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Why is porn legal?

Kenneth14621
Why is porn legal?

The whole reason that porn is legal is because Sigmund Frued at the turn of the century proved that sexual suppression is bad. They did many studies that proved that people who are sexually starved, ie can't get a girlfriend, are more likely to commit rape and other sexual crimes. It was ground breaking. It changed the entire political opinion on making porn illegal. It was apparent. Back then when a person couldn't get a girlfriend. And went around long enough without having sex or seeing the opposite sex naked or such things. They would almost always commit sexual crimes. Because it is like a time bomb waiting to explode. If you were to go 10 days without jacking off you would be as horny as a rat in heat. Because porn used to be illegal up until the turn of the 20th century. Sigmund went around preaching his message on every street corner. Until several test over a number of years all proved the same thing. These tests continued into the 40's. That's why porn got more and more rights. So any way. That's what took place in congress and turned the argument in porns favor. This whole thing was a debate. And for many of years you couldn't make the president legalize porn.

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  • infinitepowerof369
    Porn is an awesome, entertaining, educational asset to society. I believe if people were more comfortable with the natural form of the human body, a beautiful art work , we would all be a little more secure in our daily interactions in life. Growing up in my family home was the opposite, sex was not talked about it was for procrastination, so by 9 I began to experience erections and I was left with no guidance, I figured things out on my own. I mad sure my son was not raised in the same manner, his ability to maintain a relationship is more advanced tha mine, some scars can never heal
    Is this still revelant?
    • Browneye57

      And a complete fail. Jerking off to porn will never be what propels society forward. Total loser man.

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  • MrOracle
    I'm not sure where you got any of this, but it's largely false.

    Porn, in one form or another, has been around forever. So has prostitution, and in Freud's day, prostitution was absolutely common everywhere. And Freud didn't "preach his message on every corner" - he wrote books. Books you apparently haven't read.

    Porn, and prostitution, was outlawed in the US around the turn of the 20th Century due to religious activism - the same kind that eventually resulted in Prohibition of alcohol. And it wasn't technically legal until California vs. Freeman in 1987, when the state prosecuted Harold Freeman for making porn under anti-pimping laws, and ultimately lost and set a precedent. Prior to that, it was technically illegal, but was almost never prosecuted because of 1st Amendment protections against (non-obscene) artistic works. This is why "Golden Age" porn always had a story, characters, plot structure, etc. - so it could be defended as art in court.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_v._Freeman

    Similar cases happened in Florida and later New Hampshire, effectively making (non-obscene) porn legal to produce in those states. It's still technically illegal to produce in many states, but given precedent, those laws would not likely hold up and so they almost never make it into court.
    • So your calling it false cause you couldn't find it one Google?

    • MrOracle

      No, I'm calling it false because it's false. Freud certainly explored sexuality as part of his creation of psychoanalysis, but his influence on sexuality in society was not very substantial during his lifetime - it wasn't until the 60s that he was reframed into something of an icon. This had virtually nothing to do with why porn is legal, though, and in fact, porn was outlawed during his lifetime (actual, specific state laws being passed), and were not revoked in any US state until the California case in 1987, and a Florida case in 1989. Neither case had anything to do with Freud, but were strictly based on the 1st Amendment.

    • Is that all you know? Is the state case of 1987? You sound like a fool. They have been arguing whether porn is ok for centuries. And lot's of people in the psychiatric field proved that pinning up sexual desires causes you to commit more sexual crime. And is detrimental to your health. Those are things that you had to have been taught by older people who remember stuff like that. I typed in why is porn legal and litterally the first thing that popped up what your little speech. Verbatum. From Frueds birth to his death was 83 years. You can't look up 83 years of information in a few hours on google. It takes 83 years to learn 83 years. You act as if you know everything that went on even before your lifetime. 83 years. That means you could get on google right now and read about why porn is legal until the day you die and you still will not learn hundreds of years of arguments in 30 years. Because it would take hundreds of years to learn hundreds of years. But you think I couldn't possibly know anything you don't. He is an icon because he was a freaking GROUND BREAKING phsycoanalysis. Not "Just cause a few people idolized him." Are people going to remember you hundreds of years from now? NO. But they will him. They still talk about what he wrote today. It is a staple in main stream phsycology. They still teach in in college psycology. Something you would know if you were really smart and earned a high degree where you had to take those classes. So here. I will drop it down to your level since you don't want to really earn knowlege that is hard to get. Here is a link. No 4 years of school. No having to have a high IQ and finish to.005% in your class and work hard night and day for years. I will give you a link you can just stuff potato chips in your mouth and click on. www.psychologytoday.com/.../7-things-about-sex-and-love-sigmund-freud-nailed There you go. Eat away!!!

