Read the full article by Magdalene Taylor at MelMagazine.com

 

And why do these guys do it in the first place?

Beneath the tweets of the adult industry’s stars, dozens of unrequited messages go unanswered. When Lana Rhoades posts a video of herself in a bra and underwear for her 880,000 Twitter followers, for example, she receives countless heart emojis from her fans and comments like, “Those are some nice filet mignon, juicy,” and “That’s a delicious and very healthy ass,” mostly from men who are ostensibly tweeting from their main accounts.

These guys who relentlessly tweet at porn stars are the butt of countless jokes, made at the expense of what many see as a cringe-y, even sad public display of loneliness and horniness.

But what do the recipients, the porn stars themselves, think of these comments?

You might be surprised to learn that, for the most part, they think they’re actually kind of nice. “I’d say that out of all the entertainers I know, adult film stars have a special and unique relationship with our fans,” explains adult actress and MEL columnist Tasha Reign.

Porn star Lotus Lain (who has also written for MEL) goes so far as to say that she thinks the guys who tweet at her are actually kind of cool. “They may not be ‘cool’ in the traditional 1980s jock sense, but they’re cool in a ‘who gives a fuck’ kinda way,” she says. “They tend to have a more positive attitude about sex work and those of us that do it — they attempt to listen to us, and they certainly try to understand us and treat us as if we’re all just homies that know each other from work.”