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Porn With Purpose

How Porn Can, Should, and Does Change the World

About the author: Allison Leigh is a pornographer, producer, polyamorist, and professional kinkster. When sexuality is business, business is fun! 

Conversations about porn and making porn rarely involve discussions about real sex. “It’s just a fantasy” is a commonly repeated trope within the older echelons of the adult industry, uttered with exasperation between scheduling talent and setting up perfectly-lit cumshots. “It’s not supposed to be real. This isn’t sex ed.” The disconnect between sex on screen and sex in real life is supposed to be apparent - but the reality is that more and more people are getting their sexual education through porn. In a world where sexual education is often limited to abstinence, or information about birth control and STI’s at best, people have increasingly turned to adult entertainment to learn about pleasure. Is the adult industry ready for that responsibility?

From a purely theoretical viewpoint, these ideas, which are vestigial remnants of porn’s laissez-faire origins, are accurate. Adult films and pictures are made to be stimulating, to provide the viewer with something that they do not have - a fantasy. Producing monetarily successful adult movies is just as formulaic as producing monetarily successful mainstream movies - gather a few trending taboos, lay them across the skeleton of a scenario, and populate it with the latest talent, and you’re sure to make a little money. We’re not being paid to be sex educators, right?

In reality though, nothing exists in a vacuum, especially not media. People can’t help but be influenced by what they see and experience, particularly when it’s emphasized with a strong emotional response, such as pleasure. Porn is already serving the purpose of sexual education: a NUS survey in 2014 found that well over 50% of UK teens were getting their sexual education from adult movies. People can deny porn’s responsibility in the world, but the fact remains that it is a necessary resource - especially as other resources like social media sites are shutting out sexual content.

Far from needing to be shut down, porn remains to provide the visibility that healthy sex requires. As women have stepped up to take charge of their own careers as actors, producers, and business owners in an industry that has traditionally profited from their bodies, they have, one after another, lifted the veil of shame that surrounded them in the past. Using their open identities as a form of protest, the faces of porn have normalized themselves and the industry more than ever before.

The rise of performers in the spotlight has led to their becoming role models, and more people than ever before view “porn star” as a legitimate career choice, with thousands flocking to independent production methods like webcamming and clip production. Porn’s open identity takes a lot of stress off those in the industry, and has opened up a new conversation in the adult industry: how can we maximize the change we create in the world? What good can we do?

With the weight of secrecy lifted, innovators in the industry have stepped forward to answer those questions. Performer owned-and-operated sites stud the internet with ethical porn options that provide the beauty and fantasy required to entertain, as well as presenting the multifaceted realities of sex and intimacy. Consent has become a prominent storyline, and viewers are more likely to search for “porn for women” than ever before - a category that departs from violent or over-manufactured scenarios and puts intimacy, connection, and trust in the spotlight.

The demystification of porn has changed the world of politics, as well. Suddenly, sex workers are able to speak up in the public sphere and be heard. When Kamala Harris announced her intention to run for the presidency, the sex industry spoke out about her history of anti-sexwork legislation. Stormy Daniels, a porn actress, escort, and stripper, has now famously stood up against the President of the United States. Sex workers are credited with the election of Julia Salazar in Brooklyn, and thousands spoke up against the policies of SESTA-FOSTA, which put workers in more danger than the traffickers it sought to curtail. A Belarusian sex worker is held in Russia, and the world cares. The sex industry has become the adult in the room, stepping forward to speak reason to the squabbling children that rely on them - and finally, with some hesitation, humanity has started to listen.

Nothing changes in a day, and pornography is no exception to that rule. So long as there are people who want to see it, there will be questionable content made without regard for responsibility. However, it is clear that more and more people are demanding something real from an industry that once thrived on empty fantasy. The populace has turned to porn for education, and now, pornographers have stepped forward to become educators, leaders, and role models for those who need them.

This post first appeared on MyErotica.com 

 

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Baker-Whitelaw, G. (2015, December 11). U.K. survey says more than half of sex education comes from porn. https://www.dailydot.com/irl/sex-education-porn-study/

National Union of Students. (2014, November). Student Opinion Survey 2014. https://www.nus.org.uk/Global/SRE%20Research%20Nov%202014.pdf.

