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Where's the porn thread gone?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Who's nicked the thread - "Porn - Helpful or Harmful?" ??

I thought it was a good discussion - and there's certainly a lot racier stuff on the boards.

Who's censoring us & why ??? <IMG alt="image" SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think you'll find it was mved to the sex forum
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What's weird though is that my reply to the thread there didn't appear.

    I posted a reply, and when the page refreshed and took me back to the thread, my reply wasn't there. I thought it maybe be a problem where maybe my browser had cached the page, but refreshing the cache (holding the Ctrl key while clicking refresh) made no difference.

    The reply count hadn't gone up on the topic lists either, and yet, on the main forums list, it showed that the last post in the Sex forum was mine, on that thread.

    So I cleared the cache entirely and looked again. Still not there. Quite weird. Just thought I'd let the admin's know, in case this is a problem that others are having too.

    Oh and I tried posting again, and the same thing happened again. Freaky. <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="smile">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmmm, if no-one minds, I'll add my reply here instead.

    The trouble with answering the question of "Porn - helpful or harmful" is that it is far too broad and general a question.

    Helpful or harmful to 'jacking off'? Well, depends on the quality of the porn and the tastes of the viewer.

    Which types of porn? For what audience?

    I think that porn should be helpful, but more often is simply titilation and exploitation.

    Porn should have value as an educational material - even if only to learn techniques from. However, it very, very rarely is. Mostly the techniques used in porn are purely for visual or fetishistic appeal, and not because they would actually feel any good at all.

    Looking through this very forum, I have seen posts concerning problems caused by the misinforming/maleducational nature of pornography. Not long back there was a girl who's boyfriend always pulled out of her mouth at the last moment during oral sex to shoot over her face because porn had made him think that was how it was supposed to be done. Sheeesh! <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Why do almost all pornographic movies downplay the erotic in favour of the animalistic and base? How come porn stars never kiss and cuddle after sex? I mean, shouldn't porn actually be used (as it so easily could be) to help educate people about sex and sexual relationships? To show a good example of what is really important.

    Ever noticed that female porn stars keep their high-heels on for most sex? The main reasons for that is that Fetishists prefer it and non-fetishists don't mind. Its about profit over accuracy/realism. Most porn is the same - all about profit and not about art or accuracy.

    So, I'm against porn because its lacking in any real artistry, value or style. It's all formula-shite for maximum profit and nothing more.

    What porn should be is entertaining, thoughtful, well acted, with some educational or thought-inspiring value (making us understand our own relationships better, the needs of our partners and making us look again at things we may never have really consciously pondered). There is no reason that porn could not have all the entertainment, quality and value of an oscar-winning romantic comedy, but with added graphic and erotic sexual content. That would be porn that was worthwhile and helpful in every respect.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cheers, Black Knight - your message is now up on the Sex board.
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