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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs

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Why is a generation of women choosing to go bare 'down there' ?

The politics of pubic hair: why is a generation choosing to go bare down there?

Shaved genitals have somehow become the new normal for an entire generation of women. Surely it’s time we asked why. Louisa Saunders ponders the politics of pubic hair

European Parliament votes on call for porn ban

Opponents call the motion a "horrendous attack on our fundamental freedoms of speech and expression"

Bath Literature Festival: Protect young women with a ban on pornography, panel hears

Panellists debate right to free speech and moral obligation to protect the vulnerable

Apple blocks emails containing phrase 'barely legal teen' from iCloud in new 'anti-pornography' move

Critics say screening of emails another step on the ladder towards 'Apple control'

A brunette with a B-cup named Nikki Lee: Porn researcher claims to have uncovered the 'average' female performer

Jon Millward used information from an X-rated equivalent of IMDB to build a picture of the demographic of adult stars

6% of people want to be buried in their shed

New report reveals surprising shed statistics as 2013 Shed of the Year competition is officially launched

Peter Acworth prepares props to shoot a bondage scene inside the historic armoury where San Francisco police found an indoor shooting range

Kink in the clink: British bondage king faces cocaine charge in San Francisco

He has made a fortune from indulging people’s most extreme sexual fantasies, but now Peter Acworth, the British chief executive of the San Francisco-based bondage porn website Kink.com, has been brought low by a disappointingly workaday vice.

The problem with online pornography

The campaigner behind "No More Page 3" on plans for a new website - Make Love Not Porn - devoted to changing attitudes to pornography

It's not that porn degrades women, it's that business degrades porn

Much that people find deplorable about porn is actually driven by its business problems as an industry

Cult porn star Ron Jeremy 'fighting for his life' in hospital after suffering heart aneurysm

Emergency surgery 'went well' for Jeremy, who has starred in over 2,000 adult films

Westminster City Council in sex shops court battle

A local authority is battling against a controversial ruling that stripped it of the right to use licence fee income to curb illegal sex shops in the capital.

Erotic film accidentally aired during Swedish news programme

Staff at a Swedish TV Channel were left red-faced after accidentally airing a porn film in the background of a news segment about Syria.

Failure in Line of Duty: BBC guilty of 'serious lapse' in care of 13-year-old actor

Actor Gregory Piper, who plays Ryan Pilkington in police drama Line of Duty, was not sufficiently protected from emotional distress during filming of a 'highly violent and adult nature'

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Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

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Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

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'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

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Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

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Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

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Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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