This is a serious subject for me. Let me put it in perspective (besides being a dirty old man).
Have you ever heard of Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)? He was a Frenchman and a writer and is considered one of the originators of the modern short story along with Edgar Allen Poe and Anton Chekov. Guy de Maupassant wrote a lot about prostitutes.
He lived among them. He made them subjects for his art. I think he did this because they were outcast living on the fringes of respectable society pretty much like women who do online adult videos.
There are serious writers who write about respectable people and there are serious writers who write about those who do not fit into what is considered respectable society. I consider myself a serious writer. Writing is my art. I write about women who do online adult videos.
As I try to understand why women allow themselves to be video taped having sex I’ve come up with a theory.
They do it for the money; but that is not the real reason. They do it for the overpowering thrill of having uninhibited sex as difficult as that may be for the society at large to accept.
In real life sex for a woman is very, very complicated. There are so many things to consider. In porn sex is very simple. It is the total liberation from complications that allows a woman to throw herself into sex in an adult video that is on a level that she can never get in her real life. Anal sex? Okay. Swallowing the semen of several men? Wonderful. Fucking several men? Beautiful. Fuck her breasts? No problem. Cum on her face?…I think you get my point. And all this freedom allows them to have orgasms. That’s the important thing. Often in real life even if a woman is having sex an orgasm can be difficult to achieve. Many men don’t have the technique and the women don’t feel that they can let themselves go.
Amateur women doing porn are definitely worth writing about. They are crossing a social barrier that they can never recross. There are unofficial estimates that at least, I said at least, ten million American women have been in an adult video.
I will continue to explore their world and try to understand why they do what they do. It will make for interesting reporting and it will make for good flash fiction. Check out “Flash Fiction: Barbara’s Adult Video” on the front page before it rotates to the archives.
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