About Erika Lust

Find out more about Erika Lust: female porn director

Erika Lust is an award-winning indie erotic filmmaker who creates sex-positive adult cinema by portraying relatable characters and realistic hot sex, going beyond gender stereotypes and harmful fetishisations to offer a groundbreaking alternative to mass-produced mainstream porn. Over the past 20 years, the Lust brand has gone from strength to strength. Erika has directed 6 feature films and series, over 130 short films, and produced around 150 more.


In 2015, Erika gave her essential TEDx talk 'It’s Time for Porn to Change'. Her story was featured in the Netflix documentary series 'Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (“Women on Top”)', directed by Rashida Jones, and 'Principles of Pleasure', directed by Niharika Desai. In 2019, Erika was named one of the BBC 100 Women’s most influential women of the year. In 2022, her alternative vision of porn was featured in The New York Times and in the BBC Three & HULU series 'Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne'. In the same year, she encouraged other adults to have The Porn Conversation with the younger generations in her TEDx Talk in Athens.

Erika Lust's ethical porn sites

Erika Lust oversees a quartet of streaming platforms, each offering its unique content and experiences. These platforms include XConfessions, Lust Cinema, Else Cinema, and The Store.

XConfessions is the award-winning crowdsourced ethical porn project created by acclaimed adult cinema filmmaker Erika Lust. On XConfessions, anonymous members of the public submit their fantasies and experiences, out of which Erika and Guest Directors choose the best every month to interpret into captivating, cinematic explicit films that portray sex and sexuality as healthy, fun, and joyful parts of life.


XConfessions, launched in 2013, marked the initial stride in a mission to pioneer a new era of creative, artistic, and explicit adult cinema propelled by intelligent and sex-positive narratives. It’s a platform for real films with genuine sexual encounters, presenting a solid alternative to the stereotypical mainstream porn imagery. This unique fusion of healthy porn and ethical porn not only seeks to offer adult content but also functions as educational material, actively challenging the long-established norms of the industry.


Each ethical porn film at XConfessions tells a story about what sex and desire feel like, and how we communicate and interact intimately with each other. Each film is visually arresting and goes beyond traditional gender roles and tired stereotypes, pushing the boundaries of fetish, lust, desire, and intimacy. It caters to a diverse audience, offering a perspective often absent in traditional porn and focusing on creating inclusive erotic content for all genders.


XConfessions follows core values of transparent and ethical production. Shootings within this project are conducted in a safe sex environment, and every aspect of the shoot is discussed and agreed upon beforehand with all performers. Moreover, there's a commitment to showcasing as much diversity as possible, aiming to create groundbreaking adult cinema that aligns with the concept of healthy porn, offering an alternative and empowering perspective on sexuality. This dedication to excellence and artistic creativity has redefined the boundaries of what adult films can be, making XConfessions a unique and innovative project within the industry.



Lust Cinema is a unique studio catering to cinema and sexuality enthusiasts. We offer plot-driven original series and films that seamlessly integrate realistic portrayals of sex within broader narratives.


In a world that often overlooks female sexuality, our films champion diversity, inclusivity, and workplace safety. Our approach has been recognized as an alternative within the porn industry, as featured in a New York Times article.


Beyond our original content and curated selections, members gain access to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, aligning with a commitment to transparency.


Lust Cinema is reshaping the industry by providing opportunities and increased budgets to directors across genders in the US and Europe. These filmmakers aim to break free from traditional adult industry norms and explore the full cinematic potential of erotic filmmaking.


Collaborating with US-based female and queer filmmakers, the essence of sex—passion and pleasure—is captured while performers authentically connect rather than posing for the camera. This mission extends to the site XConfessions, prioritizing pleasure for all genders, cinematic quality, and diversity.



Erika Lust Soft Edition, for when you're looking for something ELSE. Home to an extensive catalog of sensual, beautifully erotic movies that will challenge your most vivid fantasies and stimulate your imagination by awakening each of your senses.


Each film in this online cinema uncovers sexual fantasies and captures moments of passion in provocative and arousing ways, depicting the details of stolen glances, tender touches, and pleasurable expressions. We delve into the sensory experience of sex rather than presenting explicit visuals of its appearance


Brought to you by Erika Lust, the award-winning filmmaker whose pioneering work has garnered a massive following of people seeking something different from their erotic viewing, this is sensual cinema on demand for those who don't want to watch explicit sex but still desire their movies to be more than just a little bit steamy.


Home to the finest erotic movies, Else Cinema is the place for those who seek a safe space to add a touch more sensuality to their lives.



The premier destination for curated porn movies!


We take immense pride in offering the most extensive selection of films, featuring exclusive Erika Lust productions, short films, big-budget movies, homemade content, and much more. Our goal is to provide you with a diverse array of cinematic experiences, all within the comfort of your own home.


No matter your movie preferences, you'll discover precisely what you're seeking within our vast collection. Whether you prefer to purchase, download, or stream, our versatile options ensure you can enjoy your chosen films without delay.


Furthermore, our approach is commitment-free. You have the freedom to access our movies at your convenience, with no restrictions on when or how you choose to enjoy them.



Female porn since 2004: Most iconic Erika Lust movies

Erika Lust's creations aren't just movies; they're an electrifying fusion of sensuality and artistry that have left an indelible mark on the world of adult entertainment. Get ready to explore a selection of porn movies that redefine desire. These movies aren't just iconic; they're a fiery testament to the electrifying fusion of creativity and sensuality. So, dim the lights, press play, and let the journey begin.

Watch Erika Lust's Best Movies

My Ass

A group of women reclaim their bodies as territory for their own pleasure, with their own freedom to explore and enjoy it. Extremely talented, real dancers enjoy their connection to themselves and to the rhythm of the music.


A regular rehearsal day turns into a sudden explosion of pelvic liberation, booty shaking, and energetic dance. As the music penetrates further into their bones, we enter the imagination of one of the dancers as she lets go of all taboos and opens herself up to the pleasure of female anal sex.


Dirty Martini Sex Party

Have you ever wondered what it was like to have an orgy in the '60s? Dirty Martini explores the world of sex parties in the '60s.


The '60s and '70s were the peaks of personal liberation. Sex was a space for experimentation after reaping the freedoms of the sexual revolution and the women's and gay liberation movements. Powered by a deep desire for pleasure, self-expression, and the need for connection, sexuality became an open space free from the oppression of the '50s—and the results were wonderful. Dirty Martini explores the world of sex parties in the '60s, culminating in a stunning pansexual orgy.


His Was First in My Ass

Tiffany gets inspired by an erotic book on anal sex, and decides that it's time for sexual liberty. The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir by Toni Bentley is a witty and eloquent exploration of one woman’s enjoyment of anal sex and submission that may lead you to question your own desires.


This is our first XConfessions film showing an anal scene, and it does it in a new light: erotic, pleasurable, beautiful and sexy. Inspired by an erotic book, this film tells a poetic tale of the taboo of anal sex and the sexual liberty and pleasure it can bring to those who love it. His Was First In My Ass celebrates the pleasures outside of convention while capturing a passionate encounter with two truly amazing performers: Tiffany Doll and Jay Smooth.


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