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Groupon Selling Porn Tours, Family Groups Protest

| by Michael Allen

Groupon is in hot water for selling tours of the adult porn company Kink's San Francisco building and production studio. The tour is normally $65, but the Groupon price is $28.

Groupon describes the tour as "a menagerie of ornate and functional fetish film sets … includes a plush lounge and dungeon environments, complete with props forged in an on-site metal shop.”

In response, two organizations, Porn Harms and Morality in Media, have announced a nationwide boycott of Groupon.

Kink says on its web site that it sells hardcore videos and live online performances of "young, sexy teens who are overwhelmed and outnumbered...who need to learn a lesson by multiple men."

"The women are bound, whipped, objectified and humiliated ... suspended and tied in rope bondage...tormented beyond all reason ...pulled in and out of cages, their tongues clamped, their bodies pinned."

Groupon has defended the tours of the company: "We thoroughly vet the businesses we feature... Fortunately, this business has proven to be a responsible member of their community... We feel that because the business is an active good community citizen."

Groupon's next business venture will likely upset family groups again: a party at the Playboy mansion.