I begin writing this piece thinking of the first time I went exploring about my desires on the internet.
In this piece, I investigate how I witnessed alternative porn that in its core is feminist, queer and diverse, porn that represents people like me (messy, queer, non-white, and who lives at the margins of pleasure and vulnerability). It was a personal and a political discovery.
The first time I logged in to watch porn, I was left with confused turn-ons, didn’t feel entirely right, something about it felt off and disturbing. It was only later that I understood; it was the violence of patriarchy that was mirrored intensely in mainstream porn production and a genuine lack of interest in heteronormative performances of sex that was causing me discomfort.
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