Ask Rope: Am I Watching Too Much Porn?

One of the questions I receive most often goes something like this – Rope, how do I know if I’m watching too much porn? One barometer I like to use is tattoo recognition. Can you identify a large percentage of performers from their tattoo alone, without the benefit of facial clues? How large a percentage? I would say 90% is cause for concern. I also like to turn the question around on the inquirer. How do I know if I’m watching enough porn? After all, you’re paying for a membership. I would judge a minimum of 20% recognition to be sure you’re getting a good return on your investment. I’ve attached ten images inside. All images are screenshots from scenes appearing on VideoBox. See how many of the girls you can identify by her tattoo. If less than two, please devote more time for porn viewing. More than eight, possibly time to take a breather. An answer key is provided at the bottom of the post. If you identified all ten girls along with the ten scenes the screenshot was captured from, definitely time to seek professional counseling.



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37 Responses to “Ask Rope: Am I Watching Too Much Porn?”

  1. jack_black Says:

    6!

  2. wertrew2 Says:

    I only got one — Belladonna. Then again, out of the girls listed, she’s the only one I’m interested in; most of the names I don’t even recognize! Does this mean I need to get more out of my membership? (My personal opinion is no, I spend enough time here as it is; the fact that I’m commenting on this blog — a purely peripheral feature to this site — is a testament to that.) Maybe I’m just not that into tattoos…

  3. Hamtili Says:

    Even without this pictures i already knew that I’m watching too much porn.

    If you are starting to identify male performers because of their balls or dicks or recognize the location and thinking ‘Oh, was also shot in this house> you should maybe reduce your porn consumption.

    Spending thousands of euros (or dollars, or whatever) for disk space, just for porn, is also a very bad sign, I think.

  4. extremejay Says:

    only got 2…and one doesnt count cause i couldnt actually remember avy lee roth’s name..lol Although i could probably get a high score if you just did tits.

  5. zarafan Says:

    You’re right, Rope: if one characteristic defines me, it’s my appalling inattention to porn….

    I’ll get right on that; thanks for the reminder.

    All the best,

    Zarafan

  6. junkco Says:

    Rope, I got five right which means I’m right on top of the bell curve. I agree with Hamtili, we should do a matching quiz with the location and porn company. Well I’m off to resume my normal viewing habits.

  7. Garp123 Says:

    Rope, I hope you are already in weekly session because I am sure the Content Guy thinks you watch a lot of porn!!! In fact, I already watch too much porn, like most of us, I justify it as normal by visiting the blog and trying a spew a few words of wisdom…if that is possible on a porn blog. However, I recognized a few, but could not name any so I think your bell curve is pretty high. Although this was a great post from the King of Porn. You better step up those counseling sessions to daily!

  8. MistahLeary Says:

    Allie Sin is so fucking hot. There is no possible way that her pussy and asshole smell like anything other than roses. It is such a shame that she is only a heart beat and holes. If she even pretended to have fun it would be great.

    Sorry, but after staring at that picture, I had to get this off my chest.

  9. davros Says:

    I only got 4, which is kind of sad.

  10. passingthrough Says:

    Whew… see I don’t have a problem. Now if you added Jersey Jaxon and Cassie Young in there, that would have shot my percentage up.

    Off to watch more porn, then…

  11. flblasted Says:

    Only got four of them. 40% is never good though, looks like it’s going to be a long night.

  12. marca56 Says:

    I’ll honestly admit I did not recognize any of those tattoos. I guess I just sort of tune them out while watching (about 2-3 hours a week I would guess). Tattoos just aren’t very interesting to me…not distracting like they are to some people, though.

