What’s happened to porn?

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From hairy jungle to complete boldness, the major changes porn has gone through since the Golden Age


Watching adult movies or just scenes and fragments nowadays, someone with good pornographic education and erudition cannot help thinking that something has dramatically changed for the worse. What we see are passionless women with bald pussy, perfectly operated boobs and bleached anus mechanically doing technically hardly implementable stunts with anatomically impeccable but impassible men filled up with boner pills. In addition, some sex-scenes are abound in violent acts in which males humiliate their sexual partner, which is quite surprizing if we consider the age of women’s right movements, which has been raging now for a while. But we don’t have to fear for the humiliated women on the screen because if they’re paid enough, there’s nothing humiliating these prostitutes and escorts wouldn’t be willing to do, giving up their belligerent female pride. If we look at porn-actors and actresses, their body and attitude toward the role they play, the screenplay of adult movie, we’ll have to come to the conclusion that the way the pussy lost pubic hair, it is how porn movies lost the story, the meaning, the interest of those viewers that consider it as a work of adult entertaining art, not only jerk-off material.

As I’ve already mentioned it in the title, one of the most apparent changes is that shaved pussies have completely dominated the pornographic scenery. It has its pragmatic reason, which is the fact that during oral action hair cannot get into the mouth so porn-actors don’t have to pick them out between their teeth. The same is true for hairy dick, especially during deep-throat, which can be pretty uncomfortable for a porn-actress or an escort as swallowing a sizable dick itself is rather inconvenient most of the times, especially when hairs want to get down the throat as well. However, a nicely trimmed pussy has its special charm that can mesmerize males, curiously the hair-fetishist pubic hair maniac, who must feel rather deprived these times. But in the golden age of porn pubic hair lovers lived in the paradise of pussies trimmed in various fashions or just the hairy jungle where they used to have fun like monkeys in real jungles. Nowadays what we are supposed to enjoy is the featureless hole, since pussies look the same without pubic hair. Or I could’ve said crater, instead of hole, which is the next distinctive difference between porn now and in the olden times, and in connection with it, its counterpart, the phallus. This tendency, the increased size, has become so prevalent in porn that today it is just unthinkable to see a porn-actor with average or small dick on the screen. As a consequence, porn-actresses often have to take rectal laxative before getting penetrated with an oversized male member so the vagina has become like a crater with no forest around it. By the way, the disappearance of pubic hair has brought a new cosmetic service into fashion, which is called bleaching, or anal bleaching and testicular ironing, which services are often resorted by porn-performers. In the golden age of porn hair on genitals didn’t matter at all, but in this perfectly sterile and uniformed modern times, it does so, however hair removal often reveals wrinkles and discoloured parts, especially on female genitals and around the rectum. This is what anal belching aims to solve: it kind of paints the discoloured skin the original colour so that the back door or the vagina will look more attractive or less used. As for the testicles, after hair-removal, the scrotum, especially in case of mature men, can look quite wrinkled so unaesthetic on the screen in close-up scenes, but the so-called testicular ironing can solve this problem completely.[1]   

As for the body types, there’s been a great change as well. In the golden age porn-actors weren’t that muscular and ripped than nowadays, when it is a must that he, the porn-actor should look like a half-god. If we think back to the typical scenes of a German porn movie, we’ll have to say most of them were far from being attractive men. Of course the gym-culture, which has been flourishing nowadays, has significantly contributed to men looking ripped and like Adonis from the Greek mythology, such as Johnny Sins or Jason Luv, but in the field of DIY porn-production it is not uncommon to see perfect male bodies. However, there are few exceptions as well, for instance Jordi El Nino Polla, who is a very skinny fella, who looks almost as short as a teen in middle school, and he looks very funny shagging big women. Most of his films don’t belong to the classic rank of porn movies because they have enriched the world of porn with burlesque or parody, thanks to his funny look and situations with big beautiful women. Of course, in the olden times there also existed funny porn-movies but this new sub-trend deliberately applies the dramaturgy of burlesque.

