Lawmakers in Arizona, however, are super committed to fighting the major public health hazard that is videos of bored-looking blondes on RedTube pretending to go down on each other, now that the Arizona Senate has called for an effort to curb porn access among teenagers. Sylvia Allen, a Republican, told the AP. Yet nearly 15 other states particularly red states have been quietly passing similar measures for some time. In , for instance, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill sponsored by devout Mormon Sen. Formerly known as Morality In Media, NCOSE has been waging war on pornography for years, successfully calling for hotels to remove porn offerings from its on-demand services. Although one Cambridge study of self-identified sex addicts found that watching porn lights up the same areas of the brain that is activated when substance abusers see their drug of choice, the study had a very small sample size of about 19 subjects, and the authors conceded that the results were not enough to draw definitive conclusions about the dangers of internet pornography. Some neuroscientists have criticized the available research supporting porn addiction, drawing a firm distinction between addiction and compulsive behavior.
Nearly one-quarter of malware on mobile devices comes from porn websites , according to a new study from Blue Coat, a Web security and optimization company. But when they do go to those sites, the risk of inadvertently downloading malware to their devices increases three-fold. That makes watching porn on smartphones a far bigger threat than viewing porn on a PC. Porn led to more malware on smartphones and tablets than e-mail spam, malicious websites, and fake apps combined. Part of the problem, Blue Coat said, is that the nature of mobile devices makes differentiating legitimate sites from malicious ones a tricky task. There is no way to hover over shortened URLs to reveal their true destination, for example.
The Atlantic Crossword
In this article, porn refers to movies, photos, and stories created by and for consenting adults for sexual arousal or pleasure. Most people who use porn can do so without negative consequences. It can add another dimension to sexual enjoyment or open the lines of communication with your partner. For others, using porn can get in the way of relationships.
There was a rumor at my small, private, Christian high school that a group of seven or eight guys in my class got together at one of their homes our junior year and watched pornography together. The host's parents weren't home, and supposedly the boys played a DVD on the family television, right in the living room. What else they did I didn't want to hear or know or in any way attempt to verify. I was young for my grade, and quite innocent, and it had never before occurred to me that any of these boys I considered my friends would look at porn, let alone watch it together. By the time my sons are in high school, that story will seem quaint.