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A Short Review of Pornography and its Implications

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Observations and effects within a biological and political context:

As a genocidal institution: the structures of organisations involved with pornography and prostitution are essentially organisations specialised in social-sexual regulation albeit lacking reproductive utility. Defining social-sexual regulation: outsourcing of sexuality or severely regulated sexuality (sexual activity of participating agents is determined by organisational requirements).

Observations and effects within a sexual, social, and psychological context:

As a socially subversive institution: production of systems that are not conducive to the formation of family units as the probability of reproduction of such agents are drastically reduced, or otherwise, if reproduction occurs, a higher probability of divergence within the structure of the family unit and consequently child rearing strategies with respect to traditional, social norms in certain populations.

As a revolutionary institution: revolution of sexuality via shift in context. Evolved sexual selection strategies overridden and subordinated to top-down hierarchies. Similar reasoning can be applied to consumers of pornography where cultural developments in social/sexual strategies are competed against by providing an artificial means to a similar yet poorly simulated end*. The destruction of sexual systems produced via a disintegrated systemic design leading to biological annihilation.

*Advancements in VR will further compensate for the poor simulacrum and become an even more enticing competitor against traditional cultural, sexual systems albeit omitting the possibility of reproduction.

Pornography was the death of sex” – Anonymous
 
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I am familiar with it.

Sure. Social and sexual behaviours naturally change as a result of resource availability, and as this experiment reveals, where plentiful resource was made available to the rats within a controlled environment, the consequences vary. We can naturally extend this experiment and find similar patterns across several societies. Resource availability is a variable that can be examined among many other different variables. In that case, it seems that evolved strategies have become obsolete, and dysfunctional coping methods have resulted as a consequence. One of those consequences, if I remember correctly, was sexual abstinence (correlated with mental retardation and sexual competition within that particular context).

I'm not quite sure where you are going with this and what the relationship between pornographic institutions and the mouse utopia experiment is beyond these phenomena adversely affecting social and sexual spaces.
 

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The mice displayed sexually deviant behaviors as a result of the degeneration of social systems. I'm not sure that the exact stimulus for that degeneration matters, but I'm wondering, because sexual deviance seems a likely result of the systemic disintegration you describe, if the other correlates of Calhoun's experiments would manifest as well. "Probing," somnambulism, etc.

I also wonder if porn is necessary for that degeneration to occur. VR seems socially/psychologically disruptive enough without it.
 

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As a genocidal institution: the structures of organisations involved with pornography and prostitution are essentially organisations specialised in social-sexual regulation albeit lacking reproductive utility. Defining social-sexual regulation: outsourcing of sexuality or severely regulated sexuality (sexual activity of participating agents is determined by organisational requirements).
As a "genocidal institution", wow, ok.

So your point is that prostitution and porn do not result in offspring, well no shit Sherlock, hey did you know the use of condoms prevents pregnancy?

As a socially subversive institution: production of systems that are not conducive to the formation of family units as the probability of reproduction of such agents are drastically reduced, or otherwise, if reproduction occurs, a higher probability of divergence within the structure of the family unit and consequently child rearing strategies with respect to traditional, social norms in certain populations.
That's a lot of word salad for "prostitutes and porn are bad for the stability of child rearing families" and unfortunately your reasoning is not self evident, tell us why do you think this?

As a revolutionary institution: revolution of sexuality via shift in context. Evolved sexual selection strategies overridden and subordinated to top-down hierarchies.
What are these "sexual selection strategies" and how are they being "subordinated to top-down hierarchies", please elaborate upon your terminology.

Similar reasoning can be applied to consumers of pornography where cultural developments in social/sexual strategies are competed against by providing an artificial means to a similar yet poorly simulated end*. The destruction of sexual systems produced via a disintegrated systemic design leading to biological annihilation.
You lost me with the previous bit but to hazard a guess you think porn and prostitution are going to lead to the extinction of the human species because it will out-compete actual reproductive behaviour? Ok now that opening paragraph makes more sense, although I don't see any cause for alarm given that people are still breeding, the population is still growing and there are too many people as it is. Granted that last bit is just my opinion but it's quite a popular opinion.

*Advancements in VR will further compensate for the poor simulacrum and become an even more enticing competitor against traditional cultural, sexual systems albeit omitting the possibility of reproduction.
Maybe you'll find this interesting:

I have mixed opinions about a lot of that.

