Sex

The Economics of "Elder Porn"

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To follow up on my fascination with geriatric coitus, here's a little snippet from a Time article on senior citizen pornography in Japan:

A WHO report released in March found that one in four married couples in Japan had not made love in the previous year, while 38% of couples in their 50s no longer have sex at all….Yet, at the same time, the country has seen a surge in demand for pornography that has turned adult videos into a billion-dollar industry, with "elder porn" one of its fastest-growing genres.

I found it interesting (god and H&R readers forgive me for bringing it here) that the trend towards producing porn with more "mature ladies" is occurring in response to market signals:

A popular young actress can earn up to $100,000 per film, while a mature actress is paid only $2,000. The market for "elder porn" has doubled over the past decade, according to Kadowaki. "In the view of the aging society," he adds, "I think that in the future we will see a steady increase in demand."

I wrote about dementia patients conducting steamy love affairs here. Senior Editor Kerry Howley wrote about a seemingly global lack of libido here.

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  1. Maybe the plumet in Japanese births is because it is only old people having sex in Japan.

  2. Fucking Japs…first bukakke, then tubgirl, now this.

  3. I don’t meant to throw cold water on the situation but what about comics with old people having sex? Are there more of those too?

  4. I need…a copy of that DVD…for research purposes, you see…

  5. Next up in Japan: Porn with Obese people. The new nickname for Japan will be Land of the Rising Sumo.

  6. Can’t wait to see what the lovely vixens in 2girls1cup are up to in 30 years, hot damn!

  7. I’m undecided as to which is more revolting, gay marriage or gray marriage.

  8. How long before Andrew Cuomo will have ISPs ban access to newsgroups carrying grannieporn? Talk about double standards!

  9. one of its fastest-growing genres.

    Incredibly low baseline?

  10. If there be cougars in them woods, then there also be the dread “Woolly Mammoth”!

    Not quite as agile, cunning, or svelte, but just as intimidating a foe.

  11. Snow on the roof, fire in the hearth!

  12. Fastest-growing = One person bought one last year. Eight people bought one this year. Therefore, sales have grown 800%!

    Just one more example of how it can be proven conclusively, just by examining their porn, that the Japanese people are completely insane.

    Mind you, to fully back up this claim, I will need to engage in further study… Much, much study…

  13. I’m trying to eat my dinner here.

  14. Odd.

    Even if i were like 80 i still think i would look at girls within the 18-35 age range.

  15. I’m a 58-year-old male (would a female even read this thread?), and I prefer “mature” porn. Not creepily desiccated grannies, mind you, but nice middle-aged women.

    The younger, slimmer women are attractive, I suppose, but in a cookie-cutter way that leaves me rather uninspired. I think the older girls are far more interesting.

  16. Oh Roscoe, you gentleman you!

    Personally I think that the older we men get the more we appreciate the beauty of younger women. Not that we would like to converse with them, but fantasies of harems of college girls …..

  17. I’d hit it.

  18. if you were to never write about elderly sex again, it would be for the best.

  19. The variety that’s out there now is staggering.

    I recall reading an essay (I guess you could call it that) one man wrote, chronicling the lesser known practice of Dolphin-fucking. That’s right, a man and a female Dolphin bumping uglies in a lagoon. He goes into detail about the method, the emotional baggage, what not to do, everything.

    There is also something on youtube called “Quicksand Porn”. Just google it and you’ll find it. Girls scantily dressed or in bikinis, getting sucked into quicksand while moaning and writhing, sometimes with a friend. I came upon this totally by accident whilst researching quicksand.

    I came upon the Dolphin article when I was doing a Dolphin porn search.

  20. hey Jack Donovan, nice punchline 😀

  21. I can see it now… “Granny’s First Bukkake” … coming this fall from JM Productions.

  22. stephen the goldberger,

    You’re Rick James, aren’t you? Um, undead and everything, but you still say, “I’m Rick James, bitch”, right?

  23. Caption Contesr!

    Dwarves with Huge Feet #4: Let’s Try the Chinese!

  24. Have I mentioned “ew?”

  25. So. . . you guys would be less grossed out by the thought of a horny old guy jacking off to images of women young enough to be his granddaughter?

  26. As a long time SS recipient, I find ladies with a room temperature to be hotties. Tina Fey, you look great to me, Hell with the kids on here.

  27. …to the pronunciation of pr0n.

  28. I found it interesting (god and H&R readers forgive me for bringing it here) that the trend towards producing porn with more “mature ladies” is occurring in response to market signals:

    Gee, ageist much? The sexism is pretty obvious, too.

    I’m a 58-year-old male (would a female even read this thread?),

    Yes. Maybe even two or more of them would.

    There is also something on youtube called “Quicksand Porn”. Just google it and you’ll find it. Girls scantily dressed or in bikinis, getting sucked into quicksand while moaning and writhing, sometimes with a friend. I came upon this totally by accident whilst researching quicksand.

    I once met a guy who had a quicksand fetish. I had never heard of it before he mentioned it, but I’m not really surprised now to hear that there is quicksand porn, too. That guy probably has a membership to that site.

