With 1080p High Definition porn throwing everyone and his brother all into a tizzy, you might think all other forms of pornographic expression had suddenly become obsolete. In dozens of online communities, however, an ancient digital image format is curiously finding new use as a sexually provocative blogging aid. Graphics Interchange Format, more commonly known as GIF, used to be regarded as a format only used by game developers, bulletin board nerdlingers, and people who think brief 256-color animations of pinwheels are a remarkable display of advance technology. Nowadays the GIF is being plastered all over the ‘net and usually in NSFW environments, to boot!
It started on message boards then worked its way into the mainstream via Tumblr, but the resurgence in GIF appreciation still seems lost on many people, whether they’ve embraced Tumblr or not. Sure, the detail in an animated GIF isn’t very good and the colors look kinda blotchy and god knows there’s no audio, but there sure is something pretty exciting about watching, say, London Keyes get take the exact same eleven inches of man-meat over and over and over again, forever repeating until you move onto something else or blow an almighty load.
Clearly the best thing about GIFs, though, is that they’re so small, so short, and so deliciously hypnotic that they can be enjoyed by fans everywhere without the studios worrying that their products are simply being stolen from them and reproduced poorly and in full elsewhere. Think of GIF Porn as the ultimate content sampling tool. There’s a whole world of pornographic delights out there and the Tumblrs, blogs, and message boards that pass these illicit visual treats around could be the industry’s most underutilized marketing tool. Who do you think is going to make hotter gifs, the A/V whizzes at Zero Tolerance and Reality Kings or some 19-year-old dude with too much time (and moisturizer) on his hands? Exactly my point.