Algwhoreithms: Why Social Media Censor Women Over Hate Speech

It’s been an eventful week in cyber sexy land – she says, on Wednesday night. I was interviewed by the BBC’s amazing “unofficial porn expert” Thomas Fabbri for an article on Instagram censorship and quoted in The Next Web‘s piece together with indie porn director Erika Lust. Salty World leaked Facebook’s community guidelines for nudity … More Algwhoreithms: Why Social Media Censor Women Over Hate Speech

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Q&A With Tiff Finney

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen me fangirl over Tiff Finney more than once. A kickass pole dancer, competition compere, judge, Pole Junkie brand ambassador, a studio owner and activist, Tiff is one of those people that you need to follow both if you’re part of the pole community and if you … More Q&A With Tiff Finney

Instagram Censors EveryBODYVisible Campaign Against Instagram Censorship – LOL

On 29 October 2019 – World Internet Day – a coalition of artists, sex workers, pole dancers, educators, athletes, performers and more that I am part of launched #EveryBODYVisible, a campaign to fight Instagram censorship, demand clarity about content moderation from the platform and change its approach to nudity. This post is an insider’s view … More Instagram Censors EveryBODYVisible Campaign Against Instagram Censorship – LOL

Celebrating Asking For Help: #RenegadeActsofKindness

This blog post, as part of the #RenegadeActsofKindness campaign by English sparkling wine Renegade & Longton and just after World Mental Health Day, is an occasion to thank my network for the help in getting me out of a difficult time. Even just last year, when I was less sure of the validity of my … More Celebrating Asking For Help: #RenegadeActsofKindness

I Was Late To Masturbation

This post is half a personal essay, and half a review of one of the vibrators from the Satisfyer Luxury Range. Why? Because unlike many women I know, I was very late to masturbation – and that has made me think a lot about female sexuality, and about how the stigma attached to it creates … More I Was Late To Masturbation

Asses & Activism: The Sex-Positive Activists To Follow

The past couple of years since I’ve rebranded as Blogger On Pole have become a whirlwind of chats, meet-ups and binge-reading (or listening) to articles, talks and podcasts by the incredible members of the social media sex-positive communities who are pushing boundaries with their no-stigma, no-bullshit activism in the shape of brilliant content. This community … More Asses & Activism: The Sex-Positive Activists To Follow

Instagram Apologises To Pole Dancers About The Shadowban

A joint effort among pole dancers across the world, a petition with nearly 20,000 signatures and a request for clarity about algorithms and the shadowban resulted in Facebook and Instagram apologising to pole dancers about censoring their posts on the social network today. This post contains that apology and hopes to shine some light on … More Instagram Apologises To Pole Dancers About The Shadowban

Instagram Denies Censorship of Pole Dancers and Sex Workers

Early this week I emailed Instagram to clarify the reasons behind the shadowban and censorship of pole dancers. Instagram has now come back to me, denying they are censoring pole dancers or sex workers. This post is about what they told me. If you want to read about what this means for social media for pole … More Instagram Denies Censorship of Pole Dancers and Sex Workers