Hilton drops pay-per-view pornography: Hotel chain won't service adult-film fiends.

Traveling Porn Enthusiasts Devastated As Hilton Chain Drops "Adult" Pay-Per-View Options

Traveling Porn Enthusiasts Devastated As Hilton Chain Drops "Adult" Pay-Per-View Options

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Aug. 17 2015 5:16 PM

Traveling Porn Enthusiasts Devastated As Hilton Chain Drops "Adult" Pay-Per-View Options

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No longer a house of sin?

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According to a statement released by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, an activist group, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts company will no longer sell on-demand pornography to guests. The changes to the company's official policy, via the NCSE:

Effective September 1, 2015, adult video-on-demand television content is not permitted in new or renewed vendor agreements.
Effective July 1, 2016, adult content must be removed from existing agreements and discontinued at all properties worldwide.
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Hilton will still offer Wi-Fi service, if you get my drift.

The NCSE, formerly known as Morality in Media, was founded in 1962 by a Catholic priest, an Orthodox priest, a Protestant minister, and a rabbi—a group, one hopes, that walked into a bar together at least once. It puts together an annual "Dirty Dozen" list of institutions that contribute to "sexual exploitation;" this year's list included Cosmopolitan magazine and YouTube as well as Hilton, which has now been removed.

Also, I'd like to note with pride that I wrote a whole three paragraphs about this subject without making a reference to Paris Hilton's sex tape! (FYI, porn-hounding porn hounds: That link goes to a thoughtful Slate story about changing public attitudes towards celebrities and sex, not to Paris Hilton's actual sex tape.)