PROVO, Utah — Anti-porn group CP80 and film company Living Biography have joined forces to release “Traffic Control,” a new documentary that details what it calls the rampant rise in Internet pornography and the fight to stop it.
That’s from XBiz (“Anti-Porn Group Releases Documentary“). You know, because Utah doesn’t have more important things to worry about. Like Mormons.
Oh hell, anyway, you can see where they might be bothered. Who is viewing all this porn anyway? I would guess people without a steady supply of sex.
So, the solution? Scare people by finding one of those rare examples of a porn star who allegedly contracted an STD on the set. Enter ex-porn star Shelley Lubben (“Roxy”). Oh, by the way, she promotes virginity on MySpace now.
The film details the experiences of Shelley Lubben, a former porn star turned anti-porn activist who used the stage name Roxy, as she battled a drug and alcohol addiction and contracted herpes while working in the adult entertainment industry.
The film also reports that access to pornography by minors is a big problem, with nearly 57 percent of those aged 9 to 19 having viewed adult content online.
An article in the Deseret News reported that The Free Speech Coalition said that figure is closer to 10 percent. However, FSC Executive Director Diane Duke said the trade group had no such data.
Lubben said one adult producer told her that the industry markets to children.
“[One producer told me], ‘We want the children — they’re the next generation of consumers,’” Lubben said. “They actually program their websites to have words that kids search for.”
Although she had not seen the film, Duke told XBIZ she rejected the claims made by Lubben.
“In any business you will be able to find disgruntled past workers willing to disparage their industry,” she said. “In many ways, we are like any other industry. The difference is with our industry is that there are organized groups of moral extremists attempting to put us out of business. These groups use fear and falsehoods to organize communities against the industry. It is up to us to dispel theses myths. We are the adult entertainment industry, we use adult performers, and produce adult products for use by the adult community — period.”
Yes, the usual rhetoric apparently.
“It corrupts the youth, destroys families, and every time you watch it God kills a kitten.”
“But it’s freedom of speech!”
Truthfully, I’m no fan of porn. And I’m really not a big fan of easy access to porn. I think it’s somewhat tragic that kids can find pictures of people eating shit fresh from each other’s anuses before they’ve ever had their first kiss. But I know porn’s not going away.
I’m not against sex. I’m pro-sex to boot. I’m all for sex, sex partners, having sex in crazy positions, and adding spice to my own sex life. For homosexual males, I’m all for educating young gay boys about ways to safely engage their partners in oral and anal sex. For the lesbian ladies, I’m all for licking and sucking. I’m for premarital sex, public sex, private sex, sex supplemented with toys, sex supplemented with heavy petting, and sex supplemented with multiple partners. I’m for sex in church, if the church doesn’t mind.
Of course, I don’t feel porn should be banned. I do feel porn actually is a by-product of unhealthy sex lives and even sexual repression. It would be less needed if sex were somewhat demystified. However, anti-porn crusaders often do all they can to even stop the prevention of proliferation of pornography in public. Remember when zealots in the U.S. decided to stop the adult content top-level domain from happening? Such a thing would have made it really easy to stop children from viewing pornography by actually making content filters effective.
I would like to correct a mild inaccuracy on Shelley’s “friend’s” MySpace page (Live Offensively for God). It has this picture on it:That’s not entirely true. This one allegedly involves no females.