Bright Desire: Media Mentions

Bright Desire has been regularly mentioned on media articles. Here’s some of them:

A list of the best places to find ethical porn online – Fashion Journal, 15 May 2024

20 safe porn sites for legitimately better, more ethical content – Cosmopolitan, 15 January 2024

From Librarian To Porn Director – Hennessey’s Hotline Podcast, 18 May 2023

What Exactly Is Feminist Porn? – Fashion Journal, 13 January 2023

How To Do It – Slate, 13 September 2022

Why I started watching porn when I turned 50 – Salon, 16 April 2022

A beginner’s guide to watching feminist porn – Vice, 18 September 2021

Ever heard of ethical porn? Here’s where, exactly, to find it – Marie Claire, 28 May 2021

Feminist sexpert interview: Ms. Naughty – Sexpert, 28 April 2021

The best porn sites for women – LA Weekly, 9 April 2021

Diese feministischen Pornoregisseurinnen solltest du kennen – (German), 30 April 2021

8 places to watch feminist porn – Bustle, 2 April 2021

An Adult’s Guide to Exploring Erotic Content – Healthline, 12 January 2021

The top 10 ethical porn sites to check out now – Glamour, 10 November 2020

Bright Desire is where creativity, porn and ethics unite – Daily Dot, 26 October 2020

Your guide to ethical porn: what makes it different and where to find it – MindBodyGreen, 23 October 2020

17 feminist porn sites for erotic empowerment – Daily Dot, 9 October 2020

Your sexual wellness gift guide – Everyday Health, February 2020

This couple is an adult entertainment photographer duo – The Phoblographer, 28 January 2020

Feminist porn studies report (in German) featuring Bright Desire – Der Spiegel, 2 January 2020

4 Female-Friendly porn and sex toy pairings to keep you warm this winter – Bust, 7 December 2019

La pornografia no tiene que ser machista – Azteca America, 8 October 2019

Feminist porn: Un guida in 15 cortometraggi – Good Short Films, 12 August 2019

10 sex positive porn sites anyone can enjoy – The Daily Dot, 17 October 2019

10 porn sites for women that you’ll really, really enjoy – Glamour, 27 May 2019

Diese feministischen Pornoregisseurinnen solltest du kennen –, 30 April 2019

Feminist porn: Why you want it, where to find it and how to enjoy it – A Practical Wedding, 5 November 2018

Where to find the best porn for you on the web – Refinery29, 29 January 2018

The best six sites to watch ethical, fair trade porn – The Daily Dot,  16 December 2017
“A subscription to the feminist porn site Bright Desire, for example, unlocks sex-positive videos of actual couples getting it on in their kitchens, friends with benefits enthusiastically executing acrobatic “bedsports,” and realistic orgy scenes.”

Fuck the patriarchy – Fulcrum, 27 November 2017

Why you should pay for porn –, 9 September 2017

What it really means when women watch porn – YourTango, 12 April 2017

Can porn be feminist? These female directors say yes – USAToday, 6 June 2017
Ms. Naughty creates erotica that is “smart, sensual” and “fun” for her site Bright Desire, which highlights intimacy between partners and doesn’t use derogatory terms in video descriptions.

5 sex-positive, female-friendly porn sites – EcoSalon, 3 May 2017

Ethical porn: does it exist and who makes it? – ABC Australia, 21 December 2016

How to watch porn in an ethical way – Metro, 19 December 2016

The best places to find porn for women online – Huffington Post, 7 December 2016
“Bright Desire is run by a filmmaker and web-mistress who goes by “Ms. Naughty,” and its videos aim to be intimate, artistic and positive… Bright Desire wants to do porn ethically — which is to say, pay performers well and treat them with respect. And those are certainly things we can get on board with.”

Porn is made for men, let’s make feminist porn popular – Varsity Online, 3 November 2016

How to stop imitating porn and performing during sex – Bustle, 16 March 2016

How to find ethical porn – Deadspin, 14 December 2015
“These aren’t big budget productions, but it’s so refreshing to hear couples giggling and see them exchange shy looks. They also have a voice-over series for the aurally-inclined, and erotic fiction for the sexy book nerds out there.”

Where can I find porn for women? – The Debrief, 6 November 2015

Can porn enhance a couple’s sex life? – Alternet, 9 September 2015

Feminist Porn: putting female desire into the picture – Irish Times, 18 June 2015

6 empowering things feminist pornographers can teach us about sex –, 14 May 2015

The best feminist porn directors to check out if you like your smut served with a side of ethics and empowerment – Bustle, 19 May 2015

How to have a healthy relationship with porn – Lifehacker, 23 April 2015

Is there such a thing as ethical porn? – The Guardian, 1 November 2014

In Toronto with the world’s feminist pornographers – BBC News, 9 May 2014

Her Pleasure – Ms. Magazine, 14 January 2014

“I make feminist porn” – Mamamia, 28 July 2013


Academic Mentions of Bright Desire and/or Ms. Naughty

The Feminist Porn Book edited by Tristan Taormino et al, 2013 (entire chapter by Ms. Naughty)

Coming Out Like A Porn Star edited by Jiz Lee, 2015 (entire chapter by Ms. Naughty)

Review: The Feminist Porn Conference 2014, Porn Studies Journal. 7 September 2015, (review by Ms. Naughty)

Watching Porn and Other Confessions of an Adult Entertainment Journalist by Lynsey G, 2017

Porn Rhetorics: Teasing Apart the Differences Between Mainstream and Feminist Pornography by Allega W. Smith, 2015

Particpatory Porn Culture: Feminist positions and oppositions in the internet pornosphere by Allegra W. Smith, published in Sex in the Digital Age, edited by Paul G Nixon, Isabel K. Düsterhöft, 2017

The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know by Shira Tarrant, 2016

The Afterglow of Women’s Pornography in Post-Digital China by K. Jacobs, 2015

Pornography: Structures, Agency and Performance by Rebecca Sullivan and Alan McKee, 2015

‘Labiaplasty and Pornography: A Preliminary Investigation’, by Camille Nurka +, Porn Studies, 2015

Whose Porn is it Anyway: Rhetorically Exploring the Differences between Mainstream and Feminist Internet Pornography by Allegra Smith, a thesis for Michigan State University, 2015

Sex and the Virtual Suburbs: The pornosphere and community standards by Alan McKee, Brian McNair and Anne-Francis Watson, published in Sub(Urban) Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry, edited by Paul J. Maginn and Christine Steinmetz, 2014

After Pornified: How Women Are Transforming Pornography and Why It Really Matters by Anne Sabo, 2012

Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads and Cashing In On Internet Sexploration by Audacia Ray, 2007

Snatched: Sex and Censorship in Australia by Helen Vnuk, 2003


Art Exhibitions

“Dear Jiz” was an exhibit at On Our Backs: The Revolutionary Art Of Queer Sex Work, Leslie-Lohan Museum, New York, September 28, 2019 – January 19, 2020








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