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PenguinJoe
04-26-12, 07:54 AM
NEW YORK – It is hard to ignore how many highly visible men in recent years (indeed, months) have behaved in sexually self-destructive ways. Some powerful men have long been sexually voracious; unlike today, though, they were far more discreet and generally used much better judgment in order to cover their tracks.

Of course, the heightened technological ability nowadays to expose private behavior is part of the reason for this change. But that is precisely the point: so many of the men caught up in sex-tinged scandals of late have exposed themselves – sometimes literally – through their own willing embrace of text messages, Twitter, and other indiscreet media.
CommentsWhat is driving this weirdly disinhibited decision-making? Could the widespread availability and consumption of pornography in recent years actually be rewiring the male brain, affecting men’s judgment about sex and causing them to have more difficulty controlling their impulses?
CommentsThere is an increasing body of scientific evidence to support this idea. Six years ago, I wrote an essay called “The Porn Myth,” which pointed out that therapists and sexual counselors were anecdotally connecting the rise in pornography consumption among young men with an increase in impotence and premature ejaculation among the same population. These were healthy young men who had no organic or psychological pathology that would disrupt normal sexual function.
CommentsThe hypothesis among the experts was that pornography was progressively desensitizing these men sexually. Indeed, hardcore pornography’s effectiveness in achieving rapid desensitization in subjects has led to its frequent use in training doctors and military teams to deal with very shocking or sensitive situations.
CommentsGiven the desensitization effect on most male subjects, researchers found that they quickly required higher levels of stimulation to achieve the same level of arousal. The experts I interviewed at the time were speculating that porn use was desensitizing healthy young men to the erotic appeal of their own partners.
CommentsSince then, a great deal of data on the brain’s reward system has accumulated to explain this rewiring more concretely. We now know that porn delivers rewards to the male brain in the form of a short-term dopamine boost, which, for an hour or two afterwards, lifts men’s mood and makes them feel good in general. The neural circuitry is identical to that for other addictive triggers, such as gambling or cocaine.
CommentsThe addictive potential is also identical: just as gamblers and cocaine users can become compulsive, needing to gamble or snort more and more to get the same dopamine boost, so can men consuming pornography become hooked. As with these other reward triggers, after the dopamine burst wears off, the consumer feels a letdown – irritable, anxious, and longing for the next fix. (There is some new evidence, uncovered by Jim Pfaus at Concordia University in Canada, that desensitization may be affecting women consumers of pornography as well.)
CommentsThis dopamine effect explains why pornography tends to become more and more extreme over time: ordinary sexual images eventually lose their power, leading consumers to need images that break other taboos in other kinds of ways, in order to feel as good. Moreover, some men (and women) have a “dopamine hole” – their brains’ reward systems are less efficient – making them more likely to become addicted to more extreme porn more easily.
CommentsAs with any addiction, it is very difficult, for neurochemical reasons, for an addict to stop doing things – even very self-destructive things – that enable him to get that next hit of dopamine. Could this be why men who in the past could take time-delayed steps to conduct affairs behind closed doors now can’t resist the impulse to send a self-incriminating text message? If so, such men might not be demons or moral ciphers, but rather addicts who are no longer entirely in control of themselves.
CommentsThis is not to say that they are not responsible for their behavior. But I would argue that it is a different kind of responsibility: the responsibility to understand the powerfully addictive potential of pornography use, and to seek counseling and medication if the addiction starts to affect one’s spouse, family, professional life, or judgment.
CommentsBy now, there is an effective and detailed model for weaning porn-addicted men and restoring them to a more balanced mental state, one less at the mercy of their compulsions. Understanding how pornography affects the brain and wreaks havoc on male virility permits people to make better-informed choices – rather than engage in pointless self-loathing or reactive collective judgments – in a world that has become more and more addictively hardcore.

RocShemp
04-26-12, 08:08 AM
Indeed, hardcore pornography’s effectiveness in achieving rapid desensitization in subjects has led to its frequent use in training doctors and military teams to deal with very shocking or sensitive situations.


Is there nothing pornography can't do? It's like a Swiss Army Knife's wet dream of itself.

Meglos
04-26-12, 08:10 AM
Hogwash! And the Rastafarian Leprechaun who lives in my left nostril agrees with me! Blibber.

cungar
04-26-12, 08:13 AM
http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/did%20not%20read/preview/did%20not%20read.jpg

The Bus
04-26-12, 08:19 AM
Sorry, can you provide some photos so I know what you are talking about?

Troy Stiffler
04-26-12, 08:26 AM
Pft. I've been "using" porn for fifteen years. Not the least bit "desensitized" to the occasional woman who lets me crawl on top of them.

Only a matter of time before I demand blood in my porn, I guess.

Wait, who wrote this article? It was a woman, wasn't it? I knew it!

orangecrush
04-26-12, 08:27 AM
link to original op-ed

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/30/is-pornography-driving-men-crazy/

Nausicaa
04-26-12, 08:34 AM
Yes... Crazy with wonder, happiness and joy.

