the idiosyncratic nature of porn preference, part four

This exchange totally fascinated me because all of these years Charlie and I have discussed cum in less specific terms and I figured we were into the same things, i.e., that our shared love for precum generalized to other forms of cum. But, among other reasons, Charlie and I are incompatible because we are into cum at different stages. We are both into precum, the process of cumming, and the substance as it comes out, but his appreciation stops there, while my adoration extends to the landing sequence.

 

Porn preferences are more idiosyncratic than practically anything else. With food, movies, etc., you can make recommendations based on taste, but it seems impossible to predict what people are into porn-wise. It is more specific, more instinctual. There is less rhyme and reason involved and the specifics are more integral to the experience, as it is about utility, not entertainment, enjoyment, or intellectual appreciation. With food, movies, etc., you can have an appreciation on a variety of levels, as in, you can laugh at a stupid movie and know that it is stupid and you can eat junk food and know that it is shitty. But with porn, your body either reacts or doesn’t. Which isn’t to say that I don’t appreciate absurd porn on a comedic level, but then it ceases to be porn and the standards applied become the same as the standards applied to something with purported cinematic value. See: New Wave Hookers, Vol. 5. No, please do see it. You won’t regret it. Or forget it, for that matter.

 

The video that this post links to is overly-graphic and repulsive but has artistic merit and is filmed creatively, showcasing their bodies in a way not possible with normal furniture/body part blockage. I appreciate the director for his ingenuity, resourcefulness. Previously, I had never seen the use of glass in porn besides in this gay cumshot comp where the last scene is ruined by a guy creepily scaling someone’s house and cumming on their window. Artistic merit in porn seems to be something that can be commonly enjoyed, regardless of taste, but when you take it to the level of pornographic utility, it is impossible to predict its value to anyone else. Sometimes I even surprise myself. 


P.S. Let me clarify the distinction between judgment, value, and taste as it pertains to porn versus other mediums:

Value vs. Judgment:

In most instances, your judgment/estimation of an object affects its value to you. Judgment and value are almost synonymous; judgment is the method by which you arrive directly at an object’s value to you. 

Value vs. Taste:

With porn, however, the utility is independent of your evaluation/cognitive stance. Utility and taste are almost synonymous; that which you consider in “poor taste” could still fall within the parameters of your taste. 


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