Padgett, E. (2018, October 02). How Julia Salazar Became the Patron Politician of Sex Workers. https://www.playboy.com/read/julie-salazar

Tyng, C. M. et al. (2017, Aug 24.) The Influences of Emotion on Learning and Memory. Frontiers in Psychology, 2017(8):1454.

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The MetArt 50+ Club: Sybil A

Stunning Sybil A is the latest member of our MetArt 50+ Club, girls so popular they’ve been featured at least fifty times during their modeling career. The Ukrainian sweetheart has the prettiest face and hottest body you could dream of, and she’s a firm favorite with members who adore her wholesome sex appeal.

SYBIL A: sexy girl next door (50 appearances)

Gorgeous green-eyed brunette Sybil made her debut at the age of 19 on August 18, 2014, in a "Presenting" photoset by Arkisi. To date she has appeared in five movies and 45 photosets – including one girl-girl appearance, “Pratige” by Leonardo, with hot blonde Nancy A. She has worked with nine different artists: Leonardo 19 times, Alex Lynn 9, Arkisi 7, Rylsky 4, Vladimiroff 3, Karl Sirmi 3, Luca Helios 2, Red Fox 2 and Ken Tavos 1. Her highest rated pictorial is “Mintre” by Leonardo, at an impressive 9.4.

At the time of writing, Sybil is ranked #29, with a rating of 9.25 based on 3,365 votes, with 453,451 views and 4,407 members following her. Not surprisingly for such a cute girl, she is popular throughout the MetArt Network, with appearances on Errotica Archives, Eternal Desire, Goddess Nudes and Rylsky Art. On MetArt X and The Life Erotic she is a top twenty model with some super-hot solo masturbation movies. On Viv Thomas she has a superb lesbian movie, “Glamorous,” with sensational redhead Jia Lissa – their sexual chemistry is off the scale. And on SexArt she is a bona fide superstar – currently our TOP-RATED MODEL – with 19 explicit photosets, two boy-girl movies and 10 fantastic girl-girl movies (with other top stars including Kalisy, Dido, Nancy A and Michelle H aka Red Fox). Sybil seems to have a knack of creating a very natural, intimate connection with her partners that makes for highly arousing viewing!

Sybil radiates an unstudied charm that is delightful – check out her topless video interview on the blog to see for yourself. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s also utterly irresistible, from her big green eyes and radiant smile to her world-class ass, and plump-lipped pussy (often with a neat landing strip of hair pointing the way). But chief among her many alluring attributes are those incredible breasts, so big for such an athletic body, and perfectly shaped. It’s no wonder members describe her as a “goddess,” “dream come true” and “flawless” among many other passionate epithets. She is still actively modeling, and we look forward to featuring her many more times in the future.

Thanks to our resident statistician and historian, Frank, for his assistance.

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Introducing sexy new MetArt star Sophie Sparks

Beautiful blue-eyed blonde Sophie Sparks made her MetArt debut last month in a delightful “Presenting” photoset by Deltagamma that showcased her natural charm to perfection. Her pretty face and gorgeous body made her an abundance of new fans, who found so much to admire, from her stunning smile to her lovely breasts, natural blonde bush and curvy ass, gift-wrapped in sexy see-through lingerie that didn’t linger for too long! Sweet Sophie took the time to respond to all the eager members who left comments for her, so I grabbed the opportunity to ask her some very personal questions…

Sophie, please tell us a little about yourself.

Sophie Sparks: I just turned 20 about a month ago. I’m originally from the US, but I live in Europe now and I’m planning to stay around for a while. I like doing artsy things: photography, playing my ukulele, drawing, knitting or scrapbooking. I love all music except country music! My phone music library has everything from Beach Boys, to Mozart, to Pink Floyd, to Beyoncé. Currently I don’t have any pets, but I love dogs!

What inspired you to get into nude modeling?

SS: They say if you’re good at something, you should never do it for free. I love being sexual and it turns me on to know people enjoy watching me, so it was something I always wanted to try.

What is your favorite thing about your appearance?

SS: I think my eyes are one of my best features; a look can be so sexy, and a gaze can communicate so much. I’ve also been working really hard on my body, and I am very proud of the results.

How do you keep in such good shape?

SS: I try and eat healthy and go to the gym five or six times a week. No secret formula, just moderation and patience. I look forward to shooting again for MetArt in 2019 so I can show off my progress since my first few photosets for you were shot.

How would you describe your personality?

SS: I am a bit of an introvert. I am shy at first, but once you get to know me, I get really silly and – I think – funny.

