Posts Tagged ‘porn’

Does Familiarity with Porn Stars Breed Contempt?

Perusing the porn star list this morning, I started thinking about what makes a porn star unpopular. Audrey Hollander is a pretty girl who’s made a lot of porn, but she’s not the most popular starlet with VideoBox members (to put it mildly). I had to wonder if those things were connected in some way.

Does the number of scenes a star has on VideoBox affect how popular she is on the site? I hypothesized that the answer was yes. Then I wrote a script to gather up 1,000 stars’ scene counts and popularity ratings. Shortly thereafter I was disappointed to learn that those things appeared to have nothing at all to do with one another. Even the stars with the top 25 scene counts didn’t correlate well with popularity (or lack thereof).

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I went back to the drawing board. What was it that people disliked about Audrey? Was it her willingness to do more, shall we say, extreme scenes? New question: How does the willingness to engage in gangbangs on camera relate to popularity?

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AIDS Group Petitions CAL/OSHA to Mandate Condom Use in Porn Production – What Do You Think?

bulk-condomsIn June of this year, a porn performer tested positive for HIV. To make matters worse, she was hired to work immediately before she was tested (or after, depending on who you ask) even though it had been over a month since her last test. The fear was that she had exposed her co-stars to the disease. Thankfully, none of her partners contracted HIV.

A scandal involving the industry’s testing service, Adult Industry Medical (AIM), erupted and accusations of hiding positive tests, skewing numbers and generally being incompetent began to fly. Amid all of this, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched a campaign to require condom-use in California, which brings us to yesterday.

The AHF filed a petition to amend California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CAL/OSHA) rules regarding blood-borne pathogens to mandate that condoms must be used by all porn performers in the state. This has been wholly rejected by the industry for a variety of reasons, ranging from performer safety to loss of profits. Accepted wisdom in the adult industry is that condom porn doesn’t sell.

So I’m curious what you, the consumer, thinks about this subject. Is requiring condoms a good idea? I’ve expressed my opinion in another forum, but I really want to hear from you. Participate in the poll below and feel free to share your opinions in the comments as well. This issue has the potential to radically change the way pornography is made and very few people are discussing the impact on the customer.

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Should condoms be mandatory in porn?

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What do you think will happen if condoms are mandated?

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Further reading:
‘Handful’ of Adult Performers Quarantined After Positive HIV Test
Not-So-Safe Sex
AHF Petitions Cal/OSHA to Amend Regulation, Explicitly Require Condoms in Porn
FSC Lobbies Against Potential Mandatory Condom Legislation
The Coming Condom Law
Porn Performers’ Health: Why the System is Broken

Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

Whether it’s a cop pulling over beautiful women and “letting them off with a warning,” or hot female cops getting a little rough with the criminals, or a surprise show of appreciation for a boy (or girl) in blue, cop porn can be really hot.

I made a list of all of the police uniformed porn I could find on VB for your viewing pleasure. If I missed your favorite cop scene, please share it in the comments!

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An angry Mika Tan gets thrown in jail for hooking and when she resists (real-life former) Officer Reina Leone’s attempts to remove her dangerous spiked collar, Reina has to subdue her by force. When a male officer notices Reina strapping it on with Mika, he joins in on the action.
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Angela Stone and Annie Cruz are having some fun in their socks when officer Jack Lawrence catches them in the act while investigating a peeping tom. He agrees to stick around and protect them from the peeping tom…with his cock. Jack makes a pretty good cop and he’s even wearing a bullet proof vest that Annie and Angela remove before blowing him.
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Stacy Thorn, playing Paris Hilton, submits to a cavity search by a prison guard (not really a cop, but close). This works in a little medical fetish with its cop fantasy when the officer puts on a latex glove and examines Stacy’s lady bits while she’s handcuffed to the bed. Scenes 2 and 5 also feature prison guard sex.

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Evan Stone LOVES VideoBox

Walking down the hallway out of the convention center, we spotted Evan Stone chatting with fans. As soon as he realized the camera was on him, he launched into this:

What Are Your Favorite Sex Acts? Reader Guest Post

Please enjoy this guest post by wcfields. – Alison

Once there was a fair lass named Alison,
To whom I sent an electronic mail,
To see if her permission could be won,
For questioning our members (mostly male):

She thought my note a lovely suggestion,
And said to speed my query with all haste.
So I ask ‘What gives you an erection?”
Or makes you sopping wet below the waist?

Perhaps you wish they focused on the Kiss,
Or Dirty Talk you cannot do without.
Do you long to see nasty girls drink piss?
(On this one point alone I have some doubt.)

So tell us all what cranks your libido.
Please chose your favorite dirty acts below.

