Excerpt from The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn
But why the remote control? It's the only really required item for porn viewing: you'll need to fast forward through anything you don't like, or whatever distracts you from your arousal—be it lame dialogue, a sex act you don't care for, or a performer who leaves you cold. For some people this may seem like a hassle at first—why, you ask, can't the industry just make good porn?
The makers of porn try to appeal to as many tastes as possible in a relatively short amount of production time; they're also controlled by distributors who have fairly antiquated ideas about sex and sexuality—and especially about what people really want to see. Also, porn has to get to the point pretty quickly to retain horny viewers who usually want instant gratification, and so, as in Hollywood, the folks who make porn have boiled down their scenarios into formulas based on what they think viewers want.