The Nightline Porn Debate At Yale, Part 2

More thoughts on the Nightline Porn Debate at Yale, which was held as part of Yale Sex Week 2008.

Both Ron Jeremy and Monique Alexander, stars in the industry, contended that adults can separate sex as a simple act of entertainment from sex which is part of a romantic relationship.

Jeremy even talked about how it’s good that women are becoming better and better at that seapration to become more like men, who can have sex without it being attached to anything of significance within a relationship.

Jeremy’s thoughts reduce humans to mere animals.

In fact, his comments reduce humans to less than mere animals. In the wild, animals take on different sexual partners for the purpose of procreation. So at least at that level there is significance in the act. Jeremy’s approach to sex leaves us with sex as a commodity to be bought and sold; sex as an act devoid of emotion or spiritual meaning. And in that reduced state, all consequences are ignored.

Anyone who has ever had sex will know that it is impossible to have sex without some emotional effect. Even Alexander knows this because in the debate she mentioned how in her personal sex life _ off camera _ she is very shy and unsure of herself.

That’s very interesting. How are those emotional aspects to sex in her own “real” life to be understood in light of the fact that she purports to believe that sex is easily divorced from any significant meaning other than the act itself?

In fact, the act itself has no meaning, according to Jeremy and Alexander.

But Alexander’s comments belie something else further. While Jeremy and Alexander contend that porn is a good aid which gives couples a litle spice and ideas for their sex lives and they maintain that porn improves couples’ sex lives, Alexander admits in the debate that all those things are not the case in her own sex life off camera.

So how it is that a porn star, of all people, isn’t experiencing the “benefits” of porn that she wants us to believe are available to the rest of us?

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