On porn and romance

“Men romantically connected present an incredible image”, writes a fan on our Facebook page. I agree. Historically though, porn and romance have seldom mixed. While one can find a few rare exceptions as early as back in the 70s (Tom DeSimone’s “The Idol”, for instance), Falcon waited till 1988 for its very first love story with “Touch Me” (FVP 60). After many, many years of casual sex, predatory sex, acrobatic sex –but hardly any intimacy at all (and certainly NO kisses). “Touch Me” paved the way for the many love stories of the 90s and yet, to this very day, ‘raunch’ far outsells (and outnumbers) them. What is it about our fantasies that privilege casual play, abuse and gay-for-pay over a romantic connection? Yesterday it was Jeff Stryker, today it’s online properties like HazeHim or SausageParty or Baitbus… Wondering…

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