UK porn block - will it help you?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by maurice40, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. maurice40

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    Hi guys,

    Obviously this is a thread that will mostly be relevant for those in the UK - like myself - but I just wanted to see what others felt about the proposed porn block that is scheduled to come into effect on the 15th July.

    I personally am excited about it and I think it will be a massive help to my recovery - what do my fellow compatriots think?
     
  2. Nah. It is doomed to fail just like every other effort to prohibit drugs and alcohol did.

    -Everyone who is determined to wank is now downloading all types of terrabytes of porn to all types of external hard drives and there is no real way to track those
    -The smart ones are buying flash drives by the hundreds and loading them with porn for black market sales in streets and alleys. "
    -Tech savy people People are setting up VPN services and finding all types of work arounds to bypass what ever prohibition and monitoring systems put in place and will be setting up illegal online access.
    -The UK government is gonna spend a billion in tax money to set up some wank task force to virtue signal and fail to solve the problem
    -The meme lovers and meme makers are going to have a field day making fun of the wank commision
    -Some worthless politician will probably launch a career from their tough on porn history.
    -The UK goverment will however succeed in providing the world with a good laugh and a stupid model for other useless western nations to mimic and create more memes
     
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  3. While I agree if there is a will there is a way, we must also understand that some people might be unwilling to take on more steps in order to feed their addiction. An example would be the removal of Craigslist casual encounters here in the states. This section being removed has helped me a lot in not seeking out escorts.
     
  4. Well while I don't support the Gov legislating morality, I do support every person seeking morality. I guess im a bit of a libertarian as any good Calvinist would be haha
     
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  5. The short of it is--it's going to fail miserably. People are still going to get their porn one way or another, and there isn't any way to stop that. Hell, I bet most of their government officials probably watch porn themselves, so...:rolleyes:

    Do I wish all the porn in the world just disappeared one day? Hell yes I do, it would make NoFap a hell of a lot easier. But, I also have to face the reality that internet porn is here to stay for the long haul, so I just have to have some self-control.

    Unfortunately, although it's tempting, making it illegal won't solve anything.
     
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  6. maurice40

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    I am in agreement with Augie, although I understand the sentiments of others.

    I can only speak for myself but in my long experience of fighting against porn, I have found that it is often the small things that make the most difference. So while I would agree that this porn block is a relatively small thing that may not work at all, it is one more obstacle to free and easy access to porn, which I hope will make all the difference for me.

    There's not much to applaud the government for at the moment, but at least on this issue they're willing to do something to help.
     
  7. I don’t know the extend of the law but I think the implementation of a default porn blocker is a great idea. I find it completely unfair that parents have to pay for expensive parental control memberships and services in orders to shield their family from pornography on the internet. I mean let’s keep in mind that porn addicts aren’t the only people who use the internet.

    If the law allows for pornography access for those who want to pay for that feature then how is that wrong? Didn’t television operate within that same system and no one bitched about it?
     
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    https://www.nytimes.com/1989/10/16/opinion/actually-prohibition-was-a-success.html

    The ban will work great and it sends a very powerful message.

    A ban is not supposed to block 100% and get consumption down to 0, that's actually impossible and a waste of time.
     
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  9. SirErnest

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    Helpful for me as I won't be giving out personal details to gain access. Just makes things more of a hassle.
    Plus, we cannot allow underage kids to have such easy access to hardcore pornography.
    I'm aware of VPNs and simply seeing it on Snapchat or something, but the endless browsing will be harder to do. Good.
     
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  10. SirErnest

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    Plus those that struggle with hook-ups, escorts etc will also have an additional barrier in their way which they may appreciate.
     
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  11. maurice40

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    In a liberal, anything-goes society, I think this new law is a real answer to prayer!
     
  12. maurice40

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    Just wanted to mention one more thing in connection with the porn block. I think it is a great thing, but if I do quit porn through the benefit of the new legislation, it almost seems as though I've cheated in the fight against porn. It wouldn't seem like a proper recovery. Do you know what I mean? It's like the only reason I quit porn is because of the porn block, not because I ACTUALLY quit porn.

    Yeah, I think too much about things...
     
  13. I wouldn't waste my time reading an article that tries to argue that prohibition was a success because its common knowledge that people were getting faded the whole time and are still doing so to this day.
     
  14. Longtime27

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    Rome wasn't built in a day. I think that the act/changes are at least an acknowledgement that there is a problem, and this can (and hopefully will) have a ripple effect in the years to come - the core problem being exposure to pornography at a young age can have devastating psychological and physiological long-term impacts. Whilst it won't benefit most of us who are +18, I think it could be a sign of things to come, and I hope it will work to 'get the ball rolling' with tougher restrictions.

    The fact that most under 18 year olds can 'by chance' find pretty extreme pornography is a real significant thing, and I know I wouldn't be here on this forum now if it hadn't have been so easy 15 years ago. It has only got easier and easier since the internet was available in our homes.
     
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  15. This is a useless initiative.

    Porn will regress to tangible mediums. Adult stores will make a killing. DVD sales, chat apps to pass vids will be more frequent.

    Unless you are willing to impose a China-type monitoring system it’s not going to work. They have strong push to do something similar in France.

    I’m With mcmarty.

    A basic understanding of economics would show a person this is great politics and terrible policy.
     
  16. skaterdrew

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    It will be easy to get around it. Many people also think there is privacy concerns with it. I do believe it could save a lot of very young eyes though, which can only be a good thing.
     
  17. diep

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    I support this because it will protect young people exposed to porn at early age. Tech people can get around the filters for sure but many first time Internet users can't pull this off. This policy should be implemented universally in other governments as well.
     

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