Facebook bans talking about sexuality. Yes, talking.

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If you thought Tumblr banning pictures and videos containing nudity was dumb, wait till you hear what Facebook just announced: They’re banning talking about your sexual preferences and activities on their site. Yup. The biggest social network in the world wants you to stop talking about sex because, you know, that’s dirty.

Their new content policy makes things like saying you’re a ‘top’ or a ‘bottom’ off-limits, in a move the social media behemoth says will combat content that “facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults” and bars “sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation.”

“Sex positions,” “sexual preference” and any number of other sexy umbrellas pertaining to “sexual hints” are all means for moderator intervention now. Another common phrase you see a lot — “send nudes” — is a no-no, whether its meant as a joke or an actual request. The new rules ban “offering or asking for nude images.”

This new wave of Puritanism with companies demonising anything that is even remotely related to sex hits queer people the hardest because queer themes are regraded “adult” topics by default on many U.S. sites.

Further reading: Facebook’s new community standards blatantly hurt queer users

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To Trust an Incubus

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When Kenta began his job at Japan’s Inner-Dimensional Institute, he didn’t expect that he would become its test subject. The institute recently obtained four hunky incubi (male sexual demons) from another dimension, but these evil creatures can only speak by “bonding” with someone else… and Kenta is that someone. This is the plot of To Trust an Incubus, a recently released gay sci-fi yaoi/bara visual novel.

For three months, Kenta will live in quarantine to try and bond with one or more incubi. But while each one is muscular with a bedeviling set of horns, they’re also passionate. And potentially lethal — Kenta could fall in love or end up dead.

To Trust an Incubus is the latest “dating simulation” video game designed to appeal to gay gamers (and straight women). Other recent examples include Dream Daddy and Coming Out on Top in which players try to seduce a collection of hot dudes, each with their own temperament and personality.

To Trust an Incubus is a rather explicit game. There’s sexual language, non-consensual groping and non-graphic mentions of past torture. The game demurely covers up each character’s sexy bits with cutesy stickers (unless you download the uncensored patch), but the intercourse is otherwise on full display with graphic illustrations, moaning and narration

When so many video games feature straight male heroes saving damsels in distress, other are finally giving gay people a chance to explore dating and desire in new and fantastic ways. Even players who dislike sexualized storylines can still explore queer identity through other recent titles like Newfound Courage and Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker, paving the way for a new generation of action, puzzle and role-playing games with queer characters at their forefronts.

Tumblr, that site no one’s using for anything but porn, banned all porn

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Imagine living in a world where kids grow up not being taught that their bodies are something to be ashamed of or that sex is something nasty that will taint you as a person. Or actually being taught how to have sex safely to not get pregnant or STDs or how consent works.

You’ll need quite some imagination for this seeing how the West seems to slide back into the moral mindset of the 19th century lately. Led by American companies who have no problem whatsoever with violence or nazi propaganda on their sites, this new Puritan movement just culminated in one of the biggest social networks banning all NSFW content.

Tumblr, the site that has become a hub for so many communities and artists with adult themes, the site that is used to view porn by a majority of its users, wants to become a “better and more positive” place. Apparently that doesn’t include body or sex positivity. Tumblr did say that they won’t remove artistic nudity in art, paintings and sculptures for example but turns out that statement was not quite true as you can see below:

Two weeks from now, all NSFW content will be removed from Tumblr. The decision comes just weeks after the Tumblr app was removed from Apple’s iTunes store because of problems with Tumblr’s content filter. Apparently Tumblr came to the conclusion that just removing all porn would be easier than fixing their software.

The NSFW bloggers are easily Tumblr’s largest community so this move will be a huge blow to the site. The stock price of Tumblr’s parent company Verizon is in free fall and many users started fleeing the site, migrating to Twitter and other networks just hours after the decision was announced.

Below I’ll list some of the Tumblr bloggers I featured on milkboys and their Twitter accounts so you can keep up with them that way in case they announce where they will set up in the future. For more developments on this follow the milkboys Twitter.

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Milo @milomauwmauw
Jero @SuperSolidSquid
Josh @milkkore
F0reverUnde4d @F0reverUnde4d
Kahran @skinnykinks
Kirby @tn_kirby
Almosttoast @almosttoasty
Fawnykid @fawnykid
Xag @asoftcreature
Broccolibutts @SlutElf
Autistic Sissy @AutisticSissy

Growing up trans in Texas

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An intimate portrait of Kimberly and Kai Shappley: a mother has to confront her religious community while her 7-year-old transgender daughter navigates life at school, where she’s been banned from the girls’ bathroom.