My topic deals with the issue of whether or not all pornography should be illicit. I will defend the position that pornography should be kept lawful by arguing, first, that pornography is advantageous to society, and secondly, that any position to make pornography illegal would go against the rights of the first amendment. My argument is that pornography is beneficial to society. Pornography: aids as a sexual outlet.
Pornography Sex or Subordination
For potential sex crime offenders, provides pleasure for people who are unable to find carnal gratification, helps society be more open about the topic of sex, and aids in helping couples deal with problems in their sensual relationships. Many people have sexual fetishes that would go unfulfilled if pornography proscribed. People with high sex drives who need to "get off" several times a day have an outlet through pornography. The number of violent sex crimes is reduced through the apt use of pornography. Even if one victim a year was saved, pornography would be useful to society. Sexual gratification is a primal desire that everyone has the right to, if nobody involved gets hurt. Without pornography, many people would turn to whoredom, which already is illegal in most places.
People should not be ashamed of their sexual orientation or desires. Pornography can be used to start and kindle open discussions about sex. If parents would talk to their children about the topic of sex, everyone would be sexually educated. Society can only benefit if everyone became educated about sex. Many couples cannot reach sexual fulfillment by themselves. Pornography is often used as therapy for couples with sex disorders, or couples who are not gratified with their sex lives. For many, a blissful sex life leads to a better relationship, which leads to better families. It may even upsurge the number of vicious sex crimes committed by people who view pornography. People who find the most pleasure through pornography are either rapists or potential sex crime offenders. It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and baffle it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information we have. Unfortunately, however, most of what is screen or transmitted in the news today is with reference to the chaotic condition of our planet, or something else that society as a whole sees as detrimental or damaging. But the news on television is not the only type of media taking the criticism of society. Other forms of mass media, specifically movies and television programs containing erotica and sadism have been heavily criticized. The underlining concept to be debated here is that society is negatively influenced, specifically, by these images of pornography and the result is augmented violence against women. This assumption, and it is indeed only an assumption, is completely fallacious, however, as no concrete and completely conclusive evidence has ever been formulated in support of the theory. The key premise here is that the mass media does not cause undesirable social behavior and in actuality, the media people should not be dubbed as the bad guys.
There are many reasons for this misinterpretation and through the following few points, an attempt will be made to show that pornography has very little to almost no correlation with violence against women (of course nothing is absolute in society). In order to demonstrate this, it must be made evident that pornography is not vice and does not cause undesirable social behavior by displaying stripped women in sexually explicit circumezces. Thus, it is...