Deplatforming Sex: a roundtable conversation

Danielle Blunt, Stefanie Duguay, Tarleton Gillespie, Sinnamon Love, Clarissa Smith*

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Hosted by Northumbria and Birmingham City Universities, the Deplatforming Sex roundtable took place via Teams in October 2021. Participants included Danielle Blunt, Stefanie Duguay, Tarleton Gillespie and Sinnamon Love. Clarissa Smith chaired the discussion, which was transcribed and then edited to cut digressions and repetitions for publication. The roundtable provided the opportunity to reflect on recent moves to excise sex and forms of sexual commerce and performance from online spaces, while marking out some key issues for future research with and about sex workers, performers and other content providers. Our discussion provided critical engagement with ongoing legislative changes that are impacting content and providers directly and indirectly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-438
Number of pages19
JournalPorn Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2021


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