I had a great time moderating the UCLA Porn Panel on March 4, 2015. There was a packed house in Moore 100, panelists Tasha Reign, James Deen, and Colby Keller fielded questions from a *very* enthusiastic audience, and even though the event was way too short and a bit chaotic, the entire thing was awesome.

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(me, Tasha Reign, Colby Keller, & James Deen – photo by Jeff Koga)

AVN wrote the event up here – “Big Crowd Turns Out For UCLA Porn Panel” (3/5/15). Here’s a snippet:

It was standing room only at the Moore Hall Auditorium 100 last night as the UCLA Campus Events Commission and Student Wellness Commission presented its first adult-related event of the year, referred to simply as the “Porn Panel.” The event was sponsored by adult website JamesDeen.com.

Moderated by sociologist Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, the panel featured adult stars James Deen, Tasha Reign and Colby Keller—and the panel’s allotted one hour was hardly enough time to cover all the topics the more than 300 attending students, faculty and others were interested in hearing about…

[so much question by question detail from AVN here – go check it out!]

There was [a] discussion about who actually watches porn, and Keller reported that in addition to gay men, many women like watching gay male porn, which led Reign to note that on the internet, and even in movies, there’s porn for every taste, and Deen to warn that sexuality is subjective, and that many people often project their own tastes and prejudices onto the type of porn they enjoy. He also noted that poor sex education leads people to emulate what they see in adult movies—a bad idea, to his thinking—and he reiterated that when having sex, make sure that all parties are in agreement with what’s happening.

All in all, it was a pretty lively discussion, and after it was over, many students flooded the stage area to meet the porn stars—and take selfies with them. It bodes well for similar events to be scheduled on the UCLA campus.

Full recap from AVN here.

Images from XBIZ and Jeff Koga here.

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(photo by Jeff Koga)

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 (crowd getting ready to start – picture by me)

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(cute flier by the Campus Events Commission)

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