When I started this blog I was desperate for community. As a kinky, queer, feminist, non-monogamous woman I felt alone. Connecting with other kinky, queer, feminist, non-monogamous women here helped me feel more secure about my identities, and helped give me the language I needed to express myself confidently. Tumblr was the first place I ever found sexy, sensual and sexual images that actually reflected the sex I was having.
Jo Broughton Last week Tumblr announced that from 17 December the platform would no longer be hosting pornography of any kind on its site. The move was widely criticised. The platform was swiftly removed from the Apple App Store, which has a strict no-adult-content policy. But preventing the spread of child pornography is something many other platforms seem to handle just fine without the drastic removal of all adult content. In fact, along with wearing black turtlenecks and dropping acid, one of the unfortunate postures Steve Jobs made ubiquitous in the tech sector is prudery towards adult content. As a consequence, fewer and fewer services support adult content due to the moral policing carried out by Apple. Since the announcement, the adult content community and users have been mourning the vacuum it leaves.