@CharlieSheena has nearly 9,000 followers on Twitter. The porn star, who has been featured on Burning Angel, a site dedicated to "punk rock hardcore porn," uses her account to interact with fans -- and to convince them to buy her presents from her curated Amazon wish list. She's not looking for anything too extreme -- the Trailer Park Boys 2011 calendar, a Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head, a Flip MinoHD Video Camera -- but Twitter doesn't judge. Those who want to follow her, follow her, and the site's team stays away. Facebok, on the other hand, has proven hostile to porn stars, often deleting their accounts without explanation.

And that's probably the appeal of porn stars on Twitter. They're not just the moaning, writhing, athletically-inclined, surgically-enhanced sex machines seen on the small screen. They're real people, who go out for coffee, can't decide on where to have breakfast, go off on other people and oh yeah, talk very openly and frankly about sex. All kinds of sex, including incest, S&M, same-sex, groups, etc., so it's bound to offend many sensibilities. But they don't care, they're breaking down barriers between fans and the objects of their lust.

Daily Beast quotes two of the stars on this: "We go from unattainable fantasy to real people," said Bobbi Star. And from Dana DeArmond: "When I started to use Twitter I wanted people to see I am real person and not just a male fantasy, and that I do struggle with relationship issues, or general stress or my eating disorder difficulties that at times are a little more worrisome than others."

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But maybe porn is more attuned to Twitter, with its faster pace and immediacy in call and answer. The kinds of tweets that come from the porn world aren't for the meek, and though they would liven up your news feed, would probably startle a good portion of middle America. And what snapshots would they share? Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of paying for it when you can get so much for free? Would they really want to share real family photos and break the illusion? 

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