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    95% of men think this shit is retarded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    95% of women consider sex something that men do to them, and not with them. They think sex is some kind of zero sum game, as if a man asking to have sex is like a beggar coming up and asking for your wallet. "Ha, you're not going to trick ME into getting taken advantage of!" It's ridiculous, but most women honestly do not understand that there is any benefit for them in sexual intercourse. It's viewed as a "favor" that you do for men when you want something else--why would you give away something so valuable for free? (Isn't it insane?)
    You need to stop with that. What you are saying is ridiculous. And I never trust statistics, you can get 95% of people to say anything when you ask only 100 people in the same neighborhood. No one ever asked me anything or they would know that I think the above is absolute bullshit. No offense.


    Anyway, I don't believe in most types of regulation. Left to their own devices, the porn industry has basically regulated itself. Enough with the government babysitting. There is nothing wrong with pornography.

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    If you don't like it. Don't watch it. Or make porn you do like. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    What is your source for this statistic?
    A random sampling of the bitches that won't do it with him
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    A random sampling of the bitches that won't do it with him


    ahhh, too funny!

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    You'd need to define what is meant by regulation exactly, I dont believe that there's a industry on this scale that's not already regulated already directly or indirectly.

    For instance, direct regulation of pornography is controlling and restricting the access to it so that it is only available to adults, indirect regulation would include business taxes, income taxes etc. I'd presume that the production and distribution is governed by the same labour laws but I dont think anyone has tested that.

    "Sex positivity" from what I can tell is a term invented by sexologists, some feminist and other political activists to describe their perspective which they felt was endorsed and supported practices others where critical off, like the production and distribution of pornography.

    It's a subjective label, yes people label themselves aswell as others, like being "pro-choice" or "pro-life".

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    The regulation was defined in the pdf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Pornography rakes in $13 billion per year.

    It's an industry just like the power, car, banking, and fuel industries. Is it/should it be regulated?

    Also could someone please explain to me what the idea of "sex-positive" means and how porn promotes this idea? I know what wikipedia says but I'd like to hear your personal definition and experiences.

    I have this in Politics because I'm not viewing this as an adult topic, but political one but if people get out of control I'll move it to Mature Topics.

    Well just because someone is making lots of money doesn't mean that it should be regulated. Sure there are anti-monopoly laws in place to promote free market. The reasoning is like saying, I make way more money than you hence regulate my work.

    Sure you might hate my guts to the bitter end, but if you step on my freedoms, then you've stepped on your own freedoms as well. I'd like to have a chance at $13 billion just as they do.

    "With the first link the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, binds us all irrevocably" - picard, TNG

    "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. you can only be free if I am free" - Darrow

    "If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other" - Shurz
    You do have freedom of choice. Just don't watch or participate in porn. Actually, a porn activist/free speech advocate will find this thread later, and it will strengthen their resolve to double their efforts to promote porn.

    If truly against porn, there are organization and more effective ways to fight it. Participating in the law making process is a nice one.

    With all things, there are good and bad things to porn. Generally, porn is doing extremely well because it's providing value to it's customers, and the some of the companies provide extremely well working environments. Porn as a business is hard work and they are extremely good at it. Some only hire computer people with PhDs and the pay is much more than average industry salaries.

    Porn is also the driving factor in tehcnological change. If you want to see high tech, porn is where it is.

    The side effects of porn of course are bad. Like drugs (legal or illegal), they take away all the pain and give pleasure at the same time. Sometimes, people just need it.

    Porn has been with us since the dawn of time and it will always be there. Best to stick to things you can actually control and do something about. Picking battles is a skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Pornography rakes in $13 billion per year, greater than what the NBA, NFL, and MLB make collectively.

    It's an industry just like the power, car, banking, and fuel industries. Is it/should it be regulated?

    Source 1
    Source 2
    Source 3

    Also could someone please explain to me what the idea of "sex-positive" means and how porn promotes this idea? I know what wikipedia says but I'd like to hear your personal definition and experiences.

    I have this in Politics because I'm not viewing this as an adult topic, but political one but if people get out of control I'll move it to Mature Topics.
    The amount of money pornography brings in is irrelevant. I'm not necessarily against increased regulation. I would probably support uniform standards to prevent STD transmission and a mandatory separate domain (like .xxx, instead of .com). Other stricter regulations regarding distribution would have a harder sell with me.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Has anyone read any of the sources and see what the arguments being made there are? Most of the regulation is in the form of sex-worker's rights NOT censorship.

    And to clarify I was quoting from source 3 about the $13 billion. The number was given as a scale to show how lucrative porn is in comparison to other entertainment activities.
    Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship.
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