The Power of Porn

28 10 2009

cm519porn-postersDo have any idea how much porn has changed the world?  What kind of control and effect it has had on the modern world, consumer products and a million other things?

What really decided who won between Betamax and VHS?  Why did Blue Ray win that contest?  Why do all DVD players have a multi-angle viewing button?  Why can we send and receive pictures on our phones? Why is suddenly so important to have 3G phones?  Camcorders… digital cameras, payper view, satellite and cable tv, the internet.. the list goes on and on.

Porn.. porn (and sex) is one of the leading driving forces behind a lot of technological advances.  Now this won’t come as much of a surprise to some people, but I think a lot of people will be at least a little surprised.

Betavhs2Did you know that the reason VHS became the primary technology was NOT actually because Sony wouldn’t let anyone else use the technology.  It was due to the porn industry choosing VHS as the platform on which to produce their films because it was cheaper for them to produce.. and suddenly.. loe all kinds of people had a VHS player (why buy the expensive one that won’t play your sexy films on it??)

Don’t believe me?  Do you own a DVD player?  Go check the remote.  Does it have ‘change viewing angle button’ on it?  They all do, I have never seen one that doesn’t (anywhere in the world).  But what ever for?  Have you ever watched a movie that you could change the angle in?  Just recently they have released some sports videos with that feature (very recently).  So if no one uses it, and it’s not a feature that is on any DVD’s how did it get included in every single player?  I’ll give you a hint.. sexy naked movies have multiple angles (and until this year they were the only thing that did).

bluray-vs-hddvdBlue ray… HDVD.. who’s coming out on top..  you didn’t actually think that it mattered who disney picked did you?  Or whether people like the PS3 more or less than the XBOX360.. oh gosh you did.  It all came down to the porn industry.  Like it or not, sex is in demand.  It’s the only consumer product that there is always, ALWAYS a market for.  Everyone in the know always said, which ever platform the porn industry decided on would come out on top (boom shackalacka.. blue ray it is).

There are so many things, apparently the big pushes in phone technologies, turning them into hand held computers is being driven by the money that producers realize is in sex.  You might enjoy all the great features that allow you to check your email, send your mom a picture, and watch a youtube video but they didn’t make it for you.  They made it for the horney hunnies with the moneys.

Did you really think that people wanting to film their kids soccer game, or people wanting to take picture with out having to go to printing shop was really driven by our consumerism?  Sorry to ruin your fantasies kiddos.

So how far does it all reach?  Who the hell knows, most of us don’t even know about the things I just mentioned.  Hell I didn’t know about most of them until somewhat recently (the last 5 years or so anyway).

Well I just though of another one.  (Now keep in mind this is just my theory but I think it makes a HELL of a lot of sense).  Our current social desire for hairlessness.  Think about it, humans have been around for eons and this hairless thing has only become a real fashion in the past 20-30 years.  I was thikning about it, wondering if the fashion would ever go back to having hairy arm pits, and un trimmed un waxed bits and places. (aka your crotch).  Who knows…

But I do know that it was the norm, not all that long ago.  So why did it change?  What drove that change?  My money is on porn.  I suspect that they started ‘cleaning up’ the fuzzy bits in porn to give folks a better look at what they were doing.  I mean you can hardly get a good view of what someone is doing to a girl with full bush, or what’s happening on the guy behind his own personal tundra.  If they are both sporting little crotch lions, you’re not going to see NUTHIN’.

I bet that some director was filming and said oh for Christ’s sake.. someone shave this check so I can get some good angles.  BOOM  a trend is born.  Next thing you know, the bikini wax/shave gets higher and higher.  Voila, a few years/generations later, not only are almost all people sporting virtually no pubic hair, it’s considered EXTREMELY bad form to not tidy, trim and clean the area up.  For both men and women.

More and more women shave it all, or almost all,  a lot of men are getting into it too.  Waxing is more popular than ever, not only does it get everything out of the way, it lets you avoid stubble and keeps you clean and smooth much longer.  The porn star wax (as I like to call it) is become more popular and common.

I’m telling you… if porn got interested in the environment Tracey would probably do a little jig in pure excitement at all the changes and innovation it would bring.

Anyway that was what crossed my mind earlier today 😀 (damn I stayed up late scribbling this all out.. oops)

Another article that someone else wrote on a similar subject.

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11 responses

28 10 2009
Jill

okay, I’m still reading, but just for the record, waxing bits has been around since cleopatra and the egyptians… it was all the rage back then 😛

28 10 2009
Magdalicious

yeah I know, I didn’t mean to imply they created waxing. Just that I think part of the reason it has become so very main stream. And why it has gone from just general area cleaning to more and more people stripping the hairy taco right naked.

