Weekly Roundup 6 Dec

We’ve been busy this week sourcing new products for the shop, prepping for the second episode of our podcast, and interviewing lots of interesting folks! 

MasterClass announces class on sex and communication

MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, announced that Emily Morse, sex and relationship expert and host of the long-running podcast Sex With Emily, will teach a class on sex and communication. Through her direct and judgment-free approach, Morse will provide pleasure-focused sex education that normalizes the conversation around sex and answers the common questions people want to know but are too afraid to ask. Morse’s class is now available exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 90+ instructors with an annual membership.

More here.

Mastercard reviews ties with Pornhub after NYT columnist's complaints

Inc. is reviewing ties to Mindgeek after a New York Times column accused the parent of the Pornhub.com website of distributing videos depicting child abuse and nonconsensual violence.

said Saturday it doesn’t tolerate illegal activity on its payment network, and that it works with law enforcement and organizations like the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to detect illegal transactions. Pornhub has denied it allows child videos on its site.

More here.

OneTaste under investigation

OneTaste is currently under investigation by the FBI over allegations include prostitution, sex trafficking and violations of labour law. 

It was founded in 2004 by “messiani”’ leader Nicole Daedone, and focused on the practice of “orgasmic meditation”. 

This involved a woman naked from the waist down, having her clitoris “stroked” for 15 minutes by a man, who was either her partner or a paying customer. 

Thousands of people signed up to learn orgasmic meditation, and were lured by Nicole’s promise it could improve their sex life and even cause recovery from sexual trauma. 

More here.

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