The tsunami of porn pouring through our streaming devices is not going anywhere anytime soon. But does that mean we are slipping back into a neanderthal state, only looking for the biggest tits or the money shot? Is porn, outside of those with genuine addictions, really causing the break down of our relationships?
The European attitude toward sex is more laissez-faire. They view sex as a healthy and natural act, not some filthy deed done in the dark, or a huge secret you keep to yourself. And for anyone who has traveled to Europe can attest, sex is all around. Their explicit message is sex happens—so, why not have fun with it in advertising?
For a lot of men, the vagina has always been a thing of a mystery. Ever since the beginning of time, they have been trying to decode this particular body part for its mystifying form, function, and appearance. Although guys rarely give the vagina a second thought, it’s women, who generally, get caught up in worrying about its aesthetics. Now we believe that as long as a lady doesn’t have anything too distracting—like gum stuck the pubes or way too much perfume—this slice of heaven is ‘A-Okay’ in the minds of many men.
Porn parodies, a once cheap sub-genre of the adult movie market, are big business these days. Vivid and Hustler are now cranking out four to six of the movies a year and timing their releases to coincide with the mainstream films hit theaters. With budgets rivaling mainstream production houses, these porn parodies are filled with expensive special effects, real plots, actors that can (sometimes) act and quality costumes that even hard-core fans find authentic.
Her interest in erotica was sparked at an early age while viewing porn for the very first time at a girlfriend’s sleepover. After a few minutes of watching, Erika felt disenchanted by the lack of imagination, story line and unrealistic characters. The let-down happened again while studying Political Science at the University of Lund, where she watched porn with her then-boyfriend. This film has a similar effect, and Erika gave up on watching porn again.