Chicks with Guts and morals – live from Berlin Porn Festival

Berlin Porn FestivalChicks with Guts” was a discussion about women making films in a male dominated industry. There was a great range of speakers including  Anna Brownfield, Ovidie and Julia Simone.

I asked a question about making safer sex within sex films and there was an interesting range of answers. Points of view ranged from those that said it  was never a question and 100% of their films are safer sex… to those who agreed safer sex is important, but talked about it in terms of  the actors’ and actresses’ safety and considered regular testing to be enough. I felt that the discussion could have gone further to talk about the skills needed to make your film sexy and safe, how to portray safer sex  to your audience and how condom use is viewed by commercial distributors and the audience. Anna Brownfield gave a great answer – she sees safer sex practices on set as non-negotiable and believes that it’s not good enough just to show the condom during sex, but scenes can make the preparation for safer sex hot by using visuals and the twang of the latex to turn the audience on.

Lets hope next year we can have more discussion of the best ways to use porn to promote sexy safer sex!

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