Our Porn, Ourselves: For women who are pro-porn and all those who support us. WE are the answer to anti-porn feminists. All genders welcome.
The name is a tribute to the legendary feminist book that helped women take back control of their sexual health and sexual pleasure, Our Bodies, Our Selves.
Organizer Violet Blue found out about the upcoming anti-porn feminist conference being held in Boston next month (June 12-13), and decided she'd had enough. So did a lot of other women, and men, and people of all genders and orientations who are pro-porn and support a woman’s right to choose, explore and enjoy porn.
We women are tired of people trying to control our sexuality by telling us what we should or shouldn’t like sexually (porn) based on what someone else thinks is best for us. It’s like keeping women in a perpetual state of being children about sex. And women who say they are feminists make it worse by discounting all the women who find porn to be an empowering sex toy. Or if not, to at least give us the benefit of the doubt that we can make that decision for ourselves, thank you very much.
How can you help? You can “like” our Facebook page, Our Porn, Our Selves. This is a not for profit, community building idea whose primary goal is to empower women and encourage the thoughtful exploration of female sexual inhibitions. Women who enjoy explicit visual stimulation for sexual gratification have been targeted by sex-negative anti-porn groups who seek to remove women's sexual agency by shaming their natural and healthy use of porn as a sex toy. Through the use of the open web, social media and new models of information sharing, we seek to give women the tools to decide for themselves if porn is right for them without the vitriol, distorted reports and misinformation behind the anti-porn agenda.
We're also here to have fun, and celebrate the diversity of female sexuality. Frankly, we find it difficult to take anyone seriously who thinks that Edward Penishands is a gateway drug.