‘Teen porn’ is popular because virtual/pseudo child porn is marketed as ‘teen porn’

Gail Dines has reported that, in 2002, the ‘Free Speech Coalition’, a lobby group for the LA based porn industry, won the case of Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition by arguing that “the 1996 Child Pornography Prevention Act – which prohibited any image that “is, or appears to be, of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct” – limited the pornography industry’s free speech, the FSC succeeded in narrowing the law to cover only images of actual minors. The path was cleared for the porn industry to use legal-age performers but make them look much younger. Following the Ashcroft decision, Internet porn sites featuring young (and very young-looking females) exploded, and the industry realized that it had hit upon a very lucrative market segment.”

There is no ambiguity here, that is pornography that is meant to be consumed as child porn; the performer may be over 18, but she is dressed up like a child, and she is child-sized compared to the man.

Image found on tumblr, where I commented: So this is virtual child porn, being sold as ‘teen’ porn. And ‘teen’ is consistently one of the most popular porn search terms. And people use the fact that ‘teen’ is one of the most popular search terms, as ‘proof’ that porn is harmless.

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One response

  1. I have seen this quite a lot of porn sites where the girls and boys who are chosen are those who look exceptionally young.

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