One of the great things about New York City is the endless number of lectures hosted by various organizations and institutions. Last night, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society. Entitled “Are We There Yet, Sisters,” the event featured a wide-ranging conversation between journalist Julie Scelfo and Cindy Gallop, a former advertising executing and now a #sextech activist.
In addition to her journalism work, Scelfo is the author of the recently-published book The Women Who Made New York. You can follow Scelfo on Twitter at @JulieScelfo.
Since leaving the advertising world, Gallop has turned her attention to developing and launching MakeLoveNotPorn.com and . As Gallop explained in her well-received TED talk, the goal of MakeLoveNotPorn “is to provide more realistic information about human sexuality than that provided by hardcore pornography.” You can follow Gallop on Twitter at @CindyGallop.
The conversation between Scelfo and Gallop covered a variety of NSFW topics, including the state of the porn industry today, the challenge of starting a business with adult content, the impact of pornography on society and human sexuality, and microactions each person can take to improve attitudes towards and conversations about sexuality.
Audio of the conversation between Cindy Gallop and Julie Scelfo [appx. 1 hour and 45 minutes]: