Is Porn Art?

Porn is art. A strict definition of art includes expression through music, dance, painting, or sculpture. Painting, literature, and even comedy are all derived from observations, the objectification of the human form, so one can consider porn, therefore an extension of using men and women as, “muses” to be painted, drawn, or merely to be admired, and in the case of pornography, to be fucked or masturbated over. What porn is not, though is something to be feared and then censored. In the way that playwrights, musicians, and painters have been attacked on the grounds that they are offensive, the paranoia over what amounts only to an appreciation of the human body does not require an irrational response to remove it from everyone’s view. I defend pornography not only because I do it, but because as a sex positive feminist, I feel obligated to reinforce not only a justification for my philosophy but because, I am the object of anti-intellectual attacks that only end up scapegoating sluts in a misguided effort, often by women to try to control what I do with my body. It disappoints me that, even educated women miss the point that by focusing narrowly on what I wear (or, more accurately what I do not wear) in front of random men and some women could, “get me raped” is victim blaming. My grandma thought that very thing, but I more easily forgave her, because she was born in 1902. Women have no excuse today for that attitude, but what they might as well be saying is, “art is wrong, if it is naked. Women should never want to fuck or be sexual, because the pleasure that is derived from voyeurism is shameful. There is nothing vile about being sexual, naked, and orgasming over art.

Here is an example:

This song is not even, directly about fucking, but it is sexy, seductive, and even masturbatory. If I were dancing to this song, I would want to strip to it. So, why say one form of art is acceptable and not another? What gives anyone the right to enforce boundaries on what we believe in, create, or how we express ourselves? Human Rights entitle us to choose how we speak, whether we are religious, what we read, and how and whom we fuck. Anything else is oppressive. What old school feminists say is that porn is simply abusive, but women or men who try to impose their way of life on others are too controlling, and that has more to do with political correctness than fact. I get another impression from old school feminists, and that is that they have never done porn. That ignorance does not give them the right to tell me that, without any experience, they know what I do is harmful.  My point is that art is not abusive or wrong.  Art informs, entertains, and turns us on, and that is what keeps us alive.