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I recently (May 1) gave a short presentation touching on ethics and technology, as well as the ethics of Internet pornography.  I am sharing the slides here.  Sadly, most of the references on the seemingly unending list of harms and evils associated with pornography are behind paywalls, although the article by Max Waltman is freely available.  As always when reading about this topic, please be aware that some of the material can be quite upsetting for people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse, childhood assault, or other traumatic experiences, as well as for young readers.

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One Comment

  1. Pornography is certainly a disease, though I would speculate that it is more a symptom of the underlying condition; the manifestation of something more deeply conflicted within the human psyche. Technology is of course what has allowed this manifestation, and as you said — technology is business. Unfortunately, the trajectory for virtual sex is only heading towards more availability, higher addictivity, and more depersonalizing.


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