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How long do you think Internet porn will survive before the axe falls?

Type: General

Submitted by graymane (31)
Within the year 2014 0% 0 Votes
Within three years 0% 0 Votes
Within five years 6% 2 Votes
Within eight years 0% 0 Votes
Will survive indefinately 94% 33 Votes
Other, a welcome alternitive 0% 0 Votes

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35 Votes Total

Jan 26, 2014

Poll Replies (12)

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TheSquirrel (53) If the internet stops, internet porn stops. Porn is the third constant like death and taxes, only more popular.
01-26-14  06:16am

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Cybertoad (104)
I'm going to say 5 years as many a rulings ending personal rights have occurred over a short amount of time. I see porn as no exception, and there is no main stream political support for porn like there is for most everything else. Its for that reason it would not be hard to see a swift axe occur.

I hope the above never occurs, but fear it might.

01-26-14  08:25am

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Capn (28) No one country can legislate for the world, despite, I don't doubt, many would like to!

Cap'n. ;0)

01-26-14  09:46am

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LPee23 (13) I think that internet porn will survive as long as the internet. It may be banned in some countries, but never world-wide. There will be legal and technological shake-ups that may lead to periods of increased site closings, and individual sites will come and go, but porn itself will always survive online.
01-26-14  06:20pm

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graymane (31) Although I'm the one who authored this pole, I couldn't fathom the slightest guess even close to when, or if at all the axe will come down on the world of porn.
I look at it now as being so deeply rooted in our society that it just might stay with us. Add to that the industry feeding off enumerable porn lovers abided by a penchant of reaching for their wallets every time a hot site gets the gonads bearing down on the accelerator.
The fact that goes on in-mass generates incalculable sums of money, which helps perpetuate the Goliath porn have created to ward-off all detractors.

But who knows? maybe there's another "David" out there who'll come along one day with the likes of nothing more than his slingshot and bring this giant down.

(hypothetically speaking, of course)

01-26-14  09:18pm

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turboshaft (24) Before the axe falls!? C'mon, graymane, this almost sounds like you're trolling! ;-)

Short of an Internet kill switch ever becoming a reality--in which case I'd probably have to come up with something besides "Porno, porno, porno!" for why we all need the Internet--I don't see cyber porn going anywhere. And outlaw/regulate it all you want, you're not stopping demand since healthy sexual urges aren't going anywhere either.

Sort of the same way MP3s killed music, MP4s killed movies, and, what, Darwin killed religion, right? The world will continue to change and progress technologically and socially (at least I hope it will be progress) but an insatiable appetite for smut isn't going away. Even in the most regressive, sexually and socially oppressed theocracies Internet porn still exists, if only underground.

01-26-14  10:51pm

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jberryl69 (12) Porn - first amendment right.
01-27-14  09:24am

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graymane (31) REPLY TO #6 - turboshaft :

I had a gut feeling this poll question was gonna come back and bite me in the ass!

Fact is, I summited this poll a while back, during a time when it seemed Internet Porn was wringing it's hands because rumors were getting around of heavy-weights in government having their foot in the door of the porn industry's livelihood.
I reckoned I took too big a bite out of the proposed validly of this rumor, subsequently, because I opened this can of worms, we have open house for those who wanna kick 'ol graymane's ass.

Of course that myth rode off into the sunset, like all of its predecessors which come and go from time to time.
So happens this poll actually came at a time when the business of porn couldn't be healthier.

01-27-14  03:48pm

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turboshaft (24) REPLY TO #8 - graymane :

No worries, though these days I'm more inclined to think we have more to fear what corporations do than the government. Just look at the rise of "net neutrality" (here's Wittyguy's thread about the subject) and how this could effect a pay-to-play method of Internet access--essentially limiting access to a whole plethora of cyber media, not just porn.

Even with things like the draconian Obscenity Prosecution Task Force during the Bush II administration--continuing to uphold the stereotype that conservatives are in love with Puritanism--I don't see a serious government threat to Internet freedom, at least at the federal level. Like many other "vice" laws, the more local you go the stricter the rules seem to be (part of my objection to "states' rights," as this usually means restrictions on civil liberties).

But fortunately the Internet is quite difficult to control on such a level, at least for now. It's why you can have Utah be a state full of Ned Flanders denizens but still have fairly healthy cyber porn habits.

01-27-14  06:17pm

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Jay G (65) Two things for sure: porn and sex will survive despite all attempts at repression. Sexual repression has less chance of working when there is modern technology and communication and folks realize that they're not alone with their "dirty thoughts."

The most perverted of all have always been those who try to repress the sexual expression of others and they will continue to try to repress... it just won't work very well.

01-29-14  02:31am

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yote78 (5) I would take "The Squirrel's" previous comment and turn it around:

When internet porn stops, so will the internet.

Whether the "blue noses" want to believe it or not, the largest bulk of traffic on the internet is porn. It's human nature...people love sex and all things sexual. That will never change, no matter what may be legislated or otherwise forced by those who refuse to accept that fact.

01-31-14  07:52am

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yote78 (5) REPLY TO #2 - Cybertoad :

Nah.

I wouldn't worry about that happening, EVER. Sexual gratification is too strong a force in the human psyche for porn to go away, and the internet is by far the most efficient and egalitarian means of mass distribution of that gratification.

Yes, there are parts of the world where porn is suppressed, sometimes brutally. But it doesn't take a very in-depth look at those countries to see what kind of society is created by the suppression of such basic human needs.

There will probably always be some places in the world where sexual gratification/porn and other basic human desires are suppressed. But I believe the general trend is leading towards more freedom of thought and self-determination, despite some occasional setbacks.

01-31-14  08:11am

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