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Post by McLaren on Thu 20 Mar 2014, 7:44 am

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In this TEDx talk Ran Gavrieli talks about the why he stopped watching internet pornography and describes that damage watching porn can do to yourself and society.



THe points he raises are

1. Porn is an extension of the prostitution business and sex trade.

2. Watching porn has dangerous emotional and psychological consequences for those who watch it.


I have to say I agree with both these points and believe he makes a compelling case for not watching porn, especially as its link to abuse of women is established and therefore it is immoral on those grounds alone. By watching you are creating demand for the abuse of women. I of course accept it is hard to give up and the user - like other addictive behaviors such as alcohol and gambling - is not fully at fault for the actions they take. But the driving force exists to provide a reason to at least try and give up on internet porn.
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Post by Galted on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 3:29 pm

kingraf wrote:I admit, that is a rather impressive feat - I tried to show mine off once in Koln, was too drunk to properly take off my pants... Ahh I miss being 16 and in Germany...

That's a pretty impressive attempt yourself.  The last time I exposed myself in a drunk state was showing a friend's girlfriend my brown-eye but she screamed about how hairy my arse crack is which was annoying.
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Post by seanmichaels on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 3:31 pm

Galted wrote:
kingraf wrote:I admit, that is a rather impressive feat - I tried to show mine off once in Koln, was too drunk to properly take off my pants... Ahh I miss being 16 and in Germany...

That's a pretty impressive attempt yourself.  The last time I exposed myself in a drunk state was showing a friend's girlfriend my brown-eye but she screamed about how hairy my arse crack is which was annoying.

In a mainly blokes officen you can usually get a few laughs doing the Fly.

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Post by Guest on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 4:27 pm

seanmichaels wrote:
Galted wrote:Don't change the subject, kingraf.  Michaels has seen the shadow of his John Thomas on the side of a castle.

You can recreate it quite easily with a torch in a bedroom although missus stopped finding that funny a long time ago

Think I may have mentioned this before but another good trick is going to the urinals next to a stranger and pull your jeans and boxers/pants down around your ankles and urinate just as a young child would. You usually need one guy to commit the deed and another to act as a 'spotter' for the strangers reaction. You can have endless fun with that one.
It'd be vastly improved by staring the person next to you in the face, clapping your hands and shouting excitedly "I just done a big boy wee!"

Often wanted to do it myself but being punched in the face and found by the ambulance service with my trousers round my ankles is not something I wish to go through...again....this week...at that pub!

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 11:04 am

I remember a religious right guy interviewing Ted Bundy the day before he died...trying to get him to admit it was porn that made him kill those girls..

Of course he jumped at the chance to absolve himself of responsibility...

Seems to be ok for these types to go on TV telling everybody that doesn't send him ten bucks through the post they are going to hell..

But not ok for me and Jo to enjoy our Peter North collection

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Post by The Fourth Lion on Fri 28 Mar 2014, 5:35 pm

Ah, good old porn.  Always good for a bit of schoolboy ribaldry on any discussion forum.  

I suppose we're all "into it" at some point in our lives.   I remember when I was about 14, spending an occasional happy afternoon flicking through the pages of my mum's Freeman's catalogue when nobody else was at home.   Happy days.

I can't imagine there is anything that human beings will do to get their jollies that hasn't been committed to photo or video and I reckon that down the years I've seen the lot.   I suppose if there is one overriding thought that comes to mind, it would be that when you've seen one, you've seen them all.

Is porn "obscene"..?   Well, the old legal definition used to be "That which corrupts and depraves".   The question that arises from this is that anybody that goes out of their way to obtain pornography of any kind must already be corrupted and depraved in the first place (at least in the legal sense) to even want to look at it, so it isn't the material that does the corrupting and depraving..... the individual was already that way when they sought it out.   D H Lawrence's lawyers made a pretty penny out of arguing that very point during the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial.  And they won.

Is pornography exploitative..?  Where human trafficking is concerned, it surely is.  When women are abducted, addicted to narcotics and forced to prostitute themselves to obtain their next hit, then it is likewise exploitative.  So-called "Soft Porn" can be a gateway to more extreme material in the same way that starting off using soft drugs can lead to serious narcotic abuse.  Some people can be sucked in with disastrous consequences.  Beware.

