Nudity in art work vs nudity in pornography

Yesterday as you may have known was my partner’s three week date of not using pornography. We’ve kept the lines of communication open and yesterday he told me in his art class that he was shown a painting of a naked woman, and that he’s been shown these multiple times in different classes. He asked me:

 “Is this porn? I normally would’ve gotten urges to look up pictures online but not this time. I didn’t have any sort of sexual reaction to something like this for the first time. I was able to appreciate art without having sexual feelings involved.”

Nudity in artwork has been around for centuries. In my opinion nudity in artwork is different that pornography because of the intentions of the artist, the consumer and the themes of the artwork. It just is astonishing that beautiful artwork is being replaced with pornography and that there is even a question on whether a painting such as the one above is porn.

First, the artist’s intention is not to provoke sexual arousal. Since the dawn of time human beings have sought out beauty. With art, the artist isn’t seeking to through some breasts out there for men to masturbate to and would be insulted to know that was what some men did.

Next, the consumers of this art are not intentionally seeking out nudity for sexual gratification. If men were going to art galleries to seek out material to masturbate to it would defeat the purpose of the art.

Finally the themes of the artwork aren’t usually sexual in nature. It’s usually about appreciating beauty. I think that people are just hyper exposed to sex so they just assume every time there’s breasts in art it’s sexual in nature. Just like for those who say public breast feeding is sexual. I think that it’s a horrible thing that the human body is twisted into something overly sexual and the beauty is removed. 

I think there is something wrong with society if we can’t see nudity in society without twisting it into something sexual. This is why porn is harmful. Men aren’t lining up at art galleries to see nudity, but they are lining up for porn. It twists perceptions of the human body and is done for sexual reasons. Art isn’t sexual, porn is.

18 thoughts on “Nudity in art work vs nudity in pornography

  1. Soulja 4 Christ October 26, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Congratulations on your partners 3 week mark of being porn free. I am still praying daily for you both.

    Teck,

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    • sexpluspornminus October 26, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you very much. Soulja I just want some advice. So social media played a huge part in this problem initially and I got jealous easily and was insecure. Part of me thinks that we should join Facebook again for communications purposes, but I’m scared it may cause him to relapse and I just get jealous easily if he adds random girls or they add him and they look promiscuous.

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      • Soulja 4 Christ October 26, 2016 / 9:36 pm

        You’re welcome! πŸ™‚ Best advice I give is if your partner feels it may make him relapse then it would be best to stay away.He’ll need to search within himself to find out that answer. Only you two will know and can decide whats best for you both. πŸ™‚

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      • sexpluspornminus October 26, 2016 / 9:38 pm

        Everyone just calls me insecure and controlling. I was totally fine with us having social media until he added random promiscuous looking women on Facebook and Instagram even though I said it bothered me. He feels social media is not necessary.

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      • Soulja 4 Christ October 26, 2016 / 9:44 pm

        I’m sorry to hear others have judged you like that. 😦 If your partner feels that way then maybe it’s his way of saying he’s not ready due to his recent addiction that he is actively fighting against now… Now I am looking at this from a male perspective.

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      • sexpluspornminus October 26, 2016 / 9:46 pm

        Thank you. It just makes me upset cuz I don’t mean to be insecure and jealous it just made me feel not good enough when women I felt were more attractive and looked promiscuous added him or he added them. People tell me I’m controlling cuz I don’t like porn or want some random girl to get his attention.

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      • Soulja 4 Christ October 26, 2016 / 9:54 pm

        From an ex porn addict perspective these are common feelings that a woman with a caring heart endures my wife felt the same way and we weren’t even married yet.

        People that don’t understand your stance for whatever reason are always quick to judge someone. I encourage you and your partner to continue to stand the stand against porn and if that means you and him against the world then rest assure you have each other…

        At the time my wife was my girlfriend we had to take that stance so you both are not alone. Remain strong God will deliver your boyfriend and Holy Spirit will guide you both for God is even against porn because goes against what God created sex for.

        I would like to share this song with you to encourage you both.

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      • sexpluspornminus October 26, 2016 / 9:55 pm

        Thank you we will listen to the song and both of us will write a blog post at some point soon πŸ™‚

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      • sexpluspornminus October 26, 2016 / 9:58 pm

        I’m hoping that he will continue making more progress. Today he told me he feels more confident, more happy and sex feels more enjoyable to him. When he lied to me about stopping before he’d always say there wasn’t much of a difference so I can see he’s genuinely making progress

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      • Soulja 4 Christ October 26, 2016 / 10:02 pm

        Continue to encourage him and I’m sure he already knows what a wonderful woman you are to him, by encouraging him he will continue to grow closer to you and most likely the addiction will grow colder for him.

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      • sexpluspornminus October 26, 2016 / 10:03 pm

        I hope so πŸ™‚ He’s opening up more to me in these last three weeks than almost the whole year and a half, so I hope he comes to me if he struggles

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      • Soulja 4 Christ October 26, 2016 / 10:04 pm

        Time will reveal don’t lose hope in him I hurt my wife to many times to count before I changed.

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  2. sexpluspornminus October 27, 2016 / 1:04 am

    Soulja we talked about it more and he agreed he would rather wait until more time has passed because he feels he’s doing good and has no urges now so he doesn’t wanna screw it up. He said it’s up to me, but I told him it’s up to him. When he’s ready we will go back and I think I’ll just make sure my boundaries are more clear this time. I think that he will be ready maybe this time next year just so he has a year of being free under his belt.

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    • sexpluspornminus January 23, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      My partner’s art class in college features nudity and it’s not triggering or arousing to him because he knows it’s not meant to do that. Nudity in art is beautiful.

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