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Social psychologists* have found that, yes, watching violent pornography induces violence towards women in the (male) viewers. Interestingly enough they have also found that looking at images of naked women that do not indulge in sexual activity reduces aggression towards women. In other words: men that look at images of naked women are less aggressive towards women than men that do not look at this kind of images.

So, obviously you are doing the feminist thing if you look at the images in my gallery.



* Allen, M., D'Alessio, D., & Brezgel, K. (1995). A meta-analysis summarizing the effects of pornography: Vol. 2. Aggression after exposure. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
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dazuno Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
I was just discussing this with someone else that almost got fired from work b/c they found out he had a deviantart site that is completly and totally unrelated to his work but he used his real name on the da site and it had tasteful images of nude woman. Oh no, Nudity,right! I totally agree but you must understand that European values are absent here in America. Feminism in Europe is also a noble thing were as Femenists in Europe take pride in their bodies, themselves and would not be afraid to be nude if it made a good political statement. Feminism in the U.S usually means something, negative, ugly, twisted and ignorant!  Feminists in the U.S are usually angry lesbians that want a double standard in their favour, not equality. they want to dress provocatively, even at work yet not have a man turn his head to look at them b/c hes a pervert and hes sexually harassing them by looking! Yet almost no woman ever get prosecuted for sexual harassment when millions of men lose their careers yearly! Thats a double standard! You can murder, kill, and mangle 100 people an hour in an Americana movie and its rated pg-13 okay for kids 13+, but put one breast in it and it suddenly it becomes R and only for 18+. American children are usually raised by their tv and think if its on tv, it must be okay. Europe of course is right and the U.S is wrong! Filter violence as its un-natural and let nudity through b/c it is natural! I grew up in both Europe and the u.s. and I remember almost all the beaches in Europe were all nude all the time until recently they have been somewhat vacant b/c pervert foreigners came to the nude beaches just to gawk! There was usually no such thing as a sauna for men and a separate one for women. Nudity of all ages. It is just normal,natural and comfortable. You learn that nudity is natural and normal and can separate those healthy relationships from female friends to learn which is flirting and which is just having fun. Its a subtle feeling. In the US most people dont have there first nude experience until they have sex. They therefore almost always relate nudity with sex. You can always pick out the Americans in Europe b/c they are the ones staring at the beautiful woman sun bathing are not wearing a bra are panties. Shes not wearing a bra and panties b/c its comfortable for her, not b/c shes a whore! Prostitutes in Europe wear the most expensive clothes and classy leather. Thats how you know a working girl there, she is overdressed to the nines in expense! Unlike hear in the u.s you cant tell the whores from the girls going out from the prostitutes unless they are standing still barely dressed on a corner in huge rubber boots. Images of a beautiful woman are something to admire and long for that may stir your heart b/c they are so beautiful and leave you feeling inspired by beauty. Where porn contains no beauty and reduces what should be something beautiful down to a disgusting primitive urge that usually irritates and leaves the watcher un-fufilled and wanting more. I have seen some sex tapes that were made by people in love and it was beautiful to witness them making love. X-ART Has some beautiful sex films between boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife. Caprice is married to Jillian and they have been making love with X-ART for quite some time. There are some exceptions.
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Billie-Bones Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Unfortunately, as soon as I read about feminist thing here my level of aggression rose significantly, so that the positive effect of watching your gallery was totally negated...
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Kurazao Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
you are right man!!! some men look for woman like they saw in hardcore porn... like some friends...
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mondonaj182 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love women in various stages of undress, and have the utmost respect for them.
I really like a burlesque vampire opera sort of thing.
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juliomarcelo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
boob fetish teasing videos (stripping, lone lactating) are teh best. =P
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juliomarcelo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
does it help that i also prefer watching videos of women being sexy/stripping/teasing than actual porn videos? =P
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juliomarcelo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
dis is jost plein OSOM. =D
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kametzl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
P.S.
I'd like to hear from you on this matter
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kametzl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
everything is based on two things-
your DNA and how you are raised.
if I were to tell you how my father beat me as a child and also that fact that my older brother beat me up on a weekly basis you cringe.
now you put in the fact that I am 6ft 6in. tall and 260lbs and I am 64 years old and to this date I have never harmed a woman or even laid a hand in violence on another person male or female unless someone really pushed me well beyond reason.
pictures of women in a violent scenario does not agree with me, but when you put that same woman in that same picture and she is doing it for her own reason. say maybe because she's a model and it's a job or because she enjoys what that person is doing to her is a different story.
that are sick people out there, that's a fact and you can't change it, I wish that we could but we can't.
art is in the eye of the beholder.
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I believe that people who have been hurt as children sometimes are more able to understand the pain of other people and therefore feel a stronger reluctance to inflict pain.

