Softcore pornography or softcore porn is commercial still photography or film that has a pornographic or erotic component. It is less sexually graphic and intrusive than hardcore pornography. It typically contains nude or semi-nude actors involved in love scenesand is intended to be sexually arousing and aesthetically beautiful.
Softcore video rental pornography may include sexual activity between two people or masturbation.
It does not contain explicit depictions of sexual penetrationcunnilingusfellatioor ejaculation. Depictions of erections of the penis may not be allowed see Mull of Kintyre Testalthough attitudes towards this are ever-changing.
Portions of images that are considered too explicit may be obscured in a variety of ways, such as the use of draped hair or clothing, carefully positioned hands or other body parts, carefully Softcore video rental foreground elements in the scene often plants or draperyand carefully chosen camera angles.
Sexual acts depicted in softcore pornography are usually simulated or at least not showing penetration by the actors as several takes are needed before wrapping. Pornographic filmmakers sometimes Softcore video rental both hardcore and softcore versions of a film, with the softcore version using less explicit angles of sex scenes,  or using the other techniques to "tone down" any objectionable feature.
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The softcore version may, for example, be edited for the in-house hotel pay-per-view market. Total nudity is commonplace in several magazines, as well as in photography,  Nude scenes are increasing more and more in today's films  and television. Softcore films are commonly less regulated and restricted than hardcore pornography, and cater to a different market.
In most countries softcore films are eligible for movie Softcore video rental, usually on a restricted rating, though many such films are also released unrated.
As with hardcore films, availability of softcore films varies depending on local laws. They may be available for rent alongside non-softcore material in a video rental store Softcore video rental, or available through online retailers. In some more restrictive jurisdictions such films may only be available in a sex shop.
In countries which allow the rental of softcore films, there may be restrictions on the open display of the films. Also, the exhibition of such films may be restricted to those above a certain age, typically At least one country, Germanyhas different age limits for hardcore and softcore pornography, softcore material usually receiving a FSK rating no one under 16 allowed to buy and hardcore Softcore video rental receiving a FSK no one under 18 allowed to buy.
In some countries, broadcasting of softcore films is widespread on cable television networks,  with some such as Cinemax producing their own in-house softcore films and television series. In some countries, images of women's genitals are digitally manipulated so that they aren't too "detailed".
Originally, softcore pornography was presented mainly in the form of " men's Softcore video rental ", when it was barely acceptable to show a glimpse of nipple in the s. By the s, in such mainstream magazines as PlayboyPenthouseand Hustlerno region of the body was considered off limits.
After the formation of the MPAA rating system in the United States and prior to the s, numerous softcore films, with Softcore video rental wide range of production costs, were released to mainstream movie theatres, especially drive-ins. Some, such as Emmanuelle  and Alice in Wonderland received positive reviews from noted critics such as Roger Ebert.
From the s, relaxed standards for cable television has allowed for the production of a number of television series with sexually explicit or violent content to air that would have been restricted to the softcore movie market in the past. Still from an erotic art film showing a couple from the waist up, thus leaving ambiguous to what degree sexual activity is occurring, a typical framing technique for a softcore porn film.