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i run a few porn sites, is it wrong ?


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so i run a few porn sites, i do not make porn, i just have a very popular site.

 

its making me quite a bit of money from ads. no ferraris but it pays the bills....

 

should i feel guilty? how do i explain this to a conservative parent? lol.....

 

i feel guilty when im spending the money for friends, because they do not know that the money is from a porn site.

 

then i think there are plenty of more shady stuff, like ppl who sell cocaine.

 

or even big corporations like Dow Chemical and their agent orange spilled all over vietnam.

 

the more i think, this whole world is one way or another, shady....

 

also i think im not hurting anyone by running a porn site....

 

just thinking too much and on energy drinks i suppose.

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Not shady...it's called swooty...lol

 

The video store down the street has a special section in the back selling/renting xxx movies....as long as it's legitimate and kids are not watching it...I live in SF so I am used to seeing alot of nudity, protesting, and some really crazy antics...but always go with your gut feelings...I am not to judge...you have to make that choice for yourself.

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well if you feel like you are compromising yourself morally, dont belittle the situation. dont ignore your intuition and what your feelings are telling you. sure there are heaps of shady people out there, but just because there are heaps doesnt mean they are the majority, and that its ok for you to join that league. imagine if someone found out and the damage that could do to your credibility, not to mention your own sense of self worth....i wouldnt treat the matter so lightly if i were you.

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That's a huge question. If there's no such thing as God & Karma and that we're living species taking up the space in earth for awhile, then there's nothing wrong.

 

If there is a God, and that there is such thing as judgements and that all actions are measured according to a standard, then you did wrong.

 

Whether your parents or friends think what you do is wrong or not also depends on which philosophy they have in their mind.

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My boyfriend help shoot porn and edit it for awhile. None of our friends seem to mind that that was a place he got money, I mean we didn't run out and tell my parents. If your worried about your friends feeling bad about where the money comes from why don't you tell them? You would be amazed at how cool some people are. I

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That's a huge question. If there's no such thing as God & Karma and that we're living species taking up the space in earth for awhile, then there's nothing wrong.

 

If there is a God, and that there is such thing as judgements and that all actions are measured according to a standard, then you did wrong.

 

According to _some_ standards. Not all. You have to decide for yourself. I like porn. I would be kind sad if it all went away, sadder then say if all cars went away. I can list 20 industries I think are worse off the top of my head. 20 industries I wouldn't work in because of my morals, but I wouldn't have a problem working for a company that made or distributed porn.

 

But that is just me.

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should i feel guilty? how do i explain this to a conservative parent? lol.....

 

 

It sounds like you're on the fence...that if dozens of people here tell you that running a porn site is creepy you might feel a little more ashamed , but if people cheer you on or tell you not to sweat it, that there's a big market for porn and *somebody* has to provide it (so it might as well be you)...then you'll feel better about it.

 

Personally, I think that being on the fence is a good place for you. Both of those things are true. There IS a market for porn and it will exist with or without you, and it's not necessarily a horrible, evil thing...but yes, it's a little creepy to be THAT guy...the one who fuels it and profits from the industry. It's like marketing cigarettes to kids in foreign countries; yeah, you CAN, but at some point you might get sick of feeling a little icky. It really just comes down to your own ethics and your own tolerance for judgment (or your ability to keep your livelihood a secret!).

 

I had a classmate who ran porn sites. I don't have anything against porn (except potential exploitation of women), but it skeezed me out when I found out that he was running sites. I don't know why, but I've never thought of him in quite the same way.

 

As for the "explain to a conservative parent" question: good God, why? Just tell them you run sports websites or something. That's what my classmates told his parents. But then again, if you can't tell somebody what you do for a living, you've gotta wonder if you're doing the right thing. ;-)

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you know its just that part about telling my parents or friends about how i make money....this is what worries me, because im afraid they wiill think im like a sociopath or something.....

 

Well, don't tell. It's not about them either, it's about you and whether you are wrong or not. Everyone has dilemma they have to decide on their own. After the replies you get here, you'll still have to sort your thoughts out. But how you think about it doesn't make it more right or more wrong. You'll have to live with this dilemma if you chose this path as an income stream.

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you know its just that part about telling my parents or friends about how i make money....this is what worries me, because im afraid they wiill think im like a sociopath or something.....

 

You say, well I have the easiest job in the world! I don't even have to do much! Oh its great!

