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What's your opinion about porn?

Asked by Christian95 (3250 points ) February 28th, 2010

Is it good or wrong.What do you think about the moral side of this and how do you think porn affects the world?

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MrGV's avatar

My girlfriend considers it cheating lol and prefers me not to watch it.

davidbetterman's avatar

Who cares. It has naked babes! Bring it on.

DarkScribe's avatar

I like all forms of comedy – porn is definitely comedy. The plots, the dialogue, the standard of acting are all hilarious.

ucme's avatar

It’s one fucking thing after another with them.

strawberrypomme's avatar

I’m a female and I love watching porn, whether it be alone or with a partner. As far as it being called cheating, I think it’s a little unfair. Humans have, and always, will find the naked form fascinating. Apparently, even gorillas would rather see a photo of an exposed anus than receive a food treat….

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

As long as it involves only consenting adults, I really don’t care one way or the other about porn. The main thing I object to are the viruses, etc associated with the internet variety.

bunnygrl's avatar

@ucme lol :-)

live and let live. I honestly believe that no one has any right to tell anyone else how to live unless their actions are physically hurting another person. If a woman doesn’t like porn, or as is often the case, has been raised to think it is wrong or dirty, then she should really take up knitting or crochet and set her mind on being a spinster lady for the rest of her days, because to ban her partner from reading or watching it because of her own views is plain wrong. There are two types of men in my experience, men who like porn and liars lol.It’s a harmless escape is all and shouldn’t be seen as anything else, certainly not cheating. A guy watching a porn flick or reading a lads mag is a universe away from cheating on his partner with another living breathing person.

Seriously, I believe that so long as it doesn’t involve children or animals, I really don’t see why concenting adults should have to explain to others what gives them pleasure in life.
hugs all xx

Bluefreedom's avatar

I can live with it or without it. Sometimes it gets a bad rap and it certainly is a topic that can always engender discussion in one form or another. With as prevalent as it is in society whether it be online or whatever other format it is encountered in, it can’t be all that bad if it is that popular.

The_Idler's avatar

Hah, oh yeah, I forgot you have this debate in the US…
If you don’t like it, don’t look at it, fucking holier-than-thou moralists.
It’s hard to believe, sometimes, that you are a protestant nation!

HTDC's avatar

Personally, I think there are better things to do with your time. There are a lot of people who defend it and that’s fine, but I just think the subtle effects of porn on the way women are viewed and treated last a little while longer than those first few minutes (or hours…) of watching.

I’m sure it makes people happy, relieves stress, excites whatever you want. But I would think there are other ways to do it than sitting in front of a screen, in a dark room, watching people fucking and then wanking off. Then again, that is me and I’m not trying to force my opinion on anyone.

The_Idler's avatar

Yeah, it isn’t ‘good’ for you, but neither is a fried bacon and egg sandwich…

Like any vice, it’s only a problem when taken to the extreme; that is no reason to outlaw it completely.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Very suspenseful.I never know how it’s going to end.

Cruiser's avatar

Much of it now is so poorly scripted and the Cinema verite style is so overdone. I miss the dialogue.

laureth's avatar

A hammer is a tool that can be used to build a house, or it can be used as a weapon in a dark alley – does this mean a hammer is good or bad? It’s just a hammer. Same with pornography – Porn is a tool. It’s not good or bad in and of itself, it’s what you do with it.

I will say that I don’t care for the idea of my husband using it to wank off instead of letting me help with the wanking. ;) This might strain the relationship; using the tool for bad ends. However, I can see a use for it if it helps to build rather than tear down; i.e., I wouldn’t mind watching it together and using it to spice things up between us.

As long as the making of the porn was consentual, etc., it’s just a thing.

loser's avatar

Porn is safe sex.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@The_Idler I take offense to your statement that “If you don’t like it, don’t look at it, fucking holier-than-thou moralists.” You have no right to label people this way & pass judgment. I know millions of people watch porn. I don’t judge them for it. If that’s their thing, so be it.

