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So here we are again another year in the sex blogging world is galloping to an end which means it is time for the Top 100 Sex Blogs 2020 list to be unleashed. Tomorrow that will happen but before that there are a few important points to cover.

A Word about the Sponsors

I really can’t thank Chaturbate enough for their continued support of this project. Working with them has, as always, been an absolute pleasure and their enthusiasm for supporting the sex blogging community is truly wonderful. Without them it would be much harder for me to devote the amount of time needed to do the list justice but with their support it means I can take a bit of time away from my other projects during November to get through all the reading that is required. Companies like Chaturbate really do make a difference and so please take a few moments to go and check them out. You might find yourself hooked though as their site is full of many glorious distractions!

How do you make the list?

I have written a detailed post on this which you should really go and read. It also explains what type of feedback you can get from me if you so wish. The Transparency Report

Why am I not on the list?

There are a number of possible reasons for this but the most likely is one of the following

  • You were not nominated – To be considered for the list someone has to have nominated you.
  • Not enough content – You had less that 24 posts over the last year or have not posted anything in the last 45 days.
  • Not old enough – You have been blogging for less than a year.
  • Password Protected – You blog is all or mostly password protected.
  • Reblogging – Your content is all or mostly reblogged from elsewhere.
  • You are not really a sex blog – The majority of your content is not about sex or sexuality.
  • Your content is not sex positive. Examples are; sexual health advice that is untrue/harmful, content that is homophobic, sexist, racist, misogynistic, transphobic, anti sex workers or anything else that is openly discriminatory or hateful.
  • You link to/promote sites that are sex negative in some way (see previous point)
  • There are no dates on any of your content meaning I can’t determine whether you qualify or not.
  • Other – For example, you just didn’t score high enough to make it onto the list.

New Voices 2020 Awards

In the past I have awarded this to two bloggers who do not qualify for the main list as they have not been blogging for over a year but who have captured my attention for some reason or other. In 2015 there were 5 potential blogs, in 2016 there were 6 and in 2017 there were 8. But in 2018 that number jumped to a whopping 26! As a result that year I decided to highlight more than 2 and to announce them here the day before the actual list. Last year (2019) 21 blogs where eligible in this category and so I continued with a longer list. Sadly this year, and to be honest I am not surprised as it has not really been a year to inspire someone to start sex blogging, there were only 8 blogs nominated. As a result I have returned to me previous system of picking one blog that is predominantly reviews and one that is not. I love discovering new blogs through this project and so have picked two blogs that I had not encountered prior to them being nominated but really enjoyed what I found there. Those two blogs are…

Queer Pleasure

and

Adventures in Sexland

(If you are one of these blogs and would like a New Voices badge to display on your blog send me an email [email protected])

I don’t like your list

I am sorry about that. I have worked very hard indeed to not make this a popularity contest but to score each and every blog fairly, and with as much of an unprejudiced eye as I can, based on the quality of the blog and content. I have spent hours not only reading but agonizing over the scores in the hope that the list will reflect this, but as with all things I am fully aware that you can not please all of the people all of the time. Trying to do so would only mean that the list would never get produced. If you really hate it that much then why not make your own?

Final Thoughts

Every year since taking over the list I have written some final thoughts about the list but also about sex blogging and the community that springs up around it. In the past few years that has focused on how as individuals we are small but as a community we are mighty. Previously I wrote this.

Despite so much effort to silence sex content on the internet there seems to be more of us than ever before and maybe, just maybe that number will continue to grow and our voices will continue to educate and entertain as we shine a sex positive light into an increasingly dark sex positive world.

There is no way this list is going to change the world but if it helps just one person to find a new blog to read or helps to encourage folks to be kick arse sex bloggers and acknowledges the fabulous job you all do as content creators in this hostile world then in my opinion it is a worth while project.

I still feel the same about sex blogging but also this year has been a super challenging one for everyone in so many ways. There has been division in the community surrounding transphobia that has resulted in friendships being lost and a huge amount of trauma and hurt inflicted particularly for trans and non-binary bloggers who have found themselves feeling unsafe within the one community they had felt able to be truly themselves. On top of this we have all been navigating a world that has changed in ways we never could have imaged. Surprise, surprise, turns out a global pandemic is not hugely conducive to the creation of sex blogging content. The fact that so many people have continued to create amazing sex positive content in the face of all this is however something to be celebrated.

As the year draws to a close I can only hope that 2021 sees better days ahead for us all.

  • Molly Moore - Author, Blogger, Photographer, Speaker, Director of Operations @Eroticon Find me in my corner of the internet at Molly's Daily Kiss and on Twitter @mollysdailykiss

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