Bisexual pornography is a genre of pornography which most typically depicts one woman and two men who all perform sex acts on each other. A sex scene involving two women and one man is never identified or labeled as bisexual, even if the two female performers engage in sexual acts with each other.
As most porn is marketed to men, most bisexual porn is marketed to heterosexual or bisexual men. Most consumers of bisexual pornography do not identify as gay. However, bisexual pornography is often placed near the gay section in adult video stores, since many consumers are gay men. A common way that these are depicted in a single scene is with one woman and two men performing together.
Pornographic film industry
Content featuring male bisexuality has been a growing trend since the advent of internet pornography. However the genre remains a very small proportion of the pornographic DVD market; for example at porn retailer HotMovies.com, there are only 655 bisexual titles out of a catalogue of more than 90,000 films. Bisexual DVDs sell much better online than in adult video stores, possibly due to customers in stores feeling embarrassed to buy them. Most bisexual pornography is made by small production companies rather than the major studios. Actors are mostly amateur; any well-known actors in bisexual porn tend to be from the gay pornography industry.
Male performers in heterosexual porn who have appeared in bisexual porn, have had their sexuality questioned and been stigmatized, and have been accused by the gay community of being in denial about their sexual orientation. While male performers in gay porn who have appeared in bisexual porn have been accused of being heteronormative.
Female actresses face much less stigma for appearing in bisexual porn. Although many still get stigmatized for performing with male performers who usually work in the gay pornography or transsexual pornography industry.
In August 2018, MindGeek's gay pornographic website Men.com created controversy by releasing its first scene featuring MMF bisexual porn, sparking a discussion over whether bisexual porn belongs on a gay porn website. In reaction to the controversy, MindGeek decided to stop featuring bisexual pornography on Men.com and created a separate bisexual website instead called WhyNotBi.com
Notable directors and performers
- Kurt Lockwood
- Wolf Hudson
- Sharon Kane
- Chi Chi LaRue
- Shy Love
- Ken Ryker
- Samantha Strong
- Tina Tyler
- Ona Zee
- Marjorie Garber: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life (Routledge, 2000). ISBN 0-415-92661-0
- Tina Tyler (2008-02-22). "Bi Roots". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
- Light, Jonathan (2002). The Art of Porn: An Aesthetics for the Performing Art of Pornography. New York, New York: Light Publishing. ISBN 0960362835. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
- Joanne Cachapero (2008-09-26). "Both Sides of the Fence". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
- Acme Andersson (2008-05-31). "Specialty on the Shelf". XBIZ. Retrieved 2009-06-02.
- "MindGeek is launching a bisexual porn studio 'focused on men'". Gay Star News. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
- "First bisexual scene at Men is with Arad Winwin, Daxx Carter & Silvia Saige (tip @ Tchelo)". MenofPorn.com. Retrieved 2018-07-31.