Feminist Porn is the Future+Podcast!

As the old saying goes: everyone watches porn, but not all porn is made for everybody. Much of what we see online is geared towards the male audience and more importantly, the male gaze. So what is a gal to do? 

Ten years ago, Inka Winter was facing a drop in her sex drive and it was affecting her relationship. Winter looked online for porn that would boost her sexual appetite but she found a severe lack of content where the women involved actually looked like they were experiencing any pleasure. Being a filmmaker, Winter decided to make her own porn and founded ForPlay Films, (www.forplayfilms.com), an independent, all-woman production company based in Los Angeles which makes erotic short films through a feminist gaze. Kaley and Sarah interviewed Inka Winter this week and asked her about the porn she makes, the cult she grew up in and how that impacted the way she was socialized and how feminist porn is the future. 

Listen to episode 67 if You do You, a Dating Podcast below:

Here are three things you need to know about what makes porn feminist, how Inka makes it and why you should watch it!

Letting Women Choose Makes A Difference

Winter lets her female adult stars choose the men they partner with for scenes which drastically impacts the amount of pleasure they experience. She believes that this makes all the difference onscreen because it lends a believability to women’s sexual agency. In traditional porn, consent is rarely, if ever, the focus. In fact, there is a fair amount of traditional porn that relies on the violation of consent for the story. With the pornography she creates, Winters seeks to right that wrong.

The Set Really Matters

Feminist porn includes multiple stimuli beyond penetrative sex. Winter focuses on the seduction aspect of the sexual experience and the lead up to sexual activity. This means doing a lot of work to establish a scene and properly equip a set with all the bells and whistles. Everything from location, lighting and music gets close attention. Winter’s professional background is in fashion and she takes special care with the actors’ wardrobes.

Feminist Porn is The Future of Sex Education

When it comes to sex, it’s so important to find, or learn a language to help you explore your own sexuality and communicate it to your partner. Boundaries, consent, what gives you pleasure, what makes you feel safe or unsafe-these are all things central to your sexual experience, and vital to identify to yourself and your partner(s). Unfortunately, sex education in North American schools is at an all time low. Many younger people are entering their early sexual experiences with little to no information of how to explore their sexuality in a safe and healthy manner. While many sex educators have worksheets, planners and books, not everyone is a textual learner and the descriptions can be confusing.   Many will then turn to traditional porn, free and easily accesible, but potentially leading to the learning and normalizing of unhealthy and even harmful ideas about what sex should be like.  Through her work in the feminist porn world, Winter wants to make porn instructional videos for singles and couples to watch and learn about the range of sexual experiences life has to offer.

Learn more about Inka Winter’s work and her incredible life in Episode 67 of You Do You, a Dating Podcast below!

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Kaley Ames

Kaley Ames

Contributor at Addicted
Kaley Ames is a feminist stylist, PR consultant and podcaster living in downtown Toronto. She traded in a career in politics to help people express their personalities through fashion, beauty and storytelling. Kaley is a co-host of You Do You: A Dating Podcast and holds a masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University. She can often be seen at the movie theatre watching the latest blockbuster hit or watering her many houseplants.
Kaley Ames
Kaley Ames