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Old 07-21-11   #61
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To bring it back around to the topic, though... I think that extreme pornography and extreme portrayals of intensively violent or gratuitous sexuality misleads and confuses people, ESPECIALLY youths. So many kids these days think that sex is all about "hooking up," with no real emotional or spiritual intimacy... no long-term relationships. Just instant gratification. Don't get me wrong, some people thrive on one-night-stands... but every human being eventually craves intimacy and knowing another person that well... and young folks are being taught by these extreme media products that violent, mindless sex is the BEST way... possibly, the ONLY "mature" way to be.

And that's just plain upsetting.
I agree but I think that is probably because extreme sex is easier to depict than the kind of sex and intimacy that happens in a loving, long term relationship.
And conversely long term, loving relationships are often depicted in the media as if they only exist in a Walt Disney world where sex doesn't happen at all!
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I agree but I think that is probably because extreme sex is easier to depict than the kind of sex and intimacy that happens in a loving, long term relationship.
And conversely long term, loving relationships are often depicted in the media as if they only exist in a Walt Disney world where sex doesn't happen at all!
If our society wasn't so hung up about sexuality, maybe it could be portrayed as normal and healthy... instead of forbidden and extreme.
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If our society wasn't so hung up about sexuality, maybe it could be portrayed as normal and healthy... instead of forbidden and extreme.
Yes indeed.
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