Generation Porno

In defense of taboo.

Liberal intelligentsia circa 1990: "You know, you fundamentalist types are all hung up on sex. If you would just lose your hangups, things would be better. Take pornography for instance, it is the taboo associated with it that makes it "forbidden" and therefore tantalizing. If we could just get rid of the taboo, most people would lose interest in it."

Well, they got their wish. For the last fifteen years, almost every last bit of the taboo against pornography has been eradicated from our culture. Pornography is everywhere.

Once upon a time, pornography was a rare thing. When I grew up, my only exposure to pornography was from that sweaty kid down the street. He had a mustache at 14 and he kept a few Playboy magazines under his mattress until his mother found them. Then we didn't see him again for a month.

Now pornography is everywhere. It invades your home ...

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