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    A definition of porn

    Oh what the heck, here goes .... this is an article from the LA Times:
    From L.A. Times Wire Reports
    February 5, 2007

    More children are seeing online pornography, mostly by accidentally viewing sexually explicit websites while surfing the Internet, researchers say.

    University of New Hampshire researchers found that 42% of Internet users ages 10 to 17 surveyed said they had seen online pornography in a recent 12-month span. Of those, 66% said they did not want to view the images and had not sought them out. The researchers' conclusions appear in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics, due out today.

    Pornography was defined in the study as images of naked people or people having sex.
    Did you read the last line? THAT'S the definition of porn? Good grief.

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    Of those, 66% said they did not want to view the images and had not sought them out.
    Sure... If I was a teen, I would say that, too...
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    Me, myself, and I have personally been deeply shocked at the amount of mindless violence in the APUG galleries.

    For the purposes of making daft people sit up and listen and to justify my enormous research grants, I have defined images of "violence" as including images of streams, trees and the malicious and gratuitous use of a rock, anywhere in an image.


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    and in my day some vast percentage of 10-17 year olds would have said they saw nudie/porno photo's in dad's/uncle's/granpa's/? garage/secret stash/hiding place but they didn't really mean to look

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    This is bad news. Almost all the guys I know who have garages and work on their own cars are going to jail .....

    Which makes me wonder ... do single ladies with garages who fix their own cars have PlayGirl centrefolds on the walls .... ?

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    It sounds like a perfectly scientific study to me. You first choose a target population, then define things in broad terms in order to achieve your supposition. You must say that all nudes are porn. This opens the gate a bit wide, but it certainly skews the numbers well. "People having sex" would be closer to the mark, but the nudity definition would classify much of tv advertising as porn. In these terms, I wonder how many tv commercials could be considered porn?

    This is similar to the studies defining global warming, only with a twist. Focus on a narrow interpretation of "warming" (not broad) and disregard that last few million years of climate study. Disregard the influence of the largest contributor to heat in general on the globe (the sun's output and its cyclic rate of change). Disreagrd the latest ice age termination data and its timing with respect to man's activities. Now, focus on the real problem on the earth, man and his habits. I do agree that man is the greatest problem on our little globe, but not with respect to warming. tim

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    pr0n is anything that makes you happy
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    The "study" basically says three things:

    1. Nudity is evil. Nasty. Filth.
    2. The Internet is evil and full of the filth.
    3. Our children can't be protected from the filth, other than perhaps denying them access.

    Certain groups of people are quite susceptible to this. It feeds their prejudice.
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    Interesting article Art. By the way, what are you doing up and on your computer at 2:45 in the morning?
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    Jokes and sarcasm aside, nudity really is very difficult for young kids to deal with, especially when purveyed by adults. Whether or not desensitising them would be a good idea, (because, as far as I am concerned simple nudity is something that should definitely NOT be considered pornographic) is another discussion. In our (US) present culture, however hypocritical and multistandard it may be, kids should not have to encounter nudity, let alone explicit sexual activity when innocently using the web. It's an individual family's decision from there on how they should handle such powerful stuff, and at what age, and within the law. I suspect the adults on this site who either do not have children or do not work with them may find that a puritanical and obsolete notion, but I disagree with them entirely.
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