WARNING: The following post contains material that may be disturbing to the young and sensitive. Reader and parental discretion are advised.
Imagine living in a kind of Truman Show where you are always in front of the camera–and then imagine everything you do being controlled by what the camera wants and needs from you. That is the case with pornographic performers. In order for the camera to film what viewers of pornography find titillating, porn performers must assume uncomfortable positions that are nothing like the real sex real people have (even when those people are trying to imitate the porn performers). For reasons you wouldn’t expect, pornography sex is unnatural–not for reasons of prudishness, but simply because that’s not how sex really happens in real life. Porn performers often come out of a shoot with awful muscle cramps from having had to be contortionists for several hours at a time.
Because the average porno shoot does last several hours. During the shoot, a man or woman on set often has multiple sequential partners, and the real-life sequence of what is filmed is not the same as what you see in a porn film thanks to editing. There are no breaks because time is money, so people on porn sets end up having sex for several straight hours at a time, whether they feel like having sex that day or not. Men often have trouble sustaining erections for that long; in fact, if you happen to sustain an erection on your own for longer than about two hours, see a doctor right away, because that’s called priapism and it physically damages your penis, making erectile dysfunction highly likely in your future. Women in a porn shoot experience pain to the point of agony from the incessant rubbing, even if you don’t consider that nearly every heterosexual porn shoot involves male-on-female anal penetration.
There is a kind of false romance about anal penetration that is completely out of touch with reality. Yes, there is a tiny minority of people who do anal penetration so skillfully, and receiving partners so accustomed to it, that repeated anal penetration leads that tiny minority to pleasure and even orgasm. But that is not the kind of anal intercourse depicted in porn. The kind of anal intercourse you see in porn is guaranteed to be painful and to cause bloody tears in the woman’s rectum. Also, you’ve probably noted that having a man ejaculate into his partner’s rear is very popular among porn viewers. That causes the actress to defecate dribbles of semen for many days. In some cases actresses helplessly defecate while on set, requiring a cleanup before the shoot can continue. How titillated do you feel watching videos of anal intercourse now that you know that?
The requirement for being a male porn actor is not a large penis. It is lack of inhibition and being able to achieve and sustain an erection while thousands of people are watching you. Not every man with such a psychology has a large penis. In fact, from the perspective of a camera, the average erection on an average man’s body looks ridiculously small. For that reason, many male porn actors wear prostheses on their erections that make the erection look big enough for the camera to tolerate. These prostheses must necessarily cover the glans, which must be stimulated in order for the man to sustain an erection and achieve orgasm, making sex for many porn actors a zero-pleasure chore that lasts for hours. You’ve probably already guessed that women don’t enjoy having sex on a porn set. Well, the men enjoy it even less. For both sexes, it is an utter drudgery.
I’ve made these remarks because they are so little discussed by both advocates and detractors of pornography. The advocates sweep them under the rug in order to keep a multibillion-dollar industry profitable. The detractors don’t mention them because they just don’t know about them. It’s fine to say that pornography hurts families, and that having a husband consume pornography hurts the feelings of his wife, but such arguments make no impression on the consumer of pornography because they feel alien. I hope that my remarks here come closer to home for those who consume porn by disclosing some of the ugly realities behind the sleazy visual lies that they use for arousal. This is especially important today, as everyone knows that ponrnography consumers are increasingly teenage and even early adolescent boys who have never even seen a naked woman in real life, and are being conditioned to have entirely the wrong idea about everything sexual.
If you agree that there is solid reason to despise pornography for reasons including the ones I’ve stated here, spread the word to those who need to know.