As you may recall, I recently organized and moderated three seminars for AEE 2018. AVN has written up coverage for one of the three seminars — “Slut Shaming & Troll Taming” — here.

Here’s some key text about the panel:

As everyone who doesn’t go to church on Sunday knows (not to mention quite a few who do go), porn is pretty popular—but it’s also one of the least-respected professions in America today, running about neck-and-neck with garbage collectors and sewer workers. For that reason, lots of jerks of various varieties feel that it’s their right to bash adult performers and other “sex-positives” on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and pretty much wherever else they can spew their bile without being monitored out—and that can be pretty hurtful to the targets of their animosity.

With that reality in mind, not to mention the deaths of a number of adult actresses in recent months, AVN felt it would be a good idea to bring together a group of actresses and other adult personalities to discuss how they handle the “stalkers, haters and trolls who lurk everywhere, ready to pass judgment on members of the industry—not only for their choice of work and lifestyle, but for their appearance, ethnicity and gender orientation.”

Moderated by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, well-known adult personalities—performers Janice Griffith, Mia Li, Venus Lux and Liam Riley; director Jacky St. James; and Cam4 Head Coach Nikki Night—spent the better part of an hour giving audience members tips on how to avoid unwanted trolls in their social media feeds, and how to deal with their slut-shaming spew in a healthy, positive way…

Tibbals divided the discussion into two parts: Comments received from those outside the industry, and then, in an apparent nod to the recent death of August Ames, comments by industry insiders.

Read AVN’s full and detailed wrap up right here — super informative!

Image of moderator (me!) and panelists by Jeff Koga for AVN.

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