  13. HotScooter2 Says:

    Rope:
    i hope the standards you are setting here for determining porn addiction,are purely for amusement,as i do not feel that they can be used as any evidence for or against porn addiction.for one addiction is an individual thing,and has to be evaluated on an individual level. one person may recognize i tattoo and be addicted and another all 10 and not be addicted.and more than just the tattoo criteria would also have to be used for evaluation.
    but if your intent is to have fun with it,which i think is your goal.continue having fun with it

  14. doppyman Says:

    This is a decent test, but perhaps a better test would be if we could identify a girl’s breasts or pussy. Or the sounds she makes while fucking. Or maybe you are spending too much time on videobox if you can guess who the girl or stunt dick is just by reading scene comments. Thanks for the quiz, Rope. As always, it was a lot of fun.

  15. Mister Handy Says:

    Clearly I need to watch more – only got Allie Sin and Bella Donna (Avy Lee Roth is one of my fave performers, too, and I can’t believe I missed that!)

  16. tom brokaw Says:

    4.

  17. ropeadope Says:

    @ jack_black – Solid result, right in the sweet spot. Not overdoing it but certainly getting your money’s worth. BTW, loved King Kong and School Of Rock. Please tell me Sarah Silverman isn’t anything like the character she portrayed in School ….

    @ wertrew2 – Peripheral? What? Peripheral? Okay sure, the videos are cool for getting off, but the blog is where it’s at! As far as the quiz result, one correct answer is a bit on the light side. I recommend concentrating on the DVD’s starring Belladonna. But instead of just watching the Belladonna scene(s), view all the other scenes in the movie. Please pay particular attention to any uniquely distinguishing features of the performer in question. Aim for a minimum of three or four scenes per day. Once you finish the Belladonna DVD’s, branch out to other titles. Pretty soon you’ll be up to speed.

    @ Hamtili – Hey bro, have we seen you since your strong performance in the pornstar identification contest many months ago? Maybe we have, it’s 5 AM here and my memory is foggy. Guess you’ve been busy watching porn. At any rate, good to see you. Excellent point on the shoot locations. I love that room in pic 2 above with the pictures on the wall. Thousands on disk space is expensive. I picked up several one terabyte external hard drives a couple months back for $109 each with free shipping. Coming in handy.

    @ extremejay – I’m giving you credit for Avy Lee Roth. I know you knew it. Just a memory lapse, not a porn lapse. Intriguing idea regarding the breast quiz. In other words, headless photos just showing the breasts. I think identifications would be difficult. But it’s a fun idea. I’ll see if I can work something up for the blog.

    @ zarafan – Lol, I never would have guessed your appalling inattention to porn was your defining characteristic. Glad you told me. I was just about to confirm your reservation for the next porn anonymous meeting. But now that you’ve straightened me out, I’ve cancelled the reservation. Be good.

    @ junkco – Five correct is very good. Had I stumbled upon this quiz without choosing the photos myself, I would have only pinpointed four or five identities. Do I understand correctly? Matching locations used in the video shoots to the studio employing the location? I believe there’s a crossover with some popular locations being utilized by multiple studios. The house used in this scene may be my all time favorite locale. It was employed in several of the classic Red Light District scenes appearing on VideoBox. I figured it was exclusive to Red Light but now I’ve noticed it turning up in shoots from other studios. I would love to learn more about that house (ownership etc.). I wonder if Alison or The Content Dude would have any additional info.

    @ Garp123 – Thank you, daily it is. Fortunately my therapist still makes house calls which really saves on my transportation costs. Your words of wisdom are very much appreciated, though obviously never necessary as justification for viewing habits. Step it up by a few hours per week and those names will be flowing off your tongue.

    @ MistahLeary – Good rant. Lol, the analysis started out so supportive of Allie Sin; then turned on a dime.

    @ davros – Four is fine. I tried to provide an array of tattoos with some being familiar and others more difficult to recognize. I believe items 1 thru 4 and 9 were quite difficult, 6 thru 8 more familiar, 5 and 10 medium difficult. Four is a good score.

    @ passingthrough – I incorporated Jersey Jaxin’s tattoo in an earlier riddle and the feedback I received stated it was too easy a challenge. I like Cassie Young. Enthusiastic performer, always seems to be having a fun time. Enjoy ….

    @ flblasted – Lol, no four is a very respectable score. As stated above, I only would have correctly identified four, possibly five performers. Don’t beat yourself up too badly.

