Cam sites are porn’s hot new thing, but they’re more conservative than you think

Cam sites are porn's hot new thing, but they're more conservative than you think
Cam sites are porn’s hot new thing, but they’re more conservative than you think

August 8 is International Female Orgasm Day, and we’re celebrating with an entire week dedicated to exploring the business and pleasure of porn.

At its best, porn is a tool for helping people . But, as the sociologist once pointed out to me, traditional porn usually only offers “a rough approximation of what you want,” because producers and performers created it to appeal to a general audience, not your specific desires.

Cam sites, however, can allow viewers to interact with adult performers in real time — and ideally to pay to perform . That, Stuart and others have argued, is a big part of why they have grown so popular . In fact, camming offers such individualized and diverse erotic potential that it’s easy to think of it as a definitively superior product, slowly eclipsing the

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MUJI Launches Furniture Subscription Service in Japan

2020 has been an extraordinary year, to say the least. With the coronavirus pandemic changing billions of people’s lives and forcing them to create office spaces within the confines of their homes, one well-established company is offering a solution in the form of a new subscription furniture service.

Simple, sleek workspace pieces available to rent through MUJI's new furniture subscription service.
Simple, sleek workspace pieces available to rent through MUJI’s new furniture subscription service.

Rented furniture has been around for a long while, but MUJI, a Japanese company with 700 stores around the world and vast product experience with over 7,000 goods ranging from clothing to homeware and food, rents pieces that are representative of an iconic style. While some might call it minimalist, the company sees it differently, explaining that “MUJI’s products, born from an extremely rational manufacturing process, are succinct, but they are not in the minimalist style. That is, they are like empty vessels. Simplicity and emptiness yield the ultimate

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Nas called Doja Cat ‘the opposite’ of ‘unapologetically Black’ in his latest single. Here’s a timeline of how the Doja Cat was canceled, and then uncanceled, for what some are calling her ‘racist past.’

Doja Cat is best known for singles like "Say So" and "Juicy." <p class="copyright">Scott Dudelson/Getty Images</p>
Doja Cat is best known for singles like “Say So” and “Juicy.”
  • Videos have surfaced online that appear to depict Doja Cat participating in “racist chat rooms” along with a song from 2015 that used a racist term that originated on 4chan.

  • The singer posted an apology on Instagram addressing both the chatroom and song, saying that she had never been involved in racist conversations and that the song was an attempt to flip the meaning of the racist term. 

  • Hashtags like #WeAreSorryDoja and #dojacatisNOToverparty continued to trend on Twitter between May 22 and May 24. 

  • In August, Nas referenced the controversy in one of his songs. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pop icon Doja Cat is more online than many celebrities. She first broke into the public consciousness with a viral single about being a cow (aptly titled “Mooo!”) and is now known for her

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The best porn alternatives that are entirely SFW

The best porn alternatives that are entirely SFW
The best porn alternatives that are entirely SFW

August 8 is International Female Orgasm Day, and we’re celebrating with an entire week dedicated to exploring the business and pleasure of porn.

Most people understandably associate the word “porn” with sexually explicit, super NSFW material. But nowadays, the word “porn” can be used to describe a magnitude of visually appealing content online.

From delicious-looking food porn to semi-gross pimple popping porn, the internet is full of exciting (and extremely safe for work) porn to marvel over.

In honor of Mashable’s “Porn Week” we decided to round up some of the best safe for work porn the internet has to offer. So next time you’re looking for some gorgeous, wholesome content to gaze at, let this list help point you in the right direction.

Remember: You can always check Reddit’s r/sfwpornnetwork landing page to scope out the site’s SFW porn suggestions. But

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All the Brands and Retailers Helping to Get Out the Vote in November

By all accounts, the November elections are shaping up to be one for the record books. Not only will it include the first women of color as the Vice Presidential candidate for a major party, but the country also will be voting during a pandemic — a situation that is introducing all number of logistical challenges.

To help encourage Americans to cast their ballots (either in person or by mail), a growing list of brands and retailers are helping get out the vote. Many are launching consumer-facing initiatives to whip up excitement ahead of November, while others have pledged to close their offices on Election Day to give employees an opportunity to head to the polls.

