Opinion: Asian Porn Creates Better Beauty Standard Spectrum

New genres of Asian adult content are popping up on the internet, and the diversity is incredible.

Candidly, most beauty standards around the world are ridiculous, largely unhealthy, and beyond antiquated. We know this. What most may not be aware of, is that most beauty standards weren’t set by Vogue, or Dior, but instead by ancient cultural class wars. Sure, that sounds crazy enough, but it’s true. What our ancestors believed would set us apart from the mud-caked and financially disrepute is still very much a driver of what we think of as “pretty” today.

 

Pornography, one of the most contentious, and yet massively consumed products of our time, is regularly under fire for the unrealistic beauty standards that we see on our screens. There’s definitely some merit to these accusations, especially in mainstream pornography. “Think about traditional adult content. There’s always the tall, thin, blonde with impossibly large breasts, and the muscled Adonis with unrealistically large equipment.” Says a rep for Porndoe. And these guys know what they’re talking about. They host one of the internet’s most popular streaming porn services. “We’re starting to see popularity in this type of content wane, where genres like Asian porn are quickly gaining popularity.” Porndoe says that while there are a number of reasons this shift may be happening; they believe one of them is diversity. “I think we’re all just sick of seeing the same clips over and over. Novel Asian porn is bringing so many new body types and ethnicities to the table, it’s unreal. It’s a genuine wonderland of choice.”

The Complexity of Cultural Beauty Standards

Beauty will always have some manner of undertone regarding class. Currently, obese people are poor. This is largely because of access to decent and healthy food, as well as the cost of an active lifestyle associated with contemporary life. As the majority of our Westernized economies are driven by service industries, blue collar work looks largely different from what it did centuries ago. We are no longer spending hours upon hours in fields, doing backbreaking and muscle making work. Instead we sit at desks and on telephone, whiling away the office hours. Gyms are expensive.

 

So, skinny is pretty, but how do you get those muscles, and those boobs onto such nimble frames? Surgery and expensive drugs of course. Both of which require the investment of tens of thousands of dollars. So, we’re drawn to the fake rack in the same way that we’re drawn to a Maserati. We’ve reached a point where money is sexy, and frankly- people are getting bored with it. While it’s unlikely that the correlation between class and desire will disappear altogether anytime soon, it is possible that our priorities will change. And if history tells us anything, it’s that which porn is in demand is a good metric for measuring societal desires. The tide definitely appears to be turning as demand is growing for more realistic standards and more culturally diverse content. And not just in western porn, but in all genres of our favored lusty clips.

What Asian Porn Brings to the Table

In the 1980’s Sir Patrick Bateson described the theory of optimal outbreeding. This evolutionary psychology hypothesis suggests that as we try and proliferate the branches of our ancestral trees, we would begin to be sexually attracted to people who don’t look anything like ourselves. This primal mechanism helps to remove the possibility of inbreeding and reproduce with more virility and variety. Multiple studies have been done based on this hypothesis. And largely, what Bateson described has been found to be true over and over again. Which can help explain the rise in fascination with Asian porn in westernized countries. It can also help explain how we are more than happy to indulge in its deviation from beauty standards.

 

Nearly any Asian will tell you that they were told to stay away from the sun. Despite their inherent genetic ability to get a deep golden tan easily, bronzed skin is believed to be associated with a lower-class status, and not heralded as beautiful in most Asian countries. However, check out some popular Asian porn, and you’ll likely see scores of oiled bronze beauties, doing what they do best. Is this just simply the result of westernized beauty standards bleeding into Asian countries? Or are Asians now attracted to something that is, by and large, uncommon?

Changing the Narrative

While philosophy and psychology would happily debate the question for the next millennia, the truth is- it doesn’t really matter. To most of us at any rate. What does is the fact that Asian porn, and not just your standard small, pale, Japanese schoolgirl variety- is gaining massive popularity. There is a changing narrative. Chinese, Indian, Philippino, Vietnamese, Laotian… beautiful men and women, from all over the world, of all different shades, are coming together to make porn. And perhaps even more importantly, people across the globe are coming together to watch it. Because despite the often overhyped, monetarily driven, standards of society- biology wins out, and we know in our DNA that variety is beautiful.

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