Pornography: Friend or Foe? - Comments

  • Stakley Nyange

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    November 2nd, 2016 at 12:27pm
  • Eat Me. Drink Me.

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    Thanks so much to all of you! It's definitely a contentious issue and one that needs to be discussed way more than it is! I really appreciate your thoughts and comments :) I'm currently writing another article about how we can make porn ethical, will post it soon!
    October 5th, 2016 at 04:11pm
  • TVBook12

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    @ cleopatra.
    I couldn't agree more
    June 17th, 2016 at 02:31am
  • lennox

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    im so glad someone finally decided to take on an article that's based around porn.

    the opening of your article is so relatable in terms of feelings. i used to casually watch porn from a young age (pre-teens, probably eleven-ish?) & i always had that conflicted feeling where it was satisfying to a certain extent & immediately afterwards it was like: well, what the hell did i just watch & why was that so good?

    after maturing & sort of growing out of that phase, it was obvious then that porn in itself was fantasy & there was nothing wrong in curiously dabbing in it from time-to-time. to explore one's sexuality, to quench some form of curiosity—all of that in itself is okay as long as one remembers that it's not something that realistically happens behind closed doors.

    not all women have an hourglass shape or big breasts to appeal to a guy & in turn, not all men have penises that are abnormally large. i feel like this is where porn starts to take a turn for the worst in affecting people. i agree in the sense that sexual assaults that occur or are re-enacted from things they've seen from media could correlate w/ this, but like let evol in said, to fully blame such things on aggressive rape-fantasy porn is overdoing it.

    i think sex ed @ school's have to really hit these kids in hopes of getting them to differentiate between what's okay & what's not okay. a woman isn't some toy you can throw around like all those porno's we've all seen. in the moment those things get us hot & heavy, but afterwards it would be the farthest thing from acceptable. like all people, women are in need of respect; body, mind, soul, whatever. yes, porn stars (male/female) could find this empowering & that's cool on their part, but how the audience receives their work & how they perceive other women based on what they see on screen...well that's when we start having a problem w/ our youth (or the way it effects certain individuals across the board)

    this is a very interesting article & also something im glad was written. job well done on this. thanks for bringing up key points to the struggles of porn in society as well as its pro's & con's
    June 14th, 2016 at 02:23am
  • mr. twin sister

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    People have such divided opinions/views on porn. I think a good point that was brought up in this was about boys being so used to what they see on the screen versus having actual experience with real life people. I've noticed that the majority of the boys I know who watch porn have too high of expectations when they actually find themselves in a real life situation.

    And I completely agree that putting all the blame of the countless sexual assaults on the aggressive, rape-fantasy porn men watch is a bit too much, I do see the correlation which is unfortunate and astounding. Sometimes I forgot how much people's actions are poorly based on media and the things they watch/listen to.

    I think, when used safely, porn could be used in relationships (with consent from both parties) and/or masturbation. Most people learn about their sexual fantasies/desires form porn and I think it could be a healthy tool to use as a buffer to start the conversation about it between two people.

    In terms of sexual empowerment and exploitation, I think the type of porn matters to depict weather or not porn helps or degrades women. For example, I think pornstars who are in sex work for fun instead of being forced into it make a difference because their personal messages usually are to help young women make good personal choices. Another example of positive porn would be queer porn/body posi. porn.
    June 2nd, 2016 at 10:25pm