QotD: “for the negotiating of morality I need two things: I must have learned how to negotiate and I actually need morality […] This is exactly what pornography cannot supply”

Sex educators often argue: “Yes, but in sex everything is allowed – it just has to be negotiated.” The terminology used is negotiating morality. But for the negotiating of morality I need two things: I must have learned how to negotiate and I actually need morality. In this case morality does not involve any kind of Christian values, but it means: concepts of how to conduct oneself as a human being. This is exactly what pornography cannot supply. Yet it is attractive, because it reduces men and women to what distinguishes them most visibly from each other – it is biological reductionism.

Professor Jakob Pastötter, Pornography and Power

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