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After being in the industry for many years. I never gave too much thought as to why men choose to buy porn. And I’m intrigued as to why.

I have some questions for you guys.

1. With a million of free porn out there. Why do you pay?
Better quality? Fulfils your needs better?

2.When you’re buying porn what takes you from browsing to buying? Is it the gif or preview of the video, the description? The price?

3. What’s more important to you when buying a porn video. Price or the fact it’s soentbing you’re really into?

4. Please arrange these in order of importance when buying porn.

Quality of video
Price
Fulfilling a desire/fetish specifically
Appearsnce of the model
Length of video

5. What’s more important to you?
A: buying a video that fulfils your sexual desire regardless who is in the video.

B: buying a video from someone you are specifically into, regardless if it fulfils your sexual desires.

Thanks :happy:
 
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1. With a million of free porn out there. Why do you pay?
Better quality? Fulfils your needs better?

I rarely buy videos, pics, etc. But, the rare times I do, it's mostly because it's a model I know and support her the same way I do friends of mine who own their own businesses.

2.When you’re buying porn what takes you from browsing to buying? Is it the gif or preview of the video, the description? The price?

Usually when purchased, it's more because of the subject/content/theme. The preview may have some bearing on whether I purchasse or not if I haven't discussed it with the model. Unless a video is way outpriced, say 2x her normal, price may not have a factor. But, if it is higher than her normal pricing, there should be a specific reason for it. not just because "It's hot! It's new!"

3. What’s more important to you when buying a porn video. Price or the fact it’s soentbing you’re really into?

See answer above, explains this one as well

4. Please arrange these in order of importance when buying porn.

Quality of video
Appearsnce of the model
Fulfilling a desire/fetish specifically
Price
Length of video

5. What’s more important to you?
A: buying a video that fulfils your sexual desire regardless who is in the video.

B: buying a video from someone you are specifically into, regardless if it fulfils your sexual desires.

Both, maybe with a slight lean towards B.


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I dont buy a lot of porn, most of my adult entertainment budget is tokens, but I'll answer the best I can.

1. Most of the videos I buy are from my model friends, so a good chunk of the reason is to support them.

2. When browsing manyvids or whatever, I search for the specific thing I'm looking for. the price, description, and title in that order are what get me to buy. IMO, there is nothing worse than a title that gets you in the door, but a non helpful/non existent description.

3. For me, I would say they're equal. I'm probably not going to buy a video just because its cheap, but im also not going to go outside of my budget even if it seems like the exact perfect thing I like.

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Fulfilling a desire/fetish specifically
Quality of video
Price
Appearsnce of the model
Length of video

5. for the most part, B. But its a close match
 
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When I was an XXX affiliate the big ticket for one network of sites was the girls they had. Mostly glamour models who were doing a few hardcore scenes. You couldn't find them anywhere else, but these girls had a lot of fans who were itching for their scenes. Converted really well, certainly a lot better than all of the other places I was trying to promote.

Of course there are also people who just look for the best bang for the buck. Some places give really good deals to a network of different sites.
 
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1. With a million of free porn out there. Why do you pay?
Better quality? Fulfils your needs better?
Honestly, when I buy videos (or do any other activity that would qualify as “paying for porn”) I do it mostly because I am a fan of the person in the video. And also because I am a “patron of the arts” :p

2.When you’re buying porn what takes you from browsing to buying? Is it the gif or preview of the video, the description? The price?
A lot of what moves me to buy something has to do with who I am buying it from. If is is someone I know, who puts out great content, I am much more likely to buy whatever they put out new without much thought. If it is someone I don’t know, then gif/preview, then the price, and finally the description would the determining factors.

3. What’s more important to you when buying a porn video. Price or the fact it’s soentbing you’re really into?
Right now I would say that it is someone that I am into.

4. Please arrange these in order of importance when buying porn.
Appearance of the model (see my statements above about being a “fan” of said model(s))
Fulfilling a desire/fetish
Quality of video
Price
Length of video

5. What’s more important to you?
A: buying a video that fulfils your sexual desire regardless who is in the video.

B: buying a video from someone you are specifically into, regardless if it fulfils your sexual desires.
Mostly B, but there has to be some of the A option too. But, I guess that is what “customs” are for! ;)
 
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Fun topic here

1. With a million of free porn out there. Why do you pay?
Better quality? Fulfils your needs better?

I have to be honest, finding cam sites actually got me into buying more porn. I had previously joined "x" internet/nude/porn girl site. Which I guess in a way was finding cam girls before cam girls? And then about a few years before I was introduced to MFC I had signed up for a site that had all these studio porn videos that you could buy outright or buy hours of time and watch the videos carte blanche. With the site that had all the various studios I signed up for that mostly because of the tube sites at that time not always having the full video. Or some of my favorite porn stars having a clip or something that I could never find and then it would be on this site with no ads, and not cut off. Quality plays a bit into the reason to buy porn, but not an overwhelming must.