Are you an exhibitionist?

SS: No. Far from it. But I’ve been pushing my limits lately with some outdoor videos and I’ve quite enjoyed it.

Are you a romantic person?

SS: I am! I think that’s why I feel MetArt is such a great fit for my modeling. The storytelling that happens in the sets, along with the elegant nature of the shots, matches my romantic personality.

Do you have a high sex drive?

SS: Yes, I do! I get cranky if I don’t have sex for too long!

Did you ever have sex with a girl in your personal life before you started to make movies?

SS: Yes, I did. I think by now I’ve had sex with more girls than guys. I am at least bisexual, but guys are losing some ground lately!

Do you prefer guys or girls?

SS: I think I have phases. Right now, I am in more of a ‘girl phase’, with so many gorgeous and talented models I would love to work with. I like that girls are soft, smell pretty, and have bouncy boobies I can suck on. With guys, I like their manliness: they make me feel safe and I can relax while they take charge. I like my men to be manly, and my girls to be girly. Of course, looks and a sense of humor are a plus for both. As for romantic, it depends: if it’s just a hook-up I wouldn’t want any of that.

What is your favorite position?

SS: My favorite one is 69! I’m all about giving and receiving pleasure at the same time.

What turns you on?

SS: Confidence and intelligence can go a long way! With girls, I love a nice pair of boobies on a tight little body, while with guys I like a beard and muscles.

Where is the most unusual place you’ve ever had sex?

SS: In a Japanese garden. I was traveling in Asia about two years ago. There was this sexy guy staying at the same hostel as me. After a couple days of heavy flirting we ended up having sex in the middle of the night in a 1,000-year-old Japanese garden! I was so afraid we were going to get caught.

Do you like to masturbate?

SS: It is my job so I do it every day! But if I didn’t do it on camera, I would probably do it… still every day! I like alternating between toys and fingers. They all feel amazing!

What is your favorite sexual fantasy?

SS: I have a not-so-secret Captain Jack Sparrow fantasy. I would be a siren that seduces him with my songs and after I had my way with him, I’d leave him all ravished on a beach.

Have you ever had a threesome?

SS: I’ve had a few. One of the best was with a couple while living in Shanghai: a Latvian girl and her Italian boyfriend. Poor guy, she was way more interested in me than she was in him. With all the attention I was getting from both of them, it was amazing! Getting fucked and having my clit licked at the same time is one of the best things ever!

Do you believe in open relationships?

SS: Everyone is different, and I think, open relationships are good for a very specific kind of person. Still, they have always worked best for me. I don’t want to feel restrained and I don’t want to control my partner either. Especially with me modeling, I can’t see it happening any other way. Maybe I am just too horny to be monogamous!

Did you ever try anything really naughty?

SS: Once I had a hook-up with this guy that had a harness up on the door. He tied my hands up above my head and propped me up on the door in the harness. The sex was incredibly hot!

What are your ambitions?

SS: It might sound like a cliché, but I want to live my life to the fullest. I don’t need to have a big house, or a fancy car. I just want to travel the world, see different places and experience different cultures, and I think that will always make me happy. This is another reason why I think modeling is such a great job for me. I am not bound to any one place, and shootings give me the opportunity to go to so many different places.

Is there anything else you would like to tell your fans?

SS: I’m so excited to be part of the MetArt community and I want to thank all the people that dropped a comment and interacted with me. Other than that, follow me on Twitter @SophieSparksXXX where I announce everything, from when I’m going on cam, to what scenes of me have been released. I’m also on Instagram @SophieSparksXX and on MyDirtyHobby as SophieSparksxxx

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Porn’s Growing Pussy Power

About the author: Allison Leigh is a pornographer, producer, polyamorist, and professional kinkster. When sexuality is business, business is fun! 

More women are directing and producing porn than ever before. From late night “Skinemax” stars to direct-to-DVD dilettantes, adult cinema has rested largely on the backs – and breasts – of women. Women’s bodies are unquestionably the star breadwinners of the adult industry; and more and more frequently, the women themselves are getting to take charge of what that means.

