Art or Porn?

by • 5. February, 2014 • All, Culture, Featured, SexComments (0)10352

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Last week I watched the film Don Jon, both directed and written by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Albeit, probably not everyone’s favourite, I did in fact enjoy it. But it got me into thinking, or should I say thinking further into a topic I always take into regard, (especially with the work I do); sex, or even porn depending on how you label things.

Sex is featured heavily in modern society, it’s everywhere. And just how the film, Don Jon, illustrates, porn is highly accessible too, you can even watch it on your phone and no one would be the wiser, all you need to do is press a button. But the thing that I thought about is; how do you class something as porn, or art or even fashion? I’m sure you’re all wondering where’s the line and what does it take to cross it? Hell, even I’ve taken one of those mundane internet quizzes where you guess whether it’s porn or fashion based on a cropped image.

It’s hard to say what makes something explicitly porn; if you get aroused is it porn? If you have to be over 18 to view it, is it porn? If it’s featuring a porn star but is showcased in a fashion magazine, is it porn? Honestly, who knows? I think ultimately it comes down to personal preference and where your interests lie or if you’re generally a little prudish. There are so many unique personalities out there and as a consequence, so many different tastes and well fetishes for things. It might not even contain human beings but someone might class it as pornographic nature. It’s just interesting to see what some people class as porn whereas others class it as art.

Post by Fia Yaqub, fiayaqub.com

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