Has The Internet Made Porn Socially Acceptable

Has The Internet Made Porn Socially Acceptable



In a​ world dominated by computers and​ technology we take a​ look at​ what effect the​ Internet has had on​ people’s attitude towards sex and​ po​rnography.

po​rnography and​ prostitution is​ nothing new to​ the​ world, it​ has been around for​ years and​ years and​ will carry on​ to​ do so, of​ recent times it​ appears to​ be everywhere, sex shops in​ high streets, top shelf magazines in​ newsagents, recognised red light zones, legal brothels, mobile phone videos and​ even po​rn star name t-shirts are used to​ promote po​rnography.

po​rnography has had many effects on​ society, it​ has recently been suggested that violent po​rn should have a​ blanket ban due to​ rapists being influenced by such films. a​ rapist also admitted that a​ girl wearing a​ FCUK t-shirt inspired him to​ rape her and​ these are just some of​ the​ bad effects of​ having a​ wide range of​ highly accessible po​rn.

Whether it​ is​ legal or​ illegal there will always be prostitution in​ society due to​ there being a​ high demand of​ men willing to​ pay for​ sex and​ women prepared to​ accept that money. Brothels have a​ mixture of​ good and​ bad press as​ they are seen to​ confine the​ issue to​ a​ particular area, cut curb crawling and​ sexual activity in​ public places.

If you​ go back to​ the​ early 1900’s sex before marriage was looked upon as​ the​ devil’s work, the​ many unwanted pregnancies due to​ the​ lack of​ protection were dealt with down back alleys in​ an​ inhumane fashion. These abortions were a​ very painful experience and​ managed to​ keep many women away from pre-marital sex.

Instead of​ sexual intercourse many lovers decided to​ perform what was referred to​ at​ the​ time as​ safe sex, this was a​ form of​ foreplay involving the​ man simulating sex with the​ females arm pit. Even though this did manage to​ cut down the​ unwanted pregnancies the​ view of​ pre-marital sex and​ po​rnography amongst the​ world was looked upon in​ bad light.

In these days po​rn was in​ literature with racy stories and​ even these were viewed upon as​ revolting and​ unnatural by most, there were few pictures and​ drawings that existed but nevertheless they did exist, even dating back to​ the​ Egyptians with hieroglyphics.

The 60’s was a​ start for​ sex becoming more acceptable due to​ the​ free love period and​ hippy influence, cannabis was a​ factor as​ roadies and​ hippy’s turned to​ cannabis to​ relax and​ lose their inhibitions. po​rnography snowballed from there sparking a​ huge industry that started out in​ theatres where nudity was allowed on​ stage if​ there was no movement, it​ then proceeded to​ still images strung together to​ simulate movement.

Then along came po​rnography magazines which became popular amongst many ages of​ men with titles such as​ playboy and​ mayfair dominating the​ market, the​ amount of​ money in​ this industry is​ clear to​ see if​ Hugh Hefner’s playboy mansion is​ anything to​ go by.

po​rnography by this time had a​ following as​ single men used it​ to​ release any sexual tension built up, although many men were too embarrassed to​ buy po​rnography magazines and​ still the​ market was socially viewed as​ inappropriate and​ looked down upon by many.

The internet became main stream in​ the​ mid nineties which opened a​ gateway for​ people to​ access po​rnography anonymously and​ in​ the​ privacy of​ their own home in​ the​ years to​ come. This proved successful with money in​ the​ industry reaching a​ record high, and​ po​rnography reaching the​ homes of​ millions of​ people, the​ current figure in​ the​ UK is​ that a​ quarter of​ Britons view po​rn across the​ internet.

Men across the​ world viewed po​rnography across the​ internet and​ felt more confident about viewing such images and​ movies as​ they could see the​ global demand for​ this market and​ people started realising that it​ is​ perfectly natural. Men had started to​ openly chat about po​rn, some found it​ funny, some informative, some repulsive and​ for​ some it​ became their life.

With just soft-core po​rn available, UK residents visited European countries like Holland and​ Germany where they were years ahead of​ the​ UK in​ the​ social acceptance of​ po​rn. Hardcore po​rn was banned in​ the​ UK until September 2000; the​ popularity of​ internet po​rn had played its part in​ the​ decision to​ legalise hardcore po​rn.

The breakthrough of​ playing and​ transferring media through mobile phones enforced the​ fact that po​rn HAS become acceptable in​ many walks of​ life as​ 60% of​ men own po​rnography on​ their mobile phones. This figure without the​ internet would be considerably lower without the​ internet as​ the​ internet is​ over 90% of​ the​ population’s source of​ po​rn.

Amongst some, po​rnography and​ prostitution are viewed upon similarly although there is​ a​ definitive difference, in​ the​ majority of​ countries po​rnography is​ legal whilst prostitution is​ not and​ then there is​ the​ fact that most po​rnography is​ viewed/created in​ privacy whereas prostitution can be a​ very public affair, although both are welcomed by people across the​ world.

There can be no arguments that po​rnography has become socially acceptable, the​ internet has had a​ major impact on​ this due to​ being able to​ access adult content of​ any nature anonymously in​ the​ privacy of​ your own home. This has paved the​ way for​ other areas in​ the​ po​rn industry to​ grow alongside internet po​rn and​ help turn this market into the​ multi billion pound industry that it​ is​ today.

Like it​ or​ not po​rn is​ now socially acceptable amongst the​ majority of​ people under the​ age of​ 30.




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