We want to simply continue thinking (philosophically speaking) about the phenomenon called pornography in our times.
We see it this way:
It used to be that religion would tell Men and Women to get into a binding relation that would exclude sexual activities outside of their committed relation – yet, even back then that would never work for all and hardly work for most at all times.
The reasons are many, women would want to have a child with the strongest most promising male around – perhaps rather than with the one they got married to. While men would not get their daily dosage of arousal by their one-and-only gal at home, because women are complicated that way.
Then, finally, came the push for the big sexual freedom, somewhere in the 60’s. To have sex with as many different partners slowly became a fashion.
But, as always in the past when such cohabitation situations became wide spread, the downside of it did not let us wait for long, sexually transmitted diseases.
So, if sleeping around is too dangerous, the same old number with the same old partner to boring, what is left over??
Exactly, i call it “supermarket sex”.
Supermarket sex because it works in similar ways, instead of the old small corner store system where you had to stand on a counter and ask the store keeper to give you this and that and naturally had to talk to someone you would have preferred not to, the supermarket is basically impersonal anonymous shopping.
Same thing with porn.
Instead of the girl going out there looking for a soother she goes out there to buy some toys.
Instead of using all her sex appeal to lure in some stranger she now goes to a clean (hopefully) and safe studio and teases an impersonal mass of males – and might even get paid well for doing so, if not she might at least get a kick out of fantasizing about all the males that where looking at her in glossy magazines or somewhere online while she enjoyed herself or got served by (hopefully) clean and safely chosen males.
And the males?
Well, they get to see all the girls they want, in all shapes, sizes and builds in absolutely no clothing or in any fetish clothing they could have ever dreamt up themselves or learned of by visiting porn sites, and these girls will do anything (well, almost, there are certain legal restrictions in place) a male could fantasize about.
So, if we look at the brightest possible side of porn we observe that there’s no safer sex than porn.
The girls don’t get knocked up, the guys don’t get trapped and neither gets any sexually transmitted diseases!
The downside is the same as in pretty much every other aspect of our lives in the 21st century, things have become unbelievably impersonal.
I see girls happier when they can send around SMS to their male buddies than when they have them actually around in person, when we go shopping we don’t want to be chatted up, we want to try and buy all by ourselves, old controlling systems like the fellows that would walk back and forth train wagons in European trains begin to vanish and being replaced by automated machine controls, heck even supermarkets are going for the automated self checkout, let’s hope this continues to a point where we all are also entitled by birth right to have our very own indoor pools!