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Pornography Outlawed In Ukraine, Unless It's "Medicinal"

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the give-10-units-of-girl-on-girl-stat dept.

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President Viktor Yushchenko signed a law that makes possession of pornography a crime in the Ukraine unless it is "for medical purposes." Punishment for possession of pornography can include fines and imprisonment for up to three years. Remember, porn is not right for everyone. Only your doctor knows if porn is right for you.

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Based on the other story (1)

georgenh16 (1531259) | more than 5 years ago | (#28558875)

Re:Based on the other story (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#28573029)

"Yes officer, I did have in my possession 10 pounds or marijuana, a case of Everclear, and several thousand Bukake DVDs... but I assure you, these were all purely for medicinal purposes!"

TFA has link to porn :) (2, Funny)

phozz bare (720522) | more than 5 years ago | (#28560953)

Funny that the article itself has a large banner advertising RusCams.com, with the tagline "chat with beautiful girls, live on their webcams"!

Re:TFA has link to porn :) (1)

ioshhdflwuegfh (1067182) | more than 5 years ago | (#28586267)

Funny that the article itself has a large banner advertising RusCams.com, with the tagline "chat with beautiful girls, live on their webcams"!

That's because they banned pornography, not webcams and chatting...

YRO (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28566127)

Should this be in "Your rights online" instead of idle ? We all know the internet if for porn, right ?

Its ok if you have a prostate... (2, Informative)

1336 (898588) | more than 5 years ago | (#28568183)

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3942-masturbating-may-protect-against-prostate-cancer.html [newscientist.com]

"A team in Australia led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne asked 1079 men with prostate cancer to fill in a questionnaire detailing their sexual habits, and compared their responses with those of 1259 healthy men of the same age. The team concludes that the more men ejaculate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer."

Re:Its ok if you have a prostate... (2, Interesting)

that IT girl (864406) | more than 5 years ago | (#28586837)

Masturbation is possible without porn, though.
(I'm not defending the Ukranians here, I think it's silly to outlaw it, I'm just playing devil's advocate for a moment. Also, while I do make a valid point, you can take it with a grain of salt since I'm female and can't quite understand how the male mind reacts so differently than mine to visual stimuli.)

Damn, thats why.. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28569211)

Damn that's probably why this guy I know on IRC hasn't been on for a few days.

Cover-up (2, Funny)

FromellaSlob (813394) | more than 5 years ago | (#28570605)

I suspect this Law is intended to protect Ukrainian men from discovering what their wives/girlfriends/daughters got up to on that weekend in Budapest.

Prescription Porn? (1)

Foofoobar (318279) | more than 5 years ago | (#28571843)

That's right up there with medical merijuana. Who's HMO do I have to be part of to get in on this plan?

Re:Prescription Porn? (1)

gurps_npc (621217) | more than 5 years ago | (#28572399)

Porn for medical purposes: Photographs of a woman's breasts with say lines drawn on it indicating where they plan on cutting to remove the breast cancer. Any medical book. It's not that hard to understand. Similarly, only a total moron refuses to admit that a drug has medical benefits. Pot has been proven to help glaucoma and loss of appetite, both real medical conditions. You may personally claim that there are other treatements but you are clearly not a doctor and therefore not qualified to make that decision.

Re:Prescription Porn? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28582863)

Pornography: Printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings.

Sorry, that science textbook isn't actually porn.

Re:Prescription Porn? (1)

Ian Alexander (997430) | more than 5 years ago | (#28591837)

Porn for medical purposes: Photographs of a woman's breasts with say lines drawn on it indicating where they plan on cutting to remove the breast cancer. Any medical book. It's not that hard to understand.

It is once you realize that any image of someone naked is not pornography.

Re:Prescription Porn? (1)

Foofoobar (318279) | more than 5 years ago | (#28609273)

It's not that hard to understand...

Neither are jokes and yet we still have responses like yours. Go Figure.

So Ukrainian women... (1)

unknownroad (988492) | more than 5 years ago | (#28577177)

are THAT ugly, are they?

All jokes aside, a quick google image search suggests that is not the case.

Re:So Ukrainian women... (3, Funny)

eugene2k (1213062) | more than 5 years ago | (#28579229)

No it's not the women, it's the president himself :)

So how will they learn?! (1)

Uipe (1206084) | more than 5 years ago | (#28589291)

A lot of woman that leave Ukraine to find better jobs end up on that same industry lol.

Hilarious (1)

Ofloo (1378781) | more than 5 years ago | (#28591917)

"Only your doctor knows if porn is right for you", .. this is for his own collection I suppose, of course he's going to claim it's a medical condition, when they ever find out.
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