Why is porn even legal?!.

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by Radicalizedone, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. I mean the government knows about it and most of the users are from the young males categories which are one of the most important resources for any society. Imagine a society with the majority of the youths having sexual dysfunctions and tons of insecurities etc . Porn is a huge threaten to any society just like drugs such as heroin and cocaine IMO. Why is it even legal if it's addictive and harmful??
     
  2. doneatlast

    doneatlast Active Member

    A year or two ago I emailed some people with a major non-profit that does advocacy stuff in Washington (a "lobby group" you could say) as well as a number of other things related to porn... speaking, research, etc. I had an idea for how porn filtering could be made much, much easier with some very simple legislation. (My idea was requiring adult sites to identify themselves as such in a special line of code in all sites and directories - very easy to do, and would make filtering stupid easy.) The response I got was first that there was that the cost of enforcement would stop any such legislation in its tracks, as well as the problem of delegation. The other reason was that the group saw themselves far more concerned with solving human trafficking problems than the porn sites. So, whatever guys are rounding up the poor teenage girls to pose on camera (either legally or illegally) was far more important to them than removing the content itself.

    Personally, I think making it illegal plays too much into the narrative of the pro-porn people that we're all just puritanical, uncomfortable with sexuality, and insist on forcing our beliefs on others. On that part alone I don't think it is worth the effort. I would like to see steps taken like I mentioned above that would make it far easier for people who don't want to encounter porn to be able to delete it from their lives. If a person has the right to stare at porn all day, then a person also has a right to be a functioning human being without being bombarded by porn every minute. That is getting better as filters get better. Google won't randomly give you porn results in your search results unless you are trying to make it do that, for example.

    Libertarian arguments could derail the thread, but there are some worth while things to be said there. I don't think any good comes from porn, and would sleep fine if it disappeared, but I get the libertarian perspective. It will be inevitably compared to alcohol, but some people have perfectly fine relationships with alcohol (I will soon enjoy a glass of wine with my dinner) while others just need to stay away. I don't see the same thing with porn. Sure, some guys don't have problems, but it doesn't enrich anyone's life. It just sucks the life out of them to varying degrees.
     
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  3. username

    username New Member

    Another good question is why is porn free?
    Most big porn sites are owned by mindgeek, and guess what, most ads on those porn sites link to other porn sites which are also owned by mindgeek. It doesn't make any fucking sense except when you realize that they are not after profit, they're after you.
    And I quote:"if you are not paying for it, you're probably the product"
    A few years ago, the government made a decision to block porn in my country, and porn sites were finally blocked.
    But it didn't last for so long. The next day porn went back online and they didn't attempt to block it again up to this moment.
    The porn industry wants you hooked to porn. The porn industry is stronger than many governments and it will do whatever it takes so that porn remains free and available to everyone.
    I wish I could do anything to fight those motherfuckers back.
     
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  4. Are you saying there's conspiracy going on ??. Why?.what would they benefit from that ?
     
  5. doneatlast

    doneatlast Active Member

    I understood him as saying that when we use "free" services online, we are the products by way of data collection, advertising, and so forth. In the same way that Facebook is "free", they collect data and sell it for big money. In that sense, the people buying the data are the "customer" of Facebook, and the millions of people with Facebook accounts are the "product".

    I can't confirm or deny that the porn industry does this, but in this day and age it would be very strange if they didn't.
     
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  6. fedmom

    fedmom New Member

    This isn't related to this thread. Do you have a link to the study about 90 days and the effect it has on addiction? If not, no worries.
     
  7. doneatlast

    doneatlast Active Member

    I'm searching and not finding it. I'm not positive I know what it is you're looking for, but I THINK it is related to the build up of delta fos b in the brain. There were some animal studies working with drug addictions and found that the delta fos b build ups normalized around the 90 day mark, so that is where that rule of thumb comes from. It can be thought of as the "jonesing" brain chemical as I understand it. As it normalizes, your ability for executive function, that is, will power, strengthens. Obviously, since this was an animal study working with drugs (I think cocaine), it is at best a rule of thumb. It isn't dealing with porn, and it isn't dealing with the many variations of porn addiction, specifically the age when a person first became addicted.

    edited to add: I found a bunch of stuff but no one article that explains it. This is a good overview, though: https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/rel...brain-buildup-of-delta-fosb-causes-addiction/
     
  8. fedmom

    fedmom New Member

    Yes that's it and thanks for the link.
     

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