January 9th, 2010, 09:41 AM
Adult Star Ron Jeremy Talks Porn at CES
"Porn King" Ron Jeremy brought a little bit of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo to the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Friday for a debate on the ins and outs of pornography in the age of the Internet.
Jeremy and Craig Gross, an anti-pornography media activist, faced off for "The Great Porn Debate," though the event was really more a light-hearted discussion.
Jeremy kicked off his opening remarks by referring to pornography as entertainment, not unlike football games. "World of sport versus world of spurts," he joked to the groans of the crowd."
"Porn is a cheap substitute for sex," countered Gross. "[It] has become [childrens'] sex ed. It's a false expectation."
Jeremy insisted that the industry only caters to the over-18 crowd. "We don't want kids to watch porn," he told the crowd. Though if they do, he added, there are far worse influences out there — like video games. "[Studies have] found that violent video games are much bigger a negative influence on kids."
Gross, on the other hand, argued that even while the porn industry may not be targeting children specifically, the Internet has made adult content nearly ubiquitous.
Full story: PC Magazine