Online Porn Dangers: Psychological Or Computorial?

from the everybody-looking-out-for-you dept

Apparently the message of the day is that online porn is bad for you... in so many ways. Some of our Congress critters have determined that online porn addiction is as bad as crack or heroin addiction, minus the fact that, well, porn addictions don't lead to overdose deaths, serious crime problems or dangerous behavior by those on the drugs. But, you know, minus that, they're exactly the same. Besides, if (as one Senator appears to want), online porn were banned, it's not as if these "addicts" would suddenly give up the porn. In fact (whoops) it would probably lead to more "crime" since they'd suddenly be breaking the law to get their fix -- though, one researcher thinks that police need to start recording evidence at crime scenes to see if porn was somehow involved. According to the Senator in question, Sam Brownback, porn was just fine when you had to sneak a peek in a dirty magazine as a kid, because, apparently, making porn seem more obscure and mysterious doesn't make children even more interested in it at all... Meanwhile, a much more realistic problem with online porn may be that most of those porn sites are busy installing spyware and trojans on your computer while you stare at naked folks. Just wait until the Congressional folks get a hold of that study.

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    David, 14 Oct 2007 @ 12:39am

    What?

    For those of you who think that porn is as addictive as heroin and cocaine need to go out and meet someone who is addicted to these hardcore drugs. Pornography addiction pales in comparison to heroin/cocaine addiction. It isn't even a fair comparison. I'm not saying that pornography is not addicting or that it doesn't cause problems in families but to compare it to hardcore drugs is laughable.

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