So, something has been on my mind lately, and I'd like to have a discussion of sorts about it. Should pornography be illegal? I was wondering this because I was thinking about how pornography is easily accesible, and then it came to mind that pornography is legal to begin with. This is a map from Wikipedia regarding the legal status of pornography worldwide. Note that I read that even countries that have banned pornography sometimes have rather lax restrictions and therefore the ban can be null. Green: Legal Yellow: Ambigious, or legal under certain restrictions Red: Illegal Gray: Unknown I noticed that in the map a lot of the countries that ban pornography are religious countries, specifically muslim majority ones. Because this is most likely due to religion (Islam and other religions prohibit pornography) and some others due to their governments in question (like North Korea), I wanted to consider it from a different point of view. Should pornography be banned? I personally think so because it brings nothing "good" (except money), acts as a drug, and has caused serious harm to both those who act in it and consumers. However, something that came to mind was freedom of speech, and especially in countries like the United States, would this be a problem? Share your thoughts!