A story little told is that of Jews in Hollywood’s seedier cousin, the adult film industry. Perhaps we’d prefer to pretend that the ‘triple-exthnics’ didn’t exist, but there’s no getting away from the fact that secular Jews have played (and still continue to play) a disproportionate role throughout the adult film industry in America. Jewish involvement in pornography has a long history in the United States, as Jews have helped to transform a fringe subculture into what has become a primary constituent of Americana. These are the ‘true blue Jews’.
Jewish activity in the porn industry divides into two (sometimes overlapping) groups: pornographers and performers. Though Jews make up only two per cent of the American population, they have been prominent in pornography. Many erotica dealers in the book trade between 1890 and 1940 were immigrant Jews of German origin. According to Jay A. Gertzman, author of Bookleggers and Smuthounds:The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), ‘Jews were prominent in the distribution of gallantiana [fiction on erotic themes and books of dirty jokes and ballads], avant-garde sexually explicit novels, sex pulps, sexology, and flagitious materials’.
In the postwar era, America’s most notorious pornographer was Reuben Sturman, the ‘Walt Disney of Porn’. According to the US Department of Justice, throughout the 1970s Sturman controlled most of the pornography circulating in the country. Born in 1924, Sturman grew up in Cleveland’s East Side. Initially, he sold comics and magazines, but when he realized sex magazines produced twenty times the revenue of comic books, he moved exclusively into porn, eventually producing his own titles and setting up retail stores. By the end of the 1960s, Sturman ranked at the top of adult magazine distributors and by the mid-70s he owned over 200 adult bookstores. Sturman also introduced updated versions of the traditional peepshow booth (typically a dark room with a small colour TV on which the viewer can view X-rated videos). It was said that Sturman did not simply control the adult-entertainment industry; he was the industry. Eventually he was convicted of tax evasion and other crimes and died, disgraced, in prison in 1997. His son, David, continued running the family business.
The contemporary incarnation of Sturman is 43-year-old Jewish Clevelander Steven Hirsch, who has been described as ‘the Donald Trump of porno’. The link between the two is Steve’s father, Fred, who was a stockbroker-cum-lieutenant to Sturman. Today Hirsch runs the Vivid Entertainment Group, which has been called the Microsoft of the porn world, the top producer of ‘adult’ films in the US. His specialty was to import mainstream marketing techniques into the porn business. Indeed, Vivid parallels the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and 1940s, particularly in its exclusive contracts to porn stars who are hired and moulded by Hirsch. Vivid was the subject of a behind-the-scenes reality TV show recently broadcast on Channel 4.
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Jews accounted for most of the leading male performers as well as a sizeable number of female stars in porn movies of the 1970s and ‘80s. The doyen of the Hebrew studs is Ron Jeremy. Known in the trade as ‘the Hedgehog’, Jeremy is one of America’s biggest porn stars. The 51-year-old Jeremy was raised in an upper-middle-class Jewish family in Flushing, Queens, and has since appeared in more than 1,600 adult movies, as well as directing over 100. Jeremy has achieved iconic status in America, a hero to males of all ages, Jewish and gentile alike - he’s the nebbischy, fat, hairy, ugly guy who gets to bed dozens of beautiful women. He presents an image of a modern-day King David, a Jewish superstud who supersedes the traditional heroes of Jewish lore. No sallow Talmud scholar he. His stature was recently cemented with the release of a pornomentary about his life, Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy. As probably the most famous Jewish male porn star, Jeremy has done wonders for the psyche of Jewish men in America. Jeremy has also just released a compilation CD, Bang-A-Long-With Ron Jeremy. For £7.99 (including delivery), the lucky listener gets to enjoy Jeremy’s hand-picked favourite porno grooves along with narration by ‘the legend’ himself. As the publicity blurb gushes, ‘Out of the brown paper wrappings and into the mainstream’.
Seymore Butts, aka Adam Glasser, is everything that Jeremy is not: young, handsome and toned. Glasser, a 39-year-old New York Jew, opened a gym in 1991 in Los Angeles. When no one joined, he borrowed a video camera for 24 hours, went to a nearby strip club, recruited a woman, then headed back to his gym and started shooting. Although the movie stank, with a bit of chutzpah and a few business cards he wangled a deal with a manufacturer and started cranking out films. Within a few years, ‘Seymore Butts’ – his nom de porn which is simultaneously his sales pitch – became one of the largest franchises in the adult-film business. As the king of the gonzo genre (marked by handheld cameras, the illusion of spontaneity and a low-tech aesthetic meant to suggest reality), he is today probably the most famous Jewish porn mogul. Seymore Inc., his production company, releases about 36 films annually, most of them shot for less than $15,000, each of them grossing more than 10 times that sum. Glasser employs 12 people, including his mother and cousin Stevie as respectively genial company accountant (and matchmaker for her single son) and lovable but roguish general gopher. Glasser currently even has his own reality TV show (also broadcast on Channel 4), a ten-episode docu-soap called Family Business, whose opening credits show Glasser’s barmitzvah photo.
