The chief executives of sex

Producers of adult videos, extramarital dating sites, Viagra and Victoria's Secret all have a stake in the business of desire.

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Jul 13, 2012 7:55AM
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As sick of these "Life is so lonely" pukes placing ads here as i am ?   Click on SPAM and report them every time. It might not do much good, but it does collapse the stupid ad ( and it makes me feel better ). Maybe if MSNBC gets enough reports they will eventually block these losers.
Jul 12, 2012 8:00PM
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Sex is pretty cool!  I wish people didn't get all bent out of shape about it.
Jul 18, 2012 8:11AM
Jul 18, 2012 4:53AM
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"Sex is beautiful not deplorable and everyone likes it whether they admit it or not. Everybody loves it, does it, yet nobody wants to admit it. Why is that?"

It's a good valid question James. I do have to argue that not everyone likes it, loves it, or does it though. Look at all the people posting negative comments about the industry! My own Sister-in-law readily admits that she doesn't like sex. The hypocracy of some people though just astounds me. They'll chant all day that porn is bad, porn is demeaning to women etc. etc...and yet these companies wouldn't be profiting the way they have in their prime if people weren't buying their products! Women in the movies and magazines have a choice and this is the choice they've made, usually for money but in many cases because they WANT to do it. Now these same companies are taking financial hits because you can get the same material online for free...again...someone's watching...a LOT of someone's are watching. It cracks me up that the main stream women whining about porn are the same ones that have read and pushed the sales of the "Shades of Grey" trilogy through the roof! It's porn for pete's sake! Now they want to make a movie out of them but that's okay? Makes no sense to me at all!

I've read porn...I've watched porn with and without my Hubby...some I enjoy...some I avoid but it's my choice and it's not harming a soul. I so wish more people could just relax and realize that sex and the enjoyment of it are part of our natures. That doesn't mean you have participate in the industry but you also don't need to judge those that do with generalizing stereotypical attitudes about them. Thanks for your post James.

Jul 18, 2012 4:59AM
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To a large degree.not all.but alot of men pay one way or another for sex.Be it a call girl or escort or something along these lines.Or a girlfriend who really doesnt love him but just using him.And finally the wife that he takes care of like he should. Hes gonna pay.Keep it real.
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 Sex is beautiful not deplorable and everyone likes it whether they admit it or not. Everybody loves it, does it, yet nobody wants to admit it.  Why is that?  

Will someone open a window and let the light shine on the essence of  sex?   Sex should not be performed in the darkness but in the light of day.  Do animals care about another animal watching them?  No...why is that?  Why don't they wait until it is very dark to hide in darkness then craw under the sheets with the doors locked tightly?   Only self regulated humans do that to protect others from what... lets see... possibly understanding about sex, so lets protect everyone including adults from viewing such sexual acts.  Now let us guess why would anyone want porn?  Do you think there are a few no-good 1% percent-ers who want to have a look or do you think my numbers are low?  

Sex is fun and makes our bodies stronger as the more sex one has generally the healthier we are  both physically and mentally .  Sex is good for us.   Sex is here to stay.   There are many who are reading this would have us believe that abstention has benefits... maybe like getting that extra 30 lbs of fat to wear around ones waist because being fat is very in these days.  My theory is that those who want abstinence really just want everyone to look like them.  

If I have offended anyone then I am very sorry and apologize, if you are still upset, then please pound sand up your lower intestinal track as conceillation does have its limits..
Jul 18, 2012 9:51AM
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The sex industry islike any other business, it is consummer driven. Unlike most industries, adult entertainment is the most adaptive. the credit card industry and online businesses owe them a debt of graditude for developing and driving the technology behind paying for goods and services online.

Weither or not you personaly like or dislike the videos or clubs, is your choice. Freedom of choice is what has made the adult entertainment industry prosper, and with proper oversight, will continue to do so. Like any industry, proper oversight is key to business serving the public.