Solid Snake
04-26-12, 08:42 AM
I'll never understand the fascination w/ porn. Get a woman or a man, maybe both? I can't get into the idea of getting turned on by 2D images when it's better to have the real deal in front of me. It just boggles me.

The Bus
04-26-12, 08:46 AM
I'll never understand the fascination w/ porn. Get a woman or a man, maybe both? I can't get into the idea of getting turned on by 2D images when it's better to have the real deal in front of me. It just boggles me.

Yeah, that's not how it works.

Screwadu
04-26-12, 08:51 AM
Porn makes us crazy but too weak and spongy to do anything with it.

TomOpus
04-26-12, 09:07 AM
Only thing driving me crazy is trying to read that article.

Groucho
04-26-12, 09:14 AM
Nice formatting of the article, great bolding. And thanks for providing the original link as well.

Mrs. Danger
04-26-12, 09:26 AM
Summary: Sex is bad, because it feels good.

Porn never drove anyone crazy, except maybe some wife obsessing about porn on her husband's computer.

whoopdido
04-26-12, 09:37 AM
I'll never understand the fascination w/ porn. Get a woman or a man, maybe both? I can't get into the idea of getting turned on by 2D images when it's better to have the real deal in front of me. It just boggles me.

I've said it before, and in the most non personal attacking way possible, you're not a normal dude.

Again, not trying to be a dick and insult you, but when it comes to porn, you're simply different than damn near every guy out there.

Mrs. Danger
04-26-12, 09:39 AM
Not really. Most men, if they are getting enough real sex, lose interest in porn.

You wouldn't know about that, though.

emanon
04-26-12, 09:48 AM
CommentsNice formatting of the article, great bolding. And thanks for providing the original link as well.

ftfy

DaveyJoe
04-26-12, 09:55 AM
Not really. Most men, if they are getting enough real sex, lose interest in porn.

What are you basing this off of, because that's not my experience, or the experience of most of my guy friends. When we're actually getting it on the regular we sometimes find ourselves watching porn more often than when we're single.

Mrs. Danger
04-26-12, 09:56 AM
Hm. All the men I know would rather fondle real boobs than look a pictures of them.

Oh, and don't let the moralists find out that having sex makes you want to look at porn.

DaveyJoe
04-26-12, 09:58 AM
Hm. All the men I know would rather fondle real boobs than look a pictures of them.

That's a no-brainer, but having sex doesn't intrinsically eliminate the desire to watch porn.

whoopdido
04-26-12, 09:59 AM
What are you basing this off of, because that's not my experience, or the experience of most of my guy friends. When we're actually getting it on the regular we sometimes find ourselves watching porn more often than when we're single.

That is exactly my experiences as well. When I'm single and not getting any, I tend to have a lower sex drive and am not as interested in porn and/or jerking off. When I'm actually getting sex on a fairly regular basis, I'm constantly horny and am looking at porn all the time.

Any woman that thinks her man doesn't watch porn and/or jerk off just because she opens her legs a couple times a week is completely delusional.

Mrs. Danger
04-26-12, 10:02 AM
Ah, that's where the misunderstanding is.

I said "if they are getting enough".

DaveyJoe
04-26-12, 10:08 AM
Ah, that's where the misunderstanding is.

I said "if they are getting enough".

No, the misunderstanding is you speaking for an entire gender you can't relate to. Daily sex increases my sex drive and make me want to watch porn when the GF is not around. It has nothing to do with getting enough.

whoopdido
04-26-12, 10:10 AM
Ah, that's where the misunderstanding is.

I said "if they are getting enough".

Well, define "enough".

I mean if you're literally having sex every single day, or even multiple times per day then that really doesn't leave a ton of time for taking care of business yourself. However, I still stand by the fact that even if guys are getting a TON of sex, they're still interested in porn and naked women in general. If they're getting constant sex they just might not take it to the next step so to speak, but they're still interested in it.

Bandoman
04-26-12, 11:24 AM
Everything is porn to me.

Everything.

RocShemp
04-26-12, 11:27 AM
Everything is porn to me.

Everything.

So that thread where your intelligence was questioned...? Porn?

Matthew Chmiel
04-26-12, 11:52 AM
Oh, and don't let the moralists find out that having sex makes you want to look at porn.
Every time I've been in a relationship, that is not true at all.

Mrs. Danger
04-26-12, 11:54 AM
Well, define "enough".

I mean if you're literally having sex every single day, or even multiple times per day then that really doesn't leave a ton of time for taking care of business yourself. However, I still stand by the fact that even if guys are getting a TON of sex, they're still interested in porn and naked women in general. If they're getting constant sex they just might not take it to the next step so to speak, but they're still interested in it.

Finally, someone who understands me.

Bandoman
04-26-12, 11:55 AM
So that thread where your intelligence was questioned...? Porn?

