Childbirth Porn

The thing that most disturbs me about the search terms that bring folks here is imagining that there’s somebody out there looking for “tiny girls fucking” or “I want to fuck my nephew” and, as they’re in the midst of that search, they see Tiny Cat Pants and decide that they need to set aside their search for gratification to read something of mine.

Believe me, when I’m looking for Viggo Mortensen naked on the internet, I’m not wasting my time reading what bloggers have to say about his latest movie.  Those are two separate tasks for two separate moments.

But sometimes there will come a phrase that causes you to stop and think about a stranger’s perversion more than you care to.  Take, for instance, the phrase “childbirth porn.”

Do you suppose that person was looking for exceptionally graphic depictions of childbirth, which, for some reason, he finds arousing?  Or do you think that there’s actually a market for images of women in the middle of labor doing…

What, exactly?

Clearly, not vaginal intercourse.  I would think anal sex would be difficult for the same reason.  Oral sex?

And, too, clearly any of this porn would have to be as fake as fake can be.

See, I’ve already given this more thought than it was worth and now I’ve got all heebie jeebies about it.

12 thoughts on “Childbirth Porn

  1. Myself, I would have thought it was someone looking for discussion of that dreadful Britney Spears sculpture and its social significance. I think you may be interpreting ‘porn’ too literally. Or it may be that I don’t have a sick enough mind.

  2. Based on the search strings in my sitemeter and those of other bloggers, I am convinced that there is nothing that can’t be fetishized. It’s a running joke between Hombre and me. One of us will be doing something mundane and/or revolting — maybe he’s up to his elbows in fixing the garbage disposal, or I’m mopping up dog barf — and we’ll say it’s time to get the video camera and make our internet fortune.

  3. There is a smallish segment of people (mostly men) who enjoy childbirth porn.

    It usually features naked women in the throes of “giving birth” while men ejaculate on them, force them to have oral sex, whip them, pinch their breasts, etc.

    It seems to be an outgrowth form of BDSM gaining popularity because it is one of the few acceptable scenarios for showing women bloody and in pain.

    I first heard of it a few years ago when one of my infertility groups was getting a lot of hits for the birth stories and some woman found her birth story reposted to an alt. group on UseNet.

  4. I somewhat regularly get hits for “penis docking.”

    If it’s what it sounds like it is (I’m far to squeamish to look it up myself), it makes me wonder if it is men or women who are searching it out.

  5. There is a faction of men who love to see women in pain.

    There is a video floating around where a dirty old man is slapping a woman, making her vomit (he induces and makes her induce) over & over, and he says, “Good girl.”

    We live in a sick and evil world. It breaks my heart.

  6. I was willing to take it figuratively – the way I say “disaster porn” when I mean gratuitous footage of post-Katrina wreckage for no other reason than to give the heebs about how disastrous it is. “Childbirth porn” might be a search for commentary on the practice of filming the miracle of birth in explicit detail, or something.

    But then I read Katherine’s comment, and I’m officially freaked out.

  7. Mmm. My thing with weird search strings that people get freaked out about is that, well, I’m probably contributing to that. My google-fu is strong, but the way google thinks and the way people think is pretty different. My brain went pretty directly to tanglethis’s explanation, for instance. I’m having a hard time remembering better examples of things I’ve looked for, but I know they’re out there.

    Oh! For instance, looking for things for a hair article, I might include “black girls lye burns” or “women burned by lye” or “hair pulling and obedience” as search strings – many of which would likely horrify the eventual recipient of my traffic, even though they have exactly what I was looking for.

    Which is not to say that most people do things the way I do; I don’t think there’s really any way to get out of “I want to fuck my nephew” unless it’s a line from some lyrics or a book or something …. but I always want to soothe people when they start freaking out, because a large deal of it is probably innocuous enough.

    (They could also be trying to commit google seppuku or write flarf, either of which would result in very weird search strings.)

  8. Actually, there’s a good amount of people I’ve recently discovered in a forum (mostly women) who are aroused by a woman giving birth to a child. Some want to be mothers themselves, some simply find it fascinating, others imagine the vaginal pressure the mother must be experiencing as their own. It’s just another fetish, really.

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