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How cliché is the "thumbs up" sign in hardcore porn scenes?

Type: Content

Submitted by Drooler (220)
Very 46% 11 Votes
Somewhat 25% 6 Votes
Not at all 17% 4 Votes
Other 13% 3 Votes

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24 Votes Total

Oct 26, 2013

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pat362 (375) I don't want to sound dumb but what thumbs up are we talking about?
10-26-13  12:02pm

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Marcus (47) I can't really recall seeing thumbs up much in porn...?
10-26-13  01:23pm

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graymane (33) For those who are clueless about "thumbs-up.
I think it all started back in the 80's by two top Hollywood film critics. Both were syndicated writers for major Newspapers who often disagreed with each other over the merits of new films playing in theaters.
Later, TV put them on Air for an hour each week to give their take on the films.
After each Critic's reviews and assessments were argued, they graded the film by raising their hand with thumbs pointed up for approval and down for disapproval.

The gesture caught on, after which everywhere people were using it to affirm their likes or dislikes of matters having nothing to do with movies.

The two critics were Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.

10-26-13  08:56pm

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Drooler (220) The "thumbs up" sign is when a person raises his or her fist with the thumb protruding upward, as Graymane explained. It non-verbally expresses approval and/or satisfaction.

I've most often seen it in porn videos when a male, while having sex with a female, looks toward the camera, smiles, and makes the sign. I've also seen the male and female performers together doing it, but usually it's before or after the sex.

I think it's already a tired cliché, and what makes it so is that it is unnecessary. The sex alone should be satisfying enough. But that's just me, I suppose, being petty about it. After all, it's not at the "epidemic" level of occurrence. I've just seen it one too many times.

Anyway, I just think it looks dumb. LOL.

10-27-13  03:45am

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Jay G (67) A thumbs up for that poll question!

When the thumb is not located in anyone's orifice, using the thumb up or down for an indication of "this is great" or "this is bad" is fine with me. Other uses of the thumb in porn are more interesting, however.

10-27-13  05:54am

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Marcus (47) Oh right... well, I know what a thumbs up is, but haven't seen it much in porn.
10-27-13  03:26pm

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