Empower yourself through porn

Posted at 18:40 on 26 Mar 2014 by Pandora Blake

Tags: Body positivity, Fairtrade porn, Female gaze, Gender politics, Kink activism, media, Politics, Sites and studios

How to empower yourself through DIY porn, by Pandora Blake

It's weird to me how many producers in the adult industry are jealous about their knowledge. A lot of people are reluctant to share info that's seen as "insider", and it baffles me. How are we going to make porn more diverse, more ethical and more transparent if we don't open the gates and let people in? I get people coming to me all the time asking me for info about how to get started in porn. My advice may not be perfect but I'm happy to give it.

It seems silly to me to be threatened by the idea of having more competition in the porn industry. Porn is inherently, absolutely personal and everyone has something different to offer. I have my audience, you will find yours and there's more than enough to go round. There's really no need to guard our "industry secrets" so closely.

I believe that the more people create their own porn, the better the porn industry - and society as a whole - will be. If more people start making DIY porn it will be good for the industry, good for the economy and good for the performers. Even consumers win, having a greater diversity of porn available and knowing that it's fairtrade, homegrown and free-range.

I've written an article for the Frisky explaining how to get started making, and selling, your own DIY porn, and why I think more people should. I love the cover image they've chosen for it.

Read, share, and I hope you'll be inspired to give DIY porn a whirl.

What with the recession, welfare cuts and increasing financial inequality it can be difficult to know how to make ends meet. Ive got some advice for you which might seem controversial: empower yourself through porn.

Its easy.

The internet, as the saying goes, is for porn. In fact the internet has not only increased access to pornography, its also democratized content creation in a way unprecedented in history. Aspiring filmmakers no longer need to spend thousands of pounds on expensive equipment high definition video can be shot on a smartphone. Computer processing power allows you to edit video on a home PC, and free software is available to help you do it. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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