I've gotten all sorts of emotions from looking at art on here. I think sexual arousal is the point of most pornographic art, but that doesn't limit it in any way from evoking other emotions as well.

Happiness, sadness, confusion, disgust, envy, surprise, embarrassment, humiliation, outrage, etc. Basically if the artist has the skill to convey what they want, they can prompt the viewer to feel all sorts of things.

Not all art, pornographic or non-pornographic, evokes feelings, but just because it's focused on sex or nudity doesn't mean it can't :)


111111111 said:
Oh my god, yes. I have accidentally bumped my cervix before with a toy and I actually cried. 0/10 would not recommend.

/me makes a note in his "Nazi Torturer's Handbook"


DelurC said:
I doubt that, picorulying.

I cannot give out pics, because you would all die from jealousy.

Genjar
Former Staff
3 months ago
2011 annoyed antennae arthropod biped black_markings blue_eyes clear_membrane clothed clothing crossed_arms cute duo feral front_view green_body human insect insect_wings lifting lol_comments male mammal markings moth nisimawari pellucid_hawk_moth portrait quadruped shirt shorts simple_background solo_focus spread_wings standing three-quarter_portrait three-quarter_view traditional_media_(artwork) watercolor_(artwork) white_background wings

Rating: Safe
Score: 277
User: Genjar
Date: May 29, 2013

Munkelzahn said:
/me makes a note in his "Nazi Torturer's Handbook"

Here's a handy reference: https://www.furaffinity.net/full/24628074/

SnowWolf
Former Staff
3 months ago
black_fur blue_eyes blue_feathers blue_hair equine fan_character feathered_wings feathers female feral flying fur hair hi_res horn mammal multicolored_hair my_little_pony shilokh smile snowdrift snowflake solo star watermark white_feathers winged_unicorn wings

Rating: Safe
Score: 23
User: SnowWolf
Date: July 28, 2012

Genjar said:
Here's a handy reference: https://www.furaffinity.net/full/24628074/

That makes me laugh and cringe at the same time, while crossing my legs.

Can I upload that beautiful piece of research material if I try to convince people that the second penis has cat ears?

No?

Uhh.. well, it's clearly anthropomorphic. it has arms and legs and a face. that's not human!

No...? aw poop.

hang on, let me get a sharpie...


SnowWolf said:
That makes me laugh and cringe at the same time, while crossing my legs.

Can I upload that beautiful piece of research material if I try to convince people that the second penis has cat ears?

No?

Uhh.. well, it's clearly anthropomorphic. it has arms and legs and a face. that's not human!

No...? aw poop.

hang on, let me get a sharpie...

Hey, it has a non-human uterus off to the right, that counts!

SnowWolf
Former Staff
3 months ago
black_fur blue_eyes blue_feathers blue_hair equine fan_character feathered_wings feathers female feral flying fur hair hi_res horn mammal multicolored_hair my_little_pony shilokh smile snowdrift snowflake solo star watermark white_feathers winged_unicorn wings

Rating: Safe
Score: 23
User: SnowWolf
Date: July 28, 2012

regsmutt said:
Hey, it has a non-human uterus off to the right, that counts!

OH SHIT it does! OKAY! SEEMS LEGIT! Uploading now!! (not really)


LadySnakebite did something similar:


I'm hungover today, will respond tomorrow peeps. Ciao


NotMeNotYou said:
LadySnakebite did something similar:

This is brilliant. Also, those expressions nearly made me choke on my coffee!


NotMeNotYou said:
People are likely to have made similar teasing and bullying experiences about their bodies in the past, so this is going to hit pretty close to home for a lot of people.

I also believe the negative response is due to a rejection of something that is perceived to be inherently wrong. To be clear, I believe in the distinction between fictional content and reality. However, it would be natural for these depictions of SPH to trigger negative emotions from the average person. Similar to how people react to misogynistic and abusive content like the sort whitekitten commissions.


Princess_Celestia said:
I think some porn is actually meant to be artistic, like that one of the nude lady on a tiger.

Not everything that has nudity is porn. Anything can be seen to be sexual. But is it intended to be?

SnowWolf
Former Staff
3 months ago
black_fur blue_eyes blue_feathers blue_hair equine fan_character feathered_wings feathers female feral flying fur hair hi_res horn mammal multicolored_hair my_little_pony shilokh smile snowdrift snowflake solo star watermark white_feathers winged_unicorn wings

Rating: Safe
Score: 23
User: SnowWolf
Date: July 28, 2012

NotMeNotYou said:
LadySnakebite did something similar:

that is fantastic :D


NotMeNotYou said:
*Too much stuff to sensibly quote in full*

Hell yeah it's interesting. This is the best explanation for the why of what happened. It's specific to this scenario, sure, but hugely insightful nonetheless, especially the demographic statistics which I have no access to. Also calling everyone fat, rude lol, you have a twink in your midst.

