Watching pornography is not inherently harmful to men or women. But I would offer some caveats. You'll find individuals who probably shouldnt view porn, like people with poor body image or those who've been sexually victimized. According to your decision in viewing, you can develop unrealistic expectations about sex or what people like or how youll be expected to perform. And watching with someone requires true consent.
When none of these red flags are up, pornography can certainly have benefits. Counselors sometimes suggest it to help people become comfortable with a particular fantasy they or their partner may have. Pornography can reboot a couples sex life. It can give you ideas, or aid you in getting in tune with what turns you on.
Pornography can reboot a couples sex life. It can give you ideas, or aid you in getting in tune with what turns you on.
Porn can deliver you there at best, or disgust you at worst. It all relies upon what you choose to watch. With the supply of porn online, its possible to sample enough porn quickly that you dont have to search out yourself watching wall-to-wall hard-core sex if its plot driven erotica that appeals to you. Youre only a victim of bad porn if you let yourself be.
As well as a word about sex or porn addiction. I dont believe in it. Unlike a chemical substance, like opiates, you cant become addicted to sex or porn; you may become a compulsive viewer. In the case, its not the porn thats the problem; its the compulsive personality. If it werent porn being used to act out ones compulsive nature, it could be food or some other behavior.
As Movies For Adults (read this blog post from Enlinea Unitex Edu) whether its harmful or beneficial to the performers, lets take women first. You'll find some who choose to perform while they like sex a lot and they consider it a good way to earn a living. Then you'll find individuals that are drawn to porn as a way of acting out subconscious psychological issues - trying to find daddys love or punishment for being a bad girl. For many, its probably just a little of each. Even women with the best mental health will face some downsides from this work. Our culture consumes porn at record numbers, although the women who perform are still judged harshly.
Im not sure the male performers get out completely unscathed either. While they may not be judged as harshly as the women, ultimately theyre viewed as freaks who make their living with their anatomy. John Holmess fate is the ultimate cautionary tale.
Perhaps if we werent still so consumed with guilt and shame about sex, neither watching nor performing in these films would carry the burden it does. But then, perhaps we wouldnt be so serious about them, either. In the event the fruit were not forbidden, would anyone care to take a bite?