Blue Heron in flight

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Those freedom loving, limited government, believers in personal liberty are at it again and have now set their sights on porn. The GOP platform in Tampa contains language that will go after porn in a big way. 

"Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced," the platform says, according to a draft obtained by Reuters. Republicans are planning a Tuesday vote on the platform document.

According to anti porn crusader Patrick Trueman, Mitt Romney promised earlier this year that he would push for "strict enforcement" of obscenity laws, as well as the broader use of blocking software to screen out internet porn.

Which is kind of funny. "According to the Association of Club Executives, which represents 4,000 strip clubs, when it comes to national political conventions, Republicans outspend Democrats three-to-one. The group says members of the so-called family values party -- whose platform calls for vigorous enforcement of anti-pornography and obscenity laws -- plunk down on average $150 per person compared to $50 for Democrats."

People enjoy watching porn. Even Republicans. It's a fact. The University of Montreal tried to conduct a study on porn viewing a few years ago and could not find a single man who didn't occasionally partake.
“We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography,” said Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse. “We couldn't find any.”
Although hampered in its original aim, the study did examined the habits of those young men who used pornography – which would appear to be all of them.
Prof Lajeunesse interviewed 20 heterosexual male university students who consumed pornography, and found on average, they first watched pornography when they were 10 years old.
Around 90 per cent of consumption was on the internet, while 10 per cent of material came from video stores.
Single men watched pornography for an average of 40 minutes, three times a week, while those in relationships watched it 1.7 times a week for around 20 minutes.
The study found that men watched pornography that matched their own image of sexuality, and quickly discarded material they found offensive or distasteful.
Prof Lajeunesse said pornography did not have a negative effect on men's sexuality.
“Not one subject had a pathological sexuality,” he said. “In fact, all of their sexual practices were quite conventional.
“Pornography hasn't changed their perception of women or their relationship, which they all want to be as harmonious and fulfilling as possible,” he added.

Apparently that isn't enough for the rights' prudish, moralizing hypocrites. This might hit Mitt Romney right in the pocketbook. He is or was on the board of the Marriott Co., a Mormon company that makes quite a bundle on its guests overnight porn viewing habits. The Internet research firm TopTenReviews estimated that adult pornography revenues through magazines, the Internet and video sales and rentals totalled $9.4 billion in 2006 alone.

Now we Democrats may not have the same kinky and sex obsessed appetites as our Republican brethren, we certainly don't spend the same amount of time playing telegraph footsie in airport restrooms, but I will fight for their right to take matters in hand and engage in their own private and non destructive personal sexual behaviors. Because this is America damnit, and we are supposed to be the land of the free!


Anonymous said...

Love the article on porn almost as much as I like porn. Is the "old photo" of the seated woman a vintage photo? Looks like a contemporary backside to me.

Blue Heron said...

No, that is vintage backside my friend. Not a whole lot has changed in the last hundred and fifty years, still a beautiful sight.

Ken Seals said...

While I haven't been to a strip club for a long time, I have never equated strip clubs with porn. Maybe I will have to do some field work in Vegas next week to re-evaluate.

Blue Heron said...

Anything for the team, Ken?