Porn sites should be banned

January 30, 2015, 12:48 am

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The debate "Porn sites should be banned" was started by akshay58165 on January 30, 2015, 12:48 am. By the way, akshay58165 is disagreeing with this statement. 28 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 43 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

Kirito posted 3 arguments, Vigilante posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
Sosocratese posted 5 arguments to the disagreers part.

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@vigilante
I searched for meta studies on porn. Meta studies use the data from hundreds of studies to make a more definitive claim. The data clearly shows that while porn consumption has gone up, sex crimes have gone down.

I don't believe that there is a positive correlation between the two like some of the studies suggest. However, I do believe the data supports the claim the porn, at the very least, doesn't influence sex crimes.

The objectification argument
Of course there is a level of objectification in porn. But this objectification is a let less rampant than other media. While porn is consumed by quite a few people, other forms of media bare a greater burden of responsibility when it comes to objectification of the sexes.

Porn can be be consumed by couples in a healthy manner. It can be used as a way to enhance the sexual intimacy between two people. To claim that porn is universally harmful is to be disingenuous with the facts. While we have a problem in this country with gender inequality, I don't think the notion that porn is somehow to blame for this is a very strong one. Porn has liberated our sexuality and has allowed many a way to explore their own sexual desires in a safe, nonjudgmental format.

Sure, there are some very valid criticisms of porn. There are also valid criticism against alcohol, tobacco, and guns. However, we regulate it and deal with the negatives as we think the personal freedom to consume those things is more positive than the cultural negatives they come with. I would argue that porn is no different.

4 years, 9 months ago

porn is an objectifying of women and in cases men as well.
it relates to sexual lives because men's minds by the result of the constant watching of porn, automatically and subconsciously see a woman as an object to be used.

which though that directly does not affect sexual crimes it provides the mindset needed to commit one.

it doesn't hurt anyone? when men watch porn the effect is a chain reaction to his wife or partner, what he deals with becomes their problem as well.
no I'm not saying this Willy nilly, Hugh hefner and the playboy philosophy are all across this.

I wonder if you've typed in 'porn is good for you studies' instead of 'porn studies'..... because reading what you want to hear doesn't make it right.
it doesn't make my side right either but I've read many different studies from all sides and have cross referenced.
I see your point but the problem is your not seeing the chain effects and the big picture that results.

4 years, 9 months ago

These are sources from a meta study claiming porn may be good for us. Please Google a claim if you don't believe it, it takes a few seconds and spares you from looking ignorant on the subject

4 years, 9 months ago

Carol, A. (2007). Re?ections on the positions on the polemics of pornography conference. In C. Mcglynn, E. Rackley & N. Westmarland (Eds.), Positions On The Politics Of Porn: A Debate On Government Plans To Criminalise The Possession Of Extreme Pornography (pp. 16?20). : Durham: Durham University.

Carroll, J. S., Padilla-Walker, L. M., Nelson, L. J., Olson, C. D., Barry, C. M., & Madsen, S. D. (2008). Generation XXX: pornography acceptance and use among emerging adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 23, 6?30.

Christensen, F. M. (1990). Pornography: the other side New York: Praeger.

ChristiaNet (2008). Evangelicals Are Addicted To Porn.http://christiannews.christianet. com/1154951956.htm.

Corpus Christi University (1987). Video store manager cleared of obscenity (pp. 4). : Adult Video News.

Cowan, G. (2006). Feminist attitudes toward pornography control. Psychology of Women's Quarterly, 16(2), 165?177.

Cronin, B. (2008). Eros unbound: pornography and the Internet. In W. Asprey & P. Ceruzzi (Eds.), The Internet and American Business: An historic investigation (pp. 491?528). Boston: MIT Press.

D'Amato, A. (20 06). Porn up, rape down. Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 913013 (June 23).

Dahl, G., & DellaVigna, S. (2006). Does Movie Violence Increase Violent Crime? Berkeley: University of California manuscript, [cited in Kendall,Todd 2006 (see below)].

Davies, K. A. (1997). Voluntary exposure to pornography and men's attitudes toward feminism and rape. Journal of Sex Research, 34(2), 131?137.

Diamond, M. (1999). The effects of pornography: an international perspective. In J. Elias, V. Bullough, V. Elias, G. Brewer, J. Douglas & W. Jarvis (Eds.), Porno- graphy 101: Eroticism, Sexuality and the First Amendment (223?260) Amherst: Prometheus Press.

Diamond, M. (2008). Pornogra? dan Kejahatan Seksual. ?KORAN TEMPO?http://www.korantempo.com/korantempo/cetak/2008/12/11/Opini/krn.20081211.150597.id.html.

