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Porn's effects on women users

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wSF82AwSDiU

I was directed here from the above listed TEDX talk. The Great Porn Experiment, which is in fact a response to this TED talk.

There's a lot of talk about how internet porn affect men, who are the majority users, I'm curious if there are any studies (and hopefully talks) about effect on women users. I know how porn have effects on porn actresses, but I'm asking about effect on how porn affect women who watches porn.

Or perhaps there's no effect, or social effect for that matter, since the number is too insignificant to have a study done to it. But women do represent half of humanity, and I'm sure such a study would present some interesting insights to how porn affect human, and not just men.

What do you think/know about this topic?

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    Dec 2 2012: Linda - I think you'd like what we're trying to do with https://makelovenotporn.tv/ :)

    http://bullettmedia.com/article/porn-thats-not-porn-cindy-gallops-case-for-real-world-sex/

    Do email cindy@makelovenotporn.com and I'll send you an invite into beta.
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      Dec 2 2012: OK I am going to be honest. I do not mean to judge or stereotype. You date 20 year olds. You are enjoying amateur hour. There is nothing wrong with that. Have at it and have fun.

      I am so far past that I will not settle for that anymore. That stuff is for rank amateurs. I do not want to watch other people in love having sex. I want to be the performer. It's simply a better role.

      If you think this generation has it bad with porn available everywhere with the click of the tv controller, Imagine when I was coming into my sexuality. There was not much and it was really bad. There was 'Deep Throat and Debbie does Dallas. The music was boom waka waka. I mean really yucky. But we figured it out or not, just as this generation will figure it out or not.

      I do think it is a good idea for people with questions to have an experienced impartial source for advice. We had Ann Landers and then Dr. Ruth. Always remember it is just advice.
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      Dec 2 2012: this "makelovenotporn" thing is easily the most self defeating idea i have ever heard. in a nutshell:

      the sex we have in our everyday life is the hottest sex there is. therefore you can upload videos for others to see.

      question that involves logic: if you want to convince us that our own sex experience is the best, why would i watch your content instead? and if i do watch some content instead of having sex myself, why would it be your content instead of the zillion out there? jeez, i'm still in an infinite loop, not finding the exit.
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      Dec 2 2012: ps: but okay, can i have email notifications for sarah beall's uploads?

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