    @ marca56 – It’s good you don’t find the tattoos distracting. That puts you ahead of the game already. The optimum would be to gain some recognition while maintaining the lack of distraction. I think you can devote more than 2 – 3 hours a week to the site. Do you have a steady girlfriend or steady job? C’mon man, prioritize!

    @ HotScooter2 – Point taken. So ….. I guess it’s safe to assume you scored a perfect ten? Lol, lighten up friend. This is just to be used as a guideline, an indication. Not a firm diagnosis. Alison gave the topic of porn addiction a more serious treatment in this post last year.

    @ doppyman – Most welcome, glad you enjoyed it. I’m going to work up a breast identification quiz. Sounds (audio) identification strikes me as being an extremely difficult challenge. Believe it would have to be in the form of multiple choice questions to have a reasonable chance of success.

    @ Mister Handy – Two correct is sufficient and don’t feel bad about Avy. I couldn’t get her screenshot exactly as I wanted it. Came out halfway decent but the lighting was sub par. I’ll take the blame for that miss.

    @ tom brokaw – Good job Mr. Brokaw. I’m looking for continued improvement from you as your membership extends in duration.

  18. Hamtili Says:

    @ ropeadope – I’m reading the blog every day, but my last comment was on the pornstar identification contest.
    Yes, 1 TB hard drives are not very expensive but I decided to buy a storage server, now my desk is free of external hard drives.

  19. wertrew2 Says:

    @ropeadope – LOL. I didn’t mean to debase the value of this blog; after all I check it for updates almost as often as the main site. I do, however, get the feeling that most members are uninterested in, or even unaware of, this blog. It’s a shame really, so I hope I’m wrong about that. Thanks for the advice!

  20. Andearl Says:

    I know I watch too much porn cuz my hand hurts. I only got 2 so perhaps I should wait till it drops off?

  21. Haiku Master Says:

    Haiku #1

    Funny Blog By Rope.
    Fun With performers’ tattoos.
    Hotscooter kills it.

  22. along Says:

    only got 3 but in my defense I’ve been blinded by all the porn I watch, well got to go shave my hand before the hair gets stuck in the keyboard again.

  23. ropeadope Says:

    @ Hamtili – A storage server sounds like a good solution. Have to look into that further. Cluttering the desk with various external hard drives is a hassle. Unless you have the stackable type. But then I’d worry about proper heat dissipation.

    @ wertrew2 – No problem at all, I was just having fun. I do believe you’re correct in that the number of regular contributors to the blog probably represents a minute percentage of the overall membership. I wouldn’t think most are unaware of the blog, but rather just choose to lurk in the background.

    @ Andearl – No, don’t let anything fall off. Now if you’re able to regenerate body parts, that’s another story.

    @ Haiku Master – 5 – 7 – 5. Excellent haiku, you are the master. Were you the winner of the haiku contest in the early days of the blog? Oh, HotScooter2 is cool. I count on him to keep everyone honest, myself included.

    @ along – Lol, that is a good reason. Not that three correct identifications needs any defense. Good work.

  24. Haiku Master Says:

    Haiku #2

    @ Rope. I didn’t
    enter. Back then, I was the
    Villanelle Master. :)

  25. ccalving Says:

    rope take alook at booble calender contest

  26. Papayaman1 Says:

    Ropeadope, this idea is a hoot! Love your sense of humour. For my part I only got 4, but if you had upped the Asian representation my score might have got worryingly high! Keep the good ideas flowing.

  27. mistahleary Says:

    Hey rope, how about a matching quiz. Give us the pics, then a list of names. I’d like to trying matching porn girls assholes.

    P.S. Thanks for the kudos. Allie has a perfect body, so she doesn’t put out the effort. I recently saw a scene she did pregnant. She has a little bump, but her boobs grew atleast 2 cup sizes. Makes my loins quiver just thinking of it.

  28. ropeadope Says:

    @ Haiku Master – You’re on fire. Haiku on demand. Anywhere, anytime, no waiting required.

