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First, let me say this: very little of what’s marketed as lesbian porn is lesbian in any way, unless “lesbian” means “women having sex with other women” – which isn’t, I think, what it means.

The porn isn’t produced for lesbians, and it doesn’t feature lesbians. I mean, I’m sure there are exceptions, but it’s notable that the vast majority of performers in “lesbian porn” can be found sucking and fucking cocks elsewhere on the web, often on the same site. Not to say that lesbians can’t suck or fuck cock – of course they can – but my sense is that very few of these performers identify as lesbian. And, while many lesbians may well enjoy watching “lesbian porn,” it’s clearly intended to appeal to us straight guys – and our straight female counterparts – at least as much as to women who primarily eat from the bushy plate. Note the prevalence of the conceit, for example, that one or the other (or both) has never before been with a woman, that cock is what she’s used to, and that trying feminism just this once is simultaneously just a little naughty and no threat to men.

Maybe there’s some of this in gay male porn, too, I don’t know, but in that instance, it would seem to serve a different purpose, I imagine, allowing straight-identified male viewers the same non-threatening thrill while at the same time giving gay male viewers a little triumph.

Anyway, none of that is my point.

My point is more personal.

I’ve never before been particularly drawn to “lesbian porn,” preferring to see either solo women or straight couples. But lately, I’ve been, in the words of Ali G., trying a little feminism.

I’m not sure what it is about this genre that is speaking to me lately. Maybe it’s the general youth of the performers (though there’s a weird sub-genre of MILF lesbian step/daughter porn that I don’t quite understand). Maybe it’s the absence of cock, at a time when my own cock hasn’t been seeing all that much action. Or maybe – most likely – it’s the fact that the majority of the lesbian porn I’ve found begins with the performers dressed, casually, but sexy, in shorts, or bathing suits, or jeans.

Close readers know that women clothed but sexually available to me are my catnip/kryptonite. There’s just nothing I find hotter than a clothed woman in a sexual context. Not CFNM, which seems to have an element of power and humiliation in it – this does nothing for me. But a hot woman in the clothes in which I might see her on the street? Maybe losing them, maybe not? But having and giving pleasure along the way? Hot damn.

I think this is what speaks to me about “lesbian” porn, more than seeing two women lick one another’s pussies. The truth is, I often click away once one or both women is/are nude…. Also? Maybe there’s something about there not being a cock in the picture. I read someone (who?) recently who said, “If I wanted to see a cock, I’d look at my own!”

 

  2 Responses to ““Lesbian” porn”

  1. I don’t mind the naked scenes in porn (any sort of porn, though I watch a lot less than you I’m fairly certain), but I’d rather see the scenes leading to it too, otherwise it’s just clinical, there is no tension, no arousal for me. Maybe that’s why I prefer reading porn, hmmm erotica, than watching it? I can picture the scene with as much or as little nakedness and crudity as I want 🙂

  2. There is a lot of man-on-man porn that is similar, in that the actors say they’ve never been with a man, they’re married to a lady or about to be, etc. There are also a number of videos where the actors claim to be gay-for-pay straight guys. Porn director Sean Cody has pretty much made this his whole shtick. If it’s true or not, who knows? At the end of the day though, the true identities of the actors don’t really matter to me, just the fantasies they play out.

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