"Further, men in huge numbers pay several dollars an issue to gawk at glossy, two- dimensional replications of naked female strangers. Are these women real living things to the men who whip through the pages? Is it possible to stare at women's breasts or other body parts and not be treating them as objects? It is no secret that a great many men 'have sex' with these 'impersonations' of women--that is, they use the pictures as masturbatory stimuli. Despite the arguments of apologists and profiteers, these glossy pictures (nonliving objects) are not 'sex aides.' Men do not use them to help themselves 'get into' the relationships with their loved ones, but use them instead of their loved ones. Some use these pictures to masturbate instead of having sex with their loved ones; some have sex with the fantasized women during sex with their loved one. A deeply disturbing picture is beginning to emerge: the difference between the sexual fetishist and the mainstream American man may not be as extreme as we have wanted to think. American boys, adolescents, and men are being taught, classically conditioned, if you will, to become sexually obsessed with constant, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, and to make their sexual arousal more dependent upon use of nonliving objects than on real women with whom they are in relationships."
--Brooks, The Centerfold Syndrome, 113-114.
". . . In pornography, men masturbate to women being exposed, humiliated, violated, degraded. . . It is the experience of sexual access and power that the materials provide." 5