Showing posts with label Pornography. Show all posts
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December 21, 2016

S Carolina Seeks to Ban All Computer Porn



                                                                       


If you like porn I hope you don’t live in South Carolina. A bill toy ban computer porn was introduced  and is squirming down the legislators sweaty palms. goupstate.com has reported that an upstate legislator wants to punish computer users that see porn. I am so glad I live in NY.********

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An Upstate legislator is hoping to prevent anyone who buys a computer in South Carolina from accessing pornography.

State Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg, said the Human Trafficking Prevention Act would require manufacturers or sellers to install digital blocking capabilities on computers and other devices that access the internet to prevent the viewing of obscene content.


The bill would fine manufacturers or sellers that sell a device without a digital blocking system installed. But any manufacturer or seller that didn't want to install the system could pay a $20 opt-out fee for each device sold.

Any buyers who want the filter lifted after purchasing a computer or device would have to pay a $20 fee, after verifying they are 18 or older.

If an end user buys an apparatus, a computer, and they want access to that, they would have to pay to have that filter removed,” Chumley said.

The money collected from the fines and fees would go to the S.C. Attorney General’s Office's human trafficking task force, which works with law enforcement leaders, nonprofits and state advocates to find solutions to trafficking.

The bill also would prohibit access to any online hub that facilities prostitution and would require manufacturers or sellers to block any websites that facilitate trafficking, Chumley said. 

State officials have categorized the Upstate as a hotbed for human trafficking due to its location on Interstate 85 between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., two cities that consistently rank among the top 20 for human sex trafficking in the U.S.

Chumley said the effort, co-sponsored by state Rep. Mike Burns, R-Greenville, would combat crimes against children and protect children from exposure to sexually explicit materials.

“If we could have manufacturers install filters that would be shipped to South Carolina, then anything that children have access on for pornography would be blocked,” Chumley said. “We felt like that would be another way to fight human trafficking.”

In the pre-filed bill, the filter must have a system in place to allow consumers to report any obscene content that hasn't been caught by the filter.

Chumley referred to the bill as a “beginning point” and said once the legislation is debated in session, changes could be made.

“It’s where almost everybody has access to a computer now. It’s porn on demand,” Chumley said. “We have to start somewhere. … We’re bringing attention to it. We’re not being political. It’s an issue I’m pretty passionate about.”**********He is passionate he says!!

My shame is that I need to post this to alert voters to stay away from conservative legislators, particularly the religious self centered types. They usually like to legislate the bedroom, books and now computers. They don’t connect guns to deaths but they connect all sorts of crime to porn.
Porn users most however do our part and use porn in a responsible way to make sure that only honest employers get our business.

I posted a few days ago how to go about getting responsible porn: http://adamfoxie.blogspot.com/2016/12/porn-only-ethical-porn-please.html

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December 19, 2016

Porn? Only Ethical Porn, Please!



We're living in an era that you might call "peak porn." You can find just about any type of porn online and access it at any time, from anywhere. People watch the stuff at workand in fast food restaurants and at national political conventions. Even the GOP has called our fine nation's obsession with pornography "a public health crisis." (No, seriously—that language was amended into the Republican Party’s official platform last summer.)

What all that porn is doing to us, as human beings (and, particularly, as men) is not yet clear. That's especially true because while pornography has never been as ubiquitous as it is now, plenty of sophisticated folk still have a hard time discussing how they engage with porn.
David J. Ley, a psychologist who specializes in sexuality issues, wants to change that. His most recent book, Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide To Responsible Viewing Pleasure {See Amazon ad by adamfoxie}, is a humorous and provocative handbook for men who want to think more rigorously, or comprehensively, about their porn consumption—and whether there’s a right or wrong way to consume porn.

                                                                           



Ley told me he wrote the book imagining that he was "sitting and having a beer or two, taking with friends about porn." So, in that spirit, I got in touch with him to hear more about the book and what men can do to make their porn-watching habits more ethical.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

VICE: For starters, what's "ethical porn"?David Ley: In the book, I talk about ethical porn in two ways: in terms of consumption, and production. Ethical consumption of porn is mindful, aware, responsible, and marked by sexual integrity. Ethically produced porn is porn made consensually, where the performers are engaging in acts for which they are paid a fair wage. Ethical porn production doesn't exploit people—neither the performers, nor the consumers—and it treats sexuality in a healthy way, recognizing the wide diversity of sexual interests, body types and desires. Ethical porn is about responsibly and intentionally supporting ethical sexual values.
Seeing as you aim to de-stigmatize porn consumption, I presume you won’t mind me asking: What are your own porn viewing habits?

