Monday, February 22, 2010

A Bareback Porn Manifesto from Paul Morris


A sort of bareback porn manifesto from Paul Morris, the legendary Treasure Island Media porn auteur (and leader, some say, of a cum cult):

"Every single person who has criticized the porn I make is laboring under a misunderstanding of what porn is. Hundreds of serious academic and governmental studies have shown that porn—if it is good porn—functions as a cathartic agent that relieves pent-up sexual energy. It's been shown over and over that porn doesn't lead to any particular kind of behavior, whether it's violent or unsafe. Rather it allows the viewer to live the experience vicariously, to be free from the need or the drive to act unwisely or uncharacteristically. The most famous porn studies from around the world show that cultures that have the most graphic and honest and freely available pornography are also the cultures with the healthiest sexuality. Moralistic porn that intends to 'teach' causes the greatest harm; it's propaganda, with no cathartic effect, reducing sex—the most profound element of life—to the level of a hygiene lesson. Porn is like any of the arts: to function correctly and healthily it has to be honest and it has to be fearless..."

That's from a rare interview he gave to Rick Reed at the Windy City Times all the way back in 2005. (I just stumbled across it.) Read the whole thing here: "Paul Morris: Rebel Artist or Provocateur?"

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I remembered that interview, but lost track of it.
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  2. An interesting comment. I'd have to agree. As it pertains to porn, I think Americans (and other non-European cultures) remain finicky. Porn in this light remains a taboo topic. Could one examine lower-aged legal drinking ages and bracket it in this similar discussion?

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