Irish Porn…

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Ireland has a really interesting religious past – and a history of being both totally progressive and completely conservative. Prior to the emergence of its massive religious influence, women enjoyed the same rights and privileges as their male counterparts and the freedoms that included. However, over the years that equality vanished and so did a lot of personal freedoms, no matter which gender you claimed. These lost choices included perusing even the least controversial nudie magazines. Thousands of books and magazines were officially banned in Ireland and it wasn’t until 1995, that Ireland officially allowed the buying and selling of Playboy magazine for the first time in thirty-six years. Millions of “article” readers rejoiced.

Fast forward a mere twenty years and Ireland became the first country to allow gay marriage by popular vote – which is an amazing and historic feat that is quite progressive and ahead of the times. However, well over two hundred other magazines are still banned in Ireland, and so are a lot of books about sex. One of the prohibited publications that is still (and permanently) banned is Playgirl. Go figure.

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3 thoughts on “Irish Porn…

  1. oglach says:

    Sorry to bend your ear on this, but I was writing a piece along the same line (Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious has now been proven as a fact); as a teen, I was invited by a young woman of a religious denomination apart from my own to attend a service at her father’s church; she told me that they would be having a book-burning afterwards. I was shocked. “That’s something Nazis would do!” She said, “Not real books, silly! Pornagraphy!” I wanted to ask how her congregation had amassed enough porn to have a bonfire, but instead I said; “What do you mean by pornagraphy?” She replied, “You know, like “Catcher in the Rye.” Needless to say, I declined the invitation. You could write another book on this subject. Thank you, and I apologise once again.

  2. Fantastic! (Not the book burning but the collective consciousness) You know what they say about great minds….

  3. BampotsUtd.wordpress.com says:

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