28 10 2009
Dee

Tis true about porn and the current trend of shaved/trimmed/waxed bits. (I was in the industry for six years, so know a bit about this)

The thing of it is, that what “sells” in porn is “different”. In the 70s everyone was natural. Then a few of the girls started shaving down there, and those movies sold like HOTCAKES. Why? Because it wasn’t the same ol’ same ol’. Next thing you know, everyone is on that particular bandwagon. And of course, it leaked out into mainstream.

It’s funny because the movies that rent the most are always the ones that are a little different. Like the TS/TV section, or the Unshaven, and such. Those movies are today’s big sellers. Because it’s something different.

Will it make it’s way back into mainstream? Somehow I doubt it will in the near future. Now that we have had the pleasure of nonhairy bits in our mouths (who else besides me hates picking hair out of their teeth, raise your hand), I can’t see many of us choosing to go back.

Just my opinion.

28 10 2009
Magdalicious

Yeah see that’s what I think.. that it made a trend main stream. I don’t think the natural hairy bush will come back but I could see pits and legs (maybe).. who know I just wondered.

28 10 2009
mom

You are all right Sex down the ages has been the a huge driver in all societies. and you may not know that it does not matter if the society is Matriarchal or Patriarchal. People think that it is because of Men that sex plays such an important role in our society, but that’s not true.

28 10 2009
Magdalicious

I could see that 🙂 women are less open about the porn but I think that has a lot to do with it being a patriarchal society.

2 11 2009
mom

yes because sex is power there for in matriarchal society women direct.

21 02 2010
Mischi

HEY!

Nice article.
I dont think its (the link) a big succes yet, though the viewpoint on the way of the dreadnaught technology, is interesting. i wont blame Microsoft for killing Amiga no more then.
On trends, though, im not sure it’s that easy. Great minds think alike, and inventions are often ‘in time’ so to say. In my hood i was the first experimenting with shaving my body, after (to my friends great amusement) i decided that everything can be shaven EXCEPT the eyebrows (it makes u look like an idiot), kind of. Imagination, plus having some time getting bored, and not being scared, that drives the trend.
Otherwise if u please could tell me why gay men are telling us what women should wear, and why those women who show clothes get thinner and thinner to an absurd level the last ten years. I dont see any pornconnection, even if im not a big consumer.

Thank u anywa, inspiring article.

27 02 2010
Magdalicious

True, I don’t think the connection is really all that clear. I think that there does seem to be a coloration that other people may or may not have noticed. Plus I like to poke the monster with a stick :D.

Cheers

27 02 2010
Mischi

As all good girls should, now listen to your mom.

The latest trend I’ve heard of is feministic porn. If this can have an impact would be very interesting in the genderequality debate.
Nowadays the feminists talk about the war between genders.
War, like ‘men are animals’ i think of -kill em!.
In the future it could be like -fuck em! Fuck here in the sence most commonly used overhere, like dont giva a shit about their opinioun, and also to fuck somebody over, like getting what ur ways with em totally.

A thing is that in the porn buisnis, the average woman gets paid about three times what the male get. If this is supposed to be a matter of equality, THAT also should change,
The day male porncast get the same wages, i think is the day we can start seriously awaiting the end of women getting paid less for same work.

The concept of quotaition, another gender base topic, that not the most talented or skilled always gets the job, is also interesting in this buisinnis. Dee here seems to know some about the industry, The picture i got is that almost all people working Around the porn industry are male. If women would start filming and producing theese films in a larger extenct i think they would become more interesting (less stereotypic) and also perhaps of a greater estetic value (as in art).

The other change would be that feminist views would not be considered a turn of, or something for ugly women to make themselves important about. I mean if there is an accepted feminist view of the right camera motion and angles in porn. Nobody would think about feminism like lack of makeup and clothes that hide ur figure.
Seriously, i think people would start taking the matter insted.

With this in mind. What do we lack mostly in our world. I would say conciousness, or eagerness to fulfill our needs on a short time (!). Also, a very big issue is so many people depressed nowdays.

“Semen is thicker than tears”
“45 minutes” (the average time it takes a woman) -series
“The kama sutra -as it is

Ofcourse, Ur mother should now.

18 03 2010
Magdalicious

Well I understand what you’re saying about equality and such, but honestly I don’t believe in equality. I live in a foreign country and I get paid 3-4 times what a local doing the same job would be getting. Why? Because I’m better at it, I’m a native English speaker and they aren’t. Is it fair? Yes it is… I would never expect to pull the same wage that they could in an environment where they were in demand.

It’s all about supply and demand… so I get that a man in an office and a woman in an office should get the same base wage.. and why not it’s not like they bring anything special to the table with their sex… but when someone does bring something to the table then they will get paid more.. fuck the equality issue it’s not about equality.. it’s about supply and demand there is a demand for female porn actors. There isn’t for men. People need to look at it a different way… the base wage IS the same.

But because there is such a demand for women, then their wage goes up to entice more of them to enter into the industry.
Make sense?

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