Soft porn is crap (and sexist too!)
I dunno who to blame, the anglosaxon puritans or Andrea Dworkin and her 'feminist' Dworks who sidelined the womens' movement into a witch hunt against any erotica which offends to the slightest degree. (By my definition, porn is 'erotica that the mainstream doesn't approve of').
I've been living in Denmark for over a decade. I'm not a consumer of porn, but hardcore is readily available from most corner shops. You can't even get soft porn here, and there's a good reason for that: It's juvenile and idiotic.
Hardcore, on the other hand, shows women AND men (and other species and other objects) doing what comes naturally and unnaturally. There's no pretense, no hypocrisy and if the women are objectified, the men are too.
Conversely British soft porn typically shows women only, stretching out their labia and pretending to have a Meg Ryan-style fake orgasm for no apparent reason. Not really my idea of a good time.
IIRC Britain also has some absurd law about not showing the erect phallus, which means softcore porn has only women showing their bits. Ergo, softcore is more sexist (and to me, more offensive) than hardcore. The sooner Men Only and their ilk become niche products the better.