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Please choose up to 5 sex acts you enjoy the most in porn:

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Please feel fee to make a fuller accounting in the comments. Ranked lists are appreciated!

Why Don’t Some Porn Stars Do Interracial?

Interracial Porn
My post on what porn stars will do generated some interest in one agency form checkbox in particular – Interracial (IR). Porn being something of an alternate universe, “interracial” does not simply mean persons of different racial backgrounds having sex. It refers to black men with white women about 95% of the time.

Only about 40% of white girls will do a scene with a black man if the talent agency websites are to be believed. Even if you count the girls who are listed incorrectly in the non-interracial category (one site listed Gianna Michaels as not doing IR), it’s probably still fewer than 50%.

There are a few theories floating around about why some stars won’t do IR:

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Holly Randall: Where Did the Real Pornstars Go?


Holly Randall is a great photographer who’s worked in porn for about 10 years (oh, and she’s the daughter of legendary photographer Suze Randall).

During her time in the business, she’s seen the changes the industry has undergone and has an interesting perspective on how the girls have changed over the years that she wrote about in her XBiz column a couple weeks ago.

What happened to the few, the proud, the real pornstars? Back in the Golden Age of the adult industry, the performers were mostly a small community of women who truly loved sex and enjoyed showing their passion for it on camera. They were often older than the typical just-turned-18 fresh meat that I see so frequently these days, and lasted much longer.



She goes on to talk about how gonzo has basically become a competition in which the girls are expected to do ever-more extreme circus acts for their money.

I think this resonated with me because I’ve met these hollow-eyed girls who don’t even try to hide the fact that they’re just there to get paid and have no sexual passion whatsoever. It’s not hot and I think it’s one of the main reasons that I find 85% of porn completely boring and unsexy.

What do you guys think? Is porn really in a race to the bottom or are people just overreacting to the natural evolution of the industry?

Ask Alison: Traveling with Porn


Dear Alison,

In a few months I’m going to be traveling through Europe (from America) on business, so I will be bringing my laptop with me (a Mac, if that makes a difference…).

My question is, should I be worried about the porno files stored on my hard drive or the “adult” bookmarks on my web browser as I go through various airports and customs? What is the policy about bringing porn in this fashion into the EU?

As far as I know (I would hope this goes without saying, but…) nothing in my computer would be constituted in America as illegal or obscene, though it’s possible that a few downloaded files–my beloved and oft-mentioned copies of Laure Sainclair movies, for instance–violate copyright laws (I really don’t know: I don’t show them to anyone else and I don’t profit from them, I just downloaded them from the web…).

How closely will airport (or railroad) security in these countries be checking my laptop? I’m not a terrorist, and I’m not bringing explosives or the like into their country, but I remember once traveling abroad with a porno magazine in my suitcase and I got a fairly thorough grilling about it from security at JFK airport. They let me travel, and they let me bring the magazine (I threw it away in the country I was visiting) but it was embarrassing and I wouldn’t want either to be held up or to hold up other passengers with a two-hour quiz on the content of my VB files!!

Please advise!!

Thanks and best wishes,
Zarafan


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Lisa Ann: Serra Paylin

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TMZ did a quick on the street interview with Lisa Ann, star of Hustler’s upcoming movie Nailin’ Paylin.

With the glasses on, she looks like a halfway decent Palin. Let’s see how well she gets the accent down.

Maverick.

via PS Babylon

You Asked, I Answered


I’d like to introduce the first installment of what I’m very creatively calling Ask Alison. Thanks to everyone who sent in questions! I’ve included three in this post, but don’t worry if your question didn’t make it this time. It may appear in a future edition.

What measures are taken to ensure hygiene and minimize the risk of infections in A2M scenes? As most people know, feces is a bearer of all kinds of pathogenic germs, even to the extent that entering a vagina with a penis that was previously a woman’s butt can destroy the vaginal flora. Taking such a penis into the mouth doesn’t make it much better, so what is done in porn productions to reduce the risk of infections through A2M or similar activity?

Yours, A.


Dear A.,

I’ve been a very vocal critic of ass-to-mouth (A2M) for years. It’s an unhygienic practice and I personally don’t find it attractive to watch. The bad news is that, for the most part, no precautions are taken on sets to specifically reduce the risk of infections through A2M. Before most anal scenes, the female performers use enemas or anal douches to clean their rectums so as to avoid unpleasant accidents on set. People claim that this makes the risk from sucking on a cock that was recently in someone’s ass much lower. I don’t personally buy it, but I’ve never heard of someone getting sick from it either, so I think the jury’s still out on this subject.

Alison

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