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Pornography

Major sources of information about sex include media such as magazines, videos, television, and movies. Some, but by no means all, of these sources are what most people think of as "pornography." The most common public perceptions of pornography include the "dirty magazine" that an adolescent has hidden under the mattress and the "X-rated" film that a group of men enjoy at a bachelor party. Although these examples may appear relatively harmless, almost an accepted part of societal curiosity about sex and images of beauty, this entry will demonstrate that not all types of pornography are harmless. In fact, some may have seriously adverse influences on attitudes and behaviors.

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History of Sexual Art and Communication

Sexual themes in fiction have been around as long as fiction itself. Ancient Greek comedies were often highly sexual in content, for example, Aristophanes' Lysistrata, an antiwar comedy about women...

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