Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
Fast Forward

Jewish Porn Star James Deen Wants To Save You From Warped Sex

James Deen, one of the world’s most successful porn stars, is growing increasingly uncomfortable with how online pornography affects people at younger and younger ages.

In a recent interview, Deen expressed his concern that the plethora of easily accessible pornography is providing a warped view of sexuality and relationships, especially given that the average child is now first exposed to pornography at age eight.

“I’ve been paying attention to consistencies and behavior with the younger models that I work with,” he recalled. “And intimacy almost is uncomfortable for them….it just seems that there is this programming and desensitization to what sex and sexuality is and it’s creating this very odd dynamic within the industry.”

Deen, who himself runs many pornography websites, said that he proposed a secure age-verification system to a business partner, who responded, “As a father I agree with you 100%….(But) I will go out of business in a day.”

Complicating Deen’s possible moral reawakening is the fact that multiple women accused him of sexual assault in 2015.

A more complete transcript of his interview (with NSFW sexual references) can be found here.

Contact Aiden Pink at [email protected] or on Twitter at @aidenpink.

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.