Production

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
8

In order to commercially produce a sexually explicit audio cassette tape the producer needs a cassette recorder and performers. He must duplicate and package the tape in-house or through an outside firm, or sell the master to a distributor who will handle this process for him. These tapes look and are packaged like general music cassette tapes.

The commercially produced audio tapes contain sexually explicit conversations and acts. Audio tapes are similar to pre-recorded Dial-A-Porn recordings.[2144] Both are audio recordings of sexually oriented conversations or activities. The activities described in these tapes include sadomasochistic acts and sexual relations with children, among others.

The Commission also heard testimony about homemade non-commercial audio tapes. One ex-prostitute testified how her pimp made recordings of sexual activities and brutal beatings.[2145] Another woman testified that her husband wanted to record her domination of him in a sadomasochistic scenario:[2146]

There was another time when he wanted to record on a cassette tape recorder the sounds of him being spanked and me being the dominant female giving him a punishment. He wanted the tape so he could listen to it on his own later for pleasure.[2147]

While these non-commercial audio tapes are generally produced for private consumption, they may be, and have been, shared with or distributed among close friends and associates.

Notes

p. 34; Fundgeon Times, Vol. I, No. 4, p. 15.

  1. See, The discussion of Dial-A-Porn in this Chapter.
  2. Washington, D.C., Hearing, Vol. I, Sarah Wynter, p. 183.
  3. Chicago Hearing, Vol. I, Diann, p. 29N.
  4. Id.