If you don't like it, don't buy it.

Jul 13, 2012 12:04PM
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an ad for the spread of STD's, the sandusky's of the world, lack of morals, mental illness and lack of respect.
Jul 13, 2012 1:59AM
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I would correct your statement and say it is an art form. Not all art forms are art with a redeeming quality; and much of porn is demeaning to women, when it treats them like a piece of meat. There are the 'amateur' pornography videos, where the expression of human sexuality is tastefully done.

 

But not all those depicted are in the porn business.

Jul 18, 2012 7:23AM
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If people truly understood that many, many of the women involved in "dancing" or selling of themselves DO NOT want to be there, this would be a whole other story.  Research Human Trafficking right now.  Most, not all, women to don't have a choice, they are forced to do these types of things.  Men can convince themselves this is not true to make themselves feel better, the fact of the matter is they are contributing to the fastest growing illegal line in the world.  It must be stopped!
Jul 18, 2012 12:19PM
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MSN...you bunch of idiots.!! My 7 year old daughter woke up early this am and saw this on front page.  I have a filter in place and and apparently this article got through anyway.  Did you REALLY need to post the male oggling the female photo in the friggin' front page?? Damn, I'm trying to prevent my child from being exposed too early to subject matter that her mind and heart can't developmentally deal with.  Have some class and constraint!! It's not a shocker that there are so many freaks and pedophiles out there because of the proliferation of porn.  Easy access can lead to abuse of said material.  Addiction to porn does exist. How about let's not rip the innocence from the children by exposing them to articles and photos like this before they are mature enough to handle it?   Is that too much to friggin' ask!!!??
Jul 13, 2012 11:14AM
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Lots and lots of jealous folks here.
Jul 13, 2012 6:56AM
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"This isn't about sex, it's about advertising!! I am sure there are many people who read this "article" aka "porn advertising" and are just dying to look at the sites. Really, was this article necessary!!"

 

Well said and true. The exploitation of Carnal Knowledge is a commodity. Do you really think televised sports would have become the boom industry it is without sexually-suggestive advertising? Sex itself would be better exploited by healthcare professionals. Healthy sex could be a great indicator of one's actual physical condition. Instead, the Pandora's Box of bad attributes got ahold of it first. Doing away with Madison Avenue is likely the healthiest thing we could do for people, economy and society right now, restoring sexual activity as a basic function of all living things and nothing to be ashamed of may heal a lot of really sick propaganda-steered attributes.

Jul 31, 2012 6:44AM
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Must be a slow news month.  This story had its run a few weeks ago and now it's back again.  Figures.  MSN doesn't really have much talent providing any type of news from its websites.  Any suggestions for a better home page?
Jul 18, 2012 7:56AM
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Is it the idea of sex, perhaps having a chance to, or the act of sex that sells? I think it's the perception of sex that has more of a draw than sex itself. The imagination is more powerful than reality. Most people dream about sex more than actually attempting to engage in the act.
Jul 18, 2012 6:40AM
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Very disappointed to see this as the top story when I opened Internet Explorer this morning.  I have small children, I do not wish to have this topic pop up in large letters on my screen when I did not request it.  The images were tasteful, I just wish the heading was worded differently and more tasteful.
Jul 18, 2012 8:13AM
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Sex is the oldest motivator of murder, wars, fall of governments...its just the way were wired.
Jul 18, 2012 9:20AM
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If you are a guy and you are single and you say you don’t go solo then you are lying!! Every guy has used at least four of the products sold by these entrepreneurs’ weathers its rubbers, magazines, DVD, or on line smut.

                                     Like it or not it’s the truth!  

Jul 18, 2012 7:25AM
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Sex sells ! There's no denying that !
Jul 18, 2012 4:36AM
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Keep it hypocrites. I see alot of nay saying and what not. I have noticed this more so now then ever that the louder people holler about something the more guilty they are. 
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