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5 Porn Myths Exposed

Pornography is more popular than ever, even if most people keep their viewing habits to themselves. The billion-dollar industry continues to grow and adapt, using new technology to reach customers in new markets all over the globe while.

Yet despite the advances in the creation and consumption of erotic materials, the same tired myths continue to dog the industry. Here are the top five myths about pornography and the adult entertainment industry and why they no longer hold water.

Myth #1 – Porn Movies Are All Low Budget Shlockfests

The most common and pervasive myth about porn is that it’s all directed by film school rejects and Hollywood wannabe’s in foreclosed homes and warehouses in Porn Valley on a shoestring budget in a single day or less. Detractors joke that the storylines make little or no sense, that they are full of bad acting, subpar lighting, and that they all share that cheesy soundtrack even your neighbor can recognize through the walls.

While there was a time during the video and DVD craze that this type of stuff was the standard fare, porn has come a long way in the last decade. From high end features like Kay Brandt’s Baumgartner series for Adam & Eve starring power couple Mick Blue and Anikka Albrite to sex education lines like Jessica Drake’s Guide To Wicked Sex: Satisfy Her Like A Legend to parody releases like Axel Braun’s Justice League starring Charlotte Stokely, commercial pornography is branching out to reach new markets, macro and micro.

These days you can find lesbian titles that focus on heavy foreplay right alongside the standard ‘porn-by-numbers’ stuff, along with transgender romance, interracial cuckolding, and slew of other niche fantasies! And if that doesn’t tickle your pickle, strap in and try out virtual reality.

Myth #2 – Porn Sex Is Unrealistic

The Standing Wheelbarrow. The Butter Churn. The Waterfall. The Snow Angel. The Emperor’s Hernia. Sporking. For years the popular myth was that you’d have to be just short of an Olympic athlete and trained contortionist to perform the sex positions captured in your favorite scenes.

While there are plenty of titles with professional level acrobatics and pyrotechnics you wouldn’t want to try at home in today’s commercial pornography, the vast majority of sex scenes feature the garden variety positions you’ve come to know and love. Worst case scenario, you might learn some new stuff to try out in the bedroom later.

Other complaints that fall into this general category are that the girls are all young, which the growing popularity of the MILF genre undermines (as XBIZ MILF of the Year Brandi Love can attest) and that they are all shaved, which Barely Legal star Avi Love and her big, beautiful bush assure us just isn’t so.

Myth #3 – Porn Guys Are Ugly

Back in the Golden Age of Porn, guys like John Holmes, Ron Jeremy, Harry Reems, and Buck Adams got down and dirty with hot stars like Marilyn Chambers, Nina Hartley, and Vanessa Del Rio.

They were manly men doing a dirty job that really needed doing. Getting into the business was difficult. Jobs were scarce, and sometimes questionably legal. The payoff was becoming a real star, if only on the blue screen.

With the rise of gonzo titles in the 90’s, storylines and acting took a backseat to explicit sex. The rapid escalation of production meant the need for more studs. Overnight male performers went from being celebrated studs to feeling like props. Female consumers noticed the change, and the myth that porn guys are all ugly began to take root. Only problem is, it just isn’t true.

If anything, the caliber of male star has gone WAY up since the Golden Age, with more demands than ever on the stars. Big name male talent dominating the adult industry landscape today look more like male models than former pizza delivery guys, with legions of horny fans hanging on their every word on social media and eating up their scenes.

Mick Blue, Jessy Jones, Derrick Pierce, Ricky Johnson, Jean Val Jean, Charles Dera, Bill Bailey, Ryan Driller, Seth Gamble, Keiran Lee, Shane Diesel, Xander Corvus, Johnny Sins, Isiah Maxwell, Johnny Castle, and literally dozens more, serve as proof that this porno myth just doesn’t add up!

Myth #4 – Porn Performers Are Victims Being Exploited, Especially Women

For some people the idea that women might enjoy sex enough to actively seek a career in it just doesn’t add up. To them, the only reason anyone gets involved in the adult entertainment industry is because they need to feed a habit or are being manipulated by an abusive partner making them perform. That’s just not the norm. Far from it.

It’s important to make the distinction between women being forced into prostitution and sex trafficking and adult entertainment. Adult performers actively seek out employment, of their own volition. They decide who they work with and what they will, and more importantly won’t, do with their bodies. They are free to get up and walk off set.

Performers today have more options than ever to take control of their brand and rake in the profits. Women earn more than their male counterparts, a rare feat in most industries. They run their own companies, like Female Performer of the Year Anikka Albrite, who owns BAM Visions along with her husband Mick Blue and their partner Claudio.

They use their brand to launch their dreams of becoming an author, like sexy XXX Puerto Rican Princess Shay Evans, who just released her erotic fantasies in a new bestselling series on Amazon, Shay’s Sexy Stories.

Most talent are now using their social media to earn money by giving fans exclusive access to their most private videos and photos via subscription. Popular redhead Lauren Phillips also uses hers to raise awareness about cyberbullying, donating part of her camming proceeds to organizations working to end it.

They plan out feature dancing tours across the country, like timeless beauty Jennifer White, create content for their websites and clips to sell in their online stores like inked angel Anna Bell Peaks, and plan vacations around jobs in other countries.

