Today, I’m re-running an article from the archives of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette that I wrote in July about the growing attraction on American women of doing porn.
Hello hello hello, bloggers, writers and Flash Fiction Fanatics. It’s no secret that the largest number of sites on the Internet are porn sites. My own niece is a webcam stripper. She owns her own site. She makes very good money. Her name is Brianna Frost. I’ve watched her videos become more and more explicit until recently she did fellatio on camera.
I think that more and more women, especially young women, will go into porn. They will willingly have their bodies ravaged for money, notoriety, and yes, for uninhibited sex. Many of them will be college girls in need of money and getting what they feel is a life experience. Most of them will do only a few adult videos and then move on with their lives.
But the more I study why our wives, girlfriends, daughters and nieces do sex videos, I think it’s less about the money and more about the liberating intoxication of guiltless sex with no attachments. For many women, having an orgasm or two or three on camera is “hot.”
Pornography was around long before the Internet. It was around before the invention of writing. It can be found in numerous scenes painted on the walls of caves by our ancestors. The internet has sent the production and consumption of porn into overdrive. An ever-increasing number of willing young women are showing up in porn videos. Why?
I have read reports that the porn industry makes more billions of dollars than the movie industry and the music industry combined. I have no doubt that the day will come when the porn-industry lobby will be one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington D.C.
The Old Soldier is no prude. My own niece has been a webcam stripper since she was 19. She’s in her early 20s now and makes more money each year than I ever made each year I was working before I retired. She doesn’t do hard-core pornography…yet.
It is my belief that the stream of young women into porn is only going to increase. Already, young women text pictures of themselves nude. They make home videos of themselves having sex. The logical next step is to get paid to do what they are already doing. And if that means having sex with one or more strange men, so be it.
Being in a porn video does not carry the sort of stigma it use to for many young women between the ages of 18 and 25, many who are in college. They use false names, withhold the names of their universities and then proceed to allow their bodies to be ravaged. For so many of them, it’s naughty and very exciting stuff, all those aroused men and all those video cameras pointed at them, all those flash cameras going off in the background. Often, the women have their own orgasms. It’s easy money.
Like any industry, some porn sites are run better than others. The smart porn sites make the shoots fun for the women.
There is one site that interviews the women before the shoot. The interview is done in an office, the women in their street clothes. The guy doing the interview has a talent for making these young women relax, to feel more comfortable about what is about to happen. The interview makes the women seem very human. They are definitely not porn stars. They are strictly amateurs. This site only wants amateurs. Many of the amateurs are articulate.
After the shoot the women are again in their street clothes in the office being interviewed again. They are asked what they thought of the shoot, what they did and did not like. You would be surprised at what many of them liked. A large percentage offer to come back and shoot another video. They agree to do things in the next video that they did not do in the first video. Some have such a good time in the first video that they end up recommending their friends to the site. You can’t buy that sort of publicity. In this way, the site has a never-ending stream of willing young women to have in its sex videos.
This can be easy money for the young women who do porn as a youthful experiment and then get out. The trick seems to be not to end up on poorly run sites and not to become addicted to the easy money.
I can see the day coming when it won’t be unusual for a happily married woman in her 40s to be having a morning cup of coffee with her best female friend and to confide in her friend that she was pretty wild in her teens and 20s, that she did five porn videos from the time she was 18 to the time she was 26; only to have the best friend ask, “Did you ever see any of ’Mary’s Hot Gangbangs’?”
“Yep, that was little old me. I had the first orgasms in my life on those shoots. The site kept bringing me back because they knew I wasn’t faking. The guys subscribing to the site knew I wasn’t faking. I ended doing seven gangbangs in all.”
“Does Steve know?”
“He would die. Bob?”
“What they don’t know won’t hurt them.”
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