Yeah, you don't want to know how many times I climaxed on that one.

Solid Snake
04-26-12, 12:04 PM
Well, define "enough".

I mean if you're literally having sex every single day, or even multiple times per day then that really doesn't leave a ton of time for taking care of business yourself. However, I still stand by the fact that even if guys are getting a TON of sex, they're still interested in porn and naked women in general. If they're getting constant sex they just might not take it to the next step so to speak, but they're still interested in it.

again...I blame this in being young and being in college town but....still not interested in porn. Naked women? sure. Gimme pretty naked girls to play with and I'm great. But when you give me a picture? That picture is nothing compared to what I can get for real.

slop101
04-26-12, 12:05 PM
I don't understand pornography. I'm not being judgmental, just that even besides not wanting to see another dude's schlong, watching pornography to me is like watching people eat a good meal while I sit there starving. Who needs that?

Mabuse
04-26-12, 12:14 PM
again...I blame this in being young and being in college town but....still not interested in porn. Naked women? sure. Gimme pretty naked girls to play with and I'm great. But when you give me a picture? That picture is nothing compared to what I can get for real.

I've seen porn that showed me things neither you nor I could ever talk a chick into doing.

RocShemp
04-26-12, 12:15 PM
I don't understand pornography. I'm not being judgmental, just that even besides not wanting to see another dude's schlong, watching pornography to me is like watching people eat a good meal while I sit there starving. Who needs that?

Although I enjoy the sight of an attractive nude woman, I have to agree with this. I guess it depends on why you watch porn. Some like to watch the sex, others just enjoy the nudity.

dork
04-26-12, 12:18 PM
watching pornography to me is like watching people eat a good meal while I sit there starving.
Uh, I think the point is that instead of just watching, you're supposed to take your dick out and rub it until you ejaculate.

Now as far as pornography, I don't get it either. :shrug:

Bandoman
04-26-12, 12:24 PM
Uh, I think the point is that instead of just watching, you're supposed to take your dick out and rub it until you ejaculate.



...so it's like watching someone eat a gourmet meal while you eat a hot pocket?

RocShemp
04-26-12, 12:33 PM
...so it's like watching someone eat a gourmet meal while you eat a hot pocket?

:lol:

Being molested by lesbians seems to have really improved your mental faculties.

GMan2819
04-26-12, 01:02 PM
Porn is for when you're too lazy or too busy or don't know how/where to get the real thing.

islandclaws
04-26-12, 01:02 PM
I have a girlfriend with whom I share a ridiculously open sex life. She does any and every thing I could ever want...

And that hasn't dissuaded me one iota from watching porn.

:shrug:

Rockmjd23
04-26-12, 01:11 PM
Not really. Most men, if they are getting enough real sex, lose interest in porn.
lol

RocShemp
04-26-12, 01:15 PM
I think Mrs. Danger is coming to the uncomfortable realization that all the things Nick Danger tells her aren't necessarily true.

"Of course I don't watch porn, honey. You're all the porn I need."

:lol:

Mabuse
04-26-12, 01:23 PM
It's also important to point out that porn is not essential to jacking off. While extreme porn is always a plus if all porn disapeared from the earth men would jack to swimsuit catalogues and Glamour magazine.

Osiris3657
04-26-12, 01:23 PM
Nick Danger must do a great job of hiding the files on his computer.

kvrdave
04-26-12, 01:28 PM
What are you basing this off of, because that's not my experience, or the experience of most of my guy friends. When we're actually getting it on the regular we sometimes find ourselves watching porn more often than when we're single.

I recall studies in Psych 230 (known as Dirty 230) that would back it up. Essentially the more men get it, the less they masturbate. The opposite was true for women. They tended to masturbate more (but not to the same degree) when they were getting it more often.

kvrdave
04-26-12, 01:32 PM
I don't understand pornography. I'm not being judgmental, just that even besides not wanting to see another dude's schlong, watching pornography to me is like watching people eat a good meal while I sit there starving. Who needs that?

Which makes me think....there is a Food Network on TV, and it even has a second channel now. Obviously many people like to watch.

I'm not a big hardcore porn guy, personally. But pictures of pretty women who are naked are beautiful. I don't turn down looking at them.

However, porn has given us a society where more and more women have a casual interest in bisexuality, and that alone is enough to forgive it any faults it may have.

Timber
04-26-12, 01:41 PM
Hmmm, was this one of those highly prized "international news articles"?

DaveyJoe
04-26-12, 02:01 PM
I recall studies in Psych 230 (known as Dirty 230) that would back it up. Essentially the more men get it, the less they masturbate. The opposite was true for women. They tended to masturbate more (but not to the same degree) when they were getting it more often.

I'd be interested to see some studies on the topic. I actually expected the opposite of my experience, that's why it became a topic of conversation among my friends and I.

Mrs. Danger
04-26-12, 02:04 PM
I know for a fact that Nick has porn on his computer. But, not as much as I have on mine.