2.When you’re buying porn what takes you from browsing to buying? Is it the gif or preview of the video, the description? The price?

Most of the clip sites I already know who I'm looking for so I don't really have to browse. I pretty much go to one of the models i'm following after they've announced a new video or if I feel like looking for something I don't have by them I'll scroll through their pages and look at stuff. I like the ability to see a preview cut of the video. Which it confuses me on MFC share when some models have previews and some models don't. Or on manyvids where most seem to have a 9 second preview and others have a bit longer. I don't mind the preview being short, but I'm not a fan of them if it seems it's been cut up weird. Like if the video is a blow job tease, but all it does is show the model opening a door in the 9 seconds. I don't need the video displayed all out, but I would like to get an idea of if I like the angle or the pov etc. In most cases the preview won't discourage because again I'm primarily buying something from a performer I already know I enjoy. But, it is a bit harder for models I'm new to, or not familiar with to buy a video if I don't really know their style.

3. What’s more important to you when buying a porn video. Price or the fact it’s soentbing you’re really into?

I won't say price doesn't matter as it does, but if there is something I really like and this particular model doesn't normally release those kind of videos or cater to that type of fetish. I'm probably going to pay a higher premium to see her do that as it is combining someone I like doing something I really like, that she has put a premium on. I'm not going to complain about a price shift/ or fluctuating prices. But, you know if you've been releasing the recordings of your cum shows for say $15 or 100 tokens. And, then one day same kind of show and the price is $75 or 1000 tokens or whatever I will probably not buy that video since it isn't really out of the norm or special.

4. Please arrange these in order of importance when buying porn.

1. Appearance of the Model - Not necessarily looks, but really look/body type/hair etc all of that draws you into a model on your first pass through the sites.
2. Quality of the video - again doesn't have to be perfect 4k whatever. But you know not to dark, if you have a song in the background that it's not distractingly loud etc.
3. Length/Price kind of flip flop for me
4. Fulfilling a desire/fetish - I know what my preferred fetishes are, but I don't have to always get those kind of videos. However, as I noted above if a favorite model has indicated they don't really ever do those type of shows and then they released a video playing into one of my fetishes I will put an importance on getting that.



5. What’s more important to you?

B: buying a video from someone you are specifically into, regardless of if it fulfils your sexual desires.
 
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1. With a million of free porn out there. Why do you pay?
Better quality? Fulfils your needs better?
Quality is rarely better. I only buy from providers I am a fan of.

2.When you’re buying porn what takes you from browsing to buying? Is it the gif or preview of the video, the description? The price?
Price matters to me, Preview helps, no doubt.

3. What’s more important to you when buying a porn video. Price or the fact it’s soentbing you’re really into?
Tough to answer. I am not a huge spender on porn/cam $50-$100 month, so price matters but I ony buy something I am into

4. Please arrange these in order of importance when buying porn.
Appearsnce of the model
Price
Fulfilling a desire/fetish specifically
Quality of video
Length of video


5. What’s more important to you?
A: buying a video that fulfils your sexual desire regardless who is in the video.

B: buying a video from someone you are specifically into, regardless if it fulfils your sexual desires.

Thanks :happy:
 
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1. With a million of free porn out there. Why do you pay? Better quality? Fulfils your needs better?

I pay because spending a little bit of money on myself is fun, and the gratification is more or less instant. The money I spend is insignificant compared to my income, but the act of treating oneself doesn't get old.


2.When you’re buying porn what takes you from browsing to buying? Is it the gif or preview of the video, the description? The price?

Varies widely. The best dynamic for selling sex is to arouse the buyer enough so their brain is slightly disabled, while convincing them that if they buy the video they will get to cum hard. That moment where the money must be spent to continue is super powerful.

Different things appeal to different people, so IME, a preview that does a good job at summarizing all of the topics that will be covered in the full-length video will probably perform better.

Reasons I've bought videos:

- The model looked like an ex-GF and I wanted to know if her voice sounded similar
- I'm already a repeat customer and buy whatever she puts out now
- I've enjoyed our interactions on cam and want to show some support and one of her videos looks interesting
- I was hoping a model would be online tonight for interactive fun, but she isn't, so I bought one of her videos instead
- I'm somewhat interested in a model, but she doesn't show/do much in public, and buying a video is a the most efficient way to get a preview
- No-one I'm interested in is online tonight, but I'm in the mood to treat myself, so I may as well browse MV/Share/etc.


