Just another college girl fightin' the patriarchy

Porn and intercourse

I wanted to share a quote. Porn users have long stated that porn and sex are divorced, that porn has no impact on them, their sex lives, or their view of women. It’s something many feminists have talked about and said very eloquently. But hearing it said so clearly, directly from a man, it’s a different thing.

For me personally sex is about power, domination and control over mine and my girlfriends pleasure. … We guys have dicks we just want to stick it into things. It’s hard to explain but there’s a huge sense of power from doing that. source

(for reference, the … was saying he doesn’t mean in a violent or aggressive way) The man who said this is a heavy porn user and an outspoken defender of porn use for everyone, and advises men on how to lie to their partners about their use.

This is why porn is, in essence, a patriarchy manual. It teaches men to view sex as a power struggle, with them always coming out on top and always being dominant. It teaches them that simply having a penis gives them immense power, especially sexually. It’s not “hard to explain” why he feels “a huge sense of power from” intercourse. To explain it would basically be to explain why patriarchy exists. In other words, that “huge sense of power” is drinking the patriarchal kool-aid. It’s the high he feels from benefitting from a patriarchal system.

Comments on: "Porn and intercourse" (4)

  1. Thanks for that quote! I’m doing a presentation on porn quite soon, I’ll include it in the presentation if you don’t mind.

    Yes, porn is a how-to for rape and torture, a manual for the political subordination of women and mass pre-genocidal women-hating propaganda at a scale which is way worse than any genocidal propaganda that’s existed against any population. In comparison, the Nazi caricatures about the jews being the devil appear mild if we compare the scope and the atrocity of the material.

    Porn is both the propaganda for *and* the enterprise in itself of mass destruction of women.

  2. Just as men’s definition of male sexuality is all about male sexual domination and control over women because according to male supremacist lies – female sexuality exists solely for male sexual pleasure.

    Porn is no different therefore to dominant views of male sexual expression – both are concerned with male sexual power over women and the eroticisation of male sexual violence committed against women and girls. So at least one male openly and publicly proclaims his adherence to male belief women are just men’s dehumanised sexual service stations – and yet men term this ‘sex!’

  3. MistressofBoogie said:

    It’s nice to hear a porn user being so straightforward about it. The problem, of course, is that he sees the whole power trip thing as not a problem at all.

  4. Men like pornography because they know it benefits them.

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