Love & Sex

A Look Inside the Lives of a Couple That Makes Amateur Porn

Pin it

A Look Inside the Lives of Couple That Makes Amateur Porn

What Violet and Rye have created isn't just hot, it's smart.

Violet and Rye started their anonymous porn blog, Uncommon Appetites, with a simple introduction: "We're a normal everyday married couple that really love fucking each other.” The blog started with detailed descriptions of their sexual adventures, often illustrated with other people’s erotic photos, but eventually evolved to include photos and video of Violet and Rye themselves in flagrante delicto. These days, they’ve moved on to sharing their sex on Make Love Not Porn, a “real world sex” site that prides itself on its collection of videos showcasing erotic behavior that’s not limited by the constraints or expectations of mainstream pornography.

"Looking back, it really came from a place of not ever finding just what we wanted to see… [M]aking it ourselves seemed like the right answer. It still does," they say. Like so many of us who bare our souls or bodies online, the increasing popularity of their blog surprised them and gave them pause, but the feedback is also a big part of what keeps them going. In a strange sort of synchronicity, it seemed that whenever they'd ask themselves if running an amateur porn blog was worth it, "we'd get an email from a reader saying that something we wrote or shared struck a chord with them, made them think about sex differently, or feel more in-tune with their sexuality, and it encouraged us to keep going and keep sharing. When it feels like you're all in it together, it makes it a lot easier to welcome people into the most private parts of your life.”

Thought Catalog may have dubbed these two one of "4 craziest fixtures in the Brooklyn porn scene," but they seem like your typical Brooklyn married couple. They're white, good-looking, edging closer to 30, and open-minded enough to enjoy a good pegging now and again. She's bi, he's straight, and they only make porn with each other. The photos and videos are carefully shot to preserve their anonymity. In addition being high quality content — there are no artless cum shots or blurry, up close scrotums here, thanks — what Violet and Rye have created isn't just hot, it's smart.

Nothing they share actually divulges significant details about their lives outside of Uncommon Appetites. Still, anonymity on the internet is a fragile thing — and naturally, that's a concern for the couple.  "It was (and is to this day) really the only reason we haven't gone fully public with our identities/faces," they say. "Of course, it's our hope that someday in our lifetimes, sex and sexuality will be a thing that people just talk about and share, or at least don't have to hide like some bizarre, clandestine behavior that we should all be ashamed of. We have, however, told a lot of our friends at this point, and are surprised each time at how understanding, excited and interested they all are. We have yet to encounter someone who's given us any negative feedback about it after revealing our secret — aside from one very kind friend who was concerned about our taxes after we joined Make Love Not Porn."

Although many would argue that it's possible to find professionally made porn that offers a facsimile of pleasure and chemistry between the performers, it's hard to beat watching people who regularly have sex with each other off-camera as well. And getting to know them at the same time? That's what has viewers coming back for more.

Image via Uncommon Appetites