3. What’s more important to you when buying a porn video. Price or the fact it’s soentbing you’re really into?

I'm not paying any amount if I don't think I'd be into the video. Personally, I'm pretty flexible when it comes to price so long as it doesn't feel like a bad value.

Pricing/marketing is a complex topic. Look at your sales data, pay attention to your competitors' pricing and the success they are having, don't be afraid to make adjustments, and pay attention to what happens each time you do.


4. Please arrange these in order of importance when buying porn.

Appearsnce of the model
Fulfilling a desire/fetish specifically
Quality of video
Length of video
Price


5. What’s more important to you?

B: buying a video from someone you are specifically into, regardless if it fulfils your sexual desires.

Ideally the video would do both, but if I'm not into the performer at least a little bit, there's no point in going further for me.
 
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1. With a million of free porn out there. Why do you pay?
Better quality? Fulfils your needs better?
I pay for two reasons:

1) To have something specific produced according to my taste, because I rarely like pre-made content. Some of it because it's not something I'm into and some of it because it's poorly made. (For example, I would love to see a statistic on what percent of booty shaking videos on Instagram actually show the model's booty completely, rather than having the camera aimed at the middle of her back with half her booty cut off. Sometimes I feel like the whole world is in on some joke and I'm the only one wondering what's going on - because to me the first rule of a booty shaking video would be to show the model's booty. Either this has not occurred to most people or I'm completely missing the point of booty shaking videos. Whatever the case, I would rather just pay someone to do it my way.)

2) I enjoy the interaction with the models and collaborating on something that's fun for both of us. Just viewing pre-made videos without any interaction with the model is less fun.

2.When you’re buying porn what takes you from browsing to buying? Is it the gif or preview of the video, the description? The price?
I usually decide to buy when I feel like I know what I'll be getting and it seems worth the price. That means a combination of the things you mentioned:

- At least a few screenshots - or a gif animation that combines a few screenshots - to get a feel for the set up and quality of the video (the layout of the room/space, the lighting, the model's appearance and her outfit, etc.). The reason I like to see several screenshots from different parts of the video, rather than just a single one, is because it gives a better indication of the amount of action in the video. Does the model just sit in her chair for the whole video? Do I get to see her from different angles or in different poses? Whether that's really necessary depends on type of the video. For example, if it's just a video of a model sitting and telling the viewer how pathetically small his cock is, there is no need for multiple screenshots.

- A preview video can serve the same purpose as the above, except I've seen 15 second previews that were like 12 seconds of a title screen and then the model barely walking into the frame as it was ending, so it didn't contain any useful information about the video at all.

- Some sort of written description, because the preview/screenshot(s) rarely tell the whole story of what the video is about. It doesn't need to be long, but at least a few sentences to give me some basic information about the content of the video.

Most importantly, I would never buy a video without knowing at least the length and preferably the resolution and seeing at least one screenshot or a preview clip. (For the resolution, I want to see the actual numbers - 1920 x 1080, not just something like HD. Too many models don't know what they are talking about and call everything HD. Or maybe their camera is HD but then they re-encoded the video into a much lower resolution because they wanted a smaller file to upload.)

3. What’s more important to you when buying a porn video. Price or the fact it’s soentbing you’re really into?
It's hard to pick one or the other, because the two are interdependent. The more the content of the video matches what I'm into, the more I'm willing to pay for it. If it's only marginally interesting, then even a very low price will not convince me to buy it.

4. Please arrange these in order of importance when buying porn.

Quality of video
Price
Fulfilling a desire/fetish specifically
Appearsnce of the model
Length of video
1. Fulfilling a desire/fetish specifically

The video has to be something I'm into, so this is the deal breaker. For example, I'm a strictly into "non-nude" stuff, so a masturbation video will never ever interest me no matter who does it or how low the price is.

2. Price

I only have a limited amount of money to spend on "adult stuff", so I have to consider my budget when spending money. I can't just throw money around like some people. I know that doesn't make me a dream customer, but that's the reality.

I would have to have some justification for spending more on a video from one model than what I'm used to spending on similar videos from other models. I'm not going to pay significantly more to get a video from an established top model who has built up a huge following and whose prices are higher simply because there is a lot more demand for her services, because I wouldn't get any more value for my money. (Her time is more valuable to her, because more people demand it, but it's not more valuable to me than the time of equally attractive models who make equally good videos, but have fewer customers I have to compete with for their time.)

