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Make Love Not Porn!

My colleague sent me a really interesting link this morning – https://makelovenotporn.tv/

Make Love Not Porn is a really refreshing concept and approach to porn-making and viewing, and I really hope it works out!

One of the issues I have with porn, and I believe this opinion is shared by many people, is the way that it subjugates and portrays women. Additionally, the staged performance aspect of most pornography takes a lot of the realism out of it, which is a major turn-off for me.  As a result, I often watch ‘amateur’ porn, because the idea of ‘real-world’ people having sex and filming it is far more exciting in my opinion.  Hey, that could be ME on-screen.

I like the community aspect that MLNP is pushing so hard – it’s a fun idea that you earn half the profits for any video that you submit.  That should give extra motivation for people to make really sexy videos and submit them!

The pay model is a bit steep for me (5$ a video??!), but I understand that it needs to be in place to ensure profits for people who have submitted videos, and for the company itself.  My one criticism is that you should be able to pay for a monthly pass with access to everything, because even though you get your paid-for video for 3 weeks, I don’t foresee myself watching the same video more than a couple of times!

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Anyways, I believe that this is an idea that might really work, and I am encouraged by MLNP’s approach and message.  It’s important to distinguish between staged pornography and true amateur videos of people in love having sex, which is a difference that a lot of ‘amateur porn’ forgets about.  Many amateur porn videos that I’ve watched seem like they are trying to emulate big budget pornos, or perhaps are created by studios to capitalize on people who want to watch amateur only.

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What do you think about Make Love Not Porn’s concept and message?  Would you be interesting in ‘renting’ videos from them?  Would you ever consider submitting home-made sex videos to a website like this?

4 Responses to “Make Love Not Porn!”

  1. Cindy Gallop (@cindygallop)

    Thank you so much for this great post!

    this is the background to MakeLoveNotPorn – I wrote this for Ireland at the request of the Irish Journal, but it applies to every country, everywhere:

    http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/column-embarrassed-to-talk-about-sex-and-porn-ireland-this-is-your-wake-up-call-853199-Apr2013/

    This is what we mean by #realworldsex and why the role we play differs from porn:

    http://talkabout.makelovenotporn.tv/2013/04/01/what-is-realworldsex-the-first-in-an-occasional-series/

    and these are our members’ reactions that demonstrate why we say ‘We’re not porn, we’re not ‘amateur’, we’re #realworldsex:

    http://talkabout.makelovenotporn.tv/2013/12/04/the-difference-between-porn-and-realworldsex-an-ongoing-discussion/

    Anyone interested can find more detail here in my SXSW talk on ‘The Future Of Porn’:

    http://sxsw.com/interactive/news/2013/cindy-gallop-celebrates-real-life-sexuality-sxsw

    and in this interview with me and my team:

    http://portable.tv/culture/post/cindy-gallop-and-her-team-talk-to-us-about-real-world-sex-and-making-love-not-porn/#1

    Unfortunately my tiny bootstrapping team and I fight a battle to build this venture every day:

    http://www.nerve.com/features/why-americas-outdated-morals-wont-let-porn-into-mainstream-business

    and so although we have monthly subscriptions in the pipeline, we have not been able to build them yet – we hope to as soon as we can!

    All the best,
    Cindy

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  2. mik1999

    Great post. I love the idea of people who make porn (or any product in general) sharing more of the financial benefits. I also like the notion of celebrating what really people look like and act like sexually; I think that is very healthy for us, in how we perceive our bodies and sexuality.

    That said, I would probably not submit a video – not because I do not think it is a good thing to do but simply because I am not prepared to deal with the (wrongly held) social and professional view/risks of having my porn ‘out there’.

    Where I may differ a bit is on the debate between ‘real people’ porn and ‘glamour/fake sex porn’. I think they are very different things and, if ethically produced, each have a place. I like glam/fake porn in the same way I like Steven Spielburg or Michael Mann movies. Sure they are over-produced, artificial beautiful and completely unrealistic. But they are fun to watch and a fun fantasy. On amateur porn I am more choosy. On the face of it, I do not get turned on by ‘real’ people, in ‘real’ environments (i.e. poorly lit, poorly filmed). I just don’t find that it turns on my erotic imagination (seeing it in person does, but not on film). What I do like though is the authenticity. If it seems they are really, really enjoying themselves… that is a big plus. So, I find I am actually far choosier about amateur porn.

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    • theundiedrawer

      Yeah I totally get where you’re coming from in terms of distinguishing between the two, and how both might have a place in the pornographic ‘canon.’ Having your porn ‘out there’ is one of the big issues that people have with sharing amateur porn, and I totally agree with it – on the other hand, I’m glad that MLNP is trying to break down the barriers and stigmas associated with the sharing of amateur porn!

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