|Yeah ... I know what this means.|
Now that I have your attention, I would like to direct it to the "illustration" below. If you happen to be one of those delving into the various aspects of the "dark underbelly" of anime/manga, you may find this to be of particular interest:
I don't know who the writer is nor does it cite any studies, facts or stats backing it up. However, the plausability of the "article" & common sense tell me I have little reason to question its' credibility.
I have heard/read the excuses/rationalisations regarding the "consumption" of such material. I understand that if no real children were "used" in the making of such "liturature" then it doesn't fall under the definition of child porn. As a small "L" libertarian I understand the concept of "no victim, no crime/no blood, no foul". Yes, it's legal. Doesn't make it moral.
One fellow at a convention stated (In regard to some anime having "anatomically correct" upskirt shots of "underage" characters.) that he pretended the characters were actually older than they appeared. He actually said that ... with a straight face ... in front of an audience.
Others say that though they are into lolicon/shotacon, they would never, EVER, look upon a real child as a sexual object. I have my doubts. If one is into that, I would not suggest that person be hired as a staffer at a child care center. That common sense thing again.
Then there's the ultimate cop out: "Who is it hurting?"
It you're into that sort of thing then I would say it's ... ultimately ... you.
That Pedo Bear Meme here.
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