As a kid, you may remember, every December, waiting for an old man with a white beard, dressed in red, to leave you a present under your Christmas tree. It was the best part of Christmas but as we grew older, our relationship with Santa Claus changed. While most adults stop being fascinated by the concept over time, for some adults, Father Christmas even becomes a sexual fetish or a holiday role play idea.
Finding it hard to believe how a mythical old man can be considered a sex symbol? Statistics have shown that searches for Santa porn peaks during the holiday season. “He’s large and in charge, but he’s also caring and jolly. He knows when you’ve been bad or good, so he’s got that Daddy intuitiveness. He can fly. He’s a Daddy.” Lee Roy Myers, CEO of the porn parody production company Wood Rocket, told Inverse in an interview.
The relation between Daddy and Santa isn't really too far-fetched though. Although it's hard to pinpoint where exactly the term 'Daddy' originated from, in gay culture, it is typically an older man sexually involved with a younger man who is sexually aroused by a father-son dynamic. Santa fits in this description as considering his age and his ability to take care of the 'younger ones'.
The term 'Daddy' is not limited to gay culture. It's also been adopted by women who use it to describe sexy older men (like sexy Santa) or the maturity of an attractive man. Now, being 'Daddy' doesn't mean having your partner treat you like a child - it's more about authority and power which people find arousing. The term 'F**k me, daddy' has become a common phrase among the youth, especially when leaving thirst comments on hot guys’ social media accounts. It's a way of expressing admiration for a person's matured looks or personality, it doesn't literally always mean they want to have sex with that person (though, it certainly could).
Given the obsession with 'Daddy' and the sexual fantasies around it, Santa becomes part of this whole fetish. He isn't particularly sexy in a traditional way but he is known to be a strong leader despite his old age. While Santa is a sexy fantasy all around the year for some, it usually crops up in people's minds during the holiday season for obvious reasons.
People search for Santa porn during the holiday season
According to Pornhub, at the end of 2015, “Santa” was the second most popular Christmas-themed search on their website. In 2016, the query had increased 447 percent above normal search levels. This aligns with the trend of people altering their masturbation routine to incorporate cultural holidays.
Pornhub Vice President Corey Price tells Inverse, “Users are very seasonal with their porn — for example, in the summer, bikini and beach searches spike — and Santa is synonymous with Christmas so users searching for Santa during this time of the year makes sense.” He adds, “Also, there aren’t many other Christmas figures for which to search — aside from Mrs. Claus, the elves, and some reindeer — the choices are a bit limited for those looking to get into the holiday spirit on Pornhub.”
What is Santa porn?
Surprisingly, there's a lot of variety when one searches for Santa porn online. The conventional ones are videos of old men dressed up as Santa entering people's houses expecting milk and cookies but receiving something sexier (a vagina or a penis). Others play around with the concept of 'naughty or nice' where if you're naughty, you get a spanking from Santa.
However, some take creative liberty and experiment with the traditional get-up of Santa. He's no more an old man with a paunch but a buff guy with defined muscles in half-worn Santa's clothing. They don't look like Santa but they have that daddy magnetism and authority which Santa is imagined of possessing. A majority of the videos are aimed at gay and straight audiences where Santa is portrayed as the penetrator as a sign of his authoritativeness.
Since Santa is considered to be an old man, one would assume, Santa porn would only cast men to play the role of Santa. But it's worth noting that some videos with a Santa-plot having women playing Santa as Pornhub's analytics show that “Christmas milf” and “Mrs. Claus” are also popular search queries during the holidays. It's like a crossover of the daddy and mommy kink.
Apart from porn, the idea of sexy Santa is present on product websites such as Etsy, too. According to Vice, many artists are selling sweaters with phrases like "show me your North Pole" and "come sit on Santa's lap" one seller even specialized in crafting crochet penises and Santa dolls with his dick out. That item description reads: "With his cheery smile, in his little red suit, he is a happy guy to still have a hard-on after all these years!"
Since Santa rules a lot of people's sexual fantasies during the holidays, erotica writers have jumped on the sexy Santa bandwagon and written some Christmas erotica. All I Want for Christmas Is A Pearl Necklace, Snowballing: I Fucked Frosty. Shaved by Santa and Horny Santa are just a few titles of the many erotic novels devoted to the sexy holiness of Santa.
As bizarre as Santa being labeled a sex symbol may come across to you, the sexy Santa genre is here to stay. Every year, there are pages of uploads of Christmas-themed porn on popular porn websites as for some, Santa is the ultimate daddy. He's a rare sexual fetish that represents a weird combination of nostalgia and authority which people seem to love and desire.