6 Unhealthy Messages About Sex Pornography Teaches Us All

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Adult films have gone from locked PPV channels and VHS subscriptions hidden in boxes of closes to 6 second vines scrolling across mobile devices via social media and tube sites.  It’s safe to say that the average person is bombarded with some type of sexual imagery or full on sexual content on a daily basis, and according to recent statistics pornography consumption daily is within the multimillions in views.  While pornography is considered a healthy form of inspiration, there are some messages within the work that can do more harm than good to one’s personal ideals about sexuality.  Society welcomes adult entertainment, but these seven messages often associated from the consumption of pornography should not be embraced.

1. Women are always hot and ready.

Most adult scenes begin with a hot and horny woman who’s ready to get it on.   Within two to five minutes of the video she is being penetrated and sex seems to go on forever.  Contrary to the sexual portrayals in pornography women are not completely turned on and ready for sex within minutes.  In fact, it takes women up to 20 minutes to be completely aroused and ready in her mind and body to have comfortable sex.  Yes, women become horny and some women may be ready to go instantly, but on average foreplay is needed for a woman to feel comfortable enough and safe enough to go all the way.

2. Women’s bodies are picture perfect.

The women who are cast for high budget adult films or for publications like Playboy, Hustler, Penthouse or other men’s magazines have bodies that have been altered either by surgery or photoshop or manipulated by light.  Even those women who are all natural aren’t representative of the average ladies on the street.  Sometimes pornography can warp one’s perception of what real bodies look like and create a sense of disappointment when that ideal isn’t attained.  Amateur videos and BBW categories show a realistic range of body types, but the viewer must always remember that each actor is cast with a unique look in mind.