Nevertheless, this research is not about how violent pornography turns harmless men into brutal monsters, but about how the basic aggression level of most men -- no matter if it is high or low to begin with -- is raised somewhat by viewing violent pornography.

So what this says is that almost everyone is affected by violent pornography in that they become more aggressive.

Of course the actual behavior of one man does not depend on one single influence alone. Watching one move does not change one person's character. But I believe that if a certain influence continues for a long time, it leaves a trace on a person's psychic makeup, and if this influence is long years of the consumption of violent pornography, then you will see a significant and long term rise in a person's level of aggression towards women.

Now it depends on what other factors influence that person. If his aggression is extremely low to begin with, a raise does not mean much. If there are other influences that lower aggression, that rise is neutralized.

But if there are other influences that raise the level of aggression as well, like, for example, hip hop music with lyrics of sexual violence, action and horror movies that present violence as a solution to problems, comics that show violence as fun, etc. etc., than I think that all these influences, that are pretty harmless taken by themselves, build up to an impressive sum of violence presented as something that has positive results if you emulate it, and then there will be a visible effect on a man's behavior.

I'm not saying that this man will turn into a rapist or even beat his wife, but I think that he will feel and behave less respectful, less tolerant and understanding, more egoistic, more demanding -- and will generally be closer to the edge where he will take violent action. It may be a small step closer, but since enough people are crossing the boundary every day, we might want to think about what it is that pushes each of them to acting out what they see in the media.
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Visitant Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't you think there's something missing here? Talk above violent porn verses non-sexual nudity. What about non-violent porn? Not all porn simulates rape and abuse. I'm just saying, it's a rather big hole in their analysis.
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Actually I just presented the two most extreme aspects in my post. Research has indeed experimented with non-violent porn and found a slight increase in aggressiveness.
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Dungeondelver Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
So what happens if you watch violent porn and look and non sexual nudity?
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Well, I guess its like ingesting poison and eating oranges: the poison is so bad for your health that the oranges don't really help much to keep you alive.
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Dungeondelver Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Good point!
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zen-3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
you are absolutely right, the more I look pic of naked women the more fan I become of them, They are just sooo beautiful.
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Debb555 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
You've given us a really good text here :) now we have something to blame sexism on (really sweet for me who HATE sexism more than anything else I can think of) besides, I think that all the censor today's gone out of control, people censor EVERYTHING, and I'm really tired of it. But when people are sexual it's best if they're serious about it too. This is a complicated thing
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Da-Bacon-master Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Very Interesting this reminded me (as its a bit of a weird fact also)
metal music makes (termites i think it was?) them eat wood faster (or whatever it was do whatever they do faster)
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Maybe we can play Metal in supermarkets and it will make the cashiers work faster so I don't have to stand in line so long ...
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Da-Bacon-master Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hahaha
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fear-is-spreading Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Violence towards women is inherent in human evolution. It sucks, yea, but it's still inherent. It's that way in all species where the male is larger and stronger than the female... Mating was pretty much a cat and mouse game. That's why we have sexual violence towards women.
The reason pictures of nude women lowers aggression is because it makes our primitive minds think a woman is bearing themselves for us... This makes aggression a moot point.
Most men have taken social changes to heart and have been raised with deterrences against sexual aggression towards women. Some men just can't control it... They have other natural instincts held back and need to fulfill something their primitive side is telling them. I'm not excusing it at all... but this is why some people do these horrible things.

I consider media immersion a completely ridiculous means of research anyway... in fact, most psychological research today fails to see all the variables in the experiment and therefore becomes inherently flawed.