Regarding the female body type in porn and escort industry, there’ve also been great changes. I’ve already referred to the changes of pussy, the loss of pubic hair and the extended vagina due to laxatives, other body parts went through significant changes. The most obvious one or ones are the boobs, of course. A good porn-actress or a popular escort is unthinkable without opulent breasts so this is where plastic surgery and breast augmentation come up. There are just few lucky women who’re born with nice boobs that are big enough, so either the form or the size is often surgically corrected, or both of them. As a consequence of thriving plastic surgery, more and more porn-actress with perfect, big boobs can be seen on the screen. So much so that some porn-consumers have begun getting bored with the perfectly round artificial breasts, so it’s no wonder that the demand for natural and smaller tits has come up recently, as the visibility and popularity of other body types is growing. Of the top 10 '90s female porn stars per Ranker, all but one (Silvia Saint) are purported to have gotten breast augmentations; of the top 10 porn stars from the 2000s per the same site, just five are purported to have had boob jobs, and in recent years, natural, less curvy body types such as Stoya's and Riley Reid's have gained mainstream attention. In addition, demand for content featuring stars with larger bodies is up too,[2] therefore BBF (big, beautiful female) is becoming a popular search on any porn-sites.

As the preferred female or male body type has changed over the times, it is how the genre of porn production has changed as well. In the golden times of porn we could see just men and women having intercourse within the frame of a good story, but now it is not only heterosexual actors and actresses that take role on the screen as the diversification of sexual orientation appeared and the story itself has become less important. Thanks to the LMBTQ movement’s successful fight for rights, the porn industry now produces content that interests sexual minorities, such as homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and queers. With other words porn is not any more about the spectacular sexual intercourse of a male or males and a female or females, but the industry supplies those customers as well who have other sexual orientation.

As for the story, we can say it’s completely disappeared from porn content. In the Golden Times of porn sex-actions took place within a story with beginning, pitch and finish, so old sex-movies weren’t just about showing intercourse, as sex-actions were only a part of a production, quite important though. The reason why the story has just disappeared from porn-production can be explained with two words: the Internet and pragmatism. It is well-known fact that the porn-industry suffered a devastating blow by the rise of the Internet and free of charge porn-sites. In addition, internet porn has been driving the internet boom since the very beginning. Any given second of the day, there are approximately 30,000,000 unique visitors watching porn on their devices.[3] This survey was made back in 2015 so we can expect even more porn-viewers every day. Well, free porn sites ruined the business of porn-industry with home-made or amateur porn-content. It doesn’t necessarily mean that all porn content nowadays are made by dilettanti but rather involves the fact that the adult-movie production doesn’t need a big staff and expensive, sophisticated equipment any more. Thanks to technical development, more and more efficient but cheap video cameras or just smart phones are available to make good sex-scenes that can be easily conveyed or even streamed through the Internet. Above I already referred to the changed attitude of porn-viewers, which can be summarized with the word: pragmatism. Modern porn-viewers don’t have much time to see long stories, they want to masturbate or indulge in watching sexual intercourse. With the forward option, most of them just watch, slow down the most interesting parts of the content so why wasting time on creating a story? When the porn-industry was living its final days, more and more adult content came out with ridiculous story base, the most known of them was, for example, porn-actors playing the role of a simple plumber coming to fix the sink ending up with screwing the bored housewife. Actually porn-customers’ hectic lifestyle wouldn’t allow watching long stories just to toss off because a large part of them do it in secret, trying to avoid the wife’s, girlfriend’s or parents’ attention, this is why, according to a survey, the average time spent on porn content is approximately just fifteen minutes.[4] This is what definitely determines modern porn content, completely excluding the story from adult contents.

With the disappeared story or plot, most of the trained staff and professional porn actors and actresses disappeared as well. Today there are no porn stars who make their income solely by doing porn, as they also have to take employment in the escort industry to make up their earnings. Thirty or more years ago there existed porn stars such as Traci Lords, Ginger Lynn or Rocco Siffredi, who were lucky to work only as porn-actors and actresses. Due to the decline of professional porn-industry porn-stars don’t earn that much and nor they have many job-opportunities.[5] The technical staff had to be dismissed completely with the rise of amateur porn and technical development, as recording equipment are easy to get and operate even by the porn- actors or actresses themselves. As for the acting qualities of performers, it is obvious that there aren’t needed in the profession. If there’s no role to act out, as there’s no story in modern porn, why should it be necessary for a porn-performer to have acting qualities? Some decades ago when traditional porn flick production was flourishing, porn-actors and actresses had to play roles in the story, not just to carry out pornographic scenes, so they had to be able to speak, gesture and get into the skin of different characters. For example, in Flashpoint starring legendary porn actress Jenna Jameson plays the role of firefighter who's habitually hot in more ways than one, which requires definite acting skills. However, nowadays, when the plot is eliminated and sex-actions are concentrated on, porn-performers don’t have to show acting skills. All they need - porn-performers and escorts - to have is sophisticated love-making techniques, nothing else. At this point, the most striking difference between porn-actresses now and then is empathy, eroticism, getting into the role of a woman who really enjoys what she’s doing. Most of the recent female porn-performers do their job monotonously, concentrating only on the implementation of pornographic stunts. For example, the most conspicuous lack of eroticism can be observed when it comes doing blowjob or deep-throat. Usually blowjobs are done so dryly and mechanically that the viewer can’t help forwarding the act to find something more exciting. Female performers tend to focus on how to swallow a sizeable phallus, but during the act they often retch and get out of breath, making suffocative noises, which is quite disappointing and puts off many viewers. Of course, who’s receiving the deep-throat enjoys the act very much but the scenery is far from erotic with the choking porn-actress struggling with bulged out eyes not to puke up while she’s drooling through her nostrils. However, it is quite understandable that carrying out deep-throat on a massive male member is a difficult stunt, and it is pretty difficult to look erotic during the implementation, but it doesn’t change anything on the fact that porn-performers, especially women, focus too much on the technical implementation of a sex act, which is quite dry and boring.   

