Columns 26.2.2014 01:14 pm

We all watch porn – even Oscar

If Oscar watching porn contradicts the clause ‘a loving couple spending time together’, then that would invariably mean many men are in unloving estranged relationships.

I am not saying that all men including the Paralympian suffer from nymphomania, hypersexuality, erotomania, perversion, sexual obsession, but merely that they have watched porn, or even enjoy the occasional boobie movie.

But just as a matter of interest, scientists at the University of Montreal previously launched a search for men who never looked at pornography – but was unable to find any.

“We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography,” said Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse. “We couldn’t find any.”

Several studies suggest different figures of men who do watch pornography versus those who don’t. Lets cut to the chase though, those stats, in my opinion can be rubbished because those ‘who don’t watch porn’ are what I like to call liars.

In the latest barrage of media attacks on the Blade Runner, media houses have been imparting information about a leaked document that alleges the athlete was surfing pornographic material on his mobile phone the night he shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The document is believed to be part of the court investigation, which implies that the State might want to use this information to prove their case against the now apparent ‘horny as all men are’ speedster.

This is a far-cry from the Ted Bundy case, so there should be no relevance whatsoever in a normal man watching the sequel to Gangbang Five or Naughty Moms volume 756. In fact people who claim  porn can incite violence against women would be making unsubstantiated claims according to Milton Diamond, director of the Pacific Centre for Sex and Society at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

“There’s absolutely no evidence that pornography does anything negative. It’s a moral issue, not a factual issue,” says Diamond.

Quite frankly I don’t see how this information proves anything other than Oscar is a guy and has an insurmountable amount of data to surf the massive world of online porn (that being said, most men will tell you, having data for porn is like having food for dinner, we will find a way to accommodate these basic needs).

Furthermore if they use this information as part of their case then all faith is lost in the beautiful universe of sexuality. As part of a forward thinking society we will allow the conservatives a one up which will turn into them marching and cheering whilst trying to add this to their Sunday sermon.

Seeing as we have made speculation the norm when discussing the Oscar debacle, allow me to jot down a couple of very justifiable reasons as to why Oscar may have been watching porn on that fatal night, none of which amount to the epiphany that he was an unloving partner and that their Valentine’s Day was not sharing loving time together. 

1. Being it was Valentine’s Day Oscar could thought it a romantic gesture to whip out a Kama Sutra worthy move for the Valentine’s fondling and therefore whipped out the phone to study the art form of tantric moves by the very well educated adult film stars.

2. Being an athlete an all, he may have suffered from a hyper-sex-drive and decided to unload his primary weapon before going into battle.

3. Not that women watch porn, but quite possibly both Oscar and Reeva were looking at a little ‘something something’ to get them warmed up for the evening ahead. Studies suggest, although a smaller percentage than men, that some women become erotically aroused by viewing pornographic material.

4. With 50 Shades of Grey bringing BDSM to the mainstream realm, they might have conceivably been looking for a couple of tips on how to tie each other up or what the preferable spanking tool was.

5. It could have been for travel purposes. In Athens you can find phallic statues of Priapus on street corners, this can be considered to be porn.

6. Maybe Oscar has a penchant for the weirder porn that graces the darker corners of the internet and decided to reward himself with a little midget porn after a good day’s work on the track.

As outlandish as some of these reasons are, they are no more bizarre than the possibility of the State using this as evidence against Oscar.

The truth right now stands; we do not know what happened in that bedroom that evening; sexually, physically, mentally and factually. Instead of clutching at the proverbial speculation straws, let us attempt to place faith in an age old concept called the truth.

Don’t go jumping onto this sensationalised bandwagon, wait for the trail and for both sides to lay their cases before the judge.

As for me, I want to make a few things clear:

1. I will not speculate on whether Oscar is guilty of murder or not

2. Watching porn does not make you a murderer or an evening less special (could enhance it though)

3. Mom and prospective girlfriends out there – I swear I don’t watch porn.

 

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