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I used to do some semi-illegal activity online that brought in some good money (nothing hurting people or anything)

 

I put half the profits into helping kids get xmas gifts in the holidays and i feel much better.

 

That might sound horrible but. A) The thing I was doing was not wrong to me. B)I'm glad I had the extra money to help the kids, it felt good.

 

PS- my parents are conservative and I told them. The only thing that worried them was the semi-illegality and they didn't want me to go to jail or anything. I only did it for a short while. Felt lucky I didn't get caught and just stopped while I was ahead.

 

Selling sex is different, but if you personally find it wrong, maybe it's time to make a website about something else.

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1)You don't have to explain yourself.

 

2) without bringing in my own views, you seem very unsure of yourself by even asking this

 

3) Covering your own "downfalls" by talking about others who do worse things, does not make your case.

 

4) The worst thing you can ever say is "I'm not hurting anyone else"... because it's not true.

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Actually I am envious! I've heard of hosting sites and making money from the advertisers. I dont see anything wrong with it as long as what you're hosting is legal (i.e. no child porn, etc). You could tell your parents that your money is coming from advertisers on a web site that you host. Tell them it's a very risque site, but nothing illegal. Another poster had a great idea with donating a portion of the money you make. It doesnt have to be a alot but it would make you feel better to know that that money is doing someone some good. Also this would be a great thing to tell your parents too, that you are donating some of your profits. Also, A tax write off!! You win all around!!

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I used to like porn as much of the next guy never really thought about it much.

 

I have to say though, after watching my ex gf get into prostitution and reading about that life style and the lifestyle of porn stars and what not Ihave to say I am deeply sadden at how women are objectified, used, humilated and just put down.

 

Most porn stars leave the biz after 4 months because of the humilation. Now of course are the hardcore porn stars that stick around but its a small percentage to those that actuly enter the bizz.

 

Plus even if it is the person choice to do what they do it still will leave emotion scares.

 

Think about it look at Vietnam and how killing people and seeing dead bodies affected the soliders. Now imagine a woman sleeping with 400 plus men being subjected to that kind of humilation.

 

Now the soldiers they may have started out wanting to do good but ask any vet and Iam sure you will get tears when they talk about thier experince on thebattle field. Same thing with porn except different battle field.

 

A seasoned hardened porn star after years in the bizz how many do you think could ever have a sucessful meanigful realtionship?? Not to say there are not some there are exceptions but few and faw between

 

A porn star that is exposed even for a short time the phycological effects are devesating.

 

I have read where ex prostitutes saythey can not have noram relationships because they know why men cheat and why men do this or that because they have heard it all being in the bizz so when they do try to have a real relationship they have all that insecurity.

 

I am not against porn. I am against the effects or the portrayal and obejctification of the women or men in some cases.

 

I think porn should be more about people and the bond of sex as a loving communication between two people and not to sex as just an act or for the sake of just sex.

 

So my opinion of you question is this. I think you know deep down inside you have morals because if you didn't you wouldn't be asking. So just the idea of you asking must seem like it bothers you and I think it should to.

 

So I wouldn't partake in the advertisment of porn. i think you will sleep better at night with a clear conscience as well.

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There is nothing wrong with it. In fact, the porn industry isn't as shady as outsiders tend to think it is. The majority of managers in the industry are women - they're not just limited to acting. In the end it's a business, like any other, that has certain products and services that it offers. If social responsibility or personal morals are in your way, then find another means of employment.

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I have to say though, after watching my ex gf get into prostitution and reading about that life style and the lifestyle of porn stars and what not Ihave to say I am deeply sadden at how women are objectified, used, humilated and just put down.

 

 

I have to go out on a limb and say that from an American perspective I am more inclined to agree. Though I don't. Just that the stories I have heard indicate that it is common practice that workers are mistreated in the USA and that humiliation and degradation and just an acceptable and common practice in every day working life. So it might be a little different regarding how prostitutes and sex workers are treated. But on that note I guess it is all relative. They're still making a decision based on the options around them at the time.

 

I always maintain that if you want a society free of porn and prostitution why not look at the issues that drive people to such an industry. Instead of attacking the choices of those women. That one is all too hard for people to understand.

 

I see nothing wrong with what you are doing. Lots of people do not like their jobs so I don't understand what makes a prostitute so special. When women are so openly sexualised anyway - why does performing the act with a little honestly matter ?

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