Dave Pounder Interviewed on the Young Turks Show
Dave Pounder Interviewed on The David Pakman show

B I O G R A P H Y  -  D A V E   P O U N D E R
Subject Matter Expert on Adult Entertainment and Pornography
davepounder [at] gmail [dot] com

Dave Pounder is a retired adult film producer, director, and performer.  He is president of Dave Pounder Productions and was executive vice president at Daydream Entertainment Group from 2003-2008.  Dave entered the adult industry in 2001 and went on to direct over 100 titles for leading adult entertainment companies including BangBros.com. He has performed in over 100 adult films and was the only male performer who did not engage in anal sex scenes or in scenes depicting violence and/or coercion of the women involved in the production.

Dave co-hosted Real Talk, a radio show similar to Loveline that originated in 2001 at the University of California at Irvine (88.9FM KUCI), where listeners called in to discuss issues related to dating, relationships, pornography, politics, and current events.  In 2007, Real Talk was schedule to air live on 97.1FM KLSX in Los Angeles, but CBS Radio cancelled the program due to concerns regarding a perceived endorsement of pornography by the network. 

Dave is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Weakest Link (winner), Blind Date, 5th Wheel, and in music videos for Fiona Apple, Engine Down, and the Willowz.
Dave played an active role in advocating for performer health and safety, having consulted with BioCollections Worldwide to expand STI testing and to develop secure online producer access to performer test results.

Dave is a strong proponent of federal legislation mandating condom use in the production, distribution, and retail sales of adult content; state legislation mandating monthly performer testing for STIs including HIV, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, and herpes; state-licensing adult entertainers; creating a .xxx top level domain to house adult related websites; and imposing a small excise tax on consumer sales of adult products and services to help fund comprehensive sex education, rape counseling/support services, child protective services, and shelters for victims of domestic abuse. 
Dave has consulted for the Los Angeles County Health Department, The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL-OSHA), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), and several wall street investment banks.  He also has given speeches and lectures regarding adult entertainment at Indiana University, The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Emory University, and several other respected academic and policy institutions.

Dave holds a bachelors degree in finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, a masters degree in information management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State Univeristy, and he was accepted, with full scholarship, into doctoral programs at Indiana University (Bloomington) and Concordia University (Montreal) to research sexual decision making and evolutionary psychology.  He was also accepted into the graduate program in public health at UCLA.

Dave is the executive producer of Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry, an award-winning political and public health documentary that examines the social, psychological and economic impacts of performing in adult films.  He is also the author of Obscene Thoughts: A Pornographer's Perspective on Sex, Love, and Datingan award-winning, best-selling book distributed by Amazon.com that examines the behavioral economics of sex, love, and dating from an evolutionary perspective.

Watch a Well-Balanced Documentary on Pornography:
PBS Frontline -- American Porn

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Sexual Conflict Theory (Dr. David Buss -- University of Texas at Austin)
Lecture on Sexual Conflict Theory

Further Academic Video:
The Sexual World (Dr. Don Symons -- University of California at Santa Barbara)

Are We Designed to be Sexual Omnivores? (Christopher Ryan, PhD)

What Women and Men Really Want – Hookups and the New Polygyny (Dr. John Marshall Townsend -- Syracuse University)
The Consuming Instinct (Dr. Gad Saad -- Concordia University, Montreal)
Why Women Have Sex (Dr. David Buss -- University of Texas at Austin)
Maladaptive Consumer Behavior (Dr. Gad Saad -- Concordia University, Montreal)

The Economy of Sex (Dr. Wendy Walsh - Talks at Google)

Who Invented Beauty -- Madison Avenue or Charles Darwin? (Elisabeth Cornwell, PhD)

The Differences Between the Male and Female Brain (Dr. Louann Brizendine -- University of California at San Francisco)

America's War on Sex (Dr. Marty Klein)
Censored! The First Amendment, Sex, and Obscenity (Chicago Humanities Festival)

Science Can Answer Moral Questions (Sam Harris -- UCLA)
Your Sexuality: Ask & Tell (Alyssa Royse)

The Great Porn Experiment (Gary Wilson)

The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality (Dr. Christopher Ryan)

Relevant Satirical Comedy:
South Park -- Sexual Healing
South Park -- Butter's Bottom Bitch
South Park -- Proper Condom Use
South Park -- Erection Day
Dave Chapelle - Psychology of Men and Women
Chris Rock - Differences Between Men and Women
Chris Rock - Committment

Relevant Articles:
The Porn Myth (Naomi Wolf)

Porn, addictive? There’s no proof

Academic Papers on Pornography:

Pornography, Rape, and the Internet; Todd D. Kendall; Professor or Economics, Clemson University

Porn Up, Rape Down; Anthony D'Amato; Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School

Men's Behavior Toward Women After Viewing Sexually-Explicit Films: Degradation Makes a Difference

Government Studies of Pornography:

President's Commission on Obscenity and Pornography (United States)

Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship (United Kingdom)

Recommended Reading:

Obscene Thoughts: A Pornographer's Perspective on Sex, Love and Dating
What Women Want, What Men Want - Why the Two Sexes Still See Love and Commitment So Differently.
The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us About Sexual Relationships
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivations from Adventure to Revenge
Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights
The Government vs Erotica
Letter to a Christian Nation
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Recommended Movies:

The People vs. Larry Flynt


This Girl's Life


The Notebook

Whatever Works