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The people are being sluts and are only enjoying carnal pleasure. Every time I look at it I always feel that I'm overlooking something that would lead me to not watching/enjoying it. I have thought about it a thousand times and come to the conclusion that, porn is just a tool. That people who are sexually starving are naturally going to be attracted to it and it's not wrong. I think Peikoff once mentioned that it's moral [immoral? Ed] to enjoy people being irrational (can some one point out how is it irrational?). But I don't see how would it pertain to me, what choices another made -- I'm just enjoying the results. Would a person with dignity be capable of wanting it?

asked Mar 02 '12 at 16:13

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edited Mar 03 '12 at 10:12

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I'll admit, I enjoy some pornography. But pornography comes in all types, and not all of it is watching people have sex. Some is simply nude modelling. It's hard to believe that looking at a healthy naked body, nicely presented, would be immoral.

As for watching sex, the issue gets more complicated. But let's be a charitable as possible: is it immoral to watch healthy sex that happens to have been filmed for presentation?

I'll let others answer this question.

(Mar 03 '12 at 09:56) John Paquette ♦ John%20Paquette's gravatar image

What do you mean by helthy? Simply it being ordinary porn, and not being something like having sex with animal? Or a loving couple being filmed, and not pornstars having sex?

(Apr 09 '12 at 15:42) Sage Sage's gravatar image

For the record, the actors who engage in such activities do it voluntarily and were paid for their...performances, just like a normal actor in a feature film. I think you're confusing "normal" pr0n for snuff and slash videos, in which underage Russian girls are sold against their will for such purposes. You catch my drift. This topic goes so far beyond the line, it makes Jersey Shore look classy. As far as health goes, just don't let it get in the way of your normal life and your daily activities.

(Apr 09 '12 at 21:22) Collin1 Collin1's gravatar image

I think the root of this question (why is it immoral to enjoy the irrational acts of others), is a better question that may deserve its own thread.

(Apr 10 '12 at 10:12) JK Gregg ♦ JK%20Gregg's gravatar image

Can someone just , give me straight anwser, for the love.... And Tetracide, how are porn actors irrational?

(Apr 10 '12 at 20:02) Sage Sage's gravatar image

I never said they were. My own answer to your question: No, it is not - in and of itself - wrong. If you are using pornography to avoid your failing marriage, then my answer might be different.

Without deeper context, no, looking at ordinary pornography isn't wrong.

(Apr 10 '12 at 23:07) JK Gregg ♦ JK%20Gregg's gravatar image
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Pornography is, as you say, just a tool. As such it is neither moral nor immoral in itself -- it depends on the use to which you put it. If you're using it as a substitute for seeking out a fulfilling romantic relationship that's a problem. If you're using it to spice up or enhance a relationship, or to fill a need because you're stuck in a situation where seeking out a real relationship is temporarily not possible, that's a different story. The question to ask yourself is why you're watching it and what you enjoy about it?

Rand herself thought hard-core pornography was "unspeakably disgusting", basically because she thought sex was too important a part of human life to be stripped of its spiritual aspects and reduced to mere anatomical display. In effect she viewed it as an insult to a profound value. But there's a difference between 'disgusting' and 'immoral to watch'.

answered Apr 24 '12 at 23:25

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