The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 October 2003

A clock that always says 12:30

David Marcus of the San Jose Marital and Sexuality Centre has done the math:

Our research has shown that if you spend more than eleven hours a week looking at Internet pornography, then it is starting to become problematic.

This does not mean that 10:55 is okay and 11:05 is dangerous; what it does mean is that there is such a thing as a slippery slope, and porn serves as, shall we say, a lubricant for same.

A quote that jumped out at me:

Dr. Ursula Ofman, a Manhattan-based sex therapist, says that she's seen many young men coming in to chat about I-porn-related issues. "It's so accessible, and now, with things like streaming video and Webcams, guys are getting sucked into a compulsive behavior."

And they probably liked it better than not being sucked at all — at least, at first.

(Muchas gracias: Susanna Cornett, who cheerfully wields the Fiskars™ on the article in question.)

Posted at 4:31 PM to Almost Yogurt


Problematic? Why, it could be a source of income. The pr0n fanatic could aim a webcam at his vittles and charge for viewing that webcam. In a perfect system, everyone would be paying and watching everyone else do whatever. A closed economic system. Sorta like the slave trade from way back when Nick Danger was only a teenager (or so). :)

ps- Q: What's a Yankee? A: It's like a quicky, only you gotta do it yourself.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 5:47 PM on 13 October 2003

I did NOT just read that.

(I guess Zimmer is a true Yankee then, going after Pedro quickly and by himself.)

Posted by: Vickie at 6:31 PM on 13 October 2003