Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pornography.
  • adj. Pornographic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pornographic work.
  • n. a collection of images of something desirable, such as "car porn" or "gun porn".

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire

Etymologies

Shortening of pornography. Attested from mid-20th century. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Storm in a provincial tea-cup as British 'bobbies' go extra-judicially ballistic over alleged 'kiddie porn' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Storm in a provincial tea-cup as British \'bobbies\' go extra-judicially ballistic over alleged \'kiddie porn\ ''; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The challenge, which is presently under review by the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire (England) has its origins in a claim by a community administrator in a rural riverside community on the border between Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire that a local photo-journalist had "pandered to pedophilia" by taking a photograph during an award ceremony at the local community center to which the "press" had been invited ...'

    Storm in a provincial tea-cup as British 'bobbies' go extra-judicially ballistic over alleged 'kiddie porn'

  • It's obvious that not using condoms in porn is a safety hazard, but I have also often wondered: How much of a safety hazard is it for viewers to consume condomless porn?

    Kellee Terrell: Why the Porn Industry's HIV Problem Is Our Problem, Too

  • I think the difference with normal porn is that the availability of the women in porn movies is not the same as being able to bully or cajole an innocent child.

    Sex In 2050.....

  • Do you really think the “cost” of outlawing 18-20-year-olds in porn is the lost porn?

    Matthew Yglesias » I Want My Barely Legal Porn!

  • And I have two articles that were written by openly gay men, one published in the "New York Times," the other in "The Village Voice" where those authors use the term porn in describing how the sex is depicted.

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2002

  • Are you sure to understand the term porn correctly?

    The Clog

  • So that's where the term porn comes from ... it's a greek word.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • As long as porn is something that you watch to get entertained its ok but once you start watching porn as a daily routine paying little heed to your responsibilities I would like to use the term porn addict, then.

    Diatribune - Comments

  • Judiciously chosen erotica (what you call porn because it has live actors) has been helpful in my sex-life with my husband.

    feminist blogs

  • It shouldn't even be referred to as porn, because when people hear the word porn it's associated with explicit material featuring two or more consenting ADULTS.

    BangorDailyNews.com > News

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