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Louisville Ranks No. 1 In Online Porn Searches

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the triple-x-crown dept.

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In addition to searching for the fastest horse and the best barbecue, the people of Louisville, Kentucky love looking for something else: online porn. BusinessInsider.com conducted a study using Google Trends and found Louisville residents the most likely to search for obscene material online. "You want to be number one in a lot of different things, but you certainly don't want to be number one for obscene searches across the entire country," said Bryan Wickens, president of Reclaim Our Culture Kentuckiana.

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Why not? (1)

egcagrac0 (1410377) | more than 4 years ago | (#30008326)

Why wouldn't you want to be number one in obscene searches? Perhaps it's time to redefine "obscene" to better reflect contemporary community standards - if people don't get so disproportionately excited about butts and boobies (butts - everyone has one!), and just accept it as natural to appreciate the images which portray juxtaposed human bodies, the world - and Kentucky - will be a happier place.

Why society really hates porn... (3, Insightful)

BobMcD (601576) | more than 4 years ago | (#30008656)

"I've had wives come up to say they've almost lost their husbands who were caught up in a secret world that they knew nothing about and didn't know what they were involved in," he said. "Marriages destroyed, guys that have lost jobs.

A little history first... Guys like sex. A lot. They seek it from partners, usually women. This hasn't changed since the dawn of time. This is usually the primary need of a man's psyche, and though among many needs, sex dominates male thought. Society invented marriage as a way to capitalize on this and other desires. Man wants sex, so he supports the source of his sexual release with security - which just happens to be high on a woman's list as well. Other mutual exchanges exist as well. Needs being routinely met shaped relationship roles and this went on largely unchanged for a very long time. Everyone got what they wanted in these limited terms, and the exchange worked. When men and women went outside of this arrangement, punishments were meted out. Exchanging sex outside the home and/or living in someone else's household were extremely taboo, for example.

In recent years, however, we have decided that women want and deserve MORE. Their security and other needs should be supplemented by their own career efforts. Care of children is replaced by daycare and care of the home is replaced by fast food and paper plates. We inflated the supply side of the woman's part of the exchange by redirecting her energies towards previously male pursuits, and women stopped needing and.or wanting to exchange sex for security. They were getting their security from the same place men got it, and the man's primary attractors had been replaced.

Due to the invention of the internet, men discovered they can have MORE as well. Online porn meant their sexual identity was no longer under the control of their wives, and porn from home meant the risks were a lot lower as well. Other needs may or may not still be an issue, but sexual gratification was now a click away, and the wife need not even know about it.

As you can see, our societal roles are now out of balance. Everyone is paying cash for the things they want, and there no longer exists any selfish need for a family unit. We are okay with meting out the old punishments for men getting sex online, but we're conflicted because they don't actually make sense. Nothing is really lost or gained, and no one outside the home got involved, but we're uneasy and concerned that something 'bad' has happened. We prop this up with extreme examples that help us describe why our bad feeling is correct - examples such as abuse and addiction - and it gets us closer to comfortable again. The problem, however, is that the underlying structure on which monogamy is built is still corrupted.

This will work itself out in time. I'm not at all sure how, but it will.

Re:Why society really hates porn... (2, Interesting)

lamapper (1343009) | more than 4 years ago | (#30016778)

Love your post, especially this quote.

The problem, however, is that the underlying structure on which monogamy is built is still corrupted.

Solution, date only women that will look online with you and do not feel threatened by a picture, article, magazine, movie, video, etc...

Nothing could replace her being with me, fortunately for me she enjoys laughing at porn as much as I do...too many women create their own misery.

They shut down on their men and complain when they seek porn instead of cheating on them...silly gurls!

Re:Why society really hates porn... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30027944)

Go up to your girlfriend or wife and tell her you look at porn.
I don't care who it is, if they think you're serious they won't take it lightly, and even if you can get her to agree, she won't like it.

The problem isn't with the girl, it's with society. There isn't a solution that simple.
"This will work itself out in time. I'm not at all sure how, but it will."

