Don’t forget the strongest single driving force that we have other than that of survival is sex. And pornography is about sex, so people have a curiosity and interest about it, always have and always will.
It’s just made more widely available now because of the Internet, but I’m one of the first people to say that these materials should not be available to children. But we can’t restrict adult reading habits to what is fit for children. We’ll have nothing but Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood.
So parents need to be responsible for policing their children. But I don’t think that you take away an adult privilege because it might fall into the hands of a child.
In Their Own Words is recorded in Big Think’s studio.