So, Why A Porn Cinema?

This is the question I get asked before any other question. And the answer is always, "Because I want to change the world." Obviously, that's a bit of a lofty answer, but it's true. The United States needs serious adjustment to how we approach sex, and the only way to do that is to talk about it. Porn happens to be something we can all relate to. Hate it, love it, watch it every day or not at all, we all have some kind of opinion of it. But that's not really the point. The point is that we all have porn in common. And that's something that brings us together. I owe a lot of the inspiration for the physical idea to L'Amour Cinema in Montreal, and a he-who-shall-not-be-named ex-boyfriend who took me there. Here's that story:

While in Montreal over Memorial Day Weekend 2016, my extremely shy, completely closed off ex surprised me by bringing me to L'Amour. He was looking to satisfy my craving for adventure, spontaneity and sex - all in one go.  One could imagine my surprise when he headed toward the black out door and opened it for me, with a big, shit-eating grin on his face. Upon entering the theater (still in utter shock and somewhat timidly), we weren't quite sure what the atmosphere would be like. We were immediately put at ease by the comforting, tattoo'd attendant who told us, "Anything Goes!" and that the couples area upstairs would.... "probably be more our vibe."⠀

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We scaled the outside staircase, marveling at all the velvet and 1920's decor (but being careful not to touch anything). I couldn't help but notice a lot of eyes on us as we fumbled our way through the dimly lit upstairs, trying to figure out where we could sit that wasn't on top of the other couples, but also not in view of the wandering eyes below. ⠀
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We finally found a loveseat and settled in. As soon as we did, the sexually charged atmosphere started to envelop us. Deep house music filled the air and the warm light coming from the brunette woman on screen giving herself pleasure charged our senses, and any squeamishness we had about the situation fell away. ⠀
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We ended up having tantalizing sex, one of the best orgasms I can ever remember, in the open. To be in a place and realize myself as a sexual being with others who are without judgement is a holy, satisfying experience. I felt free. I felt joyous. I felt accepted. The craziest part: so did my ex. He even went back to his friends that we were traveling with and told them where we had been! The next day, we couldn't stop talking about it. I was in total awe of the transformation that had happened right in front of me.
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That experience has guided me on a journey to bring that same feeling of acceptance and openness to others.