The Sunny Side of Smut

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The Sunny Side of Smut

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Sat, 07-23-2011 - 1:05am

"Both groups felt the same degree of intimacy in their current or recent relationships and shared the same range of sexual experiences. But when it came to violent or fetishist porn, the groups diverged."

Wait! Does this mean there is more than one kind of porn?

Interesting article. Be sure to read the comments. There's a great one "SapiensMedicus

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Sat, 07-23-2011 - 9:54am
"one study showing an association between porn use and failed marriages,"

But that's not been clearly proven in a real study.....equalized by social class, race, educational achievements etc.

Without those being done it's meaningless......HS or less marriages have a almost 1 in 3 chance of surviving......College educated have a 80% or better odds of staying married. Same for social class, race, Certain religious groups have poor rates overall, Evangelicals for example........also one of the major anti-porn groupings.......choose that as your study group and porn would show as a huge marriage killer........or just use a bible belt area.....
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Sat, 07-23-2011 - 11:08am

That's my point: Studies showing that porn is harmful are met with criticism about the accuracy or relevance of the results; studies showing that it's innocent are met with the same criticism. It's a stalemate. How do we establish laws and cultural norms without a consensus on which to base such standards? Are we hopelessly divided?

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Sat, 07-23-2011 - 11:15am
Do some real studies that correct for those issues? Might porn be more damaging among social groups that believe it is? placebo effect?
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Sat, 07-23-2011 - 12:37pm

Then I guess you're saying that harm to non-participants is the only measure of what a culture allows by its norms and laws? Self-harm is okay? All consensual behavior is "good" as long is it doesn't injure third parties? If someone manufactures and sells a substance that is harmful and/or addictive, those who buy it consent

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Sat, 07-23-2011 - 6:51pm
As more than a bit of a libertarian....pretty much. Restrictive laws don't tend to work...they drive behavior underground. If you want to go to hell in a hand-basket....more power to you. I'd rather your vice was legal controlled and not the driving force behind criminal gangs.
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Sun, 07-24-2011 - 2:24am
trey1963 wrote:
As more than a bit of a libertarian....pretty much. Restrictive laws don't tend to work...they drive behavior underground. If you want to go to hell in a hand-basket....more power to you. I'd rather your vice was legal controlled and not the driving force behind criminal gangs.

Fair enough. But aren't all laws and norms