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    1. Is what? The viewersship? This isn’t the sort of question I was calling for. I was expecting Who are the girls? Why do they do it? How do  you recruit? What did you pay them? How much did you make? Instead I get sociological questions. LOL

    Oh well. We do know that religious people watch a lot of porn. And this may go back to something I wrote earlier about things like incest porn being popular not because people want to do incestuous things, but because it is titillating. The good-looking couple on the bearskin rug in front of the fireplace drinking red wine and making love is out there in a category called various things but adding up to “porn for women.” Only women can’t be summarized so flippantly. Women watch nastier stuff, too, and enjoy it. Maybe not every woman, but many.

    Why would a woman watch old/young porn with a young girl and an older man, for example? Ask Freud, but I’m sure it’s a popular category with women as is rape porn with many women. Not because they want to be raped but because the idea of being taken is a common and powerful female fantasy (but don’t tell the “no means no” feminists because their heads will explode).

    Lesbian porn is hugely popular, but it comes in two varieties. Lesbos for a male audience and lesbos for a lesbo audience. You can probably imagine the differences. Which one has the two 20 year old blondes and which one doesn’t have them (which is about as delicately as I can put it)? While I’m sure some lesbians can enjoy and do enjoy the two 20 y/o babes, a lot more of them, I’m sure, like seeing a pair that’s a bit more relateable.

    A relatively new category seems almost like an impossibility in the porn field (rhyme not intended) and yet Mormon porn started becoming commonplace just in the last few years. This and Arab (shorthand for Muslim) porn are the only two categories I’m aware of with religious themes.

    But let’s be real: The people who watch Mormon porn (which is not done by Mormons) and Arab porn (also not done by Muslims) are just ordinary American porn viewers who find the idea of these categories titillating. Mormons and Muslims are not the intended audience.

    2) While I did many short videos, they went along with the photography which was my real bread and butter. And since almost all of the models were amateur girls, none of them even thought of themselves as actresses much less stars. They did little acting beyond taking a phone call or taking their clothes off. In the wider world of porn video production, there are actresses who establish a “name” and can legitimately be called a “star” in that they may help a video be sought after, just like a Hollywood start. Actresses with pulling power like that that today include the likes of Dakota Skye, Riley Reid, Gabbie Carter, and Dillion Harper to name just a few. If a lesser know actress is referred to as a “star,” maybe she’s being buttered up by a producer.

    But obviously, the threshold for stardom in the porn video world  is far lower than in Hollywood.

    BTW, I mentioned that I did videos. You’re probably curious about what that meant. I did basically two kinds: female masturbation and female taking a sexy shower. Yes, I’m in that rarefied air of guys who’ve been present and watching while 50 or more attractive women were masturbating without doing so while peeping through a bedroom window.

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    BTW, I’m occasionally using links to examples of porn so as not to offend people who’d be disturbed by embedded videos. Just so you know.

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    One thing I’ve discovered is that outsiders view photo and video porn shoots as freewheeling anarchic affairs where everyone’s having sex and a certain unbusinesslike attitude prevails.

    Folks, it’s a job with work to be done and the models and/or performers wanting to get done, get paid, and go home, just like any other sort of work.

    This video is a BTS (behind the scenes) pastiche of clips from a hardcore shoot. Notice how businesslike it is. The model is a famous pornstar (she’s well-known enough to qualify as a star). She works under the professional name Foxy Di. What she has going for her is her youthful good looks, including just about perfect skin. Which reminds me of another presupposition a lot of people have about sex workers in the porn industry, which is that they’re all drug addicts. My experience was that the ones I worked with were often vegetarians or yoga devotees. If they used any drug at all, chances were it was just marijuana.

    Another thing might come through in this clip, and that is the notion some people have that the models and performers must hate the work. She clearly doesn’t hate it and shows evidence of enjoying it as well.

    I worked with softcore models, girls showing off their body including the anal-genital area, and I have had the impression that many of the girls I worked with enjoyed exhibiting themselves so completely and in fact got a rush or thrill out of doing it. I’ve had more than one model confirm this impression, too. To them, it’s almost a feminist statement that their body is finally all theirs and isn’t subject to societal norms of what “nice girls” do.

    A lot of people don’t know that there are actually pro-porn feminists. Granted, most feminists line up with their evangelical bedfellows arguing that porn exploits women. But doesn’t employment exploit everyone. After all, the word “employment” is a synonym for “being used,” isn’t it? The real question is whether we are allowing ourselves to be used/employed voluntarily.

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