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Exploring Pornstagram, the NSFW Version of Instagram / The Daily Dot

Written by AJ Dickson for The Daily Dot.  Originally published March 5th, 2014.



“While there are some photos on Instagram that could be classified as breaches of morality and good taste—think hot dog leg or funeral selfies—none of the images on Instagram actually qualify as pornographic. But like most social sharing platforms, Instagram restricts nudity and sexually explicit content, so if you ever want to post your best sepia-tinted NSFW pic, you’re unfortunately out of luck.

That’s why Quentin Lechemia has created Pornostagram, the aptly titled XXX Instagram-inspired app available for Android. Much like its PG inspiration, Pornostagram allows users to upload photos, edit them, apply one of 15 filters, and share them with their followers. Unlike Instagram, however, there are no restrictions on adult-themed content, meaning users are free to upload as many artsy black-and-white dick selfies as they wish.

Although Lechemia says Pornostagram is the only app on the market that allows users to apply Instagram-like filters to their content, it’s actually one of many apps that have attempted to capitalize on the burgeoning phenomenon of social porn, which has been heralded as the future of the adult industry. Yet few have managed to find a significant audience.

“All of the dynamics that make Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. so successful are dynamics that actually can be leveraged in the whole area of self-expression and self-identification through sexuality,” says Cindy Gallop, who runs the website Make Love Not Porn (SFW) and has been instrumental in the efforts to “make real-world sex socially acceptable and socially shareable.”

“The tech world is refusing to allow that. It’s ghettoizing [user-generated sexual content] and bracketing it mistakenly into porn… there’s this artificial distinction.”


To read more on Pornstagram and Cindy’s suggestions for its improvement, check out the rest of the article here. 

Follow MakeLoveNotPorn.tv’s SFW Instagram account here!

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