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Plus Size Porn: Our Favorite Body-Positive Performers & Films

Plus Size Porn: Our Favorite Body-Positive Performers & Films

For years plus size sexuality in porn has either been ignored or fetishised. But now, there are a number of “big beautiful women” showing that body diversity in porn is possible. And not only is it possible, but it’s popular. 

Pornhub searches for “BBW” are consistently in the top 20 most searched for terms. Between 2013-2015 alone searches grew by 47% and America’s desire for plus size porn has remained consistent ever since. BBW models are also regularly in top selling categories on independent sites such as Manyvids and Clips4Sale. 

And we’re starting to see the trend expand to men too. “Big Handsome Man” or “BHM”, is a growing genre of performers who don’t fit the stereotypical muscular and trim male porn star physique. They’re showing that you don’t need to look a certain way to be a porn star. 

Performers of size are desirable sexual beings who don’t need to be typecast into a “BBW” role

The debate on whether terms such as “BBW”, “body positive”, or “person of size” are insulting or empowering comes down to personal choice. And while “BBW” porn itself is nothing new, this new movement is about the genre moving away from being a fetish and into the mainstream porn world without it being a niche. It’s showing that performers of size are desirable sexual beings who don’t need to be typecast in the “BBW” role. 

This trend also feeds into the wider call for more diversity in the porn. Viewers want to see performers who look like them and who they can relate to. And while there’s a whole lot more to sexiness than just how we look, porn can help challenge traditional beauty ideals and show that everyone can be sexy. 

So buckle up for a rundown of our favorite content by, and for, plus size people, and anyone else who wants a more inclusive, representative porn industry.  In no particular order… 

Our favorite plus size porn performers ❤️

These plus size porn stars show us that confidence and self-love are the real key to sexiness. 

Sofia Rose 

Sofia Rose BBW

Image courtesy of @BbwSofiaRose

Sofia Rose (she/her) is consistently one of the most popular performers ranked in Pornhub’s BBW searches. And as she told MIC, the key to beating fat-shaming is self-confidence, “I dress how I want, and I am not afraid to wear a skimpy bikini to the beach,” she said. “I don’t care who’s looking or who is offended. People in general are attracted to confidence.”

Support Sofia on Twitter or OnlyFans

Kelly Shibari 

Kelly Shibari plus size performer

image courtesy of @KellyShibari

Kelly Shibari (she/her) co-produced, wrote, cast, and co-directed Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size. Currently the only sex education film available for people of size. She was also the first plus size star to be on the cover of Penthouse Forum and the only plus size Fleshlight Girl in the company’s history. After a break from the industry, Kelly now entertains her fans through a variety of SFW & NSFW sites.

Check Kelly out on Twitter or OnlyFans

Karla Lane 

Karla Lane plus size performer

photo courtesy of @karlaxxxlane

Karla Lane (she/her) is a multi AVN Award winning, XRCO BBW Performer of the Year, Curvy Latina Porn Star, and self-proclaimed kinkiest girl next door. She’s been in the industry for 14 years and has made a huge impact on how body positive porn is made. 

Follow Karla on Twitter or OnlyFans

April Flores 

April Flores "BBW" porn performer

Photo by @EllenStagg

The beautiful pink-haired April Flores (she/her) was AVNs first plus size cover model and back-to-back AVN BBW Performer of the Year awards for 2014 and 2015. As she explained to LA Weekly her porn started from a desire to change the status quo, “if I’m going to keep doing this, I want to have my statement of showing the world that fat women can be sexual and challenge the ideas of what’s considered desirable.” 

Support April on Twitter or OnlyFans 

Vinnie O’Neill  

BHM Vinnie O'Neill

Photo courtesy of @VinnieONeillXXX

Vinnie O”Neill (he/him) is a BHM performer who shot his first porn film when a friend asked him to star in a POV blowjob scene.  As he told VICE, after that he decided to give it a shot as an adult performer, “When I first started out, I was very ashamed of my body, I had no confidence growing up and even as a younger adult,” he explains. “I tried to film a lot of POV content when I first started. As I released more content and I gained more fans, I started to receive the positive feedback, like ‘hey, we like your body, show us your body, don’t just show us the girl.'”

