Homegrown Video Study: Bible Belt a Hotbed of Amateur Porn
LOS ANGELES — An independent study from Homegrown Video has found that nearly a third (29.6 percent), of all homemade sex tapes submitted to the amateur porn studio are created in the American Bible Belt.
The numbers, a result of a six-month research study of all amateur porn submitted to the company, also showed 56.9 percent of all submissions were from women. That number, according to the studio, supports recent reports of increased female acceptance and participation in porn content as producers, as well as consumers.
Statistics for the study were obtained from amateurs submitting to Homegrown Video during the six-month period between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2013.
Percentages of amateur porn performers by state were rounded to the nearest tenth decimal point.
The study’s top five individual states includes California, that supplies about 21 percent, with about 43 percent female, Pennsylvania comes in at almost 12 percent (50 percent from women), Florida is at about 11 percent with nearly 64 percent female, and Texas contributes almost 7 percent with 57 percent being shot by women.
Other figures include: 5.9 percent from Arizona (83.3 percent female); 4.9 percent from Colorado (80 percent are female); 3.9 percent from Washington (75 percent are female); and 3.9 percent from North Carolina (75 percent are female).
Those states with 2 percent include Connecticut (50 percent are female); Georgia (50 percent are female); Oregon (50 percent are female), Nevada (50 percent female); Kansas (50 percent female; and Michigan (with a whopping 100 percent female).
One percenters included Massachusetts (0 percent are female); Indiana (100 percent female); Kentucky (100 percent female); Louisiana (0 percent are female); New York (0 percent are female); and West Virginia (100 percent are female).
International demographics from the same study netted the following results: 2.9 percent from Czech Republic (33.3 percent are female); 2 percent from Ontario, Canada (50 percent are female); 2 percent from British Columbia, Canada (50 percent are female); 2 percent from Romania (50 percent are female); 2 percent from Israel (50 percent are female); and 2 percent from Guatemala (50 percent are female).
Homegrown said its results echo recent reports by religious media outlet The Christian Post’s 2013 end-of-year report of national demographics, as determined by the “7 Deadly Sins.” The report showed that lust, the craving for sex, was most evident in the same “Bible Belt” areas of the U.S.
“I think the important thing to take from these results is regardless of region, religion, sex, or political views, people have an innate curiosity about sex,” Homegrown owner Farrell Timlake said. “Often they also have a desire to expand their sexual boundaries and share the experience.”
He added, “This goes hand-in-hand with Homegrown’s mission. We believe sexuality and sexual desire are the ‘sixth sense,’ a form of expression allowing people to see, hear, and feel the deepest emotions words are unable to fully describe — love and happiness — the vitality of life. The suppression of sexuality is the equivalent of a blindfold or gag, closing eyes and lips to love, preventing the expression of happiness.”