By Steve Otto
I think probably most men watch some kind of porno at least some time in their life. I'm no different, but unlike some people, I admit it openly. As a Marxist I have had to deal with people, of both sexes, who deny that sex workers can unionize because they believe that any kind of sex work should be eliminated from our society and any other society. I may be a Maoist, but I also have some libertarian views on many issues. For example I don't review comments left on my blogs because I whole heartedly believe in free speech. That differs from a lot of Marxist who do review comments before they allow them on their blogs.
As with sex workers, I oppose laws against pornography,
prostitution and strippers. That has got me some nasty comments from other
Marxists. I have been told that I can't be a Marxist and hold those views. I've
been told that just having those views is the same as promoting those activities.
Some Marxists have insisted that I must be actively doing those things. And for
the record I some times surf porn, but I don't use prostitutes. I believe what
consenting adults do is their own business. I know that prostitution has been
I do have a Maoist blog that gets views from all over the
world and for many months I get as many as 800 or more hits and that includes many countries around the world. I get as many as 60 hits or more from some of those
countries, such as
So the other day I was looking at some sites on the subject of gang bangs. There are some kinds of porno that I really don't like. Any time someone looks like they are in pain or being abused I'm not interested or impressed. But I came across a gang bang video by a women who I found out later was named Amber Rayne. Most of the time, women in gang bang films look like victims. They may not really be victims, but it looks that way. That wasn't the case of Rayne. She was clearly in charge of the film and the men who were trying to be in it. She came off as a dominating woman and I had to admire that. She was no victim and if anything, some of the guys were. Most gang bang movies are not like that.
So I became curious. What other things does this woman do? What is she really like?
I found out she is part of the BDSM community, which a lot of us know as S and M. But I read this does not always mean pain. It can also include people who like domination, to dominate or be dominated. Her original name was Meghan Elizabeth Wren. She had been a movie and TV show extra before becoming an adult movie star.
Then came the real shocker. At the end of the article I was reading it said that she died on April 2, 2016, at the age of 31. She died from an overdose of alcohol and cocaine. Most of the time, if a person does too much cocaine they get a hart attack and then pass out. It does not seem like a pleasant way to die, as opposed to narcotics in which the users just passes out and dies.
As much as I used to enjoy drugs and alcohol (I still drink somewhat) it does turn out to be lethal for some people. So we know she liked using cocaine and drinking alcohol, but that one time she did too much and it ended her life early.
I don't usually find a porn star to be that interesting. The last time I did was when I was still using My Space and I made friends with a porn star who did all her own business management. She owned her own film production company. I have always admired women who are powerful, take charge and aggressive. That is if they are not right-wing jerks like Margaret Thatcher.
When it comes to any actors, they live in
 See Steve
Otto, Memoirs of a Drugged-Up, Sex-Crazed