I think maybe you're misinterpreting what I am saying. First off, I'm NOT saying it's a bad thing to pay for sex, since we all do it in one way or another. It matters not at all if the woman, (or man,) needs the money, or whatever else we are using to pay. That was never my point. Nor was I saying every woman, (or man,) in the world is a whore. I am simply stating that we all pay for sex, in one way or another. If buying the lady at the bar three dollar margauritas all night is simply part of the game, then you are paying for sex, whether she makes more money than Bill Gates is completely irrelevent. And on the topic, I know I have said this before, but pornography is only considered degrading by people who don't like the idea of it. It has absolutely nothing to do with it actually being degrading, since it isn't. Pornography glorifies and normalizes rape. Um, no it doesn't. This has been shown time and time again, and still someone always has to come along and try to get people to believe this. It is simply NOT TRUE. It is a "fact" invented by people who wish to ban something they personally don't like, and nothing more. Complete hogwash. Pornography degrades women by equating them to be only sex objects. Does this mean car commercials are porn? What about women's magazines? Cosmopolitan must be porn, because it's only reason for existence is to help make women look and feel more glamorous. In fact, even commercials for such items as Kellog's Special K cereal have used attractive women to get people to buy their product. If you eat their cereal, you will look like this woman, who is obviously better than you. Her look is desirable because she is a sex object. A jeans model can be viewed as only a sex object, but that has nothing to do with porn, does it? Porn doesn't make women sex objects; people do. Pornography causes mistrust and dissatisfaction in relationships by creating an unmeetable expectation for the man and a dissatisfaction with one's self for the woman. Pornography invites openness and communication in relationships by giving a starting point for partners to discuss their sexuality openly with each other. Pornography is addictive, and just as one needs more and more of a drug to get high, porn addicts must go from soft porn to hardcore porn to things like child pornography, beastiality, and rape porn to get the same effect. Any addictive substance causes dependency upon the users and there must always be an escalation to reach the same high. Where did you get this misinformation? In no way is this true. People who watch porn do NOT have to jump from regular porn to those other abominations you mentioned. The people who spread lies like this, whoever it was that told you this, they are FAR more dangerous to people than porn could ever be. These are the sort of people that cause mistrust, people who need to spread outright lies to get people to dislike something they personally dislike. There is ABSOLUTELY no fact in this at all. Pornography and drugs both release endorphines in the brain, and because the brain is lazy it isn't going to make it's own when you are giving it tons for free and there will also be less need for so many receptors. What? So basically any stimuli at all is bad? I don't get it.