When talking about websites like PiggyBankGirls a main question arises: Why pay for porn? Indeed, your Million Dollar Question.

If these days anybody can easily access everything on the Internet, including porn, it seems like a dumb question, right? Many people will tell you that paying for porn is stupid. One can also listen to music online without fees, and download all kinds of movies, shows, books, etc. Why then should we pay for such products? Isn’t the Internet supposed to be a space where finally everybody has a chance to experience culture and knowledge firsthand? We won’t try to convince you of the opposite if you don’t want to be talked into it, but think about this:

Is it dumb to purchase antique vinyl records to listen to at home? Is it stupid to buy books with nice covers from your favorite authors? Is it nonsensical to own Blue-Ray DVD’s to watch at home on your Dolby Surround equipment? Oh, but those are collection objects, you might say. For that matter, does it still make sense to go to the movies, or to the theatre? Oh, but those are live or public shows!

Are we still talking about the material or experimental value of these things, or are we referring to the intellectual and artistic work behind them? Why pay for porn products? Can cyber porn still be considered a commodity? Are we stupid if we pay for porn or music or movies or intellectual property? You may say yes. Again, you may not have considered the gianourmous amount of effort that it takes to produce any form of art, including porn.

Today, in the height of the era of mass media reproduction porn has become not only a product, but a seemingly worthless one. Even more so than other types of artistic work. It is in fact not considered art by many people anymore (or it never was!). Remember decades ago, when it was exciting to own porn videos and pictures? Yes, before smart phones and laptops took over. And let’s not forget about the importance of erotic magazines. The thrill they entangled for younger explorers of sex, for discovering teenagers that barely could lay their hands on them, and that had to come up with tricky strategies to get their own way. All kinds of postcards, calendars, VHS tapes, magazines, posters and erotic games existed and used to conform a market that had value.

Are objects really losing presence and importance due to virtual realities? It seems like porn has lost its “aura”, it has stopped being artistic and unique and, instead, it is now infinitely reproduced losing its meaning, and losing the people in it. On top of this, most porn these days relies heavily on stereotypes of masculinities and femininities that are constructed by mainstream adult entertainment producers. This is why it is important to promote independently produced porn, because it usually offers better conditions for performers.

Do you prefer impersonal porn full of repetitive tags and clichés where the actors perform the same acts all over again without any variation? Or are you looking for amateur porn where you get to know the people behind it? At PiggyBankGirls we stand up for this last kind. We stand by personalized pornography and we offer you complete profiles of our girls. After all, these girls are people like me and you, or you girl next door. They just happen to sell their image for a living, the same way you sell your personal set of skills, be it writing, programming, building, cleaning, selling or speaking languages.

What? Not convinced yet? If slogans like “Cheap Prices, Amateur Girls, Lots of Exclusive Content” won’t persuade you to pay for your porn, then think about ethics. We should all be aware of broadly spread social situations like sexual abuse, harassment and exploitation or human trafficking. These are all problems related to an unhealthy and irresponsible way of sex consumption within our society. From PiggyBankGirls we believe in the dignity of pornographic products and we aim for better working conditions for performers, actors, actresses and alike.

When any act hurts or degrades somebody else, the humanity still left in us should call out on it. When we hear the stories about sexual slavery, do we think they don’t permeate many of the pornographic products we consume every day? And this is why paying for porn is not a dumb choice. Paying a just amount of money for a product that we consume like we do with coffee, sugar, shoes or clothes is just a matter of fairness and common sense. Paying a reasonable price enhances the value of porn. It makes people more conscious of what is behind pornography: real people and amazing art.

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