Jul 07, 2020

What is the Appeal of Amateur Porn?

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My Issue with Amateur Porn

Amateur Porn has never been my favorite genre. 

I discovered porn in the late 90s/early 2000s. Back then, internet porn was mostly comprised of DVDs that someone had taken the time to upload (often illegally - think Napster). I had already started grad school by the time PornHub launched its empire.  

 

Thinking back to those early amateur videos reminds me of the pornographic equivalent of when you’re toddler gets ahold of your camera phone.  Everything is dark, blurry, grainy, out of focuses, and not really in frame.  To make matters worse, the cameras used to make amateur porn back in the day were super low-fi, so even when they were shot pretty well, they looked like shit.  

Amateur Porn is Bigger than Ever

Unless you have some crazy voyeuristic fantasies that involve spying on your neighbor with dirty binoculars, these gonzo home porn videos were unlikely to satisfy your desire to see people bone.  This served to form my negative opinion of amateur porn. So when I was reading up on the latest porn trends published by PornHub’s analytical team and discovered how huge amateur porn is right now, my first reaction was, “Really? Why?”

Not one to simply let something go when I don’t understand it, especially in a field I have some experience in (Hello! I’m a porn blogger! I can’t exactly just ignore a huge genre like this!), I decided to dive a little deeper to find out why people love amateur porn so much these days. 

Why Other People Love Amateur Porn

Let’s start with what is, and to some extent always has been the appeal of the genre.  I mentioned voyeurism above in a joking way, but that is part of what people enjoy about amateur porn videos.  It feels like you’re watching a “real” couple in an intimate moment, rather than watching a bunch of pornstars. 

These days, people are searching for a more “real” or “authentic” experience from their porn.  They don’t always want it super polished and produced, with obviously unattainable pornstars, fake boobs and notoriously bad acting.  They want to see real people getting real pleasure out of real sex.  

Amateur Porn Ain’t What it Used to Be… And That’s a Good Thing!

While people might want a realer, rawer experience from their porn, that doesn’t mean they’re suddenly willing to overlook terrible quality. The most popular amateur porn sites are not your granddaddy’s porn. For the most part, folks aren’t looking for shakey cam realness. Blair Witch style porn is small niche within the amateur porn genre.  Even gonzo style amateur porn - the kind shot in POV by one of the participants - has benefited from a huge upgrade in filming technology. 

These days cheap, professional cameras are more available than ever.  Even an amateur videographer can shoot footage in perfect 4k now. Selfy sticks are an easy way to improve framing.  Lighting is still a bit of an issue for amateurs, but today’s cameras work pretty well, even in low-light conditions. 

That said, what counts as “amateur porn” has also changed.  Back in my day, amateur porn was something that was performed, recorded, edited, and posted by someone with zero experience.  These days, there are a ton of sites that offer amateur actresses making their pornographic debuts with a professional film crew.  The lighting, cinematography, editors, directors and even co-stars are seasoned adult industry pros, guiding these newbie pornstars through there first on-camera experiences.

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