I’ve never watched porn. Sex is not a spectator sport. It’s a participant sport. I don’t necessarily find if offensive, I just think it’s silly. I’ve seen enough short clips of it to see that most of it is outlandish & unbelievable. Like some have said here, even laughable.

Thankfully, my husband shares my thoughts on this. He tells of a stag party that he was at one night many years ago. He said it got boring fast. They shut the movie off after some time & they played poker instead.

To each his own. But don’t look down your nose at those of us who don’t share your interest in this “entertainment.”

CMaz's avatar

Looks good on paper.

Leanne1986's avatar

If it’s with coonsenting adults then i have no problem at all and I enjoy it myself every so often. Sex sells and the whole “it’s degrading” arguement is bullshit in my opinion.

AstroChuck's avatar

Wonderful. I tend to think of pornos as beautiful love stories with all the boring stuff taken out.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@AstroChuck Why does this not surprise me? LOLLLLLLLLL ’-)

CMaz's avatar

@AstroChuck – You are one crazy Mofo!

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CMaz's avatar

I never needed porn.

But now I do!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@The_Idler Whoa! Calm down! How could I think you were talking about ME??? YOU posted before I did! And even if I HAD posted first, no, I didn’t think you were targeting me. Just people in general who don’t watch it. With your temper, I’m wondering what YOU’RE on!!! Sheesh…...

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

I’m ok with it.
People who like it too much creep me out.

gailcalled's avatar

Boring. Seen one, seen ‘em all.

tinyfaery's avatar

Mostly I think they’re silly. I’m more likely to laugh than get turned on.

HungryGuy's avatar

It’s freedom of speech.

Chongalicious's avatar

It’s like they stopped hiring writers after the 70’s :P

Neizvestnaya's avatar

What @laureth says if I’m in a relationship because I’m a doer and not a watcher and I want my partner’s sexual fantasizing and interaction to be with me. If I’m single then I don’t give a damn.

The_Idler's avatar

Okay guys… just to clarify…

When I said “holier-than-thou moralists”, I was talking about the holier-than-thou moralists who would have porn outlawed, and most definitely not everyone who doesn’t watch porn.

I don’t know how anyone could possibly think I was talking about everyone who doesn’t watch porn, because everybody knows that most people who don’t watch porn wouldn’t have it outlawed, and so wouldn’t be the holier-than-thou moralists I was referring to.

Nevertheless, there appears to have been some ambiguity, so I shall apologize for any offence I may have unintentionally caused and reiterate my point that:
Nobody in the entire world thinks “not watching porn” = “holier-than-thou moralism”least of all, me.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Yes please
blonde, brunettes, redheads…I’ll take them all

bea2345's avatar

One gets bored pretty quickly; but so many of us like being bored.

CMaz's avatar

I repeatedly get board.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@ChazMaz As in “as stiff as a”........ ? LOLL

KatawaGrey's avatar

Female here and I gotta say, I love porn! My criteria are the same as others, though. As long as it only features consenting adults, then I’m cool with it. I don’t understand women who forbid their male SO’s from watching it. It’s patently ridiculous! My boyfriend and I watch porn together!

Anyway, I think porn is just fine as long as people watching it understand that it is a fantasy and not necessarily real.

escapedone7's avatar

I don’t like porn. I also don’t like horror movies, or reality shows. What other people do alone isn’t my business, but I’d rather them not turn on any of the aforementioned on a large screen full blast volume on me without warning me.

The_Idler's avatar

I’m really not sure which of those genres has produced the most ridiculously unbelievable and pathetically laughable features: porn, horror, reality TV?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@The_Idler At that, you can put them on a board & throw a dart.

