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Re: [ CHAT] Let's talk about Porn

thanks heaps @RevzZ! you have answered some awesome answers tonight, see you next time
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yeah it is shaped by what we've seen, cause we might like oh yeah this ok or good but totally not what the Internet told me it would be like, what a let down!


And yeah I think I would be a bit shocked too! @Ben-RO
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@sleightofhand i think has a good point ! The porn industry isn't trying to show us what real sex is like, it's trying to make a bunch of money. For example filming a date, followed by talking and enjoying the other person's company, and then being okay with it if they're just not feeling it and just cuddling all night would probably not make the porn producer a lot of money Smiley Tongue 

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Is porn an accurate depiction of sex and/or love?

A lot of it is not accurate, and doesn't show a lot of love, just more the act of sex and that's it
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is porn an accurate depiction of sex and/or love?

@sleightofhand omg yes! we can pack up and go to sleep now, you have summed it.

i think that porn is looking into a lot of fantasy situations, and these are not like the normal relationships in our lives most of the time. Sex and love can be different things, the same things, or anything in between and i think that these arent always represented in porn
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Is porn an accurate depiction of sex and/or love?

 

NO!!! It is A depiction of sex but not at all an accurate one. I think it's mostly based on fantasy and doesn't always show what sexual relationships are like in real life. Also, in my experience, I haven't really seen any porn that involves "love" in it.

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Hey everyone! Been ages since I've been able to partake in one of these. Probably going to be a bit in and out or disappear quickly as there are still quite a few other things I'm doing though.

 

1. what is pornography?

 

I see pornography as any sexual media created with the intention of creating sexual arousal/pleasure. 

 

2. is it normal to watch porn? do you (or would you)? Have you ever fel embarrassed or ashamed about this?

 

I haven't watched and I don't really see myself doing so. I think all of my friends have though, or at least a whole lot of them have, as they will openly admit to it. I know a couple of them have been ashamed about it, mostly due to either the type of porn their watching or by the views of their family (often a combination of the two). I wouldn't necessarily say that it's normal, though I think it's quite expected in western society. I think it's completely normal to experiment/explore/research sex and sexuality, and that can often very easily lead to porn.

 

3. What are some of the benefits that porn provides?

 

Everyone else has covered this really well. I think what's good also is that it can help decrease the taboo of sex. And to further both this and the point others brought up about education, even though there's a lot of things that aren't realistic, it can certainly make people feel more confident and comfortable with what sex is and how to do it/how to do it well. While I don't look at porn, I've certainly done google searches and read articles about tips on doing sexual things, a lot of which has been very helpful for my nerves, and I imagine that porn could provide a similar thing. 

 

4. what are some negatives that arise from porn?

 

The really big thing with porn, I feel, is all about equality and feminist issues. For us, as the consumers, there's the obvious unrealistic expectations and stereotypes with 'ideal' bodies and very typical gender roles. These roles also being very controlling, objectifying, and degrading to women. 

But also, the actual making of it can be full of very questionable and harmful practices. There are certainly people combatting this, but I think it's important to be aware that people you're watching in a movie might not exactly be giving the sort of consent we'd want them to be giving. 

 

5. is porn an accurate depiction of sex and/or love?

 

I'm not really qualified to say Smiley Tongue But my instinct would be very yes and no. It depends a lot on what porn you're watching. It's never going to be an entirely accurate depiction because it is really devoid of the love. There's no intimacy and romance or connection between the parties, from what I hear.

But in the way that sex can be more animalistic, and that I'm sure there are more simple porn films or even if we're just talking more candid/real sex tapes, or perhaps something more in prose, then there are some accurate parts. 

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@graye exactly what i said too!!! on it
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I think sex is a depiction of lust in it's most intense way, shape and form. Lust overcomes people and porn is a way for people to feed that avenue in their lives but in no way does porn depict love- as people say, no one watches porn for the plot.
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j95 wrote:
Is porn an accurate depiction of sex and/or love?

A lot of it is not accurate, and doesn't show a lot of love, just more the act of sex and that's it

I agree with @j95 

 

I think that's actually okay if both people are okay with just the act of sex. It's just that there's HEAPS more to sex, attraction intimacy and it's all pretty amazing. 

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