I'd never expect the mods to cover every comment and blip and forum post. Really not much to say on that unless someone doesn't know how much work goes into moderation, and on a database style website with comments, forums, etc. . I know Ratte handles reports and comments and she deals with a lot of garbage already, I would know, I contribute heavily to her daily headache.

CCoyote said:
@GtheOtter there are rules against being rude and attacking creators. If someone's being rude in the comments, then report them and let admin deal with it. That's their job; we are expected not to do it for them. Report rude comments.

As for downvotes, you have no say in how people vote. You're going to have to accept that and move on.

I'm aware of the norms around commenting, the OP concerns a wider issue with pestering artists and communal reaction to unpopular uploads, it does not concern "rude comments" and what to do about them.
I'm a long standing member of e6 and I care about the community, of course I'll report rude comments, that's just... well, considering the tone of your reply I'd say we're on the on the same page.

As for voting I'll agree in full with what you said, especially given the reactions so far. I'm changing my stance to decline what I said in the OP, users can vote how they wish and that's how it should be.

It still irks me that Abobarseem's comments were essentially getting 'lost' due to how e6 hides down-voted comments. But that's a consequence of the attitudes of the people involved, not the voting system.

kamimatsu said:
The point of art is to send a message or cause a reaction. Some art hurts. Doesn't change whether it is. That said, what we vote is our own business. It's our vote.

I hope the above paragraphs satisfy a reply, apologies for transgressing your right to vote.

Also is it coincidence the ravens are teaming up? Suspicious.

SnowWolf said:
OH SHIT it does! OKAY! SEEMS LEGIT! Uploading now!! (not really)

Just do it, sexual education needs to be normalised, especially concerning AFAB anatomy. Actually, @notmenotyou you wouldn't mind this would you? Look, the dick has cat ears.

JAKXXX3 said:
I also believe the negative response is due to a rejection of something that is perceived to be inherently wrong. To be clear, I believe in the distinction between fictional content and reality. However, it would be natural for these depictions of SPH to trigger negative emotions from the average person. Similar to how people react to misogynistic and abusive content like the sort whitekitten commissions.

You're right, Savageorange pointed out a similar phenomenon with 'shaming elicits shaming'. I have the most mundane things blacklisted just to avoid feeling shit when the wrong pic shows up at the wrong time, damn I'd blacklist heterochromia if there was ample reason to lol.

But I still don't enjoy seeing artists getting hate on their uploads, even in the case of whitekitten, who's work isn't just 'unusual' it's downright hateful in some cases. The comment section just isn't suited for proper discussion. It isn't formatted for discussion, it is cluttered, it's tagged on to the picture, it's isolated to one picture, and as evident from the OP: it's not an effective medium for an artist to defend themselves on. I just think of youtube comment sections compared to the likes of Reddit; elegance contrasted by... whatever the youtube comment section could be classified by...

I've posted on the forums once before and stumbled onto the topic of 'what e6's comment section is good for'. More or less decided with much resistance that the comment section is function-less... less banter, which is obvious, or praise and critique, which are better suited in a forum format to begin with. The line is hard to tow on that topic when dealing with art, porn, and porn-that-is-art, all in the same place. But no one is complaining about that, only me, and I complain a lot.


GtheOtter said:
Abobarseem's comments were essentially getting 'lost' due to how e6 hides down-voted comments.

depends on your account settings actually. if you set -50 as your threshold, nothing above -50 will be hidden.


GtheOtter said:
I'm aware of the norms around commenting, the OP concerns a wider issue with pestering artists and communal reaction to unpopular uploads, it does not concern "rude comments" and what to do about them.

I'm a long standing member of e6 and I care about the community, of course I'll report rude comments, that's just... well, considering the tone of your reply I'd say we're on the on the same page.

As for voting I'll agree in full with what you said, especially given the reactions so far. I'm changing my stance to decline what I said in the OP, users can vote how they wish and that's how it should be.

It still irks me that Abobarseem's comments were essentially getting 'lost' due to how e6 hides down-voted comments. But that's a consequence of the attitudes of the people involved, not the voting system.

Cheers on all counts, and I agree with you regarding your spoiler. The truth is, where comments are concerned, downvotes are used to cut off conversation, deride users, show disrespect, and just be rude. It's a good reason to lower the threshold as Commander Eggplant suggests, and it's one reason I prefer conversations here in the Forums more.

On another note, you know, one thing I hear people say over and over is that we should just blacklist things we don't like so we don't see them. That mostly works for objective kinks, but where it doesn't work is on body types and bad anatomy. You can't blacklist morbid obesity, ginormous breasts, and giant phalluses if users with societal dysmorphia chronically tag them as slightly chubby or a little large.

We've had this conversation before, and lots of solutions have been suggested, but no one ever agrees on what's what.