Baby, I Was *Porn* This Way

 

WARNING: This post contains sexually explicit material. You must be at least 18 years old (21 years in some jurisdictions) to read this… blah blah blah… and all those legal bullsh*t porn disclaimers, which are not implemented at all. In short, please don’t read any further if you are not comfortable discussing hardcore pornography.

Ah… you clicked this post because you saw Sasha Grey with her mouth open, huh?
Don’t tell me it’s because you like her makeup. Dude, please.

 

You might be asking: Why is Iza Larize writing about porn on her film blog? Well, porn — specifically American porn — is basically like the black sheep of the Hollywood family, mostly residing in San Fernando Valley.

American cinema, commonly known as Hollywood, has produced a number of feature films about the adult film industry. There’s Boogie Nights (my favorite), Zack and Miri Make a PornoLovelace, and a lot more. Hmm… seems like Hollywood has been curious about his richer, half-brother. (The adult film industry reportedly makes more money than Hollywood.)

When did porn become so huge? I think it all started with 1972’s Deep Throat. The rest, as they say, is history. Admit it or not, porn is a business. And business is stronger than ever.
So, what makes porn fascinating Hollywood had to make movies about it? Perhaps it’s the idea of it being taboo. I don’t know. Instead of sweeping it under the rug, why don’t we discuss this thing the world is obsessed about?
Same Thing, Different Animals

Porn. You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. It’s basically the same thing every single scene: Guy sticks his thing in any orifice he could find. The scene would end with the guy cumming on a woman’s (or, sometimes a man’s) mouth or face or wherever. That’s why it won’t take long for consumers (the viewers, a.k.a. the voyeurs) to eventually get bored of porn, urging producers to come up with “something new” — the sicker and more perverse it is, the better.

 

Poster for Deep Throat, starring Linda Lovelace
The past plays a significant role in the present, what is “a hit” today was a foreign concept yesterday. Yesterday had the usual stuff: blowjobs, hetero-sex, and anal sex. Today, porn serves a plethora of perversion:
Gangbang – three or more guys f*ck a woman in rapid succession, oftentimes she has to multitask by taking penises in her vagina, anus, and mouth.
Double penetration – a.k.a. DP, a porn trend wherein a woman simultaneously takes in two penises — one in her vagina, one in her anus.
Double p*ssy penetration – a.k.a. DPP, a woman takes two penises in her vagina.
Double anal penetration – a.k.a. DAP, a woman takes two penises in her anus.
A** to mouth – a.k.a. ATM, recipient puts the penis in his/her mouth after taking it in the anus.
Gaping – a.k.a. stretching one’s a**hole as the camera focuses on it and/or a guy cums on it.
Rimjob – a.k.a. rimming, licking a person’s a**hole.
Rosebudding – deliberately prolapsing one’s rectum for someone to lick and/or suck it.

Those are some of the things that sell today. I dread to think what’s coming next. Perhaps producers are currently pondering the idea of necrophilia? (*vomits*) Bestiality? (Although Linda Lovelace has already done it in 1971.) I mean, those greedy bastards have to come up with something sick and perverse, right? Otherwise, they won’t sell.

Human Things? More Like, Animal Things.
Apparently, women are now referred to as “cum buckets.”
I assume these “buckets” have thoughts and feelings too.

Most critics say porn objectifies women. Some say porn objectifies both men and women. Personally, I don’t think porn objectifies men and women as pieces of meat with penis and vagina. I think porn objectifies AND animalizes men and women.

There was a 2011 study about the “animalification” of women, part of it says:
In short, it doesn’t look like pornography is leading men to treat women as mere ‘objects’ (like a table). Instead, we seem to be getting something that might be called animalification—treating a woman as though she lacks the capacity for complex thinking and reasoning, but at the same time, treating her as though she was even more capable of having strong feelings and emotional responses.
I think such study is also applicable on how porn treats men. POV (point of view) porn is a perfect example of objectification and animalification of men. Such type of porn focuses on a man’s penis as it enters a woman’s orifice, often the mouth. (Oh yes, nevermind the guy because he is just a penis.)

Oh, now I see. That’s why porny terms such as c*ck, p*ssy (my fave), kittens, cougars, and bunnies are so rampant nowadays.

Two Sides of the Porn Coin

Most pro-porn people claim that porn empowers women. Most anti-porn people claim that porn degrades women. In our planet so vast and diverse, there is no single universal truth. That’s why I have no right to say that such people are false. We are all entitled to our own truth. Let’s just say that both groups are true: porn empowers AND degrades women.

