Monday, July 5, 2010

Pornography & Harm

Why does so much pornography involve harm?

So much of it is about hurt. So much of it seems to be about hurting. No wonder sex usually appears like someone is getting hurt – they are getting hurt! Where is the gentle? Where is the caring, the affection, the love? I see none of it. And this is not just in the porn classified as porn, but in the soft porn included in movies and television programs. It's all just rapid thrusting. There's nothing slow, nothing gentle, nothing circuitous, it's just immediate in-and-out, in-and-out, hard-as-able to the sound of grunts, cries and moans. If this is what 'making-love' is meant to be then I want none of it. It doesn't have to be this way. It's bizarre that this is the way people who produce the visual media feel it is done. What's wrong with slow and luxurious, with such a casual confidence that we can take our time and show the respect to express genuine affection on both sides?

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