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Disney Princesses re-imagined as sexy pin-up models

Disney Princesses re-imagined as sexy pin-up models by artist Andrew Tarusov!

Disney Princess remagined as racy models

Another moment of ‘I can’t unsee what I saw’ on the internet. Our love for Disney and especially its princesses might have made us overlook few immoral things but this particular re-imagination series of pictures by Los Angeles based artist Andrew Tarusov is just too hot to handle. The nostalgic part of our childhood, the Disney Princesses including Ariel, Snow White, Belle, Merida, Jasmine and Rapunzel seemed to be ruined as he sketches them as sultry, hot and racy pin-up models. This video by YouTube channel ThinkTank discusses has garnered 1,708,065 views. ALSO SEE: 10 Stunning Pictures of Disney Princess in Modern Avatars Will Leave You Spellbound.

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Disney Princesses re-imaginations are quite a thing for aspiring artists and at the same time it is hit on internet. We have seen them as 21st century modern girl avatars, Indian brides, mermaids, real life sizes, moms to efffing Star Wars. We have also seen them imagined as shady Fifty Shades of Grey picturisation and following on similar lines is this scantily dressed portrait series by LA-based artist is outright disturbing. ALSO SEE: 13 Disney Princesses re-imagined as Anime characters.

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Artist Andrew Tarusov has given an unnecessary twist to innovate little girl’s favourite characters and turned them into a middle aged man’s fantasy. We see Ariel in human form showing off her long legs as sea crabs tries to save her modesty by covering her tits. Moving to another sketch, we see Belle with a submissive Beast as the next picture depicts a barely dressed Snow White in bed with one of the Seven Dwarfs. ALSO WATCH: These women get redrawn as Disney Princesses! Watch video for priceless reactions.

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The surprise (read: shock) does not end as we see Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty lying unconscious as Prince Phillip slyly watches her. This raises the never-ending debate of taking consent. The first African-American Disney Princess Tiana who loved her for being ambitious and courageous is also shown in poor light. Probably the most horrific of all sketches is that of Rapunzel who is shown lying naked on the couch with her shining golden hair covering her modesty. While the sketches are actually beautiful but the idea behind seems to be definitely lacking any motive.  ALSO READ: Bollywood actresses as Disney Princesses!

Disabled dating on Tinder

Disabled dating on Tinder: ‘People ask if I can have sex’

Michelle Middleton: ‘I’d never been in that situation where I had to try to sell myself and cerebral palsy to someone who hadn’t met me.’ Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

“I cut my wheelchair out of any photo I put on Tinder,” says Courtney Hall, a 19-year-old sixth-form student in Banbury, Oxfordshire. “It’s like, then they can get to know me for me.”

The swipe function of Tinder may have become synonymous with criticisms of a more shallow, disposable take on dating but, for Hall – who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy – downloading the app last year was a chance to free herself from the snap judgments she has had to deal with offline.

“I never get approached in bars when I’m out with friends, where a guy can see me in person,” she says. “I feel as if they look at me and just see the wheelchair. Online, I [can] speak to them for a day or so before revealing anything.”

Courtney Hall’s Tinder profile picture.

Last month, Tinder users took to social media to expose the discrepancy between their Tinder photos and what they really look like – think flattering angles, body-con dresses and blow-dries, versus double chins, coffee-stained T-shirts and bed hair. Unknowingly, a fleeting trend pointed to the dilemma that disabled online daters routinely find themselves in: do I show my disability in the photo? And, if not, or for the many people whose disability isn’t visible: when do I tell someone I’m disabled?

Michelle Middleton, 26, from Liverpool, has cerebral palsy and walks with a limp – but, as she rarely uses a wheelchair, there’s no obvious “giveaway” in a photo.

Unlike Hall, Middleton – who has been on Tinder for a little under a year but hasn’t logged in for a month – seems to miss the simplicity of meeting someone face to face in a bar.

“Then, as soon as they see me walk, they know. Online, because they can’t see you, you have to force it,” she says. “You never really know how to get it into conversation.”

Middleton, who is currently setting up a disability awareness business, speaks with a straight-talking confidence but, online, she found herself trying various methods to broach the subject. When she first joined, she opted for trying to “get to know them first” – messaging someone for about a week before talking about her disability – but after one man responded by accusing her of lying, she felt she had to “get it in” quicker.

She says she’ll always remember the first guy she told. “It was so awkward,” she laughs. “I’d never been in that situation where I had to try to sell myself and cerebral palsy to someone who hadn’t met me. His first question was: ‘Oh, right. Does it affect you sexually?’”

Google the phrase “Tinder sex messages” and it’s clear that you don’t have to be disabled to get this particular kind of attention. But being a disabled woman often means facing men who have a particular fixation on disabled sexuality – whether they’re on or offline.

Hall tells me one reason she tried online dating was that men in bars kept buying her drinks “only so they could ask about her disability”. Now, on Tinder, she finds that, after she tells men she’s disabled, they often reply to ask if she can have sex.

“That’s the first thing that pops in their minds,” she says. “Would you ask that if I didn’t use a wheelchair?”

Michelle Middleton’s Tinder profile picture.

Middleton tells me she thinks she has now received “every awkward and patronising question” online. Do you have sex? Do you look really bad when you walk? Would you have to bring your wheelchair on our date?

“My best was: ‘Ah, so that’s why you’re single then?’”

But Hall remembers the positive responses just as much. “There was a great guy from Tinder I dated last March. We went to see Jurassic Park on a date and I had a fit in the cinema. I vomited on myself and him!” she laughs.

“His reaction wasn’t: ‘Oh, my God, that’s disgusting.’ It was: ‘Oh, my God, how can I help her?’ You don’t expect that, but it’s nice when it happens.”

They broke up a few months later but Hall is confident that the relationship didn’t break down because of her disability.

She adds that she had waited two weeks to tell him she was disabled. “That’s the longest I’ve left it, actually,” she says. “I really liked him. I thought: will this change things?”

That fear is understandable. Last October, after being on Tinder for eight months, Middleton got to know someone who wasn’t bothered when she told him about her disability. But once they got offline – meeting in a pub one evening – things seemed to change.

