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Posted: 8/25/2005 9:45:21 AM EDT
OK, first off I'm not one of those who views child exposure to porn as some traumatic experience on par with be molested. And as is generally well known I'm not one who thinks things like porn need to be heavily restricted to protect the "moral fiber" of our country. And I think finding a Playboy around 12-13 years of age is an important rite of passage in some respects.

But I am also honest.

And I can tell you with great certainty that kids today have much greater and easier access to porn than ever before.

When I was a kid getting porn required effort. Lord help you if you lived in a "dry house" with a father who didn't subscribe to Playboy. This greatly limited your porn opportunities. My father was kinda boring and only picked up a copy of National Lampoon (Playboy lite) on occassion.

This meant I had to barter with other kids for the occassional Playboy or Penthouse when I wanted to explore the mysteries of the vagina. Adult videos were unheard of when I was a kid and the closest thing we had was watching H.O.T.S. late at night on HBO when we got cable TV around 1979.

In fact I learned more about sex and girls from actual direct contact with females than I did from Playboy or TV.

Today kids have it pretty easy when it comes to porn. Any 12 or 13 year old with an internet connection can usually navigate right past any and all parental blocks on any computer as easily as we unscrambled the movie cable channels on the first cable boxes in the dawn of cable TV.

And kids armed with their own cell phones regularly download and send porn to one another.

And this would all be pretty harmless if we were talking about "boobies."

The problem is there is some shit on the internet that makes grown men say "Geezus what the hell is wrong with these people?"

Even worse is the sick fuckers who target adult content (acceptable and otherwise) to children by imbedding words like "Disney" into their site so a google search or mistyped URL brings kids to "Barny's Beastiality Page."

If I had kids I certainly wouldn't want them exposed to that shit at all. Hell I don't even want to see that shit and I am an adult with a general interest in sexual content.

And quite honestly if I had kids I wouldn't let them surf Playboy.com. It's not that I think anything in Playboy will be damaging to them but I'm not going to give them consent either at a formative age.

Besides they should have to work to see boobies like I did as a kid.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:50:19 AM EDT

Not to mention the Barbie Doll effect. Unreasonable expectations of real women and real relationships can make growing up and adulthood difficult.

Its better to be innocent and nieve then misguided and disfunctional.

Shok
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:51:14 AM EDT

Not to mention the Barbie Doll effect. Unreasonable expectations of real women and real relationships can make growing up and adulthood difficult.

Its better to be innocent and nieve then misguided and disfunctional.

Shok
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:52:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:
Not to mention the Barbie Doll effect. Unreasonable expectations of real women and real relationships can make growing up and adulthood difficult.

Its better to be innocent and nieve then misguided and disfunctional.

Shok




You hit the nail on the head.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:53:19 AM EDT
When I was a teenager, we had Club magazine.

I'm still traumatized.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:55:41 AM EDT
Some of the porn I have seen shocked me. I can't imagine that it would be particularly healthy for a 12 or 13 year-old kid to view very much of it, especially with noone around to tell them that that shit ain't normal.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:57:47 AM EDT
Unlike some, I have no problem with non-sexual nudity. i.e., if somebody walks from the shower to their bedroom naked or changes their swimsuit in the same room with their family, I don't see anything wrong with that. It's when someone is nude for the express purpose of sexually exciting someone that I have a problem with it.

That said, I wouldn't have a problem if my kid went online and looked for pictures of boobies AFTER hitting puberty. He's curious and I know what I went through at that age, so I view it as relatively harmless. What I don't like is the idea of my kid seeing actual sex scenes, beastiality, S&M, homosexuality, and all that other perverted deviancy. Naked boobies, okay in moderation. Hardcore or deviant behavior, yeah, fuck that shit.

The way I see it, the only solution is to maintain an open relationship with your kid and drive home the idea that nudity and talking about sex ISN'T wrong. That's why so many kids are getting STD's, unwanted pregnancies, etc. They're too embarressed to become informed about it and what they learn comes from equally ignorant people or people taking advantage of them. Then they get screwed up. I want my kids raised in an environment where they're confident enough to ask me about anything and get a straight answer. And if little Billy wants to know what boobies look like, well, that can be covered at the approriate time and in the approriate manner.

