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"We read to know we are not alone."

-C.S. Lewis

"Humankind cannot bear much reality."

-T.S. Elliot

"Before 18, nobody has anything in their pants; after 18, they have everything in their pants. It's ridiculous. The truth is that from birth on we are, to one extent or another, a fairly sensual species. There isn't a person alive who doesn't like being caressed. Children masturbate as early as 1 1/2 or 1 year old. They do it spontaneously and without any thought that there's anything evil about making themselves feel good. That's a sensual experience in their lives, one that should remain entirely the property of the child, as it were. Nobody is going to argue, last of all myself, that it should become involved to any extent in any adult experience of sexuality. But the truth is that Homo sapiens is a sensual species. I think all species are, to one degree or another."

-Jock Sturges, on the arbitrary division of people and their bodies into sexualized adults (over 18) and supposedly asexual children (under 18).

The question really is: Should tasteful, non-exploitative erotic photography of adolescents be allowed? Is such a thing even possible?

 

 

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