Casey Calvert — Why Ethical Porn?

Article by · May 5, 2017 ·

By Casey Calvert

These days, “ethical porn” has become just another mainstream porn keyword, and I see something extra harmful behind the phrase and what it’s come to mean.

These days, “ethical porn” has become just another mainstream porn keyword, no different, and no less stereotypically inaccurate, than, say, “MILF” or “interracial.” And while I think all of these so-called genres aren’t necessarily healthy, I see something extra harmful behind the phrase “ethical porn” and what it’s come to mean.

If “ethical porn” is *only* female-driven, female-focused, soft, gentle, loving, pretty sex, then what’s my super hardcore double anal scene that I had so much fun shooting and came too many times to count? Who’s to say what’s ethical? Am I supposed to feel guilty because the things I like to do aren’t always pretty?

Ethical porn, to me, is content produced respectfully. Everyone on set, regardless of gender or role, is treated with dignity. Everyone is paid their negotiated rate, on time. No one leaves feeling taken advantage of or unhappy with what they made that day. And that’s it. Ethical porn can have rough anal sex, it can have bondage, it can have consensual non-consent. It doesn’t have to have an hour of pussy eating, or flowy white curtains – ethical porn doesn’t have to be soft porn.

I think the best way to support all ethical productions is to work towards breaking the “porn is abusive” narrative that so many mainstream publications push. If the general public didn’t think I was coerced every time I walk on set, this wouldn’t even be a conversation. Other than that, I think it’s important that we self-police within the business, and work towards a professional environment where every set is ethical.

Find Casey Calvert on Twitter at @caseycalvertxxx.

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    simon

    Oh but Casey your double anal scenes are pretty! With one of the prettiest buttholes in the biz. You can thank your feminist sisters for the way the media currently views adult entertainment. The fems have convinced themselves that sex with a man on film for money is degrading to women, because of what they perceive to be examples of patriarchy. They definitely don’t want you to love your job, because that’s still benefiting men. So now you have to become a victim, they spread lies about you or your profession to make us think that it’s really disgusting and detrimental to a female performer’s health.

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