I wonder how much of the thrill, for some men, involves the potential for exploitation – the power that comes from being able to pay a woman to do something for you, on your terms, that she might not do if she had a broader range of options. "; I've seen women trailing a few feet behind solo white dudes, the dude not even looking at her.That isn't to say that women only do porn because they don't have options – I'm hesitant to write about this stuff because there are such established feminist camps here, and the conversations tend to recycle the same old arguments. Seeing that, I have never in my life had such a visceral, ragey reaction to strangers; I have never shot so many filthy looks at men I don't know; I had never before seriously thought to myself, "I fucking HATE men." Until I saw all those white men in Cambodia. I am certainly not under the impression that every woman in a lower-income country is doing sex work out of pure desperation, or doesn't want to be doing what she's doing.So I'm not saying that women always go into porn out of desperation; I'm not saying that women in porn are always victims; I'm not saying that choosing to go into porn when it pays you an hour and that's way more than you'd be getting paid elsewhere is in any way an irrational choice. I don't think every dude who has ever gone to a strip club or paid for sex is an irredeemable shithole.
I personally find the whole concept of webcam porn kind of cheesy and hilarious and I guess sort of like the pornography equivalent of a Xanga journal, or the next logical step after some hot AOL Chatroom action? But western men do account for a disproportionate amount of online porn consumption.
Do you start the webcam session by asking, "18/f/NY wanna cyber? And they're consuming porn that is produced at bargain-basement prices by women who have significantly less financial autonomy than many American and western European women.
At the same time, there's plenty of porn out there that involves American and western European women, or actresses who have greater bargaining power and are paid much higher wages.
So what's the most popular porn site on the planet?
The single most popular adult site in the world is Live Jasmin.com, a webcam site which gets around 32 million visitors a month, or almost 2.5% of all internet users!
You're telling me a webcam site is more popular than Porn Hub?
Live Jasmin is the most popular adult site on the web by a huge margin.
Basically, it's interesting that what men prefer the most is watching women strip on a webcam and being able to talk to them while they do, telling the women what they want to see.
Once this became available (through high-quality broadband streaming of webcam video) it just shot to the top of popularity; it's even more popular than the tube sites like Porn Hub and Red Tube. Almost all of the webcam girls are from eastern Europe or southeast Asia.
The fact that 2.5% of the billion people on the internet are using Live Jasmin each month is pretty extraordinary. At -/hour with no benefits, it doesn't pay enough for American women… Most of the foreign women do it without the knowledge of their friends and family and only do it for Americans so that acquaintances in their homeland won't hear about it.
I am apparently not a very savvy consumer of internet porn, because I've never heard of Live