  29. One word . . .

    Bowchickabowwow!!!

    Another word . . .

    EEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

  30. Jennifer,

    Well, we try not to think about that. And we certainly wouldn’t watch that video.

  31. Eww eww ewww
    Oh noes! Sexuality different than what I find attractive. Oh yuck blech 😛

    All you prigs can lick the jam from my toes. Oh yeah, and regarding elderly sex… It’ll happen to YOU!… if you’re lucky that is.

  32. Oh Goodie, Another chance to post this.

  33. Ryuichi Kadowaki, director of Ruby Inc. which specializes in “mature women” titles, says that when the company started the genre a few years ago, the term referred to actresses in their late 20s, and last year it was expanded to ladies in their 70s.

    Don’t worry, guys, there’s no reason to be disgusted — “elder” just means late 20’s in Japan (somehow I am not surprised by that). Yep, in just a few short years I’ll be a geriatric (by Japanese standards) 30 years old.

    This article strongly supports the thesis I’ve been championing, that as porn consumption increases, actual sex decreases, and can, as a result, adversely affect or dissolve relationships and families. Well, relationships with people that care about sex, anyway.

    As I’ve been saying all along, porn addiction has the ability to take its toll on society, and is doing so in the case of Japan.

  34. As I’ve been saying all along, porn addiction has the ability to take its toll on society, and is doing so in the case of Japan.

    Boy you got a lotta nerve saying that here. Doncha know that if ya got porn and you can say fuck whenever you want that yer free?

  35. Sexuality different than what I find attractive.

    Taking into account any random misfiring synapses 🙂 y’all are fighting biology. MY EYES (Franklin I’m talking to you!) is more of a realistic cellular level response than you would think. There is a reason why sweet young hotties look hot.

    That isn’t to say sensuality vanishes from the female persuasion at 25, it means we are programmed to perpetuate our species. And peak fertility is where that happens.

    And why is it that in the rest of the animal kingdom the males are the pretty ones?

  36. TWC,

    Oh yeah, I forgot. Those are the place-markers for freedom these days.

  37. The late 20s= mature thing is the case in the US as well. many of the MILF porn sites feature actresses in their 20s. The guys chasing the “older” women ( or being seduced by them, of course) are often older.

  38. John C.,

    I was going to say that as well. Basically i think it has to do more with what story line they are going with. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the same actress do one shoot with her being a “milf” or whatever and the next being a babysitter who is supposed to be eighteen. But hey if you like watching fifty years olds go at it you are more than welcome to. If you don’t i dont think anyone is forcing you.

  39. Let’s see, I go to check Reason early in the morning, and the top post mentions the long legged mac-daddy preacher. Now this, and SOMEONE’s got to mention Blue Iris to complete the Stern Show relevance.
    JMR

  40. I’ve never seen elderly porn, so someone will have to fill me in:

    Do they ever fall asleep halfway through?

  41. Do they ever fall asleep halfway through?

    No, but I’d probably pass out in disgust.

    The Golden Rule of Sex Discussion

    Let He Who Has Never Squicked, Cast The First Stone.

    Unless you can honestly say that you have never criticized someone else’s sexual proclivities, then you have no right to condemn my “Ewwww.”

  42. JMR,
    I always did wonder who bought Blue Iris porn.

  43. No, smacky, it supports my thesis that as people have less sex, they buy more porn! And what’s methadone for porn addiction anyway? Bowchickabowwow

    Full disclosure: I watch porn. I tried to kick the stuff. I need rehab.

  44. you have never criticized someone else’s sexual proclivities

    OK, pedophilia, bestiality and necrophilia are just gross. Spacedocking and group sex are kinda borderline. Other than that, Bowchickabowwow.

  45. Oh, and incest….eeeeewwwwwwwww

  46. Um, what’s spacedocking?

  47. No, smacky, it supports my thesis that as people have less sex, they buy more porn!

    That’s probably true, too. They can both be true. They’re not mutually exclusive truths.

  48. Yeah, I know, smacky. I was just being a smartass. In all actuality, an excess of porn really is bad for you. But, you know, I’m a travellin’ man.

  49. miche wrote: “Um, what’s spacedocking?”

    I’m glad someone asked that, because I’m too scared to Google it.

  50. Tangentially relevant anecdote: My sister’s boyfriend’s parents live in Sun City , Arizona with the rest of the old folks. Because of Viagra, the STD rates among the elderly in Sun City have gone up dramatically. I was also informed, in one of the strangest conversations I never want have again, that the old people get up real early and go screw on the park benches at like, 5 AM or something, so you have to be careful to check the bench for spooge and whatnot if you go to the park later in the day. Also, I was told to make sure when you walk your dog in the park that the dog doesn’t start chewing on discarded rubbers.

    The more you know…

  51. Jack,
    Since ArtPOG hasn’t answered, I looked it up. Be VERY thankful you didn’t Google it from work or anywhere important.

    Spacedocking is shitting inside a vagina. (source: Urban Dictionary)

  52. Practice makes perfect.

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