Thanks Michelle for an interesting article. I can’t help but wonder if the same reasoning applies to all mass-manufactured entertainment? I mean, 86% of US citizens are overweight and most people devote a huge percentage of their leisure time to staring at a screen while sitting inert on a sofa or chair, yet 100% of movies and TV series predominantly feature slender people performing interesting activities. Surely the messages sent by Hollywood are just as unrealistic as the messages sent by porn? Furthermore, nearly all US entertainment involves guns in some manner, a modality that is surely far more toxic than anything seen in mainstream porn. So I think if we’re going to criticize porn for being unrealistic and for propagating false narratives, we ought to cast the net much, much wider.

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