Why is anal porn everywhere, and is it actually popular?

All the girls are doing it. Anal porn, that is. The abundance of anal porn seems to be at an all-time high. But is this because anal porn is truly that popular, or is everyone getting in on the action to level the playing field?

There are only two moments from the UFC that I vividly remember: the night Anderson Silva was knocked out, and the first time I saw Jon Jones. It was UFC 94, he fought Stephan Bonnar on the main card. I had no clue who Jones was. But a German suplex and a couple of spinning back elbows later, and I knew I had just witnessed something amazing.

From that day forward, I was a huge fan of his. My gut told me he had the potential to be something special. At the very least one of the more entertaining fighters in the UFC. Almost eight years later, he’s now one of the best fighters in the entire world. You know, just as long as he’s not taking drugs or hitting people with cars.

Funny thing, roughly 30 minutes before that Bonnar fight, my friend and I went to UFC.com to look at the rest of the card. I saw Jones’ picture: stack of dimes neck, bad haircut, rough facial hair. He didn’t seem like much to me. “Who’s this scrub-ass nigga Jon Jones?” I asked. This is probably why I don’t have a job scouting talent.

My gut told me the same thing the first time I heard Kendrick Lamar, too. I was listening to Overly Dedicated. All I needed was a couple of minutes from “The Heart Pt. 2” to know he would become my new favorite artist. Then he rightfully became everyone’s favorite artist.

And there was also Kelly Divine. I just put a world-class fighter, a world-class musical artist, and a pornstar in a similar mode of thinking. Funny, I know.

It was a scene on Bangbros. I just did some research and saw it was from 2007. I’m old. I mean, in porn years. I’m young but have been in the porn-viewing game for a long time. Like how Kevin Durant is 28 but is closing in on ten years in the league. Anyway, here was this brunette with a thin frame but an absurd amount of ass. I remember thinking to myself “I’m going to look out for every video she does.”

Which is kind of weird, right? It sounds a lot better when referring to an athlete or a musician. If I said something along the lines of “I’m going to follow all of Jon Jones’ fights” or “I’m going to listen to all of Kendrick Lamar’s music”, that would be perfectly okay. But to follow the work of a pornstar comes across creepy, no? Like, we want to keep up with this woman getting dick. In another context, that would be very stalkerish and controlling.

And yet, the fact I felt that strongly about Divine says something. Even in my heyday of watching porn like an addict, I just wanted to see action. I didn’t care about who was in it. But I expressly looked for porn involving her. I didn’t want to see big butts riding on some dude’s dick. I wanted to see HER big butt riding on some dude’s dick. There’s a difference.

I even remember wondering if she would ever do an anal scene. For you younger smut viewers, there was a time when there was anticipation for a pornstar doing anal. You genuinely had to question if a pornstar would actually do it. One day, she did it. It was awesome. And then two more anal scenes later and I realized she was never going to stop.

Anal porn became her identity. Just like Jada Stevens or just about any pornstar hailing from Europe, scenes with just vaginal intercourse were either far and few between or wholly unmemorable. Any video that didn’t involve Divine taking some guy up her butt just paled in comparison. It was still great, but it was also becoming the norm.

That’s exactly where anal porn is today. It’s as great as it has always been, but it’s no longer the thing we anticipate. It’s just the added bonus to the mid-priced silver package. Hell, we’ll even throw it into the bronze package. Anal porn is everywhere, and seemingly every pornstar that gets hot for a few months is doing it. But when did the sex act that is deemed taboo in the bedroom, at one point deemed special in porn, become so … normal?

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“Anal” porn is only the 17th most searched term in the United States according to Pornhub statistics. I say only because I would’ve sworn it would beat out the likes of “lesbians scissoring” and something called “overwatch”. There’s so much anal porn out there, I assumed it would be ranked higher.

But maybe that’s a part of the issue: there is so much out there. Do we have to expressly search for “anal” when we are just as likely to run across it searching for “massage”?

It’s understandable why we like watching anal porn. It’s one of the more taboo yet requested acts of sex we can have with a partner, right up there with asking our partners to swallow. Anal sex is a gift, the thing we’re given if a girl really happens to take a liking to us. And even then the gift isn’t anal. It’s more like “hey, I’ll let you nut on my face.”

That’s why anal porn is so important and useful: what other depiction are we going to get? It’s a part of the reason Mike Adriano hit it so big. Aside from his eye for good angles and lighting, he put viewers in his scope of sight for anal romps with girls who seemingly don’t exist in our world.

And man, if he didn’t come at just the right time. A time when butts are all the rage in pop culture. I can’t remember so many people paying attention to the curve on a woman’s lower body. Or for that matter, so many marketing campaigns getting it wrong. Damn near every pornstar has to have some sort of meat on their backside. Whether it’s a bubble, an apple, an onion, a booty, a whooty, a tsunami, an assquake, a PAWG, a donk, or just enough to promote a butt to an ass, the days of having nothing at all are fading off.

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Anal queen Kelly Divine

Even more, now damn near every pornstar has to take some meat in their backside. Let’s go back to Adriano for a second. You know what’s amazing about his work, aside from his keen visual understanding of what viewers want? The fact that he seemingly cranks out a new DVD every month while infrequently using the same pornstars across titles. That means each flick typically casts a couple of girls you haven’t seen do anal previously. That’s impressive.

