of Internet Pornography
Cause of Sex Violence?
Filtering Software of Any Use?
to Combat Internet Pornography
debate about pornography has largely been about the justification of censorship.
According to the moralist theory, presentations of sex are harmful because these
ideas have the power to tempt the receiver into moral transgression against the
word of God. Pornography is seen to undermine society by encouraging illicit
sexual behaviour and it debases sex and marriage. A study conducted by Zilmann
illustrated that viewing sex depictions fostered greater acceptance of
premarital and extramarital affairs, both for the consumer and the consumerís
partner. Furthermore, the number of subjects in the experiment, endorsing
marriage as an essential institution in the society, fell. Therefore, the
government should have the authority to censor such materials in order to
protect the moral order of the larger community.