Sunday, November 21, 2004

Porn Slow-Down

Call me suspicious, but I highly doubt this statement: "Online erotica suppliers say visits to sites, and sales, have suffered because consumers are worried about inadvertently downloading illegal images." In a separate statement in the same article: "AdultShop.com managing director Malcolm Day acknowledged some people failed to make the distinction between legal adult erotica and child porn. 'It has led to legitimate sites being thrown in the same pot as illegal businesses,' he said." Well, heaven forbid. We wouldn't want legitmate, legal pornography sites to suffer due to the crack-down on child pornography. This whole article just cracks me up. I don't have a personal vendetta against pornography and its legal usage, per se. Mind you, if my man decides to start engaging in its consumption, I take a major issue with it. But for those who are single or those who choose to use it as consenting adults....I could care less. But when these sites advertise themselves as "barely legal" and "just turned 16 (or 18)" and "legal virgins," and then continue to describe women and sexual acts in terms that are debatable at best, I have little sympathy. They paint themselves as offering something that is just-this-side-of legal, and then get frustrated when they get lumped into the illegal porn group. If you play with fire....