Written by Rebecca Dane from A Couple of Kinks

Let’s face it—everyone watches porn. Even if your boyfriend swears he doesn’t…just accept that he does. Some people watch it more frequently than others; some watch it for tips, others for pleasure. There are thousands of free videos out there, and with the ability to torrent basically anything, the world of free porn has expanded. Well, have you ever considered that there is another way to consume porn?

What if you watched porn that had a diverse cast: gay, lesbian, straight, trans, queer and everything in between? What if this porn was also guaranteed to be safe, consensual and represented personal authenticity? This, my dear porn-watchers, is called ethical porn.

Paying for ethical porn means you’re supporting the small production companies, keeping workers safe, and allowing the porn industry to embrace more diverse talent.  We don’t have to be stuck with jackhammering and loads of fake semen.  If we support ethically made queer porn, we can push the industry to include more representations of human sexuality.  

Don’t know where to start? These are 6 Ethical Porn sites to start off your desires.  

CrashPad

Ethical PornCrash Pad Series, directed and produced by Shine Louise Houston, is a staple of the ethical porn industry. This is porn with authentic orgasms from people of all identities. That includes Kink, BDSM, gender play and fluidity. “Crash Pad creates adult entertainment exposing the complexities of queer sexual desire. Taking inspiration from many different sources, [Crash Pad] is dedicated to producing sexy and exciting images reflecting today’s blurred gender lines and fluid sexualities.”

Lust Cinema

Lust Cinema, produced by Erika Lust, is influencing the cinematography experience of adult cinema. The atmosphere they create is one-of-a-kind, you won’t know if you’re watching a big screen movie or a porn scene. Well, until the clothes come off. “I have pledged to create new waves in adult cinema, bringing you films that show all of the passion, intimacy, love and lust in sex. […] We provide a home for those seeking an alternative to mainstream porn: where the feminine viewpoint is vital, the aesthetic is a pleasure to all of the senses, and eroticism and innovation are celebrated.”

courtney-troubleIndie Porn Revolution

Indie Porn Revolution is one of the many projects by Courtney Trouble. She is a filmmaker, adult performer, photographer and queer rights activist, and has produced and starred in ethical porn for over a decade. So, it’s safe to assume, she knows what she is doing. “It is the oldest running “queer” porn site on the internet, and to this date the only porn site to mix alt, gay, lesbian, straight, trans, kink, and bbw genres into one common site.”

signup_02Cine Sinclaire

Cine Sinclaire is run by Kate Sinclaire who aims to create realistic videos. Kate Sinclaire also runs CherryStems, a queer photography site that has always been philanthropic—donating all of its profits to community projects. “At Cine Sinclaire, we document some of the truest experiences of pleasure available. Our films are created in intimate locations with performers that truly enjoy one another’s company. [We] stand for equality and inclusion, and selects its performers based on personal narratives first and foremost.”

Spit Exposed

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 6.35.42 PMSpit Exposed is not just a porn site—it is creating a porn community. It frequently holds public events such as porn-centric conferences, galas and live porn shoots at local lounges. “Focusing on sex positivity and pleasure, we believe in the beauty of the sexual experience and the intrinsic significance these experiences have in our lives. Our artists and models are co-creators.”

Make Love Not Porn

This last one is in a whole category of its own. Yes, the videos are definitely ethical, but they deserve their own category as Real World Sex. A site like no other, Make Love Not Porn (MLNP) is a collection of homemade videos, sent in by (consenting) everyday people. You get to witness what sex is really like and performers get about 50% of the profits. MLNP.tv is #realworld people – singles, couples, moresomes—capturing their #realworldsex the way it actually happens in their everyday lives. It’s folks from all walks of life—people just like you—sharing their love and their fun with our community and the world.”

Like what you see?  Paying for porn is the best way to keep the industry growing in a sex-positive and ethical way.  So keep watching and grab some lube, a toy or even a hand!

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Couple of Kinks: Ethical PornRebecca Dane is one-half of A Couple of Kinks – a sex-positive, Canadian-based site that focuses on sex toy reviews, ‘how to’ guides and stories of their sexcapades. They are hoping to help impact the sex toy industry by focusing on safe, ethical and LGBT+ inclusive companies, while also providing sex education and stories to help normalize sex and kink.

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