Quoting Quiverfull: Is Homemade Porn Between Married Partners Okay?

by Doug Wilson from his blog Blog & Mablog – Home Made Porn

And last, I want to address the pornification of modern life — and assume in the thought experiment that “secure means” really is possible. If it were possible to guard against voyeurism with the same degree of security that your bedroom lock and curtains provide, would it be lawful then? I don’t think it is possible, but what if it were? I would want to answer the same way I did in the second category above. It is wise to be wary.

As we should have learned decades ago, better than we did, the medium is the message. We should therefore not assume that a husband’s devotion to one digital image of his wife, as opposed to the other men in his unit, who all have a digital harem, is really different in kind. Is it all that different? If the medium is the message, then I suspect not.

As with all forms of human behavior, there can be a range. Some things might strike us as relatively innocent — a wife who is being seductive on Skype the night before her husband gets home, say. But then other forms of the same thing (technically) should strike us as seriously messed up. Suppose a husband masturbates to images of his wife of thirty years before. Something is demented there, and it rhymes with whatever his name is. A Christian husband ought to be sure to ask himself how this will help him honor his wife in such a way that his prayers will not be hindered (1 Pet. 3:7). Reducing her to same level as the residents of one-handed magazines doesn’t fit that bill.

So before rushing in with the sexual supplements that technological can provide, we really ought to think it through a bit more carefully. Otherwise, we are all just prisoners here of our own device.

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  • Petticoat Philosopher

    Love he’s concerned about Good Christian Wives being lowered to “the same level as the residents of one-handed magazines.” What level would that be exactly? Does he get that porn starts are as much human beings as pious wives? What a creep.

    But I kind of LOLed at the fact that he closed his thoughts by quoting “Hotel California.” I’m surprised he doesn’t think that rock music is as much of the devil as Teh E-ville porn–at least not that variety. Kind of makes you feel bad for the Eagles.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I did too! He has listened to that evil syncopated rock music. Doesn’t he now owe the Eagles royalties for quoting their song?

  • http://brucegerencser.net/ Bruce Gerencser

    Memo to Doug Wilson. Private, consenting adults. None of your business.

    Wilson feigns “thinking” on this issue. I seriously doubt he thinks, in any scenario, that homemade porn is OK. Even the act of maxturbation. Doesn’t this violate the command that we are to deny self? :)

    Doug Wilson is as qualified to give advice on sex as the pope is.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I cannot give over the fact that he thinks it’s his business what goes in anyone else’s bedroom. If it’s consensual, there are no animals and children involves then who cares what goes on in other peoples bedrooms.

  • Trollface McGee

    Married people should have lots of great sex*
    *as long as it’s the proper kind of sex – if you’re having fun, it’s probably sinful, stop, and think of Jesus or babies.

  • Saraquill

    Is it me, or do the people quoted here think about porn far too often? They say they hate it, but they’re fixated on it in a way I hadn’t seen since my adolescent fanfic days.