AE Predicts the Hottest Porn Trends for 2017

What will tease and tantalize your fantasy life in 2017? Adult Empire’s bloggers peer into a crystal ball — or should that be a Kegel ball? — and predict the stars and trends that will shape the upcoming year. Join Dallas, Kendra, Madison and Margo for a peek into what’s in store!

Pornstars

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Felicity Feline is a newbie to the porn industry, already known for her flexibility (as showcased in Evil Angel‘s Fucking Flexible 2) and her love of anal. That combination alone makes Felicity a force to be reckoned with in the industry. She did a lot of gymnastics growing up and had scoliosis, so she did yoga to help straighten her spine and posture, which helped her to be very flexible. She realized early on that anal is in demand in the industry, companies want anal and she handles that by prepping with enemas and a fast. Felicity is also multi-talented. Besides porn, she is a drummer in a band, with rehearsals 3-4 times a week. ‘Porn requires a serious level of physical, mental and emotional discipline, and the ability of being able to remain level-headed is so necessary in order to progress forward and make a name for yourself in this cut-throat industry,’ says Felicity.” (Kendra)

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Kylie Page is a fresh-faced newbie with a 34G all-natural chest. Page made her debut in 2016 and has already nabbed a pair of covers in her short time in the industry. The busty performer is making the most of her opportunities in the adult industry by starring in movies for top studios ranging from Digital Sin to Naughty America and has even made an impression on Greg Lansky by performing in his Vixen and Blacked labels.” (Margo)

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“She’ll always be known as the ‘Library Girl’ from Oregon State but Kendra Sunderland is on her way to the top. Being named the first-ever Vixen Angel is a huge honor and working with Greg Lansky and his high-end entertainment line is a great start for Kendra’s career. Blond, big boobs, girl-next-door type of look – she’s got it going on!” (Madison)

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“Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Elena Koshka’s stage name reflects her Russian heritage. According to Elena, ‘koshka’ is Russian for ‘cat’ adding, ‘It’s a cute little cat.’ She’s worked for studios like Tushy, Evil Angel and when she recalls shooting a plot-driven Adam & Eve scene [see it here] she stated, ‘It was fun, all dialogue and voice-overs. I’ve never done anything like that, so it was a fun experience.'” (Margo)

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Cyrstal Rae sets the tone with the unusual spelling of her first name, which inverts the ‘r’ and the ‘y.’ Equally unusual is that Cyrstal can already boast a Blacked cover spot, despite having appeared in only five movies overall on Adult Empire. That’s an impressive accomplishment for a newbie, particularly taken in tandem with her featured cover role for Porn Fidelity’s Hard Passion Vol. 4. Already a familiar face in Reality Kings scenes, Rae seems poised for a breakout year in 2017.” (Dallas)

Sex Toys & Novelties

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“Health and fitness have always been popular subjects, with better ways to eat and new exercise techniques becoming increasingly popular every year. Creators of sex toys have even jumped on the bandwagon, creating toys that can aid in health and fitness. Take the ‘Magic Banana,’ which is designed to exercise your pelvic floor muscles AND stimulate your G-spot, promising a great workout with an amazingly feel-good finish. Magic Banana works in conjunction with your muscles and it works with your own rhythms and movements – working you out to give you a tighter grip during sex and making sex infinitely more satisfying for both you and your partner.” (Kendra)

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“Yep, there’s an app for your sex toys! The science of remotely controlled sex, aka teledildonics, allows you to get up close and personal with your partner no matter the distance. The apps grant you options for solo play, having your lover control it from afar or syncing both of your toys so that they interact with one another.” (Margo)

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“Unique, innovative and technology-driven is what all sex toy manufacturers strive for. The ability to sync a stroker to your favorite XXX movies, mimicking every moment of onscreen action in real time is a great selling point. If a toy can offer a realistic, simulation of sex, why would you use any other toy? There are a few interactive masturbators on the market currently, but I believe 2017 will be a huge year for technology-driven sex toys.” (Madison)

 

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“Gender-neutral sex toys aren’t new, but with the concept of gender becoming increasingly amorphous, such novelties are likely to become more common. A progressive sex toy company will probably be savvy enough to realize that the positive press attention yielded by such a venture will make it worthwhile, regardless of sales figures. Picobong’s Transformer could be viewed as a prototype for this genre of sex toy.“” (Dallas)

Genres

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“Donald Trump isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and we’re guessing the Trump spoofs aren’t either. The president-elect’s unpredictable behavior and passion for beautiful women practically provides ready-made porn plots. Plus, there’s a go-to performer for the Trump role: the one and only Evan Stone, the Gerard Depardieu of porn. He’s mastered the part just as surely as Lisa Ann did Sarah Palin in 2008-09, so prepare for Trumped-up spoofery of all the new president’s misadventures in 2017.“ (Dallas)

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Transsexual (trans) porn has been steadily climbing in popularity for years and, with Caitlyn Jenner’s recent emergence and the favorable publicity surrounding her decision along with the increasing visibility of trans people in mainstream media, it has grown into a full-fledged phenomenon. One trend that is noticeable is that trans movies didn’t used to really have plots; they were just a series of scenes. But thanks to new studios like Transsensual which deals strictly with transsexual content, these movies now have plots that revolve around trans performers, at a time when there’s a downswing in plots in straight porn with the gonzo revolution. Adult Empire has noticed this trend with the following Evil Angel trans movies being top-ranked VOD movies for at least one week in 2016 on AE’s site: Trans-Visions 6 (January – two weeks), Rogue Adventures 44 (August), TS Playground 24 (November). In addition, the year saw a 49.65% increase in users searching for TS content on AE.” (Kendra)

