Hayley Macmillan wrote an article about the type of porn she likes to watch on Refinery 29. It’s interesting, because she says she is a feminist, but that the types of porn she likes to watch are never of the feminist porn variety, which tends to show diverse types of bodies and gender identities in sexual if not unusual situations. Hayley admits that she likes porn that is shot from “the male gaze” and that she loves rough sex and BDSM to be a part of her videos. She likes to see the submissives objectified and enjoys gonzo porn movies as opposed to ones that have a storyline. She laments that some feminists find this type of porn, well, not that great, but she just loves it!
According to research done by other women, Hayley might be out of the norm. Other women writers have said that women want at least 20 minutes of foreplay in their porn movies, and that they are a little freaked out by porn that is just all about fucking and rough sex. Hayley says she skips ahead to the fucking and she is not at all freaked out by it! However, in her travels to learn more about porn, Hayley was interested to learn that feminist porn doesn’t just have to be soft butch lesbians making out and strap on fucking, it can be rough and even encompass BDSM. She found that the actual definition of feminist porn is that it is simply made by women, or other marginalized groups, shows real pleasure and does its best to “challenge stereotypes.”
According to porn performer Kelly Shibari, a lot of mainstream porn is actually produced in a feminist, or humanist way, as she called it. “Even if scenes are perceived as misogynistic, on the production end, they do respect a performer’s boundaries,” she told Hayley.
Whatever type of porn you watch, there’s no need to be ashamed or wonder if it’s the right porn for you. If it feels right, it’s right!
Source: One Author’s Porn Confessions