BRISBANE, Australia — BrightDesire.com announced that it has been nominated Adult Site of the Year — For Women for the 2016 XBIZ Awards.
Bright Desire focuses its attention on making porn for women, porn for men and porn for everyone, but its attention to women has been a focal point for years in this and other iterations.
"I'd always liked porn but felt that it never spoke to me," Bright Desire director Ms. Naughty said. "The language and the imagery always assumed I was a man.
"In 2000, I started to make porn for women because I wanted to offer a different perspective, one that spoke to and included women first and foremost," she added.
"The term 'porn for women' has been criticized as being prescriptive; people think it means that all women should only like one type of porn," Ms. Naughty explained. "For me, I think it's a phrase that acknowledges that the majority of porn still focuses on the male gaze and male pleasure. So 'porn for women' is less about content and more about acknowledging women as an audience.
"Over the last 15 years, I've seen that women's tastes are incredibly diverse, so you can't say all women like one thing, but you can offer a female perspective and try to depict sex that gives priority to female pleasure," she continued. "At the very least, your language needs to acknowledge them. That to me is 'porn for women.'
"Everybody deserves positive, inclusive porn," concluded Ms. Naughty.
Voting is now open for the 2016 XBIZ Awards until the midnight deadline on Sunday, Dec. 6.