It may not surprise you to know that pornography is the Number One growth industry on the Internet, by far. According to Google, there are approximately eighteen porn websites for every single man, woman and child on Planet Earth, so let’s face it, you’re spoiled for choice. I have checked briefly, for research purposes only of course, and there are porn sites to suit every taste, from the most debased right through to innocent titillation.
For those of you who subscribe to the ‘Creation’ theory of human life, the current preoccupation with porn stems back to Jehovah’s decision to kick start the Jewish race, and Genesis Chapter Five sets it all out in graphic detail. Check it out – there are some pretty amazing statistics. Did you know, for example, that Methuselah was one hundred and eighty seven years old when he sired (or begot) Lamech? That’s got to be some sort of a record!
But back to the plot! It follows, as night the day, that for God’s plan to succeed, the act of intercourse had to be pleasurable, not so much for the long suffering women, but certainly for the menfolk. And God in His wisdom decided that if the Jewish race was to thrive and multiply, the act of intercourse had to be so pleasurable that the menfolk would want to repeat it, again and again and again. And they did!
Fast forward to the twenty first century and the growth of pornography. It is not confined to the Internet, although this is the first port of call for the prurient and downright deviant who presumably can’t get enough of it in the privacy of the bed chamber and choose to watch others ‘getting it on’ or ‘off’ as the case may be.
Nobody I know will admit to browsing Internet porn sites, they’re disgusting and shouldn’t be allowed. But strangely, in the very recent past, written porn now seems to be socially acceptable, so long as it’s ‘erotica’, which in my lexicon is a distinction without a difference. The accepted term ‘erotica’ used to be confined to pulp fiction churned out by Mills & Boon, where the heroine was called Camilla, and the hero called Rod, I can’t think why, although Mavis and Eric doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
But thanks to the publishing sensation of the ‘Filthy’ books, four in all, men and women of all ages can enjoy porn without having to wrap the cover in brown paper, and when asked, they will immediately deny any sexual prurience and simply put their newly found interest in literature down to a good read.
Yeah! Believe that and you’ll believe anything!
PS. On the topic of a good read, if you enjoy a good book and a good laugh at the same time, I strongly recommend May It Please Your Lordship by Toby Potts. It’s very funny, and likely to become the next publishing sensation. It’s available online with Amazon, and soon to be made available on Kindle.