ANGIE ROWNTREE – SSSH
SMART AND SEXY EROTICA BY WOMEN
Angie Rowntree’s Sssh, winner of the XBIZ Award for Best Alternative Website in 2015 and Best Adult Website – For Women in 2017, is not only a website presenting cheeky videos and erotic photography. Sssh is completely devoted to everything having to do with female sexuality. They offer articles on various sex-related topics, advice columns, steamy (audio) stories and a section called Man of the Month – we love that one! – where men from all over the world share their sexy experiences and intimate photos! On top of all that Sssh also has a discreet online Sssh Boutique for all your naughty shopping!
THE THING WE’RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH IS TO NOT MAKE ANYBODY FEEL BAD YBOUT THEIR DESIRES, BUT TO FEEL NORMAL, AS LONG AS IT’S SAFE AND CONSENSUAL.
Sssh was founded by freelance photographer Angie Rowntree in 1999. Rowntree is considered to be among the pioneers of internet pornography and introduced the genre ‘porn for women’, because like many other female pornographers she felt that at the time there wasn’t much erotic entertainment that truly appealed to women. You have to keep in mind that the strange idea that women are not visual and therefore wouldn’t want to pay for pornography was still very persistent. Rowntree knew this was nonsense, but then the question arose: what is it that women want to see?
In an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2015 Rowntree explains they have been running a survey for over 16 years, trying to answer that question. Their conclusion: female fantasies and desires are very diverse and complex. Women want a long story, a short story, an intelligent story or… no story at all. They want to see seduction, rough sex, passionate sex, romantic sex, hair-pulling, BDSM. To put it short: women desire variety and that is exactly what Sssh offers. On their platform you can find their own High Definition movies, such as one of our favourite films called GONE, INTERLUDE and their Virtual Reality video EMPOWERING AVA with pegging as the main theme. To ensure they have something tasty for everyone Sssh also features a curated collection by other producers.
The variety of Sssh.com
also shows in their choice of performers. Rowntree likes working with real couples, different ages and body types. She tries to stay clear from performers with implants so that their audience feels the people she works with are real. The focus in her films is always on women in strong roles and in charge of their own sexual pleasures. Sssh.com’s tagline says ‘…for women, by women’. As you know, we prefer to refrain from the ‘for women’ part, because we know from experience that there are enough men out there who appreciate adult entertainment intended for a female audience just as well. Sssh.com is actually getting more and more couples in their fan base. Consequently, it is exactly like Rowntree says: “Instead of making porn for men or women, we just need to make porn for people.”