Have you ever stopped to think about where your porn comes from, or if porn actors receive fair pay? These aren’t generally pressing questions for the average porn consumer as they scroll through their search results for a 5-minute clip. But as with all parts of consumer culture, it’s important for us to think about how we can support higher and more ethical production standards.
Euphemia Russell is a pleasure and sexuality educator in Melbourne. In this episode, we spoke to her about the state of the Australian adult entertainment industry, and how we can help to support artistic integrity and fairer production standards.
In this episode, we also discuss:
The state of Australian sex education
The cultural, political and institutional barriers to running a sex education business
The state of the porn industry
Does ethical porn exist?
Why sex work is work
The politics of Porn Hub and its heteronormative cis-gendered bias
One cup, two girls
What really goes on inside the porn industry?
Do we need more realistic porn? Is there a place for fantasy in our intimate lives?
Porn screenings and safe spaces for understanding public and private perceptions of porn
Why we NEED more public spaces to talk about sex safely