“The date seemed to be going well until he asked me why I’d said I had a mild disability,” she says. “I asked what he meant. He said: ‘Oh, come on, babe, you said you limped and it was mild, but that’s a lot more than a limp and definitely not mild. There’s no getting away from that!’ He saw nothing wrong in what he’d said. I was so shocked that I immediately left. You wouldn’t say to a fat person, Oh, you didn’t say you were that fat.”

Andy Trollope: ‘I always make sure my first picture makes it abundantly clear I use a wheelchair.’ Photograph: Adrian Sherratt for the Guardian

As with any form of dating – for disabled or non-disabled people – there’s a large element of searching for gems while trawling through a sea of human beings who are best avoided. But many of the negative reactions stem from ignorance or awkwardness around disability – or simply unfamiliarity with even speaking to a disabled person.

This month, the disability charity Scope ran a poll of 500 people in the UK asking: Have you ever been on a date with a disabled person who you met through a dating website or app? A little more than 5% of people said “yes”. Previous research also showed almost eight out of 10 people in Britain have never invited a disabled person to any social occasion. Add dating and sex into that equation and the belief that disability equates to being sexless, different – or inferior, even – can feel a powerful prejudice to tackle.

Andy Trollope, 43, was paralysed from the chest down in 2009 after a motorcycle accident. He says he had a lot of “good sexual relationships since becoming disabled” but, in 2012, after being single for a while, he decided to try online dating. He didn’t want there to be any doubt that he was disabled.

Andy Trollope’s Tinder profile picture.

“I always make sure my first picture makes it abundantly clear I use a wheelchair – a full front shot,” he tells me. “Me in a pub or playing sport or whatever, but where you can see the chair.”

Unlike Hall and Middleton, he signed up to Plenty of Fish and Match.com as well as Tinder. He says he found each as frustrating as the other. “I could see loads of people had viewed my profile, then I’d message and get no reply. I was spending literally hours on the sites – for two years – and I got two dates out of it. It must be because of the wheelchair.”

Trollope stopped using the sites after meeting someone on a night out, but, by the end of his time on dating sites, he had put up a line on his profiles that said: “Yes, I’m in a wheelchair. Yes, I’ve dealt with it.”

“I wanted to make clear that, yes, I enjoy my life,” he says. “I actually messaged people back [after they’d viewed my profile] and asked: ‘Can you be honest, is it because I use a wheelchair?’ I got no replies.”

Hall similarly craves honesty. “Something I find annoying is when I ask if they’re OK with disability they say ‘yes’, but further down the line, when talking about actual dates, they say they just felt guilty. They didn’t want to say the reason they didn’t want to date me was because I use a wheelchair,” she says. “They think they can’t handle it – which is fine, because disability can have an impact. But they’ve just wasted my time.”

“Sometimes you think, ‘Why am I on here?’ But then you meet a nice guy,” she says, smiling. She has been talking to someone new on Tinder. “I told him after we’d been speaking for a day,” she says. “He told me his sister has cerebral palsy. I wasn’t expecting that.”

Sex Tech is Alive and Well

The future of sex tech is already here

By Mary Emily O’Hara on February 14th, 2016

This article contains sexually explicit material.

With each passing year, sex toys bring us closer to the sort of future that science fiction has always promised would come. OK, maybe most of the popular sci-fi films and novels didn’t really mention sex toys. Nevertheless, the future of sex tech is here—and these aren’t your mother’s dildos.

Similar to the way that porn companies were among the earliest adopters of the Internet, pushing its development and helping create one of the first online markets, the sex toy industry is often teeming with next-generation tech and experimentation. Why? It’s a $15 billion industry—at least that’s about how much was spent in 2014. By 2020, researchers have predicted, it could pull in about $52 billion a year.

New sex toy startups rear their innovative heads all the time, and the products aren’t just getting techier: They’re also winning design awards. In 2014, LELO’s ORA oral sex simulator for women was nominated for a Cannes Lion award for best product design, making it the first sex toy ever nominated in the prestigious annual festival of creativity.

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Today’s sex toy shops can feel like beautifully arranged galleries (museums, nearly) of design and innovation staffed with helpful, respectful sex educators. The new sex toy shopping experience might include a weekend workshop on rope play; a tasting session of organic, aloe-based lubes; or it might even be something that happens entirely online, from start to plugged-in cybersex finish.

That being said, the new sex toy market can be intimidating. It’s packed with products in a range of price points, and some of the emerging technology seems like stuff you’d need an MIT degree to truly understand. But with a few guiding lights—and perhaps a bit of financial investment—sex tech can be so very worth it.

To make Valentine’s Day even more thrilling this year, we broke down some of the new sex toys into categories and helped explain what it is they actually do.

Goodbye, batteries

One of the most significant changes to the world of sex toys is the decline of batteries. In the old days, a lady might settle in for a little solo time with her vibrator only to discover that it had run out of juice after its last romp. The inevitable decision between running to the store for emergency sex batteries and just giving up and going to sleep usually resulted in the latter.

Today’s vibes are largely USB-compatible, meaning you can either plug them into your computer (handy when already watching porn online) or into the same charging brick used for your phone. Even the smallest vibes, like the new bullet from Crave, depend on USB charging—which is excellent, as tiny bullets tend to only take one battery and hence always run low.

On Crave’s presale page, where 500 of the 24k gold- and silver-plated toys sold out in three days, the company calculated the money customers save on batteries alone. Approximately $1,257 in batteries would be required to run a traditional bullet vibe for 250 hours, whereas the USB charging model costs little more than its initial ticket price.

Not only is a direct current replacing batteries in sex toys, electricity itself has become more common as a pleasuring device via the rise of e-stim toys. E-stim (short for electrical stimulation) is the erotic equivalent of the kind of TENS unit a chiropractor might use to tighten and relax a patient’s back muscles. While the basic premise of using electricity to spur orgasm is the same, direct electricity via e-stim toys has a very different feel—one that isn’t for everybody.

Approximately $1,257 in batteries would be required to run a traditional bullet vibe for 250 hours, whereas the USB charging model costs nothing more than its initial ticket price.

Some of the newer e-stim toys, like Mystim’s Charging Chester dildo, have the option to be used with or without the electrode attachments. It’s a gentler introduction to the world of e-stim compared to more BDSM-focused products like the E-Stim Ultrasound Micro, a tiny rod that is inserted into a man’s urethra for a special kind of electric torture. For those who want to experiment with e-stim without literally shocking the most sensitive parts of their bodies, there’s JimmyJane’s new e-stim glove, the Hello Touch X. With an interchangeable set of finger pads that offer either traditional vibration or direct electro-stimulation, the glove looks like some kind of weapon from a science-fiction movie but actually turns you into Edward Vibratorhands—an option for those who want to retain a sense of direct touch, or users who prefer their own fingers over a disembodied phallus.

