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Porn star turned erotic feminist video producer and director, died too young this past week. She was the first to introduce couples-oriented pornography. Candice and I enjoyed a duet lap dance with Sex Therapist Mitch Tepper, while he was in his wheel chair. Hear the details – story at the next Salon, this Tuesday, September 15.

The Untold Story of Candida Royalle

Candida talks about Femme Productions: “I created the Femme line in order to put a woman’s voice to adult movies and give men something they could share with the woman in their life. I like to call my Femme movies “sensually explicit”, or as one viewer described them, the “Rx for couples”. You’ll find them to be less graphic and lacking in the traditional “money shot”, a staple of most adult films. You’ll also find story lines, good original music and real characters of all ages. Counselors often prefer to use my movies in their work with couples because of their “woman friendly” approach and what they call “positive sexual role modeling.” So if you’re looking for something both of you can enjoy, you’ve come to the right place!”

http://candidaroyalle.com/about-femme-productions/ – excerpt from her films.

Actress Candida Royalle

Feminist porn producer and director, Petra Joy’s article in her honor:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/11851832/Candida-Royalle-the-feminist-porn-queen-Im-missing-her-already.html

 

Watch FREE Video-Dan Savage’s Hump Tour-Amateur Porn-Submissions

You have till Sept 30 to enter your porn film into the HUMP! tour and a chance to win a cash prize.

Ignis Fatuus from Dos Rios on Vimeo.

“This short film was the opener at HUMP, Seattle’s erotic film festival. The title is Latin for will-o’-the-wisp, or a spirit that leads men astray. You can figure the rest out. While this film is best viewed in a work environment, it is NOT work safe. Watch at your own risk.”

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SHARING IS CARING

The Stranger and the Portland Mercury once again invite amateur filmmakers, porn stars, porn-star wannabes, hotties, kinksters, regular folks, and all other creative types to make short porn films—five minutes max—for HUMP! 2015. HUMP! 2015 films can be hardcore, softcore, live action, animated, kinky, vanilla, straight, gay, lez, bi, trans, genderqueer—anything goes at HUMP! (Well, almost anything: No poop, no animals, no minors.)

HUMP! films are not released online or in any other form. Filmmakers retain all rights. Appearing in a film for HUMP! means getting to be a porn star in a movie theatre—not on the internet.

CASH PRIZES!

Three first place prizes and one grand prize are awarded at HUMP! — all decided by secret audience ballot. Films may qualify in more than one prize category. This year’s categories and prize packages:

  • Best Humor: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best Sex: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best Kink: $1,000 First Prize, $250 First Runner-Up
  • Best in Show: $5,000 Grand Prize

HOW TO SUBMIT

ALL HUMP! 2015 SUBMISSIONS DUE NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH AT 3PM.

 See left for instructions on electronic submissions to HUMP! Electronic submissions preferred.

No submissions will be admitted to the festival without a signed RELEASE FORM and photo ID from each performer and an ENTRY FORM completed and signed by the film’s producer. You can drop off your stuff or mail it to us at:

The Portland Mercury
115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Office hours:
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Stranger
1535 11th Ave, Third Floor
Seattle, WA 98122

Office hours:
9:00 am – 5:30 pm

EXTRA CREDIT

HUMP! filmmakers are invited to use certain props so that HUMP! audiences will know when they’re watching films that were made just for HUMP!

  • Mike Huckabee’s book: “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy”
  • Hula Hoops

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

PREFERRED EXPORT: 1280×720 * 29.97 frames per second * h.264 video file

  • 5 MINUTES MAXIMUM LENGTH
  • Entries must be DVDs or QT files.
  • A QuickTime File 1280 x 720 or smaller.
  • 29.97 frames per second is preferred (but can also work with 23.98 or 59.94)
  • Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
  • Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264

If you are doing SD (4:3)

  • A QuickTime File 720 x 486
  • 29.97 frames per second
  • Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
  • Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264
  • SD Note: All SD films will be letterboxed in the final mix.

A 5 min QT file with these settings should be able to burn onto a CD/DVD or fit on a flash drive/stick, if not send an external drive (formatted for MAC).