Re:Why society really hates porn... (1)

lamapper (1343009) | more than 4 years ago | (#30029426)

Your quote:

Go up to your girlfriend or wife and tell her you look at porn. I don't care who it is, if they think you're serious they won't take it lightly, and even if you can get her to agree, she won't like it.

My quote:

Nothing could replace her being with me, fortunately for me she enjoys laughing at porn as much as I do...too many women create their own misery.

What part of her watching it with me don't you understand? And guys, she is not the only woman who is NOT threatened by playboy, penthouse, videos, porn, etc...

My point is simple, if you love someone and they love you...they know you and you know them....nothing will come between you, not even porn...some people just need to grow up. There are many much more serious issues in the world and porn does not even make the list.

If they are threatened by porn today, what kind of crap are they going to be threatened by tomorrow and thus doom a normal healthy relationship?

I read once that.. (2, Informative)

woodchip (611770) | more than 4 years ago | (#30013598)

...Louisville ranks number one in the nation for amount of fast food consumed per month per person. I wonder if there is a correlation.

Nudism is natural healthy and normal (1)

Eravnrekaree (467752) | more than 4 years ago | (#30016928)

I think that the human body is beautiful, it is my opinion that looking at it, and nudism even, are actually very healthy things emotionally and psychologically and lead to less violent societies. Nudists in my experience are more confident, peaceful, compassionate, less violent, and less judgemental, more likely to help others, and more likely to vote democratic . Maybe because it is closer to nature as humans were this way for thousands of years. Consider, that the most peaceful societies in the world, and the most free, have the most nudity, europe, where there are nude beaches and nudity on TV, while the most violent countries are consistently the most prudish, Arabia, Afghanistan, Muslim countries, are basically filled with crime and war.

Re:Nudism is natural healthy and normal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30018568)

Why it so hard to list the united states of america along those retard muslim states?

Re:Nudism is natural healthy and normal (1)

Eravnrekaree (467752) | more than 4 years ago | (#30023134)

I forgot. The US, which is very prudish, where the population would hyperventilate and go on the attack if they saw a human body on TV, where there are few nude beaches, etc, has twice as much violent crime was western europe. In belgium you can walk down the street in brussels as see the Mannekin pis, a statue of a nude boy pissing on a fuse to defeat invaders, a key part of Belgian culture, right out there in the open. As far as I can tell, the belgians are pretty non violent compared to americans. If you tried to erect such a thing in the USA, they would have your head.

History according to whom.... (1)

lamapper (1343009) | more than 4 years ago | (#30016944)

If you look at Bourbon, the history [oldripvanwinkle.com] is very interesting in Kentucky, yet many counties in Kentucky are dry counties. Having known friends who lived in a dry county, all it does it force drunks on the road when they go across the bridge (to an adjoining county) or county line, buy, drink, whatever and than drive home. So that county loses tax revenue. Real intelligent NOT.

Even that history above, leaves out important facts; when Washington threatened PA, courts & judges in PA ordered the Bourbon distillers to pay the additional tax immediately... hard to do when you do much of your business in trade and not for cash. In Kentucky, the Governor was allot more sensible and protected Bourbon makers from the tax for a full year, thus many PA Bourbon Distillers moved from PA to KY in order to simply survive. That next season when they took their bourbon to New Orleans down the Mississippi, they took payment in at least enough cash to cover taxes they knew they would have to pay when they returned and not just in trade. Funny that specific history does not mention that the US governments taxation combined with PA legislature insistence on instant payment drove businesses from PA to KY...that was HUGE!

Its good to see Louisville known for something other than the Slugger!

Re:History according to whom.... (1)

Aquaseafoam (1271478) | more than 4 years ago | (#30028412)

And don't forget chicken! I can't tell you how many times I've told people where I'm from only to have KFC brought up.

Re:History according to whom.... (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 4 years ago | (#30037598)

I've heard that, for example, the county in which Jack Daniels operates was dry in order to "punish" the distillery for some real or perceived conflict. Seems kinda silly. When you go to the distillery and buy a bottle, you can only get it in some special gift-wrapped box since you can't drink it nearby.
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