With the Internet taking over official porn as well as escort industry, several new porn genres and styles appeared. In the old porn flicks the viewer could just see what was going on in front of them, but now the viewer can have an interactive say in the scenery, acting and scenes of a streamed adult content. In return for a certain sum of money, the consumer can tell the porn-supplier(s) what to do, thus creating their most exciting self-tailored adult content. They can act like a director, instructing porn-actress(es), actor(s) or online escorts what sex-actions to perform. Another new thing in the world of porn is the gonzo style that attempts to place the viewer directly into the scene. It was too boring just to watch the events from a distance, like in old-school porn-flicks, so modern times take porn-consumers straight away among the actors and actresses. This style puts the camera right into the action, often with one or more of the participants filming and performing sexual acts, without the usual separation between camera and performers seen in conventional porn and cinema.

Very similar style to gonzo is the so-called POV, which stands for point of view, as if the watcher were experiencing the sex act themselves. In POV porn, the shooting style is generally similar to gonzo pornography, with the person receiving sexual gratification holding the camera themselves—aiming it down at the actor who is performing the sex act. This style of filming is in contrast to having a separate, third-person camera crew filming all the action, like it usually happened in traditional porn flicks. The effect is to give the viewer the sense that they are experiencing the sex acts that they are watching, as opposed to simply watching others as a voyeur.

Watching the daily menu of any porn-sites, the viewer can come across some alarming tendencies in sex-acts. The most serious one is the growing violence. Of course, violence often appeared in, for instance, classic Japanese-made porn (e.g. Lolita vibrator Torture), but this new kind of violence on internet porn is especially dangerous because lots of young people watch them and will follow these behavioural patterns, as it is to be feared that they will sooner or later become patterns. One of the most frequent, which had never happened in old school porn flicks, is the male participant pushing and pressing his partner’s eyes during fellatio. At the moment it’s the task of psychology to give an explanation for this strange male behaviour and of the content suppliers to control such violence. Another striking difference between old porn movies and recent contents is anal obsession. Naturally anal sex has always been popular action on the screen but today it seems to be a bit over exaggerated sort of fetish. Some porn-actors don’t even touch the vagina, as if there weren’t any holes to pound, just the rectal one, so rectal obsession is a typical distinctive feature of modern porn contents. According to a study, over the past decades, heterosexual anal sex rates have climbed. In the 1950s, anal sex experience was reported by fewer than 15 per cent of the population. But current rates suggest that around a third of men have performed anal sex on a woman, and slightly fewer women report having received anal sex. The rates are even higher in sexually active adults in their twenties.[6] The author says there’re various interpretations why men prefer doing anal sex on escorts and prostitutes, and the most probable one is the dominance-misogyny theory. The insatiable male feels tortured by the constant sexual desire that female body induces so he kinds of punishes her with harsh back-door penetration to express his misogyny towards the sexual object, as anal sex is sexual objectification of the female. This can be also explained with the fact that prostitution works like any service sector, the sex-workers, escorts and prostitutes, functions just as an object to cause pleasure to the sex-buyer, so it’s no wonder why anal sex is one of the most popular escort services.