Like most men of my generation, I first saw porn when I was an adolescent. Older males gave it to me. There have been times in my life when I watched what might have been too much porn, and other times when I might not have watched enough.

I also first encountered porn when I was quite young—a neighbor showed me a stack of Hustler magazines his father had hidden in the basement. Later on, we got our hands on some X-rated VHS tapes. I don't think I was harmed by those experiences, but of course, it's a different world now. Do you think there are consequences with kids accessing porn on their computers?
There's a tremendous amount of hyperbole around adolescent and child exposure to porn. It's a favorite tactic of moral panics to cry "save the children!" Hard data and cold facts are difficult to come by.

The best research I've seen finds the average age of first exposure to porn is around 14, and that's not inconsistent with the history of pre-internet exposure. But the internet offers greater access to porn. So, people who want to see it can find it much more easily—and at greater diversity and volume—than you and I could.

So, what does that mean?
We don't know, not really. People who want to see it a lot tend to be high libido people, and porn doesn’t change who or what a person is.

In the UK, they did a study, headlined: "Basically Porn Is Everywhere." They looked at 40,000 research articles on porn, trying to determine what effect porn has on kids. Out of all of those [studies], only 237 were deemed scientifically useful in answering that question. Ninety-nine percent of what is published on porn is limited by sample bias, poor research, and researcher bias. This is an important point to keep in mind—so much of the modern debate is shaped by poor research.
So the UK research couldn’t determine any effects of watching porn?

Right. But they recounted anecdotes of kids exposed to it—and it appears most kids are. Those kids are learning bad lessons about sex from porn. That's very unfortunate. Porn is not usually meant to be a teaching vehicle. The answer, though, is not to ban porn, which will never work. The answer is to teach young people what healthy sex is, so they understand that porn is just a fantasy.

Your book provides plenty of practical and hilarious advice for men, such as: Don't send dick pics to women you barely know, don't stalk porn stars, don't watch porn at work, and so on. I found a lot of that material amusing, but also kind of alarming. What does it say about us, as men, that plenty of people actually need this advice?

The thing is, we as people are made—by thousands of years of sexual selection—to be impulsive and use poor judgment when we're sexually aroused. I understand how sex can feel like a drug. When we're turned on, we lose track of time, often make bad decisions, and do things we might regret in the morning. We might have sex with the “wrong" person, fail to use protection, or engage in a sex act that we desire, but which conflicts with our morals or values.

 This is why I recommend that people think about their sexual values, desires and behaviors when they're not turned on. Think through how to resolve and integrate these things into who you want to be, as a person. Unfortunately, too often, sexual shame and stigma lead us to bury and deny our sexuality, except when we’re horny.

“I encourage guys to treat a visit to Pornland like taking their girlfriend on a tour of dive bars: One of you has to stay sober to drive home." — David J. Ley

If a guy is furtively watching porn without mentioning it to his partner, is that cheating?
It may be surprising, but I do believe that watching porn can be considered cheating, if the couple has never talked about and negotiated what role masturbation or fantasy about other people plays in their relationship. By that same standard, if the woman ever sexually fantasizes about someone else, or uses a vibrator or sex toy in secret, that could be cheating as well. The answer is really not to view these things as "cheating" or "dirty secrets," but to have conversations about their values and beliefs about sex, including sexual privacy that an individual holds in their own mind. It's important these conversations come from a place of sexual self-knowledge and acceptance, and respect of the other. Sadly, that's difficult, and most people aren't well prepared for those conversations. A big part of my book is meant to prepare them.

What should a guy do to get his partner to watch porn with him?
The best approach, which I explore in the book, is for men to talk to their partner about what porn is for them, and what it isn't. And to approach their partner, accepting and understanding that those fears are there, and that their partner is not stupid or ignorant for having them. I encourage guys to treat a visit to Pornland like taking their girlfriend on a tour of dive bars: One of you has to stay sober to drive home. I give some guidance on how a guy can be a good, responsible and sensitive tour guide, which might lead to return trips together. Couples who watch porn together actually have better, healthier sex lives and relationships, but it takes sophisticated interpersonal skills to get there.
It's still pretty rare that men have these kinds of frank discussions about pornography. What would you say to encourage more men to open up about it?

I'd emphasize that porn is just sexual fantasy made visual, made external, where others can see it. Our fears and concerns over porn are truly our fears and concerns over sexual fantasy. There are fantasies and desires that we think are unhealthy, or that people shouldn't have, or that we wish they didn't have. But, we all have fantasies we keep secret, and which we fear others will judge. The reality is that there is currently little to no evidence that any sexual fantasies—even the scary or illegal ones—actually change peoples' behaviors. And if our society is truly interested in reducing unhealthy sex, decreasing sexual violence, and protecting children, then we should focus on the strategies such as education, that will have the greatest impact, rather than panicking over porn.

