What’s Up with Sex and Desire?

Okay, so here’s where things get tricky. We know that porn can sometimes represent men, women, race, sexuality and all kinds of other themes and topics in negative or very stereotypical ways. And yet… a lot of people enjoy watching porn. Does this mean that everyone who watches porn is secretly racist, or misogynistic or homophobic or hateful? The short answer is no. The longer answer is that desire is very complicated, and sometimes what we desire and what we know to be good or right don’t always go perfectly together. And this is often where porn comes in.

Click on the links below to learn a bit more about how sex, desire, fantasy and consent are some of the complex elements go into making and watching porn.

What is Desire?

Pornography and Fantasy

Understanding Consent


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