Kim KardashianYou've heard the great news about Kim Kardashian, right? No, not her newfound status jump from Kanye West's "perfect bitch" to "baby mama," I'm talking about the fact that Kim's pregnancy has boosted sales of her infamous sex tape by a whopping 80 percent.

I'm sure it's the sort of news every mom-to-be dreams of: you finally share your thrilling secret with the world, and the world ... rushes to watch you have sex with Ray J?

The real question here, of course, is WHY did Kim Kardashian's pregnancy announcement create the biggest jump in video-on-demand purchases of her sex tape sex since her marriage to Kris Humphries? All my theoretical answers to this mystery are equally disturbing.

I mean, maybe the fact that she's having a baby reminded people that she does, in fact, have sex. And that not only has she had sex fairly recently with Kanye West, an act that obviously circumvented both birth control and his stated feelings on how women who got one of your kids got you for 18 years, she had sex before. Hey, I wonder what she looks like when she has sex! Hey, how convenient that Vivid Entertainment has made it possible for me to do so via a paid membership that also gives me access to "Tila Tequila Uncorked!"

Or maybe people are in a panic to burn the sexy image of her naked body into their brains before she starts walking around with an obvious baby bump. Maybe they're worried that a pregnant Kim Kardashian will destroy their raging Kim Kardashian boner forever, or that despite the MILF she'll likely turn into, her image as a mom won't be quite as sexy as her image as a scantily-clad reality show star who may in fact still technically be married to Kris Humphries when she has Kanye's baby.

I suppose the most likely explanation is simply that fame begets fame. The fact that she's a hot news item because of the pregnancy raises awareness about her in general, which leads to more purchases of Kardashian-related products. In a twisted circle-of-life sort of way, it all makes sense: she became famous because of her sex tape, and now she's bringing more attention right back to the source of her popularity. And, of course, getting paid for it all -- along with Ray J, who must be feeling just as "blessed and lucky" as his onetime lover.

Why do you think Kim Kardashian's pregnancy news has created a spike in her sex tape sales?  


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