Pornography, in its simplest form (and I accept that there are unsavoury parts of the industry, including the exploitation of women and men – but then there are unsavoury aspects in most industries) is about the depiction of a legally consenting adult having sex with another legally consenting adult (or more, why should numbers matter?) What, in essence, is wrong with that process?

Anyone under the age of 18 viewing pornography in the UK is doing so illegally. I would not condone them doing so. However, I do not see that viewing sexual intercourse, or witnessing nudity, poses any threat or danger to that child. If anything, exposure to the realities of sex and nudity and living in a society where we are happy to discuss such issues openly makes for a safer and healthier environment for young people.

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