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Post Reply Sexual content or Gore, do you agree with one or the other in content and why or why not?
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Hello everyone!!!

I know probably in the past this topic has been discussed, but I kinda want to weigh in on this topic myself. In recent months there has been a conversation going on regarding media content and how what is and isn't acceptable is so different from culture to culture.

On the one hand you have North American media where blood and gore are normally expected (Though not always overly detailed) and perfectly okay and fine. But normally sexual content/themes is considered not okay by a lot of people in North America.

And then in other parts of the world (Gonna use Japan as the example) sexual content in media is more or less expected and perfectly okay, and blood and gore is generally frowned upon more and given higher ratings.


In the end this debate in and of itself comes down to peoples personal preferences for what they think should and should not be acceptable in media. There is no right or wrong answer, no side is better then the other.


Where I personally stand I much would prefer sexual content in series over blood and gore. And this kinda shows with the types of shows I watch and the games I play. When you think sexual content, especially in an Anime form, you think of funny and laid back. Normally these games and series are not overly serious and will not take me on any feels trips. Most exist to be more light heated and funny then for any other reason. Plus, sexual content is a natural human element as well. Most, if not all people will experience sexual content themselves within their life time.

Wheres with Blood and Gore things are normally more serious and dark natured. Series which have this stuff within are more likely to take me on a feels trip and be more "Mature" then the sexual content series would. Blood and Gore could also be argued that most people will not experience that stuff within their lifetime, at least not in this day and age.


Anyway, I wanna hear from all of ya! I want to hear your thoughts and feelings regarding this topic and perhaps where you all stand on it and why you stand on it where you do. As I said earlier, there is no right or wrong answer to this topic and things come down to personal preferences. Also, please no fighting. We don't want to make any extra work for the mods.
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I'd rather have blood and gore than sexual content.
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I'd rather have tits and fucking than guts and dismemberment
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Can't we just have both? I mean Freezing was about the closest to both, and that was really good imo.
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I don't mind gore because we need to see in all the grim detail the results of war. So it would serve as a deterrent. I don't have a problem with nudity because we are all human, but I'm old school and think sex is a private matter. You have porn for that.
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Big_Sasquatch wrote:

Can't we just have both? I mean Freezing was about the closest to both, and that was really good imo.


I've heard of that series! Wasn't too sure if I should check it out or not as I wasn't sure what I thought of the premise for it. Might actually give it a look now.
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SDtheElf wrote:


Big_Sasquatch wrote:

Can't we just have both? I mean Freezing was about the closest to both, and that was really good imo.


I've heard of that series! Wasn't too sure if I should check it out or not as I wasn't sure what I thought of the premise for it. Might actually give it a look now.


Defiantly give it a go haha its quite good! its one of my fav ecchis tbh.
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I'd rather have both. I think when someone creates something be it a film or a T.V. show or whatever, they should be able to show whatever is necessary for the story or message they want to convey. I've seen some very entertaining works which have conveyed either one of the two or both, and I wouldn't want to limit any art to only containing one of the two. Twisted as it is, Berserk's Golden Age arc is a good example of the two being combined for dramatic effect, and while either one on its own would've had an impact, the two together made it that much darker, but also easier to understand and sympathise with the main character's drive and lust for revenge. The two may be frowned upon differently in different cultures, but I'm personally not opposed to either one.
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Big_Sasquatch wrote:

Can't we just have both? I mean Freezing was about the closest to both, and that was really good imo.



I enjoyed that show, a guilty pleasure. And Bridgett is one of the hottest looking characters in anime, plus she can fight. By the way, you might want to check out "Gantz" or "Elfen Lied".
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The question is, why do Americans find sex more disturbing than violence?
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I'm fine with both and I'd like to have both, when desired, in games, anime or movies for that matter. I am certainly against the censure of these in any medium. "BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN!" - No. You are a parent, it's your responsibility to think of your children and what is appropriate for them.

I do have to say tho I do always find it somewhat funny that many western (but especially american) people tend to be completely okay with guts and brains flying around and spalttering on walls, but when there is a sideboob for 300ms on the screen, they are all "Oh my god! Burn it, burn it!".Talk about being extremely insecure and afraid of sexuality...
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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

I'd rather have both. I think when someone creates something be it a film or a T.V. show or whatever, they should be able to show whatever is necessary for the story or message they want to convey..


I agree with you here! Both have merits and both can be used to better enhance a story.
Posted 6/18/16 , edited 6/20/16
I can't stand sexual garbage whatsoever, my tolerance is absolutely 0. Gore is usually stupid, but if it's not just included to be edgy and is done right, then it's okay.

There is absolutely no point in adding any sexual stuff to a series, it never feels as if it adds anything, it's just thrown in there for pervs pretty much. I don't care about whether it's "okay" to have it in media or not, I just care about the fact that a show will be doing just fine and then it's suddenly interrupted by some irrelevant sexual scene. It's annoying.

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Art if very subjective but I think one should have the freedom to express themselves even if it's done poorly and in a really bad B movie. If I don't like the content then I have the freedom to turn it off.

I'd rather have both. I grew up on that crap. My mom loves horror movies so I grew up watching them. Then I went through a phase pre-teenager years where I liked all those massacre type movies: Drill Gun Massacre, Spring Break Massacre, Slumber Party Massacre, Nail Gun Massacre. It's surprising how many ways they can use the word massacre in a title lol. My mom wouldn't let me view nudity on TV up until a certain point probably around 11 or 12 she quit trying to censor even that. There was no point. We also grew up loving to read and read anything and everything. My mom Never tried to limit what I could read. As a child she tried to steer me towards children appropriate books but just like with TV and movies at some point she just let me start reading anything I wanted. She once told me there was no such thing as a bad book and she didn't think any books should ever be banned. I once asked her what if the book is nothing but hate or promotes violence and crime or something like that and she said: "Nobody can force you to read something you don't like. Just quit reading it then." and that's always stuck with me. So I began to read more adult books and preferred them to children's books. I think Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon was my first real adult book which I read when I was like 10 or so. Used to have that one in it's original Hardcover which was awesome. Then I just read anything that interested me. The Hobbit and The Stand were both super hard for me at that age because of their size but I made it through them.

We always knew the difference between fiction and reality. I really owe my mom a lot for helping to make me the person I am today. All of my open-mindedness, empathy, compassion and every other good quality are a direct result of her teachings and example. On the other hand, all of my failings are my own. I think in my case my mom not trying to limit what we could or couldn't watch while teaching us the difference between make believe and what's real made a profound difference in our lives. We never had that disconnect or that blurring of reality the way some other children we knew had.
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Elvikun wrote:

I'm fine with both and I'd like to have both, when desired, in games, anime or movies for that matter. I am certainly against the censure of these in any medium. "BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN!" - No. You are a parent, it's your responsibility to think of your children and what is appropriate for them.

I do have to say tho I do always find it somewhat funny that many western (but especially american) people tend to be completely okay with guts and brains flying around and spalttering on walls, but when there is a sideboob for 300ms on the screen, they are all "Oh my god! Burn it, burn it!".Talk about being extremely insecure and afraid of sexuality...



I agree about the censorship. But when almost everything aside from sports or some musical artists has things parents would like to shield their child from it can be difficult. All you can teach them good morals and pray for the best because most mainstream things these days won't.


There is nothing wrong with nudity IMO and there is nothing wrong with being sexy IMO. America doesn't draw a line between the 2 though.
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