Mindful Consumption: Your Guide To Ethical Porn

Your Guide to Ethical Porn

I recently posted about Ethical Porn on TikTok and Instagram and received DMs and comments asking for a guide to ethical porn. So, let us get into it!

The Problems with Mainstream Porn

Mainstream porn is unrealistic, lacks creativity, and privileges specific body types, race, ability, age, and sexuality. These mainstream hubs are powerful algorithms shaping our fantasies and desires, both individually and culturally. The business model behind pornography, like any industry, prioritizes profits and provides little incentives to regulate content. With everything at our fingertips via technology, we need porn literacy and education to navigate the modern world of porn and foster healthy sexuality and awareness.

So, what is Ethical Porn?

Ethical porn, also known as "feminist porn" and "fair trade porn," is inclusive, creative, and consensual and represents diversity across gender, race, sexuality, body types, age, and ability. Ethical porn can be thought of in two ways: its production and use. In terms of production, ethical porn is made consensually, performers are paid a fair wage, scenes are negotiated, and filmed in a safe environment. Onset performers get to choose their co-star(s), help script scenes, establish boundaries, and safe words – how awesome is that!

How porn is used should be approached mindfully, consciously, and with integrity. Think about what porn means to you, how you want to use it, and the type of porn you are consuming.

Can Ethical Porn be Kinky?

YES! Ethical porn can be hard-core, but the performers have all agreed to the behavior they enjoy. Some ethical porn sites actually show the performers talking out the scene beforehand and discussing the scene afterward.


Components of Ethical Porn

-Made legally
-Respects the rights of performers
-Pay performers fairly
-Respects the copyright of the producer
-Shows fantasy sex and realistic sex
-Is as diverse as the people watching it
-Celebrates pleasure
-Treats performers and consumers as consenting being with agency

Where can I find Ethical Porn?

  1. Pink and White Productions
    Pink and White Products have created PinkLabel.Tv and CrashPadSeries are inclusive platforms that welcome performers from the LGBTQ+ community and represent POC, age, and ability. Registration is free to rent or buy films.
  2. Erika Lust
    Erika Lust built her production company and makes beautiful indie adult cinema. Sign up for their newsletter and get a free movie!
  3. Kelsey Obsession
    Kelsey began her website in 2008, intending to explore and understand her sexuality.
    If you are into fetish porn, check it out.
  4. Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex
    Jessica Drake is a big name in the adult industry, from her performances with Wicked Pictures to her roles as a writer, director, and sexual wellness authority. Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex is a series of erotic educational films, from guides to Female Masturbation, sex positions, Fellatio, and Anal play.

Unfortunately, most porn stars don't receive royalties from their own material, and when their work is pirated or reposted, they are being exploited. That's why it is essential to do your research, and that could mean following your favorite performers on social media and buying their content directly from their website.  

Sex and sexuality should be celebrated! And to change the way society perceives sex as dirty and shameful, ethical porn is an opportunity to engage in sex-positive experiences without guilt. Bottom line, if you watch porn, think about your values and pay attention to the platforms you are supporting. Look for companies that are inclusive and treat performers and producers with integrity. We all benefits from a world that is more sex-positive!


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