A cum shot, cumshot, come shot, pop shot, or money shot are slang terms used to describe a person ejaculating (in film or video, or image in apornographic magazine), usually onto a person or object. Cum shots have become the object of fetish genres like bukakke. Facial cum shots (or “facials”) are currently regularly portrayed in pornographic films and videos, often as a way to close a scene.
The term is typically used by the cinematographer within the narrative framework of a pornographic film, and since the 1970s has become a leitmotif of the hardcore genre. Two exceptions are softcore pornography, in which penetration is not explicitly shown and “couples erotica“, which may involve penetration but is typically filmed in a more discreet manner intended to be romantic or educational rather than graphic. Softcore pornography that does not contain ejaculation sequences is produced both to respond to a demand by some consumers for less-explicit pornographic material, and to comply with government regulations or cable company rules that may disallow depictions of ejaculation. Cum shots typically do not appear in “girl-girl” scenes (female ejaculation scenes exist, but are relatively rare) and orgasm is normally implied by utterances, cinematic conventions, or body movement.
The volume of semen that is ejaculated depends on several factors, including the male’s health, age, degree of sexual excitement, and the time since his last ejaculation. Normal quantities of ejaculate range from 1.5 to 5.0 milliliters (1 teaspoon). Seconds after being deposited onto a person or object, the semen thickens, before liquefying 15–30 minutes later.