And God help any child of mine who has sex out of wedlock. I'll make them WISH I'd kill 'em.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:01:03 AM EDT
So, Your just sitting around the house and thought " Hey when I was a kid porn was harder to come by than it is now". And you don't even have kids. I'm having a hard time figuring out whether your upset about kids finding porn, or because it's easier for them now than it was for you then. Whats your point.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:03:53 AM EDT
I agree on all counts.

Sex is being pushed onto kids at such an insanely young age now, even if it's just the way girls are dressing. I wanted to throw up when I saw thongs being sold in the junior's section of a store. Girls have this idea that they need to be attractive and sexy before they even start puberty. Boys are being pressured more and more to lose their virginity before the others.

I enjoy porn, I won't lie. But there was none in my household, considering my father is a pastor. I saw my first porn at age 19, and as weird asit may sound, I'm glad I didn't see it until then.

Yes, boys are naturally going to explore themselves, especially when they start waking up and the sheets are wet. But encouraging being so open and experimental about it frightens me. Kids talk to other kids. Kids hang out at other kids' houses. I relly don't want my kids looking through Playboys at age 10.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:11:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
I agree on all counts.

Sex is being pushed onto kids at such an insanely young age now, even if it's just the way girls are dressing. I wanted to throw up when I saw thongs being sold in the junior's section of a store. Girls have this idea that they need to be attractive and sexy before they even start puberty. Boys are being pressured more and more to lose their virginity before the others.

I enjoy porn, I won't lie. But there was none in my household, considering my father is a pastor. I saw my first porn at age 19, and as weird asit may sound, I'm glad I didn't see it until then.

Yes, boys are naturally going to explore themselves, especially when they start waking up and the sheets are wet. But encouraging being so open and experimental about it frightens me. Kids talk to other kids. Kids hang out at other kids' houses. I relly don't want my kids looking through Playboys at age 10.



Yup. I'd rather give my kids all the facts BEFORE they get indoctrinated into the stupidity of pre-marital sex.

I also don't mind them occassionally looking at porn. But frankly, there's too much out there they don't need to see yet and too much weird shit they don't need to see PERIOD.

Interesting thing I learned while doing some research years back: children raised by nudists are more confident in their physical appearance (in general), better educated in terms of human anatomy and sexuality, and nearly five times less likely to engage in extra-marital relations than other kids in their age group. They already know all the facts and they never felt they couldn't ask their parents about anything. They grew up educated and confident.

That said, while I again have no problem with non-sexual nudity, there's no way I'm raising my family as nudists. That's just too weird for me.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:16:59 AM EDT
Good question.
I think porn even gives wrong expecatations to married couples.

BTW, I got most of my pre-teen porn at the public library, the artistic photography books.

Gave me awful expectations, luckily I found out real women have much bigger breasts.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:18:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:

I enjoy porn, I won't lie.




That's so "sigline". I may re-up my Team membership just to use it
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:23:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
Good question.
I think porn even gives wrong expecatations to married couples.

BTW, I got most of my pre-teen porn at the public library, the artistic photography books.

Gave me awful expectations, luckily I found out real women have much bigger breasts.



You must have been the one that ripped out all of the good pages!!!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:24:48 AM EDT
Just give'em a Sears catalog and let them learn like the rest of us


FWIW, My Dad subscribed to Playboy in my youth(THANK YOU, GOD!)
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:30:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
But encouraging being so open and experimental about it frightens me. Kids talk to other kids. Kids hang out at other kids' houses. I relly don't want my kids looking through Playboys at age 10.



I would happily dance around in the street if playboy was the worst a 10 year old could encounter and that after much trying.

But what qualifies as "entertainment" on TV these days would have been considered stag films a few years ago.

In just a few short years we went from Full House to Nip Tuck, where some dude is shown screwing a doll.....

Yuk.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:45:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

The problem is there is some shit on the internet that makes grown men say "Geezus what the hell is wrong with these people?"



Thank the Germans and the Japanese....


Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:48:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
But encouraging being so open and experimental about it frightens me. Kids talk to other kids. Kids hang out at other kids' houses. I relly don't want my kids looking through Playboys at age 10.