In a professional capacity, of course...

sherm42
04-26-12, 08:50 PM
I don't understand pornography. I'm not being judgmental, just that even besides not wanting to see another dude's schlong, watching pornography to me is like watching people eat a good meal while I sit there starving. Who needs that?

Not really the same thing at all. Porn is like eating cheap fast food while watching others eat a fine meal.

However, going to a strip club is more like your analogy, except you have to pay to watch a meal, and you never get a bite of your own. Going to strip clubs is what I don't understand.

Jon2
04-26-12, 09:45 PM
again...I blame this in being young and being in college town but....still not interested in porn. Naked women? sure. Gimme pretty naked girls to play with and I'm great. But when you give me a picture? That picture is nothing compared to what I can get for real.

I think you and Mrs Danger are both working from a common presumption... that for most guys, having sex is as easy to achieve as viewing porn.

If only.

FRwL
04-26-12, 11:09 PM
Yeah porn warps. Totally believe all that dopamine and brain chemicals being affected by just staring at images... the moment i got these really dark eyes and there was a mind-shock during my last time looking at it, like a really nasty head feel where i literally just looked away from the PC. That was one weird moment.

Josh-da-man
04-26-12, 11:17 PM
watching pornography to me is like watching people eat a good meal while I sit there starving. Who needs that?

Why watch the Super Bowl on TV when you could be out playing football yourself?

kvrdave
04-26-12, 11:28 PM
Why watch the Super Bowl on TV when you could be out playing football yourself?

They play it so much better than I do.


Ohhhhhhh. :o

Shazam
04-26-12, 11:55 PM
All I know is that I am now an expert at typing with one hand.

Hadrian7
04-27-12, 03:09 AM
Ding ding ding, I think we have a winner.


I think Mrs. Danger is coming to the uncomfortable realization that all the things Nick Danger tells her aren't necessarily true.

"Of course I don't watch porn, honey. You're all the porn I need."

:lol:

Gunde
04-27-12, 06:39 AM
again...I blame this in being young and being in college town but....still not interested in porn. Naked women? sure. Gimme pretty naked girls to play with and I'm great. But when you give me a picture? That picture is nothing compared to what I can get for real.
I guess you're one of the lucky ones and have a willing chick in your bed as soon as you're honey no matter what time of day or where in the world you are.

Not everyone is though.

RocShemp
04-27-12, 06:59 AM
Yeah porn warps. Totally believe all that dopamine and brain chemicals being affected by just staring at images... the moment i got these really dark eyes and there was a mind-shock during my last time looking at it, like a really nasty head feel where i literally just looked away from the PC. That was one weird moment.

Either you are an Asari or this is what happened to you when you last watched porn:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6QFwo57WKwg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

ibop
04-27-12, 07:04 AM
Not really. Most men, if they are getting enough real sex, lose interest in porn.

You wouldn't know about that, though.

I agree. And also when I am between jobs as I am now, its a boredom factor.

OTH tho, it HAS increased my "edging" over the years casuing a few lovers to comment on my staying power. ;)

VinVega
04-27-12, 07:14 AM
I'll never understand the fascination w/ porn. Get a woman or a man, maybe both? I can't get into the idea of getting turned on by 2D images when it's better to have the real deal in front of me. It just boggles me.
Porn never says no.

Osiris3657
04-27-12, 08:38 AM
I guess you're one of the lucky ones and have a willing chick in your bed as soon as you're honey no matter what time of day or where in the world you are.

Not everyone is though.

Don't be jealous Gunde, Snake has posted his pic on this forum before and if he's really sleeping with a bunch of girls as he's implying it's not anyone worth bragging about.

whoopdido
04-27-12, 10:13 AM
Either you are an Asari or this is what happened to you when you last watched porn:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6QFwo57WKwg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Umm....?

RocShemp
04-27-12, 10:26 AM
Don't be jealous Gunde, Snake has posted his pic on this forum before and if he's really sleeping with a bunch of girls as he's implying it's not anyone worth bragging about.

Snake's my friend and I really shouldn't laugh but... :lol:

kvrdave
04-27-12, 10:29 AM
Either you are an Asari or this is what happened to you when you last watched porn:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6QFwo57WKwg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

That is really odd.

TomOpus
04-27-12, 10:34 AM
That is really odd.Yeah, it's usually the Japanese that comes up with this stuff and not the French.

Giantrobo
04-27-12, 03:13 PM
Porn never says no.

:lol::up:

Troy Stiffler
04-27-12, 05:30 PM
Yeah porn warps. Totally believe all that dopamine and brain chemicals being affected by just staring at images... the moment i got these really dark eyes and there was a mind-shock during my last time looking at it, like a really nasty head feel where i literally just looked away from the PC. That was one weird moment.

Hm. I didn't know that porn pics are still a thing. It's all videos nowadays.