1. Preferred: digital submission via dropbox or wetransfer, etc. To hump@thestranger.com. Preferred that you do your own transcoding to h.264 .mov compression 24fps for best results. If your file is over 2gigs you might have to send a physical copy (see below). In your email include a PDF or JPG of one release form and ID copy from ALL performers and a signed entry form.

2. Physical DVD or thumb drive. For DVDs, use a data disk format. Do not send authored dvd’s via DVD studio, iDVD or any other DVD authoring software. Same encoding h.264 .mov 24fps is preferred. Delivered to The Stranger or The Mercury by 9/30 with one release form and ID copy from ALL performers and a signed entry form.

For our folks overseas: convert files transcode for NTSC before uploading if possible.

Any technical difficulty with these instructions: contact humpeditor@thestranger.com.

NEED ACTORS? WANNA ACT?

Connect with cast, crew, and filmmakers in our FREE Hump! Classifieds.

Questions? Send Email: hump@thestranger.com.

For more info:

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Hump2014/Page?show=submit

http://humptour.boldtypetickets.com

Nine Absolutely Untrue Myths About Porn—And One Fact We Can All Agree On

Before you read Dr. Marty Klein’s article on Porn Myths – a reminder – next Tuesday, August 18th, The Erotic Literary Salon-Live in Philadelphia.

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Nine Absolutely Untrue Myths About Porn—And One Fact We Can All Agree On

By Dr. Marty Klein

“Opinions about porn are like noses—everybody has one. But varying opinions are so contradictory, they can’t all be right.

We actually do know a lot about contemporary porn’s use and effects, so let’s get some knowable facts out on the table.

* Myth: Porn is mostly violent and misogynist.
* Fact: Most porn shows happy, smiling people doing fairly ordinary things. A lot of porn shows happy, smiling (and perhaps sweaty) people doing exotic things. And some porn shows adults pretending to play dominance and submission games. Pretending? Yes. The actors and actresses are acting.

* Myth: Watching porn causes erection problems.
* Fact: (1) There has been no documented increase in erection problems, so there’s no “epidemic” for porn to cause. (2) Of course most young men with erection problems watch porn—because most young men watch porn.

* Myth: Porn destroys good intimate relationships
* Fact: (1) No one chooses to watch porn instead of being in a vibrant sexual relationship. People do back away from the chance for a good sexual relationship for many reasons, such as anger, guilt, fear of intimacy, depression, and anxiety. The fact that such people may get involved with porn is not the problem.

(2) Sexually unsatisfying relationships are caused by many things, such as misinformation, medication side effects, hormone problems, anger, childhood trauma, fear of abandonment; a refusal to discuss the sexual disconnect is common. Just because one or both partners look at porn doesn’t remotely mean that porn is the problem.

* Myth: Most men hide their porn-watching from their partner because they know they’re doing something wrong.
Fact: Most men hide their porn-watching for one or more reasons: (1) they believe their partner would be uncomfortable about it and might insist they have a right to a porn-free house; (2) like most Americans, they are uncomfortable discussing sexuality in general; (3) they don’t want to confront the reality of their partner’s or their own sexual dissatisfaction; (4) when someone tells their adult partner “I forbid you from watching that in our house,” they are really instructing, “You better keep it secret.”

* Myth: Only a man would enjoy porn; women simply don’t like it
Fact: (1) Millions of women watch internet porn—some by themselves, others with their partners. Some women watch porn specifically made for them, while others watch the same videos that men do. (2) Fifty Shades of Grey is the best-selling book in history. It’s porn. Its readers are almost exclusively women.

Myth: Watching adult porn leads to watching kiddie porn
Fact: (1) The adult porn industry doesn’t make kiddie porn, doesn’t promote kiddie porn, and doesn’t want its customers to watch kiddie porn. (2) Can you imagine any adult porn that would lead you to want to watch sexual videos of children? Kiddie porn isn’t something anyone gradually develops a taste for.

