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Re: [ CHAT] Let's talk about Porn

Whoa! Nice one @Birdeye

So good to see you online Smiley Happy 

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hey @Birdeye! thanks so much for joining in and getting up to speed!
i totally agree that porn, and talking about porn can decrease the taboo around it. i mean, whether we watch or not, its in media and around us a lot.
its great that you have shared that you have definitely used porn-like material to learn things about sex, i think thats definitely a big part of porn-watching, whether we do it with the intent to learn, or we learn things along the way
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@sleightofhand is lust okay though? 

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This leads very nicely into our next question tonight:

 

Can porn be educational?

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Can porn be educational?

 

Yep. Although we've also covered a bunch of situations that are not so educational. I think there's probably even deliberately educational porn out there somewhere and there's definitely porn that IS a realistic depiction of all kinds of intimate realistic sex stuff with another person. 

 

There's a thing on the internet called rule 34: there's porn of everything.... So that means there's some bad stuff out there, but there's also good stuff too that might help a person learn more or learn more about their sexuality (no matter what that is) . 

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I don't really know how to answer this one, I guess it can be sometimes
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Hmm I am gonna ask a follow up question (feel free to answer both or just one!) 

 

6. does porn have an effect on relationships? what kind of effect can it have?

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Can porn be educational?

i agree with @Ben-RO, it can definitely be an important way to learn about sex. Hell, my high school certainly didnt teach me much other than STI's and contraception in sex-ed, so porn on the internet was a great learning platform. However, it is so important to also keep your mind open o the fact that only some vids or erotica are actually helpful for accurate education, and a lot are definitely not.

i think ive even seen educational categories online!!
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Good point @Craycray17

 

Also... regarding STI's porn doesn't talk about important things like wearing a condom, getting regular checks for STI's every time you have a new partner or every 6 months and things like that! 

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youre so right @Ben-RO! It really only covered sex and nothing outside of that sex act
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