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One week down, another begins. "No Nut November" continues. Hopefully some of the suggestions I made you guys found to be helpful. Don't hesitate to check out the new "No Nothing November" tribe to find others looking to use the month of November to shed old habits and form new ones. Document your progress day by day. If you lapsed note it down. Best of luck to all of you who participate.
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Today begins this years "No Nut November" challenge. Hopefully some of the suggestions I made earlier you might find to be helpful during this challenge. I'm not in any way affiliated with the claimed "Official" No Nut November website, nor am I in anyway affiliated with the official No Fap website. Links provided for reference and context only. Also don't forget to check out @GaiusTiberius old post here for more useful info.
I'm in no ways concerned with other peoples thoughts on if it's a good thing, bad thing, or whatever. I see this as an opportunity for guys to challenge themselves to establish greater self control, to that end I'm offering my support and availability to those of you who wish to use the month of November to those ends. I think going into 2022, this challenge will provide us an opportunity to collect solid information on habits we don't want to continue, so that you can use the following year to engage and overcome them.
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We're now a week away from November. Halloween's a few days away, Thanksgiving's right around the corner, and Christmas will close out what has been the interesting year that we'll soon remember as 2021. Last week I asked if anyone was planning to participate in this years "No Nut November" challenge. I imagine that there are some of you who're not particularly comfortable with being public about that sort of thing. I totally understand. I also want to repeat that I am not in any way affiliated with the claimed "Official" No Nut November website, nor am I in anyway affiliated with the official No Fap website. Links provided for reference and context only.
For those of you unaware what "No Nut November" is, I refer you to this article on AmericanThinker dot com posted in 2019. I'm in no ways concerned with the internet rhetoric regarding other peoples thoughts on if it's a good thing, bad thing, or whatever. I see it as an opportunity for guys to challenge themselves to establish greater self control so I'm offering my support and availability to those of you who wish to use the month of November to those ends. I think going into 2022, this challenge will provide you an opportunity to collect solid information on habits you don't want to continue, so that you can use the following year to engage and overcome them.
Regarding goal setting. Consider setting stepping stone goals you can maintain and build on year round after the challenge concludes. Do you use pornographic material as a visual stimulus aid? Then make it a goal to remove any such content from your computer, flash drives, external hard drives, book shelves, sock drawers, video cabinets or anywhere else you might be keeping it. Focus on removing any and all distractions you find support or encourage you to masturbate from your home or living space.
Whether this is your first time participating or not, don't quit no matter how many times you lapse, whether it's once, twice, ten times, or more. While the ultimate goal of the challenge is for you to regain full control over yourself, this will be particularly difficult for many of you, especially first time participants out there. I don't want any of you to despair through this. If you masturbate several times a day, aim to reduce that frequency to once a day. If you masturbate several times a week, aim to bring that frequency down to once a week. If you masturbate once a week and want to reduce the frequency further still, set the goal and work towards meeting it.
Regarding troubleshooting and diagnostics If you choose to participate in this challenge, document your progress and any lapses you experience. It helps to have something that lets you visualize both the challenge and the difficulties you experience during it. Keep it simple. A memo pad, calendar entry, a journal entry or even a sheet of paper where you jot down how many days you've refrained from masturbation with a simple "NM-001", with "NM" being for not masturbating. You should also note any lapses with a simple "M-12:15AM" next to the date to record the time it occurred, with "M" referring to masturbating.
If anything happens to prompt you to masturbate, write down a brief note on what you think contributed. Did you stumble across some old porn you didn't remove from your computer and during some idle time jerk off? Did you have a particularly hard day at work and do it to help unwind? Do you live with an absolute harpy of a woman who stresses you out and masturbating is one of the few things you can do to remain relaxed around her? Do you live by yourself and just jerk off to kill time? Write those things down. The more information you collect on your habits, the more information you have to better understand yourself and can form better plans of engagement to overcome them.Read More
We're a week and a half away from November. For most people, it means Halloween is a few days away with Thanksgiving right around the corner, and Christmas at the end of the year. However, if you're a subscriber to the NoFap tribe, November is also the time of the "No Nut November" challenge.
I imagine there maybe some of you who're not particularly comfortable with being public on this matter. Regardless, I am not in any way affiliated with the claimed "Official" No Nut November website, nor am I in anyway affiliated with the official No Fap website. Links provided for reference and context only. I'm just curious to know if anyone's planning to participate on their end.