What is pornography?

  • (noun): Creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire.
    Synonyms: porno, porn, erotica, smut


Pornography (often abbreviated as "porn" in informal usage) is the explicit portrayal of sexual subject matter. Pornography may use a variety of media, including books, magazines, postcards, photos, sculpture, drawing, painting, animation, sound recording, film, video, and video games. The term applies to the depiction of the act rather than the act itself, and so does not include live exhibitions like sex shows and striptease. A pornographic model poses for still photographs. A pornographic actor or porn star performs in pornographic films. If dramatic skills are not involved, a performer in porn films may be also be called a model.

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Legal Status Of Cartoon Pornography Depicting Minors - Japan
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Pornography - Anti-pornography Movement - Religious Objections
... important in bringing about political action against pornography ... affect the formation of political beliefs which concern pornography ...
Legal Status Of Cartoon Pornography Depicting Minors - Brazil
... distribution can be interpreted in courts to be of the same level of actual child pornography, since legislation is vague on the subject, criminalising de facto child ... Brazil criminalizes neither zoophilia in the absence of physical harm nor pornography of it) ...
Legal Status Of Cartoon Pornography Depicting Minors - South Africa
... "Films and Publications Amendment Bill" in September 2003, a broad range of simulated child pornography became illegal in South Africa ... under the age of 18 years and engaged in sexual conduct, broadly defined, constitutes 'child pornography.' Under the act, anyone is guilty of an offence punishable by up to 10 years ...
Legal Status Of Cartoon Pornography Depicting Minors
... The legal status of cartoon pornography depicting minors is a unique subject which interacts with internet pornography, simulated pornography, obscenity laws, and specific laws against ...