Fifty Shades of Grey is first and last a fairy tale wherein a virginal, weak tea-drinking (per the book's) non-moneyed heroine fixes/redeems/saves ("I can make him better, faster, stronger!") her nasty Gatsby. Or do we call him a dark Arthur?
The success of the 50 Shades of Grey movie is being treated as if it were the final victory over prudish sex censors. But the real answer is a bit more complicated. While we're often aware of restrictions in places like Iran, China or Malaysia, many are much closer to home.
Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.
After getting to know fellow CockyBoy Levi Michaels, I decided to continue my deep dive into all things gay porn, so I headed upstate to the CockyBoys mansion to get a glimpse into Levi Karter's life. What followed was a three-hour interview with Levi, a supercut of which can be seen here.
Porn should not be leading the conversation in social or racial issues, and we shouldn't be charging them to even contribute to that conversation. Right sentiment but wrong space. Porn is all about desire and losing inhibitions, at least behind a monitor. By its very nature porn caters to a person's fantasy and their innate impulses.
How do we reconcile our normal and healthy drives with the massive amount of sexually provocative material that is amply available online? More importantly, how do we discuss these issues with our kids?
As long as America's men are being trained to think that violent, disturbing pornography is sexually acceptable, an enormous clientele for sex traffickers is being created every day in homes, college dorms, and apartments across the nation.
While some people feel that porn enhances their sex lives and relationships, continually more are suffering from the downsides. If porn only brings you benefits, fantastic! Watch on. If not, or if you're unsure, here are some ways you can keep it from interfering with your health and happiness.
Ever notice how hard it is to find blacks bottoming for whites in interracial porn? With few exceptions, porn studios seem to think there is only one acceptable way to show interracial sex: The hyperaggressive African-American top and the submissive white bottom. Is gay porn racist?
Five years ago, Karina and Craig Waters -- a tax accountant and a urologist, respectively, in Perth, Australia -- began looking for a vacation home in the south of France.
Since my first interview with Colby, people have asked if I knew what he was up to with his Colby Does America project. I'd tell them I knew he was going to make a video in all 50 states, but that's about it. Deeply unsatisfied with my answer, I reached out to Colby to see how the project is coming along.
When I tell people I live with a porn star, I usually catch their eyes quickly sparkling with excitement. The questions begin spewing forth, but onl...
Last week, Michael Weinstein of the controversial AIDS Healthcare Foundation, launched an attack on the CDC, over the it's endorsement of PrEP drugs. He published an open letter entitled "What If You Are Wrong About PrEP?" I have to ask Mr. Weinstein: What if you are wrong about the adult film industry?
Let's value everyone's dignity. Let's boycott the pornography industry and care about the people who cannot escape from their exploiters.
Potential employers would ask me a million questions about my current job, and then tell me they couldn't hire me because they have children at home.
Women working in the sex work industry -- be it pornography, stripping or prostitution -- sit in the cross-hairs of an enduring controversy, surfacing questions surrounding everything from sexuality and health to economics and morality. Is female sex work empowering, enslaving... or a lot more complicated than either?