The only way to mitigate the harm of porn is to eliminate it. I think it needs to be treated like prostitution ought to be, by hammering the instigators with felony convictions, and such girls (and guys) as genuinely know what they’re getting into and are fully complicit with misdemeanors.
No, we can’t eliminate it, and there are some who won’t learn; but again, there’s no excuse not to try. And no, forcing pornography underground does NOT make it more dangerous, anymore than legalizing abortion did the opposite. It’s creating a bigger market (via addiction) for the more abusive forms, including what still is underground (like snuff porn).
By the way, the term “free society” is no justification for this blight. There’s no such thing as a completely free society.
Even if I believed that the naive were in the minority, it’s still a big enough minority to be worth protecting (see my response to Alaska Slim immediately above for how).
I do still insist that ALL porn is evil, because God didn’t create us to be indiscriminately sexually provocative; He created us to be sexual with our spouses, and no one else. Yes, it’s a religious argument, but I’ll argue that it’s a sound one, and our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.
I’m saying that predation in the porn industry is rampant, and to one degree or another, most pornographers deliberately confuse, shame, humiliate, coerce, browbeat, threaten, scorn, or otherwise manipulate the girls so that they lose any meaningful perspective.
By the way, their own sense of shame (deliberately inflamed by others) is one of the reasons why many girls won’t report when porn crosses existing legal lines; it’s often the same way with rape and sex trafficking.
No, I don’t see young women as “dull;” I see them (and young men) as impressionable and vulnerable. And evil men will often do their best to see to it that they don’t get a chance to learn from their mistakes in this field.
As noted above, I insist that all porn is evil. I haven’t gone into all the reasons, although off the top of my head, you could add addiction, broken families, and the cheapening of sex as commodities to the list. Compromising the sacred is destructive to a wholesome society.