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    Default Photoshop, Facetune, filters etc. in the adult industry

    I want to talk about camgirls, pornstars, Clips4Sale girls etc. using filters, Photoshop, Facetune etc.

    It all started with camgirls I follow on Twitter posting heavily Facetuned photos when promoting their cam shows. Then I noticed some of the free screenshots or GIFs being used to promote videos (like on Clips4Sale) being filtered or Photoshopped. From what I understand from this video, you can filter videos now too, not just photos. So I started to wonder if some of the utterly flawless videos I see from the very popular girls on IWantClips are filtered, or if it's just good lighting (which I know can drastically improve your appearance too, but is also kind of necessary to give the best quality HD look). From what I can tell, there isn't a way to filter or Photoshop live webcam yet, so I suppose that's the final frontier. How long before we see girls on Streamate filtered to perfection?

    I know that the defence will probably be along the lines of "The customers are never going to meet us in real life and find out what we actually look like, so why does it matter? We're selling a fantasy, why not make that fantasy as attractive as possible? It would be different if we were escorts who were posting Photoshopped pictures, because that would be deceiving men into booking an appointment with us, and then they'd probably be disappointed when we actually meet. But because we're never meeting them, that isn't a problem." And I suppose I do understand that argument. But on the other hand, it just doesn't sit right with me. I think if you're promoting a non-Photoshopped video with Photoshopped screenshot, that is false advertising. If your webcam feed isn't filtered (which like I said I don't think is technologically possible yet) and you're advertising it with filtered photos, that's false advertising.

    But aside from false advertising (because I'm on the fence with that argument), I just think it's fucked up to give people a false sense of what women really look like. I don't have any social media in my personal life because I think it breeds body image issues and I struggle enough with that as it is, but unfortunately I have to use social media for work. And I sometimes get down when I see photos of camgirls/pornstars with flawless skin, impossible waist-to-hip ratios, huge doe eyes, totally hairless bodies etc. When I get upset that I'm not perfect, my boyfriend always says "You look like a totally normal, non-Photoshopped, attractive person, you look absolutely fine!" Which is great. But he's 37. He's been around since before social media and Photoshop and (video) porn and has been with lots of women over the years, so he knows what normal women look like naked. I worry about 15 year old boys who are growing up around all of this, not knowing what women really look like, and how they'll react when they see a stretch mark, a stray body hair or a roll of fat when a girl sits down. I worry about teenage girls' self-esteem, if they never see their imperfections on pornstars, camgirls etc., women who are supposed to be the benchmark of what is 'sexy', they'll think they aren't sexy, or beautiful, or good enough.

    What are your thoughts? Have you noticed it? Do you think it's becoming more common? Do you do it, or would you consider doing it? Do you think it's OK? Is it false advertising? Is perfection in porn going to cause problems with young girls and boys down the line? Has that already happened?

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    Default Re: Photoshop, Facetune, filters etc. in the adult industry

    I would rather them see a photoshopped image of me so that they wouldn't recognize me when I was out and about. Besides, magazines and mainstream movies have been editing women long before any of us were in porn. They are responsible for perception of women, not me using facetune.

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    Default Re: Photoshop, Facetune, filters etc. in the adult industry

    Quote Originally Posted by naomi_doll View Post
    I would rather them see a photoshopped image of me so that they wouldn't recognize me when I was out and about.
    That's honestly something I never would have thought of! This is why I wanted a discussion, I knew people would point out things I hadn't realised! I've actually been recognised out and about twice recently, it really really sucks. Can I ask, what kind of Facetuning do you do that makes enough of a difference that you're unrecognisable in the real world? I've always heard about wigs and coloured contact lenses being used for this purpose, but forgive my ignorance, I can't imagine skin smoothing making you unrecognisable? I've never tried Facetune, can it make more drastic changes than I realise?