DIY sex toys

With an increasingly flooded market, sex toy manufacturers are starting to play with ways to give the consumer added control over their highly personal products. In 2015, Je Joue introduced the Ooh “pick ‘n’ mix” line, allowing buyers to build their own Frankendildo by choosing a motor and an assortment of silicone sleeves. Another highly personalized sex toy is the IziVibe, a subtly travel-friendly smartphone case that turns your phone into a vibrator.

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Je Joue Fifi Rabbit Vibrator Je Joue

Soon, truly dedicated orgasm fans might be printing their own toys at home. The Dildo Generator, created by a Berlin-based programmer, is a template for 3D printing at home or commercial 3D printers. However, there is one caveat: The hard PLA (polylactic acid) typically used to create plastic 3D printed toys isn’t exactly comfy for vaginal insertion, so the process necessitates medical-grade silicone and the use of molds.

Even the pulse patterns of vibrators are now customizable nowadays. For instance, sex toy manufacturer We-Vibe’s products come linked to a companion app that allows users to write the code, in a way, of their own orgasm. The We-Connect app presents the vibration as a wave motion that users can individualize with a few pinches and zooms—then collate a series of such waves to create a sort of vibration symphony.

Teledildonics: The future of sex is connected

While all of the physical changes to sex toys are exciting, it’s the new leaps in connectivity that are truly transforming how we use what used to dryly be referred to as “marital aids.” With the onset of teledildonics—sexual social networking, virtual reality, and companion apps—couples can use technology to have cross-continental sex and those flying solo can find sex partners online without ever having to touch them IRL.

Vibrators often seem like a solo proposition, but today’s new vibes are almost all Bluetooth-ready, and some are even compatible with apps and online networks. JimmyJane’s Form 1 waterproof vibrator is an exceptionally quiet wearable vibe, the size of a finger, and is powered by a palm-sized Bluetooth remote allowing for subtle, secret control by a partner.

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Taking Bluetooth capability one step further, We-Vibe’s paired app also allows couples to log in together to create a more interactive experience. The We-Connect app syncs with the company’s vibrators, like the new Nova—a double-pronged insertion toy with a clitoral stimulator—via Bluetooth. Once the Bluetooth-enabled toy is online, the user’s special friend can log into the app from anywhere in the world and control the vibe’s functions with the touchscreen wavelike animation. The partner can also write custom vibrations from afar and the app includes a chat feature and video sharing.

Privacy concerns are at the forefront with teledildonics. If dating sites like Ashley Madison and the nude selfies in our cloud storage accounts are vulnerable to hackers, who’s to say that a record of one’s personal vibrator preferences couldn’t suddenly become public? To this, We-Vibe spokesperson Tristan Weedmark said that the company’s app was designed with vulnerability in mind.

“All in-app partner communication (instant messages and photos) are cleared after a partner session (similar to Snapchat), nothing is stored or saved,” wrote Weedmark in an email to the Kernel. In addition, the app is PIN-protected with a “discretion lock” that users can enable, and, “[a]ll data transmitted by the device and the app is encrypted and our servers are protected behind secure firewalls.”

While some horny lovers prefer to interact with other human beings (albeit with the assistance of tech toys), others just want the full experience without the messy dating aspect. The latter type seems to be increasing: The new virtual reality sex toy company VirtuaDolls saw unprecedented demand when its Indiegogo campaign raised nearly $20,000 in just two days and was swamped with so many orders it had to briefly shut down in early February to reassess.

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The VirtuaDolls crowdfunding campaign promises a silicone sleeve “controller” similar to a flashlight—except this suction device snaps onto an Xbox controller, pairs with an Oculus Rift headset, and comes with a companion porn game called Girls of Arcadia. So many men want to have virtual sex with animated characters that respond to the movements made with the sex toy, the company’s “Early Bird VirtuaDolls Bundle” sold out almost immediately. The existing adult industry is banking on the new tech to be a huge success, too: Porn star Alex Chance tweet-teased a possible starring role in a VirtuaDolls game:

And virtual reality startup Dogma360 also took to Twitter to crowdsource the reaction to a potential virtual strip club:

Another new invention poised to transform virtual sex is also still in the beta testing phase. Frixion is a “sexual social network” that employs “advanced peripherals [using] bidirectional force feedback telemetry to create simultaneous one to one motion and resistance between your and your partner’s device.” What? Basically, it’s a social network that connects to IRL toys and allows people to safely have sex with total strangers that they meet on Frixion—or, it’s yet another way for long-distance lovers to get it on. The company calls itself a “haptic social network,” and it’s banking on the incoming explosion of VR sex tech; rather than limit virtual reality eros to interactions with game characters, why not log on to the Facebook of fucking and see who else happens to be plugged in?

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The terrain of today’s sex toys is futuristic indeed. And not every new bell and whistle invented by designers is actually going into products designed solely for pleasure. The Lovelife Krush is a vaginal Kegel strengthener that pairs with an app to measure increased muscle tone and endurance, and even provides the ability to control pulse and squeeze patterns. For guys, Fitbit-ish penis rings like Lovely and Sexfit measure the calories burned during sex while also offering the blood flow constriction and thus, increased erection life offered by traditional cock rings.

All in all, what is really cool (or disturbing, depending on your perspective) is the way that the new dawn of sex tech increases the options for safely interacting with other people sexually. In the future, you may never have to leave your couch to get laid. The virtual reality, networked, remote-controlled sex toys of the future are a lazy germophobe’s dream.

Now that is a turn-on.

Illustration via Max Fleishman

A version of this story originally appeared on the Daily Dot on Feb. 9, 2016.

Fuck Already

Will These Two Just Fuck Already?

Will These Two Just Fuck Already?

I’m beginning to fear that one day very soon, Ciara is going to explode. And no, I don’t mean on the charts. She and Russell Wilson, her boyfriend of nearly a year, have not yet had sex with each other, and it appears her horniness is reaching a dangerous level that could result in the first documented case of spontaneous human combustion.

