Saturday, March 31, 2012

Porn, A Path To Positive Body Image?

What is the single most pervasive and insidious neurosis afflicting women in this country?

Girls, you know the answer. Boys, think. Every woman you've been with has got an issue with her body. 10s think they're 3s. Most women are helplessly insecure about their bodies.

Why?

"Well, it's the images of women in the mainstream media; whether it's the skeletal frames that grace the cover of Vogue or the size 00 sitcom actresses or the elegantly anorexic movie star."

Put a pin in that.

Porn objectifies women. Yes. But it appears, with some reflection to this author at least, that it does so in an incredibly varied way. Yes, when one thinks Porn Star, you think Barbie or typical stripper bod, but even a cursory viewing of your average smut collection will reveal so much more. Yes. Many of those body types fall in to niches. But even so, try to think of the last time you saw any woman on TV Desiree Devine's size. Delle Reese, maybe?

Have a look yourself at the variations on size that porn offers. These are off the top of my head. I'm sure with some time you could dig up plenty more.


Porn Queen
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Barbie in the flesh. Impossibly curved, the porn queen is just as plastic as America's fever vision of Womanhood. Collagen, botoxed lips. Silicone tits. Massive. Microscopic waist. And more and more, as the millennium progresses, a fat ass. This is the best body money could buy. It's also the product of fervent pole dancing. Field hockey in high school. Farm league in strip clubs. Lithe. Yoga and Pilates. Kickboxing. 10ks and the like. She's fit. Flexible. And when she opens her mouth, she breathes sex.
Tory Lane Lisa Ann, Savannah SternTaylor Wane,




Gawky Girl
Frankly, I'd been rubbing out to this body shape for years before it occurred to me this was exactly the type of girl I had trouble imagining naked back when I was in high school. Skinny. Often too skinny. Not very shapely. A rod. All odd angles and knee or elbow sticking out more sharply than it should. Not the prettiest girl, but a workhorse.
Trisha Rey, Morgan Layne,


SSBBW
(I'm listing the various BBW sizes in no particular order) Super-sized Big Beautiful Woman. It's the biggest kind! Sexy with a panis. Now, think. Where, outside of porn, will you ever see something saying: "Not only is OK to look like  Diamond White, but guys will be lining up to fuck you?" I rest my case.
Wonder Tracy, Desiree Devine




BBW Goddess
Our favorite kind. Reubens painted them They have folds. Matronly upper arms are welcome.
Maria MooreSamantha 38G



Curvy All Over
Not quite truly BBW. What we in the African-American community call THICK. This is the fattest woman you'll ever see on television. this is about the middle of the shape spectrum in porn.
Angelina Castro, Olivia O'Lovely, Sara Jay




Pear Shaped
Huge ass. Small tits.
Amber Peach, Cherokee D'Ass, Pinky




Short and Compact
Patricia Petite, Charity Bangs, Kaci Starr




Lithe Teen
Think Gawky Girl without the sharp angles. Same girl going from ugly duckling to swan.
Faith Leon, Faye Reagan


Again, this is off the top of my head. I wrote this about as quickly as you're reading it. Can you, with as much ease, think of women from popular culture who fit in all these body shapes? No, right? Why?

There's a takeaway from all this, ain't there? These body shapes pervade porn because there's demand. A random walk down a porn aisle should tell every woman "Hey, there are so many guys that want to fuck a girl who looks like you that a group of people produced this movie to sell them." No, don't look at the Porn Queen. Down here by BBW. No? You'll definitely find someone shaped like you in the amateur section.

How do we get this simple message out into the mainstream? You're OK. Someone likes you just the way you are.

1 comment:

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