What if we genetically modify all men to look female (essentially identical except the ovaries are testis), make the female womb vestigial and have a third creature (basically like a tentacle monster sort of thing) that during sex retrieves the ova and sperm, and then acts as the incubator, convenient no? :D

I dunno this is all too biological for me, I just wanna be a robot and engage in philia with everyone I like and maybe have a deeper relationship with one person, which is kinda selfish/possessive I guess but if I didn't seek to indulge that little bit of greed (it's not entirely selfish/possessive, part of that greed is wanting something worth being selfless for) I wouldn't be acting true to myself.
 
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Hello.

Regarding your comment on my statement of pornographic institutions containing a genocidal element - that wasn't the point. I understand that, yes, there is the possibility of reproduction within these organisations but I am discounting that possibility and assuming standard procedure is being followed (i.e. don't bang up porn-stars during business hours), and so, drawing from both that assumption and my claim that these organisations are essentially specialised in social-sexual regulation (i.e. I choose the time and place you get come on your face), recognise, by thinking exclusively, that these institutions are essentially sexual systems, but they lack a reproductive utility. They have a genocidal element because of that fact, it is inherent to its very structure, and yes, I do make the assumption that the social consumption of pornography and VR developments will adversely affect sexually reproductive behaviour by providing an alternative with a lower cost of acquisition. Sexual dysfunctions seem to arise out of the use of these technologies too, so, it already does have demonstrated adverse effects on reproductive behaviour.

As for it being a socially subversive institution, I am making an assumption that prostitutes and porn-stars have lower rates of reproductive behaviour since they would probably be less likely to be considered as candidates for a long-term relationship. As for child rearing, well, yes, I bias toward a traditional family structure with a father and mother in place, and I am pretty positive there is data to support that this particular social organisation has proven evolutionary beneficial. The likelihood of that social organisation sustaining itself with those type of lifestyles are unlikely. There are more variables to take into account when evaluating a prostitute's ability to raise children (e.g. economic/social value, health, habits etc.).

Sexual selection strategies as in the pattern eminent in female sexual selection. That choice based on female methods of calculation is subverted by the institutions (top-down, sexual outsourcing) which seems to capitalise and incentivize a behavioural tendency of many females.

That looks interesting. I'm checking it out, thanks.
 

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Plenty of stuff affects birth-rate without being genocidal. It's an interesting line of thought, but a little hyperbolic?
 
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I mean, it depends on your emotional response to the word, really. It was the most precise manner I could define it. It's really my approach to thinking about this as a sexual-social system and being a genuine competitor, and a potential monopoly of regulating sexual-social relation which yeah, is a highly unlikely scenario (the consequences would be... disastrous) but, it does remain a competitor (think, pussy flocking to porn institutions instead of the church).
 
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Cog's video is something I have contemplated on before. My problem is that any android no matter how designed, will be sentient and thus the nature of natural rights takes place. Freewill is inevitable and that means we cannot violate the right to choose of any being no matter the level of development. Any system complex enough to operate as a human needs psychological growth to function. Which means we cannot have an intelligent being without some form of parenting to create them. We shouldn't raise sapient life forms just to be a sex partner. Faking it is impossible under the circumstances that it does all that humans can do. It cannot be hardcoded and operate flexibly.

The fact that it is unethical to raise a being to be in love with you because it violates free will is why I am wary of that option. Selection is mostly a female thing so the girl picks the guy because of his attributes she is attracted to. I remember a girl asked me to a picnic once and I assume that meant she saw something in me she wanted to ask me out. So I know a specific type of girl is attracted to me. I do not get out much and I do not know how to find girls attracted to guys like me but A.I. could make this easier by analyzing people in social networks and finding correlations between me and potential girls who may be interested.

I do not have a large in real life social network. That is the problem. You need to meet hundreds of people before finding someone who likes you and you like them. I meet new people once a month. It would help if I meet new people and A.I. could help people do this. It is practically possible. If people had more opportunity to meet the right people pornography would be less prevalent as a substitute. It can become an addiction and addictions are harmful.
 

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I wouldn't think the issue of effects on reproduction would be too significant, practically speaking.

The general effects on the mind/general attitude towards sex is certainly significant, though.
 
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