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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

Internet pornography 'can make you lose your memory'

German scientists have analysed how the brain reacts to sexual images

Ministers reject automatic web porn filter

Ministers have rejected calls for internet providers to be forced to automatically filter websites for online pornography.

The new search settings on Google Images

Searching for porn using Google Images? It might be about to get harder...

US users of Google Images have reacted angrily to changes to the way the search engine produces image results

'The Ruler in the Realm of Lust': Fabian Thylmann

Fabian Thylmann, 'the ruler in the Realms of Lust’, is arrested for alleged tax evasion

Fabian Thylmann makes $100m a year from his online porn empire. Now the taxman is after him

Men watching a nightclub pole-dancer

Students and the sex industry: Empowering or the last resort of the debt-ridden?

The number of students using their bodies to make money has doubled in the past year, reports Charlotte Philby

Teaching children about sex: Pornography lessons in schools, anyone?

Schools Minister Liz Truss has said there is nothing to prevent schools from adding porn education to lessons - but showing children porn won't educate them about sex.

JK Rowling fails to make Bad Sex 2012 shortlist

...but previous winner Tom Wolfe is nominated once again

XXX domain name makes a porn fortune

The British net tycoon behind the porn exclusive ".xxx" domain has made another fortune, as demand for places on the new home for adult content is expected to bring in $200 million this year.

Writers of The Thick of It have been credited with creating the Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year

Omnishambles: the word that sums up the year - official

Writers of The Thick of It have been credited with creating the Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year. ‘Omnishambles’ is defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations”.

Reflected in You: New erotic novel beats Fifty Shades of Grey sales in first week

New erotic novel Reflected in You has sold more copies than Fifty Shades of Grey did in its first week.

Pupils 'damaged by hardcore porn'

Many pupils are regularly exposed to hardcore pornography, with damaging consequences, teachers have warned.

'Parasitic' porn websites stealing and re-posting sexually explicit images of children and young teenagers

Internet Watch Foundation found that 88 per cent of sexually suggestive or explicit images of young people are taken from their original location and re-posted of 'parasitic' porn sites

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Virtual genocide, outer-space real estate, Jay-Z rides the subway, the real Worzel Gummidge, how an FBI fugitive shook hands with the President.

April Jones playing near her home in Machynlleth

Teenager jailed over offensive April Jones Facebook posts

A man who posted “despicable” comments on his Facebook page about missing youngster April Jones has been jailed for 12 weeks.

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