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Senior Contributor

Question for the masses

Has pornography shattered your lives? Has it made you into a dispicable creature that engages in excesses of any type? The point being that I have no interest in pornography but human nakedness is not a shocking revolting exhibit for me. Not that I wish to exhibit my body to the public because it hardly merits admiration.

 

But a boob popping out of a gown hardly gets me agitated and I can admire perfection such as it is. But  suspect that most of the complaining are disgusted that others are harmed by nakedness and seldom think they they have been harmed or spiritually and mental decayed by the exposure.

 

Why does it appear tht so many want to put curbs on other folks behavior but absolutely don't want their own vices curbed in any manner. The God damned sinners are so disgusting but my sins simply don't count.

 

BtwI don't mind much if your wife or your daughters or grand daughter run around scantily dressed. However, I am a tiny bit uncomfortable when my lasses are a bit too daring in their attire. I tell them so but they think I'm a strange old fuddyduddy and really don't belong in the modern world.

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Re: Question for the masses

I mostly agree. Porn is a symptom not a cause of anything.

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@OKdon wrote:

Has pornography shattered your lives? Has it made you into a dispicable creature that engages in excesses of any type? The point being that I have no interest in pornography but human nakedness is not a shocking revolting exhibit for me. Not that I wish to exhibit my body to the public because it hardly merits admiration.

 

But a boob popping out of a gown hardly gets me agitated and I can admire perfection such as it is. But  suspect that most of the complaining are disgusted that others are harmed by nakedness and seldom think they they have been harmed or spiritually and mental decayed by the exposure.

 

Why does it appear tht so many want to put curbs on other folks behavior but absolutely don't want their own vices curbed in any manner. The God damned sinners are so disgusting but my sins simply don't count.

 

BtwI don't mind much if your wife or your daughters or grand daughter run around scantily dressed. However, I am a tiny bit uncomfortable when my lasses are a bit too daring in their attire. I tell them so but they think I'm a strange old fuddyduddy and really don't belong in the modern world.


Has society improved with the increased access to porn? Do we have less rape and domestic violence? Has it help to increase respect for women?

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Yeah. It does. It contributes to the stew that exploitation brews up. As in any feild of endeavor. No doubt there are many women who participate out of some feeling of liberation or self expression. But for the better part I'm rather convinced the female participants would really rather be engaged in a distinctly different vocation. As it would be with prostitution or the mail order bride industry. I can't convince myself that for anyone in that complex what they are doing would have been a first choice. Maybe just a function of having been raised by, engaged with and married to and having reared self respecting and self confident women. Won't deny that my journey through life never found me with a bunch of guys in a strip joint (Mettler's or Someplace Else ring a bell Red?) but all I could ever think of while there was "that girl up there is somebody's sister or daughter" .
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Here is something on the flipside to consider, everytime that you solve one problem, you often create 2 more.  Now, if porn was banned on computers and in stores, what would happen to rates of rape?  It might go up actually, right now someone that "can`t control themselves" can buy porn and a box of kleenex and no one gets hurt, however if their "therapy" was taken away, they may not be functional in society.

 

The thing is the porn these days isn`t the same as it was even a decade ago, go into one of those porn warehouses and check out the back cover on the videos.  and what you`ll find is it`s not that same stag film that you saw in the VFW hall at a 1975 bachelor party.   It`s taking society more and more extreme to get off these days, everyone has became numb to alot.

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The rise of porn comes from the destruction of the family unit.  Without discussing that there is no reason to discuss porn.  A society were government sets the boundrys is a society without boundrys.  Government by its nature will always attract those interested in exploiting others

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@bruce MN wrote:
Yeah. It does. It contributes to the stew that exploitation brews up. As in any feild of endeavor. No doubt there are many women who participate out of some feeling of liberation or self expression. But for the better part I'm rather convinced the female participants would really rather be engaged in a distinctly different vocation. As it would be with prostitution or the mail order bride industry. I can't convince myself that for anyone in that complex what they are doing would have been a first choice. Maybe just a function of having been raised by, engaged with and married to and having reared self respecting and self confident women. Won't deny that my journey through life never found me with a bunch of guys in a strip joint (Mettler's or Someplace Else ring a bell Red?) but all I could ever think of while there was "that girl up there is somebody's sister or daughter" .

What was that motto of the 60s hippies? If it feels good do it. Porn is the new norm. God has been driven out of US government buildings and replaced with government employees studying porn on their government computers on government time. Even the US President performed live porn scenes in the White House using an intern and a cigar. 60 years of progressivism has come home to the roost. Now let's get back to the important discussion of how Christians are crusaders and must be throttled.

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People ought to be more comfortable with nudity and sex but that's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about elaborate (if poorly produced) fantasies intended to tap into psychological depths.

 

Quite seriously, I think it is a tossup over whether it is worse for a young man to be warping his sexuality versus developing a problem with drugs or alcohol.  Both are somewhat treatable conditions, I guess, but both can be significant impediments to a happy and productive life. Similar also in that some, probably most, dabble and don't suffer significant problems but many do based on a variety of factors.

 

I'm not sure that regulation is the answer and I'm sure porn won't be eliminated entirely. Probably more a matter of a cultural change that recognizes that watching contrived sex vignettes and spanking your frank is creepy. Because it is.

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I think the data from a lot of places is pretty clear. Porn increases rate rapes, legalized and regulated prosititution reduces it.

 

Not going there, just sayin'.

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Well as they say, when you only have a hammer.......