What is AI Porn? Explain It Like I’m Five

by Chris Von Wilpert, BBusMan • Last updated November 30, 2023

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What is AI porn?

AI porn is fake porn, which may be created with people that look real but don’t exist, with the face of a real person swapped on somebody else’s body, or a synthetic recreation of people who are real. AI porn has many formats, such as videos, pictures, drawing, texts, and voice messages.

AI porn fast facts

  • AI can create fake porn images, videos, texts, GIFs and voice messages.

  • You don’t need to have any computer skills to create porn with today’s AI apps and sites.

  • AI porn looks real, but sometimes you can spot that it is fake.

  • Free AI porn apps are not as good and safe as paid apps.

  • AI porn has benefits, but in some countries and some cases it is illegal.

AI tools can generate custom porn images and drawings in seconds. Photograph: Pornjourney

How does AI create porn?

The easiest way to understand how AI creates porn is by thinking of it as a student whose teacher is a computer programmer. Images, movies, and texts are the study material the AI needs to learn how to create porn itself. 

The teacher writes instructions, a so-called algorithm, so that the AI knows exactly what to do in which order. In the example of a fake undress image, you could take the image that somebody sent you, and have AI recreate the picture as if they were naked, digitally removing the clothes and recreating a naked body.

To achieve this, someone has trained that specific AI with a ton of real images of women with and without clothes, so that it understands what a body probably looks like, just from seeing pictures of clothed women.

What kind of porn content can AI create?

AI can create fake porn movies, images, voice messages, drawings, texts, and GIFs — which are sorts of mini-videos that typically only last a few seconds.

Results are not always perfect because the technology is still young. Some of the content may take longer times and more effort to create. Fake porn videos, for instance, are much more complex, compared to creating fake porn images. 

Some AI websites can create only one type of pornographic content. Others, like DreamGF, can create a photo of a beautiful AI girl, as well as AI-generated voice messages.

AI can create more than porn images and videos. On some sites, users can create an AI girl who can chat and even send AI-generated voice messages. Photograph: DreamGF

How can you create AI porn?

Any adult can create fake porn with the help of websites or apps that rely on AI tech. You don’t need to be a computer expert because these sites are easy to use. 

There are many sites and not all of them can do the same thing, or do it equally well. Therefore, it is important to know what sort of pornography you want to create. Is it images? Videos? Hentai drawings? 

Then, you’ll need an online tool to do the hard work for you. A good starting point to find such a tool is this list with the best websites to create AI porn.

Creating AI porn can be as easy as uploading an image to a site. Photograph: PornJourney

Is it difficult to create AI porn?

No, it is not. If you can upload a picture, you’re already over-qualified to create AI porn. However, your AI generated porn will not always be perfect.

The best AI porn tools have more options to control what the result will look like. They have, for instance, a text field, buttons, filters, and more, which allow anyone to have more control over their AI-generated porn. Depending on the tool, it is possible to tweak, for example:  

  • How big an image must be, or how long a movie must last.
  • What the background must look like. For instance, a bathroom, a metro station, a car…
  • What the person on the AI porn must do.
  • What the fake person on the AI must look like. Red hair, fully naked, long legs, and anything you want.

Does AI porn have any advantages?

Yes, but that depends on who uses it, why they use it and what they are doing with the fake porn. Let’s say that somebody creates AI porn for themself, or for fans. The advantages could be: 

  • AI can create porn much faster than most can take pictures, shoot a movie, make a drawing, or write a text. 
  • It is much cheaper than when you need to hire, for instance, a photographer to take beautiful pictures of naked bodies.
  • AI can be trained and if somebody doesn’t like the result, they can tell the AI what it needs to change to make it better.
  • AI can create worlds or characters that do not even exist, and who won’t say “no” to anything.
  • The people in the fake porn can look perfect, just the way you want them to.
  • Fake porn models are never going to get abused or harmed.
  • People need to sleep and eat, but AI porn tools can work all day and night.

What are the risks of AI porn?

AI porn is like a kitchen knife. It can be a helpful tool, but it can also cause pain. 

Ill intended people can use AI to create fake porn of anybody else without asking them for consent. Others who see the AI-generated images may believe it is real. Victims of fake porn may lose their jobs and friends. They can also feel sad and sometimes ashamed because others bully them.

Another risk of AI porn is that some people may create illegal porn. In theory, AI can make fake child pornography, for example.

How can you spot if porn is not real?

AI makes mistakes, and sometimes you can see that porn pictures or videos are not real. Look close enough and pay attention to details such as: 

  • Too many or too little fingers, legs, teeth. 
  • Missing legs, or hands, or eyebrows.
  • Strange looking eyes.
  • Strange looking private parts.
  • Jewels or clothes that don’t look right.
  • Shadows and light that seem off.
  • Skin or parts of it that are too smooth.

Check if porn was created with AI by looking at fingers, arms, legs, and eyes. Photograph: MadePorn

Is AI porn legal in all countries?

No. In some countries, such as Cuba, Venezuela and The Bahamas, pornography is illegal, and that includes AI porn. 

In other countries, the law about AI porn is not always clear. That is because AI is still young, and it takes time for laws to catch up. 

In some places recreating illegal real-life activities is a crime too. In the US, for example, child pornography is forbidden, so creating or sharing AI-generated pornographic pictures or videos with children is also illegal.

How old do you have to be for AI porn?

Porn is only allowed for adults and that is also true for AI porn. In many countries, you need to be at least 18 years old to watch or create AI porn. In other countries, you have to be at least 21 years old. 

However, the laws can change and it is plausible that creating, watching or sharing AI porn might be illegal for anyone in some countries. 

Using images or videos of anyone under 18 years old, or making dirty AI images in manga style with youngsters, can also be illegal.

Is AI porn free?

As with everything on the internet, there are free and paid AI porn sites and apps. For free ones, users usually pay prices that are not expressed as money: 

  • There can be long waiting queues, from minutes to hours.
  • Free fake images or videos are usually of low-quality. They can have a low resolution or look not real. 
  • Free AI porn sites usually show ads, which can be annoying and potentially dangerous, sometimes leading to websites that steal somebody’s information, or install computer viruses. 
  • These apps can use pictures that are uploaded to train the AI. By simply using them, you could be agreeing with this without even knowing it.
  • Free AI porn tools may not offer account creation, which means that you could lose the AI porn you’ve generated. 

Some paid AI porn tools offer free plans. These tend to be safer than completely free tools, and they offer the opportunity to try out a software before buying.

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