'Make Love Not Porn' Author On Talking About Sex

Friday, March 25, 2011

We often hear debates about whether porn exploits women in the industry or plants seeds of immorality in the children who so easily access it online. But Cindy Gallop is more concerned with another question: What does porn do to both men and women – in terms of how they think about intimacy? Cindy is the creator of the website “Make Love Not Porn" and the author of “Make Love, Not Porn: Technology's Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior.”

Guests:

Cindy Gallop

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [4]

Cindy Gallop from New York

Bruce - I hasten to assure you that that is a visitor's comment and absolutely not my own.

You will see on the 'About' page of MakeLoveNotPorn that I make people aware that we do not censor comments generally, in order to allow people to say what they want to say, but in specific cases like this we certainly do. I'm on it.

Mar. 25 2011 12:51 PM
Bruce

John and Celeste,
I think you need to vet your guests a little bit. The site seems pretty good to get people talking and dispelling myths but below is a comment from the submissions tab on the site. I don't know if it is Cindy's or just a visitor's. It's pretty bigoted.

white women prefer black men over white men
in the real world black men have 6 times the hiv incidence rate of white men (cdc stats) are generally illiterate,have lower IQ,high std rates,inordinate amount of out of wedlock children per their percentile and play the race card with wild abandon,thriv

Mar. 25 2011 11:56 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Pornography is a scourge on marriages and relationships and on individuals. It has broken many marriages.

Mar. 25 2011 08:20 AM
Hannibal Souza from Southcoast Massachusetts

Pornography is a surrogate for sexual licentiousness -- it is indeed virtual sexual opportunity, which is what we sexually dimorphic primates are all about. The human animal is pre-programmed to *stratch the sexual itch", and it is now well-established that the connection between human sexual congress with reproduction was discovery; and connecting love, bonding, etc., with scratching that itch is itself an artefact of human culture(s). In days past, many young men - think Frat Boys - pined for porn as a substitute for sexual opportunity. Today, careful enquirers will notice that the very same demographic often can't wait for their dates to end... so they can go home and masturbate. If there's a "problem" with "pornoverload" (TM), it is this: Sexual congress with another human being is becoming masturbation by other means -- a surrogate for easy-access a la carte sexual stimulation and immediate..."scratching" of the itch. It is, in this situation, inevitable that the living, breathing sex toy will oftentimes fail to live up to the standards of the imagination and stress-free self-manipulation.

Mar. 25 2011 07:06 AM

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