12 Common Household Items You’d Never Believe Are Used on a Porn Set (or Why!)

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Ah, porn. The larger than life anatomies, the mind-blowing physical feats, the nearly religious denial of the human condition normally known as a gag reflex. When you consider all of the ways one’s normal bodily functions might run awry at any time, it’s really rather magical that this entertainment medium exists at all. Sure, the finished product shows pretty great-looking people doing pretty messy-looking things, but somehow porn bodies always manage to look like they’re keeping shit under control (quite literally, at times.) So how do they do it? Here is a list of twelve common household items that porn performers swear by for keeping things neat and functional on a porn set.