These two sexy people publicly discuss their abstinence more often than I publicly discuss Jessica Chastain, but over the past few months their tone has transformed from passionate (and almost endearing) to bleak as hell. Last summer, Ciara referred to it as an “awesome challenge,” and Wilson called it a divine mission—telling a San Diego church that God literally spoke to him and asked for his celibacy as some kind of personal favor.

But the thrill of being challenged by God appears to have worn off, because Ciara’s lack of a Russell Wilson-induced orgasm is inching her sex drive closer and closer to DEFCON 1, and I’m beginning to fear for her safety. In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, she said:

“It’s going pretty good. We’re hanging in there. I’m not gonna lie. I’m human, so it is not easy, especially when I look at him and I think he is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen — that I’ve ever laid my eyes on, to be honest. I’m like, ‘Look the other way! Look the other way!’”

She continued, explaining how they handle abstinence:

You get to hug and you get to have a nice good kiss, but you have to be careful not to go too far so you don’t end up in the place you’re trying to avoid being in. Strong, strong, strong, strong! Just the strongest resistance to temptation.

Imagine not being able to look at your smoking hot partner out of fear that doing so will make you want to have sex with them. Imagine meeting Barack and Michelle Obama, getting home, and going straight to sleep. Back in the good old days, this disconnect between desire and religion would be solved by a quick wedding that ended in either long-term resentment or divorce, but Wilson and Ciara aren’t even doing themselves the favor of a Vegas elopement. They’re just choosing to look away from the horniness and ignore the message etched on their DNA that says, “Do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it do it.”

Though there’s no way of knowing for certain whether or not Ciara and Wilson have found other, more private ways to deal with their unstoppable horniness, the way they discuss their all-encompassing need to fuck each other suggests—to me, at least—that neither of them have achieved orgasm since the start of their relationship and they’re both in a state of hysteria. (I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume people who believe God herself requested their celibacy also believe masturbation is a sin.)

Russell. Ciara. Can you please do yourselves (and your fans) a favor and get it over with? God is almost certainly impressed by your efforts, and has probably been elbowing angels and saying, “Can you believe these two still haven’t done it?” since early last fall. In fact, I bet all the angels and saints are in a heaven-wide pool on when you two finally seal the deal, and I bet Mary has already lost.

So. For your own safety, just fuck. I’m sure it won’t take more than a minute or two.

Image via Getty.

 

Faux-Incest Porn Popular with Millennials

Why Do Millennials Love Faux-Incest Porn So Much?

I you’re a adult who watches porn and you’re not familiar with the term “fauxcest,” you’re probably still familiar with the concept. In fact, you’re probably very familiar — and have maybe even jerked off to it (more than once). 

F, or fictional incest porn, has been one of the fastest growing X-rated genres in recent years

The meteoric rise of fauxcest is reflected in porn’s top charts, award nominations and sales figures, according to Jeff Dillon, vice president of the adult content site GameLink (NSFW). Dillon told Mic the trend isn’t without historical precedent: Incest has been a notable niche in the adult entertainment world since the release of the successful Taboo series in the 1980s, not to mention a fixture of high school English syllabi pretty much since Oedipus Rex was translated. 

But Dillon told Mic fauxcest porn didn’t make a comeback until about two years ago, when the adult studio Forbidden Fruits Films reinvigorated the genre. Since then, adult entertainment has been inundated with it. 

“To say it has increased in popularity 1000% would be an understatement,” Dillon said. “Once other studios saw the demand for this type of content they started to produce the family role-playing movies to meet demand.”

And who, exactly, is driving the demand for this content? Why, millennials, of course. 

Given the near-universality of viewing incestuous sexual relationships as taboo, it seems unlikely tha the trend is clear: Millennials are into fauxcest. 

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GameLink is just one of the adult content providers to find that young adult consumers are seeking out family role-play scenarios; in July  reported that millennials disproportionately looked for porn with stepsiblings and other family members, with some of the most popular search terms including “mom,” “MILF” and “stepsister.” Dillon also noted that family role-play remains one of the top categories millennials watch on GameLink, and in 2015, fauxcest titles accounted for nearly 1 in 10 purchases made by young adults who visit the site. 

But according to Bree Mills, head of production at the adult studio Gamma Films and a producer for the lesbian erotica site Girlsway (NSFW), we’re also being drawn to fauxcest even when we’re not quite looking for it. Mills told Mic that for about a year, family role-play porn has been steadily growing in popularity among her site’s millennial viewers, many of whom come to Girlsway via banner advertisements on tube sites — the places we’re initially visiting to watch (pirated) porn.

“The way tube sites are designed is through many quick, 30-second video ads and through clips,” Mills explained. “For [porn] companies, the way they’re primarily advertising is through that video banner — something that’s going to get your attention. It’s a lot easier to get attention with some sort of storyboard.

In Mills’ experience, portraying a snippet of a fauxcest scenario in an advertisement has proven to be a successful shortcut for bringing in viewers, in part because the storyline is easy to grasp. “A lot of the type of content has been driven by the fact that it’s much easier to sell something when there’s a story to sell,” she said. 

Bree Mills, head of production at the adult studio Gamma FilmsSource: Mic/Getty Images

That would essentially mean that millennials’ interest in family role-play porn could be chalked up to the way our generation consumes adult content — online, predominantly via tube sites — and the way the industry has responded to our consumption patterns. The fact that viewers then stick with those plots, however, indicates a deeper fascination with watching family dynamics, manufactured or not, play out in porn. 

The question, then, is where that fascination comes from — and the answer could well be unique to our generation and the world we’ve grown up in. Sociologist Chauntelle Tibbals, author of Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society and Adult Entertainment and frequent Mic contributor, believes it could have something to do with the same social influences that have made millennials one of the most open-minded demographics to date, not to mention our generation’s unprecedented access to information (and pornography) of all kinds. 

“Historically, as well as culturally, part of what makes porn titillating is its ‘taboo’ factor,” Tibbals told Mic. “And today, though talking about sex openly has become no less challenging … our digital access to sex via porn has perhaps made porn itself less taboo. It’s not surprising then that fantasy depictions of more taboo sorts of sex start to emerge as a focus of interest.” 

