Day 85: Make love, not porn

When a talk from TED can’t actually be displayed on the general website, it must be interesting. Here, Cindy Gallop gives one of the most watched talks of TED 2009.
Gallop is the owner of the site makelovenotporn.com. She opens this talk with the confession that she regularly sleeps with younger men in their twenties. What she has discovered from this is that much of today’s sex education comes from hardcore porn. Teenage abstinence doesn’t work, parents are unwilling to talk about sex and schools are too afraid to get involved.
Not that Gallop is against hardcore porn. She regularly watches it herself, drawing the line, she says, at anything that resembles open heart surgery. Her issue lies with the fact that men feel it’s completely acceptable to expect all women to perform the sexual acts they see on screen, while many young women lack the confidence or knowledge to refuse.
Gallop’s website aims to dispel the double standards of today’s society, giving examples of real world sex versus porn sex. There’s even a place for viewers to post their own home sex videos. While watching the general public getting it on may not be everyone’s picnic, such sites can serve as an important tool in the fight against misogyny and sexism.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8n_E_6Tpc

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