A Hypersexual Society: Sexual Discourse, Erotica, and by Kenneth Kammeyer

By Kenneth Kammeyer

The US this present day is a hypersexual society. Sexual discourse, erotica, and pornography are pervasive within the tradition. Sexual fabrics, repeatedly extending into erotica and pornography, are present in the patron international, academia, intercourse remedy, the publishing international, mass media (especially radio, tv and flicks) and the net. The sexual fabrics present in most of these components of yankee society galvanize relentless competition by way of teams and people who are looking to repress or censor sexual fabrics. The mixed results of these who advertise and convey sexual fabrics, and people who try and supress them, upload as much as a cacophony of sexual discourse.

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In addition, the purchase and consumption of pornography from the Internet dramatically reduces the visible effects of pornography on a community. When someone uses a computer to access pornography on the Internet, it does not increase the risk that a criminal element will be attracted to the community, nor does it decrease the property values of surrounding homes. (Lane 2000, 288) 38 A HYPERSEXUAL SOCIETY Lane’s argument clarifies how technological innovations have actually changed the way that pornography affects communities.

Here we need only note the importance of Roth’s Supreme Court appeal of a lower court ruling in which he had been found guilty of mailing obscene pictures, photographs, magazines, and books (Hyde 1965, 185). In Roth v. United States, the nation’s highest court ruled against the controversial book and magazine merchant, upholding his earlier conviction by a six to three vote. The court ruling was a victory for the prosecutors but also, ironically, a victory for those who would follow in Roth’s footsteps.

Movies and television have completely broken away from their earlier years of self-censorship and now provide sexual material and pornography in limitless variety. Radio, which was also heavily restricted in its early years, now routinely features shock jocks and raunchy music lyrics, though not without occasional interventions by federal communications agencies (see Chapter 8). The newest communication technology, the Internet, provides a cornucopia of sexual material (see Chapter 9). Its impact has been summarized by Time magazine: [T]he modern concept of pornography was invented in the 19th century by European gentlemen whose main concern was to keep obscene material away from women and the lower classes.

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