She noted that when it comes to fauxcest, our interest is also likely reinforced not only by the plethora of such content in adult entertainment, but in the mainstream as well — think Cersei and Jaime Lannister of Game of Thrones. “It could be that seeing ‘taboo’ sexual narratives depicted on nontaboo, mainstream platforms gives viewers a sort of permission to explore overtly erotic, hardcore content more fully,” Tibbals said. 

Ito Mills, it represents “a growing leniency toward edgier content, which definitely benefits those who are producing adult content because it’s less of a gap.”

“Part of what makes porn titillating is its ‘taboo’ factor.”

Of course, our sexual open-mindedness is still merely relative; pornography remains taboo, and incest unthinkable. (For an example of the latter, simply look to the public response to recent media coverage of genetic sexual attraction.) 

Porn about incest (or otherwise fraught sexual family dynamics) seems, then, subversive and hardcore; it’s the titillating thing to replace the last titillating thing. And that’s exactly what draws people in, according to Dana Vespoli, a porn performer and director for the adult company Evil Angel (NSFW). 

“A lot of [the fauxcest boom] is a reflection of what our preoccupations are in mainstream society,” Vespoli told Mic. “[But] because of what people typically do when they watch this content (i.e. masturbate), it’s a more primitive response. People are fighting against whatever rigid boundaries are in their lives. It’s the need to break against convention and feel free in a safe and legal place.” 

Vespoli likened the explosion of family role-play porn to the popularity of fast food, claiming that scenarios that are readily identified as taboo are most likely to appeal to viewers’ desires the fastest, and therefore most likely to be successful. 

Dana Vespoli, a porn performer and director for the adult company Evil Angel Source: Mic/Wikimedia Commons

T and one that, as GameLink’s Dillon pointed out, has cycled through adult entertainment before. “Falling in love with an older woman, particularly young men with an Oedipal complex, is kind of as old as time. The fact that millennials are interested in it now is just partly that that type of fantasy is cycled back into pornography in general,” Mills explained. 

Mass media and the internet have given today’s young adults access to more good stories than we could ever possibly consume, whether they’re on Netflix or RedTube, along with the ability to indulge in whichever ones we want, whenever we want.

“People are starved for good story-driven content, and family role-playing is some of the best story-driven content being produced right now,” Dillon said. “The market is flooded with gonzo-style porn, which is pretty formula, the same models with the same sex positions. I think for an oversexed generation like millennials, they need to be engaged mentally before they are sexually stimulated.” 

Our interest in fauxcest could be borne of an oversaturated porn market, an evermore progressive mainstream or the cyclical nature of adult content, or it could be yet another repercussion of living our lives on the internet.

Or maybe, Dillon added, it could all be way, way more simple than that. 

“We all grew up with that one friend who had the hot parent that we fantasized about,” he said. “For millennials, that fantasy is still a recent memory.”

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Sexy WAGs of Super Bowl 50

Meet the sexy WAGs of Super Bowl 50

Gisele Bündchen may have reigned as “WAG Supreme” during last year’s Super Bowl, but she’s got nothing on the beauties hitting Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday. From Cam Newton’s main squeeze to Peyton Manning’s longtime love, both the Panthers and Broncos will be packing the stands at Levi’s Stadium with some serious stunners.

Take a look at each team’s starting lineup:

Denver Broncos

Ashley Manning

Ashley with husband PeytonPhoto: AP

With the Super Bowl rumored to be Peyton Manning’s last rodeo, expect his wife of 14 years to be sitting front and center as The Sheriff takes on Carolina. The couple started dating in college before tying the knot on St. Patrick’s Day in 2001. When she isn’t tending to 4-year-old twins, Marshall Williams and Mosley Thompson, she also acts as a minority owner of her hometown Memphis Grizzlies.

And while Mrs. Peyton tends to stay away from the spotlight, the Manning family matriarch was caught in the middle of her husband’s HGH scandal after Al Jazeera reported that performance-enhancing drugs were shipped to their Indianapolis home under her name. The NFL is conducting its own investigation, though it won’t be complete before Sunday.

Mehgan James

Cornerback Kayvon Webster may not be a household name just yet, but his girlfriend already has a bit of a head start. As the star of “Basketball Wives LA,” bombshell James was once linked to former NBA pro Kedrick Brown before she became Webster’s No. 1. When she isn’t taking sultry selfies, James is supporting her man on Instagram.

Jade Bennett

Meghan James isn’t the only reality star who scored a Bronco. Defensive end Malik Jackson has been romancing the “Bad Girls Club” personality for some time. While Bennett is expected to be the most glamorous WAG in attendance Sunday, the dark-haired beauty is already on the hunt for a make-up team in San Francisco.

Leah Antayla Harris

Yay!

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She’s the college sweetheart of cornerback Chris Harris, and the two were married in 2012. Just two years after saying “I do,” the couple welcomed their first child, Aria, who has become a prominent fixture on her mom’s Instagram feed. With baby No. 2 on the way, Harris and her mini-me will be sitting up in a box as they watch Daddy try to nab his first Super Bowl ring.

Angela (Mecca) Daniels

Forget dinner and a movie. To woo his future wife, tight end Owen Daniels booked a flight to Ibiza for their first date. When it came time to pop the question, he took her back to the tropical locale where it all began. The couple were married in Cabo San Lucas two years before they welcomed their first child, Henry.

While Daniels may be considered a typical trophy wife by some, this sassy beauty isn’t afraid to take anyone to task. She took to Instagram to call out a businessman who made a rude comment about her child during a recent flight. It remains to be seen if the slimeball in a suit apologized.

Carolina Panthers

Kia Proctor

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The longtime girlfriend of quarterback Cam Newton, the 27-year-old gave birth to the couple’s first child together, Chosen, on Christmas Eve. A former model (and rumored stripper), the Atlanta-based beauty was first spotted with Newton at the Kentucky Derby in 2013. And while the newest addition to their family came just a few weeks ago, Proctor also has a daughter from a previous relationship.

Mallory Anderson

The second wife of backup quarterback Derek Anderson, the real estate agent enjoys the quiet life that Charlotte has to offer. After the couple tied the knot in 2013, they welcomed daughter Amelia Blair a year later. While Anderson isn’t among the most social media-savvy WAGs — her Twitter account is relatively scarce — the brunette beauty can’t help but gush over her “fur baby,” Bandon.

