“The issue with the discussion of pornography is that people see it as either something that’s good or bad. It’s not that black and white.” — Belle Knox
This week on Girl Boner Radio I had the privilege of chatting with Belle Knox, the rising adult film performer who you may know as “Duke’s porn star.” But there’s so much more to Belle Knox (her stage name) than what headlines suggest. Yes, she’s young, attending a prestigious school, supporting herself and her education by acting and expressing herself in pornography and has had her life and safety threatened.
She’s also a highly intelligent, insightful young woman who aspires to make a positive difference in the world. Many of her philosophies are right inline with Girl Boner, and I admire her for using the tremendous spotlight that’s recently flooded her life to speak up about female sexuality and societal wrongs she’d love to make right.
How difficult did her recent dark times get? What did she learn about sex as a kid? How does porn affect her body image, and what does she find empowering about rough sex? We discussed all of this and more! To listen to our interview, visit this link on iTunes: Belle Knox on Girl Boner Radio.
For more about Belle in her own words, check out her recent articles:
“I’m the Duke University Freshman Porn Star and for the First Time I’m Telling the Story In My Own Words.” (Here she used the pen name “Lauren.”)
“I’m Finally Revealing My Name and Face as the Duke Porn Star“
“In Defense of Kink: My First Role as the Duke Porn Star Was On a Rough Sex Website, and No, That Doesn’t Make Me a Bad Feminist.”
If you enjoyed our interview and Belle’s insight, let us know! Post a comment below or connect with us on Twitter. You can tweet Belle at @belle_knox.
Can you relate to her childhood sex ed story? Do you find rough sex empowering? What issues regarding the adult entertainment matter to you? I love hearing from you! ♥
Raani York says
I have to admit, I’m not much into rough sex… I still love it tender and caring… But it sure was interesting to hear all this.
August McLaughlin says
I’m the same way, Raani! I respect that other women enjoy it, but it’s not my thing.
The Hook says
You’ve really made a name for yourself in the podcast field, haven’t you, August? This may sound strange, but I’m proud of you.