Doesn’t working in pornography prohibit all future opportunity?

Society's prevailing narratives about those who work in pornography might suggest there's no room for professional development within the adult industry, or that involving one's self with it is a death-knell to future opportunity of any kind. It would be disingenuous to suggest this is wholly untrue, but there are opportunities for professional development and… Continue reading Doesn’t working in pornography prohibit all future opportunity?

Accounting for it All: August Update

We're now only 103(!) days away from the release of Accounting for it All, and things are really beginning to heat up! Here's what's new since we last checked in. New Posts on Thursdays at Pornucopia We've had four new posts here on Thursdays at Pornucopia in which I addressed each of the questions below. What… Continue reading Accounting for it All: August Update

What about safe sex?

At a glance, the adult film industry doesn't exactly appear to be the embodiment of safe sex practices. Where are the condoms, right? Those are what safe sex is all about, isn't it? As Amy Lieberman argues in this article on Feministing, that's not entirely true, nor is it the case that sex in the… Continue reading What about safe sex?

What’s it like to film porn?

In last week's post, I remarked that working in the adult industry is a job like any other, at least to those who are working in it day to day. As part of that post, I linked to this Quora response from Buster Smith, who at the time of the response had a few years… Continue reading What’s it like to film porn?

The Romance-Erotica Spectrum: What about Accounting for it All?

As author Stefanie Simpson wrote two weeks ago, romance and erotica sit on a far broader spectrum than one might imagine at first glance, particularly when one considers society's prevailing narratives about these genres so often---and so disappointingly---cast aspersions on the validity of them entirely. Rather than rehash the points Stefanie presented so adeptly in… Continue reading The Romance-Erotica Spectrum: What about Accounting for it All?