John McMillian
VICE

April 15, 2016

UK Trying to Censor Anal Sex thru Porn


The UK  government has voiced concern over the amount of young people trying anal sex – as part of a push to regulate porn. The question is why a government should be involved on wether young people have anal or vaginal sex. Actually they don’t seemed concern with young people having vaginal sex and having girls getting pregnant. It’s this bias the UK has against gays and the same idea it taught to its subjects when it was an imperialist government. The same type of thinking that even in India you can’t have the government stop banning same sex marriage even though they have a super large gay population.
Officials are baffled at the increased popularity of the sex act because “research” suggests it is not pleasurable for women. I don’t know what that means! Having sex you find not pleasurable but IM reading from what they said.
According to a consultation document issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport young people are trying anal sex as a result of having viewed porn, and this is a worry for the government as the act is “unwanted”




Concerns over Anal Sex




Porn may be the cause of young people having anal sex, officials say
 “Many people worry that young people will come to expect their 
real life sexual experiences to mirror what they or their peers see 
in pornography, this often features ambiguous depictions of consent, 
submissive female stereotypes and unrealistic scenarios. 
 There is also a question about the effect of pornography 
on “unwanted sex” – for instance more young people 
are engaging in anal intercourse than ever before 
despite research which suggests that it is often not seen 
as a pleasurable activity for young women,” the consultation reads. 

 The document suggests that restricting access to porn sites might reduce the worrying numbers of people trying anal. 
“While the increase in anal sex cannot be attributed directly to pornography consumption, it does feature in a large percentage of mainstream pornography (for example, one content analysis found it featured in 56% of sex scenes).”
The government’s negative view of anal sex recalls opposition to the practice by Margaret Thatcher, who in 1986 altered an anti-AIDS campaign so as not to acknowledge the act. 
She feared teaching children about “risky sex” would corrupt them, according to leaked secret files. 
Jerry Barnett, porn entrepreneur and founder of the Sex & Censorship campaign, told Pink News: “The consultation is basically an attempt to grant stronger censorship powers. And the suggestion that it is somehow government’s role to prevent anal sex happening is surreal in the extreme.”
“Censorship” being the key word here and as I mentioned before this is no place for the government to be involved with and is something society is being saying for the past 10 years or so this is no place for the government to be.

August 15, 2013

A President With NO Congress is a Loose President Acting Alone

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Let’s abolish Congress??
It's no secret that the United States Congress is next to useless, and has been for quite some time. This year, the 113th Congress has signed a whopping 15 bills into law, and seems poised yet again to earn the title of "least productive Congress since the 1940s," a record it keeps stealing from itself. What's keeping Congress from getting anything done? Boiled down, it seems Republicans' insurmountable fear of letting any successful legislation pass while President Barack Obama is in office is preventing them from functioning even at the most basic level. In a beautiful fit of irony, however, it is this very Obama-loathing gridlock that is allowing the president to take governing into his own hands.
When the U.S. Senate comes to the point that it has to bribe its members into working with 50 years of secrecy, it's undeniable that Congress has stalemated its way into irrelevance. Republicans Tea Partiers and GOP establishment alike — are so loathe to let Obama look even remotely successful in office that they're willing to essentially play dead than pass any sort of effective legislation. And the result? They're forcing the president to find alternative routes for running the federal government, which often means operating through executive orders. The Republican fear of letting Obama do anything is actually forcing Obama to do more. So why haven't they caught on?
Just look at the most recent examples. On education policy, the Obama administration knows it is beyond futile to attempt to pass anything through Congress, so it's looking at measures it can take that circumvent the legislative branch. There's the president's plan for a high-speed internet access expansion in schools that would bring poor districts into the digital age, and as theWashington Post so lovingly puts it: "Better yet, the president would not need Congress to approve it." Sticking with education, there is Obama's plan that he laid out in his State of the Union address in January to create a universal Pre-K program. How will Obama implement this $75 billion program? According to Politico, "Skip Congress and spend the money anyway." And then there's Senator Marco Rubio, fearful that Congress' predictable inaction on immigration reform will bring yet another executive order from the president. "I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, he will be tempted to issue an executive order,"Rubio told a Florida radio host.
It doesn't matter if Congress doesn't want the president to get anything done — his administration has accepted that and is simply finding any way it can to operate. Whereas Congress is content to sit on its hands, the executive branch is busy looking at alternatives. Sure, as Robert Reich arguesin the New York Times, this means a less democratically-functioning government. Because even though some might believe the president can appeal to public opinion to spur Congress into action, public support for legislation is likely to fall on deaf ears.
Instead, the executive branch must take matters into its own hands and run the government itself. It seems that Congress' biggest fear — a President Obama wielding power unilaterally — is indeed coming true, and they have only themselves to blame.

