The Problem With “Porn Has Always Existed, So Why Fight It?”

In the 1860’s, archeologists lead by Giuseppe Fiorelli excavated the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Fiorelli created the technique of injecting plaster into voids of the volcanic ash where he noticed a decomposed body lay to preserve the positioning of the city’s citizens when Vesuvius erupted. He also found a lot of sexually explicit paintings and pottery, some of the earliest forms of pornography.

Today it’s not such a surprise that the Romans had active sex lives, while in Victorian Europe, some people were embarrassed.

Though it is old, Pompeii isn’t even the oldest example of sexual images carved out of stone or painted on walls, but it does show that erotic images and pornography have been around for thousands of years. Considering how long humans have been thinking about sex (forever) and then drawing pictures of it (almost as long), we are often asked this question:

Why now? Why bother

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