Read the full article by Michael French at AVN.com Less than a month after one Arizona lawmaker proposed a bill that would tax porn fans a flat $20 for accessing online adult sites, with revenues supposedly going to build a wall on the Mexican border, another state legislator is pushing a resolution that would make Arizona the seventh state to declare porn a “public health crisis.”
The bill, HCR 2009, was introduced by Republican state rep Michelle Udall, and claims that pornography has such “detrimental effects” on its consumers as “toxic sexual behaviors, emotional, mental and medical illnesses a difficulty forming or maintaining intimate relationships.” The proposal follows similar resolutions that have passed with the last year in Idaho, Florida, and Kansas all based on the same claims, attributing a wide variety of personal and social ills to the viewing of pornography. But such claims have been widely debunked, as AVN.com has previously reported. In fact, government studies have shown little or no correlation between porn habits and sexual or emotional dysfunctions, and that family background plays a far more influential role in shaping sexual attitudes than does exposure to sexually explicit material.