DominicX's avatar

I’m alright with it. Now, being gay, I don’t really look at straight porn and so all the issues that arise with women in porn I don’t really know anything about. Furthermore, the majority of the time I just look at still images rather than videos with scripts and what not. Other times, I’ll go to gaytube (the YouTube equivalent for gay porn). I’m in a relationship and my boyfriend does the exact same things. Trust me, we have talked about it. We don’t consider it cheating. It’s hard to cheat with a picture of some Eastern European guy…

(It’s a bit different when you’re 200 miles away from your boyfriend and you don’t get to see him that often. It’s also difficult to find a time when we’re both alone in our dorm rooms and we can do naughty things on the webcam). ;)

I’ve been looking at porn since I was 14, but intermittently. It’s not like I would look at it every day, it just depends.

PacificRimjob's avatar

The internet owes it’s success to it.

dutchbrossis's avatar

It is fine with me. I see nothing wrong with it. Entertainment, and I also think it is unfair to consider it cheating.

stemnyjones's avatar

As far as society goes, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. It’s a great release for single people who are sexually frustrated, and a fun experiment for those who are bicurious.

As far as me, personally? I only watch it if I’m absolutely desperate (unless it’s funny or shocking porn, like the fat guy who banged that chick then smacked her in the face with peanut butter), and I’m too jealous of a person to want my girlfriend to watch it, even if I’m watching it with her – then I get all these ideas that she’s fantasizing about the person in the video when we’re making love.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Porn is over the top these days. It victimized and degrades women and exploits men in sinister ways. It’s not cheating but it will poison your relationships by keeping you in fantasy land and giving you unrealistic expectations. Pinup girls and playboy magazine are fine though, That’s art and not something to be ashamed of as a society. It’s ok to celebrate the human figure and human sexuality. It’s not ok to pervert and degrade it.

CMaz's avatar

“The internet owes it’s success to it.”

@PacificRimjob – Porn has been going on since man could communicate to one another.

You might as well say pottery owes it’s success to it.

girlofscience's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me: Oh no.

1) Are you familiar with the way in which the anti-porn movement views women? That’s degrading to us; the porn industry isn’t.

2) Unrealistic expectations? I’ve never once seen a porn in which the sex was as good as the sex I have in my relationship, so what’s wrong with being familiar with lower standards?

Freedom_Issues's avatar

It’s faked…the women aren’t really getting off.

Violet's avatar

Porn is fucking awesome.
@MrGeneVan I am so sorry your gf thinks that. That really sucks.

Sophief's avatar

I really like porn. I don’t mind my boyfriend watching it if we watch together. We like to imitate the film as it goes.

laureth's avatar

@Freedom_Issues – Next you’ll tell me those bubblebreasts aren’t real either! ;)

JeffVader's avatar

On balance I’d have to say I’m against pornography. This is largely down to personal experience, I know a couple of porn stars & am aware what they’ve been through, how they got into it, the damage it’s done to them etc. Additionally I believe it does affect the way some men view women & may well be the spark that leads onto perversion & sexual violence.
However, I do also accept that amongst normal people, it can be used in a healthy way.

prude's avatar

my opinion?
as long as you are not submitting children to it or others who want nothing to do w/it, then I have no problem w/it.
have fun, feel free.
and provide a url for me please?

The_Idler's avatar

@Cloverfield spending your whole life emptying bins is probably more depressing, but welcome to Earth.

dutchbrossis's avatar

@Cloverfield hmm I have a very different experience. I know a porn star who is also an exotic dancer, she is super sweet and is like almost always happy and says she LOVES her jobs because it is fun. Also has been married for 8 years and I see no damage

JeffVader's avatar

@The_Idler Hehe, thaks… always nice to be to feel welcome :)

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@girlofscience Not sure what you are talking about here. Elaborate…

Symbeline's avatar

I get a kick out of the concepts and premises for how retarded they usually are rather than the major material presented.
That said, porn rocks, it’s like a really badly translated video game, but with dicks and boobies instead of all that nerd bullshit.

pashley_108's avatar

I don’t see anything wrong with it…

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