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6
14
yes AWW HELL NO
Debate Score:20
Arguments:19
Total Votes:20
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should porn be banned

shouldit?

yes

Side Score: 6
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AWW HELL NO

Side Score: 14
1 point

It ruins relationships.

It turns up the sex drive of predators and they eventually need to experience the real thing because the porn is no longer enough.

When Kids get exposed to porn they develop a dependency for it and shut themselves in their rooms all day. Which isn't healthy for their psyche .

Side: yes
4 points

It ruins relationships.

More like it gets blamed for ruining relationships. I guarantee that any relationship 'ruined by porn' in fact represents a case of severe underlying issues that would have eventually ruined things anyway.

It turns up the sex drive of predators and they eventually need to experience the real thing because the porn is no longer enough.

This is pretty much the same argument used to decry violent video games, and has the same difficulty; increased availability of porn does not correlate with increased rate of sexual assault/rape, nor does increased availability of violent video games correlate with increased rate of violent crime. Both types of crime are on the decline, even as availability of porn and violent video games increases to the point of saturation. This doesn't conclusively prove you wrong, mind you, as it's entirely possible that other factors altogether are causing the decline in crime rates- but that being said, the data still doesn't support your claims at this time.

When Kids get exposed to porn they develop a dependency for it and shut themselves in their rooms all day. Which isn't healthy for their psyche.

Is this a valid criticism of pornography, given regulations? This would seem to be more of an issue with poor parenting, in that the child is allowed to engage in illegal activity.

If we ban porn because children might view it illegally, isn't it also reasonable to ban R-rated movies because children might illegally gain access to such in a theater by misrepresenting an adult as his or her guardian a la South Park? PG-13 movies because a 12 year old might see it without parental permission?

Where do we draw the line?

Is it reasonable to ban cars solely because children might try driving illegally before they are 16+ and licensed?

Is it reasonable to ban alcohol and tobacco solely because children might indulge in them illegally before they are 18?

Is it reasonable to ban sex because children might have it illegally before reaching the age of consent?

Side: AWW HELL NO
Jace(5220) Disputed
1 point

Proof please. For any of your claims.

Side: AWW HELL NO
1 point

It is a known fact that porn participates in a lot of killings. It also participates when someone rapes or abuses someone. Porn can be seriously dangerous, anyone and I mean anyone can have access to it. Porn creates a fantasy that isn't realistic.

Side: yes
2 points

Porn should not be banned. There is nothing wrong with legitimate pornography; it is there for adults to watch if they choose to do so.

Side: AWW HELL NO
2 points

As long as the performers are consensual, paid a fair wage and not engaging in other crimes at the time, there is nothing wrong with it. Indeed, the legitimate porn industry is one of the only industries where, on average, the women earn more than the men, so arguments that the women are somehow being manipulated or used start to lose their grounding.

Side: AWW HELL NO
thousandin1(1931) Clarified
3 points

It should be clarified that the female porn stars earn more than the male porn stars, but both earn a pittance compared to the actual profit in producing porn. Females running porno companies are generally the exceptions to the rule, so there is SOME legitimacy to viewing porn as a case of men profiting by exploiting women. Not much, though, because that view also needs to establish that the women are being exploited. Seems to me they're being paid very well for relatively unskilled labor. I say relatively unskilled rather than unskilled because there is no denying there is a certain measure of skill involved- compare most girls you've been with to porn stars; women outside of the porn industry that are capable of the sexual athleticism portrayed by many porn stars are a rarity.

I generally agree with your side though, as this has far more to do with women eschewing such career choices as producing porn than it does with any kind of institutionalized sexism; most of the few exceptions are retired porn stars themselves.

Side: yes
1 point

it is the same with any business. how much, do you suppose, a cashier at McDonalds makes compared to the owner of the store? a pittance? how much do you suppose a Wal-Mart associate is making in comparison to the Walton family? or even the store manager? isn't that simple nature of economics

Side: yes
1 point

No, porn should not be banned. If it is, it will be coome a black market item and drive people who may not be sexual predators to become so due to the lack of an outlet for themselves.

Side: AWW HELL NO

Adult Pornography falls under Free Speech, so, it should not be banned.

Side: AWW HELL NO