Porn has become more of an accepted form of sexual expression for many people. In fact, many adults prefer to view adult movies during work breaks, on the train, or when waiting at the doctor's office. Most pornography is produced for the explicit purpose of sexual stimulation and enjoyment of both the viewer and the performer. Pornographic materials may feature masturbation or involve explicit sexual activity with the use of sex toys that are capable of giving a wide range of sexual pleasure.
People who consume pornography are often confronted with a range of sexual thoughts and ideas. Pornography is often used as a way of escape from feelings of guilt, shame, or even shame related to sexuality. For some people, masturbation is associated with their sexuality and viewing pornography is often a way of expressing masturbation. Pornography often presents sexual fantasies and are commonly filled with erotic material including sex toys and/or nudity.
While there is some controversy surrounding pornography, there is generally a general acceptance that erotica can be a healthy and normal sexual expression. Some adult film performers have compared their work to that of pornography, and both are intended for the explicit sexual entertainment of the viewer. Viewers should avoid viewing any erotica films featuring acts that may result in injury or harm. Pornography can lead to increased feelings of sexual dissatisfaction, which in turn can lead to increased levels of sexual addiction. It can also contribute to increased sexual violence towards others.
Porn performer's pride themselves on their ability to perform sexually while looking absolutely gorgeous. They exude confidence and are not afraid to show off their bodies in lingerie, in videos, on camera, in books, and in various other media. Porn performers often say that they like to look "sexy" on film. Smooth says she likes to look "nasty" in her videos, but she considers herself "porn star sexy". Viewers are free to interpret these various expressions of sexual intent as they see fit.
Not all people involved in pornography are sexual addicts. Some simply view pornography as a source of stimulation. Smooth states that she views pornography as an art form and enjoys the artistic, sexual forms it portrays. She expresses surprise that, in her own home, "a grown man watch porn movies with me, and not one of them ever complained that it was being considered pornographic." Pornographic movies often feature erotic situations that are rarely, if ever, replicated in real life sexual encounters.
In recent years, there has been much criticism directed at the adult entertainment industry. Many public officials have brought forth legislation that would regulate the adult entertainment industry. At this point in time, it appears that regulating pornography production is a more feasible goal than trying to regulate the sex industry. Some state and local municipalities have attempted to pass laws that attempt to criminalize adult entertainment production, but those efforts have so far failed. Efforts to criminalize adult entertainment have often targeted strip clubs, which often provide a large amount of free sex for patrons.
Some may argue that the distribution of adult materials does not contribute to the sexual health of the general public. These individuals often do not understand the difference between "free sex" and "free porn". While the distribution of pornography can result in exposure of minors to materials that are not suitable for sexual performance, adult materials such as adult movies are not meant for consumption between adults only. Instead, porn is a common playground for individuals who are both sexually active and unrepentant. The distribution of free adult movies is intended to be non-malicious, and in fact, many of the adult websites that allow people to watch free porn video are operated within the confines of an ethical code.
Not all adult websites promote the sexual interests of minors. Many adult websites feature erotic pictures and videos that are meant to be enjoyed by adults only. Websites such as X-rated may contain only art and music that some may find to be too "sexy". More traditional adult websites, which may not include erotic images or materials, feature live webcam feeds from members to aid in the pleasure of their fellow users. This type of live cam feature creates a more intimate setting for sharing intimate moments with your partner. With these live feeds, adult sites allow for the exchange of masturbation or sex ideas; and the exchange of romantic ideas, dreams, and fantasies between matureerers and members viewing adult videos.