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Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

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  1. grimreaperofsouls

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    Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    It's been a little over 2 years since I've gotten on these forums, and I've decided to come back and start a few intelligent discussion threads. Advil is a great friend if you get a headache reading these discussions.
    So, without further ado:
    Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?
    With over 370 million web pages active, spewing forth enormous amounts of sex and women, is it no surprise that this question is asked? Fetishes and humiliation, to name a few, used to be on the fringe, with few individuals actively seeking such pornographic material, now however, it seems that these disturbing acts of degradation and humiliation are the norm. Is it going to far to suggest that with the increasing amounts of people watching these forms of pornography, that the ideals of lovemaking are being twisted and corrupted?
     
  2. TheNix

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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    Spending my holidays on farms desensitized me to sex. The animals were bonking all the time, the dirty buggers.
     
  3. Mikachu

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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    :rolf: it's true though!

    And porn is dull. I'm not the worlds greatest feminist but it's dull. Even watching while drunk and with insane friends, it's dull.


     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    If anything it makes me (and a lot of girls) more sensitive.

    :thumbup:



     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    I think it has done only good. Truth is paramount, and porn shows us who we really are. First, wrt the OP's observation that degrading, more extreme content is now a norm, we must realize this is a norm because humans are indeed animals, they like degredation, and there are countless examples of vulture-like behavior in other areas of life to show just how nasty humans really are: tabloids that focus on petty destructive elements of celbreties' lives as we all watch and snicker, highway accidents that cause people to look on in uncanny fascination, failblog.org as a source for comedy over peoples' degrading failures, America's Funniest Home Videos which is essentially people getting hurt over an over and over again, keeping up with the Joneses and hoping your neighbors do worse than you, other competitive aspects where we hope our opponents get degraded, hazing in high school, and so on. Guess what? We are a species of degrading pigs. Porn only teaches us what is already true.

    As for the question "Is the porn industry desensitizing us to sex?" the answer is yes, and that is a good thing. People bottling up their need for sexual stimulus does not somehow make us better people. The sex drive still exists, wether it is out in the open or not. Also, if there is a problem of people not feeling intimate enough in their relationships due to being desensitized by porn, then that is by their own hand (so to speak). In a strange way, this might be a good thing too. For example:

    Joe and Lisa are your typical idiots about to rush into a marriage...only to get a divorce a few years later which will financially destroy them for a while, like so many other idiots before them. But suppose Joe watches a ton of porn, and learns that Lisa is practically afraid of his penis compared to the nice, high sex drives of some other women out there in the world. Joe figures he may as well break it off with Lisa now, instead of rushing into marriage with someone who could never make him happy. Porn can be a learning experience so people learn in advance what all they like in their sex lives. They should not have to go out and experiment on real people, get hitched, and divorced when they learn their partner can't perform to their liking.

    "Is it going to far to suggest that with the increasing amounts of people watching these forms of pornography, that the ideals of lovemaking are being twisted and corrupted?"

    I'm afraind the ideals of love making already are twisted and corrupted, and always have been. We just know it for sure now, thanks to porn.

    Look back to the 70's when transgenderism was seen as monstrous, gaybashing was rampant, and these minorities (if you will) were forced into shadey little pubs like they were a disease that society wanted flushed out. Today, these people are free and can hold hands in the open without fear of persecution. If all the forms of porn some people find degrading should be shelved away and kept from public eyes, then isn't this the same as forcing gays and transexuals back into the dark alleys?
     
  6. Leopold Stotch

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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    not gonna lie...

    while porn can get the job done sometimes and it does make for great drunken entertainment value, i feel that a lot of people now (if they didn't before, but i think they did... >.>) will compare body parts and "moves" to what they see.

    "My junk isn't large enough."

    "I DEFINITELY don't look like her!"

    "She wants to try this, but idk if i can do it."

    "He likes dirty things, but i don't."

    etc etc... makes people feel MORE insecure with themselves (as if we didn't already). if a girl/guy is really into YOU, not your physique, not how big or small your body parts are, there is nothing to be worried about. yes, there should be some attraction, im not going to lie, but GOOD relationships are built more than just looks, junk, and sex.
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    Lemme do some research,:wink: and I'll get back to you.
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    I tought about it, and I really don't understand the question.

    does porn make me more likely to have sex? (I'm using violence as an example, like do video games desensitize you to violence)
    Answer: No.

