QotD: “Porn users explain why porn is healthy”

Elkballet has two posts up on her blog where she does a comprehensive roundup of men’s own views on pornography. While some sex industry advocates will try to argue that porn is just ‘fantasy’ that has absolutely no affect on real life, these comments show that, while porn is seen as a ‘fantasy’, in that the pain and suffering of the women used to make it isn’t seen by porn consumers to be ‘real’, because those women aren’t seen to be ‘real’, porn has a wide-ranging effect on men’s real life behaviour.

Men are very clear that they want to do what they see in porn, that they think their desires for what they see in porn are ‘natural’ and ‘innate’, and that even when they can see that what they desire is degrading and dehumanising, they don’t think this extends into the ‘real’ world, even when they are trying to pressure women to do these things ‘for real’.

I decided that I can try to articulate my point as much as I want, but no one can say why porn is harmful like the porn users themselves. The very fact that these people are using these quotes to explain why porn is HEALTHY should be all you need to hear to realize how much porn can warp even “normal” users’ minds.

http://elkballet.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/porn-users-explain-why-porn-is-healthy-part-1/

http://elkballet.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/porn-users-explain-why-porn-is-healthy-part-2/

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