Announcing Our New Columnist: Porn Superstar/OC Girl Tasha Reign!

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SO much easier on the eyes than Mickadeit...
I knew I wanted to get porn superstar/OC girl Tasha Reign on the cover of our 2013 Sex Issue listing OC's 20 greatest adult film actors the moment I thought of the idea for the issue. Not only is Reign an emerging talent, not only is she a smart businesswoman, not only does she have a hot bod, but homegirl is smart: a women's studies major at UCLA who plans to go get a master's degree while firmly having her place in the industry. 

After the success of the issue, I got another idea: why not make her a weekly columnist? I figured she wouldn't bother with us mere mortals, but was I wrong: not only was Reign thrilled with writing for her hometown paper, but she had been thinking about such an idea for a while.

So, ladies and germs: next Monday, April 8, will mark the debut of "Tasha Tells All..." written by the incredible Tasha Reign!

Let's be clear at the outset, though: this won't be no Savage Love, or XXX-rated screamfest--boyos wanting to get their jollies off are more than encouraged to visit her homepage and become a member. What excites me about Reign as a columnist is that she stands at the perfect intersection between sex, politics, business, and entertainment. In an age where porn is still frowned upon by the same mainstream that makes it a multibillion-dollar industry, when busybody politicians want to legislate everything from a woman's vagina to gay marriage, condom use on porn sets to adult films at every turn, Reign can not only be an interesting voice--I'm confident she'll be a vital one.

Reign will write about sex, of course, but she'll do so much more than that. Her first column will deal with Measure B, the ridiculous proposition passed by Los Angeles County voters last fall that makes condom use on porn shot in the county mandatory. Reign's planned second column will be a love letter to Orange County--and why she left. After that? You'll have to keep reading every Monday morning for the latest!

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36 comments
kbear09090
kbear09090

Why is she majoring in *woman's studies* instead of real academic major? At least basket weaving is practical and has a basis in reality.

Cucurbita Moschata
Cucurbita Moschata

Or... can we assume that the OC Weekly doesn't have that sort of integrity for excellent journalism...?

Cucurbita Moschata
Cucurbita Moschata

Well, there's nothing wrong with using her sex appeal to her advantage. I'm sure she considered that she would not be taken seriously based on her outfit and social status. I just wonder whether she made the choice consciously as a matter of pride for who she is, or if she is really not expecting to be taken seriously at all and is going to write a bunch of swill because she thought it would be fun and wants the paycheck. My hopes that she writes about sex appeal and being taken seriously are actually a challenge to her to take the opportunity to address the issue. If she writes a bunch of fluff, I'm going to be disappointed. I just don't want to make assumptions about her. I know nothing about her other than her scantily clad outfit and her MA aspirations. There's also the issue of how much of the porn star introduction was the choice of OC Weekly... I mean, she comes from a business that runs on exploitation so maybe that's the only way she knows how to do business at this point.

David Virginia
David Virginia

Normally I'd say you have a good point, but if she wants to be taken seriously and not judged on her sex appeal, I highly doubt she'd be on the cover in a skimpy school-girl outfit, or be introduced as "Porn SUPERSTAR/OC Girl Tasha Reign" as part of her introduction (emphasis mine). Notice the order. I'm guessing she has absolutely no issue whatsoever with using her sex appeal to her advantage.

Cucurbita Moschata
Cucurbita Moschata

Fuck it. Gf, you damned if you do, and you damned if you don't. I hope Tasha writes an article about the struggles women have with being taken seriously while simultaneously being judged based on sex appeal.

R3BoyzDad
R3BoyzDad

   Well, finally, a column of socially relevant subject matter and something we actually care about. She's not writing about sex; but rather, she will be answering the questions we all want to ask but are socially pressured from asking. It's too bad a total scumbag had to utter the words that sum it all up: "Relax people. It's only sex." The reason women today actually enjoy sex instead of just "bearing it" to keep their husband happy, is thanks to the Internet and Playboy Magazine. Guys finally understand how a woman's body is built; where all the good spots are and how to give her the most pleasure possible.

   Old people used to describe sex in marriage as "always getting better as time goes on." Why should women have to wait all those years before experiencing sexual fulfillment? In my high school generation, girls had to deal with the poking and prodding experimentation of boys learning how to touch them. Now, when a female makes the conscious decision to have sex, she already knows how to position and mover her body. How to use her lover's various appendages to maximize her sexual pleasure. They now know how to tell a guy to touch here and push there and use your fingers on that and push and hold it right THERE! Oh Yeah! 

   Sex is meant to be pleasurable for both genders, especially the female gender, so that our brain and body work together to release oxytocin and other hormones that tell her that she wants to do that again. Propagation of the species could not happen is men did not have the physical pleasure of the orgasmic release. Why go through all the ridiculous mating dances and rituals only to be left with. "Huh? So that was it?" The same goes for women. At the risk of being politically incorrect, some posit that slow-cooking "crock-pot" female sexuality vs. the male "microwave" and over in 30 seconds, is to encourage her to enjoy extended sexuality, rewarding her with multiple orgasms. Most men cannot provide that 60-120 minute orgasm-crazed time, but a female taking multiple males is rewarded for doing so and therefore vastly increasing the likelihood of insemination.

