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porn2Is watching porn illegal in some countries?

Well, sometimes many of us take things for granted. We tend to believe that what we are entitled to is entitled to everyone else in the world. Lest we are forgetting that our world is full of different countries and different cultures each with its own unique pattern of doing things.

Culture is the basis of a lot of what we do from how we talk, what we eat, where we go, and what we watch. A lot of times we forget that culture plays an integral role in our lives and how we live. Different cultures have different means of sanctioning certain actions and events.

Some are less severe with their sanctions, largely relying on informal means that come from the social aspect. Others are more formal with sanctions and utilize punishment as a means of dealing with unwanted behaviors.

Pornography is a highly contented and popular issue. It borders between freedom of speech and the infringement of decency. It has been condemned by religious leaders and political leaders alike due to the ethical issues associated with it. The issue has become so hotly debated that some countries have banned pornography all together.



Countries with strong religious ties within the government are especially against pornography to the point of legal banning. The Middle East and some Asian and South American countries have done so. In their arguments of why they have done so, they cite religious reasons of why pornography is considered a moral wrong. Some European countries have also put a ban on porn due to legal implications. Another dimension to the banning of pornography is the implication of child exposure.

Parents have advocated against publication and viewing of porn because of the harm it does to children. The worry that children exposed may begin experimenting at a young age and risk their health with STIs featand other diseases. This is another concern for parents and children health is the practice of unsafe sex. This is largely perpetuated by the scenes of pornography which depict scenes of sexual contact without protection. For the female child, this may be a source of pregnancies as a fault of the depiction of scenes of sex without protection.

For parents, the concern of having their children carrying pregnancies at a young age. So, is porn banned in some countries? The answer is yes. Largely only on grounds of parental concerns and religious grounds against pornography and it’s negative effects in children and society in general.

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