Erika Lust
Erika Lust is an acclaimed erotic film director and author who pledges "to create new waves in adult cinema, to show all of the passion, intimacy, love and lust in sex: where the feminine viewpoint is vital, the aesthetic a pleasure to all of the senses, and those seeking an alternative to porn can find a home."

She is the director of five award winning explicit films: XConfessions, Cabaret Desire, Life Love Lust, Barcelona Sex Project, and Five Hot Stories for Her.

In addition, Lust has written several books including Good Porn: a Woman's Guide, The Erotic Bible to Europe, La Canción de Nora, and Let's Make a Porno: a Practical Guide to Filming Sex.

Check out her work at

Entries by Erika Lust

Bad Sex Doesn't Sell Porn -- Or Fashion (NSFW)

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 12:32 PM

It's no secret that the adult industry is rampantly sexist. Porn is a form of entertainment traditionally made by and for men. This is why I wasn't really surprised at my chilly reception upon making my first xxx film in 2004. According to fellow (male) directors and producers, all of...

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Go Deal With Your Own Insecurities Instead of Censoring Social Media (NSFW)

(22) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 12:40 PM

As some of you may already know, my original Facebook page was deleted back in January, citing "promotion of self harm" after I posted a pro-choice poster.


It's impossible to say that politics don't play a massive role in...

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Dear Daughter, Let's Talk About Porn - Love, Mom

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 11:19 AM


When I was your age -- please don't stop reading, I promise this isn't one of THOSE lectures! -- the closest thing to porn I had were the Cosmo sex tips. I remember looking at their pink Kamasutra drawings and thinking, "Ahhh, so that's how it works!"

That said,...

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Did Facebook Censor Me For Being Pro-Choice?

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 11:09 AM


If you're a fan of mine, you may have noticed that my Facebook page ceased to exist as of last week.

The day started out like any other -- wake up early for a run, decide it's a terrible idea...

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Why I Make Porn With "Real" People

(5) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 11:21 AM


Have you seen the video of Dove's latest social experiment yet? If you can't remember, then you probably haven't since I've yet to hear of someone experiencing a small or indifferent reaction to it.

In truth, the subject matter is hardly...

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With More Women in Film, Has Anything Changed?

(1) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 11:47 AM


Sometimes I hate being a natural skeptic. In university, this trait was praised as "critical thought," but away from the world of liberal academia, it's just a killjoy. Like a few weeks ago, when my newsfeed was filled with stories from this...

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What Sex Sells to Women?

(2) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 12:51 PM


One of the questions I can rely on being asked during most interviews would be, "what do women want?" As a leader in the indie erotica scene, with films and products aimed at a female audience, people seem to think I'd have...

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How Julian Assange Made it Harder for Women to Report Rape

(67) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 11:46 AM

Last week, amid the ongoing debate of women's rights, there was an international media frenzy on the topic of rape -- how it's defined, prosecuted and who can commit it. As the headlines have already informed, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange faces an Interpol order for his extradition to...

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Fifty Shades of Male Fantasy? No Thanks

(8) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 11:33 AM

As a fellow creator in the world of sex and erotica, I'm glad when other women in the industry garner great success for their work. Not only does it help to promote our work within the field as a whole, but it offers more female perspective on the topic of...

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The Kind of Porn You SHOULD be Watching

(30) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 8:01 AM

Porn is out there, it's accessible, and it's here to stay. Sex and porn are so inextricably linked that it's as impossible to imagine the world without the one as it is without the other. Call me biased, but it seems prudent to me to educate the next generation on...

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How I Will Tell My Daughters I Work in Porn

(110) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 4:00 AM

When people around me learn of my profession, they immediately start asking morbid questions. And even if they're liberal people, they all ask the same thing: how did you tell your parents and how are you going to tell your daughters? I realize that I have a controversial profession: I've...

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CHANGE MY MIND: Should Modern Women Feel Empowered by S&M Porn?

(182) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 1:36 PM

With the recent popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James -- a book which focuses on the relationship between a recent college graduate, and a young businessman with a sexual penchant for BDSM -- people are asking themselves whether this is a topic that empowers the...

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