Adult film actress Tasha Reign attends the 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. (Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)

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What This Porn Star Learned From Teaching Frat Boys About Sexual Consent

Tasha Reign traveled around the country to lecture fraternity brothers and pledges.

Tasha Reign began guest-lecturing about the adult industry at universities, starting with her alma mater UCLA, about seven years ago. But then two years ago, a fraternity brother at the university who had heard her speak approached her and asked if she could come speak to his pledges about the word “consent.” At first, Reign, an adult film actress, did not want to do it, but then she thought, “whether I like it or not, these men are learning about sex through my videos,” according to The Daily Beast. 

 

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Fraternity culture like the adult industry is male driven. As a #Feminist and someone who believes that most men are good but that rape-culture exists within the architecture of these institutions, I found a unique way to connect to my brothers. I want to give all my brothers a huge thank you. Thank you for allowing me to have open & honest discussions about #consent with you. Thank you for listening to me when I talked about asking for permission verbally. Thank you for being great role models to other young men. I’m lucky to know all of you. ❤️❤️❤️ I’m not sure it changed the way you look at Sex or sexual harassment, but there’s a chance it did. If you’re in a #frat and want your favorite adults stars to come talk to you about sex & the dialogue around it, #tag below.

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Since that first visit, Reign has traveled around the states talking to other fraternities about affirmative consent — the conscious agreement to engage in sexual activity throughout the entire encounter. Reign writes that most of the questions the boys asked “are both familiar and shocking.”

“Consent is the most important and serious issue that fraternities face, at parties and behind closed doors,” she writes for The Daily Beast. “Speaking to these young men on this candid level may help prevent them from making poor choices.”

Read the full story at The Daily Beast