Ron Jeremy: Games Worse for Kids Than Porn

It's an interesting coincidence that the Consumer Electronics Show and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo happen in Las Vegas at nearly the same dates every year.

Thankfully, there was a bit of a melding of the two events this year, as famed porn actor Ron Jeremy along with Craig Gross, an anti-pornography media activist, met for "The Great Porn Debate," according to PC Mag.

Gross posed that porn has become sexual education for children, and, "The Internet has changed the game completely. What we used to have to work hard to find, you now have to work hard to avoid."

Jeremy clarified, "We don't want kids to watch porn," he told the crowd, and added that there are far worse influences out there on kids than watching porn.

"[Studies have] found that violent video games are much bigger a negative influence on kids," said Jeremy.

Of course, until there is a Ron Jeremy video game, we expect the Hedgehog to be on the side of porn.

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  • sunflierI would rather my kids get on a "HEAD SHOT" on a virtual player than get off on internet porn.


    Head shots are a major part of porn as well.
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  • I read the title and soon thought "the Hedgehog strikes again!" and wondered what pic they would have of him, then the irony set in that "the hedgehog" is wearing a Mario costume. IMO MTV has a more destructive influence on children than games or porn.
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  • Some games are very good for kids, and adults to play. The relatively mindless first person shooters still stimulate the brain more than watching TV does. The strategy games involve an enormous amount of thought to win at the higher settings, and that's a good thing.

    It's easy to criticize games, but, in reality, I don't know that it is always the substitute for more active endeavors. It probably replaces a lot of TV watching, which is very mind numbing and does not stimulate the brain in a meaningful way.

    Active thought is very good. Passive interpretation not nearly as much. Porn? I certainly have nothing against it, but I don't know how you can say definitively violent games are better or worse than it. How do you measure this? And how can you say universally one is worse than the other, when the effects on individuals will vary.

    One thing is clear. If people can distinguish that porn is just entertainment and not meant as a suggestion for what they should do, the same could be same of games. People can distinguish between reality and fantasy. Most, anyway.
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  • heheheheheh
    this is just wrong in all kind of ways.

    Super Dingling Mario Ballers
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  • I read the title and soon thought "the Hedgehog strikes again!" and wondered what pic they would have of him, then the irony set in that "the hedgehog" is wearing a Mario costume. IMO MTV has a more destructive influence on children than games or porn.
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  • :lol: WHAT?

    Are they saying that We'll go Blind if we Play Too Many Games NOW!? :o

    Reminds me of the the 1977 movie Can I Do it 'till I Need Glasses :D
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