   Yes insemination ((intentional and unintentional) can and does happen during the occasional 30 second teenage first time, but for most "grown-up girls," once they grow beyond the fear of being "a slut," their sexuality becomes something that they always wish they'd had 20 years earlier. Life is way too short for women to go without all the sexual intensity they want and desire. Why wait for the good stuff? Seek it out  from the beginning! There would be fewer unhappy, unfulfilled wives married to males (not men) who know nothing about the female mind, foreplay, the female body and the intimate security they need to feel safe to let go and show their husband who they really are and what they really want.  Too many marriages  fall apart, because sex is just one more thing some wives have to do to keep their husband happy. They are not getting the explosive, body wracking, shuddering, neighbor-waking intensity they deserve with every orgasm; or the dozen or so they deserve every time! That's why they call me; but that's a discussion for another time.

KMO

BobLoblawsLawBlog
BobLoblawsLawBlog

And here I was thinking that the only professional cock-suckers in Orange County journalism worked at the Register.

Bradley Earnshaw Shefmire
Bradley Earnshaw Shefmire

TOO bad the OC Register and OC Weekly now requires paid subscriptions to view anything.....nice reading while it lasted but can't imagine anyone paying to read what use to be free.

TheStig
TheStig

Yet another reason OC Weekly is better than the OCR.

elvagotrago
elvagotrago

Show us your... Oh wait, you already did.

Charlene Keeler
Charlene Keeler

No matter what she writes, it will never be taken seriously, and the whole idea of it smells like a day-old fish taco. There are plenty of good, well-educated struggling writers out there who would give their left nut (or left side of vagina) to get a gig like that. So she doesn't even have a B.A. yet??? And you gave her a column? Did she make some kind of (throat-clearing) "agreement" with someone for a job? I've lost complete respect. And if you're so hard up for columnists, I would like one. I thought it would be too difficult to try, that I'd need to spend years paying dues or something. All I had to do was have sex and let someone film it, then proclaim myself as a superstar and get a local paper to believe it. Damn.

Alexandra Dreyer
Alexandra Dreyer

Lol @ Victor... @ OC Weekly- OK. Point taken. From the comments above do you kind of see my point? It can very easily turn into something very campy....

Victor Vasquez
Victor Vasquez

What is she going to write about...? I mean, unless the topics are reeeeally really interesting, I might read but, in all honesty, I would rather see her posing. We guys love that better.

Otis Denim
Otis Denim

I see someone is spending too much time in the back pages of their rag.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Did you read the story? She's a student at UCLA who's planning to go to grad school—sounds pretty legit to us!

Alexandra Dreyer
Alexandra Dreyer

I'm sure she's smart, I don't doubt that, but aren't there enough wannabe porn "stars" trying to be more mainstream? How about giving a legit student/ journalist a shot? I love you guys but just YAWN....

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Don't hate until you've read!

Mike MacDuffee
Mike MacDuffee

I think my friend hooked up with her when we were teens

Dennis210
Dennis210

You guys must feel soooo lucky that you have a porn queen around?

killer
killer

Daily Pilot here I come.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@Bradley Earnshaw Shefmire Um, you fell for our April Fool's joke...

thughes62
thughes62

@Bradley Earnshaw Shefmire can i show up at your job and have you do what you for me and then not have you get paid for doing whatever it is that you do? Whattayasay?

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@Charlene Keeler Instead of whining, how about pitching me a story idea just like every other writer has done since the beginning of human history?

R3BoyzDad
R3BoyzDad

@Dennis210 

  The subtlety of your reference to the columnist as "a porn queen," betrays your self-delusion of coolness.  All guys want the girl that every man in the room wants to have; but few want the girl that every man in the room has had. It's just the insecurity of the male species. Women deserve to enjoy every sensation and moment of sexuality that men do, but that does not make them a lesser-person or someone worthy of being stoned to death because she has rejected prudish constraints. Never forget that killing a woman because she is in-touch with her body and enjoys it for its sensual purpose still exists in the most uneducated and lesser-evolved societies in the world. It's 2013. Get over it!

   Everyone deserves to enjoy all that life gives them. That does not imbue you with the privilege to cast aspersions upon her character just because you were the guy who was once laughed at when that girl asked you, "So that's all?" Yes Dennis, SIZE DOES MATTER; but as a columnist, so will her writing skills and ability to keep the readers' rapt attention. You may feel intimidated by a sexually confident woman, but do not let that scare you away from reading what she writes.

   As shocking as it might be Dennis, a lot of very intelligent women from Marie Curie and Oprah - to your next door neighbor enjoy sex. Just because they tell you they do does not make them a slut. Re-evaluate your prudish and condemning Victorian view of women.

KMO

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