LGBTQ / Sex

Porn Sex vs. Real Sex: Heterosexist?

Spoiler alert: Yes.

The “pornography” to which this now famous little video (and I mean, it is kind of cute, the way they used food to simulate sex acts) refers is of course “heterosexual” (more on that in a bit) pornography with a male target audience. I say “of course” because we live in a patriarchal society wherein we understand “straight male” as the default for any given topic unless otherwise specified. The video itself doesn’t mention this and it’s important that they don’t, as we shall see.

As the video implies but does not explicate, there is a fair amount of female-on-female sex in pornography aimed at heterosexual males (so it is “heterosexual” pornography? it’s never grouped separately from pornography depicting male-on-female sex). This phenomenon has long puzzled women, particularly women who have a lot of sex with other women. This is implied in the section where they claim that 11.5% of women have had sexual experience with another woman. When they say “women”, do they mean all women, or just women who do not identify as “lesbian” or…? It’s not really clear. But the same source appears to mention that 6% of men “admit” to such a same-sex “encounter”. This doesn’t show up in the video… why? Since the porn to which the video refers (whether they admit it or not) is all geared at “heterosexual” men, why is the fluidity of male sexuality not worth considering? The video is trying to explain to us that contrary to the “porn world” where all women are touching each other for a watchful male gaze, why not also point out the fact that boys sometimes look at (or, heaven forfend, TOUCH) each other’s penises? Is that sex fact simply too obscene for a video supposedly about sex? But lesbians are cool, right, video which claims to be challenging those social views that pornography creates?

Also, since the video referenced that study about same-sex experimentation or whatever, I feel justified in pointing out that that same study mentions that that number of ladies who get freaky with other ladies appears to be up from 4% a decade before. So while they’re claiming that “only” 11.5% of ladies are getting freaky with other ladies, that appears to be on the rise. And it can’t be any different with men. Particularly the sort who watch pornography, who have already proven how gay they are:

Speaking of big dicks, as Be Young & Shut Up’s resident penis expert, I thought it was a bit funny that they opened with “statistics” about penis size. The narrator says that porn star penises “are six to nine inches”. “Civilian penis?” she continues, “five to seven.” I can only assume that they’re talking about bell curves and standard deviations with those numbers, and given the size of some of the penises in question, maybe even not-so-standard deviation.

So just so we’re clear to any men reading this, those of us with penises longer than seven inches are no longer civilians, and therefore the laws of war regarding porn stars now apply to us. If your penis is less than five inches? Well, it’s not a penis. You might still be a civilian though? Just not a biologically male one.

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I’m just gonna leave this here at the end for you to think about.

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