Living Dead
04-27-12, 05:32 PM
Porn destroyed my life. I used to get a boner just looking at an attractive woman in every day life. Now I can't even get hard unless I'm eating shit from an ice cream cone and inserting live eels into a woman's ass through a funnel while a midget she-male blows me.

DVD Polizei
04-27-12, 05:39 PM
I hear yah, dude.


Now, let's fill up your waffle cone. :up:

joeblow69
04-27-12, 05:39 PM
Hm. I didn't know that porn pics are still a thing. It's all videos nowadays.
Sounds like you haven't found the true purpose of tumblr.com yet! It's a freaking porno blackhole of pics, with some vids thrown in for good measure.

Shazam
04-27-12, 05:40 PM
Porn destroyed my life. I used to get a boner just looking at an attractive woman in every day life. Now I can't even get hard unless I'm eating shit from an ice cream cone and inserting live eels into a woman's ass through a funnel while a midget she-male blows me.

Can you PM me the link? Thanks.

Giantrobo
04-27-12, 06:35 PM
One thing that porn did to screw me up me early on was make me think all women wanted sex as much as I did. :(

I guess it didn't help that I tended to date a lot of girls -AFTER- they went through their "whore stage". :(

DVD Polizei
04-27-12, 09:10 PM
That is really sad, G.


Awww shucks, let me share my waffle cone with yah, man. :grouphug:

Giantrobo
04-27-12, 09:40 PM
:lol:

Rockmjd23
04-27-12, 10:01 PM
I guess it didn't help that I tended to date a lot of girls -AFTER- they went through their "whore stage". :(
Girls don't have whore stages nowadays. They have abstinent stages.

PopcornTreeCt
04-27-12, 11:14 PM
I think there's a big misconception about porn satisfying some kinda orgasm quota. It's mostly about something different. Different girl or different actions, something different from the sex sessions with a significant other.

The Bus
04-27-12, 11:33 PM
One thing that porn did to screw me up me early on was make me think all women wanted sex as much as I did. :(

I guess it didn't help that I tended to date a lot of girls -AFTER- they went through their "whore stage". :(

On the other hand, they've learned a lot.

Giantrobo
04-28-12, 12:09 AM
I think there's a big misconception about porn satisfying some kinda orgasm quota. It's mostly about something different. Different girl or different actions, something different from the sex sessions with a significant other.

Yeah but most of us go back to the same stuff when we look at porn. I mean, that's why we hoard it on our pc's right?

Giantrobo
04-28-12, 12:11 AM
On the other hand, they've learned a lot.

Good for them... And the lucky guy who gets to be near them when they decide to fire up the "whore stage" again.

Giantrobo
04-28-12, 12:11 AM
Girls don't have whore stages nowadays. They have abstinent stages.

I think you may be right.

whoopdido
04-28-12, 10:29 AM
Yeah but most of us go back to the same stuff when we look at porn. I mean, that's why we horde it on our pc's right?

Right. I think most guys have a "thing" they're into and things they're not into. Most of my porn is pretty similar. It's not like I have dozens and dozens of totally different categories that I switch back and forth between. Fat, skinny, big tits, little tits, hairy, shaved, etc. for example, I have zero interest in anal. I have a ton of porn saved on my computer but as far as I know there isn't even one anal scene on there.

When I go to tube galore there are hundreds of different categories but I usually go back to the same ones over and over.

Mrs. Danger
04-28-12, 10:52 AM
Yeah but most of us go back to the same stuff when we look at porn. I mean, that's why we horde it on our pc's right?

You have a horde of porn on your computer? Pics?

DVD Polizei
04-28-12, 11:05 AM
Good for them... And the lucky guy who gets to be near them when they decide to fire up the "whore stage" again.

Female Whore Stage = "Yep, you make enough cash to fulfill my high maintenance needs!"

Male Whore Stage = "She has tits! Yaayyyy!"

Living Dead
04-28-12, 05:18 PM
One thing that porn did to screw me up me early on was make me think all women wanted sex as much as I did. :(

There's a fair amount of truth in this. When I was 12 or so I saw my first pornos... a stash of VHS tapes hidden in my dad's closet (no internet yet). I remember thinking "Man, girls must really like to fuck! It's so easy! All I have to do is order her a pizza or fix her TV!" I was deluded as I went into high school and tried to get laid.

RagingBull80
04-28-12, 06:26 PM
for example, I have zero interest in anal.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one.

RocShemp
04-28-12, 06:49 PM
Come to think of it, I have absolutely no porn on my computer. Never have, either. I've seen porn, sure, but was never compelled to make a collection. :shrug:

mndtrp
04-28-12, 06:55 PM
I'm so glad I'm not the only one.

Come to think of it, I have absolutely no porn on my computer. Never have, either. I've seen porn, sure, but was never compelled to make a collection. :shrug:

Same here, for both.

