Cindy Gallop: Make love, not porn
Short and sweet, Cindy Gallop's talk on her new sex-education venture, Make Love Not Porn, was a runaway sensation at TED2009. Kept off the main TEDTalk site due to its sexually explicit content, Gallop's talk opens with graphic anecdotes about having sex with younger men. Most of them assume Gallop wants them to come on her face. While some women like this, Gallop doesn't, and finds herself having to politely decline the offer more often than she would like. A few nubile lovers later, Gallop says "Enough already!" and creates MLNP, a site intended to debunk sex myths promoted by hardcore porn. The point is well-taken, and the matter-of-fact Gallop is a charmer.