Slut and godesses – pornography, sexology and sex work • My sexo blog

Making sexuality a domain of knowledge and insurrection against all that has been instilled in us in matters of shame and all that has not been instilled in us in matters of knowledge is one of the ways of putting into practice the feminist principle “my body”. belongs to me ”

Wendy Delorme, in an interview with Nouvel Observateur

Can pornography provide real information on sexuality?
Can prostitutes claim to be experts in sexuality?
What is the relationship between sex work and sexology?

Can showing sincere sexuality in front of an audience be a political act?

I myself have worked for fifteen years around the subjects of sexuality, pornography, pleasure and its repression via the tools of photography, video and performance, before training to sexology.
Suffice to say that these questions affect me!

I came across an excellent article by Marie-Anne Paveau, which shows how since the 70s, a certain pro-sex feminist trend has tried to combine these three issues in a fight for the liberation of women via performances, classified videos. pornographic, workshops …

X actress, performer, prostitute, by placing themselves as “sexpertes”, these women from sex work claim expertise in the field, but also and above all the taking over of the discourse on female sexuality by those concerned.

I have already quoted Annie Sprinkle, figurehead of this movement, which since the 1970s has always remained at the forefront of this type of thinking, since its performances as a “public cervix exam”, which I have already cited in the article on the self-help – pornography, sex education, feminism, everything was already there – until her queer and eco-feminist engagement current and his marriage to the Earth …

The article also examines the work of Scarlot Harlot (pseudonym of Carol Leigh, who was the first to claim the term sex worker, sex worker), or that of Betty Dodson (suddenly much closer to sexology as we imagine it but in a very practical way, with masturbation workshops, …), or even French Wendy Delorme *.

Read the article :

Sluts and Goddesses
Discourse of sexpertes between pornography, sexology and prostitution

in the file Pornography and its speeches

More links and resources

the film Slut and goddesses, by Annie Sprinkle
Betty Dodson, la papesse de la masturbation, article by Elle
• The film ” Betty Dodson, a life of sex and art«
• The episode of The gool Lap (Netflix) avec Betty Dodson :

• The film Too much pussy, by Emilie Jouvet
Wendy Delorme was one of 6 performers who recreated Annie Sprinkle’s Public cervix exam performance in 2010 for this film, thus embodying the lineage of this activist movement.

We wish to give thanks to the author of this article for this remarkable material

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