I’ve definitely asked my fair share of questions about the way you interact with porn, but here I go again. It helps me understand my own business, of course, but it also helps me to understand more of the humanity of porn in general. Or, at least its potential for genuine connection and value beyond erotic entertainment… Not that there’s anything wrong with being strictly entertaining and erotic at times. ;)
Recently, I was asking everywhere what porn made people feel about their own bodies, largely in terms of self-image, but has porn helped you to actually know your body? Has it, for example, shown you new techniques to explore when it comes to masturbation? Has it shown a sexual quirk that you thought you were alone in having? Has it helped you to try new things sexually, ultimately opening up a wider variety of sensations?
For me, I think that, the more I watch porn, the more I see more differences in the way people approach their bodies. I see people who show everything, others who show very little, some who touch themselves like me, others who go about things very differently. It’s erotic to see and it makes me feel really good about the potential that other people have when watching porn and developing and taking charge of their own sexualities.
Of course, this depends on the type of porn… I’m operating under the assumption that we’re watching porn with a bit more diversity in bodies, in the way people explore their own pleasure and pleasure with each other…
So, have you had any moments like this? Do you remember what kind of porn it was or what it helped you to know about your body, either physically or intuitively? This helps me to shape things, sure, but I think it’ll also help us all be able to find value in porn and in ourselves.