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Originally posted by AD5673
lol. But....well.....your right
Originally posted by intrepid
OK, what about couples that view porn togther to enhance their sex life?
Originally posted by websurfer
..... I said "I wouldn't be talking, my parents aren't the ones jacking off in front of the tv." The expression on his face was priceless, after I made that comment, in a sarcastic kind of way.
Originally posted by TrueLies
I don't think porn should be illegal, however I think it should be regulated for obvious reasons...
If it's not hurting anyone or endangering any lives why should the government get involved in the issue?
Originally posted by Kwyjibo
They cannot eliminate porn unless society needs even more sexually frustrated people out there.
What was 1973 pornography like?
When I started doing prosecutions in 1973 and 1974, I started doing trials by the dozens. The kind of material we did in so-called adult bookstores, the hardcore shops in Cleveland, was pretty much the same material that you have today in adult bookstores or theaters or in videocassettes in the XXX section of a video store. It's penetration clearly visible, group activity.
We didn't see as much of the more extreme stuff [then] -- the bondage, the torture, the excretory material. You could get that, but it was underground; you had to know somebody, you had to talk to clerks, they had to know you were a real perv and all that.
Nowadays the difference is that all of the extreme material is available on the Internet, so if you go to some of these sites, they'll have group sex, they'll have adults of same sex, different sex, and then they have an animal picture and a urination picture and a torture picture all on the same site. ...
What adjectives would you use to describe the mindset in America in the 1970s and 1980s about pornography? ...
In the 1970s, everybody knew that the hardcore stuff was sleazy because it looked sleazy. It was in downtown, back-alley, dirty bookstores. The only place you could get hardcore porn was in these little red and gold blinking light goofball places that the cops had to wear plastic bags on their shoes to go into there. The peep shows were full of diseases, and it was just awful.
People could see more of what it was. And so when somebody said, "We need a law," they would go, "Of course we need a law." If somebody says, "We need to enforce this law, these people are guilty," "Of course." And so it was a more matter-of-fact thing.
The Meese Commission. I've had pornographers say, "It was the best thing that ever happened to our business, because the more taboo you make things, the better it is for our business."
Fourteen years ago, of course, Reagan's Attorney General Ed Meese launched a celebrated (and reviled) antiporn crusade that included a bevy of busts; but since then the LA-based industry has grown into a multibillion-dollar business reaching into nearly every corner of America, culturally, politically and even economically. Consider that an estimated 25,000 video outlets across the nation stock adult material and that more than 10,000 new adult-video titles are released each year; last year there were 711 million rentals of hard-core sex films. Porn is a $10 billion industry--$4 billion of that in explicit video sales--that even has links to corporate parents like General Motors and AT&T. (Whatever collective pain and persecution the industry suffered during the Reagan and Bush the Elder years, when Bill Clinton rolled into the White House with a social agenda that did not call for the outright destruction of smut, pornographers in the San Fernando Valley--Wicked Pictures, Vivid Video, VCA and Hustler Video are the biggies--saw eight years of relative green lights and blue skies.)
Originally posted by bios
Should it be illegal?
Oh hell no! what would I do with my evenings? (just kidding)
But I do think there should be a better way to keep it away from the curious eyes of children.