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5 Ways To Support Ethical Porn (Even If You Can’t Afford It) / Autostraddle

While this great piece by Chelsea Poe specifically addresses #pornworldsex, her suggestions easily apply to #realworldsex videos on MakeLoveNotPorn.tv and any other kind of erotic content you might consume! We are pro-sex, pro-porn, pro-knowing the difference, and we encourage anyone interested to check out Chelsea’s ethical porn recommendations. 


Written by Chelsea Poe for Autostraddle. Originally published on March 4th, 2015.


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“Ethical porn might seem like an oxymoron, but the truth is a lot of porn is made without the unethical practices that most people — and particularly women and trans people — assume go with it.

Ethical porn is ethical because the performers are fairly paid, may use safer sex practices if they choose, and actively show their real enjoyment of the sex they are having. It’s also inclusive of people of all genders, races, sizes and abilities. Good examples include the Crash Pad Series, Trouble Films, Foxhouse Films and Heartless Productions (some of which I’ve worked with as a performer), among others.

The ethical or fair trade label is used across industries from coffee to clothing to diamonds, but it’s often scoffed at in porn. The concept that something sexually appealing can be made ethically often faces criticism even within the industry, with slurs used to fetishize sexual minorities and those attracted to their bodies. I think what’s important about ethical porn is the ability to take something that is so important to our sense of ourselves — our sexuality — and think about it like any other aspect of our daily habits. If we buy organic free-range beef so that we know the cow wasn’t poorly treated, why shouldn’t we think about the concerns of the people who make our porn in the same way? It’s important we don’t leave an industry and its workers behind when we all consume what they make on a level that largely created the modern internet.

The number one way to support ethical porn is to pay for it. But there are also a few easy ways you can support ethical porn and ethical porn performers without breaking the bank.


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