Fauxcest Porn: Why Are Women Into That?

The winner of the AVN Award for "Best Taboo Relations Movie" this year.

The winner of the AVN Award for “Best Taboo Relations Movie” this year.

Another interesting detail that popped up in a lot of the conversations I had with people at AVN/AEE and XBIZ last month was the popularity of “fauxcest” porn these days–which I just wrote about for Refinery29!

Fake incest in porn is far from a new phenomenon, with Kay Parker starring in Taboo in 1980, and most forms of entertainment flirting with the idea of incest (or sometimes jumping right in, like in Game of Thrones), but in recent years that super-taboo category of adult film that pairs up family (usually stepfamily) members has gotten way popular. There’s at least one fauxcest title in almost every list of top adult sales and rentals. There are tons of companies filming fauxcest. Hell, there’s a whole category for “taboo relations” in the AVN Awards now!

The topic kept coming up in panel discussions, interviews, and random conversations I had with people in L.A. and again in Vegas. I’d been curious before, but now I got even more curious: What was driving the popularity of fauxcest?

So I started asking other people what they thought. The range of answers I got was really interesting, and it led to an article at Refinery29 exploring people’s ideas and experiences with fauxcest. Interesting stuff, I tell you!

A nibble:

“There’s another reason fauxcest is attracting fans, and ironically, it’s the genre’s universality. While fantasies about family members are far from ubiquitous, having family members very nearly is, which makes the setup of fauxcest stories seem approachable to a huge audience.”

Sadly, a whole bunch of juicy stuff about how the genre gives older performers more roles as MILFs and DILFs, how fauxcest is oddly safe for producers because it easily passes obscenity examinations (because the back story gives it artistic and literary merit), and more. But the article is still an interesting read, I think! Check it out!

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