reply to post by OnceReturned
Of course categorical, oversimplified ways of thinking are almost always unsuitable for addressing any question of sufficient complexity and subtlety
to merit being asked.
Do yourself a favor. Over simplify. Things get buried in a hail of confusion if you don't. I like porn. I watch it occasionally but it is
distracting, and can quickly become obsessive. I am not so unusual. If you are attracted to porn when you see it you want more. I don't like
anything having that much control over me. But that's me.
Sexual satisfaction is wonderful and a vital part of life. I have a very clear and inescapable sexuality (sometimes I wish I were not so sex crazed
all the time) and a great plethora of experience to draw upon so, no boasting but I am so far from a prude. Don't get me wrong...
We agree ...Sex is good and porn is good. I am not wanting to argue anything but here:
Porn portays people having sex. Both parties.
I took issue with it and just lending my opinion to you and the thread. It isn't any kind of a personal judgment toward you personally. Seems as if
you are reading it that way. Not intended. (methinks thy doth protest too much
I just enjoy being devils advocate. If most here were trashing - instead of "glorifying" porn, I would have to come in and say how it can be
part of a very fulfilling and healthy relationship. How sex is necessary or people (which includes clergy) will lose their minds without it.
But this is not the case. Porn is here on the thread, in your face - like with the orange juice and the morning paper.
A great topic to bring up btw since look at how fast the replies (mostly in the affirmative, fly in)
I can't help raining on the sexparty but there's (other than mamabeth) a drought here from seeing the "big picture". Why not point out the
downside and possible "downward spiral" or "side effects" to this line
porn is a great
But I think it should focus on balance.
I just don't want anyone to be ignorant of aspects and consequences which you may not foresee in an all out promotion of the glories of porn. Porn
is a multi-billion dollar business and if, like buying diamonds you are contributing in the slightest to human trafficking or slavery then I for one
will not buy diamonds......or porn.
And then there is the degree...Child porn? Lucky kids. You don't want to star in a snuff. Sometimes the caste are not all human, free or conscious.
This is porn too.
A child listening here to the thread may not know the difference and misinterpret what you are saying and somehow this may lead them into bad places
and lost, down a road you didn't mean they go- ...by then it's too late to say I'm sorry.
...so ALLOW people guilty pleasures...but never CAMPAIGN on behalf of guilty pleasure, otherwise known as vices....again just me.
Just because you wet the bed, or start a few fires doesn't mean you are going to grow up to be a serial killer.
But if later in life you DO grow up to be serial killer and you're mingling with a bunch of your serial killer friends, chances are excellent you are
going to be among a group of bed wetters and fire starters.
Same is true for porn.
Pleasure and profit earned for the worst among us -often at the expense of the least among us.
I may be a healthy, upstanding, harmless (mostly) young lady and I might love porn but odds are
everybody who likes porn...isn't going to be
like me, or you.
[edit on 13-3-2010 by rusethorcain]