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Debate motion: porn does more good than harm

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domos 7 May 5
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The opener is like so hot.... And totally correct...

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Porn is freedom.

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Most current 'porn' is all about women really having lots of fun....And it provides lots of education about how to make sure your women are as pleasured as possible.

Humans learn by watching other humans. Suppressing anything is stupid.

Yet::: "Age appropriate" always reasonable..

Sad the WeConsent.org has been blocked.

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Resolution on porn needs to be reduced .

This wasted bandwidth is killing the internet.

Even the porn on Netflix is not immune from the damage caused by this high resolution smut.

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And as a debate it is not long winded at all. We should get back to teaching what a debate or lecture is. Add civics to that as well.

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Also. I must have been in the mood for a distraction from reality. The debate was immersive for me on a subject that Raygun set up a commission to investigate "pornography". Gee. What a great guy & use of tax payer's $$$$$$. Anyway. Thanks for posting.

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Then there is written porn. Erotica. My extremely literate spouse turned me on to the site. [kristensboard.com]

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The question is infantile. "Good" "Us"? Exactly. Porn is good for me as an aid to self gratification. Loved the debate & now I have learned what "dogging" is. And why impose a "meaningful relationship" on someone who merely desires to relive her sexual tension. You must have a "beautiful relationship". Says who? But if I was forced to vote I would lean towards approve. Addict? Get treatment to retrain the brain. Porn actresses are paid far more than the boys. Unusual huh? Consenting adults! Safe sex, of which solo sex is.

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Okay, I stopped watching this after the first million words about nothing. Let it be know-- I am an 'expert' on porn addiction; I've watched it long enough!! Yes, YES, yes, about 10%, or less, can be erotic the rest is unbelievably BORING!!!! All the fake wheezing, grunting, and such; is this an advertisement for a respiratory condition? Most of it is laughable. It is a hell of a lot of WORK, and hours out of the day, to find something of interest. This isn't a mater of morality; it is a matter of how a fool wastes his time.

Then there is the really sick stuff- the perverts who have to play with the children. The lash would take care of that. And they don't even care about "subjectively"; what would they get from it? Little girls-- or little boys- don't look like grown women!

And if there are any serious women on here, after a day of humanitarian work, with a lunch of some inventive food, laughter, and frank discussion---- time to go to bed- with someone that one really "LIKES", respects, and wants to be with.

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gremaine greer says a lot worth hearing (35;00 to 45;00), she has the courage to go to the human heart, well worth putting up with her nonsense. what adisplay of intelligence by all involved, what a breath of fresh air this post is.

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Interesting subject and informative speakers.

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There is a wide range of what is called porn. On one far end is stuff which is pretty disgusting. But on the other end is sensually erotic material. And of course there is the various things in between the two. So whether it is good or not depends on what specifically you are referring to, and what your personal taste is.

I get a publication titled "Nutrition Action." In every one of their newsletters they have a picture "Food Porn." Found a funny video of an example of 'food porn.'

Maybe I should post this.
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A long winded and complicated subject. As with most things, it's not a B & W issue and I suspect it depends on the person and the degree. Also, a judgement group comprised of mostly women does skew the issue somewhat. However, there are many women who use porn.

I found it interesting that the therapist who has the strongest opinion on the subject also claimed to have never watched porn. I consider that an uninformed opinion.

@OldMetalHead As usual, lots of speculation but no real experience.

@OldMetalHead parents who have never lost a child to a car accident often have strong opinions on child safety in a vehicle... They will often have perceptions of vehicles that are heavily biased by the potential harm of something they have not experienced themselves....

Does this also count an example of an uninformed opinion?

@domos No. I think you can read research on child safety. I also don't think you need to have been addicted to heroin in order to treat an addict. But, the fact he deals with sex/porn addicts (is that even a thing?) seems to have convinced him that porn can only be harmful. He even brags about having been married twice and porn not being a part of his relationships. Well, so what. It is obviously helpful for some couples, or even individuals. He comes across very condescending in my view.

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