How to Be an Ethical Porn Consumer

Chloe Pedley Mar 5, 2014 0 comments 0

If you enjoy watching erotica or pornography online, you’re not alone. The consumption of porn has exploded thanks to its availability on the web – and even more so now that anyone can have a sneaky wank practically anywhere with porn access via smartphone. The question is; how many of us are thinking about where our porn is coming from, and if it’s being produced in an ethical way?

If you want to be an ethical porn consumer – meaning you try only to watch porn that has been ethically produced, and consume it in an ethical way – check out our top three tips below.

Choose Feminist or Woman Friendly Porn

There are many producers who focus on real pleasure, consenting artists, and woman friendly erotic film. It's gleaned the title of "feminist porn" because there is no exploitation, and the films are produced to not only be hot as hell, but less degrading for the actors in them. Choose a producer who fits this bill!

Pay for Your Pleasure

Pay for the porn you watch. ‘Tube’ sites that feature bootlegged and pirated porn, effectively stolen from other sites, are hurting the industry. When you watch these clips, the people who act in them are essentially getting you off for free. Many of these performers are only in the adult industry to make a living, so when you watch their movies for free; you’re basically taking money out of their pockets.

Support Safer Sex

Though it may not be easy, try to watch porn where actors are wearing condoms. The vast majority of produces don’t insist on condoms, though many enforce HIV and STI testing monthly, but there are some production companies out there who do demand safer sex, such as California-based Wicked Pictures.

Look for Production Credits

If you’re worried about the treatment of adult stars when the cameras are turned off, watch videos where it’s clear who is producing it, and where the company name is clearly identifiable and researchable on the web. Those companies who treat their actors well and work in an ethical manner are proud of their efforts to do so, and are more likely to have their brand name front and center. If porn has no production credits, there may be a reason for it.

Know of an ethical pornography producer worth a mention here? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Chloe Pedley
Founder at Polkadotsi
Chloe is the founder of Polkadotsi, mother of four little boys, and wife and lover to a magnificent husband.
She's interested in all things sex and sexuality, and seeks to make a positive difference in the world by education.

Chloe is the founder of Polkadotsi, mother of four little boys, and wife and lover to a magnificent husband. She's interested in all things sex and sexuality, and seeks to make a positive difference in the world by education.