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The chronological list of events relevant to pornography happened in 2017.


  • July 22, 2017: the American BDSM adult model and pornographic film actress January Seraph died by suicide at the age of 34.[1]
  • September 27, 2017: the founder of men's magazine Playboy Hugh Marston Hefner died of natural causes at the age of 91.[2]
  • November 10, 2017: the Canadian pornographic actress Shyla Stylez died of undisclosed causes at the age of 35.[3]
  • December 6, 2017: the Canadian pornographic actress August Ames died by suicide by hanging at the age of 23.[4][5]
  • December 13, 2017: the American pornographic actress Yurizan Beltran died of a drug overdose at the age of 31.[6][7]


  • June 5, 2017: the mixed martial artist War Machine was sentenced to life in prison for assaulting pornographic actress Christy Mack and web designer Corey Thomas.[8]
  • June 20, 2017: the pornographic social media xHamster started providing Indonesian LGBT users with resources about legal aid and refugee resettlement programs. [9]


  • December 20, 2017: the British politician Damian Green resigns after he made misleading statements about pornographic contents found on computers in his office.[10]
  • December 27, 2017: the Irish news website Buzz.ie reveals that 306 pornographic websites were accessed 684 times from the Irish Parliament in Winter 2017.[11]
  • Late 2017: The French concierge company SARL Atyla filed a lawsuit against the heirs of the defunct Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Saud Al Faisal for refusing to pay 90,000 Euros as the bill for the pornographic films SARL Atyla had produced for the minister.[12]


  • June 28, 2017: the pornographic social media and networking service webiste Pornhub launched the video category "Interactive" encompassing videos synchronized with wireless sex toys.[13]


  • June 20, 2017: the scientific publication "Consuming Ecstasy: Representations of Male and Female Orgasm in Mainstream Pornography" based on pornographic website Pornhub statistics is published on The Journal of Sex Research.[15]
  • June 29, 2017: The pornographic social media and social networking service website xHamster launched its branded sex doll named xHamsterina.[16]


  1. Rhett Pardon, Fetish star January Seraph passes away, XBIZ, Adnet Media, July 23, 2017, http://xbiz.com/news/221800/fetish-star-january-seraph-passes-away.
  2. Dan Miller, "Hugh Hefner passes away", AVN, AVN Media Network, September 28 2017, https://avn.com/business/articles/video/hugh-hefner-dies-745886.html.
  3. Dan Miller, Shyla Stylez passes away, AVN, AVN Media Network, November 10 2017, https://avn.com/business/articles/video/shyla-stylez-750500.html.
  4. Melissa Santana, Adult Star August Ames passes away, XBIZ, Adnet Media, December 6, 2017, http://www.xbiz.com/news/232192/adult-star-august-ames-passes-away.
  5. Dan Miller, Investigator: August Ames did not carry out suicide at home, AVN, AVN Media Network, December 8, 2017, https://avn.com/business/articles/video/investigator-august-ames-did-not-carry-out-suicide-at-home-753131.html
  6. Dan Miller and Peter Warren, Yurizan Beltran passes away, AVN, AVN Media Network, December 13, 2017, https://avn.com/business/articles/video/yurizan-beltran-passes-away-753540.html.
  7. Rhett Pardon, Yurizan Beltran passes away, XBIZ, Adnet Media, December 13, 2017, http://www.xbiz.com/news/232396/yurizan-beltran-passes-away.
  8. Rhett Pardon, "War Machine sentenced to life in prison", XBIZ, Adnet Media Inc., June 5 2017, http://www.xbiz.com/news/220645/war-machine-sentenced-to-life-in-prison.
  9. xHamster, “Resources for LGBTQ/SOGIE”, xHamster's blog, xHamster, June 20 2017, https://xhamster.com/blog/posts/671339
  10. Gordon Rayner Christopher Hope, Damian Green sacked over porn cover-up as Theresa May suffers third Cabinet departure in two months, The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group Limited, December 21 2017, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/20/breaking-theresa-mays-effective-deputy-damian-green-quits-pornography/.
  11. Paul Healy, A lot of people tried to access porn in the House of the Oireachtas this winter, Buzz.ie, December 27 2017, https://www.buzz.ie/news/porn-266945.
  12. Persio Sofia Lotto, Saudi prince commissioned porn movies in Paris but left unpaid bills, $ 110,000 - lawsuit says, Newsweek, The Newsweek Media Group, April 9 2018, http://www.newsweek.com/saudi-prince-commissioned-porn-movies-paris-left-unpaid-bills-110000-lawsuit-877955.
  13. Aria, "Interactive category", >Pornhub's blog, Pornhub, June 28 2017, https://www.pornhub.com/blog/4741
  14. J.K. Dineen, "Historic SF site says goodbye to its porn movies", SFGate, Hearst Communications Inc., January 17 2017, http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Historic-SF-site-says-goodbye-to-its-porn-movies-10861448.php
  15. Rhett Pardon, "Researchers use data from PornHub videos for orgasm study", XBIZ, Adnet Media Inc., June 26 2017, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00224499.2017.1332152?af=R&.
  16. xHamster, "10 years of no bullshit gifts!", xHamster's blog, xHamster, June 29 2017, https://xhamster.com/blog/posts/680051.
  17. Free Speech Coalition, FSC Issues 2017 All-Industry Survey, September 29 2017, https://www.freespeechcoalition.com/blog/2017/09/29/fsc-issues-2017-industry-survey/
  18. Melissa Santana, Blackmailed.com beta launches, XBIZ, Adnet Media, December 19 2017, http://www.xbiz.com/news/232510/blackmailed-com-beta-launches.
  19. Judge Alex Kosinki resigns amid porn sex harassment investigation, AVN, AVN Media Network, December 18, 2017, https://avn.com/business/articles/legal/judge-alex-kosinki-resigns-amid-porn-sex-harassment-investigation-753767.html.