For more than a half hour (time that the amateur video shooting lasts) Victoria fights with pleasure.
She struggles to satisfy the foreigner that is filming her, she jumps on him, she moves, she smiles at the camera. His penis is shoved in all her orifices…
She might have enjoyed it a lot, but Victoria doesn’t relax. The whole time she’s focused on the camera and the male, concentrating on satisfying him another time. And so it went…
“Cuban pornography!” a friend says, while remarking that in the last photos of naked young woman that he saw, he recognized some of their faces.
I don’t know why he was surprised. It’s true that there’s a pornographic boom in the streets of Havana, but it’s understandable. What’s more, the conditions are favorable for this boom to become something long-lasting.
For many years pornography was seen as a stigma of corrupt capitalist society, something distant from what our leaders expected of us. Its existence today in Cuba comes from the suppressed yearning to find out about what is prohibited, which when uncorked is difficult to stop. That pent-up yearning is aided by the high temperatures. The heat arouses eroticism.
We already know that our climate is suffocating. Sweat discovers the curves and muscles of anyone, no matter how much clothing you wear (which is not so much the case here).
This past month some people were able to enjoy an erotic cinema series, though it occurred to somebody that air conditioning wouldn’t be necessary in the La Rampa cinema. So the audience listened to Marlon Brando moaning while naked in The Last Tango in Paris and was aroused. People (in this case they were men) moved inside the cinema from one row to another, perhaps trying cool themselves off or maybe looking for a little more (human) warmth.
With the arrival into the country of easily handled video cameras, as well as flash memories and hard drives to circulate what’s filmed, this has allowed home pornos to spread at dizzying speed, while the underground production market offers increasingly young woman in the most varied positions.
Today men and women of Havana are giving desire a commercial focus, something that happens in all societies but which in Cuba seemed so very remote.
Human being needs to fantasize, to channel the fetishes we have inside, and there’s nothing better for this than images (be they written, or in photos and videos or live).
If this is going to exist, it would be good that Cuban pornography was less sexist, that the women learn to relax and reach the same degree of satisfaction as the men, in short that they are allowed to seduce for pleasure.