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The Marketplace of Brain Worms

Talk of the free market is laughable when it comes to porn.

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7 minutes

Porn is a Form of Worship

The American people have become acolytes of a religion of the flesh.

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7 minutes

Porn Law is Not Enough

Aristotle points the way to true virtue through free will.

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10 minutes

The Problem of Tolerance—and a Cure

How to find our way out from our culture-wide sex addiction.

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Libertarians Are Coming for Your Sexual Dignity

Reason dot com bloggers and libertarians of every stripe (left and right) are freaking out. Why? Because “Conservatives are coming for your Pornhub.” And they are right to be afraid. In early December, four U.S. Representatives sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr, asking him to enforce existing anti-obscenity laws and shut down the…

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Obscenity Blindness

In 1949, the British research group Mass-Observation conducted a survey into English sex habits, which, among other questions, asked respondents how they had first become aware of sex. About 20% said their parents had explained it to them. Eight percent said they had learned it from a book, usually a medical textbook or a pamphlet…