Review -- 'Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On' by Rashida Jones

By Angie Rowntree More and more, it seems like everyone knows a whole lot about porn. Wired describes a mission to get more women into porn, a response to mainstream production companies creating “the same boring stuff... managed by the same kind of narrow-minded men.” TeenVogue claims “most mainstream porn shows thin, white, hairless, cisgender people having straight sex in which the women don’t experience pleasure.” HelloGiggles explains that Hollywood, specifically Rashida Jones via her soon to be released docu-drama Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, wants to ...

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Pandora Blake -- Why Ethical Porn

By Pandora Blake "Ethical porn" is one of those phrases beloved by the media designed to get people talking. Its appeal lies in the implied contradiction -- the underlying assumption that most porn isn't ethical. For this reason I think it's problematic, as this idea of the "ethics" ...

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VICE Interview (Part 2)

Our site curators recently did a group interview about ethical porn, what's the point, and the point of this site overall with Mark Hay, writing for VICE. Portions of the interview appeared in the piece “Makers of So-Called Ethical Porn Hope to Clean Up the Industry” (20 July ...

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What is Consent?

By Angie Rowntree On its face, consent seems such a simple thing. In our daily lives, we seek and acquire consent from each other on a constant basis, in countless contexts. Sitting in a line of cars at a stop light, I wave in a driver waiting to leave an adjoining parking ...

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Mindbrowse Show Discusses Inclusivity in Content

Mindbrowse.com and Sssh.com hosted a discussion on “Presenting Sex: Diversification, Inclusivity and Content Production in the adult industry in 2020,” at the 2020 XBIZ Show. The event was held Tuesday, January 14 at 2 p.m. in the Andaz Hotel in L.A. and was broadcast live via ...

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