[bksvol-discuss] Re: the adult content issue and check boxes

I don't know anyone with that addiction either and I know a lot of adults who, as children, including myself, saw porn a lot more hardcore than Playboy. I think so-called studies like this come under the heading of pseudo-science. It is similar to the reports of playing classical music to plants which then thrived and Jazz to plants that then died. Then a few years later someone else plays Jazz to his plants and they thrive while the ones which had rock played to them died. I am waiting for the announcement of the experiment in which Rock was played to some plants while Hip Hop was played to others. If the experiments are conducted at all, rather than just reported, the results seem to coincide with the musical tastes of the experimentor, or more accurately, the person who reports it. There was another report of someone who prayed for one group of plants and cursed another group. Considering that the person in question was a priest I suppose you can guess how that one turned out. You can also see similar reports about the dire psychological consequences to women who have abortions, reported only by abortion opponents. What it comes down to is that certain people either make up or, at the very least, exaggerate effects to bolster their prejudices. I think we need an off-line Snopes to track these rumors.



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Hi Jamie and everyone!

I have heard programs on porn addiction, and they say that kids who see playboy or other explicitly sexual content as children often become addicted to porn as adults, and these are from many walks of life including pastors. This addiction can wreck a marriage. This addiction is a real stronghold, as the programs have said, and so it's a hard addiction to break. I think that responsibile adults should look after children in their care in this way as well as from other dangers.

I do not know anyone with this addiction.

Debby

At 10:49 PM 3/29/2010, Jamie Yates, CPhT wrote
Laws are what they are, Roger. They're there for a reason, just like it's against the law to cell cigarettes to those under 18 and alcohol to those under 18 or 21 depending upon the state. I wouldn't advocate allowing 16 year olds to buy alcohol any more than I would advocate allowing children under 18 access to the four books I listed as examples of true adult books. While their parents are still legally liable for their actions, they can't be allowed to purchase alcohol (and potentially harm another person maybe driving while drunk) and I'm sure there are valid reasons for not allowing true adult content for minors as well.

I don't think you'd be very successful in repealing those kinds of laws.

My point was simply to give true examples of ADULT books, not the books that are currently getting marked as adult.

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