Ethical Porn Websites - A guide

Do you really know how your porn is made?



Most of us are watching porn. Especially now, with quarantine and social distancing. Let's face it. According to researchers, 73 percent of vulva-owners and 98 percent of penis-owners reported using internet porn in the last six months. And this study was in 2018. Not surprisingly due to COVID, porn use is up by 18 percent! This is reported due to canceled travel plans, social distancing, and unemployment rising.


We have seen increased traffic in the "typical" porn sites (PornHub, RedTube, XVideos, and Brazzers) especially since most sites are offering free 30-day trials. However, you need to be careful. These "free" porn sites actually cost the entertainers more than just a paycheck.


Here are some of the problems with these conglomerate porn sites:

  • Many of these sites (including PornHub) are owned by one mega-company, MindGeek. The problem with this is that there's monopolistic dominance. They have an insane amount of power over the entire porn industry, making it more difficult for ethical porn industry producers and actors to get a fair share of air time.

  • Free porn sites are profiting off the directors and performers. With the continued use of widespread piracy from users and the lack of initiative to remove from their sites, performers have difficultly with monetary gain.

  • The performers are being assaulted and ripped off on set. A producer and partner of PornHub, Girls do Porn was charged with sex trafficking and had to pay wronged performers (22 women) over 13 million dollars.

  • Typical porn does not display how sex TRULY is. It does not accurately display consent, conversations, contraception, and aftercare. It does not display the diversity of human beings as well.

Even if you watch a video for free, you're supporting all of these problems. The solution?

  1. Pay for your porn & 2. Support ethical sites




What is ethical porn? Ethical porn focuses on the performer's rights, consent, safety, promotes good working conditions and displays diversity: both in performers and scenarios.


Seems amazing right? Well, it is. But we want to make sure we're doing research to make sure the porn that they claim to be creating is truly ethical. There have been some instances in "ethical" porn sites revealing their true colors. One example is of an ultra-famous porn director Erika Lust. She claims to create ethical porn but performers on her set have stated they've been assaulted on set and she has tried to silence them.


Here is a list of ethical sites to review:

  • Bright Desire - making feminist and female perspective porn. View here.

  • Bellesa - real, authentic sex for women. View here.

  • OnlyFans - a place where performers can produce their own content and set their own prices. View here.

  • MakeLoveNotPorn - self-described as NOT porn, but social sex. View here.

  • Lustery - a place where couples can share their sex life. View here.

Did I miss any? Leave a comment below and let me know! Happy (and healthy) watching!


In Sex Health,





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My name is Lindsay and I am a Sexual Health & Wellness Educator pursing a Master's in Human Sexuality. Subscribe for more content like this! 

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