How did they test this, anyway? Did they show some guys a video of a simulated rape and then test if they raped a woman or asked them if they would?

It's more likely they surveyed convicted rapists and a control group of non-violent men and asked if they like to watch violent pornography... This method is flawed in that men with violent tendencies will automatically be geared to enjoy violent pornography. Chicken and Egg arguments get you no where.
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
How did they test this?

First of all, I am quoting a meta-analysis, not an individual experiment. In a meta-analysis the findings of all experiments that deal with the same subject matter are compared and a summary conclusion of their findings is drawn. In this instance, the experiments investigating pornography and those investigating mild, non-sexual nudity are not the same.

In all experiments the test subjects (the probands) where assigned randomly to the test group and the control group. This is a basic condition for an experiment. There was no group of convicted rapists, only random volunteers from the general populace.

One experiment investigating the effects of pornography was conducted in the following way: all the test subjects where individually (not as a group) angered by a female assistant. That way all the test subjects were angry and felt some mild aggression towards a specific female person. Then the test group was shown violent pornography, while the control group immediatley progressed to the next step. After the viewing (test group) or directly (control group), all members of both groups had to supervise the "obnoxious" female assistant while she learned something and had the opportunity to punish her, if she failed at her (supposed) task. Again, each test subject did all of this alone, not as a group.

The punishment was significantly harsher in the test group (that had viewed the violent pornography) than in the control group.

("Punishment" in an experiment like this is, of course, always faked. For example the test subject can apply different levels of harmless but painful electric shocks to a person they don't see but only hear, so that in reality there is no electric current at all and the "victim" only plays at being hurt.)
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fear-is-spreading Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Firstly, thank you for clearing up my question...

I do have to say, though, that I see the findings weren't worded correctly... Watching violent pornography did not induce aggression towards women, it simply took the deterrences away from being aggressive towards an annoying stimulus... Induce indicates a proactive effect. I would have used a docile word, like 'allowed' or 'permitted'. But even the fact that you only say violent pornography makes me think this wasn't handled correctly..

In other words, she was causing the aggression and the violence in the pornography allowed the men to override conditioned behavior. The same result might have been obtained from anything violent, not just pornography... Anything violent where the viewer associates with the aggressor could have broken down the societal barriers and caused the men to punish her more severely. Something violent towards a woman simply makes it more associative. I hypothesize that it had nothing to do with it being pornography as the punishment gave no sexual release (except to those with sadistic tendencies). A video game where the player fights against a female opponent or a movie clip in which the protagonist defeats a female villain would, most likely, have had the same result. Generally it would need to be a video or some kind of stimulus where the female is presented as 'asking for it' or 'deserves it' as in the case of non-rape violent pornography... To determine that, I'd need to know what type of pornography was used; i.e. simulated rape, rough sex, BDSM, etc.

As I said before, this kind of research is fundamentally flawed on the basis that all things are connected concerning the human brain and therefore give rise to too many variables. You cannot measure a single reaction to a single stimulus without making sure you have ACTUALLY limited all variables and it gets even more convoluted when you have multiple stimuli in the picture while trying to measure a reaction to only one of them. The annoying woman, the pornography, the act of punishing her... Research experiments like this one are almost all completely geared to lead to a conclusion... This is why there are so many arguments in all the complicated fields of psychology... when other groups have the same hypothesis and do a different experiment with a completely different scenario, the findings are rarely the same... The variables changed and thusly there is a new conclusion, unless of course, the researchers base their scenario on the hypothesis they wish to receive.

The researchers caused the aggression, the violent imagery the subjects were shown simply desensitized them to the suffering of the 'assistant'. The control group, however, continued to view this person as a person without anything affecting their ability to associate with her. This is not so much an experiment on pornography as an experiment of all media's influence on a human's ability to sympathize with another person.
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Those are good thoughts. But the discussion of pornography is an old hat and we won't profit much if we repeat it.

