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Basic Definitions

Postby SiteAdmin » Thu May 25, 2006 11:34 pm

Pornography is derived from the Greek language. Porne is the Greek word for "prostitute," and graphein means "to write or depict." Therefore, by language origin, pornography means "a writing or depiction of illicit sexual activity."

One Oxford Dictionary definition is "explicit presentation of sexual activity in literature, films, etc., to stimulate erotic, not aesthetic feelings."

USA legal terminology uses the word obscene rather than pornographic. To be obscene, (or pornographic), the photograph or writing must present explicit sexual activity, or a nude pose which is expressly intended to produce sexual arousal. Ordinary, natural nudity is excluded from the US legal definition of obscenity.

Soft porn is used to describe posed photographs of nude models, male or female, in such a way as to elicit sexual arousal or enticement. It does not include actual sexual activity.

Hard core porn describes photogtraphs of actual sexual activity between two or more partners, and can include any or all forms of sexual activity, including vaginal, anal, or oral sex, multiple sex partners, bestiality, and more.

Nude photos as used by nudists / naturists refers to photographs of ordinary, normal human activities without clothing, such as hiking, swimming, lounging, picnicing, camping, chatting, etc. It does not include any sexualized content. Nudists / naturists do not believe that photos of nude children are illicit, because they merely depict children in their normal, natural estate, enjoying life naturally. They reject all forms of artificial posing of children for the benefit of adults.
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Postby Sunshine Girl » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:29 pm

Ok, so let me ask this....

Is it considered kiddi porn if I take pix of my sis and bros when they're nude? Even if like Rambo's got a boner going?

I'm asking just so I know. Rambo wanted mom and dad to take some pixs yesterday, but they wouldn't so....

I'm not gonna take any without their permission, but I kindda want to know so I can keep from getting in trouble. :P

Ok...yeah, so...I'll look back later. :D

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Postby jochanaan » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:52 pm

I think they have to be doing something erotic for it to be considered child porn. Somehow I don't think that characterizes your bros and sisses! :o :lol: Still, I'd be very VERY careful. :?
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Postby Sunshine Girl » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:04 pm

Yeah....umm....erotic is....sex or something?
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Postby LivingFree » Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:59 pm

Legally, "child pornography" is defined as a pic of an adult doing something sexual with a child. "Erotic" means arousing sexual feelings.

Taking pics of nude people, as long as they are just ordinary pics, is no different than taking pics of clothed people. It's not legally wrong. But you have to be very careful what you do with them. It's never wise to circulate them to anyone else. That could be considered, legally, an invasion of privacy. Some people even get upset if you circulate a clothed pic of them without their permission (at least in the adult world). And it's not wise to do that for children, because when they're grown up they may not like it one bit.

The other thing is, you must follow your parents' instructions here. I think if I was the parent, I'd probably say "No," not without me being present, and not unless I know exactly where you're going to store the pics and what you're going to do with them. Even then I'd probably say "No," because in this electronic media world, there are too many risks.

And I would never, ever, take a pic of a little boy with a boner going. It may seem innocent to you, but it could cause lots of problems down the road.

So the short and simple answer is, taking pics of your siblings is not breaking the law, but any kind of circulation of them could be, and it's just so dangerous to do it anyway it's probably better not to, at least not without parental supervision. (I know of nudist families that take nudist pics, but it's usually the parents taking them. Ask Crafty Mom how they handle it.)
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Postby Desert Hiker » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:07 pm

I recall a few stories a while back of people turning in rolls of film to be developed, and then getting a knock on the door from some child protective agency, and asking a bunch of pointy questions about the naked kids in the pics--on many of these occasions, the kids had gotten the camera and snapped a few pics of their privates :oops: :shock: On other occasions they were just innocent pics of the kids naked, and it was the photo processor, and the agency getting a bit over zealous.

A few of these cases went to the higher courts, and the feds set a standard that describes child porn as any picture that has children engaging in sexual activity, or the the photo depicts the genitals, buttocks, or breasts as the focal point, and/ or the child is posed (even dressed) in a provocative or seductive manner.

We personally take pictures all the time without much concern--we use a digital camera, or video camera, as they require no third party processing. Even so, we are cognisant of the possible problems we may face if we were ever to be investigated, and as such avoid taking pics that could be misinterpreted by anyone. We are not paranoid, but we scrutinize the photos we take, and quickly erase, or delete any that could be misinterpreted as inappropriate.
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