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Do you think porn in general is getting better or worse?

Type: General

Submitted by nadiencendia (83)
Definitely getting better 26% 12 Votes
It's more or less the same 34% 16 Votes
Definitely getting worse 17% 8 Votes
It depends 19% 9 Votes
Other (See Reply) 4% 2 Votes

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47 Votes Total

Dec 22, 2009

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turboshaft (24) "It depends" because I think it's getting better with technology, access, and choice, but at the same time also getting worse for the same reasons. The economy hasn't helped and it just had to go south right when everyone started to go high def and hard drives started getting cheaper!
12-22-09  12:12am

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Drooler (220) I had to spend some time pondering this question. Fortunately, Turboshaft answered first and gave a good summary of the State of Porn these days.

I've really liked the overall technological improvements in the quality and dimensions of images and vids. And as an aside, I have my first terabyte hard drive arriving today to help with my ever-burgeoning collection.

Yet it's worse because so many sites have thinned out the offerings. Take Pretty4Ever. It updates much less often than it used to.

Then there are sites that just haven't made it through, such as DenudeArt, which held a lot of promise. And Babelicious has come to the point of posting images only in 1000px. I wonder if that's a cost-cutting decision, but it's suicidal whatever the rationale might be.

Finally -- and this is definitely a reflection of my own tastes -- more softcore sites are increasing the number of videos vs. photosets. Nakedby is definitely one, and Zemani has also increased vids vs. pics.

And BareMaidens has for the past few months done nothing but videos, even though they're in the "gallery" pages. Paying to find that out really pisses me off.

12-22-09  01:05am

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Denner (235) Put in 'It's more or less the same' - but kept thinking about it.

AND it seems more and more like some mirror of the others kinds of bussiness out there - the small companies go under/have problems, the big ones are ok.

Those small sites with special features - take the ones Drooler mentions - seem to have problems: Less updates, less quality (maybe), change from pix to videos (that's what a lot more want, Drooler - alas).

Those major ones are getting the members - and those smaller, specialized ones are loosers...

Maybe because pornusers - not just PUs - want mostly quantity for their money - a bit sad, but is it not the way right now?

12-22-09  06:51am

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PinkPanther (46) I put "It depends", though I lean toward "getting better" - perhaps I should have flipped a coin.

How is it getting better? HD-quality - being able to see gorgeous women in such great detail is very cool - both for vids and pics, the better sites are presenting awesome material.

Accessibility - pretty much whatever you want is out there and quite accessible. When I first looked at porn, I could either wait for something to come to Pussycat Cinema or go to an adult book store. Now, whatever you want is accessible from your seat in front of your computer.

Where things are going south a bit is that some sites are getting more cookie-cutter, as per my criticisms of Babes.tv, SexyBabes.tv, Babelicious, etc. They've given up on trying to be anything other than a shell for licensed material - probably like radio stations that decided it wasn't worth it to be local & unique and decided to be an affiliate of a national corporate broadcast.

So that just means that porn consumers have to have their radar out to see which sites are changing for the worse and to let other consumers have a heads-up.

12-22-09  07:25am

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GCode (101) I'll have to put more or less the same. Why? Because I believe that yes, the photo and video quality appears to be increasing but it's the same old sites that are doing this. Rarely these days, are new sites appearing doing the 'right' thing to make me feel that sites are getting better. While the same sites we have all been visiting for years are staying the same or getting a little better, they are still the same old sites. If a bunch of new sites that launched this year were starting at the right quality and were worth a membership, then I'd say that sites are improving. However, it seems like everytime I check out a new site that launches they are roughly at least over 50% (maybe even more) of the time stuck in like 2005-2007 still and may even still feature a shitload of non-exclusive material. But, I believe my favorite niches are in a minority and this may skew my outlook on things. Yes, a few sites (maybe one to three) may look quality that open up new each year but with the thousands upon thousands of sites there are, you would think this day and age it would not just be a few dozen sites that are even worth the price they offer and/or still updating.
12-22-09  12:18pm

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Capn (28) Fashions change & niches ebb & flow, but quality generally is improving significantly.

Cap'n. :0)

12-22-09  01:25pm

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pat362 (373) This was a very good poll question because I had to think for quite a while on which answer to pick. I was all set to say that it is the same but I decided that it's worse. I agree with all of you that technology is leap ahead of what's come before but we can say the same thing about video games and mainstream movies. I have no doubt that technologically speaking they are not comparable to yesterday's stuff. My problem is that it's mostly all shine without any soul.

I still prefer old movies and video games because the people who made them were trying to make something that was original and would have lasting power. People make things today simply to make money.

12-22-09  04:16pm

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rearadmiral (384) Better or worse, I'm not sure. A lot more formulaic though. Gonzo was cutting edge back 10 to 15 years ago but the directors who developed it had some creativity. So many scenes now start in a frequently-used porn house with the girl in lingerie. There's no tease, no tension, and no build-up.
12-22-09  06:00pm

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Wittyguy (105) Like others I was torn but had to say "definitely better" for no other reason than the vid and pic quality is getting better (who the hell wants to go back to the days of 800x600 pix and 320 pixel video downloads?). In terms of variety of content, nothing really has changed but then again I've seen a hell of a lot of porn. I think someone just starting a collection will have a lot more choices today than those of us who started 5 to 10 years ago.
12-22-09  07:43pm

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anyonebutme (14) It's a mixed bag.

I think the content itself is getting much better, yet I think the business practices are worsening.

12-23-09  04:17pm

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RagingBuddhist (65) Overall, I think the picture and video quality is outstanding these days. Unfortunately, it looks like Hi-Def same ol', same ol' to me. Maybe it's because we're inundated with porn now, with hundreds, if not thousands, of sources to choose from, but I don't remember porn from the 70's being so repetitious.
12-24-09  09:35am

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