When I relax, I watch feminist porn.

 

Let's face it: We saw our first adult movies 7 years before we've legally been one. And we're still doing it, potentially every Monday after 8. At least that's what the statistics say.

I do remember my first time watching one of these rather disturbing movies with two girl friends. And indeed, we could have been around the age of 11. We've sneaked into the living room after midnight to watch sexy sport clips on the TV and giggle endlessly.

And nowadays I sneak into my room on a Sunday morning, hoping that my flatmates won't notice.

Although one third of the people watching adult movies in Germany are female, little are happy with the picture of woman presented through this medium. And today I'm presenting inspiring change makers in this field. Gladly, woman like Erika Lust are working on a paradigm shift.

"I pledge 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 is a pleasure to all of the senses and those seeking an alternative to mainstream porn can find a home." Erika Lust

Her videos are full of artwork, shown on her homepage. xconfessions is one of the projects, where Erika and her team turn your desire into a clip. The subscription based platform offers films with real people. No blonds with perfectly shaped D cups, but actual couples, hipsters and normal people like you and me.

Another starter in the so-called sextech industry is OMGyes, who make use of videos and tutorials to increase pleasure for women and partners to make a good thing even better. With simulations (no not, stimulations) and step-by-step instructions the female organism is center piece of research. You click your way through different tutorials and get hands on advice by real woman. And even Emma Watson, one of my role models signed up.

I love both approaches for their sincere openness of a taboo topic. Why don't we talk about sex and female pleasure? Fighting the unsaid and unthought, these two disruptive approaches change the way woman are being thematised in porn. And OMGyes does not only approach the topic in a playful way, but combines it with education. Peer-to-peer learning, by seeing how other females approach such things like masturbation, as well as a gamification and individual participation are great tools to let users get stoked. And I wonder how long it takes until Virtual Reality porn is publically available...

I personally love hosting such a taboo topic on my blog for my pink #feministfebruary. This is not only a shift on how woman are seen in adult movies, but also promotes more gender equality and innovation. Sextech will be the new big thing in the start-up scene. Remember my words in a year from now! But enough said. Click on the links above and explore your personal favorite. And in case I missed out on other great adult-related organizations or streaming plattforms, drop me a mail, haha. xx.

Later Note, Monday 20th: My friend forwarded me a brilliant side calles Bellesa, which includes a very informative blog as well as awesome other materials, ladies! Thank you, Heidi.