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What Do You Want From Your Porn?

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Research commissioned by the Playboy channel found that women, especially younger ones, are open to watching porn if it features "real chemistry, nonenhanced body parts, varied body shapes and 'contextualized' sex. Not everyone agrees.

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As for what "contextualized" means, the researcher who conducted the focus groups and "other research" used to draw this conclusion said women "want the romance to flow organically from the story and not pop up in a forced fashion as is the case in so many adult movies."

The Playboy Channel is interpreting this as a chance to remake itself with couples-oriented programming, under the banner TV For 2. That means six new shows with higher production values and more "docu-reality."

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Few would quibble with "real chemistry" and more representation of natural bodies, but the idea that women like storylines and hand-holding can grate on some porn-loving women. Just last week, in the first of Fleshbot's Porn For Straight Girls posts, where Sailor Ripley declared, "What I, token Straight Girl, want out of porn: something hot, heavy, and funny to boot. It's not about an overwrought story that happens to have a lot of sex; it's primarily about the fucking."

The commenters on that post, asked to describe what they wanted out of porn, mostly corroborated the findings of the Playboy study, with a little less focus on narrative or context. A sampling:

  • For me, the most important thing is that everyone is authentically enjoy themselves. That's why I don't watch a lot of professional porn, especially featuring women - I can't always tell if they're actually enjoying themselves, and that bothers me.
  • I don't really care about the acting, but porn where both people are clearly actually getting off is always the best. Hearing a guy moan? Awesome. Creampies that don't end in a guy jacking it at the "vaginal precipice," but rather like what happens in real life? Awesome. Seeing that red flush in a woman's breasts and face because she's so close to orgasm? Awesome.
  • I've really gotten into amateur, and would love if you could show the way to videos on the web that feature women having actual orgasms. I may be old fashioned, but I really like it when the couple kisses, and seems to like/love each other, and when you can hear the noises they are making.
  • Just because a movie isn't specifically titled "Wild Bush 4" doesn't mean we shouldn't see some girls who are unshaven, or have small tits, big tits, or just normal looking people. Mix it up!

What about you?

Courting Women, Playboy Puts Emphasis On Intimacy [NYT]
Porn For Straight Girls: A Coming Out Party [Fleshbot]

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DISCUSSION

NO MONEY SHOTS. How is that not mentioned? That's probably singlehandedly the only reason I don't watch porn. Not only does concluding the shot with that totally disregard the female orgasm, and completely humiluate and objectify the women, but from a logistical standpoint it just pisses me off. I get a giant "does not compute" every time I try and watch one...like I'm just going to pull out and masterbate to the best part because that makes sense??? WHY??? (even worse so when you get some genius try and do it in RL *facepalm*) Not to mention, I could care less about a zoomed up penis, from a female perspective I want to see his face as he reaches orgasm, I want to see them together at this point, not him cumming all over her like she's a kleenex or something.

...juuuuust sayin'. If they want to really make female orientated porn, they should start by removing the degrading hateful elements and the submission of females that is so popular in modernday male-orentated porn.