If you’re a fan of the American comedy-drama series Scrubs, you’ll be familiar with this quote from Dr. Cox: “I’m fairly sure that if they took porn off the internet, there’d be only one website left and it’d be called Bring back the porn!” And if you’re too young to have watched Scrubs, well, you still get what that means — porn is everywhere. Chances are, you’ve watched pornography in your life and if you haven’t, it’s likely that many more people around you do so than you think.
Is it normal to watch Pornography?
Do women watch porn?
- Social conditioning — in most societies, female sexuality is or has long been repressed and discouraged, and watching porn is considered a shameful activity for women
- Medium and platform — many women find non-visual content more arousing and may prefer erotic literature and other non-visual platforms
- Content — most online porn is geared towards a male audience, it often objectifies and dehumanizes female bodies, and may not be appealing to a female public
Does Feminist Porn Exist?
What is feminist porn, exactly?
- Making sets, contracts, and work conditions safer and fairer for performers
- Offering content and representation that isn’t tailored to the male gaze
- Prioritizing female creators and woman-centered narratives
- Use erotic narratives that challenge stereotypes
- Feature actors of color, non-gender conforming, disabled, fat, older, etc.
- Put actors’ agency and pleasure at the center of the work
- Ask for actors’ consent on all acts and provide them with a safe and clean work environment
- Give performers the opportunity to revoke consent at any time
Is feminist porn effective?
written by Bianca Fiore
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