    Does porn make me more likely to engage in kinky sex?
    Answer: maybe i've gotten an idea or two, but what turns you on is what turns you on. I would've discovered all the stuff I wanted to do one way or another. Porn has certainly opened my eyes to a LOT of stuff I don't want to do. lots of yuck out there.
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    Well it does give you the best sex education most people get and it is what we all pay for.

    As for desensitizing well
    have U seen 2 girls 1 cup?

    I don't think most of us thought we would want to un-watch it that badly.
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    Is that what I've been doing all this time?
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    Yes, hardcore research. Burning it at both ends.
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    The problem with porn is that other than being anatomically correct, it bears little resemblance to actual sex.
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    Is the sex industry desensitizing us to porn? Should porn producers be reimbursed for porn that goes unwatched to sex? It'll be porn tax, see your tax agent for full details.
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    Porn isn't desensitizing us to sex, it's general media.
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    Bloody good point!



     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    porn isn't desensitizing. it's the alcohol that makes it so entertaining. XXDD

    YAAY ALCOHOL! :cloud9:
     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    I think you misunderstood the original poster's question.

    Porn HAS done a lot of good as far as sexual liberation goes. The question is what else it's doing to us.

    Our senses have a certain sensitivity threshhold. Withholding the stimuli makes us more sensitive to even the slightest hint of their presence, while over-exposure raises the threshhold to the point where things that used to excite you no longer have that effect. For people raised in conservative religious societies, getting an accidental glimpse of a woman's leg up to the thigh is more sexually stimulating than for a veteran nudist to see a hundred naked women lined up and bent over.

    As a consequence, the more one is exposed to a form of stimulation (in our case, porn as in explicit images of nudity and sexual acts), the higher level of exposure they require to get aroused. It's a sensory feedback loop on the level of raw physiology. The reason porn movies increasingly seek to incorporate more extreme and bizarre themes is because the good old man and woman on a bed doesn't cut it anymore. They need to constantly escalate because their customers' threshhold of arousal keeps rising.


    Also, you saying that porn is somehow about "truth" and that it "shows us who we really are" is just plain bizarre. TheNix made an important observation: other than anatomic accuracy, porn has little in common with reality. However, it does condition the watchers to certain perceptions of reality. Porn creates a fantasy world in which every man has a 20 inch shaft which gets a hard on from anything with a pulse and lasts forever. All women are sluts who can be divided into two groups- voluptuous fake-breasted sex bombs and tiny underage-looking waifs. All women like it rough and degrading except for those who love to be rough and to degrade (usually other women, because all women are bisexual), and all of them love it in the ***. Virginity is a crippling flaw, something to get rid of ASAP, preferably on camera and with someone at least twenty years older. (Note how porn stereotypes are overwhelmingly about women).

    These stereotypes are not innocent. A person who had watched this stuff since before puberty starts making their first steps sex-wise in the real world based on the "theoretical" experience acquired in that kind of movies. There's a pressure to have sex- lots of sex and early- just to keep up with the perceived norm. There's the pressure to "measure up" to those 20 inch shafts with permanent erections. There's the conditioning to see the two aforementioned female body types as attractive- and correspondingly, pressure for women to conform, to look younger and thinner or to do boob jobs. Et cetera. I'm not saying that porn is altogether bad, but I don't think we can pretend that there is no problem.


     
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    Re: Is the Porn Industry Desensitizing Us to Sex?

    I remember when only National Geographic was anatomically correct.
    I was pre-teen / teen.
    Just saying most of you have no clue.
    Different worlds.

    Your not missing anything folks

    This Topic is PC BS up the *'s by the Clueless that use euphemisms for the facts.

    You can tell the truth or lie in life
    Sex is part of it.

    Were you kept ignorant?

    If Not, So what are you complaining about?

    Porn (90% + of it) is healthy


     

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