech: Kinsey app pulled, Grindr politics, porn for Palestine

Sex Tech: Kinsey app pulled, Grindr politics, porn for Palestine

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This week in Sex Tech, Kinsey sex tracking app pulled, Grindr gets the vote out, Sex.com wants to send porn to Palestine and more.

Sex tracking app under recall

kinsey app

The Kinsey Institute along with Indiana University released a free app that allows users to anonymously report on sexual behavior.

On Thursday the institute announced that it was pulling the plug — at least temporarily — on the project after the university’s lawyer raised concerns.

Grindr's in-app push for politics

On Tuesday, mega-popular gay dating app >Grindr announced Grindr for Equality (link may be NSFW), an effort to mobilize its 1.5 million American users.

In-app notifications will promote local, state and presidential candidates who support LGBT initiatives, as well as remind members to register to vote and show up to the polls on voting day.

San Francisco: sex and tech conference

Tickets have now gone on sale for Arse Elektronika, the subversive noncommercial sex and technology conference.

The lineup looks amazing (and sexually explicit), and it will be in a couple of The Armory’s locations - where legendary online porn purveyors Kink.com have their studios. This will be one you may not want to miss.

Sexually explicit game pulled, developers angry

Developer No Reply Games submitted sexually explicit game Seduce Me on the first day of the Greenlight program, but Valve removed it almost immediately.

They were within their rights to do so, but the issue doesn’t end there.

Much-loved sex ed resource site for young adults relaunches

Say hello to the new expanded relaunch of one of the highest-regarded, longest-running, sex-positive, all-gender and all-orientation inclusive online sex ed resource for teens (by teens) Sex, Etc.

Child pornography not being accurately assesed

A commonly used method of judging a woman’s sexual maturation may not be good enough in child pornography prosecutions.

Wait: you mean a bunch of people that never look at porn (or presumably at young girls in a gross way) are not expert deciders of what a woman’s age might be in a porn scene? Especially considering the visual packaging Porn Valley does to its models, with tons of makeup and Playboy airbrushing and stuff? Hmm....

Sex.com: porn for Palestine?

Sex.com is offering a different kind of love in care packages it’s providing to Palestinian citizens hammered by a recent ban on Internet porn.

Topics: Software Development, Apps, Censorship

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