Interview with Slutty Girl Problems

Article by · June 5, 2017 ·

We recently got to do a wonderful “group interview” for Slutty Girl Problems.com — our entire group of curators weighed in with collective answers about what’s Ethical.porn, why do we need it, and more!

When asked What inspired the creation of Ethical.porn?, we explained that lots of media coverage about the idea of “ethical porn” — most of which comes from outside the adult entertainment industry — doesn’t seem to be versed in either adult content production processes or with the vast scope of adult content that’s available.

“What we were noticing was that more and more divisive categorizing, largely based more on what sex and porn are ‘supposed to’ look like (versus real critical discussion about ethics in porn), was happening,” so we decided to start Ethical.porn as a source to share what people directly involved with porn production had to say.

We also got asked What makes this concept [or ethical porn] so complex, and how does continual dialogue help grasp itOur answer was rooted in a discussion of sex phobia, which results in lifelong difficulties related to talking about sex, much less talking about commercial erotic media (porn), the various types that exist, and the versions we personally enjoy.

This was a big point we wanted to make: “When we allow certain versions of sexual performance and enjoyment to be set up as ethical (and, thus, others as unethical), the trickle down effect is deleterious and significant. Consequently, having continual dialogue about ethical as related to production processes (versus ethical being a look or a genre) is hugely important in terms of minimizing sexual shame and encouraging sexual autonomy.”

slutty girl problemsWe were asked quite a few other questions addressing everything from why we need to talk about ethical porn to the role tube sites have in creating problematic environments related to production and consumption. You can read the entire interview over on Slutty Girl Problems (SGP) right here.

One end note about the overall point of Ethical.porn that we shared went like this: “Our foreseeable campaign remains — to provide a platform for complex, critical, ongoing discussion of ‘ethical’ as it pertains to adult content production. Email us, we want to hear from you — ethicalporn@yahoo.com

We were all very excited to speak to the badass women of SGP and appreciated their thoughtful consideration of our efforts here — thanks ladies!

About Slutty Girl Problems: The term “slut” is used to break women down and shame them for their natural sexuality. SGP is boldly reclaiming that derogatory word, using “slut” as an empowering, sex-positive term, free from shame and judgement. Being a slut isn’t about sleeping with everyone, or anyone at all. It’s about having the choice to express your sexuality the way you want to, and being empowered to act on it. All safe, sane, consensual sexual choices are something to be not just respected, but celebrated.


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