WHAT IS PORNOGRAPHY ?

Oxford Dictionary:

linguistic, visual depiction of sexual acts with one-sided emphasis on the genital area and excluding the psychological and partnership aspects of sexuality

Definition of the term “pornography” by the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH):

“A display is to be regarded as pornographic if under the exclusion of all other human references it gives sexual processes priority in a grossly intrusive, outrageous manner or its overall tendency is aimed exclusively or predominantly at the lustful interest of the observer in sexual matters”. “Pornography” is the term used to describe sexual acts which, on the one hand, depict a real sexual event or, on the other hand, also include the depiction of a fictitious event.

We define pornography a little differently. Pornography starts with us where the image of a person is abused as a source of sexuals satisfaction. Prof. Jeschek has made a beautiful statement here which we can only emphasize: “the separation of sexuality from the more intimate spiritual and emotional life of man” is “the actual destructive part of pornography”.

As soon as sexuality is separated from the soul and ultimately happens without feelings or out of a self-gratification of feelings, pornography is present. For the porn consumer there is nothing to be imagined, everything is already shown. Porn film in its one-dimensional imagery, with its bursting overpotent “actors” and with its lack of narrative imagination, must miss the reality in which the “real” could be grasped even approximately, . There is no place for any “will to truth”, as Foucault wanted to discover within his discourse of sexuality, but only for the will to pleasure.

Sigmund Freud said the following: “The loss of shame is the first sign of nonsense.”

Pornography inevitably leads to shamelessness which poses great challenges to our society. Where a naturally given shame which serves to protect the individual decays a society can fall apart.

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