Generation Bi: The Rise of Bisexual Porn

Generation Bi: The Rise of Bisexual Porn

Generation Bi: The Rise of Bisexual Porn

Anka Radakovich’s Sexplorations column originally ran in the June issue of AVN magazine. Click here for a link to the digital edition.

If an alien landed on planet earth and wanted to know what the sex habits of the population were, all he (or “they”) would have to do is watch the latest porn. If porn-viewing habits offer a glimpse into sexual trends, then the world is becoming more bisexual. Millennials, who are 22 to 37 years old, are more sexually “fluid” than their Gen X or Baby Boomer counterparts, and are the most bisexual generation ever. Studies point to statistics that indicate people in their 20s and 30s blur the lines on what they want to call themselves, using terms like “non-binary” and “heteroflexible.”

“Generation Bi” now wants their own porn.

More Porn Makes You More Bi

Does watching porn make you gay? xHamster explored the question in a survey that queried more than 11,000 people and discovered that those who watch the most porn (both men and women) are the most bisexual. How did that happen? Blame it on the porn. Or the fact that the millennial generation is the most bisexual generation ever. The study concluded that the more frequently you watch porn (multiple times a day) the more bi you are. We of course love love porn, but Jeesus, when you’re watching it ten times a day it’s time to get out more.

The study, called “xHamster Report on Digital Sexulity, Part 1, Bisexuality,” compiled data on porn viewers’ age, gender, how they identified sexually, their relationship status, political views and viewing habits. What jumped out to XHamster immediately was that more than 22.3 percent of all U.S.-based XHamster visitors consider themselves bisexual. Only 67 percent consider themselves to be “entirely straight.” That means if you’re bi you instantly double your chances of getting laid over the heteros.

According to xHamster, porn fans, both men and women, are much more likely to identify as bisexual than the rest of the United States population. The bisexual porn fans are five times more likely to say they are “bisexual” than to say they are gay. (In the general population, the percentage of those who identify as bi is 2 percent.) The number of those who identified as “gay” in the xHamster study was 4 percent. And 38 percent of porn-watching girls call themselves bisexual, while only 20.1 percent of frequent guy porn watchers say the same.

“I don’t know if you porn can make you gay,” xHamster Vice-President Alex Hawkins told me, “but it might make you realize you’re not entirely straight—or a ‘Kinsey 1.’ If you watch enough porn, you realize there’s someone else in that frame”—which adds more to the merrier. “We’ve never been asked to Photoshop anyone out,” he said.

The study concluded that watching porn “opens you up to broader ideas about human sexuality.

High on Bi

Director Jim Powers, who has directed it all—MILF porn, big butt porn, trans porn, biracial porn, and poly porn—says that “bi-porn is blowing up!” He says, “In the last year, particularly in the last three months, I have never seen a genre take off so fast! From now on,” he says, “You’re going to be seeing all the studios doing bi content.”

There is a stigma, though, for gay performers who do bi-porn, because the gay fans of male performers like to think of them as gay, and not subscribing to the heteronormative paradigm. “It’s always a battle in the beginning of a trend because you’re changing a lot of people’s idea of what they can do sexually. It’s a bit of a battlefield for gay guys and bi guys. Now they just don’t call themselves gay or straight.”

Powers is now directing for the line Biphoria, short for “Bisexual Euphoria.” Titles include Bi-Peg, Bi Popular Demand and Group Bi-In, featuring an epic orgy scene that is boy/girl/boy/girl/boy/boy/girl, etc.

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Pictured above: Ruckus, Riley Nixon, D. Arclyte, Michael DelRay, Kasey Miller, Kat Monroe, Damien Thorne and Wolf Hudson in Group Bi-In (Biphoria).

According to Jim McAnally of Aebn.net, whose company has charted the sales of bi porn, “The majority of the sales are from consumers who went through the straight door when they signed up. Bisexual content with consumers who lean straight has been somewhat more popular than it was in the previous nine years. Which is the opposite observation than can be made for consumers who lean gay. Consumer interest in bisexual content has been pretty constant. There are some spikes, but if you remove the highs and lows the trend has been pretty consistent.”

Canadian company Mindgeek has also launched a new site called Why Not Bi and says it will focus on men. Gay porn star Wesley Woods is one of the big names who debuted his first guy/guy/girl scene here. Some of the titles include Don’t Lie to Me Bi with Me, Guided Men-itation and Couples Therapy, where in one scene both a girl and guy perform some “therapy” on a guy’s butt. Why not do it together?

Hello, Bi

Straight men have always enjoyed watching two women go at it, which has been a staple of “straight porn” for decades. But the new trend these days is women who like watching the two guys/one girl scenario. That’s a straight-girl fantasy right there. Take the two hot guys on one girl scene in Axel Braun’s The Possession of Mrs Hyde. Not gonna lie: watching Ramon Nomar and Alex Legend do their thing with Reagan Foxx is my favorite scene in the movie. But bi porn takes it one step further by showing guys gettin’ busy with each other, as well as with a girl.

Michelle Shnaidman, founder of female-friendly erotic site Bellesa.co, says “Women really want to see guy/guy, which is totally cool, but I didn’t know that. That was a fun thing to learn, and something that we’re going to be giving, because that’s what people on our website are asking for.”

“I have theories about why guy/guy porn, but I think part of it is they feel like the women are often objectified or they’re like a prop in the scene. And so I think we’re able to change that and show female performers who are having a ball. I think the main goal is her pleasure, and her partners pleasure is almost a byproduct of that—he almost gets pleasure by getting her off and that’s really important in our scenes.”

Bree Mills, Gamma Films head of production and the creative force behind specialty streaming platform AdultTime.com, had this to say about guy-on guy bi-sex: “That’s another niche that’s kind of coming it. … Because we have a joint venture through our Buddy Profits program and Next Door Studios, we’ve seen interest in bi-sex content. Because it’s kind of a curiosity point for both men and women who want to see men together, but not necessarily men together on their own. I’m seeing increasingly other big companies starting to dabble in it, which is usually a sign that they’re also seeing something.

Mills is supportive of the trend, which she says should break down stigmas around sexual orientation. And that’s something Generation Bi can get behind.

Anka Radakovich is a sex columnist who wrote a groundbreaking column for Details magazine. Currently she writes for British GQ and Sexpert.com. She is the author of three books, including her newest, The Wild Girls Club, Part 2. She is also a certified sexologist. Follow Anka Radakovich on Twitter: @ankarad.

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