Based in Barcelona, born in 1977 in Sweden, Erika Lust studied political sciences, feminism and gender studies. Tired of chauvinistic and tacky mainstream porn, she burst into the adult industry in 2004, with the indie short film The Good Girl – a humorous statement of principles.
The immediate success of this first attempt encouraged her to pursue a film career. Erika has since then directed three multi-awarded erotic films: Five Hot Stories for Her, Life Love Lust and Cabaret Desire. She also directed the experimental documentary Barcelona Sex Project and wrote several books.
She now runs this website, XConfessions, and chooses two confessions per month to be turned into erotic short films. She also runs two adult streaming platforms, a non-profit organisation, her store and her blog.
She appears as a guest star on Feminism and Submission, where she hosts a roundtable of voices within the BDSM industry on the subject of feminism within BDSM.