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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]


  • June 28, 2017: the pornographic social media and networking service webiste Pornhub launched the video category "Interactive" encompassing videos synchronized with wireless sex toys.[12]


  • 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.[14]
  • June 29, 2017: The pornographic social media and social networking service website xHamster launched its branded sex doll named xHamsterina.[15]


  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. Aria, "Interactive category", >Pornhub's blog, Pornhub, June 28 2017, https://www.pornhub.com/blog/4741
  13. 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
  14. 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&.
  15. xHamster, "10 years of no bullshit gifts!", xHamster's blog, xHamster, June 29 2017, https://xhamster.com/blog/posts/680051.
  16. 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/
  17. Melissa Santana, Blackmailed.com beta launches, XBIZ, Adnet Media, December 19 2017, http://www.xbiz.com/news/232510/blackmailed-com-beta-launches.
  18. 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.