Mia Khalifa Speaks Out on the Porn Industry

September 17, 2019

Mia Khalifa, a Lebanese-American former adult actress, speaks to the BBC’s Stephen Sackur about what led her into the porn industry.

Why the Christian Right Opposes Pornography But Still Supports Trump

April 07, 2018

The Christian right's response to pornography in recent history is complicated. The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers. Many commentators have pointed out the hypocrisy of Christian leaders who claim a moral high ground while supporting US...

Rashida Jones on “Hot Girls Wanted”

July 04, 2015

Do you have to be sexy to be noticed? As there is no regulation of the adult entertainment industry, the average age when someone watches their first porno is 11. The danger of learning about sex from pornography leads to warped perceptions about sexuality, affecting the choices young adults...

Russell Brand on “Icebergs of Filth”

April 26, 2015

What does porn do to both men and women and the way we relate to each other? Sex is something we need and want because of our biological make-up. But has the notion of sexuality become warped and perverted as a result of a confused acculturation of love and physical closeness? According to...

Busting Sex Myths… With Food

March 04, 2015

Which sex myths have you heard? Now that’s a shocker: Porn is different from sex in real life. It seems that most people would know the disparity between fact and fiction. But here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know. Porn star penises are 6 to 9 inches long. Civilian ones, 5...

Whose Porn, Whose Feminism?

October 23, 2013

“Feminist porn” is not compatible with feminism. In recent years, a trend known as “feminist porn” has gained visibility. Including films and even an annual Feminist Porn Awards ceremony, an increasing number of women are embracing the idea that porn, if done right, is...

Online Pornography: Censoring the UK’s Internet?

August 11, 2013

Will David Cameron's plans to filter online pornography work? Whilst it’s often prudent to take announcements from Whitehall with a pinch of salt, David Cameron’s challenge to Internet service providers (ISP) to automatically filter out pornography and “sensitive...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

July 31, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of July. July is the month of turmoil and revolutions. July 4, 1776, and July 14, 1789, could appropriately be termed as the start of the modern democratic era when American guerrillas and French sans culottes overthrew the old monarchical order. Democracy...

The Pornification of Popular Culture

July 20, 2013

Is the fast-food culture of disposable entertainment in need of saving? It's difficult at times not to suspect that American popular culture aspires to the condition of pornography. Either that, or it's got a serious crush on smut. Turn on the television, if you dare, and you're assaulted by...

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