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Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode we’ll feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.
27 Aug 2020 • 1 hour 7 mins
Today it's great to have Erika Lust on the podcast. Lust is an acclaimed adult filmmaker who creates sex-positive, indie adult cinema that portrays sexually intelligent narratives, relatable characters and realistic hot sex. Her XConfessionsproject turns the public’s anonymous fantasies into explicit and artistic short films. Whilst her recently re-launched LustCinema is a US based studio with original series and feature length films for lovers of cinema and sex. In 2015, Erika gave her essential TEDx talk It’s Time for Porn to Change. Her story was also featured in the first episode of the Netflix documentary series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (“Women on Top”), directed by Rashida Jones. This year Erika was named as one of the BBC 100 Women’s most influential women of 2019. Free 7 day subscription of lustcinema.com Check out the first episode of Erika Lust's new miniseries for free now - 'Safe Word'is a full immersion in the BDSM healthy, sexy culture of communication and awareness in sex. The series follows the ruthless and demanding theatre director Christie in her initiation to BDSM. link: https://lustcinema.com/lp/free-episode-soft?utm_medium=web&utm_source=thepsychologypodcast&utm_campaign=safeword Time Stamps [00:01:51] The changes that Erika wants to see in porn [00:03:13] What is wrong with standard porn [00:05:34] What people can expect to see in films produced by Erika [00:08:33] How the sex can stay dirty, but the values must stay clean [00:11:51] How to deal with derogation and humiliation in ethical porn [00:14:08] Why porn, especially taboo porn, is so popular [00:15:32] Common misconceptions about porn as an industry [00:22:19] Exploitation in porn [00:28:05] How to determine if the porn you watch is ethically produced [00:30:00] Erika’s journey from a dissatisfied porn consumer to becoming a producer and an activist [00:35:56] A study on the many reasons people have sex [00:36:38] Objectification in standard porn versus ethical porn [00:43:32] Research on the positive effects of having sex with a sense of care [00:44:43] The objectification and stereotyping of men in porn [00:47:00] The equality of sexual enjoyment [00:48:07] The meaning of feminist porn [00:49:58] Whether ethical porn is constrained by evolved human nature [00:59:10] How to participate in XConfessions [01:00:51] eroticfilms.com [01:01:55] LustCinema [01:03:03] The Porn Conversation