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Old 02-27-2000, 11:15 AM
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Okay, so I understand that in the porn industry, there's a person called a "fluffer" whose job is to keep the male lead...um...at attention. My question is--what the hell could they possibly do? There's a naked woman right there, willing to do all variety of acts to him, and he knows he gets to have sex with her.

I can understand how the pressure of lights, cameras, directors, etc. everywhere may make him a limp fellow, but I'm just wondering what on earth a fluffer actually does to the guy to keep him erect. If a naked lady and oral sex don't do it, what will?

Does anyone have any idea?

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Old 02-27-2000, 11:27 AM
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I think a 'fluffer' is a naked lady performing oral sex.
Sort of like the 'stand-ins' on movie and TV sets, who go through the motions for lights and camera angles so the expensive stars don't have to waste their time, a fluffer works between takes on the male lead so the starslut doesn't get lockjaw.

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Old 02-27-2000, 11:29 AM
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Well, and this is just a guess, I expect the psychological value, and that's all it is, of a naked woman nearby, and the anticipation of sex is severely attenuated for these guys, and they need direct genital stimulation to keep it up,
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Old 02-27-2000, 11:37 AM
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I think a 'fluffer' is a naked lady performing oral sex.
Heh! Back in my drug days, I had a pal who loved to prepare the coke for everyone - "fluff" it into nice fat lines. We called him "the fluffer," and he about died when he found out the actual definition!

Ah, my misspent youth...


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Old 02-27-2000, 11:47 AM
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A fluffer is (or was) likely not naked on the job; it is, after all, just another day at the office. Her job is to orally stimulate the guy(s) who is (are) about to be on camera. I think they're a thing of the past, pretty much, as the porn industry has, as with other businesses, trimmed overhead as much as possible. But maybe somebody who really knows will show up.
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Old 02-27-2000, 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by beatle:
I think they're a thing of the past, pretty much, as the porn industry has, as with other businesses, trimmed overhead as much as possible. But maybe somebody who really knows will show up.
Nice pun. Actually, two nice puns.
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Old 02-27-2000, 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by Little Nemo:
If you want to see fluffers "on the job" you can watch Annabel Chong's World's Biggest Gang Bang video, in which Ms Chong set a world record by having sex over two hundred times. Due to the fact that most of her partners were amateurs, other women were hired to work the crowd in order to keep the men ready while they were waiting for their turn with the star. Mostly, these women performed fellatio on the men whose turns were coming up but at one point some of the fluffers staged a lesbian show in order to "inspire" the crowd.
Sadly, Annabel Chong has been passed not once, but at least twice. I think that the current record belongs to Houston in "The Houston 500".



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Old 02-27-2000, 08:20 PM
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So how long do you think a shoot lasts, a couple of hours at least. Imagine having to go through the motions, in and out and in and out and not being able to ejaculate, you'd get the biggest case of blue balls ever. I imagine being a male porn star is not the greatest thing, and I'm sure after 2 hours of in and out action, you gotta have to those fluffers to get hard again.
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Old 02-28-2000, 01:05 AM
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If you want to see fluffers "on the job" you can watch Annabel Chong's World's Biggest Gang Bang video, in which Ms Chong set a world record by having sex over two hundred times. Due to the fact that most of her partners were amateurs, other women were hired to work the crowd in order to keep the men ready while they were waiting for their turn with the star. Mostly, these women performed fellatio on the men whose turns were coming up but at one point some of the fluffers staged a lesbian show in order to "inspire" the crowd.
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Old 02-28-2000, 01:19 AM
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And for those who are interested in seeing a boy fluffer at work, there's at least one tape called "The Fluffer" available.
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Old 02-28-2000, 10:38 AM
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- - - My shoots last several hours, but then I've never needed a fluffer. - MC
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Old 02-28-2000, 11:24 AM
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This is one topic Im sure Cecil won't have in his column.

From ask.com:
fluffer:
a gay man who is responsible for keeping porno actors with stiff hardons during takes. The
fluffer uses all his talents between shots to insure the best erections for filming
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Old 02-28-2000, 02:40 PM
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You know my mother and I once adopted a stray cat. We still have him to this day and his name is "Big Fluff."
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Old 02-28-2000, 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by adam yax:
Sadly, Annabel Chong has been passed not once, but at least twice. I think that the current record belongs to Houston in "The Houston 500".
Wasn't Sabrina Johnson supposed to be breaking that record live on the internet on New Year's Eve?



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Old 02-28-2000, 11:36 PM
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I could of sworn "fluff" meant fart..so wouldn't that make a a "fluffer" one who farts?

