News Flash: Watching Porn In Public Is Rude And Disrespectful

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I can't believe I'm having to say this.

Sex is a beautiful thing when shared between consenting adults. But when a person pulls out their cell phone and watches their favorite porn video in public while at the gym, on an airplane, or the train, it's not only bad manners, it's abusive to those who aren't interested in seeing naked people get their freak on. 

YES, people do this. I have personally witnessed it more than once.

Watching porn in public is way more intrusive and awkward to the public than talking on the phone.

In fact, it's is the equivalent of phone sex in public. Just replace a simple conversation with someone making sex noises from a cell phone. 

Watching porn in public creates a form of noise pollution that's unwanted, similar to music that's played too loud.

Plus, it opens up conversations that others aren't interested or willing to have without consent.

And in groups where people are around unfamiliar friends or mixed company, watching your favorite sex encounter on a cell phone can make for awkward and hostile work environments.

Truth is no one is interested in watching anal sex or a threesome porn video beside you on their way to work while sipping their hot latte. 

In fact, one YouTuber did a series of porn watching in public pranks and the public response was quite interesting. 

Unbearably rude, right? Watching porn in public, even with a headset on is not okay, either. Headsets, as wonderful as they are, are often not sound proof. Don't believe me? Ask anyone with a teenager.

But what's worse, sex is personal. Even if you disagree with that statement, and consider porn to be a recreational activity, if someone forced you to watch one porn category over another, I'm sure it would more than tick you off.

Which is why not only parents but most individuals agree, that watching porn in public is not a form of sexual right or preference. It's a form of selfishness, encroachment, and rudeness to the highest degree. 

 

Here are 3 reasons why it's best to keep your porn viewing habits private:
 

1. Watching porn in public could get an individual in trouble with the law.

Just like texting in public, individuals often become unaware of their surroundings. Distractions on the screen and in public can cause unintended errors. Not only can children become unintentionally exposed to internet porn when someone watches it in public. But viewers of porn in public could expose themselves to the wrong website and expose themselves to internet porn.
 

2. Children could become exposed to porn and that's not just uncool — it's illegal.

Children are curious beings even when someone is texting on the phone. When in public, they are people watchers, absorbing all that goes on around them. But exposing a child to pornography, intentionally or not, could be breaking the law. Even children who overhear scary music to horror films or music with strong dissonance find it disturbing. Imagine what sex sounds like to them when the aren't sure what it is. 

Just because most reported incidences don't result in an actual prosecution, it's only right, out of respect for others, to avoid exposing minors to the passive viewing of porn in public.

Research has proven that pornography creates an imprint of a sexual image on the mind. But for some, this can be a traumatizing experience that leads to guilt and even depression in youngsters. Not to mention, one moment of exposure to an adult watching porn in public can open up conversations that parents aren't ready to have with their child. Not because the parent is unwilling to discuss sex, but their child isn't ready.
 

3. Watching porn in public could be triggering to survivors of rape or sexual assault.

A person unexpectedly exposed to noises or images associated with porn may react in unexpected and volatile ways. Individuals who have been sexually assaulted have heightened awareness in spaces that are generally considered high risk. Sexual sounds in the wrong context, and without consent to hear, can be confusing. Before asking questions, a person might lash out and someone could get hurt.

Watching porn in public, like having sex in public, isn't just risky, it might not be a good idea —  no matter how harmless you think it is. 

 

 

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