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Porn Poll

For the purpose of this poll, use your own definition of pornography. It's intended as a survey of community members' attitudes and opinions about porn.



For the most part, is pornography a good thing or a bad thing?

A good thing
25(24.5%)
A bad thing
19(18.6%)
Neither good nor bad, a neutral thing
58(56.9%)

Some researchers conclude that increased availability of pornography results in a decrease in the rate of sexual offences. Do you agree?

Yes
23(22.8%)
No
21(20.8%)
I'm not sure
57(56.4%)

Generally speaking, does mainstream heterosexual pornography demean women?

Yes
50(49.0%)
No
39(38.2%)
I'm not sure
13(12.7%)

Generally speaking, does gayporn advance or detract from the acceptance of homosexuality in society?

It advances it
17(16.8%)
It detracts from it
17(16.8%)
I'm not sure
67(66.3%)

Do you think that pornography helps or hurts the sexual relationship of most monogomous couples?

It helps by lowering inhibitions
24(24.2%)
It helps in some other way
21(21.2%)
It hurts by setting unrealistic expectations
23(23.2%)
It hurts in some other way (no, this is not an S&M pun)
6(6.1%)
I'm not sure
25(25.3%)

How frequently do you access pornography, on average?

Never at all
28(28.0%)
Less than once per month
29(29.0%)
1-4 times a month
13(13.0%)
About once a week
8(8.0%)
Several times a week
14(14.0%)
About once a day
5(5.0%)
Several times a day
3(3.0%)

Through which of the following means do you access pornography?

I don't access it
29(29.3%)
On the internet through free websites
23(23.2%)
On the internet through pay sites
1(1.0%)
DVDs or VHS tapes that I rent
2(2.0%)
DVDs or VHS tapes that I buy
1(1.0%)
Magazines
0(0.0%)
Erotic literature
2(2.0%)
Home made movies
0(0.0%)
Internet web cameras
0(0.0%)
Internet chat rooms
0(0.0%)
Internet hookup sites
0(0.0%)
Phone sex lines
0(0.0%)
Some other method (what?)
1(1.0%)

With which of the following statements do you agree (select as many as apply)?

Pornography causes people to commit violent sexual crimes such as rape
0(0.0%)
Pornography gives people an outlet for their sexual energy so that they don't have to commit rape or other sexual offences
2(2.1%)
Pornography is a helpful aid for couples to enhance their sex life
2(2.1%)
Pornography sets unrealistic expectations about sex
4(4.2%)
Pornography opens up people's minds to exploration of other methods of enjoying their sexuality
2(2.1%)
Pornography that portrays sexual aggression as pleasurable for the victim increases the acceptance of the use of coercion in sexual relations.
0(0.0%)


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