What struck me as surprising – especially since those kinds of images are often subsumed under "pornography" by the general populace as well as some feminists – is that non-sexual nude images of women make men less agressive. That, to me, is a surprising find, and I'm especially happy that it goes against the common feminist argument that women are debased and humiliated in and by nude erotic images, are being "objectified" and victimized by them, and that this process propagates male supremacy and is part of what causes men to abuse women. Since I enjoy images of nakes women, I am happy that it has been scientifically proven that those images do NOT cause men to exploit women more, but rather cause sympathy, tenderness and respect for the models and women in general.

If you have followed the feminist debate, are familiar with conservative ("puritan") views and know about the laws that restrict the publication of nude images and are meant to protect young people from a damaging influence, you will be as surprised and glad as I am, that these images, which all of these discussions condemn, is in fact not only harmless but, on the contrary, benign.

I have always felt that this is so, because looking at nude women makes me feel, yes, excited, but also friendly and respectful towards women, and I am glad that now I have an argument besides my subjective experience (that can always be devalued by calling it singular or even self-illusionary) which is not so easy to negate.
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OmniSentinel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that its a load of crap.... because then wouldn't anyone that looked at any form of violence result in violence towards others? If so, then wouldn't a lot of Americans be out there going all ape shit Call of Duty on others?
I think that their research/study is flawed.
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
The research found that viewing pornography increases aggression. It did not find (and I did not write) that viewing pornography makes men go "ape shit". Increase means "more", not "the most extreme that you can imagine".

Aggression can express itself in many forms: from not giving a job to someone qualified to scowling at someone for no reason, from making disparaging jokes to actual sexual harrassment.

And since there is indeed quite a lot of sexual harrassment (and sexism in general) going on, the theory would be that the widespread consumption of pornography would help facilitate this aggression. After all, 800 Million porn DVDs sold per year in the US (not counting internet porn) have to be viewed by someone - and it's certainly not 800 guys watching one million movies each.
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mikekearn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to be doing my part to lower aggression toward women.
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Hells-Blood Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Extremely interesting
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Myselfsama Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like that statement. Whether that is a proven fact or not lol. XD
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fazz1977 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Interesting!
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't think "feminist" is the correct word. "Feminist" is more like women equality to men. This subject has nothing to do with that, it's more like "lust being fulfilled" so men don't have to take unnecessary actions against women (or women against men) to fulfill their lust.

...wolfie
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fear-is-spreading Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Current feminist groups are as much for equality as a masculinist group would be... You can't be for equality while advocating only for one group, even if that group is oppressed.

Just like the black panthers, any equality group will eventually turn to a supremacy group. That is the nature of mob mentality.
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
If it was "lust being fulfilled", pornography would lower aggression even more than mere nudity. But it has the opposite effect.

Much of feminism is deals with male aggression towards women. It is one of the core topics of feminism, as is the anti-pornography movement.
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First off, I didn't say "lust being fullfilled" by watching porn, or aggression against women, I meant basically that people that look at just nude pics are more mellowed and don't need that other shit. Eh, that's an unknown subject for me, really, I don't hang about people who watch that porn shit and I don't watch it myself. But I do know that the more "harder" or more garbage people watch, the more aggressive they get toward anyone, including crime movies, killings, and it's not just against women. But I will say this, looking at nude pics isn't gonna solve anything, the more you look at, the more further you want to go into sexuality, unless you only focus on the art aspect of nude images like some do.

Feminist, as for what the dictionary says, is all about equality, and yes, it has some to do with male aggression against female, but it's more of equal rights then just male aggression against them. If a male has aggression against women, I can almost guarantee he has aggression or hate against others, including other males. But if a male has no aggression/hate against female, but think women don't have as much right as males, that's a subject of feminist. If a male thinks he needs to provide for and protect his female, but the woman thinks otherwise, it has nothing to do with aggression, that people tend to think. Feminist is not all about aggression or sexual behavior.

And don't forget, women have their attitudes toward men as well, and it's not only men's fault, a lot of them grow up with that mentality thinking from hanging around other females that has had something happen to them, and watching Hollywood movies, etc... etc... Influence, peer pressure. Hang around a duck long enough, you'll act like one. lol. Yes, that's sorta off subject, I know lol.

...wolfie
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nudereligion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Read the article Feminist views on pornography on Wikipedia for an introduction to the topic, especially the section "Enticement to sexual violence against women".
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