[video] Open Source Sex: women and porn, and the Our Porn, Ourselves contest

by Violet Blue on June 2, 2010

The prizes for the Our Porn, Ourselves video contest are incredible; I hope you like the new, just launched Our Porn, Ourselves website, which has all the contest info. Prizes from Babeland, Tantus, ten memberships to the hothothot The Art of Blowjob (OMG)… So tired… more tomorrow. Please spread the word, and please make a video!

Don’t miss this poignant post/reaction from Australia’s Ms. Naughty:

(…) Violet was spurred into action by news of an anti-porn conference to be held in Boston by the Stop Porn Coalition, an organisation that calls itself feminist but in fact has hidden fundamentalist Christian roots. This “conference” is long on speakers who condemn porn but pretty short on alternative views or real science. They’re happily pushing the “porn addiction” paradigm which is, as I’ve previously said, bullshit.

(…) This new movement is a way for sex positive women to stand up and tell that world that not all feminists accept the Dworkinesque arguments pushed by these puritans. And I think it will also give us an opportunity to start a real dialogue about what we really want from porn. (…read more, msnaughty.com)

Violet Blue

The London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and Self Magazine named TinyNibbles one of the “Best Sex Resources for Women.” Blue is an autodidact and pundit on sex and technology, hacking and security, porn for women, privacy and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a journalist for ZDNet, CBS News, CNET; she's an educator, speaker, crisis counselor, volunteer NGO trainer, and the author and editor of over 40 award-winning books.

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{ 4 comments }

1 Nonimiz June 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

The comment from Steve that availability of porn = not getting porn removed/blocked/filtered from the internet anytime soon is incredibly negligent.
These groups (FAP, et al) focus all of their time and dollars moving politicians and legislation around in an effort to restrict people’s access to “questionable content” through smaller pieces of legislation. Just look at what has happened in Australia for an idea of how conservatives in America want to deal with pornography (and more). These groups need to be fought with the same tenacity that they use to fight against our personal freedoms under the guise of Saving The Children and Women. I don’t see any bigger threat to my rights than someone restricting my access to information…I don’t care how small their group is; if they have enough interest to have a hosted convention, that means they have some amount of dollars in their pockets.

2 Steve June 6, 2010 at 8:23 pm

It would appear that in light of the availability of porn on the Internet, the FAP ladies don’t have a prayer of doing anything to stop it. Aren’t there more serious threats to our personal freedoms to worry about?

3 Steve Dekorte June 4, 2010 at 12:47 am

Good post. One wonders how a anti-porn self proclaimed feminist would explain why they find themselves on the same side of this issue as islamic fundamentalists.

4 R June 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I need to figure out how to make a video that says, “I watch porn, and I support women watching porn or indeed anything else they damn well feel like; but seriously, people, we need some better porn up in here because Ted Sturgeon was right and 90% of it is utter crap.”

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