As a consequence, more and more male porn-viewers have been discovering recently that there’s something wrong about the modern porn production, which objectify women and spread harmful sexual behavioural patterns, not talking about the harmful and addictive effect of watching porn on a regular basis.[7] Some feminist women’s right organization points out that the daily sexualisation of women in the media legitimises attitudes associated with discrimination and violence – and we have to admit they are right to some extent. As the author argues the old argument which characterised porn as central to free speech has been challenged by a more sophisticated understanding of its mostly dire impact on equality. The kind of porn which shows submissive women and dominant men – and that's just about all of it on the internet – distorts human relationships. It normalises brutality and the notion that women exist solely to do what men want. That isn't tolerable if you want to live in a society that treats both sexes with respect. However, it is not always women who suffer cruel dominance and maltreatment as BDSM content with submissive males is on the right, but this cannot be an argument pro violence on the screen.

The next significant difference between porn now and then is its effect on the society. Now porn is available for anyone anywhere and anytime who has a smart phone with thousands of escorts available online around the clock all over the world, but it wasn’t so two-three decades ago. Porn-viewers had to buy magazines, rent VHS cassettes from special shops, so watching porn required time. Too much forwarding and rewarding the video tapes did damages to the magnetic tape. Also, porn viewers had the opportunity to watch porn on a TV channel but the adult content was broadcasted very late hours, so they had to stay up late if wanted to see something exciting. But now, thanks to modern technology, porn is easily available to anyone, and this is why it has become dangerous. More and more consumers soon began having very real biological problems stemming from the consumption of the easily available pornography. Entire generations got used to instant gratification and a shot of dopamine to the brain, all from a few easy clicks of a button, not knowing of the potential harm that would come. Porn combined with technology removed the imaginative elements found in the mediums of old, and soon, the digital decadence was just too easy, too passive, and too real — and some users began to experience extreme sexual, physical, and emotional complications. Porn addicts often develop problems with erectile dysfunction, as the reality of actual sex doesn’t match up with the porn that’s so freely available online. It was then that people began to see an increase in anxiety, depression, and other illnesses related to pornography enter the mix. It has been observed using the MRI scans of modern science, that our very human brains react differently when we watch pornography frequently, indicating that our brains have actually been literally trained like Pavlov’s dog to function differently…and just like that, porn addiction was born.[8] According to the cited author, the difference between porn now and then is in the availability, the speed, and rapidity with which it can be consumed, as well as the lack of imagination required to consume it. Porn as now has become a potentially dangerous product, because unlike the pornography of old, porn is now actually a sexual activity which is wholly devoid of imagination. Porn in video form requires minimal use of the reasoning portions of the brain and the imagination. Digital pornography flashes an inhuman amount of naked bodies before our eyes per minute, overwhelming the brain with things that resemble humans and human mating opportunities, which can present some particular challenges to a brain which wasn’t quite ready for the digital world. In addition, as I’ve already referred to it, porn can convey potentially harmful sexual habits, which can make it especially dangerous for both the society and the individual. Just let me mention one example that wasn’t seen in old porn films: the practice of rectal prolapse. Nowadays, especially in gay porn, rectal prolapse is shown as a precious skill of the actor, but in fact it is a pathological malignancy that must be treated.

Lately there have been efforts on porn sites to regulate content that is not appropriate for some reason, the most obvious ones being violence and rape, as some credit card processors tried to break off with porn sites selling questionable content. [9] In the golden age of porn it was impossible to create such adult content that breached the law, but now, partly thanks to technical development and amateur, self-made content-producers, almost any kind of adult content can be uploaded on porn-sites, though stricter regulation has just nowadays kicked off.

