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What is the Pornfilmfestival Berlin, and why should you get excited?

From the 21st to the 25th of October, porn producers, performers and fans will be gathering in Berlin for the 10th annual porn film festival – and Petra will be there to show some of her latest erotic films!
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The sexy little details that make or break a porn film…

When I visited the set of Petra’s latest shoot (the hot genderfuck scene that has been selected to premiere at the Berlin Pornfilmfest in October – check out the report from the day if you haven’t already! One of the things that struck me was her attention to the sexy little details.

During the pre-sex shots, when Petra was building atmosphere and showing the chemistry between the two characters, she paid a lot of attention to things I would otherwise have missed. For instance, a shot of Bishop Black getting ready, with creamy white pearls rippling down his gorgeous dark skin – there were a few retakes of this moment to get the detail exactly right. I wondered why Petra shot so many retakes of this shot and she explained: “This is not just a shot of someone putting on a pearl necklace but a super close up shot showing Bishop’s skin being caressed by the pearls rippling across his collarbone at just the right speed and shape to make it a sensual shot that builds anticipation for my audience. These kind of non explicit yet highly erotic shots have become a hallmark of my films that like to appeal to that big sex organ between our ears…
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Period sex: who’s afraid of the big red wolf?

Over fifty per cent of the human race menstruate. Women, as well as many non-binary and trans people experience it once each month from adolescense to menopause. That’s a lot of periods, and a lot of time for us all to get accustomed to it – so why is menstruation still taboo?
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The most vital ingredient for truly good porn? Consent.

Sex is far more than just something we do with our bodies. In porn, as in real life, the best sex is built on a foundation of consent – the mind chooses to say “Yes” and the body follows…
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Male lingerie – where can you buy it, and why is it so damn hot?

If you’ve seen the pictures, you might be wondering where Petra got the fantastic pearl and lace thong worn by her male performer Bishop Black in her latest shoot. Wonder no more…
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Magic Mike XXL – should there be so much controversy about male strippers?

The film Magic Mike XXL has been released, and is already getting film critics hot and bothered. It’s a sequel to the first Magic Mike film, following a group of male strippers as they head towards their final blow-out show. It’s always fascinating to see male stripping in the mainstream media, because it sparks a huge amount of debate.

Of course, it’s still Hollywood, so disappointingly there’s no male full-frontal nudity. In a film about male strippers, would it really have hurt to show us one of their cocks? Petra pointed out that, when films and TV shows are so keen to show female nudity, it highlights the inequality:
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Here’s why we need to see more condoms in porn

There are many ways in which safer sex can be really arousing. You might not have heard many people say that, but here’s why you should…

I remember being surprised the first time I saw a condom in a porn film, because the condom magically appeared halfway through the scene. One minute a woman was giving the guy a blow-job, and the next – hey presto! – you got a sneak peek of the condom as they had sex, although the angles showed that the producer was trying to hide it.

I think the visual effect can be one of the sexiest things about condom use. A guy I fancy, rolling a condom slowly and deliberately down his cock, with a look in his eyes that says ‘I’m so hot for you right now’? Yes please. And yet there are many porn directors and performers who’ll go to extreme lengths to try and avoid showing condom use – or any other safer sex measures for that matter.
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“There’s a penis on the stairs…” Behind the scenes: one day on a not-so-typical porn set

Have you ever wondered what it’s like being behind the scenes on a porn set? Well, join Girl on the Net as she visits the shoot of Petra’s latest queer genderfuck porn scene. But Petra doesn’t do things like many other porn directors: this is a porn set like no other…
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Nicki Minaj demands orgasms during sex: why the shocked reactions?

I can’t remember the last time a guy said ‘I demand an orgasm during sex’, and I’m sure if he had the reaction to it would have been one of confusion: “you demand an orgasm? But… you get one as standard!” Yet when Nicki Minaj said that she ‘demands orgasm equality‘ during sex, it was considered big news.

The Mirror opened their coverage with the line: “We always suspected Nicki Minaj was a bit of a diva and it seems she is in EVERY aspect of her life.” And don’t get me started on the Daily Mail comments – one commenter even suggested that “climaxing is unnatural for women” because it serves no reproductive purpose.

There was such outrage over something that, to me, seems so obvious: of course women should demand pleasure from sex.
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What’s wrong with ‘female-friendly’ porn?

You only need to look at the banners on a mainstream website (such as “Hot babes in your area want to suck cock!”) to see that they’re assuming a target audience of men. Not to mention the fact that so much mainstream porn caters to fantasies that are clichéd visions of male fantasies. So how do we distinguish porn that is based on female fantasies? Often this is done by using phrases like ‘female-friendly porn.’ While it’s important to distinguish porn which breaks this mould, some of the ways we do it imply that women need something fundamentally different.
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