It was also very shoddy research, recording prostitutes living with pimps as "married", using prison population to represent "less than college educated" stats to claim that 10-37% of men engage in homosexual activity.Also if you look up the work of Alfred Kinsey, his studies of sexuality in the 1940's and 1950's were ground breaking for the time, but not widely shared outside of the psychology community because it confirmed that a) humans are sexual beings b) They will find a myriad of ways to express that sexuality c) perversions like transgenderism, bi-sexuality, homosexuality, and cross dressing were more common than initial thought. (homosexuality and bi-sexuality were considered taboo for that period.)
Fair points, I always found the works of Havelock Ellis more interesting and in-depth than Kinsey, the difference is, is that Kinsey is more in the American domain of sexual psychology. Ellis is more in depth on the general subject though, as well as dysfunctions, but with eight volumes IRCC, but is not as celebrated as individuals like Kinsey because of his open support for eugenics, and the fact most of his academic works preceded Kinsey's.It was also very shoddy research, recording prostitutes living with pimps as "married", using prison population to represent "less than college educated" stats to claim that 10-37% of men engage in homosexual activity.
Being held down against your will and jerked off until orgasm counts as homosexual activity, in his stats.
In general he took poor samples which makes it impossible to clean up his data and extract much useful.
He also only used volunteers for his data. A later Stanford study showed that volunteers for sex studies are about 3 times more promiscuous than more random samples, for example.
He oversampled prison population, prostitutes, sexual abuse victims and volunteered homosexuals and then passed that data of as a representative sample of americans. Of course people were shocked by the data, it was false.
A lot of false modern myths about sexuality come from Kinsey's poor research, such as the idea that women peak sexually in their 30s or that 10-37% of men are gay (recents samples show it's about 2%).
One of his myths that didn't stick is that not a single woman was ever harmed by rape.
Kinsey also paid fathers to rape their children and record orgasm times. Here is an interview with such a victim.
Besides his poor data, he was obsessed with Aleistar Crowley and funded by the Rockefellers. The Kinsey institute is funded by Rockefellers up to this day. Aleistar Crowley taught among other things that magic derived from sodomizing young boys.
This, pretty much. Agree all performers need to be consenting adults and nobody is permanently injured. Far as the latter goes, the Kink guidelines for the scenes they produce or purchase is rather comprehensive for all concerned, cast and crew. Allows the viewer of such scenes to feel comfortable that the work was done professionally, without permanent injury to any member of the cast. Have posted guidelines before. Just found a site with Kink's guidelines and checklists for performers.If all performers are consenting adults and no-one is permanently hurt then it's all fine and dandy. Much better to allow something that people would do anyway, than to limit their freedom of expression.
Like Lao Tze said, "Strict government breeds constituents that lie to their rulers more than a loose government".
And like Nietzsche said, "I have never chosen to not step in to the waters of truth because they would be too dirty, but sometimes because they were too shallow".
Far as porn goes, like a lot of things, there's nothing new under the sun. We just have better materials and technology to produce whatever we write, draw, take pictures of, make videos of, etc. But I agree that it's a shame younger people have access to so much porn, and all different kinds of porn, some definitely not good.That spokesperson makes it seem like there is a conspiracy with that bizarre response.
Other have already articulated my opinion on the porn thing.
I’m worried about the exposure younger people have to all the fucked up things out there.
People keep saying that porn has no effect on sexual relations but I can’t help but hear of how things like anal have become the thing to do regardless if the chick is into it or not.
Apparently, and this is second hand information, even into the late 90s prostitutes and escorts found requests for butt stuff to be relatively rare.
Yeah. He catalogued the responses that kids gave under 6 types. Fainting, convulsing, screaming, writhing in pain, striking.... I forget the last type. Despite this, the conclusion was that the kids definitely enjoyed it.It's horrifying he paid people to rape their children. Why would anyone ever do that, even for pedantic research information.
Dunno, didn't this mindset exist before pornography?A friend’s ex bf has no idea how to pleasure a woman because he just tries to act out the porn he watches, which glosses over consent and tries to make a woman’s discomfort sexy. (Both people are supposed to feel aroused before you get started. Don’t act like a jackhammer. She’s not ‘supposed’ to feel pain. Don’t assume that you know what she wants more than she does just because you’ve watched more porn.)
I think this is a problem. I wouldn’t argue for a blanket ban on porn, but I do think the viewers (especially the naive ones) need to be given some kind of distinction between what is and isn’t realistic sex. Communication is treated like a taboo in a lot of these videos when it’s actually a fundamental thing.
The inexperienced, low self esteem men are the ones that tend to get addicted since they are often too shy to actually talk to women, then the porn gets them unhealthy expectations, worsening their lack of success with women which they turn to more porn to alleiviate, it becomes positive feedback.Sex in relationships is MUCH different than porn and weak men who need a fix get addicted. Its bad all round.
The inexperienced, low self esteem men are the ones that tend to get addicted since they are often too shy to actually talk to women, then the porn gets them unhealthy expectations, worsening their lack of success with women which they turn to more porn to alleiviate, it becomes positive feedback.
I struggle with that I confess.Its really sad to see men incapable of communicating with the opposite sex.
I struggle with that I confess.
As for porn, if I want to watch porn as in a video of people fucking, I like the stuff that presents real couples doing it, as opposed to paid performers, basically I think the more "reality" there is in porn the healthier it is to consume, the more it presents real passion, the more you see women having real orgasms with no "acting" involved and so on, the better is as opposed to carefully constructed artifice.
I also personally simply find that sexier and more of a turn on.