It’s also weird considering what doing an anal scene used to mean. Certainly, there are a few exceptions. Alexis Texas doing anal was certainly a huge deal. Ditto for Rachel Starr and Lexi Belle. Heck, those two seemingly never did it again. But for those three there is also a Kelsi Monroe, Harley Jade, or Candice Dare where I can barely remember the last time they did a scene that didn’t involve anal.

It’s like anal is what a pornstar does once we have gotten bored with them. It’s no longer the exclusive or big scoop. It’s a means of extending longevity and getting in on its capital is an arms race. You either get with the program or risk getting lost in the shuffle. And once a pornstar does anal, we seemingly won’t let them go back to the way things were. Once you get the premium service, you’re not interested in reversing course back to the norm. It’s not the same. Especially if it’s all the same price anyway.

Anal is the new norm. We don’t want to go back to standard definition. We don’t want to go back to just one update a week. And we don’t want to go back to a world where anal is scarce. Thinking now, I’m not even certain anal porn is truly in high demand. Rather, we’ve come this far, so we might as well keep going. If a pornstar isn’t doing anal by now, she either a) has enough of an appeal and shelf-life to avoid it, b) is sticking to her guns, or c) won’t be in porn much longer. The question is no longer who’s doing anal? It’s now who isn’t?

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Let’s do something a bit nostalgic. There was a time when you would look forward to the day a pornstar does a singular anal scene, not knowing if it would even happen. I remember being unusually hype when Gianna Michaels and Caroline Pierce did anal, only to be disappointed once I realized it was like any other anal scene I had ever watched.

But still … Gianna Michaels and Caroline Pierce did anal, yay! I guess. I was thrilled until I wasn’t, but that moment of anticipation was still pretty cool. Like when you knew you were getting a Nintendo 64 for Christmas but would still lose sleep and focus just thinking about it. Difference is, the Nintendo 64 was everything you dreamed of while a pornstar doing anal is just another pornstar doing anal.

It’s a dope moment nonetheless, and I admit to being geeked when Riley Reid did her series of anal videos. There are still some girls who have yet to do anal. The day they finally take the plunge will probably cause the earth to implode from its core. Like when Mia Malkova did anal I’m pretty sure some dude down the street fired a gun into the air in celebration. And was promptly arrested. Or not if it happened on the east side of Atlanta.

I did this list a couple of years ago on a former blog. Since then, I think like 40% of the pornstars I listed did anal. Maybe I’m really just predicting the future. Here are five girls we are still eagerly waiting to do an anal scene. Or at least I think we are. I haven’t watched porn in a while.

Sara Jay: She’s never going to do it, which I find awesome. This will go down one of two ways. She either never does anal just to be the one who went unscathed and prove a point. Or she waits until her very last scene and retires afterward. It’ll be like the Chicago Cubs finally winning a World Series. Guys will talk about how they never thought they would see Jay do an anal scene in their lifetime.

It’s genuinely amazing she hasn’t done it though. She has all the usual symptoms: big butt, MILF, still popular but not as universally popular. Even Cherie DeVille and Kendra Lust eventually did it. But here is Jay, holding strong. Good for her. I hope she never does it because I’d hate to think she finally did anal after I opted to stop watching porn. That would break my heart.

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Porn legend Sara Jay

Brandi Love: I keep confusing her with DeVille. Which is why I’m assuming she will go down the same road as DeVille. If it’s going to happen, it should be while she still has her bubble butt intact. Don’t do it well after the appeal is gone. That’s bad business.

Eva Lovia or Abigail Mac: I’m convinced they’re the same person. They were both on FTV Girls. Then they were both on Twistys. Then they were both on We Live Together. Then they were both doing hardcore scenes. I think. I’m sure only three of those four things actually happened the way I’m claiming they did. And yet, I doubt anyone questions me about it.

Anyhow, the next step for the both of them is fairly obvious: lesbian anal toys. Then they’ll move on to what the masses really want. Which is replacing “lesbian” with “man” and “toys” with “sex.” Or something like that. Actually I’m wrong, scratch that. Just replace “lesbian” with no words at all but still do the other thing.

August Ames: People like her. Not totally sure why, but they do. That’s reason enough.

Dani Daniels: I feel like she was the hottest thing in porn a couple of years ago. She may still be, it’s not like I would know. Like, interest in her was at a fever pitch, it was crazy. I thought for sure she had all the momentum to do an anal scene and destroy the interwebs. But it didn’t happen.

When I did this list years back, Daniels and Riley Reid were ranked at the top. Only one fulfilled the dreams of jerkers worldwide. In some respects, Daniels not doing anal is more impressive than Jay. Jay has stayed away from anal so long that doing it now would be more confusing than anticipated. Daniels was in the middle of anal porn’s highest moments. The big names were doing anal as opposed to those doing anal becoming big names.

But Daniels missed the boat. Or rather, maybe she wasn’t interested in hopping aboard. She’s the one who stayed on land. I’ve long grown tired of anal porn the same way I’ve grown tired of porn in general. Somewhere along the way I realized that if I have watched one scene, I have essentially watched them all. But if someone ever texted me “bruh, Dani Daniels,” I’m treating it like a Steph Curry Heat Check and frantically opening my Google Chrome browser.

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