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Social Effects of Porn

Studies and Expert Opinion

Sexual images have existed since prehistoric men and women painted on cave walls, extending through to Greek and Roman period which began the mass production of objects like painted pottery and oil lamps molded with 3-D sexual images. Have these historically continuous, explicit images made us a species of sex criminals, or have they liberated us from having to cover females from head to toe, offering an alternative, civilized, cathartic experience in place of brutal unwanted action?

Opinions and discussion on the Meese Commission Report
The Meese commission was put together when political extremists on both sides of the political spectrum came unglued over the reasonable and scientific research and recommendations of an earlier committee appointed by President Johnson which called for an expansion of sex education among other recommendations. Here are writtings and analysis of the Meese Commission Report.

Pornography Studies: The Social Benefits of Porn Links
Scientific research that points out the benefits of pornography.

The Players
Researchers, social scientists, and writers in the Porn Wars.

Recommended Reading

Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars

Not In Front of the Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth

The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn

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