Do spanking blogs fall into the category of pornography?
kdpierre: When a blog goes from shared advice to titillation it edges into erotica
(if executed tastefully) or pornography ( if done in a more tawdry or
Where the line is drawn between the two is a matter of opinion.
Roz: I think it depends on the nature and content of the blog. For example,
blogs which mainly feature spanking images or focus on graphic
descriptions of spanking could be verging on pornography.
Bonnie: I have to ask what is the definition of pornography? Is it any type of
erotic expression? Is it any erotic expression that some people find
offensive? Is it erotic expression that is vulgar, commercial or
sleazy? Does it necessarily have to be obscene? And what does that
I think anything that sane, consenting people do is OK.
Recording it is also OK, again as long as everyone involved is safe,
sane, and consenting. Recording it for money is OK too and so is
selling it. Some of the resulting recordings may appeal to me and some
may not. But all are legitimate expressions of human sexuality. Adult
spankings are, at least for us, just another form of erotic expression.
because I don't care for a certain type of scene doesn't make it
pornography. I can say, "that's not for me," and not desire to keep it
from those who do like it. In fact, I feel obligated to be open minded
because I am certain that lots of people would prefer to ban media that
appeal to me.
The connotation of the word is something bad,
immoral, or at least unproductive. I don't see it that way. Healthy
sex and healthy attitudes about sex have tremendous benefits for
individuals and for society. Erotica is one way that people can
identify, refine, and embrace their own unique interests.
think I answered the question because pornography is such an elusive
concept, and perhaps one that has outlived its usefulness.
Yorkie: I look at it this way, if it takes my attention away from my wife then it's pornography.
Dr. Ken: Pornography is in the eye of the beholder.
Leigh: As Dr. Ken said, I think it is all up to the individual. I'm sure the Puritans would think it pornographic.
Baxter: Dictionary.com has this definition:
noun. 1. sexually explicit videos, photographs, writings, or the like, whose purpose is to elicit sexual arousal.
spanking blogs do fit the definition. As I have been reading spanking
blogs over the years, it did occur to me it was pornography. But that
has not stopped me from reading them and enjoying the stories and
pictures. And I fully intend on continuing to read them and enjoy
spanking tumblrs and reading spanking erotica.
Ronnie: A lot would say it's pornographic but personally, I think its all up to the individual.
Hermione: Strictly speaking, I don't think spanking is pornography, although my husband does. But if a blog contains explicit photos or videos of genitals or sexual activity, then I believe it has crossed the line into porn.
So many opinions and all of them valid. This has been quite an interesting discussion. LEt's do it again next week!