Marina Hantzis (better known as Sasha Grey) has been a prominent porn advocate even after her retirement. She once said:
What one person sees as degrading and disgusting and bad for women might make some women feel empowered and beautiful and strong.

Although it’s very hard for me to understand how being gangbanged and being strangled with a d*ck and licking a toilet bowl can make a woman “feel empowered and beautiful and strong,” I will not condemn Miss Hantzis for speaking her mind. That’s her opinion. That’s her life. It’s her body. She can do whatever she wants with it.

It’s All About the D*ck

 
Manuel Jeannin (a.k.a. Manuel Ferrara) and his mountain of women
 

Let’s face it. Porn is a product of patriarchy and capitalism. It grows on the seeds of supply and demand. Porn wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the consumers (mostly men), right?

From the bedtime story called the Bible to the digital age, both men and women were conditioned to the idea of gender roles.

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, just as Christ is the head of the church…

– Ephesians 5:22

You see, this is the kind of mentality that promotes misogyny and patriarchy. For a dependent and submissive woman, such Bible verse might sound okay. But for an independent and dominant woman, this is beyond ridiculous. Why must the wife “submit” to the husband? Is marriage a role-playing relationship or a life partnership?!?

Such mentality is also present in any medium, including porn. Porn mainly exists for men, porn women exist for men. In short, porn women’s vital role is to make a man cum… on her face or her mouth. Sometimes, she must swallow the cum too.

The d*ck mentality that porn exercises is not contributing to female empowerment. Even when I type “lesbian porn” on Google Images, there are still d*ck pics. Why? Do lesbians have d*ck nowadays?! Must every single thing have to be about d*ck? No, it should not be. But that’s the way it has always been with porn.

The Porny Threesome: Money, Sex, and Fame
The way that porn works is you have to always be willing to give up more — you start with girls, and then you have to do guys, and then anal. It’s a progressive thing. Once you’ve done everything you’re willing to do, there’s nowhere else for you to go in porn.
– Jennie Ketcham, formerly known as Penny Flame

So, what drives young people, especially young women, to do porn? There are no definite answers. But I think there are three main things that fuel such career choice: money, sex, and fame.

Money

Pornography is big business— with $10 billion to $14 billion in annual sales. The author, Frank Rich, suggests that pornography is bigger than any of the major league sports, perhaps bigger than Hollywood.

– Forbes

That was back in 2001. Who knows how big the adult film industry is today?

 

“Winning.”
Miss Oberlin with Charlie Sheen and Natalie Kenly.

Former adult film performer, a.k.a. former Charlie Sheen “goddess,” Rachel Oberlin (better known as Bree Olson) reportedly “commanded a salary of between $30,000 and $60,000 a month.” Getting paid that much just for having a lot of sex? Hmmm. Easy money for cheap meat. No wonder why.

Sex

Sexual desires and arousal, sexual experimentation, and the formation of a sexual identity are more pronounced in adolescence.

– L.B. Blume/M.J. Zembar  Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall, 2010

In layman’s terms, most people are at their horniest during their adolescent years, and perhaps even up to young adulthood. That’s why it’s no surprise why many young people do porn.

Sadly, there are also some who did/do porn as a result of childhood sexual abuse. Jenna Jameson once admitted that she was indeed molested as a teenager. Who knows how many Jenna Jamesons are there in porn?

Ian Gittler’s Pornstar and Rashida Jones’ Hot Girls Wanted might give you an inside look as to why porn stars porn around.

Fame

Let’s face it, Miss Hantzis wouldn’t be in a Steven Soderbergh movie or an Eminem video if she wasn’t a porn star. Would a young waitress from Sacramento magically land a lead role in a major Hollywood movie? Nah.

Still one of the famous people in the industry, Miss Hantzis has given inconsistent statements as to why she pursued a career in porn. Her 19 year-old self once stated that she is in porn because she has “a vision and a goal.” Later in 2014, she would claim that she was “lured into porn” by her “abusive” ex-boyfriend.

 

Sasha Grey in The Girlfriend Experience
(Must her mouth always be open? Lol.)

So there. She wasn’t in porn because of “a vision and a goal.” She was in porn because some ex-boyfriend forced her to. So, ano ba talaga ‘te?! Talk sh*t ka eh.

Oh look! She was in a Hollywood movie because she did porn.” Unfortunately, not all porn stars can be as successful as Miss Hantzis, Jennifer Corrales (a.k.a. Jenna Haze), or Michelle Sinclair (a.k.a. Belladonna). Fame has its price, and the price is not always right. (This, this, and this.)

