If you’d asked me a few years ago, I’d have said it wasn’t. Now, I’d ask you what you mean by art. Any question that’s asked requires a definition of terms. We don’t ask for a definition of porn, but we do need one of art.

What is art?

Art is (generally) an image, a sound, or a series of these separately or combined that invoke an emotional reaction. They transport you to another world. They bring about a sensation that you normally wouldn’t experience.

You’d be surprised at how much of a difference your emotions make when it comes to a sexual experience. Why is it, when we have sex with the same person doing the same things, it’s sometimes really good, and sometimes not? Why do we prefer a certain genre of porn over another? Different things make us hot. Within the same genre (ex. cum shots), there are videos that will work for you and there are videos that won’t.

It depends on the actress. Sometimes she just isn’t believable. When you have the feeling that she’s enjoying the scene, your body will react to that.  And that’s what makes it art: a feeling of enjoyment – ideally – that you wouldn’t have had if you hadn’t watched it.

If you watched a certain type of porn and you found it distasteful, it would still be art. It caused a change of sensation that wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t watched it – again.

Some people say that porn isn’t art because it doesn’t require much of an imagination. I’d disagree with that. I think good porn does. What’s more, we wouldn’t need porn if we could get by on our imagination. This isn’t to say porn should substitute actual and good sex. It is meant – where it’s able to achieve an art form – to augment our experiences. It should give us that extra kick, that little something we need to get us over the edge.