* Myth: Porn is all about men’s sexuality and men’s pleasure
* Fact: Most porn includes a focus on the pleasure of the characters portrayed by actresses. This often includes cunnilingus, typically includes a female orgasm (no matter that it may be shown unrealistically), frequently shows her enjoying fellatio, and may include domination that she finds pleasurable. These are standard features of ordinary caring and consensual heterosexual sex.

* Myth: Watching porn encourages violence against women
* Fact: (1) Since broadband brought free, high-quality porn into almost every home in America, the rate of rape in the U.S. has gone down (according to the FBI). Yes, rape is an under-reported crime—and that was true before porn, just as it is now. (2) This decrease in rape following the spread or legalization of porn has been documented in dozens of countries including Denmark, Japan, and Croatia.

* Myth: Neuroscience proves that watching porn can damage your brain and even cause porn addiction.
Fact: No it doesn’t. (1) The brain lights up during all pleasurable activities, including watching a sunset and playing with your grandchildren. Of course it lights up during sexual arousal.

(2) While there are plenty of people with unhealthy porn-watching habits, no one has actually documented “porn addiction.” Unless someone has other non-porn mental health problems (such as bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder), almost anyone can modify their porn-viewing habits if they want to—making it quite different than addiction.

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Here’s a fact we should all agree on and act on: that kids need an intelligent, caring adult to talk with them about porn. Kids need to know that:
~ Porn is an adult product, showing adult themes and behaviors that will be confusing to someone without experience.
~ Porn is not a documentary, and doesn’t portray sex as it really is. It’s made by actors and actresses playing characters that someone made up.
~ The bodies shown in porn are not typical adult bodies. Just as the NBA, NFL, and movie studios select people for their unusual physical characteristics, so do porn producers. You don’t look like LeBron James, you don’t look like Tom Cruise, and you don’t look like Rocky Buttman, either.

Most of all, if your kid has any questions about porn or sex in general, she or he should ask you. And they won’t be punished for their question. You do promise that, right?Opinions about porn are like noses—everybody has one. But varying opinions are so contradictory, they can’t all be right.

We actually do know a lot about contemporary porn’s use and effects, so let’s get some knowable facts out on the table.

* Myth: Porn is mostly violent and misogynist.
* Fact: Most porn shows happy, smiling people doing fairly ordinary things. A lot of porn shows happy, smiling (and perhaps sweaty) people doing exotic things. And some porn shows adults pretending to play dominance and submission games. Pretending? Yes. The actors and actresses are acting.

* Myth: Watching porn causes erection problems.
* Fact: (1) There has been no documented increase in erection problems, so there’s no “epidemic” for porn to cause. (2) Of course most young men with erection problems watch porn—because most young men watch porn.

* Myth: Porn destroys good intimate relationships
* Fact: (1) No one chooses to watch porn instead of being in a vibrant sexual relationship. People do back away from the chance for a good sexual relationship for many reasons, such as anger, guilt, fear of intimacy, depression, and anxiety. The fact that such people may get involved with porn is not the problem.

(2) Sexually unsatisfying relationships are caused by many things, such as misinformation, medication side effects, hormone problems, anger, childhood trauma, fear of abandonment; a refusal to discuss the sexual disconnect is common. Just because one or both partners look at porn doesn’t remotely mean that porn is the problem.

* Myth: Most men hide their porn-watching from their partner because they know they’re doing something wrong.
Fact: Most men hide their porn-watching for one or more reasons: (1) they believe their partner would be uncomfortable about it and might insist they have a right to a porn-free house; (2) like most Americans, they are uncomfortable discussing sexuality in general; (3) they don’t want to confront the reality of their partner’s or their own sexual dissatisfaction; (4) when someone tells their adult partner “I forbid you from watching that in our house,” they are really instructing, “You better keep it secret.”

* Myth: Only a man would enjoy porn; women simply don’t like it
Fact: (1) Millions of women watch internet porn—some by themselves, others with their partners. Some women watch porn specifically made for them, while others watch the same videos that men do. (2) Fifty Shades of Grey is the best-selling book in history. It’s porn. Its readers are almost exclusively women.

