Monday, April 21, 2014

The internet is for...

For those unacquainted with Avenue Q, I'll give you a brief respite here at the beginning to go check it out. You don't have to watch the entire thing before coming back to this entry, but you should at least listen to the song I'm referencing in the title. Here, I'll even do the work for you.

Then you should also check out, "Everybody's a Little Bit Racist," and "If You Were Gay," because both of those songs are hilarious too. Although not relevant to this blog entry, so just put them on your queue for later.

I was celebrating 420 this past Sunday, and as I tend to do once I have hoovered all the snacks, I was browsing porn to do some bean flicking.

Did you know that on PornHub alone there are 60 different categories of videos you can watch? (Go ahead, check my math. I'll wait.) I find that absolutely fascinating. There's a lot of discussion out there about porn. I'd put myself, on the spectrum of "anti-porn" to "pro-porn" somewhere on the pro side. Is it demeaning to women? Sometimes. Does it set unrealistic ideals when it comes to sex? Yes. My three biggest complaints (everything of course having to come in threes, you know): The frequency and utter fakery that are women's orgasms in the majority of porn, the fact that there's rarely "set-up" shown for a scene (use of lube for anal being a big one), and the lack of condoms. That last one I could sort of argue for and against, but at the end of everything I think making condoms a "norm" for sexual activity isn't a terrible idea at all.

However, those critiques notwithstanding, I think overall it's fucking fantastic to have such a gigantic variety of porn available. Know exactly what you're looking for? You can find it somewhere. Not really sure what you're into? Click around in the categories and find something that gets your gears turning. That's a positive for me that people can experiment and find things. Sure, it's maybe not the most realistic portrayal of what that given sexual activity will actually be like, but it's at least out there to find. I only hold out hope that people go past some 3 minute clip online (don't lie, even if the video's 10 minutes you're only really watching 3 minutes of it) to actually learn and communicate about said sexual activity. That's where the actual fun starts.

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