Pornography should be illegalised and banned
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1: For a significant number of people, pornography is a gateway towards sexual maturity and a way to discover their desires. A lot of young people rely on pornography to satisfy their needs as an alternative to going out and putting themselves in harm's way (such as trying to find a sexual partner and being lured into a sexual predator's grasp, having unprotected sex or psychologically harming themselves by forcing themselves into uncomfortable situations due to peer pressure).
2. The increase of pornography over the years has lifted the taboo placed on talking about sex. Nowadays, we are more open about discussing sex with our peers and our children. Studies have suggested that parents who can openly discuss subjects, such as sex, with their children have stronger bonds with them. Children who have healthy family bonds have been shown to be more confident in asking about issues such as sex and therefore less likely to experiment recklessly.
3. Although a significant portion of pornographic materials are targeted towards heterosexual males, there is a growing amount of pornographic materials targeted towards other audience groups such as women and homosexual men. To say that pornography is degrading to women is a false generalisation because it does not count for ALL pornographic material.
4. There have been studies that suggest that pornography can improve a person's sexual confidence and help revitalise a couple's sex life. Many sex therapists would recommend pornography as a source of inspiration for couples to try out new experiences in the bedroom.
Should a teenager's introduction to sex be through watching two people please themselves in an aggressive and unnatural way. Should their introduction be through watching women swallow cum and men just literally using women like an object and whatnot. Even though not all porn material is targeted towards women most IS.
Okay an individual might please themselves with porn but is that not one of the major causes for problems in relationships and breakups, divorces, etc.
Does porn really allow individuals to talk openly about sex, does it not allow them to fantasise and come up with the opinion which is being shown to them by the video. If a teacher teaches a student several times that one plus one equals two he will also assume it.
Does porn really make a person confident does it not make them feel insecure about themselves. Is porn something that parents would encourage or even talk about, then would it not be intimidating to individuals.
As for how women are depicted in porn, I would hardly say that they are depicted as being treated as objects. Yes, they are depicted as being submissive in most cases, but not really as powerless as to say that they are mere objects.
Pornography is not a major cause for problems in a relationship unless a person becomes addicted to it. There are plenty more reasons that are more common in the termination of a relationship such as lack of communication, infidelity and domestic abuse.
Yes, pornography does allow people to fantasise about what they are viewing, but that doesn't mean that they will just agree with whatever they are watching and not discuss it. Sure, it isn't something you find commonly talked about at the dinner table, but people will discuss their fantasies with others if they feel open enough to.
I understand what you are trying to imply with your analogy but I feel you may have missed something. In the case of a teacher telling you 1+1=2, that can be proven as a fact. Whether an individual is aroused by certain sexual acts or not will differ depending on the individual. Also, in areas of the world where free speech is encouraged, you will find that people will question what they are being taught or what they are viewing rather than just assuming that what they are viewing as fact.
It has been shown that porn can make some individuals insecure about themselves, but for others, it gives them the confidence to try out new ideas, within reason.
As I stated in my previous argument, we are becoming more open in society nowadays. I never said that parents will talk about porn. I said about sex in general. If a parent taboos sex, then it is more likely that when their offspring enters their teenage years, they will experiment wildly with sex, which can have some harmful consequences. Banning pornography would send society backwards as it would taboo sex once more, which could do more harm than good.
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Vote Placed by HeartOfGod 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: pro didn't have any good reason to ban pornography.
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