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Below is list of all the footwear organizations celebrating our civic duty:

Aurora James

The Brother Vellies designer teamed up with Keds to launch a vote-themed sneaker, and 100% of

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Hoboken Low On Rapid Coronavirus Tests Due To U.S. Shortage: City

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken’s uptown drive-through coronavirus test center is low on rapid tests and is “utilizing non-rapid testing at their site for some patients and reserving rapid tests for those with symptoms or who are at-risk,” the city announced Friday. Typically, Hoboken residents can head to the 15th Street center to get a test, but only some go because they have symptoms, while others do it to ensure they are well before seeing older relatives, or in order to travel to another state with restrictions.

The city said the issue is “due to a nationwide shortage of rapid COVID-19 tests.” As a result, “Riverside [Medical Group] has ordered more rapid tests, however, non-rapid tests may be used for most residents at their site for the near future. We apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused for residents scheduled for testing over the next several days.”

To get a

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12 fun kids’ face masks for the COVID-19 pandemic

 <span class="copyright">(Micah Fluellen / Los Angeles Times)</span>
(Micah Fluellen / Los Angeles Times)

With in-person school just starting for many children, face masks have become the new backpacks in terms of being necessities for at least 2020 and 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children 2 and older “wear masks in public and when around people who don’t live in your household.”

As the world adjusts to life in the age of COVID-19, it’s safe to say many parents are probably adding fashionable face masks to their children’s back-to-school shopping lists. Although students in Los Angeles may be confined to online learning, kids in other states are returning to the classroom, for which the CDC also states, “Appropriate and consistent use of cloth face coverings is most important when students, teachers and staff are indoors and when social distancing of at least 6 feet is difficult to implement or maintain.”

We’ve rounded up

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We Chat with Ford’s Jim Farley

From Autoweek

A week after Ford announced Jim Farley as the next CEO we got a hold of him to get his thoughts on the appointment and where the future lies. Gotta say, the guy is definitely excited about the opportunity. Here’s what’s happening in the car world:

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“For Volkswagen, the course towards the future has been set. On the basis of the Transform 2025+ strategy, the brand is developing into one of the leading providers of carbon-neutral mobility and is on the way to becoming a digital technology company.”

—Ralf Brandstätter, Volkswagen brand CEO, explaining VW’s journey from the diesel crisis to what he calls “zero-emission mobility,” with several EV models about to launch in Europe and the U.S. Our first model, the Chattanooga, Tennessee-built ID.4, is expected later this year.

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

The car world has had a week to digest the

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Need a new TV show to get into? Start with these 9 great British and Aussie imports

Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock play accidental traveling companions on a trip across Australia in the Sundance Now series "Upright." <span class="copyright">(Matt Nettheim)</span>
Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock play accidental traveling companions on a trip across Australia in the Sundance Now series “Upright.” (Matt Nettheim)

You may recall that a little show called “Fleabag” killed at the Emmys last year, and you may further know that it was a British show carried to America by Amazon Prime. And you may have noticed another talked-about British series, “I May Destroy You,” which plays on HBO, and which would seem likely to be similarly recognized when it becomes eligible next year.

The relationship of American viewers to British television is a cultural conversation running back at least to the 1960s, when “The Avengers” and “Secret Agent” and its quasi-sequel “The Prisoner” made it onto broadcast television, and “Elizabeth R,” “The Six Wives of Henry VIII,” “Brideshead Revisited,” “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and “Upstairs Downstairs” made it onto PBS.

Many are drawn to this content. The

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The Best Back-to-School Tech Your Kids Need This Semester

Photo credit: Staff
Photo credit: Staff

From Popular Mechanics

For many families, the prospect of going back to school is still up in the air. Even if schools do open up again, some of us are still opting to keep our kids at home. But just because it may be the safest option does not mean that it is the easiest. Whether your school district is going back in-person, virtually, or a combination of the two, your kid or teenager could probably use their own new tech, like a laptop or tablet, headphones, and more—not only to set them up for success, but also to make life a little easier on all the parents out there.

Check out the quick reviews below of the best tech for kids, or scroll deeper for full reviews of those models plus other high-ranking options.

How We Selected This Tech

We researched 10 expert sources, such as

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