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Alternatives to Mainstream Porn

Here at The PRSNLS, we’re not about shaming people for their interests – as long as what you’re doing is legal and consensual, let your freak flag fly! But one thing we are about is being ethical in our sexual choices. This includes ethical non-monogamy instead of cheating, communication instead of assuming, and consuming ethical content to get off.

That means we have a little something to say about mainstream porn! While we won’t tell you to cancel your subscriptions or redo your favourites, it’s high time to take a look at your consumption and see if it aligns with your personal ethics.

Mainstream porn refers to the readily available and free video streaming sites like PornHub, YouPorn and RedTube (all, unsurprisingly, owned by the same company – even porn cannot escape the monopoly!). In addition to the focus on porn men like – even the lesbian porn available is geared towards the male gaze – these sites have recently come under fire for unlawfully publishing videos of sexual assault and underage girls. Yikes – definitely not something you want to unknowingly watch!

So, what can you do differently? Luckily, there are other sites out there that you can feel better about engaging with – and we’ve got a list right here!

Literotica

With a focus on written porn – erotica – Literotica has millions of stories and is updated daily. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find it on Literotica. The website also includes videos and audio recordings for your enjoyment!

Bellesa

Another great free option for those unable to shell out for a regular subscription, Bellesa is marketed for women – but really, anyone who likes watching hot consensual sex will find something to enjoy on this site!

OnlyFans

While not strictly a porn site, OnlyFans is full of digital sex workers creating inventive content just for you! Subscriptions are necessary, but prices fluctuate depending on the user (tip: if you’re looking for sex performers, check out Twitter – that’s where many of them advertise!). In addition, tips are encouraged for performers. This is a great option if you want to know your money is going directly to the performer (minus platform fees).

Kink.com

A paid site, Kink.com focuses on, well, kink. But that’s the best part! On mainstream sites, it can be difficult to find ethical kink (and who knows what went on behind the scenes), but Kink.com ensures everything being done has been agreed upon and consented to by the performers.

Dipsea

An audio experience, Dipsea is like a sexy podcast to get you going. Free recordings are released each week, but paid content is also available! With many categories to chose from, you’ll find what you’re looking for on Dipsea.

The bottom line: do your research and support outlets that pay performers and ensure they have a safe environment. Once you find your new favourite ethical porn, don’t keep it to yourself! Download The PRSNLS, and start chatting with like-minded folks about their ethical faves!

 

 

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