The Return to Prominence of Pre-Recorded Porn

The Return to Prominence of Pre-Recorded Porn

From the time of French postcards until the mid 2000s, humanity feasted its eyes on some form of pre-recorded porn. Photos, videos on a VHS tape, members area downloads and more were the preferred medium for all sorts of erotic engagements between fans and studios that sought to create adult entertainment with ever-increasing levels of potency. Then a slew of “cam sites” sprung up and a significant segment of the audience suddenly sought to immerse itself in what was billed online as “Live Sex Shows.” As it turns out, the allure isn’t what some had hoped it would be for some surprisingly obvious reasons.

 

Put simply, unlike a boxing match or other sporting event that benefits from being viewed live as it happens, sex is actually ruined by an overabundance of suspense. Furthermore, the sort of blunders that become historic events talked about for years to come after a sporting event (like the famed World Series baseball that trickled through Bill Buckner’s legs decades ago), a blunder in an adult film instantly ruins the moment and destroys any connection the audience has with the performance.

 

Going beyond the ordinary

 

When we film award-winning erotica for fans here at AndrewBlake.com, we have the luxury of many hours of forethought. Careful planning goes into the casting, setting, set creation, props, positions, lighting, pre-production and post-production efforts that allow us to create a signature style fans respond to continuously.

 

Through no fault of their own, live show creators simply can’t match that level of attention to detail. They are often required to film every interaction in the same single tiny room from only one angle on a single camera. That makes dozens of hours of a cam show resonate as only one note in what should be a symphony of emotional cues. Add in the limitations of bandwidth, lighting and a complete lack of editing to understand the reasons why the end result is almost always exceptionally lackluster.

 

Interestingly, the draw to webcams is much more on the industry side of the equation than it is from the actual audience. Sure, it’s much easier for a cam model to take off her pajamas at home with a webcam filming her from the broom closet than it is for a true pornstar to travel to an exotic location and be filmed after properly preparing for her role with her hair, makeup, wardrobe and acting skills on point…. But isn’t the whole point of creating entertainment to entertain the audience rather than to placate the performers themselves?

 

Recently websites have started to publish a slew of “prerecorded cam shows”, meaning that they take the recording of a live show without any additional effort involved and slap it up on some website as if it should be viewed comparably with the highest quality adult entertainment filmed at a professional studio. The comparisons are laughable. Elements of style like the tempo of the scene which are carefully metered in major productions run right off the rails when a cam model starts a meandering soliloquy about whatever pops into her head while masturbating in precisely the same position she appears in during every other scene she has ever produced.

 

That’s why membership sites like this one are seeing a massive spike in audience engagement as fans return from the live cam experiment to the sort of erotica that has already stood the test of time and earned the trust of billions of people from one century to the next and beyond.

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