Follow Vinnie on Twitter

Courtney Trouble

Courtney Trouble

Image courtesy of @courtneytrouble

Last but certainly not least… Courtney Trouble (they/them) deserves a special mention on this list for the work they have done both starring in and making hot, body-positive, feminist, queer porn. Courtney is a genderqueer and non-binary sex worker, performer, producer, director, owner of Trouble Films, and general porn revolutionist.

Their films are inclusive without shouting about it and diverse without box checking. So how do they do it? They explain to VICE, “I think from an outside perspective my films will always look like I’ve placed this idea of “diversity” in the forefront of my artistic goals, but actually that’s just my community. I am queer, I am trans identified, I am fat, I have disabilities. I don’t hang out with a whole lot of straight or cis people in my daily life; my family itself is not all white or cis or thin.”

Follow Courtney on Twitter and check out Trouble Films.

Our favorite plus size porn films ❤️

These are just a handful of our favorite movies showing that all bodies are desirable. 

Love, Lust & Respect by Shape of Beauty 

An original series from Adult Time, Shape of Beauty is an anthology series featuring the most beautiful plus-size women in the adult industry. In this episode Courtney Trouble and Angela White show what happens when two people who have always admired each other, finally get to have sex together.

Angela’s been smitten with Courtney ever since she first saw their work in 2002. Meanwhile, Courtney’s been lusting for Angela ever since they first laid eyes on a picture of her. And now, after years of being friends, they finally have the chance to take their friendship to the next level.

Purísima on afterglow

porn of the year 2022 - Purisima

A pink, glittery dream world of self pleasure. Performer Cherry Vecchio relives an erotic dream as she covers herself in glitter and takes herself to the height of pleasure. We love this award-winning movie for its beautiful set, great music, and, of course, for bringing more body diversity to our screens. 

jessica drake’s guide to wicked sex: plus size

Made in collaboration with jessica drake and Kelly Shibari, this film became the best selling installment in the ‘guide to wicked sex’ series history. The video works first from a communication perspective and then it looks at the logistics, showing in detail positions that everyone will love. And it isn’t just for plus size people, but anyone who can relate to weight related anxiety during sex. 

Lesbian Curves 4 by TroubleFilms 

A bit more of Courtney Trouble for good measure. Lesbian Curves 4 is the fourth volume of their plus size lesbian series that was dubbed the “Hottest Dyke Porn” three years in a row by the Toronto Porn Film Festival. Showing that plus size porn and lesbian sex are the perfect bedfellows, this is a fun and sexy film starring Courtney Trouble, Adora Bell, Disco Titts, Tender Furiosa, and Karla Lane. 

BBW Sex Party #3 by Body Positive Productions

BBW Sex Party is a unique series directed by Karla Lane who collaborates with other performers to co-produce the content. The series of films are legendary and feature plus size women getting their pleasure in whatever way they want.  This third installment stars Karla Lane, Bunny de la Cruz, Della Dane, Calista Roxxx and Veruca Darling, and includes stripping, partnered sex, and a really hot orgy. Need we say more? 

Marshmallow Girls #4 Scene #1 on Evil Angel 

Throughout this solo masturbation scene April Flores looks into your eyes, orders you around, and plays with a lot of toys. There’s spit play, choking, and a lot of orgasms. Perfect for getting up close and personal with one of the most popular plus size performers in the industry. 

This list certainly isn’t exhaustive of all of the brilliant plus size porn out there so go out there and find some more. Plus size sexuality shouldn’t be limited to niche sites, it should be available and shared on all porn platforms as the norm. The future looks like much more body positive porn on the mainstream porn sites in a way that is inclusive of all body types.   

Check out our body positive tag on afterglow for more plus size porn.

 Read next: The Ultimate Guide to Ethical Porn.


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