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Questions tagged [pornography]

printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings.

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Is it true that Trump can't watch porn at the White House?

According to http://www.newsweek.com/trump-porn-white-house-brzezinski-964494 Trump is unhappy that he is not allowed to watch porn at the White House? Who could possibly have the controlling legal ...
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No gay porn star self-identifies as bottom?

In the book Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide (WW Norton 2009), it is stated on p. 180 that Some men go both ways--calling themselves "versatile"--but this is ...
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Does porn addiction exist and if it does, can a prepubescent be diagnosed with it? [duplicate]

According to this answer from 3 years ago, it was uncertain whether porn addiction existed: As with many behavioral addictions, including sex addiction, that would be a broader category, ...
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Was child porn found in the possession of Michael Jackson?

A recent article in the Daily Mail states: Michael Jackson was found to have a sizable collection of pornographic material at his Neverland Ranch in 2003 according to police reports cataloging the ...
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Does banning fictional portrayal of child abuse reduce actual child abuse?

The United Kingdom's Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (part 2, chapter 2) makes possession of images portraying fictional child abuse punishable by law. Wikipedia has a summary, but here's a snip from ...
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Can Porn lead to Erectile Dysfunction?

I am referring to the claim made by yourbrainonporn.com and also NoFap movement: "It's hard to know exactly how many young men are suffering from porn-induced ED. But it's clear that this is a ...
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Did nude pictures kick off the industry for photographs?

The Internet History Podcast claims: When photography was developed in the 18th century, photographic commerce was mostly about selling people portraits of themselves or their loved ones—at least, ...
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Is the average life expectancy of an pornographic actor significantly lower than the rest of the population?

The Pink Cross Foundation, an anti-porn organisation, which seems to use this analysis by Rev. Daniel R. Jennings as a reference, says: ...the average life expectancy of a porn performer is only 36....
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Is regularly viewing internet pornography unhealthy? [closed]

Have there been any conclusive studies that found negative (or positive) effects from viewing internet pornography on a regular basis? Certainly a google search turns up a lot of results but most aren'...
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Did Feeras Antoon cheat porn star Mia Khalifa up to number 1 on PornHub?

Recently, a reputable Lebanese talk show discussed trendy lebanese adult performer, Mia Khalifa. They claimed that she is supported by her husband, Feras Antoon, a Syrian man she met in the Middle ...
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Is the spread of internet porn reducing marriage rates?

This site has previously dealt with the question of whether porn use reduces bad sexual behaviour, sex-crime. A recent Washington Post story, Americans aren’t getting married, and researchers think ...
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Are youths that watch violent X-rated material 6 times more likely to force others sexually?

Internet Safety 101 reports: Youth who look at violent x-rated material are six times more likely to report forcing someone to do something sexual online or in-person versus youth not exposed ...
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Do men with no prior exposure to child pornography go on to harm children once exposed?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22726004 UK government advisor John Carr, of the Council on Child Internet Safety, claims in a radio interview: Mr Carr said there was "no question" that some men who ...
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Is pornography addictive?

I saw the Gary Wilson's talk, The Great Porn Experiment, which states that pornography causes arousal addiction which in turn is supposed to have a lot of negative effects like: ADHD Social anxiety ...
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Did Australia ban small-breasts pornography?

There is a widely spread news about Australia banning pornography featuring actresses with A-cup breasts. Aussie censor balks at bijou boobs Australia's 'small breast' ban Australia Bans Small ...
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Is the typical female porn star a big-boobed blonde?

Common opinion seems to believe that the most popular female porn stars are blonds with big boobs. For example, this site from 2010 has Jenna Jameson as the most popular and she fits the description. ...
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Does pornography “entice sexual violence against women”?

Wikipedia summarises a view of some anti-pornography feminists: [They] say that consumption of pornography is a cause of rape and other forms of violence against women. Robin Morgan summarizes this ...
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Is the income of the porn industry 50% of the revenues made on the Internet?

Yesterday a friend of mine told me that most of the money which is made in the internet is going to the porn industry. First I didn't believe any word and I was like "Hey, shut up! There is still ...
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Is the increasing availability of high speed internet pornography reducing sex crime rates?

Some early studies show that the availability of pornography does not increase the rate of sex crimes. Research on pornography has generally been of various types (Tovar, Elias, & Chang, 1999)....
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Are one in three porn viewers female?

There seem to be a lot of articles and reports floating on the Internet stating that one among three porn viewers is a woman (like this or this). But to reach such a conclusion, you'd have to either (...
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Does pornography bring in more money than all US sport franchises combined?

I've been sent chain emails about pornography industry revenues and was quite flabbergasted by some of the figures. The version I recalled hearing was that pornography brings in more revenue than all ...
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Is the porn industry important in the adoption of new technology or media?

I constantly see people and articles referencing how porn drove the adoption of the Internet, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, Mobile, insert your technology of choice, etc. Now I'm not discounting he popularity ...
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Pornography and the male libido

Does watching pornography reduce or otherwise affect the desire of men to have actual sex? This claim has been made by numerous people, including Naomi Wolf in The Porn Myth. The broader claim is ...
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Upon retirement, what percentage of pornstars turn to religion, and which ones?

I have heard from word of mouth/gossip/etc. that many retired pornstars turn to religion after their careers are over. To what extent is this true? Is it uniform over sexes? Is it also the same for ...
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Feminism and Attitude Towards Pornography

Some sociologists have claimed that there is significant disagreement among feminists regarding pornography. There are disagreements among academics working in Women's Studies and Sociology, but ...