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Media Update - November 13, 2009

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom -- Media Update Digest
November 13, 2009
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1. Why enable pornographers?
2. Library employees fired over censorship of graphic novel
3. Courts Divide Over the Constitutionality of Sex Toy Bans
4. Sex toy research causes a stir at Duke
5. Suburban Swingers Club Outrages Neighbors
6. Lawsuits filed over professor posing on sex site
7. Donn Esmonde: Hands off swingers weekend
8. Sex positivity finds a social 'center'

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom -- Media Update Digest
November 13, 2009


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NCSF Media Updates represent a sampling of recent stories printed in US newspapers, magazines, and
selected websites containing significant mention of BDSM-leather-fetish, polyamory, or swing issues and
topics.

These stories may be positive, negative, accurate, inaccurate b or anywhere in between. NCSF publishes
the Updates to provide readers a comprehensive look at what media outlets are writing about these
topics. NCSF permits and encourages readers to forward these Updates where appropriate.


Why enable pornographers?
Washington Times
Washington, DC

At the time, as deputy attorney general, Mr. Holder boldly called for stronger enforcement of
pornography and obscenity laws, saying: "Priority should be ...

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/01/why-enable-
pornographers/


Library employees fired over censorship of graphic novel
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Washington, DC

As to the charge about Cook's concern that the library was in violation of the state obscenity laws?
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, acting director of the ALA's ...

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/nation/story/78655.html


Courts Divide Over the Constitutionality of Sex Toy Bans
FindLaw
Mountain View, CA

In 1998, the Alabama legislature passed an amendment to the state's obscenity laws that made it a crime
to distribute "any device designed or marketed as ...

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://writ.news.findlaw.com/grossman/20091110.html


Sex toy research causes a stir at Duke
The News Observer
Durham, North Carolina

At Duke University, a school that likes to tout its cutting-edge research, a sex toy study being
conducted by a behavioral economist and student health workers has roused criticism.

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/177501.html?
story_link=email_msg


Suburban Swingers Club Outrages Neighbors
WLWT
Cincinnati, OH

Cobra Cincinnati is not the first swingers club in the Tri-State area, but it has become one of the most
controversial because of its location -- quiet New ...

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://www.wlwt.com/news/21531473/detail.html


Lawsuits filed over professor posing on sex site
UNM Daily Lobo
Albuquerque, NM

In-person meetings consist of legal BDSM activities. PEP has been in business for over 20 years. Would
PEP still be operating particularly after the last ...

To read the rest of this article, go to:
http://www.dailylobo.com/index.php/article/2009/11/lawsuits_filed_over_professor_posing_on_sex_site#


Donn Esmonde: Hands off swingers weekend
Buffalo News
New York, NY

The doors are swinging open for bEntice the Falls,b an annual swingers convention billed as bFour Days
of Wicked Temptation.b There is a predictable cry of ...

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/829464.html?imw=Y


Sex positivity finds a social 'center'
Seattle University Spectator
Seattle, WA

The group was originally conceived as a safe space for the adult BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and
masochism) community, but according to Gabosch, ...

To read the rest of this article, go to:
http://www.su-spectator.com/features/sex-positivity-finds-a-social-center-1.895742

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