>>356185>what is even the appeal of this (not higher order beings)?
There is no higher order considerations on the other end of the relationship. It's centered on simple interests.
By simple I mean it's cold calculus of give and take. What makes idealized interpersonal interactions achieve more than a mere checklist, cardboard cutout and a bit of bribery is the agency and person hood.
Which is why mares and waifus draw out goodness near irregardless of what game is played (negative sum, zero sum or positive sum, if you would do something so they would be able to have more agency and enjoy that more).
Consider a hypothetical Starlight Glimmer giving your pony waifu slave she'll DO anything You Say.
Anything any action regardless she'll be as you dictate. There would only be the narcissism as a reflection in the meat puppet.
An Anon would free her. There is no control, no domination of actions unwillingly, nothing that shackles the potential for highest expression.
Now back to meat puppets, to what degree they are free is indicative to the relationship and use. Higher order beings bound in such a way tends to be a sensation of loss. This too is felt in lower order beings in some part.
If they have your best interest at heart and are capable the strive to become more like that embodies a key foundation of humanity.
Thus the tangential inverse, removing those that aim to worsen.
The means and methods are the variation between the two shades at times with no clear answer.
I digress, unfeeling sex toys are just that the physical satisfaction.
The only thing there is one's self.
Moving up, there is hints of something more beyond just a toy or play thing. Beyond just being the end and be all of everything.
The relation is relatively simple. They do something, they know how, where, why and any other question the other will act as if a puppet with extra steps.
The potential for something more lurks at the edges (varying ranges of self hood) waiting for the right moment.
Now most porn is reductionist, put these things in such away, looks pleasing, scratches the itch, maybe a burst of natural chemicals and that's that.
Hence going above that takes a bit of leveraging and elbow grease.
Going way beyond that is the stuff people strive for, the things people look up to, things that are desirable yet must not be stolen. It's possible to kindle such things and have them grow, most notably by being in proximity and duration and it's side effects.
Pokemon fall a bit above mannequin play, not that much but enough to hit easy to reach milestone.
Again I have to say that pornography tend to reduce things to the barest of states. Yes thats a pun.
Lacking in many higher characteristics.
You could call a meme a form of higher expression shown through the base by means of reflection.
Which also is why Friendship is Magic ponies are 10/10.
The higher expression is obtainable one way or another.
Incase I missed my point earlier in revision or deleting stuff here it is.<They are mere masterbatory tools for the self image.
While best pones are in pleasures also<The way points for the construction of self and others whilst also being good in and of themselves.