Some of the reasons for the epidemic growth of Porn

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Despite its harmful effects, pornography is defended from various point of views. Some of them are: Evidence Argument which states that pornography has no effect on a person’s character and that it is not harmful (The result was co-ordinated by a commission established in 1967 in the United States as a response to the fear of the harmful effects of the growth of pornography). The Therapeutics Argument reports that pornography can help to overcome various sexual problems including frigidity and impotence (The report was based on a study conducted by Dr Cody Wilson in 1970. He concluded that viewing pornography does not harm and in 1976 he argued that pornography can be even therapeutic). The Social Benefits Argument holds that legalizing pornography can reduce sex crimes and porn market (The study was conducted by the American Presidential Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. Its report was published in the year 1970). The Moral-Inversion Argument attempts to present pornography as an alternative to traditional morality by replacing love with hatred, deforming what is beautiful and praising ugliness. Similarly, the Ideological and Liberation Arguments believe that pornography can serve as a vehicle to overthrow the old repressive culture, the coldness of the anti-sexual philosophy of traditional morality. Finally, the Civil Liberties Argument states pornography is a part of the issue of the freedom of speech.

In the history of the world these theories stand in defence of pornography. Reading though the growth of pornography, though not very clear, one can find that these theories have contributed much to its epidemic growth – a growth, which has taken pornography as the entertainment of all ages of walks of life and economic backgrounds.

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