Itty Bitty Titty Committee or Big Boobed Bombshells?

It seemed like in the 90’s and early 2000’s, the adult industry was packed full of women with fake tits.  Now it seems to be shifting more towards the natural side.  Would you say this is accurate, and if so, why do you think the change?

Derek, PA, 26

Hey Derek,

You’re absolutely right. The ‘big-boobed bombshell’ was popular years ago, but it has been waning over the years (at least in the media).I would like to think that it’s because more and more women are owning and loving their bodies ‘as is’ – without the need to enhance or alter, solely for superficial reasons. Mind you, I’m not saying anyone is fully immune to that level of physical superficiality in one way or another. Nor do I think that women who choose to look like bombshells are somehow less self-confident than those that stay au natural. After all, there’s a reason that beauty and cosmetics make up a billion dollar industry. There’s a reason why selfies have become almost normal habitual behavior by a growing number of women. There’s a reason why so many people focus on how they look or how they are perceived physically by others. What I am saying is, it would be great if the majority of people just owned how they looked without the need for validation from the rest of the world and the rest of the world’s individual standards of beauty.

I believe the shift that you speak of has a lot to do with the demands of the adult market.

As a director working primarily in the couples’ market, breast augmentations in talent actually limits my ability to hire them. We don’t typically cast women who might not embrace the ‘girl nextdoor’ vibe because our target demographic has expressed an interest in seeing women on film that look more and not less like them. With the couples market so popular right now, there’s a lot of work for more natural-looking performers.

Also, with the incredibly popular ‘young girl’ niche, it behooves younger women to stay natural as long as possible (if not forever). That niche demands that the performers appear natural, wholesome and younger. Women with large, fake breasts don’t lend themselves to that market. It puts them in a different category. I don’t necessarily agree with categorizing people in such a way, but that’s how the business works.

Right now, ‘young’ is in. It’s in great demand all over the world. The top two starlets at AVN and XBIZ last year were both women with small, natural breasts (Remy LaCroix and Riley Reid). These women have owned their sexuality and their bodies and really made a positive impact on embracing a sexuality that isn’t necessarily ‘textbook’ form.

Keep in mind though, natural breasts aren’t necessarily a new thing in adult – nor are they in the mainstream world. The media is responsible for who and what is in the public eye. Years ago, Pam Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, and ‘bombshells’ got a ton of attention in the press – but there were women during that era that were wildly successful that weren’t bombshells (we just didn’t read a ton about them in the tabloids). Nowadays, you’re seeing more physically natural women on the covers of magazines. Many women now don’t personify a cliched type of sexuality anymore. Sexuality as seen on film, in magazines, etc. has really become a grayer area, which is fantastic.

Whatever the reason for the change, sexuality has always been defined by the individual, not the niche. Long live progress!

Jacky St. James

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About The Author

Jacky St. James hails from the East Coast, graduating with a BA in Drama and Anthropology and is a multiple award winning adult writer and director for New Sensations.

She is known for a wide-range of films from romantic comedies to edgier all-sex releases with her most acclaimed titles being: Torn, The Friend Zone, Power and Control, Love is a Dangerous Game, The Submission of Emma Marx, and Dear Abby. Torn, her most successful film to date, went on to receive Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Couples’ Release, and Best Screenplay award wins during the 2012 award season.

During her career in adult, Jacky has been an advocate of couple’s-oriented pornography and has been a guest speaker at UC – Santa Barbara, UCLA, AEE, XBIZ 360 and has been featured in several popular mainstream publications including Jezebel, Slate, and the Examiner.

Jacky shares pictures, clips, and stories about her successes and debacles as a woman working within the adult industry on her website: missjackystjames.com

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Age? 36

Fav. Food? Sushi or Pizza! Although I will eat just about anything.

Fav. Alcoholic Drink? I am not a drinker, but when I do drink, it’s usually Chocolate wine!

Fav. Book? Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey. I also am a fan of We Need to Talk about Kevin, The Count of Monte Cristo, and the Complete Works of Shakespeare

Fav. Movie? It’s a toss up between Miracle (about the 1980 US Hockey team defeating the Soviets) or Shawshank Redemption (which was cinematic perfection).

One Fun Fact? I have a severe allergy to cooking. I’m working through it.

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