Just a few.... As you can seem I'm only at D. These studies were later compiled into various meta studies that completely discredited the notion that porn is somehow responsible for sexual deviancy.

There are even studies showing that it might be good for us....im sure you can use Google yourself to find these, but if you're having trouble using Google scholar I can do a 10 second search for you.

4 years, 9 months ago

Allen, M., D. D'Alessio, et al. (1999). "Reactions of Criminal Sexual Offenders to Pornography: A meta-analytic summary." Communnication Yearbook 22: 139-169.

Amato, A. D. (2006). "PORN UP, RAPE DOWN " Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series Northwestern University School of Law 2006.

Ambady, N., M. Hallahan, et al. (1999). "Accuracy of judgments of sexual orientation from thin slices of behavior." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 77: 538-547.

Amis, K., Anderson, J. N. D., Beasley-Murray, G. R., Berridge, D., Binney, S., Bowater, I., et al. (1972). Pornography: the Longford Report. London: Coronet Books: Hodder Paperbacks, Ltd.

Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union. (2004). Vol. (03-218) 542 U.S. 656 322 F.3d 240, af?rmed and remanded.).

backlash (2007). ?Extreme? pornography proposals: ill-conceived and wrong. In C. McGlynn, E. Rackley & N. Westmarland (Eds.), Positions On The Politics Of Porn: A Debate On Government Plans To Criminalise The Possession Of Extreme Pornography (pp. 10?15). : Durham: Durham University.

Barak, A., Fisher, W. A., Belfry, S., & Lashambe, D. R. (1999). Sex, guys, and cyberspace: effects of internal pornography and individual differences on men's attitudes toward women. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 11(1), 63?91.

Barcan, R. (2002). In the raw: home-made porn and reality genres. Journal of Mundane Behavior, 3http://www.mundanebehavior.org.

Baron, L. (1990). Pornography and gender equality: an empirical analysis. Journal Of Sex Research, 27(2), 363?380.

Baron, R. A. (1974). Sexual arousal and physical aggression: the inhibiting in?uence of ?cheesecake? and nudes. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 3, (337?339).

Bartlett, K. T. (1999). Perspectives in feminist jurisprudence. In B. W. Taylor, R. J. Munro & S. Rush (Eds.), Feminist Jurisprudence, Women And The Law: Critical Essays, Research Agenda, And Bibliography (pp. 3?22). Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co.

Bauserman, R. (1996). Sexual aggression and pornography: a review of correlational research. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 8, 405?427.

Bellows, L. J. (2006). Indonesia's politics of porn: ?tight Kebaya now okay in rehashed porn bill? was the headline of an October 13 article in the Jakarta Post. National Sexuality Resource Center Newsletterhttp://nsrc.sfsu.edu/article/indonesia_politics_porn.

Bennett, D. (2006, March 6). X-ed out: what happened to the anti-porn feminists? The Boston Globee

4 years, 9 months ago

really? I have never heard of these studies would you care to share your sources?

4 years, 9 months ago

I question the notion that porn is a moral issue. Two or more consenting adults have sex in front of a camera.... No one is being harmed there.... Those same consenting adults give permission to have that footage viewed by strangers.... Still no harm done. The video is viewed by someone who knows what he/she/they are about to watch and receive some form of satisfaction from it.... Still no harm done to any party involved. I fail to see how this is a moral issue. Sex is just sex, if some sexuality act offends you, then don't participate in it or don't watch it.... It's a personal choice rather than a moral issue.

The notion that it would eliminate sex crimes is absurd. We know sex crimes don't have any correlation to porn. Those studies have been done.

4 years, 9 months ago

@vigilante don't think for a second that I support porn. But I'm going to have to dissagree with you or your idea that the deletion of porn would eliminate sexual crime. Because a man with nothing to relieve himself will stop at nothing to get what he wants. So in a scence getting rid of porn might actually increase the rate of sexual crime.

4 years, 9 months ago

if a neighborhood watched two residents have sex, with the residents consent to their watching, wouldn't that be creepy, and really freakily disturbing?!?!

so why is it ok for those same neighbors to watch completly random people having sex and doing kinky things on a screen?

it's so wrong on so many levels that its ridiculous!!
is there one single reason why porn would be morally correct?
obviously not, so it is therefore immoral and should be banned everywhere.
if it was banned I have no doubt that the majority of sexual crimes would all but dissapear.

4 years, 9 months ago

If you ban them the temtation will not be available.

4 years, 9 months ago
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