I would say 17/18 is more than fine, there are no serious risks in viewing porn unlike smoking and drinking which all have age limits. I'd rather our teens use porn as their outlet for sex than be irresponsible. It's a great way for them to explore their sexuality
I say 16 should be the age because by the time we are 16, we know a lot about our sexual preferences. 16 is the legal age of consent in most places. So, I don't see why you can consent, but you can't buy or watch adult material. It doesn't make sense.
I have to agree with others. As if having to click "yes, I am 18" is going to make a difference. All you have to do is type in the word Pink in google. Even with the "safe" search on, you can see girls in their panties, bras, and topless. So, it's not hard to find nudity that would classify as porn.
I'd say around 16. But like others have said, anyone with an internet connection (and the ability to fib about their age) can get porn for free, so there's nothing really stopping someone below the legal age from doing just that.
What do you think that the legal age for purchasing and viewing porn should be?
I don't really think age would be such the issue because kids get exposed to it at all ages, no mattter what the legal age to buy is. People aren't careful enough to keep others from accidentally being exposed to their collections of pornography.
So in my opinion, any age limit will not matter. But personally, I think the age limit should be 21. If you're still a teenager, you're GOING to be curious as to what sex is like, what people look like naked. So being able to attain it at ages like 16 would only increase the possibilities of kids getting addicted to it, and addiction to pornography can devastate a person no matter the age, but I feel like the younger people should be more protected against the harms.