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Can't We All Just Leave Porn Alone?

By Roy Speckhardt, 08/21/2013

The religious right in America and their counterparts around the world are convinced that porn is destroying the innocence of countless children and corrupting the morals of even more adults, even though a study shows that some of the biggest porn users are those with "traditional values" that live in conservative religious states.

Humanists and non-religious Americans usually have a much more open mind towards pornography, seeing it as an optional healthy part of human sexuality, a sex-positive view that is also held by columnist and recent Humanist of the Year winner Dan Savage who notes that porn is normal and is enjoyed by both men and women. To many humanists, the purchase and consumption of porn by adults is not a question of morals but of personal autonomy and the freedom to do what they like with their own bodies in the privacy of their own homes.

To read the rest of this Huffington Post article, click here.

Roy Speckhardt

Roy Speckhardt is the executive director of the American Humanist Association.

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