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Is Gay Porn Racist?

I was following a board discussion about racism in gay porn the other day and someone said, "I get annoyed that we have to mention 'big black dick' the moment a man of color walks into a scene." Why is that? Are studios, bloggers, and surfers racist?

I headed over to gay porn tube Queer Pixels to do some research. In the Black Men category, the first four videos are: Black Dude Stroking Off in Laundry Room, Black Dudes Sucking and Screwing on Couch, Sexy Black Muscle Dude in Mirror, and Monster Black Cock in Car.

As I scroll through the free videos, a good number of them include the word "black" or "ebony" in their titles. Is this necessary? Do we have to point out that a performer is black or sports a black monster dick? Isn't it obvious? Tim Kruger of Tim Tales is a furry gay pornstar from Germany who has a 10 inch cock, and he's one of my favorites, but in my blog posts I've never referred to his "big white cock." Why is that?

In gay porn, the performers are the commodity. Talking about their appearance and attributes and what they're doing is what sells the scene. When searching for gay porn, you may go to Google and type "big black cock" and sites mentioning "big black cock" in their descriptive text should appear in the rankings, that's the theory anyway. Likewise, Queer Pixels has sidebar categories to help you find the videos you want: college guys, bears and hairy men, twinks and boys, and yes, Asian, black men, Latino men, and interracial sex. But if Queer Pixels doesn't have an Asian category, how will surfers find Asian performers? By sifting through thousands of videos they don't want?

Google's ranking process is mechanical, an algorithm sorts sites based on dozens of criteria and humans don't get involved except to create the algorithm itself -- no one at Google is looking at every site on the Web and giving it a rank. Theoretically, one could put up a picture of Lady Gaga in a blog post, write a bunch of copy about "big black cocks," and googlebot wouldn't know whether the picture was appropriate to the text.

For me, race is just one of the many flavors that does or does not turn me on. I tend to prefer brunette men over blonds; I go nuts for Italian and Latino men and even more crazy for foreskin; I like hairy men and beards; Asian guys and twinks rarely turn my head; and I like black men with well-defined bodies; I also like bare feet, armpits, and bums; and I have a recurring fantasy where a couple of skinheads rough me up in a dark alley and call me "dirty cocksucker" while I service them.

I don't deny racism exists in gay porn both on the producer and consumer side. I've heard many site owners say that membership sales fall through the floor when a black guy appears on their site; take him off and sales rebound. I've also heard that race sometimes plays a factor in how much a performer is paid, as in black guys are paid less than white guys. I suppose that happens somewhere in the gay porn world, I don't have first-hand experience. But by the same token, a black man with an 11 inch cock commands more money than one with a 7 inch dick. And a guy willing to take a fist up his ass gets more money than a dick-only bottom.

So yes, racism does exist in gay porn, but just because a site talks about a man's "big black cock" doesn't mean they're racist, they just want porn watchers who love black men and big penises to find their product. Sometimes we're too sensitive, too quick to jump to conclusions. Yes, it'd be nice if we lived in a world where race didn't matter, but when it comes to our cocks, all kinds of things make them hard, and race may be just one of them.

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by Anonymousreply 1503/07/2013

It's fantasy.Sexual fantasy. That's all. Get over it.

Lots of issues to deal with in the world that are more important than sexual fantasies.

by Anonymousreply 103/07/2013

Yes. It's show business, after all.

by Anonymousreply 203/07/2013

Eroticizing "big black dick" or "hot white ass" aren't what I would call racist. Or at least they often aren't racist but rather merely sexual affinities. Sometimes of course they have racist underpinnings, the fantasies being vestiges of racism, other times they are merely lustful pronouncements. Akin to lust for Mediterranean types, blonde types, Asian types. Getting off on, for example, a black cock which happens to be huge is no different than getting off on, for example, a built Caucasian chest that happens to be tanned and hairy

Liking certain physical attributes (no matter how mythological) which correspond (either in the mind or in reality ) to isn't racism. It's just sexual expression.

by Anonymousreply 303/07/2013

No, it isn't.

Quit looking for things by which to be offended and you'll find the quality of your life improve markedly.

by Anonymousreply 403/07/2013

It's more fetishism. In straight porn a lot of it has to do with the taboo aspect of it. The foundations of that are definitely based in racism but not necessarily racist.

by Anonymousreply 503/07/2013

It is helping out the consumer as far as I can tell. I'm not a fan of certain types of porn, and using titles such as you mention, I can avoid viewing what I don't like.

by Anonymousreply 603/07/2013

Do you know which region of the country have the highest demand for interracial porn? The south. I was shocked when I read that.

by Anonymousreply 703/07/2013

You are confusing objectification with racism.

Objectification is part of erotica.

There are also a great many porn titles with "blonde," "hairy," "smoothe," "bear," "hung," "phat," "milf," "dad," "twink," "dilf," "ginger," "stacked," "white," "black," "Asian," in them, but the only thing discriminatory about them relate to a sexual interest in the particular attribute. Not a sense of superiority or inferiority in the general political sense.

Now if you want to claim that objectification is oppressive, you could do that. And others would claim otherwise. But that's another discussion entirely.

by Anonymousreply 803/07/2013

So if the movie is about hairy guys that shouldnt be mentioned? If its about twinks, no mention either? Just a generic no frills "GAY PORN" in black and white on the cover?

by Anonymousreply 1003/07/2013

People are turned on by certain types of men. In a sense, anyone who has a "type" that excludes on or more races can be called racist.

by Anonymousreply 1103/07/2013

There are porn series and even threads on DL that refer to big white dicks, OP. You may not be familiar with them but they are there. There is a series of vintage straight compilation movies called "Girls Who Love Big White Cocks" for instance. And I recall one DL thread asking who has the biggest white dick in porn.

by Anonymousreply 1203/07/2013

r8 has a really good point.

In fact, r8's point is far too intelligent for the DL, where braindead replies like r13 are the norm.

by Anonymousreply 1403/07/2013

There's nothing braindead about R13's reply.

by Anonymousreply 1503/07/2013
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