Nisa Alston

My love and I

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If there’s anyone who can put Josh Norman in check, it’s his girlfriend. The HR specialist, who has been dating the cornerback for two years, is always present on game days as she regularly captures the team warm-ups and introductions from the stands. During the offseason, the two regularly jet to tropical locales for some much-needed R&R. Norman and his leading lady escaped to Mexico last year and were caught getting cozy by the palm trees.

Lacey Finnegan

With Cortland Finnegan prepping for his first-ever Super Bowl appearance, his wife is gearing up for the big game by tending to their two adorable daughters. The blond beauty regularly takes their tots to ballet class while Dad hits the practice field. Though it’s unclear when Finnegan settled down with her beau, she makes routine appearances on his Instagram account for “Woman Crush Wednesday.”

Gabby Wagonblast

Bad Girls Club

Linebacker Shaq Thompson certainly has a thing for ladies with light-colored eyes. The fair-haired beauty keeps her social media snaps private — possibly for Thompson’s eyes only — and it’s clear that Wagonblast wants to stay out of the spotlight. Though her actual profession is still considered a question mark, Thompson once credited her as his personal stylist.

Miss Travel is for sugar daddies

Free Vacations in Costa Rica? Sex May Be Involved

Screenshot of MissTravel.com

Screenshot of MissTravel.com

A young woman from the United States spent most of 2015 traveling to several exotic destinations around the world, and she did not spend any of her own money doing so. Monica Lynn is a 25-year old financial professional from Alabama whose story about going on lavish dates abroad has sparked considerable social media discourse since her story was published by British newspaper the Daily Mail in early 2016.

Miss Lynn’s story was accompanied by several photos of the lovely woman in leisurely activities around the world; the article appeared on the Daily Mail’s “Femail” section, which is dedicated to gender and feminism topics. Miss Lynn explained how she accidentally came across MissTravel.com, an interesting website that The Costa Rica Star has previously reported on.

Miss Travel is an online dating site that, according to Miss Lynn, allows wealthy men looking for travel companionship to peruse enticing profiles of attractive women willing to go along for the trip -as long as they don’t have to pay for anything. In a way, Miss Travel is for sugar daddies and the sugar babies who love them, but instead of discussing financial support, couples agree on one party covering travel expenses to specific places in exchange for companionship. Not surprisingly, Costa Rica is a frequently requested destination by Miss Travel members; this makes sense insofar as this country is often labeled as the most expensive tourist spot in Latin America.

Miss Lynn made the decision to ditch her job at Merrill Lynch in late 2014, to go on a week-long date to Barbados with a 31-year old man who paid for all her travel and lodging expenses. Miss Lynn described her experience as enjoyable but not very romantic; she explains that the date “fell flat” and that no sex was involved. Seriously, she explained:  ‘Sex was never mentioned. We had fun but there was no sexual connection. He was like a friend. We’re still in touch.’

Another date took Miss Lynn to San Francisco, another enjoyable trip that she says did not feature any sex either. The third date for Miss Lynn was with a 28-year old Italian man who swept her off her feet even before she flew out to the Mediterranean to meet him. In six weeks, the couple visited seven locations, including Europe, the Philippines, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Mexico. Miss Lynn does not mention whether this date involved any sex, but she has mentioned her Italian beau to her mother, who now wonders when they will get married.

The Daily Mail article, which has been shared thousands of times, includes a 13-second video clip of a couple in Costa Rica, who reportedly met on the Miss Travel website. As can be expected, Daily Mail readers focused their discussion on whether they should call Miss Lynn a prostitute. This position is hardly new; in 2012, Forbes magazine published an analysis of Miss Travel, pondering:

MissTravel.com: Dating Site or Travel Ho Dating Site?

[… ] find your match at MissTravel.com, where the glamour of being a mail-order bride for a week meets the unmatchable pride of paying to have a beautiful girl on your arm in the world’s greatest cities.

All disclaimers aside, it’s pretty obvious that most of the men who will pay for the extravagant trips the website dangles in front of its Attractives will probably expect to at least get laid on their vacation. Is that prostitution?

Free Vacations in Costa Rica? Sex May Be Involved

webcam models – Selling Intimacy Online

Jeze Bell in her cam room at Sin City Studio. | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Jeze Bell in her cam room at Sin City Studio. | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Twenty-two-year old webcam model Jeze Bell (her screen name) leans toward the camera, smiles and runs a hand through her slightly tousled, bob-length red hair. She’s sitting in front of a computer in a room that’s big enough for a twin bed, nightstand, desk and chair. There are clothes casually strewn on the bed, giving it the appearance of your average dorm room. In actuality, it’s one of 73 rooms at Sin City Studio in Las Vegas, a webcamming company located in a nondescript office building at an industrial park just west of the Strip.

Jeze Bell is wearing a white leotard that’s cut high on the hip. Exuding a girl-next-door appeal that’s reminiscent of a model in an American Apparel ad—a kind of naughty innocence—she stands up, turns around and starts to dance, flirting and bantering with the men who are starting to fill her free chat and whose instant messages scroll down the right side of the screen.

“Hey, girl, looking good.”

“Show me your feet, baby,” types another.

“Newbie here. Never done a show,” one visitor chimes in.

There’s enough of a critical mass in her chat room that Jeze Bell decides to offer a Gold Show, where anyone who’s interested can watch with a minimum buy-in of $3, a real bargain, she says. With a Gold Show, Jeze Bell sets the terms, including how long it will last, what she will do on cam and for how much. In this case, once she reaches the goal of $85, she will strip, tease, twerk and play exclusively for her paying customers during a show that will last seven minutes. And, of course, she happily accepts tips.

“It’s my first show of the day,” she says to incentivize her viewers, “which means that you’ll get to see my first orgasm today.”

Jeze Bell was 18 years old and struggling financially—working two minimum wage jobs, one at Applebee’s and another at a coffee shop—when she asked a friend who always seemed flush with cash what she did for a living. The friend was evasive at first, but eventually told her that she was earning upward of $800 a week working as a webcam model.

“My ears perked up,” says Jeze Bell, a full-time student at UNLV who pays her tuition with money she earns by camming.

Although many of the guys who find her online are looking for sexual gratification, others just want to hang out and chat. Sometimes Jeze Bell will do naked yoga on cam, other times she’ll strip while hula hooping. When she first started camming, she still had braces.

“They loved me for that,” she says. “A guy would pay me just to put my hand in my mouth. His screen name was ‘tin grin.’”

