Time to pony up and talk about the sexy picture shows! It is Porn Week on Sex Stories We Love!

Verisimilitude Reality

There is always a lot of talk about the different “types” of porn men and women like and how these differ. Surely there could a lot of truth to the idea that men like the hardcore scenes and women are more inclined to softcore films. You know, guys just want the pounding and women want the stories. Yet we should also fully know that our understanding and reportage of porn is continually evolving. People who may not have been comfortable speaking about their porn preferences before might be now, or new respondents could be more empowered to speak on their desires. And with a significant movement to VR, this massive change in technology could lead to a spike in different porn that realizes different needs for both men and women. Just because some folks have decided some things are hot for a while doesn’t mean that will remain constant forever.

Banality in the UK

While some consumers in some parts of the world might soon have greater offerings of porn choices, folks in the United Kingdom are bracing for massive changes to their porn offerings and how they might access them. We can only hope that the strong resistance being offered by amazing activists such as Pandora Blake can sway the British government to rescind the proposed and potentially Draconian laws. These measures will not only crush the small sites that are just trying stay afloat and provide erotic entertainment, but they will also cause sites offering niche content that appeals to marginalized sexualities to disappear. With this disruption, people will lose what could be their only access to those specific sexual pleasures.

Beware the Whisperers

I wonder how many people have been watching some of their favourite sexy-time cinema while reading along here? I hope you are! I wonder how many are now just going to close that tab when I speak one of the dirtiest words going these days: Trump. Given just how outlandish and scattershot the United States’ President-elect’s campaign was, many within and tangential to the porn industry have been wondering just what he will do once he takes the reins of power. Well, as Lux Alptraum points out, the fear might not come from what Trump thinks about porn, but rather his coterie of advisers who could end up in posts of power. In so many ways, the refrain “it is going to be a challenging four years” could be true in many sectors, including adult entertainment.

CNN Got HOT

Or maybe there’s a new order and new rules in place. Hell, maybe porn is going to be offered free on cable television. Just like it was, recently, in the Boston area’s CNN feed. Mind you, it was only for 30 minutes and people had to miss out on an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s "Parts Unknown." However, maybe some folks did learn about some parts unknown and were inspired! CNN has not confirmed that their programming was disrupted with hotness, and the user who noted it on Twitter has now been inundated with dick pics and hate. This is why we can’t have nice things.

Preferred but Not Necessary

One change that didn’t happen in the United States was Proposition 60, the attempt to get condoms in porn in California. Voters said no way to that one. Hopefully some did it because it was not in the best interests of the performers or that the oversight of the industry by one group is a bad idea. However,this recent infographic including condom usage in adult films might suggest that there was another reason: people don’t want to see condoms in porn. Really, this is not shocking at all. It is something that the industry and viewers have struggled with for years. The idea has even moved into discussions of erotic literature. This debate is likely to continue. However, one interesting note from the infographic is the significant number of people you are ambivalent to seeing condoms in porn. Maybe someday safer sex won't cause anyone to bat an eye.

Porn, Firsthand

Finally, do you ever wonder what it is a like to be a porn performer? Do you read articles about the industry? A recent article in Filthy by adult actress Samantha Bentley, who has been in the industry for 10 years, is so much better.