There is no single, solid answer as to why young people do porn. Parents might want to read Miss Ketcham’s article to get some insight.

Kids, there’s more to life than money, sex, and fame — those are just fleeting, trivial stuff that can never match genuine love and happiness.

Porn Can Be More Powerful Than Sex

Hi. My name is Stoya. I’m your fantasy girlfriend.

If you are new to porn — or if you’re planning to start watching porn (if you have an addictive personality, watching porn may not be a healthy idea) — the first thing that you have to know is this: porn is NOT just a presentation of sex, it is ALSO a presentation of perversion.

One of the most brutal porn that exists out there is the one with the late Meghan Wren (better known as Amber Rayne). In that scene, she was repeatedly slapped by two guys. Then, she had to gag on the penises. After that, she was turned upside down, eventually puking while giving a blowjob. It was so sick and gross you can hear the camera guy say, “Sh*t!
So yeah. Never expect something sexy in most porn movies. Porn is never sexy. Gagging and puking are porny, yes. But they’re never sexy. If you think it’s sexy, you might need a visit to a psychiatrist or something.

Now, why did I say that porn is more powerful than sex? It’s because porn consumes the consumer, it’s so powerful it can swallow the hungry. Porn is so huge it can belittle sexual act itself, or even reality itself. (This.)

 

Hi. My name is Charles Dera. I’m your fantasy boyfriend.

 

Porn is fantasy. In most fantasy lands, ladies look like Jessica Stoyadinovich (a.k.a. Stoya). And guys look like Charles Deraczunas (a.k.a. Charles Dera). But what if your reality cannot meet your fantasy? Lagot na.

In reality, not all people you’ll have sex with are as sexy as your fave porn stars. Adult film performers are selling an image: hypersexualized creatures who might be the exact opposite of what they are in real life. Almost everything is exaggerated in porn, especially the orgasm.

When a person’s mind is heavily influenced by the fantasy porn provides, his/her real sex life might not measure up, a phenomenon that can lead to low self-esteem.

Porn and the Pseudo-Age Limit in Viewing

Porn still cannot digest the effect that they have on young people. Yes, porn is so powerful it can reach a child or teenager’s mind. With the Internet, porn has become more accessible than before, perhaps even more accessible to the underage group. Young people are often two steps ahead of us when it comes to technology. That’s why it’s no wonder they can still consume porn even if you have parental control software installed on your home PC.

Although some children are psychologically mature for their age, there are still young ones who are yet to grow up in a psychological sense. If porn becomes the go-to sex education for an underage person, chances are he/she will think that it’s just okay to pee on a woman’s mouth. Looking at you, Max Hardcore. (Paul F. Little in real life, Max Hardcore is known for treating his female co-stars as human toilet bowl.)

Truth is: most of us cannot control what an underage person views online. We may control their web browsing at home. But what about when they are already outside, with their peers? Or in an Internet cafe without adult supervision?

This site provides a comprehensive porn education. This too.

Pro or Anti?
So, am I pro- or anti-porn? Neither. Both sides have its pros and cons. Some pro-porn people refuse to acknowledge the role porn plays in heinous crimes such as rape and rape-murder. (Serial rapist/murderer Ted Bundy said porn and the addiction to it contributed to him becoming a monster.) Some pro-porn people also refuse to speak about the health risks associated with extreme acts such as DPs, DPPs, DAPs, etc.
On the other hand, some anti-porn people generalize porn as degrading and gross and all of those things. Well, yeah, most porn movies are gross and degrading. But some are surprisingly romantic and passionate — especially lesbian porn without toys, and those lesbian porn movies by Kathryn Annelle of Triangle Films.
Another con issue I have about the anti-porn community is hypocrisy. Some anti-porn people, often zealots, condemn what they refuse to examine and understand. There’s also that ex-porn star turned anti-porn “crusader” who allegedly preys on young women. Don’t even get me started with the Church, I know they have some sick and disgusting issues too. This. And this. And let’s not forget about this.

Personally, I dislike porn because…

1.) It generalizes women. Porn often portrays women as c*ck-hungry and cum-thirsty creatures, the same way romantic comedies portray men as Prince Charming. Not all men are Prince Charming, some are actually wife beaters and manchild. So there, not all women like swallowing cum. (And not all women like d*ck because some women prefer p*ssy.)

