Saturday, 11 October 2014

(Less) Extreme Porn: Kink.com Closing Two Member Sites

Hear that? Sounds suspiciously like another nail in the coffin of "extreme porn" to me. Apparently, Kink.com are closing down two of its subsidiary members sites (BoundInPublic.com and PublicDisgrace.com), and re-branding another (HardcoreGangBangs.com is being renamed FantasyGangbangs.com). In the current climate, Kink.com have apparently decided that being seen as controversial, extreme or sensationalistic is not the best way to raise awareness about alternative sexual lifestyles: if that is their intent, replacing 'hardcore' with 'fantasy' is probably wise. The same applies to the removed sites, which (some might argue) look like they are aggrandizing sexual sadism rather than consensual humiliation or role play. Although this is undoubtedly self-censorship of sorts, the move might be better for Kink.com's image.

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