Thursday, January 30, 2014

Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars And Their Careers

For the first time, a massive data set of 10,000 porn stars has been extracted from the world’s largest database of adult films and performers. The article's author Jon Millward spent the last six months analyzing it to discover the truth about what the average performer looks like, what they do on film, and how their role has evolved over the last forty years.
I can’t recall how I first heard about the Internet Adult Film Database—the self-proclaimed ‘premier resource for information about the American porn community on the web’, but for the longest time I knew I wanted to plunder its treasure trove of juicy information. It holds the records of over 120,000 porn films and 115,000 adult performers and is the adult equivalent of the Internet Movie Database. In a nutshell, if you’re a fan of porn or porn stars and want to look up almost anything to do with either—whether it’s the release date of Dude, I Banged Your Mother 6, or the first time Courtney Cummz had sex on film with a black man—you go to IAFD.com.
Fast forward a year and I’d found a way to (somewhat nefariously, but with honourable intentions) extract thousands of records from the database. Now the treasure trove was split wide open and reams of information was spilling forth into my Excel spreadsheets—names of performers, their heights and weights, their races, the sex acts they perform on film…everything. Finally I was able to scrutinize adult performers in a way no man, despite regular attempts to do so, had ever managed before, and find out once and for all which stereotypes about porn stars are true, which are bogus, and what these men and women have been doing for the last forty years. The results of my analysis, apart from the article you’re reading now, are the biggest infographic I’ve ever created (definitely check out it out if you’d like a colourful overview of every single result) and a pretty comprehensive report on the whole endeavour, both of which you can see at the bottom of this article.
Here's a link to Jon Millward's article.  It is an interesting read, and in case you're concerned about opening it, there are no photos, no video clips, and no pop-ups.

25 comments:

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

When you use the term "porn star", you've already made a wrong turn.

Trooper York said...

Porn was over for me when Kay Parker retired.

Michael Haz said...

Porn was over for you when Betty White retired.

Trooper York said...

Well that is true. I stand corrected.

Trooper York said...

I can't get those playig cards unstuck.

Trooper York said...

That's playing cards. Sorry. Now my keyboard is all sticky.

I should never have followed that link to the Kay Parker website. Jeez. Thanks a lot pal.

ndspinelli said...

Interesting article. There's a good doc on Netflix about retired porn stars. The men end up better than the women, in general.

Lem said...

No pop-ups?

Amartel said...

Nice evocative writing.

AllenS said...

Pictures, or it didn't happen.

Amartel said...

Hey, gaze in awe at my enormous throbbing INFOGRAPHIC.

rcocean said...

Many Porn movies (so I've heard) seem obsessed with showing the Man's Ding-dong and facial "Pleasure" when engaging at various 'activities'.

Which leads me to believe many Porn stars,directors, and cameramen are actually Gay.

rcocean said...

Reminds me of a Bob Mitchum Story. He had lunch with several Gay Hollywood producers to discuss a movie and got so disgusted over them "drooling" over him, he ended the meeting by whipping his dick out, laying it on the table, and asking the producers if they wanted dessert.

rcocean said...

Not sure what the producers said.

edutcher said...

If you look at them, a lot of the women couldn't get arrested without the benefit of makeup.

Icepick said...

Which leads me to believe many Porn stars,directors, and cameramen are actually Gay.

Actually, that's a cue to let the viewer know the scene is about over, and that the viewer needs to be ready to conclude their own business.

Or so I've heard....

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Palladian said...

Lol. It's not about "porn", it's about heterosexual porn.

Palladian said...

Many Porn movies (so I've heard) seem obsessed with showing the Man's Ding-dong and facial "Pleasure" when engaging at various 'activities'.

Which leads me to believe many Porn stars,directors, and cameramen are actually Gay.


Yes, because straight men are never interested in sizing up other men's cocks, just like women are never interested in other women's bodies...

Unknown said...

Stop watching porn!

http://makingandtaking.com/5-reasons-quit-watching-internet-porn/

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Anonymous said...

Much of Kay's work does not look as dated now as her peers' because she convincingly loses composure in a way unique to each scene, often just by abstaining from theatrics in fashion at the time.

William said...

They could be the control group. Most porn performers act out every known fetish, permutation, and perversion by their second year in the industry. There used to be a theory that sexual repression was the leading cause of unhappiness and that if we all unzipped and acted out our sexual longings, we would be happy as larks. Well, this is a substantial group of people who have done just that. It would be interesting to find out whether all those orgasms make them happier people at those times when they're not having sex. I mean do they handle traffic jams and bridge work and the death of their dog with more equanimity than people with less expressive sex lives

Icepick said...

Lol. It's not about "porn", it's about heterosexual porn

I didn't catch that. I thought he just took everything off the IAFD site.

Icepick said...

Yes, because straight men are never interested in sizing up other men's cocks, just like women are never interested in other women's bodies...

Generally I have never really been interested in sizing up the competition. I'm not particularly shocked by the sight* of a penis, but it's not something I really care about either. For one thing, you don't know that the guy didn't just get out of a cold jacuzzi (Bagoh, you need to get that thing fixed for all the LAX passengers benefit), so you're not necessarily learning anything about what they'd look like in, uh, combat mode.

* I original wrote that I wasn't particularly shocked by the site of a penis, but that isn't true. Thankfully that hasn't been an issue in real life experience!