Back in the day it was considered "unladylike" to talk openly about sex, but in today's world it's as simple as asking someone about the weather. However, as open as we are about sex, does this trickle down to pornography as well?
Earlier this year, we told you about a girl who took her own life due to the new teen trend – sexting
. And it looks like texting nude pics to your friends or other half isn't the only steamy stuff floating from phone to phone.
With all the technology at our fingertips, access to sexual content or porn doesn't have to wait until you get home to the privacy of your desktop computer.
The Washington Post recently reported that people are no longer waiting until they're alone to enjoy some visual smut. Whether it's watching some graphic cartoons on a laptop on the commute home or catching a clip of two girls going at it on your iPhone at the library while everyone else is studying, this "secondhand porn" is suddenly becoming unavoidable.
If you thought your flight was annoying when your seatmates were talking your ear off, imagine the uncomfortable moments when they put "Busty Babes 24" on their portable DVD player.
While there is hardly any legislation against viewing porn or other sexual content on personal devices, we wonder if publicly watching porn trickles down to public lewdness. And if so, what can we do about it?
Smut has also become a hot-button issue on college campuses. Well-known porn star Ron Jeremy and Craig Gross -- a pastor and founder of XXXchurch.com
(an online Christian site that helps porn addicts break their addiction) -- recently went toe-to-toe about whether or not pornography is wrong
at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Putting Jeremy and Gross in the ring would certainly spur controversy but hardly lead to a common resolution. However, their debate puts the issue out on the table and shows just how far we've come in our openness to sex. But how far is too far?
Should people be allowed to watch porn publicly on their iPhones and laptops?