Solid Snake
04-28-12, 07:00 PM
Come to think of it, I have absolutely no porn on my computer. Never have, either. I've seen porn, sure, but was never compelled to make a collection. :shrug:

So....just this computer?

RocShemp
04-28-12, 07:04 PM
So....just this computer?

No computer that's ever been mine has had any porn in it.

Mrs. Danger
04-28-12, 07:12 PM
I notice you say "in" it. Does that mean you had magazines stacked ON it?

DaveyJoe
04-28-12, 07:17 PM
for example, I have zero interest in anal.

Same here, never understood the appeal. I think it's gross. Same with foot fetishes.

RocShemp
04-28-12, 07:26 PM
I notice you say "in" it. Does that mean you had magazines stacked ON it?

Nope. No magazines either. And (before you ask) no BD's, DVD's, CD's, or VHS tapes. I've never been into collecting porn. Never seemed important to me.

Same here, never understood the appeal. I think it's gross. Same with foot fetishes.

I must admit that I have a foot fetish but never saw the appeal of dirty feet, sniffing them, or the whole trampling and covering them with food or whatever the hell else.

mhg83
04-28-12, 08:10 PM
Come to think of it, I have absolutely no porn on my computer. Never have, either. I've seen porn, sure, but was never compelled to make a collection. :shrug:

Facesitting is a very niche fetich hard to find on the internet. Whenever i come across videos it goes straight into my collection :)

NORML54601
04-28-12, 08:29 PM
For those of you not into anal, have you tried it? I'm not big into anal porn, but I sure like the act.

Deadman31
04-28-12, 08:35 PM
Facesitting is a very niche fetich hard to find on the internet. Whenever i come across videos it goes straight into my collection :)

thats quite the shocker.

Solid Snake
04-28-12, 08:36 PM
I'm not attracted to the idea of a dick in my asshole. I don't mind putting my dick in a pretty girl's asshole. But no way is any object going in my asshole.

RocShemp
04-28-12, 08:39 PM
I'm not attracted to the idea of a dick in my asshole. I don't mind putting my dick in a pretty girl's asshole. But no way is any object going in my asshole.

Talk about double standards. :rolleyes:

Not that I disagree. :shrug: But the point is moot as I've never tried it. :(

NORML54601
04-28-12, 08:51 PM
I'm not attracted to the idea of a dick in my asshole. I don't mind putting my dick in a pretty girl's asshole. But no way is any object going in my asshole.

:lol: I meant as a top.


Oh, and enjoy colon cancer since you won't be getting any colonoscopies.

RocShemp
04-28-12, 08:54 PM
:lol: I meant as a top.


Oh, and enjoy colon cancer since you won't be getting any colonoscopies.

A colonoscopy involves getting a dick put up your asshole? :eek: FUCK THAT NOISE!

RagingBull80
04-28-12, 09:01 PM
For those of you not into anal, have you tried it? I'm not big into anal porn, but I sure like the act.

I have to admit that I've never tried it. I just can't help but think about how poop comes out of that particular hole.

NORML54601
04-28-12, 09:06 PM
I'm not attracted to the idea of a dick in my asshole. I don't mind putting my dick in a pretty girl's asshole. But no way is any object going in my asshole.

A colonoscopy involves getting a dick put up your asshole? :eek: FUCK THAT NOISE!

Reading is fundamental.

antspawn
04-28-12, 09:44 PM
eww I hate porn, thank goodness I never got into that sorta thing. :D

wearetheborg
04-28-12, 11:09 PM
There is an increasing body of scientific evidence to support this idea. Six years ago, I wrote an essay called “The Porn Myth,” which pointed out that therapists and sexual counselors were anecdotally connecting the rise in pornography consumption among young men with an increase in impotence and premature ejaculation among the same population.

Naomi Wolf is a political activist and social critic

Does Ms Wolf know what scientific evidence means?

Mrs. Danger
04-28-12, 11:14 PM
I have anecdotal evidence. My personally gathered evidence shows clearly that the only people who get screwed up by looking at porn are the people who feel guilty about it.

Jon2
04-28-12, 11:24 PM
I have to admit that I've never tried it. I just can't help but think about how poop comes out of that particular hole.

Sooner or later, something disgusting comes out of every bodily orifice of every human being... puke out the pie hole... babies and afterbirth out the, uh, well, you know... etc., etc.

Your point?

Jon2
04-28-12, 11:29 PM
Does Ms Wolf know what scientific evidence means?

Not if she's a "social critic".

Outside of being a part of the leadership hierarchy of any religion, it's probably the least scientific occupation on earth.

Jon2
04-28-12, 11:40 PM
I have anecdotal evidence. My personally gathered evidence shows clearly that the only people who get screwed up by looking at porn are the people who feel guilty about it.

I agree.

Nothing anecdotal, but my observations tell me that people who get screwed up by porn... are screwed up to begin with, so porn really isn't the culprit.

Simply put... being crazy will make you crazy, and it gets worse the longer it goes on.

