Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The New Trend: Romance Porn for Women

For decades, the female market has eluded pornographers, whose all-male lenses zoomed in on body parts and had little context or dialogue. But today, with cultural and technological shifts that make pornography more acceptable and accessible there is now the arrival of so-called “Romance Porn.” Nielsen/Net ratings from 2010 revealed that 1/3 of the visitors to porn websites were female, which amounted to approximately 13 million American women a month, according to Yahoo.com.
Back when I was involved in porn, although I never appeared in a straight film, the heterosexual actors who did, told me that most of the time they would be shot from the neck down; the male viewers at home didn’t care about the men performers. Straight porn was all about the women. Today, the actors in straight porn are often just as beautiful as the women. This is not by accident. For example, the boyishly handsome porn actor James Deen, is a fan favorite with women; launching the new phenomena of heterosexual male porn stars. Although, in the past, their had been male porn actors who gained notoriety, i.e. John Holmes, they were an anomaly compared to the 100s of well-recognized female stars. That's all changing. And the advent of Romance Porn is only creating a new vehicle in which the powers of hell can, innocently it seems, take over a new segment of the human population.


Note: Back in the early-90s, I recall hanging out one Summer day at a female friend's house; she was an early-middle aged woman; a “fag-hag,” (gay slang for an older woman who befriends gay men.) She invited me and many of my cohorts over for a barbecue. I got there early to help out, but she refused. While waiting for the rest, I got bored and took a book from one of her shelves. It was a glossy covered romance novel. I had never read one before. I skimmed through it, and found that the sexual situations described inside compared with any of the lurid teenage memories I had of Penthouse Forum. I never forgot that. Seems that female porn has been around for awhile; its just taking on new forms. The devil can go after anyone: gender, religion, status – means nothing.

2 comments:

  1. I wonder why the film makers have just now found out we women need a plot to hold our interest? Maybe they thought we preferred the Lifetime movies instead? It is often said women do not like porn. Jenna Jameson says women are her biggest fans.

    Want to know something really sad? I saw an interview James Deen did with ABC News. He said teenage girls were his biggest fans. Not once did anyone at ABC asked him if he thought it was appropriate for children to view his films. Not once did they state this is a form of child abuse. Yes, distributing porn to a minor is a crime and is also considered child abuse.

    ABC News gushed over his teenage fans and the fact that he bears a close resemblance to Kirk Cameron. I cannot look at Kirk Cameron the same ever again. ABC News ruined my childhood! T. W.

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