Sunday, 23 December 2007

Addiction I: Soft Porn

No matter what people say, there is a difference between pornography and erotica. I suppose one could even claim that there is a difference between soft porn and erotica.

But I digress.

Erotica has a point. It actually has a storyline, which makes the sex that much more arousing. I do understand that there are pornographic films, where there are storylines. This much is true; however, from the porn I've seen, once the first sex scene has happened, it's the cue for seemingly endless sex scenes distracting from the main point of the film. Plus, the sex scenes are often disgusting - graphic insertions of an erect penis, complete with hair and the blemishes of old age, into basically any hole available? Followed by the camera actually staying in that spot for five minutes while the penis pumps in and out... Lord, it's nauseating.
Erotica truly gets it, however. There's a storyline, then a tasteful sex scene. OK, so there's no actual sex going on. You'd be a fool to think it were. Yet the scenes concentrate much more on what's important during sex - a lot of depictions of the whole body, wrapped around the other body, for example. There's usually well-crafted music going on, clever camera angles, and expressions on the actors' faces which actually persuade you that they are, indeed, engaged in coitus. And their bodies' movement doesn't hurt, either.

End of scene, more storyline. And so soft porn films go. Hell, in some films the scenes don't even finish before there's a cut to another scene.
I do know that erotic films exist mostly to deliver sex scenes, but in films like Femalien, The Virgins of Sherwood Forest, Sex Court: The Movie and the Emmanuelle series with Krista Allen, there's a plot in the background somewhere, which actually makes it much more worthwhile when someone has sex with someone they really shouldn't (or in a place they really shouldn't, or... perhaps the best reason of all... because they can and they just feel like it). And the addition of humour always works wonders.

Soft porn is an art form. Hard porn may make you orgasm, but it's nowhere near as pleasant. Basically, I'd enjoy Laura Angel much more were the penis to actually stay inside her.

I had an orgasm earlier on today during cybersex. Another one later on with the aid of soft porn. I really shouldn't have been masturbating so soon after the first time. I may be addicted, but I'm also now rather sore...

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