The UK’s New Adult Content Ban; Trans Men Buying Illegal Hormones; Kendle’s Fire by Ryan Field

The UK’s New Adult Content Ban

If you’re not fond of online censorship…or censorship in general…you’re not going to like this one.

There’s a law in the UK called The Digital Economy Act that will be targeting adult content in April. This means that websites with adult content now have to prove that users are over 18 years old. Kind of interesting when you think about the fact that we actually have politicians here in the US that want 16 year olds to vote. They aren’t old enough to watch porn, drink, and in some cases drive, but they are old enough to vote for elected officials. But I digress.

Some websites have already begun to plan for this.

Right now, the videos on Men at Play come with a message that says, “In compliance with the ATVOD (Authority for Television on Demand) statutory rules, MenAtPlay will be replacing all our online non-member hardcore previews with softcore alternatives.”

You can read more about this, here. I think this is just the beginning of more censorship to come.

Trans Men In Italy Buying Illegal Hormones

On the global front, this is what’s happening to trans men in Italy. 

Italian trans men have been left without testosterone shots crucial for their hormonal therapy since September 2018.

Apparently, it’s all because of ‘production issues.‘ 

It’s crucial for trans men to get these hormones, both mentally and physically, because without them they’ll start to get their periods back. Many are starting to get these drugs online or at gyms and they don’t even know what they’re injecting into their bodies. It’s a lot more complicated than most people would imagine, so here’s a link to the rest

A Novel Examining Masculinity

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“This is GREAT story!! It’s wonderful in its exploration of sexuality and masculinity. The story is well done and beautifully done. The story flows beautifully and the characters are wonderfully written.”

Kendle's Fire by [Field, Ryan] 

Even though Kendle is an openly gay ex-Marine, he’s been questioning his masculinity all of his life. He’s always been what people expect a man to be, in spite of the fact that he’s never been completely comfortable living up to these expectations.

He also has a few secrets. The kind of secrets a man can only talk about with the most intimate people in his life. One of those people is his best friend and part time lover, Dale. And their relationship is not without a few unusual quirks and ironies either, especially when it comes to the way Kendle explains his relationship with Dale to his own parents. 

After a string of bad career decisions and awkward mistakes, it’s not until Kendle meets a young guy named Walter that his life begins to come together. It’s a journey filled with as much joy as heartbreak, with a few bittersweet twists in between. As Kendle opens himself up to new possibilities, he finds himself in the midst of life altering changes that leave him devastated. And there’s a point where he’s not sure he can get through any of it.

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