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Best Sex Writing 2012

My article “Men Who ‘Buy Sex’ Commit More Crimes: Newsweek, Trafficking, and the Lie of Fabricated Sex Studies,” which first appeared at Tiny Nibbles, has been selected for inclusion in Best Sex Writing 2012 from Cleis Press.

On-sale date January 12, 2012!

It’s a huge honor to be included.

Thanks to Rachel Kramer Bussel and Susie Bright for noticing the piece and selecting it!


UK Man Charged With Obscenity For Private Text Chat

A Swanscombe man named Gavin Smith has been charged under the UK’s Obscene Publications Act based on a private chat he had with one other individual. According to an article this week in The Register titled “‘Pervy’ Private Chat Case Springs Back to Life,” the case was originally filed in May, but was discharged by the court as being unfit for prosecution.

Since then, “new evidence” has been introduced allowing the Crown Prosecution Service to re-file against the defendant under the Obscene Publications Act.

In May, the Register’s Jane Fae Osimek (who also reported on the recent re-filing) wrote… (READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON TECHYUM)