What Are Your Honest Views Of Internet Porn? [We Ask You]

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We all know the Internet is awash with porn. Those who aren’t interested in it fool themselves into believing it’s buried well away from prying eyes, while those who access it regularly know that it’s a simple case of typing one or two words into Google. Despite this common knowledge, Internet porn isn’t a common topic of conversation, at least decent, polite conversation.

Perhaps it’s time to change this, to open up about the omnipresence of porn online, and to talk about it openly and honestly. Sure, there are children reading, but if they’re online without supervision the chances are they will have encountered some nudity at the very least. So why not discuss the issue openly and honestly?

This Week’s Question…

What Are Your Honest Views Of Internet Porn?

Christian recently wrote a feature-length article about pornography addiction and the efforts of some to wean themselves off this one aspect of the Internet. It’s an enlightening read that should fascinate anyone who is aware of online pornography but unaware of the problems it can cause. If you have anything to say on the subject of pornography addiction then please comment on that article. Otherwise keep on reading.

We want to hear your honest views on Internet pornography. Do you think it’s an integral part of the Internet that has as much right to exist as any other? Would you like to see porn sites shut down, censored, or even moved to their own .xxx domain? Do you think viewing pornography online is a harmless activity for most people that should not be blown out of proportion?

Opening the conversation out even more, would you consider adding content filters to bar yourself from viewing porn? If you have kids do you filter content to stop them viewing porn, either on purpose or inadvertently? Or is education the best way to deal with the issue, letting the younger generation know this stuff is out there but informing them that it should be avoided?

Please don’t promote pornographic websites. The intent of this article is purely to open up the conversation in order to have an honest and adult debate on Internet porn.

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Drawing Conclusions

All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail what ‘You Told Us’. One reader will be chosen for the coveted ‘Comment Of The Week’, getting their name up in lights, the respect of other readers, and 150 MakeUseOf points to use for Rewards or Giveaways. What more motivation than that do you need to respond?

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Comments (100)
  • Ashly Lorenzana

    I think porn is fine on one hand, but my biggest problem with it is how jaded it can make a person who watches it regularly over time.

    You get burnt out on it. It’s harder to be impressed by anything sexually in real life after so long. You seem to always look for something better, more intense, more closely matched to EXACTLY what it is that you want to witness. You can waste hours scouring the web looking for that video, sometimes never even finding one that suffices.

    It just sort of eventually sucks the thrill out of sexual experiences altogether. It makes sex plain old boring when you watch too much of it.

  • william

    It’s so frustrating reading all this…. If moses really was given the commandments by God; the one and only God would need to give is “Thou shalt not steal”… Generating definitions of porn is pointless… If something is stealing from others then it is wrong… We really must get away from such definition to allow the separation of what is entertaining and what is torturous gratification… sex is ok, violence is beyond the pale in whatever definition it’s placed… While religious edicts try to define evil; evil becomes lucrative… If someone is being hurt; it could be your son or daughter so do the right thing. If nobody pays/supports it may go away.
    Many things have a negative effect on humanity… to deny that is addiction in the making… Porn is a pretty meaningless word which never the less shields inhumanity by it’s very existence

  • Mike Gotteri

    There is obviously a HUGE demand for this type of content on internet sites – there is also NO reason why sites with ‘Adult’ content could not and should not be put into a *.xxx domain – this would serve several purposes. 1. Those wanting this content would know if a given site contains the type of content that they are wanting. 2. It would make content blocking for parents/schools etc. a whole lot more simple. This would result in things being simpler for the minefield that pornography is currently.

    I am am not ‘pro’ or ‘anti’ porn – just someone who believes that this issue could be ‘controlled’ and/or dealt with much more efficiently than is currently the case. Surely this would be better for all concerned.

    This approach would also make things easier for website hosting companies as well as law enforcement agencies and organsisations/institutions who want to protect there own networks and isolate themselves and their users from accessing any undesirable content.

    I fail to see why the *.xxx domain system has NOT been put into place -this would ‘clean-up’ so many aspects of this controversial issue for so many.

  • Hunbuhbhuygb Ygygbgybygb

    Porn should be made illegal

  • Bud

    Sick voyerism!!!

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