Consent is a crucial part of ethical porn, and performers’ safety, both physical and emotional, should be prioritized at every stage of production.
This means that performers do not feel pressured to do things that they do not want to do. Everything should be created with enthusiastic consent from everyone involved and there should be no sense of coercion.
Performers should be given the opportunity to state what sexual activities they do and do not want to engage in before the shooting day. These boundaries should be addressed again on set, where they have the opportunity to change their mind on anything they don’t feel comfortable with at any time.
Performers should feel comfortable and relaxed on set, and able to voice any concerns or worries that they have. Performers should also have agency in who they want to work with and are able to choose their co-stars.
It should go without saying, but all performers in ethical porn are old enough to consent to sex.