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The Porn Report
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The first chapter alone is worth the cost of the tome. Living as we are in progressive 21st-century democracies, most of us are innocently naive of the sheer volume of books and films banned in the past for nebulous justifications as "obscenity" and indecent. This included information on birth control in the United States as recently as 1873. Even simple nudity was considered pornographic back in the days of ancient Greece and Rome, since they precipitated excessive libidinousness in healthy young males.
For those who are curious, this is a brief list of fictional novels that were illegal in Australia in recent decades.
William Adlington (trans.), The golden ass of Lucius Apuleius (banned 1933-1936)
Richard Aldington, All men are enemies (banned 1933-1953)
Richard Aldington, The colonel's daughter (banned 1931)
Nelson Algren, Never come morning (banned 1951)
C.E. Allen, Homosexuality (banned 1958)
C.E. Allen, The sexual perversions and abnormalities (restricted 1946-1969)
Stuart Anderson, The how and why of birth control (banned 1937)
Anon., Hash cookery (banned 1970)
Anon., The hippie papers (banned 1968)
Anon., The mad, mad world of Aubrey Beardsley (banned 1969)
Anon., Marihuana (banned 1969)
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