Why Is Taboo Porn Becoming So Popular?

Rule 34 of the internet states that, if it exists, there is porn of it. Having seen both Spongebob Squarepants and Thomas The Tank Engine porn, I can unfortunately tell you just how true that statement is.

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Absolutely nothing is safe, and that includes the family unit. It goes by many different names. Fauxcest. Taboo porn. Incest porn. Essentially, it is all the same. Families start fucking for whatever reason. Why is this porn trending? What is making it so popular?

My experience with taboo porn

Over the years I have personally noticed a rise in the number of taboo porn videos out there. I will happily admit that I am a regular porn user. I enjoy paying for good quality porn, and I also like discovering new things in the porn I watch. Recently, I’ve discovered that men in kilts does something for me, thanks to one of Erika Lust’s latest productions.

A few years ago, the ‘incest’ videos online seemed to follow the same routine. Someone was asleep. That someone was usually a sister or step sister. And, of course, they slept naked or in lingerie. Then someone else, usually a ‘brother’ of some kind, would walk in and take advantage of their sleeping sibling. If the sibling woke up, they’d figure that they had started now so they might as well finish.

The amount of video porn I’ve consumed has gone down, but I have enjoyed other forms. Sites like Literotica and CHYOA have become favourites of mine, but even on there, the topic of taboo is thriving. Like traditional porn, it seems to follow a pattern, though this time a little more broad. Something has happened (a virus, plague, war) that has made sex in families necessary and therefore acceptable. And people are eagerly enjoying this type of porn.

Taboo is on the rise
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A top genre of 2018

What is the most intriguing about it is that this genre is said to be one of the top ones in 2018. Esquire pointed out that it is “the fastest growing trend in porn”, and people were stunned. Given how many taboo videos we’ve seen online throughout the year so far, and that there are even more to come, it isn’t surprising that this seems to ring true!

But why is it that people are turning to taboo to get their kicks? Is it that we all secretly fancy members of our family? No. Paul Wright, Ph.D., explains why this might be:

“As types of pornography that were less common in the past – for example violence, this or that fetish – become more and more common and easily accessible, consumers get bored by them and need the extremity and deviance upped a notch to once again become aroused and excited. Few sexual acts are more extreme or deviant than incest.”

It is happening more and more in porn and in fiction
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Making incest acceptable

For many of us, the idea of watching two family members at it, even in the pretend sense, is enough to make stomachs turn. How many of us would cringe every time Cersei and Jaime appeared in the screen in Game of Thrones? I know that I did. But over time we got used to it happening.

A lot of the taboo porn we see comes from America. The strict regulations on this type of material in the States means that producers must be very careful about just how they make it. IT is never truly incest. Pornstar Riley Reid explains how they get around this, stating that it is usually a “fairly new” relation to the family, such as a parent’s new partner.

They also must make it clear in the film that both involved are over the age of 18. Dr. Wright says that they might do this by highlighting that the younger one is back from college or has just had a birthday. They also throw around the “step” part of the relation a lot, so if it is a step-sister and a step-brother, they make it clear that it isn’t a pure blood relation.

Shows like Game of Thrones have helped to put incest on the map
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Taboo is here to stay

Despite this, many people still feel a little uncomfortable at the idea of watching incest porn. The fact that they are a part of the family, even if not a pure relation, is enough to turn people off. Yet the fact that it is such a huge taboo is also what makes it appealing to others.

What are your views on taboo porn? Can you believe how popular it has become, or is it a hard limit for you? Share your views in the comment box below.

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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