Tag Archives: Pornography

What’s useful about it?

16 Aug

One of my favorite movies is Scent of a Woman. In it, Slade offers Charlie some Jack Daniels. Charlie demurs, saying, “I don’t use it.” Slade retorts, “What’s useful about it?”

Every time we talk about porn around the bloggernacle (or maybe elsewhere, I don’t know), we talk about using. Actually, every time most people talk about junkies of one sort or another, they talk about using.

I never cease wanting to post, “What’s useful about it?”

Let’s define pornography addiction.

10 Aug

It’s become increasingly clear to me, at least, that we don’t have a handle on what “pornography addiction” actually means in the context of doctrine and culture.

I’m mostly calling on people who consider themselves to be addicted to pornography to say exactly what that means. You have an entire porn library that you watch on a regular basis? Or, every once in a while, you catch a dirty picture in the course of your normal activities, you stop and look at a few, get off, then go about your day? Or you saw a naked person once and you can’t get the image out of your mind?

Before we can really talk about it in a constructive manner, we need to know people’s definitions and then maybe establish some sort of baseline.

What does “pornography addiction” mean to you?

Romance novels, Porn, and the LDS woman.

17 Jun

A fascinating post just went up over at The Exponent: Romance Novels vs Pornography by Caroline.  As we have recently been talking about Fantasies, (and as one of our commenters writes bodice rippers for a living) I thought I’d share a few excerpts here.   (But you really should go read the whole thing, because Caroline has excellent links to General Authority talks as well as to a survey you can take to assist her in writing a paper on the subject.)

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