A lot of attention is paid to women in porn and how they are stereotyped or how porn does a disservice to women. I'm not going to say that isn't true because I have to agree with many of the arguments, but can we please talk about how porn TOTALLY stereotypes men? Yes, even though most porn is made by men and for men (be they gay or straight), somehow porn manages to create unrealistic and un-beneficial portrayals of men sexually. These portrayals are not good for men or women.

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I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on porn because I so am not. In fact, I find the portrayal of men in pornography so distasteful that if I am going to indulge in some adult entertainment, there are usually no men involved in the films I watch. Even with my limited knowledge of the canon of pornography, off the top of my head (that's what he said!) here are five ways porn stereotypes men.

  • In the gospel of porn, men only like to have sex with women in camera-friendly angles. What's up with that? I mean I know what up with that, it's so that the viewer can see as much of the woman's junk as possible, but I hope men realize that women like to feel a whole body on them at times, not just be pounded.

  • Men manscape just about as much as women do. There is a whole lot of pubic grooming going on in porn and it's fine, I don't mind a trimmed man, but when did everyone start sporting the same cuts? And not just down there, they shave or wax like EVERYWHERE!

  • Men only like to have sex with women who spend a lot of time getting their shags unshagged before they shag. Again, I realize that there are men maybe even many men who like a very genitally groomed or hairless woman, but I've never been turned down for sporting a bit of curl on my on my gurrrl, if you know what I'm sayin'?!

  • Men sport everlasting jawbreaking erections. That is a lot of pressure to put on a man who isn't a professional.

  • Men like to come on a woman's face, tits, ass, or anywhere other than her vag the majority of the time. I just don't think that's true in real life, do you?

Porn is so easily and readily available nowadays. It scares me to think of generations of boys turning into men with this ridiculously confining stereotyping helping to shape how they develop as sexual beings and partners. No bueno!

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