Pregnancy Porn Is a Growing Niche

We explore the genre's underbelly by speaking with a pregnant sex worker who continues her labor of love even while expecting.

The old internet maxim of Rule 34 flatly states, “If it exists, there is porn of  it.” Since pregnant women exist, there is plenty of porn featuring their fruitful figures. We bumped into a pregnant Bay Area sex worker who’s currently escorting and shooting pregnancy-porn scenes that have not yet been released. She explained how this is fertile ground for a kinky mother-to-be. 

The pregnancy fetish may be relatively obscure by mainstream standards, but it has a passionate niche following. The online web forum Preggophilia, a clearinghouse of pictures and videos of pregnant women — “nude or otherwise” — has as many as 700 users cruising at any given moment.

We found an interesting disconnect among pregnancy-porn searches — namely, that these viewers prefer the raw, amateur stuff. On the massively popular PornHub, the most-visited porn site on the web despite its unapologetic piracy, “pregnant” does not even crack the top 100 most popular search terms.

But “pregnant” is the second most-searched term on the streaming-and-cam site ManyVids, which includes more amateur and self-produced content. (“Anal,” of course, is No. 1.)

Bay Area sex worker and activist Maxine Holloway, perhaps best-known for spearheading the “Ask First” consent sticker campaign at the Folsom Street Fair, is escorting while pregnant and has been shooting pregnancy porn videos that will be released next year.

“They are continually on the top searched and purchased items,” she says of the genre.

“I’m meeting people who just want to appreciate the deliciousness of a pregnant woman’s body, as well as pregnancy fetishists who are into some enjoyable and entertaining fantasy scenarios,” Holloway says of her escort encounters. “Lately, there’s been a lot of excellent naughty-mommy [fantasies], cuckolding, and lactation role-play. I’m in the business of making fantasies and pleasure a reality, and these dynamics help make my sessions really fun.”

Self-reported statistics from porn sites show that pregnancy fetish searches have gone up 18 percent in the last three years. After “pregnant,” the most popular search terms are “get me pregnant,” “pregnant creampie,” and “pregnant wife.”

We can play armchair psychologist and guess the Freudian motivations behind these searches, but Holloway prefers the simple explanation of the “pregnant glow.”

“There’s a quote that I like by cheesy erotica novelist Alice Clayton about pregnant women: ‘Her skin glowed, her hair was luxurious, her eyes sparkled, and her tits were even more fantastic.’

“I’m definitely feeling all of that, and thoroughly enjoying all of my new hormone rushes and body changes that pregnancy brings. I notice that I am taking even more pleasure than usual in showing off my body and curves.

“Having my boobs get bigger every month has been a fun treat,” she adds.

And yes, pregnancy sex work does pay better. Unlike the related fantasies involving mommies and incest, there is no way you can fake a pregnancy in this context. So a pregnant sex worker is a rare find. 

“There are not a ton of opportunities to have intimate experiences with a pregnant person,” Holloway explains. “I’m offering a pretty special and unique experience, and there is an increased monetary value that comes with that.

“A few porn producers have reached out since I became pregnant,” she adds. “The thing that I’m most excited about is the possibility of a pregnant gang-bang!”

But it’s not all fun and gangbangs incorporating pregnancy with erotica. Kids of the ’90s will remember the puritanical backlash against Demi Moore’s infamous nude, pregnant Vanity Fair cover that many stores nationwide refused to carry, and others only sold in a black plastic wrapper. Holloway has experienced even more extreme reactions.

“I knew that being out and public about being a pregnant sex worker would solicit raised eyebrows and judgments,” she admits. “I have experienced an increase in hateful and mean messages from strangers — and unfortunately, even from other sex workers.

“My partner and I talk a lot about the increase of hostility, and how this could have real consequences for the safety and privacy of our family,” she adds. “We have mentally and legally prepared for that. But when strangers accuse you of ‘child exploitation’ or question my motivations or ability to be a good mother because of the way I make a living, it does feel hurtful.”

Despite the hard knocks, Holloway is proud to make knocked-up porn.

“I love my work and take pride in it, as many other mothers-to-be do, and have no desire to stop working,” she says. “My baby gets to come into a community of fabulous, talented, smart, creative aunts and uncles that are a part of my sex-positive world.”

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