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In what situations is it acceptable to watch porn? Are there benefits, and at what age...

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gracious15 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted April 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM via web

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In what situations is it acceptable to watch porn?

Are there benefits, and at what age is it healthy for? Is it healthy at all? Should kids watch it? Should adults watch it? Married or single? 

Thanks for your input.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM (Answer #2)

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I do not think that there is anything wrong with an adult watching pornography so long as it is not affecting their real life relationships.  If a man is watching porn but is still having a healthy sexual and emotional relationship with his wife, no one is hurt (presuming that the pornography is produced by consenting adults).  

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catd1115 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted April 22, 2012 at 2:46 AM (Answer #3)

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This is a very individual issue but there are certainly some moral ground rules: pornography of children is NEVER acceptable, nor is it acceptable for childrent to be watching shown pornography.

Assuming that the pornography is legal and created by consenting adults, the key is that is should never have a negative affect on real life relationships. Too much pornography has adverse affects on a person's (especially a man's) ability to have a successful fullfilling sexual relationship with an actual woman. It warps their sense of sexuality. As for who it is okay for, well as long as you are not hurting the person you are in relationship, it is ok for any consenting adult. However if you are hiding pornography from your partner, that is not a good sign. 

There are many people who disapprove of any pornographic material for anyone at  any time, but that is a personal choice.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 22, 2012 at 5:35 AM (Answer #4)

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Though most of things are left to the personal choice in the west as long as it does not hurt anyone, however, from Islamic point of view pornography in any context is disapproved. A believer in God has to stay away from pornography and resolve to his spouse to fulfill the personal needs.

Allah (God) says:

Your wives are a tilth for you then come to your tilth as you please,

And send forward (good) for your souls;

And reverence Allah, and know that you are going to meet Him.

And give glad tidings to the believers. - (Quran 2:223)

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM (Answer #5)

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For some individuals, watching pornography can become addictive. In the past I worked at a facility where there were several teenagers (and one pre-teen) who were there because they were being treated for porn addiction.

I think that watching porn is very inappropriate for youngsters, for the same reason that it's not a good idea to have sex when you are too young emotionally to understand it completely. Children may have difficulty separating what they see from reality, and may develop unhealthy attitudes and/or appetites.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted April 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM (Answer #6)

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I think that watching pornography is very bad for kids and ...
  also, adults.

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francy17 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted May 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM (Answer #7)

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For most of my life watching porn has been discouraged. When I got into jr high tho many kids in my school watched the stuff repeatedly. Like everything else to much of something can be harmful. By watching porn you get a distorted view of sex, which was so evident by the things those teens said about love making. Porn is very disrespectful to the human body and the gift of sex. 

I wouldn't encourage anyone to view Porn. I don't think it's healthy for anyone. Why do you think we have so many sex-psychos and pedophiles out there?


P.S. Everyone has free-will, do what you want wit ur own mind

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megan-bright | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted August 5, 2012 at 7:19 PM (Answer #8)

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Everyone has their own preferences. In my humble opinion porn is rarely acceptable, particularly hardcore pron. That type of thing is terrible in my opinion. I know that porn and the other "oldest profession ever" have been around since the beginning of time. It's just something that never set well with me in any situation.

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