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Sophie on Sex Out Loud

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Our very own Sophie Delancey is taking to the airwaves this week. She’ll be Tristan Taormino‘s guest on Sex Out Loud on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. You can tune in live at 5pm EST/8pm EST and you can even call in while she’s on air!

Tristan Taormino is a renowned writer, sex educator and pornographer focused on educational content, so this is quite exciting and relevant to what we do. Together, they’ll be discussing blowjobs, cunnilingus, beautiful and educational porn, sex ed, sexy storytelling, making podcasts and more! Tristan is a pretty amazing interviewer, and it’ll be very exciting to get the message of beautiful oral sex out to a wider audience.

To listen live, check out the show’s site, and then you can hear it in podcast form on iTunes shortly thereafter. If you want to call in, dial 1-866-472-5788 while the show is live on the air.

May is Masturbation Month

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Welcome to May! It’s not only the first actually nice month of the year, it’s also Masturbation Month. Doesn’t that just make you want to jerk off into a field of daffodils on a sunny afternoon? No? Just me?

Not that we really need a month to celebrate masturbation because, well, if we aren’t doing it regularly then we’re probably lying to this porn site, you guys. That said, it’s so nice to have some specific consecrated time to remind us that it actually is a special, useful and valuable thing.

So, how do you honour the month? Treat yo’ self! A nice new toy? Some of the really fancy lube? Dare I say… A new subscription to a beautiful porn website? Cough cough! Maybe all three! You can also always treat someone else to something nice. Nothing says you care quite like the gift of solo pleasure… Especially since it can be used together, too!

Self-love is a beautiful thing and we don’t want people to be ashamed. It’s not dirty, it’s healthy to know yourself, know what you like and know how to give it to yourself. So keep on keeping on and just maybe wash your hands after. 😉

Sensual Cunnilingus Videos

The Art of Cunnilingus is a brand new website, launched in December 2014. It is the newest project by the team behind The Art of Blowjob, furthering the message that porn can be beautiful and that oral sex is worthy of focus and attention. It’s a multi-performer site featuring different pairings (and trios, and maybe eventually even more!) of both men with women and women with women, showing a variety of desires with regards to cunnilingus. We are a smaller, boutique-style company, working to create an unparalleled mix of high-quality aesthetics with a kind of homemade spirit.

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My First Video

 

Well, I did it. It definitely happened faster than I expected, but sometimes you test something out, it looks right and you just decided to submit it. I was expecting the worst, but I was very pleasantly surprised to see how many people were actually enthusiastic about seeing me in porn. I mean, sure, people are generally speaking pretty psyched to see porn no matter what, but it does feel really great when it’s at least somewhat specifically to do with the person as well as the content. So, yeah, my first update is live.

Since I’ve always essentially been someone else, I’ve always had a certain amount of distance. Now that I’m myself and fully exposed as a performer, it takes on a really different feeling. It has definitely taught me that receiving first-hand compliments for your appearance as opposed to your work is quite a mind trip for someone who hasn’t always felt beautiful. That’s something that I’m honestly surprised by, but I certainly think it’s something I could get used to without developing a big head.

The other thing that has been surprising me is how polarized my feelings are towards the idea of people actually watching the porn I made. I mean, sure, I’ve always been intellectually aware that this kind of publicity means it’ll be observed and enjoyed by other people… That’s kind of the point. At the same time, I didn’t really think of it too much. So, on the one hand, it feels kind of strange to know that people are getting off to what is essentially my face, but it’s also kind of hot in a way. It’s only been a few days, so I’m still processing it.

Regardless, I hope you’ll go take a look at the update. It’d be really nice to get some feedback and hear what you thought of my first attempt.

The New Girl?

Hey. Sophie here. Long time, no see, I guess. After the confusion and general unpleasantness of the response to my last post here, I kind of avoided this blog, but I wanted to be straight with everyone because something is likely going down and I want you to be on board, or at least aware.

So, I want to do porn. I’ve danced around this for years. I met with a SuicideGirls photographer when I was 18, but I chickened out. I had some recruiters from Playboy magazine come talk to me when my school was chosen as a party school on one of their big annual lists, but it didn’t feel right. I started working in porn and opportunities seemed to be coming up left, right and centre from artsy folks, queer folks, community-oriented folks and even some bigger names who made me swoon just thinking about it. I was still too scared at the time, though now I’m much more settled in my career. But what I really want to do is shoot for The Art of Blowjob. So, what has been holding me back now?

Um…  You. Not you personally (though, maybe) but the idea of the past fans of the site and what they might think/say about me and what it means for me to be on the site. I know there’s going to be a certain percentage of the audience that will say just plain mean things, but I’m not even really talking about the internet trolls… I’m talking about people who will assume things about my motives and intentions in moving from behind the scenes to in front of the camera, so I want to proactively set the record straight.

The thing is, I’ve been a Cyrano de Bergerac type for a long time and it didn’t at any point suit me. I am far too opinionated and self-possessed to try to be anyone but myself, and I value authenticity in so far as that is possible in the adult industry. By finally being myself and exploring my sexuality and sexual politics on my own terms, I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do. Yes, I’m benefitting from the platform I’ve cultivated over the past over four years with this company, but this is a culmination of desires and opportunity over nearly a decade. I have mulled this over and I have made my decision. Sure, it’s going to be different than what it once was, but the personality and potential of the site can change and grow. I hope you’ll be open to it.

Studying Porn

Sometimes I have a pipe dream of becoming a pornographic academic. I’ve been lucky enough to speak on a few panels and even present a paper at the first Feminist Porn Conference here in Toronto last April. That was definitely one of the highlights of my life, and it’s something that I’d definitely like to experience again. I don’t know exactly what form that’ll take, but it does mean that I take the concept of porn academia to heart in quite a serious way. I spoke with Dr. Chantelle Tibbals for her podcast a while back, and have had this interview that she did with Slate in my back pocket, waiting for a time that I might be moved to blog about the dire need of more research and critical thought with regards to porn… That time has come, blog. That time has come.

The problem is that, because of the general preconceived notions about porn, people have a real tough time seeing value in attributing precious academic resources to its study. This is a really negative bias, because it is an otherwise very culturally dominant medium/art form/phenomena. There’s certainly something to be said about the taboo nature of porn, but if anything, that only feeds the potential for discussion and research, and it should ideally also play a role in piquing general interest about said discussion and research. It’s film, biology, psychology, sociology… It’s obviously the study of sex and gender. It’s ripe for all types of analysis.

As with my unfaltering belief that the answer to bad porn is not no porn, but more porn, I think that more work in the field will balance out some of the more unfortunate pseudoscientific snap judgments that people make about the way porn impacts teens, relationships and the psychosexual self. Maybe this means I should dust myself off and get into writing porn academia in a more serious way. After all, that’s sort of how Dr. Chauntelle came to it. Who knows? Maybe I could be Dr. Sophie some day. There is so much room for a balanced, sex-positive critical and academic response to porn. As far as I know, while mainstream and actively queer/feminist porn is getting traction, very little at all is being written about porn from a pro-am or aesthetically artistic way. Maybe beautiful porn needs a place in academia. What do you think?