Today's College Porn Stars Will Be Tomorrow's 'Sex Educators'

My colleague Susan L.M. Goldberg wrote "Our Bodies, Our Only Sense of Self" about the effect of second wave feminism on women and girls that has reduced them to throbbing genitalia and badchoices. She's absolutely right and her assessment of the way women now view themselves as nothing beyond vessels of self-gratification is sad but true. There was only one thing about the story of Belle Knox, college student turned porn star, that Goldberg overlooked:

"Women’s studies major. Good thing she’s in porn, considering her future career choices at this point don’t rise far above McDonald’s worker"

In a sane world, yes. However, one must consider the world in which we actually live. Knox is not stupid, despite her ridiculous choice in major and profession. She is angling to follow in the already well-worn paths set before her by other women's studies majors who have made very lucrative careers on the university circuit hawking teaching "sex positive" techniques and toys to college students (100% paid for by parents!) There is an entire industry out there of "sex positive sex workers" who are profiting from the idiocy of slut culture. Tristan Taormino is my favorite "sex educator" to mock who has made a killing on unsuspecting parents. Look at her advertisement for university speeches.

Tristan is available to give keynote addresses for events such as Sex Week, Women’s History Month, Take Back the Night, V-Day, National Coming Out Day, LGBT Pride Week, and others.

Is that all? Perhaps she could speak on Columbus Day too. All those men cooped up on ships for years at a time...

..She’ll cover a wide variety of topics, including sexual anatomy, masturbation, orgasms, improving your erotic communication skills, finding the elusive g-spot, myths and truths about female ejaculation, sex toy tips and techniques, and the wonders of anal sex.

This is exactly the kind of "smarmy, feel-good chatter" Camille Paglia railed against in her latest column about real sexual education. Taormino is an expert at anal sex. She loves it and she aims to make sure your college-aged daughter does too! She's written at least two books devoted to the "mind blowing pleasure" of rectal spelunking. She is also, of course, a pornographer.

Hear about her first foray into porn on and off camera and what led her to form her own company, Smart Ass Productions.