The Sex Hubs
Actually The Sex Hubs is a little bit of a misnomer. True enough the subject rears its head ever so slightly in these hubs, though often the word does not. There are no hubs here with pornographic content, there is nothing that would make a maiden aunt blush.
The Sex Hubs is a list of HubPages written by myself about subjects I am familiar with. They make up just a small (but important) percentage of the total hubs written. I wrote them because I thought people may be interested. I was right, because these hubs are amongst the most visited of all the articles I have written. I wrote to inform, to educate, to instruct, to guide, and to voice an opinion. There was never an intention to shock or pollute.
I followed the guidelines. I am no pornographer nor do I have any wish to be. The articles, at their worst, are less offensive than those one would find in the average British newspaper. They don't link to anything worse and do not contain any upsetting images.
And yet I do not earn a penny from any of these HubPages. The Sex Hubs are devoid of anything but a token non renumerative advertisement. I have tweaked the articles. Changed words and phrases and removed some. It has not made the slightest difference. It is also a little odd that some of my other Hubs like The Much Maligned Sex Tourist, The Night Butterflies of Bali and Bar Girls which are in the same genre (though equally inoffensive) are not included.
Perhaps what I find most annoying is that on some other HubPages, written by others, I have seen Google Adsense Ads for "The Only Free Porn Site" and "Women For Sex". Naturally I did not click on these and would take offence should they appear on any of my Hubs. It does seem odd though that I can write sensitively on a subject and yet be, in effect, penalised.
It will be of interest to see if this hub itself will be garnished with adverts or remain naked as the day it was written.
If inclined please look through the Sex Hubs below....but please comment on this hub should you do so. I will be interested to learn others opinions as to exactly what it is that I have done wrong and how I may right it without losing the traffic I already enjoy.
The Sex Hub List
- The Soapy Massage
My first experience of massage was in an exhibition centre in the middle of Leeds in about 1969. I was there caring for a Giant Pacific Octopus but was waylaid by two girls working in the Sauna across the...
- The World of the Kathoey and Ladyboy
In at least one story of creation there were three children born. There was a boy, a girl and another. The Kathoey should be considered that Third Sex. The Kathoey or Ladyboy occur in all societies under a...
- Prostitutes, The Worlds Oldest Profession
Prostitution is always referred to as the World's Oldest Profession. If it is, I wonder why it is taking so long to come round to accepting it. What is a prostitute? A mistress to many men. Someone who...
- Breakfast and Virginity
My eye was caught by a catchy little article in the paper the other morning. At the time I was drinking my Starbucks Coffee and eating a Skinny Blueberry Muffin. This was my breakfast. The article was...
- Cherry Girls
She sprang onto the dancefloor wearing nothing but G string. Pale skinned, taut breasted, 25 years old and extraordinarily beautiful. She put her supple body through through a well choreographed sensual and...
- Virtual Sex Is Coming
Virtual Sex is coming... and if you aren't or you haven't then it is not working for you. Seriously though it is not for me but I recognise that it is different strokes for different folks. Virtual Sex is Sex...
- The Oil Massage
Within the field of massage the Oil Massage is amongst the most popular and is a special favourite for male customers. Oil Massage is the type of massage that most people are familiar with and...
- Rent a Date
Rent A Date: For many people the idea of renting a date might seem a little but odd. Far from it though it is a thriving business especially for people who do not want the commitment of a long term...
- Sex For Sale
Sex is everywhere in advertising. Sex in advertising is controversial and attracts comments and complaints... but sex sells. Sex sells cars, chocolate, beer, clothes, condominiums, toilet paper, ice cream,...
- An Extremely Erotic Experience
There is a bar I walk past almost every day. There are always two or three bar girls sitting outside and always at least one will smile, ask me to 'come inside' and grab one of my hands. I have always...
A mistress is the long time partner and lover of a man who is in a legal marriage to someone else. The mistress is the 'other woman'. The mistress will usually be supported wholly or in part by her lover and...
- Erotic, Exotic and Beautiful Photographs of Women
I like women. I love looking at beautiful women. As such I am probably no different to most of those who share my sex. A beautiful woman will cause me to smile and to sometimes dream for a while. I like...