April 8, 2013

Priests Going Holy Ape Downloading Porn at The Vatican

piratepriest Thou shalt not steal porn off the Internet seems to be a commandment some residents of Vatican City choose to ignore. The tiny city-state within Rome that houses around 800 people doesn't exactly have the highest downloading levels in the world, but that hasn't stopped some of its residents from swiping files starring the likes of female porn stars Sheena Shaw, Lea Lexis and Krissy Lynn, according to TorrentFreak.com.
Additionally, someone within the Catholic Church's headquarters also likes the work transsexual superstar Tiffany Starr.
Transsexual porn star Tiffany Starr, left, and female star Sheena Shaw, right, starred in an XXX-rated video downloaded by someone in Vatican City.A list of torrent files downloaded from Vatican City.
A list of torrent files downloaded from Vatican City.
The XXX-rated activity was found out because IP addresses from Vatican City downloaded pornographic torrent files.
Torrenting is a form of file sharing similar to the now defunct Napster, except that unlike Napster there is no central information hub for torrents.
This decentralized system has become extremely popular with fans of illegal downloads because it is harder for authorities to crack down on.
Besides downloading porn, someone in Vatican City also enjoys American TV shows like NBC's "Chicago Fire," ABC's "The Neighbors" and FX's spy drama "The Americans.”
  By MICHAEL BLAUSTEIN  NYPost
@ @DirtySheenShaw via Twitter

April 3, 2013

Your Regular Anti Gay Pol } This one is "Lane Reese" for Child Pornography

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Lane Rees is a current Republican state committeeman, a former Walton County commissioner, the 2011 Walton County man of the year, a Jeb Bush appointee and a former board chair for the Foundation for Evangelism. He's also now a suspected child pornographer. 


Rees, who is 61, was arrested yesterday on charges of possession and transmission of child pornography. 


Authorities were tipped of in February by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that images of child porn were being traded from Rees's IP address. After a monthlong investigation, Walton County Sheriff's Deputies arrived yesterday afternoon at Rees's Santa Rosa Beach house to arrest him. According to North West Florida Daily News, authorities also seized Rees's computer.  

They said that "pretty significant images" of child pornography were found in the home, but the exact number hasn't yet been determined. 

Rees had been active in numerous political and Evangelical christian group. In 2002 he was appointed by then-Gov. Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida Medical Examiner Commission. 

A Republican State Committee member is an elected position. Members get a vote at party meetings, and are allowed to set party rules and chose the state chair. Rees's wife is Walton County's Republican State Committeewoman. 

If convicted, Rees could face more than 10 years in jail. 

March 24, 2013

Conner Habib, Porn Star Canceled by Corning U President


Connor Habib
Connor Habib / Provided photo
CORNING — An adult film actor, TV host, lecturer and writer whose invitation to speak at Corning Communty College was rescinded came to Corning anyway and spoke somewhere else.
Conner Habib, 35, of San Francisco, gave his lecture, “Sex, Sexuality, Pornography and Culture,” on Thursday at the Southeast Steuben County Library instead of at CCC.
Habib said he was asked to speak at the college by Equal, a student group that represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual students and supporters, as part of CCC’s Sex Week events.
Other topics in the weeklong educational series included “Getting Good at Getting it On: The Importance of Pleasure and Communication,” “Latex, Toys and Bonking,” and “Play Ball: How Society Dictates Your Sex Life.”
The Sex Week schedule that was announced last Friday didn’t include Habib’s talk, which had been set for Thursday.
“The president decided to cancel the talk against student wishes ... because of who I am and what I do,” Habib said in a phone interview with this newspaper.
Bill Little, executive director of the office of institutional advancement at the college, said the college would not let Habib participate because of his fame in pornography.
“Mr. Habib’s celebrity status as an adult film star is inconsistent with the educational theme of this program,” Little wrote in an e-mail to this newspaper.
Little added that the school had no intention of interfering with students’ rights. “Our students are free to express themselves and attend any events they choose,” he said.
Habib said his talk was in line with the other programs during Sex Week. “My talk at Sex Week wasn’t going to be about pornography at all,” he said. “I mean, maybe a little bit.
“It was mostly just going to be a really sort of broad lecture on how we’re as a society kind of screwy when it comes to sex, a little messed up about it, and it’s hard for us to think clearly about it whether culturally or just as individuals in our own sex lives,” he said.
His weekly web show, “Ask The Sexpert,” discusses sexuality and sexual health; it appears on Newnownext.com, a website owned by the Logo TV network.
For his presentation at the library, Habib slightly changed the content of his talk, which had “pornography” in its title.
“Because (the original talk) was sort of silenced because of who I am, not because of the content of the talk, ... I’m mostly going to just try to create discussion, so it’s going to be much more people talking with each other, people talking with me about certain issues surrounding sex and sexuality,” Habib said before speaking at the library.
The talk and open discussion would cover “healthy sexual attitudes, sexual rights, freedoms and civil liberties,” according to a poster for the speech.

