What Makes a Porn Star a MILF?

Here was the idea: create a list of ten of the hottest MILF porn stars today. Figured it would be easy. Browse through Brazzers and Naughty America, look at all the porn stars given the “MILF” tag, and keep my day moving. Then something curious happened.

There was a Romi Rain sighting. Granted, I do a poor job of keeping up with the porn industry these days. But last I remember, Rain was not considered a MILF. She was just your standard porn star.

But here she was: 28 years of age, falling under the “MILF” category, and my brain didn’t understand why. She did carry the usual physical and visual symptoms of a MILF in porn (don’t ask me to explain what I mean by that). But 28 years old. I thought to myself “Maybe she recently had a kid.”

Which would be like requiring Dean Ambrose be a real-life lunatic to play the “Lunatic Fringe” character. Which is possible, but that should not be a pre-requisite. The idea a porn star has to be a mom to play a MILF is nonsense.

So I assumed this was a tagging error. But then Brooklyn Chase came up. And Richelle Ryan. And Corinna Blake. I don’t remember Chase and Ryan being considered MILFs. I also don’t know what a “Corinna Blake” is, but she sure didn’t match the image I have in my head of what a MILF is.

I stopped adding names to my Excel sheet. I was ready to engineer the shit out of this list, but was too confused to continue. My idea of what a MILF is was being challenged.

I know what a MILF is. But while going through porn stars, I was getting less of a “Mother” vibe but agreeing these were women “I’d Like to Fuck.” Is it possible I didn’t understand what makes a porn star a “MILF”?

What does it mean to be a ‘MILF’ in porn?

“MILF” is a noun, describing what a woman is. On the simplest level it presents one thing. For eyes that don’t care about context or nuance, we just see older women. Not sure porn is meant to be taken on a deeper level than what the eyes can see anyway.

Up until now, “MILF” simply described women between 30 and 50 who were sexually desirable. Just Google “top milf porn stars” and look at the lists that come up. You’re not going to find Brooklyn Chase’s name. Not because she isn’t hot, but she doesn’t match our notions of what a MILF is.

kelly madison
Image of Kelly Madison from KellyMadison.com.

Which is silly. There are plenty of women in their 20s who are mothers. Fuck, there are teens who are mothers. But if Naomi Woods was a mom (which I don’t even know to be true, I’m just using her as a hypothetical anecdote), she would still be a “Teen” porn star before a being considered a MILF.

We don’t automatically think of a mother being young, and porn typically followed our lead. But that thinking has changed. Being a MILF in porn is less about what porn stars are or what point in their careers they find themselves in. It’s just as much about what porn stars can present.

There are no hard rules on a MILF porn star’s age, look, or actual status as a mother. The category no longer describes porn stars. It describes fantasies. Being a MILF doesn’t mean a porn star is old enough to meet outdated ideas of what a desirable mom should be. It means a porn star has reached a point where she can make the fantasy work.

What are the requirements to being a MILF?

While ultimately creating my list, I determined that passing off as a MILF in porn is a balance between age, looks, and overall ability to make a fantasy about a mom work. This is based on some commonalities between my options. While there are no hard rules to being a MILF in porn, there are certainly qualifications and requirements:

What is a MILF’s age?

A majority of the popular MILFs in porn are at least 35 years old, but I didn’t see the “MILF” tag be used on any porn star younger than 28. Apparently women can start as young as 25. So let’s say a porn star has to at least be 28 years of age to qualify, but we don’t give them serious consideration until they are 31 or 32. Good? Good.

What does a MILF look like?

Physically, MILFs tend to fall in one of three areas. One, they have tits enhanced to the point where we would never confuse them for being natural. Or they just be noticeably large, natural tits. Works either way.

Two, they are curvy and thick overall without reaching the point of being a plumper. Voluptuous might be the word. Which is the polar opposite of the petite bodies we usually see on “Teen” porn stars.

And three, they just look like they are closer to their 40s than their 20s. Let’s be real: there is a look that comes with age. Doesn’t mean that “look” can’t be sexy as hell, but might as well state the obvious.

kendra lust milf
Image of MILF scene featuring Kendra Lust from Brazzers.com.

How does a MILF act?

Motherly? Acting like a MILF is more along the lines of acting like a cougar. Or giving off the vibe of attraction to younger men. Or expressing hyper-sexuality in light of a traditional American or family life.

It’s expressly known that MILF characters are moms in their scenes. It’s typically stated in the scene synopsis. And yes, sometimes they act nurturing towards the male partner, especially if the partner is younger. But the idea porn is really trying to accomplish is that the motherhood or married life has made the MILF sexually dormant, and she’s ready to change that.

Does actually being a mother mean anything?

According to PornHub Insights, Lisa Ann is the porn star searched most often with “Mom” or “MILF”. Lisa Ann has never given birth to a child. So no. Doesn’t mean shit.

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