4chan shits out enough GIFs, memes and general bullshit that it has fairly earned its reputation as the butthole of the internet. While the imageboard’s popularity has dropped significantly over the years, there’s still a fair amount of content spilling off of the platform and making a big, stinky mess all over your social media feeds. Even if you’ve never visited the ‘chan yourself, you’ve almost definitely seen images that some antisocial virgin neckbeard workshopped on one of the site’s boards.
Personally, my favorite part of 4chan.org has always been the porn, which is one of the reasons I prefer their /gif/ board to their other offerings. This one’s dedicated to NSFW gifs and webm files, which naturally includes a lot of humping and sucking along with the comedy, gross-outs, and assorted weirdness people often associate with the site. It goes without saying that pretty much anything I review here at ThePornDude should be viewed without your mom looking over your shoulder, but this one can get a little freakier than most. I recommend staying in your dank basement lair with your princess waifu pillow pulled tight for moral support and as something to grind your dick against. You ready for this?
Moving Pictures, the 4Chan Way
The longevity of 4chan has always been something of a mystery to internet denizens the world ‘round. Established in 2003, the joint quickly earned a reputation as a free-for-all forum for all kinds of depraved shit. From distasteful memes to gore, alt-right conspiracy theories to incel neckbearding, there seemed to be no limit to the depths their users would sink. All these years later, the platform still gets more traffic than it feels like they could support considering all the trouble they have monetizing the thing. Big brands just don’t want their names anywhere near the place.
The /b/ Random board is probably the most famous of 4chan.org imageboards, with a little bit of everything being posted basically non-stop, 24 hours a day. The /gif/ board we’ll be looking at today is a bit more focused, if only because the whole theme is moving images instead of still memes, nudes and crime scene photography. Still, you’re going to find a wider variety of material than you would on your average porn gif site. There’s almost always something fapworthy on the front page of the board, but it will depend quite a bit on what you’re into and what kind of deviate you are.
As I type this up, I see threads full of 2D hentai cum tributes, girls flashing their goods and masturbating in public, futanari sex animations and white shemales going interracial with BBC. Further down the page, there’s a thread of video game gifs that feels almost wholesome compared to what comes next, which includes girls getting fucked by machines and getting messy facials. It’s always so hard to beat off to those.
I refreshed the page after I typed the above paragraph. As with the other popular 4chan.org boards, the gif board gets a fucking ton of activity. It's only been a couple minutes, but there are new threads on the front page of /gif/ and new posts in some of the threads I saw before. The imageboard format is a bit outdated, so refreshing the page is still the best way to see what’s new, and you’ll probably want to refresh very often.
Nobody Knows Who You Are
One of the elements that made 4chan so popular in the first place was the element of anonymity. Users can post instantly and anonymously
, no signup or registration at all required. That’s a far cry from how most message boards do it, and it’s got its own set of upsides and downsides. The upside is that there’s no penalty for low-quality posts, so nobody will know you’re a boring loser and you can keep trying again until you post something people actually like. The downside is that there’s no penalty for low-quality posts, so you get a lot of boring losers posting weak shit.
Thanks to the focus on gifs and webms, I feel like /gif/ has a bit less obnoxious banter than some of the other boards. I see a PAWG thread right now that’s mercifully devoid of text-based replies, focusing instead on the issue at hand. I had to take a brief break from writing this to fully enjoy those lovely white girls shaking their big ol’ butts. Another thread, this time about chicks lactating, has a few messages about dudes trying to induce lactation in their ladies, but it’s mostly just little vids of babes shooting milk out of their tatas.
Anybody and everybody can start a thread simply by clicking a link at the top. It’s the one that says “Start a New Thread”, naturally. The little form they give you to start a thread is almost the same as the one for replying to a thread, with the addition of a Subject line. In either case, you can skip the name field to post anonymously. Sometimes noobs make the mistake of typing in a name, only to be called a “namefag” by the longtime 4chan users. As with most corners of the internet, there’s a culture here, and part of 4chan’s culture is acting like a fucking asshole.
The hyper aggression can honestly be kind of hilarious, because it makes me picture a bunch of overweight, undersexed weebs stinking up their bedrooms with fat-roll cheese while they type angry responses at each other. There’s a thread right now that has devolved into threats, insults and brags about intellectual superiority when the original topic was Asian women getting boned. “I read Camus when I was 15 lmfao you basic fucktard.” Jesus Christ, dudes, go out in the fucking sunlight or something.
Beating Off to GIFs on 4chan
I refreshed the front page of the 4chan.org gif board once again and found threads full of Discord trolls, chicks beating the fucking shit out of each other, foot fetish clips, voyeur vids, femboys and 3D waifu animations. A thread full of thick women, beginning with a porn webm of a big-booty babe getting nailed, caught my eye. I clicked the Reply button to see the full thread.
One of my biggest overall complaints about 4chan is just that the imageboard format feels so clunky and outdated. That was arguably true decades ago, but in 2023, it feels needlessly complicated. The whole thread of thick mamas stretches out in one long scroll, with replies alluded to and linked by long strings of numbers. If you’re not used to the presentation, it’s probably going to take some getting used to, especially if you frequent more modern discussion boards like Reddit or nearly anything I’ve got on my big list of Porn Forums here at ThePornDude.
This particular thread had a strong start, opening with a handful of thick-girl gifs before unfolding into an argument about Jews ruining the site. After a couple dozen posts chock-full of racial slurs, I think the angry incels got bored and the dirty gifs resumed. The thread’s been going for nearly a week now, and while there is still the occasional shit-slinging match, there was enough actual X-rated content for me to rub one out.
4chan has always had a strong contingent of weird angry dudes yelling at each other in what might seem like the most innocuous of threads. Who would have guessed somebody could get so mad about somebody else sharing an anal-sex hentai gif or a clip of some streamer shaking her boobs? They say anonymity brings out the worst in people, and 4chan might be the greatest case study in the phenomenon. If you don’t like engaging with assholes while you’re sharing pictures of your girlfriend’s asshole, you may not like the culture here. On the other hand, if you want to call someone else an incel because you can’t even talk to women in real life, well, here’s a club for you.
The anything-goes anonymous nature of 4chan.org certainly has its good points and bad ones, as their longevity and reputation has long proven. The /GIF/ board, however, remains one of my favorites on the platform, thanks to a focus on gifs and webms. You can find some real gold in there from time to time, though I’d be wary of trying to have an actual conversation. Just beat off to the porn like a normal fucking person, will you?