Unlike traditional porn content, a webcam client is both a user and a director, someone who, for a price, can tailor their interactions with a performer to fulfill a specific fantasy or desire, such as foot worship, small-penis humiliation or financial domination. For the model, the exchange—which might be chatting, stripping, role-playing or something more—is a temporary intimacy.

“You have control over your shows and control over your schedule. I don’t know any other job that would grant me that freedom, flexibility and money.”—Jeze Bell

“It’s real, but not real,” Jeze Bell says.

Unlike working at a strip club or a legal brothel, it’s a job that requires no direct contact. The client—analytics suggest that more than 80 to 90 percent of paying customers on cam sites are men—could be sitting in front of a computer anywhere in the world. They can see the model but they can’t touch her, and she doesn’t have to touch, or even see, them.

“You only do what you want to do [on cam],” Jeze Bell says. “You have control over your shows and control over your schedule. I don’t know any other job that would grant me that freedom, flexibility and money.”

For Jeze Bell, who earns an average of $95 an hour and works 9 to 12 hours a week according to her rate analysis, webcamming is a mutually beneficial arrangement. “I get to go to school, and they get their rocks off.”

•••••

The webcam industry, with its ability to provide personalized interactions and lucrative returns, has become the dominant force in adult entertainment, according to Stephen Yagielowicz, a senior editor at adult media outlet XBiz. Although exact figures are difficult to tabulate with accuracy—adult companies keep their numbers notoriously close to the vest—it’s estimated that today’s webcam market is a multibillion dollar business that accounts for one third of all adult entertainment revenue globally.

In an era where profits from porn have slumped—the result of pirated content, free tube sites and the lingering effects of the economic downturn—the success of live webcam shows, where customers actually “pay to play,” is a game changer.

One of Sin City Studio's cam rooms. | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

One of Sin City Studio’s cam rooms. | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

“From the consumer standpoint,” Yagielowicz says in an email, “live cams provide a high level of interactivity and personalization that simply cannot be matched by prerecorded photo or video content, and home Internet connections have gotten speedy enough to where the quality of this experience is worth the expense. … Suddenly, the unattainable girl, guy, couple or other of your dreams is attainable 24/7.”

Ron Lee, an affiliate marketer with a background in dating sites, and the key organizer of the inaugural Adult Webcam Super Conference and Expo taking place in Las Vegas this month, has watched webcamming become a massive industry. Lee argues that this development has less to do with shifts in the porn industry and more to do with the fact that online dating has flatlined and online relationships—and investor money—have migrated to cam sites. Men are hip to the fact that many online dating sites are full of bots and fake profiles and have moved their business to cam sites, where they actually get what they pay for.

“[Adult webcamming] is reality TV at its best.”–Stephen Yagielowicz

To Yagielowicz, Lee’s theory has traction. “The world of ‘casual adult dating’ is a bot-fueled fantasy preying on the loneliness of its customers, where the girl in the ad really does not live five miles away from me and is not waiting for me to call right now … With cams, what you see is what you get. There are no bots or bait-and-switch; there’s a performer you can see and hear live and in real time hoping to please you for profit.”

Adult webcamming, he says, is “reality TV at its best.”

•••••

It’s Saturday at noon, and Sage Montana, the 33-year-old manager of Sin City Studio and cam performer with a loyal following, walks through the facility. Her hair is pulled back and she’s dressed casually in a gray sweatshirt with an image of Marilyn Monroe on the front. Montana, who just had a baby, says that she cammed all the way through her pregnancy. She wasn’t sure how her fan base would react, but according to her, “they ate it up.”

Montana goes down a hallway and past the Wall of Fame, where more than a dozen framed copies of models’ weekly checks in amounts ranging from $1,257 to $3,948 hang on the wall as a testament to their hard work, serving as inspiration for new performers. She passes a locker room with showers—it’s spotless, with nary a stray hair in a drain—and a large break room with filtered water and a fancy coffee maker. She turns down another hallway and on each side, doors open to small rooms—“pods,” Montana calls them—that are brightly painted with a bed, desk, chair and computer. The setup resembles a college dormitory, a communal space that, once you close your door, becomes intensely private.

Sage Montana. | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Sage Montana. | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Although many webcam models work from the privacy of their own homes, others opt to work out of studios where they don’t have to worry about a slow Internet connection, the sound of the television in the next room or their diploma hanging on their bedroom wall. Sin City Studio is one of three webcam businesses in Las Vegas.

The studio makes its money on weekly booking fees, which start in five-hour sessions, although models aren’t required to work the entire time slot. For those such as Jeze Bell, the separation of home and work is worth the money, which for her can be anywhere from $100-$125 depending on how much she works. “I like that I don’t have to worry about Internet issues,” she says. “I pay the studio to do that.” She also likes that she has access to a community of female co-workers whose doors she can knock on if she has any questions.

The hiring process at Sin City Studio starts with a headshot. It’s the first thing a prospective model—who legally must be at least 18 years old—sends to Montana, who oversees the hiring and training of all new talent. She avoids hiring “yes girls,” women who send nude photos when she hasn’t asked for them. To her, these applicants are likely not cut out for the business side of the industry, which requires the ability to follow directions and to negotiate what you are and are not willing to do.

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Cam models are independent contractors who are their own makeup artists, lighting directors, stage managers and business administrators. Being a successful webcam model, in Montana’s opinion, is less about looks—although those are certainly a bonus—and more about personality and the “ability to be intrigued by other people.” The best cam performers are open-minded and nonjudgmental; they are people who are willing to roll with sexual and nonsexual requests that, in other contexts, might sound weird.

“What we do isn’t scripted,” Montana says, “so every time we get on camera, we are doing something new. Some of these guys are lonely, and they are just looking for someone to talk to. [In chat] they can talk to a pretty girl that they might never approach in a bar.”

All of this sounds very familiar to Barb Brents, a professor of sociology at UNLV who has conducted research on Nevada’s legal brothel industry. “It’s what sex workers have been telling researchers for years,” she says, “that much of what they sell is not just sexual gratification, but connection and intimacy.”

•••••

Anywhere from 60 to 100 models work out of Sin City Studio each week. Montana prides herself on being a 31-flavors-type of studio that has a little bit of everything.

