Forget Spanktravision, How About Live Sex On Hotel TVs?

from the controversy-magnet dept

There's already a contingent of morality crusaders seeking to stomp out pay-per-view porn in hotel rooms, arguing that its presence leads to sexual abuse and whatever societal ills porn causes. But if they thought the current "adult" offerings were bad, just wait until they get wind of the latest. Speaking at an industry trade show, an executive at one company says that soon hotel guests will be able to watch live sex on demand. His company already offers the content over the internet, and he's convinced they'll be able to get into hotel rooms. Now, while the hotel industry has refused to cave to the anti-porn crowd, it's easy to see them drawing the line here. The blowback from offering live porn could be too much for what extra revenue it brings in. As for the live sex company, their best hope at getting into hotel rooms probably rests on hotels actually offering decent internet connections.

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    Sean, 17 Jan 2007 @ 9:18am

    No way Hotels will give up PPV porn

    I used to work for Marriot in Network Operations. There was often times when we would go out to a hotel and do work. Talking with managers there, on top of having experience in the industry, I can tell you that hotels will never drop their pay-per-view porn. It brings in way too much revenue. We're talking gobs and gobs of it. As much, if not more than the rooms, depending on your tenant. And when you watch ppv porn, there's no disputing the charges. The system never lies. You watched it, you pay for it.

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    Amerin, 17 Jan 2007 @ 9:19am

    Nice post..

    How can you post this and not give the link to this guys web site !

    Now How am I supposed to watch it in my hotel room?

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    redhammy, 17 Jan 2007 @ 9:21am

    really?

    I'll be surprised if they really show "live sex shows" in hotel rooms in the US. Not that I've ordered a lot of hotel porn, but what little I have has all been pretty soft stuff in the US. I can't see them making the jump from softcore to live sex. But I'm no expert...

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    cocknobbin, 17 Jan 2007 @ 9:30am

    What's the difference?

    I really don't see what the issue is.

    Porn is porn, who cares if it's live or taped? It's a video feed...

    Now, if it were interactive and you could act as the director and tell them what to do, that would be sweet!

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    Cnonymous Aoward, 17 Jan 2007 @ 9:31am

    And next...

    It'll be a metered thing, $1 a minute or so, then...

    Cameras on top of the TV set will allow you to earn a room discount for every viewer-minute your "performance" garners. It won't be run by the hotel itself, but rather by a third-party network much like the trivia games you see in bars.

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    wolff000, 17 Jan 2007 @ 9:32am

    Sounds Good

    I don't see an difference between live and recorded. I could easily say something is live and you would never know the difference if it was filmed correctly. As far as porn in hotels being all soft that is not what I have found at all. There is soft to be had but hard is easy to find too. I haven't watched much maybe 6 over the past 20 years but it was all hard minus 1 the girlfriend picked.

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    Housewife gone bad, 17 Jan 2007 @ 9:50am

    Sorry Sean but you R Wrong

    Use to work for "spankovision" for 4 years. Doesn't matter if the customer sat in his room all day and watched movies. If he complains to the front desk most of the time they will waive the charge. Customers always right. You are correct hotels make good profit on pay per views, but it was funny how none of the regular movies ever got disputed. Hard to convince any company to pay for your porn watching whilst on a business trip. So eventually it was changed to "entertainment" on the bills. Have no idea what they show up as now. Less disputes that way.

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    Kevin, 17 Jan 2007 @ 9:58am

    The sumbling block is the locality

    The stumbling block with live porn is probably going to be the locality. Just about every community has different standards, and what is considered acceptable by one community may be deemed obscene (and result in arrests and fines) in another. If they are providing pre-recorded porn they can at least make sure that the porn that they offer meets the community standards.

    For example, some communities only allow softcore. Some allow a more hard-core level, but you aren't allow to show penetration. In other communities you aren't allowed to show the money shot. Some communities may outlaw depictions of sodomy (certainly many outlaw the practice).

    If your hotel signs up for a service that includes pre-recorded porn, you can make sure that your provider is contractually obligated to only provide you with movies (or more likely, edited versions of movies) that meet your community standards. If it's live, then how much control do you have over what footage is provided? Accidents may happen. A camera person may zoom in on something that he didn't realize that he wasn't supposed to, or someone may slip in such a way that they reveal something that could get you in trouble.

