Have you ever tried to search for hot, sexy erotic videos on a tube site and ended up spending more time scrolling than self-stimulating? You’re not alone. Over 30% of porn viewers identifying as women, yet many of us often find it difficult to find sex-positive content that we truly resonates with us.
I myself spent hours trying and failing to find videos that I enjoyed, that felt like they were made for me, that spoke to my fantasies. Since I couldn’t find them, I decided why not create them? That’s why I started afterglow – to inspire great sex by combining porn and sexual wellness. All of afterglow’s videos are focused on pleasure, baby.
A new era of sexual freedom
Couples who watch porn report more sexual satisfaction. There are many positive aspects to the industry that are often disregarded in pursuit of a negative narrative. That can’t be good for anyone, right? So let’s break down the tired old tropes of porn being “bad” and usher in a new era of sexual exploration and freedom.
That being said, it’s still important to watch porn that aligns with your values. It’s supposed to make you feel gooooooood, after all. Since I started afterglow, I’ve realized that I just wasn’t searching hard enough. There’s a group of amazing women already challenging the status quo of porn and making the kind of erotica that women want. The kind that creates a world of pleasure we all want to indulge in. Let’s meet them.
The first time I saw Allie’s work, I was so blown away by the intimacy and realism. The couple was laughing and communicating, two key markers of good sex. Allie is the genius behind afterglow’s original productions such as Lip Service and U Up?. In Lip Service, a woman tells her partner exactly how she likes it, while in U Up? we see a couple navigating intimacy through Facetime due to COVID. Big yes.
Jasmine is a licensed therapist and master fetish trainer. Her and her partner, King Noire, make some of the best BDSM/kink films I’ve ever seen. She’s also an amazing advocate for more representation in porn and the decolonization of black and brown bodies. Be sure to check out her article, “Are You Good Enough for Porn?.”
Let’s get a little old-school for a second. Nina Lennox was a feminist erotic filmmaker in the early 2000’s who took her message all the way to The View. Her films are “made especially for women who love and enjoy men.” I personally love getting a little retro and seeing the change in styles over time – and who doesn’t love enjoying the views of a Fabio long-haired hunk every so often?
Urvashi’s films showcase authentic cinematic sexuality, while still embracing the fun and playful. She shows us through her work that sexuality is valuable and worth our very best. My favorites are The Merger and Spark’d.
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