“I have a healthy range of fetishes, one of which is so unusual that I’ve never met anyone in ‘real life’ who shares it. Growing up with that sort of ‘dirty secret’ can be a lonely experience; but finding a whole sub-community of dedicated porn-makers who not only shared my kink, but actively celebrated it and acted out the same fantasies, helped me to realize I wasn’t some twisted freak. At least not for that reason. If porn can help kids realize that their urges are natural and healthy, that’s not a bad thing in my book.
The diversity of adult entertainment is so great that just talking about ‘porn’ as if it’s one big pink throbbing homogeneous mass is profoundly ignorant, whether its the subject of a campaign or a research question. For example, a paper by Michael Flood suggests “exposure to pornography helps to sustain young people’s adherence to sexist and unhealthy notions of sex and relationships,” but would we see the same impact from Maggie Mayhem’s feminist porn that we would from Playboy?
Lumping the two together is like trying to ask, “do video games make people violent,” without bothering to differentiate between the Grand Theft Auto series and Pacman. It undermines research, but more seriously it can lead people to tackle the wrong problem. It could well be true, for example, that the majority of porn reinforces misogynistic attitudes, and that this could damage young children as a result; but if that’s the case then the problem is misogyny, not pornography, and it needs to be tackled wherever it appears, not just in the adult entertainment industry.”—Porn panic! | Martin Robbins | The Lay Scientist | Science | guardian.co.uk (via sexisnottheenemy)
I think Instagram will usher in a new era of straightforward photography without artifice. There can be only so many film-grained, black-bordered lomostyle digital photographs before a certain saturation level is reached and people begin to tire of looking like the past.
I think the next trend will be new cameras with hyperreal 3D capabilities; you’ll be able to see your friend’s pores in bathroom mirror gpoys.
also watching people on tumblr freak out about art hanging in galleries that isn’t representational art, of like nude people draped all over eachother or some bold guy in bold clothes conquering some bullshit or whatever, is always so funny, “THIS ISNT ART BECAUSE I DONT UNDERSTAND IT ART IS DEFINED BY WHETHER OR NOT I GO ‘YUP’ WHEN I LOOK AT SOMETHING”