News: Evil Angel Says Feminism Central to Porn Success

Evil Angel, home to the most highly awarded, influential and groundbreaking performers and directors in adult entertainment, is well-known for hard-core adult films that cater to every adult fetish. The company has expanded its audience reach by giving a platform to talented female directors that recently have become powerhouse players themselves. Female directors such as

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Column: Sexcrime

Enjoy this website while you can. In the year 2014, less than half a human generation past the end of a century which saw advances in sexual freedom (both practical and legal) unprecedented in human history, we are now well into an attempt by the powerful to roll it all back to the Victorian Era. 

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Comment: Ten Reasons Why the New Porn Regulations Must Go

They discriminate against queer, kinky and feminist porn producers. “The restriction against fisting – an important part of authentic queer sexuality – will disproportionately affect producers of queer, lesbian and gay porn. This is undeniably a blow against women and queers, with a transparently sexist emphasis on restricting acts of female sexual power.” They are

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Welcome to the Future

As long-time readers know, I’m very fond of science fiction and fantasy; the difference between the two is that the latter describes a world which (by our understanding of the laws of the universe) could not actually exist, while the former describes a world which could but does not (at least yet).  As some have

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Unreal Horrors

As befits a girl who was born on Halloween night, I’m a big fan of horror films, horror stories, horror TV shows, horror comics, horror poems and just about anything macabre and creepy.  I’ve written about horror fiction on my blog more than a few times, especially (though by no means exclusively) in October, which is

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Eros and Phobos

Camille Paglia once wrote, “You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex.”  Because of that, second-wave feminists were fighting a losing battle in trying to paint sex as a wholly good, positive, non-scary, sunshine-and-rainbows thing in order to make it palatable to the naïve

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Crippling Thought

The danger of crippling thought, the danger of obstructing the formation of the public mind by specially suppressing…representations is far greater than any real danger…from such representations. –  George Bernard Shaw Today is the first day of Banned Books Week, an occasion which interests me as a librarian, as a sex worker and as a steadfast supporter

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Instant Criminal

I’ve written on many occasions about what I call universal criminality, the crowning achievement of the modern police state, under which there are so many vague, overbroad and counterintuitive laws that every single person is in violation of at least a few of them at all times.  Nearly any encounter with the police can be

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All About the Men

Probably the most common stereotype of anti-sex worker feminists is that they’re all misandrists, and on the surface that certainly seems true.  But a closer examination of the issue reveals a deeper motivation which more closely resembles an obsessive concern with men at the expense of women.  Feminists are willing to deny models income in order

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News:University of Manchester Announces ‘Queer Now and Then’ Seminar

The third and final event in the ‘Queer Now and Then’ seminar series (overseen by Professor Laura Doan) will be held on Tuesday 10 December at the University of Manchester: Earlier this year, newspapers and other media reported the founding of a new scholarly journal, Porn Studies-setting off, predictably, a flurry of responses ranging from

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Catastrophic Consequences

Nearly three years ago I wrote an essay entitled “Social Autoimmune Disorder”, in which I compared modern society’s persecution of sex workers to a disease “in which the body’s protective systems turn from attacking pathogens and other invaders to attack some portion of its own tissues instead”: The bodies of societies sometimes also develop such

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Shame, Shame

While the internet is the greatest mass-communication innovation since the printing press, it has also created a few social problems that did not previously exist.  Unfortunately, the attempts of Luddites and control freaks to deal with these issues resemble, as do so many other governmental attempts to “do something”, an attempt to break an egg

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Features: Porn – We Want It! We Love It! by Ronete Cohen (Part 3)

Read part 2 here Some women prefer written erotica. But even that has evolved from the early days when it was considered controversial by some. When Emily Dubberley launched Cliterati, men accused them of being sluts, and women of being men because ‘no women would talk like that’, “but that’s been far outweighed by the

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Columns: Everything Old is New Again

History, it is said, repeats itself.  And while the parallels are never exact, they are often pretty damned close.  Witness, for example, the new Victorianism which has engulfed Western society: …we have become shockingly hypocritical about sex and grant our governments tremendous power to suppress it while simultaneously spending tremendous amounts of time and money

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Features: Porn – We Want It! We Love It! by Ronete Cohen (Part 2)

Read part 1 here Jackie Strano finds that women like all kinds of porn: gay porn, gonzo porn, amateur porn, and soft core porn. It’s different for each woman. Carlyle Jansen agrees. Storyline or no storyline, soft or edgy, who’s in it, the kind of sex that goes on – different women are looking for

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Features: Porn – We Want It! We Love It! by Ronete Cohen (Part 1)

Porn. We all have our preferences. But are we also open and honest about them? What do we really like? Ronete Cohen, psychologist and psychotherapist, investigates the ultimate female turn on. A bisexual 44 year old mother of 2 writes, “I think it is fair to say most people would not expect me to watch

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Columns: Sex Rays

What, you didn’t know that sex produced radiation?  It’s true!  Adult sexual activity is so dangerous to the “purity” and “innocence” of “children” (sorry for all the scare quotes) that any adult who has sex should be kept away from all children at all times.  Sex rays, you see, induce the dreaded “premature sexualization”, without

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Columns: Buttons, Bags & Banknotes

Second-wave feminism in the UK has, like the first wave of the 19th century before it, devolved into a solution in search of a problem.  In many English-speaking countries there are plenty of women’s rights battles to be fought, such as the brutal campaigns against abortion access in the US and a wide variety of

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Opting Out

The moral panic over porn has been ramping up for some time now, so it was inevitable that it would eventually spill over into state action; after all, no government can long resist its sick compulsion to control its subjects’ lives in still another way, and when some useful idiots are practically begging for “protection”

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Columns: Unmentionables

The ancients believed that there was power in names, and that they could be employed in spells designed to control or harm the thing so named.  Beings of power were believed to know when their own names were spoken aloud, and might turn unwelcome attention upon the speaker (hence the expression “Speak of the Devil…”);

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China Dolls

This past Tuesday, the European Parliament passed a call for continent-wide censorship of sexual content, justified by a view of women more at home in Victorian thought than in the second decade of the 21st century.  Yes, I know you heard that the measure was defeated, but that’s because the Fourth Estate no longer bothers

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Wise Counsel From Susan Quilliam: I want the truth about porn

Hi Susan I’m very confused. I just read a survey of relationship experts (lots of them), most of whom reckon that porn is bad for relationships. But one of your recent answers (where a couple were considering doing a porn film) seemed to be much more sympathetic. I’m not arguing with you, or saying porn

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Wise Counsel From Susan Quilliam: Should I make a porn film?

Dear Susan Tricky decision here. I’m very cool about porn, as is my (male) partner – we watch it together, though we tend to avoid the heavier end of the scene or if it involves violence. But we were at a party recently, got talking to a film-maker, and it turned out he makes soft-core,

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News: Porn Oscar Nominees Announced

The collective breath the adult entertainment industry has been holding while it anticipates the announcement of the nominees for the AVN Awards can be exhaled. The highly sought-after list of nominees for the 2013 AVN Awards has arrived. Over the years, the AVN Awards became a famous staple in Las Vegas – nicknamed the ‘Porn

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