Giantrobo
04-29-12, 12:43 AM
You have a horde of porn on your computer? Pics?

Ooops. Wrong word. I meant "hoard". But then again, it is a gathering of people on some level.

Jack Straw
04-29-12, 03:39 PM
Not really. Most men, if they are getting enough real sex, lose interest in porn.

You wouldn't know about that, though. Incorrect here. Guess I'm just one of the few, the proud, the terminally horny!

RagingBull80
04-29-12, 03:46 PM
Sooner or later, something disgusting comes out of every bodily orifice of every human being... puke out the pie hole... babies and afterbirth out the, uh, well, you know... etc., etc.

Your point?

My point was this:

I have to admit that I've never tried it. I just can't help but think about how poop comes out of that particular hole.

andy434343
06-20-12, 07:36 AM
I'll never understand the fascination w/ porn. Get a woman or a man, maybe both? I can't get into the idea of getting turned on by 2D images when it's better to have the real deal in front of me. It just boggles me.

I have a very attractive girlfriend, who is also a great lady.

But I am still a guy, and most guys still want to fuck every hot girl they see.

So I still watch porn...... a better word would be "utilize" porn.

It keeps me at bay.

A female friend once told me how she has moved onto 2 vibrators at once.

I told her that I will two-up her double penetration style of masturbation, because I have had 4 different pornos playing at the same time on my widescreen computer monitor. GOOD VARIETY....

I don't do that all the time, and I doubt she double penetrates each time either.......

If porn was ever removed from society, I believe the ripple effect would be larger than expected.

RocShemp
06-20-12, 08:37 AM
A female friend once told me how she has moved onto 2 vibrators at once.

I doubt she double penetrates each time either.......

Any video clips of your double-vibe friend?

Troy Stiffler
06-20-12, 09:11 AM
Think of all the violence and terrorism that free porn supresses. We'd live in a post-apocalyptic landscape it it weren't for porn (and hookers).

andy434343
06-20-12, 10:05 AM
Any video clips of your double-vibe friend?

Unfortunately I do not. I have pondered the idea to ask for such media from a few of my hot friends. I am almost certain that I could succeed with a few.

But....then the porn watching gets into the realm of reality instead of fantasy. My girlfriend understands I watch porn. It's something she understands that it's part of many men's lives including my own.

She would be MOST DISPLEASED, if she knew that I utilized video from a female friend.

Porn would then be looked upon as more or less cheating from her perspective.

Women are crazy, I know.......

Think of all the violence and terrorism that free porn supresses. We'd live in a post-apocalyptic landscape it it weren't for porn (and hookers).

No shit.......Imagine an over populated area filled with men who haven't busted their loads.....

It's god damn World War 3 in the fucking making.....

slop101
06-20-12, 10:10 AM
What do you guys think of all this new research showing pornography usage these days skyrocketing (thanks to high-speed internet and so much of it being free) and creating a new generation of porn addicts who can't properly function in a real relationship?

wSF82AwSDiU

Is Internet Porn Killing Your Sex Drive?
by Anthony Mychal

Facebook’s popular, and so is Wikipedia. But there are other websites attracting people’s attention: In the USA, 12 percent of Internet websites feature pornography and roughly 43 percent of Internet users say they look at pornographic material online. For many, cyberporn is causing problems beyond finding ways to erase that browser history. Online pornography habits can cause problems in people’s personal life, sex drive, and romantic relationships.

Perusing Porn – Why It Matters

Researchers think the Internet makes people much more vulnerable to sex addictions because it gives them instant access to pornographic material. One study found that, among people who said they’d ever used their computer for sexual purposes, one percent were cybersex addicts, meaning they spent about 11 hours weekly engaged in cybersex activity (which includes visiting pornographic websites and having online sex with another person). The problem applies more frequently to men, since women are more likely to view pornography with a romantic partner.

Some porn addicts say they spend as many as eight hours watching pornography every night — but it’s not clear how much time someone has to spend with Girls Gone Wild before the habit becomes “excessive.” Experts say the problem is less about the amount of time someone spends viewing porn and more about how the habit affects their relationships and daily functioning.

Research on the effects of looking at cyberporn is pretty limited, but a recent study of Italian men suggests excessive porn consumption can cause sexual anorexia — anxieties about sex or a fear of sex that limits intimacy. And the findings may also be important in the USA, since recent research suggests increasing numbers of American men are checking out cyberporn. Looking at porn regularly can hurt sexual performance because people may start needing stronger visual signals to become aroused. For some people who look at porn regularly, having sex may no longer even produce a physiological sense of reward. The habit causes problems in a relationship when one partner starts sneaking into the bathroom with the laptop, and when pornography viewing becomes a secret, isolating habit. And it’s not just about who took out the trash last time — one survey found Internet porn is a growing factor in American divorce cases.