Also, not all women like taking it in the a**. Female porn stars do anal, DP, DPPs, and DAPs mostly because of fame and money. I highly doubt these women would still “enjoy” such acts if there’s no money involved. (DP and other extreme acts reportedly pay the highest, while lesbian porn pays the lowest.) So, the next time you see a woman doing anal on camera, the thing that often goes through her mind is “no pain, no gain.

 

Jessica Macomber (a.k.a. Lexi Belle) as a “cum bucket”
(Lexi is what happens if Taylor Swift does porn.)
2.) It promotes and normalizes rape culture via gangbang porn. Last year in Argentina, two evil men drugged, gangraped, and brutally murdered a 16 year-old girl. I bet those rapists/murderers watched some porn before impaling her through the anus. Where else would they know they could insert a variety of things inside an anus? From their parents? From their teacher? Nah.
Of course, porn did not single-handedly propagate the gangrape idea. Just look at “romantic” movies and TV shows wherein a girl “falls in love” with two or more guys, or let me put it another way: two or more guys “romantically” share one girl. And then there are also advertisements like this. Oh gee.
3.) It promotes and normalizes cheating and adultery via “caught cheating” porn, a.k.a. wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend watches their significant other f*cking another woman/man — often a friend, best friend, or sister/brother.
Ah, the thrill of being caught. It feels so criminal, doesn’t it? And most criminals have psychological issues, so you might want to see some psychiatrist if you think cheating is hot and sexy.

I think this kind of porn is mostly a product of the male fantasy. I have yet to meet a woman who delights in the idea of f*cking her friend’s or sister’s boyfriend/husband. Yuck.

Again, porn did not single-handedly propagate such idea. Other mediums like cinema and TV also played a significant role in normalizing cheating/adultery. Here in the Philippines, kabit (mistress) TV shows and movies are always a hit. Sad truth.

4.) It can be addictive. I said “can” because porn is not addictive on its own. Guns don’t kill, people with guns do. Same thing with porn. It still depends on how the viewer controls his/her urges. However, porn breeds on the curious mind. The more porn you have seen, the more you’ll crave.

 

Nice movie. Check it out. Um, no. It’s not porn.

Steve McQueen’s Shame portrays the struggles of a sex addict named Brandon (Michael Fassbender). Brandon’s existence revolves around sex and anything that has to do with it, including porn. He is battling hypersexuality, therefore watching porn is not helping him in any way.

I’m not saying that consuming porn makes you a pervert. Being curious doesn’t immediately make one a pervert — just as watching Fast and Furious movies doesn’t make you a speed junkie. I’m merely saying that if you are going through some form of addiction — or if you have an addictive personality — watching porn is not a good idea.

5.) It promotes and normalizes pedophilia and underage sex via “teenage pornography,” a.k.a. scenes that feature supposedly teenage characters having sex with a MILF or an older man. Of course, performers in such porn are above 18 years old. One prolific figure in this genre is Jordi El Niño Polla. He is a boyish-looking Spaniard often cast as a naive, teenage boy seduced by a stepmother (incest!) or a friend’s mother.
And then there are those scenes that feature a very young-looking woman, almost like a little girl, being f*cked by an older man. Creepy. See: Max Hardcore. (No, please don’t.)

Having sex with an underage person is NOT OKAY. It’s sick and illegal. It can also be traumatic for the young person. No to child abuse! Producers need to stop labeling porn movies with “teens,” “kittens,” “daughters,” “daddy,” “mother” and/or “kid!”

6.) DPs, DPPs, and DAPs. If you think such high-risk sexual acts are hot, you might want to think again. Or read thisthis, and this. Besides, the vagina and the anus are not designed to take two (or sometimes more) d*cks at the same time. “Yeah, but a baby comes out of a vagina.” That’s true. But babies don’t thrust themselves back and forth a vagina, do they?!

Since when did the risk of having anal fissure become hot and sexy?

7.) A** to mouth and rimjob. The risk of having hepatitis, intestinal parasites, HPV, and/or herpes. Not sexy. “But, enemas exist.†† Yes, they do. Most adult film performers use it before and after filming an anal scene. But! That doesn’t totally reduce the health risks associated with such acts.

Why are these acts considered “sexy?” Somebody please enlighten me.

8.) Gaping and rosebudding. I’m not interested in seeing what’s inside a person’s a**hole. And WTF is this world going into with rosebudding?! Seriously, even dogs know better not to have oral sex with someone’s rectum. Hoomans, why? Just why?