Myth: Watching adult porn leads to watching kiddie porn
Fact: (1) The adult porn industry doesn’t make kiddie porn, doesn’t promote kiddie porn, and doesn’t want its customers to watch kiddie porn. (2) Can you imagine any adult porn that would lead you to want to watch sexual videos of children? Kiddie porn isn’t something anyone gradually develops a taste for.

* Myth: Porn is all about men’s sexuality and men’s pleasure
* Fact: Most porn includes a focus on the pleasure of the characters portrayed by actresses. This often includes cunnilingus, typically includes a female orgasm (no matter that it may be shown unrealistically), frequently shows her enjoying fellatio, and may include domination that she finds pleasurable. These are standard features of ordinary caring and consensual heterosexual sex.

* Myth: Watching porn encourages violence against women
* Fact: (1) Since broadband brought free, high-quality porn into almost every home in America, the rate of rape in the U.S. has gone down (according to the FBI). Yes, rape is an under-reported crime—and that was true before porn, just as it is now. (2) This decrease in rape following the spread or legalization of porn has been documented in dozens of countries including Denmark, Japan, and Croatia.

* Myth: Neuroscience proves that watching porn can damage your brain and even cause porn addiction.
Fact: No it doesn’t. (1) The brain lights up during all pleasurable activities, including watching a sunset and playing with your grandchildren. Of course it lights up during sexual arousal.

(2) While there are plenty of people with unhealthy porn-watching habits, no one has actually documented “porn addiction.” Unless someone has other non-porn mental health problems (such as bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder), almost anyone can modify their porn-viewing habits if they want to—making it quite different than addiction.

///
Here’s a fact we should all agree on and act on: that kids need an intelligent, caring adult to talk with them about porn. Kids need to know that:
~ Porn is an adult product, showing adult themes and behaviors that will be confusing to someone without experience.
~ Porn is not a documentary, and doesn’t portray sex as it really is. It’s made by actors and actresses playing characters that someone made up.
~ The bodies shown in porn are not typical adult bodies. Just as the NBA, NFL, and movie studios select people for their unusual physical characteristics, so do porn producers. You don’t look like LeBron James, you don’t look like Tom Cruise, and you don’t look like Rocky Buttman, either.

Most of all, if your kid has any questions about porn or sex in general, she or he should ask you. And they won’t be punished for their question. You do promise that, right?”

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FREE Trailer – “Tasteful Porn” – Four Chambers – Adult films

This 25-Year-Old Cam Girl Is Trying to Change the Porn Industry
Vex Ashley is challenging the good old boys’ adult film business model—and coming out on top.

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On any given morning, 6,000 people from around the world turn on their computers to watch Vex Ashley, a 25-year-old cam girl and an independent pornographer from Leeds, take her clothes off.

Fair skinned with long, lilac hair and an affinity for winged eyeliner and delicate jewelry, it’s easy to see why Ashley (a pseudonym created when she first started undressing on the internet) is often labeled a “tasteful” porn star. Her fledgling erotica studio and artist co-op, Four Chambers, which combines sex and cinema to make highly-stylized porn shorts on a crowdfunded donation basis, tackles sexuality with an eye for aesthetics not often found in mainstream porn. Still, “tasteful porn” is not a trademark with which Ashley, a fine arts graduate, necessarily wants to be associated.

“I understand that it comes from a place of wanting to put the kind of thing I’m doing in a space that feels more comfortable,” she says, explaining that “camming” is as much about adult entertainment as it is playing a role of sexual health coach, “but I find the argument of putting someone’s personal choice down in order to lift somebody else’s up, a difficult one. I think there’s room in porn for all different kinds of sexual expression. The idea that the porn I make is tasteful and, therefore acceptable, means that there is also an unacceptable and ‘wrong’ [version of porn] and that is not a helpful argument to make.”Read more:  http://www.elle.com/life-love/sex-relationships/news/a25682/cam-girl-trying-to-change-the-porn-industry/

Trailers are FREE. Full, uncensored versions can be accessed by supporting Vex Ashley’s project.

http://afourchamberedheart.com