Vivid’s Survey Says… Pt. 1

Vivid XCriticFor the past few months, porn’s most well-known studio, Vivid Entertainment has been joining forces with XCritic to conduct a comprehensive survey of porn viewers, their habits, their preferences, and their opinions about the numerous factors that define how porn is produced, for whom, and for what specific purpose. Does anyone still watch DVDs? Are MMF threesomes more popular than FFM threesomes? Would home viewers perform in an adult feature if it didn’t require sex? What if it did?

XCritic has been slowly releasing the results of the polls and some of the answers have been quite surprising.

– More than 1/3rd of respondents still watch retail DVDs over online, digitally distributed content.
– Despite the continued rise of gonzo, a feature production is still the most watched porn format.
– Although double-penetration scenes have become more commonplace over the past few years, most guys still prefer two girls and one guy in threesome scenes.
– More than half of respondents claim to be always aroused when viewing porn, meaning blood is flowing away from other areas of the body to keep an erection, possibly to the detriment of logical and critical faculties; hence: your regrettable Coke bottle “accident”.
– Most respondents believe the amalgamation of Internet and television will result in more porn viewing.
– Lindsay Lohan is the celeb most desired to be seen fucking in a sex tape, low-res cell-phone footage or not.
– The most popular porn categories were anal and girl-girl, apparently by a huge margin.
– Almost half the men responding would take a non-sexual role in an adult production, while nearly 40% would say yes to a sexual role!
– And, perhaps most surprisingly of all, more than 73% of respondents do not hide their porn viewing, with more than a third enjoying porn with a significant other.

Vivid and XCritic are continuing their polling, so keep your eyes peeled on Mr. Pink’s for more results as they roll in.

The Force is Strong with Axel Braun

Star Wars XXX parodyWith The Walt Disney Company having just purchased Lucasfilm and all its properties and holdings from chairman, founder, and sole owner, Star Wars creator George Lucas, you might assume porn parodies of Lucasfilm properties have been put on the back burner until the intended parodists can gauge what Disney’s reaction to seeing their latest intellectual property acquisitions dishing out blowjobs and being primed for anal penetration might be. Porn parody master Axel Braun, however, waits for no mouse.

Riding the wave of Star Wars-related news with their own announcement that pre-production on sequels to existing the Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody has already begun, Braun and Vivid Entertainment now hope to have the next parody out by this time next year. “We expect adult movie fans will continue to have an interest in our adult Star Wars parody movies, so we’ve decided to add a third parody film to the two we already have in pre-production,” Braun told AVN., cementing the fourth Star Wars parody and lighting the fires of anticipation in many a fanboy’s loins.

Braun’s first Lucas-unaffiliated effort has been the breakout porn parody success of recent years and even had pop culture site Die Screaming praising the feature for “managing to keep true to the look and feel of the original source material, while injecting a healthy amount of tongue-in-cheek humor,” and praising both the “amazing” graphics and the “dead-on” casting.

If you still haven’t seen Braun’s original Star Wars parody, maybe this SFW trailer will convince you to seek it out. But don’t be alarmed: that sensation you feel rising from just below your guts and urging you to stroke your lightsaber… that’s the force.

Swingin’ with Phil Varone

Phil VaronePhil Varone, the former beat-keeper for Skid Row and Saigon Kick, sure seems determined to solidify himself a career in adult entertainment. After launching his own Sex, Toys & Rock ‘n’ Roll adult novelty line and releasing Phil Varon’s Secret Sex Stash, a feature-length sex tape, the inked-up rocker now aims to introduce viewers to the swinging lifestyle.

With the recent launch of his second Swinging American Style DVD release, Vegas or Bust, Varone heads to Sin City and documents the lifestyle of real swingers, himself included, as they partner up again and again under the neon lights of the filthiest city in the USA, sexually speaking. Having joined “the lifestyle” while touring, Varone is an old hand at the anonymous couplings he documents here. Vegas or Bust introduces us to multiple couples and we follow as they board a party bus, hit up a masquerade ball, and let their freak flags fly sky high!

Calling Vegas “Mecca for swingers,” Varone seems confident his latest adults-only opus has a vital story to tell. “Because the city is a major tourist attraction,” he explained to AVN, “tons of swingers from all over the world visit Vegas and their focus is definitely on partying. The vibe is very laid back and it’s easy to get into the 24-hour-a-day action.”

I’d wager this isn’t the kind of treatment Dr. Drew had in store for Varone during the rocker’s stint on Celebrity Sex Rehab, but then, it doesn’t seem like Varone gives a shit. “Everyone is more relaxes in Vegas. We don’t know each other’s last names and keep everything anonymous. I’m one of the few that’s out in the open.” And, you know, you can’t get much more open than a Vivid Video release, can you?

Tristan Taormino’s Anal Education

Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex

Tristan Taormino, the noted feminist author, sex educator, activist, pornographer, and public speaker (and self-proclaimed heterosexual “queer-dyke”), is finally unleashing her latest adult explicit education DVD on the world: Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex. While the title itself might not evoke lusty feelings of passionate anal lovemaking or raunchy, raw assfucking, the names of appearing stars Kylie Ireland, Bobbi Starr, Adrianna Nicole, and the legend herself, Nina Hartley certainly do. All of these women have made names for themselves in the adult industry by spreading (amongst other things) their ass cheeks and taking cock like the anal champions they’ve often claimed to be. But what of Taormino herself? How come she’s not shedding her gear and getting down for some dirt-pipe digging? Well, it turns out some women who have fucked on camera in the past simply find themselves more useful behind the Vaselined-lens, rather than in front of it and, with her acclaimed “Expert Guide to…” series of Vivid DVD release, Taormino proves she is now where she’s most needed, on the front-lines of the battle of sexual ignorance and timidity. Knowing what gets you off and what pleases your partner is quite clearly the true measure of sexual maturity and Taormino – lover her or loathe her – certainly makes that clear with her diagram, pointer, and blackboard introductions to some of the most thrilling and authentic anal sex you’ll see online.

Those curious to see Tristan put her money-maker where her mouth is should check out Tristan Taormino’s Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women at Videobox, where she takes on all cummers, including Nina Hartley, Inari Vachs, and Buttman himself, John Stagliano.