CHATSWORTH, Calif. — The May 2009 issue of Marie Claire magazine includes a Love/Sex column discussing the current boom of the MILF genre among porn consumers.

Written by Lauren Iannotti, the column quotes prominent MILF performer Demi Delia (Tom Byron Pictures' Seasoned Players 3, Zero Tolerance Entertainment's You've Got a Mother Thing Cumming) and director Axel Braun (Hustler Video's MILF Trainer series) on the subject. In addition, it relays sales stats from online retailer SugarDVD, which it says identifies the genre as second only to interracial in popularity (naming Elegant Angel Productions' It's a Mommy Thing! 4 as its current top seller).

According to Braun, the column has generated a surprising reaction from Marie Claire readers.

"My inbox has been inundated by e-mails from aspiring MILFs," he told AVN. "Seriously, for the past week I've been getting tons of e-mails from 35- to 45-year-old civilians asking about getting into porn."

While this MILF onslaught may or may not come as a bother to Braun, he's definitely pleased about one thing: "At least Marie Claire kindly plugged my series Cookies & MILF, MILF Trainer and of course This Ain't Happy Days XXX ... the folks at LFP will be happy."

The Marie Claire issue is on stands now.