How realistic is porn, anyway?

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Not very, it would seem. At Dark Odyssey Winter Fire years ago, Vivid Entertainer Penny Flame* noted that production stopped every few minutes to reapply actors’ makeup. To paraphrase, one’s makeup doesn’t stay in place if one’s performing oral sex with any enthusiasm.

To learn more, Cosmopolitan interviewed veteran porn journalist Lynsey G., author of Watching Porn. According to her website, “Lynsey G has been writing about the intersection of pornography, feminism, and sexuality since 2007 as a reviewer, interviewer, critic, and blogger for multiple adult magazines and websites. She’s also published journalism, poetry, narrative nonfiction, and fiction in Bitch Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Nerve.com, Luna Luna Magazine, Stirring: A Literary Journal, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and elsewhere.”

In her Cosmo interview, she talks about feminist porn, consent, what turns people on, and more.¬†She tells us that it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s not. For anyone with feelings of inadequacy, she reminds us that most sex scenes are filmed¬†in multiple takes, male actors use chemical enhancers, and there’s a lot of preparation that goes into anal sex.

So How Realistic Is Porn, Actually?

*She has since retired from the adult entertainment industry.

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