    @ ccalving – Lol, as soon as I figure out what it is, I’ll take a look. Can anyone help me out?

    @ Papayaman1 – Thank you so much. Four is a good score. I’m working up a similar quiz for breast identification and will try to incorporate some Asian & Latina representation into the post.

    @ mistahleary – Excellent idea for the matching quiz. The key will be to obtain effective screenshots which provide some type of clue. Otherwise it’s pure guesswork. I intend to post the breast quiz next; may structure it using the matching format you suggest. The one performer whose pregnant scenes I found enjoyable was Crystal Knight. Couldn’t get into the other pregnant scenes I viewed. Even from performers I normally love such as Cris Taliana.

  29. HotScooter2 Says:

    Haiku:

    if you found joy or fun with Rope’s blog,man it sure must not have had a very strong foundation,if my remarks ruined it for you. i see no reason to apologize to you,as i did not insult Rope,does he seem offend? first of all rope and i both respect each other,and our own positions on various issues. i was merely asking Rope if this blog was in gest and not a serious discussion of porn addiction. he answered me,and i respect his answer.i basically thought it was in fun but wanted him to clarify it. at times i challenge Rope and even Alison,and i respect and like both of them. so i really have a difficult time seeing how i could have been a spoiler for you or anyone else

  30. xposh Says:

    VB blog has been in a slump for awhile. I noticed that they quit doing the finishers weekly posting.
    -
    Got 3 girls right. Allison, Avy, and Belladonna. Yippie. Watched about 2 scenes yesterday. That’s not much. Neither of them were on this site.
    -
    Lately I barely ever watch anything on VB but still look forward to new, quality dvds. Caps are still fun to look at and comments are still fun to read/write.

  31. Haiku Master Says:

    Haiku #3

    Self-introspection.
    Am I the Jindal-izer
    Or the Jindal-ee?

  32. petermc Says:

    Only 2, I’m ashamed to say, they were Aline and Belladonna, two of my fave pornstars. After saying that, none of the other girls are of particular interest to me so not really surprising that I didn’t recognise them.

  33. Kim Says:

    Rope, need to ask a favour, I am looking for a clip on VB i can’t seem to find.

    Threesome scene, one guy, two girls.

    They are in a staircase and each of the girls fuck each of his bigtoes.

    Any chance you remember this clip and the name?

  34. ropeadope Says:

    @ petermc – Two is fine, nothing to be ashamed of. Additionally, I feel Aline was one of the more challenging identifications to make. So you can be proud of that.

    @ Kim – I believe you’re thinking of The Quest scene 6. Meets all of your criteria except for the staircase. However, there’s a large exercise apparatus (Nautilus like) in front of a wall with an exercise chart tacked up. The visual effect of this arrangement has the appearance of a staircase in some of the screencaps. In fact, I thought it was a staircase until I actually viewed the scene. Please let me know if this is the scene you were looking for.

  35. BB Says:

    Interesting rope, but I think this test is kind of flawed. Some members, like me, dont particularly like pornstars with lots of tattoos so dont generally watch these scenes! Having said that, I still got 5 right lol.

    A better measure might be what percentage of spare time do you spend looking at porn/how regularly you check porn sites/how much porn you have saved on your hard drive etc.

    Along with less measurable things such as the physiological effects of watching too much porn may have – for example, objectification of women, isolation, depression, becoming increasingly perverse etc.

  36. ropeadope Says:

    @ BB – Valid points all. We may come back to this theme down the road and explore the parameters you itemized. Excellent work on the five correct identifications.

  37. Peter Crandall Says:

    Allie sin alone if the only on I could pick out based on ink alone – it’s fairly distinctive ink and I got a porn crush on her when I saw her for the first time in “Prime Cuts Before They Were Stars Scene 1″. She’s moved on to the whole book of ticks since them but has kept her cuteness alive. Anyway, that’s only om i recognize by ink alone so my only problem is how i can it more porn in to my day. (Yeah, right!)