Originally Posted by BigBL87
I'm kind of from both sides of the issue. I'll admit, I've watched alot of porn in my life, and am currently trying to stop cold turkey, which makes for an interesting experience. One of the things that was said, that porn is just a physical thing, is one of the problems that I personally see with it. Watching porn essentially boils sex down to a physical experience, whereas sex is so much more than that. Sex is one of the closest emotional experiences that you can have with another human being, and honestly I think that porn devalues it. And, honestly, I think alot of porn, or at least the popular porn, devalues women and turns them into sexual objects.
So, Kristi, as someone who has been on both sides, I am with you on this one.
Yes, thank you
I really feel that porn could become this "social plague." I think that so many people are becoming addicted to it and don't even realize it. There is a huge difference between being a casual viewer, and needing it in order to get off. It does desensitize people in a way, and does make sex into something strictly physical and completely takes out the emotional aspect. I'm not even suggesting that porn is "evil" and should be banned. It's entertaining to watch here and there, and is very arousing. But I just don't feel it's healthy to make such a habit of it.I think that this is just something you don't realize until you've been through something where it's really affected you...
IDK I just don't believe that people watch it just to get off. My boyfriend would watch it just to watch it, sometimes right after we just had sex. Obviously some kind of emotional attachment was made to porn where watching people have intercourse just made him feel better.I even found myself getting to the point where I had to search for what seemed like forever just to find a video that I felt would get me somewhere because I'd watched too much and just plain normal porn didn't do it anymore.
Porn has also destroyed certain aspects of trust we had for eachother (which after two years of being together and having absolute trust for eachother, it really hurts). I'm always suspicious he's finding new ways to look at it with out me knowing. He's suspicious that I'm constantly spying on him. I've grown to hate the fact the our apartment even has internet access. I think that song is so true. The internet is for porn