Through the Looking Glass: Exploring the Monsters
The Spiral of the Internet
In my experience, it’s typical for a girl to find pornography through fan-art or fan-fiction or through a love of Japanese anime. I know that when something that’s publicly appropriate ends, or hints at romance, the artists and writers of the internet have a tendency to take off with it (for more information, please see The Rules of the Internet, rule 34). And fangirls are always going to want more. It’s the path I went willingly and excitingly went down and I’ve found it’s not a unique story. Tentacles, robots, and ogres, oh my!
And once you see it, there’s just no turning back. There’s just something irresistible to me about a tiny woman having sex with a monster. And whether it’s beautifully drawn or amazingly described, it’s the image that drives the libido into home plate. For me, it’s always that moment when the monster draws back just enough for you to see his penis under her skin, sheathed but she’s so full to bursting only a very thin layer of body keeps it there. It’s that kind of tension that provides a heightened sense of sexuality for me and, though I think that’s different for everyone, it’s the tension in sexy pictures that keeps you in your seat until the next one, even though you know what happens.
All About the Boobs
When you consider a stereotypical feminine perspective, I think you’d expect me to be more up in arms about the unrealistic size of the woman in most of the presented images of monster porn. To be honest, I think my reverse reaction is actually very typical. I find the flat stomach ideal very sexy. I find it sexy because I’m taught that that is the female ideal and that’s what I’m supposed to find attractive and I do. Although I find the oversized boobs on a tiny body more annoying than anything else.
Could I rail against the norm? Sure. But, to be dead honest I’m not going to fight years of programming when it’s continually be provided for me. I don’t think it’s healthy for body images for this to continue, but until it becomes a large enough motion for change or we start finding some new Hollywood standard attractive, it’s not going to change. Even though physically I am no model, I find the model attractive. I find people of all kinds of body images attractive and you should love just who you are. I’m just pointing out here that there’s an ideal and it’s both typical and attractive. There probably won’t be a huge motion at any given time for more “realistic” women in porn, like in magazines. And I think that, for at least American society (and I’m a fairly typical white, nerdy American female) that’s not out of the ordinary.
You know what’s not attractive in monster porn (and hentai for that matter)? Whatever those repeated, ridiculous noises are that the women are making. I have never made the same noise a million times in a row at an annoying high pitch. It’s just so terrible, I often put my computer on mute and just enjoy the show. I know women provide those voices, but I also know that she is under direction, like any movie production. Many movies get it right, like The Princess has Come of Age, a Black Widows production, but just as many don’t.
Beauty and the Beast
So far, I’ve made my discussion pretty physical. What’s hot, what’s annoying, and what’s just not. To explore a little further, I think we can look at a few things in the power dynamic. Most of the scenes in monster porn are pretty positive, very willing woman with monsters looking to please her. And I think it’s pretty easy to think that the monsters are in control here, but I think that the woman has just as much control. It’s the woman who holds the beauty, the woman who holds the entry into pleasure for the monster. And that could be defined easily as power in its most basic formula.
If you want to look at its inverse, look at hentai. Those women are almost always unwilling, half of act is simply in the conquest of the main character. While there are plenty of positives to be had for hentai, I think it’s an important note that anime females are either broken in or zombified and in monster porn women are more trendsetting, positive, and interactive. They’re an almost aggressive, but still positive change from more passive women in other forms of media, even if their boobs are often absurd.
Whether you find passive or aggressive women more attractive non-withstanding, the central point of monster porn is, well, the monster instead of the man. So why replace him? Monster porn is attractive to both sexes, but we don’t really see any regular man with monster female unless she’s something sexy like a succubus. And I think, unfortunately, many women would say a man is, in fact, a monster. But I think it’s more about the idea that women are attracted to this out of the ordinary idea of sex and to fulfill that she looks not to a prettier looking partner, but someone who would be in for just hard, animalistic sex, not the vanity part of the relationship like you would see in porn: two often mutually pretty people.
I think that it could be related to that control tension I mentioned earlier. Women are getting more aggressive, more dominant in their behavior. It’s very possible that men are thinking of themselves as more powerful, as able to control the situation, even though as I’ve pointed out, it’s women that are controlling the central source of pleasure. These more aggressive women could be finding monster-men just as dominant, aggressive, and sexy as their more liberated sexual selves want to be.
Dinosaurs: The Romance Novel
Now, one area women are totally in is erotica. I mentioned at the beginning of this editorial that women who get into porn often start out with fan-fiction or anime. Now, if you start writing fan-fiction, it’s often not long before you find yourself writing pretty hot stories about characters you love. But one thing that’s gotten popular in the last few years has been erotic, e-book monster porn fiction.
Amazon.com and its self-publishing e-book content was a huge ground for these a few years ago. Titles include T-Rex Troubles by Christine Sims and Moan for Bigfoot by Virginia Sims. Granted, Amazon is still one of the only places that you can find these, but they’ve made sure that the authors had limits on the number of books per year. There was a lot of press about it, most of it on internet news sites. What’s really great about this is the forward proposal of monster porn in a place where you can buy things like bath towels and furniture. Words often have a way of becoming mainstream in a way that images don’t and while I don’t think that that’s a necessarily positive thing, I think there are more benefits from it than harm.
And truly, I think these are a great example of a few things. They are very clearly written by outspoken women; no gender neutral pen names there. Women are actively enjoying monster porn in its most basic written form and I think that leaves a lot of room for forward progress in a great direction. Monster Porn, whatever it’s psychological background, is a fun and exciting genre of porn that women are loving.