While many say that the internet is all about porn, the most reasonable estimate is that about 10% of all sites are porn. That’s still a lot. In a month, more unique visitors spread across every porn site makes for more visits than Twitter, Amazon and Netflix combined. Or a little over half the number of hits on YouTube.
So with this proliferation of online porn, easily found for free, and easy to search for something specific, be it a porn star or a particular kink or mood, then why are porn movies still being released on DVD, BluRay and 4K?
Well, for a bunch of reasons actually. For starters, that with internet porn, there’s the fact that you can be limited to the size of your computer (or phone) screen, or your internet bandwidth, or you’re sick of all those pop-up ads about ‘1 weird trick to make your penis grow’ or other such crap.
But besides watching a porn in full HD on your huge TV with your bottle of lube and your Fleshlight (or vibrator), the biggest advantage to watching porn on a DVD comes down to time.
Seriously, think back to how much time you’ve spent endlessly scouring through porn clips online, desperately searching for that ‘perfect video’ that you’re going to finish to. Some clip that you’ll start watching, then skip forward to the middle for a bit, before jumping ahead to the last minute or so for the ‘resolution’.
With a DVD, you just get to insert the disc, sit back, and let the show play out. Of course you can still jump through the scenes if you so want, but at the end of the day, you’re not wasting all your time searching for that one great clip. You’ve got a movie full of great clips. Crisp HD, on DVD or Blu-Ray, and now even emerging in 4k. Beat that, shitty low-res internet porn!
And when you go online or instore like at the adult lifestyle sex toy stores to buy your DVDs, you’ll find a lot of familiar names of production companies that you’ve already discovered online, as well as the classics. Naughty America, Barely Legal, Digital Playground, Abby Winters, Evil Angel, Hustler, Penthouse, Mofos and so many more.
But what does a brand matter? Take Evil Angel for example. They are home to the most popular pornstars in their most extreme and hardcore porn scenes to date, with almost 30 years of rough sex videos and hardcore anal porn like you’ve never seen before. Abby Winters on the other hand, offers videos of real, girl-next-door types, typically in solo or lesbian scenes, but more recently in hetero porn videos where the girls sleep with their real-life boyfriends on film. These two companies are almost polar opposites to each other, but you’ll find the same type of content within each brand, once you’ve found the one you like.
Oftentimes, once you find a brand you love (hello Dane Jones), it makes looking for your next DVd even easier. You know the style, the content, the quality, now all you gotta decide on is which hot scenario or stars are you going to clamour to next.
You can start to build a collection even, of your favourite brands, or the various series many of them release: Aziani’s Aziani Iron, Evil Angel’s Raw, Naughty America’s My Friend’s Hot Girl, Girlfriend Films’ Women Seeking Women or Kink’s Sex and Submission. So many choices!
If having a collection isn’t quite your thing, you’ll find a lot of adult shops that exchange DVDs, provided they’re not old and in good condition. This is a great way to renew and refresh a handful of DVDs, keeping the number small enough to hide (if need be) or take away for a dirty weekend (when you just know there won’t be internet reception in that cozy log cabin).
Among all the classic porn genres out there, an all new genre has recently come into the spotlight: Feminist porn. What is feminist porn? Well according to Tristan Taormino, sex educator and feminist pornographer in this Cosmo interview:
“Feminist porn is ethically produced porn, which means that performers are paid a fair wage and they are treated with care and respect; their consent, safety, and well-being are critical, and what they bring to the production is valued. Feminist porn explores ideas about desire, beauty, pleasure, and power through alternative representations, aesthetics, and filmmaking styles. Feminist porn seeks to empower the performers who make it and the people who watch it.”
Girlfriend Films and Filly Films have been making feminist pornography for some time now, and the Vivid Educational series is also a great showcase of feminist porn, obviously as they are made by aforementioned autuer Tristan Taormino.
So whatever it is you like in your porn, be it romantic, hardcore, fetish, lesbian, gay, feminist or any of the 100s of specific categories, know that there is a range of porm DVDs out there for you to enjoy, time and time again, on your big TV, in glorious high Definition.