Audio Porn Cumming To Headphones Near You

The relationship between porn and sex is often looked at and explored through our interactions and the effects that they have on each other. But what’s not often looked at is the senses that each engage. By this I mean that sex, for the most part, relies on the sense of touch with the consumption of porn more relying on the visual and aural senses. This presents some interesting insights into our interaction with sex, and also allows us to examine something that is actually quite popular, but rarely spoken of – audio porn.

Contrary to what you might think – audio porn isn’t just porn for the visually impaired, but it’s a type of pornography that relies on the engagement of different senses in comparison to regular porn and sex. Audio pornography is pretty much, exactly what it sounds like though it can come in several different types. It is audio that people have recorded during sexual activity and directly involves the sounds of sex, or it could involve people talking dirty/narrating their own sexual fantasy, or it could be an individually orally explaining what is going on in a scene. It’s surprisingly popular with dedicated Tumblr blogs, websites, reddit posts and an army of fans. So what is it about audio porn that makes it so different?

For one thing it’s engaging different senses, and forcing you to rely on a single sense. When you’re watching visual porn on the screen your brain is often receiving information from a variety of different sources, meaning that it can’t concentrate on any one thing. While you might be focused on a single point or aspect, your peripheral vision and hearing is still engaged in everything around that point as well as additional information which your brain is desperately trying to process and focus on. It means that whilst you might think that you’re focused on an individual thing, the reality is that your brain is still processing all the other information along with it as background/white noise. With audio porn, your brain is focusing on a single point, especially if you’re wearing headphones you only have a voice and/or sexual sounds and that’s it. There’s no other distractions allowing you, as a listener and engager, to remain absolutely focused on the audio.

Why is audio porn so popular?

Porn has many benefits but when it comes to audio porn perhaps it’s the specific focus on a sense, or perhaps it’s about the idea that with audio erotica, you have the ability to form your own mental image of what’s happening. With this in mind, and based on your own sexual experiences and intimate contexts, you would use the audio to provide yourself with the most idealised image of the situation. You have much more freedom in mentally visualising the scene, without the perceived tediousness of reading. This mental image would probably result in a far better mental fit to your personal sexual tastes than anything that can be delivered to you visually. You’re in control of the porn as opposed to it being fed to you. Even in sex, we don’t often focus on the sound – instead often perceiving the sounds of sex to be awkward and distracting.

Audio porn and the autonomous sensory meridian response

There’s also the interesting phenomena of autonomous sensory meridian response which is an under studied and under researched situation. You can read more about that condition elsewhere as this it needs to have a dedicated article about it as opposed to a mere mention – but suffice to say the ASMR is a sensation that can certainly be achieved with audio porn, and it’s one that can extend intimacy without necessarily being overly sexual. Audio porn has the tendency to magnify the senses that it engages with, in a way that humanises the performer and ultimately creates a ‘tangible experience that photography and video can’t compete with’ states media professor Jacob Smith from Northwestern University.

Audio porn makes you feel more involved in the moment

Audio porn, depending on the situation is an almost voyeuristic engagement that actively involves the listener. You’re participating in a way, you’re not just staring mindlessly. I spent some time listening to audio porn of guys jerking off – and whereas normally I’d be focused on watching the stroking, the way his stomach jerked and pulsed, the size of his cock, his stroking style and a variety of other visual cues – I was instead forced on the sounds. I focused on the sounds of the lubricant against his hand and his breathing. I rose and fell with him.

Man orgasming to audio porn
Image: Man’s Orgasm Face

I felt as if I was directly responsible for the whispers and moans, it felt like he was right beside me. I felt like we were together as one in something far more intimate than watching him jerk off over a webcam. Audio porn bypasses one of the recurring gripes about visual porn in the sense that visual porn is so often formulaic, unimaginative and unrealistic. It’s often desensitising as you’re exposed to overt visual imagery and your brain becomes accustomed to the direct assault of stimulation on the senses. Fans of audio porn frequently comment on the realism of it, and like visual porn, you can pretty much find anything that turns you on. Whether it be age play, incest play or even just solo moaning, audio porn has something for everyone that wants to cast aside the visual and strip it back to the voyeuristic basics – so why not give it a listen to and see how your body responds?

Author: Stephen Smith – BA Of Social Sciences, M.Ed

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Stephen is a cis-gendered gay male who spends far too much time with his two cats and eating tim tams. A self-identified sex-positive advocate he cares deeply about gender equality, disabilities, sexual education and social issues. Opinionated and bold he isn’t afraid to speak his mind and say what others won’t. With a yearning for knowledge and experience in all things relating to sex, he is a prolific writer that has developed the content for a myriad of informative Sexual Health and Wellness websites.

Stephen’s articles and writings tends to focus on social issues, sexual education, queer issues and all things fetish and absurd. He comes qualified with the completion of a double Bachelor degree in Social Sciences and literature, and a Masters in Education.

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