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Feb 24 2009

Craig’s List Porn: The Blowfish Blog

CraigslistPlease note: This post, and the post it links to, includes descriptions of my personal sex life, including my personal tastes in porn. Family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t.

Hi, all! I’m back from the wedding, and am finally almost caught up on my sleep. I’ll blog about the wedding as soon as I get pictures from it; and I should have a new original post up here soon.

In the meantime: I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog! It’s about an odd source of erotica that I’ve becoming mildly obsessed with: namely, the Craig’s List Casual Encounters ads. The piece is called Craig’s List Porn, and here’s the teaser:

I’m finding this interest of mine a little puzzling. I mean, it’s not like the ads, as porn, are all that high- quality. Boy, howdy, are they not. If I were reviewing them as a porn critic, I’d be merciless. They make all the mistakes that bad amateur porn makes (and bad pro porn, for that matter): they’re full of cliches, they tend to be either too terse or too florid, they either over- describe the physical action or don’t describe it enough. And they — how shall I put this? — fail to grasp what it is about the sex they’re describing that might grab the attention of the reader and make her want to find out more. Not all of them — I’ve seen a few that I’d give a “keep working, this has potential” to if they showed up in a porn- writing class — but mostly.

(snip)

But when I’m looking for fantasy material, I still find myself drawn to them again and again. They’re certainly not my Number One source of free online porn (right now that would be SpankingTube), but it’s one I keep coming back to.

And I’m trying to figure out why.

To find out what it is about this poorly- written grab bag that makes it such compelling fantasy material, read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!

1 comment

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    JesseW, the Juggling Janitor

    Has this been reposted?

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