9.) Misogyny and double standard. Max Hardcore’s movies are the perfect examples of glaring misogyny in porn. But then again, misogyny is also visible in other mediums, not just porn.

Porn often labels women as “slut,” “whore,” “b*tch,” etc. But then, it often labels men as “the man,” “stallion,” “stud,” etc. Double standard much? Of course, such practice is not exclusive to porn.


I like some porn because…

1.) Lesbian porn. I personally think that lesbian sex is the only nice thing about porn. I like the energy, connection, rhythm, and chemistry between two women. Sensuality at its finest. Now, this is my definition of female empowerment, being sexually fulfilled without any presence of a d*ck.

 

Misty Stone and Bobbi Starr on the cover of Lesbian Tutors 5

Lesbian sex represented by women pleasing one another for each other, rather than for a male viewer, is often difficult to find in mainstream pornography. In a patriarchal world, women exist for men. And, as we’ve discussed previously, this is not an idea that pornography invented, but is one that exists implicitly within many of its representations.

– What’s Up with Porn?

Some two years ago, I wrote that porn objectifies and misrepresents gay women. Yes, most lesbian porn movies still objectify and misrepresent lady-loving ladies. There were some YouTube videos showing lesbians’ reactions upon watching some lesbian porn. This and this. Well, yeah, most “lesbian porn” clearly targets the male audience — but not all.

There are some lesbian scenes that are aimed towards the female audience — queer or otherwise. Some good examples of female-oriented lesbian porn are those by Triangle Films, a production company owned by a lesbian couple.

 

Seana Hawkins (a.k.a. Justine Joli) and Catie Parker

2.) Lesbian kisses. Personally, I think kissing is more intimate than sex itself. Seeing two women kiss is beautiful and sweet. What’s not to love?

3.) Scissoring. This is very easy to do: just grab a scissor and get some paper. There, you’re scissoring already. Oh yes, this is also a very hot lesbian sex position.

4.) Femdom, a.k.a. scenes wherein a woman dominates her submissive sexual partner (male or female).

Most straight porn movies portray women as the submissive ones, and it gets boring with repeated viewing because you know what will happen next. As Tony Montana says, “Is this it? Eating, drinking, f*cking, sucking… Then what?

Of course, Montana wasn’t talking about straight porn, but that line perfectly applies to the predictability of straight porn… or even hetero-sex. That’s why it’s refreshing to see the tables turned, with the woman being more in control of sex.

 

Gay porn actor Finn Daniels takes it in the a**
for Verónica Linares (a.k.a. Rebeca Linares)

One subgenre of femdom porn is pegging. Instead of a guy sticking his thing into a woman’s vagina and/or anus, it’s the woman who penetrates the guy with a strapon dildo.

As a dominant, I find the idea of BDSM interesting. Bondage, blindfold, latex. Sounds sexy to me.

5.) Lesbian massage porn. Massages are relaxing and sensual. I love massages… and queer women.

6.) Tickle porn, a.k.a. scenes that focus on one performer being tickled by one or more partners. Might sound hilarious, but I think it’s kinda fun.

 

Briana Blair as a cheerleader for the Atlanta Hawks

7.) Briana BlairCassie Courtland, and Marlie Moore. My faves. All are RETIRED. And I like alliteration, blondes, and women with a Southern accent.

8.) Adult film performers undergo regular medical tests, a.k.a. making sure to keep the industry “clean” and free from STDs — although the industry is SVD (still very dirty) despite the tests. Through these tests, porn superstar Sasha Grey said “hi” to her gonorrhea. And Darren Keith Edwards (a.k.a. Darren James) found out that he’s HIV positive, allegedly contracting it from Bianca Biaggi.

9.) Robin Williams’ words of wisdom on porn. A stand-up comedy classic.

Like it or not, porn has already embedded itself deeply into society’s mind. “So, is porn good or bad?” My opinion doesn’t matter ’cause you’ve already made yours as you head to your favorite porn site.

DISCLAIMER: No copyright infringement intended. I don’t own or claim to own any of the photos used.


The Church has been the most outspoken religious group, vehemently speaking against sexuality and homosexuality. Although I am not a religious person (my only religion is love), I do not intend to mock the Church. Conversely, such organization has no right to condemn what they cannot control in their own community. I am merely stating a fact based on historical accounts. It’s either you clean your organization’s mess or shut up.

Side effects. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are all possible side effects of an enema, warn the researchers who covered the risks of colon cleansing in a clinical article for The Journal of Family Practice.

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