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How did the term "coed" come to be associated with porn? And why does such a term continue to be used, when it really makes no sense?

Asked by girlofscience (7467 points ) September 22nd, 2008

Young Horny Coed Engaging In Extremely Wild Fuckfest!
Coed Teen Absolutely Naked In Her Bed Waiting For Someone To Play!
Cute Horny Busty Blonde Coed Getting Slammed On The Massage Table!

The term “coed” is a shorted form of the adjective “coeducational.” Often used as a noun, a “coed” describes a person (or, according to dictionary.com, only a female?) who attends a coeducational college or university.

First of all, the vast majority of colleges and universities are coeducational, and so I’m not sure why such a distinction even needs to be used. Shouldn’t “college girl” be sufficient? (Furthermore, wouldn’t a non-coed girl be even more appealing to people into porn? You know you love those chicks at all-girls schools getting down and dirty with each other…)

I just don’t understand the usage of this word in pornographic descriptions. What is the purpose of this specific distinction?

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richardhenry's avatar

I have honestly never seen that? Without sounding like a drip, I don’t really watch that much porn though.

I’d ask for an example, but being a moderator I’d probably have to remove it.

JackAdams's avatar

Send the example to RH, via PM, on the QT, ASAP, OK?

richardhenry's avatar

TLY! Yeah do, I’ll put together a screenshot with jellyfish covering the unsuitable parts.

girlofscience's avatar

Whoops. I just realized that I typed “shorted” on my question. It’s too late to edit. I meant “shortened.”

girlofscience's avatar

@richardhenry: Sent. Whatcha think?

Les's avatar

The term ‘coed’ was used as slang to describe any woman who was a student on a predominantly male campus. This began in the 50s and 60s when more and more women were going to college. You can still find many schools that use this term. For example, at my alma mater (Northern Illinois University), there is a bench under a tree in the shape of a heart. It is said that every true ‘coed’ of the university must be kissed under this tree. Meaning, every woman at the university. Now, it isn’t used so much any more, but I would imaging that is where the porn industry gets it. Maybe there is something kinky about being a woman surrounded by men? I dunno.

girlofscience's avatar

@Les: Interesting. Thanks for the input. So it seems like a pretty outdated term, and such sections on porn websites, probably are most appealing to the older generation of men who identify with that term?

Les's avatar

@girl: Maybe, but I think it is probably used more as a slang term in this context as well. From the examples you gave, it almost has a derogatory connotation. Almost like they don’t want to say ‘woman’ or ‘girl’ because that would be too humanizing. To call her a ‘coed’, you get the idea that she is a woman, but I take it as being more of an objectification.

But then again, that may just be my feelings of the porn industry.

registered99's avatar

Maybe it comes from the term “code”. As it’s erotic to think of Navajo Codebreakers. In that distinction, do the videos in question have women dressed as Native Americans, or any sort of garb relating to typewriters and WWII-era espionage? If so, did it appear more to be a coincidence, or more of a commonality?

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

@GoS: How’s about floating that sample my way…..: }

Mr_M's avatar

They use the word “coed” to signify that the women in the porn video are young women (but legal) and educated. The word is no more “associated” with porn as is the word “Asian” in “Hot Asian women”. It is simply a descriptive word.

pathfinder's avatar

I have a litle gap about porno therms.Witch means that I pass this one.I would say yust that it mean from the feeling side <she is on the fucking mode>

girlofscience's avatar

@pathfinder: What?!

galileogirl's avatar

girls you seem to have a very wide range of porn knowledge. It is my understanding that any group of young women has a genre in porn-nurses, secretaries, teachers, flight attendants etc.

Haleth's avatar

@girlofscience
This used to be such a widely used word, but now I get the feeling that it’s rarely used outside the porn industry to describe college-aged women. There’s a lot about the porn industry that’s way out of date.

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