Christian Naturism vs. Pornography Poll

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How has your practice of viewing pornography for sexual gratification changed since you were exposed to Christian naturism?

I regularly viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism and I still do. (No change)
0
No votes
I regularly viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism but now I rarely do. (Decreased)
6
24%
I regularly viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism but now I never do. (Decreased)
4
16%
I rarely viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism but now I regularly do. (Increased)
0
No votes
I rarely viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism and I still do. (No change)
2
8%
I rarely viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism but now I never do. (Decreased)
12
48%
I never viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism but now I regularly do. (Increased)
0
No votes
I never viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism but now I rarely do. (Increased)
0
No votes
I never viewed porn prior to my exposure to Christian naturism and I still don't. (No change)
1
4%
 
Total votes : 25

Christian Naturism vs. Pornography Poll

Postby natman » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:02 am

I am interested in gathering statistics about the affects of Christian naturism on other aspects of our daily lives. Please answer the following question as honestly as possible.

Webster's Dictionary defines pornography as follows...

pornography
1 : the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement
2 : material (as books or a photograph) that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to cause sexual excitement
3 : the depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction <the pornography of violence>

I would also appreciate your comments.
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Postby LivingFree » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:10 am

That's an excellent poll, Nathan. It should help us learn a lot about the role of naturism in addressing the lure of porn.

The one problem I see is that there is no distinction between soft porn and hard core porn (although the dictionary definition leans towards hard core porn). IOW, how many men simply satisfy themselves with a monthly copy of Playboy, and that's their "porn" diet for the month? How many add to it DOMAI on the net? How many view "soft core porn" for the sheer pleasure of viewing the nude form, and how many use it for sexual stimulation? On the other hand, when many people think of porn they think of the hard core websites that bombard us all with their ads, as well as Hustler, and other mags. It's possible to get sexually aroused with Playboy or DOMAI if you want to, and of course the only reason for a hard core porn site is actual sexual stimulation. Unfortunately, I have run into many people who thing any nude form is porn. So imo the survey will only give you "soft" data.
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Postby natman » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:36 am

Do you think that the poll should be expanded to include a distinction between hard-core porn and soft-core porn?

Or, should I have included the phrase "for sexual arrousal" in the question?
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Postby jochanaan » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:02 pm

natman wrote:Do you think that the poll should be expanded to include a distinction between hard-core porn and soft-core porn?

Yes. There's a big difference between things like DOMAI--which I don't consider pornography at all--and things with whips and chains and other nasty practices. :x
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Postby natman » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:33 pm

If I re-phrased the question to read "How has your practice of viewing hard-core pornography for sexual gratification changed since you were exposed to Christian naturism?" would any of you who took the poll change your answers?
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Postby MatthewNeal » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:35 pm

Hey, Guys, I like the idea of this poll, too.

But I would like to see it modified somewhat, too.

Yes, I think a distinction in soft and hard porn might be significant. I never liked the hard stuff, but the soft had its grip on me for sure.

Also, is there a more of a continuum between "regularly" and "rarely"? maybe rarely/frequently/habitually would be good distinctions? For me, it was not rare, but it was not habitual either.

Finally, I think the purpose for looking is important to distinguish! I had discovered DOMAI and loved the images there, but there was no doubt that my intentions for looking were for sexual stimulation! So for me, it was essentially soft porn. Now, I don't believe that I would look at them the same way, but neither do I feel any compulsion to look at them! I know what the female body looks like. I admire it. But I don't need to go look at them. In part, I avoid it because I suspect that doing so would tempt me to respond to them like I did before! and THAT'S something that I've left behind me now!

Is there some way in the poll to distinguish motive in the viewing of nudity?

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Postby LivingFree » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:37 am

natman wrote:If I re-phrased the question to read "How has your practice of viewing hard-core pornography for sexual gratification changed since you were exposed to Christian naturism?" would any of you who took the poll change your answers?


Or, jsut try it this way: "How has your practice of viewing pornography for sexual gratification changed since you were exposed to Christian naturism?" I think that would get at the motive much more directly, and allow people to plug in their soft core or hard core stuff, whichever it was they watched (or both).
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Postby natman » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:06 pm

Okay, I changed the question to read...

"How has your practice of viewing pornography for sexual gratification changed since you were exposed to Christian naturism?"

If this changes the way you would have responded to the poll, would you please let me or Webmaster know?
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Postby LivingFree » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:42 am

That doesn't change the way I voted, but at least now I feel so much better about how I did vote. Thanks. :)
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Postby natman » Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:17 pm

I sure would like to see more people take this poll so that we can get a better set of numbers.
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Postby LivingFree » Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:36 am

You actually got a much stronger response that I ever did to any of my polls. I would be heartened. and the positive directions of the % are astounding.
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Postby MatthewNeal » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:43 am

A few observations that are quite fascinating to me...

(at this writing...)

1. 100% of our respondants admitted to viewing pornography!

2. 82% indicated the CN brought about a DECREASE in their viewing!

3. NO ONE indicated an increase!

4. Even those that noted "no change" started off with "rarely"!!!


Of course, this isn't scientific, but I think it is significant!

Matt
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Postby natman » Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:15 pm

At this point we have only twelve (12) responses. I would love to see this expanded to several hundred eventually.

This is a totally incognito poll as far as anyone is concerned and not intended to ever list anyones names.

If you haven't taken the poll or you have a friend or spouse that is involved in Christian naturism, please consider taking or having them take the poll.

Thanks.
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Postby JWD » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:10 pm

Hello, I know this is an old thread but felt that I should give my dark adventure in porn. My adventure started young in life because it was everywhere around my neighborhood. In garages, my friends had them and I even stole a playboy from a grocery store.(before cameras) I saw alot of demeaning and degrading stuff that I wish I never saw because images never leave you. Satan wants to bring them up at the most unopportuned time and I have to rebuke them out of my mind. Porn had its' grip on my life up to my late twenties and I was miserable spiritually. Then it happened one day as I was watching a porn flik, the camera zoomed in on the womans face and said,"This could be you", I literally was frieghtened out of my goard because for a split nano second I saw demon face that I will never forget. After that experience my desire for porn dropped off to where I wanted nothing to do with it but the lure is still there. Over the years as my christian walk progresses and my devotion to God gets stronger, I want to see people as God sees them.
When I took the poll I answered never viewed porn prior to getting into naturism and that maybe a lie to some. To be honest, it has been since that incident almost tweenty years ago but like I said, that lure is still there. Christ will not allow me to be tempted beyond what I can bare and provide a way of escape :)
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Postby natman » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:10 am

So then would you say that naturism has had very little affect on pornography's lure in your life?
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