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“Technology and pornography go hand in hand. Through time porn has driven new innovation by constantly pushing boundaries and VR is no exception. The adult industry has been under siege by tube sites and hit hard by the prevalence of free content. With VR, Porn Valley hopes it can raise the bar and get people to subscribe once again. VR porn may still be new but it’s quickly becoming the latest frontier thanks to companies like Naughty America, VR Bangers and BaDoink rolling out intimate, interactive POV experiences.” (Margo)

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“Quality is making a comeback and consumers are increasing their demands for high-end HD content. With Greg Lansky being no stranger to dominating our DVD charts in 2016 with his sophisticated cinematic erotica, consumers are circling back to wanting superior quality with high-end production values.” (Margo)

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“If you take a look at the Adult Empire bestsellers list, you’ll see that Blacked is almost always in the number-one spot. There is something so appealing about a fresh-faced fair-skinned girl taking on a BBC. In 2016 we saw many top studios producing interracial porn – Jules Jordan, DarkX, HardX, Elegant Angel – I can only imagine that this trend will continue into 2017.” (Madison)

Studios

Blacked is a high-end porn studio created by Greg Lansky with the vision to create the best quality available in interracial porn and beyond. The format has evolved since but not the focus. ‘For me quality is everything,’ said Lansky. ‘I am not interested in beating my competitors on costs. In every niche there’s a great market for customers who do see the difference between a cheap product and a top quality one.’ Vixen.com delivers high-class erotica and establishes itself as the showcase for the natural beauty of adult performers to appear in exclusive passionate scenes, according to the sites’ chief creative officer Greg Lansky. Viewers can expect the models of Vixen.com to embody ‘beauty, class and sophistication’ through well-shot movies that feature involving storylines set in luxurious locations. Tushy is Lansky’s all-anal line of movies, featuring beautiful, never-before-seen girls in first-time anal.” (Kendra)

“Greg Lansky once said, ‘My vision for Blacked before the site was even started was always and still is about beauty.’ He carried his vision on to Vixen and Tushy and presents to his fans the most beautiful women and high-quality production in the industry. Beautiful, intimate, hot storylines that excite fans are sure to be a big hit.” (Madison)

“Hey, if a little is good, more is better, right? That certainly seems to apply to Greg Lansky’s work. He has added two additional wildly successful labels (Tushy and Vixen) to follow up his blockbuster Blacked line. We can envision Lansky making his trio a quartet in 2017, which means it’ll be a good year for fans of high-class erotica. While Blacked and Tushy have focused on a specific theme and genre (interracial and anal, namely), Vixen has succeeded without need of the same. Complacency doesn’t suit Lansky, so we can envision him striking out in new direction once again.” (Dallas)

“Aimed at a pro-am feel with quality production values, The Sins Life and Bellapass follow along the sexcapades of real-life husband-and-wife teams: Johnny/Kissa Sins and Bryci /JD. In true voyeuristic fashion, these reality porn sites document their lives for their fans. ‘We have old throwback scenes from my first few years in the business to reality-based scenes featuring Kissa and myself where we just have a GoPro and shoot whenever and wherever we want to professionally shot scenes by one of the best directors in the business. We aren’t doing cookie cutter, same-four-position porn,’ Johnny said of The Sins Life label. Bryci added, ‘Just a couple of amateur fuckers, but we strive for well lit clear photos and videos.'” (Margo)

MISCELLANEOUS

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“2017 seems likely to be a year of collective handwringing about the potential effects of deep-learning artificial intelligence on sex. Expect a steady stream of think pieces arguing that either A.I. will ruin sex forever or . . . won’t be that bad, after all. (The mainstream press attention to A.I. in general has already followed this pattern. Consider The Economist’s defense of A.I. earlier this year versus the litany of concerns voiced by thinkers like Sam Harris and Stuart Russell.) A.I. also has the potential to push porn toward an existential crisis. If sophisticated A.I. takes over our sex lives, will there even be any need for pornography as we know it today?” (Dallas)

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“Fifty Shades Darker seems destined for a quick box office flameout, and the country’s fascination with BDSM might follow right along with it. BDSM subculture will obviously never completely disappear, but now that it has entered the mainstream, it no longer has the kick of a vice. (Porn signature’s BDSM feature series, Emma Marx, has also drawn to a close.) Another ‘taboo’ subculture could be primed to step in. And what might it be? Furries? Cosplay? It will probably take another catalyzing event akin to the publication of Fifty Shades to kick it into gear. As is so often the case with sexuality, it’s difficult to guess.” (Dallas)

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“Will driverless cars take the thrill out of sex on the road? A hands-free driving experience seems like it would increase the incidence of behind-the-wheel naughtiness. (Uber has already had to ban flirting in its cars.) Paradoxically, it might also remove the hint of danger that makes such experiences exciting in the first place. Additionally, given how many porn series involve the staged ‘drive around and pick up girls’ premise, can a porn movie with a driverless car be far away?” (Dallas)

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“Afresh from victory over Michael Weinstein and Prop 60, the porn industry will be more emboldened to get political. There’s plenty for the industry to fear about a Trump administration, at least if his rhetoric is to be believed, so it seems likely that the adult industry will turn to spoofs and parodies that skewer the sort of thinking that gave rise to the ‘War on Porn.’ Gonzo and all-sex have been porn’s go-to genres since the 1990s, but features with political subtext could generate all the headlines in 2017.” (Dallas)

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“The golden age of the contract star seemed to end at the same time that porn revenue was gouged by tube sites and free porn. While prominent long-term contract stars like Asa Akira and Jessica Drake still exist, we think 2017 will see an uptick in the type of limited-term content-specific contracts that ArchAngel has perfected. Cali Carter‘s recent month-long interracial contract is a perfect example of the trend.” (Dallas)