Breastfeeding Porn: Like Regular Porn...But With Milk
Until today, we didn't know "breastfeeding porn" was even a thing. So, naturally, we spent a good chunk of our morning "researching" the bizarre genre, and are happy to report that it's totally not 100 percent, completely, unbelievably weird, or anything...at all. It's just like regular porn -- if regular porn consisted of people getting sprayed with, rolling around in, and "baby bird-ing" breast milk.
Check some of it out here (Warning: absolutely NSFW/100 percent, completely, unbelievably weird).
In any event, MaryAnn Sahoury agreed to appear in a breastfeeding tutorial in 2009 after she had trouble getting her newborn daughter to nurse. She says she was told the video would not reveal her name, or the name of her daughter.
That didn't happen -- about a year later, Sahoury Google searched her name and discovered that she'd become a (ahem) star...a "breastfeeding porn" star.
The Google search revealed numerous links to porn sites and videos containing her name. One of the videos was edited to show a woman with "similar features and stature" particpating in "breastfeeding porn." A Google search of Sahoury's daughter's name turned up similar links to "breastfeeding porn" sites.
The marketing company, Meredith Corp., has since removed the video from all its properties, including its Youtube account, and issued the following statement: "We are confident that the steps we have taken are helping to mitigate the issue. We have taken these actions even though Ms. Sahoury signed a full release for herself and her daughter."
It goes on to say that "While Meredith is not responsible for this, we deeply regret that this has occurred to Ms. Sahoury and her family."
As for the lawsuit, Sahoury admits that she signed an agreement after the video was filmed, although she didn't actually read it. The agreement apparently gives Meredith Corp. the permission to use her name and image in its video. She says she was under the impression that the document just affirmed a verbal agreement she had with the company that it wouldn't use her name.
The Associated Press spoke with Sahoury about the incident. From the AP:
"Sometimes I want to crawl into bed and say, 'God I wish it wasn't me,' but it was me for a reason," she said. "I need to be as strong as I was when I made the video and say, look, I'm still supporting mothers everywhere, our rights to breast-feed wherever and whenever we want and not be exploited by major corporations or any kind of perverts."