Tuesday, July 15, 2014

‘Duke Porn Star’ Belle Knox Slated to Host #SexTalkTuesday July 15

Belle Knox, the Duke University student turned porn star who has skyrocketed to fame since her identity was revealed earlier this year, will serve as a special guest moderator for the Twitter-based chat program #SexTalkTuesday on July 15 from 4-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, #SexTalkTuesday sponsor Sssh.com announced.


“We’re very excited to have Belle moderating #SexTalkTuesday,” said Angie Rowntree, owner of Sssh.com and founder of #SexTalkTuesday. “I really admire Belle for the way she has stood up for what she believes in during her rapid rise to fame. She’s at the leading edge of a generation of young, sex-positive feminists who have embraced adult entertainment and are working to put their own stamp on the industry."

Knox has garnered headlines not only due to the fact that she’s actively performing in adult videos while pursuing a college degree, but because she has had the audacity to say that she finds sex work empowering, and believes that it can be empowering for other women, as well. In addition to being a performer, Knox self-identifies as a sex-positive feminist activist.  Belle became the first porn star to ever be allowed to appear on The View, and Rolling Stone called her the “feminist voice of porn.” At Duke, Knox is working toward a degree in Women’s Studies, and has spoken at the university on subjects that include sex work, labor politics, and the role of feminism in both.

Regardless of the issues that might be discussed, or how her own experiences will figure in to the #SexTalkTuesday conversation, Knox said she’s really just looking forward to interacting with fans and supporters directly and in real time.

“I am so excited to host #SexTalkTuesday,” Knox said. “It will give me a great opportunity to connect with my fans!”

A lively and stimulating Twitter-based chat held every Tuesday of each month from 4pm to 5pm Eastern Standard Time, #SexTalkTuesday is hosted and coordinated by Sssh.com, the web’s premier destination for porn made by and for women. To participate, go to twitter.com and use the #SexTalkTuesday hash tag during the hour-long show.

Erin's Note: Press release, edited for punctuation. 

Previous #SexTalkTuesday Moderators on This Blog:

Joan Price
Desiree Birch
Midori
Nina Hartley

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