#DesignCensorship on Facebook

Facebook censorship. We’ve all seen it — the controversies over images of women breastfeeding, classical art depicting nude figures, and breast cancer survivors, among others. We navigate this carefully on our CRAVE Facebook page to make sure we don’t run afoul of the ever-shifting boundaries, but I never imagined that my work at CRAVE would…

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The conversation continues…

Google hit the “adult” community with a big post-Valentine’s day surprise this year when they announced that all Blogger sites with sexual content would suddenly be switched from publicly-accessible to private, viewable only to the site owner and people they gave the URL to directly.

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Hey Google, when did sex become evil?

With this week’s announcement of changes to their Adult Content Policy for Blogger, it seems Google has undercut its noble mission “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” with an unwritten footnote: ‘…unless we, Google, as the arbitrators of truth and value, deem any such information does not offer a substantial public benefit.  A key advantage of being one of the most powerful companies in the world is that we get to decide for the global community what does and does not benefit them.’

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Bringing Eros to Orthodoxy

How do you connect to your sexual pleasure when you grow up in the most rigorously stringent part of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, where women are required to cover their bodies from collarbone to toes at all times, and dating is generally limited to a single meeting, sometimes two, with potential husbands? 

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“All bodies are entitled to experience…”: A lesson in Cliteracy

“All bodies are entitled to experience the pleasure they are capable of.”

Sometimes you just need to say it like it is, and that’s what Sophia Wallace has done in this well-put sentiment and her entire Cliteracy project. In a great interview with Amon Focus, the artist explains that Cliteracy was born when she could no longer stand the widespread misunderstanding of how women experience pleasure and could no longer ignore the profound absence of the clit in everything from anatomical drawings to scientific research to representations of women enjoying sex.

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