Besides the irresponsible male-bashing in this article, the author is still wrapped up in the anti-sexual hysteria of 1970’s feminist ideology about what “good” sexuality should be.
Pornographers don’t claim that porn is sex education, relationship coaching, or a Dale Carnegie course! Playboy magazine used to print this simple definition of porn on every cover: “Entertainment for Men”. (And now thanks to the Internet, for Women too!) Thankfully, porn will continue to grow in both diversity, availability, and popularity.
Unfortunately, our society (and the author) is currently experiencing another porn panic attack, which follows several episodes of Victorian shame that is masked in cautionary tales about the dangers of selfish sexual expression, i.e. MASTURBATION!
The author wants us to believe that women are the victims of porn instead of empowered providers in a growing multi-billion-dollar industry. She seems to know very little about the wide variety of porn available on the Internet. Does she realize how many couples today, both gay and straight, watch porn together?
Porn scares the hell out of women who have shame about their own bodies and anxiety about sex in general. They project these fears onto men, many of whom have sexual drives that far exceed the availability of willing partners.
Consensual pornography does not victimize women nor does it harm its audience. But it may challenge women to dump their shame, to stop hiding behind “good” and “bad” sexuality, and to ASK FOR WHAT THEY WANT IN BED!
Porn has for a very long time been at the forefront of sexual liberation, of empowerment for both men and women, and an example that is needed to break through our collective sexual shame. It can teach both men and women to be more adventurous and exploratory in bed.
For men without a partner, and there are many, many of us, pornography provides a healthy outlet for our sexuality when, because of persistent cultural attitudes, there would simply be no other outlet.