Porn, Porn News — May 28, 2013 at 1:17 am

Porn News Roundup

I really have been slack with my blogging lately. It’s because I’ve been editing scenes and generally trying to get on top of Bright Desire. I do tweet and facebook regularly and I often share links on those platforms but it’s occurred to me that I should be compiling some of the better links into a kind of news post. So here it is.

Other porn news

  • Porn is not the problem – you are. “Porn is not addictive. Sex is not addictive. The ideas of porn and sex addiction are pop psychology concepts that seem to make sense, but have no legitimate scientific basis.”
  • The Children’s Commissioner for England has reported on a “large-scale review of international evidence” (276 other studies) that found children who had seen porn had a “higher acceptance and engagement in sexually permissive behaviours” and “attitudes to sex that are casual and hedonistic rather than affectionate”. I’m inclined to be skeptical when a “permissive attitude to sex” is seen as a negative outcome.
  • There’s been a couple of opinion pieces championing the idea of porn education for children: Planet Porn by Matty Silver in the SMH and We need to talk to children about porn by Justin from Bish Training.
  • The Center for Sex and Culture successfully held another Masturbate-A-Thon on Saturday night.
  • Do we look buff in the buff? – 6 naked guys talk about their bodies in The Sun
  • The announcement of the Porn Studies academic journal provoked a lot of sniggering and the usual response from anti-porn feminists (starting a petition to Routledge saying the whole thing was too “pro porn”). This piece explains why we need Porn Studies

Meanwhile, in Ms Naughty news: my DVD Connections was placed at number 1 on the Dusk Panel rating list on 13th May, I wrote up some advice for aspiring male porn stars and I released my new film “Dear Jiz” at Bright Desire (trailer and more info on this post)

Video is “Lesbians React to ‘Lesbian’ Porn” – wherein real-life queer girls laugh at the stupid cliches inherent in girl-girl porn.

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4 Comments

  1. what? really? Pandora Blake is one of our filmmakers! I am totally grateful you let me know this is happening to her, thanks!!

  2. From the commisioner’s findings:
    “FINDING 6 (RQ2, P34): Access and exposure to pornography affect children and young people’s sexual beliefs. For example, pornography has been linked to unrealistic attitudes about sex; maladaptive attitudes about relationships; more sexually permissive attitudes; greater acceptance of casual sex; beliefs that women are sex objects; more frequent thoughts about sex; sexual uncertainty (e.g. the extent to which children and young people are unclear about their sexual
    beliefs and values); and less progressive gender role attitudes (e.g. male dominance and female submission). Children and young people learn from and may change their behaviour due to exposure and access to pornography.”

    The link in the post to the SMH appears broken (in FF), it appends this site’s URL to the news article’s URL. Finding 7 and 8 go even further. Remember, we’re not talking about people who are 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, etc., we’re talking about children.
    FINDING 7 (RQ2, P36): Access and exposure to pornography are linked to children and young people’s engagement in “risky behaviours” (e.g. engagement in sexual practices from a younger age, engaging in riskier sexual behaviours such as unprotected anal or oral sex, and the involvement of drugs and alcohol in sex). For example, young people who used pornography were more likely to report having had anal sex, sex with multiple partners and using alcohol and drugs during sex (Braun-Courville & Rojas, 2009).

    Most porn is made with adult (historically male) consumers in mind, with a need to get past our jaded personas, it’s not the kind of sex ed film that would have helped me at all as a teen (actually the 100% best advice I ever got on sex as a kid was “Go Slow” [repeated over and over] from a plain HTML site in 1997).

    And this is perhaps an overblown counterpoint to one news article, but I find most Murdoch Media reporting (ie most Australian media) to be a bit shite. Thank you for the overal post though, one of the comments in the “Real Lesbians respond to Lesbian Porn” video was a useful reminder about most women wanting consistency once the right motion was found. I’m glad Violet Blue linked here :)

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