Our Favorite Feminist Porn


“Sex isn't something men do to you. It isn't something men get out of you. Sex is something you dive into with gusto and like it every bit as much as he does.” -Nina Hartley

What is feminist porn?

Ooh baby doll, are you looking to indulge in your most pure, somewhat voyeuristic/human desires, but without the misogynistic lens of the male gaze?

Let’s take a moment to unpack.  

The Male Gaze

Back in the 70s, feminist theorist Laura Mulvey came up with a concept we all know and love: the male gaze. It was this crazy idea that women are constantly “looked at and displayed” for the male spectator’s pleasure–particularly in cinematic production.

It’s 2017 and women have been absolutely slaying Hollywood. Sure, some men STILL can’t handle being excluded from one screening of Wonder Woman, but society has become generally willing to accept female ownership and inclusion in film.  

This isn’t necessarily the case for pornography.

Feminist porn promotes a sex-positive sphere for women to reclaim the narrative around female sexuality and establish a greater standard for what sex is and should be. In feminist porn, actors are paid fairly and consent is a crucial component in production. In fact, feminist porn transcends ethical production by prioritizing intersectionality: it represents marginalized groups without fetishizing them. Both the audience and the participants enter and leave the space empowered. 

Where To Find It

Membership Based

LustFilms

Swedish writer, director, and producer Erika Lust founded LustFilms in 2004 with the intention of creating a space for

those seeking an alternative to mainstream porn: where the feminine viewpoint is vital, the aesthetic is a pleasure to all of the senses, and eroticism and innovation are celebrated.”

While many of the videos feature cisgender, white females, their directors are racially diverse, offering a greater range of perspective. LustFilms has a variety of artsy films available to view if you are a member.

https://www.lustcinema.com

Indie Porn Revolution

 “Subversive smut created by ladies, artists, and queers.”  

One of the oldest queer porn production companies, Indie Porn Revolution is a pioneering platform for exploring sex beyond the gender binary. It offers an all-inclusive cast, with options ranging from queer BDSM to ballet. It’s one of our favorites.

http://indiepornrevolution.com/ 

CrashPadSeries

CrashPadSeries also offers queer porn with a variety of sexual orientations, gender identities, sizes, shapes, ages, disabilities, and more. The actors have agency over whatever they choose to do on camera, so in turn, it is common for viewers see them practicing safe sex and open communication. Fan-flippin-tastic, right?

http://crashpadseries.com/

Non-Membership Based

Bellesa

Officially launched this year, Bellesa is a free adult entertainment site featuring videos and erotica. Created by “unapologetically bold women,” Bellesa is for female-identifying and non-binary individuals. According to the website, Bellesa’s goal is “to provide an unmitigated perspective as to what it means to be a sex positive woman in 2017” because, as Bellesa’s CEO Michelle Shnaidman states in their mission:

“Gone are the days of woman being stigmatized for enjoying sex.”

We can get behind that!

https://www.bellesa.co/

Lady Cheeky

Hailed as the NUMBER ONE(!!) porn site for women, Lady Cheeky is a tumblr-style page with “curated sensual images and gifs that depict palpable desire, unbridled passion and body positive eroticism.”

Perfect for work! (Just kidding.) (Kinda.)

http://www.ladycheeky.com/

Pink Label TV 

Pink Label TV has a free option for access to a plethora of feminist porn. It even has a section called “The Feminist Porn Gaze!” Payments for one-off rentals go to the film’s production company, so they can continue to make these beautiful films.

http://www.pinklabel.tv/on-demand/

Feminist Porn Review 

This site is a blog dedicated to reviewing porn films, so you don’t have to sit through twenty minutes or so of one with any concern! The site also has the reviews categorized by production companies and directors. Those that run the site also, occasionally, post articles and essays about Feminist Porn and its implications for your further reading/interest.

 http://femporn.blogspot.com/

XConfessions

XConfessions is run by Erika Lust, who turns women’s erotic fantasies into feature length porn. Anyone can submit, giving the films a really raw quality that you don’t always get.

http://xconfessions.com/ 

Sources:
Mulvey, Laura. "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." Feminisms (1975): 438-48. Web
 Hirschfeld, M. Sexual Anomalies And Perversions: Physical And Psychological Development, Diagnosis And Treatment. London: Encyclopaedic Press. 1938. Print.

By Andriana Kanaras 


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