The Government Should NOT Censor Pornography

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Pornography is an issue that has and will continue to cause much debate. While there are many people who see pornography as degrading, sinful, and disgusting, there is also a large number of people who see it as a turn on, a form of sexual expression, and entertainment. Webster’s Dictionary defined pornography as merely “the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement.” Yet there is still the everlasting question which is “does pornography serve a real purpose, and if so what purpose it that?” continues. I happen to acknowledge pornography with only a few minor glitches. I don’t believe in censoring pornography, yet analyzing pornography that is already censored.

Pornography is censored in the way in which it portrays the sexual desires and pleasures of women. In preparing to write this report, I sat down with a group of my peers (mixed genders) and watched five pornographic films. It was unfortunate that I must report that in all of the five movies, not once did I, nor any of my friends see a woman being sexually gratified. In every movie, the man would finish and the sex would come to an end. The women seemed like they were enjoying it, but were they really? As Andrea Dworkin describes it, “women are made to smile, women aren’t just made to do the sex acts. We are made to smile.” (Stan, 33)

Pornography claims that it is showing two people enjoying sex. Two people who have “chosen” to be there and who get pleasure out of it. However, to me it seems that pornography itself is buying into censorship. BY not honestly showing the female side to sexual desires and pleasure, pornography is in itself being censored. It is not the act of sex and sexual p...

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... and say that the story of Adam and Eve is sexist as well. But blaming pictures, and other things is not the way to end the controversy. For if these “sexist” movies, books, pictures, and stories are being produced, then the problem is not with the movies, books, etc. It is obvious that the problem is already out there, and is just being reinforced by these objects.

To me, pornography is a way of sexual expression. I am not ashamed to say that I do find some quite erotic, for its goal is to arouse people, entice, and make them less inhibited of their sexual feelings. Pornography is a great way to show people that there are others out there that also enjoy sex, and as many different types of sex one can comprehend. Like most things in this world, pornography has its anomalies, but if we all work together we can work at the imperfections and improve on them.

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