Those forms of pornography that feature violence, r***,  animals and the young are quite rightly illegal and will earn you an early morning knock on the door from the rozzers if they think you're using it.  If you get caught, you'll likely end up in chokey, again, rightly so.  

It is true that many women join the sex industry through their own free will and good luck to them for that.  It's their body and as long as they stay within the law, then they have the freedom to make their choice.  That's what living in a free country means.  

Are men exploited?  Not in a general sense.  Nobody forces them to buy the mags or the movies, or log onto the website.  Again, they are doing something of their own free will.  That's not exploitation.   If they feel compelled to look at it because they can't help themselves, then in my opinion they have a problem and should seek help.

Personally, I find it all rather old hat.   Been there, seen that, got the tee shirt.  The armed forces are a misogynistic environment where a prevailing attitude exists that women really are sex objects.  Little wonder that armed forces personnel figure at the very top of the statistics for divorce and domestic violence.   I'm not proud of that, but I don't deny it.  I've lived amongst people with very chequered records when it comes to relationships...... and they were usually the characters who had the biggest porn stashes onboard. Speaking for myself, I've been happily wedded to the same women since my early twenties and have avoided the pitfalls that others fell into. That's not meant to sound pompous or "superior" in any way, but I can say that I have taken a more detached view of the behaviour of others and there were times when what I saw made me shudder.

Porn in itself is not necessarily a bad thing.  The women who take part in it and the men who look at it are not necessarily exploited.... but it does happen.

For better or worse, it is amongst us in society and it will never go away.  All we can do as individuals is use it or ignore it as we so desire and always remember that the consequences of letting it get too strong a grip on our behaviour can be severe.  

The bottom line is.... it's your choice.
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Post by Guest on Fri 28 Mar 2014, 5:46 pm

...and here's me thinking Lion stopped watching porn because when men finally shaved their clichéd moustaches off it no longer evoked images of Lord Kitchener and Neville Chamberlain and was thus no longer stimulating to the senses

Oh well....

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Fri 28 Mar 2014, 5:58 pm

Lion is making me feel like a dirty seedy scroat...

Well more than I usually do anyway...

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Post by The Fourth Lion on Sat 29 Mar 2014, 3:49 am

DAVE667 wrote:...and here's me thinking Lion stopped watching porn because when men finally shaved their clichéd moustaches off it no longer evoked images of Lord Kitchener and Neville Chamberlain and was thus no longer stimulating to the senses

Oh well....


Actually, I wear a full beard, old chap.  Personally, I'd just as soon shave the thing off but the Me'm Sahib likes it so I keep it.  Well, that and the fact that (age related insomnia notwithstanding) it gives me another couple of minutes in the kip every morning from not having to shave. What's not to like..?

As for being excited by the thought of Lord Kitchener, well, that pointed finger never did anything for me.  You don't know where it's been.  But yes.... I have pretty much lost interest in pornography, not because the <ahem> "fire has gone out" but rather because like the vast majority of human experiences, one moves on in life.  It's called 'growing up'.

Being serious now, Dave, I know there is a lot of jokiness about such subjects and yeah, it's good to have a laugh about it all, but there is also a serious side to such issues and when I write as I do, my purpose is to balance the discussion and add to it with my long and varied life experience.

Having a laugh is fine and I chuckle along with everybody else when I read the posts. But the serious aspect is important as well and somebody has to say it. It might as well be me.


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Post by The Fourth Lion on Sat 29 Mar 2014, 3:55 am

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:Lion is making me feel like a dirty seedy scroat...

Well more than I usually do anyway...


If you feel like a dirty seedy scroat, I hope you find one, Trussers. Good luck in your search. <laughing>.
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Post by Breadvan on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 12:07 pm

As long as there was a decent stash above the trunking in aft heads eh Fourth.. Laugh 
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Post by The Fourth Lion on Fri 04 Apr 2014, 4:07 am

Breadvan wrote:As long as there was a decent stash above the trunking in aft heads eh Fourth.. Laugh 


Oh, so it was yours, was it..? I wondered who left it there. Of course, I only found it during rounds. Wouldn't have been looking up there otherwise. Honest.
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Post by Duty281 on Wed 23 Jul 2014, 4:24 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28440067

These new filters that have been introduced aren't exactly being welcomed with open arms.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 23 Jul 2014, 4:32 pm

I always had more fun performing in movies..than watching..

