Porn Survey: Pornresearch.org Seeks (Your) Everyday Porn Use Answers

For The Girls PornlandAs Australian female pornographer Ms. Naughty tweeted, “Studies are becoming the battleground.” I’d like to thank her for the image in this post, and the prompt to encourage you to take the anonymous survey on porn use by Pornresearch.org. They have details on the privacy and anonymity, but if you’re extra concerned when you take the survey, use a browser such as Chrome and open a new window in “Incognito Mode” so your history isn’t tracked. That said, I highly recommend you check this out, excerpt:

Thank you very much for your interest in our research. We want to emphasise from the outset that the research we are conducting is unlike almost all the previous research that has been conducted on pornography. In the past, pornography has overwhelmingly been assumed to be a ‘problem’, and the only really important questions to ask about it are – how much do people (and especially children) encounter it, and how great is the ‘harm’ that it does? This research is different.

Our project is concerned with the everyday uses of pornography, and how the people who use it feel it fits into their lives. Pornography is of course a highly topical issue, subject to many opposing views and ‘strong opinions’. And we are not saying that there are no moral or political issues. But we are saying that the voices of users and enjoyers have been swamped. In fact, there is very little research that engages with the users of pornography, asking how, when and why they turn to it.

We want to gather the thoughts and responses of people who have chosen to use pornography of their own accord. We believe that there can be many different and complicated reasons for looking at pornography. We also don’t believe that all the materials that go under that label, ‘pornography’, are the same – only to be distinguished by how ‘extreme’ or ‘explicit’ they are.

If you want to go straight to the questionnaire [click here] but if you want to know more about the project, read on! (read more, pornresearch.org)

About violet

Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com) is a Forbes "Web Celeb," a high-profile tech personality and one of Wired's "Faces of Innovation." She is regarded as the foremost expert in the field of sex and technology, a sex-positive pundit in mainstream media (MacLife, The Oprah Winfrey Show, others) and is regularly interviewed, quoted and featured prominently by major media outlets. Violet has many award-winning, best selling books; her book The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn is featured on Oprah's website. She was the notorious sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She headlines at conferences ranging from ETech, LeWeb and SXSW: Interactive, to Google Tech Talks at Google, Inc. The London Times named Blue one of the 40 bloggers who really count (2010). Violet Blue is in no way associated with the unauthorized use of her name (or likeness) and registered trademark in pornographic films.
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One Response to Porn Survey: Pornresearch.org Seeks (Your) Everyday Porn Use Answers

  1. Breanna says:

    I use porn about once per week. Not just pictures and videos, but sex blogs and erotic literature. I was having a sexual identity crisis just this week. There’s another woman at my work who was talking to me about how she likes to use her vibrator in her car in the parking lot. Our conversation turned me on like few things I’ve ever experienced. I’m straight, but this made me curious. I started watching lesbian porn and reading bisexual blogs. I came across a blog today about how we’re all fundamentally bisexual and it shouldn’t surprise us. http://lovinglyshared.blogspot.com/2011/10/other-girls.html

    The author encourages us to explore our curiosity even if we’ve trained ourselves to only think about sex traditionally. From there I found my way here, and I feel empowered to at least give my bi-side a shot. This never would have happened without “porn” in my life.

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