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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:19 PM
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Why Conservatives Spend More on Pornography
By Nigel Barber, Ph.D. on March 7, 2009 - 9:13am in The Human Beast

As far as online adult entertainment is concerned, the Red states are also the red light states. Eight of the top ten pornography consuming states went for McCain in the presidential election (the two exceptions, Florida and Hawaii went democratic).

The biggest consumer of Internet pornography was Utah with 5.47 subscriptions per thousand home broadband users compared to Montana the lowest state with 1.92 subscribers per thousand (1). Study author, Benjamin Edelman of Harvard Business School focused on broadband users because pornography is a bandwidth hog. Edelman was also careful to rule out the age distribution of the population, income, education, population density, marriage rates and other characteristics that might make state comparisons unfair. Utah still wound up at the top of the heap.

Utahs top ranking surprises many. One can think of many adjectives to describe the state: religious, conservative, family-oriented, outdoorsy, clean-living, but few would have guessed top-pornography-consuming. Many would find it easier to attribute such interests to western neighbor Nevada, a center for gambling and prostitution. Ironically, Nevada doesnt even make it to the top ten.

States that banned gay marriage had 11 percent more porn subscribers. The level of agreement in a state with the statement that Even today miracles are performed by the power of God predicted higher pornography consumption. States claiming to have old-fashioned values about family and marriage purchased substantially more adult-content subscriptions.

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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:21 PM
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1. Could we
have some pictures please?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:25 PM
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2. ...
:spank:
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ReliantJ Donating Member (680 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:26 PM
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4. A whole new meaning to in-depth research
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DKRC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:20 PM
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14. Here


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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:26 PM
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3. Me as armchair psychologist
I am not shocked by this at all. One thing conservative fundies seem to like is domination and power trips. Their traditional "family values" often center around dominant subordinate relationships. Foreign policy, same thing.

Porn very often has the same themes, no surprise they'd be attracted to it.
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USA_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:35 PM
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6. GOP Perversion
Republicans are always on a power trip. The fact that they live such perverse lives is no surprise.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:33 PM
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5. Could it be they are more fucked up in the head: is not their entire agenda
pornographic? :D
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:40 PM
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7. Fundies are hypocrites nt
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:45 PM
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10. Always have been always will be
I believe the one they call Lord had a few things to say about that a long time ago. Those passages aren't read that often in a fundie church.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:16 PM
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12. Their translation of the bible probably doesn't even have those passages.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:49 PM
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11. Priceless!!!
Not a surprise at all. It's all about hypocrisy.



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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:17 PM
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13. most likely the temptation to bite the forbidden fruit
same happened to drug addicts, I guess.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:32 PM
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17. what we vehemently reject comes out 'sideways'...
"So, what have you rejected? Consider it seriously because this question is at the core of self-inquiry; what we reject in ourselves is the engine that drives us every bit as much as that which we accept in ourselves. And what we reject, because it is not integrated into who we are, but denied, is usually what comes out sideways."

--Michael J. Formica


(I believe this is what is behind conservatives' penchant for porn)
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:34 PM
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18. We'd all be happier if Repugs got laid more often
and more honestly asked their partners for what they want.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:55 PM
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22. Yep. They'd be happier too - if they'd quit denying their own sexuality.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 06:56 PM by Triana
That's what causes their odd, hypocritical behavior (at least in regards to porn and sex). It's gonna come out somewhere, somehow - thus Vitter, et al.

Now, their OTHER grossly hypocritical behavior, who knows - maybe similar reasons - stuff they're denying that comes out sideways. One thing is for certain: pretentious hypocrisy is the Hallmark of Republicans -(c) Triana
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Laf.La.Dem. Donating Member (924 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:23 PM
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15. oops - I may be a Conservative
:silly:
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:32 PM
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16. If you lived in Utah you would not be surprised
they are #1 for porn. These people have so many restrictions from their Church, they must get their relief where they can.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:39 PM
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19. Because progressives know where to get it free. n/t
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:41 PM
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20. Maybe they just like to research things thoroughly before opposing them?
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:52 PM
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21. I would give ANYTHING to say that I'm surprised by this
States that went for McCain seem to be the highest for every vice that conservatives love to toss at Dems: poverty, teen pregnancy, welfare, lack of education, unemployment and now this - pornography.

Maybe porn and not bi-partisanship will be the great uniter of the political parties??
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:03 PM
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23. Its because of that damn magic underware!!!
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:33 PM
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24. Ah yes! Do as I say, not as I do!!. Typical righties!!
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:14 PM
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25. Forbidden fruit
Religous people can be suckers for it.
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