I would happily dance around in the street if playboy was the worst a 10 year old could encounter and that after much trying.

But what qualifies as "entertainment" on TV these days would have been considered stag films a few years ago.

In just a few short years we went from Full House to Nip Tuck, where some dude is shown screwing a doll.....

Yuk.


Very true.

I don't want to shelter my kids from the facts but at the same time, I don't want to do what my friend's dad did when he turned 13. He threw a pack of condoms at him and said "Have at it, kid." That was the extent of their birds & bees talk.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:50:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 10:51:57 AM EDT by VoodooChile]
I used to go to the BX with my Mom...I'd buy EasyRider and Iron Horse magazines to see all the 'scooter honeys'..no one batted an eye......I usually had it bought and bagged by the time I met my Mom outside the store..I guess they figured the 13 year old liked Harleys
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:13:25 AM EDT
"Suck me beautifull"

<16yr old voice> WHAT? Not all girls suck n swallow and like rear entry?<16yr old voice>


Yup, so much for having to earn it and the whole "Trial and error" thing.

But on that account, look at how much "advice" on that nature gets handed out her?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:50:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 11:50:35 AM EDT by Gamma762]
Sneaking a peek at photos of an attractive unclothed female during the teen years... well virtually a rite of passage for most guys

A lot of what is coming out of the "porn" world nowadays, particularly on the internet and in movies, is really awful stuff. To the point where it could really distort guys normal desires, and perceptions of women. And some girls will also try to follow along with those behaviors

It's one thing to explore the mysteries of the fairer sex via oogling over some photos, quite another to get a big dose of depravity at an impressionable age and think that's the way things should be.

ps... and yeah, they should have to scrounge for it, not have it handed to them.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 5:51:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gamma762:
Sneaking a peek at photos of an attractive unclothed female during the teen years... well virtually a rite of passage for most guys

A lot of what is coming out of the "porn" world nowadays, particularly on the internet and in movies, is really awful stuff. To the point where it could really distort guys normal desires, and perceptions of women. And some girls will also try to follow along with those behaviors

It's one thing to explore the mysteries of the fairer sex via oogling over some photos, quite another to get a big dose of depravity at an impressionable age and think that's the way things should be.

ps... and yeah, they should have to scrounge for it, not have it handed to them.



Hammer. Nail. Head. +1
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:30:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gamma762:
ps... and yeah, they should have to scrounge for it, not have it handed to them.



Make 'em EARN their erections!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:09:57 PM EDT
The first porn mag I looked at had significant water damage. I managed to dry it out enough to view the pictures. The first picture was of a 'she-male'.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:28:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:
The first porn mag I looked at had significant water damage. I managed to dry it out enough to view the pictures. The first picture was of a 'she-male'.



Are you absolutely certain it was water?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:31:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By C-4:
The first porn mag I looked at had significant water damage. I managed to dry it out enough to view the pictures. The first picture was of a 'she-male'.



Are you absolutely certain it was water?



Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:32:39 PM EDT
"Porn for kids, Porn for kids, we want porn, porn for kids!"

- skit from the first broadcast of one of the episodes of the short-lived "TV Funhouse". All repeat shows had changed the skit and the song to "We like porn, we like fun, it's porn for everyone!" though they still had children singing it. You can see why that show was shortlived - as well as a scene where he cuts a star out of an American flag on television to use it to honor Hawaii for "Hawaii Day". And yes, I thought it was funny as hell. Same guy that does Triumph the Insult Comic Dog made that show (but was not the main star).

Back to your regularly scheduled thread...
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 3:59:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By C-4:
The first porn mag I looked at had significant water damage. I managed to dry it out enough to view the pictures. The first picture was of a 'she-male'.



Are you absolutely certain it was water?



I hope so. Maybe it was she-male 'fluid'.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:07:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By C-4:
The first porn mag I looked at had significant water damage. I managed to dry it out enough to view the pictures. The first picture was of a 'she-male'.



Are you absolutely certain it was water?



I hope so. Maybe it was she-male 'fluid'.



