The Truth About Porn with Lina Bembe, Porn Performer, Director & TEDx Speaker

In this episode of Intimacy Play, Mikaela is joined by Lina Bembe, porn performer, director, TEDx Speaker, to talk about the reality of the porn industry, the importance of sex education, and how to change society’s mistaken view about sex. 

Learn more about Lina: 

Discover the positive and negative aspects of being a porn performer

There is censorship… and people’s attitude towards the industry make it difficult for some porn performers to deal with all the negativity. However, Lina considers it her job, which she enjoys a lot.

The reality about the porn industry and how people should view it

Lina thinks that most people have denigrating preconceptions about the porn industry, often believing that porn performers have a negative background, with lots of trauma and mental problems.

However, Lina states that pornography is a reflection of society’s desires. The industry offers what the customer wants. She believes that people need to change their views about pornography, get more accurate information, and form their own opinions without judging.

Transforming porn into an educational tool and the role of the Sex School Hub

Pornography can respond to questions about sex safety, consent, multi diversity, etc. The Sex School Hub brings together the knowledge of people specialized in various sex education fields, like certified sex therapists, coaches, and educators. The goal is to have an educational approach while also creating sexually explicit content. It shows the full picture of specific sex topics, helping people to overcome the shame they might feel about nudity, genitalia, or other sexual dilemmas.

Sex education for children – right or wrong? 

Lina strongly believes in sex education for all ages. There is not a specific time when people should start learning about sex. It’s important to offer sex education to children and teenagers, who could be more vulnerable to sexual abuse. Other topics they should be educated on include age-appropriate sex content and consent.

Why aren’t people talking openly about issues and healthily exploring sexual themes? 

Lina states that “Sex is everywhere, yet all conversations around this in the world are difficult.” One cause is that governments, corporations, and institutes don’t promote open discussions about sex. Another problem is society’s treatment of sexual subjects as taboo, which makes people afraid or ashamed to talk about them.

Lina’s advice on keeping your relationship open, exciting, and intimate

  1. Self-knowledge of your body and desires
  2. Keeping the boundaries
  3. Open communication

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