"It may be that more
permissive societies have less need for porn, and certainly
they don't need to turn blue movies into icons of
revolution or peace ... If the restrictions on ordinary
social, romantic and sexual relations that [less permissive]
societies impose were to wither away, the need for pornography
would very likely diminish, too."
"If Western pornography is a symptom of Western
decadence, then Eastern pornography is a side-effect of
Eastern repressions. Pornography is almost always an effect,
or a dramatic symptom of some non-pornographic social
malaise. It is almost never a cause."
The East is Blue -- Salman Rushdie