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 A little porn is good for you2004-08-24 23:23
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In Australia like many other places, prudish politicians have decided that they know what's best for people and are trying in various ways to outlaw pornography, or to install restrictive mechanisms to 'protect the children'. The trouble is of course that there's no particular factual or empirical basis for such policies. Its just what they somehow think is Right. Or, we could well say that the people who are proposing them have in one way or another developed their own perverted attitudes to sexuality and to children, which they're trying to make right by enforcing them on everybody else. It's an old story. You know, the awful sneaking suspicion that somebody somewhere is having a good time, and it's got to be stopped.

Anyway, much to their displeasure, apparently some Austrialian researchers have studied a lot of habitual porn users and found that they typically are more relaxed, less judgmental and have better marriages and families. And what about children?
Asked whether such results meant pornography was good for children, Dr McKee said: "I think you come there to an issue we can't answer - should children who are 16-years-old be allowed to be sexual?"
And who says 16-year olds are children? Nature certainly seems to have something else in mind. But a lot of governments try to stop it. In the U.S. you're in various important ways considered a child until you're 21. Big mistake to keep treating people as irresponsible idiots in those years where the most urgent and natural thing they need to learn is the opposite. Big mistake to think one can pretend sexuality out of existence with oppressive laws. Anyway, most kids I know are the result of people having had sex, and having had a very good time in the course of it. Trying to then enforce that sexuality or images of sexuality should be kept out of families at all costs sounds a bit off-the-wall. Sort of anti-family or something.

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28 Aug 2004 @ 08:58 by Gregory Wright @ : Pornography
Am I kinky, or does the lady's legs and midriff in the illustration suggest a new 21st-century biomorphic-gothic architecture flying buttress?!  

29 Aug 2004 @ 22:12 by ming : Porn
Yeah, it isn't so much that one isn't likely to be kind of immature at 16. But at the same time one has practically an adult body, with the drives turned up extra high. And most likely one has an internet connection and has already seen everything. Or one is some kind of brainwashed weirdo who's parrotting what some preacher said, and pretending one has no interest in any of such "bad stuff".

No big deal. And probably rather damaging for a young person's mental and emotional development to make it a big deal. Possibly very damaging. I'd bet that most serial killers had parents who forced them into sexually repressed weirdness from an early age.  

29 Aug 2004 @ 22:13 by ming : Architecture
Buttress, eh, Greggo? Yeah, well, some kind of architecture is certainly going on there.  

4 Oct 2005 @ 16:04 by wR @ : zdhdthdt

27 Nov 2005 @ 19:22 by 16 year old @ : It does damage
Yes it does damage and can be very addicting at this age, by far if you have an internet connection at home and and e-mail address at age 14, after having an e-mail address for 1 year got porn spam and have been hooked on and off. And it's true that when parents say no that we think that ya been there done that. Yes a single CD can hold a hell lot of free porn.
Not sure about that kinky guy and the leg thing, pisst he has a thing for legs..  

20 Jun 2006 @ 21:20 by koper @ : ok
great site  

1 Apr 2007 @ 12:46 by antares : Who needs porn...?
... when we can maturely and openly celebrate our sexuality! The sex taboo imposed by patriarchal book religions have a major side-effect in that it spawns and breeds hypocrisy and false piety. But who doesn't appreciate an aesthetic image or two of well-formed buttresses? ;-)  

15 May 2007 @ 00:27 by Kurt Davids @ : Porn
I believe porn isn't as horrible as people say it is. It doesnt degrade women because the women in those videos had a choice to be a pornstar or not. Alot of people in this world watch porn men or women. Just cause some people watch porn doesnt mean they are perverts or anything as long as it doesnt take over your life i say go ahead watch porn.  

19 Jul 2007 @ 19:32 by dan @ : porn
its natural instinct cmon now :)  

24 Mar 2009 @ 19:33 by Someone @ : Porn
porn is or isn't good for you but nobody cares so just go ahead and watch porn.  

7 Apr 2009 @ 03:23 by Anon @ : porno
So I think porn can be good for you or bad for you. Sexuality in and of itself is a natural thing and it like most natural things can be good or bad depending on the context. I think its foolish to define too strict of laws around pornography for this reason because it would send the message that sex is wrong and shameful. Similarly I think its foolish to keep things completely open without any oversight because it would send the message that all sex is "good" sex. Finally I think prepubscent children shouldn't be exposed to sex before their bodies are adapted to do it, but I think this is for the parents to deal with unless porn companies are specifically targeting prepubscent children.  

1 Jan 2011 @ 21:45 by Rick @ : porn
give me all the porn you can in my e-mail  

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Haha I actually rlelay enjoy vegetarian hot dogs. Whenever I'm lookin out for my heart I'll have one. The consistency is def weird though. But if you cover it with ketchup and condiments it's hard to notice.  

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