In a recent Woolfer Sex Quiz we discovered that many women express interest in watching porn but simply don’t know where to start. I completely empathize, like sex, like looking at naked bodies but do not like Pornhub or Redtube or any of the click-baitey porn outlets. At all. The trouble is, a quick google search for “porn” is likely to take you straight to the standard sites (full of abused performers and shit cinematography) and will likely leave out the stuff that’s actually going to get you off.  But there are other options out there, and you don’t have to go trudging through the internet looking for them – I’ve already done that for you.

The last 15 years have seen a huge surge in porn made by women, for women and (no surprise) these companies tend to be focused on providing safe and satisfying working environments for their performers. The films in this movement can all be referred to as “Feminist Porn.”

What should I expect from Feminist Porn? 
  • It has been filmed in safe and respectful conditions and all the performers/crew have been fairly compensated for their work.
  • Women are treated as full human beings and recipients of pleasure rather than objects of male sexual aggression.
Why should I pay for my porn? 

There’s nothing better than having an orgasm with a clean conscience. Paying for porn not only allows you access to higher-quality content but it also supports ethical creators who are committed to paying their performers fair wages. There are some cool free sites out there (I’ve even got one on my list) but if you’re going to use one of these services I recommend taking time to look into the company – how do they make their money? What are their production standards? Are they taking care of their staff?

Simply put – you should pay for porn because sex work is work and if you’re going to consume the fruits of someone else’s labor you should expect to pay her for it.

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite places to watch people get busy:

Erika Lust Films

From Their Site – 

Erika Lust Films is part of a new wave of ethical adult cinema production, challenging mass produced mainstream pornography.

Erika Lust is the name to know when it comes to the Feminist Porn Movement (if you want to get a good overview of what it takes to shoot ethical porn this page is a good resource.) Her most recent project is called XConfessions and it invites users to write in with their own erotic tales or fantasies, Erika then turns her favorites into pornographic shorts. This makes for unique original content that goes beyond classic “pizza delivery guy” style porn tropes.

I highly recommend Erika Lust’s work for anyone who likes their porn with an independent-film vibe.

Pink and White Productions 

From Their Site – 

Pink & White Productions creates adult entertainment that exposes the complexities of queer sexual desire. Taking inspiration from many different sources, Pink & White is dedicated to producing sexy and exciting images that reflect today’s blurred gender lines and fluid sexualities.

Pink and White Productions gained notoriety after their film Crash Pad was released in 2006. The feature won “Hottest Dyke Sex Scene” at the Feminist Porn Awards (yes – that’s a real thing) that year. The company continues to release cool, queer content (including the critically acclaimed, Crash Pad Series, which builds on the 2006 film.) Pink and White works on a subscription system – you pay a monthly fee for access to their content. They also run crowd-funding campaigns to support specific projects and are the most philanthropically active porn-production company that I’ve come across.

This is a good option if you want ethically produced, queer-porn for queer people – rather than stylized lesbian-sex-scenes meant to tantalize straight men.

WOOLFER FEATURE: MakeLoveNotPorn

From Their Site – 

MakeLoveNotPorn is Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference. We’re the world’s first user-generated, human-curated social sex video-sharing platform, celebrating #realworldsex as a counterpoint to porn, with the aim of socializing sex – making it easier for everyone to talk about, in order to promote good sexual values and good sexual behavior.

MakeLoveNotPorn is definitely the most unique site on this list, and it’s run by a Woolfer, Cindy Gallop! This site doesn’t allow traditional “porn” but instead invites users to upload their own real-world-sex videos (your video won’t make the cut if it looks professional or staged). Viewers can either purchase individual videos for $5 or buy a subscription plan which allows you access to a certain number of videos per month. MNLP splits the profits 50/50 with the creators.

This site is the perfect option if you want to watch real people have real sex. This site is full of awkward, sweet moments that totally satisfy my inner voyeur.

Q&A with Cindy Gallop:

How did you conceive of MNLP?
MakeLoveNotPorn was an accident – the result of my realizing 11 or 12 years ago through dating younger men, that I was experiencing very directly and personally what happens when two things converge. When today’s total freedom of access to porn online, meets our society’s equally total reluctance to talk openly and honestly about sex, porn becomes sex education by default, in not a good way. 10 years ago I started MLNP as a clunky little ‘Porn World vs Real World’ site with this TED Talk. The entire world responded, I realized I’d uncovered a huge global social issue, and I turned MLNP into a business.

