Watching Porn More Acceptable Than Pirating Music

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Watching porn online is more acceptable than pirating music? Whew! For a second there I thought I had my priorities backwards!

A recent survey among 1000 New Zealanders has revealed some interesting findings regarding the pleasures of the Internet. Of the polled group, nearly half (41%) thought that watching porn online is morally acceptable.
 

Riccochet

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I love these surveys.

A recent survey of 5 people concludes that 100% of people in the U.S. agree that shooting yourself in the face is a bad idea.

Really, how can you conclude anything about society as a whole from polling 1000 people?
 

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I love these surveys.

A recent survey of 5 people concludes that 100% of people in the U.S. agree that shooting yourself in the face is a bad idea.

Really, how can you conclude anything about society as a whole from polling 1000 people?

Didn't take statistics, did you ...
 

phide

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There's a reason why I have 246.8GB of porn and only a handful of pirated songs (of a 24GB music collection).
 

Project_Nightmare

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You can easily skew the results of a survey by changing the way you ask people the question. This is why you shouldn't put all your trust in these surveys.
 

Krenum

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Did you know Dolphins and Humans are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
 

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What is wrong with watching porn? it isn't illegal such as downloading music is. If it isn't illegal what is wrong with it?



BAHAhAHAHAHA

Of course downloading porn is illegal. It's copy written material.

Think of the 18 hour days those dedicated people put in, working under hot sweaty lights, thrusting themselves into their work, pounding out film after film...They have every right to get paid.;)
 

Mr. Pedantic

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I love these surveys.

A recent survey of 5 people concludes that 100% of people in the U.S. agree that shooting yourself in the face is a bad idea.

Really, how can you conclude anything about society as a whole from polling 1000 people?
No matter how you look at it, there is a huge difference between 41% and 18%. Polling 1000 people includes a margin of error (95%) of +/- 3%. To get a 95% confidence interval large enough to render the results statistically insignificant, the sample size would have to be just under 100 people.
 

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Didn't take statistics, did you ...

I did, but 1000 people from one demographic and age group doesn't amount to much regarding the rest of the worlds population.

I could say I polled 1000 people about which is better for you, steak or ice cream. And the results are ice cream. What I left out is that I polled 1000 6 year olds.

They left out what age groups were polled. I'm sure the results would be different if they polled 1000 18 year olds or 1000 70 year olds.
 

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There is one issues though, everyone where i work get a laptop. its the policy. except some in the workshop, they get a desktop some of them.

anyways, the problem, everytime they come in with a laptop i gotta clean it with alcohol, because in several occasions i see link to porn apps(for viewing).

otherwise i have docking stations when they come in to my office, thank got for docking stations(port replicatiors) :D
 

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I think it is funny that the question here is whether watching porn is "morally acceptable" whereas pirating music is "legally acceptable." Hardly the same. Plus, what is morally wrong about watching porn?
 

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I love these surveys.

A recent survey of 5 people concludes that 100% of people in the U.S. agree that shooting yourself in the face is a bad idea.

Really, how can you conclude anything about society as a whole from polling 1000 people?

Well i dont think they have to do a survey to conclude that shooting yourself in the face is a bad idea :p
 

JinxyBoi

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People are actually paying for porn on the internet? I'm sorry, that's where the real piracy issue is!
 

Mr. Pedantic

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I did, but 1000 people from one demographic and age group doesn't amount to much regarding the rest of the worlds population.

I could say I polled 1000 people about which is better for you, steak or ice cream. And the results are ice cream. What I left out is that I polled 1000 6 year olds.

They left out what age groups were polled. I'm sure the results would be different if they polled 1000 18 year olds or 1000 70 year olds.
It never said anything about the rest of the world's population, nor did it even say anything explicit about the population of New Zealand. I admit, it would be interesting to view the spread of people surveyed; however, that does not make your point any stronger.
 

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I love these surveys.

A recent survey of 5 people concludes that 100% of people in the U.S. agree that shooting yourself in the face is a bad idea.

Really, how can you conclude anything about society as a whole from polling 1000 people?
law of large numbers...
 

Nickbaldwin86

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Of course downloading porn is illegal. It's copy written material.

Think of the 18 hour days those dedicated people put in, working under hot sweaty lights, thrusting themselves into their work, pounding out film after film...They have every right to get paid.;)

sorry but I didn't mean it as illegally downloaded porn... say you didn't download it at all, say you went to the porn shop and bought a copy. (they are saying it is morally wrong to watch it, I'm saying it isn't ;) )

sorry but it doesn't seem apples to apples here, Are they talking about illegally downloading porn?

of course it is just as illegal to download porn as it is illegal to download music - that are neither paid for before the download. Both are for sale and without paying for it you are stealing... no different then walking into a store picking up a gal-o-milk and walking out without busting out the wallet first

But if the site doesn't ask you to pay for it, is it illegal? (porn sites.... NOT ILLEGAL torrent sites ;) )
 

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meh, I take anything coming from a country whose national pastime is screwing sheep with a grain of salt.
 