Historically, most adult filmmakers have been men, and most adult films are geared at male audiences. Though a few female directors such as Candida Royalle paved the way, on average women have accounted for less than 20 percent of the nominated directors over the past decade. However, with the advent of internet porn and the resulting free market, not only has the proportion of porn made for women increased, but so has the proportion of porn made by women. Eight out of fifteen of the prestigious XBIZ Award nominations for Best Director – Feature were women this year, as were close to half of those nominated for Best Director by AVN. Women are taking over – and finally starting to reap the rewards of their work.

The availability of home recording technology has played a huge factor in this shift, with more performers producing their own content than has ever been possible in the past. Once surreptitiously produced in locked hotel rooms, porn production has moved into the hands of the multitudes, and it’s possible for talent to build their own following and career without the oversight of big-budget video production companies. However, it’s not just webcamming that has seen a change. Far from the old-school “guy with a camera” stereotypes, many performers are making the jump to behind the lens, lending a fresh feminine take on a traditionally masculine industry.

Though women in any masculine-dominated field face significant obstacles, the adult world is adjusting. This year’s industry-only XBIZ Show in Los Angeles, essentially a networking and trade show for porn, hosted multiple events that highlighted the struggles and successes of women working in pornography – but one only needed to look around to see that women in the business are thriving, and that adult entertainment is growing with them. Other panels covered traditionally feminist topics as well, such as consent on set, “Porn with a Purpose,” and a session entitled “Earning Through Empowerment.”

Clearly, femme filmmakers are forging ahead and changing the face of adult entertainment for the better. For many, films produced by women feel better, too – in an article for The Daily Beast, director Mike Quasar is quoted as saying, “Pornography directed by stereotypical horny males, there’s a lot of that, and a lot of it’s not that good. To bring in a female perspective, even if it’s an incredibly perverse female perspective… I find it far less creepy than if it were similar content by male directors.”

Women have always been the workhorse that carries adult entertainment, and it is truly heartening to see the changes firsthand. Here at the MetArt Network, we’re proud to have such talented female artists creating work for us on both sides of the camera. Notably, we have legendary MetArt-model-turned-producer Ariel Piper Fawn playing a key role at SexArt, and director Sandra Shine taking the helm at Viv Thomas; as well as highly respected artists including Cassandra Keyes, Flora, Natasha Schon, Koenart, Tora Ness, and Red Fox. With more women benefitting from the fruits of their labors and stepping into the roles of director and producer, it is inevitable that more varied, creative, and ethical content is sure to follow.

This post first appeared on MyErotica.com

 

REFERENCES:

Snow, A. (2014, July 05). Defining Feminist Porn: Is That XXX Flick Organic? https://www.thedailybeast.com/defining-feminist-porn-is-that-xxx-flick-organic

Snow, A. (2018, November 24). How Porn’s Female Directors Are Putting Hollywood to Shame. https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-porns-female-directors-are-putting-hollywood-to-shame?ref=scroll

XBIZShow — JAN 14–18 2019 // LOS ANGELES. (n.d.). http://www.xbizshow.com/schedule.php

 

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New MetArt model of the month: February 2019

February 2019 has been a short month but a merry one here at MetArt, bringing us hurtling towards Spring with ten gorgeous new models – including sexy brunette Kirylam, who made her erotic debut in a movie. It’s always a challenge to pick favorites from such an abundance of natural beauties, but here’s my personal – and entirely subjective – pick of the top three new MetArt models of the month:

Haddie photographed by Koenart. Presented February 4.

Enchanting 22-year-old brunette Haddie had a serene air, posing perfectly naked in the bathtub, showing off her incredible body – especially that peachy ass – from all angles. Appropriately for a professional florist, the Italian hottie’s bath water was sprinkled with rose petals; but no bloom could compare with the natural sweetness of her dark eyes and lovely smile.

Isabella Star photographed by Fabrice. Presented February 24.

Vivacious cutie Isabella melted hearts with her big brown eyes and adorable smile. The 18-year-old Ukrainian babe showed off her athletic figure without a hint of shyness, bending over with her long, wavy blonde hair reaching all the way down to her sexy bubble butt. Talented as well as gorgeous, she sings and plays guitar – hopefully naked!

Sophie Sparks photographed by Deltagamma. Presented February 27.

Stunning blue-eyed blonde Sophie made an instant impression in her see-through pink lingerie, exuding a confident sensuality that was spellbinding. The 22-year-old American beauty made a lot of new friends by chatting with members in the comments section, responding to their compliments with great charm and playfulness. Definitely a star in the making!

Who was your favorite new MetArt model of February 2019?

 

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