I went to a showing of the HUMP! festival last night and had an amazing time. What really made it for me was the overall energy of the show – both on the screen and in the audience.
It warms my heart to see joy and diversity brought to porn and sex, not to mention laughter. So much of the public discourse on sex is tarnished with shame… even in largely liberal areas there seem to be a great many taboos.
HUMP! reminded me of what I try to do with all of my writing; put positive representations of all kinds of people out into the world.
There are so many ways to express our identities and sexualities, it would be a shame to limit ourselves to a few culturally accepted norms.
I’m happy to see this trend beginning to shift, thanks to festivals like HUMP! and a lot of the writers working today, the market is filling with examples of all kinds of people making their version of love.