Your health and safety is at risk....from porn

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  1. mudslag macrumors regular

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    http://thehill.com/homenews/state-w...lare-porn-a-public-health-risk-within-an-hour

    Florida lawmakers on Tuesday passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk, less than an hour after they rejected a motion to consider a bill that would ban assault rifles.

    The Florida House of Representatives opened its Tuesday session with a motion to debate a bill banning assault rifles, which it rejected by a 36-71vote within three minutes, according to The Washington Post.

    In the same session, less than an hour later, according to the newspaper, the legislature considered a GOP-backed bill to declare porn a public health risk, which it passed by a voice vote.

    During the debate, state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D) questioned state Rep. Ross Spano, the GOP lawmaker who presented the pornography bill, asking if pornography has killed anyone or caused first responders to seek counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Smith later criticized Spano and the bill to The Associated Press.
     
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    Ah, Florida. The gift that keeps on giving.

    I love Florida and don't want to live anywhere else, but damn...
     
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    All right. Now how is The Onion supposed to top this?
     
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    Florida needs to lay off the asbestos snacks.
     
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    Both of these bills should have gotten yes votes, it’s sad that only one did.
     
  7. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020

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    What exactly is the public health danger here and how do they wish to address it?
     
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    I keep telling everyone, something gotta be in the water down there.
     
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    How exactly is pornography a “public health risk”??? Ahhhh, puritanism....

    Guns? Nahhh it’s not public health risk, since when dick measuring is considered dangerous?


    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::mad:
     
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    I’m not sure if it is a “public health” issue, but there are problems that can stem from porn use. People can become addicted to it, and overuse can mess up the reward response areas of your brain (by flooding it with dopamine). It can also cause issues with physical intimacy.

    I believe FL, as well as the rest of the country needs to do something meaningful on guns. But there’s a danger with articles like this. People may end up completely delegitimizing a real (but perhaps not as pressing) issue (overuse of porn) by making comparisons to issues that are more acute like gun violence. Both issues are worthy of attention/discussion and shouldn’t be viewed as mutually exclusive just to gain political points or “bash the other team”.
     
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    Porn is not worthy of any politician's attention. It's viewed in a private home, in a private context. Let adults make their own decisions.
     
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    If that we’re the case, I would agree with you. But more and more kids are watching porn on cell phones in public places like schools, on buses etc. And the average age that kids are exposed to porn is dropping.
     
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    I remember walking home from school one day, I was attacked by a copy of Big Juggs.

    Gave me a case of Stockholm Syndrome from which I never recovered. Even now, I want to be overwhelmed by big jugs.
     
  14. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Oh think of the children!

    It's a bill on nannying people, with a nod to teenagers just for emotional appeal.
     
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    The sky isn’t falling dude. The government isn’t going to start locking people up who look at porn.

    The resolution states that porn can cause issues for people, especially for teens. It’s not just political pandering, it’s demonstrably true. I’m honestly not understanding what your beef with that statement is.
     
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    Obviously NRA contributions >> porn industry contributions.
     
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    It’s addictive and can cause a lot of problems in relationships and with mental health.

    I would have to disagree with you on guns there as they are a public health risk. I’ll stick with my opinion that both of these bills should have gotten yes votes.
     
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    That was obviously a failed attempt at sarcasm on my part :)
     
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    I would rather have porn in classrooms than guns.

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    Ask why people are going to porn instead of porn being bad.

    The age old issue of blaming the symptom and not the cause.
     
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    Why do you feel as if we need to be choosing between the two?

    I’m not sure I’m following you.

    People look at porn because people are stimulated by sexual imagery. It’s not a symptom of anything except the human condition.
     
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    Why does it have to be either/or we shouldn’t have either of them in classrooms.
     
  24. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Because apparently the Republicans made it so.
    /s
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    1. Republicans are making a lot of such choices (some Dems too)

    2. Sex is a human necessity (believe it or not), and if porn is not available then advertising (Abercrombie n Fitch), sexting, snap chat, and worse take it place. Heck, in Arab countries seeing hair is like seeing nudity in US.
    There is no education on managing sexual tension and especially respect for each other, thus a lot of abuse happens.
     
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    1.) No they’re not. Every other issue in the world need not be haulted just because there is an ongoing debate on guns. Hammering out gun legislation is complex. I highly doubt that making a simple declaration that porn can potentially have bad side effects isn’t going to take a whole lot of focus away from a discussion that is absolutely dominating the news cycle.

    Adsitionally, I’m quite certain that they discussed things that were not related to either porn or guns.

    2.) Watching porn <> having sex.

    And you’re assuming that other content will have an increase in sexually suggestive material if there was less porn.
     

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