Guide to How to Choose an Adult Video

Whether you're venturing into the world of adult film for the first time or you're a skinflick veteran, the dazzling array of porn available these days can be overwhelming. Luckily, we here at Babeland have been busy researching porn for years. (And fun research it is!) Hold on to your hat, and you'll be picking porn like a pro in no time.

Porn 101

There are as many different kinds of porn as there are people in the world, but the main types of movies fall into predictable categories that help you find what you’re looking for. Be patient! Sometimes it takes a while to find porn that’s right for you. Be ready for lots of fun exploration, and don’t hesitate to use your fast forward button!

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Natural bodies? Some of our favorite porn stars, including Chloe and Belladonna, have beautiful natural bodies. Classic 70s porn, amateur porn, and dyke porn are also great resources for women who haven’t had plastic surgery.
Better production values? Any movie shot on film will have production values miles ahead of video or digital productions. Check out classic movies like Opening of Misty Beethoven or newer high-budget extravaganzas. Fashionistas
Woman-directed porn? The good news is that more and more women are directing porn these days.  Sex educator extraordinaire Tristan Taormino is producing some of the hottest porn on the market featuring professional porn stars.
A good couple’s flick? Independent productions offer a lot of things that couples want – natural bodies, a little bit of plot, and a spotlight on women’s pleasure. Check out Xana and Dax and Matt and Khym by Comstock Films. Urban Friction
A plot? A lot of folks want some context with their sex. Some people want to see sexual tension and a relationship develop between the characters. Others love lavish costuming and storylines. Love the Wild West? Pirates? Cops? Sci-Fi? Comedy? There's a porn film out there for you. Edge Play
A fuckfest with no distracting plot? You’re looking for a genre called wall-to-wall. It's a great choice for people who find plots unwieldy and distracting, and want to get right down to it. Chemistry
Authentic dyke sex? Dyke porn is mostly made by small, independent, dyke-run production companies. The casts are much more diverse, sometimes featuring butch women, transfolks, people of color, and an array of body types. Strap-on action, whole-hearted pussy licking, and finger fucking are standard. The Crash Pad
Decent music? You may have to negotiate on this one. If the low-quality background music in porn drives you crazy, it might be best to turn down the volume and put on your favorite make-out CD. New productions like Erocktavision are beginning to combine MTV-style vignettes with rockin' soundtracks. Erocktivism
A sexy movie that will teach you a few new tricks? The best instructional films on the market couple education with sexy examples. Tristan Taormino is a good name to know in the world of sexy how-to videos. Bend Over Boyfriend
Kinky action? SM movies do not include sex because the directors fear being slapped with obscenity charges, so only a few brave porn directors blaze BDSM trails in their films.
Good-looking men? Many straight ladies find their porn-watching aspirations are stifled by the lack of hot male porn actors. Two tips: 1) Seek out movies with well-known hotties like Mr. Marcus. Or find your own favorite porn star and rent all his movies! 2) Find a porn directed by a woman for women like Velvet Thrust 3) Go straight to where the hot bodies are and get some gay boy porn. Wrong Side of the Tracks