- Porn Braille
It may sound like Porn Braille is someones idea of an April Fool joke. But no, this is for real. A Canadian woman has spent two years putting together what must be a unique publication in the form of a...
- Compensated Dating
Compensated Dating appears to have originated in Japan where it is still widely practiced today. In Japan it is known as enjo-ksai and probably has its roots in Geisha culture. The practice of Compensated...
Pride and Prejudice
There is not a single one of these articles I am not proud of. I am not ashamed of any of them. The subject matter I would have (and probably did) discussed with my own children when they were ten years old. They have grown into two of the best adjusted adults that I have the pleasure of knowing.
I understand prejudices too. I am open minded but opinionated and always learning.
A Foot Note
I first published 'The Sex Hubs' on the 14th May 2010. Some little time later I wrote to Hubpages asking that someone take a look at my hubs and review them. As of the 19th June 2010 I have not received a reply....But
For a very brief period 'The Sex Hubs' actually had a few adverts appear. They have since gone. No explanation. I made no additions or removals. Some of the other hubs had adverts appear in the interim. I thought, great, an actual person is reviewing things and seen the error of the filters ways. It was only a short duration thing because today this is how we stand.
The Soapy Massage : No changes. No adverts. Nothing.
The World of the Kathoey and Ladyboy : Now I have a warning message (see below). I did not have it before. Again I have made no changes and still cannot see anything which is remotely offensive.
Prostitutes, The Worlds Oldest Profession - Again. No changes. No adverts here either.
Breakfast and Virginity - Nothing. Still no adverts on this simple little observation of a news item. Nothing offensive in the story at all.
Cherry Girls - Again there was for a very brief time some adverts. These just came and went. No explanation. The article is factual, informative and inoffensive.
Virtual Sex Is Coming - No change.
The Oil Massage - No change. I thought some adverts appeared...but they are not there today.
Rent a Date - WOW! Yes we have adverts here now. I have not added or removed anything.
Sex For Sale - No changes here either except I have picked up a warning (as above). I did not have one of those before. I think perhaps I may make a change to the photo choice and see if it makes a difference. I still believe the text to be educational and informative.
The warning message again. It was not there, neither were the others, till I asked Hubpages to look at my Hubs. Two photographs, no undress, no bad words, no profanity. Nothing to make a maiden aunt blush and yet....why oh why?
Porn Braille - Nothing. No adverts. Can you believe it? I can't. Just what is offensive?
Compensated Dating - Nothing. No adverts.Again I cannot believe anyone anywhere could take offence at anything here.
PREVIOUSLY - As I mentioned above the hub Bar Girls had adverts. It no longer does. I made no changes to it. This suggests to me that after I pointed it out in the earlier part of this hub that someone took a look at it and decided on stopping the ads. I don't think a computer filter programme would be retrospective unless I made a change...and I didn't! The word 'sex' does not appear in the hub at all and the youtube video has stopped working for some reason. I cannot see anything offensive. Today, 19th June 2010 I am going to replace the video with a photograph and remove the few links to my other hubs and see what happens.
Monday 28th June 2010
Some sort of problem in my browser led me to access my HubPages in Google Chrome. Interesting! In statistics it stated that:
had all had ads disabled. What? Only three? This cannot be correct because this hub 'The Sex Hubs' still has not had its ads return.
On checking I found that Bar Girls, Compensated Dating and Mistresses all had a single colour click on advert placed way down the page under suggested Tags. 'Breakfast and Virginity' had two adverts. Huge amounts of blank white space on these and the others where adverts would normally be. 'Rent a Date....which on last check had been given ads was now, like the others, down to a single ad.
Many of the others have the little sign 'ads by YieldBuild....but no ads. Could YieldBuild possibly be the censor?
I thought I would look at some other sex related hubs. Some, like this were devoid of adverts. One which discussed 'multiple and squirting orgasm' had 3 large click on colour adverts and two blue Google adverts. In fact without much effort I found half a dozen hubs that were far more sex related than any of my 'Sex Hubs' and all of those had adverts.