    Quote Originally Posted by naomi_doll View Post
    Besides, magazines and mainstream movies have been editing women long before any of us were in porn. They are responsible for perception of women, not me using facetune.
    I definitely agree with you, but I also think there's a difference. Mainstream media is responsible for the perception of women generally, but porn is responsible for the perception of women in an overtly, explicitly sexual context. People will have a general idea of what women "should" look like from movies/magazines etc., but they get their idea of what breasts, vaginas, butts etc. look like from porn, they get their idea of what women look like during sex exclusively from porn. That's the difference, imo.

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    Default Re: Photoshop, Facetune, filters etc. in the adult industry

    Porn has been heavily 'retouched' for a very long time; heavy makeup + lighting + video editing filter = flawless skin. If you think back about a decade (or two) ago, porn was mostly in magazines or high production DVDs, and the men and women were heavily made up and done. I think that's why there was such a demand for 'amateur' porn in the last decade, or more realistic porn of real looking men and women. Even Kendrick Lamar says "I'm so fucking tired of the Photoshop, Show me an ass with some stretch marks" in his song, Humble.

    But I think the most important thing is women should have the option to show or conceal their imperfections. In older porn, women had no choice if they were working with big productions; the 'barbie doll' perfect look was in. Now that girls are able to do everything from streaming to clip making independently, we have the freedom to choose how we present ourselves.

    I personally DO filter the skin on my face, because I've had a life long battle with PCOS. I do not hide my love handles, fat rolls, stretch marks, or hairy body. I USED to, but now I embrace my body, but the hyperpigmentation on my face is still my biggest insecurity, and I plan to keep concealing it until it heals completely or I can find a way to embrace it.

    I'm grateful I have the option of taking a no makeup selfie but still able to facetune out my embarassing scars if I choose to. I always wear foundation + concealer on cam anyway, but no other makeup.

    People have been using lighting and angles to make themselves look flattering long before filters; even a better posture and seductive look can make a photo look 100x more attractive:

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    It's not my duty to help young men & women know what a 'real woman' looks like at the cost of my own self esteem, but the wonderful thing is that there are SO MANY images out there for people to look at (both heavily edited AND completely natural) in photo and video form. There are many people online who are happy to show their natural bodies and every little flaw, and there are people who like to cover up their flaws with makeup and want to share that skill / knowledge with others who struggle.

    A woman named Chidera Eggerue started the #saggyboobs movement - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S01xkScmAhM

    There is a GORGEOUS Youtuber I follow who freely shows her post partum hair loss, super hairy legs, and breast scars from getting her implants removed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3EuvIX8ms

    There is a website dedicated to showing real, natural breasts of every shape and size - http://www.007b.com/breast_gallery.php

    Men and women of today have WAY more options to see real bodies than the generations before them. Whenever I talk to my mom or grandma about body issues, they have MANY hangups because the only media they ever consumed growing up was magazines and high production movies. They are SHOCKED when they find out their favorite old school actresses wore hair extensions!

    I think people in our generation + future generations will be all right

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    Default Re: Photoshop, Facetune, filters etc. in the adult industry

    Those deep fake porn videos are terrifying. The flip side is, a very enterprising camgirl could run her own self generated porn ring by livestreaming herself looking different on many sites and put out randomized video clips virtually scrambling deep fake body shots of her head on any body she wants. Hmmmm.
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    There's a program I'm looking for years. It's one you can use for your cam so it beautifies you a little. Some camgirls use it. I forgot the name. There are different versions of it for mac pc, or normal windows pc. Does anybody of you use one if yes what's the name of it? Need it so I can make my skin a bit more flawless looking to maybe attract more viewers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bananabunny View Post
    There's a program I'm looking for years. It's one you can use for your cam so it beautifies you a little. Some camgirls use it. I forgot the name. There are different versions of it for mac pc, or normal windows pc. Does anybody of you use one if yes what's the name of it? Need it so I can make my skin a bit more flawless looking to maybe attract more viewers.
    Youcam? That's what I'm using.

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