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Porn for women who love to get rough

Hair pulling, choking, biting, and degrading - if these words make you blush, you’re probably a woman who loves it rough. For some of us, vanilla sex just doesn’t cut it. We love things getting a little (or a lot) bit intense in the bedroom. It can make us feel wanted, needed, craved, and fulfill our utmost desires. I mean, a little railing never hurt anyone, right? But finding porn for women who like it rough can sometimes be difficult. Thanks to the male gaze, most rough orn features women being uncomfortably used for the sole sake of a man’s [...]

Lesbian Love: From Fantasy to Reality

Lesbian love isn't just a subplot in indie films or too-long fingernails in the lesbain porn; it's a vibrant part of our cultural tapestry.  We're exploring how mainstream media portrays sapphic love, from on-screen depictions in porn and media to real-life experiences. We're redefining what sapphic love looks like in adult entertainment and celebrating authentic connections. Here's the scoop: there's no "typical" lesbian relationship, so let's explore some new queer stories. And discuss how apps like Zoe are redefining dating for queer women everywhere. Porn Made For Women by Women Here at afterglow, we're all about celebrating hot, sexy women. [...]

How writing & reading real erotica can improve your sex life

We all know about the pleasurable world of visual pornography—but what about written erotica? If you’ve always longed for erotica that feels smart and relatable, you’ve come to the right place. AURORE publishes curated sexy stories written by and for women and LGBTQ+ based on their own experiences.  Yearning to learn more? Keep reading to find out AURORE’s favorite benefits of reading erotica. Likes +1 Scanning your memory for your best intimate experiences to write about offers you a chance to really reflect on encounters that worked for you (the ones you remember vividly and want to relive) versus those [...]

Can porn be feminist?

The hallmarks of feminism: securing the right to vote, Roe v. Wade, the women’s march… and… getting railed on camera?  Porn has consistently been a source of controversy within the feminist movement. Some feminists argue it perpetuates harmful stereotypes and objectifies women, while others emphasize its potential as a form of sexual expression and agency for some women. Is it possible to have 'feminist pornography'? Can explicit adult content truly empower women rather than objectify them? Let's explore how feminist porn could redefine sexual pleasure while challenging gender inequality in the mainstream porn industry. Understanding Feminist Pornography Feminist pornography aims [...]

afterglow’s Ethical Film Standards

The term “ethical porn” has been a hot button topic within the adult entertainment industry for years. But, what exactly does it mean? How can porn be ethical? As an ethical porn company, we’ve laid out our guidelines for what makes our porn ethical.  1. Highlights the pleasure of all participants  If you’ve ever watched porn and thought, “There is no way she is that satisfied!”, then you may be watching content that disproportionately emphasizes pleasure. Too often in porn, the pleasure of non-male actors are either completely disregarded or clownishly exaggerated for those watching.  At afterglow, however, we focus [...]

Do Women Watch Porn?

It's no secret that erotica has long been associated with men. However, what often remains hidden in the shadows is the growing number of women who have discovered a world of sensuality, connection, and self-discovery within its tantalizing stories. Want to know more about women who watch porn? Let’s evaluate some misconceptions surrounding women and porn, women’s porn preferences, and its impact on sexual health.  Understanding the Prevalence of Women Watching Porn Let's shatter a popular myth: women watch porn, and they do it more often than you might think. According to a survey from PornHub, Nearly one-third of all [...]

What do women look for in porn?

Not very long ago, pornography was considered an industry run by men, for men. I mean, why would women have any sexual desires, right? Well, wrong. And they’re making sure we know it.  According to fightthenewdrug.org, 60.2% of women watch porn. Yet, like many other facets of society, the porn industry tends to prioritize men’s sexual desires. But shouldn’t we also consider what women want to watch?  When examining what women look for in porn, it's important to consider that women's sexual preferences cannot be generalized. Just like other facets of their lives, every woman has unique desires that make [...]

Momotaro Apotheca on Embracing Sensual Self-Care: Aftercare and Comfort in the Bedroom

All Afterglow members receive 20% off their first purchase at Momotaro Apotheca with code “AFTERGLOW” By Lindsay Wynn Sexual intimacy is a beautiful and natural part of life, offering connection, pleasure, and exploration. However, it's essential to remember that it can sometimes lead to physical discomfort. You're not alone if you've ever found yourself searching for answers to queries like "my vagina hurts after sex," "pain during sex," or even my “vulva is on fire".  Dive into discomfort with us and we divulge our own post pleasure practices for optimal vulva and vaginal health.     Understanding Post-Sex Physical Discomfort. Sexual [...]

Is porn for women more realistic?

Have you ever watched one of those pornos where the woman cums in 10 seconds from sex that honestly looks kind of painful? Yeah, not very realistic is it? It seems like this type of erotica is made by men, for men.  But what would porn look like if it was made by women, for women? Well, good thing you don’t have to wonder! Together, we’ll step into the world of women-centric porn, an intriguing genre that challenges harmful norms promoted by mainstream porn.  What makes women-centric porn more realistic than mainstream adult content? This genre, on the rise globally, [...]

How to have sex with yourself

What would you do if you got to sleep side-by-side with the sexiest person you know, every night? Now, imagine if you knew how to pleasure them exactly how they wanted. Well, I have good news… that person can be yourself!  Sex is a vital part of our lives, but unfortunately solo sex or masturbation often gets overlooked. Self-pleasure can be a valuable tool for gaining insight into your body and fostering healthy sexual habits. It's time we shine some light on how to have sex with yourself. The Importance of Solo Sex Solo sex can boost bedroom confidence like [...]

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