For those with the look, the sex drive, and the motivation, being a performer paves the way to a lifestyle beyond anything they could ever have dreamed.

Myth #5 – Porn is Free

Nope. Totally false. Just because you can see it on a tube site or download it on torrent, doesn’t make it free. Real people work hard, spending time, energy, and millions of dollars each year to create the stuff you love to watch – and not just performers. Production teams, set designers, warehouse employees, accountants, caterers, and literally hundreds of other skilled professionals make their living creating adult content.

They deserve to be compensated for their hard work, as well as the risks they take personally and professionally to create adult content.

If we do not support the people we love they will not be able to continue creating the movies, scenes, and content we consume. That’s why it is important to pay for your porn. Think it’s too expensive? Wrong again!

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by DCypher

How accurate were my AVN awards predictions?

Previously I made some AVN predictions (see them here), so how well did I do? Let’s find out!

Best Actress

  • I predicted Jessica Drake, would win it.
  • But I thought Brooklyn Lee should have won it.

So didn’t get this one right. Virtual newcomer Remy LaCroix took this one.  She is actually pretty good. Glad to hear she won it!

Female Performer of the Year

  • I predicted Bonnie Rotten would win it and she did.

Mainstream Star of the Year

  • I predicted James Deen would win it and he did.

Male Performer of the Year

  • I predicted Xander Corvus would win it because of his friendships with the right people and I’m happy to say that wasn’t the case..
  • I think James Deen should win it, not only because of his body of work but also because so many female performers name is as the guy they most enjoy working with. Apparently he’s just one really nice guy and really treats the ladies with the utmost respect. He however did not.

Manuel Ferrara won it.

So in the end, my prediction success was only 50%. Goes to show you how much I know. LOL

Keep in mind this was all in good fun – nothing personal for or against anyone. It’s like watching the Miss America contest on TV – we all have our favorites for the show but in the end I truly am happy for all the winners. I really am.


My 2014 AVN Award Predictions

The 2014 AVN Awards show is coming up and here are some of my predictions.

Best Actress

  • I predict Jessica Drake, for her work in Sexpionage: The Drake Chronicles, Wicked Pictures will win it.
  • But I think Brooklyn Lee, for her work in The New Behind the Green Door, should win it.

Female Performer of the Year

  • I predict Bonnie Rotten will win it.
  • But I think Dani Daniels should win it.

Mainstream Star of the Year

  • Without a doubt Sunny Leone should win it. There is no porn star in our entire industry who has had the mainstream success that she has had over in Bollywood. Her million dollar 3 movie deal aside there is also a mobile phone contract. What porn star can say that?
  • I predict James Deen will probably win it. Being in a C rated movie with Lindsay Lohan and a sex tape with Teen Mom doesn’t compare to what Sunny Leone has accomplished.

Male Performer of the Year

  • I predict Xander Corvus will win it because of his friendships with the right people.
  • I think James Deen should win it, not only because of his body of work but also because so many female performers name is as the guy they most enjoy working with. Apparently he’s just one really nice guy and really treats the ladies with the utmost respect.


What is pooled blood testing?

We’ve been hearing about this method of testing for HIV called pooled rapid HIV evaluations.

But what does it really mean in terms of accuracy?

Since testing of pooled samples can decrease costs. This we know. Okay, but what about safety?

“Based on these results, pooled testing methods were evaluated for screening patients admitted to hospital in San Diego, California. Evaluation of pooled antibody testing on samples collected from individuals with known HIV infection found only a modest reduction in sensitivity.”

Only a modest reduction in sensitivity? Really? I mean a modest reduction in sensitivity sounds kinda like a big deal to me. How about you? But even worse it turns out those that are likely to not show up are the people who are the most infectious.

“These false negative results were only found among samples with very low optical density readings, and therefore likely correspond to samples collected during acute infection.”

In other words, they gave these guys a bunch of blood to test with people they knew for a fact was HIV positive and the tests didn’t detect it. Their excuse was, because they were probably acute HIV which we learned from Cameron Bay meant that was the time they were the most infectious! So with pooled testing a person who is the most infection, is probably the most likely to test negative under the pooled testing system!!!!!

That’s kind of a big deal, don’t you think?

If a person has HIV and is extremely likely to pass it on as they are at the most infectious stage of their infection and pooling blood doesn’t really work well on those kinds.

“Further evaluation of pooled testing of samples collected from individuals during recent infection, found that mini-pool testing of five samples detected HIV antibody in 86% of samples taken within 60 days of the initial infection and 92% of samples taken within 90 days of the initial infection.”

So in other words, they gave them more samples of people who they knew for a fact had HIV and where in the acute stage – again the most infectious time, and the pooled blood test only came back with a positive 86% of the time of samples taken within 60 days of the initial infection and 92% of samples taken within 90 days of initial infection.

This pooled blood testing works fine and is most cost effective method of testing, as long as the person hasn’t caught HIV in the last 90 days. If so we are all fucked.

So in other words, Cameron Bay could have been positive prior to June or earlier. Have all of those people been notified?

Has Xander Corvus been testing using another type of test to prove he for sure doesn’t have HIV? Has he gone anywhere besides cutting edge testing?