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Old 02-29-2000, 01:37 AM
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Handy, ask.com is a search engine. Do you have a cite for the actual website where you got your information? Gay porn films undoubtedly use gay male fluffers (if they use any at all) but I'm betting a male fluffer would have the opposite of the desired effect with most heterosexual male porno actors.

But while checking at Ask Jeeves, I found there's a pretentious New York City band called Fluffer. I got the following off their FAQ:

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Who came up with the name Fluffer? The name Fluffer is a juxtapostion of the subjective view of the one committing the act and the objective view of the capitalistic forces enlisting one to the committment of the act.

Doesn't the name have another meaning? Ask a film student -- or your mother.
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Old 02-29-2000, 03:59 AM
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Handy is having a nasty habit lately of thinking he knows all about the porn industry.

Fluffers still exist, at least in straight porno. The might be naked, they might not. They don't do oral, per se, they simnply do ANYTHING in order to keep the male performers... attention.

They'll touch it, they'll suck it, they'll even fuck it (but not often, and usually she jumps on top, as they don't want to tire the stud out).

I would assume fluffers are also in the gay industry, simply because the directors are dealing with the same props, it's just where they go that is changed.

Yes, I typed all of this with a straight face... And yes, I know what I'm talking about.

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Old 02-29-2000, 11:47 AM
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Sure, Little Nemo. Just visit ask.com, input the question, 'What is a fluffer?' Then the answer shows up....
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Old 02-29-2000, 04:24 PM
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Little Nemo said:
"heterosexual male porno actors"

Doesn't this belong in the oxymoron thread?
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Old 02-29-2000, 06:01 PM
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Gay porn films undoubtedly use gay male fluffers (if they use any at all) but I'm betting a male fluffer would have the opposite of the desired effect with most heterosexual male porno actors.


Men are pigs, so a lot of 'em would probably look at a blow as a blow. Anyway, Viagra has pretty much destroyed the fluffer job.
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Old 02-29-2000, 07:00 PM
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From the rec.arts.movies.erotica faq www.rame.net

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At the "World's Largest Gangbang," there were a bunch of fluffers. Are fluffers normal on porn sets?

Not anymore. On a "regular" one-day wonder, you often have more cast members than just two, so the money is stretched past the point of allowing fluffers... plus you have trained wood on hand, so the necessity of a fluffer should be lessened.

Nick Long says:

If memory serves correctly, 'fluffers' were used more in the days of 8mm loop shoots where the camera rolled all the time to cut down on edit problems (not high-tech stuff then) and fluffers were used so the guys could jump in hard and get the job done. On sets today, if you have a fluffer, it would be the 'added attraction starlets' to the features, it's just that now they appear in the vid instead of working on the side and out of sight.

As with everything, there are exceptions to rules, and the Chong and St. Clair gangbangs were some exceptions. These exceptions occurred because of untrained wood and the latitude of the budget.

Nick says:

Besides. when they expected 300 individual bodies to show up, can you imagine the boredom setting in with 295 naked guys standing around talking to each other while 5 each took their turn?? What a PICTURE!

Again, there are still fluffers, but they appear as the 'extra talent' used in a vid to add more people and credits.

Tim Evanson tells me that on gay sets, things work a little differently...

Some gay porn stars have noted in interviews that they still find "fluffers" on the set by using crew members. In an interview in SAVAGE MALE, gay porn star Doug Forbes noted that he and several of his co-stars have often leapt off-stage and grabbed the hand of a crew member who they find attractive. They engage in sex with that crew member until their erection comes back up or the cum begins flowing. Unlike fluffers in the olden days (who were employed or specifically invited to the set to be fluffers), the "fluffer" today is more likely to be just another bystander the star finds hot.
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Old 03-01-2000, 12:53 AM
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Little Nemo said: "heterosexual male porno actors" Doesn't this belong in the oxymoron thread?
If you were planning on producing an adult video called Gladiators in Love, I'd recommend you find some homosexual male porno actors.
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Old 03-01-2000, 01:23 AM
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Fluffers still do exist, and many of them are better than the women who do the movies.

Trust me on this, Ive seen them.

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Old 03-01-2000, 11:18 AM
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Yoohoo, just cause a guy is gay doesn't mean he won't have sex with a woman. duh.
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Old 03-01-2000, 03:11 PM
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And there are "straight" men who don't care if other men are there and participating, as long as at least one female is involved.
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Old 03-01-2000, 09:17 PM
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"Trained wood." Now THAT is a funny concept.
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Old 03-02-2000, 12:44 PM
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This thread just gave a whole new definition to that most delicious after school concoction 'The fluffernutter'.

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