I would rather support the equally good, if slightly less experienced, newer models where I can make more of a difference to them and at the same time get a better deal myself. It's a win-win situation compared to dealing with a model for whom my contribution would be a drop in the ocean and the attention I would get from her in return would be equally minimal (understandably so, since she has many other customers to deal with).

3. Appearance of the model

It's somewhat important. Obviously, I have to find the model attractive... If a model is less attractive then I may only buy from her if her prices are lower than the models I find more attractive. If I don't find her attractive at all, then obviously it wouldn't make any sense for me to buy anything from her. On the other hand, after a certain point being more attractive doesn't always add more value. If a model has the traits I'm looking for for a particular video, then that's good enough for me. (For example, if I'm looking for a "leg themed" video, then any model with nice legs will do. She doesn't necessarily need to have a perfect body all around.)

4. Quality of video

Sometimes I'm willing to overlook some quality issues if the content is great, but I would always prefer good quality. Other times, for certain types of videos, the quality is extremely important. For example, there are some videos where it's absolutely essential that the resolution and lighting are good enough for me to see the texture of the model's skin or the whole concept doesn't work. In that case a poorly lit, blurry, grainy, or low-res video would be completely useless to me.

5. Length of the video

This is the least important for me. Even in the best videos, it's usually certain short segments that turn me on the most, so as long as there is such a segment in a video, it works for me. Sometimes paying for the extra length doesn't really make sense. I don't like extremely short videos though - I mean under 1 minute long.

When it comes to length, one touchy subject with me, in the case of custom videos, is getting a video shorter than what we agreed on. If we agreed on a 5 minute video I don't want to get a 4 and a half minute video. It just makes the model look like she was so eager to end the video that she couldn't even wait until the agreed time was up. It's unethical for a model not live up to her end of the agreement.

5. What’s more important to you?
A: buying a video that fulfils your sexual desire regardless who is in the video.

B: buying a video from someone you are specifically into, regardless if it fulfils your sexual desires.
For me it's "A" if i'm interpreting the question correctly and I'm surprised by the all "B" answers so far.

Isn't this the same as asking if I would rather watch A) a movie I would enjoy regardless of the cast or B) a movie with a lead actor I like that I wouldn't enjoy?

My answer is that I would rather watch a movie I'll enjoy no matter who is in it. Same for a video. The point, at least for me, is to enjoy it and not to be looking at a particular person - especially if it's not fulfilling. I don't understand why the person in the video is more important even if it's not fulfilling to watch the video than to watch a video that is fulfilling, but with another model in it. Can anyone explain?

One more thing: There are different types of videos I buy - some are for certain fetishes, some focus on a certain pose or a part of the body, so they can be very different from each other. Often I'm very into a girl for doing one type of video, but I'm not so into her doing another type, because for that particular video she is not as good a fit. So for me this is another way in which it's not necessarily about who is in the video, but rather how well she fits the role I'm asking her to fill in that particular video.
 
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I have some questions for you guys.

It has been a while since I have bought a porn video. (maybe 5 years) . I bought porn videos mostly to support a model, thus after a while, I did not "buy" videos the model just sent them to me before she posted the video. Maybe feedback. or just to send it out.

1. With a million of free porn out there. Why do you pay?
Better quality? Fulfils your needs better?


support model for chatting with me about ridiculous sarcastic topics.

yes videos seemed to be very important at first, like a dog's full water bowl in the summertime
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Then after years, watching videos gets to be more of a waste, as I would watch the video one time the go back to live chatting. There are only some many hours of pleasure goofy time. )))

2. When you’re buying porn what takes you from browsing to buying? Is it the gif or preview of the video, the description? The price?

i buy only from models who watch Monty Python movies. )



3. What’s more important to you when buying a porn video. Price or the fact it’s soentbing you’re really into?

I do not care. I like a crappy quality iPhone video, from a bar in kyev. It is the personal touches in communication and humor.

The important thing is the model I like is in the video. and of course plenty of baby oil and pizza (not at the same time) ))



4. Please arrange these in order of importance when buying porn.

i like when the video appears in my dropbox with a note saying you owe me two large pizzas) 400 tokens ❤

Appearsnce of the model
Appearsnce of the model
Fulfilling a desire/fetish specifically
Appearsnce of the model
Length of video
Price

5. What’s more important to you?
A: buying a video that fulfils your sexual desire regardless who is in the video.

B: buying a video from someone you are specifically into, regardless if it fulfils your sexual desires.

to b or not to b... hm yes b
 
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