Celtic Queen wrote:I made the point in my blog that I just don't get why men in chastity would view porn. The analogy I used was to look at cookbooks whilst hungry- seems daft and masochistic to me (and not in a fun way)!
Because porn isn't simply about wanking, sometimes it's just nice to look at pretty things. Women will spend all day in the shopping mall looking at things that they won't buy.
Seriously, it's simply because it's interesting to look at. Since I started a Tumblr, I've been looking at sexy pictures a couple of times a day, but it hasn't increased my wank factor, nor have I desired my wife any less. *Most* men realize that it's just pictures.
There's quite a bit of media attention on this at the moment which the UK mooting opt in services for the service provider providing access to porn. It's very sad how desensitised our younger people are becoming. There's enough peer pressure on them as it is without adding to it with false ideas and images.
OFGS, the British Nanny State has gone totally insane, and you're starting to export it to the states. Does anybody remember the flap years ago about how video games were desensitizing our youth to violence? Turns out that the conventional wisdom was wrong -- just like it was wrong about cartoons a few decades earlier, and about comic books a few decades before that.
Most of the teens I know (boys and girls) have seen porn. Yes, it's a small sample size, but most of them realize that pictures are not real life. Yes there are some idiots, but there have *always* been idiots, er, kids that were just clueless.
Just as the internet allows easier access to porn, it also allows easier access to good information, not to mention the opportunity to ask questions in a safe, private manner. Websites like Scarletteen are invaluable resources that we simply did not have back in the days when we had to ask an older brother to buy those dirty magazines at the store.
Of course, our society could simply choose to be so damned schizophrenic about sexuality - that would go a long way toward inducing a healthier attitude in teens.