Now, we weren’t expecting to win on our first try, but we also weren’t expecting to be stripped right out of the nominations. In short, although many of you reported that you’d voted for us, your lovely messages never appeared in the comments on Forbes’ site. Why? Well, we don’t know for sure, but we have a strong feeling it has something to do with our content. And the fact that an article about anal sex just happened to be the star of the show on the home page that day.
Whatever it was that made us a non-contender, the fact is that sex - even grown-up, porn-free discussions about it - just aren’t welcome everywhere. Sometimes it seems like they aren’t welcome anywhere. In June, Google threatened to delete "adult blogs" on Blogger if they were found to "be displaying advertisement to adult websites." Then, barely a month later, Tumblr announced that it would wipe out its infamous porn blogs. (It has since settled for hiding them from search engines.)
That makes us sad, because all those sex educators, and sex toy reviewers, and kinky bloggers and erotica writers and even pornographers aren’t doing anything wrong. Talking about sex online is legal. So are sex toys, and erotic literature and, in most cases, porn. And while the Internet powers that be claim to be making the world a better place by making all these things less accessible, we’d argue that by hiding all these voices from view, they're actually making it a little bit smaller, less informed and certainly less sex-positive.
But you know what? We love sex bloggers. Rather than sweeping them under the rug, we’d like to celebrate them. So, we’re running our own contest (take that Forbes!): The Sex Blogging Superheroes of 2013. We’re looking for fearlessness, honesty and great writing. Oh, and if there’s some kink involved we probably won’t hold it against you;-)
Nominate your favorite sites in the comments section below by October 7,2013 . We’re open to anything, but because we know quite a few of our readers sneak a peak at our site from their desks (naughty!), please label any sites that that include pornography, erotic photography or anything else that might get them into trouble as NSFW.
We hope to grow this into the biggest, best sex blogging contest on the whole wide Internet. The only downside is that because it's our contest, we won't be able to win.