The last porn cinema in Paris, The Beverley is set to screen its final film and close its doors at the end of the year.
It's the end of an era. The last vestige of Paris' once bountiful erotic cinema offering is set to close its doors at the end of
2017 when its boss Maurice Laroche, aged 74, retires. Laroche noted:
When we sell 600 tickets a week, we are happy. Twenty years ago, we sold 1,500-1,600.
In the early 1980s, the atmosphere was
happy. There were 20 porn cinemas between Republic and Opera. The National Film Center had up to 44 screens devoted to X-rated films in the capital in 1976, and there were 110 across France.
A Co Armagh man has become the first person to face prosecution for allegedly paying for sexual services since a law prohibiting it was introduced in Northern Ireland in 2015.
The first victim of the law is accused of attempting to buy sexual
services in Dungannon, County Tyrone, in August 2016.
The Public Persecution Service (PPS) confirmed that this is the first case in which someone has been charged over allegedly paying for sex. The case is due to be heard at the end of January,
following a pre-trial review taking place in December.
Bordoll, as it's named, is located on an aptly scarlet-lit street in Dortmund and is run by Evelyn Schwarz. It currently houses 11 silicon dolls and rents them out for 22c80 (2£71) an hour.
doll has its own name and is aesthetically unique. The 11 dolls are categorised as real, skinny, fantasy, or anime and are listed on the site alongside their full specifications -- from the colour of the hair to the size of their body parts.
Schwarz explained that the brothel is very popular, with the dolls booked around 12 times each day to men of every age from all over the country.
A federal appeals court has opened the door to legalising prostitution in California. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently allowed a legal challenge to the statewide ban on prostitution to proceed.
During the hearing,
conservative Judge Carlos Bea wondered aloud: Why should it be illegal to sell something that it's legal to give away?
The case was originally filed in 2015 by three unidentified former sex workers, one potential client and the San Francisco-based
Erotic Service Provider Legal, Educational and Research Project (ESPLERP).
The plaintiffs argue that the 145-year ban unfairly deprives consenting adults of the right to private activity, criminalises the discussion of such activity, and
unconstitutionally places prohibitions on individuals' right to freely associate.
Louis Sirkin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, cited a Supreme Court decision that struck down gay sex bans as evidence for their case. The 2003 ruling, in Lawrence
vs. Texas, found that consensual sexual conduct was part of the personal and private life of the individual, and protected by the due process liberty right.
A French model named Ines Rau has become the first openly transgender person to be named a Playboy Playmate in the 64-year history of the publication.
The 26-year-old will receive the title in in the November/December 2017 issue of Playboy where she
takes part in a photo-spread and opens up in an interview about her transgender identity.
I wonder if it will be considered a 'micro aggression' if regular buyers decide to give this issue a miss? Does political correctness extend to being turned
on by diverse genders? And will Playboy reveal the sales figures so that we may answer that question.
New York's adults stores have so far fought a losing battle in their defence against the moralists censors of the local authority.
After losing a 20-year legal battle with the city in June that outlawed most of the remaining XXX stores, business
owners are hoping to bring their case to the Supreme Court.
Erica Dubno, an attorney who has represented the industry in its long fight against the city, said she plans to submit an appeal by the end of the year. She estimates the court will
decide early next year whether to review the case. Dubno acknowledged the industry's chances are slim. The Supreme Court receives about 7,500 review requests each year and usually hears about 80 cases.
The city has agreed to hold off enforcing the
ban until after the Supreme Court decides whether to hear the case.
Up until now the stores have been trying to evade controls on sex shops by stocking a large proportion of non sex items and then hoping to fly under the regulation radar as
A wildly erotic advertisement for a Colombian sex tourism company has been removed from YouTub. And the account for Good Girls Company, which claims to be an all-inclusive erotic resort, has been suspended by the video-sharing website's censors.
The company's brazen video showcased a sex and drugs holiday on a Colombian island off the coast of Cartagena. Prostitutes would be provided for unlimited sex. The trip from November 24 to 27 was explicitly advertised as a sex island experience.
The video starts by advertising the holiday's more prosaic benefits such as airport transfers being included. Then, its young male star boards a luxury yacht, on the deck of which dozens of young beauties are gyrating in bikinis.
surprises are also advertised, over a scene showing the man coming into his bedroom to find four naked women posing coquettishly face-down on his bed.
Tourists with other appetites may like to know that all meals are included, a fact mentioned
over a scene of the man eating his pudding off the naked body of one of the video's female stars, served by another in a fetish version of a French maid's outfit.Free booze is also thrown in.
The Daily Mail published loads of sexy pictures from
the video and the article seemed more promotion than censure.