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  • nightdrot
    That is an interesting theory. The only problem being that it has nothing to do with the law.

    In fact, at least in the United States, pornography is not given the full array of First Amendment protections that is afforded to other media. Primarily because the original conception of the press and speech was narrowly afforded to political press and speech.

    The broader reading only came later and over time. Primarily as the notion of free speech came to be expanded to include "free expression." A much more expansive reading that developed mostly starting in the 1960s.

    In that connection, the courts - including the Supreme Court - have stated that community standards and circumstantial considerations may trump First Amendment considerations when applied to non-political speech. Thus, for example, sellers may be, by law, prohibited from selling pornography to minors.

    The reason, in general, that you get broader sales is a combination of cultural tolerance - a more relaxed, not to say libertine, view has developed - combined with the simple practical difficulties of enforcing a ban. The apparatus necessary to regulate porn would simply be too cumbersome and costly to most jurisdictions to make it worth the time and effort. This also given that the definition of porn is somewhat subjective - the famous, "I know it when I see it" standard.

    As to the final point in the question, pornography and its dissemination long came before Freud came along. To be sure, he afforded a debatable scientific rationale for its disbursement, but samples of it can be found in the art of ancient civilizations.

    Men and women are sexual beings and the human sex drive is a very pervasive force. Appealing to it and sating it then began well before Dr. Freud came along to explain why that is so.
  • randomhobo
    Freud's works are almost all discounted now in psychology.

    Porn is legal because why shouldn't it be? It doesn't bring harm when everyone involved is consenting. People want to see other naked. Some people like to be seen naked or are happy to get paid to be seen naked. Everyone's happy.

    Note that coercion is rape and is already illegal. I accept that it is an issue in porn but a large majority of porn is not an issue.
    • Mijopapiii

      I mean like chronic masturbation and stuff like that.

    • Porn consumption is bad for the brain.

    • The fact that people who are sexually deprived commit more sexual crimes is not disproven. It has been proven tons of times. And continues to this day. If you went 100 days without getting off you would be ready to jump on someone like a dog on a bone.

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  • KrisKris81
    I think porn is legal because it is impossible to regulate. New technologies were making it easier to obtain increasing the demand for it, so keeping it illegal may have been seen as the start of another prohibition. I think Frued turning into a psychological issue was just the tip of the iceberg
    • Oh really? Because just recently I saw a person saying on Meet Me that they were horny because the government had blocked pornography in their country.

  • anustart
    Porn does not create the problem, it just brings out the problem in people with underlying issues. I have been watching porn for years, and I still haven't had a sexual experience, but I would never think of commiting a crime like rape. Some people are just messed up, but that is only a small minority of people.
    • If your desire to have sex gets too strong. That is what is bad. Back in them days, if you lived in the country and hadn't seen a girl in years, you would fall out your chair if you saw a breast. And be more likely to commit a crime.

  • QueenOfBaku
    Good question. It shouldn’t be legal to me, porn messes up your mind. Porn is harmful
    • Mijopapiii

      I do not really watch it I have but just barely in my life but I will say it is the person who is dangerous not porn I mean it is all about what someone is capable of.

    • Doesn’t matter how healthy is someone’s mentality, porn has a bad effect on people

    • Mijopapiii

      Yea but if someone is a rapist they are a rapist either way I know a guy he watches porn every day since I knew him he would never do that. I think the addiction to porn is bad for mental health though.

