Posts Tagged: porn
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Interview With a Pregnant Porn Star

Fresh-faced and dressed in a white tunic and leggings, Kayden Kross sits at her dining room table in the San Fernando Valley with the California sunlight pouring in through the doors behind her. She runs her fingers through her long blonde hair and occasionally places a hand on her belly: at 28 years old, she’s expecting her first child* with her fiancé, Manuel Ferrara.

But Kross has an unconventional background leading up to motherhood—the Sacramento native is one of porn’s biggest stars. With a resume that includes leads in movies like Body Heat and Tyler’s Wood (a spoof on Tiger Woods’ many transgressions, starring Kross as Elin Nordegren), she’s won awards [...]

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'The Feminist Porn Book': Celebrating XXX Fantasies Left Out of Mainstream Porn

In an age of gonzo and revenge porn, when Iceland is considering banning online porn and San Francisco's Kink.com is under fire for poor working conditions, what's a feminist-minded porn lover to do? The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (Indiebound | Amazon) has a variety of answers. Edited by Tristan Taormino, a feminist porn producer, and professors Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Constance Penley, and Mireille Miller-Young, it offers a mix of (mostly) women who create and perform in porn, and academic discourses on porn's meaning.

Defining either feminism or porn is a tricky endeavor, so defining "feminist porn" is particularly challenging. A basic definition [...]

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Love Triangles, Toy-Reliance, and Beautiful Nudes

I know this has all sort of issues attached to it, but I've recently started sleeping with my ex-boyfriend again. We had a pretty serious relationship from '07-'09, and we broke up on pretty bad terms (he cheated on me the week before we went on a European holiday together, can you believe it?!) so we haven't exactly been civil/spoken since said breaking-up on Valentine's 2009. Anyway, two years passed and I accidentally ran into him at a bar last month, where he apologized for cheating and cried about it, and for reasons unknown to me I stopped hating him. And not that night, but the one after, I [...]

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Hipster Little Mermaid Sighting in Miami

Miami-Dade officials are not pleased that porn was recently filmed in a public park, during the day.

The film shows a redhead credited only as “Brooklyn” showing off what could loosely be described as her acting chops

It was the Hipster Little Mermaid! The film is called Island Adventures, come on.

“This is not an uninhabited island miles off the coast,” said Assistant City Manager Hilda Fernandez. “It’s in the middle of a very busy bay. You can’t go filming pornos in public parks.

They were making art. Or an American Apparel ad.

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"The digital porn guy wants a fantasy that doesn’t exist, but the postfeminist girl wants one as well"

Our dearest Anne Helen Petersen has a great post up at her blog on Don Jon and the "digital porn dystopia," a smart counterpart to the idea of "postfeminist dystopia" that she's written about both here and elsewhere. About the double bind that both Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character find themselves in:

Her pleasure is faked; his pleasure is never what he wants it to be. Lose, lose.

Jon tries to quit porn, but soon discovers that porn surrounds him: the objectified, fetishized female body has become so normalized that even women’s magazines, exercise videos, and fast-food restaurants use it to sell [...]

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Miguel in the Corridor With the Candlestick

In a grand suburban house on a quiet cul-de-sac in California's San Fernando Valley an actor is having a problem with her moans. Alexa Nicole (her professional name) is playing the role of a Latin beauty in A Love Story, a pornographic film about an author of romance novels suffering from writer's block. They are shooting a fantasy sequence in which Alexa wanders the darkened corridors of the house in a white nightie, carrying a large candlestick. She stumbles into the arms of her forbidden lover, Miguel, played by rising star Xander Corvus, clad in leather trousers, frilly blouse and waistcoat. Helpless in the heat of passion, they make love [...]

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Oh!

Happy Lady Porn Day, again:

As to the objects used by women, both married and unmarried, for the purpose of masturbation … the commonest object is the woman’s most handy implement, the hairpin or hatpin. We have often had to remove hairpins and hatpins from the female bladder and vagina.

Corks, ointment jars, pocket knives, rubber balls, paraffin candles, pessaries, perfume bottles, spoons, billiard balls, apples, carrots, etc. etc. are a few of the things which the poor girls and women use to induce an orgasm…

Are you listening, people who have never orgasmed? Some really solid ideas here.

[Many thanks to Jennifer.]

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The Sexual History of Jared Sabbagh, Part 1

Jared is a 31-year-old man who lives in Chicago. This is the first of three parts of his story. Here's Part II and Part III.

What’s the first sexual memory or thought you can remember?

I remember finding my father's porno cassette in 1987. I'm five years old, and this VHS is called The Satisfiers of Delta Blue—a fact I confirmed years later when I found it on a porn site and was like, “My god. This is it.”

The cassette was up in the very top shelf in his closet. I think knowing that this was such a secret thing, before [...]

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Snobs, Erotica Decoder Rings, and the New-Relationship Gift

I'm in a fairly new (five month) relationship with a man I'm bananas about. The holidays are coming up and already I'm agonizing over what to give him. I read in some women's magazine that if you give a sweater or other clothing that men associate you with their mothers, and that is not good. He loves watches, but I don't feel like we are exactly at the vintage Rolex stage yet. Though we are well past the "here's a book/album I think you would probably like" stage.

What do you say, Dude? What would you like a woman to give you, that would make you think "This little [...]

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Happy Lady Porn Day!

Did you know today was Lady Porn Day? It is, and Rachel Rabbit White made it up. In her words, LPD is "a day about exploring porn and masturbation. Because It’s tough trying to explore porn as a girl." Over on her site, today and all week long, readers and contributors are sharing "porn stories, insights or favorite porn links." There's really no way to go wrong here.

To keep quoting Rachel, who's also getting into it on Twitter, you should "ask your friends: 'hey what do you think about porn — and what sites can you recommend?'" And that's it. Hopefully you have [...]