Thats so wrong.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:08:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:17:15 AM EDT
There's a HUGE difference between little Johnny seeing a Beautiful woman in Playboy VS. some
crack whore taking it up the pooter by one guy while honking another guy's jake.
Internet porn is too easy to access for kids.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:18:08 AM EDT
tag for reading after work
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:18:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By C-4:
The first porn mag I looked at had significant water damage. I managed to dry it out enough to view the pictures. The first picture was of a 'she-male'.



Are you absolutely certain it was water?



I hope so. Maybe it was she-male 'fluid'.


You mean Tranny Fluid? And not this:

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:24:30 AM EDT
Get used to it folks. Porn is just another form of information and the Internet will make all information available to everyone. If you think you are going to stop it in the Information Age, then you are seriously deluded.

Frankly, it doesn't bother me that much. Yeah, some of it is disgusting and kids would be better off without it, but I notice that an awful lot of my friends spent most of their teen years actively seeking out any porn they could find and they didn't turn into raging perverts. In fact, some of them even regarded it as educational -- in the respect that their wives probably benefited from the fact that they had a little more knowledge what to do down there.

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:34:47 AM EDT
Just FYI, several years ago Denmark pretty much removed all restrictions on porn. Kids have been able to get it for years with no problem. They had a show on Discovery channel or one of the others about it. They interviewed a number of teenagers and found that they had all seen porn in large quantities, including the "unusual" stuff. None of them said they thought they were harmed by it and most seemed pretty bored by the whole thing.

IIRC, the rates of rape in Denmark went down after they took the wraps off all porn, too.

It seems to indicate that merely looking at pictures or reading something is rarely permanently harmful.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:44:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wolfman97:
Just FYI, several years ago Denmark pretty much removed all restrictions on porn. Kids have been able to get it for years with no problem. They had a show on Discovery channel or one of the others about it. They interviewed a number of teenagers and found that they had all seen porn in large quantities, including the "unusual" stuff. None of them said they thought they were harmed by it and most seemed pretty bored by the whole thing.

IIRC, the rates of rape in Denmark went down after they took the wraps off all porn, too.

It seems to indicate that merely looking at pictures or reading something is rarely permanently harmful.



There's a big part of the problem, what are they going to escalate to? When they are alreasdy bored.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:48:51 AM EDT
my neighbors had me feed their bird for a week or two when I was in 7th or 8th grade
turns out the father had a huge porn collection. mags and videos.
me and all my friends watch them every night
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:01:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 7:05:44 AM EDT by wolfman97]

Originally Posted By texastactical:

Originally Posted By wolfman97:
Just FYI, several years ago Denmark pretty much removed all restrictions on porn. Kids have been able to get it for years with no problem. They had a show on Discovery channel or one of the others about it. They interviewed a number of teenagers and found that they had all seen porn in large quantities, including the "unusual" stuff. None of them said they thought they were harmed by it and most seemed pretty bored by the whole thing.

IIRC, the rates of rape in Denmark went down after they took the wraps off all porn, too.

It seems to indicate that merely looking at pictures or reading something is rarely permanently harmful.



There's a big part of the problem, what are they going to escalate to? When they are alreasdy bored.



Yeah, this is the old "gateway" theory. Any little excitement inevitably creates a need for bigger and stronger excitement. Circa 1910, they believed that snacking between meals and eating "mexicanized" (spicy) food would inevitably lead to a craving for bigger and better excitement -- which meant drug addiction.

In short, it is a load of crap. Research has shown that the people most likely to wind up with serious sexual problems as adults are those who were taught that it is dirty and sinful and weren't given much exposure to sexual knowledge as kids. I remember reading about one study of rapists where they found that large numbers of them could not even accurately describe female genitalia. They simply didn't have any clue what women were about, or how to relate to them.

You may note that the rape rates went down in Denmark after they did this, indicating that it probably stopped some people from going on to more extreme things.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:03:57 AM EDT
Here's what I think from the kid's perspective.



If you don't want your kids to see porn, use 56k...



The problem is there is some shit on the internet that makes grown men say "Geezus what the hell is wrong with these people?"



What I don't like is the idea of my kid seeing actual sex scenes, beastiality, S&M, homosexuality, and all that other perverted deviancy.



Know where to go, and READ what you click on...


After one has looked for porn on the internet and not followed the above rule, one has seen everything and one will wish to un-see it...


If you've been on the internet long enough, you've seen it all...


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