Is porn degrading?

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  1. BigA

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    Sometimes I'm watching and I think yes. Then again I don't think theres anything wrong with admiring the female form and human sex act. Is there a certain point at which it's degrading? What do women think?
     
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    NO, porn is NOT degrading...it's just men and women having sex in many different combinations...while we jack off. The feminists claim this and that, the gay activists claim this and that...we love to see beautiful bodies getting it on.
     
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    In a sense some of it might be. I mean, I've some where I ask why the hell a chick would sign up to be treated like shit. for example, this one jack ass, Jeremy Irons I think is his name. In some of the movies he produces he likes to slap the girls around as he gags them with his big cock. I personally don't like that and think he needs an ass kickin'. But then I remind myself that the participants are consenting adults. If they feel degraded then they shouldn't do it. Maybe these girls are just retarded and like getting slapped and beaten around. So, I think in a broad sense no. But there are aspects that can be degrading.

    Oops. I just realized this was under the women's issues area. Oh well, sorry about that. Here's my 2 cents anyway.
     
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    Of course it is. Thank God we have it.
     
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    You mean Jeremy Iron.

    Jeremy Irons probably wouldn't have received an Oscar or a Golden Globe if he'd had a simultaneous career in porn. :wink:
     
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    Then again, the Academy DOES go through periods where they reward the more avante` gaurde .:biggrin1:
     
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    But how would they ever decide which of Mr. Iron's films to put up for the "best screenplay" award....
    "The Meatpackers" or "Panty World #10"? :rolleyes: I mean, it's an imponderably tough choice.
     
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    Jeez Alex - it could only be Meatpackers. BTW great world cup you are hosting. I have to say that now in case we meet in the next round.

    Porn is like the Universe - ever expanding, creative, destructive, marvelous, thrilling, dark and scary. And sometimes empty and boring.
     
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    Well, they seem to make it through the plethora of Adam Sandler movies every year, so....:biggrin1:
     
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    Didn't Upton Sinclair write "The Meatpackers?" Seems like the Academy would be all over that.
     
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    Really depends on what you're watching.
     
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    The porn I watch varies.

    I like the Bel Ami series for its pretty boy factor but it gets old quickly. I recently joined a site which features hispanic men which is so fucking hot that when my boyfriend walked in and saw me perusing the various videos he said "stop!" when I hit this threesome with three guys. He was so transfixed by one he (uncharacteristically) had his cock out and in my face within minutes. Those boys were definately not being "degraded". The three of them were simply have a fucking blast.:cool:

    I certainly didn't find it degrading, no.

    But much hetersexual pornography I watch (and it's considerable) has elements of the degrading. And in that format it always seems to be the woman who's degraded (predictably).

    The thing I fucking HATE about much hetero porn is that it seems very often the dude or dudes end up ejaculating on some girl's face. Invariably (though she has an 'applied smile') it seems she's just doing the job.

    I wonder if these women (if they were honest) would actually say they like being jizzed on facially? I've asked any number of my heterosexual female friends who enjoy an active sex life and without exception each has said they "hate it" when a guy comes on their face. But the hetero dudes I talk to all say "oh they love a facial". :33:

    Fuck I'm gay and I don't like it!:rolleyes:

    To me it's a total turn off to watch and I begin to lose my hardon when I see it so I make sure I avoid those particular cum shots.

    Sorry to wander so off-topic. But I guess my answer is that pornography is no more or less degrading than any other job. It's situation specific.
     
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    No i dont think it is degrading at all.

    Thses women (and Men) choose to be there and do what they do.If they were forced it would be a different story but if they dont mind then why should i?

    Sure i see some things and think why would she/he want to do that, but maybe they really do enjoy it or maybe they just want to do their job.

    It is a little if-ish when you see women being physically and mentally abused or demeaned and you do think in reality there is no way someone would/should stand for being treated like that....but thats why i like gay male porn, its so much more viewer friendllier and they always seem happy to be there. Plus hetro porn aways focuses on the woman, uggh
     
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    Only if it's done right. :tongue:
     
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    I have posted a thread in the Et Cetera section in January, with an excerpt called "10 lies about porn". Some of these lies can be tied in when the degree of degradation is being judged.

    There are sexual practices that are degrading, and there are some actors who are (in-)famous for using them, or for being excessively violent during the shootings. The website where I got this article from featured the story of an actress shooting a movie called "Donkey Slam" or something, and the actor she had to shoot her scene with actually hit the back of her head, wearing a solid, heavy gold ring on one of his fingers. The report continued, telling about fissures and other injuries on the base of her skull caused by this shooting, and the male actor proudly boasting with these deeds, and his generally dismissive attitude towards female co-stars.

    Another factor that makes porn degrading is the fact that porn actresses are proverbially ripped off. Okay, the payment of their male co-stars is even worse, but the only ones who make profit with porn videos are the producers, their piece of the cake is by far the biggest, unproportionally large compared to what is paid to the actresses and actors. Maybe they don't do bad, compared to other jobs, but $$ 2,000 for a scene, shot for a movie that made 500K in its first year is a rip-off. Contract stars have an active time of five years, on average, and during these will make about $$ 75,000 per year, meaning 375,000 during their whole career. Okay, there are some careers where you will make even less, but does it weigh up the restrictions that are imposed on you? Constant physical training, eating carefully, no pregnancy/family founding. And a strong limitation put on your past-porn career life: There are only few women who can tie in a successful career with their porn career.


    PS: I just notice this is my post number 777, which is the type number of a Boeing plane, and the latest model in service. *Tossing a confetti chip for that*
     
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    There are different degrees, but of course it's degrading.
    Doesn't mean I don't watch it.
    Doesn't mean there aren't good things to say about it.
    But degrading? Of course. In principle. And ineluctably.
     
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    Interesting topic Ive read just recenly another article than more money is made on porn than music and movies dvds game etc, They also say the people who purchase porn are women in their 30s, I dont know if i agree with that But its interesting.For me if you saw one you seen them all As far as being degrating to women i dont think so.The porn that is out there that abuses women and children is sick And the makers of such porn should be put in jail So i can see why some women find it degrading and choose not to watch it An interesting side note is a 1973 David bowie song called Drive in saturday. After a nuclear fallout everyone is left impotent and can only watch porno and dream about how it once was Are we there yet?
     
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    Max Hardcore is a rapist who moonlights as a porn producer/star.

    Stuff like that is close to rape.

    Most other stuff is cool though, because the women want it and its just fucking. Everyone likes to fuck :p
     
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    Winner.
     
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