Natasha Nice — Why Ethical Porn?

Article by · June 26, 2017 ·

By Natasha Nice

The pairing of ethics and pornography is a topic worthy of consideration, not only in porn circles but for anyone who is no longer satisfied with the sexual teachings of previous generations. Amongst other things, the ethicalness of porn production will determine the ethical value of porn as a whole.

I think I have visited and revisited the ethical/non-ethical question so many times at various times in various settings and from multiple angles, arguing for both sides just to get closer to a concrete answer, that I’ve reached a conclusion that is both detailed and incomplete. The ethical value of porn is the one that we give it. As a performer, I equate this value to the mutual respect between myself and others, both pro and anti-porn.

In porn, it’s about physical security. If performers aren’t physically safe then the scenario isn’t very ethical. This amongst other things is stated in the Code of Conduct and Model’s Bill of Rights. As far as the production of ethical porn goes, the question of “why” is pretty obvious. If the only other option is unethical porn, then you, whether you’re a performer or director or agent, are engaged in the unwanted physical harm or otherwise disrespect of a human being. And if you’re concerned with the representation of porn as an ethical industry – if only to avoid more regulation – then your only option is ethical porn.


Born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France, Natasha Nice began her career in adult entertainment 2006 after graduating from a private high school in Hollywood, CA. Nice has since amassed over 400 credits with top industry producers. She has been nominated for numerous industry awards, including AVN Best Actress Award nominations for ‘Dear Abby’ (2012) and ‘Love is a… Dangerous Game’ (2013), as well as Best New Starlet in 2008.

Find Natasha Nice on Twitter at @BeNiceNatasha.

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    Louie M.

    Personally, i think the code of ethics of people that work in porn is pretty much the same as any other carreer/employement. A deonthological approach to the concepts displayed here of not harming others or yourself is very valid and encouragable. However, the idea must trascend that point and become somewhat more fleshed in the notion of impact a profession has on society, albeit not with a prudish look but with a real perspective on the ramifications of porn production and consumption. I personally love porn, but i have it very clear that is a fiction genre which displays usually engrandured scenarios for the delight of the audience in the way a superheroes movie would. Finally I want to say: I’m so glad that my favourite pornstar is writing about themes i love!! kudos!


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