While most porn viewers are guys, about one third of visitors to pornographic websites are women, and psychologists say women struggle with cyberporn addictions, too. But research suggests men and women tend to treat porn differently. Men often use pornography on their own and for more immediate sexual pleasures. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to use porn to enhance sexual experiences with a partner or explore their curiosity. But for both genders, pornography can be part of a healthy sex life.

Long Live the Libido – The Answer/Debate

Looking at porn doesn’t always have negative effects. The effects of looking at cyberporn depend on individual factors, like how arousing someone finds the pornographic material and his/her sexual background. For couples, some research suggests online sexual activity can actually improve intimate sexual relationships. People who engage in a moderate amount of online sexual activity say they have sex more often and enjoy it more. Plus, some couples enjoy sharing O-Town-type fantasies and viewing erotic images together. “Couples porn,” pornographic videos designed for couples to watch together, can also put some spice back in that sex life. Most importantly, couples should be honest about their online pornography habits.

If looking at porn is taking a negative toll on someone’s personal life, there are a few ways to manage the issue. Some experts suggest stopping the porn habit cold turkey. Another option is to visit a sex therapist to discuss the problem. Self-help groups that meet in-person and (perhaps ironically) online can be helpful. Successful treatment programs usually help patients learn skills to cope with the problem and prevent a relapse. Or perhaps just try viewing a different kind of stimulating photographs.

The Takeaway

Constant access to pornographic material online can sometimes cause problems in personal relationships. But, for people who enjoy viewing pornography, there are ways to make the habit part of a healthy sex life.

Experts’ Takes

We asked some Greatist Experts, sex therapist Dr. Ian Kerner and addiction specialist Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico, for their thoughts on cyberporn habits.

Ian Kerner: “What’s different now compared to years ago is that pornography is both free and easily accessible, so more masturbation occurs than normal. Sometimes this leads to difficulties getting mentally aroused. So while the body can be physically stimulated, the visual novelty that pornography users accustom themselves to may make it harder to get mentally aroused.

While these things can interfere with sexual intimacy, don’t panic. Masturbation isn’t wrong. If you’re experiencing a decreased libido and you suspect the origin to be over-masturbation, take two weeks off from both masturbation and porn. The following two weeks, continue avoiding pornography.”

Dessa Bergen-Cico: “From a young age men have access to all types of porn images, videos, etc, online. They become oriented to think this experience is normal, expected, anticipated behavior. … It’s not reality.

[A pornography addiction] can affect [a relationship] in a lot of ways. It can be part and parcel of a larger sex addiction, or just a straight pornography addiction. If it’s a pornography addiction then there is a lack of intimacy between people, and it makes the relationship more fragile.”

http://greatist.com/happiness/is-internet-porn-killing-your-sex-drive-022712/#

andy434343
06-20-12, 01:14 PM
Talk about a thread killer.......

Mordred
06-20-12, 01:51 PM
Looking at porn doesn’t always have negative effects. The effects of looking at cyberporn depend on individual factors, like how arousing someone finds the pornographic material and his/her sexual background. For couples, some research suggests online sexual activity can actually improve intimate sexual relationships. People who engage in a moderate amount of online sexual activity say they have sex more often and enjoy it more. Plus, some couples enjoy sharing O-Town-type fantasies and viewing erotic images together. “Couples porn,” pornographic videos designed for couples to watch together, can also put some spice back in that sex life. Most importantly, couples should be honest about their online pornography habits.
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/speedysoraous/music%20album/o-town.jpg
WTF? Am I missing something?

Solid Snake
06-20-12, 01:55 PM
I've never heard of them. Are they like bargain bin NSYNC?

Mordred
06-20-12, 02:11 PM
I've never heard of them. Are they like bargain bin NSYNC?If memory serves, when NSync broke up, they were the manager's replacement act. A big media blitz ensued that tried to foist them on a public that had already moved on. I assume they're all dead now.

Jon2
06-21-12, 01:53 AM
What do you guys think of all this new research showing pornography usage these days skyrocketing (thanks to high-speed internet and so much of it being free) and creating a new generation of porn addicts who can't properly function in a real relationship?

BS. He's making an association where none exists.

Besides... his conclusion is backwards. It's people who can't properly function in a real relationship that become porn addicts... and that's whats causing the (supposed) rise in porn viewing.

I say supposed because I've read articles that claim that porn viewing is in decline. Probably because of its ready accessibility.

slop101
06-21-12, 09:33 AM
BS. He's making an association where none exists.

Besides... his conclusion is backwards. It's people who can't properly function in a real relationship that become porn addicts... and that's whats causing the (supposed) rise in porn viewing.

I say supposed because I've read articles that claim that porn viewing is in decline. Probably because of its ready accessibility.Yeah, I kinda' agree. As with most addictions, porn addiction is more about the person and their personal compulsions than the porn itself. It's the person's own obsessive tendencies that turn them into addicts (be it drugs, alcohol, gambling, porn, etc.) more than the thing they're addicted to.