Ana Valens

Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is a former Daily Dot staff writer. Her work has appeared at Vice, Vox, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends her free time developing queer adult games.

Euphoria Jules

Trans/Sex: ‘Euphoria’ opened up a conversation on cis-trans desire—a complicated problem

It has to do with Greek mythology. No, really.

On Mar 6, 2022 by Ana Valens

Man on laptop looking at OnlyFans page with woman taking off clothes

2021 proved a challenging year for online sex workers—and a wake-up call for our allies

There’s so much work to be done to protect people who sell sex.

On Dec 15, 2021 by Ana Valens

A woman poses in a fractured background

OnlyFans banning explicit content spells danger for sex workers—and online free speech

The future of the internet is at stake.

On Aug 20, 2021 by Ana Valens

winking animated girl

What is Hentai Foundry, the popular anime porn site?

You can find more than just hentai on there.

On Jun 17, 2021 by Ana Valens

woman from My Toes Story in workout gear kicking a heavy bag

Kickstarter for My Toes Story promises adult game for feet lovers

Meet the girls of your dreams—and their toes.

On May 14, 2021 by Ana Valens

A side-by-side comparison of's logo and its NSFW games is not the NSFW, LGBTQ safe haven you think it is

There's a weak link.

On May 13, 2021 by Ana Valens

An image from Holodexxx's Lady Euphoria game

Steam banned adult game for ‘pornography,’ developer claims

It remains unclear when adult content crosses the line for Steam.

On May 11, 2021 by Ana Valens

A side by side comparison of the Steam logo and Zoe from Monster Prom, a popular LGBTQ game.

Steam criticized after pulling LGBTQ+ and female protagonist categories

The change could be detrimental to queer developers.

On Apr 30, 2021 by Ana Valens

POV hands using a laptop computer.

Tumblr alternative Pillowfort returns after messy launch

The NSFW microblogging site has struggled with security issues.

On Apr 29, 2021 by Ana Valens

Several Discord users are censored in this remix of a Discord promotional image.

Discord is the latest battleground for moral panic about porn

It's not just politicians trying to ban NSFW content.

On Apr 28, 2021 by Ana Valens

Promotional images for Nyx Gaming's indie hypnokink video games

Hypnosis game developer creates adult games for ‘hypnoslut’ gamers

Train with a femdom hypnotist who vows to improve your aim.

On Apr 13, 2021 by Ana Valens

Visual representation of the Discord NSFW ban on iOS

Discord bans NSFW server access on iOS, sparking Apple criticism

The new guidelines echo Tumblr's NSFW crackdown.

On Apr 13, 2021 by Ana Valens

A side-by-side shot of the Patreon logo and Nintendo's Bowser.

Patreon pulls detailed rendering of Boswer’s penis over possible Nintendo complaints

It's very realistic. And maybe canon.

On Apr 12, 2021 by Ana Valens

Loading screen from Studio FOW's Subverse

Subverse developers hint at futanari porn and VR content in Kickstarter update

Studio FOW promises 'more experimental features' down the road.

On Apr 2, 2021 by Ana Valens

Demi, one of several sexual companions in Studio FOW's Subverse

Subverse is an ambitious porn game that doesn’t stick its own landing

It's popular, but it doesn't hold up to the hype.

On Mar 31, 2021 by Ana Valens