Does Porn Make The Man?

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Is a guy's taste in pornography really a window to his soul?

Our rivals, friends and sometimes lovers over at Lemondrop have a very interesting take on what a guy's porn tastes say about his personality and predilections. The gist (heh) is that a dude's interest in porn (if he has one, I think the assumption that all men interested in sex are into porn is a bit overblown) generally has a subtler message than you'd guess. The whole thing is metaphor. A dude who likes watching the rough stuff (leather, handcuffs, really mean women, et cetera) may not really want an Amazon to literally step on his junk.

Sounds reasonable, right? Read: What Does His Porn Collection Say About Him?

The funny thing is that subtext may be receiving too much credit in some cases (globally, not just in porn, because sometimes the old man is just an old man and sometimes the seas is just a sea). For instance, an Asian fetish (whose slang nickname I just learned was highly offensive to many Asian women) may mean that a guy likes tidiness, compliance and physical dominance. On the other hand, he may really dig the petite, exotic (to a westerner) look of a lady from the East (he may even really appreciate strong SAT scores… that's called positive racism, I believe).

Every guy who has a porn stash does dread (to varying degrees) having it found (check out another good one from Lemondrop on that little trip down memory lane). With the interweb the way it is today (70 – 95% porn, that is) and with the bulk of the content produced by amateurs and available for free, it's entirely possible for a guy with a lick (heh) of computer know-how to be totally uncatchable when it comes to his porn-viewing. His laptop may come (heh) down with virtual scabies but that's fixable.

While it's good to give the benefit of the doubt about truly weird porno (the stuff you can't send through the US mail), it's perfectly natural to jump to conclusions when you start typing on a borrowed computer (or, Siddhartha forbid, your computer that a friend borrowed) and get the auto fill-in for outstandingshemaleorgyextravaganza dot net. It's worth considering that he (or she, women probably consume one-one thousandth of the weird porn) may just be interested in exploring the feminine side of his/her sexuality.

Please keep in mind that the biggest difference between a porn stash and a porn 'stache is this: dudes with a sweet Mark Spitz look are absolutely dying for you to ask them about it.

Any good porn discovery stories out there?

Our rivals, friends and sometimes lovers over at Lemondrop have a very interesting take on what a guy's porn tastes say about his personality and predilections. The gist (heh) is that a dude's interest in porn (if he has one, I think the assumption that all men interested in sex are into porn is a bit overblown) generally has a subtler message than you'd guess. The whole thing is metaphor. A dude who likes watching the rough stuff (leather, handcuffs, really mean women, et cetera) may not really want an Amazon to literally step on his junk.

Sounds reasonable, right? Read: What Does His Porn Collection Say About Him?

The funny thing is that subtext may be receiving too much credit in some cases (globally, not just in porn, because sometimes the old man is just an old man and sometimes the seas is just a sea). For instance, an Asian fetish (whose slang nickname is, evidently, highly offensive to many Asian women) may mean that a guy likes tidiness, compliance and physical dominance. On the other hand, he may really dig the petite, exotic (to a westerner) look of a lady from the East (he may even really appreciate strong SAT scores… that's called positive racism, I believe).

Every guy who has a porn stash does dread (to varying degrees) having it found (check out another good one from Lemondrop on that little trip down memory lane). With the interweb the way it is today (70 – 95% porn, that is) and with the bulk of the content produced by amateurs and available for free, it's entirely possible for a guy with a lick (heh) of computer know-how to be totally uncatchable when it comes to his porn-viewing. His laptop may come (heh) down with virtual scabies but that's fixable.

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