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Who Buys Adult Movies?

My last cartoon was about how to choose a mate. Yes, looks count, but it’s better if he doesn’t look anything like you. I explain why there.

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I wrote this cartoon as a little joke about how uneducated kids are today. Those Darn Kids! We really are smarter.

adult dvds signDoes anyone remember when videos and DVDs could be found in an actual store? And there was a back room that had all the sexy stuff! (or it was behind a curtain in some cases.) Let’s talk about  Adult Entertainment, as Hollywood calls it – pornography, to the rest of us.

Personally, I have nothing against adult entertainment of any kind. Have fun, kids! (NOT kids, of course. Just kidding.) And I’ve actually done and sold some cartoons to men’s and women’s sexy magazines. And, yes, I enjoyed doing them!

But cartoons are quite removed from photos or videos, and I still feel uncomfortable viewing most explicit images. I feel a little ashamed to say that because, again, I think everyone has the right to partake in it… or not. That’s just my take.

What bothers me more, to be honest, is a language issue: how pornography is usually just called porn now, as if it’s a term of endearment.  I don’t feel that way about it, sorry! Or because it’s so available and even socially acceptable (late night talk show hosts, I’m looking at you) that it’s a casual pastime, like playing Candy Crush. It’s not casual at all: it’s serious business, and should be used very carefully in society.

It’s just 10 years ago that Google, mother hen of the internet, would completely unfollow and stop traffic to any website that even used the word pornography! That’s why people started to spell it “pron”. Maybe I’m wrong, but I have a feeling that Google is as blase about it now as most of society. ..not that I plan to test it.

All in all, I’m glad there is a back room, but I liked it better when there was a door. Am I alone in this?

Next up: a nice summer’s day at the beach. And an odd duck making waves.

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Who Buys Adult Movies?

Donna Barstow

Cartoonist for LA Times, Parade, WSJ, Glamour, PsychCentral, Barron's, Weight Watchers, and textbooks & Chicken Soup books. Author and editor of 2 cartoon books and a Barnes & Noble calendar.

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