German sex shops are inviting customers to try out virtual reality porn inside new VR booths.
The booths cost just under £1 per minute to use and are available in 14 cities across Germany.
They are built by German firm Virtual Real Pleasure and each booth -is about the size of a small bathroom. Booths cots the shop £8,000 to install.
Inside is a high-end virtual reality (VR) headset and an easy-clean leather chair to sit on. Customers pick a VR smut flick, which then plays on a TV on the opposite side of the booth. The booth is big enough to incorporate two people at once.
New York State legislators have introduced a bill that would decriminalize sex work and repeal statutes that prohibit the buying and selling of sex between adults.
Advocacy group DecrimNY.org is the driving force behind the bill, sponsored by state senators Jessica Ramos and Julia Salazar. Five other senators also introduced a companion bill into the state Assembly.
The bill modifies laws around facilities that are used as places of prostitution, according to one report , and would legalize the buying and selling of sex under certain circumstances.
Ramos and Salazar stress their bill protects LGBTQ youth, living on the street, who have been found to trade sex at higher rates than of other youths, and undocumented immigrants, who make up the largest group arrested in massage parlor raids.
Every worker in New York and beyond has an inherent right to a safe workplace environment no matter what work they do. We are here to affirm sex work is work, said Ramos during a news conference.
The Daily Star has stopped featuring topless glamour pictures. In a statement, the newspaper's editor Jonathan Clark explained that it had been testing out a new strategy for its Page 3 format since 2 April.
We've listened to reader feedback and are currently trialing a covered-up version of Page 3.
The publication will continue to have a page dedicated to featuring young women, but they will appear in either lingerie or swimwear as opposed to being topless.
The newspaper's announcement comes four years after The Sun abolished its Page 3 Girl feature, something it had maintained for 40 years.
As unlikely as it sounds, Thailand, known worldwide for its prosperous sex industry and its tolerant attitude towards sex -- is one of the last remaining countries in the world where sex toys are illegal, along with Saudi Arabia and India.
Now feminist, pro-LGBT and sexual health campaigner Nisarat Jongwisan has taken up the challenge to get the sex toy ban reversed.
Nisarat decided on this coure of action during a visit to Australia when she walked into a sex shop for the first time. She recalled thinking:
A Land of Toys opened up in front of her eyes. Why can't I have the same privilege of buying whatever makes me feel good?
She came back to Bangkok carrying her first personal vibrator -- along with a new desire, to start a fight to decriminalise sex toys for the happiness and safety of my people. And, along with that, to encourage sex-positivity in Thailand where
words such as orgasm and climax are banned from public speech.
The first knockback came from her friends and even her boyfriend: They thought what I was doing was wrong. They didn't want to know or talk about my new, happy sex life. It makes you look like a bad person. But Nisarat carried on and launched a
petition to ask the amendment of the 287 Section removing sex toys from pornographic items.