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Is Porn the New Crack Cocaine?

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posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:14 AM
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Internet Porn: Worse than Crack?
Internet pornography is the new crack coc aine, leading to addiction, misogyny, pedophilia, boob jobs and erectile dysfunction, according to clinicians and researchers testifying before a Senate committee Thursday.

Witnesses before the Senate Commerce Committee's Science, Technology and Space Subcommittee spared no superlative in their description of the negative effects of pornography.

Mary Anne Layden, co-director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Therapy, called porn the "most concerning thing to psychological health that I know of existing today."

"The internet is a perfect drug delivery system because you are anonymous, aroused and have role models for these behaviors," Layden said. "To have drug pumped into your house 24/7, free, and children know how to use it better than grown-ups know how to use it -- it's a perfect delivery system if we want to have a whole generation of young addicts who will never have the drug out of their mind."

Pornography addicts have a more difficult time recovering from their addiction than coc aine addicts, since coke users can get the drug out of their system, but pornographic images stay in the brain forever, Layden said.

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Jesus Christ gimme a break. So Porn is worse than crack huh? I know some people are addicted to sex and stuff but this is just funny, and sad at the same time. What worries me though is young children having access to this kind of material. What do you guys think....... is porn the new crack?

[edit on 22-11-2004 by Ocelot]




posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:15 AM
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Yes. And Tim Hortons coffee (you gotta be in Canada to get it though)



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by Torus
Yes. And Tim Hortons coffee (you gotta be in Canada to get it though)


I guess so.



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:21 AM
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What else is there to do when everything else causes cancer?!


Wow...talk about far too much potential gov't intrusion into people's privacy....



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:24 AM
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This is simply a bunch of propaganda to start censoring the Internet. For your own good, that is.

This is just step 1 - "Big Brother" gets witnesses telling you something's bad. Step 2 will be legislation that starts shutting things down.

"Pornography stays in your brain forever?" Ok, 'expert.'



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
What else is there to do when everything else causes cancer?!


Wow...talk about far too much potential gov't intrusion into people's privacy....


LOL!


But seriously though, my fear is that the government could use stuff like this to create laws and have the internet regulated.



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by taibunsuu
This is simply a bunch of propaganda to start censoring the Internet. For your own good, that is.

This is just step 1 - "Big Brother" gets witnesses telling you something's bad. Step 2 will be legislation that starts shutting things down.

"Pornography stays in your brain forever?" Ok, 'expert.'


LMAO!!
I can't even remember the last time I watched some porn.



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:36 AM
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Well I have yet to hear about anyone killing someone in the street for their porn fix...

I actually think this is BS! and yea I agree this could be a step towards some scary internet regulation, as well as anti-porn legislation. Both of which I am ferverently against.

Lol, so she says Ponographic images stay in the brain forever huh? If that were true, then I bet America's college students, myself included, wouldn't have room to remember their own name.


Peace
~Astral



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:39 AM
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Originally posted by The Astral City
Lol, so she says Ponographic images stay in the brain forever huh? If that were true, then I bet America's college students, myself included, wouldn't have room to remember their own name.



I think it's BS too. I've never been a big fan of porn, as in I don't purchase it. But I've watched my fare share like many other guys and my brain is working just fine. That study makes it seem like once you watch porn your brain will melt and you'll become a mindless robot zombie seeking porn for satisfaction.



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 12:59 AM
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It's just like Violence in Movies, we know it happens, what will be done about it? probably nothing.
It's just more BS to put in the news along side WAR and Terrorism.



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 01:03 AM
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This is stupid - In the glory days everyone had magazines and porno tapes, now the internet makes it that bit easier. So dont blame the farking net u bastards
porno or softcore porn has been around since the 40's its just differnt in how we view it or do it



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 02:30 AM
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When I was a kid I traded Hustlers and Playboys with my buddies. Then my mom found my stash and trashed them. So, I had to whack off to her Cosmopolitan magazines. Ban Cosmo, it's porn.



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 04:22 AM
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lmao. This sounds like the exact same bulls* arguments that people had when tv first came out. Tv rots your brain, Tv causes cancer, Tv promotes violence, Tv promotes sexual deviance, Tv causes impotence. Man some people need to get a life



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 09:00 AM
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PORN!!!!! its excellent,lol

some people love it ,some hate it,personally it doesnt bother me although i think there should be tighter restrictions for kids and some of the stuff that pops up on what should actually be 'normal' porn sites can be a bit worrying! but hey,ho! its been around as long as man has so im pretty sure its not a major worry,i mean im addicted to looking at vintage ferraris but i dont think we have to ban them!



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by taibunsuu
When I was a kid I traded Hustlers and Playboys with my buddies. Then my mom found my stash and trashed them. So, I had to whack off to her Cosmopolitan magazines. Ban Cosmo, it's porn.


Cosmo? Really? LMAO!!! Better than nothing I guess. They do have some hot chicks there though.



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 02:56 PM
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this is a bunch of crap!! It 's not like pOrn can kill you as crack and real drugs can. if you dont like porn don't watch it!



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 05:25 PM
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I definitely think porn can be addicting, and can destroy many a relationship. All things in moderation though - a little can spice up a relationship - a lot and a need for it is beyond normal and is somewhat destructive. There is a difference between an occasional magazine and occasional video and an addiction where its needed to have intercourse or used many times a day for release. I'm not one to ban anything or legislate anything that annoys us, but porn addiction does exist.

My ex-fiance was a porn addict - it got to the point he had to have it for any kind of intimacy to take place (NO it wasn't me - never had a problem until the obsession with porn). Physical sensation was almost zip after being "stimulated" 4-5 times a day for the porn fix. Couldn't let it go.

Here's a related question - if a porn video has adult female actresses who "act" or "look" like they are underage or very very young teens, is that still a form of child pornography or even just creepy even though the women are technically over 18?



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by RedBalloon
Here's a related question - if a porn video has adult female actresses who "act" or "look" like they are underage or very very young teens, is that still a form of child pornography or even just creepy even though the women are technically over 18?


I think that the law is written so that the "actress"(I use that term very loosly) must be over 18, but that has nothing to do with how she acts. "Creepy" yea a little, but I have to admit, I like the school girls outfits, just not the girls inside them(unless it's porn and she's actually like 27, ok fine 18, but I'm checkin' IDs)

Bentov



[edit on 22-11-2004 by bentov]



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 07:53 PM
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whoa thats wierd - so your saying they prefere porn over the real thing to get aroused! sounds like somepeople need 2 get back to reailty



posted on Nov, 22 2004 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by RedBalloon
Here's a related question - if a porn video has adult female actresses who "act" or "look" like they are underage or very very young teens, is that still a form of child pornography or even just creepy even though the women are technically over 18?


Websites must have proof that they are 18 it's called Title 18 2257


assembler.law.cornell.edu...



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