Many times the key, rather than showing everything, is to leave it to the imagination.
This could be the reason for being
Audioporno, a trend that is revolutionizing the pornography industry.
It consists basically of erotic stories without images, directed exclusively to the ear.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of platforms that offer it. According to the Forbes economic environment, so far this year the start-ups dedicated to audioporno
they raised more than 8 million dollars.
But why are they becoming so popular?
For the experts, in the world of the ertica there is an oversaturation of the visual, and other senses have remained
For sexologist Francisca Molero, director of the
Iberoamerican Institute of Sexology, based in Barcelona, there are several factors.
The first one is that in the society in which we live, there is "a hypertrophy of some senses. For example, there is an oversaturation of visual stimuli," Molero explains to BBC Mundo.
"What happens when that happens? That comes a time when we no longer have the effect that makes us."
That is why, according to the expert, audioporno or audioertic platforms reflect the demand of a part of society to use the other senses.
That demand is reflected, according to the expert, in that we are increasingly aiming at cooking courses, or going to get a massage or spas.
That "has to do with the senses," he says and, above all, with being aware that we are using them.
The power of imagination
For Francisca Molera sexloga, an advantage is that audioporno allows other activities to be done simultaneously
For Molero, in terms of ertica the ear is a very important sense, since it leaves much more space for the imagination.
"The word has something very important, and it allows you to imagine many things," he says. "So how is audioporno and audioertic not going to be an important stimulus?"
But also, it has the advantage that it allows you to do other things at the same time.
"In the society we are in, in which we are increasingly individualistic, and we do more things individually, putting on headphones is easy and allows you to do thousands of things in this multitasking society."
A feminist approach
Visual porn has been male territory, seala Molero
Many audioporno platforms are founded by women and have a feminist approach.
"Visual porn works for women," Gina Gutierrez told the American media The New York Times. Gutierrez and his friend Faye Keegan founded Dipsea, an audioporno application in which stories are recorded with the voices of professional actors.
Dr. Molero agrees and explains that the ear has always been a fundamental sense to stimulate women.
"Whenever there was talk of what excited the woman, there was little talk about visual stimuli; there was fundamental talk about the ear, the words, the type of words that they tell you and how they tell you. It also happens in the man, but more has always been raised for women, "says the sexloga.
In that sense, he emphasizes that the way of consuming pornography of men and women is different.
"Porn has always been male territory. It has been a porn made for men and also with scenes of women doing things that men thought women liked, but in reality that was a lie, men liked them."
"It is an absolutely unequal model, where the woman does not exist, except as a body, and as a stereotyped body, and an image that she likes something she does not like."
The audioporno, however, has a more feminist approach.
"Leave more to the imagination. Women have always used ertic literature as a stimulus, because words allow you to imagine things differently," says Molero.
Audioporno formats vary.
Some of the sites offer sound recordings of real encounters, orgasms or oral sex.
Among the sites that offer audioporno and audio-free for free are Pornhub, the largest site in the porn distribution industry, Tumblr or Reddit.
Generally on these websites what can be found are the audios of anonymous people who are recorded having sex in their different modalities.
Other sites offer assisted masturbation guides.
But there are a number of new platforms that offer small podcast stories. Most of them offer stories only in English.
One of the most popular is Dipsea, the audioporno platform founded by Gutierrez and Keegan. This is a subscription application, with a monthly cost of US $ 8.99 or annual cost of US $ 47.99 that gives access to 175 stories with weekly updates.
Another is Quinn, founded by Caroline Spiegel and Jackie Hanley. It is a free platform for users who, according to The New York Times, will soon introduce an option to give a tip to the creators of the stories, of which the site will remain a percentage.
The Voxxx site offers audioporno aimed specifically at women with assisted masturbation guides.
For its part, the Literotica site offers a large amount of free efic fiction with authors who upload new stories every day.