Thursday, December 1, 2022

Ethical Porn is a Thing: Your Guide on Feminist-Friendly Funtimes

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You watch porn to feel good, but feel even better when you make a conscious choice to support content that’s free from exploitation and abuse – our resident sexpert @emintoyland has your ultimate guide to ethical porn.

There’s a lot of shame in watching pornography. There’s also valid concern around the treatment of performers. How do we reconcile that there shouldn’t be shame in enjoying sex and watching sexual acts consensually, while also ensuring our pleasure is free of exploitation and abuse?

Paying for feminist porn is your best chance at getting quality, ethical porn where performers are treated fairly and all of the acts are consensual.

Making sure the films you’re watching are made with an ethical production process is also crucial.

Erika Lust says it better than anyone else: “The shift towards consuming organic produce instead of fast food is reflective of a more ethical, intelligent society. We want to encourage this type of consumerism within adult entertainment, through ethical production and distribution.

These are the principles we follow to adhere to this sex-positive mantra:

  1. Women’s pleasure matters.
  2. Diversity is central to creating groundbreaking new cinema.
  3. Pay every person fairly, from interns to performers.
  4. Make work that you can be proud of. We have nothing to hide because we are proud of what we do. Mainstream porn sites like Pornhub.com, Exxxtrasmall.com, and brazzers.com don’t show who they are: no names of producers and directors, no contact info, no one showing face, no pride.
  5. Our shootings are a safe sex environment, with every performer providing up-to-date STD checks — and performers choose whether they wish to use a condom.
  6. Every part of the shoot is discussed and agreed upon beforehand with all performers. We NEVER ask a performer to do something they have not agreed to or expect.
  7. Every shoot includes multiple breaks, food, and a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.
  8. Every Director or studio we feature on our sites is paid commission from the sale of their films.

Sounds good huh?

But where can you find it? We have a list of the best porn we’ve found that supports performers. If you’re looking for realism, sex positivity and sensuality, you’ve come to the right list!

Let’s start with the Queen of Ethical Porn Erika Lust. Erika Lust is a Swedish erotic film director, screenwriter and producer and a leader in the sex positive, feminist porn movement.

Her film Cabaret Desire won her the Feminist Porn Award for Movie of the Year in 2012. It also won the Cinekink Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature. The first two compilations of her XConfessions series have won her the Feminist Porn Awards for Hottest Straight Vignette in 2014 and 2015 respectively. In 2015, A theatrical cut of XConfessions was screened at Chicago International Film Festival and at Raindance Film Festival in London. She also has a couple of excellent places to purchase or subscribe to her films. And they’re great films!

EroticFilms

EroticFilms is home to the finest softcore content so if you’re looking to bring more sensuality and seduction to your life then look no further. Brought to you by Erika Lust, the award-winning filmmaker whose pioneering work has garnered a huge following of people looking for something different from their erotic viewing, this is soft sensual cinema on demand.

You will find a whole range of erotic adventures and unique categories here, so whether you crave romantic storylines or kinky situations there is something for you to enjoy. Watch on any device you like with no nasty pop-ups and no need to hide your internet history afterwards. This is a new wave of erotic cinema and a safe space to enjoy softcore movies whether you’re watching with a partner or alone.

XConfessions

Erika Lust started XConfessions in the summer of 2013. Initially it was an online space for people to share their sexual confessions, but over the years it has grown into a global community of people who adore sex and film, and have always hoped for a new kind of erotica. Now the site is home to filmmakers, performers, artists, and you; the most important part, the people behind the confessions.

The idea is simple but powerful. XConfessions shoot explicit short films based on the best anonymous confessions they receive. If your confession is chosen, you are rewarded with a free access pass to the site.

LustCinema

LustCinema offers plot driven original series and feature films by female directors for those who seek relatable storylines with realistic situations of sex, cinematic quality and sex positivity. Stream or download their content from any device, without pop-ups or advertising. If you are looking for pornography where everyone’s pleasure is equally important, LustCinema is your place.

Bright Desire

Bright Desire provides feminist porn for women and men. Here you’ll find a different kind of porn: re-visioned, feminist, artistic and positive. They’re committed to offering ethical porn with a focus on consent, ethical production values and respecting the work and identities of their performers. They love sex, their performers love sex and it shows in their films.

Joybear

Joybear Pictures is a British film production company with the tagline — Very British, Very Naughty. They have been making sex-positive, erotic films since 2003. Their goal is to change the perception of of the adult entertainment business. Their founder, (British film graduate) Justin Santos, created Joybear Pictures in 2003 because he was tired of seeing films with people having pleasure-less sex, especially women. A series of focus groups with women and couples confirmed he wasn’t alone so he applied to take part in Playboy’s prestigious competition ‘Head to Head’ — a one-off reality TV show created to find the next biggest erotic filmmaker. He won the show and promptly set up Joybear Pictures. His want to make adult films fun.

Pink Label TV

Inspired by the creativity and originality of the erotic movies she saw at Berlin PornFilmFest and other festivals, Pink and White’s director/founder Shine Louise Houston created PinkLabelTV in 2013 to provide a hosting platform for emerging and independent adult filmmakers. Houston’s goal is to use her company’s established platform to support new producers by offering resources that help their films find a global audience, enable studios access to sexual health resources and ethical production practices, and further their filmmaking craft and career. They also feature some awesome classics!

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