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Yeah, me too. Sounds a lot simpler than finding it abandoned in a dumpster like I had to do growing up.

Kids these days have it too easy.
For real. I had to steal it from my older brother and risk a knuckle sandwich.
 

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Now someone in this thread allowed that Playboy and Penthouse magazines were found as years gone past porn version, but no trouble was assigned to that owner in the house.

That was the top of the line back then. Playing devil's advocate.....how come that was OK?
 

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I remember when we were kids and the gypsy fair used to come to our village, me and my friend would make a bee line for the Edwardian pornography machine - the type you would put a coin in and turn the handle. We thought it was hilarious! My mother was really cross when I told her - totally confused me. She was totally ok with us befriending the gypsies but mortified by the Edwardian porn. Lol.
 

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I remember when we were kids and the gypsy fair used to come to our village, me and my friend would make a bee line for the Edwardian pornography machine - the type you would put a coin in and turn the handle. We thought it was hilarious! My mother was really cross when I told her - totally confused me. She was totally ok with us befriending the gypsies but mortified by the Edwardian porn. Lol.
See! No worries with that circumstance.
 

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^^^ Somewhat similar for me, some of my friends and I found a stash of magazines hidden next to a creek we would play at. In looking at it all of us both boys and girls, thought it was hilarious what adults did in those pictures.
 

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When we visited Barcalona with my 8 year old daughter, I was horrified at how the porn mags were sold in full view of anyone who would glance at them. I wouldn't let my daughter anywhere near the stands in the centre of the street. The relative I was travelling with (who had lived there for years) said spanish people had a different attitude towards porn than us British and don't hide it from children. (In the UK porn magazines are usual covered and on a high shelf). Also lots, and lots of sex shops! Even one next door to our hotel. Ironically, Barcalona is a very religious city and as much as there is sexuality in your face, there is also an abundance of iconography, religious tat and churches on almost every street corner.
 

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Yeah for some people sex is just something that people do and images of the same isn't a cause for concern amongst them. Where such things are normalised, it simply isn't considered an issue as such. Us British people on the other hand, tend to have more hang ups about it.
 

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When we visited Barcalona with my 8 year old daughter, I was horrified at how the porn mags were sold in full view of anyone who would glance at them. I wouldn't let my daughter anywhere near the stands in the centre of the street. The relative I was travelling with (who had lived there for years) said spanish people had a different attitude towards porn than us British and don't hide it from children. (In the UK porn magazines are usual covered and on a high shelf). Also lots, and lots of sex shops! Even one next door to our hotel. Ironically, Barcalona is a very religious city and as much as there is sexuality in your face, there is also an abundance of iconography, religious tat and churches on almost every street corner.
Yeah for some people sex is just something that people do and images of the same isn't a cause for concern amongst them. Where such things are normalised, it simply isn't considered an issue as such. Us British people on the other hand, tend to have more hang ups about it.
The basics the human race needs to survive are water / food, sleep, and to reproduce.

Sex is as natural as existing.

While I understand this last primal drive comes about after puberty, when we are at a age that we can reproduce, reproduction is a very natural thing.

CULTURALLY we have made it shameful, something that should be hidden away. We do not eat in shame, or only behind closed doors - but culturally this is where sex fits in.

Some smaller tribal societies do not hide sex at all, and rather treat it like a basic instinct, an necessity to continue the human race. And in those societies, its not shameful, or damaging for children to know about it, just like children understand the need for food, sleep and shelter.

Its social construct that makes sex such a bid deal.
 

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Now someone in this thread allowed that Playboy and Penthouse magazines were found as years gone past porn version, but no trouble was assigned to that owner in the house.
Wait, WHAT?!

Someone is asserting that nudity (photos, IRL) is porn? That is just mind-boggling, do they avoid viewing art in museums too?

Oh, and you better warn the Netherlands, Germany, China (et all) that they are "promoting pornography" in their cultures. :rolleyes:

Really people, viewing a naked body never "traumatized" anyone.
 

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Is there a clear line between porn and nude / erotic art, and just plain nudity?


Wait, WHAT?!

Someone is asserting that nudity (photos, IRL) is porn? That is just mind-boggling, do they avoid viewing art in museums too?

Oh, and you better warn the Netherlands, Germany, China (et all) that they are "promoting pornography" in their cultures. :rolleyes:

Really people, viewing a naked body never "traumatized" anyone.
 

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Is there a clear line between porn and nude / erotic art, and just plain nudity?
To me there is, but I go by the definition of the word pornography … that is the depiction of erotic behavior. A nude human-being photographed, portrayed in art or on a public beach is not erotic, only a vivid imagination makes it so … i.e. the behavior part is in the mind of the beholder.


Then again, I don't think like the idiots who were charging parents (in the 1980/90's) with child-pornography for having pictures of their children in the bathtub. I also despise what most of the western world/religious parents teach their children about their bodies, to me it's dysfunctional and damaging to the psyche.
 
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