It’s been a while since I’ve last checked in with you all.
Forgive me. Life gets in the way sometimes.
A few days ago on twitter I posted this tweet:
If you can pay $1000 for an iPhone, you can pay for porn.
— Bewbie S Pumpkins 💀 (@BewbieBlog) November 9, 2017
Self admittedly, it was a small joke. I don’t claim to be a comedian, I just happen to play one on the internet sometimes. But it went a lot further than I expected it to. It kind of showed me the power of the internet, while also showcasing why we still have a long way to go in getting people to understand why pirated porn isn’t the best way to go.
I’m not one for conflict. I haven’t really replied to anyone other than sex workers who have commented on it. I also take the time to retweet those who try to justify why they won’t buy porn. Some responses have ranged from funny to downright mean. Hence why I do try to stay away from voicing my opinion on the internet.
We were all young and dumb once.
At 27 years old, I can remember what porn was like before the Pornhub era. Not all the way back to the tapes and special cable box era, but the early 2000s for porn. There were computer programs like Limewire and Frostwire that you could use to download stuff. It was risky on your computer, but if you were looking for something, there was a great chance you could find it there. When you’re a teenager with no credit card and relegated to just watching trailers on a site, finding a “helper” is a godsend. As we got to the tail end of the noughties (go figure), you had the pornhubs, the xvideos, etc. that made it a lot easier to get the scenes you wanted, without paying for it. There’s no way around it, it’s like stealing. Sure you got what you wanted in a flash, but what happens after that?
Admittedly, I was one of those people for a long ass time. I used to love downloading a scene and not feeling bad about it afterwards. But in the years since I’ve started Bewbie Blog and Bewbie Reviews, I put a stop to it. With the advent of sites like Manyvids, Clips4Sale, IWantClips and countless other sites, there’s no reason you can’t find your niche at a reasonable price. Most, if not all models have sales on their clips every once in a while. If you’re a frequent buyer, some even offer codes that aren’t available to the average person.
Custom clips are always a great buy too. Especially when they’re from your favorite model. They’re not something readily available to everyone. They’re something made specifically for you and your eyes only. Some guys do choose to give models the permission to sell the clip, which in turn can help the model out. To make a long story short, there’s no reason why paying for porn should be a bad thing.
I’ve been a proud member of sites like BangBros, Dogfart, Brazzers, and even some one off sites. With the multiple site packages, you get tons and tons of scenes, stuff dating as far back as maybe 2003. They offer discount codes too so you don’t always pay full price for stuff, contrary to popular belief.
Pay for your porn has been something that has been preached over and over and over for almost the last 10 years. It’s a drum that all of your favorite stars will beat loudly. You have to understand that porn isn’t made for $200 and posted. It’s an expensive industry. There’s hair and makeup, house rentals, paying the pornstars for their time and other fees. I’m quite sure I could find a breakdown somewhere that shows all you need to know.
What’s frustrating about all of it is people being selfish. For some, camming and clip sites are a sole source of income. It’s easy to tell someone to go out and get a “real job” if it’s not paying enough, but how willing are you to help them do it? This is every day life for some. Telling someone to lower their prices isn’t smart as well. I’m quite sure most models look at the niche they’re in and find a median price right there, depending on the type of clip. As a fan you should always expect that B/G content won’t be cheap, especially if it’s a store that doesn’t specialize in that type of porn.
The men and women who work without an agent in the industry are strong willed, and they too need your help with suggesting their names for bookings and sites you’d like to see them on. That’s an underrated hustle that takes a lot of guts, especially in an industry that is kind of built on who you know.
This isn’t my “want a cookie” moment. At least I hope it’s not. I just hope that we all can keep the culture moving without stepping backwards. I didn’t write that tweet to start a conversation, but in a way i’m glad it did. Free feels nice when it’s not yours to worry about, but when you own it you start to understand why you don’t want a privilege abused.
I’m not here to teach you what to do, rather hope you can find it in yourself to try a new way.