Is porn going mainstream a good idea?

Good porn in mainstream

Porn stars have become worldwide celebrities. Take an example of James Deen. He has done over 1400 films that went viral. The slim, dark haired handsome man has featured in many magazines and his photograph has been printed on T shirts many times. What is his profession again? He is a male porn star rocking the porn industry. Wherever he goes, he is given a celebrity treat. Everything about him is featured everywhere, how he rose to success, his ambitions, and his plans for the future. He gets to sign autographs each and every day. I read one of his interviews and he said that this has been his dream since he was a boy. He has always wanted to be in the adult entertainment industry and that is where he is now. At the age of 22 he had already been named the Adult Film News male performer of the year. This made him the youngest to ever hold that title. So for him, that is when the breakthrough began. You can see that porn is becoming a normal career. Deen, like many other porn stars, was given a chance to share his success just like a mainstream actor. What was once considered a deviant behavior has now become acceptable. More and more people are watching porn in their homes and with the advancement in technology is it even getting easier by the day. Porn is just a click away. The internet is full of porn in form of movies, pictures, videos, games, and so on. Even on book stores, you can find books, magazines, essays and research papers about porn.

Pornography and sexual violence

Pornography has been linked to an increase in sexual violence especially on women. This is because most porn videos contain violence in them like the popular BDSM porn genre. It usually depicts lack of freedom like getting chained. This kind of porn encourages bad beliefs and people want to try it on someone. They end up attacking women and raping them feeling no remorse what so ever. Access to porn also makes teenagers to get involved in sex even before they understand what it is. Porn also has widely encouraged pre marital and extra marital affairs. When someone is married, the wife is not always comfortable with the gymnastics depicted on porn and since men like to explore, they take this as an excuse to go out and have sex with a much younger or older woman who is willing to pull the gymnastics on him. Some of these things shown on porn are very daring moves. James Deen said that people need to know that porn is mostly for entertainment and not for education. There are things you can learn from porn but how do you know when to draw the boundary?

Love, sex and porn

We talked to a middle aged couple and asked them about porn. The man said that he watches a lot of porn in the bedroom with his wife especially when they want to spice things up. He admitted that most videos are dirtier than others and that they usually choose what to watch. The wife also said that porn is part of their love life and in most cases she is the one who initiates the watching. We asked them if they had children and if their children were aware of their fantasies. She said that their children did not know about it but she had on several occasions seen porn videos on their children’s computer. She said she didn’t talk about it with them because as young adults, they need porn either for information or for gratification. This couple seems to be very comfortable that their children are watching porn. She said that her boys are no different from any other boys in the world because, admit it or not, everybody loves the idea of watching someone have sex. The wife told us that she is a big fan of James Deen. The man also talked about something we found so interesting. He said that the men on the porn videos can last 30 minutes or more doing crazy acrobatics and it gives most men the feeling of inferiority. They feel that they are not good enough on bed lasting just a few minutes. We found this reasonably right because if you want to hurt a man’s ego, tell him he isn’t good in bed. This can crush any man.

Here, the main point is, how do you feel about porn going mainstream? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? It depends on the side you are on but if you want to take a fair position, then porn shouldn’t go to mainstream because how are we going to protect the children? As it is now, it’s already part of mainstream and we shouldn’t push it any further otherwise we will have to forget about morality and cultural values. The UK is doing a lot to counter the effects of porn in the society. In some other countries porn is totally illegal. We don’t even have to talk about child pornography. This is a hot topic and we will need a lot of time to talk about it. If porn goes mainstream we will be forced to legalize child pornography which is just outrageous. Porn is already popular and everybody knows where to get it so no advertising is needed and as seen on this article there are a lot of negative effects of porn. Let us allow pornography be a personal choice.

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