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Does a prudish attitude towards sex reduce sex-crimes?

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Charlizee Thu 24-Jan-13 20:01:10

And does censorship help reduce sex crimes?


feministefatale Fri 25-Jan-13 04:20:00

God I hope you are a man taking the piss Charlizee.

Portofino Fri 25-Jan-13 08:45:51


AMumInScotland Fri 25-Jan-13 08:58:11

This isn't the US though, is it, unless something about Cameron's plan to leave the EU has been arranged very sneakily while I wasn't looking?

I agree the US attitude to nudity is unhealthy. But nobody on this thread is saying that the sight of a naked breast upsets them in any way, if it is simple nudity. So what relevance does Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" have to our discussion?

Your minimal comments on this thread make it difficult to know what point you are trying to make - I assumed from your OP that you thought people ought to be more prudish to reduce sex crimes. But if you are in favour of the sex industry then you are presumably accusing us of being prudish and saying that is what is causing the problem?

Perhaps you would like to make a clear statement on what you are for and against, so that we can discuss specifics?

Personally - I am pro nudity, and pro consenting sex between adults.

I am against pornorgraphy and the sex industry, because -

1. in a large number of cases the women involved are not in a position to give genuine consent

2.the imagery involved is not positive and consensual even if the women themselves have consented. It therefore promotes a negative and abusive style of sexuality, which increases a culture in which sex crime is viewed as acceptable, and just part of a "sliding scale" of sexual expression, rather than an aberration.

Charlizee Fri 25-Jan-13 17:55:33

"I assumed from your OP that you thought people ought to be more prudish to reduce sex crimes."

Actually the opposite. I believe a healthy attitude towards sex and the human body is the best one to take.

I am also against censorship of porn and advocate legalized prostitution on the grounds it is between consenting adults and off the street.

If porn "increases a culture in which sex crime is viewed as acceptable" then why is it Japan has very low sex-crime for its population and it viewed as one of the safest countries for women yet the porn it produces is among the most extreme (and sometimes violent) porn in the world?

You mentioned yourself sex crime was still a large problem in Victorian-era Britain yet back then there was no internet porn at all and attitudes towards sex were very hush-hush.

Is it not possible to have a thriving porn industry and safety for women?

FreyaSnow Fri 25-Jan-13 18:08:11

Nobody is completely against censorship and limitations in the distribution of porn. People just have different ideas about what should and should not be available to view and in what context.

feministefatale Fri 25-Jan-13 18:08:50

Not when so many of the women in the porn industry are being raped. No

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Fri 25-Jan-13 18:10:11


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