What’s the philosophy behind the site?
MLNP is the world’s first social sex video-sharing platform, celebrating #realworldsex as a counterpoint to porn. We’re what Facebook would be if it allowed you to socially sexually self-express and self-identify – we’re socializing sex to make it easier to talk about, in order to promote good sexual values and behavior. In the era of #metoo, everyone’s talking about consent, but nobody knows what it actually looks like in bed: every single video on MLNP from our amazing MakeLoveNotPornstars is a demonstration of consent, good sexual values, good sexual behavior in action. We’re the Social Sex Revolution: the revolutionary part isn’t the sex, but the social.

Can you talk about the difference between porn and real-world sex?
Porn is performative; #realworldsex isn’t. If porn is the Hollywood blockbuster we’re the documentary. And importantly, while what we have in common with porn is that we’re great masturbation material, we’re so many more things beyond that. Social sex is enormously reassuring because we celebrate real world everything: real-world bodies, real-world hair, real-world penis size, real-world breast size. You can preach body positivity all you like; nothing makes someone feel great about their own body like watching people who are nobody’s idea of aspirational body types getting turned on by each other, desiring each other, having an amazing time in bed. Our mantra is ‘Everybody is beautiful when they’re having #realworldsex’, and they really are. Social sex is also reassuring because we celebrate the accidents, the awkwardness, the messiness. If you can’t laugh at yourselves in bed when can you? Ridiculous things happen in our videos because this is the real world. Importantly, we celebrate real-world emotions – love, intimacy, feelings. One man wrote to us and our MLNPstars and said, “The sex in that video was incidental – I want what you guys have. I saw the way your eyes met, how you looked at each other…I hope one day I can find someone I have that with.” We get very moving emails. We have a unique category that demonstrates the difference between porn and #realworldsex – MLNP is where professional pornstars share videos of the sex they have offset, in the real world, with their real-world partners, which is very different from the sex they perform. We’re all about education through demonstration.

What has been the most exciting and the most frustrating thing about working in the sex industry?
The most exciting thing about working in the
sextech industry has been knowing and telling the tech and business world that the Next Big Thing is disrupting sex, and that sextech is the next trillion-dollar category.
The most frustrating thing about working in sextech is that every piece of business infrastructure that any other tech startup takes for granted, we can’t, because the small print always says, ‘No adult content’ – and this is pervasive across every single aspect of the business, in ways that people outside this industry don’t realize. It’s a huge business inhibitor. And it makes everything more expensive.

What’s your favorite sex toy?
The Lelo Gigi. I never travel without it.

Do you have a favorite video to recommend?
I can’t possibly narrow it down to just one, because I love all our incredible #realworldsex videos – but I will say that I’m especially fond of our #lickjob videos. We’re creating a new vocabulary for #realworldsex, with a glossary we call the Licktionary and we wanted a tag for the female version that would be as quick, easy and straightforward to say as ‘blowjob’ – to normalize lick jobs just as much in popular culture. Our MakeLickjobLoveNotPorn editions are fantastic – as someone once said, “If your eyebrows aren’t wet you’re not doing it right.”

Bellesa

From Their Site –

At Bellesa, we believe that sexuality on the internet should depict women as they truly are- as subjects of pleasure, not objects of conquest. Bellesa is a platform on which users can access sexual content that suits their desires, share intimate and erotic stories, and engage in a community of like-minded individuals.

Bellesa is more than just a video platform – it’s a whole online community that includes erotic stories, a blog, and a toy store. I’m not going to lie – some of these videos are a bit cheesy but what I like about them is that they’ve captured some of the goofiness of real-world sex. It’s infinitely endearing to watch a porn video where a guy shyly asks for consent and then stops cunnilingus twice to check in and offer re-adjustments. And, I’ve got to give them a shoutout for featuring authentic faces mid-orgasm. This is the only free site on my list, which means you will see ads off to the side of your video.

I’d recommend Bellesa if you’re wanting to get swept up in the fantasy of an extra-attentive partner.

TRENCHCOATx

From Their Site – 

This web site was launched by veteran adult performers in 2015 with the goal of delivering high quality product, fair prices for the consumer, and fair pay for the people who created that content.

TRENCHCOATx is run by Kayden Kross and I have a huge crush on her. She writes, directs, and stars in a bunch of the content on her site (she’s basically a porn industry triple-threat) and has more awards for her work in the industry than Friends has Emmys. The site itself is sexy and sleek, you have to pay a subscription fee to join, similar to Netflix, and then you’re allowed a certain number of downloads per day.

I’d say this site is a solid option if you care about the cinematic quality of your porn. It’s a pretty hetero-focused site (although Kayden herself stars in a whole girl-on-girl series) and features classically “hot” performers – it’s traditional porn, done better.

 

What’s your favorite porn site?

Let us know in the comments!

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