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Modern literature is unthinkable without Whitman's Leaves of Grass, James Joyce's Ulysses, Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover and Allen Ginsberg's Howl. Yet they were all deemed pornographic when they appeared. What constitutes pornography?

click to enlarge Eric Kouri Cedar Heights Lawn - maintenance worker Does pornography - have a place in society? Sex is an inevitable part of - human nature, and humans make up society. People - have sex. Pornography is an extension of sex. -  - Is there such a thing as porn addiction? Any - hard-to-control impulse can be addictive. -  - Many present-day "masterpieces" were considered - porn when they appeared. Were we too strict then, or are - we too lenient now? We were too strict then. We - express human nature through our art forms, and - freedom of art is essential, even for "adult" forms.
  • Eric Kouri
    Cedar Heights

    Lawn maintenance worker
    Does pornography have a place in society? Sex is an inevitable part of human nature, and humans make up society. People have sex. Pornography is an extension of sex.

    Is there such a thing as porn addiction? Any hard-to-control impulse can be addictive.

    Many present-day "masterpieces" were considered porn when they appeared. Were we too strict then, or are we too lenient now? We were too strict then. We express human nature through our art forms, and freedom of art is essential, even for "adult" forms.

click to enlarge Rosemary McBride Manitou Springs - Nurse Does porn have a - place in society? Children should be protected from - it, but it should be allowed among consenting adults. -  - Which should have priority: freedom of speech or - regulating porn? Freedom of speech, definitely. -  - The government banned Tropic of - Cancer in the '30s and Howl in the '50s.  - Are we too lenient nowadays? There's a big - difference between "classic" and "trashy." The pendulum - has swung too far. We're too accepting of trash, even on - television.
  • Rosemary McBride
    Manitou Springs

    Nurse
    Does porn have a place in society? Children should be protected from it, but it should be allowed among consenting adults.

    Which should have priority: freedom of speech or regulating porn? Freedom of speech, definitely.

    The government banned Tropic of Cancer in the '30s and Howl in the '50s. Are we too lenient nowadays? There's a big difference between "classic" and "trashy." The pendulum has swung too far. We're too accepting of trash, even on television.

click to enlarge Mike Hastings Chelsea Glen - Engineer Does porn have - a - place in society? It will as long as there's men and - women. -  - Is porn addiction real? If you can derive - pleasure from something, you can become addicted to it. -  - What is pornography? Depiction of body parts - in an inartistic way, and without much human insight. -  - Shouldporn be limited? I'm more about - freedoms than limitations, although I think it's probably - too accessible to kids.
  • Mike Hastings
    Chelsea Glen

    Engineer
    Does porn have a place in society? It will as long as there's men and women.

    Is porn addiction real? If you can derive pleasure from something, you can become addicted to it.

    What is pornography? Depiction of body parts in an inartistic way, and without much human insight.

    Shouldporn be limited? I'm more about freedoms than limitations, although I think it's probably too accessible to kids.

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