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I haven't laughed this hard at a forum thread in a while, keep it up this is fucking great
 

Myg

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Porn FAQ
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Whats wrong with looking at porn?
- It is a very quick way to objectifying the most intimate human act.
- Leads to increased levels of sexual unhappiness due to unrealistic expectations and copycat like behaviour.
- Converts the act from the natural self-giving desire to a selfish pleasure seeking desire, which puts unnatural strain on human relationships.

But porn doesn't hurt anyone, why should I feel guilty about it?
- Give up your current life and become and street whore, then come back and tell me if it doesn't hurt.

How do I stop these things happening to me?
- Delete all of it from your hard drive
- Don't look at it again

But what if I can't stop?
- Grow up you spoilt brat and take responsiblity for yourself by showing respect to your and to other people's bodies.

But it doesn't feel nice when I don't look at porn, what do I do?
- You are addicted, get help before you fall too far down the well.

Screw you asshole, I don't like you judging me and telling me how to live my life, how bout them apples?
- Good luck with that, most likely your relationships will fall apart and you will never be able to properly interact with women and thus you will probably end up looking at illigal pornography sometime and end up being judged by a guy who can put you in jail for the rest of your miserable life. By the time you realise how wrong you were, you will be able to judge how long you've been in the slammer by the amount of apples your able to stick up your rear end.
 

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It's a survey of NEW ZELANDERS.

In a survey of americans, present company excepted, porn would be less acceptable than pirating music, as well as:
- punching someone in the face
- poking butter's eye out
- killing someone
 

MiG31_Foxhound

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Porn FAQ
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Whats wrong with looking at porn?
- It is a very quick way to objectifying the most intimate human act.
- Leads to increased levels of sexual unhappiness due to unrealistic expectations and copycat like behaviour.
- Converts the act from the natural self-giving desire to a selfish pleasure seeking desire, which puts unnatural strain on human relationships.

But porn doesn't hurt anyone, why should I feel guilty about it?
- Give up your current life and become and street whore, then come back and tell me if it doesn't hurt.

How do I stop these things happening to me?
- Delete all of it from your hard drive
- Don't look at it again

But what if I can't stop?
- Grow up you spoilt brat and take responsiblity for yourself by showing respect to your and to other people's bodies.

But it doesn't feel nice when I don't look at porn, what do I do?
- You are addicted, get help before you fall too far down the well.

Screw you asshole, I don't like you judging me and telling me how to live my life, how bout them apples?
- Good luck with that, most likely your relationships will fall apart and you will never be able to properly interact with women and thus you will probably end up looking at illigal pornography sometime and end up being judged by a guy who can put you in jail for the rest of your miserable life. By the time you realise how wrong you were, you will be able to judge how long you've been in the slammer by the amount of apples your able to stick up your rear end.

Lol if this is a serious post I feel sooooo bad for anyone who knows you.
 

MisterSparkle

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- It is a very quick way to objectifying the most intimate human act.
- Leads to increased levels of sexual unhappiness due to unrealistic expectations and copycat like behaviour.
- Converts the act from the natural self-giving desire to a selfish pleasure seeking desire, which puts unnatural strain on human relationships.

True. Problem is a lot of people can no longer see that it's true, as we're living in the state of the after effects.
 

bigdogchris

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Watching porn is more acceptable because it's been around a lot longer. In 30 years, people will say downloading music is OK because by then it will be free.
 

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Porn FAQ
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Whats wrong with looking at porn?
- It is a very quick way to objectifying the most intimate human act.

And rightfully so - thinking otherwise is naive.

- Leads to increased levels of sexual unhappiness due to unrealistic expectations and copycat like behaviour.

And what about those people that aren't regularly getting laid? They have no sexual happiness to begin with, what have they got to lose?

- Converts the act from the natural self-giving desire to a selfish pleasure seeking desire, which puts unnatural strain on human relationships.

You're again assuming that the relationships exist to begin with. And, even if we assume they exist, you're assuming the other person involved shares your views, which is extremely unlikely in itself.

But porn doesn't hurt anyone, why should I feel guilty about it?
- Give up your current life and become and street whore, then come back and tell me if it doesn't hurt.

Tell a street whore to starve to death rather than be a street whore & tell me how she responds.

How do I stop these things happening to me?
- Delete all of it from your hard drive
- Don't look at it again

:rolleyes:

But what if I can't stop?
- Grow up you spoilt brat and take responsiblity for yourself by showing respect to your and to other people's bodies.

Respect? If you're refusing to watch porn out of "respect", you're actually showing disrespect to the people that are acting in it by making the call about whether they have a problem with such acts for them instead of allowing them to do so.

But it doesn't feel nice when I don't look at porn, what do I do?
- You are addicted, get help before you fall too far down the well.

Porn is not an addiction.

Screw you asshole, I don't like you judging me and telling me how to live my life, how bout them apples?
- Good luck with that, most likely your relationships will fall apart and you will never be able to properly interact with women and thus you will probably end up looking at illigal pornography sometime and end up being judged by a guy who can put you in jail for the rest of your miserable life. By the time you realise how wrong you were, you will be able to judge how long you've been in the slammer by the amount of apples your able to stick up your rear end.

And your naive views on sex will most likely ensure that any woman you end up finding will either leave you or cheat on you because you will be unable to satisfy any of her sexual desires due to both lacking any stamina whatsoever, and any skill whatsoever.
 
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