What is softcore porn modeling?

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lilitharcane:

So we all know what hardcore porn is. Your standard porn nowadays. SO many of us don’t know much about soft core porn or the industry.

So let me explain.

There’s softcore modeling and softcore videos. I;ll get into videos on a separate post because this one is long.

Playboy used to be the gold standard softcore porn. Now they’ve relaunched to be more like Maxim, but let’s go back to before that. Their images showed no menstruation or anything extreme, but they featured nudity. Now it was BEAUTIFUL, and I think of it as art, but it wasn’t meant to be art. It’s not artistic nudes. It’s meant to arouse. It’s meant for masturbation material. 

A lot of famous people have done softcore modeling. Pamela Anderson, Carmen Elactra, Charisma Carpenter (of Buffy fame), Heidi Montag, Willa Ford (of the one hit wonder I Wanna Be Bad), even Christina Aguilera in Maxim!

Does this make them sex workers? Well in short they’ve done sex work (getting paid for a sexual service, in this case being photographed for erotic purposes), even though it’s not their main job at all. 

Soma magazines veered the line by doing almost hard core, like Penthouse and hustler which showed spread eagle and sometimes penetration. This is most definitely sex work.

Now Playboy is whorephobic. Unless the model was already famous (like Anna Nicole Smith), they avoided using models that were strippers or porn stars. This was part of their “brand”. Hustler and Penthouse used many kown porn stars on the other hand, women who soley relied on sex work for their income, rather than Playboy which is more a career launch for “pretty people” jobs. 

But it’s still porn. It’s still sex work. Even Playboy. So maybe admit your faves have done sex work. hey don’t need to rely on it but they’ve done it. And admire their bravery because in the entertainment industry even softcore porn can ruin your career.

As an aside, the Girls Next Door did sex work. They modeled soft core porn. They were sex workers. 

Next up; softcore videos.