Originally Posted by eskimo49
The problems with erotica is that some of it is so disgusting that it should not be put in print, however as people become more and more exposed to it they become immune to it.
There should be a degree of self censorship by the authors themselves, and this type of book should only be available to people who are actively looking for it, and not show up in general searches for everyone else.
Let me consider that from another perspective:
The problems with war books and some crime books is that some of them promote violence and hatred so much that they should not be put in print, and as people read these books, they become inured to the idea of violence as a method of conflict resolution on both small and large scales.
The authors should self-censor, considering whether there's any moral reason to write about violence, and the books should be segregated so that only those who actively *want* to read about violence find it, and they don't show up in general searches. Those who prefer not to add violence to their escapism and those who find violence immoral should not have it pushed at them.
Have I understood the argument? "Some topics are inappropriate for widely-available works?" Or is "some topics" reserved for sex?