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What makes feminist porn feminist?

Last weekend’s Feministing Five interview with feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino raised the question of what it is that’s feminist about feminist porn. It’s a complicated question, because the issue of pornography is such a divisive one in the feminist community, and has been for a long time. There are those in the feminist community who would argue that no pornography can be feminist, and that pornography necessarily exploits human sexuality and dehumanizes the performer. Others would disagree, and argue that there are those who make a free and informed choice to work in the pornography industry, who work in safe and just environments, and who participate in the creation of adult entertainment that they don’t believe is exploitative or ...

Last weekend’s Feministing Five interview with feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino raised the question of what it is that’s feminist about feminist porn. It’s a complicated question, because the issue of pornography is such a divisive one ...

The Feministing Five: Tristan Taormino

Tristan Taormino is a feminist pornographer and sex educator, and the author of half a dozen books, including the acclaimed The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. Taormino is also the editor of the annual anthology Best Lesbian Erotica, which she has worked on for many years. For nine years, she was a syndicated sex and relationships columnist for The Village Voice, and she still offers relationship and sex advice to readers at her website. She is also responsible for the new DVD “The Expert’s Guide to Female Orgasm,” which, according to Miriam’s review earlier this week, is very, very hot.

Taormino has her own film production company is called Smart Ass Productions, which allows her the freedom ...

Tristan Taormino is a feminist pornographer and sex educator, and the author of half a dozen books, including the acclaimed The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. Taormino is also the editor of the annual anthology ...

Playboy TV offers “female-friendly” porn to appeal to couples

The New York Times reports that Playboy TV is looking to turn on the ladies now—or at least the straight ladies…with boyfriends.

The subscription channel has decided it can’t compete with the plethora of hard-core porn readily available on the internet and, come January, is looking to appeal to women by offering higher-quality porn, featuring “real chemistry, non-enhanced body parts, varied body shapes and ‘contextualized’ sex.”

Because that’s what women want. Yes, Playboy TV has finally answered that long-vexing question. Researcher Sharon Lee explains, “They want the romance to flow organically from the story and not pop up in a forced fashion as is the case in so many adult movies.” Apparently, they also just want porn to be better. ...

The New York Times reports that Playboy TV is looking to turn on the ladies now—or at least the straight ladies…with boyfriends.

The subscription channel has decided it can’t compete with the plethora of hard-core porn readily ...

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