“In our industry,” she says, “there’s an ability to make money at any age and any size. It’s the media that makes us think that older women or bigger women aren’t sexy, but there are women in their 60s [at the studio] pulling in $1,000 to $1,500 a week for working 15 to 20 hours.”

Sin City Studio's Code of Conduct. | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Sin City Studio’s Code of Conduct. | Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Although webcam models like Jeze Bell work for Sin City Studio—the company cuts their checks each week minus their booking fees—they work on Streamate, a network of live adult chat sites with more than 10 million members. It’s Streamate that drives Internet traffic to Jeze Bell’s chat room and, on the back end, takes care of all the processing. It also owns all the content and the rights to use a model’s image or clips on its affiliate sites. Jeze Bell gets 35 cents of every dollar she earns, with the rest going to Streamate. So, if her take home pay is $2,000 a week, she’s actually generating more than $5,700 from paying customers while she’s on cam.

While this split may seem lopsided, it comes down to Streamate’s business model. “The value of [Internet] traffic is worth more than the value of models,” says Lee, who hopes to make this point during the professional development and business seminars at the Adult Webcam Conference, January 20-21 at Alexis Park Resort. “I think it’s important at the end of the day to share the value—the true value—of the users with the cam models and to get the models to be more active in the business side of the industry.”

There are things models can do to increase their cut of the business, including using social media to build their fan base. Every time a model at Sin City Studio tweets her affiliate link and brings new members to Streamate, she gets 70 percent of what those users spend in her chat forever, compared to the standard 35 percent. She also gets 20 percent of what those users spend on other models. According to Lee, “I don’t think models realize how important their affiliate link actually is.”

The world of adult webcamming is big business, but for someone like Jeze Bell, it’s much more than that: It’s a job that’s given her the financial independence to make her life what she wants it to be. She can go to school full-time, help out her family financially and even have time left over to do volunteer work, which she does on a regular basis.

“Having [that financial stability] has changed my life forever,” she says. “It’s mobility, man.”

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NSFW Alert! Scott Disick Shares Blow Job Video After Lina Sandberg Breakup

surprised his 13.3 million followers on Instagram on Thursday, January 14 as he posted a raunchy video. The video he posted following with Swedish model Lina Sandberg showed a fish giving an unidentified man a blow job in what appeared to be a lake.

The video showed one man holding the fish to make sure the fish’s mouth properly accommodated another man’s penis. Alongside the video, Scott wrote, “Does anyone know what kind of fish this is?” It’s unclear if Scott wanted to get the fish to give him blow job.

A lot of his followers were completely surprised by the video. User @shanay1127 wrote, “You’re asking for a friend right?” Another user @jonethan_griffin opted to answer Scott’s question as saying, “Yeah mate its a blow fish haha.” User @lisacreighton who was clearly unimpressed by the video wrote, “Dirty bastard.”

The video, which explicitly showed a man’s genital, clearly violated Instagram’s policy. As Instagram stated on its community guidelines page, “We don’t allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.” Consequently, just minutes after the cringe-worthy video was posted on the social media, it was removed.

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Scott Disick Posted A Video Of A Fish Giving A Guy A Blow Job… Just Because!

We have no earthly idea what prompted this.

It looks like Scott Disick isn’t missing his ex!

Who needs a lady love like Lina Sandberg when you can have the company of fish??

No, you didn’t read that wrong!

Early Thursday morning, the 32-year-old took to Instagram to share a video of a fish giving a man a blow job in the middle of a lake.

Related: Scott Puts Down Millions On A Home!

Again, not a typo.

Scott must REALLY enjoy being single, because we’re not sure this is the way you win back a former flame.

And while the man’s face and penis aren’t visible in the crude clip, Kourtney Kardashian’s ex eventually deleted the video from his page.

Luckily — or unluckily — for us, someone took a screenshot of the vid. Ch-ch-check out the NSFW image (below)!

We have no earthly idea what prompted this.

You can’t unsee that!!

For anyone assuming this was actually Photoshopped, rest assured that while Lord Disick removed all traces of the slimy sex act from his IG profile, he forgot to delete the tweet that linked to it!

He posted:

We literally have no words for this uncomfortable image. Do U?! Let us know what you think in the comments!

[Images via Scott Disick/Instagram, DJDM/WENN.]

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No Tax Hanky-Panky in EU Porn Site Move

(CN) – A Hungarian company’s licensing of its erotic video chat site Livejasmin.com to a company in Portugal – where the tax rate is lower – was not illegal per se, the European Court of Justice said Thursday.     In 2009, Hungary-based WebMindLicenses received the know-how to run the erotic video chat website Livejasmin from a Portuguese company, free of charge. That same day, WebMind agreed to give another Portuguese company, Lalib, the Livejasmin know-how it had just acquired.     Hungarian tax authorities balked at the deal, believing WebMind intended to avoid Hungary’s value-added tax by pretending to operate in Portugal where the VAT rate is lower.     Specifically, the tax officials said the transfer of WebMind’s know-how was not a genuine economic transaction and that the company was actually still running Livejasmin in Hungarian territory. Hungary ordered WebMind to pay over 21.1 billion Hungarian forints – about $72 million – in back taxes and fines.     WebMind appealed to a Budapest administrative court, which asked the European Court of Justice to weigh in on whether the company’s transfer of intellectual property to Portugal was an abusive practice. The Hungarian court also asked the high court whether the EU constitution permits tax authorities to use evidence gleaned by secret means in criminal cases.     On Thursday, the Luxembourg-based EU high court ruled that in order to find WebMind’s transfer – to benefit from a lower VAT rate – was an abusive practice, the Hungarian court must first determine if the Portugal-based Lalib is a real company with offices, staff and equipment or if the whole deal was a sham to dodge Hungary’s VAT.     The fact that WebMind chose to license the know-how to run Livejasmin.com, whether for business reasons or otherwise, instead of exploiting the know-how itself is not enough to demonstrate a sham arrangement, the court said.     As for the investigative practices of Hungary’s tax authorities, the court said in its 13-page opinion that EU law does not prohibit tax authorities from using evidence gathered in a criminal case, provided constitutional rights are observed.     The seizure of private emails and authorities’ wiretapping of WebMind’s phones amounted to an interference with the constitutional principles of right to respect for private and family life and must be justified accordingly, the court said.     It added that the Hungarian court must decide whether the way the evidence was obtained was justified and dismiss the case against WebMind if no justification is found.