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SORRY INTERNET, NOT ALL SEX IS SMUT

Starting a business is a big deal. Not only it is pretty challenging economically, personally and socially, but also demands an emotional and psychological investment in every single action you take. Your business is your baby and it hurts when someone hurts your baby, doesn’t it?

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Being a female in the Adult Industry has been quite a ride. From the judgemental eyes of prudes, to the chauvinistic disbeliefs of Industry peers. I expected all of this when I first started. What I did not expect was the ingratitude of the technological era, whose tools made me feel safe to take on this venture in the first place. Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo, Tumblr and WordPress along with Payment Tools that makes everyone’s business easier like Paypal, are suppose to help us reach more people, send out our message, and grow… But then, why it doesn’t it do that for me?

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A few months ago, the UK ban on Porn reminded me how far back we are on the subject of sex and its concept and interpretation as something natural, beautiful and healthy. It also made me think about my business and my fellow Industry members. “This is bad for business” I thought. It reminded me of a primary school class, when someone does something bad and the entire class gets punished. Mainstream porn can be offensive, rough, disgusting and misleading, but not all of us working with adult content belong to the same basket. So why are we treated like we were?

Remember last year, when my Facebook account was suspended? I was so shocked to discover that it had to do with my take on the new Spanish abortion reform. I am even more surprise now to discover that these same Social Networks are now blocking Safe sex campaigns for linking to “sexual content”. How are we suppose to educate on sex if we don’t talk about sex? I feel the hypocrisy of the Websites every time I see Kim Kardashian’s ass or some Reality Show where women come across as simple-minded, superficial housewives. Are these sorts of things less offensive than a nipple? Are controversial and suggestive song lyrics less offensive than consensual, beautiful, artistic sex?

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It keeps getting worse. A few weeks ago, my Twitter account got suspended for violating their rules and conditions. It came back afterwards, but they gave me a warning: any explicit material and I’m out! . The same goes to Tumblr, who has made it mandatory to categorize certain content into NSFW or Adult.

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I understand the fact that the sites with huge traffic are trying to protect their users, but who are they really protecting? From who or what? The bans and censorship are only slowing down the process of spreading the new face of porn, created by the Adult Film Producers like myself who make quality content embodying our message of equality.

I have said it before: the solution is not prohibiting, it’s improving it. As Cindy Gallop, founder and producer of Make Love not Porn said, we need to disrupt the mainstream Industry of porn and facilitate every single possible tool to those working on behalf of the new porn, the one that has values, work ethos, great work conditions and a human approach.

In a couple of days I’ll be at The Feminist Porn Awards #FPA2015, proving alongside my partners in crime, that we are business women, not sex offenders. It’s time for porn to change!

#CHANGEPORN #XCONTOUR

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