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Science Shows What Sexual Repression Actually Looks Like

With the recent election still echoing in everyone's ears, and pundits pundificating about how conservative the country really is, this is a good time to remember the major study done about online pornography subscriptions just 18 months ago. Read More

Republicans have more nightmares

Similar to the findings in this article on online pornography subscriptions, Kelly Bulkeley's research on political affiliation and dreams suggests that Republicans have more nightmares: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/3395

(Of course after this last shellacking of the Democrats, this may no longer be the case.... Certainly a lot of Democrats must have having nightmares with Sarah Palin in them...)

How do we know the conservatives are the ones buying the porn?

A conservative culture likely makes it harder for many people to have casual sex, so they substitute to porn. These people aren't necessarily the people claiming to have high moral values in surveys.

porn and sexuality

A series of articles on sisyphe.org suggests that users of porn, especially of the more violent type has power-issues as well as a low regard of women and also that they feel threatened by the demands modern women rightfully poses regarding respect, communication etc and therefore dives into a @world apart@... will absolutely recommend this website for its diverse articles that highlighted some questions I have had in this area.

I wonder if comparing the

I wonder if comparing the amount of brick and mortar adult stores in each to these findings would show any interesting trends. Does Utah buy more porn online because there aren't enough places to get it? Or could people be afraid of being seen at that sort of shop?

the article is a 'little' slanted? Maybe?

Anonymous wrote:
I wonder if comparing the amount of brick and mortar adult stores in each to these findings would show any interesting trends. Does Utah buy more porn online because there aren't enough places to get it? Or could people be afraid of being seen at that sort of shop?

The figures refer to per capita use. Jumps the shark on a variety of fronts. A strong vacation season could skew those results. They're all Republicans and conclusions call for them to be liars? Whew.

Why the surprise?

In case no one has noticed, conservatives have the old belief that women are inferior, and should only live to serve their male partner, which is exactly what porn displays (under bright lighting and with bad music). It also may be that people who claim "family values" as their mantra may want to view "loose" women getting what they "deserve" (getting screwed silly by large, and often multiple men at once). While their good wives are protected from the animals in the films by staying in the kitchen, taking care of their children. Although I think the brick and morter reason is a good one too, I think it's mostly about the view of women that conservatives seem to have. I'm very anti-porn, but also anti-what-passes-for-conserative-values.

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Marty Klein is a certified sex therapist and licensed psychotherapist. He has written five books and 200 articles about sex; his TV appearances include 20/20 andNightline. more...

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