December 12, 2012

NY Scout Leader 23, Library Page Promoting Child Porn

 The 23-year-old works as a page at the library and serves as an assistant scout master for troop #243 in Garden City, according to D.A. Kathleen Rice.

 

Edward Orenchuk, III. (Credit: D.A.'s office)
Edward Orenchuk, III. (Credit: D.A.'s office)
A Garden City Boy Scout leader has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies for possessing images of child pornography and making those images available to others via the Internet, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.

Edward Orenchuk, III, 23, was arrested by DA investigators Wednesday morning.

During August and September 2012, DA investigators witnessed Orenchuk making multiple images of child pornography available over the Internet for download by other people, Rice said. Investigators tracked the source of those images to a Wheeler Avenue residence in E. Garden City, according to the district attorney's office.

Rice said Orenchuk implicated himself during the execution of a search warrant at that home this morning, indicating that he had hundreds of images on his personal computer. The images contain children as young as five years old, Rice said.

“This defendant’s regular contact with children in a position of authority makes these charges that much more disturbing,” Rice said. “My office is committed to aggressively investigating and prosecuting those who traffic in this horrific material.”

Orenchuk currently works as a page at the Garden City Public Library. An Eagle Scout, Orenchuk also serves as an assistant scout master with Boy Scout Troop #243 in Garden City, according to a report released Wednesday by the district attorney's office.

Investigators charged Orenchuk with three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child as a sexually motivated felony and three counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child.

He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
gardencity.patch.com

May 25, 2012

Pornography Splits Men's Consciousness



Surprising ways that consuming pornography shortchanges men and their partners.
Pornography affects us because sex is as much “in the head” as it is in the body. Pornography gives pleasure only because arousal can be triggered by imagination. But pornography not only arouses, it tutors our imagination. What we repeated imagine shapes how we perceive ourselves and others.  Philosopher Harry Brod gives good reason for concluding that pornography is a lousy tutor—especially for men.

Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror by antkriz
Harry Brod is concerned with how pornography shapes male expectations. He observes that in pornography men are routinely depicted as “sexual acrobats endowed with oversized and overused organs”  (see Pornography and the Alienation of Male Sexuality.”  Women in pornography are depicted as perpetually available and eager for sex. Pornography tutors men to have expectations that real women do not meet. Because real women are far more complicated than the eager women depicted in pornography, women fall short of the expectations created by pornography. Real sex can disappoint. One “solution” to disappointment is resort to fantasying about pornographic images during sex rather than focusing on their real-life partner.
But Brod is at least as concerned about pornography’s contributes to male performance anxiety. This performance anxiety creates “bifurcated consciousness.” Sex should be engrossing, but pornography encourages men to rate their performance during sex. And “How am I doing?” is a distancing and distracting question. As Brod observes, “Relating to one’s body as a performance machine produces a split consciousness wherein part of one’s attention is watching the machine, looking for flaws in its performance, even while one is supposedly immersed in the midst of sensual pleasure. This produces a self-distancing self-consciousness which mechanizes sex and reduces pleasure.” 
Ian Cook echo’s this concern in an article in the Journal of Men’s Studies.[“Western Heterosexual Masculinity, Anxiety, and Web Porn.”Proquest search.] Cook gives evidence that not a few internet porn sites “appear to intensify [male anxiety about sexual performance] by making it harder for men to prove that they are truly ‘man enough.’” Some men would rather avoid anxiety by replacing real sex with fantasy sex (See "Not Tonight Honey, I'm Logging In").
Brod’s points about the effect of pornography on what is “in the head” of male consumers raise both self-interested and ethical concerns. A man who allows his sexual consciousness to be shaped by pornography may be shortchanging himself and his sexual partner. Being fully present within one’s sexuality during sex is an important aspect of being human. To undermine this capacity in one’s self fails to respect one’s own humanity. One also owes it to one’s sexual partner to be fully present to him or her during sexual intercourse. To have undermined one’s capacity to be fully present is disrespectful to one’s partner.

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