For those who are under the misimpression that sex and culture don't mix, let me discomfit you with the fact that porn has been a part of Western culture -- and indeed a CELEBRATED part -- as long has there has BEEN Western culture. Greek pottery is covered with it; Pompeii was full of it, Ovid and other classical authors -- just now being 'retranslated' to be more true to original intent -- were masters of it, Jefferson collected it, 'artistic nudity' -- from the Greeks to Goya and Renoir -- was just a pre-photographic form of it, and so on. The prudery of the Victorian period was an aberration, but is still, unfortunately, with us. It's not actually that simple -- Victorianism may have been a reaction to the spread of VD brought back by Columbus, for example -- but the point is that not only is Western culture from the historic standpoint porn-friendly, but that it is largely irrelevant to 'morality', so called. Pornography is not behavior; it is fantasy. Morality is only relevant to behavior, and just because someone likes porn does not mean they cheat on their spouse or engage in other immoral acts, any more than someone who looks at violent movies becomes a killer.
Let us begin with an important observation: Fucking is a family value. Given that, we can observe that porn is actually a supporter of family values, because porn is fantasy, and thus offers an alternative to 'reality'. And what is that reality? I'll tell you: Men like to see nekked women. Especially nekked women in erotic poses. And maybe with a man or two thrown in. And if they don't see them, then they fantasize about them. That's how men get off. And if they don't see, or fantasize, then they don't get off. And, if I might be so bold as to say, if they don't get off, then their women aren't very happy either -- not only don't the women 'get any', but Hell hath no fury like a horny man.
Actually, porn is not so much a Western value as it is a MALE value. Men like it and need it; women don't. Or rather, women need a different kind of porn. Romance novels, for example. In fact, a lot of women don't like porn of any kind because they don't have the sex drive that males do, and just don't need to get off. So that's one reason why women are often hostile to porn. Another is jealousy. But whatever their non-attraction or dislike of (male) porn, it doesn't keep women from trying to bring men to a fever-pitch in the same way that porn is supposed to. Pouty lips and seductive smiles -- to say nothing of tight clothes and wiggle-walks -- are just pornography in a slightly different form.
One final thought: Try not to be too down on porn -- after all, it was a pornographic image in your daddy's mind that gave you the spark of life.
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