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Five Questions for the Creator of Direct-Your-Own Porn

Tired of watching the same free porn as everyone else? A new site takes DIY to whole new (very personal) level

Admit it, the hours you’ve probably spent scouring free porn to find just the right titillation could probably qualify as a part-time job on your tax return. And most likely, the thousands of videos on PornHub and YouPorn are getting a little tired. But fear not—the Internet is still helping to make all your fantasies, no matter how wild, come true.

Last September, 30-year-old Londoner Timothy Stokely created Customs4U, a website where pornography aficionados and fetishists all over the world can create porn videos tailored to their specific desires. Depending on the “model” you choose—we’re talking females only at this point—a drop-down list of categories appears of things she is willing to do for you. For example, Sophia Lares, one of the models on Customs4U, will do a variety of things, from “jerk-off instructions” to “small penis humiliation.” Mistress Rum has a selection of skills including “foot worship,” “ignore” and “jean fetish.”

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The videos come with a price tag—it varies, individual models set their own prices—but with about 700 models to choose from, any adult film viewer is sure to find someone (and something) worth paying for. To find out more, we asked Stokely to fill us in on how he’s turning your naughty dreams into reality.

Why’d you see a need for custom pornography?

I had been maintaining a members site where we were producing fetish content, and we were getting an increasing number of customers giving us suggestions and telling us what they’d like to see. We knew certain models were accepting custom video requests through Twitter, but the problem with custom videos being brokered through social media is that the customer has no protection. And of course, there was the problem of how models send their videos to customers. We just thought, if you could create a hub that would include a wide array of models sending videos with all these different categories at all these different prices, and offer the customer a guarantee, that would be quite exciting. That’s what we do.

Tim Stokely
(Customs4U)

How much does it cost? Walk us through the process.

When a model sets up her account, she sets up her base prices. She may say, “I’m going to charge $200 for a 10-minute video, and I’m going to charge $400 for a 30-minute video.” Then she will select all the categories she’s happy to film. So she may select “butts” or “foot fetish” or “glamour,” and not add an additional price. Equally, she might select other categories such as “full-frontal nudity” or “masturbation,” where she can add an additional price.

It’s fully up to the models and the customers. We allow the laws of supply and demand to do their job. To put it into perspective, we have a few models in Eastern Europe who charge as little as $20 for a 10-minute video. Equally, we have some very high-profile adult stars in the United States, some of whom charge up to $500 for a 10-minute video as a base price. The average transaction on Customs4U is around $185 to $190.

Anna Morna
(Customs4U)

When the customer puts through his order, the model sends an automatic email containing the description. The model films her video with her iPhone or tablet, or she can also use a camcorder or webcam. When the model is finished, she uploads it to the site and it is automatically transferred to the customer’s dashboard. He can download that video straight onto his mobile device or onto his PC.

What’s the variety of requests you get on the site?

When we first set up Customs4U, we had a proportionally high amount of customers with interests in fetish. There’s a category called “rip off”—customers generally pay a really high premium for that category—and the client might say something like, “I’d like Jane to walk up to the camera, stick her finger up and call me a loser, and it can just be 10 seconds long.” We’ve also had various descriptions for the model to be dressed up as a certain super heroine. Again, typically the model will charge quite a bit more because they have to go out and buy the costumes.

But that’s the real beauty of Customs4U—the description allows you to make the video your own. For example, I may select Jane and I may select the category “lingerie.” But my description might be something like, “Hi Jane, I’d like you to be wearing black lace lingerie and red lipstick and high heels, and I’d like you to say my name, Timothy, throughout the video.” That’s how it allows them to direct their own movie. As long as the description is within the category, the customer is allowed to be as creative as they want.

Chichi.Medina
(Customs4U)

How does this differ from camgirls?

A custom video offers several key advantages to both the performer and the customer. Firstly, the real beauty of a custom video from the model side is that not only can it be filmed easily from their mobile devices, they can fit filming around their busy schedules. The problem with cam sites is that, to an extent, you are dictated by the traffic from the busier times; you have to log in in the evenings, and it’s very time-dependent.

The other thing, of course, is from the user point of view. When you’re chatting with a camgirl, you are either doing so in the company of several other customers, or you’re on a private session, and the clock is ticking, and the model is checking her watch, and your credit’s run out. It’s far more ruthless, whereas a custom video is a more personal, intimate experience.

The question on everyone’s mind: Why pay for something you can ostensibly get for free?

The thing about custom video is yes, if you are into boots or if you’re into girls in pantyhose, of course there is a sea of free videos on the net via share sites. But you are paying for something completely different. You are paying for a one-to-one interaction, for a personal video that has been made purely for your pleasure. That is something that we feel is worth paying for and, seemingly, our customers agree. That is the real difference.

It goes a bit deeper, though. Obviously the piracy sites have had a very negative effect on the adult industry from model and content producer points of view, meaning these guys are earning less money for the DVDs, so models are getting paid less. What Customs4U is helping do is putting the power back with the models because they can set their own rates, and this allows them another income in an industry that has been hit pretty hard. Also, the performer attains the sole copyright of anything she uploads, so it really helps negate the piracy issue.

 

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  • who scours the internet for adult material for hours on end? avg. view time after we go to our favorite sites (usually tube  8 p0 rnhub and xh amster) is 6 minutes. there was research done on that and yes, it takes a guy 6 minutes on avg. to go from first view of said video to cli max. if you spend hours, then this kinda stuff is your life/hobby. a common guy just wants to enjoy some good amaterial and move on.

  • who scours the internet for adult material for hours on end? avg. view time after we go to our favorite sites (usually tube 8 pornhub and xhamster) is 6 minutes. there was research done on that and yes, it takes a guy 6 minutes on avg. to go from first view of said video to climax. if you spend hours, then this kinda stuff is your life/hobby. a common guy just wants to enjoy some good amaterial and move on.

  • “Sophia Lares, one of the models on Customs4U, will do a variety of things, from “jerk-off instructions” to “small penis humiliation.” Mistress Rum has a selection of skills including “foot worship,” “ignore” and “jean fetish.” …BOOOOOORRRRRING… What are they, Amish? What happened to good ol’ fashion 5-finger butttsex? Tripple-play-TrippleCrown? Reverse Cowgirl with butttplug? Jesus… such a decline in values is sad.

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    • I glanced your message the first time and was about to hammer down on social morals blah blah blah, but then I re-read it again and basically want to high five you. ^_^

  • American ingenuity at its best.    Find a need and fill it.    Interesting….

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    • FYI he’s British

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