Lot of People Buying Porn Blockers—for Themselves
Salon picks up on trend among worried addicts
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2013 7:16 PM CDT
A computer user is silhouetted with a row of computer monitors at an Internet cafe.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Companies that sell porn-blocking software to protect innocent eyes are actually making a nice buck off not-so-innocent eyes as well—adults who want to kick the habit but can't do so on their own. "Welcome to the new age of porn-blockers," writes Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon. "It’s not just for kids anymore." One big company, Net Nanny, conducted a customer poll to figure out the typical age its software was bought to shield. Answer: 24.

"We have requests almost weekly from adults who want our customer service reps to manage their password," says the CEO. Ditto at PageClean, whose founder thinks smartphones combined with the ubiquitous nature of porn is a big problem for addicts or borderline addicts. "Having an iPhone makes it really hard to quit porn,” he says. "Imagine trying to quit smoking if you were carrying a pack of cigarettes in your pocket all the time.” Click for the full post.

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user99
Jul 16, 2013 7:31 PM CDT
Could you check my phone? I think the screen has a crack.
Rational.-Anarchist
Jul 12, 2013 8:58 PM CDT
If you have no more self control over your life, then let Mommie keep taking care of you! God! How pathetic can you get?
Libris_Fidelis
Jul 12, 2013 11:55 AM CDT
Anti-porn law enforcement actually RUNS illegal porn sites to catch people, even if they are only LOOKING and are not downloading or uploading! That is reason enough to quit looking at porn. Besides, most of it is not porn any more... it's inhuman abuse depicting women having urine squirted in their mouths and bowel movements on their shaved sex and kidnap-rape educational depictions and mayhem and torture and gang-rapes that would damage a woman's vagina. It is not porn like REAL porn once was, which actually was so enjoyable!