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  • Walt832
    Porn is legal but is best to be revised. Porn should be a studio both consent. Both are being paid to act. Both go to medical review before they even act.

    Compare now days few people hide their cameras and have sex with a female without recording consent, later she is being exposed and he blurs his face. Uploads it high traffic porn websites. Some friends may recognize her than she will be bullied and commit suicide.
  • CasaNorba
    if what that guy said was right then why won't they legalize prostitution as well?

    till then I think the real reason why porn is legal is because it works wonders for the government. it turns men into the loser cucks that we are today that will do anything for pussy. things that keep the economy going of course.
  • peachyknees
    Are you nuts? Porn is as old as we are. Also, the type of supression Freud was talking about has to do with our inner self more than it has to do with our external sexuality.
  • Deathraider
    Because porn is classified as a form of entertainment and protected as speech. Some would argue it is an art. But the big thing is that everyone doing it is consensual and it causes no one direct harm.
  • Freudian psychology is no longer considered as legitimate. The man was a fraudster.
    • The fact that people who are sexually deprived commit more sexual crimes is not disproven. It has been proven tons of times. And continues to till this day. If you went 100 days without getting off you would be ready to jump on someone like a dog on a bone.

    • True. He told one virginal patient that her cough was caused by her unconscious desire to suck her father’s penis. He was a mental cocaine addict with a sex addiction, whether or not this one theory is partially correct

    • You dont need porn to masturbate.

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  • Yamahoo
    For me personally, I don't masterbate for religious reasons. To be honest I've been doing it long enough that it doesn't bother me to often really.
  • Stonernights
    I didn't know it was ever illegal dang.
    Glad I grew up with easy access since I was 9 or I would have been pretty bored
  • Guardian45
    I think the reason it's legal is much more basic then all that. $$$

    I read the porn industry is about 8X bigger than ALL of Hollywood films combined! That's Power!
  • DanoMR98
    The reason porn is legal has more to do with freedom of speech and expression. That, and we've come around to the idea that it isn't for the government to decide whether or not adults want to consume it.

    I love Freud, you're not representing him well. I support porn legalization, and would point out to you that for much of American history where porn was illegal, there were brothels. Look at old maps of cities in the United States from the early 1900's. Street after street after street of bars and saloons and brothels. It used to be common for a brothel to be an American man's first sexual experience. Imagine if instead of feeling sad all your teen years and early 20's that all the girls your age like guys 5 years older, that your pops brought you to a brothel on the corner of 4th street while he went to do some business in town. That's the way America was.
  • jizzmanjeff
    Has anybody ever heard of LARRY FLYNT? AND WHAT HE AND HIS WIFE WENT THOUGH IN THE 70, s, thank you Larry. Keep on HUSTLER IN..
    • No. I only heard of the name and know there was a movie about him.

  • LuvMeSomeBoys
    What are your sources for this claim?
  • George090
    Too much porn is rlly bad
    • If your desire to have sex gets too strong. That is what is bad. Back in them days, if you lived in the country and hadn't seen a girl in years, you would fall out your chair if you saw a breast. And be more likely to commit a crime.

    • Platypuss

      Too much of anything is bad.

    • George090

      Yeah tbh

  • jillybeanns
    Hmm. Interesting.
  • goaded
    Why was it ever illegal in the first place?
  • 1828avaava1828
    @Browneye57 what ya think?
    • Browneye57

      It's legal cuz, 'free expression'. It's also a giant fail. For a LOT of reasons.
      Now look to MHO - what a total loser.

    • @Browneye57 lol just read it

  • OddBeMe
    So you ask and answer your own question?
  • Ella04
    Not bad
  • 7771999
    And instead, porn degenerates society 👏🏻👏🏻
  • msc545
    Why not? Porn is harmless.
  • Anonymous
    that's strange considering that sigmund freud is considered a quack by many people. also many serial rapists admitted porn was a contributing factor.
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