Is porn bad for you?

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    Apr 20, 2012 10:15 AM GMT
    Hi All,

    What are some of the effects of porn and is it bad for you?

    Does anyone have any good resource links?

    Cheers
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    Apr 20, 2012 11:05 AM GMT
    Like everything else, moderation is key.

    Porn serves a purpose but having too much of a good thing can turn bad quickly. I'd say too much desensitizes you and you begin not knowing difference between reality and fantasy.
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    Apr 20, 2012 11:59 AM GMT
    I think what we have to consider first about porn is that it's a form of entertainment. All entertainment is fake, none of it is realistic - entertainment appears to be better than our own lives, hence why we watch it, we like watching people's glamorous lifestyles...etc...the same is with porn. Porn has a casting process involved, they'd pick the two or more people involved to fuck one another, they go through this casting process to find the most good-looking out of all the other choice, the guy with the biggest dick, the girl with the biggest tits, the man with the most muscles, the most hair. Life isn't like that, it's partially random, and not as fixed as entertainment. Porn is scripted and a director tells the 'actors' what to do to make it look as hot as possible.

    Basically, in porn, everything is made to look as sexy, as glamorous, as pleasurable and orgasmic at possible for the viewer, Life, and indeed real sex isn't like that. We make mistakes.

    Basically, consuming to much porn may raise your expectations so much that when it comes to the real thing, it may not feel as good as you thought it would be.
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    Apr 20, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    It activates the pleasure centers of your brain--go figure--which is a fun chemical process, and like other things that activate this area, depending on your personality and background, it can become an addiction.
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:05 PM GMT
    well.....it's done me good lol!
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
    It's as bad as air and water is.
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    It will make you go blind eventually. If you still aren't getting to grips with the answer on here, try asking a local priest....or your mother!!! In the meantime, wash your hands in bleach, ask for forgivness and as a random act of kindness, take your porn collection and hand it out at your local gay bar, you will get some real thanks there and might even get it for real!! ;)

  • vintovka

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    Apr 20, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    I'm not uncomfortable at all with the morality of looking at naked pictures of men or people having sex. However, if I stop and think of it for what it is, sex reduced to a commodity like any other, then it seems strange to me, but I suppose that's where we are headed.
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    Guy101 saidLike everything else, moderation is key.

    Porn serves a purpose but having too much of a good thing can turn bad quickly. I'd say too much desensitizes you and you begin not knowing difference between reality and fantasy.


    +1
  • edwinicq

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    Apr 20, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    I can get back to you with scientific evidence in 2 months, going to be doing a psychological study of online pornography addiction.

    But this question is not only a moral question, so don't be discouraged if people think you are "over-righteous" in being careful. Porn consumption in excess, like everything else, can affect your physiology, brain plasticity (neurons and neurotransmitter), behaviors, cognition (cognitive biases in attention, working memory, decision-making), and emotion regulation.

    Moreover, porn is an activity about aesthetics and values. You are constantly adjusting and adapting to societal standards of beauty and sex acts. For instance, if there is a bias in the mainstream porn industry favoring, oh I don't know, white-middle class-jock-looking guys doing doggie style, then you are more likely to internalize that as archetype of beauty and normal, and eventually it becomes high on the list of what you value in interpersonal interaction.

    I.e., your attraction and affiliation in real life may be swayed by the type of porn you consume, but you don't have total control over the porn you view no matter what you think (unless you are the one making the porn), that means your values/aesthetics/behavior/emotion/cognition is to some degree at the mercy of someone else. But this is true of anything, schooling, TV/movies, music, etc. Just that porn taps into something more salient and private about your quality of life and definition as a person.
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    vintovka saidI'm not uncomfortable at all with the morality of looking at naked pictures of men or people having sex. However, if I stop and think of it for what it is, sex reduced to a commodity like any other, then it seems strange to me, but I suppose that's where we are headed.


    Some of the earliest art is of naked people having sex with each other. I don't know how you commodify something that has always been that way.
  • calibro

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    Apr 20, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    only if you're in it and don't post links for others to see
  • musicdude

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    Apr 20, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    porn, helping me bust a nut since 2002 icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    mdstudio said
    Guy101 saidLike everything else, moderation is key.

    Porn serves a purpose but having too much of a good thing can turn bad quickly. I'd say too much desensitizes you and you begin not knowing difference between reality and fantasy.


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    I was desensitized to porn and horror movies at a young age, and though I don't see anything wrong with porn, I don't recommend taking it to the extremes. Don't stay away from it when you have the urge to watch it; and don't watch it when you know you should be doing other things. That being said, I still get a bigger kick out of a really chick flick like "The Notebook" or "Love Actually" cause it plays my heartstrings effortlessly. =')
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    musicdude saidporn, helping me bust a nut since 2002 icon_razz.gif
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  • Latenight30

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    Apr 20, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    if it gives you a false sense of what "sex" is supposed to be like than yes. If it's not perfect and hot as it is in porn, and you can't perform unless it's like that, then it's bad.