Won’t someone please think of the children?

23 Feb

Apparently, ABC News did a segment on my porn boyfriend James Deen and his appeal among teenage girls. The piece is predictably sensationalist and pearl-clutching. They don’t actually say “won’t somebody please think of the children girls?” (because boys will be boys but girls watching porn is a Serious Problem) but they might as well have:

http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/0_p4wxdnn1/uiconf_id/6501231

I thought Deen held his own pretty well, even though the producers seemed intent on making this a story about Sleazy Porn Man leading your daughters into sin. I liked his main point, which is basically that kids will want to learn about sex, one way or another, and pretending that teenagers aren’t sexual is just silly.

And you know, I have a preteen cousin. I certainly don’t really like to think of her as a sexual being (she’ll pretty much always be 5 in my eyes) but if she is watching porn, I would much rather she watch a performer like Deen, who as I wrote before, is active and vocal in seeking his partner’s pleasure. And who makes sex look fun for everyone, not scary (well, some of the kink.com videos might be scary, but that’s another ball of wax).

Incidentally, you know where the vast majority of my readers come from? Google searches for James Deen. Even months and months after my one and only post about him.

Also, that girl they interviewed is right! James Deen is definitely the Ryan Gosling of porn.

3 Responses to “Won’t someone please think of the children?”

  1. Anastasia February 26, 2012 at 2:23 PM #

    That’s funny, I found your blog through the interview you did with Deen through google.

    And it’s really sad that people are still not comfortable with women enjoying sex and porn. I never have a problem talking about porn if the topic comes, but usually because of it people tend to think I must be a freak in bed because I like porn, like it is so outrageous that a woman wants to get off on her own. I happen to be into freaky stuff, but I watched porn way before I started to get into that. I just think it’s sad that in this day people still view women being sexual and talking about it (the way men always have been) means that we are corrupt or sinning.

    • feministsub February 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM #

      Awesome, I love that you found this blog through my Deen post. And you’re right, it is sad. I do think that’s changing with the greater availability of porn, though.

  2. Aloisia Rose July 14, 2013 at 7:27 AM #

    Another reader who found your blog via a Google search for James Deen 😉 even though this article (and the news story) is several months old now.

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