Name: Harmony Joy B.

Donato Section: TFE2

Date submitted: February 3, 2012

Should Pornography be totally banned or not? Thesis Statement: This paper aims to provide evidences to support the stand regarding the total ban of pornography Philippines. I. Introduction A. Pornography is defined as any representation, through publication, exhibition, cinematography, indecent shows, information technology, or by whatever means, of a person engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual purposes. An act to institute policies to eliminate trafficking in persons especially women and children, establishing the necessary institutional mechanisms for the protection and support of trafficked persons, providing penalties for its violations, and for other Pornography - refers to any representation, through publication, exhibition, cinematography, indecent shows, information technology, or by whatever means, of a person engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual purposes. Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 (2003) B. Pornography is used in many forms. Section 3h

Pornography was used as a form of social intercourse, a source of information, and a stimulus for sexual arousal. Pornography consumption was more common among the young men than among the women. For both the young men and women, the pornographic script functioned as a frame of reference in relation to bodily ideals and sexual performances. Most of the participants had acquired the necessary skills of how to deal with the exposure to pornography in a sensible and reflective manner. Löfgren-Mårtenson et al. (2010) 1. It is used as a form of social intercourse. p. 568

Looking at pornography together with friends, either on the computer or in movies on television, was a common experience, according to the focus group discussions. Sometimes these situations occurred during meetings for computer games, a so-called local area network: M1: Half of the guys were playing games. . . half were looking at porn. M7: I have never seen as much porn as then! (Male focus group, aged 17 20 years)

providing penalties for its violations (Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003). the young men described these shared experiences as a way of testing one s own and others reactions to the actors and actresses behaviors. 2. . appearances. . (2010) 3. Sometimes it was perceived as a reliable source. depends on one s previous experience. p. and bodies. (2010) 2. But in the porn-movie they do it ten times faster! (Female focus group. kind of. different sexual positions and techniques about how to satisfy a partner sexually Löfgren-Mårtenson et al. establishing the necessary institutional mechanisms for the protection and support of trafficked persons. in turn. which. Löfgren-Mårtenson et al. The discussions illustrated that pornography as a source of information was critically reviewed by the young people. more often. . prescribing penalties therefore and for other purposes. some of its substance also functioned as a source of information for the young people. p. . 573 The content of the pornography was usually described in both the male and female focus groups as rather violent and rough. you can get some tip-offs by pornography. distorted. . Republic Act No. 1. and sighs became a normative guideline for the young and perhaps sexually inexperienced viewer. . also known as the "Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 . aged 17 20 years) Individual interviews. Currently. It is used as a stimulus for sexual arousal. 573 C. depending on access to sources and consideration of what is reliable and useful. they do it completely brutally! Ok. not discussed as involving sexual arousal. Nevertheless. laughs. it was judged as exaggerated. the Philippines has two laws regarding the Issue of Pornography. Information on sexuality is acquired in different ways. REPUBLIC ACT NO.But. It is used as a source of information regarding sex education.These situations were. Some of the participants explained that behaviors could be depicted in pornographic movies that they did not know about beforehand for example. 9208 as an act to institute policies to eliminate trafficking in persons especially women and children. for the most part. Instead. The jokes. . or downright false: Sure. 9775 as an act defining the crime of child pornography. you can do it fast.

913013 B. When pornography became readily available via the internet. different sexual positions and techniques.Source: Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009(2009): Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 (2003) II. (2006) Porn Up. Pro-Arguments A.P. Pornography provides a sense of belongingness to the people outcast from the mainstream of society. 2. (2010) Internet Sex Ads for MSM and Partner Selection Criteria: The Potency of Race/Ethnicity Online C. Source: Löfgren-Mårtenson et al. Source: Paul. A. or Asians are likely to experience marginalization.. and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adolescents' Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography III. Pornography empowers intimate relationships by serving as a source of new information on intercourse variations in a couple s sex life. Refutation: Methods portrayed in pornographic materials exhibit brutality and women (usually) are pressured to reach the standards set by pornography during sexual intercourse with their partner. Pornography increases the rate of satisfaction through the various methods depicted by it. K. G. Rape Down: Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. African-Americans. Latinos. and racial discrimination in the pornographic community consistent with that encountered in mainstream society. Refutation: New crimes arose such as the widespread cyber sex and online child pornography. Choi. Source: D'Amato. Behaviors could be depicted in pornographic movies that they (the couple) did not know about beforehand for example. J. (2010) Lust. Counter Argument(s) A. 1. cultural insensitivity. Love. Refutation: The sense of belongingness offered by pornography applies only to limited people. Pornography poses both psychological and behavioral problems to the people exposed to it. rape incidences decreased by a great percentage. Ayala.. .

1. G. et al. 1. exhibitionistic. Pornography causes various problems to intimate. interpersonal relationships. Pornography consumption causes behavioral problems to the consumer such as paraphiliac. and Sexual Deviance: A Retrospective Survey B. E. Pornography casts feelings of doubts and insecurity usually among women. and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adolescents' Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography C. K. Love. Both wanted and unwanted exposure to pornography causes the youth to be inclined to the desire to abuse. Source: University of Minnesota (2011) Research on Pornography: Langstrom and Seto (2006) Exhibitionistic and voyeuristic behavior in a Swedish national population survey 3. J. Source: Davis. (2007) Unwanted and Wanted Exposure to Online Pornography in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users 2. for they are afraid that they might not be able to fulfill their partner's expectations. which usually happens when pornography consumption is involved. Character. Source: Wolak. and Braucht. et al. especially when lacking in sexual experience. Source: Löfgren-Mårtenson et al. (2010) Exposure to Pornography. the image of the woman being less valued than the man. J. Men who are consumers of pornography use more controlling behaviors and more intense interpersonal violence to the women they have a relationship with. Source: Simmons (2008) Linking male use of the sex industry to controlling behaviors in violent relationships: An exploratory analysis: Wolak. . and to be sexually harassed usually via the internet or some other means of communication. Exposure to pornography plays some causal role in the development of sexually deviant life styles. (2010) Lust. N. and voyeuristic behaviors. Pornography portrays men and women unequally in the sense that the task of women in pornographic movies was to satisfy the men's sexual needs . (2007) Unwanted and Wanted Exposure to online Pornography in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users 2.

Love. IV. and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adolescents' Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography . (2010) Lust. (2010) Lust.Source: Löfgren-Mårtenson et al. and Life: A Qualitative Study of Swedish Adolescents' Perceptions and Experiences with Pornography: Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of (2003). Love. Conclusion Source: University of Minnesota (2011) Research on Pornography : LöfgrenMårtenson et al.

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