The porn industry is big news. It is larger than the movie and the music industries combined. In the United States it entices thousands of women every day to be filmed or taped having sex. That to me is news.
And then there is the age-old argument of whether or not porn can ever be art. Well, it obviously is entertainment.
As the editor, publisher of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, I want to cover not only the things that everyone else covers but also the things that they do not cover. That brings in readers. I only cover the amateurs, the women who are doing their first on up to around their fifth porn video. They are not acting.
But I want to cover porn as a legitimate form of entertainment. Many, many millions of men and women in the United States buy and watch porn. As an older, heterosexual male I’m trying to get my mind around why so many attractive, articulate and in many cases well-educated young (and not so young women) volunteer to have their bodies ravished on camera. And there are two things that I have found out: they do not feel they are being ravished but are giving as good as they get; or, they like being ravished. What other publication will offer that insight to you?
By the way, my niece Brianna Frost Hogan is a well-know webcam stripper who performs sex acts on herself and has recently begun to perform fellatio on her own website. She makes a lot of money from thousands of subscribers. Last time I checked it was $20.00 a subscription. That’s $20.00 every month per subscription. I’m only guessing but I figure she has thousands of subscribers. Young women in porn on the internet is not an abstraction to me.
Isn’t it time we admit to ourselves that we (or at least millions upon millions of us) like porn?
Once again, this magazine is definitely not for everyone. But maybe it’s just right for you.
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