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    Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    Porn can be very educative to the indivisual, especially the young concerned mind. In the UK, its legal to have sex when you are 16, yet you cannot view porn till you are 18. Now, its not like schools teach one how to have sex, and so they shouldnt, its not there job. Its there job to teach you to be safe. So how can a concerned teenager possibly learn how to indulge in mans favourite passtime when he is restricted to the material the internet provides? Its as if the government is depriving these kids from such material.

    I believe masturbation, aswell as being important to the health, is important to the indivisual in understanding what he/she is into and how to be pleasured. This is key in understanding and developing yourself as a sexual being. So why is porn restricted to over 18's? Surely its the parents job to ensure the child doesnt become over obssessed with it, and that women arent just objects to be played with? Is this just another step over the line by the government?

    I watched porn since an early age, i believe about 14. It developed my knowledge of sex and my sexual preferences and provided me a level of confidence of which education could never do. My parents have always been okay with me watching porn, would crack jokes about it, at times my dad would/does even encourage it.
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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    Not sure about europe, but is U.S. must be 18 to view or star in porn. Of course with all the sexting of pixs nowdays, they had to lighten up or put millions of teens in jail. Of course these laws are stupid. But as long as prosecutors in the U.S. can do whatever they like, whenever they like, it will never change.

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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    I can't tell you the logic, because I don't understand it myself. I can only imagine it has something to do with "damaging" a 16 yr old, while in 2 more years it wouldn't "damage" them at all. Who the **** knows? People are stupid about sex.

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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I can't tell you the logic, because I don't understand it myself. I can only imagine it has something to do with "damaging" a 16 yr old, while in 2 more years it wouldn't "damage" them at all. Who the **** knows? People are stupid about sex.
    Its stupid. So much for being a liberal bunch.

    All 16 year olds are horny and screwed up, its what makes them 16. Im talking from a first hand account.
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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    It should follow the age of consent laws. It's pretty stupid to be legally allowed to have sex, but not be allowed to watch porn for another two years after that. It's almost as ridiculous as the retarded US drinking laws.
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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    you dont wanna mess up all the innocent 16 year olds out there with dirty disgusting evil porn, it might make them get hairy palms.

    its just sheer prudishness made by the lawmakers of an older, more conservative era

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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    you dont wanna mess up all the innocent 16 year olds out there with dirty disgusting evil porn, it might make them get hairy palms.

    its just sheer prudishness made by the lawmakers of an older, more conservative era
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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    Yes.
    Folks under the age of 14 should never be exposed to pornography.

    Of course, that's not practical, but theoretically speaking it is.
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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Yes.
    Folks under the age of 14 should never be exposed to pornography.

    Of course, that's not practical, but theoretically speaking it is.
    True, but isnt that the parents job? Why the job of the government? Forgetting its the duty of the parent and not the government, it is, as you said, pratically impossible to enforce, unless they install by law a government official in every household.

    Damn shouldnt have said that. Ive just given Brown an idea.
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    Re: Logic behind age restriction on porn?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Porn can be very educative to the indivisual, especially the young concerned mind. In the UK, its legal to have sex when you are 16, yet you cannot view porn till you are 18. Now, its not like schools teach one how to have sex, and so they shouldnt, its not there job. Its there job to teach you to be safe. So how can a concerned teenager possibly learn how to indulge in mans favourite passtime when he is restricted to the material the internet provides? Its as if the government is depriving these kids from such material.

    I believe masturbation, aswell as being important to the health, is important to the indivisual in understanding what he/she is into and how to be pleasured. This is key in understanding and developing yourself as a sexual being. So why is porn restricted to over 18's? Surely its the parents job to ensure the child doesnt become over obssessed with it, and that women arent just objects to be played with? Is this just another step over the line by the government?

    I watched porn since an early age, i believe about 14. It developed my knowledge of sex and my sexual preferences and provided me a level of confidence of which education could never do. My parents have always been okay with me watching porn, would crack jokes about it, at times my dad would/does even encourage it.
    You're totally right (except possibly in violent or exploitive porn), but logic doesn't play a role in taboos. It's okay for kids to see nudity and sexual intercourse when they study Renaissance artwork in HS (or for that matter, it's okay for kids to read about genocide, incest, rape, etc in the Bible), but photo of a chick with her nipple showing? That's a no-no.

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