Regardless of one's personal views about either adult movies or their performers, one must wonder whether JPMorgan Chase, which reportedly paid more than $20 billion in penalties and settlements in 2013 alone, might have more important things to do, like cleaning up its own financial house.
I actually think I lead a pretty normal life, at least for a go-go dancing, porn-modeling, strip show-producing young adult. However, it occurred to me the other day, between overhead squats with my trainer, that perhaps my barometer for "normalcy" or "average" has been a little skewed.
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Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision in the Marsh Law Firm's long-running effort to obtain compensation for victims of child pornography.
There are three ways to look at the work in the new show at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art: "Stroke, from Under the Mattress to the Museum Walls," a show of gay erotic art, mostly drawings, during the "Golden Age of Gay Erotica.
We assign a cultural significance to sex; it is for procreation and the preservation of the family unit. We are told it is to be cherished and not commodified, but meanwhile sex screams at us from every billboard and TV channel. It seems sex can be used to sell everything except for sex itself.
What do you do when your brand is adult-based and all your best connections, writing and media appearances relate not to SEO, but SEX?
Please, please stop! Save your words of wisdom and balloons and banners for some other porn star's pity party! All of this confetti and icing and brain washing Kool-Aid is being wasted on me! Plus, I don't eat frosting.
From the beginning they wanted their publications to defend the rights of artists, freedom of the mind, freedom of the press and the right to publish sexually explicit content.
I really, really hate Duke. I'll preface this whole thing by laying out my unabashed (and probably illogical) disdain for the Blue Devils up front. Ha...
This was a disturbing but important episode about the power of child pornography to destroy lives, and the power of the law to help victims get restitution.
What action can the porn industry take to empower porn stars suffering (men or women, both during and after their careers) from the negative stereotypes associated with sex work?
We're talking erections, penetration and ejaculation here. The big EPE, as it's known in the trade, is what turns an X-rated movie into triple-X fare. We're talking erections, penetration and ejaculation here. The big EPE, as it's known in the trade, is what turns an X-rated movie into triple-X fare.
The truth is that we're living in an era where anyone, of any age, can view all the naked tushies they want, whenever they want, online.
I've worked in the NYC nightlife and burlesque communities for over four years and, as of 2013, I began my career as a "porn star." The blurry line of sex worker and performance artist very much parallels the equally gray area of personal and professional grievances surrounding this issue.