Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UNL) Conference System, 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference

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Pornography and Psychoanalysis
Francisco Hertel Maiochi

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Date: 2015-09-27 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-08-08


Pornographic  materials  exist  for  a  long  time,  in  many  societies.  They  are described as obscene and many times hazardous. However, they have become more easily available and consumed, and have the power to draw gazes to what is publicly attempted to hide. In this paper I approach the transgression and morality aspects of porn, its social relevancy, its approach and distance from art, and seek what relations can be drawn between the consumption of porn and psychoanalysis, using the theories of eroticism from Georges Bataille and Ernest Becker, and scopism developed by Freud and improved upon by Lacan and Quinet. Ideas derived include how porn can be a means to maintain monogamous commitments and its cultural standing, particularly mainstream pornography.