Brilliant feminist porn blogger Ms. Naughty posted an insightful critique on the growing pains of feminist pornography, and the challenges its politics and ethos present to mainstream porn.

MS. Naughty examines a recent panel discussion on feminist porn, held at this year’s Adult Entertainment Expo, where a variety of perspectives were aired from industry skeptics and supporters alike. But as we see from this vignette that regardless of the pros and cons, feminist porn is undeniably powerful already in that it’s getting porn to take a critical look at its products and practices.

The porn industry at large tends to not understand that the feminist porn movement is a political movement. It exists to create social and political change by documenting our own sexual culture, not propagating a plastic fantasy of unrealistic societal expectations of what our sex should look like.

The feminist porn movement exists within, and interacts with the “industry” as a way of distribution and sustaining its contributors as a part of that movement. The feminist porn movement is not simply a style of shooting or a genre. The feminist porn movement is not rooted in capital gain but in a social movement advocating healthy, consenting expressions of sexual desire and exploration.

Check out Ms. Naughty’s blog here.