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Old 03-10-2010, 05:31 AM
 
Location: OK
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I'm with you....I know people will do it anyway, but I don't want them out in the open (right next to the interstate in Clarksville! With a huge sign!) where children are exposed to it. They should be somewhere off the beaten track, with very small, unobtrusive signs. And gee, would there actually be any (sane) parent anywhere that would want their kids exposed to it? That's just not something that should be part of anyone's childhood. I haven't seen any billboards for it, though.

This is something I don't "get". People have no problem letting their kids watch violence on tv but when it comes to a natural thing as sex they need to be shielded? Why not just discuss it with your kids so it doesn't turn into a taboo?

Incidentally, I have seen strip clubs sharing a parking area with churches, right in AR.

 
Old 03-10-2010, 05:39 AM
 
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I've had friends/family members ask me why there were so many advertisements/stores when they drove here to visit. It's always a few jokes flying around as to why there were so many the minute they crossed over in TN. And these are also out in the middle of Nowheresville also. We laughed thinking maybe it was because there was nothing else to do for some.
Drove from upstate NY to FL and we joked about the amount of X-Adult Superstores and Fireworks Stores we passed in the southern states. Since there were so many billboards advertising and the adult stores were so close to the highway we figured the tourists were the target. Don't care one way or the other, just find it amusing, especially with the religious statements along the way.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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This is something I don't "get". People have no problem letting their kids watch violence on tv but when it comes to a natural thing as sex they need to be shielded? Why not just discuss it with your kids so it doesn't turn into a taboo?

Incidentally, I have seen strip clubs sharing a parking area with churches, right in AR.
It's not sex that's the problem, it's porn. There is nothing natural about having sex with hundreds of people in your lifetime just so people can take pictures and watch it.

"Hey look, Mommy, a porn shop! That's what I want to be when I grow up, a porn star!"

"That's nice, Junior."

I don't think so.

Some of us don't let our kids watch violence on TV, either.

Sex is not taboo for my kids....sex without the bonds of marriage is, and even more so, sex for sport and picture-taking and movie-making.

The porn shop is tawdry and should not be out on the interstate like that, with a huge sign.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: OK
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It's not sex that's the problem, it's porn. There is nothing natural about having sex with hundreds of people in your lifetime just so people can take pictures and watch it.

"Hey look, Mommy, a porn shop! That's what I want to be when I grow up, a porn star!"

"That's nice, Junior."

I don't think so.

Some of us don't let our kids watch violence on TV, either.

Sex is not taboo for my kids....sex without the bonds of marriage is, and even more so, sex for sport and picture-taking and movie-making.

The porn shop is tawdry and should not be out on the interstate like that, with a huge sign.
The sentence I have highlighted is where the problem is. You need to explain to your children WHY this is a bad idea.

Looks like you rather keep "bad influences" away from your children rather than parent them.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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The sentence I have highlighted is where the problem is. You need to explain to your children WHY this is a bad idea.

Looks like you rather keep "bad influences" away from your children rather than parent them.
My point is.....is there anyone is the world who would be happy about their child wanting to be a porn star when they grow up? If not, then why would we want it out in the open where children can see it? I wouldn't even want a small child to have to be trying to imagine what it all involves.

There comes a time to have to explain things to kids, but it should not be when they are young and innocent. Innocence lost is a sad thing, and can never be regained. People who have any part in destroying children's innocence are the worst kind of low life.

Part of parenting IS keeping bad influences away from children. Sheesh. What a ridiculous statement.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Are there any massage parlors or Asian nude modeling in Clarksville. Just curious if it is worth the drive.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My point is.....is there anyone is the world who would be happy about their child wanting to be a porn star when they grow up? If not, then why would we want it out in the open where children can see it?
That's rather a large leap from "child is aware of existence of porn" to "child decides to become porn star when he/she grows up. By that logic, you wouldn't want your children to see terrorists on TV because it might make them want to grow up and become one!

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There comes a time to have to explain things to kids, but it should not be when they are young and innocent. Innocence lost is a sad thing, and can never be regained. People who have any part in destroying children's innocence are the worst kind of low life.
I agree with that, but a) as I recall from my childhood (and this was in the suburbs of a small city in a Southern state, not exactly Brooklyn), children aren't "innocent" about sex past about the age of 10. Pretending they aren't aware of it just represses it and keeps them from asking you legitimate questions about it when they become teens. b) Children cannot go into porn shops, so how will they "destroy their innocence"? Simply because there is a sign that says "adult entertainment"? When I was a kid, I was bored by anything that said "Adult" (even in the non-XXX meaning). They likely wouldn't think twice about it unless you make a big deal about it.

In the meantime, it's supposedly a free country and as long as nobody is being harmed, no children have access, and the "adult" goings-on take place behind closed doors, I don't think it's my, your, nor anybody's business to suppress it. I'd rather these guys get their "urges" out of the way in a porn theatre than by raping someone or abusing their wives.

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Part of parenting IS keeping bad influences away from children.
That is correct, but another part of it is being there when they realize that life is not a game of CandyLand and explaining to them about values, etc. and guiding their future decision-making about good and bad choices, NOT by shielding them from everything until they're teenagers, at which point they want to be away from their parents as much as they can and therefore you aren't there at times to guide them about it.

I am not saying to discuss porn with 4-year-olds....but they aren't going to notice what an "adult store" is anyway enough to even wonder what happens there, and more than they comprehend a liquor store as anything other than "a boring place grownups go". If they're 9, then they almost certainly know about sex from their schoolmates and you might as well hear their thoughts on it and guide them to healthful knowledge.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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What's the deal with that? I'm really surprised, seeing as how Arkansas is so conservative.
I am a conservative, meaning I voted for John McCain over Barack Obama. And I enjoy watching porn. If you are an adult you do not have to be a sexual prude in order to be a conservative. As long as the owners of these adult superstores are not letting minors in to browse around and buy movies, I do not see what the problem is.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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No such luck. Maybe you'll find an ugly streetwalker in the parking lot after midnight at the XXXX adult supercenter. It's kind of like a trip to Bass Pro Shop. I hear Clarksville wants to be "The Branson of Porn"

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Are there any massage parlors or Asian nude modeling in Clarksville. Just curious if it is worth the drive.
 
Old 03-12-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Are there any massage parlors or Asian nude modeling in Clarksville. Just curious if it is worth the drive.
I hear you can get a "happy ending massage" here in Hot Springs.
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