(Original post by Bloxorus)
It does no good for the public? The porn industry is huge, porn accounts for around 37% of the entire internet, and obviously creates thousands if not millions of jobs for the public worldwide.
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Yes, that is what I feel. I think academics are turning their heads to researching porn, sociologically especially, because it's such a huge part of social life today.
Personally, I have have a kind of respect for the men who wish to act in adult film (I tend only to watch gay porn). One just seems to know
when something's not right -- when there isn't spark or passion or enjoyment. You can tell when money is more important than pleasure or trying to create something meaningful. It's not the fault of adult film per se that such a thing is condemned outright; rather, the invasion of capitalist principles into modern life more generally has taken the structure of a many things in a direction which is frightening.
I think what's wrong is when buying and selling becomes and end in itself -- when such precious areas of life which cannot and should not
be quantified in order to make monetary gain, are made into something which degrades the content.
those videos out there which depict, albeit under a constructed light, some real passion and some real tenderness and intimacy, and you just know it when you see it because they have millions
That such depictions are that popular indicate that ordinary people are hungry for meaningful expressions of physical intimacy, wherever it be on the kinky scale; and it's sad that governments and people afraid of being tarred condemn the structure, rather than the direction in which it has been taken.
I'm not ashamed that I enjoy such things; and I genuinely honour those people who choose to explore sexuality in this way. What saddens me is when capitalism infiltrates and when people feel compelled to 'sell themselves' in order to survive: capitalism laughing at economic subsistence in the face -- that is the truly
pornographic, and it becomes that much harder to see humanity in the face of the commodified manikins.