I was the reason John Holmes left the business..

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Post by Duty281 on Wed 23 Jul 2014, 4:35 pm

Yes I think I saw you in one the other day, Truss...it was on gayboystube or something. Whistle Had the American flag in the background and everything!

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Post by Guest on Wed 23 Jul 2014, 4:37 pm

Yes, he contracted HIV and subsequently died...proud of that TRUSSY?

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Post by Guest on Wed 23 Jul 2014, 4:38 pm

Duty281 wrote:Yes I think I saw you in one the other day, Truss...it was on gayboystube or something. Whistle Had the American flag in the background and everything!
Is that what TRUSSY calls his bumhole these days?

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 23 Jul 2014, 4:40 pm

I couldn't perform under a different flag..

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Post by Guest on Wed 23 Jul 2014, 4:47 pm

You'll never be the man Lennox Lewis is then!!

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 5:16 pm

The more the religious right in America moan about porn............

The more I enjoy watching it............


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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 8:34 am

#issues....

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 8:34 am

Wait, we've got off topic back??!! Why I stopped watching porn - Page 2 3559488474 Why I stopped watching porn - Page 2 3559488474 Why I stopped watching porn - Page 2 3559488474 Why I stopped watching porn - Page 2 3559488474 Why I stopped watching porn - Page 2 3559488474

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 8:50 am

TopHat24/7 wrote:#issues....

Lot's of them.............I'll lend you some of my Playgirl ones If you like !! thumbsup

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 8:54 am

Haha wouldn't surprise me if you did still keep it old school with the mags, Trussy!

Seriously though, glad we've got OT back, will promise to play nicely.....

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Post by aja424 on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 10:23 am

I gave up smoking and masturbating to porno's the same day. It was hard (excuse the pun) as I was a 20 a day man, and smoked like a chimney!

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 10:50 am

TopHat24/7 wrote:Haha wouldn't surprise me if you did still keep it old school with the mags, Trussy!

Seriously though, glad we've got OT back, will promise to play nicely.....

She found some mags about 20 years ago and blew her top (She didn't blow mine unfortunately!!) Women get very upset about things like that...Makes them feel inadequate !!

Easier to hide DVDs!!! Colonel Trusstard with the Grandfather Clock in the study.. thumbsup

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 11:07 am

McLaren wrote:In this TEDx talk Ran Gavrieli talks about the why he stopped watching internet pornography and describes that damage watching porn can do to yourself and society.  



THe points he raises are

1.  Porn is an extension of the prostitution business and sex trade.

2.  Watching porn has dangerous emotional and psychological consequences for those who watch it.


I have to say I agree with both these points and believe he makes a compelling case for not watching porn.

I'll still be watching porn when I'm 80.........and If I ever wanted to stop. I'd think about lecturing, patronising morons like this guy.

and make myself carry on..

From the moment I first watched Betty does Bognor......I became dangerously emotional and a psycho !! So much so that Joanne has her own bed engraved with her initials in A+E......

Yep and it's much more dangerous appearing in a studio in front of a load of cameras with 10/15 crew... than being picked up by any old sleaze on a murky night !!

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Post by aja424 on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 11:25 am

Besides, the women are clearly enjoying it.

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Post by Guest on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 12:59 pm

and we all know they're not great actresses!!!!!!!

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Post by Strongback on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 10:20 pm

I don't watch porn because I have high levels of testosterone running through my veins and the libido of a man half my age. I don't want to encourage my voracious sex drive any further.

I am also not a Meat trombone soloist and like Chris Eubank said "I have a wife".

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Post by Strongback on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 10:24 pm

Some of the lads on this thread would appear to have had an overbearing feminist mother which may go some way towards explaining the homosexual nature of some of their comments.

That or they take the Guardian too literally or have never had a proper girlfriend.

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Fri 30 Jan 2015, 9:41 am

Classic Strongy.... laughing

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Post by Guest on Fri 30 Jan 2015, 9:49 am

Leprechaun r@pist

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Fri 30 Jan 2015, 3:10 pm

I had an overbearing Mother....Big boy !!

Strongy stay on the Boxing section... Cheers !!

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