    I know, it seems like nit-picking, but I assure you that the anti-porn crowd will undoubtedly spend a lot of time looking for any little violation that they can use to threaten you with.

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      mrecon, 17 Jan 2007 @ 5:38pm

      Re: The sumbling block is the locality

      My god. The government wont even let me pick certain types of porn to get off to in the privacy of a hotel room.

      The founding fathers are probably rolling. (Maybe thats what's causing these earth quakes? The violent revulsion of 300 year old spirits looking at their child gone awry)

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    Fet, 17 Jan 2007 @ 10:08am

    Are we just talking like Web cmas here?

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    Parker, 17 Jan 2007 @ 10:09am

    LOL! LIVE?

    LMAO! do you get a cheaper room if you offer to let them set up a "live" camera in your room for others to watch?

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jan 2007 @ 10:09am

    What they going to do allow all the hidden cams to be put on other rooms tv?

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    James, 17 Jan 2007 @ 10:22am

    Live from Room # 409

    This will be great, while I'm all for pissing off the holier-than-thou crowd, what they don't tell u is the LIVE sex will be coming from the next room.... lets hope the guests are attractive :-D

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jan 2007 @ 10:41am

    what's is the money shot ???

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    j, 17 Jan 2007 @ 10:50am

    Hmm

    It would definitely be more fun to masturbate while a hot naked girl was playing out one of my personal fantasies. I can see the appeal for this, the orgasm would be titanic.

    However, I would never use it, since it veers far too close to adultery in my opinion.

    Oh, and I assume that this would be implemented with a central site in the city that would feed to all the nearby hotels. That would keep the costs down.

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    Joe Schmoe, 17 Jan 2007 @ 11:18am

    "I don't see an difference between live and recorded..."

    Live scenarios usually incorporate some form of feedback/request loop. i.e. the ability to send a message or talk to the performer and ask them to do this or that. Something you cannot do with pre-recorded porn.

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    PhysicsGuy, 17 Jan 2007 @ 11:21am

    "The blowback from offering live porn could be too much for what extra revenue it brings in."

    nice word choice ;P

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jan 2007 @ 11:25am

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    Joe Schmoe, 17 Jan 2007 @ 11:27am

    heh, just stick a webcam in every room.

    Give a discount to patrons who enable them.
    Charge extra to those who want to view.

    Hotel69 - We leave the Red Light on

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    Bull Shifter, 17 Jan 2007 @ 11:33am

    Gobs?

    Heh, heh, heh,

    I can tell you that hotels will never drop their pay-per-view porn. It brings in way too much revenue. We're talking gobs and gobs of it.

    What a choice of words. You da' man, Sean

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    KC, 17 Jan 2007 @ 11:46am

    Isn't it cheaper to get an escort?

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jan 2007 @ 12:07pm

    Hey, that room looks just like ours. Wait a minute, weren't we behind that couple in the check-in line? They're having sex while watching a couple watch a video. Wait! That's my ass! We're paying to watch them and they are paying to watch us! Screw this! Let's go across the hall and have an old fashioned partner swap!

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    Tyshaun, 17 Jan 2007 @ 2:26pm

    I've always wondered...

    I've always wondered this but how do they legally get away with throwing people in jail for prostitution but porn is considered perfectly OK? A porn star accepts money for sex, isn't that the same thing as prostitution (or whats the polite word today, escorting?).

    As far as the original issue goes, I think whoever touched on the fact that local laws dictate the current offerings so live feeds would be too difficult to guarantee that they fit into local laws (unless the company offers multiple "feeds" which represent various defined "tiers" of intercourse). I dunno, I don't see the reason to do it if they are already making so much money off of the taped stuff.

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    Joe Schmoe, 17 Jan 2007 @ 2:50pm

    "...unless the company offers multiple "feeds"..."

    would watching two channels with picture-in-picture be considered a threesome?

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    BAGONG, 21 Nov 2008 @ 10:06am

    KUMALA

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