The Morality of Porn

I watch porn. Does that make me immoral ? A great deal of people in the world think that watching porn is

I watch porn. Does that make me immoral? Great deals of people in the world think that watching porn is in fact immoral. Is it though? Many Pedi files and rapists including the monster Ted Bundy all seem to point the finger at porn as the catalyst for their destructive pasts. Thinking this, I look at myself as a basis for what is moral. I realize that many people have big long definitions of morality, but for this argument I will stick with do unto others as you would want done to you, and to force people to do things against their will. I do not think porn fits this definition. With the exceptions of child porn and smut, video has, unless the person was forced to be in porn, these women and men were willing participants. Are they hurting anyone? I would say no. Many people argue that violent films help to create violence; some use the same example with porn as well. But I think that it's the individual person who takes what they want from whatever material they draw there personalities on, and that porn should not be blamed for the actions of people who just can not see material for what it is, adult entertainment, nothing more. Are the porn stars hurting anyone by making money the only way they feel they can? I would so no. Defining morality when it comes to porn might simply change with the culture or society you associate yourself with. Therefore, I can proudly go to my local porn store, and buy barely legal because it is moral, it's a piece of material that is not hurting anyone, why be scared of it? I will say that while porn maybe a moral entity, the people that may end up watching it may not be.

8 Responses to “The Morality of Porn”

  1. Courtney Says:

    It is anyone’s choice to watch or participate in porn. I (female) have watched porn also. However, one must make the distiction between acting and reality. Even the most harmless male can mistake porn for reality and assume that is what his female partner should act like or want. Aside of rapists or pedifiles, porn hurts relationships, long time or short term. I have been married quite sometime and my husband still confuses porn with reality. Its a shame. Sex is supposed to be fun but it also should be a representation of feelings between 2 people weather gay or straight.

  2. Eddie Rodriquez Says:

    Porn is a personal choice but religion thinks it is a form of degrading the sexual act which is a sacred gift to man. We are not animals therefore sex to us is an expression of intimacy not only pleasure and propagation. Also the concern of psycho-spiritual experts is that porn cheapens personal intimacy (relational). Some people are not addicts but for those few porn could take over one’s life as form of escape away from meaningful relationship and as a substitute for other productive concerns that can boost self esteem. it seems that people are looking for validation to justify porn.

  3. Balletomane Says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Balletomane.

  4. Christian Says:

    First, please excuse my English, it’s my 3rd language.

    I remember in my teen years, porn was the best thing on the planet. I discovered masturbating and even better masturbating to porn. Of course as you grow older it changes. Now I’m in y 30′s and am actually seeking enlightenment. I question everything. I seek the truth and the right vs wrong. Porn is one of the most fascinating when it comes to this. I think it’s like a measuring device that tells you where the world is going to and how it has changed over the years. And it doesn’t look good.
    At first for me at least ,it seems harmless. I’ll explain.I love women and love sex, and I also like porn, but as a fantasy, meaning when I watch a video online, to me it’s not real. It’s like using my imagination. Of course the reality is that it is real and people participated in it and there is a crew filming it. I imagine myself watching on a porn film set and I don’t think I would like it. It would be too real. Maybe even disgusting. It sounds hypocritical, but maybe this is a how the mind works. I really don’t believe most adult film actors really enjoy their profession. Most of them are kinda forced to it. Although you can argue that unless you’re being held at gun point, there’s always a choice. Still they wanna make a quick buck and so they put their morals aside and do it. Hey, I just said it they put their morals aside and so do we the audience. Also I wanna make clear that I do believe in the beauty of sex, but with the right person under the right circumstances, it will likely involve love or strong chemistry between 2 people.
    My point is that most porn online and in stores are dysfunctional (functional porn being a amateur film of two people in love having sex, it that makes sense). It shows people acting and not having sex from the heart with a person they really like. They do it for the money, period. Which means that as soon as the director yells “Action” all morality goes out the window. Anyone agree?

  5. mik Says:

    I think that, despite having watched and enjoyed porn in the past, the porn industry is pretty nasty. I watched some snippets of a tv program in which pornstars discussed the fact that once a girl has done a couple of movies, they have to do degrading things in order to generate interest and get work. I understand that this might be a choice that they make, but that doesn’t mean that they’re happy and enjoy doing some of the horrible things they do and being treated so badly as women, and it doesn’t make the industry moral for promoting this kind of behaviour. I also think that it damages the way men view women sexually, and can damage the way women see themselves sexually. I personally can’t stand the thought of the person i’m with feeling they have to live up to expectations, but I think the porn industry can make men and women feel this way. I also believe that the industry is already taking advantage of people’s sexual desire, turning them into consumers in order to access their own sexuality. Perhaps they should be responsible for this themselves, but i think porn desensitizes people to the real intimacy and love possible through sex by throwing a blanket of cold superficiality over our perception of it, possibly making people less likely to see it for what it is and losing interest. I definitely agree with Christian’s view of most porn being dysfunctional, and I think it sebversibly promotes dysfunction, meaning we continue to look to it as a source of sexuality, and not actually turn away from it as a contrived view of a very beautiful act.

  6. E.S Says:

    I agree with christian as well. Let’s look @
    It from the point of view from one who is single,
    One does not have to be in love to have sex
    If u take people and certain stages of life
    Some times people just want that fix. To assume that everyone wants to settle down
    And procreate is over assuming.To say that porn makes people look
    @ the opposite in sexual way is kind of ignorant
    Men lust for women way before porn,if sex felt bad we would not have been here.
    A lot of people we concievd through flings or
    One night stands.porn is a product like any other to hustle people and play own human weakness
    How many times can u see the same girl have sex
    After a while it becomes boring.understand we are not turned on by just the act
    We are turned on by the fact the this pretty girl who looke
    Like julie from accounting and the corporate woman on the train is will
    To show u her sexual side. Talk to julie from account or te corporate chick
    The are cold protective and standoffish with good reason.
    Porn is fantasy,but the real fantasy is what we are seeing
    We now that some where there are girls that will do that for money
    We are turned on by that. Trust me everyones girlfriend or wife has done that for some other dude
    The thing about wives and girlfriends are
    They requre attention and energy. Pornstars
    Don’t. You can have sex and love,but u both
    Must be freaks,better try to outfreak each
    Other!

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