Warning: NSFW subject matter. And some of the linked articles may use problematic language.
I’m sure there’s a way to delicately write about this; but I’m not sure how so I’m just gonna jump in and try to be as respectful as possible.
Trans porn is popular, and only growing more so (according to what little data on this is public). That’s probably not surprising to most people. What might be surprising and/or worrying is where porn starring Trans people seems to be the most popular. And the why is…complicated to say the least. What got me thinking about all this is something that is by no means “new” in any sense of the word, but is seemingly entering the mainstream; or just having some new-found memetic popularity (for various reasons)…“Traps” (which isn’t to imply that feminine men [gay or otherwise] or crossdressers are Trans, only that these topics aren’t mutually exclusive in this context). Again, not a new concept. I bring it up because I’ve been seeing it people use it a lot lately (outside of 4Chan) as an adjective to describe a type of person they’re physically attracted to.
What does all this mean though? What does it say about a place where those in power are actively trying to deny Trans people basic human rights; but a significant number of people in said place find Trans people very desirable (physically at least)? Is that not literally dehumanization?
And I feel like this needs to be addressed, the reason this thread is titled what it is, and not “Trans, Traps, and society” (other than how bad that sounds); is because I want people who know way more than me about this sort of thing to give their thoughts about dehumanizing LGBTQ+ people, all while being attracted to them. Because this issue certainly isn’t just a Trans one. And it definitely extends to other media-mediums than porn.