Re: Revelife Porn Blog.

I just read a blog on revelife denouncing porn and it started out talking about how christians often think of porn as strictly a moral issue, sex outside of the context of marriage – and how this is wrong because they should look at it other ways.  So I thought hmm, this blog might be novel, open-minded and insightful.  But then I kept reading…  It went on to equate regular porn with kiddie porn as though they were the same industry and said the “average” age someone goes into porn is 12 and their ages are “often mis-labeled”, implying that if you log into a porn site you’re going to be jacking off to a bunch of ten year olds which is just fucking stupid.  First of all the porn industry is strictly regulated and they have to actually prove their models are over 18 with photo IDs (ie evil socialism).  And second, I think I know the difference between a playboy bunny and a 12 year old.  Later in the blog it says that the average age of child porn victims (not including adult porn) is 13, which given the first statistic is mathematically impossible, so the whole thing is very confused where facts are concerned.

Then the blog claims that 1 in 5 pornographic images is of a child.  If I google “naked” or “sex” in google image search, one in 5 results will be a kid?  I don’t think so.  But I imagine people who make buy or sell kiddie porn tend to keep that shit on the DL, so how could this statistic even be generated?  Now to be fair in the age of the webcam and the camera phone there are a ton of older teens flashing their tits on their webcam and this could technically be considered child pornography, but I don’t think it quite compares to a dingy van trolling around a preschool playground looking for kids to kidnap, rape and/or kill on tape, which is more what I think of when I think the words child pornography which evoke the sense of extreme evil associated with the term.  And if high school students taking a picture of their boobs and sending it to their boyfriend is the worst thing in the world (and granted they shouldn’t be doing it and will probably regret it, no argument here), exactly what is to be done about it?  The only two ways to stop it I can think of is a) to start throwing 15, 16 and 17 year olds in prison as “child pornographers” and ruining their lives as a deterrent, which would maybe cut down on the behavior slightly (and disturbingly some local authorities have actually done this), but if these people are child porn “victims” isn’t that just stupid?  You can’t possibly hope to control what every stupid, immature, ignorant, hormone laden, insecure teenager in the world does.  Which brings me to my second option, ban the sale and use of webcams.  But this again seems like cutting off our nose to spite our face and if we’re going to ban things because of how some people use them guns, knives, explosives etc should be higher on the list.

But perhaps the worst thing about this blog was that degrading women, objectifying them, sexism, de-sensitizing us to one of the beauties in life and divorcing sex from love never made the fucking list

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16 Responses to Re: Revelife Porn Blog.

  1. roxics says:

    Agree completely.  

  2. whyzat says:

    Would have to ban reading the bible too. Oops.

  3. YouToMe says:

    “But perhaps the worst thing about this blog was that degrading women, objectifying them, sexism, de-sensitizing us to one of the beauties in life and divorcing sex from love never made the fucking list.  “Amen. I don’t like porn, for reasons you already are aware. but agree that there need to be distinctions made and blog could have focused on those things you mentioned. II recd for your last paragraph especially.

  4. heckels says:

    These people that find such fault with porn are sexually repressed, which is not the same for those of us who enjoy porn. There is also a huge difference between prepubecent porn and post puberty porn. While I certainly agree with the age of 18 as the age of pornographic consent (you have to have an age limit at some point), just because somebody is 16 doesn’t mean they aren’t sexual or unattractive; hell teens are the horniest people anywhere. pornographic material of 10 year olds is CLEARLY wrong and should never be tolerated. But, post puberty teens sexting? I say have at it. 

  5. Doubledb says:

    While I do not think porn is good, I too think there is a difference between adult porn and child porn/human trafficking. Now, there may be some overlap, but they are two different categories. I would have been fine if this blog were split into two different blogs. It would also make commenting on it easier, because a lot of people (if not most) are against child porn and human trafficking but not against adult porn, so it really messes up and confuses hopes for a good discussion.

  6. Enjoyed your post and agree.  But most importantly I love this: “But this again seems like cutting off our nose to spite our face and if we’re going to ban things because of how some people use them guns, knives, explosives etc should be higher on the list.”  Now thats just a fucking epic metaphor.  bravo to u.  lol

  7. Wow, you mean a blogger on Revelife didn’t check their facts when talking about society at large? I’m shocked!

  8. Aloysius_son says:

    Hmmm. I thought I commented on this post already… I probably started fantasizing about all the porn sites I visit and forgot. Porn is evil because naked people having sex is so wrong. My mother is still a virgin and I would never touch myself down there…On another subject, you are a self proclaimed science geek. I have been reading a bit about string theory lately. Are you able to wrap your head around the concept of a one dimensional physical object or extra dimensions beyond the common three? I have long understood that time is the fourth dimension, but string theorist discribe 11 dimensions, which I find unfathomable.

  9. All my exes either watch porn or are womanizers. Is that saying something very inane about me, or about them??“But perhaps the worst thing about this blog was that degrading women, objectifying them, sexism, de-sensitizing us to one of the beauties in life and divorcing sex from love never made the fucking list. “Completely agree with that.  A relationship between man and woman is sacred… the passion of the soul entwines with the physical.  Leave one out there is no relationship.  Only Lust or Infatuation.  Or Porn. x.x

  10. layhomeopath says:

    Wonderful last paragraph!!  YES, and amen.  applause.

  11. Kellsbella says:

    You’re talkin porn??!! How the hello did I miss this? While I believe consenting adults should be free to choose their profession or proclivity to porn, I also see the downside of porn. I actually had a long chat with AncientScribe on a related topic as I seem to be one who partakes in that particular peccadillo.

  12. I’m pretty sure that 93% of the posters on revelife have down sydrome.

  13. Amandascowen says:

    it’s not the porn industry, they do keep it 18 and over.  I get the impression they are morphing internet sex sites and legally sold pornogrpahy from certified companies into one when they are  two separate entities. (one has to  play by the law under a business license under the government and the other is illegal)THAT is where the kid porn is, in those cheap template no name sites where there is no info to a direct person to contact.  The problem being  is those cheap sex sites online  cannot afford to pay the actors and that is where it get’s ‘iffy’ as to whom they are ‘hiring’ or using in them (where the  faces are cut out and only the genitals are on display) and where some  child slavery and pedophilia and the use of underaged people is found.Honestly it’s why I think they should legalize prostitution.  At least it can be regulated and restricted and they will have to  follow certain laws

  14. agnophilo says:

    @Amandascowen – It’s an unavoidable byproduct of sites with user generated content.  Either way I’m far less concerned with a 17 year old posting a picture of their boobs on the internet than I am with predators that go after young people.

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