I occasionally hear debates from my brony friends on the idea of pornography based off of the show My Little Pony, or as the common term for it is, Clop.
The name for it comes from the fact that the characters depicted are in fact, ponies. Ever since the rise of this show, and the outburst of community, they made things; Music, fanfictions and visual art to name a few things.
One of the things I find brought under attack far too often among my friends is the idea of porn made by the community. Out of both my brony friends, and my other friends. The main argument against it, is that “It’s only a child’s show!” from what I’ve heard. It is indeed a child’s show, but really, who’s business is it that someone you know masturbates to Clop?
As humans, we are sexual beings. We all masturbate at some point (and if you haven’t, then I have a link for you) and we semi-discover what we desire. With one of the stipulations of the internet being porn, people begin to unexpectedly explore. From a simple porn search on Google, one can find a number of different items that they are interested in specifically. Commonly, we call these fetishes. We explore these fetishes - and partially ourselves - and we find what we really want.
Just like any thumbprint, no two people will be exactly the same. Whether it’s as large a gap as homosexual men in sexual relations compared to conservative common sex, or so small a gap as preference between latex and leather in bondage. In either circumstance, to judge someone for it is to say that you believe you know perfection, and that is a rant for a later date. It’s the same for people who look at Clop - what difference does it really make?!
Furthermore in the defense of Clop, if you have seen it, it’s beautiful. The artists of this community are very skilled, and they know it! Though applied in a manner that is NSFW (Not Safe For Work) the porn that they make is more than just something to fap to - it’s art. I’ve had people tell me that no one has appreciation for the arts, and I will show them something (I find that pornographic art - and another kind of art that I can’t properly name - are the only kinds of art I like) that I find a masterpiece, and they will call it pornographic and disregard it. Open your eyes people! Just because something in the image is nude, or doing something suggestive, does not mean that it is not artistic! As I said earlier, humans are sexual beings. Erotic notions are expressions of nature. Not just human nature, but nature itself!
The next time you see a piece of pornography, don’t look away and say “eww” or pull off your pants and immediately start masturbating - or do, I don’t really care about the second one. Just, maybe take time to look at it (whether on first contact, or after you’re finished, if you know what I mean) from a perspective of an art critic. Lighting, textures, what makes this something that makes you hornyor wet.
It’s more than just Clop or Porn