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Re: Why do we watch Pornography? #AbolishThePornIndustry

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ReformedLockbox wrote: Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:49 am Anything close to pornographic should be shared between a man and his wife only.
Huh? I think I understand what you are saying--that revealing photos or videos of my wife and I should not be shared with outsiders. Fine. But please don't refer to these works as pornographic. The word for "pornography" comes from the Greek word for prostitution. It implies immorality. Pictures or videos of a husband and wife nude or enjoying intimacy together, for their own enjoyment and arousal, is anything but!
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MrEden wrote: Wed Mar 08, 2023 2:07 am
ReformedLockbox wrote: Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:49 am Anything close to pornographic should be shared between a man and his wife only.
Huh? I think I understand what you are saying--that revealing photos or videos of my wife and I should not be shared with outsiders. Fine. But please don't refer to these works as pornographic. The word for "pornography" comes from the Greek word for prostitution. It implies immorality. Pictures or videos of a husband and wife nude or enjoying intimacy together, for their own enjoyment and arousal, is anything but!
I grew up in a more conservative home than most, so to me; pornography is something involving nudity of a sexual nature, not based off of the Greek root. So apologies if it seemed like I was calling photos ya'll share with eachother dirty, because they're a lovely thing you two can share.
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Tantalum wrote: Tue Mar 07, 2023 12:43 pm I support the idea in general but I really don’t know how it could be implemented in practice.
The Prohibition failed and making alcohol is far more difficult than making a video of a couple having sex, with all the modern technology available.
On top of that, where do you draw the line between erotica and pornography?
What's the difference between erotica and pornography? Isn't it soft porn? Naked people are naked people and sex on film is sex on film.

What I proposed above could heavily tax or fine interstate transmission of pictures or videos of naked people, or people having sex. They could get detailed-- pictures that show genitalia. Medical education exemptions could be applied for, or argued out in court later. Since Congress regulates interstate commerce, the courts might allow it (if they actually did their job right), but it wouldn't ban in-state porn.

They could impose 10,000 per incident (e.g. one film or photo, a $10K fine on the sender and a $10K fine on the ISP.) They could also split money 50-50 with Internet security types who track down violations. So helping with enforcement would be a huge money maker.

There is probably no political will for that, but it might be more popular if it were focused on violence and child pornography. Congress could make the criteria anything having to do with sex with minors, sex that includes violent blows or choking, piercing, cutting, activities that appear forced, etc. They could add a vague term for anything deemed harmful by a committee of experts. Somehow we'd have to get non-libertine experts on the panel to expand the restrictions to most porn. Or all this stuff could apply to www sites that opt out of going to xxx. Forcing porn onto xxx has been discussed in the past, but pornographers do not want it.

They could force pornographers onto xxx domains in this way, then create a tax rate of 80% for xxx domains after they switch. I don't think there is the political will for this in a democracy where a lot of Congressmen are probably libertines. Someone who shared my opinion might have to be king for a while for some of this to work.:) Or there may have to be a massive revival.
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BroadSword wrote: Tue Mar 07, 2023 5:26 pm
MrMarried wrote: Mon Mar 06, 2023 5:52 pm How common were blow jobs in the 1950's? It has become a lot more common for married couples to have oral sex. Porn probably played a part of it-- a movie called 'Deep Throat' and a secret informer using that as an alias in a well-publicized political scandal. Then lots of blow jobs in porn movies, people talking about blow jobs. The president at the time not even considering it 'sexual relations', while blow jobs were a bit part of the news that year. If someone somewhere was getting a blow job in 1950, that doesn't mean there aren't a lot more of them now.
I'd say the pervasiveness of blow jobs has been around for a lot longer than the 70s and Deep Throat or Bill Clinton in the 90s. I'd be willing to bet that a quick google search would turn up numerous instances of ancient (like BC or early AD ancient) references to them, either written or in art. I even have a book called The Story The Soldiers Wouldn't Tell which dealt with the sex lives (and the effects of said sex life) of Civil War soldiers. There were numerous pictures in the book of artwork done by soldiers showing women engaging in various forms of fellatio. I think it's just a natural desire of most men.
Ancient Romans had it in their brothels from what I have read, or they'd make slaves perform that kind of act. I suspect a lot of Civil War soldiers spent time in brothels.

We could ask some people in their 70's or 80's now on the forum, but I have read people from previous generations how common it seemed to be in the past. I have read that wives didn't usually do this. My sense of things at my age is that it became more a part of the culture of discussing sex after Clinton. I also get the impression that blow jobs became more common after the sexual revolution.

It was actually illegal for married couples to have oral sex in certain states a few decades ago. The laws are probably still on the books but court cases do not allow for enforcement. I also hear references to them in raunchy jokes in movies or on TV. I'd imagine porn has done quite a bit to popularize blowjobs along with many other sexual practices.

So, blow jobs are ancient, but in US culture, that have become more widespread.
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MrEden wrote: Wed Mar 08, 2023 1:55 am Oral sex is not a new thing. Both felatio and cunnilingues were documented circa 900 BCE by Solomon. My guess is that it was common in the ancient world, fell out of favor when the Christian church became anti-sex, and is just now becoming acceptable again. Thank God!
That's my guess as well. Satan will always take what's pure and defile it. And God will redeem it as He's doing in many of us here on TMB. We are like the remnant God preserves to serve as an example.
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