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7 Reasons To Watch Colin/Gray On Make Love Not Porn, Because These Sex Videos Promote Communication, Consent, And Role Equality / BUSTLE

By Rachel Sanoff for BUSTLE. Originally published on July 9th, 2015.


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“For many people, internet porn is their first introduction into sexual activity, thus forming a lot of the expectations we have when we first become sexually active. But what does that mean when most mainstream porn is not diverse? It does not feature gender or racial diversity, does feature completely hairless actors, and focuses on male ejaculation and orgasm.
Thankfully, we have MakeLoveNotPorn.tv combatting these detrimental mainstream tropes within adult entertainment. Rather than promoting censorship or stigmatization, Make Love Not Porn provides an alternative to erotic entertainment by only featuring user-generated content that celebrates #realworldsex. #RealWorldSex refers to videos that portray diverse bodies and sexualities, communication and consensual behavior, condom and lube usage, sexual education, and all of the funny, awkward moments that happen during real life sexual encounters.
Over the past seven months, Colin/Gray (or Colin and Gray), a real life heterosexual couple who have been partners for three years, have taken Make Love Not Porn by storm. Their creative plots, sexual chemistry, comfort and familiarity with each other, unique, fun personalities, and “intellectual and emotional connection” have quickly turned them into site favorites.

Make Love Not Porn recently released an edition entitled MakeColin/GrayLoveNotPorn to provide even more videos produced by the humorous couple. Besides the obvious love and passion shared by Colin/Gray, here are seven more reasons to check out their work:

1. Their Videos Have A Mission To Promote Healthy Relationships, Consent, Communication, And Role Equality

While Colin/Gray’s videos are clearly fun explorations into pleasure and sexuality, as Sarah Beall (MLNP’S Madam Curator) writes, “they’ve… never lost sight of showcasing non-performative #realworldsex in all its messy, funny, unscripted glory.” Colin/Gray recognize that portraying their sex lives in an honest, consensual, creative, and #realworld way can have a greater impact than just entertainment. They write that producing MLNP videos creates a “platform for us to work together on, talk about and show what we believe is important in relationships (communication, consent, together time, alone time, and humor).”
They actively challenge tired, mainstream porn tropes like ridiculous plots, graphic ejaculation scenes (or “money shots”), and sexualized represntations of gender inequality. Gray writes, “I am on top as much as Colin is and same goes with oral sex. In our public and private lives we want it to be apparent that we have a healthy, consensual relationship.”

2. Their Sexuality Includes All Of the Complex, Weird, Humorous, Unique Parts Of Their Personalities

Since Colin/Gray are avid readers, chess players, and sci-fans, they incorporate those parts of their lives into their videos, which demonstrates that open sexuality does not take away from or lessen your personhood. Rather, your personality enhances your sexuality. Whether the scene involves Colin dressed as an alien in a dream sequence, takes place in a sci-fi themed bedroom, features a game of strip-chess, or begins with each of them reading in bed, their playfulness, trust, and humor are evident.

Colin/Gray celebrate that sex can be funny, and a shared sense of humor often makes sex a lot more fun. Humor motivates a lot of their video plots, and they are planning a mini-series called Sex Work, which is “about our many day jobs and fantasies we can have at them to make them more interesting.”

 


Head over to BUSTLE to read the original article and check out all of Colin/Gray’s videos to see what all the buzz is about!

 

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