A couple of comments here caught my attention, the gist was that they thought tattoos on female performers were a bigger turn of than condoms.
So I got to thinking I wonder if that’s part of the reason for the slump in porn? So today i spent a couple of hours at the local smut emporium and I started chatting up the customers, the consensus was clear, tattoos are a bigger turn off than condoms by a two to one margin. Mind you many renters said that they preferred condom free porn but they also understood the need for the performers to be safe. and only about 20% said that they would never rent or buy condom free porn, another 20 % said they prefer porn with condoms because the companies that shoot with condoms tend to place a lot more emphasis on eroticism and sexiness.
This was NOT what I expected even though I too find tattoos more annoying than condoms, at least for me condoms have never even been a turn off…Its an I dont really care thing. I am more interested in if the girl is sexy, feminine and pretty, which all too many aren’t these days.
That was another common comment…The girls are way over acting, it seems the renters and buyers mostly liked it better when they were more demure, less aggressive and much more feminine.
The net is that even though piracy has decimated this business an awful lot of the slump falls on us for not listening to the consumer whose bottom line complaint was more emphasis on femme girls and WAY less emphasis on the guys.