Porn is Fake!

Click on any mouse, flick through those pages, dial that number… From comedic caricatures to hardcore humping, pornography has escalated into an epidemic with men, women, and even children from different backgrounds and religions addicted. Despite mounting concerns, porn continues to invade our conservative nation via modern technology, producing our own homegrown ‘stars’ in the process. Controversial entertainer Afrocandy hotly rejected the porn actress title the Nigerian press bestowed on her but subsequently filmed her own pay-per-view performances, receiving verification on Porn Hub and XVideos for her efforts. Nearly two decades earlier, the Nigerian Censorship Board banned the movies Sex Is A Nigerian and Valentine Sex Party on grounds of obscenity, and Muslims cautioned Lolly publisher after he named the magazine’s rapist main character Dauda. Despite the outcry, no organisation has made any effort to spread awareness of hidden dangers, particularly in an era where pornography is available to underage children at the touch of a button.

Ultra glossy hair extensions, fake boobs,’designer vaginas’, exaggerated moaning… Female porn actresses epitomise perfection beyond perfection, but should physical appearance determine longevity in a real-life relationship? Unbeknown to their fans, most female porn stars are forced to endure unprotected rough sex with overly endowed men while faking pleasure through excruciating pain. Many performers join the profession with little or no persuasion and make a living from their hypersexuality, but a 30-minute scene could take as long as ten hours to film, and may include brutality and torture with handcuffs, whips, chains etc. The leading lady is expected to enjoy the ride as the leading man refers to his partner as a “bitch”, “slut”, or “whore” among other insults. Men are dominant, women submissive. Porn companies defend their art, arguing story lines are built on fantasy, and actors are regularly tested for STDs and HIV, but producers are hardly responsible for their performers’ private escapades behind closed once the cameras stop rolling. Former porn stars including Linda Lovelace have described their foray into an industry where women are regarded as sex objects—exploited, degraded and debased—and claim pornographers take advantage of vulnerable girls from poverty-stricken or violent backgrounds.

How much of porn is real? Recently a Nigerian vlogger I chatted with via Instagram blew his top when I informed him pornography is 50% fake. How do I know this? A thorough research confirmed that in addition to the perfect 10 girls and 30-minute men mentioned earlier (a) Most actors fake orgasms on set (b) ‘Cum shots’ are improvised with starch or Gaviscon, (c) Many porn stars are partial to drugs during shoots—both pharmaceutical and illegal—to help them cope with pressure, and (d) Inadequate males have been known to use silicone fake penises. Very few women approve of anal in real life. Anal, in most cases, is anything but pleasurable. How many women pray for physical torture in the heat of the moment? Most importantly, how many women prefer ejaculation on their face to a relaxing afterglow?

Internet cafés in the early 00’s reported an increase in underage males cruising their businesses to view dirty videos, but in the age of smartphones and video games porn is available at the touch of a button, and without parental supervision future ‘experiments’ could backfire. In recent years several minors have faced prosecution after re-enacting scenes from X rated videos. Should we sit back and watch as this epidemic destroys children’s innocence? The team behind Sex Is A Nigerian quoted a former minister who endorsed sex education in schools across the country, yet the textbook Modern Biology fails to describe kinky sex as a reproduction stage. Another Nigerian porno Valentine Sex Party, with its infamous bottle scene and hardly a condom in sight, also avoided the subject of sexual health and contraception, and with countless films glorifying rape, and children are exposed to false information.

Porn is anti-love, porn is fake. Before you draw inspiration from that film, think carefully. And use a condom.

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