Listen to Erathoniel ranting on and on in good ol' conservative Christian fashion.

I struggled with pornography for a long time. It was something I hated, and something I wished it was near-impossible to find. But just how hard is it to find porn?

Not. Despite the fact that it should be behind an age-gate, many sources of porn run it behind no protection, or minimal. One site is incompatible with firefox, so porn can be accessed without any age-verification.

And age verification? "Are you 18?". That's all. There are a few sites I've visited with full age-gates, but about eighty percent of those I ever went to had no separate age gate or even a visible age-verification system in Firefox.

And how hard is it to accidentally access porn? In a week, I got 2 porn links disguised as normal links, and I got ads for material without soliciting them while browsing on otherwise clean sites.

Filters work about ninety percent of the time, but some pornography does not use names or keywords familiar to filter software, and adding in the lingo for every type of porn is nearly impossible. And filters can often be disabled or worked around, so they may not even be effective.

So, I ask you, do we need a reform in the internet porn? I believe very strongly that we do. It exists, it's practically marketed to minors, and it is addictive and shameful. It causes emotional and psychological damage, and is a pox upon the sight of humanity.

 


Comments (Page 8)
on Apr 26, 2009

The law is an aid for people who desire to live in a civilized way, but can't separate right from wrong. Laws will never prevent crime, it'll just help keep lawful people lawful.

on Apr 26, 2009

The law is an aid for people who desire to live in a civilized way, but can't separate right from wrong. Laws will never prevent crime, it'll just help keep lawful people lawful.

 

This theory will sure be tested this year. Desperation breeds crime and Americans are getting desperate.

 

ok.. back on topic now ....LOL

 

correction.. the world is getting desperate.

on Apr 26, 2009

DrJBHL
Dear Karen,

Love reading your replies. Good stuff. Thanks for the memories...

Love,

Bob


ROFLMAO!!  

on Apr 26, 2009

Karen....you bent little twig...you're great!

on Apr 26, 2009

beating an addiction is not removing the temptation by restricting availability, but is to have it freely available and still have the will power to abstain... any thing else and you are just compensating for the lack of ones own self control , instead of dealing with it...

Currently in the world it seems the masses want others to control their actions as they lack the inner strength to do it them selves.. or are specifically to lazy to do so.. In their minds,its much easier abstain from things I guess if they are forced to.

Also typically...removing things from peoples reaches, only entices them to try harder to obtain it.

As with anything... those of with self control lose out on their freedoms, as the world tries to "police" every thing for those who refuse to use their own better judgement/self control..

on Apr 29, 2009

That's how I consider my addiction beaten. But I still believe that if it were not totally easy to access, it would have prevented exposure in me and others. I mean, I almost have to try not to find it.

on Apr 29, 2009

That's how I consider my addiction beaten. But I still believe that if it were not totally easy to access, it would have prevented exposure in me and others. I mean, I almost have to try not to find it.

Good.  Consensual sex between adults is normal, healthy, and never hurt anyone.

There are lots of things in the world that are freely available and that can be harmful to you if not taken in moderation.  The RESPONSIBILITY lies with an educated, rational person making decisions for himself about what represents their level of comfort and interest, and what does not. 

It does NOT rely on narrow-minded, woefully ignorant, self-appointed morality police passing laws to curtain the personal freedoms of their fellow human beings.

Teach your children everything there is to know about sex, THE RIGHT WAY, and they'll make good decisions out of knowledge, with a healthy respect for the risks, without the fear and ignorance that leads to risky behavior and undesirable consequences.

I'm sorry that your path to enlightenment was so problematic.

on Apr 29, 2009

erathoniel
That's how I consider my addiction beaten. But I still believe that if it were not totally easy to access, it would have prevented exposure in me and others. I mean, I almost have to try not to find it.

I suggest you take that statement to your support group or whomever might be helping you with your issue.  If you don't have one, now would be an excellent time to get one.  It's all about addictions/dependencies and the way the brain works.

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