The gay porn industry - is it ethical?

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    May 09, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    Just some food for thought - people from the gay porn industry have targeted my university's campus trying to recruit potential porn models. Many of the guys on campus are exactly the type the company/companies in question would want for their productions.

    However, here's where the ethical dilemma comes in: college students are widely known for having little to no money, and the porn companies seem to be playing to this by advertising the large sums they offer. Are the companies taking advantage of peoples' poverty, since many college students are already on massive student loans etc. to get people to do what they otherwise would not consider? Or are the companies providing less fortunate students with an opportunity to afford college and/or get out of debt?

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    May 09, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    Is this really any different than credit card companies calling 17-19 year olds and trying to get them on a card for college so they are more likely to be indebted to them later in life?

    I was reading about that some where. Hmmm.

    This reminds me of that one porn site someone was telling me about straight guys getting paid to do stuff with gay dudes for money. Every straight guy has a price lmao weirddd
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    May 09, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    Soulasphyx saidIs this really any different than credit card companies calling 17-19 year olds and trying to get them on a card for college so they are more likely to be indebted to them later in life?
    x2

    And is it any worse than the bogus modeling schools and agencies who fill these students' heads with b/s about how they're gonna be a high fashion models at 5'5" tall, just to make the students pay for "portfolio packages" that will only get them laughed at by real agencies?
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    May 09, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    I'm not sure how ethics comes into play.
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    May 09, 2010 1:50 AM GMT
    Ethics are subjective. Depends on what perspective society has on the matter, which varies across cultures and social groups.
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    May 09, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    yeh rite....the porn industry recruiters look for hunky college guys to slip something into their pepsi cola that will make them loose their reasoning and sanity and force them to sign a contract and have sex with guys for money.... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 09, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
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    Soulasphyx saidIs this really any different than credit card companies calling 17-19 year olds and trying to get them on a card for college so they are more likely to be indebted to them later in life?
    x2

    And is it any worse than the bogus modeling schools and agencies who fill these students' heads with b/s about how they're gonna be a high fashion models at 5'5" tall, just to make the students pay for "portfolio packages" that will only get them laughed at by real agencies?


    A photographer who wants a model to pay for portfolio packages is trying to scam the model. If the model has talent to model, most photographers will shoot the model for a TFCD trade, inexchange for signing a model release to the photographer. No money is exchanged by either photographer or model because the model signs a release to the photographer giving him exclusive rights to the copyright of the photos in exchange for providing the model a CD of the pics for the model's portfolio Models need to watch out for scams where photographers or agencies try to charge a model for portfolio packages.
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    May 09, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    rnch saidyeh rite....the porn industry recruiters look for hunky college guys to slip something into their pepsi cola that will make them loose their reasoning and sanity and force them to sign a contract and have sex with guys for money.... icon_rolleyes.gif
    Those are a very small few. Those are the ones you hear about. You don't often hear about the ones who are going by the book doing it right. And those are the ones who eventually get busted because college students talk.

    There are many college students wishing they would get recruited...those are the ones most recruiters look for. It's not fair to bash an entire industry for what a few of them are doing.
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    May 09, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    Soulasphyx saidIs this really any different than credit card companies calling 17-19 year olds and trying to get them on a card for college so they are more likely to be indebted to them later in life?


    well, yeah entirely - the credit card situation is a lot worse than this. there's nothing inherently unethical about offering someone a job, in porn or otherwise. could say i'm biased after having worked in the industry (not as a model, obviously) but this is the general viewpoint i still held before and after.
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    May 09, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    i am thinking you missed the sarcasm in my post, paul?
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    May 09, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    rnch saidi am thinking you missed the sarcasm in my post, paul?
    Oh. Dammit. Fuck me runnin. icon_lol.gif
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    May 09, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    rnch saidi am thinking you missed the sarcasm in my post, paul?
    Oh. Dammit. Fuck me runnin. icon_lol.gif
    NP....."internet humor" is chancey at best. icon_neutral.gif
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    May 09, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    rnch said
    paulflexes said
    rnch saidi am thinking you missed the sarcasm in my post, paul?
    Oh. Dammit. Fuck me runnin. icon_lol.gif
    NP....."internet humor" is chancey at best. icon_neutral.gif
    "internet humor" can also trigger ADHD moments...ya know...like when you read a few words, respond, then read it later and say "fuck" -- then laugh even more than you would have if you'd caught it the first time.
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    May 09, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    charlitos saidEthics are subjective. Depends on what perspective society has on the matter, which varies across cultures and social groups.


    Ethics are only subjective for a moral relativist, not a moral absolutist where it doesnt matter the culture, some things are inherently wrong.
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    May 09, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    charlitos saidEthics are subjective. Depends on what perspective society has on the matter, which varies across cultures and social groups.


    Guess we can all sing Kum-baya and go home, then. icon_razz.gif

    I think it's possible and laudable to pursue meaningful discussion of ethics. It's okay to conclude that it's all relative but just coming to that conclusion without examination is like unto the Skeptics in Socrates' time. Which is to say, it's a mode of thought that does little to further humanity's understanding.

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