This week’s column responds to the discussion that followed an earlier column about the porn industry following, rather than leading, web 2.0:
Next-Gen Sex Gets Its Jollies From Web 2.0
For many people, any type of sex or nudity with sexual intent counts as “porn” if you do it online.
That’s a lesson I learned a few months ago, after writing that porn is scrambling to catch up with Web 2.0, not driving it. Prior to that column, I’d been thinking of “porn” as “the porn industry” — sexual content produced by people with the intention of making money.
Couples recording themselves at home and uploading the video simply to share it with other people for fun don’t qualify as porn, in my view. Neither do the platforms developed to provide those couples with a space to play, even though the technology was obviously produced with the intent of making money. continued @ Wired
On a related note, see Audacia Ray’s blog post at Waking Vixen about another way the porn industry lets us down, and why we’re taking matters into our own hands with the ease of social networking and blog tools:
Seeing straight ahead: the porn industry’s sexuality blinders
Two years ago when I started to ponder directing and producing a porno film, I knew I wanted to make bisexual movies. When I said that word, “bisexual,” to people outside the porn industry, they’d respond with confusion: “Aren’t most porn movies bisexual, what with all the girl-girl action?” In pornoland, girl-girl action is coded as straight, unless of course some of the women have short hair and present as butches, in which case the mainstream industry ignores it. Except for that one time when S.I.R. Video won Best All-Girl Feature with their Hard Love and How to Fuck in High Heels. That was pretty sweet. In pornoland, bisexual means that the dudes touch each other too. And that’s what I wanted my movie to be. In pornoland, bisexual films fall under the rubric of “gay,” they aren’t included in the world of AVN, they are the propriety of GAYVN. Pornoland is trying to teach us something here: you’re either straight or you’re gay. continued @ Waking Vixen