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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2010, 13:13:51 PM »

...beats them going to experiment with the local matress at school.

This had me very confused for a while. I was thinking of an actual mattress, and how the hell that would work.

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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010, 13:45:44 PM »

Reminds me of that old joke: What is the definition of a mistress? Its an phenomenon somewhere between a mister and a mattress.

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 11:51:32 AM »

A buzzing hornet's nest...

http://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/TopTV-Pornography-is-harmless-20120117

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'Porn is harmless'

In the press release TopTV says pornography is "not only harmless, but it also reduces incidence of sex crimes in communities and in countries where people have free, non-stigmatised access to it".

TopTV's senior vice president of sales and marketing, Marius Liebenberg, says the pay TV operator notes that "those opposed to the new channels would appear to be in the minority" and that "the vast majority of people who have responded publicly and on social media networks say that they look forward to the introduction of the adult content".



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Its plans elicited widespread criticism from the public, faith-based groups and the Film and Publication Board (FPB) which said it will "strongly oppose" TopTV's porn plans.   




They're pushing hard. I'm hoping they will win their case actually. Its protected enough so that little kiddies shouldnt be able to access it and its a seperate pay-to-view channel at a whopping R199p/m.
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2012, 12:14:03 PM »

i've allready had a long and involved (and ultimately fruitless) argument via facebook about this.
in short, my view,  there is nothing wrong with porn.  bring it on!
and if someone wants to watch pron, teh interwebs is a beautifull place, you dont need a paychannel...
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2012, 12:43:00 PM »

World of Warcraft - The Internet is for porn
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2012, 13:24:34 PM »

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if someone wants to watch pron, teh interwebs is a beautifull place

Well I wouldn't say beautiful as much as frightening.
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2012, 09:27:55 AM »

Ivo Vegter comments.

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2012, 10:53:43 AM »

This debate is sort of like arguing if it is a good thing that we orbit the sun every 365.25 days, wouldn't it be better if it was 365 or 367? 371 would be great, we could keep a calendar for as long as we want (the days wouldn't cycle). Hey how about we get some rocket boosters and push out our orbit a bit. Oh wait, we probably don't have enough fuel on the plant to do that...

The argument isn't about if we should or should not have porn, we don't have that choice. The only choice we have is what type of porn are we going to have, are we going to have one where the actors are treated fairly, not exploited and have safe working conditions, or not. This is partially a consumer choice, and partially a legal and regulatory one. You can enforce contractual and safety laws and focus efforts on child pornography and blocking children getting access. However, if you do attempt complete censorship, it means the whole industry goes black market, completely unregulated and uncontrolled, with even worse negative consequences.

I think the easiest way to combat pornography is better sex-ed for youth, as Bertrand Russell argues:
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Every boy is interested in trains. Suppose we told him that an interest in trains is wicked; suppose we kept his eyes bandaged whenever he was in a train or on a railway station; suppose we never allowed the word "train" to be mentioned in his presence and preserved an impenetrable mystery as to the means by which he is transported from one place to another. The result would not be that he would cease to be interested in trains; on the contrary, he would become more interested than ever but would have a morbid sense of sin, because this interest had been represented to him as improper. Every boy of active intelligence could by this means be rendered in a greater or less degree neurasthenic. This is precisely what is done in the matter of sex; but, as sex is more interesting than trains, the results are worse. Almost every adult in a Christian community is more or less diseased nervously as a result of the taboo on sex knowledge when he or she was young. And the sense of sin which is thus artificially implanted is one of the causes of cruelty, timidity, and stupidity in later life. There is no rational ground of any sort or kind in keeping a child ignorant of anything that he may wish to know, whether on sex or on any other matter. And we shall never get a sane population until this fact is recognized in early education, which is impossible so long as the churches are able to control educational politics.
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2012, 13:40:39 PM »

I never knew that Mr Russell had something to say about sex as well! He described here, methinks, the  psychology behind the now well-known Streisand effect

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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2012, 11:13:58 AM »

TopTV CEO to be axed over porn plans

Edit: I find this article's title purposefully misleading.
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2012, 11:45:42 AM »

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No, it isn't.
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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2012, 14:56:04 PM »

my xbox beats nookie any given day.
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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2012, 15:39:11 PM »

my xbox beats nookie any given day.

I prefer chocolate. 
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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2012, 16:46:27 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2012, 01:55:17 AM »

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No, it isn't.
Ah, the blowing of the horn, the forward jerk, the faster growing puffing, the rocking rhythm, the noise from the coupling....
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