Monday, May 26, 2014

Tom's Transsexual Porn Adventure (part three) and Trans-Porn's Audience

We wrap us our tribute to Tom Byron with some additional fun images from an early-career photo shooting of Tom having sex with a male/female.  Tom certainly looks surprised in the photo above when he discovers that his sex friend has a cock, too, and looks happy to see him!  As already noted, the primary audience for this genre of porn has traditionally been straight men and not gay men--something which confuses lots of straight people.   Trans-porn had been much more popular in Europe from the 1970s than it had been here, perhaps because attitudes about sexuality were more open-minded in many European countries. 
 
A Salon article from 2011explored why many straight men are attracted to 'chicks with dicks' smut.  They noted a series of studies on transsexualism including a paper out of Northwestern University in which researchers recruited 205 men with a sexual interest in trans-females for an online survey and found that 51 percent identified as straight, 41 percent called themselves bisexual and just six men identified as being gay.

Other studies suggest that 'chicks with dicks' porn may be considered by many straight men to be a culturally-safe way to explore their repressed desires to penetrate other males who they are attracted to.  Research discovered (by tracking hits to web sites) that trans-porn web sites are usually surfed by guys who also surf straight porn, and they are going to the trans-porn sites not by accident and they repeatedly return.  Search engines get lots of hits for "t-girls" and "she males" and these are not usually coming from gay men.  Interestingly, there seems to be a high correlation between guys who frequent extreme male sports sites and who play computer war games.  As one researcher quoted "[...] for some males there's a very strong need to win, conquer, dominate and show power and strength over other men.  It makes sense they'd enjoy being on top of other guys they view as competitors if only there wasn't the negative social stigma of being labeled gay."
 
In A Billion Wicked Thoughts, Ogas and Gaddam examined people’s Internet porn preferences through data from search engines and porn sites like PornHub.  The authors say “if you categorize the sites on the Alexa Adult List by the names of the sites, then T-girl sites are the fourth most popular category of adult Web site.” Also, “‘shemales’ is the sixteenth most popular sexual search on Dogpile, more popular than ‘butts,’ ‘threesomes,’ and ‘interracial sex.’”
 
For some men, the cultural stigma and fear that goes with the slur "fag" runs very deep and remains emotionally strong from adolescence onward in their sex lives.  In other words, these guys know if they are looking at a gay porn site, they are enjoying watching homosexual sex, which they do not want to identify themselves with.  On the other hand, with trans-porn they are watching a presumably straight man enjoying himself with what looks like an attractive female---behavior which they know is socially acceptable for a straight-identified man.  For other men, the attraction may be in the conquest of what that view as being kinky sex to satisfy their cravings for adventure.

It's not an accident that in most of the penetration photos on trans-sex sites, the female-partner's penis and testicles are clearly visible, just inches from the hard cock pushed deep up inside their ass.  If they wanted to, the director could easily avoid showing this angle.  But being able to view 'her' cock and balls with "his" cock doing her is an added turn-on for the viewer which doesn't require any homophobia guilt or shame because "she" is no longer a "he" in the strictest rules of straight manhood.

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