- 04 Nov 2019 12:57
Can pornography be banned? The answer is, of course, no. I can imagine, though, that there could be technological advancements that made it easier to crack down on it. But here is an anecdote for you...
Ironically, it was under the liberal Pres. Moon that the anti-porn policies got stricter. Simple VPNs did not work so well. Of course, one can still find it, but often times the off-brand sites that people go on get rebanned, and other VPN workarounds disappear. The only truly reliable way to get the stuff is to torrent it via some of the famous sites -- a practice many people eschew because it leaves evidence behind to be discovered and creates the hassle of having to always be on guard for viruses and such.
Over the years, the inconveniences caused by these blocks have given folks pause. Some people are generally more discouraged from indulging in the bad habit and feel like it is a waste of their time, and when their go-to site for the last couple weeks disappears, they just stop looking for prawn there. They cut down on their masturbation in general, and they start wanking to Instagram & YouTube stuff. Go on and look -- there's plenty of big T & big A material that leaves little to the imagination, and it honestly feels a lot cleaner to people.
Others feel empowered to generally begin cutting down on the habit and some eventually give it up entirely.
If the masturbational routine goes from "Open browser; type two letters; you're there" to having to hunt anew every few days or have to pay money to a new, unique VPN that may go down in a couple weeks just after you got the subscription... it disrupts the whole process.
This isn't unlike if there are laws that just make it generally harder to be a drunkard or a smoker.
In a weird way... it's better to regulate alcohol than to ban it. Make it 6 chuns a beer in every store. Are people really going to start brewing their stuff at home? Or are they just going to say "Aww blimey, gonna be fittin' to break yhe old purse if i be fittin' to drink yhis much." And suddenly you got functioning alcoholics becoming dudes who get drunk just once every two weeks.
You can even selectively price them out, right: make it difficult to get drunk in a bar and start a fight or drunk drive home, but let people buy bottles cheaper to be drunken fatsos in their own home.
You can really socially engineer a lot if you try.
If you can convince people to let 7 year olds cut their bits to pieces to change gender because they actually prefer the truck to the mirror, surely you can convince some guys to lay off the prawn a bit.
August 8th, 2019