The final frontier

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by HamYai, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. HamYai

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    Boundaries of "decency" (whatever that means to the majority on any given day) within porn and the media in general are being relentlessly pushed - think what was acceptable 5 decades ago, 4, 3, 2 and even 1.

    Interracial, gangbangs, facials, swallowing sperm, bondage, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, transgender sex de dah de dah de dah.

    The swinging lifestyle is currently becoming accepted by more and more as was the homosexual issue a few years ago.

    Pretty soon, it will be no more embarrasing to be "outed" as a swinger than it is to declare one's homosexuality, today.

    What next, though?

    Incest and pedophilia are still taboo subjects (though how often is anyone, who is "guilty" of the former, prosecuted these days?).

    The "Just/Barely 18" type porno's are extremely popular.

    Few condemn Traci Lords anymore, for appearing in porn from the age of only fifteen. Although she caused a degree of outrage at the time (but mainly from the porn studios who were fearful of being closed down and prosecuted, rather than the general populace, per se).

    Not much thought is generally (and genuinely) given to sex tourists who prey on kiddies in third world countries and those others that will cater to their predilections, in a "so long as it's not in my back yard" mentallity.

    So, how long will it be before those, and other, boundaries are broken down as people tire of "regular" &/or "acceptable" porn - through overexposure to such.

    Sounds ridiculous and impossible but go back 30 years or so and compare with what we tolerate and even seek out for our stimulation/gratification today.

    So what are the sexual taboos that still exist?

    Will they always remain taboos?

    Can they?

    Should they?
     
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    I don't believe there are any taboos left for porn. If you can imagine it, I'll bet you dollars to donuts that you can find a porn source for it.

    You mentioned incest...that's been shattered. Look around, and you'll find tons of daddy/daughter, mother/son, brother/sister porn out there. I seriously doubt the veracity of any purported kinships, though.

    It's important to draw one distinction here, since you mentioned incest in the same breath as pedophilia...anything involving children isn't a taboo, it's abuse. Acts shared amongst consenting adults are one thing, and I believe practically all of the boundaries have been pushed in that arena. Anything involving persons not of legal age is, by definition, a rape...as they do not meet the requirement to provide consent. Yes, I understand there are exceptions for private acts between persons of similar age...that's not what's being discussed.

    What I'm saying is that it's not taboo, it's criminal...and I cannot ever imagine that being different. Any society that would condone victimization of its children, even tacitly, isn't one I care to be any part of.
     
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    I sincerely hope you're correct.

    I do fear, though, having seen the impossible become the norm over the past few decades.
     
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    I was thinking about several news reports seen in recent months where westerners were being arrested and prosecuted for taking "molestation vacations" to spots in the far East.

    I actually take such instances as signs of hope that the veils of secrecy that allowed such ugliness to thrive are being pulled away, exposing the cockroaches involved for the world to see.

    I'm all for having hedonistic vacation spots in our world community, but any built around the subjugation of other human beings...especially of children...need to be stomped out.
     
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    In this day and age, very few things are TRULY considered taboo anymore. The internet has opened the gateway to different forms of sexuality for many men and women around the world. If you search a cartoon character, odds are there's porn of that character. There's porn for pissing, rape, pseudo-rape, feet, bugs, and of course two girls-one cup.

    I remember reading somewhere that pedophiles actually have internet forums themselves where they swap stories and pictures. To them, they probably consider many other perversions fucked up. There's sites out there that specialize in incest, and ones that specialize in beastiality. It's my theory that as society and the internet continues to develop, eventually many communities willl find their own niche, and just get absorbed in it. The leaglity of this niche may be in question, but the internet has many loopholes and plenty of smart people have sexual perversions.

    This ever-changing sexual landscape can be looked at two ways:

    1) As a positive, that society is becoming more accepting of human sexuality. Less people feel ashamed if there are others out there like them. It can help people see that human sexuality is very fluid and dynamic.

    2) As a negative, that people with perversions that harm others now have a forum and platform to organize and discuss their perversions. That they can use the internet to distribute pictures which may be illegal, but to them are perfectly OK.

    It's going to be very interesting in the next couple of years to see just where governments begin to draw the line. The internet is a gray area of law, and many people are fighting "censorhip" of images based on geographical borders. Does anyone really own the internet?

    Really interesting stuff. We're living in changing times, people.
     
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