There’s something about sex that renders people uniquely vulnerable. You generally have to be naked in the first place, so it’s just you and your bare ass skin against the world. You’re often engaged in activities that would be awkward and clumsy in any other context. Being around other naked people also puts you in the line of fire for various bodily emissions. Most sex acts require vigorous rhythmic motions in tight spaces, prone to accidents. Then there’s the people who attempt advanced Kama Sutra positions their agility isn’t up to. The more people you add to the scene, the more things can go wrong.

PornHub has a whole stack of these. In fact, they have a whole category just for compilations:

  • Funny Porn Fails and Bloopers Compilation #X
  • Brazzers Bloopers Part X
  • BANGBROS – Funny Collection of Bloopers and Outtakes
  • Funniest Porn Bloopers / Sex Mistakes Compilation (MUST WATCH)
  • Pegas Productions – Outtakes Compilation #X
  • funny porn moments

And it’s not hard to find similar videos all over any popular porn site.

Porn bloopers pay us off two ways: They’re funny, but we can also identify with them. We’ve all been inches from a sex-related blooper ourselves, and for some of us, this is just “date night.” Soberly consider all the things that can go wrong during an erotic scene, which many of the above videos cover:

  • Being interrupted by a pet or child. Happens a lot with amateurs. Dogs are always really fascinated.
  • Being interrupted by another adult entering the room. Sometimes it ends up with mom joining your cam dance behind you.
  • Getting discovered outdoors. Nothing like a risky public session at the park suddenly besieged by two people and a frisbee.
  • Prop failure. Suspension harnesses coming unbolted from rafters, Hitachi wands coming unplugged, and the occasional bed collapse.
  • Bodily mishaps. The unexpected fart, premature ejaculation, or one case where a woman cut loose with a pee stream that soaked the cameraman.

Porn looks easy until you try it. Then you appreciate just how tough it is to get the cooperation of filming equipment, sex toys, and several human bodies in one take. For every ten minutes of erotic joy posted online, we can imagine a few discarded takes now. The question is, if we’re this bad at mating, how did we ever manage to propagate as a species?