Why Queefs are Edited Out of Porn

Our anonymous porn truther gives us the details about porn’s unrealistic depictions of sex, specifically regarding queefing

by Anonymous

Staff Porn Truther

Whether you watch it or not, we have (for the most part) come to the general consensus that pornography creates unrealistic expectations of sex. The exaggerated, glamorized bodies (most porn actors have a strict diet and workout regimen, have plastic surgery, or use steroids), the ridiculous and improbable scenarios (my stepmom caught me having sex with the girl next door’s goldfish and decided to join!) and the basic subject matter has been created for shock value rather than to accurately depict everyday sexual encounters. This has caused many people to confuse the performance of a porn star with what actually happens when you have sex. Many critics of pornography have pointed out the danger of this artificial illusion created by adult films; however, there always seems to be one common element of sexual intercourse that is neglected by both the mainstream porn industry and its critics: queefs.
For those of you who do watch porn, how many times have you seen or heard a queef that has been captured on film? Think about it. Really. Most likely, your answer is never. Not taking the films of the queef fetish community into consideration, your average, run-of-the-mill professional porn will not contain any queefs. Why? Because they are edited out.
Before we delve deeper into why exactly these completely normal bodily occurrences get cut out of popular porn films, let’s talk a little bit about what exactly a queef is and why it happens. Queefs, otherwise known as “vagina farts,” occur when air pockets trapped in the vaginal canal escape, creating a noise that sounds very similar to a fart, except it’s not a fart. Unlike farts, queefs have no odor because they’re just made out of air, whereas farts are a combination of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and a whole bunch of other smelly chemicals. Queefing is extremely common, even though some women say they have never experienced it before. As a personal owner of a vagina, there is one thing I know about queefs for sure: once they start, there is no way of stopping them. Queefs are not like that silent fart you hold in during yoga and let out in teeny tiny increments so the person behind you doesn’t pass out while doing a downward dog. There is virtually no way of controlling how or when it happens. They most commonly occur during sexual intercourse, because having something (fingers, guy parts, sex toys) repeatedly enter and exit the vagina causes a lot of air pockets to get trapped. They can also occur during exercise, or whenever the body is contorted in a way that allows air to get up in there!

Going back to porn, there is a plethora of things that get edited out of adult films, including but not limited to: “warm-up” talking between actors, laughing, crying, bleeding, sneezing, stomach growling (porn stars prepping for anal sex do not eat 4-12 hours before a shoot), Viagra popping, makeup retouching, farting, and choking (when it’s it not intended). Can you guess what is the number one thing that gets edited out? Queefs! For a majority of mainstream porn, cutting out queefs has just become basic protocol for editors. However, the main reason that a director consciously has queefs edited out is simply due to the fact that they sound far too similar to farts, making them too unattractive for the glamorous world of porn. Maybe if they sounded as alluring as the other wonderful sex sounds they would make the cut. Additionally, porn actresses have shared that a majority of queefing usually occurs during the changing of sex positions, which is a part of porn that is already widely edited out due to time restrictions.
While we already know that pornography films create unhealthy, idealized expectations of sex (ideal bodies, ideal orgasms, etc.) the editing out of queefs, despite how common they are, has caused many people to think negatively of them. Most articles surrounding queefs refer to them as “shameful” or “embarrassing” events that need to be “recovered” from before sex can resume. Many people still confuse queefs with an actual fart. On the bright side, most people who were asked to comment on queefs for such articles said they don’t think anything of them; however, there still lies a significant group of people, men and women alike, who find them to be gross, embarrassing, and in some cases, unhealthy or unnatural.
All in all, it’s always good to remember that porn is not real: it is a business. Having sex should be enjoyable, without having to feel embarrassed about things that are 100% normal. Queefs are normal. Sex can be beautiful and romantic, and it can also be weird and laughable, but it should always be fun. Happy queefing!

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