Chris Chameleon: The crime of pornography


In my previous, first installment of this set of columns, I poked around a bit in the dark handbag of pornography, especially in the wallet.

I have come to the conclusion that pornography is operationally more similar to crime cartels than to sports or entertainment and that there is more information about the bosses of the top ten Mexican drug cartels (known for their extraordinary violence) than there is about the bosses of the holding company of the world’s top porn media houses and studios.

A good starting question is therefore: “Then why the secrecy?”

Because in general, the secrecy surrounding the use of pornography has steadily decreased over the past two decades. The use of pornography is normalized in most liberal democracies and on social media consumers openly confess their choices, comedy with references to pornography is widespread and modern urban subculture language is increasingly supplemented by references including the pornography culture.

Why, then, the secrecy?

I am not an investigative journalist – writing this opinion has already required me to put in more hours than any of my previous writings on this platform – and the level of depth in this topic requires more of my time than I can responsibly handle devote. But for those interested in the reasons for the big bosses’ secrecy, the toll the industry demands of the actors, the pay structures, the treatment of the actors and so on, there are more world wide web answers than any human being could master in one lifetime. . Feel free to search.

For the cases where people are forced to become pornographic actors, I do not count the crime under pornography, but under human trafficking and forced labor. As for the money laundering and embezzlement – this is also not unique to pornography and should count under money laundering and embezzlement. And so one can go on and find again and again that the wide range of crimes committed in the pornography industry are also committed in other industries and are therefore not unique to the industry. A bright spot here is that developments in artificial intelligence may soon replace pornography actors.

My intention here is therefore to concern myself with the crime that is specific to pornography.

As a first misdeed (spelled that way, because I distinguish here between the law and the value) I mention what has recently become of great importance to me, with my entry into the enormous, yet exclusive clique of parenthood. Pornography is undeniably, extremely harmful to children. Much of this harm is not limited to children, and also affects adult users, but like doses of poison, the same amount is much more harmful to a child.

I heard from a friend last year that he and his wife discovered pornography on their 13-year-old daughter’s cell phone, and a week ago that she now decided she was having a boy and changed her name to a male form. Now I know it’s a wild correlation to draw, and therefore won’t put my head on a block for it, but at least briefly consider the possibility that a girl who sees what she saw would rather not be a girl.

Even in my early youth in the 1970s, there were sometimes strange stories about what sex was and how it worked (I was always in strange, actually-illegal crèches). But these stories were hearsay, and their illusions were systematically broken down in adulthood by demonstrable reality. But how made when it is not playground hearsay, but a reality that through the same videographic material as National Geographic be taken in?

The crime of pornography on the adult consumer is particularly noticeable in behavior, mental (psychological) behavior. The purpose of pornography is to stimulate the brain into a cathartic discharge that is physically embodied. One of the reasons for man’s successful survival is his adaptability, which means that we get used to the rainforest as well as the desert.

This also means that we get used to the stimulus, and just as someone who has been living in Paris for years no longer notices the Eiffel Tower, persons who have been consuming pornography for years must expose themselves to increasingly intense media presentations to achieve the same results. And just like when you walk too close past a rotten carcass in the field and then for a day or so recognize a piece of carcass in a large variety of other scents.

In the same way, a daily exposure to pornography places a consumer in a continuous state of pleasure, to then, for example, stare with excessive eagerness at a certain gender or body type in shopping centres. With some, the humor is more often driven in the sexual direction.

A very common side effect is that the ability to have normal intimate intercourse with, for example, a partner becomes impossible. The result is that someone with a hyper-stimulated libido leads a sexless life because the practice does not comply with the conditioning brought about by the pornographic circumstances. The partner can then be subjected to feelings of dissatisfaction and rejection, with predictable outcomes for the relationship. In my own anecdotal life experience, I am aware of many relationships that have been deeply and sometimes irreparably damaged by the use of pornography.

Pornography is not illegal. And I will not, with reservations about its exposure to children, campaign for its banishment, for the simple reason that in principle I prefer the state and the law that supports the state to be as small as possible, while I am also a great advocate is of freedom of choice. But it’s not illegal to drink diesel either, just extremely unhealthy.