Faking It: Is Porn Realistic Enough?

As long as porn has been around, people have been saying that it gives people “unrealistic expectations of sex”. They believe that people watch porn and believe that what they see on the screen is true to life… and that this is how sex works, right? Isn’t porn realistic?

Is porn realistic?

Well, people seem to constantly be debating this fact, and they don’t seem to have a clear answer on it. Is porn realistic or not? And is porn realistic enough for us to get a lot of enjoyment when watching it? Here on the Escort Norway blog, we take a look.

Porn is readily available

The main concern is that porn is so readily available. A simple search on your favourite internet search engine will bring up millions of results, and many of them will be for kinky websites where you can actually watch porn videos of sexy ladies and men having sex in a number of different ways.

There is the belief that, if porn is so readily available, people are going to get all of their ideas about sex from there, instead of from actually having sex. One of the obvious counter arguments to this is that we don’t watch TV shows and believe that life is going to go like this, as we can tell the difference between reality and fiction, but that doesn’t stop people from questioning it.

The genuinely seem to believe that people see porn as realistic. They believe that the things on the screen are seen, by us, as totally true to life… but does anyone actually think that way?

The latest study

Unfortunately, it seems that they do. It is something that many have believed, suggesting that young people in particular might be influenced by porn, seeing the sexy things on the screen as real, instead of fake. Faking it in porn is fine, but people simply cannot tell the difference.

The study was conducted by Middlesex University, and spoke to over 1,000 young people about their porn habits. Many of those involved not only said that they had been watching porn, but that they were also using porn to learn about sex, as the sex education they get at school simply isn’t enough.

One of the participants in the study stated that they “wanted to know what sex” and that, thanks to porn, they now know. However, this, and a number of other comments made by the participants, suggested that they are looking at porn and taking it as it is. They aren’t questioning whether most women really squirt a torrent of water from their pussies, or if men can actually keep their cock rock hard for so long. Because they have nothing else to compare it to, they aren’t asking “is porn realistic?”, as instead they just believe that it is.

Faking it

Porn is pretty fake. Even the “real” porn is fake. You know the type we are talking about: the videos where they claim that “real” cops are getting sex from the people that they are arresting, or that “real” estate agents are being talked into fucking the person they are showing the house to. Things like “fake taxi” and “bad tow truck” are, you guessed it, faked. The people you see are porn stars, simply trying to make porn realistic.

Whenever the camera cuts, you can bet that there has been a break in filming to give the stars a rest. They won’t actually fuck for twenty minutes straight. More likely they will have sex for a minute, stop, and then get back to it. So all of those people out there who see sex as a never-ending session and feel that they aren’t living up to it are wrong.

Also, women don’t squirt in that way. A lot of porn films show a torrent of water coming from a woman’s pussy. Usually what has happened is that they have managed to get her to hold some water in her vagina, only to force it out when the moment comes… or worse, they get her to piss instead. Real female ejaculate doesn’t look like this. The moans and groans are also pretty unrealistic. How many times in porn have you seen a woman reach orgasm after the guy has kissed her clit a few times? We wish it happened that fast, but it doesn’t. Sorry fellas!

The best type of porn

If you want to watch more realistic porn, the best thing for you to do is ignore the high quality stuff. Okay, so it looks better, but amateur porn is where it is at. In these videos you will rarely see a cut, as the camera is static, and the sex that happens is usually between a real couple. They have flaws on their bodies and aren’t going to last that long, unlike the stars you see in porn films.

It might not look as good, which can really put you off, but the things you’ll see in amateur porn are more realistic than other types of porn.

The best bit about the amateur stuff? The positions that they do are the kind of things that you can do yourself, so you can watch a really hot video and get some ideas for later.

Is porn realistic?

So, is porn realistic of sex? Honestly, a lot of people don’t seem to think so. It is fake in a way that might turn people off and leave them feeling disappointed when the sex they get isn’t like that, but is porn realistic enough? We think that it is. When you go looking for porn, you don’t necessarily want to see people like you having sex. You want to see the hottest and sexiest people. You want to fulfil your fantasies through porn. That is why we love watching porn so much.

What do you think? Do you believe that porn is realistic enough, or do you think porn producers could do a lot better? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment in the box below or by heading over to the Escort Norway forum and joining in the discussion there. You could even take a look at Norway’s favourite porn right now to see what others like watching the most.

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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