Finally there’s one more thing to mention about how porn’s changed these days compared to the golden age. It’s not exactly what we porn-consumers see on the screen, but it’s definitely got something to do with it: it is the pharmaceutical inventions, that is to say, drugs and pills. In the 1970s or 80s porn-actors didn’t have the opportunity to increase their erection capacity by taking specific drugs, but after inventing Viagra, it soon became popular in the porn-industry. Before the pill, there were just few males who were able to perform in such conditions as a porn-flick was being made, but Viagra suddenly made it possible to lots of men to produce and maintain erection in unromantic circumstances.[10] Viagra has had a skyrocketing effect on the numbers of men able to react adequately on the usually crowded, bustling and extremely unerotic sets of porn movies in this dowdy suburban epicentre of the global erotica industry. The drug has left a stark division between the hard core of 20-30 "original" male porn stars who had carried the industry and their hundreds of often better-looking new rivals. Today it is typical for a porn-actor, with some honourable exceptions, to engorge boner pills before shooting. That’s why when we’re watching old-school porn we have to bear it in mind that these guys were performing naturally, and it was an achievement. Today male porn-performers seem to be a bit fake, compared to their grandfather colleagues, who really had natural desire and erection. The other drug was partly mentioned before, the so-called rectal laxative, which originally is used as enemas or suppositories to produce bowel movements in a short time, but in porn industry it is used for relaxing the rectum, even the vagina for oversized single or double penetration. Of course, porn-actresses are washed properly and lubricated profoundly before these scenes. So this process is quite unnatural, if double anal penetration weren’t that enough itself, and this is a big difference I believe. In the golden age so much preparation wasn’t needed to shoot a film, though double anal penetration wasn’t common either, however, nowadays it seems to be a mandatory stunt. Talking about drugs, it also has to be mentioned that narcotic drugs are sometimes consumed by female porn-performers predominantly who do something hard for money, for example, a bukkake show or interracial double penetration. By the way, sometimes it seems that some of the porn genres have broken from reality as the action would never happen in the reality. In old porn flicks there was always a story taking place in real time and place with characters with own personality, but today many pornographic genres have nothing to do with reality, like bukkake, gangbang or incest pornography. Sometimes everything seems to be an exaggeration in modern porn, e.g. too big member, too worked out bodies, too filled up lips, too roundish and large buttocks, too deep deep-throat, too big dildos that resembles horse dick etc. It’s all a big theatre or circus where the audience need big things to see properly what’s happening on the stage. Other porn-genres are downright offence against the law, such as rape-pornography. Incest pornography, for instance, seems quite popular where siblings, mothers and sons make love, which is, to be honest, rather unbelievable. Naturally, the performers aren’t in bloodline relation, but the message they convey to young porn-consumers is definitely dangerous. Incest has always been a taboo in societies as it can completely damage genetic inheritance, this endangering the society itself in its fundament. Also, other subcategories don’t have anything to do with pleasure either but rather with sensation and decadence. In BBW so obese women are made love that it’s hard to imagine that there’s male on Earth who would do it normally. Or BBC shows where female performers are literally impaled, it has nothing to do with pleasure, for sure, however hard porn-actresses try to prove the opposite. On top of all, in case of amateur or user-generated pornography, the watcher cannot be sure whether the given porn-actress is forced or not to perform sex, especially in Japan, where women are regularly duped into signing some modelling contract and end up being raped in a gang-bang scene.[11] According to studies, sex trafficking, escort-industry and porn goes hand in hand. And while active porn performers rarely, if ever, speak out due to fear of not getting work, getting blackmailed, or being discriminated against, the majority of those very same performers inevitably end up speaking out on their real experiences once they leave the industry.[12] In the golden age of porn, coercion into sex to make adult video was impossible, as the entire shooting project was transparent with well-known professional porn-performers. Beside trafficked women, even children are sometimes used in the increasingly popular form of pornography today called “Live Porn” in which a performer is in front of a webcam. There are many different types of these sites. For example: a John/viewer relays requests, often for torture, through chat and within seconds the requests are filled (“Be your own porn director!”); live stream the raping of girls by “johns” with others watching via the webcam; girls/children forced to perform and then the footage is sold later to an exclusive buyer or uploaded for free to draw more viewers in.[13]     

Taking into consideration all the negative impacts of modern internet-based pornography on the person as well as on the society, I must honestly say that old-school porn-flicks should be watched, not only because of the aforementioned drawbacks but the fact as well that they represent much more enjoyable adult content.

   

 

 

 

 

Sources:

[1] https://www.mensjournal.com/style/what-hell-testicle-ironing/

[2] https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a8616324/porn-industry-adult-entertainment-changes/

[3] https://www.indiatimes.com/culture/who-we-are/7-ways-technology-was-influenced-by-the-porn-industry-234537.html

[4] https://www.salon.com/2013/05/30/is_success_killing_the_porn_industry_partner/

[5] https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/how-porn-changed-1990s-pornhub-internet-sex-videos-less-money-more-women-watching-a7555236.html

[6] https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-who-stray/201102/back-door-psychology

[7] https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/porn-has-changed-worse-even-men-have-noticed-8846457.html

[8] https://medium.com/unusual-universe/the-history-of-pornography-from-the-paleolithic-to-pornhub-4123dbeef37e

[9] https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/pornhub-visa-mastercard-nicholas-kristof-sex-work-1102150/

[10] https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/viagra-ruining-industry-porn-stars-20020705-gdud6f.html

[11] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3474597/Japan-porn-industry-preys-young-women.html

[12]https://fightthenewdrug.org/real-stories-of-porn-performers-who-were-trafficked-into-the-industry/

[13]https://stoptraffickingdemand.com/forced-acts-recorded/ 


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