#355) What Is Pornography? (Part I)

This is not a rhetorical question. I’d really like to know. Shakespeare famously said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I thought he was trying to say that labels don’t matter. But I think that in this case they do. Some judge famously ruled that he didn’t know how to define porn, but that he “knew it when he saw it.” While I’m posing questions, here are some related ones. What, then, is erotica? Is erotica okay and porn prurient?
I USED TO think that porn was the graphic depiction of a sex act just to arouse the viewer. In relation to this definition, I thought that erotica had some artistic merit, therefore some redeeming value. I’m not sure anymore. I like writing about sexual matters, usually related to butt stuff. I was told by a dear male friend that he thought I wrote about such topics more like a man because I was graphic and honest. Conversely, I was told by an experienced, established female blogger that she was offended by my blog because it was so sexual, and that she would not read my stuff. I like to surf the web and find photos and drawings of a sexual nature that compliment my writing. Often these artistic works have inspired my writing, putting that cart before the horse. I considered the art pieces titillating; I didn’t consider any of them or my writing pornography. I thought that because I had characters developed so that you cared about them, because I had a plot that was intriguing, because I included some creative word play or moral to consider, this blog was erotic. I now have a number of men and women who regularly write to me to say that my writing and/or attached art work got them excited, got them off.
I’d really like for YOU to share your considered thoughts about these questions with me today in the comments section!

Do you find that her beautiful butt is “on your mind” constantly? Maybe art is responsible…

Please read this post first, before the one I’ll publish later today. Please feel free to post constructive comments on both posts, if you are so moved.

11 responses to “#355) What Is Pornography? (Part I)”

  1. You write really convincingly as a real woman. You are just young enough not to have to worry about all this nonsense, how does a woman live, how does a man live.
    That’s what I find so fascinating about you. You stand by the fact that you stutter, you stand by the fact that you have a nice round butt. You say what you can, and you also say what you can not.
    I think that also makes your success.
    Please, stay as you are.
    I love you, Jean-Marie.

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    • Thank you, Christian! As I’ve said before, I think you are infatuated and (hopefully) impressed with me. You don’t really know me, so can’t really love me. But you clearly care so purely, I can’t help but be touched.

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      • You show so much of your soul, of your nature.
        You are not only ass, spanking and porn.
        You are a very special young woman with a lot of heart and empathy.
        You can love that already real.

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  2. I wonder if the more important difference is art vs exploitation. Your efforts Jean Marie definitely fall into the art side of the question. I don’t really see too much point in differentiating between porn and erotica – provided that no one is exploited in the production of it, who cares.
    I think that what the judge really meant to say was that he didn’t know how to define porn, but he did know what he liked!

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  3. New followers here and enjoy what we see. I would call your posts artful. I do think the judge was onto something when he said he’d know porn when he sees it. It’s difficult to define many things in life, to me art vs porn is one of those things. Once again, we are enjoying your blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I’m probably not the right person to ask about what pornography is or isn’t, but here’s my take. I think your writing typically is much closer to the erotica/art realm. It’s clearly more than just masturbation material, though it can certainly be used as such sometimes. Your writing and themes are more literary, even if they are often kinky. Conversely, my stories are almost entirely smut. They are to turn people on and they turn me on to write. They also allow me to explore any number of kinky/taboo fantasies that I feel the need to put out into the world. Occasionally, I try to do things that are slightly loftier in concept, but that’s the exception and not the rule.

    Basically, I think that porn/art/erotica/literature can totally overlap. From my interest in magick and the occult, I’d say my interest in these is more of a chaos magick approach. I like to combine all of it at times. Most writers tend to inhabit limited sections of these categories. I think you do a really good job of straddling the art/literature and erotica/porn (adjacent) area. In short, you are a much better and more thoughtful reader than I am and I wouldn’t say that your work is straight pornography. Just my thoughts. Keep up the good work! XOXO

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  5. I’m not much for putting names or titles to anything that I read. If I like it the I will continue to read it. I am hooked on your writing and that is all that matters to me
    Of course I do all descriptions of your butt. Thank you again.

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