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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
    There are also people are into the whole costume part of the game and these can also be seen in other examples of life like civil war re enactors or Renaissance Faire devotees.
    The funny thought comes to mind: "You know, BDSM is a whole lot like RenFaire ... " LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb244 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPablo View Post
    [...]The definition of pornography need not be rigid, [...]
    HEYNOW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPablo
    [...]The definition of pornography need not be rigid, [...]
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    HEYNOW!
    You know they got viagra for that...
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    Isnt that like 10$ for a pill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromo33333 View Post
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    Very nice... :rolleyes:
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    For those who didn't thumb their dictionaries recently, pornography comes from the greek that means pictures (graph-) of prostitutes (porn-?).

    Is porn/eroticism defined along the lines of content (actual vs. non-actual sexual acts) or attitude (what arouses you is porn, what arouses me is eroticism because I'm better than thou)?

    I wish the divide would be a neutral one, like let's just call porn what depicts sexual acts and eroticism what depicts desires, but we've already loaded a lot of attitudes in these words. The careful theoricist would then have to come up with new terms that circumscribe more carefully the categories she wish to delineate for the purpose of her discussion, and that's an attitude I generally subscribe to.

    Ordinary language is a blunt knife when it comes to these matters. So if one wants to "define" porn, I would commend him to the current usage of the term. As to whether it identifies a clear concept, my answer is no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhv View Post
    Ordinary language is a blunt knife when it comes to these matters. So if one wants to "define" porn, I would commend him to the current usage of the term. As to whether it identifies a clear concept, my answer is no.
    You know... I think this is a GOOD way to start many discussions..
    Setting out definitions helps keep everyone's thougths on the same frequency.
    Mismatched lingo just leads to garbled junk... generaly.

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    Definition is a tool, not a solution.

    If you can arrive at a definition that informs and explains and serves as a shorthand for useful meaning, it is great and useful.

    If it only leads to further disagreement, it's not so helpful.

    I'm not sure that "pornography" is something you can define, either inductively, or deductively, because in essence it is just an affront to values that we either hold, or think we should hold.

    Abuse and mistreatment are things that we are more likely to agree on. Objectification and diminution of personal integrity are others that we can probably get somewhat close to agreeing on.

    If you value keeping genitalia or female breasts private, or at least something that is only shared intimately, with those who you know, love and respect, than full nudity is an affront. If you consider genitalia or female breasts to be nothing more than an attractive part of the human anatomy, to be shared, or not, as circumstances dictate, then you will not consider full nudity an affront.

    If you consider sexual activity as something that is best shared only in private, you will consider the public display of sexual activity an affront. If you are comfortable with the public display of sexual activity, and consider that to be appropriate, then you will not consider the public display of sexual activity an affront.

    It is the imposition of others' values on these issues that causes problems. Further, it is the attempt by others, to impose their values on those who don't share them, that really causes problems.

    IMHO we should welcome the arguments of those whose values we, at first instance, don't share. We may be convinced, if not in general, at least in the specific instance.

    As far as I'm concerned, if someone says they are upset and offended by something that bothers them, I don't have any problem in respecting their desire not to be exposed to that something, and I'm happy to hear their arguments why I should be offended as well.

    Don't get me wrong, I have preferences. Like a lot of males, I am much more comfortable with female nudity, than male nudity. I just think it important to both protect my sensibilities, while at the same time not attempting to impose my choices on others.

    $0.02 worth, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I have preferences. Like a lot of males, I am much more comfortable with female nudity, than male nudity. I just think it important to both protect my sensibilities, while at the same time not attempting to impose my choices on others.
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    Interesting you say that. Funnily enough I am more comfortable with male nudity than female nudity. Unforunately the gender balance of what is practiced and what is seen is w-a-y off.

    In my earlier post I mentioned that nude (or semi-clothed) 'work' (including exploitative pornography) can cover what is best and what is worst in 'humanity' but I ommitted to say that much of what I see as 'serious' (including 'erotic') or 'aspiring serious' photographic nude art I think is neither enlightening/uplifting, nor offensive, nor challenging and boundary-breaking, but just plain boring. I include some of the greats in that, and don't include Mapplethorpe.

    This won't be popular here, but I'm coming to the conclusion that I'm not interested in photographic 'nude' work but prefer the subtleties of drawing, painting and sculpture. (There are, of course, important exeptions, I include Mapplethorpe for one).

    My favourite photographic nude is Willy Ronis' 'Le Nu Provenal'. A lot of stuff I see is just trying to be clever, and in my view it rarely works.

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