The controversy over porn

21 04 2009

Pornography flag

For the past week I’ve been working on part one of a three-part series about porn for my newspaper. The following is the introduction of that series:

The auto-industry isn’t the only business that is hurting in the economic recession – the porn industry is too. Two adult-entertainment moguls asked the federal government for $5 billion in bailout funds back in January, according to the LA Daily News.

Despite the impact the economy has had on the industry, pornography is still being consumed.

Web pages with adult content online are estimated in the hundreds of millions and the porn business generates $12 billion annually – more than Hollywood, MLB, NBA and NFL combined, according to CNN in 2006. And a BBC news story in 2000 reported at least 200,000 people in the U.S. are considered “porn addicts.”

With pornography becoming more readily available, and a lot of the time free of charge, the topic of “porn addiction” has increasingly gained prominence.

Click here to read part one of the porn series.

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26 04 2009
Bo

I remember briefly writing about this in my old wordpress blog. What’s hilarious and outright sad is that the main man (the face of pornography) said, “people can live without cars, but they can’t live without porn.” I don’t think I’ve heard anything more ludicrous and STUPID. I can talk about this til my face turns blue, but I shan’t.

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